Five things to do if you're on a budget this week


Catch a documentary

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires in collaboration with Jewish Family Service of Western Mass., present a screening of "Salam Neighbor," a documentary about life in a Syrian refugee camp, followed by a Q-and-A, Thursday at 10:45 a.m., Knesset Israel Congregation, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. JEWISHBERKSHIRES.ORG


Meet the author

Williams Reads kicks off with Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, who will speak about his New York Times bestseller "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption," the 2017 Williams Reads selection, Thursday at 8 p.m., Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. SITES.WILLIAMS.EDU/WILLIAMS-READS


Take a hike

The annual Housatonic Heritage Walks offer over 80 free hikes to historic and cultural sites for the last three weekends in September. Why not join Ken and Ann Smith of the Becket Land Trust for a short hike exploring the BLT's historic quarry and forest and learn about granite quarrying from the 1850s to the 1950s, Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, Quarry Road, Becket. HOUSATONICHERITAGE.ORG


Guided exhibition tour

Take advantage of a free guided tour of the SculptureNow exhibition, on view on the grounds of The Mount through October, and hear the stories behind the art and artists, Sunday at 1:30 p.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. EDITHWHARTON.ORG


Attend a lecture

Head to New Lebanon for a chance to see Bard College's Ellen Condiffe Lagemann, who will be discussing her book "Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison," Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. NEWLEBANON.LIB.NY.US


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