Five things to do if you're on a budget this week, May 16 - 22

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Fun for the family

Pittsfield's 3rd Thursdays kick off for the season Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., with music, performance, food and community activities including a performance from the Breffny Irish Dancers, Berkshire Theatre Group presents an excerpt from their Magic Tree House: Showtime With Shakespeare touring show, and an All Styles Dance Battle by Jacob's Pillow, 5 to 8 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield. DISCOVERPITTSFIELD.COM/3RDTHURSDAYS



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Get ready to laugh

Berkshire Theatre Group's Comedy Garage hosts Rich Williams Thursday, beginning at 7:30, at the Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets are $5, first come, first served.

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READINGS, WALKS AND TALKS
An evening of spoken word

WordXWord poets discuss Age in America, 7 p.m. Monday at Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. WORDXWORDFESTIVAL.COM 



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Take a walk

Go birding with Mass Audubon at The Mount, and learn skills to bird by sight and sound, 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. Space is limited and registration is required.

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Founders Day

Berkshire residents with ID, take advantage of free admission to Norman Rockwell Museum Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with special activities celebrating Founders Day, such as gallery talks, art activities and site tours, 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge.

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