Recess | Things to do this week: Celebrate STEM Week, explore Stockbridge luminaries, celebrate Halloween

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At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Norman Rockwell Museum Curator of Education Tom Daly will present "Luminaries: Exploring Stockbridge Cemetery." The walking history tour begins with a cider and doughnut reception in the former town hall's bell tower parking area, located across from the cemetery. Daly will highlight the burial sites of notable figures, including Norman Rockwell, Elizabeth Freeman, members of the Sedgwick Family, and others. The cost is $5 general admission, free for youths age 18 and under.

Info: www.nrm.org or 413-298-4100

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host at 7 p.m. on Thursday Galen Nelson, senior director of innovation and industry support at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, who will present the annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture in the Sammer Dennis Room (218) of Murdock Hall on Church Street in North Adams. This event is free and open to the public.

At the MassCEC, Nelson leads a team focused on providing specific resources to help clean energy companies and entrepreneurs develop technologies, while moving closer to commercialization and market traction in established and emerging markets. Nelson's individual work focuses primarily on microgrids, energy storage and energy resilience.

Info: www.mcla.edu

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The WordXWord Poets Creating Conversation series continues at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, with spoken word centered on the theme of "Fear in America." The free, public event will take place in the Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

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Info: http://wordxwordfestival.com

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UNO Community Center, 157 River St., North Adams, will host a free UNO Halloween Party from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday. Come in costume and enjoy family-friendly fun, games, treats and dancing.

Info: 413-664-4612 or mshiebler@nbccoalition.org

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams celebrates the commonwealth's inaugural STEM Week, highlighting programs and activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

From 9-10 a.m. today, MCLA will host a Mursion Lab Open House for a mixed-reality avatar-based classroom in room 321 of Murdock Hall. Then, from 4:30-6:30, a Regional Science Resource Center Open House will take place in the atrium of the college's Center for Science and Innovation, allowing teachers and students to learn more about scientific resources and equipment available to them free of charge.

On Wednesday, a General Dynamics Engineering Expo will take place in the Center for Science and Innovation Atrium from 3:30-5:30 p.m., featuring interactive learning stations for children of all school ages. Register in advance to receive a "future engineer" certificate of achievement through https://goo.gl/forms/JuGQ8LIQYvX0Mxxl2.

On Thursday, FableVision co-founder Paul A. Reynolds will present, "Who Said it had to be a Go Cart?: Going Places with FabMaker Studio," from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in room 124 of the Center for Science and Innovation, followed by a hands-on workshop in 3D paper prototype printing.

Info: www.mcla.edu/stemcalendar.


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