RECESS | Things to do this week: Celebrate student art and theater, talk about climate change

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Berkshire Children and Families will be hosting "Celebrate Families!" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, at The Common Room at Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield. This family-friendly event will be a community reception for the final destination of the Walk for MA Children. The walk is designed to raise awareness of children experiencing foster care and other child welfare issues. This free, public celebration will include activities, music, free books, and information.

Info: Contact Erin Sullivan at or 413-448-8281, ext. 236; visit or

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The 2018 OLLI Distinguished Speakers Series continues at 3 p.m. on Saturday with the illustrated talk, "Navigating Climate Change in Uncertain Times: Cultivating Personal and Political Resilience for a Thriving Future," presented by Bard College at Simon's Rock professor and author Jennifer Browdy at the Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for museum members and members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Berkshire Community College (BCC), and free for BCC students and youth ages 17 and under. Tickets and information are available via, by phone at 413-236-2190, or at the door.

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The opening reception for the "Art in Our Schools" exhibit takes place from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at the Lichenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. This free, public exhibit celebrates the creativity of students in the Pittsfield public middle and high schools. The reception is presented as part of the First Fridays Artswalk held throughout downtown Pittsfield.

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The Drury Stage Company will perform Peter Schaffer's one-act farce, "Black Comedy," directed by Liz Urban, at 7 p.m., this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Drury High School Black Box Theater, 1130 Church St., North Adams. The show's title "Black Comedy" is a pun that refers to the majority of the plot that happens during an electrical blackout. It features a small student cast and a unique "reverse lighting" scheme. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students with a valid student ID, available at the door or in advance at Info: or 413-662-3240.

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The Williams College Summer Science Lab for youths who will be entering grades 5 and 6 this fall, will return during the weeks of July 9-13 and July 16-20. Summer Science Lab hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, with Thursday Pot Luck/ Presentations from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The cost of the 2018 program is $250 for registration on or after May 1. Scholarships are available but applications must be completed by May 1 at


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