Recess: What to do the week of July 28

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'REINVENTING ROCKWELL' >> Locally-based artist Maurice "Pops" Peterson will give a talk about his "Reinventing Rockwell" series of artworks at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. Learn more about the artist at:

Part of the museum's Thursday evening series, the talk is included with regular museum admission. Reservations can be made by contacting the museum at 413-931-2221 or

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MCLA INFO NIGHT >> Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Office of Admission will hold an information night tonight at 6 p.m. in Murdock Hall, room 218, on the MCLA campus in North Adams.

Admissions counselors and advisers will be available to speak with those interested in attending MCLA at this event. Students who are interested in transferring to MCLA should bring copies of transcripts from their previous institutions for an evaluation. Fall classes begin on Sept. 2.

For questions or to make an admissions appointment, call 413-662-5410, or go to

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SUMMER READING AT MILNE >> Activities of the 2015 Summer Reading program at the Milne Public Library continue this week at 1095 Main St. in Williamstown.

Story times are at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, storyteller Mary Jo Maichak will perform the all-ages tale, "Itsy-Bitsy Spiderman."

An art workshop, "Story Shields," will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, for youths ages 8 to 12. Registration is required, but this and all of the above events are free. Info and registration: 413-458-5369.

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DRUMMING FUN >> "Drum Away the Blues: A Celebration of America's Great Musical Heroes," will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, at the Mason Library on Main Street in Great Barrington. This program is free and open to the public.

Held in conjunction with the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, percussionist/author/educator Craig Harris leads this all-ages event. Info: or 413-528-2403.

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'THE WOLFPACK' >> Berkshire Museum will host for parents an "infant-friendly" screening of the documentary film "The Wolfpack" at 10 a.m. on Saturday, at the Little Cinema in Pittsfield. The film itself is rated R, but there will be more light in the theater for parents who need to walk around with their babies and lower screening volume so as not to startle the little ones. General admission for parents is $7.50.

Info: or 413-443-7171.


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