Things to do in the Berkshires and So. Vermont for the June 21 - 26

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ANNA FARRINGTON GRAPHIC ARTS AND DESIGN

49 Eagle St., North Adams

49eaglestreet.com

Through July 15: "Glitche" immersive installation by Sam Okerstrom-Lang.

THE ARTIST BOOK FOUNDATION

1327 MASS MoCA Way, Building 13, North Adams

413-398-5600, artistbkfoundation.org

Through Sept. 29: "Carole Feuerman: Swimmers" exhibition of hyperrealist artist Carole Feuerman. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ART OMI

1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.

518-392-4747, artomi.org

Current exhibitions: Benjamin Cadena, "Over the Line." Ana Tiscornia and Liliana Porter. Caroline O’Donnell and Martin Miller, "Primitive Hut." Dove Bradshaw, "Indeterminacy IV." David Shrigley, "Memorial." Angela Bulloch, Tony Tasset and Matt Wedel, sculpture. Gosia Wlodarczak, "Grass: Frost Drawing for Omi." Tom Burr, "A Few Golden Moments." Jason Middlebrook and Kianja Strobert, "Fat Bike Project." OCAD University Students and Mark Tholen, "The Steam Canoe." Craig Shillitto, "Barbacoa." Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, "ReActor." Andreas Savva, "Oval Frontiers." Freya Powell, "Active Turn: Home." Rob Fischer, "Omi Pond House." Charley Friedman, "Squirrel Gang." Iran do Espírito Santo, "Playground." Diann Bauer, "Icarus Meets Apollo." Folkert de Jong, Donald Baechler, sculpture. Catherine Lee, "Constants." Jackie Ferrara, "Ribbed Dome (Rebuilt)." Harrison Atelier, "Species Niches." Paula Hayes, "Trees for ETs." Yoandy Rizo Fiallo, "Nest: Points of View." Bryan Hunt, "Cloak of Lorenzo." Jene Highsten, "Untitled Iron Casting." Laurent Ewing, "Relic II, (Decoy)." Oliver Kruse, "Interfere" and "Clench." "Augmented Reality: Peeling Layers of Space Out of Thin Air," curated by John Cleater. Dennis Adams, "Bus Shelter XI, (Heidegger)." Robert Melee, "It Up, and Her Leaving." Richard Nonas, "Smoke." Tarik Currimbhoy, "Ellipse." Thomas Matsuda, "Purification." Forrest Myers, "Valledor." Stanley Boxer, "Retrospective." Dewitt Godfrey, "Picker Sculpture." John Cross, "Columns." Nancy Dwyer, "The Age of the Death of Irony." Tony Cragg, "Untitled." Philip Grausman, "Victoria, Susanna, and Eileen." Robert Grosvenor, "Untitled." Margaret Evangeline, "Gunshot Landscape." Antoni Milkowski, sculpture. Bernar Venet, "Arcs in Disorder: 4 Arcs x 5, and 83.5 Degree Diagonal Line." Beverly Pepper, "Paraclete." Dennis Oppenheim, "Marriage Tree." Mary Ann Unger, "Misericordia." Dina Recanati, "Trees." Donald Lipski, "Sallie, and Dirt Ball." Willard Boepple, "John Deere, and Room." Alice Aycock, "A Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels."

BENNINGTON MUSEUM

75 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

802-447-1571, benningtonmuseum.org

Hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On view now: "Bennington Modernism," "Gilded Age Vermont," "Grandma Moses," "Grandma Moses Schoolhouse," "Early Vermont," "Cabinet of Curiosities" in the Church Gallery, "The Battle of Bennington — A Pivotal Point in American History" in the Sloane Gallery, "Bennington Pottery — From the Beginning."

Through Sept. 9: "Thinking about Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings" by Edward Koren.

Through Sept. 16: "CAMBIUM (Into the Woods): Works by Bill Botzow."

BERKSHIRE ART MUSEUM

159 E. Main St., North Adams

Annex: 82 Summer St., North Adams

413-664-9550, BAMuseum.org

Summer hours: Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

On view: "Faculty-Artists from New England Colleges," "The Next Generation: Jeanne Jalandoni," and "Edwardian Era Fashion: Collection of Greg Lafave," and ongoing exhibitions from the permanent collection, including Eric Rudd's Iceberg Installation, Robotic Sculpture and more. Annex: "A Chapel for Humanity."

BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN

Center House Leonhardt Galleries,

5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge

413-298-3926, berkshirebotonical.org

Through Oct. 8: "Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Lithographs," "Beautiful Strangers: Artists Discover the Garden," with admission, daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BERKSHIRE MUSEUM

39 South St., Pittsfield

413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

On view: "Curiosity Incubator," "Lab 102," "World in Miniature," "Window on the World: A Look into the Permanent Collection," "Rocks and Minerals," "The Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation," "Berkshire Backyard" and the Aquarium.

Through Sept. 3: "Art of the Hills" juried art exhibition.

BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY

48 Main St., Sheffield

bushnellsagelibrary.org

Through June: Judy Fox exhibition.

CHESTERWOOD

4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge

413-298-3579, chesterwood.org

Hours: Open May 26-Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. $20, $10 teens, kids free. Grounds: $10, $5 teens, kids free.

Through July 19: Summer plein-air painting with IS183, $205, Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

June 23 and 24: Open studio days with artists-in-residence Rick Brown and Laura Brown, 2 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 24: Lecture and conversation with Rick Brown and Laura Brown, 4 p.m., followed by reception.

CLARK ART INSTITUTE

225 South St., Williamstown

413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

Gallery talks, daily at 11:15 a.m. through June 30.

Through Sept. 3: "Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900."

Through Sept. 16: "The Art of Iron: Objects from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy."

Thursday, June 21: "Creative Ecologies: Balancing Aesthetics and Stewardship," 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 24: Opening lecture, "The Art of Iron," free, 3 p.m.

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY

1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams

413-346-4004, ferrincontemporary.com

Spring and fall hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Through July 22: "DIRECTIONS: Sergei Isupov."

FRELINGHUYSEN MORRIS HOUSE

AND STUDIO

92 Hawthorne St., Lenox

Open: June 21 through Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday through Sunday; September to Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday to Saturday. May through October, group tours of 12 or more reserved two weeks in advance. Hourly guided tours.

June 21-Oct. 7: "Clues behind the Painting," Master Cubist paintings by Picasso, Braque and Gris, mounted on pedestals, allow visitors to see historic labels and stamps usually hidden from view on museum walls. These clues often tell compelling stories in the history of art.

Friday, June 22: Painting demo with Ali Herrmann, encaustic, with admission, 11 a.m.

GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS

rwsag.org

Creating Art Outdoors sessions, daily through October, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your own supplies and lunch. Check Facebook for weather or location details. $50 includes all sessions through October, may require admission fees.

Thursdays: The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Fridays: In Lenox.

Saturdays: Meet at municipal parking lot across from Post Office, Center Street, West Stockbridge.

Sundays: On the grounds of the Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge.

Mondays: At Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield.

Tuesdays: In Great Barrington.

Wednesdays: In Stockbridge.

HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE

1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield

413-443-0188, hancockshakervillage.org

Through Sept. 3: "Anything But Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them."

HILLTOWN OPEN STUDIO TOUR

Full schedule: hilltownartsalliance.org

June 23 and 24: 26 artists, 24 locations in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Plainfield, North Chester and Worthington, plus a group exhibition at the Cummington Community House Gallery, 33 Main St., Cummington. Unique workshops and demonstrations. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HISTORIC SALEM COURTHOUSE

58 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y.

518-854-7053, salemcourthouse.org

Through July 10: "On Perception," featuring Zorica Langa, Seth Butler, Matthew Bartik.

IS183 ART SCHOOL OF THE BERKSHIRES

13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge

413-298-5252, is183.org

June 18-22: Plein Air Watercolor class, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $255. Citizen's Hall and other area locations.

Friday, June 22: Painting: A Sampler workshop with instructors Joe Baker, Paul Chojnowski, Wednesday Nelena Sorokin and Peter Long, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. $205.

Saturday, June 23: On Site Nature Photography class wit Brad Wakoff, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Turn Park Art Space, 2 Moscow Road, West Stockbridge. $105.

June 23 and 24: The Collage Within workshop with Marianne Van Lent, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $205.

KNOX GALLERY/MONTEREY LIBRARY

452 Main Road, Monterey

413-528-3795, MontereyMassLibrary.org/knox-gallery/

Through July 21: Ellen Grenadier, "My Life With Clay… So Far!"

THE LEFT BANK

5 Bank St., North Bennington, Vt.

leftbankcalendar.org

Gallery hours: Monday 11 to 6 p.m. and Friday 4 to 8 p.m. and by appointment.

Through June 30: Opening reception, "Am I walking toward something I should be running away from?" 6 to 8 p.m.

THE LIGHTNING JAR

194 North St., Bennington, Vt.

benningtonareaartscouncil.org, lightningjarvt.com

Through July 13: "Bright Ideas."

MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams

413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Fall, Winter, Spring hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays.

Summer hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday, beginning June 23.

Gallery Tours: Daily, free with admission.

Admission: $20, seniors/veterans $18, students with ID $12, kids (6–16) $8, kids 5 and younger free, EBT/WIC cardholder $2.

On view: Liz Glynn: "The Archaeology of Another Possible Future." "The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night," "Allison Janae Hamilton: Pitch." "Etel Adnan: A yellow sun A green sun a yellow sun A red sun a blue sun." Building 6 features work by artists including James Turrell, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson, Gunnar Schonbeck and more.

Saturday, June 23: Members opening reception, "Come to Your Senses: Art to Smell, Touch, Taste, Hear, and See, A Consenses Project," by Sally Taylor, an exhibition in MASS MoCA's Kidspace gallery which uses local elementary students' paintings as a catalyst, free, 11 a.m.

MCLA GALLERY 51

51 Main St., North Adams

413-662-5320, mcla.edu/gallery51

Through June 22: Gerald Sheffield exhibition.

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM

9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge

413-298-4100, nrm.org

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily gallery talks at 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

On view: "Norman Rockwell's 323 "Saturday Evening Post" Covers."

Through Oct. 28: "Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition."

Through Oct. 2018: "A Day in the Life: Norman Rockwell's Stockbridge Studio."

Saturday, June 23: "The Art of Portraiture" workshop with Dan Howe, $40, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PITTSFIELD 3RD THURSDAY

North Street, downtown Pittsfield

DiscoverPittsfield.com

Thursday, June 21: Music, dance, art, food and more, 5 to 8 p.m. Theme: Health

RIVER ART PROJECT

2 Depot Road, Stockbridge

413-298-5163, riverartproject.com

Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Through Sept. 2: "The River Art Project."

SANDISFIELD ARTS CENTER

5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield

413-258-4100, sandisfieldartscenter.org

Open during performances, private showings by appointment.

Through June 30: Neil Nourse.

SCHANTZ GALLERIES CONTEMPORARY GLASS

3 Elm St., Stockbridge

413-298-3044, schantzgalleries.com

Through June 26: "Nature in Glass: A Delicate Balance."

Friday, June 22: "Nature in Glass" artists' reception, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., RSVP.

SCULPTURE NOW

On the grounds of The Mount

2 Plunkett St., Lenox

413-623-2068, sculpturenow.org, edithwharton.org

Through Oct. 31: Exhibition of large, outdoor sculptures.

SHELBURNE ARTS CO-OP

26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls

413-625-9324, shelburneartscoop.com

Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., closed Tuesdays.

Through June 25: "Magical Shelburne Falls," exhibition by photographer Marty Yaffee.

SOHN FINE ART

69 Church St., Lenox

sohnfineart.com

Through Sept. 2: "Light + Dark."

SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER

930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, Vt.

802-362-1405, svac.org

Through June 24: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' photography exhibit "Identity."

Through July 8: Summer Solo Shows.

June 18-23: Japan Week, Cafe Sora and SVAC celebrate Japanese culture, cuisine and art with an exhibit of original woodblock prints by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), sushi making classes and more.

Saturday, June 23: The Japan Festival, families dress up in kimonos, learn calligraphy and origami, enjoy ikebana floral design and experience a live koto music performance, noon. Adults, stay late for karaoke.

SPENCERTOWN ACADEMY ARTS CENTER

790 NY-203, Spencertown, N.Y.

518-392-3693, spencertownacademy.org

Saturday, June 23: Opening reception for juried photography show "Illumination," admission is free and the artworks are for sale, 4 to 6 p.m.; on view through July 15.

stART SPACE

263 Depot St., Manchester Center, Vt.

startspace.art

Saturday, June 23:Opening of Summer Show 2018, 4 to 7 p.m., with performance artwork by Eva Schmidt and Sebastian Escalona, 5:30 p.m.

SVC LAUMEISTER ART CENTER

44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt.

802-442-7158, artcenter.svc.edu

On view: "Native American Art and Artifacts," more than 300 paintings, 50 bronzes, 50 Hopi Kachinas, 85 hand-woven Navajo rugs and pieces of Native American pottery, jewelry and baskets. "The Wildlife and Nature Collection," works by Manfred Schatz, Carl Brenders, Bob Kuhn, Richard Schmid, Huihan Liu and Charles Frace. "The Eric Sloane Collection," a look at Americana as through the eyes of a traveler of this country from the 1920s to 1980s. "The Floyd Scholz Carving Collection," bird carvings. "Wind Sculptures" and Covered Bridge Museum.

June 25-Sept. 9: Exhibition and sale of participating cartoons from "The New Yorker."

WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART

WCMA Galleries, 15 Lawrence

Hall Drive, Williamstown

413-597-2429, wcma.williams.edu

Through Aug. 31: "The Seeds of Divinity."

Through Sept. 3: "The Topography of Color."

Wednesday, June 27: "Which WALLS work would you choose?," Take your favorite Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces (WALLS) work off the wall, bring it to a cozy corner in the museum, and spend some time in its company, free, 1 to 4 p.m.

DANCE

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL

Ted Shawn Theatre,

358 George Carter Road, Becket

413-243-0745, jacobspillow.org

Performances at Ted Shawn Theatre: Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.

Doris Duke Theatre: Wednesday through Saturday, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:15 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

June 20-24: The Royal Danish Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade to open Festival 2018, $45-$78, Ted Shawn Theatre.

June 20-24: Ragamala Dance Company's "Written in Water" brings together internationally celebrated artists and features a live music ensemble with a distinct alchemy of Iraqi, jazz and Carnatic instruments, $25-$45, Doris Duke Theatre.

Thursday, June 21: Janis Claxton Dance at Pittsfield's Third Thursday.

June 24-27: Translucent Borders, "Cross Cultural Collaborations," three-day residency at Jacob's Pillow, and debut presentation of works-in-progress, Wednesday at 6:15 p.m., Inside/Out Performance Space.

June 27-July 1: Pilobolus, dance performance, $45-$78, Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m, Ted Shawn Theatre.

June 27-July 1: Ephrat Asherie Dance performs the world premiere of "Odeon," a high-energy, hybrid hip-hop work set to and inspired by the music of early 20th-century Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, played live, $25-$45, Doris Duke Theatre.

2018 Inside/Out Performance Series

Free, 6:15 p.m. In the event of rain, call 413-243-0745 after 5 p.m. to find out if the performance has been moved.

Thursday, June 21: Efsane Crimean Tatar Ensemble.

Friday, June 22: Dance & Dialogue: Classical Indian Solos.

Saturday, June 23: The School at Jacob's Pillow Ballet Program.

Wednesday, June 27: Translucent Borders.

Morning Classes

Open to participants of all experience levels, ages 16 and older.

Mondays: Pilates with Sean P. Gallagher, 8 to 9 a.m., bring your own mat.

Tuesdays: Ballet with Ian Spencer Bell, 8 a.m.

Wednesdays: African dance with instructor Marilyn Sylla and drumming by Sekou Sylla, 8 a.m.

Sunday Master Classes

Classes are open to intermediate/advanced dancers ages 16 and older. $15 per class or $80 for a six-class card. Registration: 413-243-9919, ext. 165.

Sunday, June 24: Ragamala Dance Company, 10 to 11 a.m.

PillowTalks

PillowTalks are held Fridays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m. at Blake’s Barn, free and open to the public. A curated series of entertaining and informative discussions with choreographers, writers, filmmakers and cultural experts.

Friday, June 22: "Scottish Dance: Yesterday and Today," Janis Claxton joins forces with historian Agnes Ness to trace Scotland's dance history and explore its current cultural scene.

Saturday, June 23: "Nikolaj Hubbe's Royal Danish Ballet," Hübbe talks about his career and his summer studying ballet at the Pillow in 1985.

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY

138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, VT 05255

802-362-2607, mclvt.org

Wednesdays: Shake Your Soul, an engaging, fun and creative dance class for adults, no experience necessary, $10 suggested donation, 9 to 10 a.m.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN

6TH ANNUAL SUMMER MARKET

Riverfront Park, Hudson, N.Y.

Friday, June 22: Preview Market and Suarez Family Brewery's birthday, 5 to 9 p.m.

June 23 and 24: Hudson Valley's best 80 makers, collectors and food trucks with live music, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

37TH ANNUAL STEPHENTOWN

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Sunday, June 24: Strawberry shortcake, sundaes, pies, jams and jellies sold to benefit the Stephentown Historical Society, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gardner's Ice Cream and Coffee Shop, 15839 Route 22, Stephentown, N.Y.

ANIMAGIC. MUSEUM OF ANIMATION, SPECIAL EFFECTS, AND ART

135 Main St., Lee

413-841-6679, mambor.com

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: "Hollywood in the Berkshires," Academy Award-winning animators, special effects engineers tell you how Berkshire talent made these movies possible: "2001 Space Odyssey," "The Matrix," "Chicken Run," "X-Men," "Predator," "Zelig," "Wallace and Gromit," "Lord of the Rings." Call to reserve your time. Ages 5 and up.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday: Make your own Animation in our Hands-on Studio Workshop. Academy Award-winning animators and special effects engineers will teach you how to make your own animated movies. $20, instructions, materials and movie upload included. Call to reserve your time. Ages 5 and up.

ARROWHEAD

780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield

413-442-1793, berkshirehistory.org

Tuesday, June 26: Author event, "The Great Snail Race," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

BARTHOLOMEW'S COBBLE

105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield

413-298-3239 ext. 3013, thetrustees.org

Sunday, June 24: Guided Housatonic River Canoe Adventures, $15-$25, 9 to 11 a.m.

BENNINGTON FREE LIBRARY

101 Silver St., Bennington, Vt.

benningtonfreelibrary.org

Thursday, June 21: Backyard Astronomy: Scanning June Skies Using the New Library Telescope, 7:30 p.m.

BENNINGTON MUSEUM

75 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

802-447-1571, benningtonmuseum.org

Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 21: "Museum ABCs," preschool story hour for children ages 3 to 5, free, 1:30 p.m.

BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM

1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield

413-499-9480, pittsfieldlibrary.org

Mondays: Tiny Tots Story Time, 10 a.m.

Thursdays: Play and Learn for preschoolers ages 3 to 5, 10 a.m.; Lego Club, 3:30 p.m.

BERKSHIRE CAROUSEL

50 Center St., Pittsfield

berkshirecarousel.com

Saturday, June 23:Carousel opens for the summer season.

BERKSHIRE MUSEUM

39 South St., Pittsfield

413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Tuesdays: WeeMuse Littlest Learners, for children ages 6-18 months, $13 adult, $6 child, children 3 and younger and members free, 10:30 a.m.

Fridays: WeeMuse Adventures, children ages 18 months to 3 years explore the aquarium and other galleries with songs, stories and playtime, $13 adult, $6 child, children 3 and younger and members free, 11 a.m.

Saturdays: Chow Time in the aquarium, $13, $6 child, children 3 and younger and members free, 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 23: Kitchen Ka-Boom, kids can be kitchen scientists with hands-on, safe experiments, $13 adult, $6 child, children 3 and younger and members free, 11 a.m. Register: 413-443-7171 ext. 360.

BERKSHIRE SCENIC RAILWAY

berkshiretrains.org

Saturdays and Sundays: Hoosac Valley Train Rides, $8-$12, 1 or 3 p.m., 3 Hoosac St., North Adams.

BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY

48 Main St., Sheffield

413-229-7004, bushnellsagelibrary.org

Tuesdays: Lego Club, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Wednesdays: Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.

DALTON CRA

400 Main St., Dalton

413-684-2459, daltoncra.org

Monday, June 25: The Dalton CRA's 24th Annual Golf Tournament, to benefit the Dalton Youth Center programming and youth scholarships for camp and sports programs, 12:30 p.m. shotgun start at Wahconah Country Club, Dalton. Registration required.

DANIEL'S ART PARTY

Bard College at Simon's Rock

84 Alford Road, Great Barrington

simons-rock.edu

Through July 1: Performing arts and community-engagement festival featuring three weeks of unique and fun shows for all, including a pop-art ballet, campus-wide hunt for theatrical creatures, choral concert gone awry, secular Sunday celebration, multimedia event honoring our local firefighters, fun-loving agricultural variety show in partnership with Moon In The Pond Farm and rollicking country musical farce, $10-$15, $5 kids. All access pass: $50 adults, $25 kids.

FLYING DEER NATURE CENTER

5 Abode Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

518-794-6687, flyingdeernaturecenter.org

June 25-29: Cottonwood Camp Week 2, a day camp for children who love to spend time outdoors with friends, learning about the forest, ages 6 to 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

GREAT BARRINGTON ARTS MARKET

18 Church St., Great Barrington

Saturdays: Curated outdoor market featuring local and regional handmade gifts and products, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

GREAT BARRINGTON LIBRARIES

Mason Library, 231 Main St.,

Great Barrington, 413-528-2403

Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St.,

Housatonic, 413-274-3738

gblibraries.org

Tuesdays: Mason Brain Builders play and learn group, reading, singing, playing and talk during circle time with fun table-time activities, for babies up to 5 years and their caregivers, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mason.

Saturdays: Fun with Fine Arts, book and reading-related crafts for children ages 3 and up, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ramsdell.

HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE

1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield

hancockshakervillage.org

Thursdays: Farm Friends, meet a cow, story and crafts, for ages 2 to 5, with admission, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

June 23 and 24: "Down and Dirty on the Farm," meet farm staff as they care for the animals and plants, with admission, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HILDENE

The Lincoln Family Home

1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, Vt.

802-362-1788, hildene.org

Through Aug. 11: Farm Chores at the Goat Dairy, for children ages 3-12, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. An up-close and personal encounter with the farm, the friendly Nubian goats and staff, $20-$30 family of four. Register: 802-379-0519.

LEE LIBRARY

100 Main St., Lee

leelibrary.org

Thursdays: Brain Builders, ages 5 and under, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; D&D gaming for teens, 3:30 p.m.

Fridays: Wii gaming for teens, 3:30 p.m.

Mondays: Babies and Books, ages 1 and under,10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Wednesdays: Teen Chess for teens, 3:30 p.m.

June 27 and 28: "GSK Science in the Summer" hosted by the Lee Library in partnership with the Berkshire Museum. Level 1, students entering grades 2 and 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Level 2, for students entering grades 4-6, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Register: berkshiremuseum.org/education/gsk.

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY

138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, Vt.

802-362-2607, mclvt.org

Mondays: Tiny Tots Storytime for babies and toddlers ages 0-2, 10 a.m.

Thursdays: Play and Learn for preschoolers, ages 3-5, 10 a.m.

MARTHA CANFIELD LIBRARY

528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, Vt.

802-375-6153, marthacanfieldlibrary.org

Thursday, June 21: Robotics Rock workshop for students in grades 5 and up, 1 to 3 p.m. Registration required.

Friday, June 22: Rock the World with Dennis Waring, 2 p.m.

June 26-29: Libraries Rock! Music Video Camp for students ages 7-12, write script, choose cast and make costumes and props, 1 to 3 p.m.

Tuesdays: Preschool Storytime for ages 2-5, 10 a.m.

MASS AUDUBON

413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Call to register for programs.

Friday, June 22: Firefly Watch at Lime Kiln Farm, free, 8 to 9:30 p.m., Silver Street, Sheffield.

Wednesday, June 27: Evening at Beaver Ponds, for ages 3 and up, $4-$8, $3-$6 members, 8 to 9:30 p.m., Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox.

Wednesday, June 27: Moonlight Canoe Trip, for ages 10 and older, $25-$35, 8 to 10:30 p.m., Buckley Dunton Lake, Becket.

MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams

413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Saturday, June 23: Members opening reception, "Come to Your Senses: Art to Smell, Touch, Taste, Hear, and See, A Consenses Project," by Sally Taylor, free, 11 a.m.

NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY

74 Church St., North Adams

413-662-3133, naplibrary.com

Tuesdays: Toddler Story and Sing Along, 10:30 a.m.

Wednesdays: Preschool Story and Craft Time, 10:30 a.m.

PITTSFIELD SUNS BASEBALL SEASON

105 Wahconah St., Pittsfield

413-445-7867, pittsfieldsuns.com

June 23 and 27: Home games.

STEEPLECATS BASEBALL SEASON

Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State St., North Adams

413-398-4060, steeplecats.org

All games start at 6:30 p.m., except Sunday games which start at 4:30 p.m.

June 24 and 27: Home games.

STEEPLECATS CUB CLUB

SteepleCats and North Adams Public Library

Sunday, June 24: Ballpark Sundays, story and playtime before the game, 3:30 p.m., Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State St., North Adams.

Monday, June 25: Cub Book Club, for youth grades 3-5, 10 a.m.; Steeple Story Time, book readings held by players and library staff, 3:30 p.m., Baseball Museum, Main Street, North Adams.

STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY

472 NY-43, Stephentown, N.Y.

stephentownlibrary.org

Thursdays: Playgroup for ages 5 and under, 10 a.m.

STOCKBRIDGE LIBRARY, MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

46 Main St., Stockbridge

413-298-5501, stockbridgelibrary.org

Wednesdays: Littles Story Time, songs, big books, fingerplays and bounces, followed by open play time, 2:30 p.m.

WANDERLUST

Stratton Mountain Resort,

5 Village Lodge Road, South Londonderry, Vt.

wanderlust.com/festivals/stratton

June 21-24: Musical performers, multi-level yoga and meditation sessions, mouthwatering organic foods, heart-pumping music, inspiring lectures and workshops and boundary-pushing outdoor activities.

FILM

CLARK ART INSTITUTE

225 South St., Williamtown

413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

French Film Series: "Spotlight on Agnès Varda"

Tuesday, June 26: "Faces Places" (2017). 89-year-old Agnes Varda and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie, $5-$10, 7 p.m., Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY

138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, Vt.

802-362-2607, mclvt.org

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Tuesday, June 26: Contemporary Film Series, free, 1 p.m.

SANDISFIELD ARTS CENTER

5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield

413-258-4100, sandisfieldartscenter.org

Saturday, June 23: "A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud." A film directed by Karen Allen, $10, 7:30 p.m.

MUSIC

ASTON MAGNA MUSIC FESTIVAL

413-528-3595, astonmagna.org

Tickets: $40.Concerts preceded by talk with Daniel Stepner an hour before the program. All concerts in Great Barrington followed by a reception with the artists.

Friday, June 22: "Bach, Handel, Telemann and Burtzos" with soprano Dominique Labelle, 7:30 p.m., Time and Space LTD, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y.

Saturday, June 23: "Bach, Handel, Telemann and Burtzos" with soprano Dominique Labelle, 6 p.m., Saint James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington.

BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY

Mr. Finn's Cabaret

Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center,

36 Linden St., Pittsfield.

413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

June 24 and 25: Clarkes Busch, "My Kinda Sixties," $60 VIP, $45, 8 p.m. Stories and songs from Broadway to pop, featuring the work of Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Webb, the Beatles, Henry Mancini, Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim, and Kander and Ebb.

BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR

413-442-6120, berkshireconcertchoir.org

Thursday, June 21: "Boy Meets Girl," 7 p.m., Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

BERKSHIRE MUSIC SCHOOL

Taft Recital Hall,

30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield

413-442-1411, berkshiremusicschool.org

Thursday, June 21: 4th Annual BMS Blues Benefit by Misty Blues to benefit BMS scholarship program, "Full House… 3 Kings and 2 Queens." Guests perform a selection of songs by BB King, Freddie King, Albert King, Bessie Smith and Koko Taylor, $15, 7 to 10 p.m., Hancock Shaker Village. Tickets online and at Wood Brothers Music.

BERKSHIRE SCENIC RAILWAY

4 Hoosac St., Adams

413-663-4189, berkshiretrains.org

Saturday, June 23: Cabaret Getaway Trains with musical duo Sam and Ron, one-hour round trip departing from Adams Station, $22, 7 p.m.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

TANGLEWOOD UNIVERSITY

bu.edu

Concerts free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Concerts at Trinity Church

88 Walker St., Lenox.

Thursday, June 21: Faculty recital with Dennis Nulty, tuba, and workshop assistant faculty, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 22:French Horn Workshop student recital, 10 a.m. Faculty recital with String Quartet Workshop and Junior Strings Intensive faculty, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 23: String Quartet Workshop student recital, noon.

Sunday, June 24:Faculty recital with Don Lucas, trombone, 7 p.m.

Monday, June 25:Faculty recital with Linda Toote, flute, David Martins, clarinet, and Ronald Haroutunian, bassoon, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26:Faculty recital with violin, viola, cello, and Junior Strings Intensive faculty, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27:Faculty recital with the Muir String Quartet and Heather Braun, violin, 6:30 p.m.

B'SHALOM CHORALE

413-518-1836, BShalomChorale@gmail.com

Wednesdays: Wednesday rehearsals, 7 to 9 p.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshires, 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

EAGLES BAND

413-442-2782, eaglescommunityband.org

Sunday, June 24: The Eagles Concert Band, Cheshire's 225th anniversary, 3 p.m., Cheshire Elementary School.

Tuesday, June 26:The Eagles Trombone Ensemble at 6:20 p.m. followed by the concert band at 7 p.m., Pittsfield Commons, First Street, Pittsfield. Rain site, First United Methodist Church, Fenn Street, Pittsfield. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic.

FORT SALEM THEATER

11 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y.

518-854-9200, fortsalemtheater.com

June 23 and 24:"Couples: A Cabaret." The Fort's Lynne and Jay Kerr join Catskill celebrities, soprano Alison Davy and composer Carmen Borgia, $20, Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

14 Castle St., Great Barrington

413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org

Friday, June 22:Jonathan Coulter opening for Aimee Mann, $30-$70, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 23:The Wailers, $30-$70, 8 p.m.

Sunday, June 24:Marin Mazzie and Jason Daniely, "Broadway and Beyond," $39-$60, 7 p.m.

Monday, June 25:Acoustic evening with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, $71-$141, 8 p.m.

MAKE MUSIC VERMONT

bigheavyworld.com

Wednesday, June 21: Bennington community members and musicians make music at the Four Corners and hold a short parade, ending at Harvest Brewing, 4 p.m.

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

375 Church St., North Adams

413-662-5000, mcla.edu

June 4-29: Violin Repair Workshops, small class sizes and hands-on learning, Monday-Friday. mcla.edu/Academics/continuing-education/violinrepair.

MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Saturday, June 23: An Evening with Sally Taylor & Friends: Come to Your Senses On Stage, $35-$75, 7 p.m.

MUSIC IN COMMON

413-822-1512, musicincommon.org

Sunday, June 24: Music in Common JAMMS Concert, free, 4 to 6 p.m., Lichtenstein Arts Center, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

ST. LUKE'S CHURCH

Old Stone Church, North Main Street, Lanesborough

Sunday, June 24: Gae Elfenbein Memorial Concert Series, Ben Jaffe with Conor Meehan perform, free-will offering, 4 p.m.

SOUTHERN VERMONT

DEERFIELD VALLEY JAZZ

Historic Memorial Hall, 1. Main St.,

Wilmington, Vt.

802-464-7500

Saturday, June 23: Christopher Bakriges Quartet with Gerald Cannon, Billy Arnold and Jay Hoggard, benefiting Food 4 Kids, by donation, 8 p.m.

SOUTH STREET CAFE

105 South St., Bennington, Vt.

southstreetcafe.com

Thursday, June 21: Marc Delgado, noon.

Sunday, June 24: Banulis and Miller Jazz Duo, 11 a.m.

Monday, June 25: Brian Walker of A Day Without Love and Marcelyn, 2:30 to 5 p.m.

STOCKBRIDGE SINFONIA

1045 West St., Pittsfield

413-442-3289, stockbridgesinfonia.org

Saturdays: Rehearsal, 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield. Bring a stand.

TACONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL

802-362-7162, taconicmusic.org

Friday, June 22: Master class, members of the Shanghai Quartet will work with students from the Chamber Music Intensive, offering insights on interpretation and style, $10, 2 to 4 p.m., Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Saturday, June 23: "Summer Festival Opening Concert: Beethoven, Jiang, Mendelssohn," $10-$25, 7:30 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy Riley Center for the Arts, 143 Seminary Ave., Manchester.

TAMARACK HOLLOW NATURE

AND CULTURAL CENTER

1515 Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor

tamarackhollow.com

Mondays: West African and Caribbean drum and song classes with Aimee Gelinas, $10, 6 p.m. beginner, 7 p.m. advanced, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. Drop ins welcome; drums provided.

TANGLEWOOD

Boston Symphony Orchestra

297 West St., Lenox.

888-266-1200, bso.org

Concerts at the Shed:

Thursday, June 21: Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, 8 p.m.

Friday, June 21:Andy Grammer, 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 24:Boston Pops with Audra McDonald, soloist, and Andy Einhorn, musical director, 2:30 p.m.

TANNERY POND CONCERTS

110 Darrow Road, Mount Lebanon, N.Y.

On the grounds of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and the Darrow School

888-820-1696, tannerypondconcerts.org

Saturday, June 23: Tempest Trio, $39/$30, 8 p.m.

UNIFER FESTIVAL

Camp Timber Trails

1266 E. Otis Road, Tolland

unifierfestival.com

June 22-24: Music, yoga, dance and arts festival featuring music by Mikelove, Rubblebucket, Incus, Lespecial, Tweed, Hayley Jane and The Primates and more, $170-$500. Cabins and camping passes available.

WESTON PLAYHOUSE

THEATRE COMPANY

MainStage, 12 Park St., Weston, Vt.

Second Stage at Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston, Vt.

802-824-5288, westonplayhouse.org

Through July 7: Our Town Cabaret, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

READINGS, WALKS AND TALKS

1BERKSHIRE

6 Allen St., Pittsfield

413-499-1600, 1berkshire.com

Tuesday, June 26: Entrepreneurial Meet Up.

THE ABODE OF THE MESSAGE

5 Abode Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

518-794-8095, theabode.org

Thursdays: Meditation, breathing and movement practices with receptive listening to Sufi teachings. Message Class is preceded by dinner at 6 p.m. in the Razzaq Dining Room. Class held at 7 pm.

Sundays: Meditation Class, encounter new and familiar forms of meditation and deepen one's practice, 10 a.m.

Sundays: Universal Worship service, ordained spiritual leaders explore themes and subjects common to all traditions, 11 a.m., followed by brunch.

BARTHOLOMEW'S COBBLE

105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield

413-298-3239 ext. 3013, thetrustees.org

Sunday, June 24: Guided Housatonic River Canoe Adventures, $15-$25, 9 to 11 a.m.

BASCOM LODGE

3 Summit Road, Adams.

413-743-1591, bascomlodge.net

Sunday, June 24: "Adventures in Historic Preservation." William Hosley narrates the battles to save pieces of history, free, 6 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27: "Trout and Climate Change," by Lauren Stevens, free, 6 to 7 p.m.

BENNINGTON BATTLEFIELD

NY-67, Hoosick, N.Y.

Thursday, June 21: Hiking Battle Loop Trail, 1 p.m.; Friends' meeting, 4 p.m., 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Friday, June 22:Movie screening, 6 p.m., 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

BENNINGTON COLLEGE

1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt.

bennington.edu/events

Writers Reading Series

Critically acclaimed, award-winning authors and faculty of the Bennington College Writing Seminars offer an evening reading series during the MFA program's summer residency in Deane Carriage Barn.

Thursday, June 21: Amber Caron, Jia Oak Baker and Hugh Ryan, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 22: Brenda Shaughnessy and Peter Trachtenberg, 7 p.m.

BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN

Center House Leonhardt Galleries,

5 W. Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge

413-298-3926, berkshirebotonical.org

Saturday, June 23: "Foraging and Feasting" plant walk and cooking demo, $55, $45 members, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

BERKSHIRE NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL

413-499-0596, bnrc.org

Saturday, June 23: Housatonic Flats Birding Hike, free, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Route 7, Great Barrington.

BERKSHIRE SCENIC RAILWAY

berkshiretrains.org

Saturdays: Tour the Lenox Station Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 10 Willow Creek Road, Lenox.

THE BOOKSTORE & GET LIT WINE BAR

11 Housatonic St., Lenox

413-637-3390, bookstoreinlenox.com

Thursday, June 21: F. Diane Barth, "I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives," 5:30 p.m.

CHESTERWOOD

4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge

413-298-3579, chesterwood.org

Thursday, June 21:Nejaime's wine seminar, Studio Piazza at Chesterwood, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Register: 413-298-3454 and 413-637-2221.

CLARK ART INSTITUTE

225 South St., Williamstown

413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

Through June 30: Highlights of the Collection Gallery Talk, daily 11:15 a.m.

Thursday, June 21:Horticulturist and Clark Art Institute grounds manager Matthew Noyes and local beekeeper Dave Thayer present an evening walk-and-talk, "Creative Ecologies: Balancing Aesthetics and Stewardship," 6:30 p.m. Register: 413-458-0524.

Friday, June 22:Storyslam@The Clark, free, 7 p.m. The Clark Art Institute, in conjunction with Pastor Mark Longhurst of the First Congregational Church of Williamstown, presents StorySLAM in celebration of the Clark's exhibition, "Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900."

Wednesdays, June 27:Book Club looks at Women Artists in Paris in George Sand's "Indiana."

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC

cewm.org

Sunday, June 24: Summer solstice celebration and auction, $80, 4 to 7 p.m. with The Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute's Dragon Dance Team. Private home in Copake, N.Y. Reservations online or at 800-843-0778.

DORSET HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, Vt.

802-867-0331, info@dorsetvthistory.org

Thursday, June 21:Michelle Pagan explores the art of textiles linked to DHS's newest show, an exhibit of made-in-Dorset quilts and samplers, some drawn from the museum's collection, others borrowed from private collectors.

Saturday, June 23: Freedley Quarry hike, led by Art Gilbert and Jon Mathewson; meet at DHS 9 a.m.

GREAT BARRINGTON LAND CONSERVANCY

River Walk

Cottage Street to Bridge Street, Great Barrington

gbland.org

Thursdays: Volunteer Work Days at River Walk, contribute to the care of the trail and riverside habitat, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., meet at the entrance on Dresser Avenue. Register: river@gbriverwalk.org.

GREEN MOUNTAIN ACADEMY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING

Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room

57 Seminary Ave., Manchester, Vt.

802-867-0111, greenmtnacademy.org

Talks are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Sunday, June 24: "Wild Mushroom Foraging Workshop No. 1," 2 to 5 p.m., Merck Forest & Farmland Center, 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vt. Registration required.

Tuesday, June 26:"Conspiracies: Past, Present, Always," 5:30 to 7 p.m.

HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE

1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield

413-443-0188, hancockshakervillage.org

Saturday, June 23:Goat Yoga. Bring a mat, towel and open mind, $25, $22.50 members, 10 a.m.

Saturday, June 23:Food for Thought dinner with Roy Blount Jr., one of America’s most cherished comic writers, 6 p.m. $90-$100, includes seasonal dinner by farm-to-table chef Brian Alberg.

IS183 ART SCHOOL

OF THE BERKSHIRES

13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge

413-298-5252, is183.org

Fridays, June 15-July 20:Telling the Story workshop with Chris Newbound, $205, 10 a.m. to noon, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

JACOB'S PILLOW

DANCE FESTIVAL

358 George Carter Road, Becket

413-243-0745, jacobspillow.org

PillowTalks, a curated series of entertaining and informative discussions with choreographers, writers, filmmakers and cultural experts, free, Blake's Barn.

Friday, June 22:"Scottish Dance: Yesterday and Today," Janis Claxton joins forces with historian Agnes Ness to trace Scotland’s dance history and explore its current cultural scene, 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 23:"Nikolaj Hubbe's Royal Danish Ballet," Hubbe talks about his career and his summer studying ballet at the Pillow in 1985, 4 p.m.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF THE BERKSHIRES

196 South St., Pittsfield

413-442-4360, jewishberkshires.org

Programs at Knesset Israel, unless otherwise stated.

16 Colt Road, Pittsfield

Thursday, June 21: "Addressing 'The Fear of the Other' in the Berkshires," 10:45 a.m.

Monday, June 25: "The Unexpected Adventures of America's PJ Library Book-Gifting Program in Israel," 10:45 a.m.

KNESSET ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE

16 Colt Road, Pittsfield

413-445-4872, knessetisrael.org

Weekly: Ongoing egalitarian minyan service every week on Sundays at 8:45 a.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 5:45 p.m.

Saturdays: Visitors and guests are welcome to Knesset Israel’s weekly Shabbat prayer services and dynamic Torah study at 9:30 a.m., followed by lunch.

LEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

120 Marble St., Lee

leehistoricsociety.homestead.com

Thursday, June 21: "Finds from the Foote Farm" with amateur archaeologist Peter Romeo, free, 6:30 p.m., Senior Center Cafeteria, 21 Crossway St., Lee.

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY

138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, Vt.

802-362-2607, mclvt.org

Wednesday, June 27: "Medicare Demystified," learn how to navigate the Medicare system, free, 3 to 5 p.m.

MASS AUDUBON

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary,

472 West Mountain Road, Lenox

413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Register for programs online or by phone.

Tuesdays: Birding at the Mount, 8 to 10 a.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Sunday, June 24: Wild Thing 5K/10K Trail Race, $25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

MONTEREY COMMUNITY CENTER

468 Main Road, Monterey

ccmonterey.org

Tuesdays, June 19-July 31: How Can I Keep From Singing program, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

THE MOUNT

Edith Wharton's Home

2 Plunkett St., Lenox

413-551-5111, edithwharton.org

Tuesday, June 26:Guided Bird Walks, presented in partnership with Mass Audubon, free, 8 to 10 a.m.

Wednesday, June 27:Wednesday Shorts, professional actors read short stories written by Wharton and her contemporaries, $10, free for members, 5 p.m. Ghost Tours, take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home, $24 adult; $20 ages 12-18, 7:30 p.m.

MOUNT GREYLOCK STATE RESERVATION

30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough

413-499-4262

Saturday, June 23: Campground Critters, discover native animals, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Scenic Summit Tour, 1 and 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 24: Family Friendly Hike, 11 a.m.

Monday, June 25: Trails and Tales hike, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26: Wild & Wonderful Greylock Discovery Station, open hours interactive display, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27: Nice and Easy Hike, 1-3 mile hike geared for seniors, 10 a.m.; Winged Wonders, hands-on station-based educational program highlighting the winged creatures of Mount Greylock, 1 p.m.

NATURAL BRIDGE STATE PARK

McAuley Road, North Adams

Friday, June 22: Marble Meandering, discover the formation of marble 550 million years ago, 10 a.m.; It's a Blast, guided walk from the Blast Rock through the quarry mill foundation, 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 23: Natural Bridge History Tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; It's a Blast, noon.

Sunday, June 24: Marble Meandering, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; "Hudson, Hawthorne, and the Bridge" discussion, noon.

Wednesday, June 27: Natural Bridge History Tour, 10 a.m.

NAUMKEAG

The Trustees of Reservations

5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge

413-298-8138, thetrustees.org

Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $20, seniors and students $15, children $5, members and children younger than 6 admitted free. Includes one free tour.

Through Oct. 8: The Three Lives of Naumkeag guided tour, starting on the half hour, $20. Sculpting a Landscape garden tour, $5, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. A Gentleman's Farm in the Berkshires: Farm Tour of Naumkeag, noon and 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 23: Naum-kegger, beer-tasting event; not a family-oriented program, $15-$25, 5 to 8 p.m.

NORTH ADAMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Museum of History and Science, Western Gateway

Heritage State Park, building 5A, North Adams

413-664-4700, nahs@bcn.net

Thursday, June 21: Josh Colon, "The History of the Adams National Bank of North Adams" talk and signing, free, 6 p.m.

NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE

4869 Main St., Manchester Center, Vt.

northshire.com

Friday, June 22: Yvonne Daley, "Going Up The Country: When The Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont," 6 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26: Lauren Groff, "Florida," 6 p.m.

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE

413-236-2190, berkshireolli.org

Tuesdays, June 5-26: "The Navajos: Culture, Spirituality & Creativity," class, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Berkshire Community College South County Center, Great Barrington. Registration required; cost varies.

Tuesdays, June 5-26: "Today's Headlines, Discussing Current Events," class, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Berkshire Community College South County Center, Great Barrington. Registration required; cost varies.

Wednesdays, June 6-27: "Basics of Hiking," 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., various locations, registration required; cost varies.

Wednesdays, June 6-27: "Dancing at Lughnasa: A Dramatic View of the Commonplace," 10:30 to noon. Registration required; cost varies. Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Wednesdays, June 6-27: "Shakespeare on Film: Past, Present and Outer Space," 1 to 4 p.m., registration required; cost varies. Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Thursdays, June 7-28: "Digital Media, Democracy and the Networked Public Sphere," 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration required; cost varies. Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Thursdays, June 7-28: "Science Conversations," 12:30 to 2 p.m. Registration required; cost varies. Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield.

Fridays, June 8-29: "Stress and Disease from Retirement, Being Different, or a Caregiver," 10:30 to noon, at Kimball Farms, 235 Walker St., Lenox. Registration required; cost varies.

Fridays, June 8-29: "Logophilomania!" 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Kimball Farms. Registration required; cost varies.

Fridays, June 8-29: "Distant Neighbors: Latin America in the Age of Trump 2018," 2:45 to 4:15 p.m., at Kimball Farms. Registration required; cost varies.

ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY

9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

roejanlibrary.org

Monday, June 25: "Hillsdale's Historic Cemeteries: Pioneers, Patriots and Politics" by local historians Jeanne Kiefer and Lauren Letellier, 6 p.m.

SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY

70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass.

413-637-3353

Saturday, June 23: Author Robert Strassler talks about his book "The Landmark Julius Caesar," $10, $5 youth, 2 p.m.

VENTFORT HALL MANSION

AND GILDED AGE MUSEUM

104 Walker St., Lenox

413-637-3206, gildedage.org

Tuesday, June 26: Tea and Talk Series: Simon Baatz, "The Girl on the Velvet Swing," $32, 4 p.m.

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT HOMESTEAD

207 Bryant Road, Cummington

413-684-0148, thetrustees.org

Programming subject to change.

June 2-30: William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist, tours are held Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., $9-$15.

Friday, June 22: Dinner in the Barn: Farm to Table Meal with Wheelhouse Farm, $68-$85, 5 to 7 p.m.

WILLIAMS COLLEGE

Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory

Main Street, Williamstown

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Astronomy students host free show, audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. 8 p.m. Reservations: 413-597-2188.

WILLIAMSTOWN HISTORICAL MUSEUM

32 New Ashford Road, Williamstown

413-458-2160, williamstownhistoricalmuseum.org

Summer hours: Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Free admission.

Saturday, June 23: Annual meeting and lecture, "Mount Greylock, a History of Its Families on the Mountain," 10:30 a.m. at the Milne Public Library, Main Street, Williamstown.

WORDXWORD FESTIVAL

WordXWordFestival.com

All events are free.

PreFestival events:

Monday, June 25: "Working In America," poets explore and share personal stories centered around working in America: the challenges, triumphs and realities, 7 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

WRITERS READ

Lee Library, 100 Main St., Lee

Tuesday, June 26:Monthly reading series welcomes poets Paul Pines and David Gianninni, 5:30 p.m.

THEATER

BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY

30 Union St., Pittsfield

St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield

Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield

barringtonstageco.org

413-236-8888

Through July 7: "The Royal Family of Broadway," by Rachel Sheinkin, music and lyrics by William Finn, directed by John Rando and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, $15-$75, Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Friday at 2 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m., Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 2 and 7 p.m., Boyd-Quinson Mainstage.

Through July 14: "The Cake," by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Jennifer Chambers. Della's best friend's daughter comes home to North Carolina to get married and Della's life gets turned upside down when she realizes there's not just one bride, but two. She can't really make a cake for such a wedding, can she? Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. $15-$48.

BERKSHIRE PLAYWRIGHTS LAB

352 Main St, Suite 202, Great Barrington

413-528-2544, berkshireplaywrightslab.org

June 27:Summer reading series, reading of four new plays, $15, 7 p.m. at Mahaiwe, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

BERKSHIRE THEATRE GROUP

Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield.

413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org

Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 83 E. Main St., Stockbridge.

Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge.

Thursday, June 21: Jourdain Fisher performs at the $5 Comedy Garage, 7:30 p.m.

Through June 30: "Church & State," by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Charlotte Cohn. Performances: Monday through Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Wednesday at 2 p.m. $56. Unicorn Theatre.

CHESTER THEATER COMPANY

15 Middlefield Road, Chester

413-354-7771, chestertheatre.org

June 21-July 1: "Bar Mitzvah Boy," by Mark Leiren-Young, directed by Guy Gen-Aharon. Joey is in a hurry to "become a man," but he'd prefer not to skip his weekly poker game for Friday night services to do it. While this late-in-life Bar Mitzvah (and successful divorce attorney) is finding his spiritual way, the rabbi guiding him is losing hers. $42.50. Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m., matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Talkbacks follow Thursday matinees and Saturday evening performances. Cast Conversations will follow the Friday evening performances. Panel discussions featuring outside experts take place after the first Sunday matinee of each play.

DORSET THEATRE FESTIVAL

Dorset Playhouse,

104 Cheney Road, Dorset, Vt.

802-867-2223, dorsettheatrefestival.org

June 21-July 14: "Cry It Out," by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Marc Masterson. Jessie can't find any Mom friends in her new Long Island neighborhood until she and larger-than-life Lina start sneaking out for coffee between their duplexes during nap times. When a wealthy neighbor comes down from the hill overlooking their hangout, the sleep-deprived comedy of new parenthood shows a different side of itself. $48-$58. Wednesday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26: Pipeline Series presents a reading TBA, $48-$54, 7:30 p.m.

MAC-HAYDN THEATRE

1925 NY-203, Chatham, N.Y.

machaydntheatre.org

June 21-July 1: "Cabaret." This fierce musical, set in Berlin, follows the writer Clifford Bradshaw as he enters the decadent and hypnotic world of The Kit Kat Club. There he meets the vivacious headliner Sally Bowles. A romance ensues as the world around them changes dramatically. $15-$39.50, Thursday at 2 and 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m., matinees Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

OLDCASTLE THEATRE COMPANY

331 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

802-447-0564, oldcastletheatre.org

Through June 24: "The Almost True and Truly Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter," by Joe Bravaco and Lary Rosler, directed by Nathan Stith. $39, Thursday through Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

SHAKESPEARE & COMANY

70 Kemble St., Lenox

shakespeare.org

Through July 15: "Morning After Grace" by Carey Crim, directed by Regge Life, $18.75-$50, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sunday at 3 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.

THE THEATER BARN

654 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

518-794-8989, thetheaterbarn.org

June 22-July 1:"The Nerd," by Larry Shue. The action cent


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