Things to do in the Berkshires and So. Vermont, Sept. 13-19

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ART

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," and more.

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

Through Nov. 4: "Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont."

Through Oct. 8: "1863 Jane Stickle Quilt."

Sept. 15-Dec. 30: "Where Did You Come From Anyway?" exhibition of works by Pat Musick.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Artist and sculptor Bill Botzow and Bennington Museum's curator Jamie Franklin present "Working Out," a conversation about Botzow’s outdoor sculptural installations, his traveling drawing projects and his way of working, 2 p.m.

BERKSHIRE ART MUSEUM

159 E. Main St., North Adams

Annex: 82 Summer St., North Adams

413-664-9550, BAMuseum.org

Hours: Saturday and 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 Jan. 6: "Josh Simpson: Galactic Landscapes," solo show of innovative works in glass.

CARRIE HADDAD GALLERY

622 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y.

carriehaddadgallery.com

Through Sept. 16: "p h o t o g r a p h y," works by Robert Hite, Stephanie Blumenthal, David Seiler and more.

CASANA T HOUSE

2633 NY-23, Hillsdale, N.Y.

518-325-6105, casanatea.com

Through Sept. 30: "The Lumina Edition," an exhibit by Kenro and Yumiko Izu.

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 Oct. 8: "40th anniversary of Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2018."

CLARK ART INSTITUTE

225 South St., Williamstown

413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

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

Through Sept. 23: "A City Transformed: Photographs of Paris, 1850-1900."

Through Oct. 8: "Jennifer Steinkamp: Blind Eye" video exhibition, six pieces conceived to interact with the Clark's setting and the architecture of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill.

Monday, Sept. 17: "Meet Me at the Clark" gallery talk program for persons with dementia and their caregivers, 2 p.m.

CUMMINGTON COMMUNITY CENTER

33 Main St., Cummington

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Through Sept. 30: Paintings of the Berkshires by Pittsfield native Richard Roche.

ECLIPSE MILL GALLERY

243 Union St., North Adams

Hours: Friday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Through Oct. 8: "Cross-Section," the inaugural exhibition of North Adams Fiber Artists.

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY

1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams

413-346-4004, ferrincontemporary.com

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Through Sept. 16: "CRISTINA CORDOVA: CUERPO."

FRELINGHUYSEN MORRIS HOUSE

AND STUDIO

92 Hawthorne St., Lenox

Open: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. Through October, group tours of 12 or more reserved two weeks in advance. Hourly guided tours.

Through Oct. 7: "Clues Behind the Painting."

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. $50 includes all sessions, 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 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield.

Tuesdays: In Great Barrington.

Wednesdays: In Stockbridge.

HOUSATONIC VALLEY ART LEAGUE

Masonic Temple,

232 Main St., Great Barrington

Hours: Thursday to Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Through Sept. 17: Small Works Show and Sale.

IS183

13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge

is183.org

Thursday, Sept. 13: Recent work with artist Bill Wright, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

LEFT BANK

5 Bank St., North Bennington, Vt.

leftbankcalendar.org

Hours: Mondays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays, 4 to 8 p.m.

Through Oct. 12: "Color Spaces: Recent Gouache Paintings by Jane Hudson."

MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams

413-662-2111, massmoca.org

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

Gallery tours: Daily, free with admission.

Admission: Adults $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.

MCLA GALLERY 51

51 Main St., North Adams

413-662-5320, mcla.edu/gallery51

Through Sept. 23: "SHEL•TER" exhibition.

NEW MARLBOROUGH MEETING

HOUSE GALLERY

154 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, New Marlborough

newmarlborough.org

Hours:Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Through Oct. 7: "New Marlborough Artists' Show."

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM

9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge

413-298-4100, nrm.org

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 October: "A Day in the Life: Norman Rockwell's Stockbridge Studio."

NORTH BENNINGTON OUTDOOR

SCULPTURE SHOW

North Bennington, Vt.

On view: Summer show.

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 by regional, national and international artists.

Sunday, Sept. 16: Free artist guided tour, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

SHEFFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield

sheffieldhistory.org

Sept. 8-Oct. 21: "Everyday Heroes: Uniforms of Distinction."

SOHN FINE ART

69 Church St., Lenox

sohnfineart.com

Through Nov. 12: "Tides + Falls," featuring work by John Atchley, Valda Bailey, Seth Resnick, Cassandra Sohn, Rachael Talibart.

Saturday, Sept. 15: "Tides + Falls" opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m.

SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER

930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, Vt.

802-362-1405, svac.org

Through Sept. 30: Juried exhibit, "Vantage Point."

Through Oct. 28: "Graffiti and Glass" exhibit.

SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER

Center Corridor Gallery

100 Hospital Drive, Bennington, Vt.

svhealthcare.org/auxiliary

Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Through Oct. 17: The Bennington Murals Project exhibits work from their first mural.

SVC LAUMEISTER ART CENTER

44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt.

802-442-7158, artcenter.svc.edu

On view: "Native American Art and Artifacts," includes more than 300 paintings, 50 bronzes, 50 Hopi Kachinas, 85 hand-woven Navajo rugs and numerous pieces of Native American pottery, jewelry and baskets. "The Wildlife and Nature Collection," "The Eric Sloane Collection, "The Floyd Scholz Carving Collection," "Wind Sculptures" and Covered Bridge Museum.

TURN PARK ART SPACE

2 Moscow Road, West Stockbridge

413-232-0275, turnpark.com

Through Oct. 31:"Landscapes" by Gene Flores.

WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART

WCMA Galleries, 15 Lawrence

Hall Drive, Williamstown

413-597-2429, wcma.williams.edu

Through Nov. 11: "Dance We Must: Treasures from Jacob's Pillow, 1906-1940."

Through Jan. 2: "The Field is the World: Williams, Hawai'i, and Material Histories in the Making."

Thursday, Sept. 13: "Science, Religion, and Nineteenth-Century Hawaiian Collections" talk with Stacy Kamehiro, 7 p.m.

DANCE

BERKSHIRE BALLROOM

berkshireballroom.org

Saturday, Sept. 15: Music and Bolero lesson provided by Andrew Brown, $15, 7 to 10:30 p.m., Polish Falcon Hall, 32 Bel Air Ave., Pittsfield.

LENOX CONTRADANCE

Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox

lenoxcontradance.org

Saturday, Sept. 15: Live music by Julie Vallimont accordion and piano, Eric Boodman fiddle and feet, Zach Mayer saxes, Jon Cannon guitar fiddle and jawharp, with caller Dave Eisenstadter, $12, intro at 7:45, dance 8-11 p.m.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN

4TH ANNUAL BERKSHIRE FERMENTATION

FESTIVAL

Great Barrington Fairgrounds,

775 Main St., Great Barrington

facebook.com/berkshireferments

Sunday, Sept. 16: Local cultured food vendors sample and sell their products, demonstrations, lectures, a culture swap, science corner, book signings, raffle, live music and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

23RD ANNUAL FESTIVAL LATINO

First Congregational Church Park, Main Street, Lee

festivallatino.org

Saturday, Sept. 15: Attendees can expect to enjoy Ethnic Latino American dishes such as lechona, tacos, chorizos, arepas, tamales, empanadas and horneado, music by D.J. Gusano Rojo, the opportunity to practice Spanish with local native speakers and Great Arrington Zumba by PJ Birrel, after the parade, noon to 5 p.m., followed by Gala Dance Party at Eastover's Tally-Ho Hall, 9 p.m., at 430 East St., Lenox.

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." Reservations required, ages 5 and up.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday: Make Your Own Animation in our Hands-on Studio workshop. $20, instructions, materials and movie upload included. Reservations required, ages 5 and up.

BENNINGTON QUILTFEST

Mount Anthony Union Middle School,

747 East Road, Bennington, Vt.

benningtonquiltfest.com

Sept. 15-16: 25th Anniversary Show presented by Quiet Valley Quilters' Guild. 140 new quilts, demonstrations, challenge quilts, special exhibit of quilts from the first 24 years, vendors, and quiltfest Cafe. Featured quilter and lecturer: Lynn Wheatley. Admission, $7.

BERKSHIRE MUSEUM

39 South St., Pittsfield

413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

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

Fridays: WeeMuse Adventures, $13, $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 museum members free, 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Pop Up Play Day, 10 a.m. to noon.

THE BIG E

1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield

413-737-2443, thebige.com

Sept. 14-30: Midway, car shows, circus and acrobatic acts and live music by Hanson, Reel Big Fish, Noah Cyrus and more.

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.

Thursdays: Sing and Play, 10 a.m.

WILLIAMSTOWN RURAL LANDS FOUNDATION

wrlf.org

Wednesday, Sept. 19: Woodchuck Wednesday five-week program for children in grades K-4, $120-$155, 1:45 to 4 p.m., Sheep Hill.

GREAT BARRINGTON ARTS MARKET

18 Church St., Great Barrington

Saturdays: Curated outdoor market of 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, 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.

Friday, Sept. 14:Astronomy Night with Rick Costello: "Our Place in the Universe," 6:30 to 8 p.m., Mason. Registration required.

HILDENE

1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, Vt.

hildene.org

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Saturday, Sept. 15:Fiber Arts Workshop: Dye Day at Hildene Farm, $120, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register: 802-367-7960.

JOHN G. MCCULLOUGH

FREE LIBRARY

2 Main St., North Bennington, Vt.

mcculloughlibrary.org

Sept. 15 and 16: Book sale and bake sale, Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LEE LIBRARY

100 Main St., Lee

leelibrary.org

Thursdays: Brain Builders, ages 5 and under, 10:30 to 11:30 a.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.

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY

138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center

mclvt.org

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Storytime, stories, rhymes, music, movement, process art, crafts and free play to encourage pre-literacy skills for young children and their caregivers, 10:30 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 with Ms. Jenney, followed by open play time, 2:30 p.m.

WESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Route 100, Weston, Vt.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Colonial Craft Day, skills of the 18th and 19th centuries will be demonstrated, and tools and machinery of the period will be in operation and on display, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FILM

Ashfield Film Festival

Ashfield Town Hall,

412 Main St., Ashfield

ashfieldfilmfest.org

Sept. 13-15: "Weed the People," Thursday at 7 p.m. "Donut Dollies," Friday at 7 p.m. "Ashfield Shorts," Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets: $6.

MUSIC

BASILICA HUDSON

110 S. Front St., Hudson, N.Y.

basilicahudson.org

Sept. 14-16: Basilica SoundScape: Weekend of Music + Art.

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.

Friday, Sept. 14: Townsquare Media Berkshire Present: Fleetwood Macked, Fleetwood Mac tribute band, $22.50-$42.50, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 19: Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience, $20-$35, 7:30 p.m.

THE BIG E

1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield

413-737-2443, thebige.com

Court of Honor Stage

Friday, Sept. 14: Street Beat, 11 a.m., 1 and 6 p.m., through Tuesday. Blessed Union of Souls, 3 p.m. through Sunday. Hanson, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Reel Big Fish, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16: Morris Day and the Time, 8 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 17: Tony Orlando in concert, 3 and 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday, Sept. 19: The Voice live, 3 and 8 p.m.

The E Stage

Friday, Sept. 14:Jenny Tolman, 1:30 and 4 p.m. Malado! 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Scone, 1:30 and 4 p.m. Dick Hardwick, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16: Mamma's Marmalade, 1:30, 4 and 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 17: Tom Ingram, 4 and 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 18: The Kinds Duo, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

LEAF PEEPER CONCERTS

leafpeeperconcerts.org

Saturday, Sept. 15: Violinist Tim Fain, $25-$40, 7 p.m., Hudson Hall, 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y.

MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams

massmoca.org, freshgrass.com

Sept. 14-16: Trampled by Turtles, Flogging Molly, Indigo Girls, Bela Fleck, Rhiannon Giddens, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder and more. $350 3-Day FreshPass, $119 3-Day Festival Pass, $49 Friday pass, $74 Saturday pass, $69 Sunday pass.

NORTH HALL ARTS FESTIVAL

Historic North Hall, 40 Searle Road, Huntington

northhallhuntington.org

Sunday, Sept. 16: The Old Country Band, $10, 2 p.m.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN CONCERTS

South Mountain Concert Hall

Route 7, Pittsfield

413-442-2106

Sunday, Sept. 16: The Saint Lawrence String Quartet performs, "Quartet in C Major, Op. 33, No. 3," Haydn; "String Quartet, Op. 3," Berg; and "Quartet in D Minor, K. 421," Mozart, 3 p.m.

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.

READINGS, WALKS AND TALKS

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, 7 p.m.; Message Class is preceded by dinner at 6 p.m.

Sundays: Meditation Class, 10 a.m; Universal Worship service, 11 a.m. and is followed by brunch.

BENNINGTON COLLEGE

CAPA Symposium,

1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt.

bennington.edu

Thursdays, Sept. 6-Oct. 18: Elizabeth Coleman Center for the Advancement of Public Action's Fall 2018 Public Policy Forum @ CAPA series.

Thursday, Sept. 13: "Powers and Limitations of State Government Today," led by Shap Smith, 7 to 8:30 p.m., CAPA Symposium.

BENNINGTON FREE LIBRARY

101 Silver St., Bennington

Saturdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 13: Free Your Fiction workshop led by Sarah Weiler, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register: sarah.weiler@goddard.edu or 802-681-5871.

BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN

Center House Leonhardt Galleries,

5 W. Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge

413-298-3926, berkshirebotonical.org

Thursday, Sept. 13: Designing with Annuals, Tropicals, and Unique Hardy Perennials four-class workshop, $185, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Bringing Plants in for the Winter, $35, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

BERKSHIRE NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL

bnrc.org

Saturday, Sept. 15: Parsons Marsh Trail Opening celebration, music, kid's activities, walks, cider press, donuts and more, 9 a.m. to noon. Park at Stonover Farm's Event Parking Area, across from 169 Undermountain Road, Lenox.

THE BOOKSTORE & GET LIT WINE BAR

11 Housatonic St., Lenox

bookstoreinlenox.com

Thursday, Sept. 13: Irene Willis, "Climate of Opinion," with readers Richard Berlin, Lisken Van Pelt Dus, Cynthia Gardner, David Giannini and Zara Raab, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16: Janet MacFadyen, "Waiting to be Born;" Slate Roof Press poets Anna M. Warrock, "From The Other Room," and Catherine Stearns, "Then and Again," 1 p.m.

CHESTERWOOD

4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge

413-298-3579, chesterwood.org

Saturday, Sept. 15: "Genius loci: How New England shaped its artists and writers," an illustrated lecture by

Patricia Harris and David Lyon, 2 p.m. Register: 413-298-2023.

CRYSTAL WELLNESS CENTER

39 Railroad St., Great Barrington

413-528-2595, crystalwellness.com

Wednesday, Sept. 19: Psychic medium Bill Philipps presents “Expect the Unexpected: Audience Reading," $47, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets required.

EGREMONT GARDEN CLUB

Sunday, Sept. 16: Annual Egremont Garden Club Scholarship Tea featuring a lecture, "Japanese Tea Garden Design and Traditions" by Bettina Mueller, reception &and book signing to follow, $25, 2 p.m., Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

HOFFMANN BIRD CLUB

Saturday, Sept. 15:Blueberry Hill Hawkwatch and potluck picnic, 9 a.m.

Sept. 15-16: Berkshire Bioblitz, 24-hour biological survey and avian census, noon to noon.

Wednesday, Sept. 19: A Walk in the Woods, 8 a.m., meet at the Lanesborough Post Office, Route 7.

HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS

housatonicheritage.org

Saturday, Sept. 15: Housatonic River Paddling Trip, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register: 413-394-9796. Nature in Autumn at the Bidwell House, 10 a.m. to noon. Register: bidwellhouse@gmail.com or 413-528-6888. Great Barrington's Architecture and History: Connecting the Dots, 10 a.m. to noon, meet at the stone monument in front of Town Hall, 334 Main St., Great Barrington. From Iron Ore to Orioles: Ecology and Industry in the Berkshires, with Mass Audubon, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox. Register: gtraser@massaudubon.org or 413-637-0320. Neighborhoods of West Stockbridge: South Main Street in the 1900s, 10:30 a.m. to noon, meet at the 1854 Town Hall, 9 Main St., West Stockbridge. Register: info@weststockbridgehistory.org or 413-232-5055. Berkshire Bioblitz at Hopkins Memorial Forest: Nature Walks by Experts in the Natural Sciences, noon to noon, Saturday and Sunday, Northwest Hill Road, Williamstown.

Sunday, Sept. 16: The secrets of Muddy Pond and the Building of the first US Railroad Mountain Crossing, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Summit Hill Road, Washington. Register: dpiercedlp@aol.com or 413-354-7752. Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest Plant, Tree and Wild Edible hike, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor. Register: aimee@gaiaroots.com. A Walk Back in Time to the Berkshires Gilded Age History at Kennedy Park, 10 a.m. to noon, meet in the parking lot at the Arcadian Shop on Route 7/20, Lenox. Register: jg_chague@hotmail.com or 413-637-1818. Urban Mill History of Pittsfield in the 1800s, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., meet at the Pontoosuc Lake boat ramp on Hancock Road, Pittsfield. An Interpretive Stroll on the Housatonic River Walk, Berkshires' National Recreational Trail, 10 to 11 a.m., Bridge Street, Great Barrington. A Leisurely, Pleasant Stroll Over Laurel Hill and the Mary Flynn Trail, 1 to 2:30 p.m., meet at the Stockbridge Town Offices, 50 Main St., Stockbridge. Explore Gould Farm and its History, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Gould Road off Curtis Road, Monterey.

MASS AUDUBON

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary,

472 West Mountain Road, Lenox

Canoe Meadows

309 Holmes Road, Pittsfield

413-637-0320, massaudubon.org

Register for programs online or by phone.

Friday, Sept. 14: Birding at Canoe Meadows, free, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Canoeing the Housatonic River, $25-$35, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 18: Birding at the Mount, 8 to 10 a.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. Register: edithwharton.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 19: Birding at Pleasant Valley, free, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Evening at Beaver Ponds, $3-$8, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

MILHAM PLANETARIUM

Williams College, Old Hopkins Observatory

829 Main St., Williamstown

Fridays: Astronomy students at the college host free shows, 8 p.m.

MOUNT GREYLOCK STATE RESERVATION

30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough

Fridays, Sept. 14: Campground Critters, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Scenic Summit Tours, 1 and 2 p.m. Creatures of the Night, 7 p.m. Night hike, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16: CCC Ghost Camp Walk, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Scenic Summit Tours, 1 and 2 p.m. Summit Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mondays: We Can Do It!: CCC Discovery Station, open hours, 10 a.m.t o 4 p.m.

Wednesdays: Nice and Easy hike for seniors, 10 a.m.

Fridays: Interpreter's Choice Hike, 1 p.m.

THE MOUNT

Edith Wharton's Home

2 Plunkett St., Lenox

413-551-5111, edithwharton.org

Sunday, Sept. 16: SculptureNow Art Walk, free, 1:30 p.m.

NATURAL BRIDGE STATE PARK

McAuley Road, North Adams

Friday, Sept. 14: Cub Cadet Hour, for ages 2-6, 11 a.m. to noon.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Natural Bridge History Tour, 10 a.m. and noon; Discovery table, 2 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16: Natural Bridge History Tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Building the Bridge, noon.

Wednesday, Sept. 19: Nice n' Easy Walk, 10 to 11 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, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. $5. A Gentleman's Farm in the Berkshires: Farm Tour of Naumkeag, noon and 2 p.m.

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM

9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge

413-298-4100, nrm.org

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

Thursday, Sept. 13: Historic property walk, 2 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14: Norman Rockwell in Detail, 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15: In Plein Air: On-Site Painting Program, $25, noon to 4 p.m. Registration required.

NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE

4869 Main St., Manchester Center, Vt.

northshire.com

Thursday, Sept. 13:Jane Iwan, "Refugee of the Heart," 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14: Jerry Thornton, "Five Rings: The Super Bowl History of the New England Patriots (So Far)," 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Tony Whedon, "Drunk in the Woods," 6 p.m.

NOTCHVIEW RESERVATION

Route 9, Windsor

thetrustees.org

Saturday, Sept. 15: Stargazing, $5, dusk to late evening.

QUAKER MEETING HOUSE

Maple Street Cemetery, Adams

Hours: Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. through Columbus Day.

Sundays: Free tours by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission.

TAMARACK HOLLOW NATURE

AND CULTURAL CENTER

1515-16 Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor

tamarackhollownatureanculturalcenter.org

Sunday, Sept. 16: Boreal Spruce-Fir forest plant, tree and wild edible hike, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Register: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

WESTON PLAYHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY

Main Stage, 12 Park St.,

Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston, Vt.

westonplayhouse.org

Saturday, Sept. 15: Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman presents "A View from the Front Row," an in-depth look at the Trump administration, $45, 7:30 p.m., Second Stage at Walker Farm.

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT HOMESTEAD

207 Bryant Homestead, Cummington

thetrustees.org

Friday, Sept. 14:Exploring Bryant's Woods hike, $5, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Living History Performance Tour, "A Fiery & Still Voice," $28, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Garden to Table: Seasonal Cooking from the Kitchen Garden, $45, 3 to 6 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16:Meet the Caretaker tour, " $20, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

THEATER

BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON'S ROCK

Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road,

Great Barrington

simons-rock.edu

Thursday, Sept. 13: Bread and Puppet Theater Company's "The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus," 5:30 p.m.

SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY

70 Kemble St., Lenox

shakespeare.org

Sept. 13-Oct. 7: "HIR," by Taylor Mac, directed by Alice Reagan, a darkly uproarious comedy, tells the story of a son coming back from the military to find his family turned completely upside down. When it comes to family, sometimes you just have to figure it out. Previews: Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., opening Saturday at 7:30 p.m., matinee Sunday at 3 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.

THE THEATER BARN

654 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

518-794-8989, thetheaterbarn.org

Through Sept. 23: "The Decorator," by Donald Churchill. Hilarity is piled upon hilarity as a painter portrays the absent husband of a woman having an affair. $27-$29. Performances: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

VENTFORT HALL

104 Walker St., Lenox

413-637-3206, gildedage.org

Sunday, Sept. 16: "Haunted by Murder" murder mystery dinner theater, $40, first course and program starts at 5:30 p.m. Reservations required.

WAM THEATRE

56 Church St., Lenox.

413-274-8122, wamtheatre.com

Sunday, Sept. 16: Fresh Takes Play Reading, "Escaped Alone," by Caryl Churchill, directed by Kristen van Ginhoven, followed by a talkback, $25, 3:30 p.m., No. 6 Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge.

WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield

413-443-0289, thewhit.org

Sept. 13-16: "The Vagina Monologues," $18, shows Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.


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