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A VERY INTIMATE ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have formed one of the most successful partnerships in music history. During their nearly four-decade career, they have won an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy awards, as well as three American Music awards. Their undeniable chemistry, Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trail blazing work as a producer, guitarist and songwriter created some of rock’s most memorable hits.  For more information and tickets click here or call the Box Office at 413.528.0100 (Wed-Sat, Noon-4pm).  Mahaiwe
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'THE GIRL ON THE VELVET SWING'
Lenox, 4 p.m.
New York Times-bestselling author and award-winning legal historian Simon Baatz will give evidence to facts dealing with "The Girl on the Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century." The subject of his latest book of the same title, Baatz will present a Tea & Talk at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum. Tickets for the Baatz talk are $26 for advance reservations and $32 day of the event. Reservations are highly recommended at 413-637-3206.
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PREVIEW CRISTINA CóRDOVA- DEL BALCóN, SOLO EXHIBITION
North Adams, 5 - 7 p.m.
Del balcón, a solo exhibition of new work by Cristina Córdova, featuring large and small figural sculptures exploring the relationship between the human and geographic connections within her native the Puerto Rican landscape. Ferrin Contemporary, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College astronomy students will host free shows for the public on Tuesday and Thursday evenings  through Aug. 9 at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (required), contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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BIRDING AT THE MOUNT
Lenox, 8-10 a.m.
Explore Edith Wharton's original estate, including woods, wetlands, and meadows, with a Berkshire Santuary naturalist. Guests will learn skills for birding by sight and song as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, bald eagles, vireos, and wood warblers. The event is free.

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NATURAL BRIDGE HISTORY TOUR
North Adams, 10 a.m.
Discover the mystery of Natural Bridge State Park with this easy walking tour. Meet at the Visitor Center for an interpreter-guided discovery of interesting and short stories that makes Natural Bridge so unique. Programs run for 30 to 45 minutes. Limited wheelchair access. All programs are free; parking fee applies.

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HINDS STAFF IN NEW ASHFORD
New Ashford, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
State Sen. Adam G. Hinds (D-Pittsfield) will have district aides available at New Ashford Town Hall.  All residents of his Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden Senate District are invited to participate in these sessions if they have an idea, question or comment about state government they wish to share, or if they require assistance from the Senator's constituent services team.

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WEDNESDAY SHORTS
Lenox, 5 – 6 p.m.
Enjoy summer afternoons on the Terrace listening to professional actors read short stories written by Wharton and her contemporaries including Henry James, Edgar Allen Poe, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. $10 General, Free for Members, Wednesdays, June 27th - August 29th at 5:00 p.m. (Except for July 4th). The Mount in Lenox
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TALK ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND TROUT
Adams, 6-7 p.m.
Trout thrive in cool water. A warming climate threatens stream temperatures in southern New England. What can we do to prolong a cold water fishery here' Lauren Stevens articulates the dangers cold water fish face from climate change and will speak about it at Bascom Lodge, atop Mount Greylock. The talk is free.
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CONCERT AT THE LAKE PRESENTS BORN IV BLUES
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Each summer from June through August the City of North Adams hosts a free weekly concert series, sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union,  at Windsor Lake (intersection of Kemp and Bradley Streets). These concerts combine great music with the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. Concessions are available at the lake, but people are welcome to bring their own food. Parking is free during concerts, and swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are allowed at the lake. All cancellations will be called by 3PM on the day of the concert. For more details follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/natourism/, call 413-664-6180, or email tourism@northadams-ma.gov
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SHOOTING STAR PAINT & SIP FOR BLACK ROCK FC SOCCER CLUB
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
Help make a dream come true for these young athletes!  Join us on WED 6/27/18 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Black Rock Football Club trip to Sweden, where they'll play in a soccer tournament! You'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Shooting Star" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $40. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346  
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'ROCK-A-CHUSETTS'
Cheshire, 7 p.m.
The Cheshire Library presents "Rock-a-chusetts" local author Christy Butler presenting his newest "Erractic Wanderings." at the Cheshire Community/Senior Center, 119 School St. This program is part of the "Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Program and sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Council of the Arts Grant.
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CLARK BOOK CLUB
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
In celebration of the Clark Art Institute’s special exhibit "Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900," the Institute hosts a summer book club featuring three novels set in 19th-century France. Each book centers on remarkable female characters and the vibrant and changing society in which they lived. The group meets once a month in June, July, and August. Kicking off the book club is a discussion of George Sand’s "Indiana." The free session will be held in the Manton Research Center reading room. Space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve, visit clarkart.edu or call 413-458-0524.
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ORANGE STAR SMASHAROO! COUNTRY WESTERN DINNER THEATER FARCE
Windsor, 7:30 p.m.
One of seven interactive performances in the Daniel's Art Party Performing Arts Festival, Orange Star Smasharoo! is a rollicking musical that captures a pivotal night in the life of a colorful Wyoming family. Actual audience members eat a four-course dinner onstage, while the family's farcical drama and wild musical numbers swirl around hem. Parents be advised: there will be adult themes and bawdy content. Written and Directed by Ken Roht, and starring Broadway belter Lauren Elder (Hair, Side Show) as our Queen of Dinner Theater, Orange Star! Run-time: approx 1 hour, 30 min. For more info and tickets: www.danielsartparty.org  Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Rd., Great Barrington
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CLASSICAL PRINCIPLES FOR MODERN DESIGN WITH THOMAS JAYNE
Lenox, 4 – 5 p.m.
Award-winning interior designer and decorative arts historian Thomas Jayne discusses Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman’s 1897 book The Decoration of Houses. Proudly sponsored by 33 Main. $10 General, Free Mount Members, 4:00 p.m.   The Mount in Lenox
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THROUGH FIRE OPENING RECEPTION
Williamstown, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
 The Good Purpose Gallery is pleased to present Through Fire, bringing together personal drawings by Frankie Borrero and Grier Horner’s Joan of Arc painting series. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 28th, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm where you’ll get a chance to meet the artists and enjoy the art and some food, and the show runs until Monday, September 10th, 2018.
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DOWNSTREET ART
North Adams, 5 - 8 p.m.
DownStreet Art Thursday, June 28, 5-8 pm downstreetart.org Featuring music, art activities, exhibition openings, and local vendors, DownStreet Art Thursdays combine elements of a gallery walk and street party to deliver monthly, not-to-be-missed happenings to the streets of downtown North Adams.   
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BETTY VERA, URBAN TEXTURES OPENING RECEPTION
North Adams, 5 - 8 p.m.
Betty Vera, Urban Textures On View: June 28 – July 21, 2018 Opening reception Thursday June 28, 5pm – 8pm Inspired by the rich and surprising juxtaposition of materials and textures found in the urban environment, fiber artist Betty Vera creates richly textured, intricate woven works that evoke the accidental and intentional abstract designs created by human activity.  Visit mcla.edu/gallery51 for more information.  
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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SUPPER
Vermont, 5 PM with continuous serving
The Pownal United Methodist Church, located at the corner of RT 346 and Church Street, will be serving its annual family style Strawberry Shortcake Supper. The menu includes: grilled chicken breasts and thighs,  baked ham, pineapple sauce, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw and Jello salads, rolls, coffee, iced tea, or lemonade, and homemade strawberry shortcake. Tickets available at the door: $12 for adults, $6 for children 4-10 years, and free for children 3 years and under. Take-outs available at south side entrance: $12 for adults, $6 for 1/2 portion dinner. Questions: Contact Mary Louise at 802-823-7769. Remember how good it was last year!
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THE CHALET
North Adams, 5:30 p.m.
Our summer fun spot promises frothy beverages, riverside regulars, and friendly new faces when we fire up The Chalet, Oh, Canada artist Dean Baldwin’s-sculpture-turned-river- side-beer-garden for just one night each week. Summer’s most precious memories happen here — in the midst of the museum, to the hum of local music, under the Berkshire stars. Starts Thursday, June 28th. The Chalet is always free, just bring cash for the bar!  MASS MoCA
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DOWNTOWN BIKE AROUND
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Every Thursday at 6:00p.m. Meet at St. Anthony’s Parking Lot, North Adams. Help shift bicycle culture in North Adams for drivers and people on bikes by joining in on a casual and group ride. For all ages! There is safety in numbers as we take to the streets to create a safer environment for sharing our roads! For more information contact: Amanda Chilson, achilson@nbccoalition.org.
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LOBSTER ON THE LAWN
, 6 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy an evening on the lawn with a BBQ menu crafted by Executive Chef Jeremy Berlin while enjoying live music. This is the Lobster on The Lawn Event, Thursdays beginning June 28—August 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This offer is open to everyone and is located on The Event Lawn, and it includes a BBQ buffet, house beer & house wine, coffee/tea, soft drinks, entertainment and valet parking. Pricing includes $100 plus tax and resort amenity fee for adults, $50 plus tax and resort amenity fee for children ages 4-12 and free of charge for children under the age of 3. The menu consists of chowder, salads, hot offers and desserts. For more information, visit www.blantyre.com or call 1-844-881-0104. Blantyre, 16 Blantyre Road, Lenox, MA 01240   1-844-881-0104
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ORANGE STAR SMASHAROO! COUNTRY WESTERN DINNER THEATER FARCE
Windsor, 7:30 p.m.
One of seven interactive performances in the Daniel's Art Party Performing Arts Festival, Orange Star Smasharoo! is a rollicking musical that captures a pivotal night in the life of a colorful Wyoming family. Actual audience members eat a four-course dinner onstage, while the family's farcical drama and wild musical numbers swirl around hem. Parents be advised: there will be adult themes and bawdy content. Written and Directed by Ken Roht, and starring Broadway belter Lauren Elder (Hair, Side Show) as our Queen of Dinner Theater, Orange Star! Run-time: approx 1 hour, 30 min. For more info and tickets: www.danielsartparty.org  Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Rd., Great Barrington
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College astronomy students will host free shows for the public on Tuesday and Thursday evenings  through Aug. 9 at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (required), contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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VOLUNTEER WORK DAYS AT RIVER WALK
Great Barrington, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located on Dresser Ave. Pre-registration encouraged: river@gbriverwalk.org Join the River Walk Team at this weekly opportunity for community members to contribute to the care of the trail and riverside habitat. Special projects will be planned for some Thursdays. More information at www.GBLand.org
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FREE FUN FRIDAY
Lenox, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m .
The Mount opens its doors as part of the 10th annual Free Fun Friday program, and we invite visitors from far and wide to visit the property, free of charge. Explore Edith Wharton’s home, enjoy the gardens and trails, and discover one of the most beautiful spots in the Berkshires. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Special activities throughout the day.
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MARBLE MEANDERING
North Adams, 10 a.m.
Discover the formation of marble 550 million years ago at Natural Bridge State Park. Observe the water power of the Hudson Brook that carved this 475 foot-long ever-changing chasm. Meet at the Visitor Center. Programs run for 30 to 45 minutes. All programs are free; parking fee applies.

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IT’S A BLAST!
North Adams, 2 p.m.
Natural Bridge State Park offers a park Interpreter-guided walk from the Blast Rock through the quarry mill foundation. Discover how it was to work at the quarry in the 1800's. Meet at the Visitor Center. Program runs for 30 to 45 minutes. All programs are free; parking fee applies.

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BIDWELL HOUSE FAMILY TOUR
Monterey, 2 p.m.
The Bidwell House Museum will offer a Family Tour designed for families with children 12 and under.  This new tour will explore the Bidwell House from the perspective of Adonijah Bidwell’s children, who would have been the first youngsters to live in the house. Using games, conversations and activities, this interactive walk through the house will teach visitors how people lived in the Berkshires hundreds of years ago while also finding connections to life today. The fee for this tour is the same as general admission, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 student 13-18, free for children 12 and under.

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HUDSON FISH & GAME CLUB PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
New York, 6:30 p.m.
Summer Flower Sign on SLATE or WOOD!  Join us on FRI 6/29/18 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Hudson Fish and Game Club. You'll learn to paint this summer image of “Welcome Flowers” on an authentic roof slate tile, or on a hand-made reclaimed wood sign - various sizes and colors available. At Hudson Fish and Game Club, 293 Fish and Game Rd, Hudson, NY. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Cash Bar & Snacks available for purchase. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346  
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