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FAMILY ART-MAKING SESSIONS
Williamstown, 1-4 p.m.
In celebration of the summer exhibits “Women Artists in Paris” and “The Art of Iron”, the Clark Art Institute invites families for free, weekly art-making sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Wednesday, July 11, and continuing through Thursday, Aug. 30. Clark educators provide all materials for the workshops, which are held outdoors in the visitors’ picnic tent near the reflecting pools. These activities are weather dependent.
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'ART OF IRON' WORKSHOPS
Williamstown, 1-4 p.m.
In celebration of the special exhibit "The Art of Iron" the Clark Art Institute has scheduled free art-making activities on Wednesdays from July 11 through Aug. 29. The family-friendly “Form/Function” sessions include a metalworking demonstration by a local blacksmith. Participants create a unique piece of wire sculpture inspired by the intricate forms on view in the exhibition. Located outside under the Visitors’ Picnic Tent, these free activities are designed give creative context to gallery experiences. Clark educators provide instruction and all materials.

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LET'S GET READY FOR KINDERGARTEN
Lenox, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
South Berkshire Kids presents Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten at the Lenox Library, a weekly caregiver/child program for children who will be entering kindergarten or preK in the fall. Each week we will be working on a different skill: letter and number recognition, print awareness, social skills, and much more. No registration necessary.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CATWALK BOUTIQUE
Great Barrington, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
This year, Berkshire Humane Society’s resale shop, Catwalk Boutique, turns 4 years old. The shop specializes in like-new, gently used hip and stylish women’s fashion, from evening wear to active wear, including jewelry, hand bags, and other accessories. All proceeds from the shop benefit homeless animals. Catwalk’s birthday will be celebrated with cake and refreshments.
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CLARK ART WALKING TOURS
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute will hold twice-weekly walking tours of the institute's campus on Wednesdays and Saturdays through Sept. 1. “Did You Know' A Guided Walking Tour” is a free, one-hour exploration of the Clark's picturesque landscape. Tour guides highlight features unknown to many visitors, from outdoor installations to the Institute's ongoing sustainability initiative. Registration is not required, but space is limited to 20 visitors. Severe weather cancels this event.
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WAM THEATRE GALA
Richmond, 5:30 p.m.
WAM Theatre’s annual Midsummer Cocktail Party Benefit will be held at the Berkshire Equestrian Center. Guests will be the first to learn about this year’s beneficiary for WAM’s fall Main Stage production of "Ann," starring Jayne Atkinson, and will get an exclusive premiere performance of the 2018 cohort of Girls Ensemble’s devised play. This year 12 participants from five different towns and eight different schools are creating an original piece around the timely theme of justice. Berkshire favorite Ty Allan Jackson is the host for the evening. Tickets rangle from $75-$250 and are available online.

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TOWN PLAYERS AUDITIONS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield announces auditions for the fall production that will launch its 98th Season. "New and Used" is a smart, sexy romantic comedy for older actors and is based loosely (and lovingly) on Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice." Auditions are in Room K111 at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St. Sought are comic actors ages 35 to 70 for 16 roles (10 women and six men). Audition is by cold read only and actors do not need to prepare anything in advance. Rehearsals begin Aug. 13 and the show will be in early October at Berkshire Community College on the main stage of the Robert Boland Theater.

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TALK ON SAVING FORESTS
Adams, 6-7 p.m.
"Saving Massachusetts Forests for Climate, Nature, and People," a presentation by Michael Kellett on the benefits of forests for people and the climate, will be held at Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock. The talk is free.

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CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Lenox, 6:30 p.m.
Free concerts are held in Lilac Park on Main Street through Aug. 29. In the event of rain, the show is moved to Town Hall. The schedule is as follows: July 11, Tupper and Sweet; July 18, The Last Minute Jazz Ensemble; July 25, Lade Di and the Dukes; Aug. 1, Sister City Jazz Ambassadors; Aug. 8, Misty Blue; Aug. 15, Moonshine Holler; Aug. 22, The Eagles Big Band and HBH Band with Wanda Houston; Aug. 29.
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TALK ON SHAYS' REBELLION
Adams, 6:30 p.m.
The Adams Historical Society will present “Samuel Adams and Shays’ Rebellion,” a talk by historian William M. Fowler Jr., in Memorial Hall of the Adams Free Library. Shays’ Rebellion was an armed uprising that took place in central and western Massachusetts in 1786 and 1787. The rebellion was named after one of its leaders, Daniel Shays, a veteran of the American Revolution. Men from Adams’ north and south villages, as well as other towns in Berkshire County, took part in the rebellion. Eli Parsons, a resident of the north village, was also one of the leaders.

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CONCERT AT THE LAKE PRESENTS BANG ON A CAN
North Adams, 7 p.m.
* NOTICE: This concert starts later than 6:30PM 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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‘CURTIS ON TOUR’
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
“Curtis on Tour” returns to New England for its inaugural performance in the intimate Saint James Place sanctuary Wednesday, July 25, 7:00pm. The performance features an extraordinary classic string program performed by distinguished Curtis Institute President Roberto Diaz and Curtis students, who are about to emerge onto the world stage. This performance honors the generous support from the Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick Trust in the restoration of the 1857 church into Saint James Place. In its first season, the classical music presented in SJPs’ restored sanctuary space has been compared to the original sound for which the music was written. For tickets, visit the website. A pre-performance lecture will be held at 6 p.m.
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YOGA AT LAKE MANSFIELD
Great Barrington, 8 - 9 a.m.
Suggested donation of $10 to support Great Barrington Land Conservancy and Lake Mansfield. Bring a mat and join yogini Senta Reis for a wonderful outdoor yoga class at Lake Mansfield. All abilities welcome. More information at www.GBLand.org
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