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HOOKED ON LLAMAS
Lenox, 11 a.m.
The Roche Reading park (Weather permitting) Join Debbie Labbe, llama expert and owner of the Country Quilt Llama Farm, returns to the Lenox Library for a morning of furry fun.

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR.
Lee, 2 p.m.
Beauty and the Beast, Jr. July 9, 10 & 11, 2015  (Shows July 9 & 11th at 2pm, July 10th at 7pm) At the Spectrum Playhouse, 20 Franklin St. Lee, MA Be our Guest for this ” Tale as old as Time”. The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast JR. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Ticket prices: $12/ $8 Students & Seniors To order tickets call: 413 394-5023 or email: kdemler@cipberkshire.org
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CHALET SESSION WITH NICK CAVE
North Adams, 7 p.m.

Every Thursday and Friday at dusk, adjacent to our summer beer garden, the concert courtyard will be flooded with psychedelic images by Clifford Ross and a soundscape curated by his musical collaborator, John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions): from Sade to Sinatra, madrigals to makossa, Kuti to Kyrie, and beyond. Come to the Chalet for occasional conversation and song with artists and musicians. Have a conversation with artist Nick Cave starting at 7pm. Bring cash for the bar! More information on MASS MoCA website.


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PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company comes to their Berkshire home with performances of Company B, Eventide, and Esplanade. Mahaiwe
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MONTESSORI SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Lenox, 9 a.m.
The Montessori School of the Berkshires at 21 Patterson Road in Lenox Dale will hold open houses on July 9 and July 16 at the following times:  July 9, 9 a.m., Children's House for ages 3-6 and July 16, 4:30 p.m., Adolescent Experience for students entering seventh and eighth grades. These events offer the chance to tour the campus, discover Montessori’s range of programs, and learn more about enrollment for the 2015-16 school year. Interested parents can register online at www.BerkshireMontessori.org or by calling 413-637-3662. The Montessori School of the Berkshires is open to students from 15 months through eighth grade. There are immediate openings in the early childhood program, with limited openings for elementary and adolescent programs.

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TIME FOR TOTS
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:15am

Join us for a story time made just for toddlers!  There will be stories, songs, art, movement and music. This program is suitable for ages 2-5, and is at our Ramsdell Library at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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ART TOGETHER
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

A story and art playgroup for parents and children ages baby to 5. We'll read wonderful picture books and then enjoy related arts and crafts. Explore an array of media and creative projects, together with your children!
Sponsored by CHP & South Berkshire Kids. This program is at our Mason Library at 231 Main St. in Great Barrington. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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EAGLE STREET BEACH PARTY
North Adams, 3:30 - 10 p.m.
We don’t need an ocean to have a beach! Visit North Adams on the second Friday in July as more than 250,000 pounds of sand, donated by Specialty Minerals and delivered by the City of North Adams, is spread - curb to curb - the entire length of Eagle Street. The family-friendly beach party runs from 3:30 – 6:30 and the adult-oriented fiesta, complete with margaritas served on the beach, takes place from 7-10pm.
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'WHISTLER'S MOTHER' TALKS
Williamstown, 3:30 p.m.
A series of three gallery talks about the exhibit "Whistler’s Mother: Grey, Black, and White" begins at the Clark Art Institute with a lecture by Carey Powers, the Clark’s Lunder Special Assistant to the Director. All lectures will be held in the exhibition gallery at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark’s campus. Upcoming lectures in the series include a talk July 17 by Leslie Paisley, head of paper conservation at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, and a talk on July 24 by Heather Nolin, Arthur Ross Collection Research Associate and Project Manager, Yale University Art Gallery.

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BART CELEBRATION
Adams, 5-7 p.m.
Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School will host an evening to celebrate its new building and to honor founding board member Pam Johnson. Guests will gather for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the newly constructed addition at BART Charter Public School, One Commercial Street. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend; for more information or to purchase tickets, contact Leah Thompson at leah.thompson@bartcharter.org or 413-743-7311, ext. 168.

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SUMMER SHTICK! AN EVENING OF COMIC MAYHEM
New York, 8 - 10 p.m.
"Summer Shtick" will feature actors Nancy Rothman and Robert Zukerman and a cast of thousands (not!), and will include short scenes, stand-up comedy and song parodies--a little mid-summer madness under The Tent. Tickets for the July 10 performance of “Summer Shtick” are $20 general admission, $15 for PS21 members, and $10 for students with I.D. Tickets can be purchased at www.ps21chatham.org, by calling 1-800-838-3006, or at the door until the show sells out. For other information about this or any other event at PS21, please call (518) 392-6121. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century is a not-for-profit organization in Chatham, NY, dedicated to the performing arts and to serving a diverse community with concerts, programs and residencies by professional artists and ensembles, youth and children's programming and cultural education opportunities for all ages. This show is the second in a series of three Variety Friday events at PS21 this summer. PS21 is located at 2980 Route 66, in the Town of Chatham.
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PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company comes to their Berkshire home with performances of Diggity, Piazzolla Caldera, and Promethean Fire. Mahaiwe
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LEARN TO ROW FOR JUNIORS ON LAKE ONOTA
Pittsfield, 10 a.m. to Noon
Berkshire Rowing and Sculling Society (BRASS) Learn to Row event for Juniors. This is open for kids in grades 6 thru 11, it is from 10 am to noon at Cuyler Boathouse at Burbank Park on Lake Onota. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling (413) 442-7769 and leaving a name and contact information. BRASS is a non-profit rowing club located on Lake Onota . For additional information about the club, visit http://berkshirerowing.com.

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GARDEN & HOUSE TOUR
Stockbridge, 10 AM - 4 PM
"Hidden Treasures of the Berkshires" Garden & House Tour sponsored by The Lenox Garden Club.  Self-guided tour of six wonderful, historic gardens and properties in Stockbridge.  Garden lovers will discover a charming garden listed in the Archives of American Gardens in the Smithsonian Collection, a cottage garden tended by the owner who is a second generation gardener, a notable, historic house with lovely views, a landscape once choked with invasive plants, now graced by a native plant meadow and more.  Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of tour.  Sat. July 11, 2015.  10 AM - 4 PM Rain or shine.  Tickets available at Willowbrook Home in Lenox, Hammertown in Gt. Barrington, Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge or online at www.lenoxgardenclub.net 
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CHATHAM SUMMERFEST
New York, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The street fair, whose activities will take place on Main Street, Park Row and Hudson Avenue, regularly draws hundreds of visitors and showcases many varied local organizations as well as performers, artists, and vendors. Many of Chatham’s one-of-a-kind stores and restaurants will set up tables outdoors as part of a sidewalk sale.
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OLD MILL TRAIL WALK
Hinsdale, 10 a.m.-noon
The Housatonic Valley Association will lead guided family walk on the Old Mill Trail. This 1.5-mile walking trail follows the East Branch of the Housatonic River and begins at the trailhead on Old Dalton Road, Hinsdale (opposite the Hinsdale Trading Company). Explore nature through various activities along the way. Find out what lives in the river. The trail is fully accessible for the first three-quarters of a mile. This hike is free and open to the public.  Program support provided in part by a grant from the Central Berkshire Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Call HVA at 413-394-9796 for more information.

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TALES FROM THE EAST
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Join Caravan Puppets for a performance of four classic stories from Asia! Enjoy a wide diveristy of puppets and puppetry styles with beautiful staging and original music. Some stories are interactive and children will build a small puppet to perform with and take home at the end of the show.  Berkshire Museum
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LIBRARY PAINTING PARTY
Williamstown, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Progressive Palette will facilitate a painting party at the Milne Library for students in sixth through 12th grade. Participants will have the chance to create their own masterpiece with acrylics on canvas, using a sample painting as their inspiration. With help from two experienced artists, even those who haven’t painted before will experience re-creating the sample painting in their own individual way. Space is limited and sign-up in advance is required, either by calling 413-458-5369 or by stopping by at the library.

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WILLIAMSTOWN GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Williamstown, 11 a.m.
The Williamstown Garden Club will host an open meeting for the public on Saturday, at The Harper Center, 118 Church Street, Williamstown. The speaker will be Betsy Williams, who teaches, lectures, and writes about living with herbs and flowers. The title of her talk will be “the Fairies at the Bottom of Your Garden.” For more information about the Williamstown Garden Club, including programs, membership, and its extensive civic beautification project, go to williamstowngardenclub.org.

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PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
Great Barrington, 3 p.m.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company performs excerpts from Diggity and Company B. This is a family show, $20 per family (up to 6 persons). Mahaiwe
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'PORTRAIT OF AFRICA' RECEPTION, BOOK SIGNING
Lenox, 3 to 7
Sohn Fine Art Gallery, 60 Church St., presents "Portrait of Africa" by Russian artist Anton Lyalin in his U.S. debut. Featured in the exhibition are large-scale, black and white portrait photographs of wild animals in their natural environment. The artist will speak from 3 to 4 (please RSVP), followed by the book signing and reception. The exhibit runs from May 15 to July 27.

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DOM FLEMONS, AMERICAN SONGSTER AND MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST
New York, 8 - 10 p.m.
Flemons, a singer and multi-instrumentalist, is a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. Together with Brian Farrow on bass and fiddle, and Mike Johnson on drums, the trio performs traditions of old-time folk music and Americana that are both classic and fresh. PS21 is located at 2980 Route 66 in the Town of Chatham. Tickets for the Saturday, July 11, 8:00pm performance of Dom Flemons are $25 general admission, $20 PS21 members and $15 students with I.D. Tickets can be purchased at www.ps21chatham.org, by calling 1-800-838-3006, or at the door until the show sells out. For other information about this or any other event at PS21, please call (518) 392-6121.
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BERKSHIRE FARMERS MARKET
Lanesborough, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Berkshire Mall will host the Berkshire Farmers Market for the 10th year. Located in the Sears parking lot every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 25, the market offers the finest locally grown and raised produce, plants and specialty foods.

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TOSHI REAGON PRESENTS THE LOVE SESSIONS: MICHAEL JACKSON VS. PRINCE
North Adams, 8 p.m.
The soulful singer and guitarist Toshi Reagon's love-themed concert takes a deep dive into the songbooks of two American pop icons. The show features Reagon and a spectacular group of collaborators - including Ki Ki Hawkins, Tamar-kali, Morley, Martha Redbone, Xavier Smith, Rachel Eckroth, Ganessa James, Allison Miller, Alex Nolan, and Chala Yancy - taking on Prince and MJ's hits and B-sides alike. Tickets and more information on MASS MoCA website.
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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m.-noon
The North Adams Farmers Market at the St. Anthony’s Municipal Parking Lot welcomes more than 20 vendors offering a variety of local foods including, fresh local produce, locally raised meat, cheese, preserves, eggs, bread, granola, baked treats, plants, handmade goods, and more. The market is great place to find a wide variety of fresh local produce and prepared foods in the northern Berkshire County area.

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BOTTLE DRIVE DRURY BAND
North Adams
We will meet at the Northern Berkshire Container Redemption Center (1000 Mass. Ave.) at 8:45 a.m. for neighborhood assignments and then fan out across the city

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APPALACHIAN TRAIL FAMILY DAY HIKE
Williamstown, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Calling young explorers! Join us for a special kid-friendly hike geared at helping families enjoy hiking the Appalachian Trail. Our 2 mile hike (round-trip) through ice gulch to the Tom Leonard Shelter will take us into one of Berkshire County’s most interesting trail sections. Kids will be able to explore a thru-hiker shelter, eat their lunch with an awesome view, and play games that help develop good trail skills. Parents will learn great tips for successful family trail days. For more information and to register, email: info@gbtrails.org. Registration is required, group size is limited. This event is co-led by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Great Barrington Trails and Greenways in support of the Great Barrington Appalachian Trail Community. 
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THE CONTEMPORARY FLUTE
Pittsfield, 2 - 3 p.m.
Join Massachusetts based flutist Erin Pulley in an exciting program exploring the connection between modern culture and the music that represents and embodies that culture. The program will include Eve Beglarian's I Will Not Be Sad in This World for alto flute and tape, Robert Dick's Fish Are Jumping for unaccompanied solo flute, Teruki Noda's Eclogue for flute and percussion joined by Kyle Dubois, Jazer Gile's Parutika for flute and live electronics, Steve Reich's Vermont Counterpoint for flutes and electronics, as well as various other contemporary pieces including flute, percussion and electronics.\ http://berkshiremuseum.org/  
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RAGA AND TALA WITH STEVE GORN, BANSURI FLUTE, AND SAMIR CHATTERJEE, TABLA
New York, 2 - 4 p.m.
A special concert featuring the meditative sounds of North Indian classical music will be held at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century on Sunday, July 12, 2:00pm. The special event, featuring performances by renowned Indian musicians Samir Chatterjee and Steve Gorn, will be held under The Tent at PS21, located at 2980 Route 66 in the town of Chatham. Tickets for the Sunday, July 12, 2:00pm performance of Music of Northern India are $25 general admission, $20 PS21 members. and $15 students with I.D. Tickets can be purchased at www.ps21chatham.org, by calling 1-800-838-3006, or at the door until the show sells out. For other information about this or any other event at PS21, please call (518) 392-6121.
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PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
Great Barrington, 2 p.m.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company comes to their Berkshire home with performances of Diggity, Piazzolla Caldera, and Promethean Fire. Mahaiwe
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