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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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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. 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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PAINT & SIP FOR THE ADAMS LIBRARY
Adams, 6 p.m.
Magnificent Morning Mist of Mount Greylock! Join us on FRI 8/24/18 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Adams Free Library. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Morning Mist at Mount Greylock" on a 16x20 canvas. At Forest Park Country Club, 41 Forest Park Ave, Adams, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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BANG GROUP: MOUTHFUL OF SHOES
New York, 8 p.m.
Comic enthusiasm with a blend of tap, body percussion, vaudeville, ballet and contemporary dance. Tickets: $35 general $30 members $10 students. For more information, visit our website. PS21: OPEN-AIR THEATER, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037
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BIDWELL HOUSE GUIDED WALK
Monterey, 1 p.m.
The Bidwell House Museum will offer a Native American Guided Walk of the Woodlands and Hunting Grounds.  This tour retraces the steps of the Native Americans—specifically the local Stockbridge Band of the Mohican Tribe—who lived and hunted in this area for thousands of years. Visitors may take this as a self-guided walk using a brochure and map found on the front porch of the Museum. The cost for the guided walk will be $15 adults, $10 seniors, children are free. The fee includes a guided-tour of the house either before or after the guided walk. The self-guided walk is free.

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GIUSEPPE VERDI'S "RIGOLETTO"
Windsor, 1 p.m.
When his daughter is seduced and abducted, a devoted father is driven to murder in this devastating story of love, betrayal, and vengeance. Few characters in opera are as compelling as the court jester Rigoletto, whose blind desire for revenge leads to tragic consequences. Berkshire Opera Festival is proud to present this masterpiece with an outstanding cast of international renown. Approximate running time:  2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission. Sung in Italian with projected English translations. The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The Berkshire Opera Festival, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington,  413.213.6622
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SHABBAT TOGETHER
, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
For elementary and middle school families. A little prayer, a little study, and a little fun.  Every last Saturday of the month in classroom 10 at Temple Israel of Albany.  Temple Israel, 600 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208   1-518-438-7858
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TOT SHABBAT
, 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
A fun service filled with songs, stories and more! Perfect for children 5 & under! On every last Saturday of the month in the Kahn Meeting Room at Temple Israel of Albany!  Temple Israel ,600 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208   1-518-438-7858
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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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BANG GROUP: MOUTHFUL OF SHOES
New York, 8 p.m.
Comic enthusiasm with a blend of tap, body percussion, vaudeville, ballet and contemporary dance. Tickets: $35 general $30 members $10 students. For more information, visit our website. PS21: OPEN-AIR THEATER, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037
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DIANA OH IN CONCERT
, 8:30 p.m.
See Diana Oh in a one-night concert of her original soul, pop, rock and punk songs. “Annie Sprinkle meets Penny Arcade meets Reno meets John Leguizamo.” After the performance, audience members are invited for an on-stage sleepover. BYOB. Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, Ancram, NY, 12502   518-329-0114
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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Rte. 8 and St. Anthony Drive.  The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match  Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.
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BERKSHIRE OPERA FESTIVAL
Windsor
When his daughter is seduced and abducted, a devoted father is driven to murder in this devastating story of love, betrayal, and vengeance. Few characters in opera are as compelling as the court jester Rigoletto, whose blind desire for revenge leads to tragic consequences. Berkshire Opera Festival is proud to present this masterpiece with an outstanding cast of international renown. Approximate running time:  2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission. Sung in Italian with projected English translations. The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. The Berkshire Opera Festival, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington, 413.213.6622
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WOMB HEALING AND AWAKENING CEREMONY WITH DAYLA ROBINSON
Great Barrington, 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Beloved Women, you are invited to enter into the womb temple of the Divine Mothers. Come together in Sacred Ceremony to be embraced in love and deepen the connection with your sacred womb. You will learn how to reconnect and communicate with your womb wisdom and learn how to come into balance inside yourself through connecting with Mother Earth and the Moon. We will awaken the wild flames in our heart and womb and sow the seeds of purity, beauty, love, creativity and give birth to life. For more details, please go to www.crystalwellness.com Sunday, August 26th, 11:30 am - 6 pm Crystal Wellness Center, Upstairs from Crystal Essence, 39 Railroad Street,  Great Barrington, MA  (413)528-2595 $134 prepaid byAugust 19th, $144 thereafter
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SHERYL FAYE RETURNS AS ABIGAIL ADAMS
Adams, 3 p.m.
Back by popular demand, Sheryl Faye is returning to Adams for the museum, this time to present Abigail Adams at the Adams Free Library.This event is guaranteed to captivate the audience,as she brings us back in time to an early Massachusetts. Listen to her life and struggles and how Abigail stood by the second President of the United States, feel the emotion by her "Remember the Ladies" plea and be in awe of her inner strength and poise. This event is free and open to the public.
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PAINTED PIANO PROJECT
, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Berkshire Music School presents "Painted Piano Project". Look for these works of art around Berkshire County July 18 - August 25, 2018. Live auction Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 5 - 7:30 PM on the Berkshire Music School Great Lawn. $25.00. Call for reservations: 413-442-1411. Berkshire Music School, 30 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201
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OPEN AIR CONCERTS
Williamstown, Noon-2 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute and local entertainment company Sounds + Tones present Crystal Clear, a series of open-air acoustic concerts featuring up-and-coming artists performing at the Clark’s outdoor installation, Thomas Schütte: Crystal, located atop Stone Hill on the Institute’s campus. On Aug. 19, Hawthorn weaves melodic layers into harmonies pulled from traditional folk roots. On Aug. 26, House Sparrow members Francesca Olsen and Joe Aidonidis combine their talents to create “an exultant celebration of sound” (Redline Roots).

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PRINT ROOM TALKS
Williamstown, 1 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute invites the public for weekly half-hour talks in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, which houses the Institute’s collection of more than 6,000 prints, drawings, and photographs. The free talks explore a selection of rarely exhibited works on paper with a member of the curatorial department. The talks continue through Monday, Aug. 27. Talks are limited to twenty visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors should enter through the Manton Research Center.
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TURN JUNK INTO ART
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tina Cardot from the Funky Phoenix will demonstrate how to turn junk into amazing art at the Berkshire Museum. This is an opportunity to deconstruct objects and recombine them into a product of creativity and imagination. The workshop will be held every Monday through Aug. 27. Admission is included in museum admission.
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KINDERGARTEN ICE CREAM SOCIAL.
North Adams, 6 to 7 p.m.
Kindergarten Ice Cream Social at Colegrove Elementary School Playground, 24 Church Street, North Adams. Come Celebrate with your child at the Kindergarten Ice Cream Social. Enjoy Free Ice Cream, learn about Kindergarten, meet new friends and more! All Fall 2018 kindergarten students from any Northern Berkshire schools and their families are invited. Free book for each kindergarten student. Call the Family Center at 664-4821 for more information.
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NBCC’S GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN
North Adams, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Family Place, 61 Main Street, Suite 208, North Adams. A support group for grandparents. Meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at nbCC’s The Family Place. This is a group for grandparents who are actively parenting their grandchildren, giving them a safe and confidential space to share similar experiences with other grandparents. For more info, call (413) 663-7588.  
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GIUSEPPE VERDI'S "RIGOLETTO"
Windsor, 7:30 p.m.
When his daughter is seduced and abducted, a devoted father is driven to murder in this devastating story of love, betrayal, and vengeance. Few characters in opera are as compelling as the court jester Rigoletto, whose blind desire for revenge leads to tragic consequences. Berkshire Opera Festival is proud to present this masterpiece with an outstanding cast of international renown.  Approximate running time:  2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission. Sung in Italian with projected English translations. The Berkshire Opera Festival, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington,  413.213.6622
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YOGA AND GALLERY TALKS
Williamstown, 9 a.m.
Reflect and refocus with weekly yoga classes and morning gallery talks at the Clark Art Institute. Beginning July 10, Devin Kibbe of North Adams Yoga teaches the free “Yoga on the Terrace” series of classes, followed by “Reflections: An Introspective Gallery Experience” talks at 10:30 am. Gallery talks are included with the price of admission. Space is limited; visit the website to reserve. Yoga classes are free and do not require advance registration. Best suited for ages 12 and up; dress in comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement and bring a yoga mat. In the event of rain, yoga classes will be canceled.
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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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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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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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CONCERT AT THE LAKE PRESENTS REV TOR
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. 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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BABY CAN'T SPEAK
Egremont, 7 p.m.
GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company is excited to present the world-premiere workshop of Baby Can't Speak! Conceived, written and composed by Brooklyn playwright Sarah Galante, who has worked with The Playwrights Center, Women's Playwriting Cooperative and Philadelphia Women's Theater Festival. "Baby Can't Speak" follows Tag, a newly sober/queer/scared theater artist and their drag persona, Saint MonicAA. Featuring Evan Gallagher-Frace as Tag/Saint MonicAA, Sarah Galante as The Playwright, and Jackson Teeley as The Musician.Tickets: $10 Venue: The Egremont Barn 17 Main St. South Egremont, MA 01258
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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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