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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. This workshop will be offered every Monday through Aug. 27. Admission is included in museum admission.
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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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HANCOCK KIDS ACADEMY
Hancock, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hands to Work, Hearts to Good Session 1: July 23-27 (grades 3-5) Session 2: August 6-10 (grades 6-8) Time: 9am to 4pm  An exciting week that engages kids in all aspects of a vibrant outdoor museum and farm.  Have fun, build self-confidence, and develop values through learning historic crafts, helping with farm and garden chores, exploring the Village, hiking the farm and forest trail, and much more!  FEE $255/$230 members  
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TERRY A LA BERRY AND FRIENDS
Lenox, 11 a.m.-noon
Terry a la Berry and Friends perform every Tuesday through Aug. 21 in the Roche Reading Park next to the library. An ice cream social will be held after the August 21 concert. Terry A La Berry has been performing for children for more than 30 years in venues stretching from the White House to the Miami Children’s Museum and everywhere in between.
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CONCERTS AT THE CLARK
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic meals, and dancing shoes for the Clark Art Institute’s free summer concert series, featuring three bands performing on Tuesdays in July. The series kicks off with East Coast Soul on July 10, followed by Kimber Ludiker and Friends on July 17 and Across the Pond on July 24. All concerts are held outdoors on the lawn and are suitable for all ages. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in the auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.

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CONCERTS IN THE ARBORETUM
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Hebert Arboretum at Springside Park, 874 North St., hosts concerts on Tuesday nights throughout July. Bring a blanket. The concerts are free but donations are appreciated. The schedule is as follows: July 10, Wintergreen; July 17, Eagles Concert Band; July 24, Eagles Big Band Swing Music.

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NEW PLAY READINGS
Vermont, 7 p.m.
Oldcastle Theatre Company is presenting a series of readings of new plays by well-known playwrights. The series continues with Nathan Stith directing “Stripped,” a play by his Trinity University colleague Rachel Joseph, at the Bennington Free Library. Underneath the play's seeming realism is a dreamlike, not-of-this-world world. Two of the characters are analysts and the others are their patients. The cast includes Oldcastle regulars Meredith Meurs, Richard Howe and Christine Decker and Gabriel Vaughan.
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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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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, 1850–1900” and “The Art of Iron: Objects from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy,” 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: Objects from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy," 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, a weekly caregiver/child program for children who will be entering kindergarten or preK in the fall, at the Lenox Library. Each week we will be working on a different skill: letter and number recognition, print awareness, social skills, fine motor skills, and so much more. This program will include a circle time with stories, songs and felt board followed by table top activities and crafts. No registration necessary; great for ages 4-6.

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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 140-acre 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. This activity, appropriate for all ages, is moderate in activity level. Registration is not required, but space is limited to 20 visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. 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 Aug. 29, HBH Band with Wanda Houston.
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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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FAMILY ART-MAKING SESSIONS
Williamstown, 1-4 p.m.
In celebration of the summer exhibits “Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900” and “The Art of Iron: Objects from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy,” 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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'ROOTED IN TRADITION' TALK SERIES
Stockbridge, 5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with its summer/fall exhibit "Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition," Norman Rockwell Museum will present The Narrative Tradition, a series of talks and performances to be held at the museum Thursday evenings during July and August. The events are free for museum members, or included with museum admission. The series looks at the persuasive power of visual imagery. A full lineup is available online.

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NYT BOOK REVIEW EDITOR TALK
Stockbridge, 5:30 p.m.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present an evening with journalist and author Pamela Paul. Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, will discuss the power of published imagery and the narratives that are derived at the intersection of images and words. In her discussion of the power of imagery, Paul will talk about visual reading and the way different stories can be read simultaneously on the same page, through words and pictures. She will also touch on the process of considering illustrated books for review at The New York Times. The event is free for museum members or included in museum admission.
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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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AMERICAN SONGBOOK SERIES
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Harvey Granat, singer and a historian of The American Songbook, will perform a four-part series at Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road. Billed as an homage to the Golden Age of Broadway, the four performances will pay tribute to a specific composer or lyricist who contributed to Broadway’s most fertile period. Each program will feature live performance of their great songs along with Granat’s stories about the songs, the shows and films from which they came. July 19 celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein; July 26 is devoted to Stephen Sondheim; Aug. 2 will feature Frank Loesser’s work; and the last date on Aug. 9 honors Jerry Herman. The cost per performance is $16 for members and $20 for guests. For more information, call 413-528-2810, ext. 10.
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MOONLIGHT CANOE TRIP
Becket, 7:30-10 p.m.
Twilight is an amazing time to listen and look for wildlife. Herons, loons, beavers, owls, and other wildlife are all possible at Buckley Dunton Lake in October Mountain State Forest. We’ll stealthily explore the coves and inlets of this beautiful lake, then hitch our boats together to enjoy snacks and beverages while we listen for nocturnal wildlife sounds. The cost is $35; register online or by calling 413-637-0320.
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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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KATE BOLICK IN CONVERSATION WITH PAMELA PAUL
Lenox, 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Pamela Paul, author and editor of The New York Times Book Review, will discuss her career, work, and never-ending deadlines with cultural critic Kate Bolick. Proudly sponsored by Canyon Ranch Lenox. $20 General, $15 Members, 11:00 a.m.  
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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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‘BREAKFAST WITH THE BOSS’
Pittsfield, 7-9:30 a.m.
The Massachusetts Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense, will host a “Breakfast with the Boss” at the MA Army National Guard Armory at 161 Vin Hebert Boulevard. A catered breakfast hosted by MA ESGR and Detachment 1 379th EN CO (Horiz) will be served. There is no charge but an RSVP is requested at 413-348-5195.
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PEKING ACROBATS
Great Barrington, 7:30 p.m.
For the last thirty two years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. The Peking Acrobats are often accompanied by live musicians who skillfully play traditional Chinese instruments; the time-honored Chinese music coalesces with high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, creating an exuberant entertainment event with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival. For more information and ticketing click here.
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