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CUBIST ART-MAKING
Williamstown, 1-4 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute invites people of all ages to experiment with cubism on Tuesday afternoons from July 11 through Aug. 22. Outdoor art-making stations, located on the Fernández Terrace, encourage participants to make observations from different angles in order to create a unique work of cubist art. This event is weather-dependent. All activities are free, but admission to the galleries will be charged.
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TODDLER STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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RUN TO HOME BASE PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us Tue 7/11 at Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA for a fundraiser to benefit the Run to Home Base Charity who is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their Families. You'll learn to paint this iconic image of Ireland's "Cliffs of Moher" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. To reserve your seats go to www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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SAMANTHA FARRELL CONCERT
Williamstown, 6:30 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute’s free summer concert series continues with Samantha Farrell. The concert takes place on the Clark Center lawn; in the event of rain, it will be held in the auditorium. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic meals; light refreshments will be available for purchase.
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PITTSFIELD SUNS HOME GAME- VS NORTH SHORE NAVIGATORS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Christmas in July: The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by yelling loud for all to hear! Join us as Santa Claus pays a visit to Wahconah Park! Let’s Eat, Drink and Be Merry. Wahconah Park
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TOWN PLAYERS AUDITIONS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield, in its 97th season, will present Richard O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show" directed by Matthew T. Teichner with musical director Jeff Hunt, in the Boland Theater at Berkshire Community College October 20-29. Those auditioning need to prepare 15-30 bars from a pop or rock song. Auditions will take place in the Boland Theater at Berkshire Community College (Room K110).
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SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
Lenox
The Mount’s Summer Lecture Series, formerly known as the Monday Lecture Series, highlights recent biographies and memoirs by renowned authors. The name change was the result of last year’s high demand for tickets–the series initially sold out in 48 hours. This year, each lecture will be offered twice; on Mondays at 4 p.m. and then again on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. All lectures are presented in the recently restored Stable and are followed by a tea and book signing. Tickets are $30; see the schedule online.
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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.

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WHISKEY CITY
Pittsfield, 6 to 8 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union and Live 95.9 WBEC FM have released the summer lineup for their Live on the Lake community concert series. For the sixteenth consecutive season, the concerts will be offered Wednesday evenings, July 5 through August 23, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Burbank Park on Onota Lake in Pittsfield.

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'LIVE ON THE LAKE'
Pittsfield, 6-8 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union and Live 95.9 WBEC FM will host their "Live on the Lake" community concert series for the 16th consecutive season. License to Groove opens this year’s concert series on July 5. Whiskey City follows on July 12, with The Bomb on July 19 and Shyne on July 16 rounding out July. In August, On Tap will perform Aug. 2, Wildcare on Aug. 9, Legal Tender on Aug. 16 and Hotshot Hillbillys on Aug. 23. A shuttle bus will be available to transport people from the parking lot at Taconic High School.

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CHESHIRE BLOCK PARTY
Cheshire, 6-8 p.m.
The third annual summer music block parties, held in downtown Cheshire at Town Hall Center and presented by the Cheshire Community Association, are free events featuring music, food and ice cream, raffles and more. Bobby Sweet & Band will perform July 12 and the duo Long Journey from Williamstown will perform Aug. 9.
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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
This year’s Concerts at the Lake season runs every Wednesday through Aug. 30 (excluding Aug. 16 for the Downtown Celebration). Windsor Lake is located at 200 Windsor Lake Road at the intersection of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue. In the event of bad weather concerts will be moved indoors to GAME ON at 66 Main St. on the corner of Main Street and American Legion Drive. Rain calls will be announced by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert on Facebook.

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'GOSPEL TRUTH'
Pittsfield, Noon
 At three lunchtime classes in June and July, Rabbi Josh Breindel will engage three of his Christian colleagues in a series of conversations about their favorite New Testament passages. At each session, a different member of clergy will share how his or her selected text guides  their work; Rabbi Josh will then explore the scripture from a Jewish perspective and open the floor to questions and comments from the participants. The series will begin June 28 with the Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross (First Baptist Church, Pittsfield), continue July 5 with Pastor John Nelson (Church on the Hill, Lenox) and end July 12 with Father Michael Bernier (Sacred Heart Church, Pittsfield). Sessions will be held at Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St. Attendance is free.

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THE FAMILY CENTER DUCK DERBY
North Adams, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The Family Center of Northern Berkshire County is holding its 2nd Duck Derby on Thursday, July 13th from 5:30 to 6:30 on the Hoosac River behind Noel Field. Hundreds of rubber ducks will be released at 5:30 before Whoopee FM's Party in the Park concert. Ducks tickets are $5 each or a Quack Pack 6 for $25. 1st prize is $300, 2nd prize is $200 and 3rd prize is $100. Tickets are available at The Family Center, 210 State Street, North Adams, Empire Cafe at 57 Main Street, North Adams or online at www.ccberkshire.org.
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PAINT OUTSIDE AT TANGLEWOOD-PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Lenox, 6 p.m.
This was soooo much fun last year and I'm super excited to be doing it again this summer! Join us 6-8pm on THU 7/13 for a fundraiser to benefit Tanglewood.You'll learn to paint a beautiful painting of "Tanglewood Landscape" on a large 16x20 canvas. PAINT OUTSIDE at Tanglewood, Massachusetts, 297 West St, Lenox, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. BYOB and snacks. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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HOTSHOT HILLBILLIES
North Adams, 6 to 8 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union and co-sponsors Bedard Brothers Auto Sales and South Side Sales & Service join radio stations WUPE FM and WNAW 1230AM in sponsoring the North Adams Party in the Park each Thursday from July 6 to August 24. Free concerts will entertain the public from 6 to 8 pm at Noel Field behind the Steeplecats’ baseball diamond.
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‘PARTY IN THE PARK’
North Adams, 6-8 p.m.
The North Adams Party in the Park will be held Thursday from July 6 to Aug. 24 at Noel Field behind the Steeplecats’ baseball diamond. The series kicks off with Five Gun Draw performing on July 6 and continues with Hotshot Hillbillies on July 13, Snake House on July 20, Critical Mass on July 27, Whiskey City on Aug. 3, Shyne on Aug. 10, The Brave Brothers Band on Aug. 17 and Mismatched on Aug. 24. People are encouraged to bring and display their classic cars.These are family-friendly events and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
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TOWN PLAYERS AUDITIONS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield, in its 97th season, will present Richard O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show" directed by Matthew T. Teichner with musical director Jeff Hunt, in the Boland Theater at Berkshire Community College October 20-29. Those auditioning need to prepare 15-30 bars from a pop or rock song. Auditions will take place in the Boland Theater at Berkshire Community College (Room K110).
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UKULELE STORYTIME
Adams, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Adams Free Library will host ukulele storytimes on Fridays in July with guest Julie Stepanek, an accomplished musician and singer who has been working with area libraries for the last six years, educating and entertaining young and old alike.
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‘FRIDAYS@3’
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
The Williamstown Theatre Festival’s “Fridays@3” Reading Series, which offers theater lovers the opportunity to experience new work in development by the Williamstown Theatre Festival, will be presented in the auditorium of the Clark Art Institute weekly on Fridays from July 7 through Aug. 18. All performances are free; a $5 donation to WTF is encouraged. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve and see the schedule, go online.
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SHABBAT UNDER THE STARS AT TANGLEWOOD
Lenox, 7 p.m.
Rabbi Josh Breindel (Temple Anshe Amunim) will lead a Kabbalat Shabbat Service followed by an evening of music at Tanglewood. Bring your picnic and look for people gathered on the lawn with blue and white balloons. The service is traditionally held overlooking Stockbridge Bowl before the evening’s performance. A dessert to share is also welcome. Tickets can be purchased online.
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CABARET TRAINS
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Berkshire Scenic Railway's newly restored Hoosac Valley Line, which runs between Adams & North Adams, announces the return of “Saturday Night Cabaret Trains” on select Saturday nights this summer. The Berkshires’ beloved musical duo of Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay are back for this sophomore season of Cabaret Trains to entertain on the rails during the one-hour leisurely excursion on Saturdays July 15 and 29, Aug. 12 and 26 and Sept. 9 and 23. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.
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PS21 OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION
New York, 8 p.m.
Performance Spaces for the 21st Century kicks off its summer season with an Opening Night Celebration featuring Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express. Founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics folk band, Svigals is credited with contributing to the widespread revival of klezmer music. The performance takes place under PS21’s saddlespan tent set in an apple orchard just a mile north of the charming village of Chatham, N.Y. Tickets are $35 general admission and $18 for students (school ID required for college students) and can be purchased online.
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BERKSHIRE SUMMIT HIKING SERIES
Williamstown, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Join naturalist and avid hiker Dale Abrams on this 8-mile round-trip hike to the summit of the commonwealth’s highest peak, Mount Greylock, at 3,491 feet, where panoramic views abound. The Hopper Trail originates on the scenic west flank of the range at Haley Farm in Williamstown and climbs—quite steeply at times—through northern hardwood forest and into the boreal forest zone via the Appalachian Trail to the summit. The elevation gain of this strenuous hike is approximately 2,400 feet. The cost is $20; registration is required online.
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'WILLIAMSTOWN RING HIKE' SERIES
Williamstown, 9 a.m.
The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation has announced plans to create a continuous "Ring Trail." As a first step, WRLF is sponsoring, as part of its 2017 series of monthly guided hikes, the first "Williamstown Ring Hike," to take place on five Saturdays this summer. Each segment of the "Ring Hike" will follow established hiking trails that lead up and over Mt. Greylock, Berlin Mountain and East Mountain. Hikes are June 17, July 1, 15 and 29, and Aug. 19. For meeting places, go online or call 413-458-2494. 


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QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
Adams, 1-4 p.m.
The Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, will be open on Sundays from July 2 to Oct. 8. The meeting house, essentially unchanged since its construction, is located in the Maple Street Cemetery.  It was the place of worship of  the family of  Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820.  Free tours are given by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission.

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LINCOLN MAYORGA: CHOPIN AND CANDLELIGHT
New York, 2 p.m.
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century presents a musical and dramatic performance that brings new life and understanding to Poland's greatest composer, Frédéric Chopin. Brilliant pianist, arranger, producer, and composer Lincoln Mayorga will perform Chopin's Twenty-six Preludes, a piece known for its beauty and variety. Actors Nancy Rothman and Martin Anderson will read from the correspondence and diaries of the composer and his lover, George Sand. The performance will be held under The Tent at PS21, located at 2980 Route 66 in the town of Chatham, N.Y. Order tickets online.
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CANOE TRIP TO UPPER AND LOWER GOOSE PONDS
Stockbridge, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Explore the coves and marshes of one of the Berkshires’ most beautiful lakes. Paddle across Lower Goose Pond to pristine Upper Goose Pond in search of eagles, herons, ravens, and a variety of songbirds. Eat a snack onshore and search for interesting plant and animal life. The cost is $35; registration is required online.
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FAMILY FLICKS UNDER THE STAR
Williamstown, Dusk
Images Cinema's annual outdoor film series, Family Flicks Under the Stars, returns Sundays in July with three classic films: "Rear Window" (July 9), "Clueless" (July 16), and "Finding Nemo" (July 30). All films are free of charge and will be shown on Morgan Lawn, at the top of Spring Street, in the heart of Williamstown. Sunday, July 30 is reserved as a rain date. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs, bug spray, etc. Concessions will be available onsite. The movies start at sundown, around 8:15 p.m.

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YOGA AT THE CLARK
Williamstown, 9 a.m.
The Clark Art Institute welcomes the public to free weekly yoga classes with instructor Devin Kibbe of North Adams Yoga every Monday morning through Aug. 28. Classes will be held on the Fernández Terrace adjacent to the Clark Center. No registration is required. Suitable for all levels of experience, the classes feature traditional and inspired yoga poses focused on improving strength and mobility. Recommended for ages 14 and up. Dress in comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Rain cancels.

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