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'THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME'
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute presents an encore screening of London National Theatre’s smash-hit production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." Tickets are $18 ($15 members, students). To order tickets, call 413-458-0524. For more information, visit clarkart.edu/events. The play, based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, has been hailed by the London Times as “a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle,” and by the Evening Standard as “a beautiful, eloquent, dazzling, inventive show about the wonders of life.”

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LECTURE ON HISTORY OF CLARK ART
Lenox, 2:30 p.m.
Cameron House Assisted Living, 109 Housatonic St., Lenox, will host a lecture and presentation, “The History of The Clark: Yesterday & Today.” Nicholas Greene, Document Control Assistant with the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, will make the presentation, featuring historical and illustrative images and a video presentation of the Institute’s recent upgrades and future.  Seating is limited. RSVP by August 20 by calling 413-637-3100 or emailing djones@hallkeen.com.




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CHP FARMER'S MARKET
Great Barrington, 3-6 p.m.
The fourth annual CHP Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from June through Sept. 25 and will feature fresh produce, flowers, fun activities, cooking demonstrations and more. WIC & Senior Farmer's Checks, SNAP, EBT and credit cards accepted.  Sponsored by Community Health Programs at 444 Stockbridge Road (Route 7) Great Barrington.  Call 413-528-0457 for more information.
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3RD THURSDAY
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
Upstreet Pittsfield's award-winning street festival, 3rd Thursdays, returns with the Art + Industry theme, sponsored by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.  The event celebrates the city wide Art + Industry initiative with interactive creativity, musical performances and demonstrations. One of the main events of the evening is the 3rd Thursday Guardian Art + Industry Fun Zone with an arts and crafts station and giveaways.  There will also be a Robotics Demonstration by Mount Everett High School and Herberg Middle School hosted by Berkshire Community College and Berkshire Applied Technology Council and a Berkshire Athenaeum Lego Playland with a chance for kids of all ages to build their own Lego creations. Other 3rd Thursday highlights include the Roaming Jazz Ambassadors and performances from 8 Foot River, Berkshire Bateria, Berkshire Music School Build a Band, Berkshire Rocks, Candela, the Phil Grover Band, Zumba on Park Square, demos and performances from the Funkbox Dance Studio.  The miniature train rides from Roaming Railroad are back, as is the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club Fun Zone with basketball, bean bag toss and more.

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'MUM BETT’S MINUTE'
Pittsfield, 5:30 and 7 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield is staging a reading of local playwright Jesse Waldinger’s short play “Mum Bett’s Minute” on August 16 and 21.  Mum Bett, aka Elizabeth Freeman, was a Sheffield slave who went to court to sue for her freedom in 1781.  Actors Jon Slocum, Marla Robertson and Andrew Joffe will be directed by Barbara Waldinger. The play will be preceded by a short dance inspired by the play, choreographed and performed by Marla Robertson. The reading will be staged at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 as part of the Mum Bett Day observance at the Ashley House (the very building where Mum Bett lived as a slave) on Cooper Hill Road in Ashley Falls.  It will also be presented at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. in Pittsfield, as part of the Third Thursday event, where a speaker from the Elizabeth Freeman Center is scheduled to appear. Admission to both events is free.

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VISIONING LEE'S MILLS
Lee, 5:30-9 p.m.
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission will hold a visioning event for Lee's mills that will include an open house at 5:30 p.m., welcome and case studies from 6 to 7:30 p.m., scaraios and group visioning from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and dessert and exhibits from 8:30 to 9 p.m. The event will be held at Greenock Country Club, Fiddleheads Grille (220 West Park St., Lee). Contact Senior Planner/Brownfields Program Coordinator Melissa Provencher at (413) 442-1521 x 22 for more information.

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PARTY IN THE PARK
North Adams, 6 p.m.
This annual summer concert series is free and open to the public. Located at Noel Field behind the Steeple Cats baseball diamond, shows begin at 6 and ends at 8 p.m. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Party-in-the-Park.aspx  WYKYD
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JONNY LANG
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Grammy-winning blues, gospel and rock star Jonny Lang has topped the Billboard charts since he was only 16 years old.  He has shared the stage with the Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith, Sting and Buddy Guy. He will perform at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center at 14 Castle St. Tickets are $30-$54 and are available online.

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WINE, CHOCOLATE AND SOCRATES
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
“Wine, Chocolate and Socrates”, an evening to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, MA. Wine and Desserts, 8:00pm- Performance by actor Stephen Collins as Socrates. Please RSVP (413) 458-8371. $10 suggested donation, all checks payable to The Alzheimer’s Association.

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PECHAKUCHA PITTSFIELD #12
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Part of the WordXWord Festival, this evening of wide-ranging topics features the innovative, inspiring, and super-fast presentation style where 20 Power Point slides progress automatically every 20 seconds at the Berkshire Museum. The cost is $5; museum members are free.

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'THE AGE OF INNOCENCE'
Lenox, 7 p.m.
Films selected by the Ventfort Hall program committee, which in some way have connections to the Berkshires, continue to be shown at Ventfort Hall during the month of August on Thursday evenings. Films will be introduced by those who have had a part in their making or by film aficionados in the manner of Turner Classic Movies. "The Age of Innocence," starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder, directed by Martin Scorsese, 1993, will be shown Aug. 21. A ravishing romance about three wealthy New Yorkers caught in a tragic love triangle, the story chronicles the life and hypocrisy of high society in the 1870s, adapted from the novel for which its author, Edith Wharton, was the first women to receive the Pulitzer Prize in 1921. Tom Hayes, Ventfort Hall program committee member and film aficionado, will give the background on the film’s production and its stars. Suggested free-will donations of $10 per person will gain admission to the film showings. Free popcorn with soft drinks available for purchase will be offered.  Seating is limited. For further information call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 or click on to info@gildedage.org.  The historic mansion is located at 104 Walker St.

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BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR: SUMMER SING AND REHEARSAL
Pittsfield, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The choir, directed by Paula Nuss, begins rehearsals for a November concert of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Bach’s Cantatas 68 and 72. Guest singers are welcome to rehearse with the choir. Music is provided. Donations of non-perishable food for local pantries are requested.  For information, call (413) 442-6120 or  www.berkshireconcertchoir.org.

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
New York, 8:30 pm
Join HAYC3 for a free showing of "The Jungle Book" on Thursday, at Wood Park in Hoosick Falls. Grab some chairs or a blanket to sit on, some popcorn, and as many of your friends and family members as you can find, and come on out for the second flick in our “Under the Stars” movie series. Bring the whole gang to experience this upbeat, feel-good, heartwarming family classic. For more information, visit our website at http://hayc3.org. Click on the Community Events button. (If it rains, we’ll see you at the same time on the same night at The HAYC3 Armory…the show must go on!)

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FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER'S KINDERGARTEN "I RODE THE BUS" EVENT
North Adams, 10 -11 a.m.
Family Resources Center’s “I Rode The Bus” Event!  For children entering Kindergarten in the Fall. Your Child and You can take a 10-15 minute bus ride, participate in circle time, listen to a short story about school, create an art project and learn about School Bus Safety. Friday, August 22nd 10:00-11:00 a.m. At Haskin’s playground, 210 State Street, North Adams. Space is limited.  Please call 664-4821 to register.
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FREE FUN FRIDAY AT BERKSHIRE MUSEUM
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Berkshire Museum will be open to the public free of charge as part of the Massachusetts-based Highland Street Foundation’s summer-long Free Fun Fridays program. This year, 66 museums and cultural venues in the Commonwealth are participating in the sixth annual Free Fun Fridays program. Free admission at Berkshire Museum on August 22 is available for everyone; no tickets or reservations are necessary. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Butterflies exhibition is included, but there is a charge of $2 per person for entrance to the live Butterfly Pavilion. The two performances on Aug. 22 by Berkshire Children’s Theater are not part of the free day; tickets are available for purchase at the front desk or by calling 413-443-7171, ext. 10. For more information, visit www.berkshiremuseum.org or call 413-443-7171.

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BERKSHIRE CHILDREN’S THEATER'S 'SNOW WHITE'
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Talented young performers under the direction of Kara Demler present a musical version of the classic tale "Snow White" at the Berkshire Museum. The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children. Children 3 and under free; includes museum admission.

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LENOX LIBRARY'S ANNUAL GIANT BOOK SALE
Lenox, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Lenox Library's 19th annual book sale will be held this year on Friday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 24, at The Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox. This year's gigantic "Bargains in Books" event will feature a huge collection of books in 40 categories, all gathered from Berkshire homes. The grand opening at the library will be on Friday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a requested donation of $5 until 2 p.m. Numbers will be handed out starting at 9 a.m. for the 11 a.m. opening for those wanting to get a first look. The Friday sale continues with free admission 2-6 p.m. The sale is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when admission is free all day. All proceeds from the book sale benefit the library's many educational programs and activities offered to the public year-round free of charge. For more information contact ibrowner@roadrunner.com or 413-445-5679.

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WILD OATS CLAMBAKE
Williamstown, 5-7 p.m.
Wild Oats Market hosts an All-You-Can-Eat Clambake with music by the Hale Mountain Pickers. The Pickers specialize in foot-tapping renditions of old timey, bluegrassy tunes. The menu includes: clams, mussels & shrimp steamed with linguica sausage & potatoes; chopped BBQ brisket on a bun; roasted corn-on-the-cob; coleslaw; tomato & cucumber salad; mixed greens; and rolls & butter. It’s first-come first-serve and all-you-can-eat for this clambake. Cost: $14.99/per for adults and $8.99/per for children 12 and under.

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GALLERY RECEPTION
Monterey, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Conjunctions and Openings opens at the Knox Gallery, Monterey Library, on August 22, with a reception that evening from 5:30 - 7 p.m.  The gallery will host a talk by the artist just before the reception at 5 p.m. Artists’ talks at the gallery are sponsored by the Monterey and Massachusetts Cultural Councils. Julie Shapiro: Conjunctions and Openings, will run from August 22 – September 20. All exhibits can be viewed during library hours.
Knox Gallery, Monterey Library, 452 Main Road, Monterey, MA, 413-528-3795

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BERNICE LEWIS
North Adams, 6 p.m.
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133

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WORDXWORD FESTIVAL STORY SLAM FINALS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
After 3 prelims and the semi-finals, storytellers spin their 4-minute stories for a shot at the title at the Berkshire Museun, Followed by "Encyclopedia Show" at 8 p.m. featuring Robbie Q Telfer, Omar Holmon, Thomas Fucaloro, Jive Poetic & Falu. WordXWord events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited; admission is on a first-come basis. For complete WordXWord calendar, visit wxw365.org.

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TAKE DANCE: SOMEWHERE FAMILIAR MELODIES, AND TWO WORLD PREMIERES
New York, 8 p.m.
Somewhere Familiar Melodies and two premiere dance pieces TAKE Dance returns to PS21 with Somewhere Familiar Melodies, a memory piece by Takehiro Ueyama, and other works including the world premiere of a piece which will be developed at PS21 in June. Take and co-director Jill Echo will work with Chatham area residents to collect memories and verbal images of what this landscape and place means to them. Tickets: $30/$25 members/$18 students 18 and under PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org   TAKE Dance website: http://take.org/
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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
Adams, Dusk
The town of Adams and Adams Community Bank continues with "Frozen." Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to the town hall and enjoy a free screening of these family movies.

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IN CELEBRATION OF BARNS – WEEKEND EVENT
Great Barrington, 1 p.m.
Phone: 518-392-0062 Website: http://www.oldausterlitz.org E-mail:oldausterlitz@fairpoint.net The special Barn Weekend Celebration begins on Saturday the 23rd with a free reception and exhibition in the Society’s own Morey-Devereaux Barn. A collection of barn photographs taken by members of the Columbia County Photo Club will be on display. Visitors will also be able to read writings about barns by local children who attended a writing workshop sponsored by AHS in July. The exhibit will be open again on Sunday the 24th at 1 pm. A brief membership meeting begins at 2pm, followed by our guest speaker, Cynthia Falk, author of Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State. The talk will be illustrated by a PowerPoint presentation of Ms. Falk’s collected photographic images. The features of the Society’s historic barn will provide direct visual reference points. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Live music from High Country, an old time group from the Finger Lakes, will enhance the festivity of both days.
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LENOX LIBRARY'S ANNUAL GIANT BOOK SALE
Lenox, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Lenox Library's 19th annual book sale will be held this year on Friday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 24, at The Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox. This year's gigantic "Bargains in Books" event will feature a huge collection of books in 40 categories, all gathered from Berkshire homes. The grand opening at the library will be on Friday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a requested donation of $5 until 2 p.m. Numbers will be handed out starting at 9 a.m. for the 11 a.m. opening for those wanting to get a first look. The Friday sale continues with free admission 2-6 p.m. The sale is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when admission is free all day. All proceeds from the book sale benefit the library's many educational programs and activities offered to the public year-round free of charge. For more information contact ibrowner@roadrunner.com or 413-445-5679.

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BIDWELL HISTORY TALK FEATURING PROF. JOHN DEMOS
Tyringham, 10 a.m.
The Bidwell House Museum is presenting a history talk, Early American Voices, on Saturday, at the Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham, at 10 a.m. In Early American Voices, 17th- and 18th-century inhabitants of the New World speak to us of their lives through their own writings. John Demos, Samuel Knight Professor of American History Emeritus at Yale University, has prepared a reading of centuries old letters and diaries. John views this as a trial run en route to a more finished presentation in the future. Thus he hopes for strong audience feedback: pinpointing weaknesses, suggesting improvements, etc. The talk will be held at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham. 10 a.m. Suggested donation of $15/$10 for members.

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BUG AND BUTTERFLY SAFARI
Great Barrington, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Participants will gather at Project Native (weather permitting – must not be raining, preferably sunny).  The group will get a brief overview of Project Native. With nets, bug boxes, magnifying glasses and field guides at the ready, we will leave on safari to find eggs, caterpillars and butterflies to relocate into the Butterfly House. Participants will learn to identify host plants, tricks for finding eggs/caterpillars and ecologically harvest food for caterpillars in the Butterfly House.  All ages are welcome to participate and it is free. Please note, safaris do require walking on uneven ground, and children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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LEARNER’S LAB SERIES
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
The Berkshire Museum is kicking off the new BeMuse series Learner’s Lab with "Vegetable Ferments with Hosta Hill." Participants will learn about making delicious and healthy foods like kraut and kimchi. The workshop is included with regular Museum admission and is free for museum members. Maddie Elling of Hosta Hill will be teaching this intro to lacto-fermented vegetables using local, seasonal vegetables. She will explain and demonstrate the basics of lacto-fermentation, including what types of vegetables and vessels to use and how you can easily do it in your home kitchen throughout the seasons. She also will tie in the history and health benefits of fermented foods.

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LEARNER’S LAB SERIES
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
Maddie Elling of Hosta Hill will teach an intro to lacto-fermented vegetables using local, seasonal vegetables, held at the Berkshire Museum. She will explain and demonstrate the basics of lacto-fermentation, what types of vegetables and vessels to use and how you can easily do it in your home kitchen throughout the seasons. She will also tie in the history and health benefits of fermented foods. Appropriate for adults. Included with regular museum admission.

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BERKSHIRE CHILDREN’S THEATER'S 'SNOW WHITE'
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Talented young performers under the direction of Kara Demler present a musical version of the classic tale "Snow White" at the Berkshire Museum. The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children. Children 3 and under free; includes museum admission.

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