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TALK ON ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
Tyringham, 5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with its newest exhibit "Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World," Norman Rockwell Museum will present talks on the abstract expressionist movement. The museum will examine the work of Jackson Pollock and the rise of the abstract expressionism with Helen A. Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House ad Study Center. Free with museum admission.

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SHIRE CITY SESSIONS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Shire City Sessions are back for 2016 with a new location - the First Street Common -  on four Monday evenings - July 25, August 1, 8 and 15. The lineup ranges from the alt-country/garage band sound of Banditos, to the soulful, jazzy, funky sound of the Indomitable Soul Band topped by Kat Wright’s ear soothing vocals, from the gritty blues and gospel of Eli "Paperboy" Reed to the high energy, mind-bending accordion, funky hyperactive sousaphone, banjo that thinks it’s a Fender Stratocaster, and grab-you-by-the-throat lyrics of Primate Fiasco.

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SUMMER SING #2
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.
Sing opera and operetta favorites and Broadway show tunes with The Berkshire Concert Choir, directed by Paula Nuss, at Taft Music Hall (behind Berkshire Music School), 30 Wendell Ave. All singers and ages welcome. Music is provided. Admission is free; donations of non-perishable food for local pantries are requested. Call 413=442-6120, or visit www.berkshireconcertchoir.org.

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ECONOMIC SPEAKERS
Great Barrington, 4 p.m.
The American Institute for Economic Research announces its 2016 Summer Speaker Series on consecutive Tuesdays: July 26: “Mom and Pop vs. Big Box: How Small Businesses Compete with Larger Rivals,” by Max Gulker, senior research fellow; and Aug. 2: “Using the Business Cycle to Manage Your Investments,” by Bob Hughes, senior research fellow. The lectures will be held in the ballroom of AIER’s Stone House at 250 Division St. and are free and open to the public. Reservations suggested at 413-528-1216, ext. 102.

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ADULT COLORING SOCIAL
Adams, 6 p.m.
The Adams Free Library will host a therapeutic, creative, relaxing and stress releasing hour of coloring for adults. The library has purchased a small supply of coloring pages and pencils or guests can bring their own favorites in. Library events are free and open to the public.

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BERNICE LEWIS CONCERT
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Bernice Lewis presents an evening of lively folk music for all ages at the Clark Art Institute. The free concert, the last of the Clark's annual summer series, will be held on the lawn adjacent to the Clark Center. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and picnic meals.

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SCREENING OF 'A SMALL GOOD THING'
New Marlborough, 7:30 p.m.
"A Small Good Thing" by Pamela Tanner Boll follows six people in the Berkshires who, despite economic concerns and high levels of stress, have found a way to have more meaning in their lives. Free screening at the New Marlborough Library in Mill River, 1 Great Barrington Road.  
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SUMMER PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory, on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings. Summer 2016 shows will be hosted by Williams College student Timothy Nagle-McNaughton ’18 and John Nuciforo of the Pittsfield School District. Shows will last approximately 50 minutes. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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GENTLE YOGA FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
Vermont, 5 p.m.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care will offer a weekly gentle yoga class for cancer survivors and members of their support teams. The hour-long classes are scheduled at 5 p.m. each Wednesday starting Jan. 6 in Conference Room C of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington. There is no charge. Participants will learn basic balancing postures, breathing, and visualization techniques for relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility, and strength. For more information and to attend call 802-440-4244 or rebecca.hewson-steller@svhealthcare.org.

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SHYNE
Pittsfield, 6 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 fifteenth consecutive season the concerts will be offered every Wednesday evening, beginning July 6 through August 24, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Burbank Park on Onota Lake in Pittsfield.

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DUBLIN PORTER
Adams, 6 p.m.
Berkshire trio Dublin Porter, which plays traditional Irish music, will play at Bascom Lodge, atop Mount Greylock. The concert is free.

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MORNINGSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
The Morningside Initiative Neighborhood Watch and Ward 2 Councilor Morandi are combining the July Ward 2 meeting with the Neighborhood Watch meeting at the Rice Silk Mill Apartments. Morningside community members will discuss ongoing steps we can take as a community to build a safer neighborhood. RSVP to petewhite78@yahoo.com.

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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
The annual concerts held at Windsor Lake runs every Wednesday through Aug. 31 (excluding August 10). Windsor Lake is located at 200 Windsor Lake Road at the intersection of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue. Bring blankets or chairs. The schedule is as follows: June 15, Bernice Lewis; June 22, The JP Murphy Band; June 29, Champagne Jam; July 6, Rev Tor; July 13, Spurs USA; July 20, Rebel Alliance; July 27, Bang-on-a-Can; Aug. 3, The Brave Brothers; Aug. 17, Long Journey; Aug. 24, The Eagles Band; and Aug. 31, Moonshine Holler. In the event of bad weather cancelations will be announced by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert on Facebook.
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HOMEMADE PIE SALE
North Adams, 5 - 8 p.m.
Naomi Chapter No. 17, Order of the Eastern Star, is sponsoring a Homemade Pie Sale at the DownStreet Art Night on Holden Street. Whole pies are $10 and slices are $3.
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DOWNSTREET ART
North Adams, 5-8 p.m.
DownStreet Art, a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, will host the second DownStreet Art Festival in downtown North Adams. This free event will include works of visual art on display in museums, galleries and non-traditional spaces, the openings of four new visual art exhibits, live podcasting, musical and theatrical performances, and a night market that features local food and craft vendors. The theme of the season, “Meet Your Neighbors,” highlights artists who live and work within 20 miles of North Adams at exhibitions throughout the downtown, and encourages area residents to create art at a variety of community events. For more information go online.

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WILDFLOWERS OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL
Great Barrington, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Join Appalachian Trail Conservancy to celebrate the incredible biodiversity along the Appalachian Trail. Learn to recognize some common flowers, and identify our own blooming specimens. Come hear about the natural heritage in your backyard at the Mason Public Library at 231 Main St. RSVP to rcarden@appalachiantrail.org.

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TOUR OF 'ROCKWELL AND REALISM'
Stockbridge, 5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with its newest exhibit "Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World," Norman Rockwell Museum will present talks on the abstract expressionist movement. Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, the museum’s chief curator, will offer a walking tour of the "Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World" exhibit, tracing the shifts in 20th century art and the art of illustration. Free with museum admission.

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WHISKEY CITY
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union joins radio stations WUPE FM and WNAW 1230AM in sponsoring the North Adams’ “Party in the Park” each Thursday from July 7 to August 25. Free concerts will entertain the public from 6 to 8 pm at Noel Field behind the Steeplecats’ baseball diamond. These are family-friendly events and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

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AUTHOR TALK
Lenox, 7 p.m.
Author Dave Fromm will be at the Lenox Library to give a talk on "The Duration." Set in the haunted hills of Berkshire County, the Lenox native's debut novel follows four childhood friends as they reunite in their wintry hometown to revisit the ghosts of their pasts and confront the mysteries that occupied most of their youth.

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SUMMER PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory, on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings. Summer 2016 shows will be hosted by Williams College student Timothy Nagle-McNaughton ’18 and John Nuciforo of the Pittsfield School District. Shows will last approximately 50 minutes. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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AUTHOR JENNIFER LOVETT
Williamstown, 1-3 p.m.
Local author Jennifer Lovett will sign copies of her new book "Beavers Away!" at Water Street Books. "Beavers Away!" tells the true story of a game warden named Elmo Heter, who devised a method to safely reintroduce beavers into a remote wilderness—by parachuting them from the sky. The event is free and open to the public.
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CABARET TRAIN
North Adams, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Berkshire Scenic Railway's newly restored Hoosac Valley Line, which runs between Adams & North Adams, will host Friday Night Cabaret Trains on July 29 and Aug. 12 and 26. Musical duo Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay are entertaining on these one-hour leisurely excursions. Tickets are $25; walk-ins are welcome or tickets can be purchased online.

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PAINT & SIP FOR THE ROY FAMILY
Dalton, 6:30pm
Paint & Sip to benefit the Roy family, a local family battling cancer, featuring the inspirational image of "Rainbow of Hope" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials and donation included.  Reserve seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call 413-205-8346. Held at Dalton American Legion, 258 North St.
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'HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2'
Pittsfield, Dusk
Greylock Federal Credit Union has released the 2016 lineup for their free summer movies. “Movies at the Park” will be offered Friday evenings, from July 8 through July 29 beginning at dusk at Clapp Park on West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield.

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STAGED READING OF 'TREASURE ISLAND'
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
"Treasure Island," adapted for radio drama from the original novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, will be presented in the courtyard behind the Milne Library. Audience members should bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. In case of rain, the performance will take place inside the library. Admission to this family-friendly event is free. The performance time is roughly one hour.

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BANG ON A CAN MARATHON
North Adams, 4-10 p.m.
Mass MoCA will host a six-hour festival finale featuring music by special guest composer, eco-revolutionary John Luther Adams  plus a rare performance of Steve Reich’s early classic Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ, Julia Wolfe‘s raucous Tell Me Everything, and a world premiere by Bang on a Can All-Star and festival favorite, Ken Thomson.

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NESTING CRAFT FOR KIDS
Great Barrington, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Berkshire Country Day School, an independent school for grades pre-K through 9, will present hands-on nature crafts at two upcoming farmer’s markets. Children ages 2 through 8 can build bird nests using clay, twigs, grass, and other natural materials, which they can then take home. Berkshire Country Day representatives will be at the Downtown Pittsfield Farmer’s Market (Pittsfield Commons, First Street) on Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at the Great Barrington Farmer’s Market (18 Church St.) on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. These community activities are free and open to the public.

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QUAKER MEETING HOUSE TOURS
Adams, 1-4 p.m.
The Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, essentially unchanged since its construction, was the place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820. Free tours will be offered by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission on Sundays from July 3 to Oct. 9. It is located in the Maple Street Cemetery.

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‘SUMMER SUNDAYS’ AT THE CLARK
Williamstown, 1-4 p.m.
On Sunday afternoons from July 10-Aug. 28, families are invited to the Clark Art Institute learn more about the Golden Age of Spanish nobility and celebrate the human body, exploring themes central to the Clark’s summer exhibit “Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado.” Participants can join in activities such as body tracing, making a crown fit for a Spanish king, creating a wire sculpture, listening to Spanish music, learning Spanish dance, and more. For more information, visit clarkart.edu/events. Summer Sundays are free with admission; children under 18 and members are always free. Certain activities are weather-dependent.
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ROBBINS-ZUST MARIONETTES FAMILY THEATER
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
The Robbins-Zust Marionettes Family Theater will present a special show at the Whitney Center on Wendell Avenue titled “Medley of Magic and Marionettes with Eric Thee Illusionist.” The performance is free.
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