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Saturday

Ride for Jimmy: he 20th annual Jimmy’s Ride to benefit victims of child abuse will begin at 9 a.m. at the lot across from Berkshire County Kids’ Place, located at 63 Wendell Ave. in Pittsfield Bikes will leave Kids’ Place at 11 a.m. and end at Bousquet Ski Area for the post ride event from noon until 6 p.m. with food, music, drink, and fun. It is open to the public for a cover charge of $5 per person/$20 for family (up to two adults and four kids).  This is a family friendly event and kids are welcome.  Bousquet is offering a discounted rate of $10 for the water park for anyone wearing a Jimmy’s Ride wristband. For more information on the 20th annual Jimmy’s Ride, contact Berkshire County Kids’ Place at 413-499-2800, ext 114.

Caterpillar connections: Project Native hosts The Caterpillar Lab with naturalist, educator and photographer Sam Jaffe today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Can you believe there is a caterpillar that is as big as a hot dog? Experience hundreds of live New England caterpillars up close - eating, shedding, camouflaging, or defending themselves with clever adaptations such as warning coloration, inflatable horns, strange smells, and squeaking mandibles. View details unseen with the naked eye under digital microscopes, screens, and projectors. Project Native suggests a donation of $2-$5 for this program. Visit www.projectnative.org for more information.

 


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Sunday

Find some 'Proof': Town Players of Pittsfield presents a staged reading of David Auburn's play "Proof," directed by Matthew T. Teichner, at 2 p.m. The play concerns the main character Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago and her struggle with her own mathematical genius and mental illness. Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness. Throughout, the play explores Catherine's fear of following in her father's footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control. The reading is at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Admission is $5.

Forage this: A Boreal Forest and Field Foraging and Medicinal plant/tree workshop will be held at Mount Greylock summit and Bascom Lodge with Aimee Gelinas M.Ed, founder of the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center, today from 2 to 5 p.m. Learn how to identify, prepare and utilize wild plants. The cost is $15 per person and includes “make and take” medicinal tea bag and wild food recipes. Pre-registration required at aimee@gaiaroots.com.

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