RECESS | Things to do this week: Make a TV show, meet a 'Wild Thing,' explore Indonesia

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An informational meeting for "Lights, Camera, Action," a group forming to create a television show for youth, by youth, will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, at the Family Resource Center, 480 West St., Pittsfield. Meet other interested middle and high school-aged youth, and share stories and ideas for the new show, which is sponsored by Pittsfield Community Television and Berkshire Children and Families. The meeting is free and open to youth in these age groups, with food and transportation provided.

For more information and/or to schedule a ride, call 413-448-8281, ext. 236 or email info@berkshirechildren.org.



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Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, in Lenox, will host an "Evening at the Beaver Ponds," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Join guides and search for beavers and other wildlife attracted to the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction to the region. Admission is $4 for children, $8 for adults. Info: massaudubon.org or 413-637-0320.



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The second annual Indonesian Country Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Turn Park Art Space, 2 Moscow Road, West Stockbridge. Admission is free for children, $10 for adults. Upon arrival, guests will be handed a "passport" with six empty circles. During their visit, "tourists" can "island hop" to collect six stamps from the six costumed tour guides while learning about the six main islands of Indonesia through distinctive food, dance, music, arts and crafts, games as well as presentations by young Indonesian artists. Info: turnpark.com/program/events



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"Curiosity Day," a free family-friendly event, returns to the Berkshire Athenaeum from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, in the Children's Library, at 1 Wendell Ave., in Pittsfield. Special guest reader, state Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier, will read from "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. Families can meet a "Wild Thing," take part in fun learning activities, do crafts, engineer a boat, dress up in the "Imagination Forest," and meet "wild" reptiles. Every child in attendance gets a free book, and the event is free and open to the public. Info: 413-499-9480.



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Family Art Night returns from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, at the Family Resource Center at Berkshire Children and Families, 480 West St., Pittsfield. Marney Schorr will guide participants through an art-making activity with clay. Transportation, dinner and supplies are provided for this free event. Call Sarah Lampro at 413-442-5333, ext. 272, for more information or to schedule a ride.


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