Six things to do on a budget this week


Read along

Melville lovers, grab your copy of "Moby Dick" and head to Arrowhead for a marathon public reading. Just sit back and listen, or sign up to take a shift reading, 413-442-1793 ext. 12. Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. MOBYDICK.ORG.


Landscape walk

Curious about Clark Art Institute's sustainability efforts? Join horticulturalist and grounds manager Matthew Noyes, who leads a free walk and talk focusing on the Clark's green initiatives. Space is limited, so sign up online or call 413-458-0524. Saturday at 11 a.m., 225 South St., Williamstown. CLARKART.EDU.


Pottery exhibition

"I'll Drink to That," a group pottery exhibition focusing on drinking vessels, opens at the Eclipse Mill Gallery Saturday and remains on view through August. Stop by the gallery Friday evening for the exhibition opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m., 243 Union St., North Adams. ECLIPSEMILL.COM.


50th Anniversary Celebration

There will be guided hikes, scavenger hunts, a picnic lunch and activities for all ages Saturday at Margaret Lindley Park in celebration of the park's 50th anniversary. Pack up the family and head on over, 1 to 3 p.m., Route 7, Williamstown.


WordXWord Festival

"Excuse Me While I Kiss The Sky: Poets Pick at the Guitar," will be taking place at Berkshire Museum Friday. Poets present original work "in harmony" with Berkshire Museum's "Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World" exhibition on view through early September. 8 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.


Meet the artist

Visit Salmon Falls Gallery for another Artists in the Gallery event, this time featuring Juliet Bacchas. Bacchas will give a demonstration of the African coiling pottery technique and be on hand to answer questions, Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls. SALMONFALLSGALLERY.COM.


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