Things to do in the Berkshires and So. Vermont for June 14-20

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ART

ANNA FARRINGTON GRAPHIC ARTS AND DESIGN
49 Eagle St., North Adams
49eaglestreet.com
Friday, June 15: "Glitche" opening reception and performance by SERAAH, 4 to 8 p.m.
Through July 15: "Glitche" immersive installation by Sam Okerstrom-Lang.

THE ARTIST BOOK FOUNDATION
1327 MASS MoCA Way, Building 13, North Adams
413-398-5600, artistbkfoundation.org
June 14-Sept. 29: "Carole Feuerman: Swimmers" exhibition of hyperrealist artist Carole Feuerman. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ART OMI
1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.
518-392-4747, artomi.org
Current exhibitions: Benjamin Cadena, "Over the Line." Ana Tiscornia and Liliana Porter. Caroline O’Donnell and Martin Miller, "Primitive Hut." Dove Bradshaw, "Indeterminacy IV." David Shrigley, "Memorial." Angela Bulloch, Tony Tasset and Matt Wedel, sculpture. Gosia Wlodarczak, "Grass: Frost Drawing for Omi." Tom Burr, "A Few Golden Moments." Jason Middlebrook and Kianja Strobert, "Fat Bike Project." OCAD University Students and Mark Tholen, "The Steam Canoe." Craig Shillitto, "Barbacoa." Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, "ReActor." Andreas Savva, "Oval Frontiers." Freya Powell, "Active Turn: Home." Rob Fischer, "Omi Pond House." Charley Friedman, "Squirrel Gang." Iran do Espírito Santo, "Playground." Diann Bauer, "Icarus Meets Apollo." Folkert de Jong, Donald Baechler, sculpture. Catherine Lee, "Constants." Jackie Ferrara, "Ribbed Dome (Rebuilt)." Harrison Atelier, "Species Niches." Paula Hayes, "Trees for ETs." Yoandy Rizo Fiallo, "Nest: Points of View." Bryan Hunt, "Cloak of Lorenzo." Jene Highsten, "Untitled Iron Casting." Laurent Ewing, "Relic II, (Decoy)." Oliver Kruse, "Interfere" and "Clench." "Augmented Reality: Peeling Layers of Space Out of Thin Air," curated by John Cleater. Dennis Adams, "Bus Shelter XI, (Heidegger)." Robert Melee, "It Up, and Her Leaving." Richard Nonas, "Smoke." Tarik Currimbhoy, "Ellipse." Thomas Matsuda, "Purification." Forrest Myers, "Valledor." Stanley Boxer, "Retrospective." Dewitt Godfrey, "Picker Sculpture." John Cross, "Columns." Nancy Dwyer, "The Age of the Death of Irony." Tony Cragg, "Untitled." Philip Grausman, "Victoria, Susanna, and Eileen." Robert Grosvenor, "Untitled." Margaret Evangeline, "Gunshot Landscape." Antoni Milkowski, sculpture. Bernar Venet, "Arcs in Disorder: 4 Arcs x 5, and 83.5 Degree Diagonal Line." Beverly Pepper, "Paraclete." Dennis Oppenheim, "Marriage Tree." Mary Ann Unger, "Misericordia." Dina Recanati, "Trees." Donald Lipski, "Sallie, and Dirt Ball." Willard Boepple, "John Deere, and Room." Alice Aycock, "A Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels."

ARTSCAPE
Thursday, June 14:
Fine Art Auction, preview and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres, live music and a cash bar, auction at 6:30 p.m., $15 at the door, Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Tickets: discoverpittsfield.com.

BENNINGTON MUSEUM
75 Main St., Bennington, Vt.
802-447-1571, benningtonmuseum.org
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On view now: "Bennington Modernism," "Gilded Age Vermont," "Grandma Moses," "Grandma Moses Schoolhouse," "Early Vermont," "Cabinet of Curiosities" in the Church Gallery, "The Battle of Bennington — A Pivotal Point in American History" in the Sloane Gallery, "Bennington Pottery — From the Beginning."
Saturday, June 16: Opening reception for "Cambium: Works by Bill Botzow."
Through June 17: "Magic and Mystery: Works by Gayleen Aiken and Duane Michals," pairs drawings by Gayleen Aiken with photos by Duane Michals, one of the most celebrated photographers of the last 50 years.
Through Sept. 9: "Thinking about Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings" by Edward Koren.
Through Sept. 16: "CAMBIUM (Into the Woods): Works by Bill Botzow."

BERKSHIRE ART MUSEUM
159 E. Main St., North Adams
Annex: 82 Summer St., North Adams
413-664-9550, BAMuseum.org
Summer hours: Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
On view: "Faculty-Artists from New England Colleges," "The Next Generation: Jeanne Jalandoni," and "“Edwardian Era Fashion: Collection of Greg Lafave," and ongoing exhibitions from the permanent collection, including Eric Rudd's Iceberg Installation, Robotic Sculpture and more. Annex: "A Chapel for Humanity."
Thursday, June 14: Museum opens.

BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN
Center House Leonhardt Galleries,
5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge
413-298-3926, berkshirebotonical.org
Through Oct. 8: "Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Lithographs," iconic plant lithographs created in Southern France between 1964 and 1965, daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Beautiful Strangers: Artists Discover the Garden," an exhibition of contemporary sculptures throughout the grounds, with admission, daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BERKSHIRE MUSEUM
39 South St., Pittsfield
413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org
On view: "Curiosity Incubator," "Lab 102," "World in Miniature," "Window on the World: A Look into the Permanent Collection," "Rocks and Minerals," "The Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation," "Berkshire Backyard" and the Aquarium.
June 2-Sept. 3: "Art of the Hills" juried art exhibition.

BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY
48 Main St., Sheffield
bushnellsagelibrary.org
Through June: Judy Fox exhibition.

CHESTERWOOD
4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge
413-298-3579, chesterwood.org
Hours: Open May 26-Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. $20, $10 teens, kids free. Grounds: $10, $5 teens, kids free.
June 16 and 17: Open studio days with artists-in-residence Rick Brown and Laura Brown, 2 to 4 p.m.

CLARK ART INSTITUTE
225 South St., Williamstown
413-458-2303, clarkart.edu
Gallery talks, daily at 11:15 a.m. through June 30.
On exhibit:
Through Sept. 3: "Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900," works by renowned artists including Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt and Rosa Bonheur, as well as their equally remarkable peers, such as Anna Ancher, Lilla Cabot Perry and Louise Breslau.
Through Sept. 16: "The Art of Iron: Objects from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy," presents 36 unique objects in an installation celebrating the craft and beauty of wrought iron. Salvaged by the founders of the Musée Le Secq during a period when wrought iron was being rapidly discarded and replaced with modern materials, these pieces tell stories of pre-industrial times.

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams.
413-346-4004, ferrincontemporary.com
Spring and fall hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Through July 22: "DIRECTIONS: Sergei Isupov."

FRELINGHUYSEN MORRIS HOUSE
AND STUDIO

Open June 21 through Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday through Sunday; September to Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday to Saturday. May through October, group tours of 12 or more reserved two weeks in advance. Hourly guided tours.
Saturday, June 16: 20th anniversary concert with pianist Paul Celebi performing on the newly restored Knabe piano, 3 p.m. Seating limited, reservations required.

GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS
rwsag.org
Creating Art Outdoors sessions, daily through October, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your own supplies, buy or bring lunch, after-lunch critique. Check Facebook for weather or location details. $50 includes all sessions through October, may require admission fees.
Thursdays: The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.
Fridays: In Lenox.
Saturdays: Meet at municipal parking lot across from Post Office, Center Street, West Stockbridge.
Sundays: On the grounds of the Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge.
Mondays: At Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield.
Tuesdays: In Great Barrington.
Wednesdays: In Stockbridge.

HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE
1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield
413-443-0188, hancockshakervillage.org
Through Sept. 3: "Anything But Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them."

HISTORIC SALEM COURTHOUSE
58 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y.
518-854-7053, salemcourthouse.org
Through July 10: "On Perception," featuring Zorica Langa, Seth Butler, Matthew Bartik.

IS183 ART SCHOOL OF THE BERKSHIRES

13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge
413-298-5252, is183.org
Fridays, June 1-22: Painting: A Sampler workshop with instructors Joe Baker, Paul Chojnowski, Wednesday Nelena Sorokin and Peter Long, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. $205.
June 16 and 17: Painting Early Summer Blooms workshop, $205 plus $18 site fee, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chesterwood, 3 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge.
June 18-22: Plein Air Watercolor class, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $255. Citizen’s Hall and other area locations.

KNOX GALLERY/MONTEREY LIBRARY
452 Main Road, Monterey
413-528-3795, MontereyMassLibrary.org/knox-gallery/
June 8-July 21: Ellen Grenadier, "My Life With Clay… So Far!"
Friday, June 15: Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

THE LEFT BANK
5 Bank St., North Bennington, Vt.
leftbankcalendar.org
Gallery hours: Monday 11 to 6 p.m. and Friday 4 to 8 p.m. and by appointment.
Through June 30: Opening reception, "Am I walking toward something I should be running away from?" 6 to 8 p.m.

THE LIGHTNING JAR
194 North St., Bennington, Vt.
benningtonareaartscouncil.org, lightningjarvt.com
Through July 13: "Bright Ideas," featuring the work of Seline Skoug, Barbara Sarvis, Melissa Richard, Nate Massari, Patty Smith, Michael Smoot and Misa Chappell.

MASS MoCA
1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams
413-662-2111, massmoca.org
Fall, Winter, Spring hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays.
Tours of the galleries are offered daily and are free with admission.
Admission: Adults $20, seniors/veterans $18, students with ID $12, kids (6–16) $8, kids 5 and younger free, EBT/WIC cardholder $2.
On view: Liz Glynn: "The Archaeology of Another Possible Future." "The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night," "Allison Janae Hamilton: Pitch." "Etel Adnan: A yellow sun A green sun a yellow sun A red sun a blue sun." Building 6 features work by artists including James Turrell, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson, Gunnar Schonbeck and more.

MCLA GALLERY 51
51 Main St., North Adams
413-662-5320, mcla.edu/gallery51
Through June 22: Gerald Sheffield exhibition.

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
413-298-4100, nrm.org
Daily gallery talks at 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.
On view: "Norman Rockwell's 323 "Saturday Evening Post" Covers."
Through Oct. 28: "Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition."
Through Oct. 2018: "A Day in the Life: Norman Rockwell's Stockbridge Studio."

RIVER ART PROJECT
2 Depot Road, Stockbridge
413-298-5163, riverartproject.com
Gallery open Thursday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Through Sept. 2: "The River Art Project," featuring works by Bart Elsbach, Michael Filmus, Scott Prior and Jim Schantz.

SANDISFIELD ARTS CENTER
5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield
413-258-4100, sandisfieldartscenter.org
The gallery is open during performances. Private showings available by appointment.
Through June 30: Neil Nourse in the Gallery.

SCHANTZ GALLERIES CONTEMPORARY GLASS
3 Elm St., Stockbridge
413-298-3044, schantzgalleries.com
Through June 26: "Nature in Glass: A Delicate Balance."

SCULPTURE NOW
On the grounds of The Mount
2 Plunkett St., Lenox
413-623-2068, sculpturenow.org, edithwharton.org
Through Oct. 31: Exhibition of large, outdoor sculptures by regional, national and international artists.

SHELBURNE ARTS CO-OP
26 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls
413-625-9324, shelburneartscoop.com
Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., closed Tuesdays.
Through June 25: "Magical Shelburne Falls," exhibition by photographer Marty Yaffee.

SOHN FINE ART
69 Church St., Lenox
sohnfineart.com
June 15-Sept. 2: "Light + Dark," a camera-less photography exhibition of work by Garry Fabian Miller and Chuck Kelton.

SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER
930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, Vt.
802-362-1405, svac.org
Through June 24: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' photography exhibit "Identity," capturing the portraits of a spectrum of notable figures, offers a refreshing and deeply engaging look into race, gender, class, sexuality and ethnicity in America.
Through July 8: Summer Solo Shows, works by Keith Batten, Patricia Busso, Anne Cummings, Myles Dannaher, Tanya Gabrielle, Walter Lauf, Stephen Lorber, Marion Waldo McChesney, Thomas Merwin, Robert O’Brien, Todd Reuben and Katie Runde.

SPENCERTOWN ACADEMY ARTS CENTER
790 NY-203, Spencertown, N.Y.
518-392-3693, spencertownacademy.org
On view through June 17: "Woodlands and Wetlands," by artists Jacqueline Altman, James Coe, George Dirolf, Ellen Jouret-Epstein, Roger McKee and Burdette Parks.

SVC LAUMEISTER ART CENTER
44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt.
802-442-7158, artcenter.svc.edu
On view: "Native American Art and Artifacts," includes more than 300 paintings, 50 bronzes, 50 Hopi Kachinas, 85 hand-woven Navajo rugs and numerous pieces of Native American pottery, jewelry and baskets. "The Wildlife and Nature Collection," works by Manfred Schatz, Carl Brenders, Bob Kuhn, Richard Schmid, Huihan Liu and Charles Frace. "The Eric Sloane Collection," a look at Americana as through the artist's eyes, the eyes of a traveler of this country from the 1920s into the 1980s. "The Floyd Scholz Carving Collection," bird carvings. "Wind Sculptures" and Covered Bridge Museum.

TURN PARK ART SPACE
2 Moscow Road, West Stockbridge
413-232-0275, turnpark.com
Saturday, June 16: "Landscapes" by Gene Flores. Opening reception of the exhibition, 3 p.m.

WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART
WCMA Galleries, 15 Lawrence
Hall Drive, Williamstown
413-597-2429, wcma.williams.edu
Through Aug. 31: "The Seeds of Divinity," comprised of 33 objects from five Mesoamerican civilizations — Maya, Teotihuacán, Nayarit, Zapotec and Aztec.
Through Sept. 3: "The Topography of Color."
Wednesday, June 20: "Which WALLS work would you choose?," Take your favorite Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces (WALLS) work off the wall, bring it to a cozy corner in the museum, and spend some time in its company, free, 1 to 4 p.m.


DANCE

BENNINGTON COMMUNITY
DANCE CIRCLE
Friday, June 15:
Nataraja, a monthly gathering for the local dance community, 7 to 8:30 p.m., The Yoga Place, 532 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

BERKSHIRE BALLROOM 3045
berkshireballroom.org
Saturday, June 16: "Saturday Night Fever," $15, 7 to 10:30 p.m., American Legion, 41 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

CLARK ART INSTITUTE
225 South St., Williamstown
413-458-2303, clarkart.edu
Sunday, June 17: Janis Claxton Dance debuts "POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)," a series of five-minute, site-specific contemporary dance duets created by choreographer Janis Claxton with music composed by Pippa Murphy, free, 2 to 4 p.m.

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL
Ted Shawn Theatre,
358 George Carter Road, Becket
413-243-0745, jacobspillow.org
Morning classes, open to participants of all experience levels, ages 16 and older.
Mondays: Pilates with Sean P. Gallagher, 8 to 9 a.m., bring your own mat.
Tuesdays: Ballet with Ian Spencer Bell, 8 a.m.
Wednesdays: African dance with instructor Marilyn Sylla and drumming by Sekou Sylla, 8 a.m.
Saturday, June 16: Season Opening Gala, world premiere by choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, performed by students of the Ballet Program of The School at Jacob's Pillow, the presentation of the 2018 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, POP-UP Duets by Scottish company Janis Claxton Dance, 5 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre.
Wednesday, June 20: The Royal Danish Ballet returns to Jacob's Pillow for the first time in over a decade to open Festival 2018, $45 - $78, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre.
Wednesday, June 20: Ragamala Dance Company's "Written in Water" brings together internationally celebrated artists and features a live music ensemble with a distinct alchemy of Iraqi, jazz and Carnatic instruments, 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre.
Wednesday, June 20: Oyu Oro Afro Cuban Dance Ensemble, free, 6:15 p.m., Inside/Out Stage.

LENOX CONTRADANCE
Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox
413-528-4007, lenoxcontradance.org
Saturday, June 16: Live music by Coincidance, calling by Katy Heine from Ithaca, beginners welcomed, intro at 7:45, dance 8 to 11 p.m., $12, students $6, families $25.

MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
14 Castle St., Great Barrington
413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org
Saturday, June 16: Bolshoi Ballet in HD broadcast of "Coppelia," $10-$17, 1 p.m.

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY
138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, VT 05255
802-362-2607, mclvt.org
Wednesdays: Shake Your Soul, an engaging, fun and creative dance class for adults, no experience necessary, $10 suggested donation, 9 to 10 a.m.


FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN

ANIMAGIC. MUSEUM OF ANIMATION, SPECIAL EFFECTS, AND ART
135 Main St., Lee
413-841-6679, mambor.com
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: Multimedia presentation: "Hollywood in the Berkshires." Academy Award-winning animators, special effects engineers will tell you how Berkshire talent made these movies possible: "2001 Space Odyssey," "The Matrix," "Chicken Run," "X-Men," "Predator," "Zelig," "Wallace and Gromit," "Lord of the Rings." See real Academy Award. Call to reserve your time. Ages 5 to 95.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday: Make your own Animation in our Hands-on Studio Workshop. Academy Award-winning animators and special effects engineers will teach you how to make your own animated movies. $20, instructions, materials and movie upload included. Call to reserve your time. Ages 5 to 95.

BARTHOLOMEW'S COBBLE
105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield
413-298-3239 ext. 3013, thetrustees.org
Sunday, June 17: Guided Housatonic River Canoe Adventures, $15-$25, 9 to 11 a.m.

BASCOM LODGE
3 Summit Road, Adams.
413-743-1591, bascomlodge.net
Wednesday, June 20: Summit Nature Talk and Walk, Aimee Gelinas on plant identification, free, 6 to 7 p.m.

BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM
1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield
413-499-9480, pittsfieldlibrary.org
Mondays: Tiny Tots Story Time, 10 a.m.
Thursdays: Play and Learn for preschoolers ages 3 to 5, 10 a.m.; Lego Club, 3:30 p.m.

BERKSHIRE MOUNTAINS FAERIE FESTIVAL
Bowe Field
371 Old Columbia St., Adams
Saturday, June 16: 3rd Annual Faerie Festival. A day of storytelling, music, dance, artisans, creative activities and tasty delectable treats, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Come in costume, help build the Faerie Village, decorate wings and meet the Queen and Court.

BERKSHIRE MUSEUM
39 South St., Pittsfield
413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org
Tuesdays: WeeMuse Littlest Learners. Play and learn with stories, songs and creative movement for children ages 6-18 months, $13 adult, $6 child, children 3 and younger and museum members free, 10:30 a.m.
Fridays: WeeMuse Adventures, children ages 18 months to 3 years explore the aquarium and other galleries with songs, stories and playtime, $13 adult, $6 child, children 3 and younger and museum members free, 11 a.m.
Saturdays: Chow Time in the aquarium, help prepare meals for the turtles, chameleon and other creatures, $13 adult, $6 child, children 3 and younger and museum members free,12:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 16: Pop-Up Play Day, $13, $6 child, under 3 free, 10 a.m. to noon.

BERKSHIRE SCENIC RAILWAY
berkshiretrains.org
Saturdays and Sundays: Hoosac Valley Train Rides, $8-$12, 1 or 3 p.m., 3 Hoosac St., North Adams.

BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY
48 Main St., Sheffield
413-229-7004, bushnellsagelibrary.org
Tuesdays: Lego Club, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Wednesdays: Chess Club, 3:15 p.m.
Thursdays: Sing and Play, sing, jump, wiggle and spin to music of all kinds, for kids ages 2 and older, 10 a.m., followed by storytime; Art for All, 3:15 p.m.

CLARK ART INSTITUTE
225 South St., Williamstown
413-458-2303, clarkart.edu
Sunday, June 17: Spark conversation with the help of a special Father's Day gallery guide and make a special 19-century style Medal of Honor inspired by Portrait of Achille Deban de Laborde, with admission, 1 to 4 p.m.

DANIEL'S ART PARTY
Bard College at Simon's Rock
84 Alford Road, Great Barrington
simons-rock.edu
Through July 1: Performing arts and community-engagement festival featuring three weeks of unique and fun shows for all, including a pop-art ballet, campus-wide hunt for theatrical creatures, choral concert gone awry, secular Sunday celebration, multimedia event honoring our local firefighters, fun-loving agricultural variety show in partnership with Moon In The Pond Farm and rollicking country musical farce, $10-$15, $5 kids. All access pass: $50 adults, $25 kids.

FLYING DEER NATURE CENTER
5 Abode Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.
518-794-6687, flyingdeernaturecenter.org
June 18-22: Katydid Camp Week 1, children take part in a story-filled adventure exploring the abundant joy and wonder of the outdoors, ages 4 and 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June 18-22: Cottonwood Camp Week 1, a day camp for children who love to spend time outdoors with friends, learning about the forest and all its valuable teachings, ages 6 to 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

GREAT BARRINGTON ARTS MARKET
18 Church St., Great Barrington
Saturdays: Curated outdoor market featuring local and regional handmade gifts and products, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

GREAT BARRINGTON LIBRARIES
Mason Library, 231 Main St.,
Great Barrington, 413-528-2403
Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St.,
Housatonic, 413-274-3738
gblibraries.org
Tuesdays: Mason Brain Builders play and learn group, reading, singing, playing and talk during circle time with fun table-time activities, combining STEM and Every Child Ready to Read, for babies up to 5 years and their caregivers, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mason.
Saturdays: Fun with Fine Arts, book and reading-related crafts for children ages 3 and up, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ramsdell.
Saturday, June 16: Tiny Book Show and workshop with the Creativity Caravan, all ages, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Mason.

HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE
1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield
hancockshakervillage.org
Thursdays: Farm Friends, meet a goat, story and crafts, for ages 2 to 5, with admission, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

HILDENE
The Lincoln Family Home
1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, Vt.
802-362-1788, hildene.org
June 18-Aug. 11: Farm Chores at the Goat Dairy, for children ages 3-12, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. An up-close and personal encounter with the farm, the friendly Nubian goats and staff, $20-$30 family of four. Register: 802-379-0519.

LEE LIBRARY
100 Main St., Lee
leelibrary.org
Saturday, June 16: Kiwanis Club storytime, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

LUYKAS VAN ALEN HOUSE
& ICHABOD CRANE SCHOOLHOUSE

2589 Route 9H, Kinderhook, N.Y.
518-758-9265, cchsny.org
June 16 and 17: Path Through History — Family Weekend at CCHS Rural Properties. Spend the afternoon touring the Dutch Luykas Van Alen House and the Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse, bring your own picnic, noon to 4 p.m.

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY
138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, Vt.
802-362-2607, mclvt.org
Mondays: Tiny Tots Storytime for babies and toddlers ages 0-2, 10 a.m.
Thursdays: Play and Learn for preschoolers, ages 3-5, 10 a.m.
June 15 and 16: Pop-Up Bookshop book sale, Friday 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, June 16: Registration for Summer Reading Program, free ice cream, raffle tickets, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY
74 Church St., North Adams
413-662-3133, naplibrary.com
Tuesdays: Toddler Story and Sing Along, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays: Preschool Story and Craft Time, 10:30 a.m.

OTIS CULTURAL COUNCIL
Saturday, June 16:
The Wanda Houston Band Otis Celebration Day, bring your own picnic, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Izaak Walton Field, Tannery Road, Route 8, Otis, 413-269-0220. Free.

PITTSFIELD SUNS BASEBALL SEASON
105 Wahconah St., Pittsfield
413-445-7867, pittsfieldsuns.com
June 16 and 20: Home games.

SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER
930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, Vt.
802-362-1405, svac.org
Sunday, June 17: Father's Day Lunch. Reservations: japanmama@yahoo.com.

STEEPLECATS BASEBALL SEASON
Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State St., North Adams
413-398-4060, steeplecats.org
All games start at 6:30 p.m., except Sunday games which start at 4:30 p.m.
June 14, 17, 19: Home games.

STEEPLECATS CUB CLUB
SteepleCats and North Adams Public Library
Sunday, June 17: Ballpark Sundays, story and playtime before the game, 3:30 p.m., Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State St., North Adams.
Monday, June 18: Cub Book Club, for youth grades 3-5, 10 a.m.; Steeple Story Time, book readings held by players and library staff, 3:30 p.m., Baseball Museum, Main Street, North Adams.

STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
472 NY-43, Stephentown, N.Y.
stephentownlibrary.org
Thursdays: Playgroup for ages 5 and under, 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 16: Summer reading kick-off party and magic show, 11 a.m.

STOCKBRIDGE lIBRARY, MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
46 Main St., Stockbridge
413-298-5501, stockbridgelibrary.org
Wednesdays: Littles Story Time, songs, big books, fingerplays and bounces, followed by open play time, 2:30 p.m.
Friday, June 15: Builders Club, elementary and middle school children build with Legos, K'NEX and wooden blocks, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

VERMONT VETERANS' HOME
325 North St., Bennington, Vt.
Saturday, June 16: Father's Day Car Show with the State Line Car Club, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


FILM

CLARK ART INSTITUTE
225 South St., Williamtown
413-458-2303, clarkart.edu
French Film Series
"Spotlight on Agnès Varda," films screened at Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown, $5-$10, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19: "Cléo from 5 to 7" (1961). Follow young pop singer, Florence "Cléo" Victoire, through two extraordinary hours in which she drifts through 1960s Paris, awaiting the results of a recent biopsy.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF THE BERKSHIRES
196 South St., Pittsfield
413-442-4360, jewishberkshires.org
Friday, June 15: "Famous Nathan" screening and discussion with filmmaker Nathan Handwerker, grandson of the founder of Nathan's Famous, Coney Island's famous hot dog emporium, $5 for program, $11 lunch and program (RSVP required). 10:45 a.m. at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington.


MUSIC

BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY
Mr. Finn's Cabaret
Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center,
36 Linden St., Pittsfield.
413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org
June 17 and 18: New Songwriters' Cabaret, Benji Goldsmith and Stefan Melnyk presents "Lies We Tell Ourselves," $20, 8 p.m.

BENNINGTON COLLEGE
1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt.
bennington.edu/events
Tuesday, June 19: Izzy Heltai and Pinedrop perform, donations welcome, 7:30 p.m., Robert Frost Stone House Museum.
121 VT-7A, Shaftsbury, Vt.

BERKSHIRE GATEWAY JAZZ FESTIVAL
Lee Meeting House at the Lee Congregational Church,
25 Park Place, Lee.
berkshiregatewayjazz.org
Friday, June 15: Frank Vignola Trio, $25, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 16: Jeff Holmes Big Band with vocalist Dawning Holmes, $25, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

BERKSHIRE MUSIC SCHOOL
Taft Recital Hall,
30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield
413-442-1411, berkshiremusicschool.org
Saturday, June 16: Fran Spina, piano student of Jean Stackhouse, in recital, free-will donation, 2 p.m.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY
TANGLEWOOD UNIVERSITY

bu.edu
All concerts are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Concerts at Trinity Church
88 Walker St., Lenox.
Monday, June 18: Faculty recital with Terry Everson, trumpet, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19: Faculty recital with Kenneth Radnofksy, saxophone, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 20: Faculty recital with violin, viola, and cello faculty, 6:30 p.m.

BRANDON MUSIC
62 Country Club Road, Brandon, Vt.
brandon-music.net
Saturday, June 16: Northern Third Piano Quartet, $20, 7:30 p.m.

B'SHALOM CHORALE
413-518-1836, BShalomChorale@gmail.com
Wednesdays: Wednesday rehearsals, 7 to 9 p.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshires, 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

EAGLES BAND
413-442-2782, eaglescommunityband.org
Saturday, June 16: The Eagles Big Band, songs from the Big Band era, along with a wide variety of jazz and dance tunes, free, 3 p.m., Wingate Residences, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

FORT SALEM THEATER
11 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y.
518-854-9200, fortsalemtheater.com
Saturday, June 16:
The Whiskey River Band, Mainstage, 7 p.m., $10.

HISTORIC PARK-MCCULLOUGH
1 Park St., North Bennington
802-442-5441, parkmccullough.com
Friday, June 15:
Waaw concert, by donation, 7 p.m.

MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
14 Castle St., Great Barrington
413-528-0100, mahaiwe.org
Sunday, June 17:
Ani DiFranco backed by band mates Todd Sickafoose and Terence Higgins, Haley Heynderickx opens, $30-$80, 7 p.m.

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
375 Church St., North Adams
413-662-5000, mcla.edu
June 4 - 29: Violin Repair Workshops, small class sizes and hands-on learning, Monday-Friday. mcla.edu/Academics/continuing-education/violinrepair.

SALEM ART WORKS
19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y.
518-854-7674, salemartworks.org
Saturday, June 16: Enjoy food by local vendors and local craft beers from R.S. Taylor & Sons, with live music by The North & South Dakotas, starting at 5 p.m.

SANDISFIELD ARTS CENTER
5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield
413-258-4100, sandisfieldartscenter.org
Saturday, June 16: Berkshire Hills Chorus, $15, 8 p.m.

STOCKBRIDGE SINFONIA
1045 West St., Pittsfield
413-442-3289, stockbridgesinfonia.org
Saturdays: Rehearsal, 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield. Bring a stand.

TAMARACK HOLLOW NATURE
AND CULTURAL CENTER

1515 Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor
tamarackhollow.com
Mondays: West African & Caribbean drum and song classes with Aimee Gelinas, $10, 6 p.m. beginner, 7 p.m. advanced, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. Drop ins welcome; drums provided.

TANGLEWOOD
Boston Symphony Orchestra
297 West St., Lenox.
888-266-1200, bso.org
Concerts at the Shed:
Friday, June 15: Roger Daltrey performs The Who's "Tommy" with the Boston Pops, 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 17: Stephen Stills and Judy Collins with Kenny White, 2:30 p.m.

WEST MOUNTAIN INN
144 West Mountain Inn Road, Arlington, Vt.
802-375-6516, info@westmountaininn.com
$18 per person for pizza buffet and show, $5 music admission only.
Wednesday, June 20: "Out of the Hat," Dave and Barry play classic hits, 6 to 8 p.m.


READINGS, WALKS AND TALKS

1BERKSHIRE
6 Allen St., Pittsfield
413-499-1600, 1berkshire.com
Wednesday, June 20: Chamber Nite with Booking.com, 5 to 7 p.m.

THE ABODE OF THE MESSAGE
5 Abode Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.
518-794-8095, theabode.org
Thursdays: Taught from transcribed papers of talks given by Hazrat Inayat Khan, Thursday Message classes mix meditation, breathing and movement practices with receptive listening to Sufi teachings. Message Class is preceded by dinner at 6 p.m. in the Razzaq Dining Room. Class held at 7 pm.
Sundays: Meditation Class, encounter new and familiar forms of meditation and deepen one's practice, 10 a.m.
Sundays: Universal Worship service, ordained spiritual leaders explore themes and subjects common to all traditions. They light candles representing the world's religious traditions and read from their sacred texts, often introducing participants to an experience of the connections, teachings, music, or rituals of these traditions, 11 a.m. and is followed by brunch.
June 15-17: "An Embodied Path to Divine Love," with Andrew Harvey and Robin Becker. Explore how movement, artistic expression, spirituality in action can inspire us to be agents of systemic change. $195-$275.

BARTHOLOMEW'S COBBLE
105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield
413-298-3239 ext. 3013, thetrustees.org
Sunday, June 17: Guided Housatonic River Canoe Adventures, $15-$25, 9 to 11 a.m.

BENNINGTON BATTLEFIELD

NY-67, Hoosick, N.Y.
Thursday, June 14: Tour the three main areas of interest in the first engagement of the battle, a mix of walking and driving is required, 1 p.m.
Saturday, June 16: "Trophies and Loot: After the Battle of Bennington" with Michael Gabriel, followed by an open fire cooking demonstration will follow, 11 a.m.
Sunday, June 17: Father's Day tours, hourly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 20: Book group discusses "The Iroquois in the American Revolution" by Barbara Graymont, new members welcome, 6 p.m., Brown's Walloomsac Taproom, 50 Factory Hill Road, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

BENNINGTON BATTLE MONUMENT
15 Monument Circle, Bennington, Vt.
802-447-0550, historicisites.vermont.gov
Thursday, June 14:
"The Stars and Stripes and More," a history of flags, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for Monument $5 ages 15 and older, $1 ages 6 through 14.

BENNINGTON COLLEGE
1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt.
bennington.edu/events
Writers Reading Series
Critically acclaimed, award-winning authors and faculty of the Bennington College Writing Seminars offer an evening reading series during the MFA program's summer residency. Readings at 7 p.m. in Deane Carriage Barn.
Thursday, June 14: April Bernard and Justin Torres.
Friday, June 15: Melissa Febos and Amy Hempel.
Saturday, June 16: Brian Blanchfield and Jennifer Chang.
Sunday, June 17: Donika Kelly and Salvatore Scibona.
Monday, June 18: Susan Cheever and Michael Dumanis.
Wednesday, June 20: Manuel Gonzales and Dinah Lenney.

BENNINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington, Vt.
Sunday, June 17:
Joseph H. Hall discusses his new book, "Bygone Bennington," 2 p.m., Ada Paresky Educational Center.

BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM
1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield
413-499-9480
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Conversations about the creative process. Tuesday, June 5: Berkshire Theatre Group.
Tuesday, June 19: Williamstown Theatre Festival.

BERKSHIRE MUSEUM
39 South St., Pittsfield
413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org
Saturday, June 16: WordXWord: Get the Rust Out Poetry Slam, free, 7 p.m.

BERKSHIRE NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL
413-499-0596, bnrc.org
Saturday, June 16: The Boulders Hike, free, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gulf Road, Dalton.
Sunday, June 17: Hollow Fields Sunset Hike, free, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Perry Peak Road, Richmond.

BERKSHIRE SCENIC RAILWAY

berkshiretrains.org
Saturdays: Tour the Lenox Station Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 10 Willow Creek Road, Lenox.

BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM
100 Art School Road, Monterey
413-528-6888, bidwellhousemuseum.org
Saturday, June 16: "Archaeology on Bidwell Grounds," a walk and talk with archaeologist Kerry Lynch, $10-$15,10 a.m.; Guided walk, "Retracing Native American Histories on the Landscape" with Rob Hoogs, $10-$15, includes a guided tour of the house, 1 p.m.

THE BOOKSTORE & GET LIT WINE BAR
11 Housatonic St., Lenox
413-637-3390, bookstoreinlenox.com
Friday, June 15: Nathan Kravis, "On the Couch: A Repressed History of the Analytic Couch from Plato to Freud," 5:30 p.m.

DALTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
462 Main St., Dalton
Wednesday, June 20:
John Dickson presents "Why Here? The Rise of Berkshire County's Industrial Might," 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

DORSET HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, Vt.
802-867-0331, info@dorsetvthistory.org
Saturday, June 16:
Gettysburg Quarry and Owl's Head hike, led by Art Gilbert and Jon Mathewson, 9 a.m.

GREAT BARRINGTON LAND CONSERVANCY
River Walk, Cottage Street to Bridge Street,
Great Barrington
gbland.org
Thursdays: Volunteer Work Days at River Walk, contribute to the care of the trail and riverside habitat, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., meet at the entrance on Dresser Avenue. Register: river@gbriverwalk.org.

GREEN MOUNTAIN ACADEMY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
57 Seminary Ave., Manchester, Vt.
802-867-0111, greenmtnacademy.org
Talks are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Tuesday, June 19: "Brexit: An Economic Suicide Note?" 5:30 to 7 p.m.

HILDENE
1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, Vt.
802-362-1788, hildene.org
Saturday, June 16:
Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene, free, meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 7 a.m.

HISTORIC PARK-MCCULLOUGH
1 Park St., North Bennington
802-442-5441, parkmccullough.com
Open for tours Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
Friday, June 15:
Croquet season begins.

IS183 ART SCHOOL
OF THE BERKSHIRES
13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge
413-298-5252, is183.org
Fridays, June 15-July 20:
Telling the Story workshop with Chris Newbound. Through writing prompts, discussions and sharing, uncover the unique qualities of fiction, creative non-fiction and playwriting, $205, 10 a.m. to noon, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF THE BERKSHIRES
196 South St., Pittsfield
413-442-4360, jewishberkshires.org
Programs at Knesset Israel, unless otherwise stated.
16 Colt Road, Pittsfield
Thursday, June 14: Current affairs with Steven Rubin, 10:45 a.m.
Monday, June 18: "The Process of Aging" with Maggie Bittman, 10:45 a.m.

KNESSET ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE
16 Colt Road, Pittsfield
413-445-4872, knessetisrael.org
Weekly: Ongoing egalitarian minyan service every week on Sundays at 8:45 a.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 5:45 p.m.
Saturdays: Visitors and guests are welcome to Knesset Israel’s weekly Shabbat prayer services and dynamic Torah study at 9:30 a.m., followed by lunch.
Shirei Shabbat Services
Friday, June 15:
Visitors and guests welcome for a musical service and dinner, $15-$20, 5:30 p.m. Must RSVP for dinner by Monday prior to service by calling Diana Macfarlane, 413-445-4872.

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY
138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, Vt.
802-362-2607, mclvt.org
Tuesday, June 19: Manchester Memories: Locals Sharing Local Stories of Yesteryear, hear the remembrances of Cornelia "Bubsy" Tuttle, free, 1 to 1:30 p.m.

MASS AUDUBON
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary,
472 West Mountain Road, Lenox
413-637-0320, massaudubon.org
Register for programs online or by phone.
Tuesdays: Birding at the Mount, 8 to 10 a.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.
Thursdays, June 14: Nature Walks for Health and Happiness, $5, members free, 10 a.m. to noon, Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.
Wednesday, June 20:
Berkshire View Hiking Series, Lenox Mountain: Taconic Range Views, $8-$12, 2 to 5 p.m., Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

MONTEREY COMMUNITY CENTER
468 Main Road, Monterey
ccmonterey.org
Saturday, June 16:
Speak Memory introductory writing workshops, $20, 2 to 4 p.m. Registration required.
Tuesdays, June 19-July 31:
How Can I Keep From Singing program, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

THE MOUNT
Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett St., Lenox
413-551-5111, edithwharton.org
Tuesday, June 19:
Guided Bird Walks, presented in partnership with Mass Audubon, free, 8 to 10 a.m.
Wednesdays, June 20:
Ghost Tours, take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home, $24 adult; $20 ages 12-18, 7:30 p.m.

NATURAL BRIDGE STATE PARK
McAuley Road, North Adams
Friday, June 15: Marble Meandering, discover the formation of marble 550 million years ago, 10 a.m.; I'ts a Blast, guided walk from the Blast Rock through the quarry mill foundation, 2 p.m.
Saturday, June 16: Natural Bridge History Tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; It's a Blast, noon.
Sunday, June 17: Marble Meandering, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; "Hudson, Hawthorne, and the Bridge" discussion, noon.
Wednesday, June 20: Natural Bridge History Tour, 10 a.m.

NAUMKEAG
The Trustees of Reservations
5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge
413-298-8138, thetrustees.org
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $20, seniors and students $15, children $5, members and children younger than 6 admitted free. Includes one free tour.
Through Oct. 8: The Three Lives of Naumkeag guided tour, starting on the half hour. $20. Sculpting a Landscape garden tour, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. $5. A Gentleman's Farm in the Berkshires: Farm Tour of Naumkeag, noon and 2 p.m.

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE
413-236-2190, berkshireolli.org
Tuesdays, June 5-26: "The Navajos: Culture, Spirituality & Creativity," class, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Berkshire Community College South County Center, Great Barrington. Registration required; cost varies.
Tuesdays, June 5-26: "Today's Headlines, Discussing Current Events," class, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Berkshire Community College South County Center, Great Barrington. Registration required; cost varies.
Wednesdays, June 6-27: "Basics of Hiking," 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., various locations, registration required; cost varies.
Wednesdays, June 6-27: "Dancing at Lughnasa: A Dramatic View of the Commonplace," 10:30 to noon. Registration required; cost varies. Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.
Wednesdays, June 6-27: "Shakespeare on Film: Past, Present and Outer Space," 1 to 4 p.m., registration required; cost varies. Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.
Thursdays, June 7-28: "Digital Media, Democracy and the Networked Public Sphere," 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration required; cost varies. Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.
Thursdays, June 7-28: "Science Conversations," 12:30 to 2 p.m. Registration required; cost varies. Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield.
Fridays, June 8-29: "Stress and Disease from Retirement, Being Different, or a Caregiver," 10:30 to noon, at Kimball Farms, 235 Walker St., Lenox. Registration required; cost varies.
Fridays, June 8-29: "Logophilomania!" 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Kimball Farms. Registration required; cost varies.
Fridays, June 8-29: "Distant Neighbors: Latin America in the Age of Trump 2018," 2:45 to 4:15 p.m., at Kimball Farms. Registration required; cost varies.

SHAKER MUSEUM | MOUNT LEBANON
202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.
518-794-9100, shakerml.org
Guided tours free for children ages 12 and younger and active military, $10, $8 seniors. Advance reservations are recommended for groups of 10 or more.
Friday, June 15: Tour, 2 p.m.
Monday, June 18: Tour, 10 a.m.

SPENCERTOWN ACADEMY ARTS CENTER
790 NY-203, Spencertown, N.Y.
518-392-3693, spencertownacademy.org
Saturday, June 16: Hidden Gardens "Artful Landscapes" self-guided tour to private gardens located in Red Rock and New Concord, N.Y. and to the gardens of Edna St. Vincent Millay at Steepletop in Austerlitz, N.Y., $40, $35 in advance, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden Market on the Green, 20-plus vendors of plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books and expert garden advice, free admission with a portion of all market sales benefiting the Academy, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

STOCKBRIDGE LIBRARY, MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
46 Main St., Stockbridge
413-298-5501, stockbridgelibrary.org
Saturday, June 16: "On the Town: The Original Village Green," tour focusing on the area that used to be the center of town that now includes Procter Hall, the Golf Club, the Children's Chimes and more, $5 suggested donation, 4 p.m., meet in the parking lot across from the Stockbridge Cemetery, Main Street, Stockbridge.

TAMARACK HOLLOW NATURE AND
CULTURAL CENTER

1515 Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor
tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org
Sunday June 17: Father's Day Floodplain Forest Canoe trip, Mill River Easthampton. Learn wetland flora and fauna while canoeing with naturalist Aimee Gelinas, 9 a.m. to noon. Rgister: massaudubon.org.
Wednesday June 20:
Boreal Forest Ecology slideshow and summit walk, Bascom Lodge and Mount Greylock, led by Aimee Gelinas, 6 p.m. Sponsored by a Northern Berkshire Cultural Council grant.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH
175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield
Thursday, June 14: Photojournalist Mabel Leon presents photographs, experiences and impressions of her trip to Kenya and South Africa for Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice, 7:30 p.m.

VENTFORT HALL MANSION
AND GILDED AGE MUSEUM

104 Walker St., Lenox
413-637-3206, gildedage.org
Tea and Talk Series
Tuesday, June 19:
"Woods & Waters, Hudson River School Landscapes," $32, 4 p.m.

WESTON PLAYHOUSE
THEATRE COMPANY
MainStage, 12 Park St., Weston, Vt.
802-824-5288, westonplayhouse.org
Saturday, June 16:
Weston Playhouse and the Dramatists Guild Foundation present an evening with Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer, featuring songs and stories from their 63-year collaboration on the set of "Anne of Green Gables" to benefit Weston's New Works Program, $25, 8 p.m.

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT HOMESTEAD
207 Bryant Road, Cummington
413-684-0148, thetrustees.org
Programming subject to change.
June 2-30: William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist, tours are held Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., $9-$15.
Saturday, June 16: "Knitting History," $32-$40, 1 to 3 p.m.

WILLIAMS COLLEGE
Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory
Main Street, Williamstown
Reservations: 413-597-2188
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Astronomy students host free show, audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. 8 p.m.

WORDXWORD FESTIVAL
WordXWordFestival.com
All events are free.
PreFestival events:
Saturday, June 16: Get the Rust Out Poetry Slam, a spoken word competition judged by volunteers from the audience, 7 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.


THEATER

BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY
30 Union St., Pittsfield
St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield
Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield
barringtonstageco.org
413-236-8888
Through June 16: "Typhoid Mary," $15-$48, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. St. Germain Stage.
Through July 7: "The Royal Family of Broadway," by Rachel Sheinkin, music and lyrics by William Finn, directed by John Rando and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, $15-$75, Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Friday at 2 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m., Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 2 and 7 p.m., Boyd-Quinson Mainstage.
Friday, June 15: Playwright Speaks Series, "Writing a Broadway Musical with William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin," free, 4 p.m., St. Germain Stage.

BECKET ARTS CENTER
7 Brooker Hill Road, Becket
Thursday, June 14: Making It From Scratch theatre workshop, $20, 4 to 6 p.m.

BERKSHIRE THEATRE GROUP
Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield.
413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org
Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 83 E. Main St., Stockbridge.
Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge.
Through June 30: "Church & State," by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Charlotte Cohn. A provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core… three days before his bid for re-election. Performances: Monday through Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Wednesday at 2 p.m. $56. Unicorn Theatre.

GHOSTLIT REPERTORY
THEATER COMPANY

ghostlitrep.com
Thursday, June 14: "The Tempest," $20, 8 p.m., St. James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington.
Friday, June 15: "The Tempest," $20, 8 p.m., St. James Place.
Saturday, June 16: "The Tempest," $20, 2 and 8 p.m., St. James Place.
Sunday, June 17: "The Tempest," $20, 1 and 7 p.m., St. James Place.

MAC-HAYDN THEATRE
1925 NY-203, Chatham, N.Y.
machaydntheatre.org
Thursdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m., and alternating Wednesdays at 2 p.m. $36.50-$39.50.
Through June 17: "Funny Girl," $15-$39.50, Thursday at 2 and 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m., matinees Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

OLDCASTLE THEATRE COMPANY
331 Main St., Bennington, Vt.
802-447-0564, oldcastletheatre.org
June 15-24: "The Almost True and Truly Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter," by Joe Bravaco and Lary Rosler, directed by Nathan Stith. Young Israel goes from a small Berkshire town to the American Revolution, then on to motherland England and back again, $39, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY
70 Kemble St., Lenox
shakespeare.org
June 15 and 16: "Morning After Grace," $18.75-$50, 7:30 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.
Sunday, June 17: "Morning After Grace," $18.75-$50, 3 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.

VENTFORT HALL MANSION
AND GILDED AGE MUSEUM

104 Walker St., Lenox
413-637-3206, gildedage.org
Saturday, June 16: Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, "Murder in the Land of Lost Pages," $40 includes dinner, cash bar for beer and wine, reservations by June 12, doors open at 5 p.m.

WESTON PLAYHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY
MainStage, 12 Park St., Weston, Vt.
Second Stage at Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston, Vt.
802-824-5288, westonplayhouse.org
Through June 30: "Anne of Green Gables," book and lyrics by Gretchen Cryer, music by Nancy Ford. Performances: Tuesday to Saturday, 4 p.m.; June 16 at 1 p.m., $10-$20, Second Stage. 


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