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'MUSIC IN THE PARK'
New York, 1:30 p.m.
"Music in the Park" in the pavilion of New Lebanon, N.Y., will consist of free concerts held rain or shine on four Sunday afternoons - June 18, July 30, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17 - with different performers playing a variety of music genres.  At each event, local vendors will sell tasty grub and wine and craft beers. Water and soft drinks will also be available.  The final concert will be an expanded festival-style event, with more performances and a greater variety of food and drink. Information on Facebook.

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QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
Adams, 1-4 p.m.
The Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, will be open on Sundays from July 2 to Oct. 8. The meeting house, essentially unchanged since its construction, is located in the Maple Street Cemetery.  It was the place of worship of  the family of  Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820.  Free tours are given by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission.

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ACOUSTIC CONCERT
Williamstown, 12:30 p.m.
In the second of two free concerts in the Clark Art Institute’s “Crystal Clear” series, folk and indie-rock band Darling Valley performs outdoors at "Thomas Schütte: Crystal," an architectural installation atop Stone Hill on the Clark’s campus.

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FILM | "DOUGH"
Amherst, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
A comedy/drama about the unlikely friendship between an old Jewish baker and a young Muslim. Curmudgeonly widow Nat Dayan (Jonathan Pryce) obstinately clings to his way of life and his livelihood as the owner of a kosher bakery in London’s East End. With a dwindling clientele and the pressures of encroaching big box stores, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash (Jerome Holde), who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his struggling immigrant mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves. UK/Hungary, 2016, 94 minutes. Director: John Goldschmidt. COST: Student | $4 Member | $6 General Admission | $8
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ST. MARY'S PARISH PICNIC - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Cheshire, Noon
St. Mary of the Assumption Parish will hold their annual picnic in honor of their patron, St. Mary of the Assumption. The event will be held on Sunday, August 20th starting with Mass at 11:00 a.m. followed by the picnic from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend, so bring your friends and family! The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets include include unlimited food such as: burgers, hot dogs, Gavazzi sausages, corn on the cob, watermelon, chips, drinks, baked goods, and an ice cream sundae bar! There will be music and dancing by "After Five", games, and children's activities including horseback rides. Additionally, there will be 20 raffle baskets, an ipad raffle, 50/50 raffle, and more! We hope you can join St. Mary's for this wonderful annual event! EVENT INFORMATION AND TICKETS. For questions, please contact 413-743-2110.
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BOWEY THE BALLOON TWISTER
Lee, 1 - 4 p.m.

Lee Premium Outlets invites all area families to celebrate with face painter Magic Brushes and balloon artist Bowey the Balloon Twister, who will dazzle kiddos with cute and cool images and balloon animals galore.


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413HEART FESTIVAL
Dalton
The 413Heart Festival, the Dalton Music & Arts Festival, will be held in multiple locations throughout Dalton from Aug. 17-20 and include musicans, artists, dancing, local food, drink and more Go to the website for the complete schedule.
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SUMMER IN THE BERKSHIRES: A LOOK BACK
Adams, 6-7 p.m.
In our own time, the Berkshires attract people from all over the world to take in shows, go on hikes, huddle close at a Tanglewood Concert, and wander around for a weekend or longer. But what did people do in the past on visits to this piquant corner of Massachusetts? Author and historian Max Grinnell will offer a short tour via photos and other illustrative material to look at what folks did with their leisure time at the Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock.

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NUT AND BOLT POKER RUN
Adams, 9 a.m.
The Hoosac Valley Motorcycle Club will be host its annual Nut and Bolt Poker Run, open to the public and all types of bikes and riders to ride 100 miles of some of the nicest roads in North Berkshires, Vermont and Eastern New York. The event is also a Poker Run, so there will be a $10 fee at the beginning to get cards at the end of the ride to win. This is a "ride at your own pace" ride, using a route sheet with directions. Riders that want to see the sights should plan on leaving at 9 a.m. Last riders will be leaving at 11  a.m. The start is at the HVMC Clubhouse off Alger Street in Adams and ends on Henry Wood Road in Cheshire where food will be available to purchase. If it rains, plan on driving the car.

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ACOUSTIC CONCERT
Williamstown, 12:30 p.m.
In the final installment of "Crystal Clear," an acoustic concert series at the Clark Art Institute, indie-rock band Darling Valley presents a free concert outdoors at the Clark’s architectural installation Thomas Schütte: Crystal.

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ELIZABETH FREEMAN DAY
Sheffield, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
On August 21, 1781, in Sheffield, slavery began to crumble in the Commonwealth when Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman successfully sued for her freedom from slavery more than 80 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. The Trustees will host a day of activities to celebrate the story of Elizabeth Freeman at the Ashley House in Sheffield. Activities will include guided tours of the Ashley House and a performance by storyteller and actress Tammy Denease, with her dramatic re-telling of “Mumbet’s Story.” Preceding the afternoon performance, the public is invited to follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Freedom on her walk to freedom. At 10 a.m. the annual “Walk to Freedom,” co-sponsored by Crow Flies Press, will depart from the Ashley House and walk north to the historic home of Theodore Sedgwick in the village of Sheffield, where, at 11:30, state Rep. Smitty Pignatelli will read the proclamation that freed Mumbet from slavery.

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AUTHOR READING
Lenox, 7 p.m.
Amy Kurzweil will present her graphic memoir, "Flying Couch," at The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St. "Flying Couch," Kurzweil’s debut, tells the stories of three unforgettable women. Amy weaves her own coming-of-age as a young Jewish artist into the narrative of her mother, a psychologist, and Bubbe, her grandmother, a World War II survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto by disguising herself as a gentile.

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STOCKBRIDGE SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW
Stockbridge, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Stockbridge Summer Arts and Crafts Show, now in its 26th year, will be held on the grounds of the Town Offices and Bidwell Park, 50 Main St. More than 80 jury-selected artists and crafters will display their work ranging from paintings to ceramics, firberware to glass blowing. Admission is free.

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HERITAGE CENTER OPEN HOUSE
New York, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Stephentown Heritage Center will have an open house for Celebrate Stephentown visitors.  Many historical items are on display, including a portrait of Stephen VanRensselaer, the patroon for whom the town was named. Each visitor will receive a gift.

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YOGA AT THE CLARK
Williamstown, 9 a.m.
The Clark Art Institute welcomes the public to free weekly yoga classes with instructor Devin Kibbe of North Adams Yoga every Monday morning through Aug. 28. Classes will be held on the Fernández Terrace adjacent to the Clark Center. No registration is required. Suitable for all levels of experience, the classes feature traditional and inspired yoga poses focused on improving strength and mobility. Recommended for ages 14 and up. Dress in comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Rain cancels.

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SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
Lenox
The Mount’s Summer Lecture Series, formerly known as the Monday Lecture Series, highlights recent biographies and memoirs by renowned authors. The name change was the result of last year’s high demand for tickets–the series initially sold out in 48 hours. This year, each lecture will be offered twice; on Mondays at 4 p.m. and then again on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. All lectures are presented in the recently restored Stable and are followed by a tea and book signing. Tickets are $30; see the schedule online.
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'PICASSO IN FILM'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
In celebration of the summer exhibit "Picasso: Encounters," on view through Aug. 27, the Clark Art Institute presents “Picasso in Film,” a free Monday evening film series shown in the auditorium, located in the Clark's Manton Research Center. The series concludes with "Neruda."

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THE FAMILY CENTER FOR BEACH TIME AND PIZZA PICNIC.
North Adams, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Join The Family Center for Beach Time and Pizza Picnic. Monday, August 21 at Windsor Lake 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  (Look for the Family Center sign) For Dads, children and families with young children. We will provide sand toys for sand castle sculpting. A pizza picnic will be served.  Water play in the lake!
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SOLAR ECLIPSE CELEBRATION
Pittsfield, 2-4 p.m.
The Berkshire Athenaeum will host a range of solar eclipse themed-activities. Activities include a "build-your-own" pinhole camera for viewing the eclipse. The library will also provide 100 pairs of free certified safe shades for eclipse viewing on a first-come, first-served basis (one set per family). Even though the “totality” – a 70-miles-wide area where the sun is completely blocked by the moon – will not pass over the Berkshires, the region will still experience a partial eclipse. Patrons at the library can gather to see the eclipse peak in Pittsfield at 2:43 p.m., when the moon obscures nearly 66 percent of the sun.

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'CREATED EQUAL'
Lenox, 7 p.m.
It doesn’t require appreciation of recent events to prove that the promise of the Declaration of Independence has been broken by Americans—often, as history is awash with examples. "Created Equal" is an evening of staged readings of four short plays by Jesse Waldinger, illustrating little-known stories of some victims of oppression. "Created Equal," featuring professional actors directed by Barbara Waldinger, will be staged at Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St. Admission is $20.

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TODDLER STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
Lenox
The Mount’s Summer Lecture Series, formerly known as the Monday Lecture Series, highlights recent biographies and memoirs by renowned authors. The name change was the result of last year’s high demand for tickets–the series initially sold out in 48 hours. This year, each lecture will be offered twice; on Mondays at 4 p.m. and then again on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. All lectures are presented in the recently restored Stable and are followed by a tea and book signing. Tickets are $30; see the schedule online.
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CUBIST ART-MAKING
Williamstown, 1-4 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute invites people of all ages to experiment with cubism on Tuesday afternoons from July 11 through Aug. 22. Outdoor art-making stations, located on the Fernández Terrace, encourage participants to make observations from different angles in order to create a unique work of cubist art. This event is weather-dependent. All activities are free, but admission to the galleries will be charged.
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SCENE STUDY SERIES
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St., will host a four-part scene study class on four consecutive Tuesdays from Aug. 9-29. Students will have the opportunity to prepare and perform scenes and monologues from contemporary plays in a supportive atmosphere. Barbara Waldinger is the artistic director of HRC Showcase Theatre in Hudson, N.Y. The fee for the four-session course is $40 for Temple members, $45 for non-members; or $15 for any individual session. For more information, call 413-442-5910.

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GOING TO KINDERGARTEN THIS FALL?
North Adams, 6 to 7 p.m.
Going to Kindergarten this fall? Join The Family Center for a Kindergarten Ice Cream Social, August 22, 2017, 6:00 -7:00 pm at Colegrove Elementary School Playground 24 Church Street, North Adams Come Celebrate with us! ~ Enjoy Free Ice Cream ~ Learn all about Kindergarten ~Meet new friends and more! All Fall 2017 kindergarten students from Northern Berkshire schools and their families are invited.
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'FRIENDS AND FIREWORKS'
Mt. Washington, 4 p.m.
Historian and author Cornelia Brooke Gilder will tell all at a Tea & Talk with “Friends and Fireworks: Edith Wharton Enters Berkshire Society” to be presented at Ventfort Hall Mansion. Based upon her new book,"Edith Wharton’s Lenox," Gilder will give an insider’s glimpse of the community’s reaction to this disruptive star during her tumultuous Lenox decade. Tickets are $26 for advance reservations and $32 day of the event.  Reservations are highly recommended at 413-637-3206.

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ADAMS LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Adams, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Friends of Adams Free Library, 92 Park St., will hold the annual sale of nearly new, used and donated adult and children’s books, paperbacks, magazines and other items from Aug. 22-24.  The sale will be held in the lower Miller Annex. Also on sale that week will be freshly baked items and raffle tickets for gift baskets. 

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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.

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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
This year’s Concerts at the Lake season runs every Wednesday through Aug. 30 (excluding Aug. 16 for the Downtown Celebration). Windsor Lake is located at 200 Windsor Lake Road at the intersection of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue. In the event of bad weather concerts will be moved indoors to GAME ON at 66 Main St. on the corner of Main Street and American Legion Drive. Rain calls will be announced by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert on Facebook.

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'LIVE ON THE LAKE'
Pittsfield, 6-8 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union and Live 95.9 WBEC FM will host their "Live on the Lake" community concert series for the 16th consecutive season. License to Groove opens this year’s concert series on July 5. Whiskey City follows on July 12, with The Bomb on July 19 and Shyne on July 16 rounding out July. In August, On Tap will perform Aug. 2, Wildcare on Aug. 9, Legal Tender on Aug. 16 and Hotshot Hillbillys on Aug. 23. A shuttle bus will be available to transport people from the parking lot at Taconic High School.

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