Berkshire Family Fun: July 2016

Berkshire County Highlights for Families:
July 2016

Find out about community events and learning opportunities happening throughout Berkshire County for the month of July. We’ll be adding to this list as the month progresses, so be sure to check back each week. Do you have an event you’d like to include in this list? Email us at info@hilltownfamilies.org.

To find out what’s happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, check our comprehensive list of Weekly Suggested Events, published every Thursday!

There you will also find our list of ongoing weekday playgroups, storyhours and events both in Berkshire County and throughout the region.


Berkshire Family Fun, a project of Hilltown Families, is sponsored in part by MASS MoCA:

Berkshire Family Fun is also supported in part by a grant from the Hinsdale/Peru, Mount Washington, Monterey, North Berkshire, Pittsfield, Washington, and Windsor Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


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ADAMS

Tuesday, July 12, 11am
FITNESS/BIKING
Enjoy some casual family-oriented exercise on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail! Meet at the Adams Visitor Center and join other families with bikes, trikes, wagons and strollers to traverse the path to Russell Field Playground. A snack and drink will be provided. Please dress prepared for walking and weather. For more information, contact The Family Center at 413-664-4821. 3 Hoosac Street. Adams, MA. (FREE)

Berkshire Arts And Technology Charter School. 1 Commercial Street.
Adams Visitor’s Center
. 3 Hoosac Street.
Adams Library
. 413-743-8345. 92 Park Street.
Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum.
413-743-7121. 67 East Road.

CHESHIRE

FLORIDA

Abbot School. 56 North Country Road.

HANCOCK

Jul 16 – 17

July 16-17, 2016. Spirit Houses and Woodland Wonders – Fun for the entire family at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield! Build a spirit or fairy house along the Village’s winding Farm and Forest Trail. Create a spirit drawing inspired by Hancock’s premier collection of Shaker gift drawings. Explore the house-like sculptures of artist Robert Hite. Join their “Parade of the Spirits,” with HSV farm animals and dancers from Cantarella School of Dance. Enjoy special activities in the Discovery Barn. Included in regular admission (children 12 and under on family visits are always free). Hancock Shaker Village is located at 1843 West Housatonic Street. For a complete schedule, visit www.hancockshakervillage.org or call 413-443-0188.

Hancock Shaker Village. 1843 W Housatonic St. 413-443-0188

LANESBOROUGH

Bascom Lodge 413-743-1591. 30 Rockwell Road.
Lanesborough Library — 413-499-5981. 83 North Main Street.
Mt. Greylock — 413-499-4262. 30 Rockwell Road.

MONTEREY

Bidwell House Museum – 413-528-6888. 100 Art School Road.
Ashintully — 413-298-3239. Sodom Road

NORTH ADAMS

Saturday, July 2, 10am-4pm
HISTORY/INFRASTRUCTURE
The Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum offers train rides at 10:00, 11:30, 1:30 and 3:00 on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. See the Berkshires and experience a vintage 1955 Rail Diesel Car. An interest in trains can be a launching point for learning about engineering as well as history. 413-637-2210. 98 Crowley Avenue. North Adams MA. ($. Under 12 <$. Under four FREE)

Sunday, July 3, 10am-4pm
HISTORY/INFRASTRUCTURE
The Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum offers train rides at 10:00, 11:30, 1:30 and 3:00 on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. See the Berkshires and experience a vintage 1955 Rail Diesel Car. An interest in trains can be a launching point for learning about engineering as well as history. 413-637-2210. 98 Crowley Avenue. North Adams MA. ($. Under 12 <$. Under four FREE)

Monday July 4,
CONTEMPORARY ART
Visual artists often want their art to provoke questions in the viewer. The space in which art is displayed can impact how it is viewed, and the sort of questions it poses. Robert Schechter’s new exhibit, “Art is Where You Are,” will be displayed on three billboards on Route 7 between Lee and North Adams. Go for a drive to a new or familiar town and see how this artist’s work impacts your experience of the scenery. The artwork will be up from July 4th through August 2016. Billboards will be displayed at Housatonic Street at the Mass Pike in Lee; at 1020 South Street on Route 7 between Lenox and Pittsfield, and State Road at Versailles between North Adams and Williamstown. Lee and North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Monday, July 4, 10am-4pm
HISTORY/INFRASTRUCTURE
The Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum will be offering train rides at 10:00, 11:30, 1:30 and 3:00 on Independence Day. See the Berkshires and experience a vintage 1955 Rail Diesel Car. An interest in trains can be a launching point for learning about engineering as well as history. 413-637-2210. 98 Crowley Avenue. North Adams MA. ($. Under 12 <$. Under four FREE)

Monday, July 4, 9:30pm-10pm
FIREWORKS
North Adams will hold a fireworks display in Joe Wolfe Field. 310 State Street. North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, July 13, 6:30pm-8pm
LAWN CONCERT/PLACEMAKING
Concerts at Windsor Lake give residents of North Adams and beyond the rare opportunity to hear live music while swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, picnicking, or simply sitting by the lake. On July 13th, Western Mass natives Rev Tor will play their original, funky songs with bass oriented rhythms and will possibly encorporate cover songs of other bands. Check the Explore North Adams website for more details. Intersection of Kemp Street and Bradley Street. North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Friday, July 15, 3:30pm-10pm
STREET PARTY/PLACEMAKING
Beaches are a great location for creative free play. A community street party in North Adams will feature an artificial beach made from tons of real sand trucked from the ocean! Kids and their parents will be able to make sandcastles and any other creation they want as they play in the sand, Later in the night there will be an adult fiesta, with volleyball and other beach activities. 413-664-6180. Eagle Street. North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Friday, July 15, 4:30pm
MUSIC STUDIES/AFRICAN DRUMMING
African drumming performances are highly physical, involving not only the movement required to play the drums but also dance and chanting. These high energy performances get people moving and feeling the beat. As part of the 15th Annual Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, you listen to African drumming in the courtyard of the museum, performed by festival fellows and African Drumming Master, Nani Agbeli. 413-662-2111. 1040 Mass MoCA Way. North Adams, MA. ($ Non members. <$. members)

Saturday, July 30, 2pm-4pm
COLLABORATIVE ART/INTERGENERATIONAL
Artwork benefits people of all ages and can bring people together from across communities. You and your family members of all abilities are invited to four creative labs to help compose, choreograph, and arrange a performance of music, art, and spoken word. The performance will be based on Alaa Awad’s mural, “Justice” and will culminate with a DownStreet Art Share. Labs take place on July 30th, August 20th, September 9th, and September 24th. These labs offer the opportunity to learn from the performing artists of Marafanyi, Drum, Dance, and Song and to hone various artistic and performative skills. For more information, and to sign up, please email rootsheartpulse@ureach.com. Labs will take place at Common Folk Gallery. 33 Main Street. North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, July 30, 4pm-10pm
MUSIC STUDIES
Bang On A Can, formed in 1987, is an organization dedicated to contemporary and experimental music of all genres and instrumentation. The Bang On A Can residency program is culminating with a marathon concert at MASS MoCA. With six hours of music and myriad musicians and composers, it is bound to be a unique musical experience. 413-662-2111. 1040 Mass MoCA Way. North Adams, MA. ($$)

Windsor Lake. Kemp Avenue and Bradley Street.
The Maker’s Mill. 100 Eagle Street.
DownStreet Art
. Main Street and downtown.
North Adams Farmers’ Market
413-664-6180. St. Anthony Drive & Route 8.
Western Gateway Heritage State Park 413-663-6312. 115 State Street.
North Adams Public Library 413-662-3133. 74 Church Street.
MASS MoCA 413-662-2111. 1040 MASS MoCA Way.
Haskins Community Center 413-664-4821. 210 State Street.
Natural Bridge State Park — 413-663-6392. McCauley Road.

WILLIAMSTOWN

Monday, July 4, 8:15am
MINDFULNESS/MEDITATION
Meditating first thing in the morning can help you get focused and set your intentions for the day ahead. This meditation session at the Clark Art Institute may enrich your appreciation and understanding of the exhibition on view, Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill. Meet at the entrance of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark’s campus and hike to the meadow on Stone Hill. Bring a mat if possible. In the event of rain, the meditation will be held on the Spencer Terrace at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE meditation session. Admission: $. Under 18, museum members, and students with ID FREE)

Monday, July 4, 11:30am-1pm
PARADE
The Williamstown parade begins on Spring Street. The parade will be followed by a barbeque in the parking lot behind Spring Street. 413-458-9077. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, July 5, 6pm
LAWN CONCERT/PLACEMAKING
Intergenerational, outdoor concerts are one of the best things about summer! Bring a blanket and picnic or chairs to the Clark Art Institute as they kick off their outdoor summer concert series with Annie and the Hedonists. This band blends jazz, folk, swing, and other American genres in a celebration of the great female blues artists of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s, supporting an interest in music studies, including music history. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday and Thursday 8 p.m.: July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; and August 2 and 4
ASTRONOMY
An interest in studying astronomy can develop from an enthusiasm for mathematical calculation, or a simple appreciation for the beauty of the night sky. Observing the stars can be an act of scientific or spiritual curiosity, or both. Once again, the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College is opening for the summer and offering free shows for the public. The Hopkins Observatory, built in 1836-1838 by the first professor of astronomy at Williams College, Albert Hopkins, is the oldest extant observatory in the United States. Shows will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m.: June 28, 30; July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; and August 2 and 4. Reservations are recommended. Call 597-2188. 829 Main Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, July 9, 1pm-4pm
PLACEMAKING/ART STUDIES
En Plein Air (outdoor) painting draws together two interests- nature and art. Many artists whose work appears in the Clark Art Institute’s collection, painted outdoors. The Clark is offering you the chance to do the same! Participants will hike up Stone Hill and pick up a complimentary drawing kit at the outdoor installation, “Thomas Schütte: Crystal.” Enjoy acoustic music as you paint what you see. This ongoing program will take place Saturday afternoons, July 9 through August 27. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. ($. 18 and under and museum members FREE)

Sunday, July 10, 3pm
ART STUDIES
Have you ever wanted to know what went into the creation of an art exhibit? This presentation at the Clark Art Institute will illuminate some of the intended themes and concepts of their new exhibit, Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill, on view July 4–October 10, 2016. This exhibit explores the importance of a strong sense of place through the natural and cultural history of Stone Hill. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. ($. Under 18 and museum members FREE)

Sunday, July 11, 8:15pm
FILM STUDIES/PLACEMAKING
Since the American film industry began churning out feature films in the 1920s, movies have undergone immense changes. Historical films reflect changes in culture, as well as innovations in the technology used to create films. Images Cinema’s Outdoor Summer Films series will present a range of old and new movies, beginning with the 1959 romantic comedy, Pillow Talk. This classic film tells the story of two New Yorkers who feud over the use of a party phone line they share. Throughout this film series, screenings will take place on the Morgan Lawn at the top of Spring Street. 413-458-5612. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, July 12, 6pm
LAWN CONCERT/PLACEMAKING
Intergenerational, outdoor concerts are one of the best things about summer! Bring a blanket and picnic or chairs to the Clark Art Institute and relax as you listen to Beatles tribute band, Across the Pond. The Beatles are an undeniably influential group, shaping popular music in England, America, and beyond. Come see how their legendary compositions are played with a new spin by Across the Pond. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, July 12, 8pm
ASTRONOMY
An interest in studying astronomy can develop from an interest in mathematical calculation, or a simple appreciation for the beauty of the sky. Observing the stars can be an act of scientific or spiritual curiosity, or both. Once again, the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College is opening for the summer and offering free shows for the public. The Hopkins Observatory, built in 1836-38 by the first professor of astronomy at Williams College, Albert Hopkins, is the oldest extant observatory in the United States. Shows will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m.: June 28, 30; July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; and August 2 and 4. Reservations are recommended. Call 597-2188. 829 Main Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, July 13, 2:30pm-4pm
ART STUDIES/FIGURE DRAWING
Figure drawing is a fundamental skill for artists. This style of drawing can be intimidating for beginners, and it is easier to practice with a model to replicate on the page. The Clark Art Institute will be offering the rare opportunity of casual, drop in, figure drawing sessions, to take place on Wednesday afternoons, July 13–August 31. All skill levels are invited to try it out and gather inspiration from the work on view: “Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado.” 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. ($. Under 18 and museum members FREE)

Thursday, July 14, 8pm
ASTRONOMY
An interest in studying astronomy can develop from an interest in mathematical calculation, or a simple appreciation for the beauty of the sky. Observing the stars can be an act of scientific or spiritual curiosity, or both. Once again, the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College is opening for the summer and offering free shows for the public. The Hopkins Observatory, built in 1836-38 by the first professor of astronomy at Williams College, Albert Hopkins, is the oldest extant observatory in the United States. Shows will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m.: June 28, 30; July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; and August 2 and 4. Reservations are recommended. Call 597-2188. 829 Main Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, July 17, 8:15
FILM STUDIES/PLACEMAKING
Regulating emotions is a paramount, everyday skill which we work on throughout the entirety of our lives. The 2015 film Inside Out (rated PG) explored the role of emotions in one child’s life through the personification of Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust. This film is full of important messages for people of all ages. See the film as part of Images Cinema’s Outdoor Summer Films series. Throughout this film series, screenings will take place on the Morgan Lawn at the top of Spring Street. 413-458-5612. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, July 19, 6pm
LAWN CONCERT/PLACEMAKING
The HBH&T Band with Wanda Houston plays music that you can sing and dance along to, including blues, R&B, and Top 40. This jazz quartet appeals to a wide audience of all ages. See them perform as part of the Summer Concert series at the Clark Art Institute. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, July 20, 2:30pm-4pm
ART STUDIES/FIGURE DRAWING
Figure drawing is a fundamental skill for artists. This type of drawing can be intimidating for beginners, and it is easier to execute with a real model for reference. The Clark Art Institute will be offering the rare opportunity of casual, drop in, figure drawing sessions, to take place on Wednesday afternoons, through August 31. All skill levels are invited to try it out and gather inspiration from the work on view: “Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado.” 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. ($. Under 18 and museum members FREE)

Friday, July 22, 7pm-9pm
STORYTELLING
Celebrating the Clark Art Institute’s current exhibit, Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill, a community story slam will coincide on Friday, July 22 at 7pm. Community members are invited to The Clark in Williamstown to hear and tell stories that center around the topic of place. Stories about the place called home, a particularly meaningful place, or moments of feeling in place, out of place, or displaced are all welcome at this community story slam. This program is free with museum admission. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. ($. 18 and under, students, and members FREE)

Saturday, July 23, 3pm and 8pm
WORLD PREMIERE/SCI-FI COMEDY THRILLER
Obie Award-winner James Macdonald directs The Chinese Room, a sci-fi comedy thriller by Irish playwright Michael West. A visionary in the field of artificial intelligence, Frank has built a humandroid to preserve his wife Lily’s memory – because she is losing hers. But when he is ousted from the company he founded, he must race to save his life’s work. As Frank scrambles to protect his property, his legacy and the technology he invented, The Chinese Room
encourages audiences to examine how far we will go to preserve what we love. Performances will be held on the Nikos Stage at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. 413-597-3400. 1000 Main Street, Williamstown, MA. ($$$)

Sunday, July 24, 1pm-4pm
CULTURE STUDIES/MUSIC STUDIES
Learn about Spanish culture through a performance of classical and flamenco guitar. In conjunction with the Clark Art Institute’s current exhibition, Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado, the museum is hosting educational events for families on Sundays in July and August 2016. On July 24th you can attend this performance by Jason and Elysa Hochman, the elite musical couple behind Rumba Flamenca and co-founders of the New York Guitar Academy for free with museum admission. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. ($. Under 18, students with valid ID, and museum members, FREE)

Tuesday, July 26, 6pm
LAWN CONCERT/PLACEMAKING
Singer-songwriter Bernice Lewis plays folk music for people of all ages. She has performed festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, colleges, and house concerts and released half a dozen albums, in addition to being featured on NPR. You can see her perform live as part of the Summer Concert series at the Clark Art Institute. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, July 27, 2:30pm-4pm
ART STUDIES/FIGURE DRAWING
Figure drawing is a fundamental skill for artists. This type of drawing can be intimidating for beginners, and it is easier to execute with a real model for reference. The Clark Art Institute will be offering the rare opportunity of casual, drop in, figure drawing sessions, to take place on Wednesday afternoons, through August 31. All skill levels are invited to try it out and gather inspiration from the work on view: “Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado.” 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. ($. Under 18 and museum members FREE)

Saturday, July 30, 10:30am
NATURE WRITING/ART STUDIES
Writing intersects with the natural world in many ways. Genres of nature writing include science writing, environmentally inspired literature, and works of environmental advocacy. Nature lovers of all ages are invited to the Clark Art Institute to hike stone hill and record their thoughts and observations. Conservation biologist, artist, author, and nature journalist Jennifer Lovett will lead this outdoor expedition and journaling event. Lovett has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies and is author of the children’s book, Beavers Away! This program is free with museum admission. For more information call 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. (Adults $. Children 18 and younger, students with valid ID, and museum members FREE)

Sunday, July 31, 1:30pm and 3pm
CIRCUS ARTS/MUSEUM ADVENTURES
Have you ever thought about running away to join the circus? You don’t have to leave Western Massachusetts to learn circus skills or witness excellent acrobatic performances. You can witness professional circus performers at the Clark Art Institute. Professional acrobats from the Boston Circus Guild will execute a three-tier human tower during two performances. This program is free with museum admission. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. ($. 18 and under, students with valid ID, and members, FREE)

Sunday, July 31, 8pm
PLACEMAKING/FILM
Though it is a lighthearted comedy, the 2003 film School of Rock (PG-13) also tells a story about showcasing individual talent and coming together as a group. You and your family can see this film as part of Images Cinema’s Outdoor Summer Films series. Throughout this film series, screenings will take place on the Morgan Lawn at the top of Spring Street. 413-458-5612. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Milne Public Library 413-458-5369. 1095 Main Street.
Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation 413-458-2494. 671 Cold Spring Road.
Clark Art Institute 413-458-2303. 225 South Street.
Images Cinema. 413-458-5612. 50 Spring Street.
Sweet Brook Farm — 413-884-4246. 580 Oblong Road.
Williams College Museum of Art — 413-597-2376. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive.
Williamstown Youth Center — 413-458-5925. 270 Cole Avenue.

WINDSOR

Saturday, July 2, 8pm-10pm
NATURE STUDIES/ORNITHOLOGY
While most bird watches take place early in the morning, you have to wait until after dark if you want to observe owls. The vast majority of owl species are nocturnal. Come to Notchview for a guided nature hike. Participants will learn about all the sights, sounds, and traces of local owls. For more information call the Trustees at 413.532.1631 x 3110. 83 Old Route 9. Windsor, MA. (<$)

Notchview Reservation 413-684-0148. Route 9. Windsor, MA.

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BECKET

Saturday, July 9, 10am-2pm
INTERGENERATIONAL/SERVICE-BASED LEARNING
Though quite unwanted and dangerous to our fragile ecosystems, the numerous invasive species that have become part of the local landscape can serve as a community-based resource for learning. Read more in our recent post, Invasive Species an Unlikely Catalyst for Community-Based Learning. The organization, Wild Scenic Westfield River, is providing a chance to learn how to identify and remove aquatic and wetland invasive plants on a guided paddle trip at Center Pond. For all the event details, register with Meredyth Babcock, 413-623-2070, volunteer@wildscenicwestfieldriver.org. Becket, MA. (VOLUNTEER)

Saturday, July 16, 6:15pm
DANCE STUDIES
Dance and choreography can be a hobby, an interest, or a career. People of all ages can enjoy a dance performance or engage in dance themselves. Jacob’s Pillow Dance hosts, free “Inside/Out” performances on an outdoor stage, the Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, providing families with the chance to see professional choreography. Saturdays, July 16, 23, and 30th, you can witness performances by dancers in the Contemporary Program of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. These contemporary variations were coached by program director Milton Myers and esteemed faculty member and Colombo-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. In case of rain the performance will be moved indoors. All ages are invited. 413-243-9919. 358 George Carter Road. Becket, MA. (FREE)

Friday, July 22, 6:15pm
DANCE STUDIES
Dance and choreography can be a hobby, an interest, or a career. People of all ages can enjoy a dance performance or engage in dance themselves. Jacob’s Pillow Dance hosts, free “Inside/Out” performances on an outdoor stage, the Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, providing families with the chance to see professional choreography. This fresh, original performance by The Chase Brock Experience is led by Broadway choreographer Chase Brock. The show combines elements of Brooklyn and bluegrass in, “The Song That I Sing; Or, Meow So Pretty.” The performance is set to the songs of folk revival group, The New Christy Minstrels. In case of rain the performance will be moved indoors. All ages are invited. 413-243-9919. 358 George Carter Road. Becket, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, July 23, 6:15pm
DANCE STUDIES/CHOREOGRAPHY
Dance and choreography can be a hobby, an interest, or a career. People of all ages can enjoy a dance performance or engage in dance themselves. Jacob’s Pillow Dance hosts, free “Inside/Out” performances on an outdoor stage, the Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space, providing families with the chance to see professional choreography. Saturdays, July 23, and 30th, you can witness performances by dancers in the Contemporary Program of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. These will be contemporary variations coached by program director Milton Myers and esteemed faculty member and Colombo-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. In case of rain the performance will be moved indoors. All ages are invited. 413-243-9919. 358 George Carter Road. Becket, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, July 30, 6:15pm
DANCE STUDIES/CHOREOGRAPHY
Contemporary Program of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. These will be contemporary variations coached by program director Milton Myers and esteemed faculty member and Colombo-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. In case of rain the performance will be moved indoors. All ages are invited. 413-243-9919. 358 George Carter Road. Becket, MA. (FREE)

Jacob’s Pillow Dance. 413-243-9919. 358 George Carter Road. Becket, MA. (FREE)

DALTON

Dalton Free Public Library 413-684-6112. 462 Main Street.
Crane Museum of Papermaking. 413-684-2600. 30 South Street.

HINSDALE

LEE

Saturday, July 2, 11am
CRAFTS/GAMES
Do your children like princesses? You and your children are invited to the Spectrum Playhouse for a Summer Princess Party filled with themed crafts, games, sing-alongs, storytime, and a special Princess guest! 413-394-5023. 20 Franklin Street. Lee MA. (FREE)

Friday, July 15, 7pm-8pm
FAMILY THEATER
The Wizard of Oz is an important story in our culture. Every little boy and girl knows about Dorothy and her adventure, even though the original story was published in a 1900 novel, and the original film adaptation was made over 7 decades ago! Come see what makes this story so enchanting, at this theater production at the Spectrum Playhouse. 413-394-5023. 20 Franklin Street. Lee MA. (Adults $. Students and Seniors <$.)

Spectrum Playhouse – 413-394-5023. 20 Franklin Street.
South Berkshire Kids – 413-464-5095. 100 Main Street.
Lee Library – 413-243-0385. 100 Main Street.

LENOX

Saturday, July 2 – Sunday, July 31
CONTEMPORARY DRAMA/MILITARY: Ugly Lies the Bone . This timely and humorous new drama, Ugly Lies the Bone, follows the story of Jess, a combat veteran who returns home to Florida after three tours in Afghanistan. Bearing deep physical and emotional scars, Jess embarks on a journey of healing through innovative, experimental video game therapy that offers an escape from her excruciating pain. But can virtual reality help Jess come to terms with the altered reality of her hometown, relationships, and dreams? Winner of the Woodward/Newman Award and the Laurents/Hatcher Citation of Excellence, this play boldly explores the concepts of reality with a perspective that’s both humorous and profoundly moving. Performances will be held in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Co. 413-637-3353. 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA. ($$)

Wednesday, July 6, 6:30pm
LAWN CONCERT/PLACEMAKING
Music is something which people of all ages can enjoy together, whether they simply like to listen, or want to sing, dance, and participate. Singer/songwriter Bobby Sweet has been playing music since he was seven. Come hear Laura Tupper and Bobby Sweet play folk/pop harmonies in Lilac Park. In case of rain, concerts will be moved indoors to the Town Hall. Main Street. Lenox, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, July 13, 6:30pm
LAWN CONCERT/PLACEMAKING
Music is something which people of all ages can enjoy together, whether they simply like to listen, or want to sing, dance, and participate. The group Miss B Haven performs songs from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, providing an interactive lesson in music history. See them perform in Lilac Park. In case of rain, concerts will be moved indoors to the Town Hall. Main Street. Lenox, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, July 20, 6:30pm
LAWN CONCERT/PLACEMAKING
The musical group Soulraye treats audiences to a fusion of neo-pop soul and funk with their original compositions.. You can catch them perform in Lilac Park as part of the summer-long weekly concert series. Main Street. Lenox, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, July 31, 7pm
STORYTELLING
Oral storytelling far precedes the written word in human history, and is still a vital part of all cultures. You can hear local storytellers compete for a spot at the annual WordXWord Festival. This storytelling competition is hosted by The Mount. 413-551-5111. 2 Plunkett Street. Lenox, MA. (FREE)

Lenox Community Center. 413-637-5530. 65 Walker Street.
Lenox Library — 413-637-0197. 18 Main Street.
Lenox Historical Society — Main Street.
The Mount – 413-551-5111. 2 Plunkett Street.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
– 472 West Mountain Road.
Shakespeare and Company – 413-637-3353. 70 Kemble Street.
Ventfort Hall – 413-637-3206. 104 Walker Street.

PERU

PITTSFIELD

Now through Saturday, July 9
WORLD PREMIERE/CONTEMPORARY THEATER: American Son. Winner of the prestigious 2016 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for Best Play, American Son examines our nation’s racial divide as seen through the eyes of an estranged biracial couple. Over the course of a tense night, the couple’s disparate backgrounds collide as they confront an unexpected crisis involving the police and their missing 18-year old son. This new work is a timely and important play on race in present-day America. Performed on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage at the Barrington Stage Company. 413-236-8888. 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA ($$)

Saturday, July 2, 10am-5pm
WRITING/STORYTELLING
Writing is a hobby which can help kids and adults in many areas of life including academics, careers, and even relationships. Writing fiction requires a highly empathetic process of deciding what characters feel, and how those feelings lead to actions. The Berkshire Athenaeum is encouraging children and young adults to foster their creative and expressive abilities through a short story writing contest this summer. Participants in the contest have until July 18 to submit their short stories to the Berkshire Athenaeum Children’s Library. In addition to the possibility of prizes, participants are competing for the chance to have their story bound and added to the collection of the Berkshire Athenaeum. 413-499-9480. 1 Wendell Avenue. Pittsfield, MA

Sunday, July 3, 8pm
INDEPENDENCE DAY/CONCERT
There are many ways to celebrate Independence Day. Parades, fireworks, and cookouts are popular celebrations. Another way to honor American history is through music. This concert at Barrington Stage Company will feature Americana and folk music played by David Lutken and the Seat of the Pants Band. With banjo, harmonica, fiddle and more, this group will have you up and moving. To purchase tickets, call 413 236-8888. 30 Union Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($$)

Monday July 4, 10am
PARADE
The Pittsfield parade. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

Monday, July 4, 7pm
INDEPENDENCE DAY/CONCERT
There are many ways to celebrate Independence Day. Parades, fireworks, and cookouts are popular celebrations. Another way to honor American history is through music. This concert at Barrington Stage Company will feature Americana and folk music played by David Lutken and the Seat of the Pants Band. With banjo, harmonica, fiddle and more, this group will have you up and moving. To purchase tickets, call 413 236-8888. 30 Union Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($$)

Friday, July 8, 5:30pm-7:30pm
STEM/MUSEUM ADVENTURES
Do your children like science, creative free play, or sensory engagement? Science night at the
Berkshire Museum will have all three! Outdoors, messy sensory activities will include bubble sculpture building and a baking soda volcano. Indoors, an egg drop experiment will take place and there will be the option of creative free play with big blue blocks. 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Route 7. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, July 9, 8pm
WORLD PREMIERE/CONTEMPORARY THEATER
American Son. Winner of the prestigious 2016 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for Best Play, American Son examines our nation’s racial divide as seen through the eyes of an estranged biracial couple. Over the course of a tense night, the couple’s disparate backgrounds collide as they confront an unexpected crisis involving the police and their missing 18-year old son. This new work is a timely and important play on race in present-day America. Performed on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage at the Barrington Stage Company. Catch this very last performance on July 9th! 413-236-8888. 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA ($$)

Sunday, July 10, 11am-4pm
PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE/INVASIVE SPECIES
Invasive plant species thrive and spread to a degree that they begin to do harm to the biodiversity of their habitat. These species can be harmful to human health, or dominate an ecosystem in a dangerous way. Hardy Kiwi is a locally invasive species which kills all other vegetation as it spreads. You can help remove Hardy Kiwi from the area around Burbank Park with Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Volunteers will meet at the boat launch. Two orientation sessions to train volunteers, one at 11:00 am and one at 1:00 pm. 413-429-6416. Lakeway Drive. Pittsfield, MA. (VOLUNTEER)

Friday, July 15, 10am-4pm
LITERACY/COLLABORATIVE CONSUMPTION
While book sales do involve purchases and ultimate ownership of materials, these sales are a form of collaborative consumption. Books at the sales are typically used and/or donated, and the money made from these sales supports the library, which is a lending-based institution. The Berkshire Athenaeum’s summer book sale will provide copies of books for all ages, as well as audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, Vinyl, puzzles & games. See what you can find at this collaborative treasure hunt! 413-499-9480. 1 Wendell Avenue. Pittsfield, MA. (MARKET/SALE)

Jul 16 – 17

July 16-17, 2016. Spirit Houses and Woodland Wonders – Fun for the entire family at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield! Build a spirit or fairy house along the Village’s winding Farm and Forest Trail. Create a spirit drawing inspired by Hancock’s premier collection of Shaker gift drawings. Explore the house-like sculptures of artist Robert Hite. Join their “Parade of the Spirits,” with HSV farm animals and dancers from Cantarella School of Dance. Enjoy special activities in the Discovery Barn. Included in regular admission (children 12 and under on family visits are always free). Hancock Shaker Village is located at 1843 West Housatonic Street. For a complete schedule, visit www.hancockshakervillage.org or call 413-443-0188.

Friday, July 15 – Saturday, August 13
CLASSICAL THEATER/COMEDIC OPERA: The Pirates of Penzance. Known as one of the most frequently played Gilbert and Sullivan operas, Pirates of Penzance made it’s debut in 1879 and has been entertaining audiences ever since! With its swashbuckling pirates, bumbling policeman, and a Major-General who sings one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history, this show highlights opera as both a classical and a contemporary form of theater art. Performed on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage at the Barrington Stage Company. 413-236-8888. 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA ($$)

Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, August 7
SHAKESPEARE/COMMUNITY THEATER: The Tempest. The third annual Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park, in coordination with the Office of Cultural Development, presents Shakespeare’s last known work, The Tempest. The play tells the story of revenge and redemption on a magical, mysterious island. Pittsfield’s mayor explains that Shakespeare in the Park “provides a way, free of barriers, for the entire community to experience and enjoy amazing theatre in the heart of our city.” Performances are held outdoors on the stage at the First Street Common, Pittsfield, MA (FREE)

Saturday, July 23, 12pm-6pm
PLACEMAKING/AFRICAN AMERICAN
Come help celebrate African American culture at the 43rd annual “Gather-In,” in Durant Park, a free neighborhood festival. Organized by the Berkshire County chapter of the NAACP, this free, fun-filled community event for all ages celebrates the rich cultural traditions and deep roots of the African-American community in Berkshire County and is open to everyone. There will be games, activities, music, food, and a free children’s raffle for bikes. The second annual Jahda Classic Basketball Tournament will be held during the Gather-In. For more information call 413-464-9060. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE admission. MARKET/SALE)

Thursday, July 28, 3pm-4pm
STEM/3D PRINTING
3D printing, a type of industrial robot which can synthesize three dimensional objects for a variety of purposes, is one of the most exciting technological, scientific, and creative innovations of recent years. Patrons ages 12-18 can come to the Berkshire Athenaeum to learn how to use a 3D printer. They will be printing the logos of their favorite sports team, in conjunction with the fitness themed summer reading program. 413-499-9480. 1 Wendell Avenue. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

Beacon Cinema. 413-358-4780. 57 North Street.
Wahconah Park. 105 Wahconah Street.
Berkshire Community College. 1350 West Street.
The Berkshire Athenaeum 413-499-4809. 1 Wendell Avenue.
Berkshire Humane Society 413-447-7878. 214 Barker Road.
Berkshire Lyric Theatre – 413-499-0258
Berkshire Museum – 413-443-7171 x10. 39 South Street.
Berkshire Music School — 413-442-1411. 30 Wendell Ave.
Colonial Theatre — 413-298-5576. 111 South Street.
Downtown Pittsfield Farmers’ Market. First Street.
First Friday Artswalk — Downtown.
Hancock Shaker Village – 413-443-0188. 1843 West Housatonic Street.
Herman Melville’s Arrowhead. 413-442-1793. 780 Holmes Road.

RICHMOND

Hilltop Orchard — Route 295.

STOCKBRIDGE

Saturday, July 2, 1pm-5pm
ART STUDIES/MUSEUM ADVENTURES
Painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell is widely known as a quintessential American artist, whose work depicted aspects of everyday American life from the 1920s through the 1960s. This fourth of July weekend, come to the Norman Rockwell Museum to celebrate Independence Day with an all ages, baseball themed day at the museum. Celebrate this national holiday and beloved pastime with hands-on art making, presentations, and musical performances by a barbershop quartet! 413-298-4100. 9 MA-183. Stockbridge, MA. ($. College students with ID <$. Ages 6-18 <$. Under 5 and museum members FREE)

Saturday, July 2, 4pm-5pm
CEMETERY STUDIES/LOCAL HISTORY
Today, when people think of libraries they typically envision a free and open institution. But many libraries had their origins as private lending systems with paying members. The Stockbridge Library was once one such institution more than two hundred years ago. You can learn more about the history of the library through the lense of stonework and natural history on this cemetery walk. This is the second in a series of five cemetery walks to take place monthly between June and October 2016. For more information, call 413-298-5501. 46 Main Street. Stockbridge, MA. (FREE)

Friday, July 8, 9am-5pm
LITERACY/COLLABORATIVE CONSUMPTION
Many library lovers read more books than they could reasonably afford to buy. The ability to borrow books and spread knowledge through libraries is a benefit for people of all ages. Sometimes, though, owning a book has its advantages. You may want to make notes in it, read it over and over again, or lend it out to your friends and family to read. You can buy books, as well as CDs and DVDs, while still supporting a local library at this book sale! The sale will take place on the front lawn of the Stockbridge Library on July 8th, 9th and 10th. 413-298-5501. 46 Main Street. Stockbridge, MA. (MARKET/SALE)

Saturday, July 9, 9am-5pm; Sunday, July 10, 9am-5pm
LITERACY/COLLABORATIVE CONSUMPTION
Many library lovers read more books than they could reasonably afford to buy. The ability to borrow books and spread knowledge through libraries is a benefit for people of all ages. Sometimes, though, owning a book has its advantages. You may want to make notes in it, read it over and over again, or lend it out to your friends and family. You can buy books, as well as CDs and DVDs, while still supporting a local library at this book sale! The sale will take place on the front lawn of the Stockbridge Library on July 8th, 9th and 10th. 413-298-5501. 46 Main Street. Stockbridge, MA. (MARKET/SALE)

Sunday, July 10, 2pm-3:30pm
LOCAL HISTORY/ORAL HISTORY
Oral histories are primary sources for research and learning. First-person accounts of history are invaluable because of their individual perspective; they provide information on the emotional aspects of historical places and events. Naumkeag, the former home of the Choate family built at the height of the Gilded Age, is a resource for learning about local history from a personal perspective. In this presentation, “The Choates Return to Naumkeag,” Mabel Choate’s grand-nephew Geoffrey Platt, will share his own memories of summer at Naumkeag. Platt has conducted years of research on his family history, with which he will paint a detailed picture of how the original Choate family lived. For information call the Trustees at 413.298.3239 x3008. 5 Prospect Hill. Stockbridge, MA. (Members <$. Non members $)

Tuesday, July 12, 10am-12pm
ART STUDIES/DRAWING
Do you and your children like to make art? Come to the Norman Rockwell Museum for a Summer Sketch day session. Feel free to experiment and express yourself. Please bring a sketchbook or drawing pad. Other supplies will be provided. This program is free with museum admission, and may take place outdoors, weather permitting. Ages 7 and up. 413-298-4100. 9 MA-183. Stockbridge, MA. ($. College students with ID <$. Ages 6-18 <$. Under 5 and museum members FREE)

Monday, July 18, 10am
HISTORY/SERVICE-BASED LEARNING
Historical preservation is a rich academic field. Archives in museums, libraries, and historical societies provide an organized and protected record of documents and objects which could be useful for historical learning. You can help the Stockbridge Library, Museum and Archives preserve Stockbridge history by volunteering to organize clippings. Lunch will be provided. 413-298-5501. 46 Main Street. Stockbridge, MA. (VOLUNTEER)

Friday, July 22, 6pm
PLACEMAKING/LAWN CONCERT
Chesterwood is a National Historic Landmark and museum of Daniel Chester’s work. Daniel Chester is considered America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments and best known for the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial. You can make a full day trip to Chesterwood to see the museum, and hear live music! If you just wish to come for the music, the grounds open at 5pm and performances start at 6pm. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and listen to country rock music by Moot Davis. Rain or shine. 413-298-3579. 4 Williamsville Road. Stockbridge, MA. (<$ for concert)

Saturday, July 23, 1pm
LANGUAGE ARTS/WRITING
Writing is a great way for teens and preteens to express their emotions, open up their creative side, and share their ideas with others in an articulate manner. Local author Joan Embree will be running this workshop at the Stockbridge Library. She will offer inspiring ideas for budding writers in grades five and up. Registration is recommended by calling 413-298-5501. 46 Main Street. Stockbridge, MA. (FREE)

Friday, July 29, 5:30pm
PLACEMAKING/LAWN CONCERT
Chesterwood is a National Historic Landmark and museum of Daniel Chester’s work. Daniel Chester is considered America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments and best known for the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial. You can make a full day trip to Chesterwood to see the museum, and hear live music! If you just wish to come for the music, the grounds open at 5pm and performances start at 6pm. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and listen to country rock music by Moot Davis. Rain or shine. 413-298-3579. 4 Williamsville Road. Stockbridge, MA. (<$ for concert)

Kripalu Center For Yoga and Health. 57 Interlaken Road.
Naumkeag. 5 Prospect Hill.
Berkshire Botanical Garden 413-298-3926. 5 West Stockbridge Road.
Chesterwood — 413-298-3579. 4 Williamsville Road
Norman Rockwell Museum – 413-298-4100. 9 Route 183.
The Stockbridge Library, Museum, and Archives – 413-298-5501. 18 Main Street.

TYRINGHAM

Ashintully Gardens. 413-298-3239. Sodem Road.

WASHINGTON

WEST STOCKBRIDGE

West Stockbridge Public Library – 413-232-0300 x308. 21 State Line Road.

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Thursday, July 14, 7pm
ART STUDIES
As long as visual art has existed, creators have used the human form as inspiration for their work. The Clark Art Institute in Williamsburg currently holds an exhibition of nude paintings: “Splendor, Myth and Vision Paintings: Nudes from the Prado.” This exhibit includes twenty-eight Old Master paintings of the nude, twenty-four of which have never been on view in the United States. Come to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center to hear Lara Yeager-Crasselt, interim curator of paintings and sculpture, discuss this exhibit. 413-528-0100. 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, July 16, 1:30pm-2:30pm
CIRCUS/LITERACY
Circus arts encourage kids to hone their strength, balance, and flexibility. The learning process also can have a positive effect on self esteem. Bring your children to the Mason Library to learn basic circus acts like juggling. Jill of Berkcirque will teach these skills, and there will be a reading of the classic children’s book, Mirette on the High Wire. 413-528-2403. 231 Main Street. Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, July 21, 4:30pm-5:30pm
STEM/SUSTAINABILITY
Upcycling, the repurposing of objects, encourages a sustainable lifestyle as well as creative thinking and problem solving. This program at the Mason Library wil combine upcycling with STEM learning! Participants will learn how to make a jump rope out of trash bags, and construct mad scientist catapults. This activity can open up a discussion about the physics behind these tools. 413-528-2403. 231 Main Street. Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

Jul 22 & 23

Paul Taylor Dance Company performs at The Mahaiwe Performing Art Center in Great Barrington on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23rd – featuring 3 New England Premieres and a $20 per FAMILY Saturday matinee! One of the seminal artists of our time, Paul Taylor continues to shape the homegrown American art of modern dance that he has helped define since becoming a professional dancer and pioneering choreographer in 1954. For tickets, call the box office at 413-528-0100 or go online at www.mahaiwe.org/Dance.

Jul 30

The Fab Faux returns to The Mahaiwe Performing Art Center in Great Barrington on Saturday, July 30 at 8pm! With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of Beatles`classics , The Fab Faux are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs – with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). Imagine hearing complex material like “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “I Am the Walrus” performed in complete part-perfect renditions; or such harmony-driven songs as “Nowhere Man”, and “Paperback Writer”, reproduced only note-for-note! For tickets, call the box office at 413-528-0100 or go online at www.mahaiwe.org/TheFabFaux.

Saturday, July 23, 2pm & 5pm
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES/VOLUNTEERING
Did you know that the Appalachian Trail runs through the Berkshires, starting in Georgia and ending in Maine. Come celebrate Great Barrington’s connection with the Appalachian Trail. Volunteer, hike, and picnic with A.T. maintainers and hikers during their Community Celebration: Hikes & Community Picnic. Great Barrington, MA (FREE)

Triplex Cinema. 70 Railroad Street.
Lake Mansfield. 413-528-2810, ext. 30. Lake Mansfield Road.
Berkshire South Regional Community Center — 413-528-2810. 15 Crissey Road.
Great Barrington Historical Society — South Main Street.
The Guthrie Center — 413-644-9288. 2 Van Deusenville Road.
Great Barrington Riverwalk — Church and River Streets.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — 413-528-0100. 14 Castle Street.
Mason Library — 413-528-2403. 231 Main Street.
South Berkshire Kids – 413-464-5095. 444 Old Stockbridge Road.

HOUSATONIC

Project Native – 413-274-3433. 342 North Plain Road.
Ramsdell Library – 413-274-3738. 1087 Main Street.

MONTEREY

Bidwell House Museum — 413-528-6888. 100 Art School Road.

NEW MARLBOROUGH

Cookson State Forest — Hotchkiss Road.
New Marlborough Library — 413-664-0104. 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road.

OTIS

Saturday, July 16, 9am-1pm
ART STUDIES/WATERCOLOR PAINTING
Watercolor is an ancient art form which has existed since at least ancient Egyptian times. Watercolor had a resurgence during the European Renaissance and has been relatively popular ever since. You can learn watercolor painting techniques from teacher Sylvia Foster in this workshop at the Otis Town Hall. Class size is limited. To register call 772-785-6547. 1 North Main Road. Otis, MA. ($)

Otis Cultural Council
Otis Library and Museum – 413-269-0109. 48 North Main Road.

SANDISFIELD

SHEFFIELD

Saturday, July 2, 10am-12pm
ECOLOGY/ANIMAL STUDIES
You and your children are invited to learn about reptiles by through observation and hands-on interaction. A naturalist guide will lead you through the forest and fields of Bartholomew’s Cobble in search of snakes, frogs, and salamanders. Guides will have species on hand for children to hold and admire if they so choose. For more information call the Trustees of Reservations at 413.298.3239 x 3013.. 117 Cooper Hill Road. Sheffield, MA. ($)

Sunday, July 3, 9am-11am
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES/CANOEING
Learn about local species such as bald eagles as you take in the beauty of the Housatonic River. This guided canoe trip at Bartholomew’s Cobble will provide spectacular views of agricultural fields and floodplain forests. Your guide will tell you about the river’s history and current work to sustain and restore the habitat. Paddles, life preservers, and boats are provided. Trustees of Reservations. 117 Cooper Hill Road. Sheffield, MA. ($$)

Bushnell-Sage Library – 413-229-7004. 48 Main Street.
Bartholomew’s Cobble – 413-229-8600. 105 Weatogue Road.
Sheffield Historical Society. 413-229-2694. 91 Main St.

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