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May 27, North Adams Makers’ Mill Printmaking Workshop – Monotype & Drypoint: a monthly workshop. All levels welcome. 1–4 p.m.

Beginning June 1, Stockbridge Citizens’ Hall IS183 Art School of the Berkshires presents Drawing for Everyone: a supportive setting where you’ll learn the building blocks of drawing, how to see and what to look for. Open to all experience levels. 6-9 p.m.

June 3, Hillsdale HGS Home Chef Armenian-style Barbecue with Serge Madikians: The Chef of Serevan Restaurant in Amenia, NY, will demonstrate Khorovatsa — a classic grilling menu from his native Armenia. 11 a.m.

June 3, Sandisfield Sandisfield Arts Center Film & Lecture: Robert Bielsky presents the legendary WWII partisans the Bielski Brothers in the 2006 documentary Jerusalem in the Woods. Bielsky is the youngest son of commander Tuvia Bielski, who was portrayed by Daniel Craig in the 2008 film Defiance. 4 p.m.

June 4, Hillsdale HGS Home Chef Cheese 101: Expert cheesemonger Kate Arding of Talbott & Arding in Hudson, NY will introduce – with tastings – the families of cheese. 2 p.m.

June 4, Great Barrington BIFF at The Mahaiwe Tea Talk: The Berkshire International Film Festival presents a screening of All the President’s Men and a conversation with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. 2 p.m.

Beginning June 5, Stockbridge Citizens’ Hall IS183 Art School of the Berkshires presents a weeklong intensive overview of the art of the picture book and how it evolves from idea to marketing and publication. Work on creating your own book and leave the class with a “dummy book,” the standard form presented to publishers. 9:30-12:30 p.m.

June 6, Lenox Ventfort Hall Tea & Talk: Retail and restaurant historian Jan Whitaker will showcase “Opulent Emporiums: The Gilded Age of the Department Stores.” 4 p.m.

Tuesdays, Beginning June 6, Red Hook Red Hook Library Introduction to Irish Language 2.0: This 4-week series is a follow-up to March’s introductory class. 5 p.m.

June 9 – 11, Great Barrington Simon’s Rock The Feminine Mystic: American Prophetesses and the Politics of Religious Experience, an interdisciplinary conference exploring the significance of women’s religious authority in American political and cultural contexts from the early republic through the 19th century. On Friday at 7 p.m., poet Eileen Myles will give the keynote address.

June 10, Stockbridge Housatonic Valley Association Join avid birdwatcher Jonathan Pierce for a river paddle trip to identify birds, such as Baltimore Orioles, Spotted Sandpipers, Bank Swallows and more. 9 a.m. For more information and to register, call HVA at (413) 298-7024.

June 10, Red Hook Elmendorph Inn House & Barn Preservation Expo: a free “info fair” about how to preserve, restore and re-use your old house, barn or outbuilding, with hands-on demonstrations and presentations, live music and food. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

June 10, Pittsfield Shire City Sanctuary Picnic Blanket Workshop: Learn how to make your own all-recycled picnic blanket with instructor Crispina ffrench. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

June 10, Hillsdale HGS Home Chef Hudson author Colu Henry will demonstrate a dish from her new cookbook, Back Pocket Pasta. Then enjoy a tasting, followed by a book signing. 2 p.m.

June 11, Hudson Drop Forge & Tool Suminagashi Paper Marbling: Learn the 1000-year-old Japanese technique of “floating ink”. Using finely ground pigments, create floating patterns atop water to be captured on a sheet of paper. Students will take home 30-40 marbled papers from this session. 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

June 11, Hudson Drop Forge & Tool Ebru Paper Marbling: Create marbled monoprints on paper using acrylic-based pigments. Using combs, rakes, droppers, broom corn and other tools to manipulate the pattern in vats, capture the pattern on paper and take home up to 26 marbled papers. 2 – 5:30 p.m.

June 11, Sheffield Bushnell-Sage Library Zine Workshop with Olivia Montoya: Zines are self-published works of original or appropriated texts and images celebrating a certain topic of interest. Olivia will introduce you to the world of zine collecting and steps to make your own. For adults and children over 12. 2–5 p.m.

June 18, Chatham Camphill Ghent Local author Ann-Elizabeth Barnes will discuss her new book, The Rev. Samuel Harrison, about the abolitionist, activist and chaplain of the Massachusetts 54th, the first black regiment raised in the North to fight in the Civil War. 3 p.m.

June 24, Claverack Claverack Library How Propaganda Works: Public scholar V.N. Alexander will give the talk Propaganda & Art: How We Think When We Aren’t Using Logic. 4 p.m.

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