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LAST CHANCE TO SEE SANTA
North Adams, 1 - 4 p.m.
Kit & Kaboodle will be OPEN from 1-4pm and we will have SANTA, MRS CLAUS and one of their ELVES! WOW! Come take your own photo for free OR let our photographer take one for you! CDs with a max of 3 images are only $5! Can't beat that price!
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31ST ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN STUDIO AND SALE
Vermont, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Vermont glass artists Mary Angus and K. William LeQuier will open their Readsboro glass studio to the public for their 31st Annual Holiday Open Studio and Sale, December 19-21, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Visitors are invited to stop in to see Angus and LeQuier’s beautiful hand blown glass, enjoy some hot mulled cider and homemade cookies and join the artists in celebrating the holiday season! Studio visitors will find a unique collection of hand blown glass for sale, including perfume bottles and ring holders, bud vases in translucent jewel tones, and colorful handmade glass candy cane and icicle ornaments. Also available are Angus and LeQuier’s beautiful glass snowflakes, intricately sandblast-carved in clear glass. Readsboro Glassworks is located at 6954 Main Street (lower level) in Readsboro, Vermont. Call (802) 423-7706 or visit www.maryangusglass.com for information. The studio is open additional hours between now and Christmas by appointment.
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WINTER SOLSTICE HIKE/SNOWSHOE
Windsor, 10 a.m.-noon
Winter Solstice Hike/Snowshoe at Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center and the backcountry of Notchview Reservation. Explore the high elevation boreal forests of Windsor and celebrate the first day of winter with naturalist Aimee Gelinas. Learn how to identify trees, plants and wildlife tracks along the way. $10 per person; snowshoe rentals $5. More info at www.tamarackhollow.com. Register at aimee@gaiaroots.com.

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CHIRSTMAS SERVICE AT BLACKINTON UNION CHURCH
North Adams, 10:00 AM
Please join us at Blackinton Union Church this Sunday at 10:00 AM. We will be celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ through song and readings. The Reverend Gene Kemp presiding. Address: 1373 Massachusetts Avenue, North Adams, MA 01247 Phone:(413) 664-9642  
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CHRISTMAS CONTATA
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church of North Adams will host an original Christmas Contata composed by Matthew McConnell, featuring full soprano/alto/tenor/bass choir, dramatic readings, handbells, and solos, both vocal and instrumental. The concert is free.

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CHANUKAH CELEBRATION
Lanesborough, 4-7 p.m.
A Chanukah celebration for the whole family including a public menorah kindling ceremony will be held at the Berkshire Mall. Local families will assist in kindling the giant "menorah of freedom." Enjoy live music, face painting, dancing, hot potato latkes, sufganiyot (doughnuts), chocolate gelt, a grand raffle, dreidels and a spectacular show. This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by Chabad of the Berkshires in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires.


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BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Williamstown, 5 p.m.
New Hope United Methodist Church will host a Blue Christmas Service at the church's 4 Water St. Recognizing that Christmas is not always merry for people who have experienced loss, grief, loneliness, New Hope will hold a Blue Christmas Service to give a voice to the hope in the midst of difficulty.  The service will acknowledge the hardships in the midst of a time when people are “expected” to be joyful. For more information, visit www.new-hopeumc.org or call 413-458-3183.

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1753 HOUSE CAROL SING
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
The 1753 House Committee will host the 41st annual 1753 House Carol Sing, a free, ecumenical event for all ages, at the 1753 House on Field Park in between the Williams Inn and the Milne Public Library at the northern intersection of Routes 2 and 7. Parking is available at the inn and the library. Deborah Burns and members of her OK Chorale will lead the a cappella singing beside a roaring blaze in the fireplace. Carol books and hot mulled cider are provided. There is no heat or electricity in the 1753 House, so dress warmly and bring a candle to see by.

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CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Vermont, 7 p.m.
A Christmas Candlelight Service will be held at the Pownal United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Route 346 and Church Street, on Sunday, December 21 at 7 PM. The Saint Patrick's Saint Raphael's Bell Choir will provide special Christmas music. All are welcome to this service. For more information call Mary Louise: 802-823-7769. 
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'IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE'
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
What has become an annual tradition at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, the 1946 holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life" will be screened free to the community. rank Capra’s paean to small-town values and the ordinary guy who does the right thing is a classic story of redemption and second chances, with James Stewart as a man who’s come to the end of his rope one Christmas Eve and Donna Reed as the high-school sweetheart who became his wife.

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FREE HOLIDAY MOVIE
North Adams, Noon
The North Adams Movieplex will host a free screening of "Home Alone." Admission is first come, first served.

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WILLIAMSTOWN PLAYGROUP
Williamstown, 10-11:30 a.m.
Monday Play and Learn Group meets at the Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., for ages walking to 5 years old.

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HASKINS CENTER GYM GROUP
North Adams, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Gym Group at Haskins Center, 210 State St., meets for ages walking to 8 years.

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HASKINS CENTER PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP
North Adams, 10-11:30 a.m.
The Preschool Group at the Haskins Center, 210 State St., is for ages 2.5-5 years old.

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BRAIN BUILDERS! PLAY & LEARN PLAYGROUP
Great Barrington, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Read, sing, play, & talk during circle time & continue with fun table time activities, combining STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) & Every Child Ready to Read. This program is for children ages baby through 5 years and their caregivers. No registration required.  *No program on Veteran's Day Nov 11* Held at our Mason Library at 231 Main St. in Great Barrington. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.

Sponsored by South Berkshire Kids (funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant provided by the Department of Early Education and Care), and the CHP Family Network.


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LEGO GROUP
North Adams, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The Lego Group meets at the North Adams Library Community Room, 74 Church St., on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for ages 4 to 8 years old.

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GREYLOCK APARTMENTS PLAYGROUP
North Adams, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Play and Learn Group at Greylock Apartments' Community Room on Angeli Street is for ages walking to 8 years old.

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BIG APPLE CIRCUS IN HD: METAMORPHOSIS
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Fly away to our magical All-New Show, METAMORPHOSIS. Be transported to a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from ringside, and nothing is impossible! Mahaiwe
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TODDLER PLAYGROUP
North Adams, 10-11 a.m.
Toddler Play and Learn at Haskins Center Lower level Playroom, 210 State St., is for ages 1 to 2.5 years.

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CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
White Oaks Congregational Church will have its informal Christmas Eve service, including carol singing. Pastor Sue Stewart will lead the service.  It is scheduled so that people can take part and then can drive home before dark.The church is at 480 White Oaks Road in Williamstown.

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CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
North Adams, 4 p.m.
Please join us this Christmas Eve at Blackinton Union Church. Service begins at 4:00 PM. Help us celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ through song, readings and a brief message. Address: 1373 Massachusetts Avenue, North Adams, MA 01247 Phone:(413) 664-9642    
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ADAMS PLAYGROUP
Adams, 10-11 a.m.
Play and Learn Group at Adams Youth Center, 20 East St., is for ages walking to 5 years.

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LANESBOROUGH PLAYGROUP
Lanesborough, 10-11 a.m.
A Play and Learn Group at Lanesborough Town Hall Community Room, 83 North Main St., is for ages walking to 5 years old.

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'SLEEPING BEAUTY' PUPPET SHOW
Lenox, 3:30 p.m.
Puppeteer Carl Sprague, whose annual Christmas appearances at Ventfort Hall have charmed everyone with his “behind-the-scenery” mastery, will bring to life the classic fairy tale titled “Sleeping Beauty.” Admission to all programs are $15 adults, $7 children 5 to 17 and free for children 4 and under.  Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited.  For reservations call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 or visit gildedage.org for more information. The historic Gilded Age mansion is located at 104 Walker St.

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FAMILY MOVIE: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
Great Barrington, 6:15-8:30pm

When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
Wear jammies & bring a blanket. Popcorn & drinks provided.
This program is at our Mason Library at 231 Main St. in Great Barrington. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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NATURE CRAFTS
New York, 1 - 3 p.m.
Kids of all ages are invited to come make some crafts outside in the snow! We will be making our own freeform snow candles decorated with natural items (parents will need to help supervise young ones) and making our own maple syrup taffy in the snow! All crafts will be completed outside so please dress appropriately. Pre-regsitration is encouraged but not required. Please call or email Dyken Pond at 518-658-2055 or dykenpond@fairpoint.net. The event will run from 1pm – 3pm and there is a $1 materials fee.
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FUN WITH FINE ARTS - AFTER THE HOLIDAYS ART
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

Looking for something to help you wind down after the holidays? Come make art with us! This program is at our Ramsdell Library at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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BLUE’S ENCHANTED ADVENTURES
Great Barrington, 12:00-1:00pm

Join us in the Ramsdell Children's Room for a story time for young children. This program is at our Ramsdell Library at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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WATERCOLOR DROP-IN
Great Barrington, 1:30-2:30pm

Drop in for relaxed watercolor painting at Ramsdell. This is a friendly, unguided session; no teacher, just fellow artists. We have supplies available, and you are also welcome to bring your own. This program is at our Ramsdell at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.
 


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KNIT ’N STITCH
Great Barrington, 3:00-4:00pm

Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help. All ages and all skill levels welcome!  This program is at our Ramsdell Library at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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