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FINDING YOUR WAY IN WINTER
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Discover ways to navigate outdoors in winter while having fun exploring an interactive display station that features some useful tools of the trade. Investigate the wonders of maps and compass along with a few tricks to identify animal tracks and trees from their bark. Games and hands-on map-making are some of the activities will round out the visit. This program was designed as a self-guided activity but may also be led by a park interpreter. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Meet at the Mount Greylock Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. For more information, call 413-499-4262.

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COALITION FORUM
Williamstown, 10 a.m.-noon
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s monthly forum will be held at The First Congregational Church, located at 906 Main St. All are invited to a community discussion about how we all can help our local children be happy, healthy, and resilient.

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PAJAMA STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
December 14, 10:30-11:30 at The Family Center  Stay in your pajamas and wear them come to our Friday morning Pajama Story Time. We will do winter activities, read winter stories and have a special snack including warm cocoa.
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HOLIDAY PAJAMA NIGHT
Lenox, 6-7 p.m.
The Lenox Library will host a Holiday Pajama Night. Kids can wear their pajamas for storytelling and a holiday singalong.

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SNOWMAN PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT THE N.ADAMS AMERICAN LEGION
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Here comes the cuteness overload... Join us on FRI 12/14/18 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the American Legion Auxiliary to support their children, youth and veteran programs. You'll learn to paint this adorable seasonal image of "Snowman with Bird" on a large 16x20 canvas or on an authentic roofing slate tile, various sizes to choose from. At the American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr, North Adams, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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HOLIDAY CONCERT
Stockbridge, 7 p.m.
The Berkshires own folk duo, Oakes & Smith, will perform a free holiday season concert at St. Paul’s Church, 29 Main St. Joining together a decade ago, Katherine Smith and Robert Oakes have produced six recordings, and performed locally at The Guthrie Center, Canyon Ranch and Kripalu, as well as on the national music stage. Voluntary contributions will benefit the historic Stockbridge church.

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DAVID ORTIZ’S BAT
Lanesborough, Noon-6 p.m.
David Ortiz’s bat will be on display at the Baseball in the Berkshires Museum in the Berkshire Mall, the exact replica of the Marucci bat Big Papi used in his last year with the Red Sox. Visitors can hold his bat and get their picture taken with it.

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GEC'S 5TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVEAWAY COMMUNITY SWAP
Great Barrington, 1 - 4 p.m.
Open to the public! Everyone welcome! Clear out your closets and clutter, release the stuff you no longer need and let it find new homes. Find holiday gifts and things you need without buying new, save worthwhile things from the dump, and keep things in circulation within our community. Share things with human connection rather than money. Generosity- come join in! Please share and spread the word! We ask that nothing be taken for resale. No need to give in order to partake, Quid pro quo not required. No big furniture that can't be moved by one person, and nothing broken or in poor condition. Items may be dropped off beginning at Noon; folks will be there to organize and set them up. Everything left at the end of the day will be donated to the Heartsprings Foundation, a non-profit org that supports the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of western/central MA and CT.  Graciously Hosted by the South Berkshire Friends Meetinghouse, 280 State Rd (Rt 23) Great Barrington, MA  
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STUMP THE RANGER
Lanesborough, 1-2 p.m.
Come out and meet the cool Park Ranger for a fun, informative and engaging question and answer presentation about everything Mount Greylock. Discover a multitude of amazing facts and revealing secrets relating to the highest peak in Massachusetts. Topics could range from park wildlife in winter, geology, historical trivia and recreation as we challenge participants to stump the ranger! All ages are welcome. Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. For more information, call 413-499-4262.

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HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET
Great Barrington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers Market will be held at Monument Valley Middle School, 313 Monument Valley Road, featuring locally grown and produced foods and gifts, including fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads, yarn, and more, plus live music, lunch fare, and children’s activities. Admission is free.


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WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA - NORTH ADAMS CEMETERIES
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
On Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 , North Adams Cemeteries, an official Wreaths Across America (WAA) location, will host a wreath-laying ceremony, joining more than 1,200 other locations across the country for National Wreaths Across America Day. Coordinated and led by local volunteers, the North Adams Cemeteries has raised $32,000 to place 3200 wreaths on the headstones of our fallen service members. This annual event seeks to further the WAA mission of Remember, Honor, Teach, ensuring that the memory of those who served our country endures. Events Include - 10:30 a.m.: Pre-Ceremony event: MountainOne Bank, 93 Main Street North Adams, Ma. Drury Senior High School students honor local veterans.  12:00 p.m.: Ceremony begins at Veterans Memorial Park 1:00 p.m.: Wreath laying commences at North Adams Cemeteries. 
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COCOA AND COOKIES WITH SANTA
North Adams, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center invites children in the area to have cocoa and cookies with Santa at North Adams Commons, 175 Franklin St. The event will include cookies and cocoa, cookie decorating, and a photo with Santa. RSVPs are not required but may be made to Jessica at 413-441-7392 by Dec. 14. The event is free.

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IMMIGRATION WORKSHOP
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Berkshire Immigrant Center will offer free private consultations with highly regarded and experienced immigration attorneys who also provide pro-bono counsel and support to the Center at the Berkshire Immigrant Center’s offices at St. Stephen’s Church, 67 East St. The event is free and open to any community members in need of an immigration law consultation. Consults are offered by appointment only, and pre-registration is required. Spanish-speaking interpreters will be available. To register, call BIC at 413-445-4881.

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SANTA’S HAT KNITTING WORKSHOP
Lenox, 11 a.m.
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home will host a Santa’s Hat Knitting Workshop. With the holidays just around the corner, The Mount invites knitters of all skill levels to an intensive workshop with Sheepish Creations founder Susie Harding. This workshop will feature one-on-one attention for those just starting out or for those looking to hone their skills. Tickets are $60 and include materials, hot cider, and a tour of the Main House. Reservations are required online.
 

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SANTA’S HAT KNITTING WORKSHOP
Lenox, 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
With the holidays just around the corner come get in the spirit at The Mount. Learn how to knit Santa’s Hat in the Sewing Room, enjoy hot cider and cider donuts in the Gallery, and hop on a full House Tour and learn more about Edith Wharton. Reservations are required. $45 for members, $60 for general  
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'LA TRAVIATA'
Williamstown, 12:55 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute continues airing The Met: Live in HD opera broadcasts with Giuseppe Verdi’s timeless tragedy "La Traviata." Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online. Run time is 3 hours, 7 minutes.

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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: VERDI’S LA TRAVIATA
Great Barrington, 1:00pm
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont. Runtime: 3 hours 7 mins. For more information click here.
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CHRISTMAS AT THE WIGWAM
North Adams, 3-6 p.m.
The Wigman on the Mohawk Trail will hold Christmas at the Wigwam, featuring wine tasting at sunset, live music and more.

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REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES
, 3:00
The Ancram Opera House will close out its 2018 season with its popular series REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES, which draws storytellers from local communities. The theme for this holiday edition is “The Kindness of Strangers.” Among the storytellers are: Norm DeGuerre from Hudson with a story about a chance meeting in the Barcelona subway; Dean Irwin from Ancramdale with a story about a helping hand in the tape room at ABC Studios; Brett LaFave from Albany with a story about a near-death experience; Jenny Seham from Copake with a story about an encounter in the Bellevue Hospital psychiatric ward.
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BENEFIT PARTY, BOOK LAUNCH
Stockbridge, 4-6 p.m.
Chesterwood, the former summer home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost public sculptor Daniel Chester French, marks its 50th anniversary as an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation with a kick-off holiday cocktail party in the residence. This fundraising event will celebrate the launch of the acclaimed new biography of Daniel Chester French by distinguished Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, and will honor the patronage of Chesterwood Council Emeritus Jeannene T. Booher. Holzer will give remarks at the event and sign advance copies of his book, "Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French", which will be available for sale. Tickets to the benefit are $125 ($100 for members of Chesterwood) and books are $38 each ($34 for members of Chesterwood). For reservations, call 413-298-2034.

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LENOX HOLIDAY DANCE AND POTLUCK
Lenox, 5 - 11 p.m.
Holiday Dance and Potluck   Music by Party of Three - Lily Perlman (fiddle), Neil Perlman (keyboard), Joe De Paolo (percussion), with caller Sarah VanNorstrand. Unusual dances at 5:00, potluck at 7:00, regular dance at 8:00. Bring a dish to share and your own setups. Admission $15/$7 for the whole dance, $12/$6 for just the evening dance.   
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AUTHOR TALK
Stockbridge, 5 p.m.
Author, illustrator, and theorist D.B. Dowd will present a talk about the themes in his latest book, "Stick Figures: Drawing as a Human Practice," at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Dowd, a Senior Fellow of the Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, will present an expansive look into the practice of drawing that resets the terms of an age old activity, and embraces drawing as a communicative practice and process for everyone. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is included with regular museum admission; or $10 for the program only.

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COMICAL MYSTERY TOUR
Lenox, 5 p.m.
The Comical Mystery Tour ensemble returns to Ventfort Hall for an encore performance of their holiday program. The town is celebrating the 150th year of the Holiday Festival in Garland, Florida. The regular reader of the holiday stories has somehow come down with a terrible case of laryngitis. A stranger in town, Sam T, has been drafted to do the reading, but someone with no holiday spirit feels very let down and closes the chapter on Sam. The cost is $40 per person including a full course dinner; reservations are required by Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 413-637-3206.

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'HOOSAC'S GOT TALENT'
Cheshire, 6 p.m.
Hoosac Valley High School is holding its first annual talent show, "Hoosac’s Got Talent," featuring students in grades eight through 12 and faculty. They will showcase a variety of talents, including song, dance, karate, instrumentals, juggling, skits, and original poetry, among others. Admission is $5 and the show will be held in the HVMHS auditorium.

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'SPEED SISTERS' SCREENING
New York, 7 p.m.
A screening of "the Speed Sisters" will be held in the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, NY, across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House. A potluck will precede the film at 6 p.m. The "Speed Sisters" are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. A moderated discussion will follow. For more information call 518-766-2992.

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BANJO MASTER TONY TRISCHKA
New York, 7 p.m.
Performance Spaces for the 21st Century welcomes Tony Trischka and his band of extraordinary musicians for a banjo-driven celebration of the season. Trischka, a Grammy nominated banjo master and International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year, puts a warm spin on this highly textural and diverse holiday music. The concert will be held PS21’s state-of-the-art theater at 2980 Route 66 in the town of Chatham, N.Y. Tickets are $30 general admission, $25 for PS21 members and $10 students. They can be purchased by calling 800-838-3006, or at the door until the show sells out.

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DAVID ORTIZ’S BAT
Lanesborough, Noon-6 p.m.
David Ortiz’s bat will be on display at the Baseball in the Berkshires Museum in the Berkshire Mall, the exact replica of the Marucci bat Big Papi used in his last year with the Red Sox. Visitors can hold his bat and get their picture taken with it.

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PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT THE LAKEVILLE JUNIOR FIREFIGHTERS
Connecticut, 1 p.m.
'Tis the Season to be Sparkly! Join us on SUN 12/16/18 1-3pm for a Paint and Sip Fundraiser to benefit the Lakeville Hose Company Junior Firefighters. You’ll learn how to paint this seasonal image of "Sparkling Ornaments" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the Firehouse, 4 Brook St, Lakeville, CT. All painting materials and instruction included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sun-1216-1pm-open-to-the-public-sparkling-ornaments-lakeville-ct or call (413) 205-8346.   
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'THE SUPERNATURAL WORLD IN THE 1700S'
Monterey, 1 p.m.
The Bidwell House Museum, in collaboration with the Monterey Community Center, presents “History Talk Replay” one afternoon a month at the Monterey Community Center - broadcast of one of our popular summer History Talks.  First up is a talk from the 2010 series "The Lost World of Early America." Listen to popular speaker John Demos present "The Supernatural World in the 1700: Religion, Magic, Witchcraft and ‘Wonders.'" The History Talk Replay series is free, but donations are welcome.

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CHILDREN’S ORNAMENT CRAFTING
Lenox, 1-3 p.m.
Children of all ages and their families are welcomed to Ventfort Hall to decorate one of the many trees that adorn the mansion this holiday season and make holiday cards for friends and family. Children will be able to craft their own ornaments and decorate a tree with them as well as take home some handmade ornaments. The finished decorated tree will remain on display in the mansion until early January. Admission is $5 per child (to cover material fees). Parents/guardians are admitted at no extra charge. Reservations not required but encouraged at 413-637-3206.

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