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2017 EDITH WHARTON WRITING COMPETITION AWARDS CEREMONY
Lenox, 2 p.m.
Join us in celebrating the literary accomplishments of high school students throughout the region. Featuring a keynote address by Koren Zailckas, 2016 Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence and author of the 2005 bestseller Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood.
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A CELTIC NUTCRACKER
Great Barrington, 3 p.m.
Experience the story of the Nutcracker told through Celtic Dance from the perspective of a young girl living in a cottage in Ireland. Her journey takes her to Tir Na Nog, the land of eternal youth, where she finds herself transformed into a princess and receives gifts from Scottish Sword Dancers, Cornish Dancers and meets a few leprechauns along the way! This is sure to become a family tradition for anyone who loves the Nutcracker or Celtic Dance. Adults $18  Children $10  
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EAGLES BRASS ENSEMBLE
Adams, 3 p.m.
The Adams Historical Society's fourth annual Holiday Concert, featuring the Eagles Brass Ensemble, will take place at Memorial Hall of the Adams Free Library. This year’s performance will include two special additions to the traditional holiday mix of classical and show tunes. The Brass Ensemble will present “Here’s Johnny!,” a Civil War-themed piece particularly appropriate in the setting of the historic G.A.R. hall, and the Eagles Trombone Ensemble will also be on hand to perform several selections. There is no charge for admission.

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MADD VIGIL
Pittsfield, 3 p.m.
The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office in cooperation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving will sponsor a "Vigil of Remembrance." The candle lighting ceremony, to remember those lost as a result of a drunk driving crash, will be held at St. Stephen’s Church on East Street (Park Square) in Pittsfield.  District Attorney David F. Capeless will be the main speaker. The Grace Notes, vocalists from Miss Halls School, and members of the Massachusetts State Police will participate in the ceremony. A reception will follow the ceremony.

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ILLUSTRATOR TALK
Lenox, 4 p.m.
Lenox Library Distinguished Lecture Series will feature illustrator Elwood H. Smith speaking on "An Art Career Morphs into a Circus." Smith is an award-winning, internationally known illustrator whose work has graced the pages and covers of TIME, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, American Heritage, Forbes and Fortune among other publications. His work has been featured in advertising campaigns for SONY, Inglenook Wine, Land's End, The Wisconsin Humane Society, TGI Fridays and many others. In 2011, Norman Rockwell Museum featured his work in the exhibition, “Elwood’s World: The Art and Animations of Elwood H. Smith.” Admission is free.

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UNSILENT NIGHT
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Join this performance that starts on the steps of Chapin Hall (on the Williams College campus) and moves on through the town. “Unsilent Night” by Phil Kline is a magical, participatory outdoor musical experience. All are welcome to bluetooth speaker, boombox, or phone. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11441 Free Chapin Hall, steps Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7 p.m.
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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - BERKSHIRE LODGE OF MASONS
Adams, 8 - 11:30 a.m.
The Berkshire Lodge of Masons, 63 Center Street in Adams (The Elks Lodge Building), will be putting on a Breakfast with Santa.  The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children under 12.  Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice and much more.
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PARENT/CHILD YOGA
Pittsfield, Noon-2:30 p.m.
Rogue Yoga has teamed with the Crowne Plaza for a series of Parent Child Yoga Class (ages 5+), with games, stories, partner acrobatics and flying partner yoga. After a fun hour of partner yoga, there will be some free play in the pool. The dates are Nov. 6, Dec. 4, March 5 and April 2; come to one or all. Registration is required online. $20 per pair per class.

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COMMUNITY CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Lenox, 6 p.m.
All are welcome to attend an open house at the Lenox Community Center, hosted by the Lenox Housing Trust, to get an update on housing needs in Lenox and brain storm ideas for expanding, creating, maintaining and promoting housing opportunity in the community for all present and future residents. This will be the first of two or three public events aimed at receiving community input as the Housing Trust updates the 2009 Housing Production Plan.

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ADAMS SCHOLARSHIP RECEPTION
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host a reception for this year's Berkshire County John and Abigail Adams Scholarship recipients in MCLA’s Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation.  The program will include guest speakers, an awards presentation, and information regarding the financial aid process and MCLA. The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship is a merit-based program that provides a tuition waiver for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university.

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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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GIRL SCOUT INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION NIGHT
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
The Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts offers programs for girls in grades K through 12. Join Girl Scouts  for information and registration at Muddy Brook Elementary School, 318 Monument Valley Road. Membership fee for Girl Scouts is $25. Financial aid is available. Attendees will receive a copy of "The Elena of Avalor Leadership Guide" by Girl Scouts and Disney Channel. Contact Kerry O’Brien at 508-749-3633 or kobrien@gscwm.org.

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WINTER LIMMUD NOSH AND LEARN DINNER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St., will host a Winter Limmud Nosh and Learn.  A panel discussion led by Rabbi Josh Breindel on tips to navigate the winter holiday season in an interfaith or traditionally Jewish family will follow the dinner. This event is open to the public and those wishing to attend are asked to R.S.V.P. to the Temple office  at 413-442-5910 by Dec. 3. The cost for the event is $5 for Temple members with a family maximum of $20 or $7.50 for non-members with a family maximum of $30.

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PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
A Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial off of South Street in Pittsfield.  This year marks the 75th anniversary. The Berkshire Veterans Coalition, along with other volunteers, Color Guards, and Honor Guards will be in attendance.

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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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GENTLE YOGA FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
Vermont, 5 p.m.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care will offer a weekly gentle yoga class for cancer survivors and members of their support teams. The hour-long classes are scheduled at 5 p.m. each Wednesday starting Jan. 6 in Conference Room C of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington. There is no charge. Participants will learn basic balancing postures, breathing, and visualization techniques for relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility, and strength. For more information and to attend call 802-440-4244 or rebecca.hewson-steller@svhealthcare.org.

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WILLIAMS MAKES JAZZ! WITH SMALL JAZZ ENSEMBLES
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Williams Makes Jazz! With Small Jazz Ensembles A concert of Small Jazz Ensembles begins with a group led by John Wheeler which includes original works in the jazz idiom composed by members of the group. Capping the evening is the Williams Jazz Septet directed by Avery Sharpe. . http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11443 Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7 p.m.
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LEGO GROUP
North Adams, 6-7 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library in partnership with the Family Center is hosting a free Lego group for families of children ages 4-12 (siblings welcome) where Legos are provided for a fun hour of free play, opportunities for co-operative building with peers, and a Lego challenge option.

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HUNGRYTOWN CONCERT
North Adams, 6-7 p.m.
Internationally-touring folk duo Hungrytown will give a free concert at the North Adams Public Library. Hungrytown's music has appeared on numerous television programs, including the IFC's Portlandia, Comedy Central's The Daily Show and Neftlix's new hit comedy, Lady Dynamite; as well as various documentaries and major sporting events ranging from NASCAR motor racing to Hockey Night in Canada.

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'SCREENAGERS' SCREENING
Great Barrington, 6:30 p.m.
"Screenagers," the film about growing up and finding balance in the digital age, will screen at Monument Mountain Regional High School, 600 Stockbridge Road. Sponsored by the Southern Berkshire Shared Services Project, Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School and the Berkshire Waldorf High School, the film will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Peter Dillon, superintendent of the Berkshire Hills Regional School District, with a panel of local experts, including Monica Zanin, principal of Richmond Consolidated School, Dr. Stephen Sagarin, faculty chair at the Berkshire Waldorf High School, and Dr. Joseph Cooney, family practitioner at Stockbridge Family Medicine and Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School trustee. Free admission; all welcome. Parents of children fifth grade and up are encouraged to bring their children to the screening.

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COALITION MEETING
North Adams, 10 a.m.-noon
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's (nbCC) monthly forum will focus on community pride. Guests can share why they are proud of living and working in Northern Berkshire, hear from community leaders on what’s going on in the Northern Berkshires that we can be proud of, excited about and look forward to, and learn about and take the Community Pride Challenge. The forum will be held at the First Baptist Church (please use the Eagle Street entrance).

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MELISSA ETHERIDGE'S HOLIDAY TRIO
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. Her critically acclaimed debut album was certified double platinum. Etheridge’s popularity built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water,” and “Ain`t It Heavy” , for which she won her first Grammy. For this special holiday show, she will sing fan favorites and holiday classics, such as "Merry Christmas Baby,” "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “O Night Divine,” and more. For tickets and information visit the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center web site or call the Box Office at 413.528.0100.
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SUNDANCE THEATRE LAB
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Sundance Institute’s renowned Theatre Program has developed Broadway and Off Broadway hits by the bushel, and its annual lab at MASS MoCA gathers top-tier dramatic artists for writing workshops and a work-in-progress performances. The quality of the work, combined with the feeling of ink still wet, make for a riveting night of theater-in-the-making.
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WILLIAMS COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE: ANGELS IN THE ARCHITECTURE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
“Angels in the Architecture” is a concert spanning 400 years of music with the Williams Wind Ensemble directed by Brian Messier and featuring soprano Mary Hubbell, and baritone Nathan Leach ‘17. Works by Gallus, Hahn, Grainger, Ogren, Hovhaness, and Ticheli. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11445x Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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HOLIDAY SHINDY
Pittsfield, 10 AM-6PM
The Holiday Shindy is a juried Holiday Sale featuring over 50 of the region’s most notable makers of fine and original craft and artisinal food products! We will be welcoming screen-printers, textile artists, soap makers, jewelers, potters, woodworkers, and more! 3$ admission for general public. 12/10 10AM-6PM and 12/11 11AM-4PM
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ANNUAL NMC HOLIDAY FAIR
Great Barrington, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (silent auction ends at 2:oopm!)
The New Marlborough-Monterey PTA is thrilled to announce The Most Magical Event of the Year: ANNUAL NMC HOLIDAY FAIR!  New Marlborough Central School, 44 Hartsville Mill River Road, Mill River, Saturday December 10th, 10am-3pm* (*Famous Silent Auction closes at 2pm!)  Heaps of joyous family fun to be had by all in our magical little school in the woods!  *Handcrafts  *Face Painting  *Photo Booth  *Book Sale  *White Elephant Sale *Children-Only Shopping Room  *Cake Stall   *Delicious Eats *Make & Take Crafts *Local Maple Syrup *Christmas Trees        *FAMOUS SILENT AUCTION (auction closes at 2pm!)   See you there
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CHAHTAM WINTERFEST
, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Chatham WinterFest, A real community event. Holiday sales throughout the village, free activities for kids, live music, visits with Santa, and more. Word Hop Kids and adults are invited to participate in Chatham’s Winterfest Word Hop. Each participating business will display a different holiday word. Use your form, which you can pick up at participating locations, and write down the word. When you’ve collected them all, return the form. All complete and properly filled out forms will be entered to win a prize. There’s no fee to play and no age requirement. Hosted by: Administrator Location: Main Street, Hudson Avenue, and Park Row in the village of Chatham
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HOLIDAY SHINDY
Pittsfield, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Holiday Shindy is a juried Holiday Sale featuring over 50 of the region’s most notable makers of fine and original craft and artisinal food products! We will be welcoming screen-printers, textile artists, soap makers, jewelers, potters, woodworkers, and more! 3$ admission for general public. 12/10 10AM-6PM and 12/11 11AM-4PM
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'IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE'
Lenox, 3 p.m.
Shakespeare & Company will present "It’s a Wonderful Night! A Special Benefit Performance" of the holiday production "It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. Following the performance, there will be a festive after-party to welcome Artistic Director Allyn Burrows at Firefly Gastropub. Tickets for this event are priced at $200 for Gold Tickets and a limited number of Silver Tickets will be sold for $150. All proceeds benefit Shakespeare & Company’s 40th Anniversary Season. Call 413-637-1199 ext. 105.

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CHRISTMAS TRAIN RIDES
North Adams, 3, 5 and 7 p.m.
Dress up in your best 1950s travel clothes and climb aboard the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum's exclusive Tinseliner for a trip back to the era of black & white television, Lionel Trains, Bing Crosby, "glow bright" frosted color Christmas lights, silver trees and colorful tinsel. Featuring a scheduled visit from the man dressed in red himself, this approximate one-hour experience is appropriate for children of all ages and will evoke the nostalgia and romance of a typical American Christmas during the 1950s. BSRM's Tinseliner trains feature a vintage, all stainless steel Budd Rail Diesel Car just like the ones people traveled on for the holidays during the 1950s. All Tinseliner trains are one hour round trip and depart from 98 Crowley Ave. in North Adams. Tickets are available online and are $18 for adults, $14 for children 4-12 and free for children under 4, who must sit on an adult's lap.

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