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CONVERSATIONS WITH… THE POLITICS OF OPERA
Great Barrington, 3 p.m.
To what extent do operas express the political and cultural ideas of their age' How do story lines, harmonies and musical motifs reflect the composer's view of the changing relations among art, politics, and society' Mitchell Cohen, who combines his academic expertise in political science and lifelong interest in the spectacle of opera in his new book (The Politics of Opera—A History from Monteverdi to Mozart, Princeton Press), will underscore the political dimensions of libretti and ideological elements of opera, which absorbs and mirrors currents of the day in dramatic dress-up.  Your next night at the opera won’t be the same! $20 includes light refreshment The talk takes place at the beautiful and newly renovated Saint James Place, 352 Main St, Great Barrington. http://www.cewm.org for more details    
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BéLA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), have a musical partnership like no other. Béla Fleck is a sixteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. The pair performs music from their self-titled debut for which they took home the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. Tickets: $30 Limited Upper Balcony / $50 / $80  Preferred Seating / Limited $15 ArtSmart tickets for under age 30 available through Box Office only at 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington or call 413.528.0100 (Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-6:00pm).
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BERKSHIRE LODGE OF MASONS
Adams, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
The Berkshire Lodge of Masons, 63 Center Street in Adams (The Elks Lodge Building), will be putting on a Breakfast on Sunday November 12th from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. 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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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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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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NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP / BOTTLE TOPPER
Great Barrington, 6 - 9 p.m.
Join us Thursday November 16th from 6-9 pm for a Bottle Topper needle felting workshop led by sisters Melissa & Jen Vansant of Going Gnome! The skills learned in this class will allow you to easily make a larger tree topper at home for the upcoming holidays.  $65 per person includes the 3 hour class, materials to make your bottle topper (this workshop requires a 3-prong tool included in the cost of the this class) as well as Champagne and light refreshments. *When a workshop is sold out, you may email us a request for a seat if one or more open up. Please email us at store@onemercantile.com to be placed on the waiting list. Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice can not be refunded (unless your spot sells to someone on the waiting list which we will try our best to do!)
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SNOWMAN PAINT & SIP FOR ASNUNTUCK CC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Connecticut, 6 p.m.
Time to start thinking about snow!'!'!' Join us THU 11/16/17 6-8 for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit Asnuntuck Community College Scholarship Fund. You'll learn to paint this adorable image of "Let it Snow - Snowman Slate Sign" on an authentic slate roofing tile, various sizes available $35 At Asnuntuck Community College, Strom Conference Room 170 Elm St, Enfield, CT. All painting materials, instruction & donation included. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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THE WOLVES
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
In our production of Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play The Wolves, directed by Arthur Levitt, Jr. ’52 Artist-in-Residence Shayok Misha Chowdhury, the CenterStage transforms into an indoor soccer field. Somewhere in suburban America, a girls’ soccer team dribbles and scrimmages, their voices echoing off the high ceiling. They are claiming territory, cleats digging into the AstroTurf. This play is a shout; an all-female cast navigates the pitfalls and ferocious possibilities of adolescent womanhood. How do we speak our world into being' 62 Center
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PAINT & SIP FOR SHARON CENTER SCHOOL PTO
Connecticut, 6:30 p.m.
Paint, Sip, Socialize, and Support in Sharon! Join is FRI 11/17/17 6:30-8:30pm for a fundraiser to benefit the Sharon Center School PTO. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Mt Greylock from Pontoosuc Lake" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Sharon Firehouse, 36 West Main St, Sharon, CT. All painting materials, appetizers and donation included for $40. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Astronomy students at Williams College will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory on Main Street. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits.

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PACHEDU
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
You are invited to join the Dance Department for Pachedu, our annual (F)all concert. Pachedu, meaning “among ourselves” in the language of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, features all-department ensembles, including CoDa, Kusika, Sankofa, and The Zambezi Marimba Band, performing repertoire and new works in progress. 62 Center
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GREYLOCK WORKS HOLIDAY MARKET
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
A new holiday market at Greylock WORKS on State Road celebrates the unique magic of the Northern Berkshires. Set in an expansive, light-filled mill, the festival marketplace offers music performances, food crafters, local farmers, fermenters and distillers, and the region’s best artisans and textile curators. There also will be programs and workshops that invite visitors into the true stories of our artisans. Admission is $5; children 12 and under are free.

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THE HOLIDAY CRAFT CONNECTION
Lenox, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Holiday Craft Connection will take place at The United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, MA. Free admission. Over 30 vendors. Information: 413-394-4539. Website: lenoxumc.org  
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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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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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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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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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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Astronomy students at Williams College will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory on Main Street. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits.

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CRAFT FAIR
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Lanesborough-New Ashford Dollars for Scholars will hold a craft fait at the Lanesborough Elementary School, 188 Summer St., featuring crafts, raffles, baked goods/food and more. Admission is free. Proceeds to benefit the Lanesborough New Ashford Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors.
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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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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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HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Adams, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
A holiday craft fair to support BSA Troop 38 of Adams will be held at the P.N.A. on Victory Street. Scouts will help shoppers transport their wares to their cars. Vendors will not be duplicated.


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MONTHLY KIRTAN WITH CHARLIE BRAUN
Lenox, 7 p.m
Singer and songwriter Charlie Braun brings his Eastern philosophy-inspired musicality through the use of kirtan, a call and response singing, to Eastover Estate & Retreat Center every second Sunday at 7 p.m. Admission free; donations accepted.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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