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HASKINS CENTER GYM GROUP
North Adams, 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Gym Group at Haskins Center, 210 State St., is for ages walking to 5 years old.

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MCBA BOOK CLUB
Great Barrington, 3:30-4:30pm

This after-school book club is for 4, 5 & 6 graders to explore the Massachusetts Children's Book Award nominees. We will discuss and do fun activities related to the books. Children participate in the state voting for their favorite! We'll have a pizza party for the last book club. Parents or school bus may drop off children for this program, (Check with Massini Bus company 229-7962), 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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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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PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Williamstown, 6-9 p.m.
New Hope United Methodist Church will host a Parents Night Out. Parents are invited to have a night out while the children enjoy fellowship at the church’s 4 Water Street location.  Children from the community can gather and learn about Christmas through crafts, activities, games and snacks.  Reservations are required and space is limited. For more information and to reserve a space, call or text Pastor Courtney Randall at 720.236.2534 or email her at pastorC@new-hopeumc.org.

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UPSTREET HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Office of Cultural Development and Downtown Pittsfield will host the Upstreet Holiday Festival in the Palace Park parking lot right across from the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts at 28 Renne Ave. It will feature a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus; free train rides from Roaming Railroad; live music; crafts and face painting from Michael's (December 13 only); a cookie decorating station by Madeleine's Patisserie and Café; the Berkshire Eagle Holiday Photo Booth (December 20 only); the Jingle Bell Run to benefit the Eagle Santa Fund (December 20 only – click here for more information) and the Boys and Girls Club Keystone group (a high school volunteer program) selling  pretzels, popcorn, and chestnuts with a game zone as well. The Upstreet Holiday Festival is free and open to the public. Visit discoverpittsfield.com or call the Office of Cultural Development 413-499-9348 for more information.

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FUN WITH FINE ARTS - CANDY PEOPLE
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

What's better than family crafts at Ramsdell? Family crafts with candy! Join us to make fun candy people - we provide the candy, you provide the creativity! 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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READ TO CODY THE THERAPY DOG
Great Barrington, 11:00am-12:00pm
School-age children love to read to Cody, our Therapy Dog (certified with Canine Link).
Your child will gain confidence and be less nervous or self-conscious reading aloud.
Each child will register for a 10-minute reading session.
Sponsored by Canine Link, Inc. .
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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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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FREE HOLIDAY MOVIE
North Adams, Noon
The North Adams Movieplex will host a free screening of "A Christmas Story." Admission is first come, first served.

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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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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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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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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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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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'WASSAIL, WASSAIL, ALL OVER THE TOWN'
Lenox, 3:30 p.m.
When “Wassail, Wassail, All Over the Town!” comes to Ventfort Hall, gifted musician, artist, teacher and storyteller Tom Hooker Hanford will present ancient Christmas and Winter Solstice traditions of the British Isles and the United States.  Songs and rituals of apple tree wassailers, wren boys, John Canoe Revelers and callithumpians live again with singalong songs and audience role playing with colorful masks and props.  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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'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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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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MAGIC SHOW
Lenox, 3:30 p.m.
Brothers Pete and Chris proudly proclaim themselves as New England’s only two-man children’s high energy magic show. Kids join in the fun and there is slapstick comedy galore! The duo will perform at Ventfort Hall. 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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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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