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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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AFTER SCHOOL LEGO CLUB
Adams, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Library Lego Groups! Lego groups are for families with children ages 4-12 years old. After School Lego Club November 7 and 21 from 3:30 -4:30 p.m. at the Adams Free Library 92 Park Street, lower level. It will meet monthly on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
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OH BE THANKFUL DESSERT CONTEST & AUCTION
North Adams, 5 p.m.
Abbott Memorial School, with the Project 351 Eighth Grade ambassadors Norah Newlands and Logan King, will be sponsoring the 14th Annual Oh Be Thankful Dessert Contest & Auction at the North Adams American Legion. The benefactors of their service project will be the Friendship Center Food Pantry on Eagle Street in North Adams, the Berkshire Humane Society and the North Adams American Legion Annual Christmas Day dinner. Entry forms and details for the dessert contest are available at the school or at the school website.

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PITTSFIELD GREEN DRINKS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Laurie Reid from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will speak at the Pittsfield Green Drinks November meeting at J Allen's Clubhouse, 41 North St. Reid will talk about the importance of urban trees and how these canopies contribute to our communities. She will also give a mini workshop focusing on young tree care. Pittsfield Green Drinks is an informal gathering on the third Tuesday of the month. These nights are open to everyone with any environmental interest. The drinks aren’t green but the conversations are.

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STEINER SCHOOL MORNING
Great Barrington, 9:30-11 a.m.
Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School welcomes parents, grandparents and caregivers to a “Looking Ahead to Elementary School” morning. Prospective families will learn more about the Steiner Waldorf curriculum, visit classes in progress, discover how kindergarten students transition to the grades and discuss academic, social and artistic aspects of the school’s elementary and middle school program. The morning also includes an option to continue to the Steiner Thanksgiving assembly from 11 a.m. to noon, a unique all-in-one opportunity to experience some of the projects grades one through eight have been working on during fall term. RSVP by email.

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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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ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Join us for the Annual Tree Lighting! On Wednesday, traffic will be routed away from the tree at Monument Square on Main St. (between the First Congregational and First Baptist Churches) where residents are asked to gather to count down the seconds until the switch is thrown and thousands of twinkling lights adorn the downtown. As soon as Main Street lights up the Drury High School Band and Band Front will lead the way with festive songs for the North Adams Fire Department’s fire engine as it makes its way through downtown with Santa Claus. Santa and his helpers will bring gifts for the first 500 children. Rain Date: Friday, December 1st.  
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THANKSGIVING DAY YOGA CLASSES
North Adams, 8:30 - 9:45 am AND 10 - 11:15 am
A Grateful Life Yoga Class / 8:30- 9:45am AND 10:00 - 11:15am Yoga class to cultivate and express our deepest gratitude for the amazing strength of our bodies, or ability to adapt in life, and the abundant blessing that we receive. Join Nicole for an all-levels flowing class. These 75 minute classes are offered by donation, cash or check please. We strongly suggest registering in advance. All Other Classes on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day are Canceled  North Adams Yoga, 26 Holden Street, North Adams
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VEGAN POTLUCK THANKSGIVING GATHERING
Lenox, 1-3 p.m.
The Berkshire Vegan Network is holding its annual Vegan Thanksgiving Gathering at United Methodist Church of Lenox. All seats MUST have a reservation to 13-458-3664 before Friday, Nov. 17. There will be a fee of $6 for adults and $3 for kids 3-12. Each person is asked to bring a dish that will serve eight hungry vegans. Please bring a vegan dish (free of all animal products).  Please attach a recipe card with ingredients. Also bring your own place setting and utensils. Hot and cold water will be available for drinks.

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HOGBACK MOUNTAIN SKI TRAIL CLEAN UP
Vermont, 1 - 4 p.m.
Hogback Ski Trail Clean Up Day: Friday, Nov 24, 1-4 pm. Spend the afternoon at the Hogback Mountain Conservation Area in Marlboro, VT, getting the slopes cleaned up for do-it-yourself skiing and riding this winter. Meet at 1:00 in the parking lot on the south side of Route 9 just west of the gift shop, near the white distillery building. Bring your own favorite tool or borrow one from the Hogback stash. We'll call it a day by 4:00. See you on the mountain!
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COMMUNITY MAKE DAY
Pittsfield, 12 - 4 p.m.
On November 24th from 12:00 to 4:00 Shire City Sanctuary will host the annual Community Make Day. Folks from all around the county are invited to learn how to create garlands and wreaths out of recycled fabrics, helping to spark creative repurposing during the holiday season. Decorations made will be used to deck Shire City Sanctuary out for the upcoming 11th Annual Holiday Shindy. There is no fee for Community Make Day. All ages are welcome! Attendees are encouraged to bring brightly colored fabrics to create with, these can be anything from used clothing to old dishcloths. The older and “tackier” the better!
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MESSIAH SING
Great Barrington, 4 p.m.
The Berkshire Bach Society’s annual Messiah Sing, always held on Thanksgiving weekend, is the Society’s gift to the community and heralds the beginning of the holiday season. Join Choral conductor Frank Nemhauser, accompanied by the Berkshire Bach Players, a seasoned instrumental ensemble of professional musicians, including Lucy Bardo, one of America’s first and finest viola da gamba players (playing cello) and legendary trumpet player Allan Dean, along with Miriam Shapiro and Cindy Olgunick on violins, Eric Martin on viola, and Anne Voglewede Green on piano, at the First Congregational Church, 251 Main St. Bring your own score, or borrow or buy one at the door. Free, but donations are welcome to help pay the amazing musicians!)
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RELAXATION YOGA AFTER THANKSGIVING
North Adams, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
​Let go. Relax. Wind down. Enjoy some quiet time. Whatever you cal it--it's you time! Traditional yoga poses, breathing techniques, and meditations are fit together to let you restore mind, body, and soul. A class for all levels--anyone who wants to relax! It is slower paced and deeply restorative. ​Regular class pricing, $14 to drop in. We strongly suggest registering in advance at www.northadamsyoga.com. North Adams Yoga, 26 Holden Street, North Adams
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LONDON'S NATIONAL THEATRE IN HD: FOLLIES
Great Barrington, 2 p.m.
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).
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CLARKSBURG TREE LIGHTING
Clarksburg, 6 p.m.
VFW Post 9144 and the Clarksburg Fire Department will host the annual Christmas tree lighting. All are asked to bring a non perishable food item to be donated to the Friendship Center Food Pantry in North Adams.  Santa will be there courtesy of the fire department.

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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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BOB’S WAY HISTORY HIKE
Monterey, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cross the new bog bridging, observe the beautiful wetland, and learn about the history of this property! Difficulty: Moderate (moderate pace, moderate elevation changes) Description: This 2-mile hike highlights the history of Bob’s Way, ranging from the late 18th century to today. With its second-growth hardwood forest, stonewalls and foundations, wetlands, and old roads, Bob’s Way could be THE representative New England landscape. Please bring lunch/snack, water, and appropriate footwear. As we enter hunting season, please remember to wear your orange! Directions: From Monterey: Follow Route 23 east to the trailhead parking on the south side of the road, just before the Otis town line. If you come to the beaver ponds in Otis, turn around. Email mauman@bnrc.org  or call 413-499-0596 with any questions. Cross the new bog bridging, observe the beautiful wetland, and learn about the history of this property! https://www.bnrc.org/upcoming-hikes/  
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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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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: ADèS’ THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL ENCORE
Great Barrington, 1:00 p.m.
The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Buñuel film.
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MORNINGSIDE SCHOOL MEERKAT PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
You must not miss this most adorable Meerkat! Join us WED 11/29/17 4-6pm for a fundraiser to benefit the Morningside School in Pittsfield. You'll learn to paint this cute image of "Meerkat", inspired by the schools mascot, on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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LITTLE EXPLORERS PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
'Tis the Season! Join us on THU 11/30/17 6-8pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit Lenox Preschool Little Explorers. You'll learn to paint this beautiful seasonal image of "Candle Wreath" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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69TH ANNUAL SNOWBALL BAZAAR
Vermont, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
115 Hillside St., Bennington (Second Congregational Church, UCC) --Start the Christmas season at the 69th Annual Snowball Bazaar. Shop the famous fresh, fragrant and beautifully decorated wreaths and centerpieces. Venture through the Serendipity/Treasure Chest tag sale: 6 large rooms filled to the brim with clean gently used  books, tools, jewelry, dishes, toys, small appliances, clothes, and even Christmas items. The Pet-purri section has hand made pet items including dog toys, treats, beds, catnip toys, chasers, scratchers and more for all of the furry folks in your life. There are hand made birdseed wreaths, which make great gifts for wildlife lovers. If you like a challenge, you can buy a chance to win a dinner for two at a local restaurant or visit our silent auction, featuring goods and services donated by members and local businesses.  The bazaar also features a large bake sale of scrumptious home made baked goods and candies. After shopping sit, relax, and enjoy a delicious homemade dessert. All proceeds go to support the charity work Second Congregational Church does in the community.  
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WILLIAMS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: “BLEED”
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The Williams Percussion Ensemble presents “BLEED” For this program, WiPE invites the audience to join them onstage for an intimate experience of curious sounds and shifty rhythms in music ranging from quiet reflection to driving intensity.    http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=12571 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR AND COOKIE WALK
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church will host its Holiday Craft Fair and Cookie Walk at 74 First St. in the recently-renovated and fully-accessible Common Room, and there is plentiful, convenient parking just across the street.

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HOLIDAY FAIR
W. Stockbridge, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The West Stockbridge Congregational Church at 45 Main St. is holding its annual Holiday Fair, featuring handmade items, essential oils and wildflower honey, jewelry, children's books, and more. Admission is free.

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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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A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS
, 10:00 a.m.

Drop in for stories read under the Christmas tree and treats for children ages 3-10. Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3. $4 per person


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BOLSHOI BALLET IN HD: TAMING OF THE SHREW
Great Barrington, 1:00 p.m.
12:40pm talk by Jacob's Pillow Scholar-in-residence Brian Schaefer Music: Dmitri Shostakovich Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot Cast: Ekaterina Krysanova (Katharina), Vladislav Lantratov (Petruchio), Olga Smirnova (Bianca) Semyon Chudin (Lucentio) Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter. Mahaiwe
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JESSICA DRENK ARTIST RECEPTION
North Adams, 5 p.m.
CYNTHIA-REEVES presents Regeneration, on view from December 2nd – January 27th, featuring sculptural and wall-based works by Jessica Drenk. The artist will be at the gallery December 2nd – 7th to create a site-specific installation to complete the exhibition. The reception, which is open to the public, will be held on December 2 from 5 – 7 pm.
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CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PLAY
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
The Community Bible Church presents its annual Christmas children's musical at the church at 160 Bridge Road. "Angels Aware" tells the story of why God came to earth as a baby and will be performed with singing and dancing by two dozen local children ages 3 to 13. Admission is free.

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