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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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LOCAL AUTHOR SIGNING
Great Barrington, 10 a.m.-noon
Ward's Nursery, Garden Center & Christmas Shop will host local author Deborah Zamperini Hewins meeting patrons and signing copies of her picture book "Nobody Notices Bently" illustrated by Nicholas Lewis, at Ward's Nursery and Garden Center. "Nobody Notices Bently" encourages young readers to have self-confidence and inspires them to appreciate the wonders of nature. Admission is free and copies of the book are $14.95 each.

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'START WITH ART'
Williamstown, 10 a.m.
The Clark Art Institute's popular Start with Art program, designed for 3- to 6-year-olds and their parents, will be held. Animals are the theme of the session, which includes a gallery talk and art-making activities specially designed for this age group. The session will be held in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Start with Art is free and open to preschool-aged children and their parents or caregivers; gallery admission is included. No registration is required. Art project appropriate clothing is encouraged.

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NUTSHELL PLAYHOUSE FAMILY SHOW
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Nutshell Playhouse will present the first of a series of three performances for children and families at the Whitney Center for the Arts on Wendell Avenue when they present "Mambo and Nemonee’s Worldwide Adventure." Can Mambo and Nemonee save the beautiful but endangered Floratius Serendipitus' Follow them on their hilarious adventures around the globe as they look for the special ingredients that will do the trick. Admission is free.

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THE MET LIVE
Williamstown, 12:55 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute airs "L'Amour de Loin," screened live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, in the auditorium. Tickets are $25 ($22 members, $18 students). To order tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524. All ticket sales are non-refundable. Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.

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PEACEFUL PAINTING AFTERNOON
Williamstown, 2-4 p.m.
Artists from Progressive Palette will be at Sweetwood of Williamstown Retirement Community, 1611 Cold Spring Road, to take in the lovely mountain view and paint it from Sweetwood. This painting is designed for beginner level painters. More experienced painters are welcome and instruction will be provided to all skill levels. The cost is $35, which includes two hours of painting instruction and all supplies. Register online.

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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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SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
The annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols at Williams College will be held in Thompson Memorial Chapel. The identical services feature choral music by the Williams Concert and Chamber Choirs, congregational singing of carols, and the traditional reading of the biblical Christmas story. There is no admission charge for the services, but all are encouraged to bring an item of non-perishable canned or packaged food for local emergency food pantries.

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PAINT & SIP TO FOR NOTH CANAAN 8TH GRADE CLASS TRIP
Connecticut, 6 p.m.
Join us on Sat 12/10 at the VFW, 104 South Canaan Rd, Canaan, CT for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the North Canaan Elementary School 8th Grade Class Trip. You'll learn to paint this beautiful wintery image of "Winter Stroll" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction, and donation included for $35. CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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MURDER MYSTERY DINNER
Lenox, 6 p.m.
The Comical Mystery Tour ensemble will present “An HMO Blue Christmas,” a murder mystery dinner theater program, at Ventfort Hall at 104 Walker St. Dr. E. Ville, Head Physician; Anne Teak, Clinic Administrator; Nurse Vera Hotty Head Nurse; Duane Pipe, Janitor/Maintenance, and Bonnie Anne Clyde, HMO Representative, are suspects in the death throes of a killer incident when they appear at Ventfort Hall. A full-course dinner will be served during the audience-participation performance. Tickets are $35 per person; reservations are required by Dec. 5 at 413-637-3206.

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DINOSAUR JR. CONCERT
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Formed in Amherst, Mass., in 1984, Dinosaur Jr. has maintained its looming presence over its three-plus decades, waxing and waning as genres come and go, but re-emerging in the last few years to assume their mantel as elder statesmen of viscerally badass rock-‘n’-roll. The band’s latest record, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, dropped this summer; they are here, as conquering Western Mass. heroes, to support it. MASS MoCA
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BCC PLAYERS
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
The BCC Players will present two unique satires, "Endgame" and "The Bald Soprano," in the Boland Theatre at BCC’s Main Campus located at 1350 West St. in Pittsfield. Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" is a despairing play about hopelessness. The sense of despair is heightened by the fact that the characters are not waiting for anything other than death in the play. "The Bald Soprano," by Eugene Ionesco, is a hilarious, unique satire on the ordinary English middle class. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, staff and seniors and can be purchased online or at the door.


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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
North Adams, 9 a.m. - Noon
Breakfast with Santa, Eagles, Curran highway, North Adams, $6.

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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
North Adams, 9 a.m.-noon
The Eagles will host a Christmas breakfast with Santa Claus featuring scrambled eggs and pancakes, sausage and home fries, and toast, as well as a Chinese auction. The cost is $6.

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SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS
Pittsfield, 9 to 11 a.m.
Grieving or know someone who is' When you are grieving a loved one's death, the holiday season can be especially painful, Our Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants discover: how to deal with your emotions and what to do about traditions. As well as learn helpful tips for surviving social events and how to find hope for the future. Please join us Saturday December 10th from 9:00am to 11:00am at New Life Community Fellowship, 172 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield. Cost is $5:00 for materials. Refreshments will be provided. For further information please call 413-684-0001, email GriefShareNLCF@gmail.com or go to: http://www.griefshare.org.
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PICK 4 GIFTS PAINT & SIP FOR BART CHARTER SCHOOL
Lanesborough, 1 p.m.
Join us Sun 12/11 at Skyline Country Club for a Pick 4 Gifts Paint & Sip party to benefit the Bart Charter School Parent Group.  You'll learn to paint on glassware.  Each guest can mix and match any 4 designs with any 4 pieces of glassware.  Over a dozen designs to choose from.  Glassware includes wine glasses, mason jars and ornaments.  All materials, instruction and donation included for $35.  CASH BAR.  Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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CHRISTMAS TRAIN RIDES
North Adams, 1, 3 and 5 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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ACADEMY AT CHARLEMONT OPEN HOUSE
, 1-3 p.m.
The Academy at Charlemont, a college preparatory day school for grades 7 to 12 located on the scenic Mohawk Trail in Charlemont with students from all over western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont, is hosting an open house. Come meet students and faculty members and learn about the academic and fine arts programs. Information and registration is online, or call 413-339-4912, ext. 113.
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SEARCH FOR SANTA
Sheffield, 10 a.m.-noon
Santa is lost at the Cobble. And we need you help to find him so that Christmas doesn't get cancelled. Participants will meet at the visitor's center to hear the story of how Santa got lost and them be given a set of tools to help them try to find where he is. This is a great event for children 5 and up; the cost is $10. For more information, call 413.298.3239x3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.


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HOLIDAY SHINDY
Pittsfield, 11 AM- 4 PM
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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BCC PLAYERS
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
The BCC Players will present two unique satires, "Endgame" and "The Bald Soprano," in the Boland Theatre at BCC’s Main Campus located at 1350 West St. in Pittsfield. Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" is a despairing play about hopelessness. The sense of despair is heightened by the fact that the characters are not waiting for anything other than death in the play. "The Bald Soprano," by Eugene Ionesco, is a hilarious, unique satire on the ordinary English middle class. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, staff and seniors and can be purchased online or at the door.

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BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR
Lenox, 2 p.m.
The Berkshire Concert Choir will present a family Christmas program at a return engagement at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum that will be decorated for the holidays. Known county wide for their joy of singing and led by conductor Paula Nuss and accompanist Aurora Cooper, the 18-woman ensemble has rehearsed for six months for the Christmas concert at Ventfort Hall. Tickets for the concert are $20.  Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited.  For information or reservations call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206.

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AUTHOR READING
Lenox, 3 p.m.
The Bookstore hosts Karen Chase presenting "FDR On His Houseboat: The Larooco Log, 1924-1926," FDR’s log entries, interspersed with photographs from the tumultuous outer world, to form a kind of timeline between two arenas—one man’s small private life full of struggle and fun, juxtaposed with the large public sphere.

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SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
The annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols at Williams College will be held in Thompson Memorial Chapel. The identical services feature choral music by the Williams Concert and Chamber Choirs, congregational singing of carols, and the traditional reading of the biblical Christmas story. There is no admission charge for the services, but all are encouraged to bring an item of non-perishable canned or packaged food for local emergency food pantries.

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LESSONS AND CAROLS
North Adams, 4 p.m.
The First Congregational Church on Main Street will host North County Christmas, A Festival of Lessons and Carols, featuring the North County Chorale and St. Patrick's and Raphael's Bell Choir. Admission is freewill offering to food pantry.

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SOUTH WILLIAMSTOWN TREE LIGHTING
Williamstown, 5 - 7 p.m.
The South Williamstown Community Association invites you to light the holiday season in at The Store at Five Corners Sunday, December 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. There’ll be carol singing and refreshments and plenty of seasonal spirit for all. Oh, and bring a flashlight so you can see the words on the song sheets we’ll provide.

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CHESHIRE CHURCH CHRISTMAS
Cheshire, 5:45 p.m.
The Cheshire United Methodist Church, St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, and Berkshire Union Chapel invite the public to join us for an evening of caroling, scripture readings, a Living Nativity, and refreshments. 
THE EVENT BEGINS AT THE ST. MARY’S PARKING LOT, 159 CHURCH ST., CHESHIRE PROMPTLY AT 5:45 P.M. A HAYRIDE WILL BRING PARTICIPANTS TO THE VARIOUS STOPS. 

FIRST GATHERING: 6:00 P.M.—CHESHIRE TOWN HALL
SECOND GATHERING: ST. MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION
THIRD GATHERING: UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Living Nativity

Refreshments to follow at the St. Mary's Parish Hall.
 

 


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