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YOGA CLASSES
Williamstown, 11 a.m.
During school vacation week, the Clark offers two free family-friendly events: a series of intergenerational yoga classes. Yoga classes, designed for ages 10 and up, will be held in the Clark Center. Participants should bring yoga mats or towels.

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LLAMAS AT THE LIBRARY!
Great Barrington, 2:00-3:00pm

Join Debbie Elias of Country Quilt Llama Farm for an enrichment presentation with live llamas. Meet some of her llamas, learn about llama life, habits and history, and see examples of llama-fur fabric art.
Free to the public!
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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FILM SERIES
Williamstown, 2:30 p.m.
The Clark will host a film festival in the Clark Center, beginning with Disney’s smash hit "Frozen" on December 30, followed by "Fantastic Mr. Fox" on December 31 and "Hugo" on January 2. Babysitting is available. All movies are rated PG; for more information, visit clarkart.edu.

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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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QUIT SMOKING TALK
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
Do you or someone you know want to quit smoking? Join Corinne Case, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, at the New Hope United Methodist Church, 4 Water Street, Williamstown, for a no-charge "Quit Talk" with Q & A. You'll receive quit smoking information and resources to support you. To learn more, call 413-242-4495.  Presented by the Berkshire Tobacco-Free Community Partnership at Berkshire AHEC. For information on quitting, visit http://makesmokinghistory.org
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MASON FILM: HAPPY
Great Barrington, 7:00-8:30pm

Due to the holiday, the January First Thursday film will be shown on Tuesday, December 30. Happy takes viewers on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, Happy explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion. 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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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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YOGA CLASSES
Williamstown, 11 a.m.
During school vacation week, the Clark offers two free family-friendly events: a series of intergenerational yoga classes. Yoga classes, designed for ages 10 and up, will be held in the Clark Center. Participants should bring yoga mats or towels.

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MAGICIAN DAVID HALL
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
The Berkshire Museum presents a special family-friendly New Year’s Eve (morning) performance by Boston-based magician David Hall, who will present his amazing magic tricks followed by refreshments in the Crane Room at noon. Tickets for David Hall’s magic show include museum admission and are $15 for adults, $8 for children; Museum members are $7 for adults, $5 for children. Children 3 and under are free. To reserve seats, call 413.443.7171 ext. 10.

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NEW YEAR’S WINTER RETREAT
Becket, 2 p.m.
Get what you need to make 2015 your best year yet in this dynamic program! Learn techniques to help you let go of old habits that no longer serve you. Develop new awareness and skills that support you in achieving your goals in wellness, empowerment, happiness, and other aspects of life. Boost fitness and vitality. During the retreat you’ll be deeply nourished with every freshly prepared, delicious and healthy meal, and delight in a gourmet New Year’s Eve buffet dinner.
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FILM SERIES
Williamstown, 2:30 p.m.
The Clark will host a film festival in the Clark Center, beginning with Disney’s smash hit "Frozen" on December 30, followed by "Fantastic Mr. Fox" on December 31 and "Hugo" on January 2. Babysitting is available. All movies are rated PG; for more information, visit clarkart.edu.

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FIRST DAY HIKE
Lanesborough, 1 p.m.
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation will host America’s First Day Hikes 2015 at 12 park locations across the state, including Mount Greylock Reservation, Lanesborough, at the Visitor Center at 30 Rockwell Road. First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family.

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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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NEW PARENTS GALLERY TALK
Williamstown, 10:15 a.m.
The Clark Art Institute welcomes new parents and their infants to a series of New Parents Gallery Talks on select Friday mornings through late winter. The free hour-long sessions will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 2, Feb. 6 and March 6. New Parents Gallery Talks are designed to give parents a cognitive break from thinking about “all things baby” and are best suited for parents with pre-toddlers. The talks offer a chance for parents to engage with the Clark collection with their infants and participate in open-ended guided conversations about the art in a way that welcomes all contributions. No registration is required. Strollers and front-style baby carriers are permitted. For information, call Nadine Dosa at 413-458-0410.

 

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YOGA CLASSES
Williamstown, 11 a.m.
During school vacation week, the Clark offers two free family-friendly events: a series of intergenerational yoga classes. Yoga classes, designed for ages 10 and up, will be held in the Clark Center. Participants should bring yoga mats or towels.

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FILM SERIES
Williamstown, 2:30 p.m.
The Clark will host a film festival in the Clark Center, beginning with Disney’s smash hit "Frozen" on December 30, followed by "Fantastic Mr. Fox" on December 31 and "Hugo" on January 2. Babysitting is available. All movies are rated PG; for more information, visit clarkart.edu.

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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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'PAY 2 PLAY' SCREENING
New York, 7 p.m.
Old Chatham Quaker Meeting will screen “Pay 2 Play” at the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, NY, across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House. The film follows filmmaker John Ennis’ quest to find a way out from under a system whereby politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the public treasury -- through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation. The film is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow. For more information call 518-794-0259.

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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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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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I/O FEST – AFTER HOURS – STRANGE AND SACRED NOISE
Williamstown, 10 p.m.
Later that night the Williams Percussion Ensemble will present 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams's elemental and immersive Strange and Sacred Noise in the darkness of the glass walled Dance Studio at Williams College.  http://music.williams.edu/events/after-hours/  
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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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I/O FEST: I/O ENSEMBLE & TALEA ENSEMBLE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The opening concert of I/O Festival for new music offers a program of small ensemble works performed by festival house band I/O Ensemble and guests from the internationally acclaimed Talea Ensemble. I/O Fest presents new and cutting edge music by leading international artists and the extraordinary composers in the Williams community, and features performances by guest artists as well as Williams College student and faculty performers. http://music.williams.edu/events/io-ensemble/  ‘62 CenterStage 
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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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GUEST ARTISTS TALEA ENSEMBLE PERFORM AT THE WILLIAMS I/O FEST
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
CenterStage, '62 Center for Theatre and Dance The centerpiece of I/O Fest 2015 will be Talea Ensemble’s performance of “Happy End” by Georges Aperghis, one of the most original and inventive composers on today's international scene. An evening length work, Happy End is a retelling of the Charles Perrault fairy tale "Le Petit Poucet" ["Hop-o'-My-Thumb"] featuring live music, electronics, and an animated film by Hans Op de Beeck.   http://music.williams.edu/events/talea-ensemble/  
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'START WITH ART'
Williamstown, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
It's all about food in the next installment of Start with Art, a free program for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers, at the Clark Art Institute. Designed for 3- to 6-year-olds, the two-hour program features themed talks, gallery guides, and art-making activities specially designed for this age group. Following the theme of “food in art,” participants will paint on cookies, decorate chef’s hats, and explore paintings in the gallery that depict food. An interactive talk and a developmentally appropriate guide will help parents encourage their children to engage with art.
 

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