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ANNIE & THE HEDONISTS
North Adams, 8 - 10 p.m.
Annie & the Hedonists interprets the songs of the great female blues artists of the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s. Fronted by the captivating vocals of Annie Rosen, and backed by Peter Davis, (guitar, banjo, clarinet, piano, vocal), Jonny Rosen, (guitar, vocal), and Don Young, (bass, guitar, vocal), the ensemble's veteran players are each extremely accomplished in their own right.House opens at 7:30pm, performance begins at 8:00pm. Spirits of Old Bennington will be serving refreshments throughout the evening. Tickets: $15 advance/members, $20 at the door. Kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Call The Bennington Center for the Arts at 802-442-7158 to purchase tickets or go to http://www.thebennington.org/upcoming-performances/2017/9/20/annie-the-hedonists-friday-november-3 to order online.
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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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THOMPSON SQUARE DUO
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are a force to be reckoned with in modern day Country music. International Country music stars, Thompson Square has topped the radio charts across the Unites States, Canada and Australia with #1 hits “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” respectively. Tickets: $30 Limited Upper Balcony $40 Reserved / $55 Premium Limited $15 ArtSmart tickets available for under age 30 through the Box Office only (call 413.528.0100 or stop by Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6pm).  Mahaiwe
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2017 BART EIGHTH ANNUAL FALL BREAKFAST
Adams, 8:45 a.m.
Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School (BART) will host its eighth annual Fall Breakfast on Friday, November 3 from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. with optional school tours to take place at 9:45 a.m. This event is open to the public. A continental breakfast will be served. The program, hosted by Executive Director Jay White, will include student performances, an update on school initiatives, and news regarding recent achievements. Any community members who would like to attend should contact Leah Thompson at 413-743-7311, ext., 708 or via e-mail at leah.thompson@bartcharter.orgClick here to RSVP online.
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INTRO TO FELTING WITH ANGEL HEFFERNAN
Stockbridge, 9:30-12:30
  Intro to Felting Felting is one of the oldest known fiber arts in the world and one of the most versatile, vibrant, magical mediums. We will explore a myriad of ways, traditional and innovative, to work with wool as we create colorful and unique felted works of art. Approaches covered will include wet felting, felting over a form, Nino felting on silk, needle-felted paintings and sculptural pieces. A great class for anyone curious about felting or artists in need of some wet wooly inspiration. Price $255.00 Member Price $195.00 Lesson Info Fridays, 9:30AM to 12:30PM November 3 to December 8 (5 Meetings, no class November 24)] Location: Citizens’ Hall, Stockbridge Plus $15 Materials Fee Department Fiber and Leather Instructors Angel Heffernan First Lesson Fri, Nov 3 2017
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HARVEST BAZAAR
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility on North Street will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar, featuring more than 15 crafters, food and raffles to benefit the residents of the facility.

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THE WEEPIES
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Husband-wife duo The Weepies emerged from the Boston folk scene in the early 2000’s and has since built a deep catalogue of hook-laden, irresistible folk-pop. NPR writes, “A synthesis of husky vocals and springy guitar makes any combination of words and melodies shine like gold.” They appear at MASS MoCA in a stripped-down setting, revealing simple, beautiful writing, and singing.
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INDIAN MASSACRE ROAD CLEAN UP - N. POWNAL VT
Williamstown, 9 a.m. to Noon
Join our friends from Pownal Pride as we clean up the roadside on the banks of the Hoosic River along Indian Massacre Road in North Pownal and Hoosick, NY. This roadway is a favorite of walkers, birders and cyclists and the cleanup is part of a larger effort to fight illegal dumping in lovely historically significant area. Where tough, light-colored clothes, works boots and gloves. Bring beverages and snacks with you.  Meet: Along Indian Massacre Road off Rte. 346 in North Pownal at 9 a.m. Contact: Steve McMahon; call him at 413-458-2742 or email him at s.mcmahon@hoorwa.org for more details.
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FALL HARVEST FAIR
North Adams, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The First Baptist Church at 131 Main St. will hold its fall harvest fair, featuring craft items, handmade and quilted items, baked goods, a chinese auction, raffles and more, including lunch with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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TALK | “WHAT YOU DID NOT TELL,” WITH MARK MAZOWER AND DAVID MAZOWER
Amherst, 2 p.m.
What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home with Mark Mazower, professor of history at Columbia University in conversation with Yiddish Book Center Bibliographer and Editorial Director David Mazower.   Mark Mazower, author and acclaimed historian, explores the struggles of twentieth-century Europe through the lives, hopes, and dreams of his own family. His warm, intimate memoir follows his family through the siege of Stalingrad, the Vilna ghetto, occupied Paris, and even into the ranks of the Wehrmacht. A book signing will follow. Suggested donation: $5 Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street Amherst, MA 01002 413-256-4900 programs@yiddishbookcenter.org http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/
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CHESHIRE FIRE DEPT PAINT & SIP
Cheshire, 3 p.m.
Locally Inspired! Join us SUN 11/5/17 3-5pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Cheshire Fire Dept. You'll learn to paint this seasonal image of "Autumn Mount Greylock" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Cheshire Fire Dept, 29 South St, Cheshire, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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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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ADAMS LIBRARY PAINT & SIP OF HOOSAC TUNNEL
Adams, 6 p.m.
ADAMS LIBRARY PAINT & SIP - Join us on TUE 11/7/17 6-8pm for a fundraiser to benefit the Adams Library. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired seasonal image of "Autumn Train Tracks into Hoosac Tunnel" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Forest Park Country Club, 41 Forest Park Ave, Adams, 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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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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ST MARY'S -PUMPKIN BUCKET PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Lee, 6 p.m.
Time to Paint some Pumpkins! Join us THU 11/9/17 6-8pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit St. Mary's School. You'll learn to paint this seasonal image of "Pumpkin Bucket" on a large 16x20 canvas. At St. Mary's School Cafeteria, 115 Orchard St, Lee, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $38. Sips and Snacks donation 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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KIWANIS PAINT & SIP TO WARM THE CHILDREN
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
SNOWMAN CANDLE HOLDERS - Join us FRI 11/10/17 6-8pm for a fundraiser hosted by the Sheffield Kiwanis Club to benefit the Warm the Children campaign. You'll learn to paint these adorable "Snowman Candle Holders". 2 mason jars per person. At Bogie's, 935 Main St, Great Barrington, MA. All painting materials, instruction, and donation included for $35. CASH BAR and 50/50 raffle. 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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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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SOUTHERN VERMONT COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE
Vermont, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Southern Vermont College will host a Fall Open House. Prospective students and their families will have an opportunity to learn about the programs of study, athletic opportunities, campus life, financial aid, and scholarships. The event includes tours of campus including the Healthcare Education Center. Pre-registration for the Open Houses is strongly encouraged and can be done online.

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A HISTORY OF THE BOTSFORD HOUSE
Williamstown, 11:00 a.m.
On November 11 at 11 a.m. at the Williamstown Community Preschool (777 Main Street, Williamstown) homeowner, Cynthia Payne, will present a history of the Botsford House; one of the striking homes on Main Street.  Cynthia will share information about the site, the builder, the three families who lived in the home, and more.  After the lecture, refreshments will be served at the Botsford House and a tour of the first floor will be led by Cynthia.  For more information visit www.williamstownhistoricalmuseum.org.
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VICTORIAN NUTTING PARTY
, 2 p.m.
Come and spend a November afternoon like the Victorians did! Join us for a walk of the grounds here at Clermont to learn how to identify black walnut and shagbark trees, then come back to the Cottage to sip hot cocoa and learn how to process nuts for eating. We'll then make a sweet treat for all of us to enjoy. (Note: all nuts used in this process will be purchased off premises). We welcome children age 8 and older and an adult companion for only $10; an additional child costs $5 extra. Register online at www.friendsofclermont.org or call us at (518) 537-6622. Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown, NY
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MAEVE IN AMERICA: PODCAST
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Irish immigrant and acclaimed comedian Maeve Higgins is ready to change the conversation around immigration. She washes the taste of “bad hombres” out of America’s mouth with a series of heartfelt stories and interviews. Listen in with us as Maeve records this podcast performance. MASS MoCA
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FAMILY PAINT PARTY FUNDRAISER FOR JENSON WILL
Savoy, 1:00 p.m.
FAMILY Paint Party! Join us on SUN 11/12/17 1-3pm. AGES 6 to Adult - To benefit Jenson Will's Family. You'll learn to paint these adorable "Let it Snow, Snowman Candle Holders or Wine Glasses". 2 pieces of glassware per person. At Savoy Firehouse, 17 Center Rd, Savoy, MA. All painting materials, instruction, snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments provided for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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NUTCRACKER TEA PARTY
Pittsfield, 3 - 5 p.m.
Enjoy tea and sweet treats with your favorite Nutcracker characters! Silent auction, children's crafts, Nutcracker excerpts and more! All proceeds benefit the Albany Berkshire Ballet Nutcracker 2017 Tour. The Tea will be in the beautiful newly renovated Common Room at Zion Lutheran Church on First Street, adjacent to the Pittsfield Common. Buy tickets online at tututix.com (adults $25, children 12 & under $20) or in person at ABB office at 116 Fenn St (adults $20, children 12 & under $15). No tickets at the door. Wonderful event for young families and dance lovers alike!
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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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