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FORUM ON MENTAL HEALTH
Williamstown, 10 a.m.-noon

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s monthly forum, to be held at the Williamstown First Congregational Church, located at 906 Main St., will discuss the subject of mental health in the community. Questions to be discussed include: How you define mental health and mental illness? What are your experiences with mental health and mental illness in the community? And how do you manage and maintain your mental health?


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SNOWY DAY FAMILY ACTIVITY
North Adams, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Snowy Day Family Activity on Friday, December 13 from 10:30-11:30 am at The Family Center. Families are invited to join us for a fun, snow themed family activity! We will play games and make winter decorations, read a story and have a special snack. Every child will receive a FREE winter theme book to take home. 


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HOLIDAY CONCERT
North Adams, 4 p.m.

North Adams mayor Tom Bernard will host Kids 4 Harmony for a holiday concert at City Hall. All are invited to this free concert to celebrate community and the spirit of the holidays. Kids 4 Harmony, a program of 18 Degrees, is a free, intensive classical music program for youth from some of the most under-resourced communities in Berkshire County. Programs are held at Brayton Elementary School in North Adams and Morningside Community School in Pittsfield. Inspired by the El Sistema model of music for social justice change, Kids 4 Harmony focuses on musical excellence, student well-being and development, and family support, to build capability and access for students to succeed in music and beyond.


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AUTHOR READING
Lenox, 5:30 p.m.

The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., will present Jeffrey L. Diamond reading from "Live to the Network: An Ethan Benson Thriller." Spinning toward a devastating confrontation with Peter Sampson, the mercurial anchorman of The Weekly Reporter, Ethan Benson stumbles upon a story about the tabloid murders of three runaway girls that have dominated the headlines in New York City. At first, the assignment appears to be just another lurid crime story that Ethan has no interest in pursuing, but as he launches his investigation, he discovers that the murders are just the tip of the iceberg, that the dead girls represent the last chapter in the despicable world of human sex trafficking, where women are degraded in the most inhumane of ways.


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'THE SECRET IN THE WINGS'
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.

Pittsfield High School Proteus Theater presents "The Secret in the Wings" by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Kyla Blocker, at the PHS theater at 300 East St. "The Secret in the Wings" is a play based on lesser-known, darker fairy tales that explores the world through the eyes of children. As the various stories weave together, the audience is taken on a journey to a world where magic is real, ogres are babysitters, and things are not always as they seem. Please note: "The Secret in the Wings" deals with themes that may not be suitable for very young children. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased online or at the door.


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GHENT PLAYHOUSE: 'PINOCCHIO: ALL STRUNG OUT'
New York, 8 p.m.

The classic tale of the wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy gets a zany twist in this production by theatrical group The Pantaloons. Tickets are available online, at the door or at 800-838-3006. Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y.


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WINTER FARMERS MARKET
Great Barrington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Berkshire Grown's Winter Farmers Market in Great Barrington features the freshest locally grown and produced foods and gifts, including fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads, preserved foods, plus the yummiest grilled sausages and egg sandwiches. These popular community markets take place on Saturdays in November through April at the Monument Valley Regional Middle School. Shoppers can find their favorite farmers, food producers, and crafters among the more than 60 vendors at the winter markets.


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HOLIDAY BAZAAR, BAKE SALE
Sheffield, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Christ Trinity Church, 180 Main St., will hold its holiday bazaar and bake sale, featuring a selection of holiday baked goods, cookies, cakes, candies, jams, jellies, fruit cakes, breads, granola and more and a bazaar including variety of decorations, reasonably priced gifts, and other holiday items.


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HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Celebrate the season at your local Stop & Shop with a day of festive fun for the entire family. Children of all ages are invited to come meet Santa Claus at the two Pittsfield Stop & Shop locations. The merriment continues as little ones are also invited to decorate holiday sugar cookies, or for a healthier snack, a snowman cheese stick, with their fellow elves for the day. Cookies and decoration supplies will be provided. Santa Claus will also hand out candy canes to all the children who take photos with him. While in store, don’t forget to take photos with Stop & Shop’s hazard-monitoring robot, Marty, who will be wearing his finest ugly sweater! Make sure to use the hashtag “#MerryMarty” when posting on social media.


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HOLIDAY SHINDY
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Holiday Shindy will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the newly instated Al Khalil Cultural Center (formerly Shire City Sanctuary) with 40 artisan vendors, featuring holiday shopping with food from local farms and the opportunity to meet and watch local makers weave, sew, and whittle. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.


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KIDS WINTER HOLIDAY PARTY
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-noon

The Kiwanis Club of Pittsfield will host its annual winter holiday party for children, featuring games, crafts, refreshments, holiday gifts and more at The Infield, 10 Lyman St.


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HOLIDAY MARKET AT THE SOUTHFIELD CHURCH
New Marlborough, 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The old Southfield Ladies Aid Hall will be stuffed to brimming with local artists, bakers, crafters, farmers, food makers and one fabulous mystery, bringing all their best for you to buy, buy, buy.  Come, have a bite to eat, something warm to drink, and stuff your bags with all kinds of unique gifts for your loved ones and you!
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EXPLORE HANUKKAH
North Adams, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The North Adams Public Library will host a program to allow children to explore Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. Educator Jane Shiyah will use storytelling and drama as well as candle lighting and a dreidel game to teach about this ancient winter holiday.  Best suited for children ages 3 and up and their families. Call 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.


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COMICAL MYSTERY TOUR
Lenox, 5:30 p.m.

The Comical Mystery Tour ensemble returns to Ventfort Hall with an encore performance of their holiday program "Grandma Got Runned Over by a …Oh Dear!!!!" In production since 1995, The Comical Mystery Tour has had over 50,000 audience members viewing and/or participating in their programs. The ensemble appears regularly at Ventfort Hall. The cost is $42 per person, including a full course dinner; reservations are required by Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 413-637-3206.


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BORROMEO QUARTET
Great Barrington, 5:30 p.m.

Anton Arensky’s Quartet in A Minor for two cellos, a personal tribute to his beloved friend Tchaikovsky, is considered one of the finest Russian string quartets ever written, with the second movement being a set of variations on a Tchaikovsky theme.  Meanwhile, in conversations across time, melodies ricochet from Beethoven to Arensky (as well as Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky) as Arensky paraphrases a celebratory Russian folk song associated with the coronation of the Tsar—used by Beethoven in his Quartet Op. 59 No. 2, one of the famous works commissioned by Count Razumovsky.  The quartet will be played by the charismatic Borromeo, hailed for its “edge-of-the-seat performances” by the Boston Globe, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Tickets online.


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'THE SECRET IN THE WINGS'
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.

Pittsfield High School Proteus Theater presents "The Secret in the Wings" by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Kyla Blocker, at the PHS theater at 300 East St. "The Secret in the Wings" is a play based on lesser-known, darker fairy tales that explores the world through the eyes of children. As the various stories weave together, the audience is taken on a journey to a world where magic is real, ogres are babysitters, and things are not always as they seem. Please note: "The Secret in the Wings" deals with themes that may not be suitable for very young children. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased online or at the door.


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CONTRA DANCE
Williamstown, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Leaders in the world of New England traditional dance are coming together in a night of high energy and laughter. Tony Parkes will come from Boston to call and fiddlers David Kaynor and George Wilson and will play the new North Berkshire Community Dance with Selma Kaplan on keyboard at the Williamstown Community Preschool. Contra dancing has friendliness built in — everyone dances with everyone else. You can bring a partner or come alone and join in. Beginners are warmly welcome, and experienced dancers will find the group lively, especially later in the evening. The newly formed North Berkshire Community Dance holds dances on second Saturdays monthly at the former Methodist Church at 777 Main St., at the corner of Route 2 and Route 43.


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GHENT PLAYHOUSE: 'PINOCCHIO: ALL STRUNG OUT'
New York, 8 p.m.

The classic tale of the wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy gets a zany twist in this production by theatrical group The Pantaloons. Tickets are available online, at the door or at 800-838-3006. Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y.


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SWING DANCE
Sheffield, 8:30 p.m.

A swing dance will be held at Dewey Hall, 91 Main St. Doors open at 7 p.m., a lesson with Emily Vail starts at 7:30 p.m. and live music with One Straw Revolutions starts at 8:30 p.m. Sliding fee scale $20-$10. No partner necessary, beginners welcome. One Straw Revolutions plays the standards from the Swing era, when jazz, popular music and dance music were all the same tunes.


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SANTA CLAUS VISIT
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-noon

Santa Claus will visit with neighborhood children at Greylock Federal Credit Union’s new Community Empowerment Center at 75 Kellogg St. To make Santa feel more at home, Greylock will have the original chair Santa used when he visited England Brothers Department Store on North Street years ago. Ralph Fontaine of Heritage Auctions Inc. is the current caretaker of Santa’s chair and has loaned it to Greylock to use for the day. Berkshire Mirror Moments will also be on hand to provide free professional photographs of the children sharing their wishes with Santa.


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NORTH ADAMS CEMETERIES - WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
North Adams, Noon
Join us at Veterans Memorial Park for a ceremony remembering all of our veterans buried in Southview, Hillside, Blackinton, and St. Joseph cemeteries. Immediately following the ceremony we will proceed to Southview cemetery to lay wreaths on all of our veterans' graves at that cemetery. If you would like to volunteer to lay wreaths please contact us at stamfordnorthadamswaa@gmail.com.  
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HOLIDAY SHOP, SIP & STROLL
Great Barrington

The Holiday Shop, Sip & Stroll will be held in downtown Great Barrington. All Stroll activities are free and begin with “An Hour of Magic” from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Mason Library, where you can pick up your “Elf Passport” get stamps at the Stroll Activities and enter to win. From 4 to 7 p.m., Stroll activities include Kid’s Crafts at the First Congregational Church Parish Hall, Holiday Market and Fire Pit at the First Congregational Church parking lot, face painting at Lee Bank, letters to Santa at Fuel Coffee Shop, kids games in front of Wheeler & Taylor, "Charlie’s Holiday Model Railroad" and more. Santa’s Character Parade at the base of Railroad Street begins at 4:30 p.m. and visits with Santa begin upon Santa’s arrival to the Berkshire Bank Lobby until 6:45 p.m. Follow the Steiner Carolers through town to the menorah and tree lighting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall and fireworks are at 7:10 p.m. and can be seen throughout town. Last is performance by the Berkshire Children’s Chorus at 7:45 p.m. at Saint James Place.


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WINTER FARMERS MARKET
Williamstown, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Berkshire Grown's Holiday Farmers Markets are back in their traditional location at the Williams College Towne Field House, 82 Latham St. The winter markets feature fun activities for kids, food for lunch, and live music. Admission is free and SNAP/EBT is accepted at all markets. Berkshire Grown’s indoor farmers markets showcase the array of seasonal bounty of apples, potatoes, carrots, beets, winter squash, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and a variety of greens including kale, Brussels sprouts, and micro greens -- all grown on local farms. Plus there will be the freshest eggs, chicken, lamb, grass fed pork and beef, over a dozen different kinds of locally-produced cheeses, jams, pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut, honey, and delicious baked goods.


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HOLIDAY SHINDY
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Holiday Shindy will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the newly instated Al Khalil Cultural Center (formerly Shire City Sanctuary) with 40 artisan vendors, featuring holiday shopping with food from local farms and the opportunity to meet and watch local makers weave, sew, and whittle. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.


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'THE NUTCRACKER,' TEA PARTY
Williamstown, 12:30 p.m.

The Clark Art Institute presents a day of holiday cheer for all ages. Enjoy a day of festive treats, starting with the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 12:30 pm. Savory sandwiches and a selection of sweets, including tarts, meringues, and cookies, will be served alongside hot chocolate, tea, and coffee in the Clark’s Michael Conforti Pavilion. Tickets for the tea party are $25 adults ($23 members); $16 children ($13 members); reservations must be made by Dec. 10. At 2 p.m., an encore HD broadcast of the exquisite Bolshoi Ballet production of Tchaikovsky’s beloved seasonal treat "The Nutcracker" will transport audiences of all ages into a magical fairyland. Run time is two hours and 30 minutes, and tickets are $18 ($15 members); $11 children ($9 members). Combo tickets are $38 ($33 members); $23 children ($18 members).


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GHENT PLAYHOUSE: PINOCCHIO: ALL STRUNG OUT'
New York, 2 p.m.

The classic tale of the wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy gets a zany twist in this production by theatrical group The Pantaloons. Tickets are available online, at the door or at 800-838-3006. Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y.


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COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY
North Adams, 2-4 p.m.

All Saints Episcopal Church at 59 Summer St. will host its fifth annual Community Christmas Party, a free, fun-filled afternoon of making Christmas crafts, playing games, caroling, eating goodies and seeing Santa.


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FAMILY MOVE-A-THON
Williamstown, 3 to 4 p.m.
Family Move-A-Thon Sunday, December 15 from 3:00-4:00 pm at the Williamstown Youth Center, 66 school Street, Williamstown. Drop in and join the fun playing creative games to get everyone in the family moving while having fun and exercising. Open to Northern Berkshire Families with children walking- age 8 years. Please note that children under age 3 will need help during most activities.
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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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CHILDREN’S TREE DECORATING AND ORNAMENT CRAFTING WORKSHOP
Lenox, Noon-3 p.m.

Children of all ages and their families are welcomed to Ventfort Hall to decorate one of the many trees that adorn the mansion this holiday season and make holiday cards for friends and family. Children will be able to craft their own ornaments and decorate a tree with them as well as take home some handmade ornaments. The finished decorated tree will remain on display in the mansion until early January. Punch and cookies will be served. Admission is $5 per child (to cover material fees). Parents/guardians are admitted at no extra charge. Reservations not required but encouraged at 413-637-3206 or by email.


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