Singer, saxophonist, songwriter, and composer Grace Kelly will be performing her electro jazz-pop style music.
Tickets range from $35 to $55. More information here.
Fall Foliage Children's Parade
Monument Square, North Adams
Time: 5:30 p.m.
The annual Children's Parade steps off from the top of Main Street and marches to City Hall. The theme is the same as the Fall Foliage Parade: "Once Upon a Time in North Berkshire." Individual, group and float winners are welcome to join in the main parade on Sunday.
Registration starts at 4:30: More information here.
Fall Foliage Children's Fair
Noel Field, North Adams
Time: 10 a.m.
This free fair features music, games, giveaways, and entertainment for children. There will be booths by local community organizations and a Children's Road Race at 11:30 a.m.
Town Hall Green Park & Saint James Place Theater, Great Barrington
The Latino Festival of the Berkshires celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month this Saturday from noon until 6 p.m.
This free event will exhibit the history and beauty of the Latin-derived cultures and will feature American folklore dance and music performances, language and cultural activities, artisans, and Latin cuisine vendors.
The museum's First Sundays Free program returns this Sunday. There will be free admission to the galleries, special exhibitions, and activities.
October's theme is "Grounding." Attendees will explore what it means to be grounded both inside and outside of the galleries. Activities included Japanese practice of a guided forest bathing experience, and a take-home terrarium activity.
There will be a pop-up exhibition at the the Clark's Manton Study Center displaying a selection of prints, drawings, and photographs which showcase forests, geology, and the natural world more broadly.
The day also features a series of special activities from 1 until 4 p.m., and a pop-up display of works on paper.
The Cheshire Fire Department is holding its second annual picnic following the Bill Lewis Memorial Fishing Derby. There will be food, drinks, a beer tent, 50/50 raffle, and raffle table. All proceeds benefit the Bill Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund. You don't have to fish to attend.
The North Adams market is open every Saturday and offers produce and baked goods from local retailers including Red Shirt Farm, Fahey Family Farm, Bohemian Nouveaux Bakery, Mon Artistic Pets, and more. More information here.
Pittsfield Farmers Market
The Common, Pittsfield
Time: 9 to 1.
Powered by Roots Rising, the market is open every Saturday rain or shine.
Each week the market will have fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, along with meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods by local vendors. Participants can shop for flowers, and artisan goods while listening to music and participate in family activities. For more information, visit the website.
Great Barrington Farmers Market
18 Church St.
Time: 9 to 1.
The market is open every Saturday. Every week there will be locally grown food, flowers, and plants along with other local vendors. More information here.
Berkshire Area Farmers Market
Berkshire Mall parking lot, Lanesborough
Time: 8 to 2
The market is open every Saturday and features produce and products from Western Mass farms. More information here.
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MCLA to Host Community Panel 'How to Speak About Peace'
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA faculty and staff invite the campus and North Adams community to a panel discussion "How to Speak About Peace" to discuss urgent calls for a permanent ceasefire in Palestine on Thursday, Nov. 30.
The discussion will start at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall Room 218.
Panelists include Associate Professor of Anthropology Dr. Mohamad Junaid, Associate Professor of English & Communications Dr. Victoria Papa, Assistant Professor of Art History and Museum Studies Dr. Eunice Uhm, Associate Professor of Modern Language Dr. Mariana Bolivar, and Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Carter Carter. The discussion will be moderated by Assistant Professor of English & Communications Dr. Caren Beilin and interim director of The Mind's Eye – an initiative featuring interdisciplinary academic programming.
"As an educational institution with scholarly expertise in our community, one thing we can do to try to cope with the unfolding events is to gather for conversation and to contend with current events. It is notable that this panel includes Jewish, Arab, and Muslim faculty members and those whose research addresses many of these intertwined topics," MCLA President James Birge stated in a message to the campus community. "I encourage our community's participation in this important conversation."
This community panel is a follow-up and continuation of the previous panel about the war in Israel and Gaza. This comes after a weekend of horrific violence that took place in Burlington, Vt involving three Palestinian college students.
"We must continue to talk with one another about peace, to find the words, and indeed the information, to speak and act on this urgent issue," Dr. Beilin said.
Santa arrived on a fire truck with the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department and was greeted with cheers but a large crowd of children. He helped VFW members Joseph Bushika and Edward Denault in lighting the young tree, which replaced an older permanent tree.
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The pie auction included other goodies, such as award-winning peanut butter and chocolate balls and a pumpkin roll, and goods were produced by teachers, staff, parents and classes at both the Florida school and Clarksburg School.
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