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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The North Adams Public Library offers preschool story time for ages 3 to 6 years old; siblings are welcome. Several stories are read read, with time to share ideas and thoughts as well as a craft.

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EAGLE SANTA FUND PASTA DINNER
Pittsfield, 5 - 7 p.m.
UNICO will sponsoring a Pasta Dinner for the Eagle Santa Fund at Hillcrest Academy 400 Columbus Avenue from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Thanks to your past support the Eagle Santa Fund has been able to provide a much needed program to families in need. Tickets are still $10.00 for Adult, $25.00 for a family and $5.00 for Senior Citizens and children.
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FILM FORUM WITH HEATHER FOROUHAR GRAFF, MD
Stockbridge, 7:15 p.m.
This year the Austen Riggs Center will be presenting the 17th annual Film Forum; the theme for the fall will be Neurotic Relationships. Discussion led by Heather Forouhar Graff, MD. Free and open to the public No reserved seating Refreshments will be served https://www.austenriggs.org/event/film-forum-december-2018 For film titles and more information, please call Film Forum Coordinator Cornelia Kalischer at 413.298.5519 ext. 5615
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PAINT A SNOWMAN ON SLATE OR CANVAS TO SUPPORT THE SHEFFIELD SENIOR CENTER
Sheffield, 6 p.m.
Paint a Snowman on Slate (or canvas) in Sheffield for the Seniors! Join us on THU 12/13/18 6-8pm for a Paint Party fundraiser to benefit the Sheffield Senior Center. You'll learn to paint this seasonal image of "Snowman with a Red Scarf" on a large 16x20 canvas or on an authentic slate roofing tile (various sizes and colors to choose from). At the Sheffield Senior Center, 25 Cook Rd, Sheffield, MA. All painting materials, instruction, light snack and non-alcoholic refreshments provided for $35. Alcohol not permitted. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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NICE AND EASY TRAIL HIKE
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.
Guided by a Mount Greylock park interpreter, these easy-paced, 2- to 3-mile hikes are geared especially for seniors, but open to all ages. Hikes may include bird viewing, tree identification, or just a great opportunity to join other hiking enthusiasts. Be prepared for the weather; wear appropriate  clothing, bring trekking poles and traction devices for boots or snowshoes. Bring water, a snack and binoculars.  Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. Inclement weather cancels. For more information, call 413-499-4262.

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SNOWMAN PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT THE N.ADAMS AMERICAN LEGION
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Here comes the cuteness overload... Join us on FRI 12/14/18 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the American Legion Auxiliary to support their children, youth and veteran programs. You'll learn to paint this adorable seasonal image of "Snowman with Bird" on a large 16x20 canvas or on an authentic roofing slate tile, various sizes to choose from. At the American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr, North Adams, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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PAJAMA STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
December 14, 10:30-11:30 at The Family Center  Stay in your pajamas and wear them come to our Friday morning Pajama Story Time. We will do winter activities, read winter stories and have a special snack including warm cocoa.
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FINDING YOUR WAY IN WINTER
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Discover ways to navigate outdoors in winter while having fun exploring an interactive display station that features some useful tools of the trade. Investigate the wonders of maps and compass along with a few tricks to identify animal tracks and trees from their bark. Games and hands-on map-making are some of the activities will round out the visit. This program was designed as a self-guided activity but may also be led by a park interpreter. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Meet at the Mount Greylock Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. For more information, call 413-499-4262.

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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: VERDI'S LA TRAVIATA
Great Barrington, 1:00pm
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont. Runtime: 3 hours 7 mins. For more information click here.
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SANTA'S HAT KNITTING WORKSHOP
Lenox, 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
With the holidays just around the corner come get in the spirit at The Mount. Learn how to knit Santa’s Hat in the Sewing Room, enjoy hot cider and cider donuts in the Gallery, and hop on a full House Tour and learn more about Edith Wharton. Reservations are required. $45 for members, $60 for general  
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LENOX HOLIDAY DANCE AND POTLUCK
Lenox, 5 - 11 p.m.
Holiday Dance and Potluck   Music by Party of Three - Lily Perlman (fiddle), Neil Perlman (keyboard), Joe De Paolo (percussion), with caller Sarah VanNorstrand. Unusual dances at 5:00, potluck at 7:00, regular dance at 8:00. Bring a dish to share and your own setups. Admission $15/$7 for the whole dance, $12/$6 for just the evening dance.   
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STUMP THE RANGER
Lanesborough, 1-2 p.m.
Come out and meet the cool Park Ranger for a fun, informative and engaging question and answer presentation about everything Mount Greylock. Discover a multitude of amazing facts and revealing secrets relating to the highest peak in Massachusetts. Topics could range from park wildlife in winter, geology, historical trivia and recreation as we challenge participants to stump the ranger! All ages are welcome. Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. For more information, call 413-499-4262.

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GEC'S 5TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVEAWAY COMMUNITY SWAP
Great Barrington, 1 - 4 p.m.
Open to the public! Everyone welcome! Clear out your closets and clutter, release the stuff you no longer need and let it find new homes. Find holiday gifts and things you need without buying new, save worthwhile things from the dump, and keep things in circulation within our community. Share things with human connection rather than money. Generosity- come join in! Please share and spread the word! We ask that nothing be taken for resale. No need to give in order to partake, Quid pro quo not required. No big furniture that can't be moved by one person, and nothing broken or in poor condition. Items may be dropped off beginning at Noon; folks will be there to organize and set them up. Everything left at the end of the day will be donated to the Heartsprings Foundation, a non-profit org that supports the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of western/central MA and CT.  Graciously Hosted by the South Berkshire Friends Meetinghouse, 280 State Rd (Rt 23) Great Barrington, MA  
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PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT THE LAKEVILLE JUNIOR FIREFIGHTERS
Connecticut, 1 p.m.
'Tis the Season to be Sparkly! Join us on SUN 12/16/18 1-3pm for a Paint and Sip Fundraiser to benefit the Lakeville Hose Company Junior Firefighters. You’ll learn how to paint this seasonal image of "Sparkling Ornaments" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the Firehouse, 4 Brook St, Lakeville, CT. All painting materials and instruction included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sun-1216-1pm-open-to-the-public-sparkling-ornaments-lakeville-ct or call (413) 205-8346.   
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TINSELINER TRAINS WITH SANTA CLAUS
Windsor, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00pm
Weekends November 23 - December 16 Enjoy a 1950's Christmas train ride with a visit from Santa. Trip includes a layover at the PopCares Tree Lot to pick a tree for pick up later. Also enjoy hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows. Proceeds benefit PopCares organization. ​Departures at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. Tickets: $20 adult/senior, ages 13 & up; $16 ages 2-12 https://www.berkshiretrains.org/special-events
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CHRISMAS GOSPEL CONCERT
Lenox, 4 p.m.
The Gospel Gang, a contemporary Christian/gospel choir, along with The Messengers, a gospel trio, will present "Christmas Gospel" at United Methodist Church of Lenox, 8 Holmes Road, to benefit the PACC Emergency Fuel Fund (Pittsfield Area Council of Congregations) and The Emergency Assistance Fund of CONSTRUCT Inc., Great Barrington. There is a suggested donation of $10 admission fee to the concerts.

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CHILDREN'S ORNAMENT CRAFTING
Lenox, 1-3 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. 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.

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FINDING YOUR WAY IN WINTER
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Discover ways to navigate outdoors in winter while having fun exploring an interactive display station that features some useful tools of the trade. Investigate the wonders of maps and compass along with a few tricks to identify animal tracks and trees from their bark. Games and hands-on map-making are some of the activities will round out the visit. This program was designed as a self-guided activity but may also be led by a park interpreter. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Meet at the Mount Greylock Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. For more information, call 413-499-4262.

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LIBRARY STORYTIME
Lanesborough, 10:15 a.m.
The Lanesborough Library hosts stories, music and crafts every Tuesday for ages 1 to 5. Learn a new fingerplay, try a glockenspiel or xylophone. Stay afterwards for playtime with puppets or puzzles.

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TODDLER STORY TIME
North Adams
The North Adams Public Library offers toddler story time for ages birth to 3 years old; siblings are  welcome. One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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PITTSFIELD GREEN DRINKS : DIY STORM WINDOWS
Pittsfield, 5:15 - 7 p.m.
At our December gathering we will welcome Jane and Bruce Winn from BEAT (Berkshire Environmental Action Team)! Jane and Bruce will lead a demonstration on how to make your own storm window inserts easily and affordably. You would be amazed at how much money and heat is leaking out of our old, single-pane windows every winter! Come on down to learn how to make your own storm window inserts! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring your questions! 2018 DATES : January 16 | February 20 | March 20 | April 17 | May 15 | June 19 | July 17 | August 21 | September 18 | October 16 | November 20 | December 18 Each month a guest speaker talks for about 20 minutes beginning at 6 PM. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by discussion and Q&A. What is Green Drinks? Green Drinks is an international forum where people who work in the environmental field meet for a beer and snacks at informal sessions. There will be a lively mix of people from Non-profit organizations, academia, government and business. Green Drinks is a great way of catching up with people you know and for making new contacts. These networking events are very simple and unstructured. Come along and you’ll be made welcome.
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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The North Adams Public Library offers preschool story time for ages 3 to 6 years old; siblings are welcome. Several stories are read read, with time to share ideas and thoughts as well as a craft.

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ADAMS LEGO CLUB
Adams, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 20 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Adams Free Library. For families and children ages 4-8 years. We provide the Legos to create and share.
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NICE AND EASY TRAIL HIKE
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.
Guided by a Mount Greylock park interpreter, these easy-paced, 2- to 3-mile hikes are geared especially for seniors, but open to all ages. Hikes may include bird viewing, tree identification, or just a great opportunity to join other hiking enthusiasts. Be prepared for the weather; wear appropriate  clothing, bring trekking poles and traction devices for boots or snowshoes. Bring water, a snack and binoculars.  Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. Inclement weather cancels. For more information, call 413-499-4262.

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FINDING YOUR WAY IN WINTER
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Discover ways to navigate outdoors in winter while having fun exploring an interactive display station that features some useful tools of the trade. Investigate the wonders of maps and compass along with a few tricks to identify animal tracks and trees from their bark. Games and hands-on map-making are some of the activities will round out the visit. This program was designed as a self-guided activity but may also be led by a park interpreter. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Meet at the Mount Greylock Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. For more information, call 413-499-4262.

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WINTER SOLSTICE WALK
Lanesborough, Noon-2 p.m.
Celebrate the winter season on the right foot with a refreshing walk in the woods. Join naturalist Mike Whalen of the Department of Conservation and Recreation for a moderate 1.8-mile-hike on the Bradley Farm Interpretive Trail at the base of Mount Greylock. Along the way we'll discover the joys of the natural world while marking the Festival of Lights with glow sticks and songs. Suitable for ages 8 and up. All abilities are welcome. Please dress for the weather in warm layers; trekking poles and traction devices for boots or snowshoes are recommended. Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. For more information, call 413-499-4262.

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CABIN FEVER HOLIDAY STORIES
Lanesborough, 1-2 p.m.
Join Ranger Mike by the cozy hearth fire for an entertaining hour filled with seasonal tales of Berkshire winters from the past. Enjoy colorful tales and remarkable legends about Mount Greylock through the years that will light up your holiday. O.B Joyful, Josh Billings and even Revolutionary War patriot Ethan Allen spring to life through their humorous and poignant stories. The program is free and hot chocolate will be provided. Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. For more information call 413-499-4262.

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LIBRARY STORYTIME
Lanesborough, 10:15 a.m.
The Lanesborough Library hosts stories, music and crafts every Tuesday for ages 1 to 5. Learn a new fingerplay, try a glockenspiel or xylophone. Stay afterwards for playtime with puppets or puzzles.

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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The North Adams Public Library offers preschool story time for ages 3 to 6 years old; siblings are welcome. Several stories are read read, with time to share ideas and thoughts as well as a craft.

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NICE AND EASY TRAIL HIKE
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.
Guided by a Mount Greylock park interpreter, these easy-paced, 2- to 3-mile hikes are geared especially for seniors, but open to all ages. Hikes may include bird viewing, tree identification, or just a great opportunity to join other hiking enthusiasts. Be prepared for the weather; wear appropriate  clothing, bring trekking poles and traction devices for boots or snowshoes. Bring water, a snack and binoculars.  Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. Inclement weather cancels. For more information, call 413-499-4262.

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