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EVERY CHILD READY TO READ
North Adams, 4 to 5 p.m.
Every Child Ready to Read!  Join The Family Center and North Adams Public Library for an hour of learning fun! Four weekly parent and child workshops will be at The North Adams Public Library on Mondays November 19th, 26th, December 3rd and 10th From 4:00-5:00 p.m. Each week we will explore a different book, engage in activities that build pre-reading skills and make new friends. At the end of the 4 weeks, each family will take home a tote bag filled with books, magnets, playdough and more! Every Child Ready to Read is for parents/grandparents and their children ages 2-5 years. Call The Family Center at 413-664-4821 to pre-register.
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'MEET ME AT THE CLARK'
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute will host “Meet Me at the Clark,” a free gallery talk program specially designed for persons with dementia and their caregivers. To register in pairs (persons with dementia and their caregivers), call 413-458-0563. Groups are welcome.
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THANKSGIVING MEAL
North Adams, 1-2 and 4-6 p.m.
The Berkshire Food Project will serve a free, traditional Thanksgiving meal, with two seatings. For those preferring a midday meal, turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, stuffing and pie will be served from 1 to 2 p.m. The menu will be repeated for those who prefer to come for their evening meal from 4 to 6 p.m. No reservations are needed. The Berkshire Food Project is located inside the First Congregational Church at 134 Main St.
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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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THANKFUL STORY TIME AT CHESHIRE PUBLIC LIBRAR
Cheshire, 10:00 a.m.
Thankful Story Time at Cheshire Public Library, 80 Church Street on Tuesday, November 20th at 10 a.m. This story time is for families from any Northern Berkshire communities (not just Cheshire). We will read a thankful book and engage in some fun activities. We will also complete more Thankful Tree leaves.
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PITTSFIELD GREEN DRINKS
Pittsfield, 5:15 p.m.
Jess Toro from Native Habitat Restorations will speak at the Pittsfield Green Drinks November meeting by the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) at J Allen's Clubhouse on 41 North St. Toro will present on and lead a discussion about common invasive vines in the Berkshires, vine identification, and invasive plants in general. Pittsfield Green Drinks is an informal gathering on the third Tuesday of the month. These nights are open to everyone with any environmental interest.
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'LOOKING AHEAD TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'
Great Barrington, 9:30-11 a.m.
Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School welcomes parents, grandparents and caregivers to a “Looking Ahead to Elementary School” morning in the Steiner School Library, 35 West Plain Road. During the first part of the morning, families will learn more about the depth and richness of the Steiner Waldorf curriculum, visit classes in progress, discover how kindergarten students transition to the grades and discuss academic, social and artistic aspects of the school’s elementary program. To reserve a spot, RSVP by email.
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OH BE THANKFUL DESSERT CONTEST & AUCTION
North Adams, 5 p.m.
Classes at Abbott Memorial School, with Project 350 Abbott School alum ambassador Logan King and eighth-grade ambassador Ryan Medon and the Project 351 Team will host the 15th annual Oh Be Thankful Dessert Contest and Auction at the North Adams American Legion. The service project is both a food drive to help fight hunger and the pie contest. Entry forms for the pie contest are available on the school's website.
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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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ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING
North Adams, 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, November 21 at 6 p.m. the city of North Adams will hold its annual Tree Lighting ceremony at the top of Main Street. Rain Date: Friday, November 30th. The North Adams Office of Community Events is grateful to our sponsors Greylock Federal Credit Union, MountainOne Bank, Berkshire Bank, Cascade School Supplies, the First Baptist Church, the Drury High School Band, and MASS MoCA for their help in making this event possible.  
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CHAMBER HOLIDAY EVENT
North Adams, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
The North Adams Chamber of Commerce will meet in the Holiday Inn of the Berkshires 40 Main St., the night of the tree lighting. There will be a voluntary donation of $20 or an unwrapped toy for a young child. All toys purchased at Persnickety Toys, 13 Eagle St., will receive a 20% discount and will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate. All toys and money collected will be donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or via email. Others will be admitted as space permits.

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MOONLIGHT OWL AND WILDLIFE PROWL
Lenox, 5:30-7 p.m.
A Moonlight Owl and Wildlife Prowl will be held at Pleasant Valley, suitable for children 7 and up and families. The cost is $8 for adult and $4 for children. Enjoy a moonlit evening at our sanctuaries to listen and watch for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. Participants will explore fields, forests, and wetlands and learn about animal adaptations for hunting at night. Register online or by calling 413-637-0320.
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TOT SHABBAT
, 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
A fun service filled with songs, stories and more! Perfect for children 5 & under! On every last Saturday of the month in the Kahn Meeting Room at Temple Israel of Albany!
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SHABBAT TOGETHER
, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
For elementary and middle school families. A little prayer, a little study, and a little fun.  Every last Saturday of the month in classroom 10 at Temple Israel of Albany.  
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"PAINTINGS IN SONG"
Stockbridge, 5:30 p.m.
Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms with the musical performance "Paintings in Song." Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s art, Paintings in Song is being performed by choral ensemble Crescendo, led by artistic director Christine Gevert and Berkshire-based composer John Myers. The event is included with regular museum admission.
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SIMON WINCHESTER TALK
Sandisfield, 4-6 p.m.
The Sandisfield Arts Center presents a book talk by the revered New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester on his latest book, "The Perfectionists: The Story of Precision." Tickets are $25 and are available on the Sandisfield Arts Center website. Books will be available for purchase after the talk and the author will be available to autograph copies. "The Perfectionists" traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement – precision – in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.
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THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
Great Barrington, 4 p.m.
The Mahaiwe continues its annual tradition screening The Wizard of Oz on 35mm over Thanksgiving weekend. Join Dorothy and her eccentric band of friends gathered along the way across Oz, a curious world far from her home Kansas. This 1939 fantasy is a celebrated staple in American culture. Runtime: 1 hour 52 mins. Tickets: $5 kids / $8 adults Sponsored by Buchwald and Greylock Federal Credit Union
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BERKSHIRE BACH MESSIAH SING
Great Barrington, 4 p.m.
BERKSHIRE BACH SOCIETY’s annual MESSIAH SING, always held on Thanksgiving weekend, is the Society’s gift to the community and heralds the beginning of the holiday season. Join Choral conductor Frank Nemhauser, accompanied by the Berkshire Bach Players, a seasoned instrumental ensemble of professional musicians, including Lucy Bardo, one of America’s finest viola da gamba players (playing cello) and legendary trumpeter Allan Dean, along with Miriam Shapiro and Cindy Olgunick on violins, Eric Martin on viola, and Anne Voglewede Green on piano. Bring your own score, or borrow or buy one at the door. Free! (But donations are welcome to help pay the amazing musicians!) First Congregational Church 251 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230 Full information at https://berkshirebach.org/?page_id=5853    
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PAINT A SNOWY CARDINAL SLATE TO SUPPORT TACONIC HILLS ART PROGRAM
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
Snowy Cardinal Slate or Canvas... decisions...decisions! Join is on SUN 11/25/18 4-6pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Taconic High School Art Program. You'll learn to paint this seasonal image of "Snowy Cardinal" on an authentic slate roofing tile (various sizes and colors to choose from), or on a large 16 x 20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, donation and light snack included. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346  
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POETS CREATING CONVERSATION
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
WordXWord resumes its Poets Creating Conversation series this fall with three events at the Berkshire Museum: “Food in America” on Sept. 24, “Fear in America” on Oct. 29 and and “Faith in America” on Nov. 26. Poets Creating Conversation invites poets to accept a greater role in the cultural landscape. All WordXWord events are free and these programs are open to all, however parents and guardians are advised that some content may be challenging for younger children. Visit the website for details.
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SPAGHETTI SUPPER
Adams, 4:30 to 7 p.m.
The Hoosac Valley Leo Club will be holding a spaghetti supper on Monday, November 26, 2018, at Bounti-Fare, Curran Highway, Adams, from 4:30 – 7:00pm.  The cost is $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors and children under 12.  The Leo Club will also be having raffles and a bake sale. Tickets are available from Leo Club members and will be available at the door.

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CHESHIRE FIRE DEPT PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Cheshire, 6 p.m.
Brush on a Berkshire Barn for the Fire Dept! Join us on MON 11/26/18 6-8pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Cheshire Fire Department. You’ll learn how to paint this locally inspired image of “Silo Barn” on an authentic slate roofing tile. Various sizes and colors to choose from. At the 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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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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RUSTIC RED BARN PAINT & SIP FOR NANCY SOUDANT FUND
Sheffield, 6 p.m.
In honor and memory of a wonderful woman! Join us on TUE 11/27/18 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Nancy Soudant Children’s Enrichment Fund and hosted by Undermountain child Care. You’ll learn how to paint this image of “Rustic Red Barns", which was inspired by one of Nancy’s own original paintings, on a large 16x20 canvas. At the American Legion Post 340, 619 N, Main St, Sheffield, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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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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DAD AND FAMILY BOWLING TIME
North Adams, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
November 28, 4:30-5:30 at Valley Park Bowling. FREE for Northern Berkshire families with children 8 years old and under. Registration is required. Call 413-664-4821 to sign up! Spots are limited!
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PAINT & SIP IN SUPPORT OF THE BRAYTON PTA
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Lets chill out and paint "Cheshire Lake in Winter"  Join us on THU 11/29/18 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Brayton Elementary School PTA. You’ll learn how to paint this seasonal image of "Cheshire Lake in Winter" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Mingo’s, 41 Roberts Drive, North Adams. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/thu-1129-630pm-open-to-the-public-cheshire-lake-in-winter-nadams-ma or call (413) 205-8346   
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