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WILLIAMS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: “BLEED”
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The Williams Percussion Ensemble presents “BLEED” For this program, WiPE invites the audience to join them onstage for an intimate experience of curious sounds and shifty rhythms in music ranging from quiet reflection to driving intensity.    http://music.williams.edu/?post_type=event&p=12571 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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69TH ANNUAL SNOWBALL BAZAAR
Vermont, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
115 Hillside St., Bennington (Second Congregational Church, UCC) --Start the Christmas season at the 69th Annual Snowball Bazaar. Shop the famous fresh, fragrant and beautifully decorated wreaths and centerpieces. Venture through the Serendipity/Treasure Chest tag sale: 6 large rooms filled to the brim with clean gently used  books, tools, jewelry, dishes, toys, small appliances, clothes, and even Christmas items. The Pet-purri section has hand made pet items including dog toys, treats, beds, catnip toys, chasers, scratchers and more for all of the furry folks in your life. There are hand made birdseed wreaths, which make great gifts for wildlife lovers. If you like a challenge, you can buy a chance to win a dinner for two at a local restaurant or visit our silent auction, featuring goods and services donated by members and local businesses.  The bazaar also features a large bake sale of scrumptious home made baked goods and candies. After shopping sit, relax, and enjoy a delicious homemade dessert. All proceeds go to support the charity work Second Congregational Church does in the community.  
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CRAFT FAIR
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Lanesborough-New Ashford Dollars for Scholars will hold a craft fait at the Lanesborough Elementary School, 188 Summer St., featuring crafts, raffles, baked goods/food and more. Admission is free. Proceeds to benefit the Lanesborough New Ashford Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors.
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LONNIE HOLLEY
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Artist and musician Lonnie Holley recorded his first album in 2012 at age 62 after making home recordings for more than two decades. Holley’s music, like his art, defies classification — haunting vocals, keyboards, and new renditions of songs with every performance. He has collaborated with musicians such as Dirty Projectors, Animal Collective, Bill Callahan, and Bon Iver. Holley’s medium is the moment. He’s here with a new band, playing new arrangements and new songs: you’ll only hear it once. MASS MoCA
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JESSICA DRENK ARTIST RECEPTION
North Adams, 5 p.m.
CYNTHIA-REEVES presents Regeneration, on view from December 2nd – January 27th, featuring sculptural and wall-based works by Jessica Drenk. The artist will be at the gallery December 2nd – 7th to create a site-specific installation to complete the exhibition. The reception, which is open to the public, will be held on December 2 from 5 – 7 pm.
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LET IT SNOW-SLATE SIGN PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT SALISBURY PTO
Connecticut, 6:30 p.m.
Makes a great gift! Join us SAT 12/2/17 6:30-8:30 for a fundraiser to benefit the Salisbury PTO. You'll learn to paint this adorable "Let it Snow - Snowman Slate Sign" on an authentic slate roofing tile, various sizes available. At VFW, 104 South Canaan Rd, North Canaan, CT. All painting materials, instruction & donation included for $35. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR AND COOKIE WALK
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church will host its Holiday Craft Fair and Cookie Walk at 74 First St. in the recently-renovated and fully-accessible Common Room, and there is plentiful, convenient parking just across the street.

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“THE HEALING EDGE” WITH WILLIAMS JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams Jazz Ensemble, led by Kris Allen, offers a concert titled “The Healing Edge.” The program explores contemporary big band arrangements by Maria Schneider, Darcy James Argue, Ayn Inserto, and others.  http://music.williams.edu/?post_type=event&p=12572 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS
, 10:00 a.m.

Drop in for stories read under the Christmas tree and treats for children ages 3-10. Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3. $4 per person


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CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Cheshire, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, 159 Church St. Cheshire, will host a Christmas Bazaar, featuring raffles and auctions, a bake shop and candy shop, Christmas crafts and kissing balls, country store, White Elephant Christmas & Children's Shop and more.

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HOLIDAY FAIR
W. Stockbridge, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The West Stockbridge Congregational Church at 45 Main St. is holding its annual Holiday Fair, featuring handmade items, essential oils and wildflower honey, jewelry, children's books, and more. Admission is free.

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BOLSHOI BALLET IN HD: TAMING OF THE SHREW
Great Barrington, 1:00 p.m.
12:40pm talk by Jacob's Pillow Scholar-in-residence Brian Schaefer Music: Dmitri Shostakovich Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot Cast: Ekaterina Krysanova (Katharina), Vladislav Lantratov (Petruchio), Olga Smirnova (Bianca) Semyon Chudin (Lucentio) Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter. Mahaiwe
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69TH ANNUAL SNOWBALL BAZAAR
Vermont, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Bennington, VT - 115 Hillside St. (Second Congregational Church, UCC) -- Start the Christmas season at the 69th Annual Snowball Bazaar. Shop the famous fresh, fragrant and beautifully decorated wreaths and centerpieces. Venture through the Serendipity/Treasure Chest tag sale: 6 large rooms filled to the brim with clean gently used books, tools, jewelry, dishes, toys, small appliances, clothes, Christmas items, and more. The Pet-purri section features hand made pet  items including dog toys, treats, beds, catnip toys, chasers, scratchers and more for all of the furry folks in your life.There are hand made birdseed wreaths for wildlife lovers. If you like a challenge, you can buy a chance to win a dinner for two at a local restaurant or visit our silent auction, featuring goods and services donated by members and local businesses. The Bazaar also features a large bake sale of scrumptious home made baked goods and candies. After shopping sit, relax, and enjoy a delicious homemade luncheon with dessert. All proceeds go to help support the charity work Second Congregational Church does in the community.  
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CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PLAY
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
The Community Bible Church presents its annual Christmas children's musical at the church at 160 Bridge Road. "Angels Aware" tells the story of why God came to earth as a baby and will be performed with singing and dancing by two dozen local children ages 3 to 13. Admission is free.

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CHRISTMAS BAZAAR FAIR
Vermont, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pownal Valley Fair Committee will host a Christmas Bazaar Fair at The American Legion Post 90 Upstairs Hall on Route 7 in Pownal, Vt. Santa will be arriving at noon and will stay through 2 p.m. for pictures. There will be a bake sale, Chinese auction, raffles and door prizes. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 90 will selling refreshments.
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AUTHOR TALK: HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU WITH EZRA GLINTER
Amherst, 2 p.m.
Ezra Glinter has combed through the Forward’sarchives to find the best stories published during the newspaper’s 120-year history, digging up such varied works as wartime novellas, avant-garde fiction, and satirical sketches about immigrant life in New York. Glinter’s introductions to the thematic sections and short biographies of the contributors provide insight into the concerns of not only the writers but also their avid readers. The collection has been rendered into English by today’s best Yiddish translators, who capture the sound of the authors and the subtleties of nuance and context. Co-sponsored by the Yiddish Book Center. This author talk is part of Literatour, a yearlong celebration of Jewish books presented by the Springfield Jewish Community Center. 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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FULL MOON HIKE AT HOLLOW FIELDS
Richmond, 5 - 7 p.m.
Explore the open fields under the full “Cold” moon! Sunday, December 3, 5:00pm-7:00pm Difficulty: Easy (easy pace, little elevation change) Description: With a headlamp or flashlight we’ll wind our way to the uppermost field and back, enjoying the 2 miles of trail and open sky! Please wear sturdy footwear, bring water and/or your beverage of choice, a snack and a flashlight or headlamp. Directions: From Great Barrington: Take Route 41 north into Richmond. After passing Route 295, Perry Peak Road will be the next left approximately one mile down the road. On Perry Peak Road, find the parking at the second red barn on the left, with a BNRC sign by the road. From Pittsfield: Get on West Housatonic Street (Route 20) heading west. Turn left onto Route 41 just before Hancock Shaker Village. After 2.5 miles turn right onto Perry Peak Road. Parking is signed, second red barn on the left. Email mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.  
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NATALIE MACMASTER & DONNELL LEAHY – A CELTIC FAMILY CHRISTMAS
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Join Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the award-winning fiddle virtuosos, in an intimate and unique Christmas concert you will never forget. With the duo accompanied by an incredible array of talented session musicians – and their entire family – A Celtic Family Christmas will guide you into the wonderful world of a true Cape Breton Christmas celebration. Click here for more info and tickets.  Mahaiwe
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CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PLAY
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
The Community Bible Church presents its annual Christmas children's musical at the church at 160 Bridge Road. "Angels Aware" tells the story of why God came to earth as a baby and will be performed with singing and dancing by two dozen local children ages 3 to 13. Admission is free.

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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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PAINT & SIP FOR PITTSFIELD'S IRISH SISTER CITY GROUP
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
Let the magic of River Moy make it's way onto your canvas! Join us on WED 12/6/17 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Irish Sister City Group of Pittsfield. You'll learn to paint this beautiful image of "River Moy in Mayo Ireland" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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WILLIAMS CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE: “FESTIVE MOOD”
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
The Chinese Music Ensemble presents a concert titled, “Festive Mood.” Enjoy the vitality and rich variety of Chinese music performed by Williams students and faculty.   http://music.williams.edu/?post_type=event&p=12578 Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7 p.m.
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NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP / ST. NICK
Great Barrington, 6 - 9 p.m.
Join us Thursday December 7th from 6-9 pm for a St. Nick needle felting workshop led by sisters Melissa & Jen Vansant of Going Gnome! This class old out fast last year! $55 per person includes the 3 hour class, materials to make your St. Nick as well as Champagne and light refreshments. Take home your creation and we will also have additional felting kits & supplies available in the shop for 15% off during the event for attendees. Great way to learn a new craft and make beautiful handmade gifts! This workshop is an adult beginner level workshop. Limited seats available! (Promo codes, coupons & discounts not applicable to cost of workshops)  All workshops take place at One Mercantile unless otherwise noted. *When a workshop is sold out, you may email us a request for a seat if one or more open up. Please email us at store@onemercantile.com to be placed on the waiting list. Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice can not be refunded (unless your spot sells to someone on the waiting list which we will try our best to do!)
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STEVENS GLEN HIKE
W. Stockbridge, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Explore one of the most dramatic ravines in the Berkshires. Thursday, December 7, 10:00am-11:30am Difficulty: Moderate (moderate pace, moderate elevation changes) Description: We’ll cross bridges over Lenox Mountain Brook, winding our way down to the dramatic ravine that is safely penetrated by stepping down to a railed platform. Bring lunch/snack, water, a warm layer and weather-appropriate footwear for this 1.2-mile hike. Please be aware of hunting season and remember to wear your orange! Directions: Carpooling is always encouraged! From the center of Lenox, take Route 183 South for 1.5 miles, passing Tanglewood. Where 183 bears left, go right on the Richmond-Lenox Rd. Continue uphill for 1.6 miles. At the top of the hill turn left onto Lenox Branch Rd. (Lenox-West Stockbridge Rd.) and go 0.6 miles. Park at a small pull-off on the right with a sign for the Glen. Email mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.  
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SAM GREEN & KRONOS QUARTET
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green and Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet are in residency all week at MASS MoCA to fine tune their live documentary A Thousand Thoughts before premiering the new work in January. Get a sneak peek at this wildly creative multimedia work-in-progress, which blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with such prominent artists as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley. As Green tells the multi-decade and continent-spanning story of the groundbreaking string quartet, he crafts an important record and exploration of late 20th and early 21st-century music. MASS MoCA, North Adams Mass.
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WILLIAMS COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE: “CATHEDRALS“
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
In this concert, titled “Cathedrals,” the Wind Ensemble presents music by Debussy, Wagner, Alfred Reed, and more. Featuring Timmy Suh ’18, clarinet, the ensemble presents an orchestration of Debussy’s “Premiere Rhapsodie” for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble.   http://music.williams.edu/?post_type=event&p=12580 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Adams, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
A holiday craft fair to support BSA Troop 38 of Adams will be held at the P.N.A. on Victory Street. Scouts will help shoppers transport their wares to their cars. Vendors will not be duplicated.


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HOLIDAY SHINDY
Pittsfield, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Shire City Sanctuary will again host Holiday Shindy, featuring more than 60 artisan vendors, yummy food, warm drinks, and live music. Live music will be performed throughout the event. An Angel Tree will be on site for the duration of the Shindy. Admission is $3 for the general public. Children under the age of 12 are free. Admission fees will help fuel the promotions and use of the lovely Shire City Sanctuary. Shire City Sanctuary is located at 40 Melville St.
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SOUVENIR DE FLORENCE—AN ITALIAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Brought to you by Close Encounters With Music -- www.cewm.org for tickets Performance takes place at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA An Italian fixation runs deep in the collective artistic psyche. It was de rigueur for 19th century painters, musicians and literary types—Byron, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn—to make the Grand Tour to Rome and Florence, imbibe the classicism, passion, bel canto, and expressivity that are hallmarks of Italian art, and bring them home to their studios where memories of the sunshine sustained them in chilly northern Europe. The centerpiece of the program is Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, written as he recovered from a disastrous marriage and developed an infatuation with the city that spawned the Renaissance. Florence worked its magic on Tchaikovsky, and the result is one of the most delightful and charming pieces in the repertory, for string sextet. This Italian showcase includes Chrysanthemums, the only chamber music Puccini ever wrote; works by the Venetian Vivaldi; Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade, and a Verdi string quartet. Bellissimo! The Amernet String Quartet: Misha Vitenson, violin; Franz Felkl, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; Jason Calloway, cello; with Xiao-Dong Wang, viola; Yehuda Hanani, cello 
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