SOUTHERN VERMONT COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE
|SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 17, 2018|
Vermont, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Southern Vermont College will host an open house for prospective students and their families to learn about the programs of study, athletic opportunities, campus life, financial aid, and scholarships. The event includes tours of campus including the Healthcare Education Center and Laumeister Art Center. Advance registration for the Open Houses is strongly encouraged and can be done online.
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ST. STAN'S CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Adams, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
St. Stan's School Christmas Bazaar - Saturday November 17th 9am - 4pm, Kolbe Hall Hoosac St Adams MA. Polish Food to go, Snack Bar, Adult/Children/Teen Chinese Auction, Big Money Raffle, Craft Table, Bake Sale, Basket Raffle, Kids games and more!
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HARVEST & HOLLY CHURCH BAZAAR
Dalton, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This annual event at the First Congregational Church, 514 Main Street in Dalton, starts the holiday season off with a shopper's dream of holiday gifts and decorations, delicious baked goods and cookie walk, a silent auction, and a bazaar greenhouse, The Green Gargoyle Thrift Shop will be open, as well as the Book Corner. Local crafters will be on hand to offer their specialties. Young people will want to visit the Children's Activity Room for crafts and fun. Lunch is available from 11:30 to 1:30. Admission is free.
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ARLO GUTHRIE: ALICE'S RESTAURANT
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
When legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie took to the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his seminal song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” he was incredibly moved by the feedback from enthusiastic fans. Alice’s Restaurant -- Back By Popular Demand Tour will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the feature film Alice’s Restaurant, originally released in 1969, starring Arlo as himself, directed by famed director Arthur Penn. Arlo along with his son Abe will be joined onstage with longtime collaborators Terry “A La Berry” Hall (drums), Steve Ide (guitar, vocals) and Carol Ide (vocals, percussion) of his former acclaimed band Shenandoah. Arlo’s daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, a lauded singer-songwriter in her own right, will open. For further information and tickets, click here, or visit the Box Office at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington or call 413.528.0100 Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-4pm.
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GCS CRAFT SHOW
Vermont, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
The 19th annual GCS Craft Show will be held at Grace Christian School, 104 Kocher Drive, Bennington, Vt. The event will feature 50+ vendors offering their unique handmade items and edibles, lunch, bake sale, children's activity room and more. Admission is free.
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HARVEST BAZAAR, CRAFTS, BAKE SALE & SILENT AUCTION
Cheshire, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cheshire United Methodist Church will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar, Crafts, Bake Sale & Silent Auction in the fellowship hall at 197 Church St. The event will feature craft tables with knitted and crocheted, hand-made holiday ornaments and decorations and more, a bake sale, silent auction and more.
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HOLIDAY CRAFT CONNECTION
Lenox, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The United Methodist Church of Lenox at 6 Holmes Road presents the Holiday Craft Connection from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features dozens of the area's finest crafters, lunch at the "Salvation from Hunger Café," desserts from the Cookie Walk, silent auction and more. Admission is free.
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'DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION' SCREENING
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute airs the Exhibition on Screen film "Degas: Passion for Perfection" in the auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center. Tickets are $12.50 and may be purchased online or by calling the box office at 413-458-0524. The film journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’s works is the most representative in Britain. Run time is 85 minutes.
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BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM FALL CELEBRATION
Monterey, 4-7 p.m.
The Bidwell House Museum's 12th annual fall fund-raising party, "A Fall Celebration of Our Early Berkshire History," will be held in the lovely parlors of the Bidwell House Museum. The event will feature Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Bonney Hartley talking about the work being done on a new Native American Heritage trail through the Berkshires, music by Michael Mosca, a fall-inspired signature cocktail and hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. Tickets are $65 in advance, $75 at the door. For reservations, call 413-528-6888 or go online.
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BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.
The Berkshire Concert Choir, under the direction of Paula Nuss, artistic director, with Memrie Kelly, accompanist, presents “Planets, Stars, and Airs of Space” at Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St. Adults are $20, seniors/students are $15 and children 12 and under are free.
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Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold a local Survivor Day event at the Berkshire Medical Center Hillcrest Campus, located at 165 Tor Court. The day begins at 9 a.m. with registration and breakfast refreshments, followed at 9:30 a.m. by a welcome and screening of “A Daughter’s Journey,” an AFSP-produced documentary film of a young adult’s experience with life, coping and growth after the loss of her father. A discussion of the film and sharing of attendees’ stories will follow at 10 a.m. The morning concludes with a healing activity: the creation of memorial candles and ornaments for participants to take home. The event is free.
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WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE DAY
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.
Women from around the globe will be attending a free empowerment and awareness program in cities across the United States and other countries This year marks the seventh annual International Women’s Self Defense Day to be held at Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield at 175 Wendell Ave. Register online.
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CHOCOLATE AND WINE EXTRAVAGANZA
Dalton, 6:30-8 p.m.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Berkshire County is hosting a Chocolate and Wine Extravaganza at the Stationery Factory, located at 63 Flansburg Ave. The fundraiser will showcase local merchants and will feature a silent auction, and all attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass. Tickets are $35 in advance, $50 at the door and $75 for the VIP package. Tickets can be purchased online.
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Lenox, 1-3 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary will host a workshop on nature journaling with Instructor Tammis Coffin, an educator with Mass Audubon. The cost is $15. Participants will use the simple tools of paper and pen or pencil to get closer to our surroundings and ourselves. Guided writing and sketching deepens observations and expands creativity. Bring a simple, unlined journal and writing/sketching tools, and dress for the weather. Register online or by calling 413-637-0320.
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GRAND TRADITION PIANO RECITAL
Williamstown, 1 p.m.
Williamstown Elementary School students will perform a variety of piano pieces on our grand piano for family, friends, and community. The concert is free and open to the public.
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BERKSHIRE NATURAL HISTORY CONFERENCE
The fourth annual Berkshire Natural History Conference, which will feature presentations by local and regional naturalists as well as acclaimed authors, will take place at The Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass. The event will appeal to naturalists, Berkshire residents, as well as visitors. Students of all ages and disciplines are especially invited. Features include Joan Walsh, author of the "State of the Birds for Massachusetts Audubon," which updates previous publications. Other speakers will focus on local endangered species (like the bog turtle with Angela Sirois), a Natural History Year at Simon’s Rock (with Sarah Snyder), and Andrew Madden’s return visit with an update on black bears. Sign up online.
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NEW WINE RELEASES
North Adams, 12 - 4 p.m.
Come to the winery, 60 Roberts Drive, North Adams, and enjoy a glass of wine and relax before the crowds come next weekend! We have new wine releases! Stop in and try our new 2018 wines: Jazzy, (a sweet blend of Blueberry, Raspberry and Strawberry), Peach, back by popular demand. This wine is a sweet wine made from 100% peaches. And our new Sauvignon Blanc is dry, crisp and fruity. We still have sweet Blackberry, (made from 100% blackberries) and for those non wine drinkers we ciders, Original and Raspberry, (non-carbonated). Our hours are 12-4 Saturday the 17th and 1-5 on Sunday the 18th. Gift certificates are available as well. Stop by and see us and get your Christmas shopping done early!
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