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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 25-Dec. 1
VIEW DAY-BY-DAY CALENDAR     November 25 - December 1, 2016 NOV. 26 Is Small Business Saturday   Celebrate your community by "shopping small" at local stores on Small Business Saturday.    Additionally, the internationally renowned local brand Pine Cone Hill will have another great in-store-only Thanksgiving Weekend Sale at their outlet from Friday, Nov. 25 to Monday, Nov. 28! The sale will run daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 - 4 p.m. Enjoy an additional 30% off discontinued and seconds for the home, including area rugs, quilts, sheets, duvet covers and decorative pillows, as well as scarves, loungewear and more!   MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE TUE Habitat Happy Hour at Methuselah You're invited to join Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity's Happy Hour at Methuselah! Drink with friends and colleagues while supporting homeownership in the Berkshires. From 5-7 p.m., 35% of your drink sales will be donated to Habitat. No entry fee! There will be some snacks to enjoy, and a few celebrity bartenders.   Plus...   FRI Sandy McKnight at The BOOM Room | FRI Rebel Alliance at Underground Pub | FRI Rev Tor Band in "Last Waltz Live at The Colonial | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | SAT Berkshire Ballroom Formal Dance at Berkshire Hills Country Club | SAT Live Wire at the A | MON The BTU's & Charles Neville at Mission | MON Whitdiots Improv at The Whit | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North | WED Comedian Liz Miele at The Colonial | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU Jazz Vespers at St. Stephen's Church | THU And The Kids at The Colonial | THU Now PlayingCostume Party at Berkshire Museum   FAMILY FRIENDLY SAT Parent/Child Yoga at The Funk Box Dance Studio Parent/child yoga is a great interactive class for both the child and parent, with a mixture of regular and acro yoga that is sure to help the child focus, without them knowing they're getting stronger and closer to the parent. The Funk Box Dance Studio from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Only $5. Plus...   ONGOING The Berkshire Carousel | SUN Children's Holiday Extravaganza at The Colonial Theatre | MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | THU Kids' Yoga begins at Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness | THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum   WELLNESS THU Hard "Core" Interval Training at BYDF    Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness presents a free class: Hard "Core" Interval Training with Tammy Rose from 6-7 a.m. This special class will be followed by a mini 5-class program every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7 a.m. from Dec. 6 - Dec. 20 to help rev up your workouts during the holiday season and get you ready for the New Year!      GET CREATIVE WED "Winter Barn" BUW Fundraiser at Paint & Sip   Paint "Winter Barn" on a 16'x20" canvas to benefit the Berkshire United Way at Berkshire Paint & Sip. All painting materials, a light snack and a donation are included in the $35 fee. BYOB. 6-8 p.m. Plus...  SUN "Christmas Tree" PHS Cheerleaders Fundraiser at Berkshire Paint & Sip | TUE Open Studio at Berkshire Paint & Sip | TUE Paint Stunning Still Lifes at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU "Christmas Tree" Four on Four Hoop Challenge Fundraiser at Berkshire Paint & Sip   COMMUNITY THU Where To Eat On Thanksgiving Day   Don't feel like cooking? Not a problem! Make reservations now for Thanksgiving dinner at Hotel on North or Mazzeo's Ristorante, or a 2 p.m. meal at Brenda & Co. Caterers. Plus...  NOW Food For Fines at Berkshire Athenaeum | SAT "Poultry Plunge" Special Olympics Fundraiser at Onota Lake | SUN Within/Without Staged Reading by Town Players at The Whit | TUE Giving Tuesday at Berkshire Humane Society   LEARN SAT Crafts & Cocoa at Hancock Shaker Village On Saturdays, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Dec. 17, drop in to the Hancock Shaker Village Crafting Corner and create a Shaker-inspired gift for you or someone special. And warm your spirit with complimentary cocoa!    A new craft is offered each week: This week, twist a "rope" bracelet in holiday colors. On any Saturday, you can make a one-of-a-kind holiday card and use a quill pen to write your message. FREE and appropriate for all ages. In lieu of a material fee and in Shaker tradition, please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local pantry. Plus...   ONGOING Monday Drum Class at The Lichtenstein | FRI Turkey Talk & Walk at Hancock Shaker Village | WED 3D Printing Classes at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Intro to Tinkercad at Berkshire Athenaeum   FILM The Lennon Report at The Little Cinema On Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon is shot outside of the Dakota apartment building in New York City, and emergency personnel have no idea that their John Doe victim will turn out to be the world's biggest rock star. As surgeons work to resuscitate Lennon, an ambitious young news producer finds himself in a position to break the biggest story of his life.   Click here for screening dates and times.     Plus...   ONGOING  See What's New at The Beacon Cinema  What's Showing at The Licht Pittsfield's city-owned community arts center, the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, features nine working artist studios, a ceramics studio, a community room and an art gallery with changing exhibitions, classes, performances + more!  28 Renne Ave. | Holiday Hours Wed, Fri and Sat 11am-4pm  Gay by Steve Suzuki. The Berkshire Art Association presents its biennial juried show, Othering.  Othering runs through Saturday, Nov. 26 with gallery hours Wed, Fri and Sat 11am-4pm.  Click here for more information.    Next up is the Holiday Wreath Art Auction on Friday, December 2 during First Fridays Artswalk, with proceeds going to the Pittsfield Food Pantries.   Click here for more information.  
MassPIRG Releases 'Trouble in Toyland' Report
State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Laird and Dr. Tochi Ubani discuss the dangers posed by recalled toys. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Some toys that have been recalled for lead, overheating, and choking hazards can still be available for sale in online stores. That's according to Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group
Pittsfield Firefighters Union Distributes Coats for Operation Warm
A young girl tries on her coat at the Boys & Girls Club in Pittsfield. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The engine and ladder truck pulled up in front of the Boys and Girls Club with sirens blaring on Monday afternoon. It was the signal that Operation Warm was a go. Firefighters pulled out bags and boxes of winter coats from the
Letter: Thanks for Quitting Smoking
To the Editor: This Thanksgiving season, I'd like to remind readers to thank a co-worker, friend or family member who has quit smoking. Many smokers say quitting is the hardest thing they have ever done. Most smokers have to try a few times before they quit for good, and any amount of recognition can help someone stay quit. Smoking
Biz Briefs: Jeweler, Health Food Store Open in Lee Outlets
Prime additions: Jewelry retailer Kay Jewelers Outlet and GNC are now open at Lee Premium Outlets in Lee, Mass., just in time for Black Friday and the busy holiday shopping season. Kay Jewelers Outlet ensures that every diamond is hand-selected to be of the highest quality and is well-matched to one another in a beautiful piece of jewelry.
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Cook Safely This Holiday Season
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — As Thanksgiving approaches, Chief Charles Burger and the Great Barrington Fire Department remind residents to use caution as they cook over the holidays. "Kitchens can be chaotic - especially when full of people or family members who are not familiar with where everything is or where everything
BBE Office Interiors Shows Off New East Street Digs
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — BBE Office Interiors celebrated its new showroom and office space with a grand opening on Friday. After 65 years downtown, the company expanded its potential by switching its 28,000 square-foot North Street building for — 28,000 square feet at 1595 East St. It's all about how that space is used that
Two Soccer Domain Academy Teams Win League Titles
It was a weekend full of entertaining soccer action capped by two of the seven SDA teams clinching the league titles in the New England Championship earlier this month. A total of three victories 1 tie and 1 loss made up the results from the first weekend of November.   U11 Boys Saturday After looking like this game
Berkshires Beat: Habitat Seeks Decorated Trees for Holiday Walk Showcase
Treeing off: Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual Christmas Tree Showcase at the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Williamstown on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., as part of the annual Williamstown Holiday Walk.   Members of the community, schools, churches, local businesses and community
Carpenter Earns All-America Honor at Georgetown
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Lenox Memorial graduate Scott Carpenter earned all-America recognition with a 10th place finish on Saturday at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.   Carpenter covered the 10-kilometer course in 30 minutes, 3 seconds to become the 11th runner in Georgetown history -- and the second in two years --
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