The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 21



Art in the Afternoon: For adults, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic, 413-274-3738.

Berkshire Paint and Sip: Fundraiser to benefit the Hoosac Valley Cross Country Team. "Tree of Life," $37, all painting materials and instruction included, 6 to 8 p.m., Adams Ale House, 8 E. Hoosac St., Adams. Reservations:


Berkshire Barter's Barters Market: Bring home-grown/homemade food stuffs, arts & crafts, books, clothes, etc. to give, share or barter, noon to 2 p.m. Mason Library Community Room, 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Berkshire Grown: Holiday Farmers' Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locally grown and produced foods and gifts, plus live music, lunch fare and children's activities. Free. EBT cards/SNAP benefits accepted. Monument Valley Middle School, 313 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: 10th Annual Marketplace Menagerie & Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Information: or 413-528-2810 ext. 31.

Colonial Holiday of Thanksgiving: Fundraising party for Bidwell House Museum, featuring Mark Kelso on piano; wine, cider, hors d'oeuvres; holiday decorations, silent auction. Party to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at 788 Algerie Road, East Otis, $50 per person in advance, $60 at the door. Reservations: 413-528-6888 or

First Congregational Church: Annual Holiday Bazaar. Handmade items, fresh boxwood decorations, table ornaments and wreaths, homemade baked goods, children's corner, tag sale items and attic treasures. Lunch available. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 134 Main St., North Adams, 413-663-9940.

Festival of Trees: "Westward Ho Ho Ho!" More than 100 holiday trees decked out in this year's American West theme fill the galleries, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Food Pantry: Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, 413-236-5644.

Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School: 43rd annual Holiday Handcraft Fair. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free parking and admission; rain or shine. 35 W. Plain Road, Great Barrington. Information: or 413-528-4015.

Hilltown Seed Saving Network: Fourth Annual Seed Exchange. Noon — Hands-on seed saving activities. 1 p.m. — Talk on saving staple crops with Sylvia Davatz. 2 p.m. — seed exchange. Suggested donation: $5 to $10. Cummington Community House, 33 Main St., Cummington. Information: or 413-475-2692.

Holiday Gift Shopping Extravaganza: Northern Berkshire Santa Fund benefit. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luncheon noon to 2 p.m. Over 20 vendors. The Eagles, 515 Curran Highway, North Adams.

Knit 'n Stitch: Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help. All ages and all skill levels welcome. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

North Adams Public Library: Tours of the library, the former Blackinton Mansion. 2 p.m. Cost: $5 per person, reservations suggested. Information: 413-662-3133. Meet at the front entrance on Church Street, North Adams.

Quaker Intentional Village – Canaan: "Tapping The Power Of Community: Living Your Values Day to Day." 4 p.m. Refreshments served. Information: 518-392-3353. Chatham Real Food Market Co-Op, 15 Church St., Chatham, N.Y.

Pancake breakfast: Pancakes, real maple syrup, sausage, juice and coffee. Adults $5, children 10 and younger, $3. Proceeds benefit Richmond's Emergency Fuel Fund. From 7 to 10 a.m., Richmond Congregational Church: 1515 State Road (Route 41), Richmond.

St. Agnes Church: Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair, 40 vendors, raffles, 50/50, children's games, cafe, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Agnes Academy, Carson Street, Dalton.

St. Mark's Church: Bingo. Doors open 3:30 p.m.; games at 6:20 p.m. Food available. Information: 413-445-4506. Parish Center, 400 Columbus Ave. Extension, Pittsfield.

Sheffield Historical Society: Festival of the Holidays featuring Berkshire artisans. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.

Texas Hold'em Tournament: Veterans of Stephentown. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Refreshments available. No advance registration required. A donation of $60 will be accepted. Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road in Stephentown, N.Y. Information: John Linton, 518-322-1582.

United Methodist Church of Lenox: Holiday Craft Connection. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors, food, silent auction, cookie walk, flu shot and blood pressure clinics. 6 Holmes Road, Lenox.


Berkshire Pulse: "Ze'eva Cohen: Creating A Life In Dance," film screening and master class. Film screening/Q&A, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Repertory Master Class, 1 to 3 p.m. Free, suggested donation of $10 to $20, 420 Park St., Third Floor, Housatonic. Information: or 413-274-6624

Lenox Contradance: Live music by fiddler David Langford and piano by Kate Barnes. Caller: Sarah Van Norstrand. 8 to 11:30 p.m.; new dancers' instruction at 8 p.m. All welcome, no partner needed. Dress lightly and wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Information: or 413-528-4007. Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Pittsfield Squares: "Cliff's 50th Anniversary Dance" with caller Cliff Brodeur and cuer Dennis Visconti. 7:30 to 10 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Polish Falcons: Dancing with Evie, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., $10, 32 Bel Air Ave., Pittsfield. Information: Evelyn Garstang, 413-446-5505 or

Square Dance: Sponsored by Chesterfield COA for all ages, live music by Fall Town String Band, caller Bob Livingston, bring something for the raffle table, 7 to 10 p.m., Chesterfield Community Center, Route 143, Chesterfield, 413-296-4743.

Williams College: "Pachedu" presented by Dance Department, 8 p.m., 'Main Stage, '62 Center for Theatre & Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown, 413-597-2425.


Images Cinema: Bright Young Things family-friendly series: "He Named Me Malala," documentary on Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, the teen-age girl education activist shot by the Taliban, 2:30 p.m., 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

'The Found Footage Festival': Salute to Wierdos program hosted by comedian Nick Prueher showcases videos found at garage sales, thrift stores, warehouses, etc., 7 p.m., Berkshire Museum's Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Museum: "Imagination Playground," unstructured child-directed play, 10 a.m. to noon; "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Lenox Library: Preschool story/craft for children ages 3 to 5, program features stories, songs and a craft related to the stories, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

New Lebanon Library: Paws-to-Read. 9 a.m. Therapy dogs come to the library and children read to their furry friends. To register: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 4 and older. Blue's Enchanted Adventures Story Time, noon to 1 p.m., for babies to age 5. Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


Clark Art Institute: Panel discussion on the political and aesthetic history of surrealism and its continuing relevance today, free, 3 p.m., Michael Conforti Pavilion, 225 South St., Williamstown,

Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "Stealing from the Sun."Explore the history of humankind's attempt to light up the night, 3 p.m., Visitors Museum, building #4, Route 8, North Adams, 413-663-6312.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "For The Love of Art: Harvey Dunn and His Students" with Elizabeth Alberding, curator/collections manager of The Kelly Collection of American Illustration Art. A look at building a world-class illustration collection and the lives of the field's most celebrated practitioners. 5:30 p.m., 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, 413-931-2221 or

Tea & Talk: "Family Life and Fine Horses: The Procters and Stokeses of Orleton Farm" by Mary Stokes Waller of Stockbridge followed by Victorian tea, 3:30 p.m., Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker St., Lenox. Tickets, information or reservations: 413-637-3206 or


Berkshire Concert Choir: "Mozart" with choir and soloists. 7:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-442-6120 or

Mass MoCA: Acclaimed songwriter Stephin Merritt, accompanied by Magnetic Fields bandmate and cellist Sam Davol, 8 p.m., Marshall Street, North Adams, 413-662-2111 during box office hours or online at

Music and Art Cafe: Seonaidh performing traditional Celtic music and original works using bagpipes, guitar, percussion, violin, cello, and vocals, 7 p.m., Petersburgh Community Center, 71 Main St., Petersburgh, N.Y.

Sandisfield Arts Center: Classical, jazz and klezmer clarinetist Paul Green will trace the development of Jewish Art Music in this lecture & performance, 4 p.m., 5 Hammertown Road, off Route 57, Sandisfield,

Williams Gospel Choir: "Gospel Through the Times," tracing the history of American gospel music from African-American spirituals to contemporary gospel music, free, 4 p.m., Williams College, Chapin Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Tamarack Hollow: Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest Late Fall Hike, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor. Information and to register: Email


Fall Festival of Shakespeare: "The Merry Wives of Windsor" by Mount Everett Regional High School, 1:30 p.m.; "Macbeth" by Taconic High School, 3:30 p.m.; "The History of Henry VI" by Monument Mountain Reg. High School, 6:15 p.m.; "Anthony & Cleopatra" by Springfield Central H.S., 8:30 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., Tina Packer Playhouse, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Tickets: $10 students, $16 adults, or 413-637-3353.

Hubbard Hall: World premiere musical, "Wayward Home: A Musical Folktale." 2 and 8 p.m., 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y., Tickets or information: or 518-677-2495.

WAM Theatre: "Holy Laughter" by Catherine Trieshmann. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. Tickets: 413-236-8888, in person during box office, Barrington Stage Co., 30 Union St., Pittsfield, or online

Williams College: Cap & Bells: "El Nogalar," 7 p.m. Center Stage, '62 Center for Theatre & Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown, 413-597-2425.

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