Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, Dec. 10 to 16


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American Legion Post 69: Monthly joint meeting of American Legion Post 69, Sons Squadron 69 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69, Thursday 6 p.m. Monthly meeting of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69, Thursday 7 p.m. Monthly meeting of the Sons Of The American Legion Squadron 69, Thursday 7 p.m. Breakfast, Sunday 8 to 10 a.m. Seniors, 65 and older, free; all others $5 each; donations appreciated. 54 Legion Road, Arlington, Vt.

Congregation Ahavath Sholom: Chanukah party. Sunday 5 to 7:30 p.m. Vegetarian potluck. RSVP: or 413-243-4451. Bring your menorah and candles. At the home of Gloria & Len Friedman, Applegate Inn, 279 West Park St. (across from Greenock Country Club), Lee, Mass.

Hubbard Hall: Annual Holiday Breakfast. "Traditions of Sweden." Saturday 9 and 11 a.m. Featuring performances by the Hubbard Hall Youth Chorale, CCS Band, GCS Choir, Hubbard Hall Dancers, Hot Chocolate Dancers, and Tune Jam Band. General admission $10; students $5. Information and reservations: 518-677-2495, or 25 E. Main St, Cambridge, N.Y.

Manchester Community Library: Teens and tweens: be part of the robot revolution, Thursday 4:30 p.m. Build your own Scribblebot, take home a 3D printer creation. Free. To register: 802-549-4580. Super Saturday holiday program, Saturday 10:30 a.m. Santa, story, crafts and snacks. Create and sip, Sunday 3 to 5 p.m. "Partridge in a Pear Tree." All painting supplies provided. Cost: $35. Ages 16 and older. To register: 802-362-3607 or Therapy dogs Big and Amber will visit PreSchool StoryTime/Play Group, Tuesday 10:30 a.m. 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, Vt.

The Mount: The Liar Show: A Holiday Tradition. Saturday 7 p.m. Tickets: General $18; Mount members $15; A Reading with Pankaj Challa. Sunday 3 p.m. Free. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass.

One World Conservation Center: Volunteer Luncheon. Thursday noon. For those interested in becoming a volunteer at the center. Bring a guest. The Education Center, Route 7, Bennington, Vt.

Starving Artist Cafe & Creperie: Gingerbread house making classes, Saturday 3 and 4 p.m. $30 per house, includes everything. RSVP: 413-394.5046. 40 Main St., Lee.


Bennington Museum: Festival Reimagined Family Day and Children's Shopping Day. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3 admission to the museum for everyone. Any child that brings new school supplies, hats, mittens, gloves, warm socks for children in need is admitted free. Crafts, bake sale and more. Santa 1 to 3 p.m.; Will Moses 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Children's Shopping Boutique for children ages 4 to 12, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Information: or 802-447-1571. 75 Main St. (Vt. Route 9), Bennington, Vt.

The Marketplace Cafe Sheffield: Artist reception for featured visual artist Maria Ghi. Saturday 4 p.m. On view through Dec. 31. 18 Elm Court, Sheffield, Mass.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Drawing in the Galleries, Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. Illustrator/educator Pat O'Donnell demonstrates how the artistic techniques used on the covers of The Saturday Evening Post remain relevant for illustrators today. Watch a working artist in action, and create a drawing of your own. Food for Thought series, "Coming of Age: Rockwell's Children Grow Up." Sunday 11 a.m. Jesse Kowalski, Curator of Exhibitions, will look at the many children in Rockwell's work. Continental brunch. Admission: $20, $15 for museum members, and includes museum admission. Information or reservations: 413-931-2221.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center: Opening reception for "Farmland 2015: Oil Paintings by Arlene Boehm," Saturday 3 to 5 p.m. 790 Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y.


The Marketplace Cafe Sheffield: Wednesday Movie Night — "Saving Santa." Wednesday 5 p.m. 18 Elm Court, Sheffield, Mass.

Mass MoCA: Documentary project, "Nari." 8 p.m. Animation and archival photos with live music tell the story of Musician Gingger's mother and grandmother, Viji and Lakshmi Shankar, whose collaborations with her great-uncle, Ravi Shankar, and George Harrison helped bring Indian music to the West in the 1970s. 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for members, $8 for students, $12 in advance, $18 day of, and $24 preferred. Tickets: At Mass MoCA box office, 413-662-2111 or Marshall Street, North Adams.


Bennington County Choral Society: "Music of the French Cathedrals," French Romantic and post-Romantic composers. Saturday, 7 p.m., Calder Hall, at The Putney School's Michael S. Currier Center in Putney, Vt.

Close Encounters with Music: " "Dually' Noted," music for four hands. Saturday 6 p.m. Featuring selections from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite," Mozart, Beethoven, Barber, Debussy and Scriabin by Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee. Tickets: $45 orchestra, $25 balcony; 413-528-0100 or Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Darrow School: Annual Winter Concert. Friday 7:30 p.m. Students performing a diverse and wide-ranging selection in multiple genres. Free. and open to the public. Information: 518)-794-6000. The Tannery at the school, 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Special encore screening of Mozart's "The Magic Flute." Sunday 1 p.m. Shortened English-language version. Tickets and information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

The Marketplace Cafe Sheffield: Sunday Afternoon Music — Mary Ann Palermo, singer, songwriter. Sunday 1 to 3 p.m. Originals and covers. 18 Elm Court, Sheffield, Mass.

St, Ann's Church: "Make a Joyful Noise," a musical celebration of Christmas with the St, Ann's music ensembles. Suggested donation: $15; maximum per family $30. Information: 413-637-0157. 134 Main St., Lenox, Mass.

Southfield Church: The Berkshire Hillsmen, the Berkshire's all-male barbershop chorus, "The Ice Castle." Sunday 4 p.m. Free, although a collection will be taken. Reception follows. 234 Norfolk Road, in the village of Southfield, New Marlborough, Mass.

Ventfort Hall: Tea & Concert — Voices of Christmas. Sunday 2 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. Price: $22 advance reservation and $27 on the day of the event. Reservations: 413-637-3206. Information: 104 Walker St., Lenox.


Bartholomew's Cobble: Stroll with Santa. Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. Enjoy a half-mile walk with Santa followed by stories and snacks. Cost: Member, $10 per child; nonmember, $20 per child. Information: 413-532-1631 or westregion@ttororg. Sheffield.

Notchview Reservation: Christmas tree sale and evergreen craft making. Saturday noon to 3 p.m. Cut your own balsam or Fraser Fir tree. Balsam holiday crafts workshop happening in the Visitor Center. Hot chocolate and treats available. Reservations for the workshop: or 413-684-0148. Route 9, Windsor, Mass.

Petticoat Hill Reservation: Early winter tree ID hike and visit to a beech tree stand. Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free, donations accepted for Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center in WIndsor. To register: Email Williamsburg, Mass.


Berkshire Theatre Group: 10th annual community production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. Tickets: Adults $37; children 16 and younger, $27; Colonial ticket office, 111 South St., Pittsfield, 413-997-4444 or Pittsfield, Mass.

Sandisfield Arts Center: "Hansel and Gretel" by the Brothers Grimm. Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children; children 5 and younger, free. Tickets and information:, 413-258-4100 or 5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield, Mass.


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