Things to see and do in the Berkshires and So. Vermont, Dec. 3 - 9


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American Legion Post 69: Monthly meeting. Thursday, 7 p.m. EBoard meeting immediately follows. Information or to join: 802-375-6157. 54 Legion Road, Arlington, Vt.

Berkshire Botanical Garden: Holiday Marketplace. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas decorations, wares by local craftspeople and artisanal food vendors, personalized holiday gift basket station. Exhibit Hall, Routes 183 and 102, Stockbridge, Mass.

Naumkeag: Open House & Holiday Shop. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Members, free; nonmembers, adult $15, Child free. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3016 or 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge, Mass.

Railroad Street Youth Project: Culinary Arts Apprenticeship Dinner. Monday 5:30 p.m. Tickets or information: or 413-528-2475. Crissey Farm, 426 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center: Handmade Holiday Pop-up Shop. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Cards, ceramics, jewelry, quilts, cutting boards, knitwear, felted puppets, fired glass, baskets, paper crafts, and edible delicacies. Free. 790 Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y.


Bennington Museum: Gala and opening for "The Festival Reimagined." Saturday, cocktail hour, 6 to 7 p.m.; Gala, 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets: 802-447-1571. Closed-bid auction closes Dec. 29. 75 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

Chatham Bookstore: Reception for an exhibit of paintings by classical artist Barbara Willner, "Fellow Travelers," Friday, 5 to 7 p.m. On view through Jan. 20, 2016. Information: 518-392-3005 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.

MCLA Gallery 51: Opening reception for "Spectacle 99: The Affordable Art Show," Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. All art priced between 99 cents and $99.99. 51 Main St., North Adams, Mass.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Meet Rockwell's Models, Friday 2:30 p.m. Free with museum admission, museum members free. 26th anniversary of the Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas celebration, sponsored by the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, Dec. 4 through 6. Santa's Workshop, create and decorate holiday hats and ornaments, Sunday, noon to 2 p.m. Free with Stockbridge at Christmas admission. St. Paul's Church. Contemporary illustrator Marc Rosenthal to present his new interactive children's book, "Big Bot, Small Bot: A Book of Robot Opposites," Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. In-depth look at Rockwell's "Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas" painting, Sunday 3 p.m. at the museum. Discounted admission with Stockbridge at Christmas button. Stockbridge, Mass.


Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Bolshoi Ballet in HD — " Lady of the Camellias," with choreography by John Neumeier and music by Frédéric Chopin. Sunday 1 p.m. Tickets: $17; 413-528-0100 or 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.


Old Chatham Quaker Meeting: "Voices Across the Divide." Saturday 7 p.m., preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m. Discussion and presentation by Danika Padilla, who worked with the International Solidarity Movement, follows. Refreshments. Information: 518-766-2992. Directions: Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y.


Bennington County Choral Society: "Music of the French Cathedrals," French Romantic and post-Romantic composers. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vt. Sunday 3 p.m., Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, Vt. Pre-concert discussions at 6:45 p.m. Saturday and 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 at the door, in advance from choristers or at the Bennington Bookshop. Student tickets, $10 with valid student ID, available at the door.

Berkshire Theatre Group: The Weight, featuring former members of The Band, Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group. Thursday 8 p.m. Tickets: $45, $35 and $25; ticket office, 413-997-4444 or Colonial Theatre. 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Hildene; Musicians bring the Lincoln family's Aeolian pipe organ and Steinway to life with their music: Michael Garvey on piano, Saturday 1:30 to 3:30; Daniel Frank on organ, Sunday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Museum Store annual open house, Saturday and Sunday. Holiday music in The Welcome Center: traditional Irish music with Sheena and Paul Montane, Saturday, noon to 1 p.m.,); Sunday, noon to 1 p.m., Ramsay Eyre on cello; carols by Burr and Burton Academy Vocal Music Ensemble and Ukelele club, Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m. Manchester, Vt.

Hubbard Hall: "Showstoppers and Tree Toppers," winter cabaret concert. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Featuring the CCS Drama Club and Hubbard Hall Youth Chorale singing Broadway favorites and holiday classics. Tickets: $10 general admission/$5 student;, 518-677-2495, or at the door. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: MCLA Presents! Anaïs Mitchell. Friday 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 for general admission, $8 for MCLA Alumni, $5 for staff and faculty and non-MCLA students, $2 for MCLA students; Information: 413-662-5320, or Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium, MCLA Church Street Center, Church Street, North Adams, Mass.

Mass MoCA: Orchestral rock band San Fermin. Folk revivalist Sam Amidon opens. Saturday 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 in advance and for students, $18 day of, and $24 preferred. AT box office, 413-662-2111 or Club B10. Marshall Street, North Adams, Mass.


Hoffman Bird Club: Monthly meeting. Monday 7 p.m. Members' Night; Bring 10 digital images and holiday sweets to share, and sign up for the Christmas Count. Berkshire Life Insurance, 700 South St., Pittsfield.


Cambridge United Presbyterian Church: "A Christmas Carol: A Storytelling Experience" by Tim Coombs. Saturday 1 p.m. One-man storytelling show, using more than 25 different voices. Tickets:, 518- 677-2495 or at the door. Tickets for the performance only, $15, performance plus intermission tea $22, and for the second serving tea at 4:30 p.m., $10. Cambridge, N.Y.

Oldcastle Theatre: Shakespeare on Main Street, "A Christmas Carol." Friday 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $9 youth, children under 12 free. Information: 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

Spectrum Playhouse: Families First: Hampsted Theatre Company, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Saturday 11 a.m. Free, $5 suggested donation. Information. 413-394-5023. 40 Main St., Suite 1, Lee.


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