Things to see and do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, Dec. 17 to 23
Berkshire Grown: Holiday Farmers' Market. Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monument Valley Middle School, 313 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington, Mass. Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Williams College Towne Field House, 82 Latham St., Williamstown, Mass. Locally grown and produced foods and gifts, plus live music, lunch fare and children's activities. Free. EBT cards/SNAP benefits accepted.
Manchester Community Library: Winter Solstice Yoga Celebration with Lu French. Monday 6 p.m. Special candlelight Yin Yoga class. Bring a bolster or two firm throw pillows and a thick throw blanket, bath towel or beach towel. Donation to library requested. Hunter Community Room at the library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, Vt.
Rainbow Restaurant: All-you-can-eat brunch buffet with Santa. Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa arrives at noon. Reservations suggested; 413-443-0002. 109 First St., Pittsfield,
Berkshire Ballroom: Christmas and holiday social and ballroom dance party. Saturday, 7 to 10:30 p.m. Also, Soldier On fundraiser. Live Music by the Champagne Jam Trio. Dance lesson by veteran instructor Steve Dessereau, 7 p.m. Admission: $10 for USA Dance members, $15 for guests and $5 for students. Information or directions: berkshireballroom.org. Masonic Hall, 116 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: HD broadcast of Bolshoi Ballet's "Nutcracker," with choreography and libretto by Yuri Grigorovich and music by Piotr Tchaikovsky. Sunday 1 p.m. Tickets and information: mahaiwe.org or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Screening of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, Sunday 7 p.m. Free. Information: mahaiwe.org or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.
The Marketplace Cafe Sheffield: Wednesday Movie Night — "The Legend of Frosty the Snowman." Wednesday 5 p.m. 18 Elm Court, Sheffield, Mass.
Arlington American Legion Post 69: Children's holiday party. 1 to 3 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 2 p.m. Arts and crafts, games, snacks. Open to children birth to 12 years. Information: 802-375-6157. 54 Legion Road, Arlington, Vt.
Hildene: Author C.J. King will sign copies of the second edition of her book, "Four Marys and a Jessie: The Story of the Lincoln Women." Noon to 2 p.m. The Museum Store, 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, Vt.
WordXWord Festival: Story Slam. Sunday 3 p.m. Guest host James Burden. Storytellers share their 5-minute true stories related to the theme "strange holiday." Refreshments. Free. Information, or to get on the list to tell your story: wXw365.org/story. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: John Pizzarelli's "Swing 7 Frank Sinatra Centennial Celebration" concert in honor Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday. Saturday 8 p.m. Information and tickets: mahaiwe.org or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.
Whitney Center for the Arts: Ron Ramsay and Samantha Talora — "Christmas Is Here." Friday, 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20. Reservations: 413-212-4459 or email email@example.com. 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.
Hoffman Bird Club: Central Berkshire Christmas Count. Saturday. Information or to sign up: Count leaders Holly Higinbotham and Bob Wood, 413-684-3724 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Blizzard date: Dec. 20.
Berkshire Theatre Group: 10th annual community production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Thursday through Tuesday 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday also at 2 p.m. Tickets: Adults $37; children 16 and younger, $27; Colonial ticket office, 111 South St., Pittsfield, 413-997-4444 or BerkshireTheatreGroup.org. Pittsfield.
WBTN/Oldcastle Theatre: "Holiday Radio Extravaganza." Saturday 7:30 p.m. Music, comedy and holiday cheer. A live broadcast. Adults $15, students $10. Reservations: oldcastlethetare.org or 802-4470564. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt.
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