The Great Barrington Farmers Market at 18 Church St. will begin one hour late, running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, because of the forecasted temperatures.

Market trick-or-treating will still take place on Saturday for children ages 0-10 who come in costume. Market vendors have put together bags of healthy-ish treats and families can take advantage of doubling their WIC farmers market checks, EBT and/or P-EBT benefits before the market closes on Nov. 14.

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Simon’s Rock releases virtual events lineup

Bard Academy and Bard College at Simon's Rock will continue offering a number of virtual cultural events through the fall. Events are free unless otherwise noted.

A celebration of Professor Maryann Tebben's latest book release, "Savoir-Faire: A History of Food in France," will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, via Zoom. Tebben will read from her book and provide a brief presentation, which will be followed by a Q&A. Tebben teaches French and is the head of the Center for Food Studies at Simon's Rock.

Bard Academy will host a virtual open house for prospective high school students and families from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. This comprehensive virtual visit day offers the opportunity to meet campus leaders, faculty, campus life staff, and students. Register at

Other events include a faculty recital, "From Bach to Brahms," at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8,  and a virtual reading by Peter Gizzi at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, presented as part of the Poetry & Fiction Series.

Learn more and access Zoom information at

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