4 events not to miss this week, Nov. 17 to 23
Start your holiday shopping early
Find authentic and dazzling gifts for friends and family at the third annual Festive Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at Greylock Works, 508 State Road, North Adams. This is a family-friendly fall fair celebrating design and local food. Enjoy the light-filled former Weave Shed, meet more than 70-plus returning and new vendors, and browse their beautiful and delicious hand-crafted passions. For a list of vendors, visit greylockworks.com/festive-2019. Admission: $5 individual; $10 family; kids younger than 12, free.
Ring in the holiday with Winterlights
The Trustees of Reservations' Winterlights returns and is bigger and better than ever at Naumkeag in Stockbridge. The property will sparkle with thousands of shimmering and artfully designed holiday lights. Bring the family for scavenger hunts, crafts, seasonal characters and experiences, food and refreshments, and more. Winterlights will be open 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 21-Dec. 29 (Nov. 21 and 22 is a members-only preview); 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Dec. 23 and 30; and 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. For tickets, visit thetrustees.org. Naumkeag is at 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.
Decorate your home for the holidays
Mount Williams Greenhouses' annual Winter Wreath Workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. Create your own door-sized wreath with locally gathered greens, berries and pine cones, then decorate it to suit your taste and style, for a fresh wreath to enjoy all season. All instructions and materials will be provided. Call 413-663-8665 to reserve your spot. Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $40. The greenhouses are at 1090 State Road, North Adams.
Take a deeper look at the Clark's collection
Take a closer look at the Clark Art Institute's collection during Looking and Lunching, a half-hour of discussion focusing on one work from the collection, followed by continued discussion over lunch with the presenter and fellow art lovers in the Carswell Room. Join Susan Roeper, director of the library, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, as she discusses The Clark's enigmatic Allan Sekula Library, the 15,000-volume personal library of thoughtful and thought-provoking artist, photographer, filmmaker, writer and teacher, Allan Sekula. The collection, as shelved in the Manton Research Center Reading Room, is both an archive of Sekula's wide-ranging interests and a visually stunning art installation that allows varying levels of interpretation of format and content. The talk is free with gallery admission. Plan to arrive early to preorder and purchase your meal or bring your own lunch. Limited seating available. Meet at the admissions desk in the Clark Center. The Clark is at 225 South St., Williamstown.
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