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FAMILY FUN

Don't forget your bags!

Get ready for the Friends of North Adams Public Library's annual book sale, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth's Parish Hall, Marshall Street, North Adams. Stock up now on great books, CDs, DVDs and audio books to get you through the winter.

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FESTIVAL

Artists come together

Salem Art Works' Intercollegiate Festival of Fire brings artists together to share techniques, ideas and resources in iron casting, blacksmithing, ceramics and glass work, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Events are free and open to the public with additional fees for workshops.

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ART

Don't miss this deal

Enjoy free admission to Bennington Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and special activities all day, including a visit from the VAE Art Bus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a talk with curator Jamie Franklin at 1 p.m., and a reception with artist Pat Musick at 3 p.m., 75 Main St., Bennington.

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FAMILY FUN

It's that time again

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The 39th annual Apple Squeeze brings nearly 150 craft and food vendors to Lenox, with musical performances and plenty of fun for kids, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the historic downtown Lenox Village. Don't miss it!

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FAIR

Bring the whole family

The Peru Fair features antique cars, livestock, entertainment, kids' fun and the annual pig roast Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Park at Bromley, VT Route 11, and take the shuttle.

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FESTIVAL

Bring your appetite!

The first Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival at the Copake Country Club is scheduled for Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., with a food lineup that includes Lilli's Taco Bus, Alima's West African Cuisine, The Green Palate and more, drinks by Hudson Brewing Co., Chatham Brewing, Old Klaverack and Mill House Brewing, live music, craft vendors and more. 44 Golf Course Road, Craryville. N.Y.

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MUSIC

Enjoy a night out

Fort Salem Theater and Gardenworks Farm offer a multimedia dessert event, "Cheese, Chocolate, Wine, Woman

and Song," with film screenings, tastings and a themed cabaret performance by Lynne Kerr, Saturday at 7 p.m. in the upstairs gallery at Gardenworks, 1055 County Route 30, Salem, N.Y. Tickets are $40, couples are $75; call 518-854-9200 for reservations.

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