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LIBRARY STORYTIME
Lanesborough, 10:15 a.m.
The Lanesborough Library hosts stories, music and crafts every Tuesday for ages 1 to 5. Learn a new fingerplay, try a glockenspiel or xylophone. Stay afterwards for playtime with puppets or puzzles.

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MYSTERY WRITER
Vermont, 6 p.m.
Mystery writer Archer Mayor will talk about his newly released book  in the Stamford (Vt.) Community Library, 986 Main Road. He is the author of the acclaimed Vermont-based series featuring detective Joe Gunther, which the Chicago Tribune describes as "the best police procedurals being written in America." His 29th book in the series, "Bury the Lead," came out in late September.

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TODDLER STORY TIME
North Adams
The North Adams Public Library offers toddler story time for ages birth to 3 years old; siblings are  welcome. One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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FICTION READING BY CAREN BEILIN AND SHENA MCAULIFFE
North Adams, 7 p.m.
MCLA presents a fiction reading + book launch celebration with Caren Beilin and Shena McAuliffe at 7 PM on Tuesday November 13th at Gallery 51 in North Adams (51 Main Street).  Beilin will be reading from her new book, Spain, an auto-fiction just released by Rescue Press. A new member of the English Department at MCLA, Beilin is also the author of a novel, The University of Pennsylvania (Noemi Press 2014), and a forthcoming book on women's health, Blackfishing the IUD (Wolfman Books, 2019). She will be joined by Shena McAuliffe, who currently teaches fiction at Union College in Schenectady, and whose first novel, The Good Echo, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press later this fall.  
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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The North Adams Public Library offers preschool story time for ages 3 to 6 years old; siblings are welcome. Several stories are read read, with time to share ideas and thoughts as well as a craft.

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MEDICARE, INSURANCE, BENEFITS TALK
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
Williamstown Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host a free presentation on Medicare, health insurance and government benefits  at Williamstown Commons, 25 Adams Road. "Pieces to the Puzzle" will answer attendees' questions about MassHealth, Medicare, government and veterans benefits and more. The event is free and open to the public; those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to 413-458-2111 or by email.

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ADAMS LEGO CLUB
Adams, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Adams Lego Club meets Thursday, November 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Adams Free Library. For families and children ages 4-8 years. We provide the Legos to create and share.
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BERKSHIRE CONSERVATION DISTRICT ANNUAL MEETING
Pittsfield, 5:30 p.m.
The Berkshire Conservation District will host its annual meeting and banquet at the Cork N’ Hearth Restaurant, 635 Laurel St. MCLA professor  Daniel Shustack will give a presentation on climate change and how it affects the beautiful Berkshires. The cost is $20; RSVP by Nov. 4 online.

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CONTINUED CONVERSATIONS: CONNECTING TO LOVED ONES ACROSS THE VEIL
Great Barrington, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Experience a two hour journey with Trans-Dimensional medium, Jan Healey, to heal the heart as you find and seek forgiveness by connecting with loved ones across the veil.  Through immersive exercises, guided imagery, storytelling and writing, you will discover how creativity and the beauty of the process can re-connect you to yourselves and to those you've lost.  You need not be an artist or a writer, just open to doing this gentle, healing, transformative work.  Those in attendance will have the opportunity to connect with the loved one of their choosing as part of this beautiful work. For more information and to register call Crystal Essence:  (413) 528-2595 $47 prepaid by November 8th, $52 thereafter.
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or via email. Others will be admitted as space permits.

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FALL BAZAAR
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Springside Rehabilitation & Skilled Care will host its Fall Bazaar at 255 Lebanon Ave. The event will feature jewelry and craft vendors, Chinese basket and goods raffle, carnival wheel, 50/50 and more.

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AUTUMN BRIDGE PAINT & SIP FOR BERKSHIRE FORCE SOFTBALL
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Ahhh, the warmth of autumn colors! Join us on FRI 11/16/18 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Berkshire Force 10U Softball Team. You’ll learn how to paint this seasonal image of "Autumn Reflections" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snacks and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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BERKSHIRE SYMPHONY - VESSELS OF COURAGE AND HOPE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Conductor Ronald Feldman and the 75-member Berkshire Symphony offer the season’s second concert featuring “Vessels of Courage and Hope” by Shulamit Ran, and Sergei Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet,” as well as Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 3.    https://events.williams.edu/event/berkshire-symphony-2/   Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF POPULAR ANTI-SEMITISM DURING THE THIRD REICH
Stockbridge, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Thomas A. Kohut, PhD, received a BA from Oberlin College and a PhD in history from the University of Minnesota. He is also a graduate of the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. He is currently the Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Professor of History at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Kohut is a member of the Board of Trustees and Erikson Institute Council of Scholars of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. From 2000 to 2006, he served as Dean of the Faculty at Williams College. Kohut has written two books: A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century (Yale University Press, 2012); and Wilhelm II and the Germans: A Study in Leadership (Oxford University Press, 1991). He has also published articles on a number of historical and psychological topics, including: the German humorist, Wilhelm Busch; letters from German soldiers at Stalingrad; and psychohistory, history, and psychoanalysis. This presentation is designed for mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, with no regular registration fee. View the entire schedule for the 2018-19 Friday Night Guest Lecture Series CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS AUTHORIZED: 1.0 (MD, PhD, Social Work) No registration required. For more information contact Kathleen Young at 413.931.5230.  In the event of a cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, a notice will be posted here no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event. 
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SOUTHERN VERMONT COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE
Vermont, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Southern Vermont College will host an open house for prospective students and their families to learn about the programs of study, athletic opportunities, campus life, financial aid, and scholarships. The event includes tours of campus including the Healthcare Education Center and Laumeister Art Center. Advance registration for the Open Houses is strongly encouraged and can be done online.

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ST. STAN'S CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Adams, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
St. Stan's School Christmas Bazaar - Saturday November 17th 9am - 4pm, Kolbe Hall Hoosac St Adams MA.  Polish Food to go, Snack Bar, Adult/Children/Teen Chinese Auction, Big Money Raffle, Craft Table, Bake Sale, Basket Raffle, Kids games and more!
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HARVEST & HOLLY CHURCH BAZAAR
Dalton, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This annual event at the First Congregational Church, 514 Main Street in Dalton, starts the holiday season off with a shopper's dream of holiday gifts and decorations, delicious baked goods and cookie walk, a silent auction, and a bazaar greenhouse,  The Green Gargoyle Thrift Shop will be open, as well as the Book Corner.  Local crafters will be on hand to offer their specialties.  Young people will want to visit the Children's Activity Room for crafts and fun.  Lunch is available from 11:30 to 1:30.  Admission is free.
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ARLO GUTHRIE: ALICE’S RESTAURANT
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
When legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie took to the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his seminal song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” he was incredibly moved by the feedback from enthusiastic fans.  Alice’s Restaurant -- Back By Popular Demand Tour  will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the feature film Alice’s Restaurant, originally released in 1969, starring Arlo as himself, directed by famed director Arthur Penn. Arlo along with his son Abe will be joined onstage with longtime collaborators Terry “A La Berry” Hall (drums), Steve Ide (guitar, vocals) and Carol Ide (vocals, percussion) of his former acclaimed band Shenandoah. Arlo’s daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, a lauded singer-songwriter in her own right, will open. For further information and tickets, click here, or visit the Box Office at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington or call 413.528.0100 Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-4pm.
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GCS CRAFT SHOW
Vermont, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
The 19th annual GCS Craft Show will be held at Grace Christian School, 104 Kocher Drive, Bennington, Vt. The event will feature 50+ vendors offering their unique handmade items and edibles, lunch, bake sale, children's activity room and more. Admission is free.
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HARVEST BAZAAR, CRAFTS, BAKE SALE & SILENT AUCTION
Cheshire, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cheshire United Methodist Church will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar, Crafts, Bake Sale & Silent Auction in the fellowship hall at 197 Church St. The event will feature craft tables with knitted and crocheted, hand-made holiday ornaments and decorations and more, a bake sale, silent auction and more.

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HOLIDAY CRAFT CONNECTION
Lenox, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The United Methodist Church of Lenox at 6 Holmes Road presents the Holiday Craft Connection from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features dozens of the area's finest crafters, lunch at the "Salvation from Hunger Café," desserts from the Cookie Walk, silent auction and more. Admission is free.
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"FUNNY YOU SHOULD SAY THAT!" TM
Great Barrington, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Brandon is a one of a kind Com-Medium.  He Mixes his ability as a medium with the healing benefits of laughter.  His show "Funny You Should Say That!" is tailored as an interactive delivery of messages from loved ones and comedic interludes with stories of becoming a medium.  Brandon sews the experience together with improvisational humor and satisfies the audience with the impact of communications with passed loved ones. $32 prepaid by November 11th, $37 thereafter To register, call Crystal Essence 413.528.2595
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EVERY CHILD READY TO READ
North Adams, 4 to 5 p.m.
Every Child Ready to Read!  Join The Family Center and North Adams Public Library for an hour of learning fun! Four weekly parent and child workshops will be at The North Adams Public Library on Mondays November 19th, 26th, December 3rd and 10th From 4:00-5:00 p.m. Each week we will explore a different book, engage in activities that build pre-reading skills and make new friends. At the end of the 4 weeks, each family will take home a tote bag filled with books, magnets, playdough and more! Every Child Ready to Read is for parents/grandparents and their children ages 2-5 years. Call The Family Center at 413-664-4821 to pre-register.
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LIBRARY STORYTIME
Lanesborough, 10:15 a.m.
The Lanesborough Library hosts stories, music and crafts every Tuesday for ages 1 to 5. Learn a new fingerplay, try a glockenspiel or xylophone. Stay afterwards for playtime with puppets or puzzles.

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TODDLER STORY TIME
North Adams
The North Adams Public Library offers toddler story time for ages birth to 3 years old; siblings are  welcome. One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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THANKFUL STORY TIME AT CHESHIRE PUBLIC LIBRAR
Cheshire, 10:00 a.m.
Thankful Story Time at Cheshire Public Library, 80 Church Street on Tuesday, November 20th at 10 a.m. This story time is for families from any Northern Berkshire communities (not just Cheshire). We will read a thankful book and engage in some fun activities. We will also complete more Thankful Tree leaves.
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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The North Adams Public Library offers preschool story time for ages 3 to 6 years old; siblings are welcome. Several stories are read read, with time to share ideas and thoughts as well as a craft.

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ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING
North Adams, 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, November 21 at 6 p.m. the city of North Adams will hold its annual Tree Lighting ceremony at the top of Main Street. Rain Date: Friday, November 30th. The North Adams Office of Community Events is grateful to our sponsors Greylock Federal Credit Union, MountainOne Bank, Berkshire Bank, Cascade School Supplies, the First Baptist Church, the Drury High School Band, and MASS MoCA for their help in making this event possible.  
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or via email. Others will be admitted as space permits.

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40TH ANNIVERSARY PUTNEY CRAFT TOUR
Vermont, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
40th Anniversary Putney Craft Tour Thanksgiving Weekend Nov 23, 24, & 25 (10:00AM -5:00PM)  Visit 25 working studios that feature glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, woodworkers, photographers — even artisan cheesemakers and bicycle makers. All studios within a 12 mile radius of Putney, Vermont. Visitors may start at The Gleanery Restaurant, 133 Main Street, Putney VT for a preview exhibition of the artisans’ works, schedule of workshops and theater and restaurant participants. Free Admission.  For more information (802) 387-4032  www.putneycrafts.com  
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