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(11/22) THE MAHAIWE THEATER PRESENTS ARLO GUTHRIE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 AT 8PM CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION. 528-0100.

(11/22)WARD’S NURSERY & GARDEN CENTER OFFERS A FESTIVE DESTINATION FOR FAMILIES IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER WITH FREE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AS WELL AS GARDEN AND FLORAL WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS TO ADULTS TO DECORATE FOR THE HOLIDAYS.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED FOR WORKSHOPS BY VISITING THE WARD’S WEBSITE AT WWW.WARDSNURSERY.COM/CLASSES OR CALLING 413-528-0166. FOR A COMPLETE  LISTOF TIMES AND SUBJECTS

(11/22) EMMY AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER AND WRITER JIM CUSICK WILL TALK ABOUT HIS LATEST NOVEL DEATH OF AN ANCHORMAN, AND ABOUT THE UNDERLYING TRUE STORY OF “HOW THE NEWS BUSINESS HAS BEEN TURNED INTO THE BUSINESS OF NEWS”—AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR JOURNALISM AND THE PUBLIC. CUSICK WILL SPEAK AT THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, AT 4:00 PM THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY,  IS LOCATED AT 9091 RT. 22,  IN HILLSDALE. FOR INFORMATION ON HOURS AND EVENTS, CALL 518-325-4101, OR VISIT THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE AT WWW.ROEJANLIBRARY.ORG.

(11/22) THE BERKSHIRE REGIONAL TRANSIST AUTHORITY WILL HOLD A BOARD MEETIN AT THE INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER  IN PITTSFIELD ON NOVEMBER 22 AT 4PM

(11/23) ST. MARY'S SCHOOL  115 ORCHARD STREET IN LEE WILL HAVE THEIR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS BAZAAR ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23 9AM - 3 PM AT ST. MARY'S SCHOOL.

(11/26) YOU ARE INVITED TO THE GUTHRIE CENTER, 2 VAN DEUSENVILLE ROAD, GREAT BARRINGTON,  ON THURSDAY, NOV 27 AT 1 PM FOR A FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER.  CALL   413-528-1955 OR EMAIL  GUTHRIECENTER@GMAIL.COM FOR RESERVATIONS. TRANSPORTATION WILL BE AVAILABLE WITH PRIOR NOTICE. SPACE IS LIMITED

(11/28) ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28 AT 5PM LONG-TIME BERKSHIRE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER JIM FAWCETT IS GIVING A TALK AT THE TYRINGHAM TOWN HALL, 116 MAIN ROAD, TYRINGHAM.  ENTITLED THE INDOMITABLE HUMAN SPIRIT”BASED ON ALEXANDR SOLZHENITSYN'S ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH FOR THE TYRINGHAM HOP BROOK COMMUNITY CLUB FALL LECTURE. THERE WILL BE REFRESHMENTS. A FREEWILL OFFERING FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF THE HOP BROOK CLUB WILL BE TAKEN.

(11/28) CONSIDER GOING “GREEN” THIS YEAR AT MASS AUDUBON’S PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28 FROM 10 A.M. UNTIL 4 P.M. IN LENOX.  THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST, AT 10% OFF. MASS AUDUBON’S PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IS LOCATED AT 472 WEST MOUNTAIN RD., LENOX, FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GREEN FRIDAY AT PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, PLEASE CALL (413) 637-0320

(11/29) THE MAHAIWE WILL PRESENT ITS TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING SCREENING OF THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29 AT 4:00PM AND 7:00PM. 2014 MARKS THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS CLASSIC MOVIE. THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY GREYLOCK FEDERAL CREDIT UNION. TICKETS ARE $7.CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE AT 528-0100

(11/29) THANKSGIVING WEEKEND HERSTORY THEATER COMPANY PERFORMS LIVE RADIO-PLAY BY JOE LANDRY "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE"SAT. NOV. 29 AT 4 P.M. AT SANDISFIELD ARTS CENTER 5 HAMMERTOWN RD. SANDISFIELD MA. TICKETS: $20,
$15 UNDER 12 YRS. INFO: SANDISFIELDARTSCENTER.ORG

(11/29) ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29 FROM 4 TO 7 P.M.BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM  WILL HOLD THEIR COLONIAL HOLIDAY OF THANKSGIVING FUNDRAISING PARTY THERE WILL BE  WINE, CIDER, HORS D'OEUVRES, HOLIDAY DECORATIONS, SILENT AUCTION, TICKETS ARE $50 PER PERSON IN ADVANCE, $60 AT THE DOOR. BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM, 100 ART SCHOOL ROAD, MONTEREY, MA  GO TO .WWW.BIDWELLHOUSEMUSEUM.ORG. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL 413-528-6888

(11/29) ON SATURDAY, NOV. 29th FROM 10AM TO 2PM, THE FRIENDS OF THE GREAT BARRINGTON LIBRARIES WELCOME ALL TO THE ANNUAL BIG BOOK SALE IN MASON LIBRARY ON MAIN STREET. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE A COLLECTOR'S DONATION OF BOOKS ON FOOD INCLUDING COOKBOOKS, DIET, SUSTAINABILITY, POLITICS AND CULTURE; LOCAL HISTORY, GIFT BOOKS, SETS AND BOOKS ON CD. ALL BOOKS ARE ONE DOLLAR EXCEPT CHILDREN AND TEEN ITEMS WHICH ARE FIFTY CENTS EACH. SMALL MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS ARE FIVE FOR A DOLLAR. THE LAST HOUR OF THE SALE WILL FEATURE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FILL A BAG WITH BOOKS FOR $6. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO VOLUNTEER, CALL HOLLY HAMER AT 413-528-3122.

(11/30) IF YOU HAVE A MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION PLAN OR A MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN, YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM YOUR PLAN  EXPLAINING THE CHANGES IN YOUR PLAN FOR 2015. DURING THE OPEN  ENROLLMENT PLAN, NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 7TH, YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO CHANGE YOUR PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR. TRAINED ELDER SERVICE SHINE VOLUNTEERS OFFER FREE COUNSELING ON THESE PROGRAMS. CALL ELDER SERVICES AT 413-499-0524 OR 1-800- 544 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

(11/30) WARD’S NURSERY & GARDEN CENTER OFFERS A FESTIVE DESTINATION FOR FAMILIES IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER WITH FREE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AS WELL AS GARDEN AND FLORAL WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS TO ADULTS TO DECORATE FOR THE HOLIDAYS.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED FOR WORKSHOPS BY VISITING THE WARD’S WEBSITE AT WWW.WARDSNURSERY.COM/CLASSES OR CALLING 413-528-0166. FOR A COMPLETE  OF TIMES AND SUBJECTS

(12/1)  THE HUDSON VALLEY CHORAL SOCIETY INVITES CHORAL MUSIC COMPOSERS TO SUBMIT ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE PIECES BY DECEMBER 1, 2014.  SELECTIONS FOR THE CHORAL SOCIETY'S SPRING PERFORMANCE WILL BE MADE BY JANUARY 8, 2014. ALL PIECES MUST BE SUBMITTED IN COMPLETE, ACCURATE, USABLE, LEGIBLE SCORES IN EITHER ELECTRONIC OR HARD COPY.  SELECTED COMPOSITIONS WILL BE PERFORMED AT THE CHORAL SOCIETY'S SPRING 2015 CONCERT.PLEASE SUBMIT COMPOSITIONS TO GRETCHEN RUECKHEIM, DIRECTOR, HVCS AT GRUECK@FAIRPOINT.NET

(12/4)YOU ARE INVITED TO THE 17TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF (GIVING) TREES FOR A FOUR-DAY EXTRAVAGANZA OF FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY CHEER TO BENEFIT BREAST CANCER PREVENTION EFFORTS. WILL TAKE PLACE DECEMBER 4TH-DECEMBER 7TH, AND PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE MASSACHUSETTS BREAST CANCER COALITION (MBCC), SILENT SPRING INSTITUTE (SSI), AND THE CANCER CENTER AT HARRINGTON HOSPITAL.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE FESTIVAL OF (GIVING) TREES AND A FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.SPARKLINGTREES.COM OR CONTACT JANET GARON AT JGARON98@AOL.COM OR 774-230-7382.

(12/4) ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4TH FROM 12:00PM-2:00PM AT THE TRI-STATE TOYOTA SCION ON 191 WEST MAIN STREET IN DUDLEY, MA THERE WILL BE A SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM, UNSAFE: THE TRUTH BEHIND EVERYDAY CHEMICALS.  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE FILM, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RSVP TO CHERYLOSIMO@COMCAST.NET.

(12/5) VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR STOCKBRIDGE MAIN STREET AT CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR. IT IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH FROM 11:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. THEY NEED AT LEAST 2 VOLUNTEERS PER SHIFT IN EACH PROPERTY.  THE SHIFTS ARE 10:30 – 1:30 AND 1:30 – 4:00. THE VOLUNTEERS WILL BE GIVEN INFORMATION BY THE HOME OWNERS AND WILL BE ASSISTING THEM IN SHOWING THE HOMES TO THE INTERESTED VISITORS.   VOLUNTEER WILL BE OFFERED A COMPLIMENTARY TICKET TO VIEW THE OTHER HOMES EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER THIER SHIFT.   CONTACT THE STOCKBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IF INTERESTED (413)298-5200 OR INFO@STOCKBRIDGECHAMBER.ORG.  

(12/5) ATTENTION BOOK LOVERS AND THOSE WITH A SWEET TOOTH! THE FRIENDS OF THE ROE JAN LIBRARY WILL HOLD THEIR COOKIES AND BOOKS SALE THE WEEKEND OF DEC 5, 6, AND 7 AT THE LIBRARY. T WILL GET UNDERWAY FRIDAY DEC. 5TH AT 10AM. IT WILL CONTINUE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, FROM 10AM TO 4PM.THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY, IS LOCATED AT 9091 RT. 22, IN HILLSDALE. FOR INFORMATION ON HOURS AND EVENTS, CALL 518-325-4101, OR VISIT THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE AT WWW.ROEJANLIBRARY.ORG.

(12/6) THERE WILL BE A SANTA DINNER!ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 6 AT 6 PM AT ST. MARY'S SCHOOL IN LEE FOR TICKETS, CALL 243-1079
 
(12/6)THE SANDISFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL HOLD THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 6TH, FROM 10AM TILL 2PM, AT THE SANDISFIELD FIRE HOUSE LOCATED AT 207 SANDISFIELD RD. (RT57). THERE WILL BE A TAG SALE, CRAFTS, BAKE SALE, 50/50 RAFFLE, AND SANTA WILL ALSO BE THERE.LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE.VENDORS, PLEASE CALL MARCIA AT 413-258-2898 FOR INFORMATION. THERE IS A FEE OF$15 PER SPOT.

(12/6) HUDSON VALLEY CHORAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES THEIR WINTER CONCERT, 2014, FEATURING SELECTIONS FROM HANDEL'S SOLOMON AND SAMSON AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN HILLSDALE AT 7:30 PM ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6. THE CHURCH IS LOCATED AT THE CROSSROADS OF ROUTES 22 & 23 IN HILLSDALE, NEW YORK.TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR: $12 FOR ADULTS, $10 FOR SENIORS, NO CHARGE FOR STUDENTS UNDER 18.  TICKETS ALSO MAY BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE AT 518-794-9831 OR 518-828-3698.

(12/6) THERE WILL BE A BENEFIT FOR NICK GOLDSSMITH ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 6TH FROM 1-6PM AT THE LENOX SPORTSMEN'S CLUB ON NEW LENOX ROAD IN LENOX. DONATIONS ARE $20 DOLLARS A TICKET. CHILDREN 15 AND UNDER ARE FREE. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL 347-891-4315 OR 413-637-1971

(12/7)) IF YOU HAVE A MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION PLAN OR A MEDICXARE ADVANTAGE PLAN, YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM YOUR PLAN  EXPLAINING THE CHANGES IN YOUR PLAN FOR 2015. DURING THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PLAN, OCTOBER 15TH THROUGH DECEMBER 7TH, YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO CHANGE YOUR PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR. TRAINED ELDER SERVICE SHINE VOLIUNTEERS OFFER FREE COUNSELING ON THESE PROGRAMS. OPEN ENROLLMENT SEMINARS WILL BE OFFERED BY SHINE  NOW THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER. CALL ELDER SERVICES AT 413-499-0524 OR 1-800- 544 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

(12/8)FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL WILL HOST A FREE COMMUNITY PROGRAM, “HANDLING GRIEF THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS” ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 5:30 P.M. IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM AT FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL AT 29 LEWIS AVENUE, GREAT BARRINGTON.  DR. JEFFREY TITLE, A LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST AND MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL STAFF OF FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL, WILL LEAD THE DISCUSSION INCLUDING STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVING GRIEF DURING THE HOLIDAYS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, CONTACT THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AT FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL AT (413) 854-9611

(12/12) TOWN PLAYERS OF PITTSFIELD, PRESENTS "CHRISTMASTIME IN THE CITY", A HOLIDAY VARIETY SHOW DIRECTED BY MONICA BLISS, ON DECEMBER 12 AND 13 AT 8PM AND ON DECEMBER 14 AT 2PM AT THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 42 WENDELL AVENUE IN PITTSFIELD. SEATING IS LIMITED. TICKETS CAN BE RESERVED BY CALLING 413 443-9279. TICKET PRICES ARE $15, WITH DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR SENIORS AND STUDENTS AT $12. MEMBERS OF TOWN PLAYERS PAY $10.

(12/13) GREAT BARRINGTON, MA – THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS  LAUNCHED A CANISTER CAMPAIGN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR A FIREWORKS DISPLAY FOLLOWING THE HOLIDAY STROLL ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13. CANISTERS  ARE CURRENTLY BEING PLACED AROUND GREAT BARRINGTON IN PUBLIC PLACES  PEOPLE CAN ALSO MAKE DONATIONS BY CALLING THETHE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT (413) 528-4284 OR EMAIL BETSY@SOUTHERNBERKSHIRECHAMBER.ORG

(12/13) COME TO OLD PARISH CHURCH, 125 MAIN ST., SHEFFIELD FOR A PRODUCTION OF THE BEASTS BY LOCAL COMPOSER DAVID ANDEREGG,  ON SATURDAY, DEC. 13, AT 4:00. THIS UNFORGETTABLE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AGES, WITH THE SINGING GROUP QUINTESSENTIAL. IT TELLS A STORY THROUGH ANIMALS WHO CAN SPEAK AND SING ON CHRISTMAS EVE. ADULTS $15, CHILDREN $5 AT THE DOOR. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT BERKSHIRE HUMANE AND LOCAL FOOD PROGRAMS.

(12/13) THE SIXTH ANNUAL SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOLIDAY STROLL WILL TAKE PLACE IN DOWNTOWN GREAT BARRINGTON ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13 FROM 4 P.M. TO 9 P.M.  HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPECIALS WILL BE FEATURED THROUGHOUT THE DAY THE EVENING FINALE INCLUDES A FIREWORKS DISPLAY.FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOLIDAY STROLL, CALL THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT (413) 528-5485.

(12/15) MBCC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE TOUR AND EXHIBITION OF ITS NEW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, LET’S TALK PREVENTION: REDUCING TOXIC EXPOSURES WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT TRI-STATE TOYOTA SCION FROM NOW  THROUGH JANUARY 3, 2015. THIS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IS DESIGNED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS BREAST CANCER COALITION TO FACILITATE DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND PATIENTS ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES AND CHEMICALS OF CONCERN. TO REGISTER OR LEARN MORE, PLEASE CALL JANET GARON AT 774-230-7382 OR EMAIL AT JGARON98@AOL.COM.

(12/27) CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN THE BERKSHIRES WITH JOHN PIZZARELLI AND JANE MONHEIT, TWO FAVORITE MAHAIWE ENTERTAINERS, HERE TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27 AT 8:00PM. TICKETS ARE $25 TO $100 (THE LATTER INCLUDES POST-SHOW RECEPTION WITH THE ARTISTS). CONTACT THE MAHAIWE AT 528-0100 FOR MORE INFORMATION

(12/27/) AN EVENING OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC AND SOCIAL DANCING AT DEWEY HALL IN SHEFFIELD ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27TH. POTLUCK AT 6:30, AND CONTRA DANCING FROM 7:30 UNTIL 11. SUGGESTED DONATION: $8 STUDENTS, $10-15 ADULTS.  MUSIC BY THE ELECTRIC JAM BAND AND CALLING BY KATHRYN WEDDERBURN. EVERYONE WELCOME REGARDLESS OF EXPERIENCE LEVEL. VISIT SHEFFIELDCONTRADANCE.WORDPRESS.COM FOR MORE INFO.

(01/24) THE 2015 LESBIANS & FRIENDS DANCE: A PARTY FOR PREVENTION IS A BENEFIT FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS BREAST CANCER COALITION   WITH THE  GOAL OF BREAST CANCER PREVENTION. WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 24TH FROM 8:30PM-12:30AM AT THE HOLIDAY INN BROOKLINE LOCATED ON 1200 BEACON STREET IN BROOKLINE, MA. TICKETS ARE $40 IN ADVANCE (VISIT HERE OR CALL 617-376-6222) OR $45 AT THE DOOR.

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