December 11 – December 17, 2020
You only have until Friday, Dec. 11 to shop IS183's virtual pop-up sale! Artists include ceramicists Lorimer Burns and Ben Evans, jewelers Victoria Fiorini, Kim Waterman, and Amy DiLalla (The Peach Tree), crafter Brielle Rizzotti, photographers Thad Kubis and Dylan Kubis, and mixed media artists Jesse Tobin McCauley, Ali Herrmann, Diane Firtell, and Ellie Spangler.
This modified version of Hancock Shaker Village's annual tradition will be a day of fun for all ages! Stroll the paths and trails, explore the historic buildings, complete a scavenger hunt, and visit the animals in the Round Stone Barn. Hear a Shaker Christmas talk at 1 p.m., and take photos of a physically distanced Santa on his tractor from 11:30 a.m.-Noon or 1:30-2 p.m. Grab a bite from the food truck (weather dependent) and warm up by the firepit. Be sure to visit Shaker Mercantile and the special pop-up holiday market for the perfect gifts!
From Friday, Dec. 11 through Thursday, Dec. 17, enjoy virtual and outdoor events that include a Shabbat experience for young families, a talk on preserving your family's culinary heritage with the Jewish Food Society, a menorah ice carving and lighting, book club Zoom meetups, a holiday concert, and more!
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Keep Berkshire County kids warm this winter! For its 2020 pajama drive, Jewish Federation of the Berkshires has teamed up with Carr Hardware to offer four drop-off sites. Through December 16, you can donate brand-new pajamas (in sizes newborn to teen) at Carr Hardware in Pittsfield, North Adams, and Great Barrington, or at the Federation on South Street.
Boxcar Media has created a website with an interactive directory of Berkshire County and Southern Vermont stores, restaurants, and services. Studies show that buying local keeps money in the community — four times as much as buying from a chain store! Local businesses pay local taxes and hire local people. The site is a chance for businesses, agencies, and organizations to publicize their services, for FREE!
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