News - november 2009
A Sweet Suite at The Porches Inn

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back by popular demand... mountain film festival this weekend !
crafty shopping ! roman holiday family day
dance/music/the african diaspora new play at main street stage
a sweet suite !
Bonfire pit at Porches!

Back By Popular Demand...
We're going back to our frugal New England roots and keepin' it simple: for our November Sweet Suite special, we're simply offering a SUPER deal on our spacious one-bedroom suites along with two admissions to MASS MoCA. Available Sunday through Thursday, the Sweet Suite deal is priced at $150 (plus taxes) for overnight accommodations in a one-bedroom suite along with our healthful continental breakfast (or in-rom delivery) and two tickets to MASS MoCA. Special offered based on availability.

It may be getting chilly outside, but you can still warm your toes in our year-round heated outdoor pool and hot tub (surrounded by a radiant-heated deck) and by our firepit, which we would be happy to get crackling for you and your fellow guests. Just let us know - but we'll leave the campfire songs up to you... Click the link below to surf Porches' website or click here to check dates and availability...

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mountain film festival this weekend !
Williamstown Mountain Film Festival

Challenging Climbs, Breathtaking Views
The Williamstown Mountain Film Festival, an annual event that is in its ninth year, presents a two-day roster of films combining culture, action and adventure on November 6 & 7 from 7 - 10PM at Williams College's '62 Center for the Arts. What a great way to top off a day climbing Mount Greylock !

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crafty shopping !
Hardware at MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA's Marketplace
Consider doing some holiday shopping at MASS MoCA. At Hardware, The MASS MoCA Store, you'll find unique gifts, many made locally, as a general rule. On November 21 and 22, MASS MoCA presents MASS MoCA Marketplace: A Collection of Contemporary Crafts. Find hundreds of one-of-a-kind gifts at this special contemporary craft marketplace.  It's what the folks at MASS MoCA wish they could bring to Hardware every single day - if only there were more room.  With two full days of locally produced goods, you're sure to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list.  Special discounts at HARDWARE all weekend too! Selections from 30-40 vendors will be available. Open 11 - 5 both days. 

Berkshire Grown is holding a Farmers Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, November 21, from 10AM - 2PM, in Williamstown at the Williams College Field House on Latham Street. Stop by this event to pick up hand-crafted pickles and jams for those on your holiday shopping list - great gifts, direct from the source!!

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family day, with a roman twist, at the clark
Rome at the Clark

Roman Holiday Family Day
November 8, 2009
Embark on a Roman Holiday at the Clark. This fun-filled family day celebrates the exhibition Steps off the Beaten Path with play jousting, ancient Roman crafts, and a scrapbooking workshop. Discover Rome in the Clark's collection and learn to photograph architecture with local photographer Gillian Jones.
12-4 pm:
    * Fashion an amulet necklace with a hidden, personalized message. Decorate a wooden        mosaic frame using a variety of tiles, glass pieces, and stones.
    * Build an abstract city square using modeling clay and images from the exhibition.
    * Create a scrapbook for your travel/family photos.
    * Learn to photograph architecture with local photographer Gillian Jones.
    * "Jousting" matches complete with costumes and props.
1, 2, and 3 pm:
    * Discover Rome in the Clark's collection during family gallery talks
3-5 pm:
    * Catch a free screening of the 1953 Oscar-winning film Roman Holiday (118 minutes, not rated)
Fun for the whole family!

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dance, music and the african diaspora at the '62 center
'62 Center for the Arts

Three Companies to Share the Stage...

Sankofa, Kusika & The Zambezi Marimba Band
'62 Center for the Arts
November 20   |   8:00 PM   |   MainStage
November 21   |   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM   |   MainStage
For the first time at the '62 Center, these three companies will share the MainStage performing traditional and contemporary dance and music from Africa and the African Diaspora. Guaranteed to be exciting!

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original theater at main street stage
Main Street Stage

New Work by Playwright Joan Ackermann
Marcus is Walking
Directed by Kathy O'Mara, the play consists of eleven vignettes and examines the emotional landscape we roam as we travel in our cars. Control, navigation, love and escape, are some of the themes explored. Some of the scenes explored are a protective father who guides his son through the neighborhood on Halloween; an actor on his way to perform Hamlet is in a rear-end collision and confrontation with a Czech cab driver; a devastated businessman strikes up an unlikely friendship with a homeless woman who sleeps in his car. The cast includes Main Street Stage company members Michael Trainor, Wendy Walraven, Lisa Remillard, April Castanguay, Jack Sleigh, Sarah Rae Brown, Jeremy Kerr, Cassidy Matthew, Eric K. Auld, Julia Les, Todd Hamilton and newcomers Andrew Bigelow, Breana Gladu, and Abigail Kelly. The play will preview Thursday November 12th and open Friday November 13th. It will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until November 21. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students. Thursday November 12th is communtiy pay what you can night. To make a reservation please call the box office at 413-663-3240 or visit the website through the link below.

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