Historic and holdiay train rides on the Hoosac Valley Line with a visit from the man dressed in red himself. One hour round trip with a 20 minute stop at a Christmas tree sale to benefit PopCares, a non-profit organization helping local cancer patients in the Northern Berkshire and bordering Southern Vermont towns, and riders can disembark in North Adams for hot cocoa and a campfire before the return ride to Adams. All trains depart from the Depot in Adams at 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) live week-to-week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure. Show times 2:15, 4:30, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 3 and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Black Friday with Dead Resistors band playing original world fusion and reggae covers at the Mount Anthony Country Club
Bennington celebrates Small Business Saturday with Fireplace photo-ops with Santa at the Downtown Visitor Center, noon to 2 p.m.; carolers strolling downtown noon to 2 p.m., shops open all day, free gift wrapping at Summit Church Main Street for locally bought gifts; Christmas Bazaar, craft and flea market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church; Jack Rossiter-Munley performs American Roots Folk, Blues and Rock 7:30 p.m. at the Meetinghouse Café at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
A wide range of regional artists respond to Nichols Goddard’s Musical Tall Case Clock, ca. 1810, one of the centerpieces of the Museum’s new Early Vermont exhibition, with collage art, paintings, woodwork, textiles, sculpture and more. Goddard created an intricate timepiece: A set of ten bells and hammers play seven tunes, and a day of the month wheel and moon dial measure cycles of time. The artwork is entered into a closed-bid auction to benefit the museum’s educational programs.
Best wishes for 2018!
Cross-country skiing program giving newcomers the confidence to head out on Notchview’s beginner trail system through March 31.
Learn to recognize the different creatures that choose to come out at night and what they sound like. Bring a lantern to help illuminate the way. Return to the visitor’s center for a warm fire outside and s’mores, 5 p.m. Also a Winter Scavenger Hunt 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: On the holiday week, head down to the cobble for a nature scavenger hunt along the trails.
Crescendo vocal ensemble with soprano Baroque guitarist Salome Sandoval and Latin American and Baroque period instruments. Works by Morales, Enzina, Guerrero and Araujo.
Starr Catering Executive Chef Dan Hardy invites kids to learn how to make the most important meal of the day: breakfast. The menu includes pancakes, French toast and fruit skewers.