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Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Dec. 5 to Dec. 11

Thursday 5

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Thursday Night Football on 14 HDTVs at 8:25 p.m. Houston at Jacksonville. Win $500 cash by watching the game at BTU; see bar manager Kara for details. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Roosters, Classic Rock Dance Music by Bruce Scofield and Mark Feller, 8 to 10:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Moya Brennan: An Irish Christmas. The Voice of Clannad Live with her Band. Fireseed opens. $25, $30. ww.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Montreal at 7:30 p.m. NFL football: Texans vs. Jaguars at 8 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Thirsty Thursdays & College night hosted by Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Beer Pong Tournament. Wear your college shirt or show your college I.D. to be entered in end-of-the-night prizes. 413-773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Collected Poets Series featuring Kate Hanson Foster and Karen Skolfield. Live poetry reading. $2 to $4 suggested donation. Please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Films

“HANNAH AND HER SISTERS” (1986) directed by Woody Allen. 7 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. Starring Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey. Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah’s husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly. $5 suggested donation. www.nextstagearts.org.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Noon to 2 p.m., Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through Thursday. This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer looking for a place to work through their lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more information.

MILLERS FALLS LIBRARY: Music and Movement for Young Children with Laurie Davidson and Tom Carroll. 10 a.m. Through Dec. 19.

Music

CRAIG MORGAN, country music star, in concert. 7 p.m. Mullins Center, 200 Commonwealth Ave., Amherst. Special guests Jana Kramer and Uncle Kracker. Tickets $29.50 to $59.50. 545-3050, www.mullinscenter.com.

Potpourri

ECA BLACK AND WHITE LIGHT UP THE ARTS Holiday Bash. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Old Town Hall, 43 Main St., Easthampton. Small Works Show, silent auction and announcement of the Pioneer Valley Buzz and Outstanding ECA+ volunteer awards. Catered event. Free. Attendees encouraged to wear funky formal black and white attire.

“GRAY MATTERS: Protecting the Developing Brain,” presented by Ruben Baler, PhD., health scientist, Science Policy Branch, and Suzy Polucci, theater artist, conflict resolution trainer and trauma educator. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sloan Theater, Greenfield Community College. to fully understand how young developing brains are impacted by alcohol and drug use, sleep, food and other influences, we must first understand the evolution of the brain and how it has adapted to environmental and social changes. This workshop will explain how the interaction between biological and environmental factors impacts brain circuitry and human behavior. We will look at how protective influences can positively affect the brain, and how we can reduce the risk of alcohol and drug use among youth in the community. $15. For more information, contact Kara McLaughlin pd@gmpartnership.org, 863-7512. Repeats Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Northampton Senior Center.

Theater

“THE CRUCIBLE” performed at Mohawk Trail Regional High School in Buckland. 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets: adults, $10; students, $5; Mohawk students, free. Tickets can be purchased at door or call 413-768-9979 to reserve.

“HAMLET” performed by the National Theatre in London shown on the screen at Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. 7 p.m. Director Nicholas Hytner brings a modern-day twist to the Bard’s classic tragedy, offering unique political, social and psychological context. $24 general admission. www.amherstcinema.org. Four hours.

Friday 6

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday Night Karaoke in The Extra Point Nightclub with Dirty Johnny from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No cover. NBA, NHL and college hoops on 14 HDTVs in the Sports Bar featuring two pool tables and an international jukebox. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: The Equalites, reggae, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. The Eric Olsson Band. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

PEARL STREET CLUBROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Big D and the Kids Table. Soular Bears, Traditions and the Fighting Jamesons open. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

ROOSTERS TAVERN, 74 Main St., Northfield: 7 to 9 p.m. Live music for your entertainment. 6 to 8 p.m. No cover. For more information, call 498-0006.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Route 63, Millers Falls: James Montgomery Band, blues legend. Celebrate the release of his new CD “From Detroit to the Delta.” 9 p.m. This will be their only appearance in the area this year. Montgomery’s band features David Hull from the Joe Perry project who has just returned from South America as the bassist for Aerosmith and George McCann who has played with the Blues Brothers.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 413-773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: John Statz with Jeffrey Foucault sitting in. 8 p.m. When singer-songwriter Statz isn’t at home in Denver, Colo., he’s out traveling the world, playing shows and writing and recording in places like Budapest, Slovenia, Quebec and Anchorage. His new album, “Old Fashioned,” brings us back to the heartland: Midwestern America. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

WEST DOVER INN, Route 100, West Dover, Vt.: Kevin Parry plays and sings classic rock requests on guitar and mandolin. 8 to 11 p.m. Free. 2-464-5207, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Dance

AMHERST COLLEGE DEPARTMENT of Theater and Dance presents “Performance Project,” an evening of original dance and theater works created by Five College students. 8 p.m. Holden Theater. Repeats Saturday. Free. For reservations, call 542-2277.

AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: Every Friday night, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bangs Community Center, Boltwood Walk, Amherst Center. Dances from the Balkans, Middle Eastern Europe, more. You need not bring a partner. Live music first Fridays of the month. Some teaching. Beginners welcome. Donation. 549-6748. www.amherstfolkdancing.org.

Fairs & Festivals

BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER’S Employee Artisans and Craft Fair. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the hospital’s main conference rooms, 164 High St., Greenfield. Unique hand-crafted items, created by present and retired BFMC employees and volunteers. Items include wood-working, hand-dyed silk scarves, jewelry, quilting, weaving, pottery, vintage fabric items, maple products, wreaths hand-made soaps and more. Silent auction. Proceeds benefit BFMC’s Surgical Services Department.

Films

POTHOLE PICTURES, Memorial Hall Theater, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: “Mostly Martha” (2001). Food, love and human relationships blend in this sincere, warm and witty story of an obsessive chef (Martina Gedecck) whose life of order and isolation is jolted by the arrival of her 8-year-old niece (Maxine Foerste) and a charming new co-worker (Sergio Castellitto). German. Live music tonight at 7 by The Natural Music School performing food songs. Repeats Saturday with music by Abdul Baki playing original piano works. $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under. Handicapped accessible. 625-2896.

Library

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ “Mother Goose on the Loose,” 11 a.m. Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children ages 3 and under with a grown up every Friday morning. Rhymes, songs and movement games make up this storytime style popularized by author Betsy Diamant-Cohen. In the Picture Book Room today. ∎ Friends of the Library Book Sale. Today from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Music

CELLO-KORA DUO with Stephen Katz and John Hughes in concert. 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Valley Cohousing Great Room, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, Amherst. Suggested donation, $10 to $20.

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHORUS will present an informal holiday program. 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Main lobby of the college’s main building on College Drive, Greenfield. British carols and music by John Rutter will be performed under the direction of Margery Heins with Marilyn Berthelette, accompanist, and soloists from the chorus. Free. Bag lunches and trays from the GCC cafeteria welcome. 775-1171.

NATALIE MACMASTER, Grammy-winning fiddler, presents “Christmas in Cape Breton” concert. 7:30 p.m. Latchis Theater, 48 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt. The show will include performances by the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children Select Choir. For ticket information, call 802-748-2600, kingdomcounty.org.

THE NEW LINE, led by front man Brendan Taaffe on mbira, brings together American and African musical ideas in a re-invention of Appalachian ballads. 7:30 p.m. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt. $12 at the door. Celebration of their new CD “Can’t Hold the Wheel.”

SOLAS, Irish-American band, performs a holiday concert. 8 p.m. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. $35. 458-0524.

Potpourri

“GREY MATTERS” workshop repeats in Northampton. See Thursday’s listing.

Speakers

HISTORY BITES Lunchtime Lecture Series at Simeon Strong House, 67 Amity St, Amherst, presents “The Klondike Gold Rush” presented by Bob Romer. 12:15 p.m. John Gibson of Chicopee, a recent immigrant from Ireland, set out for the Klondike in February 1898 leaving behind his wife and four children. Gibson was devoted to his family and wrote many letters to his wife providing details of his experiences and expressing his affection. Bring a lunch. www.amhersthistory.org.

Theater

“THE CRUCIBLE” performed at Mohawk Trail Regional High School in Buckland. 7 p.m. In the auditorium. See Friday’s listing.

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” will be performed by Stageloft Repertory Theater, 450A Main St., Sturbridge. Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Through Dec. 22. Tickets $17 adults, $15 seniors 65 and older, $8 students 12 and younger. For more information and reservations, call 508-347-9005.

“FRUITCAKES,” a heartwarming Christmas comedy by Julian Wiles. 0 p.m. Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St., Barre. Continues Fridays and Saturdays Dec. 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, Dec. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, a Christmas hog named Buster, a chicken pox epidemic, two southern spinsters, an estranged old man, dozens of Christmas Trees and thousands of Christmas lights and you’ve got the recipe for a fun-filled and touching evening of holiday cheer. Tickets $14 general admission; $12 seniors 65 and older and students; $7 children 12 and under. For reservations call 978-355-2096 or barreplayerstheater.com.

“TOTAL VERRUCKT!” presented by Double Edge Theatre. 7:30 p.m. 948 Conway Road, Ashfield. Continues Saturday at 7:30 p.m. This original, solo-theatre piece tells the true story of Jewish cabaret performers held in the Dutch transit camp of Westerbork. From 1942 to 1944, some of Europe’s greatest artists performed at Westerbork, thereby delaying their transport to death camps. Taking its name from the Camp Westerbork Theatre Group’s final production, “Total Verrückt!” translates as “Totally Crazy!” Inspired by the diaries of Jewish-Dutch poet Etty Hillesum, cabaret stars Max Ehrlich, Johnny & Jones, and Dora Gerson, “Total Verrückt!” asks questions about the necessity of art as a means of survival and an act of resistance, say promoters. Joanna Caplan developed “Total Verrückt!” in residency at Double Edge Theatre’s Farm Center in Ashfield, combing Double Edge’s immersive physical and visual training methodology with research into the legacy of Jewish artists as a way of accessing her own ancestral memory. The 50-minute performance weaves stories and characters connected to pre-war Germany, the Weimar Republic and the height of the German Cabaret. Sliding scale $10 to $18. Call 628-0277. If you are interested in attending, it’s advisable to reserve tickets soon as Double Edge performances routinely sell out. www.doubleedgetheatre.org/

Saturday 7

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Live music in the Extra Point Nightclub with Chuck N Biscuits aka Chuck and Danny from Jimmy Just Quit. 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No cover. Bruins vs. Penguins at 7 p.m. and College Football on 14 HDTVs in the Sports Bar. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Doug Hewitt Group, classic rock dance party, 9 to 11:30 p.m. 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. ∎ 7 p.m. Joan Osborne Acoustic Duo featuring Keith Cotton. Dietrich Strause opens. $35, $40. ∎ 10 p.m. Darlingside and Air Traffic Controller. $10, $13. www.iheg.com.

PEARL STREET BALLROOM, 10 Pearl St., Northampton: 8 p.m. Donna The Buffalo. The Stacks opens. $15, $20. www.iheg.com.

ROOSTER’S TAVERN, 74 Main St., Northfield: 6 to 8 p.m. Derek Bridges, local guitar talent plays soft rock, country and originals. Requests honored. No cover. For more information call 498-0006.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Bruins vs. Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 413-773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Kristin Hoffmann. 8 p.m. “Hoffmann sticks to the bare bones — all the better to showcase her voice, which sounds like cotton candy spun by the devil in his spare time,” says Pete Carma, Streetcred Music. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

DANCE PARTY at Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 8 p.m. Music by Miss Tess and The Talkbacks. $12 advance, $15 at the door. 665-4036. www.signaturesounds.com.

PERFORMANCE PROJECT concludes. See Friday’s listing.

Fairs & Festivals

CHERRY STREET ARTISANS SIXTH ANNUAL Holiday Sale and Cafe. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 44 Cherry St., Brattleboro, Vt. Continues Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Unique, friendly environment is presented by 12 artisans who honor handmade objects, artisanal food, music. The venue, an in-town Victorian home, fosters an intimate, non-commercial atmosphere.

Films

POTHOLE PICTURES: “Mostly Martha” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

WENDELL FREE LIBRARY, Wendell Center presents “White Zombie.” 7:30 p.m. A rare early talky where everything fits just right. Rumors have circulated for years that Bela Lugosi himself actually directed part, if not all, of the movie. There will be a half-hour film before the movie: episode 699 of “Dark Shadows” in which Dr. Julia Hoffman decides there is a connection between Quentin Collins and Chris Jennings, who is under a werewolf curse. Free.

Library

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Friends of the Library Book Sale concludes. 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Music

AMHERST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents “A Centennial Tribute to Benjamin Britten.” 8 p.m. Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College campus. $10 general; $5 seniors; free to families with school-age children and Five College students. www.amherst.edu.

FACULTY CONCERT-PIANO TRIOS at Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass, Amherst. 8 p.m. Department of Music and Dance professor Gilles Vonsattel, piano, with guests. $3 UMass students, $5 other students, children and seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors and minors. 545-2511, fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

SONG & STORY SWAP at The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst. 7 p.m. Guest performer will be song and round leader Sol Weber. Free; donations accepted.

Potpourri

ASTRID SHECKELS STUDIO ART SALE. Greenfield artist, Astrid Sheckels, will be having her annual Studio Art Sale on from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Her studio is located at 2 Mead St. in Greenfield. New watercolor painting, signed children’s books, paper dolls, notecards, animal critters, and original illustrations will be available. Her latest book, “Nic and Nellie,” was awarded the 2013 Moonbeam Award for Best Picture Book for All Ages earlier this fall. 413-773-3673, www.astridsheckels.com.

BOARD GAME SWAP sponsored by Hilltown Families. 9:30 to 11 a.m. In the community room at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg. Bring in complete board games to swap with other families. Puzzles and card games welcomed. www.hilltownfamilies.org.

COTTON MILL OPEN STUDIOS at Cotton Mill Buildings, Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, Vt. Today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. artists, musicians, bakers, cooks, circus performers and craftspeople of Cotton Mill and other local vendors. For more information go to the cottonmill.org.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD kicks off “Heritage Holiday” series of activities with Heritage Baking Day. Heritage Holiday Daily Activities (today through 29, except Dec. 24 and 25; included with general admission to the museum). Holidays are about memories and the foods we prepare and share form a significant core of that memory bank. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about baking recipes from the past and get inspired to start some new baking traditions with help from King Arthur Flour’s Baking Education Center. Daily holiday activities: Giftmaking, noon to 4:30 p.m., Visitor Center at Hall Tavern Ballroom; Open Hearth Cooking, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Visitor Center at Hall Tavern; Caroling, 1 to 3 p.m. Gingerbread cookie decorating, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Visitor Center at Hall Tavern; Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Visitor Center at Hall Tavern.

“NEEDLE FELTING CLASS” at Mass. Audubon’s Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton/Northampton. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $70 Mass. Audubon members and $78 nonmembers. Registration required. For more information call 584-3009, ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS auction at Colrain Community Church, Colrain. 7 p.m. With Col. Bill Pratt, auctioneering. Among the items are oak doors with Victorian hardware, long wall-mounted coat-hook rack and a decorative terra cotta chimney piece, all from the former Memorial Hall. A pork roll supper will presented by Sharon Call will precede the auction at 5:30 p.m. $10. For reservations, call Joan McQuade at 624-8818. Start your holiday shopping. Proceeds will be shared by the Colrain Historical Society and Friends of the Griswold Memorial Library. Preview of items 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Theater

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“CHRISTMAS LETTERS,” a children’s musical and dinner will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 North Maple St., Hadley. This event is to raise money for the businesses and apartment victims of a November fire on Route 9 in Hadley. For information, call the church office at 549-1550 or www.wesleyfamily.org.

“FRUITCAKES” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“THE VELVETEEN RABBIT” presented by Starlight’s Youth Theatre. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. Based on the children’s novel by Margery Williams. Tickets $5, $4 for Eric Carle members. Tickets available at the door or at the museum’s admissions desk. Call 658-1126. Ticket price does not include museum admission.

“TOTAL VERRUCKT!” concludes. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday 8

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NFL Sunday Ticket, every game on 14 HDTVs. Patriots vs. Browns at 1 p.m. Munchie Bar, BTU wheel, Pats Cash, Bud Light specials, giveaways and more. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Maris Otter, original fol-rock by Alyssa Kelly and Jen Spingla, 8 to 10 p.m., 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL Sunday Ticket. Patriots vs. Browns at 1 p.m. Watch all teams on 11 50-inch HDTVs with Kathy in the Sports Bar opening at noon and Erinn downstairs in the Tavern. Bruins vs. Toronto at 7 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports bar 413-773-8313.

WHISKERZ PUB, 75 Cottage St., Easthampton: Lonesome Brothers. 4 to 7 p.m. No cover. 527-1477, www.whiskerzpub.com.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 2:30 p.m. Carolyn Walker. “Her songs express intense thoughts and emotions, but promote strength and discipline as alternatives to more manic or self-destructive forms of spiritual cleansing,” The Valley Advocate. Free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Fairs & Festivals

CHERRY STREET ARTISANS Holiday Sale and Cafe concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

Music

FIRST PARISH UNITARIAN of Hubbardston will host a brass concert of holiday music presented by Pioneer Valley Brass. 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by the First Universalist Parish of North Dana. Free.

FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY CHORUS, presents its first Holiday Concert. 3 p.m. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. In its inaugural concert, Paul J. Calcari leads the chorus in seasonal favorites for the family. The program includes “Break Forth,” “O Heavenly Beauteous Light”; world premiere of “Mary’s Carol” by Timothy H. Rogers; “Ma Navu” (Hebrew); “Bethlehemu” (Nigerian); a setting of “Pachelbel’s Canon in D”; “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and selected carols.

JEFFREY FOUCAULT performs at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 8 p.m. $15. 665-4036, www.signaturesounds.com.

MONTAGUE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH will present a Christmas Musical Program at 2 p.m. at the church. The program will include choral, dulcimer and guitar numbers and a Carol Sing. Refreshments included. 367-2061.

Fairs & Festivals

HANDMADE HOLIDAY FAIR at the Whately Library, Whately. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade items such as felted ornaments, soap, maple syrup, honey, pottery, wooden toys, baked goods, handbags, gifts from Stockbridge Herb Farm and wreaths from Chamutka Farm. Raffle tickets to win a handmade afghan donated by Regina Lobello.

Literary

GALLERY OF READERS SERIES presents Marc Berman and Kathryn Petruccelli reading from their recent work. 4 p.m. Neilson Library Browsing Room, Smith College, Northampton. Refreshments.

Music

AMHERST COLLEGE CHRISTMAS VESPERS: Festival of Lessons and Carols. 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel on the Amherst College Campus. They will be joined by the Amherst College Madrigal Singers, Amherst College Flute Choir, organist James Maes and trumpeters Douglas Purcell and Lcca Antonucci ’14. Donations may be made for victims of the massive fire that destroyed small businesses on Route 9 in Hadley in October. 542-2199.

THE BRICK CHURCH Music Series at The First Church of Deerfield, 71 Old Main St., Deerfield, presents Thomas Pousont, celebrating his 10th year as organist and director of music at The First Church. He will perform a recital on its Baroque tracker organ playing music by Bach, Ligeti, Mendelssohn and Muffat. $10 suggested donation to raise money for the church. Reception follows in the Caswell Library in the Administration Building at Deerfield Academy. 774-2657. See Joseph Marcello’s column on Page D5 for more.

Theater

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“FRUITCAKES” continues. See Friday’s listing.

Potpourri

ANNUAL COTTON MILL OPEN STUDIOS concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

COMMEMORATION OF THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. 2 to 4 p.m. Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square, Greenfield. Music, compelling dialogue and reflection. Light refreshments. Welcome by Rev. Corey Sanderson. Speakers: Robert Perry, Civil Rights Attorney from Albany, N.Y.; and Rev. Armand Proulx of Greenfield. Music by Pat & Tex LaMountain, Russ Thomas and Jeanne Douillard.

“A FEAST OF FOOLS:” Acclaimed clown Bob Berky in his one-man show. 2 p.m. Next Stage Arts, Putney, Vt. 2 p.m. Berky is funny. He might speak through a kazoo, mime a hell-bent ride on a motorcycle, or amble around the stage in camouflage and goggles to spy on birds. Or maybe he’ll get tangled up in pushed buttons, pulled switches and mis-connected wires in a loopy battle of man vs. machine. For all ages. For ticket information call 2-748-2600 or kingdomcounty.org.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: Heritage Holiday continues. See Saturday’s listing.

HOLIDAY GIFT-MAKING WORKSHOP at Mariposa Museum, 26 Main St., Peterborough, N.H. 2 p.m. Education Director Terry Reeves, using various craft mediums, will facilitate a workshop creating gifts for the holidays. Appropriate for children 6 and older and all adults. $8 includes all supplies. RSVP by calling Terry Reeves at 603-924-4555. Wheelchair accessible.

Monday 9

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Monday Night Football on 14 HDTVs featuring Dallas vs. Chicago at 8:40 p.m. NBA, NHL and college hoops. Win a Corona Cooler, the same one as on the commercials with each Corona purchase. 863-2882.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL football. Cowboys vs. Bears at 8:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Free pool all night in the sports bar. County music with host Kathy and her candy bowl. Monday Madness with Big Dan in the Sports Bar. 413-773-8313.

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Monday Night football featuring Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears on the big screen. 8:30 p.m. Admission free. Please tip the bartenders. 625-6292.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Sunshine Story Time. 10 a.m. Kay Lyons brings a blend of read aloud, sing-along, play-along fun to families with young children. 772-1544 ext. 5, www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. Self-directed free writing time. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace. Free.

Potpourri

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: Heritage Holiday continues. See Saturday’s listing.

Tuesday 10

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 10 p.m. Latin Dance Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.

ROOSTER’S TAVERN, 74 Main St., Northfield: Open mic night. 4 to 8 p.m. Local talents can play their own music. All ages. Call, stop or contact us on Facebook to reserve a spot. 498-0006. Artists receive complimentary food for their performance. No cover.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Bruins vs. Calgary at 9 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Trivia at 7 p.m. Open Beer Pong tournament with Megan starts at 9 p.m. 773-8313.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Preschool story hour and craft time fun. Meet other people with small children and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts with Sally Ahearn. 10 to 11 a.m. In the LeVanway Meeting Room. No sign up required. Free. For more information, call the children’s librarian at 772-1544 ext. 5. ∎ Writer’s Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. Self-directed free writing time open to any writer looking for a place to work through lunch. * A creative nonfiction writing group led by Joannah Whitney meets in the LeVanway Room on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Open to anyone on a drop-in basis with no registration required. Whitney will present prompts for participants to write from for timed periods, and writers are encouraged to share their work. She has lead several writing groups at the library, including Memoir and Poetry groups and the ongoing Writers’ Lunch Workshop. Participants should call ahead during inclement weather.

Music

CHRISTMAS CAROL SING: 7 to 8 p.m. at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St., Northfield. Sing your favorite carols and share them with your children and grandchildren. Free. Free refreshments follow. Sponsored by the TCC Music Committee. 498-2133.

Potpourri

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: Heritage Holiday continues. See Saturday’s listing.

Wednesday 11

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke in the Sports Bar hosted by Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. No cover. 863-2882.

DEJA BREW, 57A Lockes Village Road, Wendell: Simon White, acoustic style, 8 to 10:30 p.m., 978-544-2739, www.dejabrewpub.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Meet celebrity bartender Kathrine from the Greenfield Business Association. 5:30 to 7 p.m. All proceeds from tips and raffle prizes go toward the holiday lights. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. “Restaurant Appreciation Night.” Come in wearing your work shirt or show a pay stub and receive a special prize from Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Free pool for Bar/Restaurant employees. Sign up for complimentary prizes and giveaways. 413-773-8313.

Dance

LINE DANCING at the Moose Lodge, 20 School St., Greenfield. (Editor’s note: These classes will not be held Christmas Day or on New Year’s.) 7 to 10 p.m. Beginner to intermediate. Ring the doorbell for admittance. $5 per session. Beginner lessons at 7 p.m. Intermediate at 8. For more information, call Pat at 665-4260, jokellogg@aol.com.

Library

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Noon to 2 p.m. Writer’s Lunch. Self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through lunch. ∎ Chess Club. 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Meet up with other chess players in the meeting room.

Potpourri

ART FOR A CHANGE: The Art Garden, 14 Depot St., Shelburne Falls. 6 to 9 p.m. A free program for activists who want their work to be even more creative, for artists who want their creativity engaged and for community members who want to be part of it all. Participants are asked to bring projects they care about (this is not a requirement). Co-facilitated by Jane Beatrice Wegscheider and Phyllis Labanowski. 625-2782, www.theartgarden.org.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: Heritage Holiday continues. See Saturday’s listing.

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