All are invited to Williamstown Menorah Lighting at 4pm, SUN, DEC 18 on the Williams Inn Lawn, end of Spring St.

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat & Rabbi Seth Wax will celebrate the first night of Chanukah by dedicating a new source of light in Williamstown.  The Williams Inn will be providing hot chocolate!

The Clark: “On The Horizon: Art & Atmosphere in the 19th Century” thru Feb. 12, 2023!

On the Horizon: Art and Atmosphere in the Nineteenth Century examines how artists and image makers incorporated new scientific and technological understandings of the atmosphere into their works and creative practices. Ideas about the airspace, both as a realm and as a physical frontier, signaled novel artistic possibilities. Suddenly, the atmosphere had a visual role to play in artworks––the aerial dimension came to be recognized as an essential and active pictorial element. To nineteenth-century artists, air offered a major representational challenge: How is it possible to portray something typically characterized by its transparency?

Exhibit: Danny Simmons: “Paint Where It Ain’t” at ’62 Center, Williams College thru Jan 29, 2023!

Artist, author, poet Danny Simmons work’s described as neo-African abstract expressionism, much of the work has African textiles & influences. Some of the works in this show were created while at home during the stay-at-home orders of the COVID pandemic, he threw himself fully into his studio practice to create beauty and hope during uncertain times.

Paint Where It Ain’t can be viewed at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance through January 29th, 2023. The building hours are 9 AM to 5 PM, every day except for during winter shutdown. The building will be closed from December 24th to January 3rd.

Berkshire Grown WINTERS FARMERS MARKET on SUN, Dec. 18, 10am-2pm at Greylock Works Mill.

Locally-grown food / products /gifts: winter squash, greens, and root crops, apples, meats, cheeses, honey, and maple syrup, as well as baked goods, jams, ferments, cider & beeswax and more.  Greylock Works Mill, 508 State St (Route 2), North Adams (supported by the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies)

Kids/Teens Gift Donation Drive thru Dec. 16! Mitten Drive -Dec. 17-23! donate items at W’town businesses

Donation boxes can be found at:  Amy’s Cottage — Goodman’s Jewelers — Nature’s Closet — The Print Shop Williamstown — Spring Street Market & Café — The Store at Five Corners — Where’d You Get That!? — The Williams Bookstore — Williams Shop — Williamstown Apothecary.

Local businesses are collecting these items to help our neighbors-in-need in Berkshire County: