BITS & BYTES: BBG Holiday Market; Reading Carolyn Kay Brancato; ‘The Elephant in the Room’; Taxpayer Robin Toast Speech; Canna Provisions offers food

The Berkshire Savage Garden Holiday Market, showcasing the famous wreath gallery, will be held December 4-5, 10:00 am – 4 p.m.

Berkshire Vegetable Garden Annual Holiday Market Place Scheduled for Dec. 4-5

Stockbridge – Berkshire Savage Gardens (BBG) Holiday Market, a 31-year-old cultural event with a famous wreath gallery. Dec. 4-5, 10 am-4pm, Located at intersection of Roads 102 and 183 in BBG, Stockbridge. Admission and parking are free.

The festival venue will be held in the Garden Exhibition Hall, which will feature a state-of-the-art art gallery, a sort of designer wreath and hand-picked flowers. Live acoustic music will be held throughout the weekend and the Children’s Craft Table hosted by the Paradise Education Department will offer gift-oriented gifts and action projects from 11am to 30 – 3 p.m. and Sunday 11 ፡ 00 – 2 p.m. Holiday decorations using natural materials.

Revenue from the holiday market supports horticultural education and fruit and vegetable programs. Gardeners receive discounts on BBG products and additional mimosas. Saturday, December 4, 10-11 p.m.

– Ake

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Ruth Bass to host Carolyn Kay Brancato reading

Richmond – Berkshars author Caroline Kay Brancato reads from her latest book, “Night to Mackis’ World War II Fiction.” Thursday, December 2 at 4 p.m. At Richmond Congregational Church on Route 41. The reading was part of a live broadcast by Richmond Free Public Library hosted by Berkshire Eagle columnist Ruth Bass and presented in memory of her late husband, Berkshire Eagle Arts Editor Milton Bass. The event is free, and a mask is required.

While it is a complete novel, Brancato is based on a series of personal interviews with three members of the French opposition (Mackis) in the novel. One circuit overseer arranged for 500 co-pilots to cross into Pyrenees and enter Spain. He was arrested by the Gestapo and tortured by Klaus Barby, and Brancato gave him a hearing at the Barbie Court in Lyon. Fiction is for those who are brave enough to fight fascism… past and present.

Brancato is the author of 2019 Circus Pig and Kaiser, and has worked in the theater as a director and playwright. Her plays have been staged at the John Houseman Theater in Stepenolf and Chicago, Chicago. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bernard College and a Ph.D. Brancato lives in Berkshire with her husband; He was one of the founders of the Berkshire Artists’ Association.

– Ake

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Melanie Greenberg’s ‘The Elephant in The Room’ is about to run at the Apple Tree Inn.

LENOX – Apple Tree Inn offers “elephants in the room” Dec. 3, 10 and 17, at 8 p.m. Melanie Greenberg, a storyteller who goes to Pentecostal churches, Sachs wards, Ivy League, and 12-level meetings in Psychological Odyssey, eventually turns her attention to God, herself, and future generations. But funny! And with music!

At the age of 15, Greenberg bought her mother’s fur coat, fled the East, and moved with her family to Pentecost in Houston. Unbeknownst to her in her struggle for freedom, she has literally and figuratively set a chain of events that will bind her for decades.

Greenberg spent most of her adolescence and adolescence trying to establish a close bond with her mother as she traveled throughout the United States. Narrative in the context of the Psychological Ayawaska Journey, this female musician – winner of the Best Joke at the 2021 United Solo Festival – narrates this narrative in a shockingly honest and often humorous detail, all while honoring Greenberg’s survival. The whole test.

– Ake

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Announcement The Otis series will continue on December 9 with artist Robin Tost

Robin Toast “Phoenix” appeared on Lenox Mountain. Photo die – Joseph Cooper, courtesy of the artist’s website

OTIS – The Otis Historical Commission and the Otis Preservation Trust (OPT) are hosting the second edition of the Otis Preservation Cultural Series for the 2021–22 season. Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m., Through magnification. Sculptor Robin Toast talks about her New Marlborough body.

Toast grew up in Lake Bear, Minnesota. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, she moved to New York City, where she worked in the Bill & Cora Bard Marionnet Company and showed wire sculptures and live textile mills. A.D. She moved to Berkshire in 1985, where she has a warehouse where she works and collects “goods” along the road, from a transit station and from various local debris. She is a firm believer in reuse in various ways.

“As far back as I can remember, I was dragged into a trash can,” Toast says. I am only satisfied with discarded objects (new, blurred or scratched), fragments of metal (bright, bent or damaged rust) and broken bits (sinuous, round or geometric) in different colors. It is far greater than the joy of combining all these different treasures into something unexpected.

Visit the Otis Preservation Trust website to register for this event. Donations are encouraged.

– Ake

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Canna Provisions donates Thanksgiving meals to Lee Food Pantry

Meg Sanders (right), CEO of Canna Provisions, presents gift certificates to Lee Food Pantry. Photo courtesy of Canna Provisions

Lee – Cana in West Massachusetts presents award-winning, adult use, retail cannabis community.

Cana co-owners Meg Sander and COO Eric Williams and staff at 220 retail space at Housatonic Street, a venue, helped 35 needy families with dinner.

Each dinner kit includes a complete turkey (or equivalent) gift certificate, 12 dinner rolls, a box mix, 5-pound potato bag, cranberry broth, green beans and broth as well as service supplies. A pie with pie crust, pumpkin cake filling and evaporating milk.

– Ake

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