Holiday Happenings in Columbia County And Beyond

Thanksgiving should be one of the least stressful holidays for you and your family to enjoy. There are no gifts to be purchased or elaborate parties to attend. It’s all about spending time with loved-ones, eating too much food, relaxing and, for us, officially kicking off the start of the holiday season.

Everyone has their own Thanksgiving traditions but if you find yourself with some free time over the holiday weekend, you might want to check out one of the following happenings in and around the Columbia County area. Please feel free to use the comments section to suggest one of your own.

Friday, November 23, 2007

* Weekends in the Country

Celebrate art, nature, and history in beautiful Columbia County

November 23-25, Walking the Dog Theatre presents Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Walking the dog Theater, 39 Oak Hill Rd.,Ghent, NY 12075
For more information please call (518) 392-0131.

* LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel
November 10, 2007 through May 26, 2008

“A burgeoning art form with roots planted firmly in history, graphic novels, or long-form comic books, have inspired the interest of the literary establishment and a growing number of readers.”

At The Norman Rockwell Museum: 9 Glendale Road,Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 01262. For more information please call (413) 298-4100.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

* Shaker Supper

“We make you kindly welcome with a guided tour of the Brick Dwelling, Round Stone Barn and Laundry/Machine Shop, followed by a delicious dinner of Shaker-inspired dishes.”

Beginning at 12:30pm at Hancock Shaker Village. Route 20, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Reservations required. Price $50 – $60. For information please call (413) 443-0188.

* 1st Annual Turkey Bowl with Prostocks, Purestocks, 4-Cyl. & Enduro
At the Lebanon Valley Speedway, 1746 Route 20, W Lebanon; 794-9606

Sunday, November 25, 2007

* Artisans of the Berkshires Holiday Fine Art and Craft Show

“A Distinctive Shop and Gallery Showcasing Fine Art, Photography, Jewelry, Paintings, Music and more… from the Heart of New England.”

From 11am until 6pm on Sunday, November 25, at the Crowne Plaza Grand Ballroom in Pittsfield, MA.

* Canine Capers

Bring your dog on a dog-friendly hike and learn about the Eastern Coyote; registration required.

10-11:30am at Taconic State Park, Route 344, Copake Falls – 329-3993
2-3:30pm at Lake Taghkanic State Park, 1528 Route 82, Gallatin – 851-3631

* 23rd Annual Festival of Trees
This year’s theme is “On the Move”.

“We deck the halls with some 200 theme decorated trees and celebrate all things on the move, from trains, planes and automobiles to skis, skates, and sleds.”

Through December 31, 2007 at the Berkshire Museum. Admission for children ages 3-18 is just $7 and $9 for adults. Kids under 3 get in for free. The Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA, 01201. For more information please call 413-443-7171.

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