Dewey Hall in Sheffield will welcome the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra Friday, Nov. 29. Photo: Rudy Lu

Bits & Bytes: Dylan Perrillo Orchestra; Fair Saturday in Williamstown; Monterey makers’ market; CoA luncheon

As an adjunct professor in Connecticut's community college system, David Bosco has taught courses in American history, labor history, state and local government, and business law.

Dewey Hall to welcome the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra

Sheffield — Dewey Hall will welcome the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra Friday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Based in Albany, New York, the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra performs popular American music from 1890-1950, taking a particular liking to the songbook of the 1920s. Complete with a six-piece horn section, violin, vocalist, and rhythm section, DPO has been working since 2013 toward building an audience for its interpretation of classic and not-so-classic jazz-influenced compositions. Its upcoming mini tour will also coincide with the unveiling of the group’s first record since its inception six years ago. DPO has performed alongside David Amram at Universal Preservation Hall, at Proctors opening for Jay Leno, and at Caffe Lena, Albany’s Tulip Festival, and more.

Tickets are $18 in advance and $23 at the door. For more information, see the Berkshire Edge calendar, or contact (413) 429-1176 or


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The Northern Berkshire Chorale. Photo courtesy the Northern Berkshire Chorale

Williamstown to participate in Fair Saturday

Williamstown — On Saturday, Nov. 30, the Williamstown Cultural District will participate in the first U.S. celebration of Fair Saturday, a Spain-based organization that encourages and promotes cultural and artistic activity that supports social empathy and a vision of a world that is more virtuous, fair and aware of people’s needs since 2015.

Participating events include a “Local With Love” preview sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Amrita Lash Pottery, with 10% of sales distributed to local organizations; a display of recent work, a community kindness initiative and a free hands-on art experiential by young ArtWorks students at Milne Public Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with donations going to the Elizabeth Freeman Center; painting demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the studio of abstract landscape painter Ghetta Hirsch, with 10% of art sales going to Berkshire Immigrant Center; an open rehearsal the Northern Berkshire Chorale from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the top floor of Williams College’s Goodrich Hall, with donations going to a local nonprofit; and an “Art+Flea” pop-up shop from 5 to 7 p.m. on Spring Street featuring Tracy Baker-White‘s landscape oil paintings, Beth Carlisle’s Lapis & Lime hand-beaded jewelry, Stephanie Boyd Works handmade pottery, and Jennifer Lemieux’s vintage clothing and accessories, with donations going to ROOTS Teen Center.

For more information, contact the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce at (413) 458-9077 or


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Monterey Community Center to host holiday makers’ market

Monterey — The Monterey Community Center will host a holiday makers’ market Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will include Knox Trail Forge with hand-constructed ironwork including kitchen cutlery, hardware, candle stands and fireplace andirons; Grenadier Pottery with nature-inspired tableware; silversmith Maureen Banner with cloisonné pendants and silver earrings; handwoven rattan and homegrown willow baskets as well as woven wheat ornaments by Wendy Jensen; holiday scenes painted on unusual repurposed media by Gail Heath; decorative pillows by fabric artist Sue Cain; Annie Shatis’ Berkshire Sting honey; and pancake mixes, maple syrup, granola and more from Gould Farm.

For more information, contact the Monterey Community Center at (413) 528-3600 or


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Councils on Aging to hold luncheon

South Egremont — The Egremont and Mount Washington councils on aging invite seniors to a complimentary luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 4, at noon at the Egremont Village Inn.

The program will feature speaker and history buff David Bosco speaking on Korea. As an adjunct professor in Connecticut’s community college system, Bosco has taught courses in American history, labor history, state and local government, and business law. Bosco received his degree in history and economics from the University of Connecticut, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Bridgeport School of Law. He is employed as a business agent for the Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges.

To make reservations, contact Will Brinker at Egremont Town Hall at (413) 528-0182 x17 or by Monday, Dec. 2, and include dietary restrictions as well as whether or not a ride is needed.