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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Refill GB—a mission-based shop with a welcoming vibe (and zero plastic!)

Founded three years ago by Berkshire native Jamie McCormack, this charming Great Barrington retail space helps you make better choices for your health and the planet.

Bits & Bytes: Art Omi: Architecture exhibitions; crossword puzzles at West Stockbridge Library; Cooler Community Expo discussion; Lee Shaw documentary

For the fourth annual Berkshire Earth Expo, Living the Change Berkshires is taking a cue from the town of Concord and bringing the Cooler Communities challenge to Berkshire County.

Bits & Bytes: Radio Deluxe at the Mahaiwe; Winter Solstice Faerie Ball; railroad safety presentation; storm windows at Green Drinks; Red Cross blood drives

In light of the efforts to connect the Berkshires to New York City via passenger train, the town of Great Barrington will present federal railroad safety expert Dick Towle Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Claire Teague Senior Center.

Bits & Bytes: ‘A History of Searles Castle’; downtown Pittsfield trick or treat; ‘The Perfect Pitch’; ‘Interreligious Illiteracy’; ‘Stone Pears’ book launch

The fifth annual Western Mass Film and Media Exchange will feature Hollywood screenplay consultant, author and pitch expert Pilar Alessandra.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Art of Fugue’ at the Mahaiwe; Posh Picnic at Tanglewood; wild foods at Green Drinks; Ascher on Russian Jewish immigrants;...

Along with Elizabeth Orenstein, Rosemary Wessel will lead an interactive conversation and demonstration of how to use invasive plant species and common weeds as food.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Woods and Waters’ at Ventfort Hall; folk concert at Bennington; birding at Green Drinks; ‘Charley’s Horse’; construction class builds fairgrounds booth

Hoffmann Bird Club President Jonathan Pierce will discuss notable local birds and highlight early-summer bird behavior, as well as opportunities to get out and see birds with the Hoffman Bird Club

Bits & Bytes: ‘Writers in the House’ at The Mount; Pittsfield Green Drinks; ‘Vertigo’ screening; Riverbrook artist at Red Lion Inn

Starring Kim Novak, James Stewart, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore and Ellen Corby, “Vertigo” is considered one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest cinematic achievements.

Bits & Bytes: Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare; SoupFest; Hotchkiss photography exhibit; CoA luncheon

SoupFest incorporates soup tastings, appetizers, desserts, a cash bar, a silent auction and raffles with all proceeds given to area soup kitchens and food pantries.

Bits & Bytes: Martin Luther King Jr. interfaith celebration; Winter Studio Festival of Plays; Massachusetts environmental legislation discussion; ‘Quiet, You’re Dead!’

At the interfaith celebration specially choreographed dances by the Olga Dunn Dance Company will be featured, along with a musical presentation by Peter Wilson of Clinton Church.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Billie & Blue Eyes’ at the Mahaiwe; ‘Unsilent Night;’ Greenagers at Green Drinks

'Unsilent Night' is an original composition by Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December.

Bits & Bytes: Shoreline surveys; Pittsfield Green Drinks; Riotous Youth scholarship; Williams announces commencement speaker; ‘True West’ auditions

“Stream Team” volunteers will walk or paddle along assigned segments of the Housatonic and Green rivers and record information along the way.

Bits & Bytes: Martin Luther King Jr. interfaith celebration; Natalie Narotzky on 350Mass Berkshires; Pittsfield TV channels changed; WGBY kids services

“The Berkshire region has a unique heritage from Great Barrington native W.E.B. Du Bois and his vision of African American economic prosperity though cooperative economic enterprises." --Jessica Gordon Nembhard

Bits & Bytes: Denny Alsop in Boston; River Walk Earth Day workday; ZviDance at MASS MoCA; Terry Tempest Williams at Williams; 350Mass Berkshires meeting;...

In Boston, Alsop will deliver a letter he's carried from the Berkshires in a quest for a clean Housatonic River, free of the PCBs that GE dumped there years ago.

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