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North Adams Happenings: Sept. 5-11

11:04AM / Wednesday, September 05, 2012
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North Adams Happenings
brought to you by
 MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and The North Adams Office of Tourism 


Wednesday, September 5 - Tuesday, September 11
 

 

SAVE THE DATE   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

pedrito
PERFORMANCE

MCLA PRESENTS! The Pedrito Martinez Group
MCLA Quad 
(413)664-6180
3pm
FREE 

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Fall semester at MCLA kicks off with Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his highly successful, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band. Born in Havana, Cuba, Martinez is a world class conga player, singer, and bandleader. He has toured with artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Willie Nelson, and Ray Charles. Deeply Rooted in Afro-Cuban Rumba tradition, The Pedrito Martinez Group will bring a new mix of music to MCLA's campus with bata rhythms and vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria.

chess set
CLUB

North Berkshire Chess Club
Lickety Split @ Mass Moca 
87 Marshall Street
(413)458-8271
6-9:30pm 

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Come to play or come to watch! The North Berkshire Chess Club is open to all interested chess players from novice to expert. Instructions are available with sets and boards. The only thing you need to bring is a chess clock if you wish to use one.

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DISCUSSION

Talk & Dine: The Civilian Conservation Corps and Bascom Lodge
Bascom Lodge Lobby 
Mount Greylock Summit
(413)743-1591
6pm 

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Alec Gillman presents an illustrated talk about the Civilian Conservation Corp on Mount Greylock and the building of Bascom Lodge. A seasonal, prix fixe dinner is served after the talk. Dinner reservations required, call the number listed above.

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PERFORMANCE

Concerts at Windsor Lake: Jungle Work
Intersection of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue
(413)664-6180
6:30pm
FREE 

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This is your last chance to experience music at Windsor Lake for the 2012 season! Jungle Work is a blues and funk power 5'some who will play out the Windsor Lake Concert series in style. Bring a blanket or a chair to sit on. Food is available from Amy's Cafe on the Lake, but picnics are welcome. Limited quantities of beer and wine are allowed. Parking is free and swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are allowed at the lake.

THURS SEPT 6  

imagining north adams
EVENT

"Imagining North Adams" Show and Tell
Gallery 107
107 Main Street
7-9pm
FREE 

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How do you get around North Adams? How would you like to? In this fun, Fast-paced Show and Tell session, see the city anew through the eyes of the highway department, BRTA, and neighbors who commute on four wheels, two wheels, or even two feet. 

pmp

EVENT

Trivia
Pitchers Mound Pub
218 Ashland Street
(413)663-8390
8pm
FREE 

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Let Andy "The Machine" Rachine twish your brain and call you names! Prizes awarded! Stick around for the trivia night after party featuring DJ Jon. 

karaoke
EVENT

Karaoke
Crystal Hard Hat Saloon
55 Union Street
(413)664-9120
9pm
No Cover

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Come on down and see what's going on! Good times and a great crowd! Sing with all your friends who are 21+. Great singers and even not-so-great ones will take the mic and sing their hearts out on the Crystal Hard Hat stage!

microphone
MUSIC

Key West Open Mic with Rebel Alliance 
Key West Lounge
159 State Street
(413)663-5055
10:30pm 
No Cover

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Rebel Alliance is a working class band assembled from various corners of the county. They combine elements of Jazz, Rock, Ska, and Reggae to make a sound they all dig. Catch them every Thursday Night for free at Key West at their open mic! It's a great way to meet fellow musicians in the area! If you like to dance on your Thirsty Thursday, stop on by. You'll be glad you did. 

FRI SEPT 7  

gallery 107
EVENT

Strong Towns "Curbside Chat"
Gallery 107
107 Main Street
7-9pm
FREE 

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The Curbside Chat is a presentation, followed by a community-specific discussion, about the financial health of the places we care about.  Why are our cities and towns so short of resources despite decades of robust growth? Why do we struggle at the local level just to maintain our basic infrastructure? What do we do now that the economy has changed so dramatically? This presentation is a game-changer for communities looking to grow more resilient and obtain prosperity during changing times. Join Charles Marohn, director of the nationwide organization, Strong Towns, for a candid talk about the future of America's cities, including our very own.

 

live music

MUSIC

Live Music: Justin Allen Band
PUBLIC eat + drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
9pm
FREE

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Known for his smooth vocals, Justin Allen performs original songs spanning genres from rock, blues, reggae, hip hop and beyond.

SAT SEPT 8  

farmers market
EVENT

North Adams Farmers Market
St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot
Corner of Marshall Street and St. Anthony Drive
(413)664-6180
8am-12pm

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The North Adams Farmers Market provides its customers with fresh, quality, locally grown produce and other food products in a safe and fun environment. Patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, and meat. The market also includes music and workshops on composting, seed-saving, and more. For more information or a schedule of events, call or e-mail tourism@northadams-ma.gov.

bikers
EVENT

Greylock Hillclimb Time Trial
Freight Yard Pub
3 Furnace Street (Heritage State Park)
8am
Registration fees vary, visit website for more info

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The Northhampton Cycling Club's Mt. Greylock Hillclimb is an annual bicycle race up the north face of Mt. Greylock to the summit at 3,489', the highest point in Massachusetts. the course covers 9.1 miles, with grades as steep as 17% and a few brief descents in the first half of the course. The race is run in time trial format, The spectacular views from the summit cover four states, and the event concludes with a post-race party with great food and beer at the Freight Yard Pub at the starting point. E-mail race coordinator Mike McCusker for more information:Mtmccusker@comcast.net.

photo
CLASS

Photo 101
MCLA Murdock Hall, Room 202
375 Church Street
(413)776-9353
9am-12pm
$45 in advance, $50 at the door

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This class is basic enough to help acquaint the most novice photographer (or new camera owner) to the world of photography and yet can challenge long-time shutterbugs as they are introduced to more advanced techniques. Subject matter includes: understanding exposure, basic camera controls, how your camera works, understanding light, composition, and specific techniques for specific situations.

gem poster
EVENT

49th Annual Gem Mineral & Fossil show
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #130
515 Curran Highway Rte 8
(413)663-8430
10am-6pm
$4 Entry Fee Children under 15 FREE with Adult

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This is a once a year opportunity to see and purchase quality mineral specimens, hard to find  gems and fossils and a wide assortment of hand crafted jewelry. The show will feature great raffle items and hourly door prizes.

bug photo
WORKSHOP

Cameras & Critters
Natural Bridge State Park
McCauley Road (off Rte 8, just past the Beaver Mill)
(413)652-2061
1pm
Free

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Photographer Michael Marlow will host a free photography workshop, with a focus on nature macro photography ( with an emphasis on bugs). A digital camera is needed for full participation. there is a $2 parking fee per vehicle if you choose to drive into the park. Participants will meet at the Visitor Center.

mini golf
TOURNAMENT

Mini Golf Tournament to benefit Main Street Stage
The Range
1190 South State St/Curran Highway
(413)663-0303
2-5pm
$20 per team of two

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What could be better than a fun, family friendly event to support the community performances that Main Street Stage has been presenting this summer during their Backyard Tour? Bring the kids and compete to win prizes! Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place teams, plus, a 50/50 raffle, and Chinese auction! to register by e-mail: info@mainstreetstate.org. To register online click on the "Fundraiser Registration" link at www.mainstreetstage.org.

the range
MUSIC

DJ at The Range
The Range
1190 South State St/Curran Highway
(413)663-0303
5-10pm
FREE

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Come down with your family, friends, or that special someone for a night of free music, entertainment, outdoor fun, and giveaways!!! Our DJ will be taking requests all night long

SUNDAY SEPT 9  

gem show
EVENT

49th Annual Gem Mineral & Fossil show
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #130
515 Curran Highway Rte 8
(413)663-8430
10am-4pm
$4 Entry Fee Children under 15 FREE with Adult

Click here for more information.

This is a once a year opportunity to see and purchase quality mineral specimens, hard to find  gems and fossils and a wide assortment of hand crafted jewelry. The show will feature great raffle items and hourly door prizes.

yoga
YOGA

Community Yoga
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street
(413)664-8686
4:30-5:45pm
FREE but donations are accepted

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Frog Lotus Yoga is a beautiful studio, located in the Beaver Mill overlooking Natural Bridge State Park. The studio provides a warm and friendly environment where people interested in yoga can meet, network, and enjoy spending time together. Sunday night is a community class for people of all levels. It is free but donations are much appreciated! 

 

blueberry buckle

MUSIC

Live Music: Blueberry Buckle
PUBLIC eat + drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
830pm
FREE

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Join Thomas Byrne and his young daughters Kate and Savannah for a night of family-friendly jazz, celtic, classical, and fiddle.

MONDAY SEPT 10  

 

skates

EVENT

Public Skate
Peter Foote Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Rink 
1267 Church Street
(413)664-8185
3-5pm
Price: Adults $4/ Children $3/ Seniors $1 Skate Rental $3

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Take a break from the summer heat and enjoy a refreshing skate with family and friends at the coolest building in the Berkshires!

 

trivia

EVENT

Trivia Night
PUBLIC eat + drink
34 Holden Street
(413)664-4444
6:30pm
FREE

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Test your skills and knowledge against others while enjoying a pint from PUBLIC's fine beer selection. Winning team takes home a $25 Gift Certificate!

TUESDAY SEPT 11  

alphabet
EVENT

Toddler Time Stories & Songs
North Adams Public Library
74 Church Street, 2nd Floor
(413)662-3133 ext. 14
10:30am
FREE 

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Bring your children for some storytelling and singing! Event is suitable for children ages 1-3. For more information, contact Kim Di Lego at naplib@yahoo.com

 

figure skating

INFO SESSION 

Christmas Book Figure Skating Club Open House
Peter Foote Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Rink 
1267 Church Street
(413)664-8185
5-5:50pm
Free

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Want to learn to skate? Join the Christmas Book Figure Skating Club as they host an information session and give free skating advice. This event is free of charge and a wonderful opportunity for the advanced skater in the club to show beginners what they can achieve. We will be discussing the required paperwork, volunteer opportunities, fundraising options, production team requirements and information on tryouts and freestyle ice costs.

OPPORTUNITIES

 

CRAFT FAIR POSTER
CALL FOR ARTISTS

North Adams' Autumn Arts and Crafts Fair
Main Street
September 22, 2012
Application Deadline: September 5th

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Calling all artists, artisans, and crafters! The City of North Adams, in conjunction with the 57th Annual Fall Foliage Festival, is once again sponsoring an Arts and Crafts Fair. This event will take place on Saturday, September 22 in the downtown area along Main Street. The fair will run from 9am to 3pm and feature area crafters and artists displaying and selling their creations. Please visit our website for forms and more information about how to register. Contact the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events at tourism@northadams-ma.gov or (413)664-6180 with any questions. 

books
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Friends of The North Adams Public Library Book Sale
St. Anthony Drive
September 14 & 15, 2012
9am - 4pm

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Volunteers needed to help with The Friends of the North Adams Public Library annual book sale on Friday and Saturday, September 14 & 15, from 9am-4pm at St Elizabeth of Hungary Church Parish Center. The sale will include thousands of well categorized, low priced, hard cover and paperback books, as well as a silent auction and a bake sale. Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the sale. Volunteer sign-up sheets are available at the library. People can also contact Mary Jane at (413)663-6240 if interested. 

call for entries
CALL FOR ENTRIES

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MCLA's BCRC and North Adams Office of Tourism

If you wish to post on this newsletter, please use the following criteria and start promoting your event! Send name of event/location/exact address/telephone number and price of event to vbosley@northadams-ma.gov. Add a picture 200x200pixels/72dpi. Pictures that don't meet the requirements will be cropped and adapted to that format. Add a description of the event between 50 and 70 words long. Add a link to a website, a facebook invite, a blog or any site where more information can be easily found by the viewer. Last, please send your info in the body of the email. No pdf. All the info must be sent at least a week before the event date. Newsletter goes out on Wednesdays. Please mind we reserve the right to curate this listing. 

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