Join hundreds of festive faces as North Adams gears up for the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Hometown Holidays kick-off event! A crowd will gather downtown to count down the seconds until the downtown streets come to life with thousands of glimmering holiday lights. There will be holiday music, shopping, hot chocolate, and more! After the tree is lit, stick around for a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. If you've been nice they might even have a treat for you.
WEDNESDAY, NOV 7
Pre-School Story Time (Ages 3-6) North Adams Public Library
74 Church Street, 2nd Floor (413)662-3133 ext. 14
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.
THURSDAY, NOV 8
Goonies North Adams Movieplex
80 Main Street (413)663-6300
Goonies for FREE! TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Sponsored by Dr Gene Messenger DDS, WNAW, Zumba Fitness in the Berkshires and The Berkshire Dream Center (seating is limited, first come first serve) WHO'S COMING?!
PUMP'D Workshops for Teens Northern Berkshire Community Coalition
61 Main Street, Suite 218 (413)663-7588
A workshop on organizational skills and time management will be offered by the staff of Project RECONNECT for any Northern Berkshire teen. The workshop series, PUMP'D is a collaborative effort between nbCC's UNITY programs, Barrington Stage Company and Drury High School's 21st CCLC Academics, designed to help teenagers develop and enhance key life skills in areas that teens and youth program staff have identified. The workshops are held on the second Thursday of each month from 4-5 pm and nbCC's conference room. All workshops are free of charge, geared toward teenagers and require no prior registration. For more information, contact Kate or Annie at the number listed above or via email at email@example.com.
Local Author Bruce Harley presents: Insulate and Weatherize - For Energy Efficiency at Home North Adams Public Library
74 Church Street, 3rd floor (413)662-3133
Veteran energy expert and Berkshire resident Bruce Harley will present his new book about residential energy efficiency at the North Adams Public Library. Harley will deliver a brief presentation on home energy fixes, with time for questions. A reception and signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
Dinner with Senator George J. Mitchell and Governor Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis MCLA Murdock Hall, Sammer Dennis Room
375 Church Street (413)662-5185
$250 per person
Prior to Mitchell's presentation, MCLA will hold the 2nd Annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Benefit Dinner, at 5 p.m. in the Murdock Hall. The cost is $250 per person to benefit public policy initiatives at MCLA. Reservations are required. For more information about or to reserve tickets to the benefit dinner, contact (413)662-5185.
Senator George J. Mitchell Public Policy Lecture MCLA Church Street Center, Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium
375 Church Street (413)662-5185
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host Senator George J. Mitchell, a global diplomat, peace negotiator and leadership expert, in the 2nd Annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture on Thursday, November 8 at 7pm, in the Church Street Center, Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.
MASS MoCA Book Club: Invisible Cities MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street (413)662-2111
$12 general/$7 members/Free for students. Member tickets are not available via the internet
Stop by the museum after work and join in our new book club focusing on works of fiction related to our current exhibitions. Our first session will examine Invisible Cities, so grab a copy of Italo Calvino's great work and explore the far reaches of memory and imagination described in this dream-like text.
Trivia Pitcher's Mound Pub
218 Ashland Street (413)663-8390
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!
FRIDAY, NOV 9
Live Music: Tommy Corrigan Freight Yard Pub
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
3 Furnace Street (413)663-6547
It's Fall, and that means the return of the Fall Harvest Fair! There is sure to be something for everyone. Come and support the church and share the event with your friends and family. Questions? Contact the church office at the number listed above or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Music: Jeff Martell Freight Yard Pub
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
3 Furnace Street
Enjoy an evening of live music and great food while spending time with friends and family at Freight Yard Pub.
Alsarah and the Nubatones MASS MoCA Club B-10
87 Marshall Street
$12 advance/$16 day of show/$10 for students/10% discount for members. Member tickets are not available via the internet
Powerful Sudanese-American singer Alsarah fronts this extraordinary band bound together by a collective love for Nubian music and the genuine belief that soul transcends all culture and linguistic barriers. They blend a selection of Nubian 'songs of return' from the 1970s to today with original, Western soul-inspired material and vintage Sudanese pop. Their set is a musical journey through diaspora and migration viewed through an urban lens.
Live Music: The Greg Caproni Duo PUBLIC: Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
Sean Riley is presenting an artist talk to discuss his main gallery exhibition, Everyday Will Be Sunday, at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY. Riley will discuss his process, artistic career, and current series. The talk will be moderated by Michael Oatman, Associate Professor of Architecture at RPI, who has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the University at Albany, NY.
Berkshire Festival of Women Writers: Masculinity Deadline: January 4, 2013
We invite women and girls of all ages and experiences to take on the subject of masculinity in a personal essay. 750-1000 words; pages numbered; include cover page with name, email, phone, mailing address, and the title of the essay. Please submit the essay by January 4. For more info click the link above.
Gallery 51 is looking for a new Gallery Manager!
Deadline: November 14
Seeking a part-time Gallery Manager for MCLA Gallery 51. MCLA Gallery 51, run by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2005, presents work from a wide range of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. The Gallery Manager will be responsible for most aspects of running a professional art gallery, including reviewing prospective works of art, contacting and scheduling artists, and preparing artists contracts. He/She will help to identify guess curators as well as personally curate and plan shows. Installing and taking down exhibits, as well as the packing, and shipping/returning art-work are required and much, much more! This job provides an opportunity to be part of a growing vibrant arts scene and further ones arts administration and art gallery retail experience!
Your dream job is now available: MASS MoCA seeks smart, articulate, passionate multi-tasker who gets a thrill out of squeezing a dime out of every penny, and exploiting every marketing and PR opportunity that crosses his or her path. For a full detailed description of the position and list of requirements please click the link above. For consideration, send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and the names of three professional references email@example.com. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.
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