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North Adams Happenings: Sept. 13-20-26

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North Adams Happenings:
Sept 20th through 26th 
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
9/22-10/1
Fall Foliage Festival: Magic in the Berkshires

Go to http://explorenorthadams.com/city-events/ for a list of all the events, and join us as we usher in Autumn!
9/28
DownStreet Art Thursday
for more information

Join us for the last DownStreet Art Thursday of 2017! 
Featuring: 
* The American Magic-Lantern Theater. A Victorian magic-lantern show featuring stories, songs, comedy which NPR has called "A living national treasure"
* Culminating share created in response to Alaa Awad's 2014 #DSA Mural 'justice' with Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song
* Music Under the Mohawk with House SparrowChad Tarves Music + 8 Foot River
* Opening reception for Freedom from Fear/The Yellow Bowl Project atMCLA Gallery51
* Exhibitions at Gravity GalleryoutsideFerrin ContemporaryCYNTHIA-REEVESBerkshire Art Museum + more!
 

Wednesday September 20th

 
Preschool Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
Free!
for more information

Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.
 
 

Thursday September 21st

 
After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
4 - 5 pm
Free
for more information

Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities.

 

Dad and Family "Dinosaur Time"
Family Center Playroom, 210 State Street
413-664-4821
5 - 6 pm
Free

Join us for a “Dino-riffic” fun time with:  Dinosaur stories, activities and a healthy “Dino-time” Snack. Call 413-664-4821 to register.

 

 

Drury High School Open House
Drury High School, 1130 Church St
6 - 8 pm
(413) 662-3240
Free
for more information

Join us at the Drury Open House! Follow your child's schedule! Meet their teachers! Tour the building with Student Ambassadors!

 

Beginner's Chess
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 pm
Free

“Game Night” will be expanded by Scott North teaching beginners chess in the Heritage Room (pink and pretty, main floor) starting September 21 at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is suggested but drop-ins are welcome. North, member of a local chess club, began teaching several patrons how to play on our beautiful antique chess table last year. This year, we purchased three regulation sized boards and pieces to create the look and feel of serious competition. Come learn this ancient game or refresh your skills and take on the master. Now that the nights are getting darker, we will be putting out several other games for families to enjoy on Thursday evenings as well.

For more information on this and other programs call 413-662-3133, visit our website http://www.naplibrary.com, or like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/naplibrary/
Downtown Bike Around
Main Street
achilson@nbccoalition.org
6:30 pm
Free!

Downtown Bike Around! Every Thursday in July at 6:30pm. Meet at St. Anthony's Parking Lot, North Adams. Help shift bicycle culture in North Adams for drivers and people on bikes by joining in on a casual and group ride. For all ages! There is safety in numbers as we take to the streets to create a safer environment for sharing our roads! For more information contact: Amanda Chilson, achilson@nbccoalition.org.
Girl Scouts Information Night
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
abatlle@gscwm.org or 413-224-4028
6 pm
Free
for more information

Troops are forming for grades K-12. Leaders and volunteers needed. Annual membership $35 with financial assistance available.

Contact: Ashley Batlle, abatlle@gscwm.org or 413-224-4028

 

 

Friday September 22nd

 
Fall Foliage Festival:
“Magic in the Berkshires!”

Visit http://explorenorthadams.com/events/fall-foliage-festival/ for a list of all the events, and join us as we celebrate magic in the Berkshires! Most Fall Foliage Events also have individual event listings that can be found here.
Friends of North Adams Public Library
Book Sale
St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center, 70 Marshall St
(413) 663-5316
Friday & Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM
for more information

The North Adams Public Library will hold it’s annual book sale on September 22 & 23 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM at St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center. A silent auction, a bake sale, and thousands of gently used, categorized books will be available. There will also be DVD’S, books on tape, and music CD’s for sale. Please come and join in on this great community event.

 

Underground Sounds: Community Open Mic
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street
6:30 - 9:30 pm
rootsteencenter@gmail.com
Free
for more information

In lieu of FreshGrass Festival 2017 we are bumping the open mic to the 4th Friday on September 22nd! Come one, come all! ROOTS presents Underground Sounds: An Open Mic series geared toward folks of all ages and open to the community. Come perform with us: poets, musicians, artists, magicians, and all of the like, and enjoy a night of awesomely talented individuals! All art forms are welcome. Sign ups start at 6:30pm. Come early to make sure you get on the list. And don't forget to invite and share this with your friends!

Free Admission, but donations are strongly encouraged! Popcorn and light snacks will be served!

 

4th Friday: Ga(y)me Night
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 Mass Moca Way
7:30 pm
(413) 346-4460
Free
for more information

Bring a board game, some friends and to hang out for 4th Friday with LGBTQ+ Berkshire Folks this Friday at Bright Ideas and North Adams.
 

Saturday September 23rd

 
Friends of North Adams Public Library
Book Sale
St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center, 70 Marshall St
(413) 663-5316
Friday & Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM
for more information

The North Adams Public Library will hold it’s annual book sale on September 22 & 23 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM at St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center. A silent auction, a bake sale, and thousands of gently used, categorized books will be available. There will also be DVD’S, books on tape, and music CD’s for sale. Please come and join in on this great community event.

 

North Adams Farmer's Market
St Anthony Drive & Marshall Street
413-664-6180
9am-1pm
Free!
for more information

The North Adams Farmers Market provides its customers with fresh, quality, locally grown produce and products in a safe and fun environment featuring dozens of local farmers, food producers, artisan and weekly musicians. The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Rte. 8 (Marshall St.) and St. Anthony Drive.

We proudly accept SNAP/EBT, credit cards, debit cards, WIC & Senior Coupons. The North Adams Farmers Market believes that eating healthy is a cornerstone of a healthy community and healthy local food should be accessible to everyone. Our SNAPx2 Program provides matching funds to double every SNAP/EBT benefits spent at the market. In 2015, the SNAPx2 Program resulted in over $10,000 worth of fresh local food in the homes of low income families in our community.

The Farmers Market is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Berkshire Health Systems, Adams Community Bank, MountainOne, Mass in Motion, the City of North Adams, and the Farmers Market Coalition.

Patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, greens, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, flowers, and meat. People can also enjoy music, entertainment, and info booths, all of which change week to week.

All of the food at the market is grown or made by the farmers themselves. This year’s market includes vendors reaching from Berlin, New York and Southern VT all the way to Washington, Mass. Farmers include:  Morin Gardens, Jaeschke’s Orchard, Many Forks Farm, Mark Smigel, Square Roots Farm, Mountain Girl Farm, Clarksburg Bread Co., North Yeast Bakery, Gray Raven Farm and more. Other farmers will join the market with specialty items at different points throughout the growing season.
Fall Foliage Children's Races and Family Fair
Noel Field Athletic Complex, 315 State Street
(413) 663-9062
9 AM –  Noon
Race Registration: 9:30 AM
Free
for more information

The Youth Center Inc. and BCAC coordinate a foot race and family fair. This event is open to all ages, with categories for various age groups, and awards for group winners.

The fair includes obstacle courses, games, giveaways, entertainment, and food. Children’s Fair booths are hosted by local community organizations.  Awards are sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.
V.F.W Post 9144 13th Golf Tournament
Stamford Valley Golf Course
(413) 662-2438 or (413) 663-8710
9 AM
Call for Pricing
for more information

18 hole Golf Tournament with dinner. For more information, please call Ed @662-2438 or Joe @ 663-8710.

 

Berkshire Scenic Railway
Hoosac Valley Train Rides
98 Crowley Ave
hoosacvalleytrainride.com
11 AM, 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM
$12­/adults, $10/seniors, $8/children 4-12
for more information

Welcome coach located at 98 Crowley Ave. Trains will depart North Adams Station at 11:00am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Ticket Fares: Adult $12.00/Senior (65+) $10.00/Child (4-12)$8.00. Tickets are available for reservation and pre-purchase at hoosacvalleytrainride.com page or walk-up at the North Adams Welcome Coach. Cabaret Train Getaways at 7PM, July 15 & 29; August 12 & 26 and Sept.9 & 23.
54th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr.
413-446-1893
10AM to 6PM
for more information

Northern Berkshire Mineral Clubs 54th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show will be held at the North Adams American Legion. Admission is $4 for adults and free for children 15 and under.
Voices for Recovery Walk & Vigil
Colegrove Park, 315 State Street
413-749-5007
1 – 3:30 PM
for more information

SUPPORT RECOVERY IN NORTH BERKSHIRE

As part of September 2017 National Recovery month, Josh Bressette Commit To Save A Life and Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s Heroin/Rx Work Group are proud to present the 2017 Voices For Recovery Walk, Rally, and Vigil. OUR FAMILIES, OUR STORIES, OUR RECOVERY. There will be food, music, family friendly activities, speakers from our community and beyond, the premier of a video about addiction and recovery in our region, and a walk to downtown North Adams to raise awareness about addiction and recovery.

To have a love one lost to addiction included in the Wall of Remembrance, or to share your recovery story, you can email:Kenna Waterman at commit2save@gmail.com

For event details and to register for the walk, go to http://www.nbccoalition.org/voices-for-recovery.html
Marafanyi Meets the Mural Creative Lab #4 (of 4)
Design Lab, 49 Main Street
877-904-2362
1-4 pm
for more information

* Final Creative Lab before the DSA Presentation 9/28 *

This final lab will include a walk through, costuming and dress rehearsal in perparation for the culminating presentation at the final 2017 DownStreet Art Celebration on Thurs 9/28!
We are so pleased to have support from DownStreet Art for this Project for a second year! #downstreetart #getdown #nama #northadamsma #marafanyimeetsthemural
Marafanyi Meets the Mural: Alaa Awad's "Justice"becomes the catalyst for a community collaboration with Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song!

The ladies of Marafany are collaborating with inter-generational community members of all abilities during 4 Creative Labs over the summer to compose, choreograph and arrange a unique music/dance/spoken word interpretation of Awad's mural. This community art-making collaboration, based on interaction with the artwork, will culminate with a DownStreet Art Share.

This artmaking opportunity is free and open to the community - all are welcome! The Creative Labs will be lead by the teaching and performing artists of Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song - Lara Gonzalez with musical support from Yael Shacham & Lisa Gonzalez-Howell. Visual artist, Barbara May (Lara & Lisa's sister!), will head costuming.

* Open to all ages and abilities, children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent.

For more information, and to sign up, please email us at rootsheartpulse@ureach.com or call 877-904-2362
Saturday Night Cabaret Train
Hoosac Valley Train Ride, 98 Crowley Avenue
hoosacvalleytrainrides.com
6 - 8 pm
$20
for more information

Berkshire Scenic Railway is excited to announce the return of local entertainers Samantha Talora and Ron Ramsay for this season's Cabaret Trains! Enjoy live Broadway hits, classic standards and contemporary/ popular tunes performed by the musical duo while sitting back and enjoying your favorite adult beverage and mid-evening snack during an hour-long rail cruise through the beautiful Hoosac Valley. We hope you can join us and make it a fun night out with family, friends, or just that special someone. Trains will depart North Adams Station at 98 Crowley Avenue, North Adams, MA at 7:00PM on Saturdays, July 15th & 29th, August 12th & 26th and, September 9th & 23rd. Tickets are $20.00 and walk-ups are welcome but capacity is limited so online reservations at www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com are highly recommended. All trains are bring-your-own for food and beverages and beer, wine, cocktails are welcome!

For more information about Talora & Ramsay, please visit www.samandron.com. All aboard!
 

Sunday September 24th

 
Flood Buckets for Hurricane Relief 
UNO Community Center, 157 River St
413.458.3183 or PastorC@new-hopeumc.org
10 am - 12 pm
for more information

Help us prepare Flood Buckets to send to hurricane victims in Florida and Houston.

Three ways you can join in:

1. Donate supplies to fill flood buckets. Drop-off locations:

*New Hope UMC Office (550 W. Main St., North Adams – front porch)
*Nature’s Closet (61 Spring St., Williamstown)

2. Make flood buckets with us during our worship gathering on Sunday, September 24th at 10AM UNO Community Center.

3. Donate funds for relief. Checks can be made out to New Hope UMC with a memo of Hurricane Relief. These can be mailed to New Hope UMC, PO Box 744, North Adams, MA 01247.

Questions? Contact Pastor Courtney Randall at 413.458.3183 or email: PastorC@new-hopeumc.org
Berkshire Scenic Railway
Hoosac Valley Train Rides
98 Crowley Ave
hoosacvalleytrainride.com
11 AM, 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM
$12­/adults, $10/seniors, $8/children 4-12
for more information

Welcome coach located at 98 Crowley Ave. Trains will depart North Adams Station at 11:00am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Ticket Fares: Adult $12.00/Senior (65+) $10.00/Child (4-12)$8.00. Tickets are available for reservation and pre-purchase at hoosacvalleytrainride.com page or walk-up at the North Adams Welcome Coach. Cabaret Train Getaways at 7PM, July 15 & 29; August 12 & 26 and Sept.9 & 23.
54th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr.
413-446-1893
10AM to 6PM
for more information

Northern Berkshire Mineral Clubs 54th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show will be held at the North Adams American Legion. Admission is $4 for adults and free for children 15 and under.

 

 

 

Monday September 25th

 
Figure Drawing Collective
Makers' Mill 73 Main Street
413-749-2073
7pm-9pm
$5 members, $10 drop in
for more information

Be part of a new figure drawing collective starting up at Makers’ Mill. Sessions will run every Monday and will focus on long poses, and include a warm up consisting of several short poses. We’ll be bringing in local models and a local, figure drawing instructor who will drop-in as available. Get in at the ground level to shape the direction this collective takes. Bring your own lap board, paper, pencils, and creative energy!

 

 

Tuesday September 26th

 
Toddler Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
Free!
for more information

Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.
After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
for more information

Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities.
Volunteer Training
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street
rootsteencenter@gmail.com
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Free
for more information

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you want to build relationships with young people in the Northern Berkshires? Come join the amazing team at ROOTS where we support, encourage and empower young people.

To Register: Go to the "Contact Us" page at rootsteencenter.com and fill out our Basic Intake!

Requirements:
Have a positive attitude about the youth in our community.
Must be 18+
Willing to complete 2 shifts per month (2.5 hours each)
Be relatively knowledgeable of community resources.

Drop In Hours:

Wed/Thurs/Fri 4pm-8pm
Open Shift: 3:45-6:15
Close Shift: 5:45-8:15
 

From Our Neighbors

 
Wednesday 9/20

Fall Vendor Rodeo
Williams College Theatre Department, 880 Main St, Williamstown
(413) 597-2429
10 am - 4 pm
Free
for more information

Join Production Advantage for our fall Vendor Rodeo Wednesday, September 20 from 10:00am-4:00pm. This year the event is generously hosted by the Theatre Department at Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Select manufacturers from across the entertainment industry will be showing off both their newest offerings and time-tested products. See ongoing product demos throughout the day, reach out and touch the equipment, and freely engage the representatives. Bring your questions and leave with ideas!
This event is perfect for industry professionals, college and high school educators and students, and facility managers. Stage lighting, motorized rigging, wireless communications and stage safety are just a few of the areas that will be presented. For those who aren’t able to attend the annual LDI or USITT conventions, this is a don’t miss affair.
For more information, contact Cyd Knight (ext. 121) or Rocky Harlow (ext. 124) at 1-800-424-9991, or sales@proadv.com.
RSVPs (to sales@proadv.com) are not required, but each RSVP will be entered for a chance to win a special door prize!

Norm Burdick in concert
BarN, 1401 green river road, Williamstown
barnconcerts@gmail.com
7 - 10 pm
$10
for more information

A special concert to celebtate the the release of 'An evening with Norm Burdick~Songs From the Heart' a double debut CD release.
Please join for an evening of stories and songs with Norm Burdick and Todd Burdick with an opening guest performance
by Sarah McNair with Jackie Sedlock.
Doors are at 6 PM- Music at 7 PM . Donation $10 and a FREE CD!
Delicious food available for purchase from 6 PM onwards.
B.Y.O.B

Monday 9/25

School Life

Berkshire Museum, 39 South St, Pittsfield
(413) 443-7171
1:30 & 7 pm
$7.50, $5 Museum members
for more information

For years John and Amanda Leyden have become legends teaching Reading, ‘Rithmetic, and Rock ‘n’ Roll to young pupils at Headfort School, an enchanting 18th-century Hogwarts-like boarding school in Ireland. The pace is hectic and the mood infectious as the eccentric couple works their magic in hilarious fashion on fertile young minds. But for pupil and teacher alike, there is poignancy in discovering that leaving is the hardest lesson to learn. PG-13, 1 hr. 40 min., 2016

Thursday 9/14

Celebrate the Berkshires
Bloom Meadows, 2422 Hancock Road Williamstown, MA 01267
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
$60 for 1 ticket, $500 for a 10 pack of tickets, $40 for 1 ticket for BYP Members (call for details), Complimentary tasty tidbits and cash bar
for more information

For the past six years, the Berkshire Trendsetter Awards have recognized outstanding initiatives. This will be our seventh round of awards and we are just scratching the surface of the talent in the Berkshires. The award ceremony occurs each year at our Celebrate the Berkshires event.  Read below for award category details and our 2017 Berkshire Trendsetter Awards Finalists.

Thursday 9/21

$5 Comedy Garage: Jordan Carlos
Berkshire Theatre Group, 111 South St, Pittsfield
(413) 997-4444
7:30 - 9 pm
$5
for more information

Sponsored by: The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank

Jordan Carlos is a stand-up comic and television personality, best known for his work as a writer and on-air contributor for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, The Colbert Report, MTV’s Guy Code, Girl Code and Guy Court. He has also appeared on hit series such as HBO’s Girls, Showtime’s The Affair, and Comedy Central’s Broad City. Hailed as "The Best Place to see Comedy" by The Berkshire Record, join us at The Comedy Garage, hosted by Madelyn Gardner! On Thursday nights, for only $5, The Comedy Garage presents acclaimed comedians from near and far. After the show, head down the street to Methuselah Bar & Lounge and show your Comedy Garage ticket for a $5 beverage.

Saturday 9/23 & Sunday 9/24
 
Hancock Shaker Village Country Fair
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield
(413) 443-0188
9 am
Free
for more information

Celebrate the bounty of the harvest on the spectacular grounds of Hancock Shaker Village, with food trucks, a farmer’s market and the best local and regional crafts — all for sale! Listen to live music, watch agricultural demonstrations, and even jump in a pile of hay!  Just what a fall festival should be!

SAVE $2 with your AdvantEdge Card off admission to the Hancock Shaker Village Country Fair!

Tuesday 9/19

Every Child Ready to Read

The Cheshire Library, 80 Church Street, Cheshire
413-664-4821
11:15 am
Free

For all Northern Berkshire families with children ages 2-5 years old. Help your child get ready to read. Learning to read begins before children start school. Learn how to help your child get ready to read with simple activities. These parent and child workshops are for families with children ages 2 to 5 years old. A collaboration with the Cheshire Library.

Each family who attends the workshops will receive: A “Ready to Read” tote bag filled with free books and other fun “Ready to Read” materials to use at home with their family. “Every Child Ready to Read” was developed by the Association for Library Service to Children. Call 413-664-4821 to register.

 

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