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North Adams Happenings: Oct. 4-10

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North Adams Happenings:
Oct 4th through Oct 10th 
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Save the Date

Artist Talk: Freedom from Fear/Yellow Bowl Project
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St.
5:00 – 7:00pm
for more information

Gallery 51 is pleased to invite you to an artist talk with Setsuko Winchester. She will present the story of her 16,000 mile journey across the United States with 120 fragile yellow tea bowls which lead to the creation of her freedom from fear/yellow bowl project. Exploring the historical, socio-political, and contemporary intersections of her project. 

There will be a Q+A with the artist after the presentation
Free. Open to All.
Humble Digs
MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main Street
for more information

Humble Digs is back in North Adams, and this time they've brought along the fine fellows of Kin. Come dance your bad luck blues away on Friday the 13th!

$5, cuz you love good live music.

Good luck!
10/13 & 10/14
North Adams Open Studios
Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, 243 Union St.
11am – 5pm both days
Free, All Art Lovers are welcome!
for more information

North Adams Open Studios is a FREE annual event where participating residents of the Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts and invited community members share their artwork and their homes with the public.

This event offers an exciting window into the creative process. Accomplished artists will have their work on display in the hallways, studios, and gallery at the Eclipse Mill. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet and engage the artists, as well as purchase work directly from them.
Haunted Harvest Festival
Downtown/ROOTS Teen Center 43 Eagle Street
Various Prices
for more information

Things are about to get spooky! Join us in our first annual youth led fundraiser!

FIRST! Stop down at ROOTS Teen Center to purchase your tickets to use for activities and raffles. Activities will be located in different storefronts throughout Eagle Street and the general downtown area. You will find a list of activiites, where they are, and how much they cost. Most activities will cost 1-5 tickets. Tickets are $1 each.

Select downtown businesses will be donating 10% of their sales for the day. See the list below for participating sponsors:

Persnickety Toys
Eagle Street Artisans
Empire Cafe

Be sure to stop by Eagle St. businesses to judge on which storefront has the best decorations.

Participating Businesses: Eagle Street ArtisansEmpire Cafe

The Youth Board has a $1,000 goal for this fundraiser. Help us raise MORE by donating online at


Wednesday October 4th

North Adams Walk to School Day
North Adams
7:55 - 8:30 am
for more information

Celebrate International Walk to School Day! All North Adams Public Schools families and students are invited to Walk to School on October 4th, via Walking School Buses. Please refer to maps for each of the schools to find park and walks as well as walking school bus routes and times. The maps will be available on the NAPS Facebook page and the NAPS Website. Families are invited to have breakfast in the classroom upon arrival to the school.
Preschool Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
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.
Reading Series: Boiler House Poets!
North Adams Makers' Mill, 73 Main Street
(413) 749-2073
7 - 8:30 pm
for more information

A group of poets came together in the Fall of 2015 at a Tupelo Press/MASS MoCA residency. On their last afternoon, they held a poetry reading in The Boiler House on the MASS MoCA campus, against Stephen Vitiello’s soundscape “All the Vanished Engines.” With that reading, The Boiler House Poets were born. The group returned for a residency in 2016 and will return in 2017. Members come from Arizona, Colorado, New York, and New Hampshire. They will hold a final reading October 4th at Makers Mill in North Adams. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday October 5th

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

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


Academy at Charlemont Information Session
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 339-4912
6 - 7:30 pm
for more information

Come learn more about The Academy's rigorous academic program, inspired creative arts, welcoming, ethical community, and impressive college outcomes.
Dinner & A Movie!
The SereniTea Cafe, 303 Ashland St
(413) 346-4624
7:30 pm
$10 advance, $15 day of
for more information

SereniTea will be doing a movie night! This might be every Thursday! It might be monthly! We'll see...

The doors will be open 7:30-8 to take drink and dessert orders, the movie will start at 8!

Cost: Tickets are $10 in advance and include your choice of dinner options (listed below). Drinks and desserts will also be available for purchase. Day of tickets will be $15!

- Baked garlic and herb chicken with wild rice
- Stuffed shells with meat sauce
- Stuffed shells with vegetarian sauce
- Strawberry and spinach salad

Movie: The Princess Bride

Friday October 6th

Weekly Trivia Night
The SereniTea Cafe, 303 Ashland St
(413) 346-4624
8 pm
for more information

Team sign ups at 8, trivia starts at 8:30! Topic: 90s television

Bar food menu offering:
- Wing Dings
- BBQ wings
- Buffalo wings
- Chili
- Chili cheese fries
- Steak fries
- Nachos
- Pigs in a blanket
- Churros

Plus we'll have all of our cafe drinks, and ice cream sundaes available.

Saturday October 7th

North Adams Farmer's Market
St Anthony Drive & Marshall Street
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.

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.
PopCares Fun Day
Greylock Bowl & Golf, 41 Roberts Dr.
(413) 663-3761
12 - 4 pm
for more information

Come out and join PopCares to raise some funds for local cancer patients and their families! Funds raised stay here in the local community. Hope to see you here at Greylock Bowl & Golf!
1st & 3rd Saturday Karaoke
The SereniTea Cafe, 303 Ashland St
(413) 346-4624
8 pm
for more information

Come join DJ Kane for Karaoke night!

Bar food menu offerings:
- Wing Dings
- BBQ wings
- Buffalo wings
- Chili
- Chili cheese fries
- Steak fries
- Nachos
- Pigs in a blanket
- Churros

Plus we'll have all of our cafe drinks, and ice cream sundaes available.

**Disclaimer and warning: Underage drinking will NOT be tolerated. Anyone caught drinking underage or providing even a sip to someone underage will be reported to the police and permanently banned from the establishment. Don't get us shut down. Have a mocktail instead.
Ani Cordero
(413) 662-2111
8 - 11 pm
$10 students, $12 advance, $18 day of, $24 preferred

“Profound ruminations on love and the state of the world.” — NPR

Brooklyn-based Puerto Rican songstress Ani Cordero is a storyteller of the first order, winding through topics from feminism to immigration to friendships and relationships. She visits MASS MoCA with her quartet in a whirlwind of pan-Latin stylings.

Jota Sete Duo, featuring Williamstown native Jason Ennis opens.

Sunday October 8th

Ramble Fest 2017
Adams Visitor Center, 3 Hoosac St. 
12 - 5pm
for more information

You know the drill - Party on Sunday, Hike on Monday! With this being the 50th Annual Ramble, we assure you that you won't want to miss either the PARTY or the HIKE! We've got some exciting things happening at RambleFest 2017 this year....check it out: * RUN: Berkshire Running Center starts off the day at 9 am with theRamblefest Half Marathon and 8K up the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail to RambleFest.
* JAM: License to Groove will be headlining this year's RambleFest, with opening act QLC Acoustic Show!
* EAT: From your local favorite food vendors BIGG Daddy'sDesperado's,Cliff's Smokin' Backyard Barbeque & CateringAdams Lions Club!
* DRINK: Bright Ideas Brewing and Wandering Star Craft Brewery will be quenching our craft brew thirst!
* SHOP: Unique artisans and crafters!
* EXPLORE: Outdoor recreational interests!
* ENJOY: Fun fall activities for kids!



Monday October 9th

North Adams Project Deadline
Assets for Artists
for more information

We're also doing a version of the North Adams Project that offers grant opportunities (up to $4,500) for current NA artists and those planning to relocate by mid-2018. 
Please help us spread the word by sharing our email announcement (below) and our FB posts with your North Adams (and would-be North Adams) artist friends & neighbors. The deadline to apply is October 9. If you want to send someone directly to the North Adams announcement on our website, here's the link.

Applications are open to artists in all disciplines & financial circumstances (though preference for grants will be given to artists who meet low-income criteria). A4A artists are welcome to apply for workshops or (if you're an alum) a second round of the matched savings program.
Figure Drawing Collective
Makers' Mill 73 Main Street
$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 October 10th

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

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

From Our Neighbors

Wednesday 10/4

Summer of Protest: Race Relations in the US
62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St, Williamstown
(413) 597-3340
7 - 9 pm
for more information

Join an open forum, where faculty panelists will engage in dialogue with one another and community members. We will discuss current events in its myriad contexts and work to begin a deeper exploration of meaning making.

Featured Panelists:
Kai M. Green, Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Jacqueline M. Hidalgo, Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies and Religion
Joy James, Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Humanities and Professor of Political Science
Tyler Jackson Rogers, Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow in American Studies
Admission is complimentary. Open to the public.

Saturday 10/7

Live Salsa Music with Canjunto Barrio - Berkshire Salsa's Fiesta

Italian Itam Lodge, 22 Waubeek Rd, Pittsfield
(413) 347-2801
7 pm - 1:30 am
Pre-Sale $20/At the door $25/Kids $5
for more information

Alan Franco and Berkshire Salsa are bringing to you Conjunto Barrio, a professional Salsa Band who has perfomed in some of the very best international salsa and latin jazz festivals and has also been awarded with 3 mentions on the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards for their album "Ya Llego Conjunto Barrio", "Somos Del Barrio". We will hit the dance floor for a fun bachata lesson, then dance the night away to live music by Conjunto Barrio, and one of our favorite local DJ, our friend Ian, DJ Redscare.

7:00 Doors Open

7:30PM-8:30PM Salsa Rueda Lesson

PM-1:30AM Social Dance (Live band and DJs alternating)

Conjunto Barrio will be playing mainly Salsa, and a little bit of Merengue, Cha-cha, and Cumbia. DJ RedScare will spin Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, Doble Paso, Kizomba, Cumbia, and, after midnight, they will add Raeggeton and Dance Latin music to the mix!

This event will take place at the gorgeous ITAM Lodge right on Pontoossuc Lake! Family and Kids are welcome - no kids running around though ;-) There's a cash bar and an ATM on site.

Monday 10/9

50th Annual Greylock Ramble

3 Hoosac St, Adams
8 am - 4 pm
for more information

Each Columbus Day for the past 50 years, thousands of people have made the hike to the highest spot in Massachusetts. This year, for the 50th Annual Ramble on Monday, October 9th, a special memento of this year's hike will be available at the summit.

Free shuttles take hikers from downtown Adams to and from the base of the Cheshire Harbor Trail from 8 am to 4 pm. Use of the shuttle is strongly recommended, as parking near the trail is very limited.

The Greylock Ramble takes place on the Cheshire Harbor Trail which is the gentlest path to the summit. However, the round trip is 6.6 miles, moderately strenuous and takes four to five hours. There are refreshments and souvenirs available for purchase at the top, but the hike itself and the spectacular views are free!
Thursday 10/5

Full Moon Night Climb - Aerial Adventure Park
110 Brodie Mountain Rd, Lanesboro
(413) 499-9914
6 - 9 pm
for more information

Join us for a Night Climb under the Full Moon in our Aerial Adventure Park. Headlamps provided. Plan to arrive by 6:15 PM.

Limited space, reserve now!

Friday 10/6
First Friday Arts Walk

Downtown Pittsfield
5 - 8 pm
for more information

Enjoy over a dozen different art shows featuring work by over a dozen accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Fridays Artswalk and all month long!

In most venues, artists will be present from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, October 6th!

Join us for a free guided tour beginning at 5pm on October 6th at the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave. Mary McGinnis, co-founder of First Fridays Artswalk, will bring you through the various art exhibits!

Sunday 10/8

3rd Annual Taking Steps For Our Youth

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires, 16 Melville St, Pittsfield
(413) 448-8258
10 am - 1:30 pm
for more information

The goal of this fundraiser is to assist our amazing youth of the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires, by covering program fees and providing necessary equipment that will help enrich their club experience.Providing a community event to create a new culture on how positive Pittsfield is.Let's get together and create an amazing event.

Need to knows:
- All Club kids are $10
-$20 regisitration
Children under 10 are FREE
The t-shirt is included.
-The walk is about 2.34 miles.
-After the walk there will be refreshments, snacks and great music.

Tuesday 10/10

Every Child Ready to Read

The Cheshire Library, 80 Church Street, Cheshire
11:15 am

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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