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North Adams Happenings: Oct. 11-17

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North Adams Happenings:
Oct 11th - Oct 17th 
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
10/21
PopCares 6th Annual Chicken Dinner & Auction
Greylock WORKS, 508 State Rd
(413) 281-1094
5 pm
$25
for more information

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting this event in an exciting new venue that will allow us to accommodate more seating as well as provide plenty of room for our wonderful auction items.
https://www.greylockworks.com/

We will continue to enjoy the fabulous food and service provided by Bounti-Fare Restaurant and will be looking to add music and lighting as well this year.
http://bountifare.com/

Tickets are still only $25/person and may be reserved by calling 413-281-1094. Visit our facebook page or our website for more information.
http://www.popcares.org/

This event is sponsored by our 2017 Platinum Annual Sponsor:
MountainOne Bank
https://mountainone.com/
and our 2017 Silver Annual Sponsor:
Florida Mountain Volunteer Fire Department
https://m.facebook.com/Florida-Volunteer-Fire-Dept-119651164714071

 

10/27
Haunted Harvest Festival
Downtown/ROOTS Teen Center 43 Eagle Street
6pm-9pm
Various Prices
for more information

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

WHAT TO DO:
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.

SHOP LOCAL ALL DAY:
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
BELLA ROMA
Empire Cafe
Village Pizza

STOREFRONT CONTEST:
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 www.rootsteencenter.com.

MORE INFO TO COME!
11/2
Deluxe Small Business Seminar
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
9 am - 3 pm
Free

This one-day small business seminar, hosted by Deluxe, will teach you new ways to market your business, get found online locally, manage your customer experience and go through how to successfully build a budget and plan your finances all for free. You will also leave with great sales tools, tips and techniques for managing and growing your business.

Sign up now: https://www.deluxe.com/sbrc/marketing/deluxe-small-business-seminar-north-adams
 
 

Wednesday October 11th

 
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.
 
UNITY's Teen Writing Workshop
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, North Adams
(413) 663-7588
5 - 7 pm
Free

An after school writing program for teens of all writing experiences. Teens will hone in on their skill with professional local writers and peers. For more information, call Tim at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.

 

 

Thursday October 12th

 
Artist Talk: Freedom from Fear/
Yellow Bowl Project
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St.
413-662-5253
5:00 – 7:00pm
Free
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.
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.

 

Chinese Language & Culture Class for Youth
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 - 6:30 pm
Free
for more information

A Thursday evening Chinese language and culture program at the North Adams Public Library will offer a 30-minute instruction to children from K-4th grade.  Siblings are welcome.  The aim is for children to acquire some basic knowledge of Chinese language through a fun learning process.  Children will learn how to read and write some Chinese characters, sing songs, and do projects.  The program will also integrate Chinese cultural components along with the language.  Instructor Ms. Wan is a Chinese language teacher.  She has been teaching Chinese to children from Pre-K to elementary school for over 10 years.  The fall program will run for 5 weeks on Thursday evenings from October 5th –November 2nd from 6:00-6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department.  This is a drop-in program.    Call the Youth Services Department for more information, 413-662-3133, ext. 14.

 

Lego Night
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 - 7 pm
Free
for more information

The Family Center will hold Lego Groups in North Adams and Adams beginning in September. Enjoy building Lego creations at the Library. Lego groups are for families with children ages 4-12 years old. Evening Lego Group September 14th and 28th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at The North Adams Public Library, 75 Church Street third floor.  It will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

 

Business Smart Workshop
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 - 7 pm
Free
for more information

Oreste Varela from the Small Business Administration will be at the North Adams Public Library, 74 Church Street, North Adams on Thursday, October 12 at 6 p.m. for a ninety-minute workshop covering all aspects of starting and maintaining a small business. If you are an artist, craftsman, collector or entrepreneur of any kind looking for solid information on market analysis or creating a basic business plan, don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the Small Business Administration. For more information see our library website http://www.naplibrary.com or find us on Facebook.
October Meeting
American Legion Post 125, 91 American Legion Dr
(413) 664-9004
7 pm
Free
for more information

Monthly group for anyone with a family member in the military....support, drinks, laughter, tears and hugs.
 

Friday October 13th

 
Humble Digs
MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main Street
wearecommonfolk@gmail.com
7pm
$5
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.

https://www.facebook.com/humbledigsband/

Good luck!
 
Weekly Trivia Night
The SereniTea Cafe, 303 Ashland St
(413) 346-4624
8 pm
Free
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 14th

 
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.

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.
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.
Fall Foliage Rides
Hoosac Valley Train Ride, 98 Crowley Avenue
(413) 663-4189
10 am - 4 pm
$12 adults, $8 kids
for more information

See the Berkshires in a whole new way!! Fall Foliage Train rides are family-friendly, one-hour round trips between North Adams and Adams, MA.

 

The Gray Comma Ft. Lillian-Yvonne Betram
The MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main St
4 - 6 pm
Free
for more information

Come for the reading, stay for the open mic! October's featured reader is Lillian-Yvonne Bertram (see bio below). Open mic sign up starts at the door. Admission is free, but bring money to buy books--you'll want them!

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is a 2014 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Poetry Fellowship. her most recent book, personal science, is forthcoming from tupelo press in 2017. Her first book, But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, was selected by Claudia Rankine as the 2010 Benjamin Saltman Award winner and published by Red Hen Press in 2012 and was a 2013 poetry nominee for the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award for outstanding works of literature published by people of African descent. Her second book, a slice from the cake made of air, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Winner of the 2012 Phantom Limb Press chapbook contest, her chapbook cutthroat glamours was published in 2013. She is one-sixth of the poetry collective, Line Assembly. She has been in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, the Montana Artists Refuge, has received fellowships from Cave Canem and the Bread Loaf Writers and is the recipient of a United States Embassy grant for a writing residency at the Ventspils Writers & Translators House in Ventspils, Latvia, in 2014. The 2009-2011 Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow at Williams College, her poetry, prose, photography, and digital stories have received numerous awards and have appeared widely in journals such as Black Warrior Review, Callaloo, Cream City Review, Court Green, DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, jubilat, Mid-American Review, Narrative Magazine, OH NO, Subtropics, Sou'wester, Tupelo Quarterly, Twelfth House, and more. She holds degrees in creative writing from the University of Utah where she is the current managing editor of Quarterly West, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Carnegie Mellon University. She was a Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellow at Ithaca College and the Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at St. Lawrence University for 2015-2016. she is currently an assistant professor of creative writing in the mfa program at umass boston.
Roast Pork Dinner
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, 70 Marshall St
(413) 663-5316
4 - 7 pm
$14 adults, $12 seniors, $8 kids
for more information

Come join us for our annual dinner! This year we will be serving up a generous portion of roast pork with all the fixings you've come to love with our past dinners. The date to mark your calendars with is Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Center. Adults $14, Seniors $12, Children $8. Raffles and entertainment are part of the evening. Please join us in helping those in need both financially and spiritually! Tickets are available at the rectory at (413) 663-5316, after weekend masses in the week prior to the event, any conference member, or by messaging me here, we'll make sure you get a ticket. Thank you to all who have supported us in the past, we look forward to seeing you all. God Bless!
Steven Siegel: Artist Reception
CYNTHIA-REEVES, 1315 Mass Moca Way
(212) 714-0044
5 - 7 pm
Free
for more information

CYNTHIA-REEVES is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of Steven Siegel's new work '35 Pieces'. The project consists of 35 panels that were created to become a moving and shifting movie set. The film will be available for viewing in the gallery, as well as all 35 pieces. The artist will be available during the event to answer any questions or inquiries about the work.

Steven Siegel’s works consistently push the boundaries of how we view the detritus of our day-to-day life. His works are created from recycled materials such as newspapers, aluminum cans and plastic bottles, which he recasts into site-based or landform sculptures. Wanting his biodegradable sculptures to have an impact on their surroundings, his works also challenge us to look again at how these discarded elements can be recast into meaningful and documentarian sculptures.
Fall Harvest Dinner for Camp Ashmere
First Baptist Church, 131 Main St
(413) 663-3780
5 - 7 pm
$12 adults, $7 kids, free kids under 5
for more information

First Baptist Church is hosting a Turkey Dinner on October 14th in conjunction with the Bike-a-thon for Camp Ashmere. This is a popular annual affair with a complete turkey dinner featuring stuffing, mashed potato, gravy, vegetables, rolls, cranberry sauce, drinks, and hot apple crisp a la mode for dessert. There will also be a chicken option for those who don't eat turkey. Last year we sold out with over 107 meals served, so get your tickets early. There are two seatings, the first at 5pm and the second at 6pm with the option for take-out until 7pm or while supplies last. The cost for the dinner is $12.00 for adults, $7.00 for children and is FREE for those five and under or participants of the Bike-A-Thon who have $100 or more in donations. Tickets will be available from Camp Trustees, Staff and at the Church Office. So mark your calendars today and come out to support Camp Ashmere!

 

Spirited Train Rides
Hoosac Valley Train Ride, 98 Crowley Avenue
(413) 663-4189
5:30 - 7:30 pm
$40
for more information

Spirited Train Rides - Do you believe?
Responding to guest feedback and interest in a paranormal themed event for the fall season, BSRM will offer an event unlike any other offered before: BSRM will host Spiritualist Minister, Author and professional psychic-medium Julie MacDonald for Spirited Train Rides. Many investigators have come from far and wide to investigate paranormal activity in the Hoosac Valley. On Saturday October 14 th and 21 st , guests will now have an opportunity to investigate themselves with Julie’s help. Passengers will climb aboard BSRM’s vintage Budd Rail Diesel Car and learn how to tap into spirit energies with their body and other senses on the ride to Southview Cemetery in North Adams. Southview Cemetery, founded in 1888, is a beautifully designed Victorian style cemetery that transports visitors to a by-gone era and has been visited and investigated by many paranormal investigation teams. Trains will depart promptly at 5:30 pm. Upon arrival at Southview, patrons will detrain and take a walking tour through the cemetery (which is in the shadow of the Hoosac Tunnel) with Julie as their guide. They will also have the opportunity to see and/or feel the energy of spirit around them with Julie’s guidance. Information and messages from the world of Spirit will be delivered as it is given to Julie.

This experience is part train ride and part walking tour and will last approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours. Approximately one hour will be spent outdoors; please come prepared for any weather. In the event of severely inclement weather, Julie and patrons will ‘tune in’ to the cemetery and spirit while staying in the protective covering of the passenger car. Tickets are $40; (no restrooms are available on train or at cemetery).
Harvest Hang with Vetiver & Johnny Irion
Location TBA
Touristswelcome.com
$50
for more information

Join the TOURISTS gang for an intimate acoustic evening with Vetiver and Johnny Irion featuring a rustic harvest buffet from chef Cortney Burns. Eats, beer, and wine included. More details about the evening, including the venue location in North Adams, will be sent to ticket buyers. 21+ please. TIX MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE! Click here to purchase - http://bit.ly/2xIS9zg
The Bitter Game
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
8 - 11 pm
$10 students, $14 advance, $20 day of, $30 preferred
for more information

Keith A. Wallace brings us a searing solo theater piece about race relations in America. A blend of verse and prose raises questions about police accountability and the ripple effects of trauma in communities of color.
 

Sunday October 15th

 
40th Annual MCLA Sam Gomez 5k Race
MCLA Campus Center, Sullivan Lounge, 375 Church St
(413)-662-5410
9 am - 1 pm
$20 pre-registration/ $25 Day of race/ $6 MCLA Students

Check in from: 9:30 - 11:00am at Campus Center Sullivan Lounge
Race starting at 11:30am – Walkers welcome
entry information 413-662-5401
Free T-shirts to the first 100 runners at Check-in
To benefit the National Alliance of Mental Illness
Fall Foliage Rides
Hoosac Valley Train Ride, 98 Crowley Avenue
(413) 663-4189
10 am - 4 pm
$12 adults, $8 kids
for more information

See the Berkshires in a whole new way!! Fall Foliage Train rides are family-friendly, one-hour round trips between North Adams and Adams, MA.
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.
SOMA Dance Studios
Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, 243 Union St. (Rt. 2)  Loft #407
soma@somastudio.org or (413) 626 2463
1 - 2 pm
$8-10 donation

Soma will be hosting an informal percussion jam/drum circle.  No experience necessary.  The emphasis is on FUN.  $8-$10 suggested contribution (or pay what you can).  Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, 243 Union St. (Rt. 2)  Loft #407  Contact Mieke Kohl:  soma@somastudio.org or 413.626.2463.
 

Monday October 16th

 
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!

 

Daycare Provider Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10 am
Free

Daycare providers looking for an educational outing for their kiddos are welcome to this 1-2 times a month storytime.  Ages birth to 5 years old, siblings welcome.  1 - 2 stories read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.  Mondays September 11th and 25th at 10:00 am.

Call the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.
Positive Discipline Parenting Class
Family Center of Northern Berkshire County, 210 State St
(413) 664-4821
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Free
for more information

Free 8 week series for parents of young children in North Adams. On-site child care and meal provided. Participants must register. Call 413-664-4821.

 

 

Tuesday October 17th

 
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.
Youth Leadership Program
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, North Adams
(413) 663-7588
5 - 7 pm
Free
for more information

Offers teens a platform to design original service projects that will positively impact the community. Teens will craft their leadership skills and discuss the needs they see in their community. For more information, call Tim at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.

 

nbCC's October Forum - Education In Northern Berkshire: A New Vision for our Region
MCLA Church Street Center, 375 Church St
(413) 663-7588
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Free
for more information

Learn about the Berkshire County Task Force and the work they have been doing to ensure quality education in Berkshire county. Participate in a Q&A discussion about the impact of a single county-wide school district with a panel consisting of task force representatives. For more information, call Amber at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.
 

From Our Neighbors

 
Wednesday 10/11

Beatriz At Dinner: Free Admission
Images Cinema, 50 Spring St, Williamstown
(413) 458-5612
7 - 8:30 pm
Free
for more information

This perfectly honed chamber drama from director Miguel Arteta and writer Mike White—their third collaboration together—begins as a squirmy dinner-party-gone-wrong comedy and expands into something much more soulful and timely. Salma Hayek Pinault plays Beatriz, a Mexican-American holistic healer who is invited to stay on for dinner by her wealthy client and avowed friend Cathy (Connie Britton) when her car breaks down down the road. She finds herself breaking bread with Cathy’s husband’s business partners and their wives. The alpha male at the party is billionaire developer Doug Strutt (Officially John Lithgow, playing against certain obvious connotations with a chilling assurance). As the cocktails multiply and the one percent rejoice in world domination, the earnest Beatriz enunciates an alternative view. Immediately personalities clash, as do sociopolitical beliefs, as indignant Beatriz and imperious Doug face off in what might be the longest evening of these L.A. residents' lives. This socially charged black comedy candidly deals with race, immigration, class, and other issues particularly relevant in this current politically heated age.

Presented by the Williams College Davis Center as part of their ongoing Social Justice Film Series.

 

Saturday 10/14

The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience

Berkshire Theatre Group, 111 South St, Pittsfield
(413) 997-4444
7:30 - 10 pm
for more information

The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, led by long-term bassist, John Lee, showcases the unique rhythms and well-loved melodies (such as “Manteca” and “Tin Tin Deo”) of Gillespie’s library of Cu-Bop, which he developed with Chano Pozo in the ’40s and ’50s.

Their repertoire also explores the broader world of Latin-American music. The musicians are drawn from the high-calibre talent that frequent the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and All Star groups, such as trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, saxophonist Sharel Cassity, Brazilian pianist/vocalist Abelita Mateus, drummer Tommy Campbell and percussionist Roger Squitero.
 

Sunday 10/15

7th Annual Berkshire County UKE FEST

The Williams Inn, 1090 Main St, Williamstown
(413) 458-9371
1 - 4 pm
$15
for more information

WORKSHOPS for Beginners and Intermediate 10 AM - Noon. Fest Tix in advance $15. Pre-register at blewis@williams.edu

Performers are Snapback (Somers, CT), The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra (Williamstown, MA), Madeleine Grace, and Bart Saxbe (Williamstown, MA). Funding by The Northern Berkshire Cultural Council.

Tuesday 10/17

After School Lego Club

Adams Free Library 92 Park Street
(413) 743-8345
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Free

After School Lego Club October 3 and 17 from 3:30 -4:30 p.m. at the Adams Free Library 92 Park Street, lower level. It will meet monthly on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Thursday 10/12

Trivia Night at The Log w/ Ephs at The Clark
The Log, 78 Spring St, Williamstown
(413) 655-1300
8 pm
Free
for more information

Come visit us at the Log at 78 Spring Street in Williamstown and join us for some mental escapades as we tickle your trivia knowledge with our set of quizzical questions! This week will feature special guest hosts, Ephs at the Clark!

The event will occur weekly and is open to the entire community! It will feature different guest host each week with five rounds of questions. We look forward to seeing you and your friends at the Log!

Friday 10/13
 
8th Annual Berkshire Drum & Dance Fest

Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St, Pittsfield
(413) 499-4660
6 pm
for more information

Join us for the 8th annual Berkshire Drum and Dance Fest on Friday October 13th 2017 at 7pm at Berkshire Community College's Boland Theater! This year's theme "Honoring Women in Drum and Dance"!

This is a COMMUNITY EVENT to celebrate the spirit of DRUM and DANCE and to support the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center, a tax exempt non-profit conservation and education organization in Windsor, MA - if you would like to volunteer at or sponsor this event please email: aimee@gaiaroots.com for more info!

6pm doors open for silent auction and Tamarack Hollow Trading craft marketplace
6:30pm preview of the Tamarack Hollow video in the theater
7pm Showtime!

The fest will support the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center to help conserve 32 acres of highland Boreal forest in Windsor, MA, to build a sustainable nature and education center and offer year round environmental and cultural programs for all ages. Tamarack Hollow NCC is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to "Inspiring cultural and environmental awareness, appreciation & stewardship" and conservation of natural resources and land.

*TICKETS (DONATIONS $10-20+++) can be made purchased at the door OR prior to the event via our website www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org on the DONATE page - please indicate your donation is for the 2017 drum fest and we will have your name on a list at the door for entry! Thank you!

Additional help needed for the event, let us know if you can help!
~Stage hands
~Front lobby volunteers
~Food donations for musicians backstage
~Silent auction items
~Sponsorship
~Handing out and hanging flyers

Monday 10/16

"Know Your Rights" Training

Pittsfield High School Library, 300 East St, Pittsfield
413-854-3491 or jeff@biorganizing.org
6 - 7:30 pm
Free
for more information

On Monday, October 16th, the Berkshire Immigrant Center (BIO) and Berkshire Interfaith Organizing (BIO), in partnership with the Massachusetts Immigrants and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), the Elizabeth Freeman Center, and the Central West Justice Center (CWJC), will offer a Know Your Rights Workshop for immigrants. The workshop will take place from 6:00-7:30 p.m., at the Pittsfield High School Library and is free and open to the public.

At this workshop, presenters from the Berkshire Immigrant Center, MIRA and CWJC will offer detailed information for local immigrants on their rights and on the legal resources available to them. The workshop will also offer information on the changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) recently announced by the Trump Administration.

As a follow-up to this workshop, BIO will offer a Spanish-language community organizing training on Monday, October 23rd, from 6:00-7:30 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Church in Pittsfield, to teach immigrants about community organizing, and how they can use it as a tool to raise up their voices and to help their community.

For more info, contact BIO organizer Jeff Lowenstein at 413-854-3491 or jeff@biorganizing.org

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