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North Adams Happenings: Oct. 18-25

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North Adams Happenings:
Oct 18th - Oct 124th 
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Save the Date

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
Village Pizza

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

Deluxe Small Business Seminar
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
9 am - 3 pm

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:

Wednesday October 18th

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

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.
The Neighborlies
Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois Street, North Adams
5 - 6 pm

Celebrate someone who has made a positive impact in your life or community. For more information, call Glenda at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.

Thursday October 19th

Employer Focus Group - North Berkshire
The Porches Inn, 231 River St
1 pm
for more information

If you have persistent job openings, you will want to participate in this important session. The BCREB, working collectively with our regional economic and education partners, are organizing high level strategic activities to identify our regional gaps and to develop strategies and solutions to meet industry needs. Please join us for one of three facilitated employer focus groups on either October 19th at 9:30AM in Pittsfield, October 19th at 9:00AM in Stockbridge, or October 19th at 1PM in North Adams. Space is limited so register early by emailing Thank you!
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.


Chinese Language & Culture Class for Youth
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 - 6:30 pm
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.
Let's Talk About: Brainstorming
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street
4 - 6 pm
Anyone EXCLUSIVELY between the ages of 14-22 are encouraged to come.
for more information

What do you care about? What do you want to change about our country? About our world?

Let's Talk About is a series of discussions geared towards young people that aims to answer these questions and more. Teenagers and young adults from all walks of life and areas on the political spectrum are invited to come and respectfully debate and discuss current events and issues. One of LTA's main goals is to create a dialogue about important topics and to bridge the gap of division between those with differing opinions. At this inaugural meeting, attendees will get the chance to talk about and brainstorm important issues that matter to them, whether locally, nationally, or globally.

A list of important issues will be generated that will be the topics of future "Let's Talk About..." meetings.

Thank you!
Meet the Candidates Night
Greylock WORKS, 508 State Road

The City Council and School Committee Candidates will have the opportunity to meet members of our business community and will introduce themselves to the voters of North Adams and talk about their ideas and vision for the future. 

Friday October 20th

Artist Reception - Angle, Pitch
Outside Art Gallery, 10 Ashland St.
6 - 8 pm
for more information

Outside is pleased to present Angle, Pitch, a group exhibition of recent work by Victoria Haven, Graham McDougal, and Piotr Chizinski, curated by Amie Cunat. The show focuses on three distinct approaches on how the artists present the intangible through their work. Meticulously crafted, they also offer a sense of the contemplative within their respective processes. The Artist's Reception is Friday, October 20th at 6pm.

Angle, Pitch
Sept 9 - Oct 30, 2017
Open Fri & Sat 12-5pm
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.
Gabriel Kahane: Book of Travelers
(413) 662-2111
8 - 11 pm
$10 students, $14 advance, $20 day of, $30 preferred, $5 members
for more information

Brooklyn composer Gabriel Kahane visited MASS MoCA in 2013, on the eve of his major label debut The Ambassador. Now he returns to stage an intimate new song cycle, solo at the piano, based on his recent two-week Amtrak journey around the country.

Saturday October 21st

PopCares 6th Annual Chicken Dinner & Auction
Greylock WORKS, 508 State Rd
(413) 281-1094
5 pm
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.

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.

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.

This event is sponsored by our 2017 Platinum Annual Sponsor:
MountainOne Bank
and our 2017 Silver Annual Sponsor:
Florida Mountain Volunteer Fire Department
North Adams Farmer's Market: Thanksgiving Basket Raffle
St. Anthony Dr. & Marshall St.
9 AM – 1 PM
for more information

We're raising money to continue our SNAPx2 Program with a THANKSGIVING BASKET RAFFLE! Funds are quickly running out for the season and we don't want to have to stop doubling SNAP. It is such a HUGE asset to the community and our local farmers!

  The Thanksgiving Basket will include:
- A turkey from Square Roots Farm
- Baked Goods from Clarksburg Bread Co.
- Either some small tarts or a large Apple Frangipane Tart from North Yeast Bakery
- Baked Goods from Natalya's Ethnic Cuisine
- Shortbread from Caroline"s Scottish Shortbread
- A small cutting board from Corian Cutting Board by Mogens
- Honey, lotion & soap from Gray Raven Farm
- A towel, dishcloth & pot holder set and tomato chutney from Morin Gardens
- Raspberry Ginger Jam and some winter vegetables from Many Forks Farm
- One pound of coffee from Tunnel City Coffee
- A lotion bar from Bees n' Blossoms Lotion Bars

Raffle tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Sara at the market manager tent during our last 2 outdoor markets (October 14th & 21st) and during our first indoor market (November 4th, inside 87 Main Street!)

Can't make it to see Sara at the market? Tickets are also available for purchase at Eagle Street Artisans, and from Square Roots Farm at the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market!

Winner will be drawn on November 6th and announced then!

Buy a ticket for your own chance to win, or purchase one with the intent to DONATE it! We have a local family in need ready to donate the basket to should you win and want to share the love!
Holiday Bazaar
Blackinton Union Church, 1373 Massachusetts Ave
(413) 664-9642
10 am - 2 pm
for more information

Come Celebrate the Holiday Season with us! On October 21st we will be holding our annual Holiday Bazaar! It will begin at 10:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. Our bazaar is hosted by our Church’s Woman’s Guild and is a fundraiser for our group. Our money is used towards assisting our church’s structural needs, supporting the Sunday school classes with supplies, and throwing church events.

Our bazaar consist of: a bake sale, including food items like homemade beans; A Food Basket Raffle in which you buy tickets to win a LARGE basket of food; A Chinese Auction in which you buy raffle tickets to try and win gift certificates to local businesses and restaurants as well as themed baskets such as Dunkin Donut’s basket, spaghetti basket, baby basket, tea for one basket etc….; We have tables with holiday items, gifts, crafts, home-knit items for sale; And we also have a Luncheon in which you can purchase a sit down lunch, including homemade soup.

All the best baked goods, food items, and holiday items tend to go fast so come early if you want the best pickings. Hope to see you there!
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.


Spirited Train Rides
Hoosac Valley Train Ride, 98 Crowley Avenue
(413) 663-4189
5:30 - 7:30 pm
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).
Halloween Party
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, North Adams
2 - 5 pm

Free community event with a costume contest, fun games, yummy treats, and ghoulish dancing. For more information, call Glenda at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.



Sunday October 22nd

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.
Community Chamber Concert
MCLA, 375 Church St
(413) 662-5000
3 - 4:30 pm
Free (reservations required)
for more information

Elita Kang, violin
Ala Jojatu, violin
Danny Kim, viola
Mihail Jojatu, cello

Immediately following the performance, as part of the BSO's new "Community Conversations," ensemble members will remain on stage to answer questions and engage in conversation with the audience. Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and orchestral music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time. Each concert program lasts approximately one hour and is followed by a coffee and dessert reception for the audience and musicians.

This is a FREE event but reservations are required:

Monday October 23rd

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 24th

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



From Our Neighbors

Wednesday 10/18

Beatriz At Dinner: Free Admission

Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Rd, Pittsfield
(413) 499-2220
9 am - 1 pm
for more information

Business List:
Adams Community Bank
Apex Resource Technologies, Inc.
At Home with Berkshire Place
Becton Dickinson and Company
Berkshire Children & Families
Berkshire Community College
Berkshire County Arc
Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office
Berkshire Family and Individual Services
Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth
Berkshire Healthcare Systems
Berkshire Radio Group
Berkshire United Way
Butternut Basin, Inc.
Canyon Ranch
City of Pittsfield
Cole Haan
Crane Currency
Crane Stationary
CRT Cabulance
Custom Extrusion, Inc.
Eddie Bauer
General Dynamics Mission Systems
Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires & So. Vermont
Greylock Federal Union
Guardian Life Insurance Company
H&R Block
Hamilton Relay
Holiday Inn Club Vacations
Home Care Services of Mass
Home Instead Senior Care
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Main Street Hospitality
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Medical Resources
Mildred Elley
MOLARI Employment & HealthCare Services
Mountain View Home Care, Inc.
Pittsfield Plastics Engineering, Inc.
Pittsfield Public Schools
Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store
Quest Connect LLC
Ray Murray Inc.
The Brien Center
Tire Warehouse
The Annie Selke Companies
Touched By An Angel, Inc.
United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County
United Personnel
US Postal Service
Williams College
Wyndham Bentley Brook

Check our job listing starting Oct. 9th for open positions with each business!

Bring your resume and dress for success!

Saturday 10/21

Flashlight Scavenger Hunt

Berkshire Museum, 39 South St, Pittsfield
(413) 443-7171
6 pm
$5 per person, $3 members
for more information

Lights out!

Explore the Museum’s galleries with only a flashlight during this spooky, after-hours adventure. Complete the scavenger hunt to claim your prize and discover the darker side of "Morgan Bulkeley: Nature Culture Clash", Pahat (our resident mummy), and more!

Tickets for this special family event are just $5 per person - or $3 for Museum members - and are available on a first come, first served basis on the night of the event. Please plan to arrive early to guarantee your spot!


Tuesday 10/24

Jazz Night at The Log

The Log, 78 Spring St, Williamstown
(413) 655-1300
7:30 pm

Feel the music with us as "Jazz at Williams" joins us for their weekly jam session here at the Log. Settle in, sit back and take in some amazing music by some incredibly talented students.

Every Tuesday, September to May, 7:30-9PM

Always FREE and Open to All
See you at The Log!


Thursday 10/19

Trivia Night at The Log w/ Ephs at The Clark
The Log, 78 Spring St, Williamstown
(413) 655-1300
8 pm
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 10/20
8th Annual Berkshire Drum & Dance Fest

Miss Hall's School, 492 Holmes Rd., Pittsfield
(413) 499-1300
10 - 11:30 am
for more information


Join Us for this special Board of Visitors program on Friday, October 20.
10:00-11:30 a.m. Keynote Address
Anne Meyer Cross '37 Athletic Center at Miss Hall's School
Campus tours available following the program

MHS Alumna Wenny Kusuma '80, Country Representative for UN WOMEN Nepal, will present the keynote address, "Women's Leadership on Human Rights: Our Voice, Choice, and Safety."

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women is a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, providing them with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels. UN Women works for the empowerment of women and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.


Sunday 10/22

Bousquet Fall Dance

Bousquet, 101 Dan Fox Dr, Pittsfield
(413) 442-8316
7 - 10 pm
for more information

Join Bousquet for a free dance on Sunday 10/22/17 between 7-10pm. No cover. Cash Bar! Music provided by Fred M.

Monday 10/23

Art & Process Peer Supervision Group

NuArts, 311 North St, Pittsfield
6 - 8 pm
$15 materials fee
for more information
Monthly peer supervision group for helping professionals who use art in their work or to process work related issues. $15 materials fee. Rotating topic.


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