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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 1-7

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North Adams Happenings:
November 1st - November 7th
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
11/9
Common Folk Public Meeting
MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main Street
6pm
Free
for more information

We've been getting a lot of feedback that folks miss our public meetings. So we're bringing them back! But this one is special. 

We invite anyone who has ever been a "member" of Common Folk to join us in a discussion about our future. So much of our success has come from the community supporting us and we want to know what you think should be next. 

We will also be rolling out the beginnings of our membership process! If you are interested in becoming a member, this would be a great meeting to attend!

Creators of all ages are welcome. Anyone under 12 must be accompanied by an adult!

More info TBA!
 
11/11
Annual Veteran's Day Parade & Dedication
Downtown
10:40
for more information

The annual Veterans Day Parade will begin at the American Legion at approximately 10:40a.m. traveling down American Legion Drive onto Main Street, to Eagle St. where it will conclude in a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at the corner of Eagle St. and Route 2.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Dept. Vice Commander Anthony Dias, Dept. of Massachusetts, American Legion. Please join us in honoring all the brave veterans that have risked so much to serve our country.
 
11/11
Up Front for Demar 5k Run & 1 Mile Walk
Veteran's Memorial Rte 2 and Eagle St North Adams, MA
for more information

Annual 5k run and 1 mile walk to honor and remember SPC Michael R DeMarsico and raise money for the scholarship fund in his name. The race and walk will be followed by a parade and additional dedication at the Veterans Memorial.
Race starts at 9am - packet pickup and registration available online, at the American Legion Friday 11/10 from 4pm -7pm and 7:30am race day at the starting line
 
11/16
Public Policy Lecture: Jeffrey Toobin
Church Street Center, Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium
413.662.5224
7 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

A high-profile senior analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin is one of the country’s most esteemed experts on politics, media and the law. With unparalleled journalistic skill, Toobin has provided analysis on some of the most provocative and important events of our time. The author of critically acclaimed best sellers, Toobin delved into the historical, political and personal inner workings of the Supreme Court and its justices in his books The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court and The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.

Toobin’s latest best-selling book, American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst, was released to considerable acclaim in August 2016. The book examines the 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst, granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, by the Symbionese Liberation Army. The astonishing, theatrical details of the saga are firmly bound to a tangible reality, aided by more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents. Toobin allows readers to peek into the past – right into one of the most insane eras of American history. The book has already been optioned for film by Fox 2000. His book, The Run of His Life: The People vs. O. J. Simpson, was the basis for the acclaimed mini-series on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta and Sarah Paulson.
11/16
To Bless The Space Between Us
MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main Street
6pm
Free 
for more information

We are starting a new tradition. 

Join us for the closing ceremony of To Bless The Space Between Us a exhibit showcasing work that responds to the theme of addiction. 

Common Folk's mission is to inspire creativity, support local and emerging creators, and positively contribute to our community. This exhibit meets all aspects of this mission.

We especially seek artists who are in the process of dealing with their own addictions. In an effort to stamp out the stigma that plagues individuals who seek recovery, we encourages artists to explore how art can be a catalyst for change within themselves and within the community. 

There is hope that this exhibit will tour the community and build over time. If you are interested in getting involved, please come to the event and talk with us about your ideas. Or join us for our Public Meeting on November 9th.

To submit a piece of art contact xomisa@gmail.com. 

You can submit work in person on Tuesdays from 2pm-6pm or Wednesdays from 11am-2pm.
11/18
FESTIVE @ Greylock WORKS
Greylock WORKS, 508 State Road
work@greylockworks.com
10:30AM – 5:30PM
$21.83/groups of 4 admission
for more information

FALL INTO THE BERKSHIRES @ Greylock WORKS
Immerse in beautiful and delicious handcrafted gifts at Greylock WORKS’ 2017 FESTIVE! A new holiday market celebrating the unique magic of the Northern Berkshires and beyond.
Set in an expansive, light-filled mill, the festival marketplace will offer music, food crafters, local farmers, fermenters and distillers, and the region’s best artisans and textile curators.
Come discover all your holiday gifts and desires, and stay for demonstrations and workshops that invite visitors to share in the stories and skills of our artisans.
11/22
Annual Downtown Tree Lighting
Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown, North Adams! The rain date will be Friday, December 1st.

We'll kickoff the evening at the tree by the First Baptist Church at the top of Main Street with a few words of thanks from some familiar faces before hitting the switch and lighting up Main Street with thousands of twinkling lights.

Next our friends, the Drury High School Band, will lead Santa & Mrs. Claus to join us with festive holiday tunes to hand out goody bags for all the kids!
This also kicks off the holiday shopping season! Don't miss the great holiday deals and events happening at your favorite local retailers, restuarants and other local businesses!

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Berkshire Bank, Greylock Federal Credit Union, MountainOne Bank, Cascade Art Supplies, and the City of North Adams.

A very special THANK YOU to our friends at the First Baptist Church, MASS MoCA and the Drury High School Band and Bandfront for helping to make the evening so special!
 

Wednesday November 1st

 
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 November 2nd

 
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
 
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.

 

Artist Talk with Elizabeth King
Club B10, MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
5PM
$6/students & Advanced, Free for members
for more information

King traces her deep research into the history of figurative sculpture from early automatons and puppets to her own meticulously crafted, movable figures.

 

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.
POETRY READING: Brian Teare 
Gallery 51, 51 Main Street
413-664-8718
7PM
Free

MCLA's creative writer-in-residence for fall 2017, acclaimed poet Brian Teare, will be reading from his work at Gallery 51 (51 Main Street) in North Adams on Thursday, November 2 at 7 PM. Teare is the author of five collections of poetry, including The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, Pleasure, Companion Grasses, and The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, Teare has received poetry fellowships from institutions including the NEA, the American Antiquarian Society and The Pew Center for the Arts. He also runs the artisan micropress Albion Books and teaches as an Associate Professor of English at Temple University in Philadelphia. Sponsored by MCLA and coordinated by the English/Communications Department.
Dinner & A Movie: Dirty Dancing
The SereniTea Cafe and Bar, 303 Ashland St
(413) 346-4624
7:30PM
$15/person, 2 for $25

SereniTea will be doing a monthly movie night on the first Thursday of every month.
The doors will be open 7:30-8 to take appetizer, salad, drink and dessert orders, dinner will be served at 8, the movie will start shortly thereafter!
Cost: $15 per person, or two tickets for $25
Dinner:
- TBD
Movie: Dirty Dancing

 

 

Friday November 3rd

 
Happy Meal Times & Healthy Kids Workshop
UNO Center, 157 River
413-663-7588
10:30 AM – 12:30PM
Free

nbCC’s The Family Place is hosting this workshop to learn how to make a healthy & quick meal! Receive a bag of groceries to practice making the meal at home and learn tips to shop on a budget. Register with nbCC’S The Family Place by calling Stephanie Puc
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 November 4th

 
Winter Farmer's Market
The Green, 87 Main Street
potvinsara@gmail.com
9AM – 1PM
Free
for more information

Join us for our 1st Monthly WINTER Farmers Market of this season!
SAT. NOVEMBER 4TH | 9AM - 1PM @ 87 Main Street.
We're moving the market INDOORS and keeping it going throughout the winter and spring months! The North Adams Winter Farmers Market will take place every 1st Saturday of the month from November-May, from 9am - 1pm. We accept EBT/Debit/CC. Our SNAPx2 Program will have a $15 maximum, but we will continue the doubling program with this cap while funding lasts.

NOVEMBER MARKET VENDORS WILL INCLUDE:
Clarksburg Bread Co.
Many Forks Farm
MonArtistic Pet Products
Morin Gardens
Mountain Girl Farm
Square Roots Farm
Gray Raven Farm
White Goose Gardens
New Leaf Farm
Bees n' Blossoms Lotion Bars & Sweet N' Salty Spa Essentials
Cricket Creek Farm
AND MORE!
Fall Harvest Fair
First Baptist Church, 131 Main Street
9AM – 3PM
Free (money needed for purchases)
for more information

Come and join us for our annual fall Harvest Fair! There will be craft items and handmade items, attic treasures, canned goods, baked goods, chinese auction, kids fishbowl, raffles for quilted table toppers and a beautiful set of China, and Lunch with Santa! A Soup and Sandwich lunch is served from 11am to 1:30pm in the Eagle St Room (variety of soups and sandwiches, chips, dessert and beverage -- a combo meal is just $6). Hope to see you there! First Baptist Church of North Adams 131 Main St North Adams, MA
Free on the 4's
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
All day
Free
for more information

MASS MoCA is free for North Adams residents on the 4th of the month through June 2018.

Bring an official ID (or utility bill) to show you’re a resident of the 01247 and MASS MoCA’s galleries are yours for the day.

Saturday, November 4
Monday, December 4
Thursday, January 4
Sunday, February 4
Sunday, March 4
Wednesday, April 4
Friday, May 4
Monday, June 4
Honoring Valerie Schwarz' Service to the Berkshire Food Project
Berkshire Food Project, 134 Main Street
3-5 PM
Free
for more information

We are honoring Val Schwarz at a reception on Saturday, November 4 from 3 - 5 PM at the BFP.
The Weepies
Hunter Center, MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
8PM
$20 STUDENTS/$26 ADVANCE /$34 DAY OF
for more information

Husband-wife duo The Weepies emerged from the Boston folk scene in the early 2000’s and has since built a deep catalogue of hook-laden, irresistible folk-pop. NPR writes, “A synthesis of husky vocals and springy guitar makes any combination of words and melodies shine like gold.” They appear at MASS MoCA in a stripped-down setting, revealing simple, beautiful writing, and singing.

HONEYHONEY’s Benjamin Jaffe opens with a new duo.
 

Sunday November 5th

 
Sounds & Tones Presents: Honeyfitz, Dan O'Connell, Chris Hantman, + Plume
MCLA Design Lab
6pm
$5-$7

Sounds & Tones Presents a night of Indie

Remember, remember! 
The fifth of November, 
The Indie show and plot; 
I know of no reason 
Why the Show 
Should ever be forgot! 


Join your local DIT (do it together) label for an evening of indie music and poetry. 
 

Monday November 6th

 
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 November 7th

 
Election Day! - State Rep, North Adams Mayor, City Council
St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Parish, St. Anthony Dr.
413-662-3000
7am – 7pm

All wards vote at the polling station located at the St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Parish Center.

 

 

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.

 

4-H Wacky STEAM Club
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, North Adams
3 - 5 pm

A free club focusing on interesting and interactive science experiments, as well as other great academic-based programming from the 4-H curriculum. Have fun learning science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. For youth 6 to 18 years old. Snacks provided. Contact glenda to register at (413) 663-7588 ext. 22 or gmcarter@nbccoalition.org.
 

From Our Neighbors

 
Thursday 11/2

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 11/3
Pittsfield Pride Drag Show

303 Crane Ave, Pittsfield
9pm-1am
Free
for more information

Weekend Warriors Entertainment is here to bring you "Pittsfield Pride" events to help our LGBTQ community grow. What better way than with a Drag Show?! Join us for a 3 act show starring Harmony Chanel Diamond, Gemini DaBarbay, Millennial, Angel South & Mikey Flexx.

Tuesday 11/7

Jazz Night at The Log

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

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!

 

Friday 11/3

Live at The Log - Rock Stewart
The Log, 78 Spring St, Williamstown
(413) 655-1300
8 pm
Free
for more information

Join us as we welcome Rock Stewart to The Log on November 3rd! A Williams student who has played the guitar for nearly a decade, Rock is no stranger to music. Come and enjoy the tunes as you dine on our new and improved menu! The show is Free and Open to the Public. Music begins at 7:30.

Friday 11/3

Pine Cobble Ski & Skate Sale

163 Gale Road, Williamstown
3pm-8pm
Free
for more information

Join us for a community syringe clean up in Pittsfield! All are welcome, but you must be 18+ to pick up syringes. Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Everyone will receive a brief orientation and training at 10:00am at our syringe access & disposal site.

Saturday 11/4

Community Clean Up In Pittsfield

100 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield
(413) 586-2016
10 am
Free
for more information

Join us for a community syringe clean up in Pittsfield! All are welcome, but you must be 18+ to pick up syringes. Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Everyone will receive a brief orientation and training at 10:00am at our syringe access & disposal site.

Sunday 11/5

Opening Lecture: The Impressionist Line

The Clark Art Museum
225 South Street, Williamstown 
3pm-4pm
for more information

Join us for a community syringe clean up in Pittsfield! All are welcome, but you must be 18+ to pick up syringes. Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Everyone will receive a brief orientation and training at 10:00am at our syringe access & disposal site.

 

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