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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 8-14

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North Adams Happenings:
November 8th - November 14th
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

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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.
11/18
CHERISH
Freight Yard Pub, 1 Furnace St
5pm-7pm
Free
for more information

An exhibition of new artwork by Misa Chappell on view through January 6, 2018.
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 8th

 
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.
Letterpress Strikes Back
MCLA Bowman Hall, Room 303
2pm
Free

Hands on presentation and demonstration with Letterpress printer Amos Kennedy Jr.: At age 40, Kennedy left his comfortable, middle-class life for a printing press and a pair of overalls, life, liberty, peanuts, and a meager yearly income, and cranked out a new declaration of independence.
Pints & Pages
Bright Idea Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
6 – 8 PM
Free to attend (pay for any purchases)
for more information

In November we'll be discussing 80's nostolgia and the world of virtural reality with Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.  To request a copy from your local library: https://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/home
Socializing begins at 6, book discussion begins at 6:30!
 

Thursday November 9th

 
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!
 
Whimsical, Wonderful, Woodland Animal Decorations: A Festival of Trees Decoration Activity for Families
The Family Center, 210 State Street
(413) 664-4615
11 AM – 12 PM
for more information

Whimsical, Wonderful, Woodland Animal Decorations: A Festival of Trees Decoration Activity for Families! Friday, November 10 from 11:00 to 12:00 pm in The Family Center Playroom, 210 State St, North Adams. Families will create whimsical woodland animal decorations for the Berkshire Museum’s Annual Festival of Trees! The Family Center will use them to decorate small trees for the children’s tree display at the museum exhibit in Pittsfield. We will supply all of the materials to create a decoration. We need your imagination to make the woodland creatures come to life! Each child will make one decoration to keep and one to display at the museum. A Free Drop in event! The Family Center has Berkshire Museum Passes for families to use to visit The Festival of Trees.
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.

 

We The People: Art * Activist * Political Causes
MCLA’s Bowman Hall, Room 319
5 – 7 PM
Free
for more information

Join us on MCLA's campus in Bowman Hall 319 for a panel discussion featuring letterpress printer Amos Kennedy Jr., poet Holly Wren Spaulding, and Leora Kahn, executive director and founder of PROOF: Media for Social Justice. They will discuss how art may be created from social and political ideas.

The three artists will explain how political and social movements has influenced or inspired their work over the years. In addition, they will discuss the impact of current affairs, as well as their process of creation. Politics often influence art, but does artistic expression have the power to alter political decisions? The panel will address this question and others like it.
Lego Group
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 - 6:30 pm
Free
for more information

Library Lego Groups! Lego groups are for families with children ages 4-12 years old. Evening Lego Group November 9 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.
Kathline Carr Speaks On Her Writing
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 - 6:30 pm
Free
for more information

Tristia Vogel transforms from a woman to a  harpy-like creature in art, poetry, narration, museum curating, and apocryphal texts, inKathline Carr’s Miraculum Monstrum. Find out how Kathine Carr interweaves many disciplines to support her storytelling.
 

Friday November 10th

 
Veteran's Day Observed
Thank you for your service!
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 11th

 
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.
 
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
 
Armory Dedication for Army Spc. Michael R. Demarsico II
North Adams Armory, Ashland between Porter St. & Washington Ave
413-664-6180
12:15 PM

The ceremony is slated to take place at about 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, after the Veterans Day parade and observances. Ashland Street between Washington Avenue and Porter Street will be closed to traffic from noon to 1 and the ceremony will take place in front of the building. 
Upstream Art: A Pop Up Event at Beaver Mill
The Beaver Mill,  Studio #202, 189 Beaver St.
10AM – 4PM
Free
for more information

Meet the artists, ask questions and purchase unique works of art from the artists who create them. Prints, handmade books, hats, photography, sculpture, drawings, collage, puppets and more!
Participating artists include Valerie Carrigan, Scout King, John Ryan, Peter Dudek, Rosemary Kress, Chris Mullen, Linda Finney, David Zaig, Max Spitzer, David Lachman, Lara Gonzalez, Anne Roecklein, Derek Parker & Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song
2 pm Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song - Music from West Africa and beyond
John Ryan Pop-Up Puppetry performances throughout the day
Abbot Memorial Wine Tasting Fundraiser
VFW Post 996, 537 Mohawk Trail
6:15 – 8 PM
Min. purchase of 1 Bottle of Wine
for more information

Tonight is about supporting Aboott Memorial School, while geting together with other parent's for a California wine tasting by discovering new wines, filling your wine racks, hosting a tasting of your own!
This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a try-before-you-buy experience with artisan, award-winning Napa Valley wines (not available in retail store) to raise money for events held throughtout the year at your school! The tasting will emulate a vineyard tasting with food pairings! After the guided Wine Tasting.

Due to limited seating if you attend there is a 1 bottle purchase minimum PER person. The FIRST 35 people will be able to taste, all others are able to watch, laugh,and learn about wine!

If you aren't able to secure a glass, you are still able to make purchases. 15% of sales will go back to Aboott Memorial School.

All major credit cards and checks accepted.
 

Sunday November 12th

 
Politics of Identity: Poetry of Inclusion & Exclusion
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main Street
413-662-5327
3 – 4:30 PM
Free
for more information

For Politics of Identity / Poetry of Inclusion & Exclusion - Poets are invited to zoom in or zoom out; re aim their telescope or grab a magnifying glass; to build a fence, or tear one down; to examine the politics of identity from the personal, social, or cultural perspective. Who belongs? Who gets to decide?  Poet? Interested in taking this challenge and sharing your work? Get on the list at https://goo.gl/forms/EggKvj8iCMtF4jBq1.

Politics of Identity will be presented in the physical context of the exhibition of photographs from the Freedom From Fear/Yellow Bowl Project. The Freedom From Fear/Yellow Bowl Project created by artist Setsuko Winchester is an outgrowth of the research Winchester has done around the history not only of the Japanese internment camps, but more broadly around Asian-American civil right issues over the last century.
 

Monday November 13th

 
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 14th

 
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.
Thanksgiving Chamber Night
Richmond Grille, 40 Main St.
ricco@northadamschamber.com
5 – 7 PM
$20 donation or unwrapped NIB toy

Come help kick off the Holiday Season with us at the Holiday Inn and please feel free to bring a friend! Delicious treats prepared by their own chefs  + door prizes. Please RSVP.  There will be a voluntary donation of $20 or an unwrapped toy for a young child.  All toys purchased at Persnickety Toys, 13 Eagle Street, North Adams will receive a 20% discount. All toys and money collected will be donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
 

From Our Neighbors

 

Wednesday 11/8

13th Documentary

Images Cinema, 50 Spring Street, Williamstown
413-458-5612
7 PM
Free

2016 film looks at the prison system, the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. Presented with Williams College.

 

Thursday 11/9

FrameWork - Grand Opening
FrameWork, 437 North Street, Pittsfield
5- 8 PM
Free
for more information
Join us Thursday, November 9th to celebrate the Grand Opening of Framework featuring refreshments from Dottie's Coffee Lounge and Red Apple Butchers, special giveaways & more!

Saturday 11/11

Indoor Farmer's Market

Zion Lutheran Church, 74 1st Street, Pittsfield
9 AM – 1 PM
Free
for more information

Join us from 9am to 1pm on November 11th for our FIRST INDOOR MARKET of the season... come get your pasture-raised meats, eggs, cheese, vegetables, baked goods, coffee, wine, art, and more.
SNAP and HIP proudly accepted. And we are thrilled to continue our Double Value Program, matching up to $15 for SNAP sales per person per market.
Pixie Peepers Face Painting and Balloon Creations will be making lots of fun for the kiddos and Radiance Yoga will be offering free ten minute chair massages for the grown ups!

Farmers & Food Producers:
- Assembly Coffee Roasters
- Balderdash Cellars
- Cricket Creek Farm
- Green Meads Farm Herbals
- Luna Vista Honey
- Mountain Girl Farm
- Smokey Divas with their 92nd Sauce
- Square Roots Farm
- Trusted Roots Farm
- Tyler and Pine
- White Goose Gardens and Holiday Brook Farm
- Windsor Jambs Farm
- Windy Ridge Farm

Artisans:
- Carrie Jean Converse
- Shire Fire Candles
- Things That Work
Thursday 11/9

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 11/10

Holiday Open House

Wild Oats Market, 320 Main Street, Williamstown
413-458-8060
5 – 7 PM
Free
for more information

Join us as we kick off another holiday season at Wild Oats Market! Sample delicious holiday dishes from our fresh and prepared foods departments; festive beverages from our beer & wine department; delightful holiday baked goods from our bakery; and much more!

And take advantage of our beer and wine sale to stock up for your holiday celebrations - buy 6 bottles of wine and save $10, buy 4 6-packs of beer and save $5.

Saturday 11/11

Opening Lecture: The Impressionist Line

Berkshire Theater Group, 111 South St., Pittsfield
413-997-4444
8 – 9:30 PM
$20 – 30/ person
for more information

Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Touring Company brings the best improv comedians from the legendary UCB Theatre's. Our flagship touring show is a 90-minute, unscripted and totally improvised performance. Four improvisers at the top of their game perform a high-energy, surprising and hilarious show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again! Former UCB comedians include: Amy Poehler, Adam McKay, Horatio Sanz, and other iconic comedians.

 

Tuesday 11/14

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!

 

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