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North Adams Happenings: Dec. 13-19

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North Adams Happenings:
December 13th - December 19th
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
Ugly Sweater Dance Party
Freight Yard Pub + Restaurant, 1 Furnace St.
7 - 11:00pm
for more information

Dj and Dancing. Fun contest. Prizes and special.

 
 

Wednesday December 13th

 
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.
 
Let's Talk About Baby Talk!
Family Center, 210 State Street
(413) 664-4821
3 - 4 PM
Free
for more information

Let’s talk about Baby Talk! Wednesday, December 13 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. A special presentation at Baby and Me Group time in The Family Center Playroom, 210 State Street, North Adams. Presented by Heather Vroman, Language Speech Pathologist and parent. Learn about milestones for language development and strategies for promoting language. This is for parents with babies ages birth to 1 year old. Please call The Family Center at 413-664-4821 to register.

 

Pints & Pages Discussion
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
6 – 8 PM
Free
for more information

December's Pints & Pages pick is:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

This book has recieved wide acclaim and lots of buzz this year for good reason! This was hands down one of the most powerful books I read in 2016, read a summary here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32075671-the-hate-u-give

Socializing begins at 6, book discussion begins at 6:30!

Request a copy through your library here: http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/home

**Pints & Pages @Bright Ideas is a social book club for readers in their 20's, 30's and the young at heart. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month to discuss a wide range of eclectic reads through a variety of genres! Join us for good books, good beer and even better conversation!**
 

Thursday December 14th

 
Back to the 80's...The Totally Awesome Musical
Drury PAC, 1130 Church St.
(413) 662-4403
7 PM
$5-10/person
for more information

North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center invites children in the area to have Back to the 80’s is a jukebox musical that tells the story of the 1989 graduating class of William Ocean High through the narration of Corey Palmer Sr., who is now living in the year 2001. The musical includes hits such as “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” “Hey Mickey,” “Man in the Mirror,” “Love Shack,” “Walking on Sunshine” and many more. Come sing along and feel nostalgic about you’re favorite 80’s hits!!
Music Business Workshop
50 Ashland Street
7 - 9pm
$5-$15 Suggested Donation
for more information

Hosted by Melanie Glenn of Upstate Rubdown will be hosting a workshop on music business for DIY musicians. The workshop will be 2 hours with a mixture of lecture, group discussions, Q&A, and networking opportunities. This workshop will be shaped by the needs of the community. Melanie's here to help you out!

Bring a pen and paper!

Melanie has been a performing musician for over 6 years. From college bands she sang backup in and also played french horn in, to songwriting and co-leading a group. These days, Melanie plays with Upstate Rubdown, an unsigned self-run band that headlines large music festivals and concerts. She does the touring life while also balancing some trio and solo shows, voice lessons, and a part time job. It's all possible when you have the right tools and organization to make it all happen. 

We'll start the workshop off by thinking of 2 aspects of music business you think you're excelling at and 2 aspects you'd like to work on. So brainstorm on that before the workshop if you get the chance.
Auditions for MCP's Winter Playreading Series
NA Public Library, 74 Church St.
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Free
for more information

Although MCP is still on the hunt for a new home, we are excited to be presenting a series of staged readings with the help of our great friends at the North Adams Public Library this winter & spring!

Plays to be read in the series include "Tally's Folly" by Lanford Wilson (to be performed Jan. 11), "Race" by David Mamet (Mar. 15), and the female version of "The Odd Couple" (Apr. TBD).

Come DROP-IN on the 3rd floor of the NA library anytime between 5:30-7:30pm on Thurs. 12/14 to read. No need to bring a prepared monologue - auditioners will read scenes from the plays. Come when you're available within that time or plan to stay the whole time!

Actors of all experience levels and genders are invited to audition, and while most of the roles are open to actors of any ethnicity, two of the roles in "Race" are specifically written for Black/African-American actors. The characters in these plays are all adults, but interested high school & college students are welcome to audition as well!
Creating MAGIC Trees Info. Event
NA Public Library, 74 Church St.
(413) 662-3133
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Free
for more information

Come learn more about the Creating MAGIC Trees in The Berkshires Initiative! Information will be provided on how to wrap a tree, what materials work best and more! We will be raffling off two FREE tree wraps to local businesses and homeowners and there will be snacks!

Thanks again to Art About Town, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's MLK Day of Service in Northern Berkshire and the Louison House for being our first sponsors!

Come learn about how psychologists and scientists have proven color effects mood and the benefits of using it when dealing with Seasonal Effective Disorder (SAD). We will also be talking about the safety of the Arborist-approved tree wrap we are using and the other benefits it can have! Please visit our website and read our blog which has credible sources and great information about tree wrap and our approach in combating SAD https://alsebastino5.wixsite.com/magictrees
Lego Club
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 at The North Adams Public Library, 75 Church Street third floor.  It will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
Blue Star Christmas Gathering
American Legion Post 125, 91 American Legion Dr.
7 PM
Free
for more information

Monthly support meeting for families of military - any branch, all welcome.
 

Friday December 15th

 
CBI's Shabbat Chanukah Celebration!
Congregation Beth Isreal, 53 Lois St.
(413) 663-5830
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Free
for more information

Join us in bringing more light into the darkness! Bring your own chanukiyah (menorah) - we'll light them all together at 5:30, sing songs of Chanukah and Shabbat, and then celebrate Chanukah and Shabbat with a vegetarian / dairy potluck meal (bring a dish to share.) The synagogue will provide latkes made by Heather Levy and Tim Hermann, so let Heather and Tim know if you'd like to help!
Back to the 80's...The Totally Awesome Musical
Drury PAC, 1130 Church St.
(413) 662-4403
7 PM
$5-10/person
for more information

North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center invites children in the area to have Back to the 80’s is a jukebox musical that tells the story of the 1989 graduating class of William Ocean High through the narration of Corey Palmer Sr., who is now living in the year 2001. The musical includes hits such as “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” “Hey Mickey,” “Man in the Mirror,” “Love Shack,” “Walking on Sunshine” and many more. Come sing along and feel nostalgic about you’re favorite 80’s hits!!
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.
Karaoke Night
State St. Tavern, 167 State St.
9pm-1am
Free
for more information

Karaoke! Every Friday night from 9pm – 1am.
 

Saturday December 16th

 
Creating MAGIC Trees Info. Event
NA Public Library, 74 Church St.
(413) 662-3133
10:00 - 12:45PM
Free
for more information

Come learn more about the Creating MAGIC Trees in The Berkshires Initiative! Information will be provided on how to wrap a tree, what materials work best and more! We will be raffling off two FREE tree wraps to local businesses and homeowners and there will be snacks!

Thanks again to Art About Town, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's MLK Day of Service in Northern Berkshire and the Louison House for being our first sponsors!

Come learn about how psychologists and scientists have proven color effects mood and the benefits of using it when dealing with Seasonal Effective Disorder (SAD). We will also be talking about the safety of the Arborist-approved tree wrap we are using and the other benefits it can have! Please visit our website and read our blog which has credible sources and great information about tree wrap and our approach in combating SAD https://alsebastino5.wixsite.com/magictrees
North Adams Movieplex FREE
Holiday Movie: Polar Express
North Adams Movieplex, 86 Main St.
(413) 663-6300
11AM
Free
for more information

North Adams Movieplex Free Holiday Events:

Saturday Dec 16th -Polar Express
Sunday Dec 17th - Elf
Saturday Dec 23rd - Claymation Classics
Sunday Dec 24th- Home Alone

MOVIES START PROMPTLY AT 11:00AM
(Movies subject to change without notice)
Mikrokosmos - Steffani Jemison & Justin Hicks
MASS MoCA, Club B10, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
413-662-2111
3 PM
$6 STUDENTS, $10 ADVANCE, $5 MEMBERS
for more information

Composer Justin Hicks and artist Steffani Jemison perform the U.S. debut of their project Mikrokosmos. The two map vocal pitches and gestures to the syllables of various pop songs, including Gil Scott-Heron’s “We Almost Lost Detroit.” An artist talk follows.

This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
FBCNA Parent's Night Out
First Baptist Church, 131 Main Street
(413) 663-3780
5 – 9 PM
$10/family
for more information

Do you have some Christmas shopping to get done? Maybe you want to see a movie with your spouse or some friends! Or just take a nap?  For just $10 per family, your kids get a time of fun, while you get time for whatever you need! Kids are welcome to come in their jammies for a night of Christmas fun.

This is a fundraiser for the Children's Ministry Conference a few leaders are attending.
 

Sunday December 17th

 
North Adams Movieplex FREE
Holiday Movie: Elf
North Adams Movieplex, 86 Main St.
(413) 663-6300
11AM
Free
for more information

North Adams Movieplex Free Holiday Events:

Saturday Dec 16th -Polar Express
Sunday Dec 17th - Elf
Saturday Dec 23rd - Claymation Classics
Sunday Dec 24th- Home Alone

MOVIES START PROMPTLY AT 11:00AM
(Movies subject to change without notice)
 

Monday December 18th

 
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 December 19th

 
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.
Pop Cares Basketball Game - Police vs. Students
Drury High School, 1130 Church St.
6:30 – 9 PM
$2-5/person (no student will be turned away due to fee)
for more information

A fun for all, police vs. students fundraiser for PopCares, Inc.

Bake Sale,  Contests, Music!

 

 

From Our Neighbors

 
Friday 12/15 - Sunday 12/17

The Tinseliner - An American Christmas in Adams, MA
3 Hoosac St, Adams
(413) 663-4189
1 PM, 3PM, 5PM, 7PM
$20/adults, $16/youth( 4-14), Free (3 & under)
for more information

Tinseliner train rides offer a look at Christmas in America during the 50's. Guests will get a visit from Father Christmas with a small toy for each child. Also includes 20 min layover at a Christmas tree lot where trees can be tagged for later pick up. (Tree sales benefit PopCares.) Enjoy holiday cheer from our all-volunteer Berkshire staff and crew. Join us for inaugural departures from Adams, MA.
Ongoing through New Year's Day.

Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Display

Look Memorial Park, 300 N. Main St., Florence
(413) 584-5457
5 – 9 PM
Free
for more information

Beginning the day after Thanksgiving and running through New Year’s Day, the Park comes alive with our Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Display. All of the Park’s beautifully decorated holiday displays are designed and handcrafted by members of our maintenance staff. Walk, bike or drive through the Park and take in the spirit, beauty and simplicity of an old fashioned holiday season. This is a FREE holiday event. Donations are appreciated.

Saturday 12/16 - Sunday 12/17

Hancock Holidays
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield
(413) 443-0188
10 AM – 4 PM
Free/members,  $8-20/non-members
(advance ticketing not required; included in admission / FREE to members)
for more information

Saturday December 9/Sunday December 10
Saturday December 16/Sunday December 17
Open 10am-4pm
(advance ticketing not required; included in admission / FREE to members)

Celebrate the holiday season at Hancock Shaker Village. There’s magic in the air. Wreaths on doors. Twinkling lights illuminating the village. It reminds us of long-ago winter days filled with wonder. Delight in life’s simple gifts, and relax, play, shop, dine, make things, and make memories at the Village. Walk, ski, or snowshoe (weather permitting) our Farm & Forest Trail. Say hello to the baby cows and other heritage breeds that live in our barn. Visit the 19th century Brick Dwelling with a guide (tours at 11am and 1pm). Witness blacksmithing demonstrations on Saturdays. Shop for the holidays in Shaker Mercantile for hand-crafted goods you can’t find anywhere else, several made here at the Village. Visit the kids’ holiday craft drop-in workshops Saturdays 11-3. Enjoy warm food and drink at Seeds Market Cafe.

We have the picture-perfect backdrop for your family holiday photo. Come sit in our antique Shaker sleigh trimmed with holiday decorations in front of the famous Round Stone Barn. Be sure to visit our children’s holiday craft workshop. Saturdays between 11am-3pm beginning November 25 drop in and create a different craft each week. Warm up with complimentary cocoa.
Start a magical family tradtion.

Sunday 12/17

Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmer's Market

Williams College Towne Field House, 107 Latham St., Williamstown
10 AM – 2 PM
Free
for more information

Shop for your holiday feast, grab lunch, enjoy some live music, and catch up with friends and farmers. Admission is always free and we gladly welcome SNAP/EBT customers at all markets.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

 

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