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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 10-16

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North Adams Happenings:
January 10 - 16
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Save the Date

Opening Reception: 50 Card Project
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St.
5 - 7PM
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Please join us for our first exhibition of 2018 with a reception for, Melanie Mowinski's 50 Card Project. Inspired by a desire to reflect on the most recent presidential election, Mowinski describes her project as:
"These cards respond to what is happening in our country at the moment and how I can frame the situation to keep me and others energized. They also serve as a reminder of what is important and at stake in our country."

More information about the 50 card project can be found at:

This exhibition will be on view January 25 - March 24, 2018r.


Club B10 MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
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Join TEDxNorthAdams at MASS MoCA in their beautiful Club B10.
As we get closer to the event we'll release the schedule of the day.
Registration begins at 12pm
Registration ends 12:45pm

MASS MoCA free days

Free for Berkshire County Daily
through Jan. 19
All day
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Warm up in the MASS MoCA galleries. From January 3 – January 19, MASS MoCA opens its doors and waives admission to all Berkshire County residents (that’s everyone residing within a zip code beginning with “012”). Bring an official ID (or utility bill) to show you’re a county resident and check out MASS MoCA’s galleries for free. The galleries are open 11am-5pm every day except Tuesday, with art-making in Kidspace on the weekends.

Wednesday January 10th

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.
January Pints & Pages Discussion
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
6 – 8 PM
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January's Pints & Pages pick is: Blankets; a graphic novel by Craig Thompson.  

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

**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 January 11th

MCP Presents "Talley's Folly"
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church Street
(413) 662-3133
6 – 8 PM
for more information

Come join us for the first in our series of staged readings produced on the third floor of the North Adams Public Library: "Talley's Folly" by Lanford Wilson, the winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. This romantic drama about the relationship between a Jewish European man and a Protestant American woman from an old Southern family, set in the South near the end of WWII, is being presented in January to coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Day later in the month.
The reading features actors Jerry Greene and Sam Therrien, and is directed by Jackie DeGiorgis.
Admission is free, and light refreshments will be available. While not specifically geared toward children, older children and teens may be interested in the personalizing aspect the play brings to historical events like WWII and relationships between different cultural groups in the American South.
Lego Group
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 - 7 PM
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.
January Meeting
and special guest medium!
American Legion Post 125, 91 American Legion Dr.
6 PM
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Monthly meeting for military families. This month we will be joined by a psychic medium who Val knows. If you don't want to be read, it's ok - but if you would like to, you can be. Cost is $20 pp and we will start at 6pm to give extra time.
Brayton PTA Fundraiser
Paint & Sip “Let it Snow” Slate
Greylock Bowl, 41 Roberts Dr.
(413) 205 - 8346
6:30 – 8:30 PM
$35/ person
for more information

Get your Brush on for the Brayton PTA!! Join us THU 1/11/18 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Brayton PTA. You'll learn to paint this adorable image of "Let it Snow - Snowman Sign" on an authentic slate roofing tile, various sizes available. At Greylock Bowl/Mingos, 41 Roberts Dr, North Adams, MA. All painting materials, instruction & donation included for $35. 50/50 raffles Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at or call (413) 205-8346.

Friday January 12th

How to Get Organized 101
The Family Place, 61 Main St.
(413) 663-7588
11 AM – Noon
for more information

How to Get Organized 101: Friday, January 12, 2018   from 11:00am – 12:00pm at The Family Place, 61 Main St.  North Adams.  The Family Place and The Family Center are presenting a workshop for families on organization to help you keep that New Year’s resolution. This is a one-hour workshop that will demonstrate some quick and easy tips on how to get and keep your household organized, how to use a planner, and create a home management binder. Each family will receive a binder and planner to take home to put these skills to use! Child care available if requested. Register by calling 413-663-7588.
TEEN Vision Board Workshop
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle St.
6 – 8PM
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Create a Vision for the Future You Want to Lead!
In this fun and interative 2 Hour Workshop, Life Coach Dawn Broadwell will guide teens in creating a personalized Vision Board to capture the life that is calling to them. Teens will leave with clarity, focus and excitement about the future. There will also be a writing exercise to lock in the learning!

This workshop is FREE, compliments of Embrace Your Life and North Adams Yoga. All vision board materials will be provided, however teens are encouraged to bring any magazines that relate to a specific interest or hobby.
Paint and Sip for the Drury Hockey Team
American Legion Post 125, 91 American Legion Dr.
6 PM
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Bake sale. 50/50 Raffle. Cash Bar. Please go to to purchase your tickets
State Street Karaoke!
State Street Tavern,  167 State St.
9 PM – 1 AM
for more information

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



Saturday January 13th

Hopkins Forest Hike
Meet at Hopkins Forest Parking Lot off Northwest Hill Road
10 AM
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A pleasant winter woodland walk through the old Boy’s Club camp to the Hoosic River at Wire Bridge Farm. Hike will examine the springs, remains and history of the old Wire Bridge and old cellar holes.  A three mile round trip walk. Meet: Hopkins Forest parking lot off Northwest Hill Road at 10:00 a.m. Leader: Drew Jones; however contact Steve McMahon at 413-458-2742 or email him at for more details.
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
First Baptist Church, 131 Main Street
(413) 663-3780
5 -7 PM
$5-10/ Free for children 3 & under
for more information

A few members of our Children's Ministry team will be attending a week of specialized leadership training in Orlando, Florida.

Dinner will include a pasta & meatballs, salad, bread, and drinks. Tickets for this fundraising dinner are $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 3-15), and free for kids under 3. A bake sale and a Chinese auction will also be held! (If you are able to donate some baked goods or an auction item, please contact Terri Braman or Nancy Kennedy.)

Sunday January 14th

Greylock Together Meeting
Eclipse Mill, 243 Union Street
(413) 664-9101
3 – 4:30 PM
for more information

Join as as we extend our outreach to neighbors in N. Adams! Thanks to Michael Bedford for inviting us to the Mill to continue our work toward justice and progressive policies together. Meeting will be on first floor in Gallery space. There will be signs getting you there once inside. Parking is in east parking lot.

Monday January 8th

Annual MLK Day of Service
MCLA Venable Gym, 375 Church Street
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
for more information

NOTE: This year's event will be held at MCLA's Venable Gym, NOT AT the MCLA Church Street Center.

Join us for the Northern Berkshire's annual community celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Begin with morning service project at your choice of 18 projects that are onsite at MCLA or at local community sites. At 12:30 free lunch will be served followed by inspiring speakers, entertainment, and the annual 2018 Peacemaker Award presentation. Join us on Monday, January 15 to answer this question asked by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" It's a day on, not a day off! Participate in a service activity, celebrate, and have fun!
Figure Drawing Collective
Makers' Mill 73 Main Street
(413) 749-2073
7 pm – 9 pm
$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 January 16th

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

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.
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.

From Our Neighbors


January 11 – 14

I/O FEST 2018
'62 Center for Theater & Dance and The Clark Institute of Art, Williamstown MA
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NEW YEAR…NEW MUSIC presented by the Williams College Department of Music

Matthew Gold, artistic director; Leonard Bopp ‘19, student director; Kate Soper, composer in residence; Fresh Squeezed Opera, guest ensemble

All events are FREE and open to the public: no ticket required.

The I/O Fest is the Williams College Department of Music’s annual immersion in the music of now. Over the course of four days and nights performers and audiences take a deep dive into new and adventurous music from around the world and down the street. Performances, talks, and workshops are held in the ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance and The Clark Art Institute, with a special interest in unconventional spaces and modes of performance. I/O Fest 2018 features composer/performer Kate Soper, in residence for a performance of her landmark chamber opera Here Be Sirens by guest ensemble Fresh Squeezed Opera, and performances by the I/O Ensemble, IOTA, and an array of Williams faculty, students, alumni, and guests.

Thursday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m., CenterStage, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
I/O Ensemble – Anthem

Thursday, January 11, between concerts, CenterStage lobby, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
Audience Reception

Thursday, January 11 at 10 p.m., Dance Studio, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
Night Jams 1 – Inaudible Time

Friday, January 12 at 7 p.m. CenterStage,’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
A pre-concert talk/discussion, Here Be Sirens, with Prof. Kate Soper and Prof. Alison Case

Friday, January 12 at 8 p.m., CenterStage, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
Kate Soper’s Here Be Sirens

Saturday, January 13 at 8 p.m., CenterStage,’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
Iota Ensemble – in the dead of night

Saturday, January 13 at 10 p.m., CenterStage,’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
Night Jams 2 – After Hours Jam Session
Night Jams 2 is an informal session of new music, and some old.

Sunday, January 14 at 1 p.m., The Clark Art Institute, Conforti Pavillion
I/Out Loud – All Ears 

Sunday, January 14 at 3 p.m. The Clark Art Institute, Conforti Pavillion
The Form of Space 

Monday 1/15
WXW Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.
Berkshire Museum,  39 South St., Pittsfield
(413) 443-7171
7 – 8:30 PM
for more information

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr day, WordXWord has invited poets to present work that reflects on, is inspired by, or otherwise connects with the legacy of Dr King. Admission is free.

WordXWord encourages poets to accept a greater role in the cultural landscape, to provoke and bear witness, to use their voice to advocate for social justice, to act as agents of change, and to add their voices in celebration of the full potential of the human spirit. The celebration of Dr King's life's work offers the perfect moment to put this into practice.

Tuesday 1/16

Lego Group
Adams Free Library, 92 Park St
3:30 – 4:30 PM
for more information

After School Lego Club Tuesdays, January 2 and 16 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.


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