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North Adams Happenings: Feb. 7-13

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North Adams Happenings:
February 7 - 13
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
Feb. 17 & 18
North Adams Winterfest!


SATURDAY, FEB. 17TH, DOWNTOWN - All events are FREE
10am - 4pm | fun in the snow @ Colegrove Park & ice sculpting @
Main/Eagle/Holden Streets
10am - 3pm | winter farmer & artisan market @66 Main Street (old Sleepy's space)
10am - Noon | hot cocoa, cookies & face painting @ MountainOne Bank Lobby
Noon - 2pm | chowder competition @ 85 Main Street & community campfire @ Holden & Main
Noon – 2pm | Free movie at the North Adams Public Library, “Cool Runnings”
1 - 3pm | horse-drawn wagon rides (line starts in front of MountainOne Bank
2 - 4pm | ice skating & FREE skate rentals @ the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink, 1267 Church Street, N.Adams,MA.

SUNDAY, FEB. 18TH, WINDSOR LAKE
Join us at Windsor Lake, located at 200 Windsor Lake
Road (corner of Kemp & Bradley) for a day outdoors! Beginning at 10am we
invite you to spend the day sledding & tubing the hills,
building snow creatures, tossing snowballs, and exploring
the trails around the lake by snowshoe, boot, or cross
country ski. Finally, join us for a campfire and hot cocoa at
the Historic Valley Campground beach from 2-4 PM.
 

Wednesday February 7th

 
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.
 
Teen Writing Workshop's Mid-Year Performance
Design Lab, 49 Main Street
413-663-7588
5:30- 7 PM
Free

TWW will be held on February 7th from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the MCLA Design Lab. Teens from the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s Teen Writing Workshop will be presenting the work they have created this year, featuring inspiring, original works of fiction and poetry. 

Everyone is welcome to attend and listen to the creative expressions and talented writing of young people in their community. It is a unique opportunity for the TWW teens to showcase their true talents as they continue to produce powerful and intriguing writing both in the form of poetry and fiction.

nbCC feels strongly that the TWW participants should deliver unfiltered, unchanged works. For this reason, we don’t ask participants to censor their work. As a result, some content may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14.

The MCLA Design Lab is located at 49 Main Street in North Adams. The performance will start at 5:30pm and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact nbCC's UNITY Program Coordinator, Tim Shiebler at tshiebler@nbccoalition.org, or at 413-663-7588.
 

Thursday February 8th

 
Black History Month: Show Me Democracy
Church Street Center, MCLA Campus, 375 Church St.
413-662-5440
3 PM
Free

Amidst the uprising in Ferguson, 7 St. Louis college students evolve into advocates and activists as they demand change through policy and protest.

7pm, Church Street Center
MCLA Green Living Seminar: "The Future of Smart Grid Technologies"
MCLA Campus CSI 121, 375 Church St.
413-662-5303
5:30 PM
Free
for more information

“The Future of Smart Grid Technologies,” presented by Jennifer Schilling, director of strategy and performance at Eversource Energies, a Fortune 500 energy company headquartered in Boston and in Hartford, Conn., that offers retail electricity and natural gas service to more than 3.6 million customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Every semester, MCLA’s Green Living Seminar Series hosts lectures by local, regional, and national experts. The seminars are organized around a central theme related to the environment and sustainability. The 2018 series is a presentation of the MCLA Environmental Studies Department and MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center.

For more information, go to www.mcla.edu/greenliving or contact Traister at (413) 662-5303.
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
The Family Center, 210 State Street
413-664-4821
5:30 – 7 PM
Free, please register
for more information 

A Free 4 Week Series for Parents. Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at The Family Center, 210 State Street, North Adams. This series, for parents of 1-8 year olds, offers practical, easy to implement strategies that have been proven effective in everyday parenting. Learn simple techniques that really work! Gain your child’s cooperation, set limits and maintain goodwill, use positive discipline, cope with your child’s negative feelings, express your anger without being hurtful, resolve family conflicts peacefully. Each participant will receive a copy of the book How to Talk So Kids will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Faber and Mazlish.  Light refreshments will be served. Free on-site child care and transportation are available. Call to register or for more information at 664-4821.
Knitting Night
Makers’ Mill, 73 Main St.
(413) 749-2073
7 – 9 PM
Free
for more information

Bring your needles & yarn! Knitting night. 7-9 PM tonight. This a great chance to meet other knitters and get a project going— free & open to the public @northadamsmakersmill
Musical Bingo
Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill , 41 Roberts Road
(413) 346-4067
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Free
for more information

If you love music, than you'll love Musical Bingo. Similar to Bingo but instead of numbers being called out DJ Bizz will play 45 seconds of a song and you need to cross it off your card...that's if you have it!!! And don't worry if you don't know the song, you can always ask your friend. Free to play and lots of great prizes to win.
Lego Group
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.
 

Friday February 9th

 
MCLA Presents! Training Day
MCLA Church St. Social Hall, 375 Church St. 
413-662-5253
7PM
$10 General Admission, FREE for students
for more information

TRAINING DAY is a 120minute interactive performance that replicates and deconstructs diversity discourse through participatory attempts at transformation created and performed by the Diversity Fellows, with assistance from MCLA Student Pedagogues, and YOU!

WHO ARE THE DIVERSITY FELLOWS!?
DIVERSITY FELLOWS! is a critical camp collaborative interested in interrogating aspects of (their) Americanness. Aimed at blurring the lines between performance, politics, and the presentation of self in every-day life, the FELLOWS use race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and more as both lenses and performed identities to produce genre-blurring pieces that refer to pop-cultural tropes, critical theory, and queer performance tactics, creating chaotic environments out of seemingly simplistic interactive structures: Green card interviews, diversity workshops, make-up appointments, karaoke.
Every Child Ready to Read!  
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St.
(413) 664-4821
10 – 11 AM
for more information

A free Workshops for Parents and Children Fridays, January 19, and 26 and February 2 and 9 from 10:00-11:00 at The North Adams Public Library-3rd floor. For community families with children ages 2-5 years old. Learn how to help your child get ready to read with simple, fun, hands-on activities.  A collaboration with the North Adams Public Library. Each family who attends the workshops will receive a “Ready to Read” tote bag filled with books and fun reading activities.  Call 413-664-4821 to register. “Every Child Ready to Read” was developed by the Association for Library Service to Children.
 
State Street Karaoke!
State Street Tavern,  167 State St.
413-664-9151
9 PM – 1 AM
Free
for more information

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

 

 

Saturday February 10th

 
Parent's Night Out at FBC
First Baptist Church, 131 Main  St.
(413) 663-3780
$15/ family
for more information

Do you have some shopping to get done? Maybe you want to see a movie with your spouse or some friends! Or just take a nap?  For just $15 per family, your kids get a time of fun, while you get time for whatever you need! This is a fundraiser for the Children's Ministry.
Rafiq Bhatia
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
8 PM
$10/Students, $14/Advance, $20/Day Of, $26/Preferred
for more information

Rafiq Bhatia is a guitarist and composer who balances meticulous sound art with searing improvisation, “transcending real sound in real time with the unexpected” (The New York Times). As a member of Son Lux he anchors the ensemble’s minimal arrangements—and here he appears in a new trio. Our friend and neighbor George Langford of the brilliant knob-twisting duo Javelin opens the evening.
 

Monday February 12th

 
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!
Daycare Provider Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:00 am
Free
for more information

Daycare providers looking for an educational outing for their kiddos are welcome to this 1-2 times a month storytime.  Ages birth to 5 years old, siblings welcome.  1 - 2 stories read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.  Mondays, February 12th and 26th at 10:00 a.m.   Call the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.  
A Special Valentine's Mom's Night Out
Family Center, 210 State St
(413) 664-4821
5:30 – 6:30 PM

A Special Valentines Mom’s Night Out!  Monday, February 12, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at The Family Center.  Join us for an evening of Valentines crafts. Make a   message in a bottle and love bugs for your little love bugs!  We’ll supply the materials and you supply the creative touch! 

Call to register at 413-664-4821. Refreshments served. On-site child care.
 

Tuesday February 13th

 
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.
Annual Shrove Pancake Supper
All Saints Parish Hall, 59 Summer St.
5 – 7 PM
$6/person, $5/Children under 12

All Saints Berkshires Episcopal Church Youth Group will be hosting their Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 13th from 5-7pm at the All Saints Parish Hall, 59 Summer Street, North Adams.  The menu will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, with maple syrup, sausage, applesauce, juice and coffee.  $6 per person and children under 12 are $5. All proceeds will benefit the All Saints Youth Group!
 

From Our Neighbors

 
Friday 2/9

Williams College Human Library
Paresky Student Center, Williams College, Williamstown
http://humanlibrary.org/
1 – 4  PM
Free
for more information

Williams College invites all members of the community to experience the Human Library on Friday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Paresky student center. This is a free, interactive event, and reservations are not required.
The Williams College Human Library holds upwards of 40 “books”: students, staff, faculty, and members of the community who volunteer to spend 30 minutes sharing their unique story and engage in a one-on-one conversation with each “reader.” Together the book and reader discuss their experiences and exchange questions.
Now in its seventh year, Williams’ Human Library is emphasizing stories of people who are in the process of change. The library will include books such as: 19 Years in Prison, Accidental(?) Activist, Libertarian, Richest Poorest Person I Know, and My 150-Pound Weight Loss Journey. Designed to spark important dialogue, the aim of this project is to reduce prejudice and encourage deeper understanding among people with different perspectives.

 

Saturday 2/10

Bay State Games: Figure Skating
Lansing Chapman Skating Rink, 76 Latham St, Williamstown
781-932-6555 For more info.

Since 1985 the Berkshire County of Massachusetts has hosted the Bay State Winter Games. Approximately 1,000 athletes compete in figure skating, alpine skiing, and masters’ ice hockey. Participants represent 200 Massachusetts communities, and range in age from 8 – 70.

Friday 2/9
 
Minerva Arts Center Presents: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
First Congo Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown
(413) 458-4273
7 PM
$7/adults, $5/students and seniors, Free for kids 6 and under

for more information

Minerva Arts Center's Winter Theatre Arts Workshop presenting a full length musical performance of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown!  Join us on February 9th at 7 pm, February 10th at 2 pm or 7 pm for this amazing show!! Tickets: Adults: $7, Students and Seniors: $5, 6 and under are free!!

Saturday 2/10
 
Minerva Arts Center Presents: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
First Congo Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown
(413) 458-4273
2PM  & 7 PM
$7/adults, $5/students and seniors, Free for kids 6 and under

for more information

Minerva Arts Center's Winter Theatre Arts Workshop presenting a full length musical performance of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown!  Join us on February 9th at 7 pm, February 10th at 2 pm or 7 pm for this amazing show!! Tickets: Adults: $7, Students and Seniors: $5, 6 and under are free!!
Sunday 2/11

Bay State Games: Figure Skating
Lansing Chapman Skating Rink, 76 Latham St, Williamstown
781-932-6555 For more info.

Since 1985 the Berkshire County of Massachusetts has hosted the Bay State Winter Games. Approximately 1,000 athletes compete in figure skating, alpine skiing, and masters’ ice hockey. Participants represent 200 Massachusetts communities, and range in age from 8 – 70.

 

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