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North Adams Happenings: Sept. 12-18

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North Adams Happenings:
September 12 - 18
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 

September 21 - 30
Fall Foliage Festival
“Year of the Dog!”

Go to https://explorenorthadams.com/events/fall-foliage-festival-year-of-the-dog-september-21st-30th for a list of all the events, and join us as we celebrate the Year of the Dog! Most Fall Foliage Events also have individual event listings that can be found here: http://explorenorthadams.com/city-events
 

 

Wednesday September 12th

 

Preschool Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
Free
for more information

Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the 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.

Boreal Forest Ecology Slideshow & Summit Walk
Bascom Lodge & Mt Greylock Summit
6pm
Free!
for more information

Learn about the ecology of high elevation Boreal Spruce-Fir forests on a short plant/tree ID summit walk concluding with a narrated slideshow with naturalist Aimee Gelinas M.Ed, Director/Co-founder of the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center. Email aimee@gaiaroots.com for info. FREE thanks to a Northern Berkshire Cultural Council Grant. Stay for dinner after at the Bascom lodge-visit www.bascomlodge.net for dinner reservation info.

Pints & Pages September Discussion
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 346-4460
6 – 8pm
Free!
for more information

In September we'll be reading Book 1 of Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach Trilogy, "Annihilation". For those who have seen the movie we may also be touching on the similarities and differences between them!

Socializing begins at 6, discussion starts at 6:15.

**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!**

Triva Night
Ramuntos, 67 Main Street
8pm
Free!
for more information

Come Join us for Trivia tonight! Marissa will be starting at 8 pm and will have a few Ramuntos shirts for some lucky participants! See you there!
 
 

Thursday September 13th

 

Downtown Bike Around
Meets at St. Anthony's Parking Lot
achilson@nbccoalition.org
6:00 PM departure
Free!
email for more information

Downtown Bike Around! Every Thursday at 6:00pm. Meet at St. Anthony's Parking Lot, North Adams. Help shift bicycle culture in North Adams for drivers and people on bikes by joining in on a casual and group ride. For all ages! There is safety in numbers as we take to the streets to create a safer environment for sharing our roads! Freight Yard Pub will be offering a 25% discount every Thursday evening after the Downtown Bike Around to anyone that rides. Coupons will be given to those interested after the ride. 

Art Talk/Crit Night
Ashland Street Project Space, 50 Ashland St
ashlandstreetprojectspace@gmail.com
7 - 9pm
Free!
for more information

ART TALK / CRIT NIGHT purpose is to discuss art, the practice of making, life, routine, ruts, research, or whatever you need an ear or eyes for.

This event is FREE, but potluck is strongly encouraged!

The only goal of this meeting and future gatherings is for it to be a regular occurrence, which is the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Like the mailman (rain, snow, or shine), metaphorically speaking: no ideas, but looking to stay involved in conversation and the creative community; have ideas, but at a standstill and need advice on how to proceed; or have a project/piece that you'd simply like to share and have a conversation about. These meetings will happen, you can come or not. BUT (!) hopefully you'll come regardless of your artistic condition...

You don't need to be a visual artist. You don't even need to necessarily be someone who makes "things" or "stuff". All you need is an open mind and a willingness to give and receive information. All of us—we are our best resource.

 

Friday September 14th

 

FreshGrass Festival 2018
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
5pm 9/14 - 5pm 9/16
for more information

Music starts early in the museum courtyards, moves to our spacious (and grassy!) urban concert meadow, and then continues until past your bedtime with wild and woolly late-night barn dances in the Hunter Center on Friday and Saturday nights. The lineup is jam-packed with guitar gods and banjo gurus, traditionalists and trailblazers — artists you already know and love interspersed with FreshGrass discoveries. Taken together, it’s an expansive group of performers who both draw on the past and look to the future. We like to think of it as “great music uprooted.”

Coffee Date at the Eagle Street Parklet
Eagel Street
(413) 664-4612
7:30-9:00AM
Free!
for more information

Back by popular demand! Come on down to the NAMAzing Eagle Street Parklet on Friday morning and hang out with folks before kicking off your work day. Make some new friends, get some fresh air, and enjoy this new social hub in our historic downtown corridor. This week we are excited to have the Trustees of the Flatiron Association on Eagle Street generously providing coffee and pastries for the morning! Thanks to Jodie Sartori Botto and Fran Abuisi for jumping on board, and to the entire Flatiron Association for sponsoring. Interested in sponsoring coffee and pastries for one of our upcoming Friday coffee dates? Feel free to email us at thenamazinginitiative@gmail.com to help coordinate.
 

Playgroup with Lincoln - A Certified Therapy Dog
The Family Center, 210 State St
413-664-4821
10 - 11am
Free!

Lincoln is coming back to The Family Center! Lincoln, a trained therapy dog, will join us as we enjoy time playing and exploring relaxation techniques.  Please register for this playgroup because space is limited to 10 children and their parents or grandparents. Call 413-664-4821 to register. Thank you to Marcia Bailey and Lincoln.

"Craft~a~noon" Fridays at the UNO Community Center
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
413-663-7588
12 – 4 PM
Free
call for more information

Drop into the community center during our regular hours on Fridays from 12pm-4pm to work on your own projects alongside other creative individuals. If you don't currently have a project that you are working on, come participate in ongoing arts and crafts projects at UNO, or just stop in for good conversation, coffee/tea and snacks. All skill levels are encouraged to attend, from beginners to those more experienced. Those who are experienced are encouraged to help teach others a new craft. Call or email Glenda at (413) 663-7588 ext. 20 or gmcarter@nbccoalition.org for more information.

nbCC's Annual Kick Off Needs Assessment Forum
First Baptist Church, 131 Main St
(413) 663-7588
10am - 12pm
Free!
for more information

We need you! Every September, nbCC holds a special Needs Assessment Forum offering a unique opportunity for community members to:

Share your observations about issues that the Northern Berkshire community is experiencing.

Hear observations from others about community needs.Help set the Coalition’s agenda for this coming year.

Engage in conversations with your neighbors and friends about making the Northern Berkshire community a healthier place to live!  We look to community members from all walks of life for this important Coalition meeting that helps us to set our agenda for the coming year. The first half of the forum will be devoted to introductions and announcements and please bring your flyers for distribution. Childcare can be available for our meeting if you contact the Coalition office before September 10th.

Majesty & Mystery of Crop Circles
Spitzer Mary Senior Center, 116 Ashland St
(413) 662-5264
10:30 - 11:30am
Free!
for more information

Majesty and Mystery of “Crop Circles” is a power point presentation featuring designs that have been appearing with increasing frequency and sophistication during the past three decades in farmers’ fields and other locations all over the world. Effects on electronic equipment, soils, animals, and human visitors as well as interpretations of these intricate and exquisite formations are discussed.

The Energy Healing Project
River Street Art Project, 102 River St
(413) 398-5444
1 - 3pm
Free!
for more information

Register now for your FREE energy healing session!

Curious about what energy healing is and what The Energy Healing Project can do for you?

Friday 9/14 - Sunday 9/16, from 1- 3pm each day, Suran will be at River Street Art Project/Empire Cutz to answer any of your questions in person.

Stop by!

Also, look out for Suran and The Energy Healing Project table at a street corner near you! Suran is tabling around North Adams, so you can stop by the table with any questions. You can also email Suran your questions at suran@suransong.com

Public Skate
Vietnam Veterans Skating Rink, 1267 Church St
(413) 664-8185
8 - 10pm
$3 kid/ student admission, $5 adult admissions, $4 skate rentals
for more information

Karaoke Friday!
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 September 15th

 

FreshGrass Festival 2018
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
5pm 9/14 - 5pm 9/16
for more information

Music starts early in the museum courtyards, moves to our spacious (and grassy!) urban concert meadow, and then continues until past your bedtime with wild and woolly late-night barn dances in the Hunter Center on Friday and Saturday nights. The lineup is jam-packed with guitar gods and banjo gurus, traditionalists and trailblazers — artists you already know and love interspersed with FreshGrass discoveries. Taken together, it’s an expansive group of performers who both draw on the past and look to the future. We like to think of it as “great music uprooted.”

Citywide Tag 
Citywide
8am - 4pm
Free!
for more information

Here it is! NAMA's first town wide tag sale!
North Adams Farmer's Market
St. Anthony’s Parking Lot (St. Anthony Dr. & Marshall St.)
potvinsara@gmail.com or 413-664-6180
9 AM – 1 PM
Free
for more information

The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Rte. 8 (Marshall St.) and St. Anthony Drive. Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 9 – Oct. 20, 2018. The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match  Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.
National Gymnastics Day 2018 and Open House
J Star Gymnastics, 69 Union St
(413) 664-9434
12 - 3pm
Free!
for more information

Join us for our open house and celebrate gymnastics! This event is FREE!!!

Come check out our new expanded gym club and use all our new equipment, including our brand new Foam Pit.

The Energy Healing Project
River Street Art Project, 102 River St
(413) 398-5444
1 - 3pm
Free!
for more information

Register now for your FREE energy healing session!

Curious about what energy healing is and what The Energy Healing Project can do for you?

Friday 9/14 - Sunday 9/16, from 1- 3pm each day, Suran will be at River Street Art Project/Empire Cutz to answer any of your questions in person.

Stop by!

Also, look out for Suran and The Energy Healing Project table at a street corner near you! Suran is tabling around North Adams, so you can stop by the table with any questions. You can also email Suran your questions at suran@suransong.com
 

Sunday September 16th

 

September 14-16
FreshGrass Festival 2018
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
5pm 9/14 - 5pm 9/16
for more information

Music starts early in the museum courtyards, moves to our spacious (and grassy!) urban concert meadow, and then continues until past your bedtime with wild and woolly late-night barn dances in the Hunter Center on Friday and Saturday nights. The lineup is jam-packed with guitar gods and banjo gurus, traditionalists and trailblazers — artists you already know and love interspersed with FreshGrass discoveries. Taken together, it’s an expansive group of performers who both draw on the past and look to the future. We like to think of it as “great music uprooted.”

The Energy Healing Project
River Street Art Project, 102 River St
(413) 398-5444
1 - 3pm
Free!
for more information

Register now for your FREE energy healing session!

Curious about what energy healing is and what The Energy Healing Project can do for you?

Friday 9/14 - Sunday 9/16, from 1- 3pm each day, Suran will be at River Street Art Project/Empire Cutz to answer any of your questions in person.

Stop by!

Also, look out for Suran and The Energy Healing Project table at a street corner near you! Suran is tabling around North Adams, so you can stop by the table with any questions. You can also email Suran your questions at suran@suransong.com
 

Monday September 17th

 

Wreaths Across America Meeting
American Legion Post 125, 91 American Legion Dr
(413) 664-9004
7 - 8pm
Free!
for more information

We will be starting planning for our ceremony and wreath laying on December 15th. Anyone interested in being involved in this phase of our effort is encouraged to attend.
 

Tuesday September 18th

 
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.
Toddler Storytime
The Family Center, 210 State St
413-664-4821
5:30 - 6:30pm
Free!

Mom’s Night Out! will be on Tuesday September 18 from 5:30 -6:30 pm at The Family Center, 210 State Street. We will be painting Fall Votive Jars and will enjoy light refreshments. Join us for a time out for moms! Child care and transportation are available. Please call 413-664-4821 to register. Space is limited.
Muggles Study the Sacred Text
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 346-4460
6 - 8pm
Free!
for more information
Do you ever wish you had a group of like-minded Muggles you could hang out and chat about all things Harry Potter? Well, you must have sipped on some Felix Felicis because today is your lucky day!

Muggles Study The Sacred Text is a Pints & Pages side project dedicated solely to reading through the entire Harry Potter series, start to finish. We'll be meeting the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6pm, at Bright Ideas Brewing (for the time being). Discussion will begin promptly at 6.

Each month will be focused on each book in the series, discussion will also include the corresponding movie and other pop-culture phenomena.

September- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

October- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

November- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

December- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

January- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

February- Harry and the Half- Blood Prince

March- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Hope to see you all there!

Muggles Study the Sacred Text
Ashland Street Project Space, 50 Ashland St
ashlandstreetprojectspace@gmail.com
7:30 - 9:30pm
Free!
for more information

come listen to the musings of some people, AND/OR share your own. this event welcomes CAPITAL LETTERS as well as lowercase. it's an open mic night for poetics—a night where people can read something they've written or read someone else's work if they choose.

IT'S FREE. BYOB.

This is event is organized by Tavish Costello. He is an artist, musician, and organizer who first hosted the Open State Poetry Night at ROTA Gallery and Studios in Plattsburgh, NY.

What a beautiful thing. Come.

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