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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

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North Adams Happenings:
Nov. 28 - Dec. 4
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 

Nominations for the 2019
Peacemaker Award
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, 61 Main Street, Suite 218
(413) 663-7588, ext. 19
for more information

The Peacemaker Award is given annually to an individual or group in Northern Berkshire. The award, which originated as part of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, is made to persons who have contributed substantially to peace in our region. In general, the Peacemaker Award recognizes persons who have a history of working with people and/or neighborhoods and communities to provide for greater tolerance, understanding, and caring. While the award may be made to a person or group well known in the region, those making nominations are particularly urged to consider those who have worked hard and have made contributions without much recognition.
 
Past Peacemakers include Don Quinn Kelley, Mark Rondeau, Mark Lincourt, Pastor Dave Anderson, Al & Cindi McLain, PopCares, Inc. and Dick Alcombright.
 
The MLK Jr. Day of Service Committee is also seeking new members interested in helping to plan the January 2019 event. To join the committee, please call Liz Boland at (413) 663-7588, ext. 19. To nominate a Peacemaker, pick up a form at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition office at 61 Main Street, Suite 218, North Adams or nominate online at www.nbccoalition.org/peacemaker.html.
 
Nominations must be received by December 3.

UnSilent Night - Blackinton Village/North Adams
December 13
Free
for more information

Join us for a FREE seasonal worldwide music event designed for all ages. Think holiday caroling, but with boom boxes and a magical soundtrack. 

This year UNSILENT NIGHT will be exploring the historic village of Blackinton on the west end of North Adams. Our walk will include a suspension bridge over the Hoosac River, winding easy trails through sheltering forest, a stroll through the Blackinton Historic District, and some special surprises. The approximately 50 minute performance will return to TOURISTS where we will gather for a warm and cozy celebration of the season.

Gathering at Trail House - 5:30pm (Park at Stop & Shop)
UNSILENT NIGHT Walk Begins from TOURISTS - 6pm
After Party at TOURISTS - 7pm

DRESS WARMLY! 

DIG OUT THAT BOOMBOX IN THE BACK OF YOUR CLOSET THAT PLAYS CDS OR CASSETTE TAPES (boomboxes will also be provided)

DID YOU SELL YOUR BOOMBOX AT YOUR YARD SALE THIS SUMMER? YOUR SMART PHONE WITH OR WITHOUT A BLUETOOTH SPEAKER WILL WORK JUST FINE! (We'll send you the tracks to download).

BRING SOMETHING THAT LIGHTS UP! (no fire though)

Brought to you by Todd Reynolds, Isabelle Holmes, MASS MoCA, Williams College, MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, TOURISTS, Trail House Kitchen & Bar, and the City of North Adams.
 

O+ Festival Submissions
Deadline January 5

Art and music submissions are now open for the first O+ North Adams, which takes place May 10-11, 2019. The festival theme is “Home.”
 

Artists and musicians/bands, we can’t wait to review your submissions for the O+ Festival in North Adams Mass, which takes place May 10th – 11th, 2019. The theme of this year’s festival is: Home.

If you are chosen to install artwork or play a concert during the festival, you will have access to our complimentary health and wellness clinic, staffed by art-loving volunteer providers.

The North Adams O+ Festival curatorial teams will accept submissions until January 5th.

Choose an application from the options below:

Apply as an Artist

Mural Art

Installation, event, workshop, performance, happening

Have a wall for a mural? 

Apply as a Musician

Apply as a Clinic Provider

Apply to teach a Wellness Class

Help as a Volunteer

This Fall - Parent Child Home Program

FREE Books and Toys for children 16 mo. to 3 years old this fall.  PCHP is a home visiting program. A trained Home Visitor will bring FREE books and toys for your child to keep.  They read, play, and do art activities with your child and you to help your child be ready to learn in school. We are accepting new children and doing intakes for the coming school year.  If you’d like more information, please call Karen at 413-663-6593 ex. 27, email: krowe@ccberkshire.org, or TEXT: (413)663-0234

 

Wednesday November 28th

 

Terrific Tots Toddler Playgroup
The Family Center Playroom, lower level, 210 State Street
10 - 11am
Ages 1 to 3 years.
call for more information

A weekly playgroup for children ages 1 to 3 years old and their caregivers. Playgroups feature hands-on activities, art and other activities, as well as a circle time and snack.

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.
 

nbCC’s Teen Writing Workshop
5 - 7pm
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, North Adams
call for more information

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.

Winter Wreath Workshop
Mount Williams Greenhouses, Inc., 1090 State Rd
(413) 663-8665
6 - 7:30pm
$40
for more information

Participants will create a door sized wreath with locally gathered greens, berries and pinecones. All instruction and materials will be provided. We have space for 20 folks and some light refreshments will be served. Please call the shop @ 413-663-8665 to reserve your spot. The cost for this event is $40.00. We look forward to hearing from you! Cheers

Public Hearing
for the Proposed Bike Path
North Adams City Hall, Council Chambers 10 Main Street
6:30pm
Free

The purpose of this Hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Mohawk Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail in the Town of Williamstown and City of North Adams.

 

Thursday November 29th

 

Rental Housing Q&A
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, 61 Main St. Suite 208
1 - 3pm
Free
call for more information

nbCC’s The Family Place and the Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority are hosting a Q&A for families who have questions about housing. Representatives from Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority will be answering questions about: tenant/landlord rights and responsibilities, mediation of landlord/tenant issues, Section 8, eviction process and more. Call nbCC for questions; 413-663-7588. Transportation/child care available upon request.

Grand Opening at The Green
The Green, 85 Main Street
thegreennama@gmail.com, (518) 256-0230
5 - 7pm
for more information

To celebrate the opening of the space, we invite the public to join us for our official Grand Opening event in collaboration with the North Adams Chamber of Commerce on Thursday November 29th from 5pm to 7pm. Come and see the space, enjoy some light refreshments, music, a ribbon cutting ceremony and an opportunity to learn about our partners already making The Green a vibrant home and center of downtown gravity.

Winter SHOW & SALE
Installation Space, 49 Eagle Street
info@49eaglestreet.com
5 - 7pm
for more information
 

A group show featuring works for sale by local artists:

Galen CheneySara Farrell OkamuraAnna FarringtonHideyo Okamura
Emilee Yawn

Contemporary abstract works on canvas, panel, and paper.
All work priced for immediate sale.

ON VIEW:
November 29 - December 22, 2018

Made by Hand - opening celebration + sale
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St
(413) 662-5324
5 - 7pm
for more information

Our annual affordable art show is back - with a new name. Join us for 'Made by Hand' a celebration of works by local artists including: sculpture, ceramics, drawings, paintings, book arts, fiber, and jewelry. All priced at $100 or less and perfect for Holiday shopping. Shop local and support local artists!

A Closer Look at Etel Adnan
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
6:30 - 8pm
$5 - 10
for more information

Etel Adnan appears in many ways a singular figure in global contemporary art and poetry; Robyn Creswell, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, critic and curator, join curator Elise Y. Chagas to unfold the context and detail of Adnan's twin pursuits of painting and poetry. Creswell will discuss the rich literary world in post-World War II Beirut, which foregrounded Adnan’s participation in the early 1970s; Wilson-Goldie will elaborate a network of influences and encounters that illuminate the relation Adnan has famously made between her painting and her Arab identity.

 

Friday November 30th

 

NAMAzing Coffee Date
The Green, 85 Main Street
thegreennama@gmail.com, (518) 256-0230
7:30 - 9am
for more information

Following our grand opening, we are excited to have a jam packed few days of activities, starting with the first indoor NAMAzing Coffee Date on Friday November 30th from 7:30am to 9:00am. We’re proud to work with our friends at the NAMAzing Initiative to bring this summer season favorite back on a monthly basis in The Green. We are excited to welcome one and all to see what has developed as a reimagined village green, and a redefined commitment to downtown community activity here in our North Adams. Join us!

Tinseliner Christmas Train with Santa Claus
Adams Train Depot, 3 Hoosac St., ADAMS MA
Check link for tickets
12PM/2PM/4PM
$20/13 & Up, $16/2 - 12, Free for children under 2 sitting  in laps
for more information

Make us your favorite holiday tradition! Starting Black Friday passengers can step back in time to experience a 1950's Christmas aboard our Tinseliner Christmas Trains. Enjoy a one hour round trip train ride full of cheer, caroling, and a visit from the man the in red with a gift for every child on board. Trip includes a layover at the PopCares Tree Lot to pick a tree for pick up later. Also, enjoy hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows. Proceeds benefit PopCares organization.Reserve your tickets online ahead of time as capacity is limited!
Train Event Dates: Nov 23, 24, 25, Dec 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16.
Departures at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.
 

Child Care Workshop
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, 61 Main St. Suite 208
1 - 2pm
Free
call for information

nbCC’s The Family Place & Child Care of the Berkshires will be hosting a child care workshop. Staff from Child Care of the Berkshires will be available to answer any questions you have about child care as well as provide information and resources. Call with any questions, 413-663-7588. Sponsored by nbCC and Child Care of the Berkshires.

Open Studios at MASS MoCA
Assets for Artists, 1320 Mass Moca Way
(413) 664-4481
4 - 6:30pm
Free!
for more information

There may be snow on the ground but our new crew of Massachusetts-based artists is heating things up in the Studios this month. Come catch a glimpse of a whole range of creative work at Open Studios, Friday November 30th from 4-6:30pm. There will be painting, drawing, hip-hop, documentary film and so many crystals!
See the event page, linked above, for a list of participating artists.

Directions to the Studios:
When you park in the main visitor lot at MASS MoCA, Building 13 is right in front of you. You’ll see Ferrin Contemporary and CYNTHIA-REEVES galleries on the first floor. Enter through the side door (on the end of the building farthest from Rt. 2) and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Tracy Grammer at Drury Performing Arts Center
Drury Performing Arts Center, 1130 Church St
pam@napsk12.org
7pm
$5 students, $10 GA
for more information

Good news!! Folk singer Tracy Grammer will be the first to perform on our newest stage, Club 315 at Drury on November 30th! Join us at 6PM to view the art department’s student showcase and then at 7PM, five of our very own student performers will open for the main act and kick off the show! We hope to see you on 11/30 to enjoy some wonderful stories and songs with the DPAM crew, student openers and Tracy! You can pre order your tickets now at @tracygrammerdpac.brownpapertickets.com

Macbeth
MCLA Venable Theatre, 375 Church Street
8pm
GA $15, Alumni $12, Faculty/Staff/HS and non-MCLA College Students $10, MCLA students free
for more information

Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece explores the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition, especially on those who seek power for its own sake. When three witches tell Macbeth some surprising prophecies, Macbeth hatches a plan to murder the king and claim the throne for himself. Provoked by his wife and preoccupied with his greed, Macbeth begins the tragic descent into madness.
 
The show will be co-directed by MCLA’s own associate professor of theatre, Laura Standley and guest theatre artist, David Lane. Buy your tickets at https://mcla.ticketleap.com/macbeth/

 

Saturday December 1st

 

Winter Farmers Market
The Green, 85 Main Street, Suite 105
9am - 1pm
for more information

Join us for our Monthly WINTER Farmers Market!
We're moving the market INDOORS and keeping it going throughout the winter and spring months! The North Adams Winter Farmers Market will take place every 1st Saturday of the month from November-May, from 9am - 1pm. We accept EBT/Debit/CC. Our Market Match Program will continue to double SNAP benefits! We will have the same $30 doubling maximum per family, per market that we did outdoors this season.
 
DECEMBER MARKET VENDORS WILL INCLUDE:
Assembly Coffee Roasters, Bees n' Blossoms Lotion Bars with Sweet N' Salty Spa Essentials, Berkshire Hills Fresh Dog Food, Caroline"s Scottish Shortbread, Cricket Creek Farm, ELMARTIN FARM, Fahey Family Honey Farm, Herbellion Apothecary
Jaeschke Fruit & Flowers Center, Many Forks Farm, MonArtistic Pet Products,Morin Gardens, Mountain Girl Farm, MP Rustic Decor, Natalya's Ethnic Cousine, North Yeast Bakery, Senecal's Sugarhouse, Square Roots Farm, Uniquely Yours Jewelry
 AND Live Music from Dylan & Luke!
 
Hope to see you there!

MCLA Fall Preview Days
MCLA, 375 Church St
413) 662-5000
10:45am - 1pm
Free!
for more information

Are you ready for a fun and informative day at MCLA?

You can sign up right online by visiting www.mcla.edu/visiting. We are looking forward to having you on campus!

Tinseliner Christmas Train with Santa Claus
Adams Train Depot, 3 Hoosac St., ADAMS MA
Check link for tickets
12PM/2PM/4PM
$20/13 & Up, $16/2 - 12, Free for children under 2 sitting  in laps
for more information

Make us your favorite holiday tradition! Starting Black Friday passengers can step back in time to experience a 1950's Christmas aboard our Tinseliner Christmas Trains. Enjoy a one hour round trip train ride full of cheer, caroling, and a visit from the man the in red with a gift for every child on board. Trip includes a layover at the PopCares Tree Lot to pick a tree for pick up later. Also, enjoy hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows. Proceeds benefit PopCares organization.Reserve your tickets online ahead of time as capacity is limited!
Train Event Dates: Nov 23, 24, 25, Dec 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16.
Departures at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.
 

Florida Mountaineers Annual Holiday Party
VFW Post 996 North Adams, 573 Mohawk Trl
(413) 664-9042
6 - 10pm
for more information

The Florida Mountaineers will be holding our annual holiday dinner on Saturday, December 1st at 6pm at the VFW Post 996 in North Adams. This years dinner will be catered by Bounti Fare Restaurant. Music will be provided by MisGuided. As always, please bring an unwrapped gift to be donated to a local family in the town of Florida. More details to follow!

Holiday Musical Bingo at Mingo's
Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill, 41 Roberts Dr
(413) 346-4067
6:30 - 9pm
$25
for more information

Come have some Holiday fun with us & DJ Bizz as we support Louison House and their work of serving our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of housing instability. We have some great prizes we are excited to announce in the coming weeks -- so stay tuned here on our FB event for updates!
Tickets are $25 per person and additional bingo cards can be purchased for $5 each (increase your odds of winning!). Buy tickets soon as there is a 110 person limit! (Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite link above.)

Macbeth
MCLA Venable Theatre, 375 Church Street
8pm
GA $15, Alumni $12, Faculty/Staff/HS and non-MCLA College Students $10, MCLA students free
for more information

Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece explores the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition, especially on those who seek power for its own sake. When three witches tell Macbeth some surprising prophecies, Macbeth hatches a plan to murder the king and claim the throne for himself. Provoked by his wife and preoccupied with his greed, Macbeth begins the tragic descent into madness.
 
The show will be co-directed by MCLA’s own associate professor of theatre, Laura Standley and guest theatre artist, David Lane. Buy your tickets at https://mcla.ticketleap.com/macbeth/

 

Sunday December 2nd

 

Tinseliner Christmas Train with Santa Claus
Adams Train Depot, 3 Hoosac St., ADAMS MA
Check link for tickets
12PM/2PM/4PM
$20/13 & Up, $16/2 - 12, Free for children under 2 sitting  in laps
for more information

Make us your favorite holiday tradition! Starting Black Friday passengers can step back in time to experience a 1950's Christmas aboard our Tinseliner Christmas Trains. Enjoy a one hour round trip train ride full of cheer, caroling, and a visit from the man the in red with a gift for every child on board. Trip includes a layover at the PopCares Tree Lot to pick a tree for pick up later. Also, enjoy hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows. Proceeds benefit PopCares organization.Reserve your tickets online ahead of time as capacity is limited!
Train Event Dates: Nov 23, 24, 25, Dec 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16.
Departures at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.
 

4th Annual Children’s Christmas Party
All Saints Church, 59 Summer St.
413-664-9656
1 - 3pm
Free!
call for more information

Please join us for FREE make-it and take-it holiday crafts, games, carols, goodies and a VISIT FROM SANTA!

FBCNA Advent Workshop
First Baptist Church North Adams, 131 Main St
(413) 663-3780
4:30 - 7:30pm
$5 for craft activity
for more information

Join us for a soup & bread dinner and an evening of crafts. We will have a men's craft lead by Bob St. Pierre and an adult craft lead by Melanie St. Pierre. The cost for these crafts are $5 each; all other crafts are free. We are looking for volunteers to make soup and run a craft station. If you can help, please speak to Terri Braman.
SCHEDULE:
Meal - 4:30-5:30
Crafts - 5:30-7:00
Sing Along - 7:00-7:30

 

Monday December 3rd

 

PreSchool Story Time
Clarksburg Town Library, 711 W Cross Rd
(413) 664-6050
10 - 11am
Free!
for more information

Stories and Rhymes; Crafts and Free Play, Ages 3-5, Adult Must Accompany Child

Free on the 3’s at Mass MoCA
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
11am - 5pm
Free!
for more information

MASS MoCA is free for North Adams residents on the 3rd of the month through June 2019. Bring an official ID (or utility bill) to show you’re a resident of the 01247 and MASS MoCA’s galleries are yours for the day.

Every Child Ready to Read
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
413-664-4821
4 - 5pm
Free!
for more information

Join The Family Center and North Adams Public Library for an hour of learning fun. Each week we will explore a different book, engage in activities that build pre-reading skills and make new friends. At the end of the 4 weeks each family will take home a tote bag filled with books, magnets, playdough, and more!
 
Every Child Ready to Read is for parents/grandparents and their children ages 2-5. Call The Family Center at 413-664-4821 to register.

Session Two: Learn To Skate!
Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club, 1267 Church St
6pm
for more information

In today's fast-paced world, children juggle more tasks than ever. Learn to Skate USA teaches your kids lessons to sharpen their focus and provide greater balance on and off the ice. As they conquer challenges on their paths to amazing, new worlds well beyond the world of skating will happen right before their eyes.
 
Sign up for Learn to Skate through Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club by visiting our website and downloading our form!

 

Tuesday December 4th

 

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.

Youth Leadership Program
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street
(413) 663-7588
Free
call for more information

UNITY staff engage local teens in a wide variety of exercises related to leadership skills such as communication, problem-solving, teamwork, identifying community needs, and project/event planning. For more information, email Tim Shiebler at tshiebler@nbccoalition.org or call the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.

After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
(413) 663-7588
6:30-7:30pm
Free
call for more information

Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy snack, homework assistance, tutoring, computer access and creative activities. Call or email Glenda at (413) 663-7588 ext. 20 or gmcarter@nbccoalition.org for more information.

North Adams Happenings:
Nov. 28 - Dec. 4
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 

Nominations for the 2019
Peacemaker Award
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, 61 Main Street, Suite 218
(413) 663-7588, ext. 19
for more information

The Peacemaker Award is given annually to an individual or group in Northern Berkshire. The award, which originated as part of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, is made to persons who have contributed substantially to peace in our region. In general, the Peacemaker Award recognizes persons who have a history of working with people and/or neighborhoods and communities to provide for greater tolerance, understanding, and caring. While the award may be made to a person or group well known in the region, those making nominations are particularly urged to consider those who have worked hard and have made contributions without much recognition.
 
Past Peacemakers include Don Quinn Kelley, Mark Rondeau, Mark Lincourt, Pastor Dave Anderson, Al & Cindi McLain, PopCares, Inc. and Dick Alcombright.
 
The MLK Jr. Day of Service Committee is also seeking new members interested in helping to plan the January 2019 event. To join the committee, please call Liz Boland at (413) 663-7588, ext. 19. To nominate a Peacemaker, pick up a form at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition office at 61 Main Street, Suite 218, North Adams or nominate online at www.nbccoalition.org/peacemaker.html.
 
Nominations must be received by December 3.

UnSilent Night - Blackinton Village/North Adams
December 13
Free
for more information

Join us for a FREE seasonal worldwide music event designed for all ages. Think holiday caroling, but with boom boxes and a magical soundtrack. 

This year UNSILENT NIGHT will be exploring the historic village of Blackinton on the west end of North Adams. Our walk will include a suspension bridge over the Hoosac River, winding easy trails through sheltering forest, a stroll through the Blackinton Historic District, and some special surprises. The approximately 50 minute performance will return to TOURISTS where we will gather for a warm and cozy celebration of the season.

Gathering at Trail House - 5:30pm (Park at Stop & Shop)
UNSILENT NIGHT Walk Begins from TOURISTS - 6pm
After Party at TOURISTS - 7pm

DRESS WARMLY! 

DIG OUT THAT BOOMBOX IN THE BACK OF YOUR CLOSET THAT PLAYS CDS OR CASSETTE TAPES (boomboxes will also be provided)

DID YOU SELL YOUR BOOMBOX AT YOUR YARD SALE THIS SUMMER? YOUR SMART PHONE WITH OR WITHOUT A BLUETOOTH SPEAKER WILL WORK JUST FINE! (We'll send you the tracks to download).

BRING SOMETHING THAT LIGHTS UP! (no fire though)

Brought to you by Todd Reynolds, Isabelle Holmes, MASS MoCA, Williams College, MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, TOURISTS, Trail House Kitchen & Bar, and the City of North Adams.
 

O+ Festival Submissions
Deadline January 5

Art and music submissions are now open for the first O+ North Adams, which takes place May 10-11, 2019. The festival theme is “Home.”
 

Artists and musicians/bands, we can’t wait to review your submissions for the O+ Festival in North Adams Mass, which takes place May 10th – 11th, 2019. The theme of this year’s festival is: Home.

If you are chosen to install artwork or play a concert during the festival, you will have access to our complimentary health and wellness clinic, staffed by art-loving volunteer providers.

The North Adams O+ Festival curatorial teams will accept submissions until January 5th.

Choose an application from the options below:

Apply as an Artist

Mural Art

Installation, event, workshop, performance, happening

Have a wall for a mural? 

Apply as a Musician

Apply as a Clinic Provider

Apply to teach a Wellness Class

Help as a Volunteer

This Fall - Parent Child Home Program

FREE Books and Toys for children 16 mo. to 3 years old this fall.  PCHP is a home visiting program. A trained Home Visitor will bring FREE books and toys for your child to keep.  They read, play, and do art activities with your child and you to help your child be ready to learn in school. We are accepting new children and doing intakes for the coming school year.  If you’d like more information, please call Karen at 413-663-6593 ex. 27, email: krowe@ccberkshire.org, or TEXT: (413)663-0234

 

Wednesday November 28th

 

Terrific Tots Toddler Playgroup
The Family Center Playroom, lower level, 210 State Street
10 - 11am
Ages 1 to 3 years.
call for more information

A weekly playgroup for children ages 1 to 3 years old and their caregivers. Playgroups feature hands-on activities, art and other activities, as well as a circle time and snack.

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.
 

nbCC’s Teen Writing Workshop
5 - 7pm
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, North Adams
call for more information

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.

Winter Wreath Workshop
Mount Williams Greenhouses, Inc., 1090 State Rd
(413) 663-8665
6 - 7:30pm
$40
for more information

Participants will create a door sized wreath with locally gathered greens, berries and pinecones. All instruction and materials will be provided. We have space for 20 folks and some light refreshments will be served. Please call the shop @ 413-663-8665 to reserve your spot. The cost for this event is $40.00. We look forward to hearing from you! Cheers

Public Hearing
for the Proposed Bike Path
North Adams City Hall, Council Chambers 10 Main Street
6:30pm
Free

The purpose of this Hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Mohawk Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail in the Town of Williamstown and City of North Adams.

 

Thursday November 29th

 

Rental Housing Q&A
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, 61 Main St. Suite 208
1 - 3pm
Free
call for more information

nbCC’s The Family Place and the Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority are hosting a Q&A for families who have questions about housing. Representatives from Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority will be answering questions about: tenant/landlord rights and responsibilities, mediation of landlord/tenant issues, Section 8, eviction process and more. Call nbCC for questions; 413-663-7588. Transportation/child care available upon request.

Grand Opening at The Green
The Green, 85 Main Street
thegreennama@gmail.com, (518) 256-0230
5 - 7pm
for more information

To celebrate the opening of the space, we invite the public to join us for our official Grand Opening event in collaboration with the North Adams Chamber of Commerce on Thursday November 29th from 5pm to 7pm. Come and see the space, enjoy some light refreshments, music, a ribbon cutting ceremony and an opportunity to learn about our partners already making The Green a vibrant home and center of downtown gravity.

Winter SHOW & SALE
Installation Space, 49 Eagle Street
info@49eaglestreet.com
5 - 7pm
for more information
 

A group show featuring works for sale by local artists:

Galen CheneySara Farrell OkamuraAnna FarringtonHideyo Okamura
Emilee Yawn

Contemporary abstract works on canvas, panel, and paper.
All work priced for immediate sale.

ON VIEW:
November 29 - December 22, 2018

Made by Hand - opening celebration + sale
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St
(413) 662-5324
5 - 7pm
for more information

Our annual affordable art show is back - with a new name. Join us for 'Made by Hand' a celebration of works by local artists including: sculpture, ceramics, drawings, paintings, book arts, fiber, and jewelry. All priced at $100 or less and perfect for Holiday shopping. Shop local and support local artists!

A Closer Look at Etel Adnan
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
6:30 - 8pm
$5 - 10
for more information

Etel Adnan appears in many ways a singular figure in global contemporary art and poetry; Robyn Creswell, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, critic and curator, join curator Elise Y. Chagas to unfold the context and detail of Adnan's twin pursuits of painting and poetry. Creswell will discuss the rich literary world in post-World War II Beirut, which foregrounded Adnan’s participation in the early 1970s; Wilson-Goldie will elaborate a network of influences and encounters that illuminate the relation Adnan has famously made between her painting and her Arab identity.

 

Friday November 30th

 

NAMAzing Coffee Date
The Green, 85 Main Street
thegreennama@gmail.com, (518) 256-0230
7:30 - 9am
for more information

Following our grand opening, we are excited to have a jam packed few days of activities, starting with the first indoor NAMAzing Coffee Date on Friday November 30th from 7:30am to 9:00am. We’re proud to work with our friends at the NAMAzing Initiative to bring this summer season favorite back on a monthly basis in The Green. We are excited to welcome one and all to see what has developed as a reimagined village green, and a redefined commitment to downtown community activity here in our North Adams. Join us!

Tinseliner Christmas Train with Santa Claus
Adams Train Depot, 3 Hoosac St., ADAMS MA
Check link for tickets
12PM/2PM/4PM
$20/13 & Up, $16/2 - 12, Free for children under 2 sitting  in laps
for more information

Make us your favorite holiday tradition! Starting Black Friday passengers can step back in time to experience a 1950's Christmas aboard our Tinseliner Christmas Trains. Enjoy a one hour round trip train ride full of cheer, caroling, and a visit from the man the in red with a gift for every child on board. Trip includes a layover at the PopCares Tree Lot to pick a tree for pick up later. Also, enjoy hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows. Proceeds benefit PopCares organization.Reserve your tickets online ahead of time as capacity is limited!
Train Event Dates: Nov 23, 24, 25, Dec 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16.
Departures at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.
 

Child Care Workshop
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, 61 Main St. Suite 208
1 - 2pm
Free
call for information

nbCC’s The Family Place & Child Care of the Berkshires will be hosting a child care workshop. Staff from Child Care of the Berkshires will be available to answer any questions you have about child care as well as provide information and resources. Call with any questions, 413-663-7588. Sponsored by nbCC and Child Care of the Berkshires.

Open Studios at MASS MoCA
Assets for Artists, 1320 Mass Moca Way
(413) 664-4481
4 - 6:30pm
Free!
for more information

There may be snow on the ground but our new crew of Massachusetts-based artists is heating things up in the Studios this month. Come catch a glimpse of a whole range of creative work at Open Studios, Friday November 30th from 4-6:30pm. There will be painting, drawing, hip-hop, documentary film and so many crystals!
See the event page, linked above, for a list of participating artists.

Directions to the Studios:
When you park in the main visitor lot at MASS MoCA, Building 13 is right in front of you. You’ll see Ferrin Contemporary and CYNTHIA-REEVES galleries on the first floor. Enter through the side door (on the end of the building farthest from Rt. 2) and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Tracy Grammer at Drury Performing Arts Center
Drury Performing Arts Center, 1130 Church St
pam@napsk12.org
7pm
$5 students, $10 GA
for more information

Good news!! Folk singer Tracy Grammer will be the first to perform on our newest stage, Club 315 at Drury on November 30th! Join us at 6PM to view the art department’s student showcase and then at 7PM, five of our very own student performers will open for the main act and kick off the show! We hope to see you on 11/30 to enjoy some wonderful stories and songs with the DPAM crew, student openers and Tracy! You can pre order your tickets now at @tracygrammerdpac.brownpapertickets.com

Macbeth
MCLA Venable Theatre, 375 Church Street
8pm
GA $15, Alumni $12, Faculty/Staff/HS and non-MCLA College Students $10, MCLA students free
for more information

Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece explores the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition, especially on those who seek power for its own sake. When three witches tell Macbeth some surprising prophecies, Macbeth hatches a plan to murder the king and claim the throne for himself. Provoked by his wife and preoccupied with his greed, Macbeth begins the tragic descent into madness.
 
The show will be co-directed by MCLA’s own associate professor of theatre, Laura Standley and guest theatre artist, David Lane. Buy your tickets at https://mcla.ticketleap.com/macbeth/

 

Saturday December 1st

 

Winter Farmers Market
The Green, 85 Main Street, Suite 105
9am - 1pm
for more information

Join us for our Monthly WINTER Farmers Market!
We're moving the market INDOORS and keeping it going throughout the winter and spring months! The North Adams Winter Farmers Market will take place every 1st Saturday of the month from November-May, from 9am - 1pm. We accept EBT/Debit/CC. Our Market Match Program will continue to double SNAP benefits! We will have the same $30 doubling maximum per family, per market that we did outdoors this season.
 
DECEMBER MARKET VENDORS WILL INCLUDE:
Assembly Coffee Roasters, Bees n' Blossoms Lotion Bars with Sweet N' Salty Spa Essentials, Berkshire Hills Fresh Dog Food, Caroline"s Scottish Shortbread, Cricket Creek Farm, ELMARTIN FARM, Fahey Family Honey Farm, Herbellion Apothecary
Jaeschke Fruit & Flowers Center, Many Forks Farm, MonArtistic Pet Products,Morin Gardens, Mountain Girl Farm, MP Rustic Decor, Natalya's Ethnic Cousine, North Yeast Bakery, Senecal's Sugarhouse, Square Roots Farm, Uniquely Yours Jewelry
 AND Live Music from Dylan & Luke!
 
Hope to see you there!

MCLA Fall Preview Days
MCLA, 375 Church St
413) 662-5000
10:45am - 1pm
Free!
for more information

Are you ready for a fun and informative day at MCLA?

You can sign up right online by visiting www.mcla.edu/visiting. We are looking forward to having you on campus!

Tinseliner Christmas Train with Santa Claus
Adams Train Depot, 3 Hoosac St., ADAMS MA
Check link for tickets
12PM/2PM/4PM
$20/13 & Up, $16/2 - 12, Free for children under 2 sitting  in laps
for more information

Make us your favorite holiday tradition! Starting Black Friday passengers can step back in time to experience a 1950's Christmas aboard our Tinseliner Christmas Trains. Enjoy a one hour round trip train ride full of cheer, caroling, and a visit from the man the in red with a gift for every child on board. Trip includes a layover at the PopCares Tree Lot to pick a tree for pick up later. Also, enjoy hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows. Proceeds benefit PopCares organization.Reserve your tickets online ahead of time as capacity is limited!
Train Event Dates: Nov 23, 24, 25, Dec 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16.
Departures at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.
 

Florida Mountaineers Annual Holiday Party
VFW Post 996 North Adams, 573 Mohawk Trl
(413) 664-9042
6 - 10pm
for more information

The Florida Mountaineers will be holding our annual holiday dinner on Saturday, December 1st at 6pm at the VFW Post 996 in North Adams. This years dinner will be catered by Bounti Fare Restaurant. Music will be provided by MisGuided. As always, please bring an unwrapped gift to be donated to a local family in the town of Florida. More details to follow!

Holiday Musical Bingo at Mingo's
Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill, 41 Roberts Dr
(413) 346-4067
6:30 - 9pm
$25
for more information

Come have some Holiday fun with us & DJ Bizz as we support Louison House and their work of serving our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of housing instability. We have some great prizes we are excited to announce in the coming weeks -- so stay tuned here on our FB event for updates!
Tickets are $25 per person and additional bingo cards can be purchased for $5 each (increase your odds of winning!). Buy tickets soon as there is a 110 person limit! (Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite link above.)

Macbeth
MCLA Venable Theatre, 375 Church Street
8pm
GA $15, Alumni $12, Faculty/Staff/HS and non-MCLA College Students $10, MCLA students free
for more information

Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece explores the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition, especially on those who seek power for its own sake. When three witches tell Macbeth some surprising prophecies, Macbeth hatches a plan to murder the king and claim the throne for himself. Provoked by his wife and preoccupied with his greed, Macbeth begins the tragic descent into madness.
 
The show will be co-directed by MCLA’s own associate professor of theatre, Laura Standley and guest theatre artist, David Lane. Buy your tickets at https://mcla.ticketleap.com/macbeth/

 

Sunday December 2nd

 

Tinseliner Christmas Train with Santa Claus
Adams Train Depot, 3 Hoosac St., ADAMS MA
Check link for tickets
12PM/2PM/4PM
$20/13 & Up, $16/2 - 12, Free for children under 2 sitting  in laps
for more information

Make us your favorite holiday tradition! Starting Black Friday passengers can step back in time to experience a 1950's Christmas aboard our Tinseliner Christmas Trains. Enjoy a one hour round trip train ride full of cheer, caroling, and a visit from the man the in red with a gift for every child on board. Trip includes a layover at the PopCares Tree Lot to pick a tree for pick up later. Also, enjoy hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows. Proceeds benefit PopCares organization.Reserve your tickets online ahead of time as capacity is limited!
Train Event Dates: Nov 23, 24, 25, Dec 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16.
Departures at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.
 

4th Annual Children’s Christmas Party
All Saints Church, 59 Summer St.
413-664-9656
1 - 3pm
Free!
call for more information

Please join us for FREE make-it and take-it holiday crafts, games, carols, goodies and a VISIT FROM SANTA!

FBCNA Advent Workshop
First Baptist Church North Adams, 131 Main St
(413) 663-3780
4:30 - 7:30pm
$5 for craft activity
for more information

Join us for a soup & bread dinner and an evening of crafts. We will have a men's craft lead by Bob St. Pierre and an adult craft lead by Melanie St. Pierre. The cost for these crafts are $5 each; all other crafts are free. We are looking for volunteers to make soup and run a craft station. If you can help, please speak to Terri Braman.
SCHEDULE:
Meal - 4:30-5:30
Crafts - 5:30-7:00
Sing Along - 7:00-7:30

 

Monday December 3rd

 

PreSchool Story Time
Clarksburg Town Library, 711 W Cross Rd
(413) 664-6050
10 - 11am
Free!
for more information

Stories and Rhymes; Crafts and Free Play, Ages 3-5, Adult Must Accompany Child

Free on the 3’s at Mass MoCA
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
11am - 5pm
Free!
for more information

MASS MoCA is free for North Adams residents on the 3rd of the month through June 2019. Bring an official ID (or utility bill) to show you’re a resident of the 01247 and MASS MoCA’s galleries are yours for the day.

Every Child Ready to Read
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
413-664-4821
4 - 5pm
Free!
for more information

Join The Family Center and North Adams Public Library for an hour of learning fun. Each week we will explore a different book, engage in activities that build pre-reading skills and make new friends. At the end of the 4 weeks each family will take home a tote bag filled with books, magnets, playdough, and more!
 
Every Child Ready to Read is for parents/grandparents and their children ages 2-5. Call The Family Center at 413-664-4821 to register.

Session Two: Learn To Skate!
Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club, 1267 Church St
6pm
for more information

In today's fast-paced world, children juggle more tasks than ever. Learn to Skate USA teaches your kids lessons to sharpen their focus and provide greater balance on and off the ice. As they conquer challenges on their paths to amazing, new worlds well beyond the world of skating will happen right before their eyes.
 
Sign up for Learn to Skate through Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club by visiting our website and downloading our form!

 

Tuesday December 4th

 

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.

Youth Leadership Program
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street
(413) 663-7588
Free
call for more information

UNITY staff engage local teens in a wide variety of exercises related to leadership skills such as communication, problem-solving, teamwork, identifying community needs, and project/event planning. For more information, email Tim Shiebler at tshiebler@nbccoalition.org or call the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.

After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
(413) 663-7588
6:30-7:30pm
Free
call for more information

Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy snack, homework assistance, tutoring, computer access and creative activities. Call or email Glenda at (413) 663-7588 ext. 20 or gmcarter@nbccoalition.org for more information.

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