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North Adams Happenings: Dec. 12-18

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

Save the Date

 

12/31
Gratitude at gWORKS
Greylock Works, 508 State Rd
(413) 398-9114
8:30 PM - 1 AM
$35-45/person
for more information

gWorks New Year's Eve Gratitude. DJ BFG, LJ McZawa, Mixology by Jesse Egan. Greylock WORKS' Weave Shed, 508 State Road, North Adams, MA 01247

Monday, December 31st, 2018 | 8:30 pm to 1:00 am | 21 + IDs required

TICKETS ARE LIMITED and will be sold in batches @ $35, $40, and $45 per person / on Eventbrite

 

Submissions

 

Deadline January 5
O+ Festival Submissions

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

 

Wednesday December 12th

 

Preschool Storytime - Special Christmas Story & Craft
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.

Hoosic River Revival 2018 Annual Meeting
The Green, 85 Main St. Suite 105
5 - 7 PM
Free
for more information

The Hoosic River Revival will host its 2018 Annual Meeting at The Green, celebrating this year's achievements, honoring our outgoing Board of Directors and welcoming our new Board of Directors! Please join us!

Pints & Pages: Outlander
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
6 - 7 PM
Free
for more information

The weather is perfect for a story set in the Scottish Highlands of 1745! Recently created into a show on the Starz network, Outlander combines historical fiction, romance, adventure and science fiction/fantasy in to one delicious text. Since this book is a bit of a beast, we’ll be skipping our November meeting and moving in to December.

Socializing begins at 6, discussion begins 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!**

 

Thursday December 13th

 

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

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.

5 for Free (Movie)-  Food Drive
North Adams Movieplex, 86 Main St. 
(413) 663-6300
3:30 - 7:30 PM
5 non-perishable food items/person
for more information

Donate 5 Non Perishable Food Items and Get into the Movie of your choice (First Come First Served) All items Donated are collected by the Berkshire Dream Center and Given out to local families in need.

Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night - Blackinton Village
Trail House |  TOURIST | Blackinton Village
Meets at Trail House at 5:30PM
Free (Cash bar/food)
for more information

Caroling has never been so epic. – Flavorpill

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

Firefighter/Responder Rehab
North Adams Ambulance Service, 10 Harris Street
5:30- 8:30 PM
Free
for more information

Rehab is not just for Firefighters? Come join our class to learn about NFPA 1584 and EMS Requirements and Recommendations for Rehab. We will also be discussing the need for broader utilization of these regional resources for Law Enforcement and Special Operations.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Freight Yard Pub, 1 Furnace St.
(413) 663-6547
7 - 11 PM
Free to attend. Drinks and Food for purchase
for more information

Join FYP to celebrate the holiday season with a good old Ugly Sweater Party. Ugliest Sweater wins a TV!!

 

Friday December 14th

 

nbCC's Monthly Forum –
Re-imaging How We Support Children in Our Community
(We're meeting in Williamstown this month!!)
First Congregational Church, 906 Main Street, Williamstown
(413) 663-7588
10 AM - Noon
Free
for more information

(Please note location change) Join our community discussion about how we all can help our local children be happy, healthy, and resilient. Get a view into the lives of children through their own voices and learn about the universal five protective factors for children & families. Leave with an understanding of your individual role, as a member of the community who lives, works, and plays in north Berkshire, in creating better outcomes for “our children”. For more information about this forum, contact Amber Besaw at nbCC, (413) 663-7588.

Pajama Story Time
The Family Center, 210 State St.
413-664-4821
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Free
for more information

December 14, 10:30-11:30 at The Family Center   Stay in your pajamas and wear them come to our Friday morning Pajama Story Time. We will do winter activities, read winter stories and have a special snack including warm cocoa

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!

Kids 4 Harmony Performance
City Hall, 10 Main St.
413-662-3000
4:15 PM
Free

A special performance by Kids 4 Harmony at North Adams City Hall hosted by Mayor Bernard

 

 

Snowman Paint & Sip to Benefit
the North Adams American Legion
American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr.
413-205-8346
6:30 PM
Call for pricing

Here comes the cuteness overload... Join us on FRI 12/14/18 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the American Legion Auxiliary to support their children, youth and veteran programs. You'll learn to paint this adorable seasonal image of "Snowman with Bird" on a large 16x20 canvas or on an authentic roofing slate tile, various sizes to choose from. At the American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr, North Adams, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  

 

Saturday December 15th

 

Pet Photos with Santa
Bark N Cat, 28 Holden St.
413-664-7777
11AM - 1 PM
Free
for more information

Santa will be visiting the shop for a photo opportunity! We will take photos with your OWN cell phone or camera, to ensure you have immediate access to the photos! There will be holiday specials, as well!

Wreaths Across America
Veterans Memorial Park
Ceremony at Noon
Free
for more information

Join us at noon at the Veterans Memorial Park on the corner of Eagle St. and Center St. for a ceremony honoring our veterans.  Please contact the group if you would like to volunteer to help place the over 3,000 wreaths on graves on this day. Nearly two dozen teachers and students from McCann Technical School will be helping out. Drury High School students have also done a community service learning project to interview veterans. Their work will be on display in the lobby of MountainOne from 10 to noon on Dec. 15.

Christmas at the Wigwam
The Wigwam Western Summit,2350 Mohawk Trail
(413) 663-1527
3 - 6 PM


Free
for more information

Have your ever thought of Having a glass a wine while watching the stunning sunset at the Wigwam? Hold that thought and add to it Christmas festivities, decorations, music and food!! For the first time in a century, the Wigwam is holding its inaugural Christmas weekend party! From 3-6pm we will have beautiful music and our winery partner DeMarsico’s Wine Cellar will bring their delicious wines! There will be plenty of treats from the Wigwam kitchen and all Wigwam branded apparels and mugs will be 25% off! This is our way of bringing you some holiday joy! Sunday Dec 16 from 3-6pm will be Christmas Caroling at the Wigwam with hot cider and chocolate!

 

 

 

Sunday December 16th

 

First Baptist Church Christmas Caroling
FBCNA, 131 Main St.
(413) 663-3780
1 - 3 PM
Free
for more information

All are welcome to join us as we split into a few groups and head out to spread some Christmas cheer to some of elder members and local nursing homes. Drivers need and song sheets will be provided. We always have a blessed time!

Christmas at the Wigwam
The Wigwam Western Summit,2350 Mohawk Trail
(413) 663-1527
3 - 6 PM
Free
for more information

Have your ever thought of Having a glass a wine while watching the stunning sunset at the Wigwam? Hold that thought and add to it Christmas festivities, decorations, music and food!! For the first time in a century, the Wigwam is holding its inaugural Christmas weekend party! From 3-6pm we will have beautiful music and our winery partner DeMarsico’s Wine Cellar will bring their delicious wines! There will be plenty of treats from the Wigwam kitchen and all Wigwam branded apparels and mugs will be 25% off! This is our way of bringing you some holiday joy! Sunday Dec 16 from 3-6pm will be Christmas Caroling at the Wigwam with hot cider and chocolate!

 

 

 

Monday December 17th

 

What's Next? NAMAzing Initiative Meeting
Persnickety Toys, 13 Eagle St
(413) 662-2990
5:30 - 7 PM
Free!
for more information

It has been a whirlwind 18+ months for us at the NAMAzing Initiative and it's time to reflect, reset, and renew as we look at what is next for our incredible little community of businesses, residents and passionate lovers of North Adams.

This month's meeting will be meant just that. There are some great pieces of news to update folks on, some opportunities to take advantage of, and some forward thinking and planning to begin engaging as we look forward to sustaining, enhancing, and advancing.

Whether you've been with us since day one, or you have never attended a meeting and this would be your first, come one, come all, and be a part of the initiative. Bring your passion, your ideas, and your friends!

Pajama Story Time at the North Adams Public Library
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 PM
Free
for more information

On Monday, December 17th at 6:00 p.m., put on your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to hear a reading of Jan Brett's classic "The Mitten" as well as make a craft.  Best suited families with children ages 3-9, siblings welcome. Call the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.

 

Tuesday December 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.

Local Live Music
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
wearecommonfolk@gmail.com
6 PM
Suggested Donation: $5-10
for more information

This week's event will be slightly different!
Alex Hicks-Courant is a writer, performer, teaching artist, and craft beer enthusiast. He loves spoken word poetry and being creative with instruments!

Breakthrough the cold and bring your friends to our weekly get together at Bright Ideas Brewing! $5-$10 Strongly Suggested Donation! While we don't have a cover charge, we hope that you can throw a few (or more) dollars in the chalice to help support these AMAZING musicians!

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.

 

From Our Neighbors

 

Daily through 12/30

Winterlights at Naumkeag
Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge
(413) 298-3239
5 - 8 PM

$17/nonmembers, $12/members, Free/Childen 12 & under
for more information

Premiering this holiday season, the garden at one of our most popular historic homes, Naumkeag in Stockbridge will be illuminated with thousands of shimmering holiday lights and designed light installations. Each weekend features performances and activities for the whole family, from the young to the young at heart. Special guests, live music, children’s activities and more, so you can return throughout the season to enjoy new experiences in the illuminated gardens each weekend. Enter and see the gardens as you never have before. You will become immersed in the twinkling lights as you stroll through the display. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Don your coats, pull on your boots and join us for a new family tradition!

Entrance to the gardens is ticketed in 15-minute increments. Upon selecting a date below, you will be prompted to select an arrival time. Please be prepared to arrive 10 minutes prior to your ticketed entrance time to help expedite the check-in process.

Saturday 12/15

Book Reading/Crafts: D. Nelson
Real Eyes Gallery, 71 Park St. Adams, MA
12 - 2 PM
for more information

Come meet Illustrator Dawn Nelson for a book reading and craft activity. The event is family friendly. "The Bag Family" book will be available for purchase. We hope to see you there!

Thursday 12/12

Trivia Thursday at The Log!
The Log, 78 Spring St.
(413) 884-6073
8 - 10 PM
Free
for more information

Come on down to The Log and show your smarts! Every Thursday at 8pm The Log by Ramuntos brings you five competitive Rounds of trivia for you and your friends to match wits and come out on top!Trivia is always FREE and open to ALL! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, EVERY WEEK! It may even be a BIG PRIZE NIGHT! You Never Know. We'll See You Thursday...

Saturday 12/15 & Sunday 12/16

SANTA at The Berkshire Mall
Berkshire Mall, Old State Rd & Rt 8, Lanesborough
1 - 5 PM
Free
for more information

Santa will be at the Berkshire mall Both Dec 15 & 16, from 1pm to 5pm. This was made possible by DJ's Gifts and A Dollar, both located in the Mall. This Event is FREE!!! Bring your own camera or your phone. Each child can sit on Santa's Lap and you will be able to take photos. Please be QUICK and KIND...there will be plenty of people trying to see Santa so we will put a time limit on each visit. Santa will be back on Dec 22 & 23, same hours. We will also have our VENDORS IN THE HALL...to make your shopping experience a little more fun.

 

Sunday 12/16

Berkshire Grown's Holiday Farmers Market in Williamstown
Sweetwood of Williamstown Retirement Living Community
1611 Cold Spring Rd, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267
10 AM - 2 PM
Free to attend
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!! Berkshire Grown's Holiday Farmers Markets continue!
Sun, Dec 16, at Sweetwood of Williamstown (1611 Cold Spring Road) - 10am-2pm - bit.ly/2DY9kA1
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.
Also on - Sat, Dec 15, in Great Barrington at the Mt Valley Middle School - 10am-2pm - bit.ly/2Ec89hp
We look forward to seeing you there!!

 

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