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North Adams Happenings: Dec. 19-25

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North Adams Happenings: December 19 - 25
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Save the Date


Namazing Initiative Coffee Date
The Green 85 Main St., Ste 105
7:30 - 9 AM
for more information

Come on down and join The NAMAzing Initiative for their winter Coffee Date at The Green. This month the coffee & pastries are sponsored by Empire Cafe

Interested in sponsoring coffee and pastries for next month's coffee dates? Feel free to email to help coordinate.

Gratitude at gWORKS
Greylock Works, 508 State Rd
(413) 398-9114
8:30 PM - 1 AM
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

Free on the 3’s at Mass MoCA
11AM - 5 PM
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.

Winter Farmers Market  
The Green 85 Main St., Ste 105
9 AM - 1 PM
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.

Assembly Coffee Roasters, Caroline"s Scottish Shortbread, Clarksburg Bread Co., Cricket Creek Farm, ELMARTIN FARM, Fahey Family Honey Farm, Herbellion Apothecary, MonArtistic Pet Products, Mountain Girl Farm, North Yeast Bakery, Square Roots Farm




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 19th


Preschool Storytime - Special Christmas Story & Craft
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 AM
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.


Thursday December 20th


Third Thursday Literary Open Mic
The Parlor Cafe, 303 Ashland St.
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Free (suggested donation of $2)

for more information

Third Thursday Poetry at The Parlor Cafe features a monthly literary open mic which starts at 7pm.

Door open and sign ups at 6:30.

All poets have approximately 5-8 minutes(or 2 pieces) depending on the evening. You are encouraged to bring poems, prose, lyrics, essays, etc, be it yours or written by someone else. This is a safe space, come use your beautiful voices!

!!Audience and poets are encouraged to show up at 6:30pm, sign up for open mic, order food or drink, and find yourself a seat.


FREE. We ask for a suggested $2 or greater donation to help with the logistics and bring in feature poets from across the country, and pay you poets. Thanks for all the support.


Friday December 21st


FBCNA Christmas Dinner
First Baptist Church, 131 Main St.
(413) 663-3780
6 - 8 PM
Free - Donations encouraged/ RSVP required
for more information

What better time of year then the Christmas season to share the joy of Christ together and be renewed in His love. We will enjoy a wonderful home cooked meal, sing our favorite Christmas carols, and share funny Christmas memories.

This is not a fundraiser. This is a FREE church family & friends dinner. If God puts the desire on your heart to help offset the cost through donating money or ingredients, it will be greatly appreciated.

We will need volunteers willing to bake (at home) a pie or two, volunteers to help serve, set-up, decorate and clean up.

Please contact Pete Arigoni (text or call 413/652-2620 or email to RSVP, with any questions, or if you’re interested in helping.

Sinking EP Release w/ Crafter and more
The Game Room, Ask a punk for the address
6 PM
for more information

Sinking “Nightmare” EP Release -
Crafter -
Treatment -
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Underground Sounds: Community Open Mic
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle St.
(413) 398-4088
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Free - Donations encouraged
for more information

Come one, come all! ROOTS presents Underground Sounds: An Open Mic series geared toward folks of all ages and open to the community. Come perform with us: poets, musicians, artists, magicians, and all of the like, and enjoy a night of awesomely talented individuals! All art forms are welcome.

Sign ups start at 6:30pm. Come early to make sure you get on the list. And don't forget to invite and share this with your friends!

Free Admission, but donations are strongly encouraged! Free Taco Bar.

Ugly Sweater Party w. Keo Beatz
Mingo’s Sports Bar, 41 Roberts Road
(413) 346-4067
9 PM - Midnight
for more information



Saturday December 22nd


Holiday Pop Up Shop
Common Folk, 73 Main St.
(413) 749-2119
10 AM - 8 PM
for more information

Phase 1 is complete! Come check out our ever-changing pop up shop! We will be open on Saturdays and Sunday's through December while we spend the weekdays working on phase 2! Go to to find out more details about our space and happenings.

At the pop up shop, you can find: Artwork from your favorite local artists: Misa Chappell Artist Page, Katherine Haig, ShaggyBeardArt, Queen of Bees, Ashland Street Project Space, Samantha White, Rebecca Waterhouse, and so many more!

We have also curated a great selection of second hand clothing, books, found art, art supplies, and more! Some furniture is for sale too!

Prices are affordable. You will find new items every week! So keep popping in until you find what you need. Sometimes we can even take a trade! If you have clothing, found art, or blank t-shirts to donate...bring it on in and we can talk about a trade.


Monday December 24th


Christmas Eve Service
Terra Nova Church, 85 Main St. Ste. 105
5 - 6 PM
for more information

Join us for a modern celebration of the timeless story of Christmas. Event is family friendly with music, spoken word and hot chocolate!

FBCNA Christmas Eve Worship
First Baptist Church, 131 Main St.
(413) 663-3780
7 - 8:30 PM
for more information

A worship extravaganza designed to be family and multi-generations fri endly! Lots of great music, a Christmas messageand the circle of light. Be sure to bring your family and friends.


Come and worship the newborn King!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Living Hope Community Church, 45 River St.
(413) 662-2260
7 - 8 PM
for more information

"Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill to men!" -Luke 2:14

Living Hope Community Church would like to invite you to our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Service begins at 7 pm.

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North Adams Rallies For Win in Rain-Shortened La Festa Baseball Exchange

By Rick Sports
NORTH ADAMS, Mass - North Adams struck just before Mother Nature did on Saturday night, as the local team rallied to a 9-5 victory over the Boston North End Dodgers, just before weather shortened the first game of the annual La Festa Baseball Exchange at Joe Wolfe Field.
The two sides met for the 29th straight season in the yearly event in which each club travels for a two-game series. Although Saturday’s action was halted in the top of the sixth inning due to a lightning storm that swept quickly through the area, the teams meet again on Sunday morning for the second game. North Adams will also travel east in August for a pair of games hosted by the Dodgers in Boston.
Things may have ended in a draw had North Adams not struck for its final scoring burst in the bottom of the fifth inning, as it scored four runs to break open a 5-5 score with the deciding margin of victory. Landon Champney got it going after he led off by slicing the ball past third base for a double, and he then scored the winning run on a throwing error after Tristan Garner walked and attempted to steal second to draw a throw.
The home team kept piling on in the fifth to increase its lead. Garner came in on a passed ball, Chase Vanderwoude walked and later stole home and Owen Gagne smacked a single past third, advanced on a balk and then crossed the plate following a wild pitch.
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