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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 9-15

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North Adams Happenings:  January 9 - 15
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 

1/21 
MLK Jr. Day of Service
MCLA Venable Gym, 375 Church St.
(413) 663-7588, (413) 664-4006, kathykeeser@gmail.com
8:30am - 2pm
Free
for more information

26th annual community celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Beginning at 8:30, we will enjoy light refreshments while registering for morning service project at your choice from over 15 projects both on campus and throughout the community. Returning to Venable Gym for lunch and celebration at 12:30. Enjoy the free meal and listen to inspiring words and music, then honor our 2019 Peacemaker Award presentation to Kenna Waterman for all her work in supporting people in Recovery,.

1/24
Opening Reception 
COLOUR & FORM: BEAUTY IN ABSTRACTION
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St.
(413) 662-5253
5pm - 7pm
Free
for more information

Colour & Form: Beauty in Abstraction explores the beauty, complexities and depth of abstract art and our continuing interest in it and how it inspires our curiosity about the reaches of our imagination.

featuring works by artists: Kathline Carr, Dawn Nelson, and Sarah Sutro

2/2
TEDx North Adams
Club B10 @ MASS MoCA
tedxnorthadams@gmail.com
12 - 9 PM
$45 - $47.86 (Limit 2 per person)
for more information

Our TEDxNorthAdams 2019 speakers:
Dr. Lisa Donovan: Will discuss her "Berkshire Blueprint" which would help small towns grow.
dysFUNKcrew: Step team using their differences to create community
Hamza Farrukh: Water specialist will talk about how water impacts community.
Craig Floyd: Manages a farm that gives 100% of their crops to people in need.
Kristen van Ginhoven: Shares her expertise on the integration and intersectionality of arts and activism across communities.
Ty Allan Jackson: Preaches literacy and accessibility to books.
Barbara Ann Malkas Ed.D: Discusses her findings on how creating inclusive communities makes strong communities.
Mark Stewart: Uses his musicianship to create specific and once in a lifetime moments.
Catherine Storing: Will break down why conflict is important to creating community.

2/14
Community Outreach Volunteer Training
NbCC, 61 Main St, Suite 218
(413) 663-7588
5:30 - 8pm
Free
call for more information

Want to help your neighbors and be more engaged in our community? Become a Community Outreach Volunteer!

Northern Berkshire Neighbors is seeking community-minded individuals to take part in the Community Outreach and Civic Engagement Volunteer Training. Join over 60 Northern Berkshire residents who are now Community Outreach Volunteers! Trainings will be held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 8pm beginning on February 14th and running through July. As part of the training, participants will learn about the many local health and human service providers, and community organizations; engage in workshops and training on topics such as styles of leadership, accessing local government, community organizing, conflict management and more; complete a project that meets a community need or builds upon an existing asset.

No prior education or experience necessary. Applications are available at the nbCC offices, or at www.nbccoalition.org. For more info, call Glenda.
 

 

Submissions

 

Deadline February 22
Reconnection: MCLA Alumni Exhibition Call for Submissions

MCLA Gallery 51 is pleased to announce an opportunity for ALL alumni to exhibit their work in a group exhibition highlighting their creative pursuits since graduation. It is a unique chance for the college to present the work of our alumni in our downtown gallery, highlighting the impact of an innovative liberal arts education and MCLA’s Alumni’s contribution to vibrant creative communities in North Adams and beyond.

Details and Apply online at:
https://goo.gl/forms/UNAqSlTYmlossXwT2

 

 

Wednesday January 9th

 

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
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street
413-663-7588
5 - 7 PM
Free
for more information

An afterschool 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.

St. Stan's School January Restaurant Fundraiser: Ramunto's
Ramunto’s, 67 Main St.
5 - 7 PM
for more information

Bring coupon for 20% to be donated to St. Stan’s

Join us on January 9th from 5-7pm at Ramunto's in North Adams and with your coupon, 20% of your check will go to St. Stan's School!

 

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

Is your New Year's resolution to read more in 2019?! Get off on the right foot and join us for our January discussion. Won't have a chance to finish (or maybe even start) the book?! No problem, come by to meet the other members and learn more about our monthly meetings.

We're reading "Allegedly" by Tiffany D. Jackson, a realistic fiction mystery.

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 January 10th

 

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

 

Friday January 11th

 

Sit & Knit
The Spin-Off Yarn Shop, Norad Mill, Ste. 302
413-344-6257
2-4 PM & 5 - 7 PM
Free
for more information

Join us for fellowship and help with your project.  All knitters and crocheters are welcome!

The Spin-Off Yarn Shop has an extensive and beautiful selection of yarn for every budget.  The shop carries Malabrigo, Juniper Moon Farm, Ella Rae, Rowan, DanDoh, Urth, Freia, Toft, Frabjous, and many others, along with locally produced and hand-dyed yarns.  

We have patterns and books to provide inspiration for your next project. Knitting needles, crochet hooks, gifts, and must-have haberdashery are available.  For those finishing touches, we have thousands of beautiful buttons, making our button selection the best in the area.

 

Saturday January 12th

 

Birds of Winter
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 AM
Free
for more information

Zach Adams from the Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries and Mass Audubon will present “Birds of Winter” at the North Adams Public Library on Saturday, January 12 at 10:30. This free, hour-long program will explain who is coming to our feeders, what they need to survive the winter months, and a host of other fun facts about our feathered friends. Designed for birding enthusiasts, families of all kinds, or folks who are new to feeding and watching winter birds, Zach has shaped his naturalist’s training into an informative, free, slide and hands-on presentation to give you all the information you need for success. We would like to thank Mass Audubon, Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Pittsfield Cultural Council for bringing Zach to the library. For more information see our webpage at http://www.naplibrary.com or Like Us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/naplibrary/  

In-store series #2:
Alexander and Tongue Depressor
Belltower Records, Norad Mill, Suite 301, 60 Roberts Dr.
(413) 398-5569
7 PM
Donations encouraged
for more information

Alexander and Tongue Depressor, from New Haven, CT, will play an in-store performance starting at 7pm on Saturday, Jan. 12! No cover but please bring a donation for the musicians.

check 'em out here!
ALEXANDER:
TONGUE DEPRESSOR:

Free Guitar Workshop
Blackinton Union Church, 1373 Mass. Ave.
7 - 8 PM
Free
for more information

This free guitar workshop in North Adams, MA will allow you to get a free lesson and a sneak peak into what we will be offering in the classes! There will be discounts for all people who attend as well as a HUGE discount on lessons for anyone who signs up for them!

 

Aeon Ritual
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
8 PM
$14 advance, $22 day of
for more information

This ecstatic, immersive musical performance occupies the space between concert and traditional religious or ceremonial rites. Developed by electro-acoustic collective Infinite Palette, Aeon Ritual features new work by musician-composers Hanna Benn, William Brittelle, Ian Chang, Topu Lyo, Seth Olinsky, Darian Thomas, Emily Wells and Daniel Wohl; art director Andrea Hyde; and curator-producer Kate Nordstrum. The work-in-progress performance is presented in a specially-conceived setting to highlight the spiritual.

 

Monday January 14th

 

PreSchool Story Time
Clarksburg Town Library, 711 W. Cross Rd
10:00 - 11:00am
Free
for more information

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

 

Tuesday January 15th

 

A Matter of Balance
The Green, 85 Main St., Ste 105
413-663-7588
9 - 11 AM
Free ( Pre-registration required)
call for more information

A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. A FREE series of 8 classes including tips to reduce fear of falling and increase strength and balance. January 8, 15,22,30 and February 5,12,19,26 from 9-11am at The Green located at 85 Main Street, North Adams. Pre-registration is required, call Bret or Amanda at (413) 663-7588.

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
5 - 7 PM
Free
for more information

Tuesdays, 5 - 7pm, January 8, 15, 22, 29.UNITY staff engage local teens in a wide variety of exercises related to leadership skills such as communication, problem-solving, team work, 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.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street
413-663-7588
5:30 - 7:30 PM
call for more information

This is a group for grandparents who are actively parenting their grandchildren giving them a safe and confidential space to share similar experiences with other grandparents. For more info, call (413) 663-7588.

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

Poetry Open Stage
Ashland St. Project Space, 50 Ashland St.
7:30 - 9 PM
Free
for more information

come read! come listen! read your own—read someone else's. 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.

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