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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 8-14

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January 20: MCLA's Day of Service in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Held in MCLA's Venable gym beginning at 8:30 with registration and light refreshments. The day kicks off around 9:30 as people are sent off to their choice of about 20 projects that they will be doing either on campus or around the community. At 12:30, all will return to MCLA's Venable gym for free community lunch and celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the highlight being the presentation to the 2020 Peacemaker Award recipient, James Bush of Adams. 

For more information, contact Liz Boland at Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at 413-663-7588; for questions about service sites or to sign up for a particular project, contact Kathy Keeser at 413-664-4006 or kathykeeser@gmail.com.


February 15: Annual WinterFest
All events are free to the public. Vendor fees apply for Winterfest Farmer & Artisan Market. (Location TBD.)
Events will include farmers market, annual chowder cook-off, ice sculpting, horse-drawn wagon rides, s'mores, and more. Stay tuned for details. Thank you to our sponsors! We couldn't do this without you: North Adams Tourism, Greylock Federal Credit Union, MountainOne, First Hartford Corporation, Moresi Real Estate Partners, Scarafoni Associates/ CT Management Group, and The Green. More Information

Wednesday 1/8
9:00 A.M. (FREE), SOCIAL, Open Hours UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

10:00 A.M. (FREE), KIDS, Terrific Tots Playgroup The Family Center, 210 State Street, (413) 664-4821 More information. 


11:30 A.M. (FREE), KIDS, Little Wonders Baby Playgroup The Family Center, 210 State Street, (413) 664-4821 More information.

5:00 P.M. (FREE), TEENS, nbCC's Teen Writing Workshop  nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, (413) 663-7588 More information.

5:30 P.M. (FREE), TALK, Local Color: Harry Desmond - Berkshire Fly Fishing TOURISTS, 915 State Road, (413) 346-4933 More information.

7:00 P.M. ($5), FILM, SpookyTooth Presents: Bad Movie Night Common Folk, 73 Main Street More information.

7:30 P.M. (FREE), COMEDY, Local Comedy Booked Open Mic HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.

8:00 P.M. (FREE), GAMES, Trivia Night! Ramunto's, 67 Main Street, (413) 398-5152 More information.

Thursday 1/9

9:00 A.M. (FREE), SOCIAL, Open Hours UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

 

4:00 P.M. (FREE), TUTORING, After School Program UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

7:00 P.M. (FREE), MUSIC, Mary Ann Palermo & First Take - In Residence HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.

7:00 P.M. ($5/members, $10/non-members), KIDS, Open Gym Night J Star Gymnastics, 69 Union Street More information.

Friday 1/10
10:00 A.M. (FREE), KIDS, Drop-In Playgroup The Family Center, 210 State Street, (413) 664-4821 More information.

12:00 P.M. (FREE), SOCIAL, Open Hours UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

6:00 P.M. ($1 and up), GAMES, BINGO! North Adams Elks 487 Lodge, 100 Eagle Street, (413) 664-9039 More information.

8:00 P.M. (FREE), MUSIC, Mr. Doubtfire HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.

9:00 P.M. (FREE), MUSIC, Karaoke Friday! State Street Tavern, 167 State Street, (413) 664-9152 More information.
Saturday 1/11
3:00 P.M. ($20 advanced/ $25 at door), SPORTS, Boston Bruins Alumni vs. NBYHL Alumni Vietnam Vets Memorial Skating Rink, 1267 South Church Street, (413) 664-8185 More information.

6:00 P.M. ($40), EVENT, Nordic Nights TOURISTS, 915 State Road, (413) 346-4933 More information.

8:00 P.M. ($10), MUSIC, Jackson Whalan with Live Band HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.
Sunday 1/12
7:00 P.M. ($10), MUSIC, Triology: MMG HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.
Monday 1/13
6:00 P.M. (FREE), GAMES, Pub Trivia Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way, (413) 346-4460 More information.
Tuesday 1/14
8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (FREE), WORKSHOP, BE Found - Business Online Workshop MCLA Murdock Hall, Room 218, 375 Church Street, amys@fccdc.org More Information

10:30 A.M. (FREE), KIDS, Toddler Story Time North Adams Public Library, 74 Church Street, (413) 662-3133 More Information

3:30 P.M. (FREE), KIDS, Preschool STEM Group The Family Center, 210 State Street, 413-664-4821 More Information

3:30 P.M. (FREE), KIDS, After-school Story Time North Adams Public Library, 74 Church Street, (413) 662-3133 More Information

4:30 P.M. (FREE), GAMES, ROOTS Teen Center Game Night ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street More Information

5:00 P.M. (FREE), TEENS, nbCC's Youth Leadership Program  nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, (413) 663-7588 More information.

6:00 P.M. ($5-10 Suggested Donation), MUSIC, Tuesday Tunes  Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way More information.

6:30 P.M. (FREE), TUTORING, After School Program UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

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North Adams Committee Orders Dangerous Dogs Put Down

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff

Monday's Public Safety Committee hearing was a hybrid with some members and witnesses in City Hall and others participating remotely.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Public Safety Committee on Monday voted to euthanize two dogs deemed to be dangers to the community. A third dog has been given a chance for rehoming, if possible. 
 
The reluctant vote came after a two-hour hearing at which testimony was taken about the dogs' general aggressive actions and attacks on visitors at the owners' home on Northern Lights Avenue. The city's Animal Control Officer Carrie Loholdt and Building Inspector William Meranti also testified. 
 
Three dogs from the same family were the subject of the hearing to determine whether they were dangerous and, if so, what would be their disposition. The committee was assisted by attorney Gregg Corbo of KP Law, the city solicitor. 
 
Corbo summed up the testimony given on Pretty Boy, Piglet and Crook that included attacks on people who had been invited to enter the family's home. There were at least three incidents, two in February and one in June.
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