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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 15-21

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January 25 - MASS MoCA Community Day
FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION ALL DAY
Free for all who walk through the doors, our annual community celebration is brimming with art-making, gallery tours, live music, pop-up performances, fun photos, and tons more to inspire and explore. Kidspace turns 20 this year — join the festivities as we celebrate two decades of bringing engaging exhibitions and a vibrant art studio to both children and adults.Check "More information." for a full schedule of events.More information.

January 26 - Hoosic River Revival Trivia Night 2020
Hoosic River Revival will host its 2nd Annual Trivia Night on January 26, 2020, at the American Legion! Join us as we have fun, learn about our unique river and raise funds for this critical project! More information.

February 8 - TEDx North Adams
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Tickets are $45 each.
TEDxNorthAdams 2020 Speakers: Judy Butler - Preparing for death, Mary Cheyne - Healthy Head space, Otha Day - Music + Empathy, Renee Dineen - Mental Re-framing, Briee Della Rocca - Listening / Communications, Dylan Lundgren - Recovery, Aaron Oster - Food / Team building, Andres Ramirez - Misconceptions on Hip-hop, Michael M. Smith - The Do-Over, Craig Stanland - Self-worth / Prison  More information

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 1/15
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: Rewilding with Micah Mortali TOURISTS, 915 State Road, (413) 346-4933 More information.

7:00 P.M. (FREE), MUSIC, Forks of Buffalo 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 1/16

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


10:00 A.M. (FREE), WORKSHOP, Taking Safety Measures at Home - - Parent Workshop Series nbCC offices Room 213, 61 Main 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.

6:00 P.M. ($25), FOOD, Annual roast beef dinner & Banquet 2020 VFW Post 996 North Adams, 573 Mohawk Trail More information.

7:00 P.M. (FREE), WORKSHOP, Short Fiction Writing Workshop Common Folk, 73 Main Street 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 1/17
9:00 A.M. (FREE), FORUM, Community Conversation on Poverty for Northern Berkshire MCLA, 375 Church Street, 413-445-4503 x 683 More information.

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. ($5), MUSIC, Matt Valentine Preserves, Center Belltower Records, Norad Mill, Suite 301, 60 Roberts Drive More information.

8:00 P.M. ($10 advanced, $15 at door), MUSIC, Smoota: A Musical and Comedic Exploration of Sex, Love & Sex 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 1/18
10:00 A.M. (FREE), LITERATURE, Dennis G. Pregent Book Signing North Adams Museum of History & Science, 40 Main Street, (413) 664-4700 More information.

10:00 A.M. (FREE), WORKSHOP, Basic Sewing 101 nbCC offices Room 213, 61 Main Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

6:00 P.M. ($22), PARTY, HVMC Christmas Party Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill, 41 Roberts Drive, (413) 346-4067 More information.

8:00 P.M. ($14 - $40), MUSIC, Ian Chang: 属 MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, (413) 662-2111 More information.

8:00 P.M. ($10), MUSIC, The O-Tones HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.
Sunday 1/19
7:00 P.M. (FREE), GAMES, Music Trivia HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.
Monday 1/20
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
8:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. (FREE),
COMMUNITY, MCLA's Day of Service in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MCLA Venable Theatre, 375 Church Street, More information.
Tuesday 1/21
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.

5:30 P.M. (FREE), SUPPORT, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren  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.

7:30 P.M. (FREE), MUSIC, Reed Foehl - January Residency The Airport Rooms at Tourists, 861 State Road, (413) 346-4933 More information.

FROM OUR NEIGHBORS
 

Wednesday, January 15,  7:30 P.M. - WILLIAMSTOWN - Mad Max: Fury Road — Australian Benefit screening

January 16-19, Various event times. - WILLIAMSTOWN - I/O Festival 2020


 
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