NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Norad Mill will host the second Harvest Craft Market on Saturday, Sept. 11, in the 3West Event Space, located on the third floor of the Mill
"This is our second Harvest Market," Moresi & Associates business coordinator Caroline Collins said. "The first one was extremely successful with hundreds of guests, so we wanted to bring this event back as soon as we could do it safely."
The craft fair took a year off last year because of the pandemic. This year it features handmade goods and gifts from more than 40 local crafters.
Crafts include jewelry, home decor, cutting boards, resin art, ornaments, crocheted/knitted items, paper goods, purses, treats from Shire Cottage Bakery, and more.
"This event is awesome because it allows people to purchase unique and meaningful gifts, but also to explore the mill and take advantage of all of the small businesses we have to offer including the newly opened Toy & Candy store, the Norad Cafe, Belltower Records, the Spin off Yarn Shop, and the Computer Bug, to name a few," Collins said. "This is a great opportunity for people to shop local."
She added that the event also allows the local crafters to get their name and products out there.
"It gives them the opportunity to showcase and share their hard work and talent," Collins said. "It can be difficult to sell crafts on large markets such as Etsy, and many of our vendors were quite successful at our last event."
She said mill hopes to hold a holiday market in December.
The market runs from 9 to 3. There is a $3 entrance fee but children 12 and younger can enter for free.
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MCLA Presents Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture with Vivek Shandas
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will present the annual Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture with Vivek Shandas at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23 in Murdock Hall Room 218. A remote viewing option is also available.
Vivek Shandas is a professor of climate adaptation and the founding director of the Sustaining Urban Places Research (SUPR) Lab at Portland State University. Professor Shandas specializes in developing strategies to reduce exposure of historically marginalized communities to climate-induced extreme events. He has published over 100 articles, three books, and his research has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, and other national and local media.
Professor Shandas serves as chair of the city of Portland's Urban Forestry Commission, technical reviewer for federal and state agencies, and a board member on several non-profit organizations.
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