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North Adams Happenings: Sept. 13-20
11:16AM / Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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North Adams Happenings:
Sept 13th through 20th 
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
September 22nd - October 1st
Fall Foliage Festival:
“Magic in the Berkshires!”

Visit http://explorenorthadams.com/events/fall-foliage-festival/ for a list of all the events, and join us as we celebrate magic in the Berkshires! Most Fall Foliage Events also have individual event listings that can be found here.
9/28
DownStreet Art Thursday
for more information

Join us for the last DownStreet Art Thursday of 2017! 
Featuring: 
* The American Magic-Lantern Theater. A Victorian magic-lantern show featuring stories, songs, comedy which NPR has called "A living national treasure"
* Culminating share created in response to Alaa Awad's 2014 #DSA Mural 'justice' with Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song
* Music Under the Mohawk with House SparrowChad Tarves Music + 8 Foot River
* Opening reception for Freedom from Fear/The Yellow Bowl Project atMCLA Gallery51
* Exhibitions at Gravity GalleryoutsideFerrin ContemporaryCYNTHIA-REEVESBerkshire Art Museum + more!
 

Wednesday September 13th

 
Preschool 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 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 September 14th

 
After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
4 - 5 pm
Free
for more information

Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities.

 

Mayoral Candidates Forum
Greylock WORKS, 508 State Road
5 - 7 pm
Free
for more information

The North Adams Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum for mayoral candidates from 5:30 to 7 at Greylock Works, the former Cariddi Mill. From 5:00-5:30 The 5 Mayoral Candidates will have the opportunity to meet members of our business community.  From 5:30-7:00 the candidates will introduce themselves to the voters of North Adams and talk about their ideas for the future.

 

Lego Group
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 - 7 pm
Free
for more information

The Family Center will hold Lego Groups in North Adams and Adams beginning in September. Enjoy building Lego creations at the Library. Lego groups are for families with children ages 4-12 years old. Evening Lego Group September 14th and 28th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at The North Adams Public Library, 75 Church Street third floor.  It will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
“On Tyranny” Book study group
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 pm
Free
for more information

A study group is forming to read and discuss Timothy Snyder’s small but powerful reminder that we are no more sophisticated than other democracies that have failed to understand threats from within and without.
Join facilitator Richard Dassatti and your friends and neighbors in September to read and reflect on the ideas in Snyder’s slender volume, “On Tyranny.” Books are available for circulation at the library. We will meet on Thursdays, September 14, 21, and 28 at 6 p.m. in the Heritage Room (pink, downstairs).
Downtown Bike Around
Main Street
achilson@nbccoalition.org
6:30 pm
Free!

Downtown Bike Around! Every Thursday in July at 6:30pm. Meet at St. Anthony's Parking Lot, North Adams. Help shift bicycle culture in North Adams for drivers and people on bikes by joining in on a casual and group ride. For all ages! There is safety in numbers as we take to the streets to create a safer environment for sharing our roads! For more information contact: Amanda Chilson, achilson@nbccoalition.org.
Info Session 2018 Local Cultural Council Grants
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6:45 - 9:45 pm
Free
for more information

Learn more about the Local Cultural Council, a division of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, grant application process.
Sounds & Tones Presents:
Kino Kimino + more
Design Lab, 49 Main Street
(413) 662-5116
7 - 10 pm
$10 (Cash only) at the door
for more information

Sounds & Tones Records presents - Kino Kimino - From the snowy winds of Manitoba, Kim Talon landed in New York City, headed across the river to Hoboken and plugged in with half of Sonic Youth to throw down the ten sweetly serrated, sometimes volatile, Post-punk songs comprising her new album Bait is for Sissies. She will have a different backing band for support on this tour run.*
W/ local support from Immune Friction (VT Alt-Rock), + The Chain Letter (Sounds & Tones Berkshire sad indie-rock).

Link to pre-sales: http://bit.ly/2uPVB7d
All Ages. Doors at 7. Music at 8
 

Friday September 15th

 
National Recognition POW/MIA
VFW Post 996 North Adams, 573 Mohawk Trl
(413) 664-9042
6 - 7 pm
Free
for more information

Ceremony to remember POW/MIA veterans.
Freshgrass Festival 2017
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111, info@massmoca.org
for more information

Music starts early in the museum courtyards, moves to our spacious (and grassy!) urban concert meadow, and then continues until past your bedtime with wild and woolly late-night barn dances in the Hunter Center on Friday and Saturday nights. The lineup is jam-packed with guitar gods and banjo gurus, traditionalists and trailblazers — artists you already know and love interspersed with FreshGrass discoveries. Taken together, it’s an expansive group of performers who both draw on the past and look to the future. We like to think of it as “great music uprooted.”

The FreshGrass Festival 2017 lineup includes: Brandi Carlile, Railroad Earth, The Del McCoury Band with special guest David Grisman, Shovels & Rope, Del & Dawg, Bill Frisell: Harmony, The Wood Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, Alison Brown, Crooked Still, The Lil' Smokies, Son Little, The Brothers Comatose, Red Baraat, Carrie Rodriguez, Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, Hackensaw Boys, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, The Suitcase Junket, Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band, The Last Revel, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, Mike + Ruthy, Cheick Hamala Diabate & Mankan, Victor Furtado, Julian Pinelli, The Page Turners, Cold Chocolate, Common Fold Jam, Izzy Heltai, Duo Eamon, Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints, Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, Long Journey, Upstate Rubdown, Mama's Marmalade, Pinedrop, Ramblin Jug Stompers.
 

Saturday September 16th

 
North Adams Farmer's Market
St Anthony Drive & Marshall Street
413-664-6180
9am-1pm
Free!
for more information

The North Adams Farmers Market provides its customers with fresh, quality, locally grown produce and products in a safe and fun environment featuring dozens of local farmers, food producers, artisan and weekly musicians. The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Rte. 8 (Marshall St.) and St. Anthony Drive.

We proudly accept SNAP/EBT, credit cards, debit cards, WIC & Senior Coupons. The North Adams Farmers Market believes that eating healthy is a cornerstone of a healthy community and healthy local food should be accessible to everyone. Our SNAPx2 Program provides matching funds to double every SNAP/EBT benefits spent at the market. In 2015, the SNAPx2 Program resulted in over $10,000 worth of fresh local food in the homes of low income families in our community.

The Farmers Market is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Berkshire Health Systems, Adams Community Bank, MountainOne, Mass in Motion, the City of North Adams, and the Farmers Market Coalition.

Patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, greens, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, flowers, and meat. People can also enjoy music, entertainment, and info booths, all of which change week to week.

All of the food at the market is grown or made by the farmers themselves. This year’s market includes vendors reaching from Berlin, New York and Southern VT all the way to Washington, Mass. Farmers include:  Morin Gardens, Jaeschke’s Orchard, Many Forks Farm, Mark Smigel, Square Roots Farm, Mountain Girl Farm, Clarksburg Bread Co., North Yeast Bakery, Gray Raven Farm and more. Other farmers will join the market with specialty items at different points throughout the growing season.
Freshgrass Festival 2017
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111, info@massmoca.org
for more information

Music starts early in the museum courtyards, moves to our spacious (and grassy!) urban concert meadow, and then continues until past your bedtime with wild and woolly late-night barn dances in the Hunter Center on Friday and Saturday nights. The lineup is jam-packed with guitar gods and banjo gurus, traditionalists and trailblazers — artists you already know and love interspersed with FreshGrass discoveries. Taken together, it’s an expansive group of performers who both draw on the past and look to the future. We like to think of it as “great music uprooted.”

The FreshGrass Festival 2017 lineup includes: Brandi Carlile, Railroad Earth, The Del McCoury Band with special guest David Grisman, Shovels & Rope, Del & Dawg, Bill Frisell: Harmony, The Wood Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, Alison Brown, Crooked Still, The Lil' Smokies, Son Little, The Brothers Comatose, Red Baraat, Carrie Rodriguez, Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, Hackensaw Boys, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, The Suitcase Junket, Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band, The Last Revel, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, Mike + Ruthy, Cheick Hamala Diabate & Mankan, Victor Furtado, Julian Pinelli, The Page Turners, Cold Chocolate, Common Fold Jam, Izzy Heltai, Duo Eamon, Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints, Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, Long Journey, Upstate Rubdown, Mama's Marmalade, Pinedrop, Ramblin Jug Stompers.
Berkshire Scenic Railway
Hoosac Valley Train Rides
98 Crowley Ave
hoosacvalleytrainride.com
11 AM, 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM
$12­/adults, $10/seniors, $8/children 4-12
for more information

Welcome coach located at 98 Crowley Ave. Trains will depart North Adams Station at 11:00am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Ticket Fares: Adult $12.00/Senior (65+) $10.00/Child (4-12)$8.00. Tickets are available for reservation and pre-purchase at hoosacvalleytrainride.com page or walk-up at the North Adams Welcome Coach. Cabaret Train Getaways at 7PM, July 15 & 29; August 12 & 26 and Sept.9 & 23.
NBT Bank- Bowl To Fight Alzheimer's
Greylock Bowl & Golf, 41 Roberts Dr.
413-997-2828
3 pm
for more information

Sign up at any branch in Berkshire County OR the day of at Greylock Bowl & Golf - Questions, call 413-997-2828 and ask for Rich!
 

Sunday September 17th

 
Berkshire Scenic Railway
Hoosac Valley Train Rides
98 Crowley Ave
hoosacvalleytrainride.com
11 AM, 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM
$12­/adults, $10/seniors, $8/children 4-12
for more information

Welcome coach located at 98 Crowley Ave. Trains will depart North Adams Station at 11:00am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Ticket Fares: Adult $12.00/Senior (65+) $10.00/Child (4-12)$8.00. Tickets are available for reservation and pre-purchase at hoosacvalleytrainride.com page or walk-up at the North Adams Welcome Coach. Cabaret Train Getaways at 7PM, July 15 & 29; August 12 & 26 and Sept.9 & 23.
Freshgrass Festival 2017
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111, info@massmoca.org
for more information

Music starts early in the museum courtyards, moves to our spacious (and grassy!) urban concert meadow, and then continues until past your bedtime with wild and woolly late-night barn dances in the Hunter Center on Friday and Saturday nights. The lineup is jam-packed with guitar gods and banjo gurus, traditionalists and trailblazers — artists you already know and love interspersed with FreshGrass discoveries. Taken together, it’s an expansive group of performers who both draw on the past and look to the future. We like to think of it as “great music uprooted.”

The FreshGrass Festival 2017 lineup includes: Brandi Carlile, Railroad Earth, The Del McCoury Band with special guest David Grisman, Shovels & Rope, Del & Dawg, Bill Frisell: Harmony, The Wood Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, Alison Brown, Crooked Still, The Lil' Smokies, Son Little, The Brothers Comatose, Red Baraat, Carrie Rodriguez, Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, Hackensaw Boys, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, The Suitcase Junket, Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band, The Last Revel, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, Mike + Ruthy, Cheick Hamala Diabate & Mankan, Victor Furtado, Julian Pinelli, The Page Turners, Cold Chocolate, Common Fold Jam, Izzy Heltai, Duo Eamon, Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints, Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, Long Journey, Upstate Rubdown, Mama's Marmalade, Pinedrop, Ramblin Jug Stompers.
 

Monday September 18th

 
Figure Drawing Collective
Makers' Mill 73 Main Street
413-749-2073
7pm-9pm
$5 members, $10 drop in
for more information

Be part of a new figure drawing collective starting up at Makers’ Mill. Sessions will run every Monday and will focus on long poses, and include a warm up consisting of several short poses. We’ll be bringing in local models and a local, figure drawing instructor who will drop-in as available. Get in at the ground level to shape the direction this collective takes. Bring your own lap board, paper, pencils, and creative energy!

 

 

Tuesday September 19th

 
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.
4-H Wacky STEAM Club
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
3 - 5 pm
Free
for more information

A free club focusing on interesting and interactive science experiments, as well as other great academic-based programming from the 4-H curriculum. Have fun learning science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. For youth 6 to 18 years old. Snacks provided. Contact Geoff Pawlowski to register at (413) 663-7588 ext. 22 or gpawlowski@nbccoalition.org.
After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
for more information

Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities.
 

From Our Neighbors

 
Wednesday 9/13

Arts in recovery for youth fall 2017
NuArts, 311 North St, Pittsfield
marn73@hotmail.com or (631)697-8291
4 pm
Free
for more information

Arts in Recovery for Youth is a new 12 week art therapy program for youth ages 13-24 who struggle with suicidal thoughts and behaviors or who have survived a suicide attempt. We will tap into our strengths with art making and some DBT skills and increase our coping strategies together. This group is facilitated by an art therapist and held in a private art studio at​ NU ARTS Gallery and Studios at the corner of North and Union St in Pittsfield. Funded by the Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention, there is no cost to partcipants. However you must register in advance with a referral from a primary support clinician or case worker. For more information or to make a referral, please contact Marney Schorr at marn73@hotmail.com or at (631)697-8291.

Friday 9/15

Road to Memphis North County Show
The Williams Inn, 1090 Main St, Williamstown
8 - 11 pm
for more information

Misty Blues was selected by the Capital Region Blues Network to compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN this coming January. The kids of Born IV Blues were also selected by the Capital Region Blues Network to participate in the youth showcase at the International Blues Challenge. Come out and help both Berkshire bands with travel expenses.

Sunday 9/17

Raise Up Mass Campaign Launch in Pittsfield!
City Hall, 70 Allen St, Pittsfield
(617) 524-8778
3 - 6 pm
Free
for more information

The campaign to put the $15 minimum wage and Paid Family Medical Leave officially begins in Pittsfield! We need to collect 240,000 signatures statewide. Join elected officials and community members who will speak about the importance of these items and get us energized to go collect signatures on the first official day of our campaign!

Thursday 9/14

Celebrate the Berkshires
Bloom Meadows, 2422 Hancock Road Williamstown, MA 01267
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
$60 for 1 ticket, $500 for a 10 pack of tickets, $40 for 1 ticket for BYP Members (call for details), Complimentary tasty tidbits and cash bar
for more information

For the past six years, the Berkshire Trendsetter Awards have recognized outstanding initiatives. This will be our seventh round of awards and we are just scratching the surface of the talent in the Berkshires. The award ceremony occurs each year at our Celebrate the Berkshires event.  Read below for award category details and our 2017 Berkshire Trendsetter Awards Finalists.

Thursday 9/14

The Next Big Internet Challenge for the Berkshires
Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield
(413) 499-9480
7 - 8:30 pm
Free
for more information

Experts fear that even after one "digital divide" is closed, another may open. Communities in Western Massachusetts may not have fast enough internet connections to compete with other regions in the country -- or even with newly created fiber-optic networks in the Berkshires. Join us in the auditorium for this important conversation.

PANELISTS:

-- Christopher Mitchell, director, Community Broadband Networks Initiative of the nonprofit Institute for Local Self-Reliance in Minnesota.

-- Andy Hogeland, member of Williamstown Select Board, whose town is working with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and other local communities on new internet connection options.

-- Aaron Bean and Dan Howard of Whip City Fiber, a unit of Westfield Gas + Electric, the public utility that is partnering with Berkshires communities.

Come for an enlightening evening of discussion and audience give-and-take.

Sponsored by the Berkshire Eagle

Saturday 9/16

Chili & Chowder Festival
341 Boys Club Rd. Richmond
(413) 448-8258
1 - 6 pm
$25
for more information

$25 per person-includes chili, chowder & 2 tokens for the grill

Craft Beers - Microbrews - Boat Rides - Raffles - Grill - Music - Lawn Games - Hourly giveaways - Frozen Margaritas & Daiquiris.

Purchase tickets at the door on day of event or the Club.

Tuesday 9/19

Every Child Ready to Read

The Cheshire Library, 80 Church Street, Cheshire
413-664-4821
11:15 am
Free

For all Northern Berkshire families with children ages 2-5 years old. Help your child get ready to read. Learning to read begins before children start school. Learn how to help your child get ready to read with simple activities. These parent and child workshops are for families with children ages 2 to 5 years old. A collaboration with the Cheshire Library.

Each family who attends the workshops will receive: A “Ready to Read” tote bag filled with free books and other fun “Ready to Read” materials to use at home with their family. “Every Child Ready to Read” was developed by the Association for Library Service to Children. Call 413-664-4821 to register.

 

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