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North Adams Happenings: May 9-15
11:41AM / Wednesday, May 09, 2018
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North Adams Happenings:
May 9 - 15
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 



Fri, May 18th
Bike to Work Day

Register your place of work here!
 

 

Sat, May 11th
Bike Fest 2018

Eagle Street will be open to bicyclists and pedestrians only, to celebrate all things biking! Bring your bikes, your friends and your family and come ride through a bike rodeo, a small bike pump track, practice sharing the road, decorate your bike and enjoy being on your bike. There will be bike give aways, food and music!

This will Kick Off the Downtown Bike Around Season. BikeFest 2018 will be in collaboration with the 2018 North Adams Mayor’s Fitness Challenge Kick Off, please participate in both and sign up for the 2018 Challenge!

Visit www.berkshiremfc.com to register

Visit the North Adams Mayor’s Fitness Challenge Facebook page for updates, information and resources, now and during the Challenge.
Sat, May 19th
Mayor's Fitness Challenge Kick Off

The 2018 North Adams Mayor’s Fitness Challenge will Kick Off on Main 19th. Eagle Street will be closed to traffic during the event and open to bicyclists and pedestrians. There will be health and wellness partners lining the street. There will be music and food! For physical activity this year there will be yoga demos, bicycle riding and more. This event will be in collaboration with BikeFest 2018, be sure to bring your bike to ride all around the street, there will be a bike rode, a small bike pump track, bike decorating, bike education and safety and bike giveaways!=

Visit www.berkshiremfc.com to register

Visit the North Adams Mayor’s Fitness Challenge Facebook page for updates, information and resources, now and during the Challenge.
 

Wednesday May 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.
Cooking Matters Course - What's for Dinner? We Can Help!
All Saints Episcopal Church, 59 Summer St.
(413) 447-2114, ext. 6361
3:30 – 5:30 PM
Free – Please register

All Saints Episcopal Church, 59 Summer Street, North Adams You want the best for your family, but time, money, and picky eaters can make it hard! nbCC's The Family Place joins WIC to offer a 6-week Cooking Matters course. Receive a free bag of groceries each week to practice your skills at home. Registration is required. Call Michelle at (413) 447-2114, ext. 6361. Transportation in North County is available upon request.
Dine for a Cause at Ramunto's
Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza, 67 Main Street
(413) 398-5152
5 – 7 PM
for more information

A percentage of your meal total will be donated to UCP

Join us at Ramunto's in North Adams and help raise money to support the programs of UCP! Come in between 5 and 7 pm, present your coupon, and Ramunto's will donate 20% of the proceeds to UCP. Please share and invite your friends! We will post the coupon for you to download soon!
May Pints & Pages Discussion
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
6 – 7 PM
Free
for more information

May's Pints & Pages pick is:
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris. A graphic novel. Socializing begins at 6, book discussion starts at 6:15. Request a copy through your library here: http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/home
If you need assistance accessing your library account please send P&P a private message!
**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!**
Trivia Night
Ramuntos, 67 Main Street
413-398-5152
8:00 PM
Free
For more information

 
 

Thursday May 10th

 
Mental Health Awareness Rally
Lawn of City Hall, 10 Main St.
4-6  PM
Free

A rally in support of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day will be held on the front lawn of the North Adams City Hall. Stand together to let the families in our community know that they are not alone.
Youth Prevention Group
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main St., North Adams
10:00am to 12:00pm

This work group implements evidence based strategies to reduce underage drinking and marijuana use in Northern Berkshire. All are welcome to attend. Facilitated by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition. To learn more or to become part of the work group, contact Wendy Penner at wpenner@nbccoalition.org.
Talk on NARH Trilogy
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
413-662-3133
6 – 7:30 PM
Free

For over 27 years, Dr. Paul Donovan served as a respected osteopathic sports physician at North Adams Regional Hospital. Spurred on by the hospital’s abrupt closing in March of 2014, Donovan began research on the definitive history of this Northern Berkshire County institution. Donovan will discuss the final chapter of his extensive trilogy at the North Adams Public Library. After a reading and discussion, books will be available for purchase.
Party: Museum Issue, Destination Berkshires
CYNTHIA-REEVES, 1315 MASS MoCA Way
(212) 714-0044
6 – 8 PM
Free
for more information

Please join Art New England to celebrate the publication of its May/June 2018 Museums Issue featuring: Destination: Berkshires, MA & Beyond. Meet ANE staff and fellow members of the New England art community. Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres and conversation.

This event is co-hosted by CYNTHIA-REEVES and Ferrin Contemporary in Building 13 on the MASS MoCA Campus. Please RSVP to Susan Baker (susan at artnewengland dot com) by Monday, May 7.

 

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 at The North Adams Public Library, 75 Church Street third floor.  It will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
Mother's Day Pot Painting Party
Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill, 41 Roberts Dr
(413) 346-4067
6PM
for more information

Paint your own terricotta pot! The cost is $20, that includes a pot that I'll prep for you, lots of acrylic paint and pens to play with!!!🌈 I'll bring a few painted pots for inspiration or design your own! Order from the awesome menu and bar is separate... This could be a GREAT gift for Mother's Day!!! Let me know you are going and I'll have a spot and pot ready for you. Hope to see you there!!
Knitting Night
Makers’ Mill, 73 Main St.
(413) 749-2073
7 – 9 PM
Free
for more information

Bring your needles & yarn! Knitting night. 7-9 PM tonight. This a great chance to meet other knitters and get a project going— free & open to the public @northadamsmakersmill
Musical Bingo at Mingo's
Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill , 41 Roberts Road
(413) 346-4067
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Free
for more information

If you love music, than you'll love Musical Bingo. Similar to Bingo but instead of numbers being called out DJ Bizz will play 45 seconds of a song and you need to cross it off your card...that's if you have it!!! And don't worry if you don't know the song, you can always ask your friend. Free to play and lots of great prizes to win.
 

Friday May 11th

 
Live, Work, & Play: Creating Outdoor Recreation Opportunities for Community & Economy
The Green, 87 Main Street
(413) 663-7588 ext. 28
10 AM – Noon
Free
for more information

The Northern Berkshire community will once again gather together to discuss important issues facing its residents. North Berkshire has diverse opportunities for recreation. How can we use them to strengthen our community? Join nbCC for their monthly forum on Friday, May 11th from 10am to noon at The Green located at 87 Main Street in North Adams.

What to expect:

1. Define outdoor recreation and local accessibility to outdoor recreation in north Berkshire. 

2. Come hear the story of the Kingdom Trails: what outdoor recreation is doing for the community and economy in East Burke, Vermont. 

3. Join in on the conversation. There will be two break-out sessions: 1) Explore how to create better access to the outdoors for community members of all ages and ability levels. 2) Explore how to use outdoor recreation as an economic driver in North Berkshire.

4. Connect with local outdoor recreational volunteer groups, businesses, and resources, to learn about future projects and how to get involved.

Community members from all walks of life are invited to attend this important Coalition forum. There will be an opportunity for brief announcements of your upcoming events or new projects. Please bring flyers about your events and announcements, as there will be a table available for sharing them. The forum will be held on Friday, May 11, 10:00am to noon at The Green located at 87 Main Street,  North Adams. Also note that the organizers of the Friendship Center Food Pantry at 45 Eagle Street ask friends who attend the nbCC forums to bring a non-perishable healthy food item for donation to the pantry. For more information on this forum, please contact Bret Beattie, at (413) 663-7588 ext. 28, or e-mail at bbeattie@nbccoalition.org
Grown Up &  Me - Mother's Day Gift!
Artsy Avenue, 151 Eagle Street
(413) 884-4791
6-8PM
Contact for pricing
for more information

Calling all grownups! This is the perfect Mother's Day gift. Together you will create this beautiful wall hanging that Mom will cherish forever. You must click the "Going" button to reserve your space.
8th Annual Teen Invitational at MASS MoCA Opening Reception
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
7 PM
Free
for more information

Opening Reception:  7pm, Awards Ceremony at 7:30pm Reception at 8pm, featuring live music from a Drury High School student band. Celebrate creativity at the 8th annual Teen Invitational featuring the works of students from nine regional high schools. The exhibition is on view during regular public hours through Sunday, May 13.
"Crafternoon" Fridays at the UNO Community Center
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
413-663-7588 or gmcarter@nbccoalition.org
12 – 4 PM 
Free

Drop into the community center during our regular hours on Fridays from 12pm-4pm to work on your own projects alongside other creative individuals. If you don't currently have a project that you are working on, come participate in ongoing arts and crafts projects at UNO, or just stop in for good conversation, coffee/tea and snacks. All skill levels are encouraged to attend, from beginners to those more experienced. Those who are experienced are encouraged to help teach others a new craft. Call or email Glenda for more information.
Karaoke Friday!
State Street Tavern, 167 State Street 413-664-9151
9 PM – 1 AM
Free
for more information


Karaoke! Every Friday night from 9pm – 1am.

 

 

Saturday May 12th

 
8th Annual Teen Invitational at MASS MoCA Opening Reception
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
7 PM
Free
for more information

Opening Reception:  7pm, Awards Ceremony at 7:30pm Reception at 8pm, featuring live music from a Drury High School student band. Celebrate creativity at the 8th annual Teen Invitational featuring the works of students from nine regional high schools. The exhibition is on view during regular public hours through Sunday, May 13.
PopCares Pancake Breakfast
McCann Tech, 70 Hodges Crossing
7:30 – 10:30 AM
$7/adults, $5 kids & Seniors, Free for cancer survivors/fighters & teachers
for more information

We’re having a Pancake Breakfast! May, 12th 7:30 AM -10:30 AM,McCann Technical High School cafeteria. FREE to anyone that has ever battled Cancer. Also FREE to all Teachers (because teachers are awesome).Just $7 for Adults - $5 for seniors and children under 12. Please tag and share with cancer survivors and teachers. Raised Here Stays Here!
Sewing 101
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, North Adams
10:00am to 11:30pm

Free workshop for parents/caregivers and children 8+ years of age to learn the basics of sewing. Registration is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call The Family Place at 663-7588.
2018 MCLA Commencement 
Amsler Campus Center  Gymnasium
10:45 AM
Tickets required for entry
for more information
Make & Take Mother's Day Cards
North Adams Makers’ Mill, 73 Main St
(413) 749-2073
1 – 3 PM
$5
for more information

Stop by North Adams Makers' Mill to create cards for Mother's Day! Drop in at any time between 1 PM-3 PM to make your cards. $5 admission and materials will be provided. Open to all ages.
Mudbound
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
8 PM
Free for members, $5/ general admission
for more information

Two families are pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy in this epic story of farmers in the American South during World War II. Mudbound received a warm welcome at the Sundance and New York Film Festivals, and director Dee Rees will appear for a conversation with exhibiting artist Allison Janae Hamilton, whose Pitch also draws influence from the sights and sounds of the southern landscape.

R-Rated

This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
 

Sunday May 13th

 




Happy Mother's Day!
8th Annual Teen Invitational at MASS MoCA Opening Reception
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
7 PM
Free
for more information

Opening Reception:  7pm, Awards Ceremony at 7:30pm Reception at 8pm, featuring live music from a Drury High School student band. Celebrate creativity at the 8th annual Teen Invitational featuring the works of students from nine regional high schools. The exhibition is on view during regular public hours through Sunday, May 13.
Drink Local with Mom
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 346-4460
12 – 4 PM
Free
for more information

This family friendly event will feature local craft beer, live acoustic music, and a relaxing way to spend the afternoon while raising funds for Berkshire Nursing Families.

BNF provides education, lactation consultation, a 7-day-a-week breastfeeding hotline and home visits, all of which are free of charge, to every family who needs them.

Because breastfeeding impacts so many aspects of family wellness- from reducing health concerns like diabetes and asthma to improving mother-child bonding- our organization makes a powerful contribution to the well-being of our community’s families.

We hope you can come out and join us to toast mothers everywhere on Sunday, May 13 from noon-4pm at Bright Ideas!
 

Monday May 14th

 
Figure Drawing Collective
Makers' Mill 73 Main Street
(413) 749-2073
7 pm – 9 pm
$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 May 15th

 
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.
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.
Every Child Ready to Read
The Family Center, 210 State Street
413-664-4821
1 – 2 PM
Free (Please call to register)

Tuesdays May 15, 22, and June 5, 12 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the playroom at The Family Center, 210 State Street, North Adams. 4 weeks of fun for parents (or grandparents) and children together. For families with children 2-5 years old. Hands-on activities that will help your child on the journey to reading. Each family who attends the series will receive a “Ready to Read” drawstring backpack filled with surprises for reading fun at home! Please call 413-664-4821 to register. NOTE: There will be no Preschool Pals this month-instead join us for this fun preschool activity.
Fundraiser for Outside Gallery
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 346-4460
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Free
for more information

In the last 2 years, outside has held 11 exhibitions bringing more than 20 emerging artists and designers to the gallery and the community in our home base of North Adams, and as far as Kyoto, Japan! We are thrilled to announce outside is now a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.

Fundraiser will be held at Bright Ideas Brewing on Tuesday May 15th from 5:30-8:30. There will be a silent auction featuring artwork from our awesome roster of outside artists, new merchandise will be available, and donations will be accepted throughout the evening.

All donations made from now through the event will be matched up to $1000 by a generous North Adams supporter. Thank you for your support, see you there! Let's grow outside!
Parenting in the Age of Vaping & Legalized Marijuana
Drury High School Auditorium, North Adams
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Parenting in the age of vaping and legalized marijuana: Don’t wait to have the conversation. Parents of students of all area schools are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Pizza will be served. For more info, contact Wendy Penner at (413) 663-7588.
 

From Our Neighbors

 
Friday May 11th

CLARKSBURG BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY!
Friday 5/12
Opening Day Pittsfield Farmer's Market
The Commons, Downtown Pittsfield
9AM – 1PM
Free
for more information

Join us for the Opening Day of our SIXTH season! Save the date for Saturday, May 12th from 9am to 1pm, in the beautiful First Street Common.
Come stock up on local meats, eggs, cheese, vegetables, baked goods, coffee, art, and more. Come support small farms and businesses and strengthen our local economy. Come meet your neighbors and build a stronger, healthier community!
#thisismymarket #thisismypittsfield #downtownpittsfieldfarmersmarket

CHEF DEMO:
Join Leanne Yinger of Kira's Kitchen for a Great Grains Demo...
Leanne will introduce the health benefits of cooking/eating whole grains. With so much disagreement about whether eating grains is healthful this demo may be able to shed some light on the best options. It is important to remember that grains offer a good source of B vitamins which help to stabilize mood and provide a great source of healthy carbs for energy. Don’t miss this demo it is sure to be very tasty. Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

VENDORS.
Farmers and food producers will include:
- Abode Farm CSA
- Assembly Coffee Roasters
- Cricket Creek Farm
- Green Meads Farm Herbals
- Holiday Brook Farm
- Mountain Girl Farm
- Smokey Divas with their 92nd Sauce
- Square Roots Farm
- Taft Farms
- Tyler and Pine Bakery
- White Goose Gardens
- Windy Ridge Farm
Artisans will include:
- Galleria Cecilia
- mobilemade designs
- Shire Fire Candles
- Things That Work
Sunday 5/13
Mother's Day at The Clark
Clark Art, 225 South St., Williamstown
(413) 458-2303
1 – 4 PM
$20, Free for children under 18
for more information

The Clark invites you to spend quality time in our galleries during an afternoon of close-looking and Mother’s Day art-making. Enjoy a special gallery talk with your loved one at 2 pm, and stop by a workshop with local glass artist Lisa Mendel to etch a mirror as a gift for your mother or yourself. Free with paid admission.

 

Friday 5/11
Every Child Ready to Read
Adams Free Library,  92 Park Street, Adams
413-664-4821
11 AM – Noon
Free

Neighbors - Every Child Ready to Read!  Free workshops for parents (or grandparents) and children together. Fridays April 13, 27 and May 4, 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Adams Free Library. 92 Park Street, Adams. For community families with children Ages 2-5 years old. Learn how to help your child get ready to read with simple, fun, hands-on activities. A collaboration with the Adams Free Library. Each family who attends the workshops will receive a “Ready to Read” tote bag filled with books and fun reading activities. Call 413-664-4821 to register. “Every Child Ready to Read” was developed by The Association for Library Service to Children.
Saturday 5/12
Make For Mom
Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St.
(413) 458-5925
9 AM – Noon
$5/child – up to $15/family
for more information

Not sure what to get Mom to make her feel special? Come make tissue paper flowers, lanyards, cards, and other crafts -- just in time for Mother's Day.  Face painting and playground fun all morning, and come get a snack at the bake sale, too! $5/child up to $15/family

Professional family portraits by BNF board member Ashley Weeks Cart available for an additional $25.

All proceeds to benefit Berkshire Nursing Families. BNF provides education, lactation consultation, a 7-day-a-week breastfeeding hotline and home visits, all of which are free of charge, to every family who needs them.

Because breastfeeding impacts so many aspects of family wellness- from reducing health concerns like diabetes and asthma to improving mother-child bonding- BNF makes a powerful contribution to the well-being of our community’s families.

We hope you can come out and join us on Saturday, May 12 from 9:00-noon at the Williamstown Youth Center!

 

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