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North Adams Happenings: May 30-June 5
08:56AM / Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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North Adams Happenings:
May 30th - June 5th
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
Wednesday, June 6th
Opening Day! Concert at Windsor Lake with Misty Blues!
Windsor Lake, 200 GEORGE FAIRS Way
(413) 664-6180
6:30 - 8 pm
Free
for more information

Join us for these FREE weekly concerts, every Wednesday, at Windsor Lake!

The Concert at the Lake Series, sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, is a family friendly experience for all ages and a perfect opportunity to pack a picnic dinner, gather with friends, and enjoy live local music amongst the natural beauty of the Windsor Lake grounds. Concerts start at 6:30PM. Rain cancellation will be called by 3PM on the day of. Concessions available at BFAIR Snack Attack.
Thursday, June 7th
SteepleCats vs. Upper Valley Nighthawks
Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State Street
6:30 PM
$7/Adults, $5/Seniors & Students,$3/ 17 and Under
for more information

Tickets for upcoming SteepleCats home games can be purchased at the SteepleCats ticket booth or inside Joe Wolfe Field at the SteepleCats concession stand located near third base, during any SteepleCats home game.
June 9th
Opening Day! North Adams Farmer's Market!
St. Anthony’s Parking Lot (St. Anthony Dr. & Marshall St.)
potvinsara@gmail.com or 413-664-6180
9 AM – 1 PM
Free
for more information

Mark your calendars! Join us for the 1st outdoor market of the 2018 season, as we return to our home in St. Anthony's Municipal Parking Lot, at the corner of Marshall Street and St. Anthony Drive!  
More info coming soon!
 

Wednesday May 30th

 
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.
Trail House Chamber Event
Trail House, 896 State Road
northadamschamber@gmail.com
5 – 7 PM
Free

The owners of the new Trail House Kitchen on State Road invite North Adams Chamber members to come see what they have done to the place and to taste and enjoy offerings off of their new menu. Bring your cards to network and enter to win one of our fun door prizes. RSVP here.
Trivia Night
Ramuntos, 67 Main Street
413-398-5152
8:00 PM
Free
For more information

 
 

Thursday May 31st

 
ROOTS Teen Center Info Session & Leadership Workshop
North Adams Public Library
rootsteencenter@gmail.com
4:00-6:00
Free
for more information

Wanna learn more about ROOTS Teen Center? Join us for an info session AND Leadership Workshop. Participants will learn more about what kind of leader they are!
MCLA Eighth Grade Career Fair
Bowman Hall, 375 Church Street
8:15 – 11:30 AM
Free
for more information

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome approximately 800 eighth graders from seven Berkshire County schools on Thursday, May 31, and Friday, June 1, when they attend the Seventh Annual Eighth Grade Career Fair in Bowman Hall on the MCLA campus.

Eighth graders from Hoosac Valley Middle/High School in Cheshire, Berkshire Arts and Technology (BART) Charter School in Adams, and Drury Middle/High School in North Adams will attend the Fair on May 31, 8:15-10 a.m. Students who are in the eighth grade at Herberg Middle School in Pittsfield will participate that same day, 9:45-11:30 a.m.

On June 1, eighth grade students from Mt. Greylock Middle/High School in Williamstown and Nessacus Middle School in Dalton will attend the Fair, 8:15-10 a.m. They will be followed that day by students from Reid Middle School in Pittsfield and Gabrielle Abbott School in Florida, who will participate from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Funded in part by a grant from the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America in Pittsfield, and sponsored by MCLA and the Berkshire Compact for Education, the Fair will help students learn about different types of jobs and careers so that they can make informed decisions about course selection in high school and begin to think about higher education and a career.

The Fair will include a motivational video from the state’s “WOW Initiative,” to introduce students to career opportunities within the, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

Each student also will attend two workshops of their choice, which will be led by local employers, as well as high school and college faculty.  The 22 career workshops include those in education, environmental studies, journalism, law enforcement, culinary arts, health care, law, engineering, advanced manufacturing, aviation and the arts.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

For more information, go to www.mcla.edu.
Downtown Bike Around
Meets at St. Anthony's Parking Lot
achilson@nbccoalition.org
6:00 PM departure
Free

Downtown Bike Around! Every Thursday 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.
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 June 1st

 
June 1st
Shut The Folk Up: Pinedrop & Forks of Buffalo
North Adams, location released with RSVP
boxoffice.commonfolk@gmail.com
7:00pm
$10 | $8 with a snack to share
for more information

RSVP for this private event at boxoffice.commonfolk@gmail.com

Pinedrop's fresh Americana sound skillfully intertwines folk and bluegrass. This four-piece band from Brattleboro, Vermont features Derek Sensale’s mesmerizing songwriting and vocals, Dan Bisson on upright bass, Nick Paar on mandolin and Charlie Peckar on fiddle. Pinedrop has played venues and festivals near and far, including MASS MoCA's acclaimed FreshGrass Festival, and was hailed as "fun, fast-pickin’, folky/bluegrassy band...the kind of stuff that will pull people into a local music scene" by Digital Wheat Paste.
Watch this video (thanks to Great Sky Media)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28r-EKDZiP4

Forks of Buffalo is a local renaissance man. His enchanting vibe will warm your mind and put a smile on your face. 

Doors at 6:30
No Entry after 7:30
Show: 7:40
$10 (Cash or Card)
$8 If you bring a snack to share!
Location released when you RSVP. 
RSVP at boxoffice.commonfolk@gmail.com
You gotta be on the list to get in.
MCLA Eighth Grade Career Fair
Bowman Hall, 375 Church Street
8:15 – 11:30 AM
Free
for more information

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome approximately 800 eighth graders from seven Berkshire County schools on Thursday, May 31, and Friday, June 1, when they attend the Seventh Annual Eighth Grade Career Fair in Bowman Hall on the MCLA campus.

Eighth graders from Hoosac Valley Middle/High School in Cheshire, Berkshire Arts and Technology (BART) Charter School in Adams, and Drury Middle/High School in North Adams will attend the Fair on May 31, 8:15-10 a.m. Students who are in the eighth grade at Herberg Middle School in Pittsfield will participate that same day, 9:45-11:30 a.m.

On June 1, eighth grade students from Mt. Greylock Middle/High School in Williamstown and Nessacus Middle School in Dalton will attend the Fair, 8:15-10 a.m. They will be followed that day by students from Reid Middle School in Pittsfield and Gabrielle Abbott School in Florida, who will participate from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Funded in part by a grant from the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America in Pittsfield, and sponsored by MCLA and the Berkshire Compact for Education, the Fair will help students learn about different types of jobs and careers so that they can make informed decisions about course selection in high school and begin to think about higher education and a career.

The Fair will include a motivational video from the state’s “WOW Initiative,” to introduce students to career opportunities within the, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

Each student also will attend two workshops of their choice, which will be led by local employers, as well as high school and college faculty.  The 22 career workshops include those in education, environmental studies, journalism, law enforcement, culinary arts, health care, law, engineering, advanced manufacturing, aviation and the arts.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

For more information, go to www.mcla.edu.
"Crafternoon" Fridays at the UNO Community Center
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
413-663-7588 or gmcarter@nbccoalition.org
12 – 4 PM 
Free
email for more information

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.
Live Music at Freight Yard Pub: Bonnie & Mark Parsons After Hours Duo
1 Furnace St, Heritage State Park Building 3 
taylorsfyp@gmail.com or 413-663-6547
8 PM
Free
for more information

Join us on Friday and Saturday nights for local, live music at Freight Yard Pub! Sit in the dining room, buy the fireplace, or on the patio. Enjoy food and drinks while listening to some North Adams favorites. Performances are free, and all are welcome. 
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 June 2nd

 
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser & Auction
American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr.
shayleyestesfoundation@gmail.com
4 – 7 PM
for more information

Join us for our Spaghetti Dinner & Auction on Saturday, June 2nd at American Legion Post 125 in North Adams, MA. We have lots of exciting auction items and will post some photos as we get closer to the event! Tickets available at the door. Proceeds to benefit the Shayley Estes Memorial Scholarship Fund and Shayley Estes Foundation.
Live Music at Freight Yard Pub: Tommie Corrigan
1 Furnace St, Heritage State Park Building 3 
taylorsfyp@gmail.com or 413-663-6547
8 PM
Free
for more information

Join us on Friday and Saturday nights for local, live music at Freight Yard Pub! Sit in the dining room, buy the fireplace, or on the patio. Enjoy food and drinks while listening to some North Adams favorites. Performances are free, and all are welcome. 
 

Monday June 4th

 
Free on the 4s
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
All day
Free
for more information

MASS MoCA is free for North Adams residents on the 4th of the month through June 2018.

Bring an official ID (or utility bill) to show you’re a resident of the 01247 and MASS MoCA’s galleries are yours for the day.
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 June 5th

 
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.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The Family Place, 61 Main Street, Suite 208
413-663-7588
5:30-7:30 PM
Free
for more information

A support group for grandparents. Meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 at The Family Place. This is a group for grandparents who are actively parenting their grandchildren giving them a safe and confidential space to share similar experiences with other grandparents. For more info, call (413) 663-7588.
 

From Our Neighbors

 
Wednesday 5/30

Benefit Concert for ROOTS Teen Center
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Williamstown
7 – 8:30 PM
Free, donations welcomed
for more information

Free concert at St. John's by the Community Intergenerational Action Orchestras (CIAO!) directed by Jimmy Bergin to benefit the Roots (Northern Berkshire Teen Center). Admission is free; donations will be gratefully received and directed toward Roots. A representative of Roots will be at the concert and make a brief presentation.

CIAO! is a string ensemble of middle and high school students and adults directed by North Adams resident James Bergin. They perform classical music, old-time favorites, ethnic music, and music written for them by living composers (including members of the ensemble!). CIOA! plays regularly at the Sweetbrook Care Center in Williamstown, and does two concerts each year in support of local and international charities and non-profit organizations.

A reception will be held after the concert. This is CIAO's final concert of the year, and will feature concertos by Bach and Telemann, as well as original music composed by members of the ensemble (Sam Tucker-Smith and Krishan Rai). Don't miss this exciting event!
Sunday 6/2

Family Fun Day at Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
472 W. Mountain Rd., Lenox
413-637-0320
10 AM – 4 PM
Free
for more information

At 10:30am, 11:30am, and 1:30pm Trish Marki presents Silent Wings for Raptors with live birds of prey followed by Tom Tyning’s Beautiful Butterflies at 3pm.  Wintergreen will perform acoustic music and nature songs at 12:30pm. From 11am to 3pm enjoy outdoor and indoor activities including nature exploration stations and kids’ crafts.  Snacks will be for sale as well as empanadas and more from Lucia’s Latin Kitchen.  Free admission, courtesy of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America®.  All the fun happens at 472 W. Mountain Rd., Lenox.  Info: 413-637-0320 or www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley.
Sunday 5/27

2nd Annual LGBTQAI+ Berkshire Pride Festival
First Street Common Park, Pittsfield
berkshirelgbtqpride@yahoo.com
2 - 5:30 PM
Free
for more information
Rain or Shine

We are proud to announce the 2nd Annual LGBTQ+ Berkshire Pride Festival will take place on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 in the First Street Common from 2 PM to 5:30 PM, rain or shine. The event is free and open to the public with no registration required, and will be family friendly and wheelchair accessible.
Our theme is Embrace, Encourage, Empower. The event will include speakers from local community organizations and the statewide Freedom MA campaign; a community resource fair with over 20 local organizations and entities represented; an engaging stage show beginning around 3 PM, including music by artists Melissa Fine, Madelyn Gardner and Erinn Furey, along with DJ Ephraim Adamz, spoken word by performance artist Lia Russell-Self and numerous drag performances including headlining drag queen Philly Pina, along with Boxxa Vine, Gemini Dabarbay, Nancy NoGood, Noelle Diamond, Millennial, and Unique Nelson.

There will also be a number of vendors selling an array of items and around 6 local food vendors including Assembly Coffee Roasters, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, Just Kickin’ It Bar-B-Que, Lucia’s Latin Kitchen, and more. The event will conclude with a pride march which all attendees are welcome to participate in. An after party is being hosted by Weekend Warriors Entertainment at the Berkshire Hills Country Club from 6pm-12am June 2nd (more information available at Berkshire Pride After-Party 2018 https://www.facebook.com/events/548908838825733/)

In the inaugural year 2017, about 500 attendees participated. In 2018 we predict about 1,000 attendees based on current level of interest. This year, the City of Pittsfield will be flying a Pride Flag and issuing a proclamation naming June LGBTQ Month. Our official sponsor and platinum level donor of 2018 is Only in My Dreams Events, LLC., along with numerous other sponsors at all levels. We are also overjoyed to have over 30 community partners this year, including the City of Pittsfield and the office of Mayor Linda Tyer.

Berkshire Pride is a family-friendly and inclusive event that strives to provide a space for LGBTQ+ people and their friends, families and allies to gather and celebrate the beauty of diversity and provide an opportunity for community engagement.

Berkshire Pride is a joint effort between the Berkshire Pride Planning Committee and Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition, and a community effort with support and input of local LGBTQ+ community leaders and volunteers representing Elizabeth Freeman Center, Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County, Berkshire Trans Group, Live Out Loud Youth Project, and more. Please come out and join us to shine a sparkling light on every hue under the rainbow!
More information can be found at:
Berkshire Pride Website: http://www.berkshirepride.blogspot.com
Berkshire Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/berkshirelgbtqpride
Berkshire Pride Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/145063942874128

Requests for interviews can be submitted at berkshirelgbtqpride@yahoo.com or by direct message on the Berkshire Pride Facebook page.

 

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