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North Adams Happenings: Sept. 18-25
12:15PM / Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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North Adams Happenings:
September 18 - 25
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 

September 21 - 30
Fall Foliage Festival
“Year of the Dog!”

Go to https://explorenorthadams.com/events/fall-foliage-festival-year-of-the-dog-september-21st-30th for a list of all the events, and join us as we celebrate the Year of the Dog! Most Fall Foliage Events also have individual event listings that can be found here: http://explorenorthadams.com/city-events

Sept 21st
Friends of North Adams Public Library Book Sale

Sept 22nd
Leaf Hunt Clues Announced!
Friends of North Adams Public Library Book Sale
Children's Races & Family Fair
Voices for Recovery Walk & Vigil

Sept 27th
Fall Foliage Ziti Supper
DownStreet Art
Downtown Bike Around
Movies Under the Stars: Bolt!

Sept 28th
Annual Children's Parade

Sept 29th
Bring your dog to the Farmer's Market Day!
Fall Day of Service
Fall Foliage Brew & Chew with Dancing in the Street
Fall Bazaar
8th Annual Dog Parade
AYJ Corn Hole Tournament

Sept 30th
Fall Classic 5K Race
Fall Foliage 63rd Parade Celebrating the Year of the Dog!

Sept 27th
Final DownStreet Art of the Season!
Downtown North Adams
(413) 662-5253
5 - 8pm
Free!
for more information

Join us for the last DSA Thursday of 2018! As summer fades to fall, join us for a cozy evening of community and culture.

  ***Stay tuned the week of the 27th for more DSA events!!***

 

Sept 28th
Mohamed Abozekry & Karkadé
Church Street Center, 16-50 Elmwood Ave
7:30 - 9pm
GA $15/ MCLA Faculty/Staff/Alumni $10/Students $5
for more information
 

Abozekry “has a stunning command of his instrument, as well as an open ear for other forms.” (PASTE MAGAZINE)

VIRTUOSO OUD PRODIGY CONVENES EGYPT’S POPULAR AND CLASSICAL MUSIC TRADITIONS, SUFI CALLS, AND SECULAR POETRY WITH A NEW INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT.

Mohamed Abozekry has that rare gift of combining limitless virtuosity with an unbridled imagination. An oud master still in his mid-twenties, Abozerky’s ambitions – to musically interpret the world around him and de-exoticize his instrument – mark him as a polymath of forms. “I never move backwards, but in a circular motion and return to the place I started with more experience.”

Sept 29th
Fall Day of Service
MCLA Volunteer Center, 375 Church Street
(413) 662-5384
8:30am - 2pm
Free!
for more information

Join us for the Fall Community Day of Service at MCLA
September 29, 2018 in MCLA Venable Gym

8:30AM Registration 
9:00AM Morning Announcements
9:30AM-12:45PM Service! 
1:00PM-2:00PM Pizza and Celebration!

Please pre-register at - https://goo.gl/forms/AMCWIFx5uwH76jwF3

Questions or Concerns? Have a service site in mind that you'd like to host? Contact Christopher Hantman at christopher.hantman@mcla.edu

Sites include (but not limited to - subject to change)
Growing Healthy Garden Program
New Hope United Methodist Church Green Space on State Street
Windsor Lake Frisbee Golf Course
Windsor Lake Trails
UNO Community Center
+ much more!
 

Wednesday September 19th

 

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.

Triva Night
Ramuntos, 67 Main Street
8pm
Free!
for more information

Come Join us for Trivia tonight! Marissa will be starting at 8 pm and will have a few Ramuntos shirts for some lucky participants! See you there!
 
 

Thursday September 20th

 

Downtown Bike Around
Meets at St. Anthony's Parking Lot
achilson@nbccoalition.org
6:00 PM departure
Free!
email for more information

Downtown Bike Around! Every Thursday at 6:00pm. 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! Freight Yard Pub will be offering a 25% discount every Thursday evening after the Downtown Bike Around to anyone that rides. Coupons will be given to those interested after the ride. 

TMS Open House for Suicide Prevention
Achieve TMS East, 132 Mass MoCA Wa
(877) 912-3816
4:30 - 6pm
Free!
for more information

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month, Achieve TMS East will be hosting a series of patient open houses throughout Massachusetts this September, with special guest, The National Alliance on Mental Illness!


Come to our North Adams, Massachusetts open house Thursday, September 20, from 4:30-6 pm, to learn more about this breakthrough depression treatment. Includes a live demonstration and refreshments!

Info Session 2018-19 Cultural Council Grants
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6:45 - 8pm
Free!
for more information

Learn more about the Local Cultural Council, a division of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, grant application process.
September Meeting
American Legion Post 125, 91 American Legion Dr
(413) 664-9004
7pm
Free!
for more information

Open to all military families and their friends!
 

Friday September 21st

 

September 21 - 30
Fall Foliage Festival
“Year of the Dog!”

Go to https://explorenorthadams.com/events/fall-foliage-festival-year-of-the-dog-september-21st-30th for a list of all the events, and join us as we celebrate the Year of the Dog! Most Fall Foliage Events also have individual event listings that can be found here: http://explorenorthadams.com/city-events
 

Coffee Date at the Eagle Street Parklet
Eagel Street
(413) 664-4612
7:30-9:00AM
Free!
for more information

Back by popular demand! Come on down to the NAMAzing Eagle Street Parklet on Friday morning and hang out with folks before kicking off your work day. Make some new friends, get some fresh air, and enjoy this new social hub in our historic downtown corridor. This week we are excited to have the Trustees of the Flatiron Association on Eagle Street generously providing coffee and pastries for the morning! Thanks to Jodie Sartori Botto and Fran Abuisi for jumping on board, and to the entire Flatiron Association for sponsoring. Interested in sponsoring coffee and pastries for one of our upcoming Friday coffee dates? Feel free to email us at thenamazinginitiative@gmail.com to help coordinate.
 

Friends of North Adams Public Library
St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center
Friday & Saturday
9 AM – 4 PM

The North Adams Public Library will hold it’s annual book sale on September 21& 22 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM at St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center. A silent auction, a bake sale, and thousands of gently used, categorized books will be available. There will also be DVD’S, books on tape, and music CD’s for sale. Please come and join in on this great community event.

"Craft~a~noon" Fridays at the UNO Community Center
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
413-663-7588
12 – 4 PM
Free
call 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 at (413) 663-7588 ext. 20 or gmcarter@nbccoalition.org for more information.

Michael Pihakis at Ashland
Ashland Street Project Space, 50 Ashland Street
ashlandstreetprojectspace@gmail.com
7 - 10pm
for more information

Michael Pihakis is a classical guitarist based in Boston. He specializes in 20th century music—he will play a selection of classical guitar works and piano music transcribed for the guitar from composers such as Heitor Villa-Lobos, Erik Satie, Benjamin Britten, and others.

Commedia Dell'Artsy - ROOTS Teen Center Fundraiser
Design Lab, 49 Main Street
(413) 662-5116
7:30 - 9pm
$5 Fundraiser
for more information

Absurdist and unique, Ed Smyth offers up inane historical vignettes, Wally the Happy Talking Neutrino, micro balloon animals, risible sea chanties, silly delta blues, metal rock kazoo, and more uncivil geek humor. Joined by Seth Brown, the celebrated Western MA purveyor of poetry, puns and published prose. $5/door, with all proceeds to Roots Teen Center.

 

Flashback Friday Iceskating
Vietnam Veterans Skating Rink, 1267 Church St
(413) 664-8185
8 - 10pm
for more information

Grab your skates and come on down to Flashback Friday. We will be playing throwbacks from the 90, 2000, and today!

Back to the 90's Dance Party
American Legion Post 125, 91 American Legion Dr
(413) 664-9004
8pm
$5
for the information

Let's go back to the 90's!
September 21st, 8pm @ The North Adams American Legion!

Bring your friends and dress in your best 90's clothes or come as your favorite 90's character!

$5 Entrance.

Karaoke Friday!
State Street Tavern,  167 State St.
413-664-9151
9 PM – 1 AM
Free
for more information

 

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

 

 

Saturday September 22nd

 

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

The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Rte. 8 (Marshall St.) and St. Anthony Drive. Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 9 – Oct. 20, 2018. The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match  Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.

Friends of North Adams Public Library
St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center
Friday & Saturday
9 AM – 4 PM

The North Adams Public Library will hold it’s annual book sale on September 21& 22 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM at St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center. A silent auction, a bake sale, and thousands of gently used, categorized books will be available. There will also be DVD’S, books on tape, and music CD’s for sale. Please come and join in on this great community event.

Fall Foliage Children's Races & Family Fair
Houghton Street Playground (next to the Porches Inn; adjacent to UNO Park)
(413) 664-6180
10AM –  Noon
Race Registration: 10:00-10:30 AM
FREE
for more information

The Youth Center Inc. and the Northern Berkshire United Way coordinate a foot race and family fair. This event is open to all ages, with categories for various age groups, and awards for group winners.

The fair includes obstacle courses, games, give-a-ways, entertainment, and food. Children’s Fair booths are hosted by local community organizations.  Awards are sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

Voices for Recovery Walk & Vigil
Colegrove Park, Church St
(413) 663-7588
1 - 3:30pm
Free!
for more information

September is Recovery Month! The theme for this year's local event is Celebrating Recovery - A community event to help raise awareness for recovery from substance abuse. 1:00: Registration, activities, Vigil of Recovery & Remembrance. 1:45: Recovery Walk followed by rally and speakers. This is a family friendly event. Children are welcome to attend. Register online for the Recovery Walk at www.nbccoalition.org. T-shirts are available for a suggested donation of $10.00. For more info, contact Wendy Penner at (413) 663-7588.

Includes: Sign making, resource tables, a recovery walk through downtown North Adams, a brief stand out at City Hall, music, speakers, and the 5th Annual Vigil of Recovery & Remembrance. Light refreshments provided. Come learn about plans for a Peer Recovery Center!

 

 

Sunday September 23rd

 
Carpe Diem: Commemorating Life Through Music & Art
Adams Agricultural Fair, 371 Old Columbia St
wearecommonfolk@gmail.com
1pm-7pm
$10adv / $15door
for more information

Proceeds will benefit Arts in Recovery (AIRY), an arts and skills based peer support program for youth ages 13 and up who struggle with suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

According to the Center for Disease Control, suicide rates amongst young people have risen 1.2% since 2014. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people 15-24 and suicide rates among 10-14 year olds have doubled in the last decade.

WE SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

The Lineup:

Hill Haints, Leap The Dips, Pavlov's Dogs, Immune Friction, Melissa Brinton Performing Musician & Sam Rosen, Forever Autumn
Paper Drive @ Walmart
Walmart Supercenter, 1415 Curran Memorial Hwy
(413) 664-4004
10am - 2pm
for more information

We will be outside of Walmart in North Adams handing out information on our Shriners Hospitals for Children. Stop down and see us.
 

Monday September 24th

 

NAMAzing Eagle Street Meeting
Persnickety Toys, 13 Eagle St
(413) 662-2990
6 - 7pm
Free!
for more information

Join us for our regular NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative meetings as we imagine and act on ways to make our Historic Eagle Street Corridor the place we all dream it can be. Meetings are open to all who are interested.
 

Tuesday September 25th

 

The Use of Surveys in Program Evaluation
Design Lab, 49 Main Street
(413) 662-5116
9:30am - 12pm
Free!
for more information

This workshop focuses on the use of surveys as a tool for nonprofits to measure the effectiveness of their organizations and programs. Participants will learn how to write good questions, analyze results, report findings and use the data to implement change.

Mary Nash is an independent consultant who works with nonprofits to develop and evaluate programs. Her specialties are in the areas of education and workforce development. She has worked recently with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Berkshire Health Systems, Berkshire United Way and Pittsfield Public Schools to write grant proposals, conduct evaluation studies and develop strategic plans. Mary is a graduate of Boston University’s Public and Non-Profit Management MBA program and has two certificates in evaluation from The Evaluators’ Institute at Claremont Graduate University.
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.
National Voter Registration Day
MCLA Freel Library, Blackinton St
(413) 662-5321
1 - 5pm
Free!
for more information

Not registered to vote? Have you moved recently? Have some questions about voting? Stop by Freel Library on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 1-5pm. This non-partisan event is part of a nation-wide effort to get people registered. Register. Vote. Be Heard.

Connor Kelly
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 346-4460
6 - 7pm
$5 Suggested Donation
for more information

Connor Kelly is a North Adams native and has been playing guitar and singing since he was five years old. His biggest musical influences are Jeff Tweedy, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie.

$5 Strongly Suggested Donation! While we don't have a cover charge, we hope that you can throw a few (or more) dollars in the chalice to help support these AMAZING musicians!

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