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North Adams Happenings: Oct. 10-16
12:00PM / Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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North Adams Happenings:
October 10 - 16
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 

October 27
Masquerade
Greylock Works 508 State Rd
work@greylockworks.com
8PM - Midnight
$25
for more information

You asked, and the answer is YES — gWorks is having a Halloween Party!

Mark your calendars, tag your friends, and start planning to DANCE in disguise and compete for local prizes with creative, clever, and sexy costumes!

On Saturday 27. October, MASQUERADE will feature the very cool rhythms of DJ BFG @gabbyquail brought to another level with A/V immersion by McZawa LLC.
Pair your Halloween candy cravings with savory MIXOLOGY by Jesse Egan.
 

October 27
UNO Halloween Party
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, N. Adams
(413) 664-4612, or mshiebler@nbccoalition.org
2 - 4pm
call or email for more information

FREE Community Event. Join the UNO Community Center for a spooky good time! Fun games, yummy treats, & ghoulish dancing! Come in Costume! For more information, contact Matt Shiebler at (413) 664-4612, or mshiebler@nbccoalition.org. Sponsored by nbCC and the UNO Community Center Steering Committee.

 

October 28
Community Chamber Concert
MCLA Church Street Center, 375 Church St.
(413) 664-4612, or mshiebler@nbccoalition.org
2:30 - 4pm
Free
for more information

Featuring:
Thomas Martin, clarinet
Tamara Smirnova, violin
Bracha Malkin, violin
Michael Zaretsky, viola
Mickey Katz, cello
Xak Bjerken, piano 

SCHUMANN Märchenerzählungen for clarinet, viola, and piano, Op. 132 (16)
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 (31)

As part of the series' on gonig Artistic Exchange program, students from Kids 4 Harmony, a program of Berkshire Children and Families, will present a special pre-concert program at 2:30. Please join us for this special event!

BSO Community Chamber Concerts provide high-quality, relevant and engaging free chamber music concerts performed by BSO musicians in greater Boston area communities with limited access to the BSO. Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and concert music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time.

 

Wednesday October 10th

 

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.

nbCC’s Teen Writing Workshop
5 - 7pm
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, North Adams
call for more information

An after school writing program for teens of all writing experiences. Teens will hone in on their skill with professional local writers and peers. For more information, call Tim at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.

October Discussion!
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 346-4460
6 - 8pm
Free
for more information

We're getting spooooky in October and celebrating our 1 year anniversary!

We'll be reminiscing on a popular book from many of our childhoods, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" by Alvin Schwartz. Preferably the version illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Socializing begins at 6, discussion starts at 6:15.

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 October 11th

 
After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
4 - 5pm
call or email for more information

Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy snack, homework assistance, tutoring, computer access and creative activities. Call or email Glenda at (413) 663-7588 ext. 20 or gmcarter@nbccoalition.org for more information.
Akwaeke Emezi and Allison Janae Hamilton
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
4 - 6pm
$10, $5 students
for more information

Acclaimed Nigerian-born author Akwaeke Emezi draws us into their debut novel Freshwater. Like exhibiting artist Allison Janae Hamilton, Emezi explores ancestral relationships, the world of ghosts, spirituality, and the “mysteries of the self ” in a semi-autobiographical tale about Ada, a girl with multiple identities and “one foot on the other side.” Join us for a reading followed by a conversation with Emezi and Hamilton.
Parents Night Out
The UNO Community Center, 157 River St
413-887-9132
6-7pm
Free!
call to RSVP

Relaxation Night at The Uno Center. Thursday, October 11 from 6-7 p.m. Learn quick stress reduction techniques. Child care and transportation provided. RSVP a week in advance 413-887-9132. A collaboration of The Family Place and The Family Center and The Support Network.
Art Talk / Crit Night
Ashland Street Project Space, 50 Ashland St
ashlandstreetprojectspace@gmail.com
7 - 9pm
Free!
for more information

ART TALK / CRIT NIGHT purpose is to discuss art, the practice of making, life, routine, ruts, research, or whatever you need an ear or eyes for.
This event is FREE, but potluck is strongly encouraged!
The only goal of this meeting and future gatherings is for it to be a regular occurrence, which is the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

You don't need to be a visual artist. You don't even need to necessarily be someone who makes "things" or "stuff". All you need is an open mind and a willingness to give and receive information. All of us—we are our best resource.
2018 Hardman Lecture: Maria Hinojosa
MCLA Church Street Center, 375 Church St.
413.662.5224
7pm
Free!
for more information

As a reporter who was the first Latina in many newsrooms, Maria Hinojosa dreamt of a space where she could create independent, multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diverse American experience. To that end, in 2010, she created the Futuro Media Group, an independent nonprofit organization based in Harlem, NYC with the mission to create multimedia content for and about the new American mainstream in the service of empowering people to navigate the complexities of an increasingly diverse and connected world.

As the Anchor and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award winning show Latino USA, distributed by NPR, as well as Co-Host of In The Thick, Futuro Media’s new political podcast, Hinojosa has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. Hinojosa is also Anchor and Executive Producer of the PBS show America By The Numbers, the first national television series to examine our country’s dramatic demographic shifts, and Humanizing America, a digital video series that deconstructs stereotypes about the American electorate. Hinojosa is also a new contributor to the long running award-winning news program CBS Sunday Morning, and is a frequent guest on MSNBC.
 

Friday October 12th

 

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

Come on down to the NAMAzing Eagle Street Parklet on Friday October 12th and hang for what might be our last coffee date of the season!!!! Make some new friends, get some fresh air, and enjoy this new social hub in our historic downtown corridor. This week The NAMAzing Initiative is sponsoring coffee and pastries! Come enjoy this new weekly tradition at our little social hub
 

nbCC's Monthly Forum – A Call to Action: A Community Response to Relational Violence
First Baptist Church, Main Street
(413) 663-7588 ext. 13, abesaw@nbccoalition.org
10am - 12pm
Free!
call or email for more information

The Northern Berkshire community will once again gather together to discuss important issues facing its residents. This forum will follow up on our March forum on relational/domestic violence and will delve deeper into the community response to relational violence in these areas: men, animal/pets, faith communities and individuals. Call Amber at (413) 663-7588 for more information.

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 October 13th

 

The Wigwam Cars & Coffee
The Wigwam Western Summit, 2350-2370 Mohawk Trail
(413) 663-1527
8 - 11am
Free
for more information

Join the new owners at the Inaugural Wigwam Cars & Coffee @ Western Summit on October 13, 2018 from 8-11am. Grab a coffee, some delicious baked good and check out the breathtaking views of autumn! We are on show antique, classic and many more cars! We will also honor previous owners of the Wigwam Western Summit. Enter your photos in the Wigwam photo contest by uploading them to our facebook page at facebook.com/wigwamwesternsummit. Let's create some memory and celebrate autumn!! Motorcycles are welcome on our Motorcycle day on October 20, 2018!
Enjoy the sights, smell, and sound of the Wigwam@Western Summit! The event is free and the experience is priceless!

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.

Community Shred Day
Noel Field, 310 State Street
9am - 12pm
$1 per box suggested donation

Greylock Federal Credit Union will be holding a Community Shred Day at Noel Field (adjacent to Haskin Elementary School), 310 State Street. A donation of $1 per box is suggested and will benefit the Northern Berkshire United Way. The on-site shredding is for personal documents only. 

Hoosac Valley Fall Foliage Train Rides
Departs from/returns to the Train Depot in ADAMS, MA
10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30PM & 3:00 PM
$14/adults, $12/seniors & armed forces w/ID, $10/children 4-14
for more information

Welcome coach located at 98 Crowley Ave. Trains will depart North Adams Station at 10:00am, 11:30am, 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 station in Adams. Fall Foliage Train Rides run on weekends through Oct. 28th.

Basic Sewing 101
The Family Place, 61 Main St
10 -11:30am
call to register or for more information

Join nbCC’S The Family Place in making a hot and cold Boo Boo Bag while learning how to thread a sewing machine, make a bobbin and do a basic straight stitch on a sewing machine. You will also learn a few basic hand stitches like a slipstitch, how to sew on a button, and sew a hem. FREE! All materials provided. Light refreshments will be served. Call the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at 413-663-7588 to pre-register. Child care and transportation provided upon request when registering.

 Pop Cares 7th Annual
Chicken Dinner and Live Auction
Greylock WORKS, 508 State Rd
413-281-1094
5pm
$30
for more information

Baked Stuffed Chicken Dinner Catered by: Bounti-Fare. Cash bar. $30/person. Also featuring silent auction, Chinese raffle, 50/50 and more. Tickets may be purchased by calling 413-281-1094 or contacting a board member. Tickets are limited and only on sale through October 6, 2018.

Bonnie "Prince" Billy
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
8 - 11pm
$30
for more information

These days, he calls himself Bonnie “Prince” Billy. You might recognize him as Palace Brothers, or Will Oldham, or for the song of his that Johnny Cash covered. An enigma of the folk-rock world — The New Yorker calls him “one of the country’s most celebrated singer-songwriters” despite the fact that he’s never signed with a label — Bonnie “Prince” Billy is hard to find, easy to love, and impossible to dismiss (even if it’s been years since anyone’s had the chance to see him). Call him a DIY folkster with vintage vibes, country cred, and a voice as rich as death. Singing about bottomless heartache and cowboy philosophy, he’s here at MASS MoCA for an intimate and uncensored show this fall. The Louisville folk duo The Other Years warms up the house.

 

Sunday October 14th

 

Hoosac Valley Fall Foliage Train Rides
Departs from/returns to the Train Depot in ADAMS, MA
10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30PM & 3:00 PM
$14/adults, $12/seniors & armed forces w/ID, $10/children 4-14
for more information

Welcome coach located at 98 Crowley Ave. Trains will depart North Adams Station at 10:00am, 11:30am, 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 station in Adams. Fall Foliage Train Rides run on weekends through Oct. 28th.

Sam Gomez Road Race
MCLA, 375 Church St
(413) 662-5000
11:30am - 2:30pm
$20-$25
for more information

Join MCLA for the the 41st annual Sam Gomez Race to benefit the Growing Healthy Garden Program.
Walkers also welcome!  Register online at mcla.edu, or walk-in to Sullivan Lounge for check-in 9:30-11am prior to 11:30am start time.  $20-25 entry fee, free t-shirts, awards, and chili for all participants following the race.  Come support your community and school garden program!

This program creates community gardens and helps individuals enjoy better nutrition by growing their own vegetables, herbs, and flowers. This program has made great strides in bringing the community together to address the needs of our community.
The Growing Healthy Garden Program has also helped create the North Adams Public School Service-Learning garden program, “Garden Mosaics.” Students are able to grow food and donate their harvest to the free community meals at the Berkshire Food Project and to Holy Family Terrace, senior living apartments, all while engaging in school curriculum topics independently from the classroom.

 

Monday October 15th

 

AIRY at ROOTS Fall 2018
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street
(413) 398-4088
3:45 - 5:45pm
Free!
for more information

Arts in Recovery for Youth is an art and skills based suicide prevention program for youth ages 13-24. We learn skills through art-making (DBT, social skills, youth empowerment) and have community events. This group meets for 16 weeks after school on Mondays from 4-6 pm at ROOTS Teen Center at 43 Eagle St, downtown North Adams. www.rootsteencenter.com. Enrollment is open. To find out more, contact the group facilitator, Cate Wolff at catewolff@gmail.com or the Program Director Marney Schorr at marn73@hotmail.com. This no cost program is funded by Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention, Cultural Council of Northern Berkshires and Northern Berkshires United Way, and works collaboratively in the community.

Block Party at the Library!
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 - 7pm
Free!
for more information

Did you know that the North Adams Public Library is now open on Monday evenings? To celebrate, youth and their families are invited to a special Lego Night in the Youth Services Department on Monday, October 15th from 6:00-7:00 P.M. Call 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.

 

Tuesday October 16th

 
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.
Every Child Ready to Read
The Family Center Playroom, 210 State Street
413-664-4821
2-3pm
Free!
call to register

Four weeks of parent and child workshops on Tuesdays October 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 2:00-3:00 pm. Help your child get ready to read with fun hands on activities!  Each family who attends all 4 workshops will receive a reading tote filled with free books. This workshop is for any Northern Berkshire parents (& grandparents) with children ages 2 to 5 years old. Please call the Family Center at 413-664-4821 to register.

 

4-H Wacky STEAM Club
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, North Adams
4 - 5:30pm
Free
call or email 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 Glenda at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition to register at (413) 663-7588 ext. 20 or gmcarter@nbccoalition.org

 

Positive Discipline Parenting Series
Family Center of Northern Berkshire County, 210 State St
(413) 664-4821
5:30 - 7:30pm
Free!
for more information

FREE 8 week series for parents of young children. Positive Discipline techniques for parents of 2-6 year olds. On site child care, meal and transportation if needed.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call 413-664-4821 ext. 18 to register or for more information.

 

What We Ask of Institutions:
Art, Race, and Protest Today
MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, 51 Main St
(413) 662-5327
6 - 7pm
Free!
for more information

Expanding on ideas presented in her recently published book "Whitewalling: Art, Race and Protest in 3 Acts," join Aruna D'Souza for a free, public lecture at MCLA Design Lab (49 Main St.) The talk will be followed by a Q+A session.

Aruna D'Souza writes about modern and contemporary art; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. Her work appears regularly in 4Columns.org, where she is a member of the editorial advisory board, and has been published as well in The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Art News, Garage, Bookforum, Momus, Art in America, and Art Practical, among other places. Her book, Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts was published by Badlands Unlimited in May 2018. 

This talk is made possible through the generosity of the Hardman Family Endowment.
Muggles Study The Sacred Text
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 346-4460
6 - 8pm
Free
for more information

Do you ever wish you had a group of like-minded Muggles you could hang out and chat about all things Harry Potter? Well, you must have sipped on some Felix Felicis because today is your lucky day!
 
Muggles Study The Sacred Text is a Pints & Pages side project dedicated solely to reading through the entire Harry Potter series, start to finish. We'll be meeting the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6pm, at Bright Ideas Brewing (for the time being). Discussion will begin promptly at 6.
 
Each month will be focused on each book in the series, discussion will also include the corresponding movie and other pop-culture phenomena.

Hope to see you all there!

After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
6:30-7:30pm
call or email for information

Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy snack, homework assistance, tutoring, computer access and creative activities. Call or email Glenda at (413) 663-7588 ext. 20 or gmcarter@nbccoalition.org for more information.

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