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North Adams Happenings: Oct. 17-23
12:52PM / Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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North Adams Happenings:
October 17 - 23
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 27
Haunted Harvest Festival
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle St.
(413) 398-4088
6 - 9pm
for more information

The ROOTS Youth Board is hosting their 2nd Annual Haunted Harvest Festival to celebrate the 2 wonderful years that we've been opened, and it's going to be magical! We are excited to partner with the Pumpkin Walk this year too!

Does your business or organization want to have a table at the event? Do you want to sell your homemade crafts? Vendor fee is a $25 donation to ROOTS. Sign up here:

WHAT TO DO:
FIRST! Stop by Home Base (ROOTS Teen Center) to buy your tickets to access all the fun activities or enter into our raffles! There will be a wand making and cape making station too!

ACTIVITIES
Wand Making - 2 Tickets
Cape Making - 2 Tickets
Quidditch - 3 Tickets
Tri Wizard - 2 Tickets
Photobooth - 5 Tickets

Costume Contest - CASH PRIZE FOR THE WINNER

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.

November 3
North Adams History Harvest
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 664-4700
10am - 3pm
Free!
for more information

Share your stories and treasures by adding them to a growing digital collection of North Adams history. Bring your diaries, photographs, letters, maps, business memorabilia, and other family/cultural heirlooms to be digitized by volunteers at the North Adams Public Library. Your items will be returned to you along with preservation materials to help you care for your pieces of North Adams history.

Stick around for an interview, where you can tell your story to a volunteer and for food from Tres Niños food truck!

This Fall - Parent Child Home Program

FREE Books and Toys for children 16 mo. to 3 years old this fall.  PCHP is a home visiting program. A trained Home Visitor will bring FREE books and toys for your child to keep.  They read, play, and do art activities with your child and you to help your child be ready to learn in school. We are accepting new children and doing intakes for the coming school year.  If you’d like more information, please call Karen at 413-663-6593 ex. 27, email: krowe@ccberkshire.org, or TEXT: (413)663-0234

 

Wednesday October 17th

 

Three Winning Storytelling Strategies Workshop
MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main Street
(413)441 - 9542
10am - 12pm
$25 NPC Members/$35 Nonmembers
for more information

Where did your organization come from? How are you transforming your community? Who is helping you make a difference?

Sharing powerful stories from staff, clients and donors is a key component of fundraising and communications strategy. In the age of digital communication, nonprofits need to continually generate new stories, to keep engagement high on their social media feeds and make multi-channel appeals to donors fresh and interesting. Crafting good stories takes time and thought—but there are strategies to make it simpler. In this workshop participants will be introduced to three templates for storytelling, which can be used in appeal letters, social media campaigns, annual reports, or other materials. These templates provide simple frameworks on which to hang the wonderful stories that are unique to your organization.

In this workshop we’ll cover:

- storytelling as a strategy and why it has a positive impact on fundraising and communications

- the key components of three story types: the origin story, the impact story, and the hero story

- how to structure interviews of staff, clients, and donors to generate great story material

- strategies to short-cut your storytelling process, so you always have a great story ready to go for your materials or next campaign.

Jenni Haley is a development writer and communications consultant with over 15 years of nonprofit communications and fundraising experience. Residing in South Deerfield, MA, and serving clients across Massachusetts, Jenni specializes in appeal letter writing, communications materials, and grants. She believes that good copy can help caring people understand, connect with, and invest in your mission.

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.

The North County
Casual Writers Group
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
6:30 - 8pm
Free
for more information

This casual group meets twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 6:30pm at the UNO Community Center. The group is structured to meet the needs of, and appeal to all ages, all writing skill levels, and all genre in a safe, encouraging, inclusive, environment, meant to nurture creativity. Coffee and snacks are provided. The group is free of charge.

Conversation about Sesta-Fosta
Ashland Street Project Space, 50 Ashland Street
ashlandstreetprojectspace@gmail.com
7 - 9pm
Pay what you can
for more information

This community conversation is focused on the SESTA-FOSTA law (Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act and the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) and is hosted by a 15 year veteran of the adult industry, Bella Vendetta.

During this roundtable discussion Vendetta will discuss these crushing laws and detail along with the negative impact they have had on local sex workers in Western, MA, nationwide, and globally. She will also share information on how you can help support and stand in solidarity with the marginalized community of sex workers. Are you thinking about *not* coming because you’re worried you’ll have TOO MUCH angry energy after learning about MORE injustice? All the more reason to come together, learn, share stories and experiences, and build community.

This roundtable discussion is a pay-what-you-can, sliding scale $10-20, NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY for lack of funds. If you you need access to this information but can not afford it, you’re more than welcome to attend—anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated. This is a small space, so please RSVP via this event page or by email: ashlandstreetprojectspace@gmail.com.

There will be a raffle with proceeds benefiting TeamClearHeels413, a collective of dancers working & living in the 413 area, which provides a support network and dancer only monthly meetings. Prizes include ethically produced and locally made queerporn, sex worker's literature and other fun sex-positive stuff!

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 18th

 
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.

Dads and Families: Bowling and Pizza
Valley Park Bowling, 1274 Curran Highway (route 8)
4:30-5:30pm
call to RSVP or for more information

Dads and their families will enjoy pizza and candlepin bowling! FREE for Northern Berkshire families with children 8 years old and under. Registration is required. Call 413-664-4821 to sign up! Spots are limited!

Book Club for 6th-7th Grade Girls 
UNO Community Center
6 to 7:30 pm
email for more information

Books will be provided FREE of charge to all participants so they can build their own libraries! Snacks and refreshment are also provided. To join, email Regina at regina.velazquez@storey.com.

Common Ground: Public Meeting
73 Main St
wearecommonfolk@gmail.com
6:30 - 8pm
Free!
for more information

Join us for a public discourse on creative and community happenings! These quarterly gatherings are typically public discussions about the local creative community to share needs and resources, but it’s also a great place to meet other Common Folk members and share thoughts about our new space. Network, problem solve, & promote your events with Common Folk members and the general public. Creators, arts managers/educators, community members, and supporters of the creative world in North Adams are welcome to come! Common Folk strives to support creators of all walks of life.

 

Friday October 19th

 

MCLA Career and Internships Fair
MCLA, 375 Church St
(413) 662-5000
10am - 2pm
Free!
for more information

MCLA's Career Development Office will host its inaugural Career and Internships Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. This event, which is open to all MCLA students and alumni, as well as Berkshire Community College students, will take place in the Amsler Campus Center's Venable Gym on the MCLA campus. The event will connect local students and alumni who seek full time employment or internships to employers who are looking to fill positions within their organizations — in the area, the region, and the nation.

MCLA welcomes professional organizations from all sectors to participate in this event. Selected employers who plan take part in the fair include the Brien Center, Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter School and Scribe America. Students and alumni will have the opportunity to network with employers from 10 a.m. to noon. In addition, employers may elect to conduct on-campus interviews with students and/or alumni, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Some professional attire for students may be provided by Goodwill, which is offering the clothing at no charge through its "Suit Yourself" program.

For more information, visit www.mcla.edu

Hoosac Range Fall Foliage Hike
Hoosac Range Trail, North Adams
(413) 499-0596
3 - 6:30pm
Free!
for more information

Enjoy the fall colors along this winding ridgeline hike.

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult (moderate pace, moderate to difficult elevation change)

Description: Join BNRC for a hike out to Spruce Hill along the Hoosac Range Trail. A great out and back ridgeline hike with views of the changing leaves looking out to the Hoosac Valley and Mount Greylock. Please wear sturdy footwear, bring water and a snack.

The trailhead parking is on the right after the Wigwam Cabins.

Underground Sounds:
Community Open Mic
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street
(413) 398-4088
6:30 - 9:30pm
Free!
for more information

Come one, come all! ROOTS presents Underground Sounds: An Open Mic series geared toward folks of all ages and open to the community. Come perform with us: poets, musicians, artists, magicians, and all of the like, and enjoy a night of awesomely talented individuals! All art forms are welcome. Sign ups start at 6:30pm. Come early to make sure you get on the list. And don't forget to invite and share this with your friends!

Free Admission, but donations are strongly encouraged!

Free Taco Bar.

MCLA Theater proudly presents:
She Kills Monsters
Venable Theatre, 375 Church Street
(413) 662-5000
8 - 10:45pm
$5 - $15
for more information

The play centers on the oh-so-average Agnes lying in the wake of her totally weird sister Tilly’s death. Agnes embarks on a quest to understand her sister by delving into the world of Tilly’s own design – a world complete with hostile fairies, aggressive monsters, awkward high schoolers, and huge swords. Her story unfolds as the line between reality and the new badass worlds’ blur and Agnes comes closer and closer to understanding her sister - if she can avoid the bugbears first!

 

Saturday October 20th

 

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

Park your bike, grab a coffee and enjoy the fall foliage at the Wigwam! Antique, Classic, and other cars are all here. Come one, come all!

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.

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.

Annual Holiday Bazaar!!
Blackinton Union Church, 1373 Massachusetts Ave
(413) 664-9642
10am - 2pm
for more information

Come Celebrate the Holiday Season with us! On October 20th we will be holding our annual Holiday Bazaar! It will begin at 10:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. Our bazaar is hosted by our Church’s Woman’s Guild and is a fundraiser for our group. Our money is used towards assisting our church’s structural needs, supporting the Sunday school classes with supplies, and throwing church events.

All the best baked goods, food items, and holiday items tend to go fast so come early if you want the best pickings. Hope to see you there!

Dogs & Drafts
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 Mass Moca Way
(413) 346-4460
12 - 2pm
Free!
for more information

Come visit Berkshire Humane Society at Bright Ideas Brewing! Have a beer. Bring your dog. Help a homeless pet. Leashed, friendly dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio of Bright Ideas Brewing. Berkshire Humane Society will be collecting donations at dog-friendly Bright Ideas Brewing in North Adams.

Requested Items:
Cash
Pet Food
Soft Dog Treats
Cat & Kitten Toys
Dog & Puppy Toys/Chews
Cleaning Supplies
Paper Products

Chinese Tea Ceremony
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
2 - 5pm
Free!
for more information

The library is pleased to announce a very special program in October. On Saturday, October 20 you are cordially invited to a traditional from 2 to 5 p.m. in the main living room. Haiyan Feng will perform a healing ritual centered on tea preparation and service that is traditional to her culture. In Chinese culture preparing and drinking “tea is often associated with literature, the arts, and philosophy” aiding in the cultivation of awareness of beauty and community. Seating is limited and the program will take place after normal Saturday hours. Please see your librarian for more details.

Slow Art Tours
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
2 - 3pm
for more information

Did you know that museum visitors on average spend 10 seconds observing an individual work of art? On the third Saturday of October, November, and December, we will be challenging this statistic by hosting Slow Art Tours. This free contemplative tour will include guided insight exercises and slow viewings of art throughout MASS MoCA's galleries.

This is part of our Adult Education programming, please leave the kiddos at home! RSVP is requested, but not required. Space is limited, but we should be able to accept walk-ups day of. Please send KIDSPACE a direct message on Facebook if you are interested!

Nacht Und Träume
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
4 - 5:30pm
for more information

Surrounded by the moody, moonlit paintings of The Lure of the Dark, experience the dreamworld of tenor Michael Kuhn and pianist Thomas Weaver. Performed from a bed, “Nacht und Träume” takes us on a magical, emotional journey through the moving music of 19th-century German songs composed by Schubert and Schumann and inspired by Romantic poetry.

MCLA Theater proudly presents:
She Kills Monsters
Venable Theatre, 375 Church Street
(413) 662-5000
8 - 10:45pm
$5 - $15
for more information

The play centers on the oh-so-average Agnes lying in the wake of her totally weird sister Tilly’s death. Agnes embarks on a quest to understand her sister by delving into the world of Tilly’s own design – a world complete with hostile fairies, aggressive monsters, awkward high schoolers, and huge swords. Her story unfolds as the line between reality and the new badass worlds’ blur and Agnes comes closer and closer to understanding her sister - if she can avoid the bugbears first!

Shareef Keyes & The Groove
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
8 - 11pm
$16
for more information

There's a whole lot of rhythm going round. Brooklyn-bred artist Shareef Keyes draws equal inspiration from James Brown and Wu-Tang. Together with his band, The Groove, he is earning a reputation for high energy live performances that transport audiences to the golden era of funk. Simply irresistible.

 

 

Sunday October 21st

 

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.

Sunday Fall Dubs
Windsor Lake Disc Golf Course, Windsor Lake Rd
12 - 3pm
for more information

Sunday dubs!

 

Monday October 22nd

 

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.

STEM Night
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
5 - 7:30pm
Free!
for more information

In celebration of Massachusetts statewide STEM week, come explore the Library's extensive hands-on science & math kits, games, and activities. Youth and families will investigate the resources at their own pace with the Youth Services Librarian on hand to answer questions. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.

Reading by Author Richard Markham
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6pm
Free!
for more information

Author and educator, Richard Markham will read from and discuss his treatise “Beyond Extremism, Hatred and Violence: toward a more peaceful world.” In a world cast into stark relief by entrenched beliefs on the right and the left, Markham uses spirituality and philosophy to soften our hard edges. How can we address the social problems of our age if we fail to listen deeply to the “other” voices in the room? Markham, a former Trustee of this library, has used his retirement to think deeply and give us the gift of his perspective.

NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative 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.

Youth Board Meeting
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street
(413) 398-4088
6 - 8pm
Free!
for more information

Come join us for our youth board meeting! Ages 14-22. ROOTS is a space for young people by young people. The Youth Board helps to create programs and activities, make change in our space and in the larger community, learn fundraising skills, and how to be a leader. We are a platform for young people to share their voice. Want to start a group? Want to start a project? Come join us and learn how you can do that!

MCLA Presents a Fiction Reading by Steven Dunn
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main Street
Zack Finch (d.zachary.finch@mcla.edu)
7pm
Free!
for more information

Steven Dunn the Fall 2018 Visiting Writer at MCLA.  He is the author of two innovative novels from Tarpaulin Sky Press, Potted Meat (2016) and water & power (2018). Potted Meat was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and shortlisted for Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists. He was born and raised in West Virginia, and is currently an MFA student at Goddard College, and a MFA advisor at Regis University.

 

Tuesday October 23rd

 
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.

Fire Station Visit
North Adams Fire Station
413-664-4821
11 am
Ages 2-6
Free!
call for more information

Visit the Fire Station with us to learn about fire safety and explore the fire trucks! Ages 2-6 with caregiver.  Call 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

 

Music Crawl: Resonance Closing & Tuesday Tunes
192 State St.
wearecommonfolk@gmail.com
4 - 7pm
Free!
for more information

Help us celebrate the closing of Resonance at the New Hope window exhibit with a fire and music, then travel down to Bright Ideas Brewing for some Tuesday Tunes! (6pm-7pm)

 

Grant Review for 2019
City Hall, North Adams
(413) 662-5264
5 - 8pm
Free!
for more information

At this meeting, grants will be distributed and teams of two each developed.

Garlic Planting Workshop
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, North Adams
5:00 -6:00 pm
call for more information

As part of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s Working on Wellness (WOW) Workshops, John & Joy Primmer of Wildstone Farm in Pownal, VT will be sharing bed prepping, planting techniques, harvesting, processing techniques and good recipes with garlic. To register, or for questions, contact Bret Beattie at (413) 663-7588.

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