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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 7-13
09:31PM / Wednesday, November 07, 2018
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North Adams Happenings:
Nov. 7 - 13
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
November 16 - 17
SPECTRUM: embodied

MCLA Gallery 51
Free
for more information

SPECTRUM:embodied surveys the different thoughts, feelings, and expressions of gender in relation to space and the body - an extension of the SPECTRUM exhibition at MCLA Gallery 51

SPECTRUM:embodied activities include a ‘walking performance tour’ of the MCLA campus, open mics, work-in-progress showings, movement classes and a closing celebration at ‘the Green.' Performers include: Katy Pyle, Malcom Peacock, Rina Espiritu, J. Bouey, Aye Eckerson, Billy Dean Thomas, MCLA students and community members.  

November 17
LeWittx10 
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
All Day 
for more information                                                                                                                                          In year 10 of our 25-year exhibition, Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective, “the most perfect union of contemporary art and architecture in the United States,” (Los Angeles Times) we celebrate with a series of artist talks, stories, and scholarly discussion, with a full day of activities punctuated by performances from artists whose work has been influenced by LeWitt.
11:00am: Symposium
In The Machine that Makes the Art? Susan Cross, Mark Haxthausen, Anna Lovatt, and other LeWitt scholars will contribute.
1:30pm: Pop-up stories and Performances in the galleries
Artists Spencer Finch, Karl Larson, Jeffrey Gibson, Sameer Gupta, Abhik Mukherjee, Barbara Takenaga, Tigue, Joe Wardwell, and LeWitt master draftsman John Hogan pop up, share stories, and present work inspired by the father of conceptualism.
7pm: Dinner and performances
Cap the day with a celebration dinner and performances by Quindar (with Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen), and jazz impresario and MacArthur “Genius,” Jason Moran. 
All Day: Family events
A Sol LeWitt treasure hunt and LeWitt-inspired art-making at the Art Bar.

This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and sponsored in part by Berkshire Magazine.

November 17
FESTIVE Holiday Market
 
Greylock Works, 508 State Rd
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m
$5 entry | kids under 12 free
for more information

FALL INTO THE BERKSHIRES @ gWorks. Our FESTIVE 2018 holiday marketplace will be Saturday, NOVEMBER 17th! Join us for Greylock WORKS’ 2nd annual Fall FESTIVE – a handmade holiday market celebrating local food and design from the Berkshires and beyond.

Set in our expansive, light-filled former cotton spinning mill, the 30,000 square foot open marketplace will feature the region’s best artisan makers, including culinary crafters, local farmers, fermenters, and more. Inaugurate the giving season and satisfy all of your holiday needs and desires in one amazing day.

November 21
Annual Tree Lighting

Downtown
413-664-6180
6PM
Free
for more information

Rain Date: Friday, November 30th.

Join us for the Annual Tree Lighting! On Wednesday, November 21 at 6 p.m. traffic will be routed away from the tree at Monument Square on Main St. (between the First Congregational and First Baptist Churches) where residents are asked to gather to count down the seconds until the switch is thrown and thousands of twinkling lights adorn the downtown.

As soon as Main Street lights up the Drury High School Band and Band Front will lead the way with festive songs for the North Adams Fire Department’s fire engine as it makes its way through downtown with Santa Claus. Santa and his helpers will bring gifts for the first 500 children.

The North Adams Office of Community Events is grateful to our sponsors Greylock Federal Credit Union, MountainOne Bank, Berkshire Bank, Cascade School Supplies, the First Baptist Church, the Drury High School Band, and MASS MoCA for their help in making this event possible.

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 November 7

 

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.

MICinc Monthly Meeting
The Green, 85 Main St.
5:30 - 6:30pm
Free!
for more information

Join us for our November monthly meeting. Come to learn, come to engage, or just come to listen. Curious about what we are? Want to help us find ways we can make an impact? We want you here. Feel free to message us if you have questions you'd like answered before attending too!

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 November 8th

 

MCLA Day of Dialogue
MCLA, 375 Church St
(413) 662-5300
8:30am - 4:00pm
Free and open to the public!
for more information

MCLA will hold its inaugural Day of Dialogue. This is a campus-wide initiative with suspended day and evening classes to ensure full campus participation by students and faculty.  The theme of this year’s Day of Dialogue is “Complicating Race.” This event is free and open to the public.
The day will begin with an opening breakfast and welcome as participants enjoy a pancake “sundae bar” with MacDonald-Dennis and Dr. Christine Condaris, professor of music, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., in the Venable Gym. Condaris will present an opening musical piece to inspire those in attendance to listen deeply to each other.

Attendees may choose to attend one of the following morning workshops from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m., in Bowman Hall, which include “Power Up: Art as Action, Art as Dialogue,” with Melanie Mowinski, associate professor of visual art; “A Short History of Anti-Immigrant Feeling in the United States” with Dr. Ely Janis, associate professor of history; and “Multiracial Identity: Check all that Apply,” with Kayla Hollins ’12, associate director of admissions.
Also, MacDonald-Dennis and Dr. Jenna Sciuto, assistant professor of English, will screen the documentary film, “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,” to be followed by a discussion titled, “Reflections on a Radical: Grace Lee Boggs, Solidarity, and Political Revolution,” in the Amsler Campus Center’s Sullivan Lounge.
Following the morning workshops, participants are invited to engage in dialogue over lunch in Venable Gym, noon to 1:45 p.m.

Afternoon workshops will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in Bowman Hall. They will include “Race, Standardized Testing, and Admissions,” with Kayla Hollins ’12, associate director of admissions, and Dean of Enrollment Management and Community Relations Gina Puc; “Afrofuturism: A Literary Exploration of a Moving Genre (and a creative writing engagement),” with Dr. Caren Beilin, assistant professor of English; and “Race, Ethnicity, and Language: Stigma, Prestige, and Power,” with Emily Alling, associate dean for library services.

In addition, “Why Representation Matters: A Conversation about the Role of Museums” will be led by Michelle Daly, director of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, at MCLA Gallery 51, and “Agency for People of Color in Entertainment Media,” will be presented by Assistant Director of Diversity Programs and the Multicultural Education Center Michael Obasohan ’11 and Jamal Ahamad ’11, a teacher of math and English at Taconic High School in Pittsfield, in the Sullivan Lounge in the Amsler Campus Center.

The Day of Dialogue will conclude with the Eighth Annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture, with best-selling author, journalist, and comic book writer Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Five Wishes:
An Informational Workshop at North Adams Commons

North Adams Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 175 Franklin St
(413) 664-4041
2:30 - 4pm
for more information

Life throws many things at us over which we have no control. Come join us for an information meeting on end-of-life care, strategies for starting conversations with your loved ones, and how to ensure our preferences are met. RSVP by Nov. 7 to Jessica at 413-441-7392.
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.
Berkshire Museum Tree Decorating
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
4:30 - 6pm
call for more information

The Berkshire Museum has invited The North Adams Library Youth Department to participate in the "Festival Of Trees 2018: Often Heard". We will be decorating a 2ft artificial Christmas tree to bring to the museum.  Your help is needed in making the decorations! Children of all ages are welcome to participate.  All participants will receive a pass to the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees.  For more information, call 413-662-3133 ext 14.
Artist Talk: Taryn Simon
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
6 - 8pm
$10, $5 for students
for more information

Taryn Simon’s monumental installations — A Cold Hole + Assembled Audience — examine the ways in which individual intention and public performance collide in the ancient rituals of cold-water immersion and applause. Simon discusses the research and histories at the foundation of her work.
Sweet Charity
Drury Performing Arts Center, 1130 Church St
pam@napsk12.org
7pm
$10, $5 for students
for more information

The Drury Stage Company is proud to produce this year’s musical of “Sweet Charity”! Drury High School’s students come together from DPAM, the theater class, band and more to put on an amazing show every year and it is truly a production you won’t want to miss. The best part, you have four opportunities to do so! Tickets are available online OR at the door.
2018 Public Policy Lecture: Ta-Nehisi Coates
MCLA, 375 Church St
(413) 662-5224
7 - 9pm
Free!
for more information

8th Annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture, Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium. No large bags allowed in the gym. (Small bags will be checked at security).
 
Ta-Nehisi Coates has emerged as one of the most important voices of our time. His powerful writing combines reportage, historical analysis, and personal narrative to address some of America’s most complex and challenging issues pertaining to culture and identity. Called “essential, like water or air,” by A.O. Scott of The New York Times, his 2015 book, Between the World and Me, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the National Book Award and the NAACP Image Award. His most recent book, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, is a collection of his essays on the Obama presidency and its aftermath.
Ta-Nehisi Coates grew up in West Baltimore and attended Howard University. He currently lives in New York with his wife and son, and is a Distinguished Writer in Residence for New York University’s Carter Journalism Institute.
 

Friday November 9th

 

Decoration Event
for the Festival of Trees 

The Family Center Children
413-664-4821
10am - 12pm
Free!
call for more information

The Family Center Children will create their own alphabet decorations for The Family Center trees. The decorations will reflect the theme of a children’s song. The decorated trees will be on display at The Festival of Trees at The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield starting November 17th through December 22.  Families will receive passes to visit the exhibit and children will have a chance to see their creations displayed on our little trees.

Sweet Charity
Drury Performing Arts Center, 1130 Church St
pam@napsk12.org
7pm
$10, $5 for students
for more information

The Drury Stage Company is proud to produce this year’s musical of “Sweet Charity”! Drury High School’s students come together from DPAM, the theater class, band and more to put on an amazing show every year and it is truly a production you won’t want to miss. The best part, you have four opportunities to do so! Tickets are available online OR at the door.
 

Saturday November 10th

 

Soldiers Dice & Dragons
Clarksburg Elementary School, 777 W Crossroad
413-663-8735
10am - 4pm
for more information

Support local homeless veterans by playing the world's finest board and role playing games!
Admission: Kindly Donate one or more of the items on the wish lists below. All donations got to local homeless veterans in Berkshire County.
Women's Wish List Items
Gift cards to local stores of $20 or less
Brand New women's clothing size S-2XL
Brand New women's sneakers sizes 7-10
Brand New pillows and pillow protectors
Brand New twin sheets and comforters
 
Men's Wish List Items
Gift cards to local stores of $20 or less
Brand New pillows
Brand New twin size sheets & blankets
Shampoo, Deodorant, Shave Cream
Brand New T-Shirts (All Sizes)
Tooth Brushes, Covers/Cases
Insulated Cups and Mugs
 

MCLA Fall Preview Days
MCLA, 375 Church St
(413) 662-5000
10:45am - 1pm
Free!
for more information

Are you ready for a fun and informative day at MCLA?
Join us for one of our Fall Preview Days:
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
Saturday, December 1st, 2018
You can sign up right online by visiting www.mcla.edu/visiting. We are looking forward to having you on campus!

Ignite Your Life, FREE Workshop
Miner Combat, 85 Union St
(413) 663-0225
11:15am - 12:15pm
Free!
for more information

Do you find it hard to get up and go in the morning? Work day dragging on? Fighting with your partner? Lacking the energy or motivation you used to have? Neglecting ourselves can take a toll on all areas of our lives. Join us to learn more about how burnout can manifest in different ways in our bodies and how to combat stress through emotional and physical wellness.
Candace is a board certified mental health clinician with a passion for helping others overcome barriers and get back to feeling like themselves again. She's a different kind of therapist who believes in using bold statements to get you out of self-defeating patterns. She's not afraid to get down in the mud with you during the journey as long as you kick ass and celebrate Rocky-style when the work is done.

Sweet Charity
Drury Performing Arts Center, 1130 Church St
pam@napsk12.org
2pm and 7pm
$10, $5 for students
for more information

The Drury Stage Company is proud to produce this year’s musical of “Sweet Charity”! Drury High School’s students come together from DPAM, the theater class, band and more to put on an amazing show every year and it is truly a production you won’t want to miss. The best part, you have four opportunities to do so! Tickets are available online OR at the door.

Peter Pincus: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood
Ferrin Contemporary, 1315 Mass Moca Way
(413) 346-4004
5:00 - 7:00pm
for more information

Ferrin Contemporary presents Peter Pincus: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood, a creative investigation into the Dwight and Lucille Beeson Wedgwood Collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama.
Peter Pincus will debut a new collection of cast vases for his first solo exhibition at Ferrin Contemporary. Using his dynamic color palette, and innovative use of pattern and form, Pincus interprets the historic Wedgwood Collection, providing a contemporary perspective on these historical and important works.
 

Musical Bingo Fundraiser
Greylock Bowl & Golf, 41 Roberts Dr
(413) 663-3761
6 - 10pm
$25
for more information

Great prizes include: 50" TV, Celtic Tickets, Kayak and more...
$25/per person (includes 2 bingo cards) and automatically get entered for a chance to win a door prize. Increase your odds of winning by purchasing extra bingo cards for $5 each. Also take a chance on raffles and 50/50, only 100 tickets will be sold!!!
Tickets available at the front desk at Greylock Bowl. COME SUPPORT OUR YOUTH BOWLERS!!!!!

The Fall of the House of Usher
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
8 - 11pm
$16 GA, $30 preferred
for more information

This spellbinding stage version of Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece is written and directed by Arthur Yorinks and Jim Simpson and features a score by Philip Glass, adapted from the House of Usher opera that Glass and Yorinks created in 1988. The work in progress presentation is replete with puppets, musicians, actors, and projections — and is suggested for audiences 16 and older.

 

Sunday November 11th

 

2018 Up Front for DeMar 5k and 1 mile walk
Veterans Memorial Park
9AM - Race begins
(413) 212-0445
$25
for more information

Annual 5k run and 1 mile walk to honor SPC Michael “DeMar” DeMarsico and raise money for the scholarship fund in his name. Packet pickup available 4-7 pm on 11/10 at the North Adams American Legion. Race begins at 9am at the Veterans Memorial on 11/11 and finishes at the NA American Legion. Following the race, please stay and join in the city parade and Veterans Day Ceremony!

Veterans Day Parade
Downtown
Parade begins from American Legion at 10:40AM
Free      
                                                                                                              
Please join us in honoring all the brave veterans that have risked so much to serve our country.
Sunday, November 11, 2018, North Adams, Massachusetts
NOTE: ALL PARADE PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUESTED TO BE AT THE AMERICAN LEGION PARKING LOT BY 10:00 AM FOR THE START OF THE PARADE AT 10:40 AM. ALL VETERANS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF ANY ORGANIZATION. IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT THE AMERICAN LEGION.
The parade begins at the American Legion and travels north to turn down Main Street, moves east up Main Street to Eagle Street, then turns north again to travel along Eagle Street and conclude at the Veterans Memorial Park for the ceremony.

 

Monday November 12th

 

PreSchool Story Time
Clarksburg Town Library, 711 W Cross Rd
(413) 664-6050
10 - 11am
Free!
for more information

Stories and Rhymes; Crafts and Free Play, Ages 3-5, Adult Must Accompany Child

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.

 

Tuesday November 13th

 

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.

Youth Leadership Program
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street
413-663-7588
Free
call for more information

UNITY staff engage local teens in a wide variety of exercises related to leadership skills such as communication, problem-solving, teamwork, identifying community needs, and project/event planning. For more information, email Tim Shiebler at tshiebler@nbccoalition.org or call the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.

After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
(413) 663-7588
6:30-7:30pm
Free
call 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.

Caren Beilin: 
Fiction Reading + Book Launch

MCLA's Gallery 51, 51 Main St
 d.zachary.finch@mcla.edu
7 PM
free

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Spain by Caren Beilin, new Assistant Professor of creative writing at MCLA.   Caren will read from her work and will be joined by fiction writer Shena McAuliffe.  Books will be for sale.  

 

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