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North Adams Happenings: April 10-16
10:16AM / Tuesday, April 09, 2019
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North Adams Happenings: 
April 10 - 16
Brought to you by:the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Volunteer Opportunity

 

Check out the O+ Festival coming this May 10th and 11th.

Sign up following the link

O+ supports the health of underinsured artists and musicians through festivals at which they exchange art-making and performances for wellness services: The art of medicine for the medicine of art!

We are looking for some folks to help us ensure this festival runs smoothly and we need your help. As a festival volunteer, you receive a free tee-shirt and wristband that gains you access to the entire festival.

If you want to give us a few more hours and become a "super volunteer", you can also gain access to some of the clinical services as well.

If you have questions, please email Bri Rousseau at brousseau@opositivefestival.org.

All volunteers will receive a tee-shirt and wrist band that gives them free access to the festival, as well as basic clinic access (primary care, nursing, mental health, and Reiki).

Folks interested in becoming "super volunteers" or team leaders and who volunteer for a few more hours earn access to the wider range of clinic services as they are available.

We are looking for help with:

Customer Service; Wristband and Merch Sales; Cleaning and Set Up; Driving and Errands; Sound and Technical; Media (Photo, Video, Social, etc); Speak a Foreign Language; Other Skills

 

Save the Date

 

4/17 - 1Berkshire Annual Career Fair
Taconic High School, 96 Valtine Road, Pittsfield

10 AM - 4 PM

Free

for more info

1Berkshire is pleased to announce its 2019 Career Fair which will be held on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 from 10am-4pm at the New Taconic High School. This event is free and open to the general public and is held in partnership with Berkshire Community College and Pittsfield Public Schools.  

Last year we had over 75 businesses in attendance and over 400 individuals came to find out about job opportunities in the Berkshires. The companies in attendance represent a cross section of industries from financial and educational institutions and employment services, to area manufacturing companies and hospitality venues. This event is a great opportunity for all job seekers in the Berkshires to be seen by local companies and to also learn the scope of available jobs in the area. New for 2019, the Career Fair will be providing on-site educational workshops and resume review sessions for attendees to continue honing their career search tools and skills. To learn more or to become an exhibitor visit http://1berkshire.com/calendar/career-fair/.

 

Wednesday April 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.

Sit & Knit
The Spin-Off Yarn Shop, Norad Mill, Ste. 302
413-344-6257
2-4 PM & 5 - 7 PM
Free
for more information

Join us for fellowship and help with your project.  All knitters and crocheters are welcome!

The Spin-Off Yarn Shop has an extensive and beautiful selection of yarn for every budget.  The shop carries Malabrigo, Juniper Moon Farm, Ella Rae, Rowan, DanDoh, Urth, Freia, Toft, Frabjous, and many others, along with locally produced and hand-dyed yarns.  

We have patterns and books to provide inspiration for your next project. Knitting needles, crochet hooks, gifts, and must-have haberdashery are available.  For those finishing touches, we have thousands of beautiful buttons, making our button selection the best in the area.

Tree Planting Workshop
Southview Cemetery, Church St.
(413) 663-7588, ext. 28
4 - 5 PM
Free
For more info
Learn about nursery stock examination, identifying root flare, determining the size of the planting hole, tree positioning, tying and staking for wind, mulching, watering new trees and more. Workshop led by Jay Girard, DCR urban forester. Please RSVP by contacting Bret Beattie at (413) 663-7588, ext. 28 or bbeattie@nbccoalition.org. Sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, The North Adams Tree Planting Initiative and The City of North Adams.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
The Family Center, 210 State St.
413-664-4821
5 - 6 PM
Free
for more info.
A Free 4-Week Parent Class Wednesdays April 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at The Family Center, 210 State St., North Adams. This class for parents of 1-8 year olds offers practical, easy to implement strategies that have been proven to work in every day parenting.  Based on the book of the same title. Learn simple effective communication techniques that really work! Learn how to use positive discipline, cope with your child’s negative feelings, express anger without being hurtful and resolve family conflicts peacefully. A light meal will be served and free on-site child care and transportation are available. Call to register at 664-4821.

April Pints & Pages Discussion
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 346-4460
6 – 8 PM
Free
For more info
Only 2 more Pints & Pages meet-ups before we break for the summer! April's selection is "Her Body and Other Parties" by Carmen Maria Machado, a book of short stories.
Goodreads summary: " Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, "Her Body and Other Parties" swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction."
Socializing begins at 6, discussion begins at 6:15!
**Pints & Pages @Bright Ideas is a social book club for readers in their 20's, 30's and the young at heart. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month to discuss a wide range of eclectic reads through a variety of genres! Join us for good books, good beer and even better conversation!**

Trenton Doyle Hancock + Frank Oz
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
6:30 – 8 PM
$10/person, Free for students and members
For more info
Join exhibiting artist Trenton Doyle Hancock as he discusses his lifelong practice of character creation and myth building with screen legend Frank Oz. The two will talk about the creative process, pop culture, and identity in what promises to be a riveting night of conversation.
What to Expect:
We’ll be in our premier venue, the Hunter Center, for this one.

 

Thursday April 11th

 

MCLA Green Living Series: “Climate-smart Agricultural Policy in New York,” presented by Julie Suarez, associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell University
Room 121, Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation on the MCLA campus.
(413) 662-5303 or Elena.Traister@mcla.edu
5:30PM
for more information

All “Green Living” seminars will take at 5:30 p.m. in room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation on the MCLA campus. Presented on Thursdays throughout the spring semester, this series is free and open to the public.

“Sustainable Food and Farming” will focus on the past, present, and future of how food is produced and distributed in our region and strategies for improving the sustainability of our food system.

“This series offers students and community members an opportunity to learn more about how food makes its way to our plate, and choices we have as individuals and as a society about how to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy fresh, healthy food now and in the future,” said Dr. Elena Traister, MCLA professor of environmental science.

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.

 

 

Friday April 12th

 

nbCC Monthly Forum: Moving Towards Sustainable Living in North Berkshire
The Green, 85 Main St.
413-663-7588
10 AM - Noon
Free
for more info.
April 12th, 10:00am-12:00pm, Moving Towards Sustainable Living in North Berkshire, nbCC's monthly forum. Come engage in dialogue, reflect and learn about the opportunities and challenges in reducing waste personally and as a community. There will be a community composting presentation and discussion. Location- The Green, 85 Main St. North Adams. See flyer attached.

Sit & Knit
The Spin-Off Yarn Shop, Norad Mill, Ste. 302
413-344-6257
2-4 PM & 5 - 7 PM
Free
for more information

Join us for fellowship and help with your project.  All knitters and crocheters are welcome!

The Spin-Off Yarn Shop has an extensive and beautiful selection of yarn for every budget.  The shop carries Malabrigo, Juniper Moon Farm, Ella Rae, Rowan, DanDoh, Urth, Freia, Toft, Frabjous, and many others, along with locally produced and hand-dyed yarns.  

We have patterns and books to provide inspiration for your next project. Knitting needles, crochet hooks, gifts, and must-have haberdashery are available.  For those finishing touches, we have thousands of beautiful buttons, making our button selection the best in the area.

Wine and Cheese Tasting
Demarsico's Wine Cellar, 60 Roberts Drive #suite 211
6-8 PM
$28/person
For more info
Wine and Cheese Tasting with Cricket Creek Farm
Since Wine and Cheese pair so perfectly, we couldn’t resist hosting our first Wine and Cheese Pairing with Cricket Creek Farm.  Cricket Creek Farm, located in Williamstown, is a small, grass-based dairy nestled in the Berkshire Hills. All cheese is produced on site and is creamy and delicious! Join us for a tasting of 5 wines which pair perfectly with the creamy cheeses, sure to make your taste buds sing! Beth from Cricket Creek will join us to talk about the Farm and the cheese samples, and cheese will be available for purchase.  Tickets through Eventbrite $28. But Hurry, this event is limited to 28 seats!

Show Your Teen Spirit Fundraiser
3 West Events at The NorAd Mill,60 Roberts Drive
(413) 398-4088
6:30 PM
$50/person
For more info
April 12th | 6:30pm | 3 West Events @ Norad Mill
Join us for appetizers from Grazie, delicious desserts from @Berkshire Community College, beer from Bright Ideas Brewing and so much more!
It will be an evening you’ll never forget…we even have some surprises up our sleeves.
If you feel so inclined, dress like you did when you were a teen :)

Knitting Nights
Common Folk, 73 Main St.
wearecommonfolk@gmail.com
7 - 9 PM
By donation
for more information

Come to the Common Folk space and knit with folks alike! There's plenty of space and materials for use. Participation by donation. Yarn/fabric is "fill a bag" for $3 and attendees can get 20% off that.

Facilitator: Casey Nivens

Mark Eitzel Living Room Show - North Adams, MA
Location revealed upon ticket purchase
https://undertowshows.com/collections/mark-eitzel/products/north-adams-ma-april-12
8 - 10 PM
$25/person
For more info
Mark Eitzel acoustic show. These shows are hosted by fans in private spaces. All tickets must be purchased in advance.
This show is happening in zip code 01247. You'll receive the full address after completing your purchase.
BUY TICKETS: https://undertowshows.com/collections/mark-eitzel/products/north-adams-ma-april-12

Quincy At Key West-The Return Of Ecuadorian Dan
Key West, 159 State St.
(413) 663-5055
9 PM - MIdnight
Free
For more info
We're coming back to the Key West Lounge for our third time! We'll be kicking off at nine, and playing roughly until the cows come home, so stop by and boogie with us. Cows can't use Uber, so they may be out a while.
BUY TICKETS: https://undertowshows.com/collections/mark-eitzel/products/north-adams-ma-april-12

 

Saturday April 13th

 

4/13 - Volunteers  Needed For MCLA’S Spring Community Day of Service

Volunteers can register via the College’s registration form here.

 Sign-in will take place at 8:30 a.m. on April 13 in MCLA’s Venable Gym, where coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served. A welcome will take place at 9 a.m., before participants are directed to their on-site or off-site service assignments.
The day will include projects suitable for all ages and abilities. MCLA students and local residents will choose from more than 10 sites to provide service to the community, including the Berkshire Food Project, YMCA, Louison House, Habitat for Humanity and New Hope Church.
 In addition, a variety of projects will take place at Venable Gym, including plastic mat weaving and making cards for hospitalized children. All participants are invited to return to Venable Gym at 1 p.m. to share a free lunch and community celebration.
 The Spring Community Day of Service is supported annually by hundreds of MCLA volunteers, the MCLA Volunteer Center, and the contributions of many local community members.
 For more information, contact Christopher Hantman, MCLA coordinator of civic engagement and volunteer programs, at 413-662-5440 or email volunteercenter@mcla.edu.



 

Record Store Day
Belltower Records, Norad Mill, Suite 301, 60 Roberts Dr.
(413) 398-5569
10 AM - 7 PM
Free
For more info
We are an official RSD location for the big day, April 13th! Open 10am to 7pm. We have a list of RSD titles available in the shop that you can see in person at our shop or on the official Record Store Day website: https://recordstoreday.com/Home . We will listen to your suggestions about what you would like to see, but we cannot take holds or pre-orders, as per the rules!

Spring Craft at nbCC
nbCC, 61 Main Street, Suite 208
(413) 663-7588
10 - 11:30 AM
Free
For more info
Families: Welcome spring by making a spring craft together. For more information, call (413) 663-7588.

4th Annual "A night without a home"
VFW Post 996 North Adams, 573 Mohawk Trl
413 262 5045
5 PM - April 14, 8AM
For more info
Please join us for our 4th annual homeless veteran awareness event. The canteen will close at 5 p.m.
Please call 413 262 5045 if your planning on attending our sleep out.  Meeting at 5 p.m. You can set up your tent (optional) any time after 2 p.m.
Food will be provided at no charge to those who are sleeping out. BBQ style food for the evening and a big hot breakfast in the morning.  
Donation are highly encouraged.

Sammus
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
8 PM
$40/Preferred, $17/Advanced, $26/Day Of , $15/Student
For more info
Philly-based MC and beat-maker Sammus combines an explosive stage presence with head-spinning verbal pyrotechnics and an omnivorous curiosity — she’s as likely to geek out on gaming as to throw down on identity politics, making her performance a perfect companion to Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass in the big gallery. Whatever she’s rapping about, the beats are ferocious, and the rhymes are tight.

 

Sunday April 14th

 

Raffle Fundraiser for CHD
American Legion Post 125, 91 American Legion Dr.
(413) 664-9004
12 - 6 PM
For more info
Come out and help us raise awareness for CHD (congenital heart defects) while you try to win a few awesome prizes.
All proceeds will be donated in Arianna’s name to the heart walk in Danvers MA, with It’s My Heart New England. Over 50+ basket and/or gift cards! Something for everyone! Adults baskets, kids, candy, movies, pets, cleaning supplies, gift cards to local supermarkets, gas cards, restaurants and more!!

 

Monday April 15th

 

Teen Knitting Class
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St.
413-662-3133, ext. 14
6 - 7:30 PM
Free
for more info.
The beginner Teen Knitting Class runs weekly from April 1st and ends on June 3rd from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the North Adams Public Library. The class covers basic stitches and patterns. All supplies are provided. Please call 413-662-3133, ext. 14 to register for the class as space is limited.

 

Tuesday April 16th

 

Toddler Story Time
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
Free
for more info
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.

Preschool STEM Group
The Family Center, 210 State St.
413-664-4821
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Free
for more info
Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in The Family Center Playroom. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. For children ages 2.5-5 years old. A variety of FUN hands-on STEM activities for preschoolers.

Common Folk Presents: Mike Martin
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 346-4460
6 – 7 PM
Free ($5-10 Donations to musician strongly encouraged)
for more information
Mike is a local MASS MoCA crew legend. And who knew he could rip up the Uke? He also frequent's Bishops lounge in Northampton, MA, providing Western Mass Folk with a taste of his favorite musicians.
Come down to your local brewery for some #TuesdayTunes!
$5-$10 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!

 

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

 

 

From Our Neighbors

 
Thursday 4/11
Portraying Jews, Gender, And Sexuality in American Popular Media

'62 Center at Williams College, Williamstown
413-597-2425
8 - 10 PM
Free
Jill Soloway will speak on "Portraying Jews, Gender, and Sexuality in American Popular Media" in the '62 Center at Williams College. Soloway is an artist and activist who created the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Amazon streaming series "Transparent." Jill also co-created and directed "I Love Dick" and wrote and directed the feature film Afternoon Delight, which won the 2013 Directing Award at Sundance. Soloway will engage in conversation with Jeff Israel, assistant professor of religion, followed by an audience Q&A. Tickets are free but required at 413-597-2425.
 

Saturday 4/13
Animating Museums: Creativity and Authenticity in the Art Museum

Williams College Museum of Art15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Ste 2, Williamstown
(413) 597-2429
3 - 4 PM
Free
For more info
Adam Lerner is the Mark G. Falcone “MaFa” Director and Chief Animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. His talk will explore the role of authenticity in his unique approach to museum programming that combines curatorial, education, and artistic production. Co-presented with the Graduate Program in Art History.

 

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