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North Adams Happenings: April 17-23
10:44AM / Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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North Adams Happenings: 
April 17 - 23
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

 

4/27 Humane Race

Colegrove Park Elementary, 24 Church St.
9 AM
$20-30
for more info
Our 17th annual Humane Race benefiting the homeless animals of Berkshire Humane Society will be on April 27 in North Adams. Registration is now open! Visit http://humanerace.org for all the details.

Berkshire Humane Society’s Humane Race is a timed 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk. Participants are welcome to run/walk with or without a dog. This event is the shelter’s largest fundraiser held in northern Berkshire County, and our community partners, sponsors, and participants make this special event possible. Our goal for 2019 is $20,000.

This year's Title Sponsor is Greylock Animal Hospital. The race is timed by Berkshire Running Center.

 

Wednesday April 17th

 

Touch a Truck
Family Center, 210 State Street
413-664-4821
10 - 11:30 AM
Free
For more info
Wednesday, April 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Where: The Parking lot behind The Family Center, 210 State Street, North Adams. Touch a Truck is an annual free, fun community event for the whole family. Featuring big trucks and vehicles to explore. Children will have a chance to see and learn about a fire truck, police car and ambulance. Other vehicles to explore will be a school bus, tractors and construction vehicles.

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.

All About Insects Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
2 PM
Free!
For more info
-On Wednesday, April 17th at 2:00 p.m., Mariah, Outreach Coordinator from the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, will present and All About Insects storytime.  Please join us for a reading of Fly Guy Presents: Insects by Ted Arnold accompanied by a lesson about beneficial insects. Each child will make a bug hotel to take home. The lesson is geared toward 1st-4th graders, but any interested youth are welcome!  Call the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.

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.


CATA & BFAIR Present Art for All at The Green in North Adams
The Green, 85 Main St. Suite 105
4 - 6 PM
Free
for more info
SAVE THE DATE
Online registration is open!
Community Access to the Arts (CATA) will provide the artistic motivation and materials for a creative piece. Explore your creativity with BFAIR and CATA!  Participants will leave with original artwork. No prior experience is needed.
ALL are welcome to join in on the fun! Drop in for a bit or stay the entire time.
FREE and refreshments provided.

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.

Pondering Panels: Batman Year One
The Parlor Cafe, 303 Ashland
(413) 398-5554
6 – 8 PM
Free
for more info
Join us for Pondering Panels: A Graphic Novel Book Club. We will read and discuss Batman: Year One. It was written by Frank Miller, illustrated by David Mazzucchelli, colored by Richmond Lewis, and lettered by Todd Klein.
The story recounts the superhero Batman's first year as a crime-fighter. Batman: Year One originally appeared in issues #404–407 of the comic book title Batman in 1987. As well as recounting Batman's early crime-fighting career, the story simultaneously examines the life of recently transferred officer James Gordon – eventually building towards their partnership.

 

Thursday April 18th

 

MCLA  17th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
MCLA, 375 Church St.
(413) 662-5203
8:45 AM - 5 PM
Free & open to the public
for more info
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold its 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on Thursday, April 18, from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year, 193 students, mentored by 41 faculty members, will offer 160 presentations, which will include performances, artwork, paper presentations and posters – during the all-day conference.
This event, which showcases research projects in a variety of disciplines, is free and open to the public. See a full list of presentations and research topics at mcla.edu/urc.

Family Yoga Class
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
1 PM
Free!
for more info
On Thursday, April 18th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, instructor Amy will facilitate a Family Yoga Class at the North Adams Public Library.  This kid-friendly class will include, music, games, mindfulness activities, a story and poses. Best suited for children ages 3 1/2- 8 years old, siblings welcome.  Please bring a yoga mat, if you have one - some mats will be available at the program. Call the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.

Dads and Family Pizza and Bowling
Valley Park Bowling, 1274 Curran Hwy
413-664-4821
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Free - Pls. Pre-register
http://ccberkshire.org
April 18 from 4:30-5:30 at Valley Park Bowling. School Vacation Week! Dads - bring your whole family or make it a fun active time for just you & your child! FREE for Northern Berkshire families with children 8 years old and under. Call to register, 413-664-4821. Spots are limited!

Third Thursday Literary Open Mic
The Parlor Cafe, 303 Ashland St.
413-398-5554
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Free (suggested donation of $2)
for more info
Third Thursday Poetry at The Parlor Cafe features a monthly literary open mic which starts at 7pm.
Door open and sign ups at 6:30.
All poets have approximately 5-8 minutes(or 2 pieces) depending on the evening. You are encouraged to bring poems, prose, lyrics, essays, etc, be it yours or written by someone else. This is a safe space, come use your beautiful voices!
!!Audience and poets are encouraged to show up at 6:30pm, sign up for open mic, order food or drink, and find yourself a seat. WE START PROMPTLY AT 7PM!! FREE. We ask for a suggested $2 or greater donation to help with the logistics and bring in feature poets from across the country, and pay you poets. Thanks for all the support.

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 19th

 

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.

Underground Sounds: Community Open Mic
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle St.
(413) 398-4088
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Free
for more info
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 awesomly 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.

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

Immune Friction/Heavy Gaze/Forks of Buffalo
The Parlor Cafe, 303 Ashland St.
413-398-5554
7 - 10 PM
Free (suggested donation of $2)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1001955033348522/
Part of our Spring Break Mini Tour w/ Heavy Gaze! Immune Friction is a surf grunge duo born out of Southern Vermont that combines blistering yet euphonious guitar work, spirited percussion, and thoughtful lyrics. Heavy Gaze is the Bennington, VT-based solo project of Nathan Meunier. Combining elements of 90s-era indie rock, grunge, goth, slowcore, punk, and even acoustic metal, Nathan weaves gloomy tunes that shift between quiet, moody introspection and fuzzed-out thundering catharsis.
Forks of Buffalo combines aspects of modern dread with carefree abandon, using down-tempo anti-pop lofi spacial harmonics, poetic lyrics, and dreamy vibes to follow the narrative of alienation, dissatisfaction, and the joy of finding out you are not alone.

Common Folk Presents: Izzy Heltai's EP Release Show
Common Folk, 73 Main St.
wearecommonfolk@gmail.com
7-10 PM
$15/gen admission/advance, $10 Students/Common Folk Members
for more info
On April 19th, 2019 I'll be bringing my full band to my chosen hometown of North Adams, MA, in celebration of my newest studio release 'Only Yesterday.' It's an honor for me to partner with Common Folk bringing my latest work into the world this way.
(Students, Members should RSVP here: https://airtable.com/shrXzLDy2JhkyEa5X) http://www.izzyheltai.com/
In the summer of 2018, Izzy was named a finalist in Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Songwriting competition in Kerrville, TX, and in 2017 was included in Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase in Hillsdale, NY. He has performed at both regionally and nationally acclaimed festivals such as Ossipee Valley Music Festival in Cornish, ME and Freshgrass Bluegrass Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, three years in a row.

 

Saturday April 20th

 

Free Bourbon Maple Syrup Tasting
The Wigwam Western Summit, 2350 Mohawk Trail
(413) 663-1527
3 - 4:30 PM
Free
for more info
Smell the intoxicating aroma of bourbon and taste the pure maple syrup and get a free education on the different grades/color of maple syrup from Wild Hill Maple!

Crafter "Lasting Efforts" Record Release Show
The Parlor Cafe, 303 Ashland St.
413-398-5554
6 - 10 PM
Free
for more info
Crafter are releasing their second LP, Lasting Efforts. 15 at the door gets you the record and in the show OR just 5 at the door gets you in the show. All ages. w/ friends:
LIFT, SINKING, VOICES IN VAIN

Mitski
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
8 PM
For more info
SOLD OUT
Please contact the box office at (413) 662-2111 to be added to the waitlist
With her breakout 2016 record Puberty 2 — all raw honesty and stripped down intensity — Mitski seemed to emerge into the indie limelight as a fully formed artist, immediately landing on every critic’s year’s best list. Her brilliant 2018 follow-up, Be the Cowboy, veers sonically into pop, and the writing is as powerful as ever. Iggy Pop says, “she’s probably the most advanced American songwriter that I know.” The Mitski buzz will only get louder; get your tickets early for this one. Dream-pop musician Jay Som opens the night with her intimate, lo-fi sound.

 

Sunday April 21th

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 22th

 

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.

Pickleball Clinic
North Adams Armory, Ashland St.
mcvad@hotmail.com |  413 662 2246
6 - 7:30 PM
Free
North Adams Pickleball Association, North Adams Armory, Ashland St. North Adams, All are welcome. Rackets provided. RSVP mcvad@hotmail.com 413 662 2246

 

Tuesday April 23th

 

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: Not My Sister
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 346-4460
6 – 7 PM
Free ($5-10 Donations to musician strongly encouraged)
for more information
Not My Sister is a side project made of the vocalists from the seven-piece group, Upstate. Melanie Glenn, Mary Kenney, and Allison Olender, created Not My Sister to sing a goosebump-inducing collection of original tunes, standards, and traditionals filled with harmonies and soul. Harking back to groups like The Andrews Sisters, The Boswell Sisters, and the Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris Trio, Not My Sister is an all-female, all-sass, no-nonsense, vocal-driven outfit intent on making you feel high with song.
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!

 

Ropes Camp Sign Up
North Adams Elks Lodge, 100 Eagle St.
6 - 7:30 PM
Free
for more info
We apologize for any inconvenience, but you will no longer be able to sign your child/children up online for camp. We are holding 3 dates for in person sign ups. Applications are on a first come first serve basis!

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.

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