EVENTS

North Adams Happenings

Brought to you by the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Wednesday, September 24th – Tuesday, September 30th 

Save The Date:                                     Sunday, October 5th
59th Annual Northern Berkshire
Fall Foliage Parade

Downtown North Adams
1 PM
FREE
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Join us for the 59th Annual Fall Foliage Festival Parade on Sunday,October 5, 2014. Participants will help celebrate 100 years of adventure and culture in the Mohawk Trail Region with this year’s theme – 100th Anniversary of the Mohawk Trail!

Wednesday, September 24th
North Adams Public Library:
Preschool Story Time

Youth Services Department, 2nd floor
74 Church Street
(413) 662-3133 ext. 14
10:30 AM
FREE
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Bring your preschooler (ages 3-6) to the second floor of the public library for story time! For more information, email naplib@yahoo.com.

Tyke Hike

Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
11:00 AM
FREE / $2 Parking
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Head out with the kiddos on a family-friendly hike around the park!

Kidleidoscope: Trees

Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
1:30 PM
FREE / $2 Parking
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Join the Natural Bridge’s Park Interpreter for a three-part program for pre school-aged kids. Learn about forest animals, geology, plants, and more. Dress appropriately for the weather!

Let’s Dance!

SOMA (Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, #407)
243 Union Street
(413) 626-2463
6-7 PM
$8-10 donation suggested
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Let the music move your body and experience the joy and exhilaration that comes from dancing freely. Absolutely no experience necessary. Lights will be dimmed and no one will be watching. Dance floor is heated!

Forever Autumn & The Spiritual Bat

The Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279
8 PM
FREE/Donations accepted
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Enjoy a night of acoustic doom from Berkshire County’s own “Forever Autumn” and alternative deathrock-goth from Italy’s “The Spiritual Bat”.

Thursday, September 25th
DownStreet Art Closing Party

Main Street
4 – 11PM
FREE
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Get Down with DownStreet Art for the last time this season at our Closing Art Party September 25, 2014 from 4–11 PM. There will be music, dance, poetry, art making, artist meet and greets and closing receptions!

Friday, September 26th
North Adams Friend of the Library Book Sale

St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center
70 Marshall Street
(413) 663-6392
9 AM – 4 pm
FREE
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Support the North Adams Library and get great books at great prices!  There will be a silent auction, bake sale and a special book table. There will be hundreds of clean, well-sorted books which start at 25 cents – in addition to CDs and DVDs.

Marvelous Marble Tour
Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
10 AM and 2 PM
FREE / $2 Parking

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Join the Natural Bridge’s Park Interpreter for a tour of the geological wonder that gives the park its name!

Community Yoga Classes

Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street, Suite #207
(413) 664-8686
4:30-5:45 PM
$5 suggested donation
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Come enjoy our beautiful studio space and connect with the kula - or local community – through yoga! These are open doors classes welcome to all levels and fitness abilities. Our Community Yoga classes will vary in response to the group. This is a fun upbeat class for everybody, every level, and every wallet.

Friday Night Fun Club
Northern Berkshire YMCA
22 Brickyard Court
(413) 663-6529
6-8 PM
FREE

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YMCA opens its doors for any youth aged 8-14 for an evening of fun and games. Swimming, gym games, athletic tournaments, and many more activities will be available; come in and play!

Open Mic Night at The Parlor Café
The Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279
8 PM
FREE/Donations accepted

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Interested in listening to some fantastic local talent? Head on over to The Parlor Café. Have a coffee, tea, or beer while you enjoy poetry, music, and so much more in the relaxing company of friends.

Karaoke Friday at State Street Tavern
167 State Street
(413) 664-9151
9 PM-1 AM
FREE

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Boogie on over to State Street Tavern and sing some tunes! Serenade the crowd by yourself or pull a group together and give them a show they’ll never forget!

Saturday, September 27th
North Adams Farmers Market

St. Anthony Church municipal parking lot
Intersection of Rte. 8 and St. Anthony Drive
(413) 664-6180
9 AM-1 PM
FREE
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The market offers a variety of fruits, vegetables and more for those looking for delicious and healthy eating alternatives. People can also enjoy music, entertainment, and  info booths, all of which change week to week. This event is going to be held on each Saturday till October 25.

Marvelous Marble Tour
Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
10 AM and 2 PM
FREE / $2 Parking

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Join the Natural Bridge’s Park Interpreter for a tour of the geological wonder that gives the park its name!

Gusto

The Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279
8 PM
FREE/Donations accepted
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Imagine if Kurt Cobain was the lead singer for Blink 182 and that band then had a week long affair with Green Day. The resulting bastard love child would be the sound of Gusto!/p>

Sunday, September 28th
Family Hike

Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
10:30 AM
FREE / $2 Parking
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Join the Natural Bridge’s Park Interpreter for a family-friendly hike through the park.

Sundays at the Rudd Art Museum

Rudd Art Museum, 2nd Floor
159 East Main Street
(413) 664-9550
3 PM
FREE
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Join us for wine and light refreshments every Sunday afternoon at the Rudd Art Museum. Admission is free.

Community Yoga Classes

Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street, Suite #207
(413) 664-8686
4:30-5:45 PM
$5 suggested donation
click here for more information

Come enjoy our beautiful studio space and connect with the kula - or local community – through yoga! These are open doors classes welcome to all levels and fitness abilities. Our Community Yoga classes will vary in response to the group. This is a fun upbeat class for everybody, every level, and every wallet.

When Stone Walls Talk – Casting Out the Myth
That All Stone Walls Were Built Post-Colonially

Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6 PM
FREE
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The dry stacked stonewalls focused on in this lecture do not enclose land, are built on massive foundations (ruling out field clearing piles) and terminate at streams and marshes.  Many exist where land has not been cultivated in the past.  An array of uncontested North American ancient stonewall complexes will be presented as well as correlations to stones walls and their usages from around the world. With Matt Bua.

Monday, September 29th
Eat + Think Trivia 

PUBLIC: Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
(413) 664-4444
8:30 PM
FREE
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Test your skills and knowledge while enjoying a pint from PUBLIC’s fine beer selection. The winning team will take home a $25 Gift Certificate!

Tuesday, September 30th
North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time

Youth Services Department, 2nd floor
74 Church Street
(413) 662-3133 ext. 14
10:30 AM
FREE
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Bring your toddler (ages 1-3) to the second floor of the library for playtime! For more information, email naplib@yahoo.com.

Tuesday Trivia Night

Mingo’s Sports Bar & Grill
41 Roberts Drive
(413) 663-3761
7 PM
FREE
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Get here early to get a good seat! Bob Heck takes things to another level!

$5 Tuesdays!

North Adams Movieplex
86 Main Street
(413) 663-6300
All Day
$5 non-3D movies/$6.50 3D movies
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Come down to the North Adams Movieplex with your family and friends for cheap movies!

Opportunities
Fall 2014 Neighborly Nominations!

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The Fall Neighborlies will soon be here!! Celebrate individuals and groups who have made a positive impact in our community. . Categories include: Neighborly Acts, Groups Pulling Together,  Youth Taking the Lead, Business/Agency Support and Community Health and Wellness. The Neighborlies will be held on Wednesday, October 22 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois Street, North Adams. Please make sure to enter your nominee’s address so we can send them an invitation to attend this event! Hope you’ll join us as well!

North Adams Happenings is brought to you by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism and Community Events.