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North Adams Happenings:
Wednesday, February 25th - Tuesday, March 3rd

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North Adams Happenings
Brought to you by the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
Wednesday, February 25th - Tuesday, March 3rd

Wednesday, February 25th

Miner Combat

69 Union Street
(413) 652-4563
6:00 AM
$5
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Try out these Co-Ed boxing classes involving boxing, strength training and agility workouts.

Zumba

69 Union Street
(413) 652-4563
9:15 AM
$5
click here for more information
 
Dance Fitness, high energy, high intensity intervals. Great for all fitness levels!

Toddler Playgroup

Haskins Center Lower Level Playroom
210 State Street
10:00 – 11:00 AM
(413) 663-6593
FREE
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Toddler Play and Learn at Haskins Center Lower level Playroom, 210 State St., is for ages 1 to 2.5 years.

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.
 

Let’s Dance!

SOMA (Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, #407)
243 Union Street
(413) 626-2463
6:00 – 7:00 PM
$8-10 donation suggested
 
After a short warm-up we’ll allow the fun, funky, enticing music move our bodies. Join us in a relaxed, judgment-free zone.  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!

North Adams Branding Initiative
Public Forum & Input Session

MCLA Feigenbaum Center
413-662-3000 X3266
6:00 – 8:00 PM
FREE
 
Come and offer your thoughts about the design and direction for North Adams’ new wayfinding signage. A public forum will be held in MCLA’s new Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. The evening will include a presentation with draft design options, background about the project, and an opportunity for everyone to give their comments. Directional signs, welcoming signs, and information kiosks will all be part of this effort. Call the North Adams Office of Community Development at 413-662-3000 x3266 with questions.

 

Thursday, February 26th

Haskins Center Gym Group
Haskins Center
210 State Street
(413) 663-6593
11:30AM – 12:30 PM
FREE

Gym Group at Haskins Center, 210 State St., is for ages walking to 5 years old.

Panel Discussion: Viewpoints on a Green World

Gallery 51
51 Main Street
5:00 – 7:00 PM
FREE
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As part of the Winter Green exhibition, MCLA Gallery 51 will host a panel discussion, “Viewpoints on a Green World”. Four panelists – Winter Green artist Melanie Mowinski and scientist Joan Edwards, along with Shannon Toye (a certified traditional herbalist) and Sharon Wyrrick (a farmer at Many Forks Farm CSA) will discuss their perspectives on and interactions with plants in their respective professional fields.  Refreshments will be served. 

Open Mike Comedy
The Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279  
8:00 PM
FREE
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The Parlor Cafe holds their 4th Thursday Comedy Open Mic night, which will happen monthly on the 4th Thursday at 8pm. The event is free, and anyone is welcome to walk in, sign up, and tell a few jokes to a supportive audience, or simply come and hear free comedy.

Friday, February 27th 

Dollar Cents: Learning To Stretch Your Dollars

Haskin Center
210 State Street
(413) 664-4281
1:30 – 2:30 PM
FREE
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Family Resource Center’s Dollar Cents: Learning to Stretch Your Dollar Friday, at the Haskins Center, 210 State Street, North Adams. Unsure about your finances? Looking for additional ways to stretch your dollar? Join us for a FREE budgeting workshop. Learn the basics of banking and tips on how to open and use a bank account. Enjoy light refreshments and a coupon swap while meeting new friends. Transportation and child care is available. Call 413-664-4821 to register.

Spaghetti Supper

Eagles Hall
515 Curran Highway
(413)664-9043
4:00 – 7:00 PM

A spaghetti supper to benefit the victims of the recent Wheel Estates fire will be held at the Eagles Hall. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Bingo
The Elks Lodge
100 Eagle Street
(413)663-3327 
4:00 – 10:00 PM
18+
$
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30 plus games + a $1199.00 game. Food and beverages available for purchase. The money collected goes to local charities. 

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. Restorative Yoga is for those looking for a more relaxed approach to yoga, focusing on muscle release, relaxation and full restoration. Our regular Community Yoga 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
6:00 – 8:00 PM
FREE
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Come check out this great way for kids to spend a Friday night! The program includes gym activities, swimming, Wii games and so much more. Erin Lee and her staff are creative and lots of fun all the while providing constant supervision throughout the evening!

After Ours

Defazio’s Restaurant
139 Ashland Street
(413) 822-4169
6:00 – 9:00 PM
FREE
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After Ours will be performing passionate easy listening music at DeFazio’s.

Berkshire Battalion vs Watertown Wolves

Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ice Rink
1267 Church Street
(413) 664-8185
7:30 PM
Adults $12.00, Kids(10 and under) $9.00
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The Berkshire Battalion are home Friday, February 27th against the Watertown Wolves. These hockey games sure are exciting, so don’t miss out on experiencing one!
 

Open Mic Fridays
The Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279  
7:30 – 11PM
FREE
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Open mic night at the Parlor Café. Performances start at 7:30, sign up at the bar.

Freight Yard Pub Musician: Radkish Paddy

Freight Yard Pub
3 Furnace Street
(413) 663-6547
8:00 PM
FREE
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Head on over to the Freight Yard Pub for a tasty meal, beverage, and wonderful music performed by Radkish Paddy.

Karaoke Friday at State Street Tavern

167 State Street
(413) 664-9151
9:00 PM – 1:00 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, February 28th

80th Anniversary Thunderbolt Ski RaceDate

Greylock Glen – the start and finish line
10:00 AM race start
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Free shuttles will run from downtown Adams, MA to the Greylock Glen for spectators who wish to cheer on the racers at the start and finish line.  Spectators with snowshoes are also invited to hike up to see the racers descend the ‘Bolt at a steeper section of the mountain.  The new format for the 2015 Thunderbolt is known as Rando (short for Randonnée) or Skimo racing (Ski Mountaineering), which is a style of ski race growing in popularity among backcountry skiers in the U.S.  Awards and results will be presented following the race, downtown at the ThunderFest celebration.

ThunderFest 2015

Adams Visitors Center
Hoosac Street, Adams
12:00 – 5:00 PM
FREE
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The 4th annual ThunderFest is a celebration in honor of the 80thAnniversary Thunderbolt Ski Race, as well as winter outdoor recreation in the Berkshires.  ThunderFest is a great opportunity to get out, shake off the cabin fever and enjoy being outdoors.  Enjoy food from a variety of great local restaurants, local craft beer from Wandering Star Brewery, local wine from Balderdash Cellars, and live music from Pete Boyd and the band Blackwater.  The event also features a chowder competition, children’s activities organized the Youth Center, Inc., a toasty campfire, and outdoor recreation vendors.  Awards and results of the Thunderbolt Ski Race will be presented during the celebration of ThunderFest.

Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk:
Shona Macdonald: Uncanny Valley

Independent Art Projects (IAP)
1315 MASS MoCA Way
3:00 – 5:00 PM
FREE
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CYNTHIA-REEVES is pleased to present at IAP “Uncanny Valley”, a show of innovative works on paper and paintings by New England-based artist, Shona Macdonald. “Uncanny Valley” is a new series developed from 2013-2015 that explores how human intervention interrupts the landscape. The exhibition will run through March 29th.

Best of Open Mic Feature #1

303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279  
7:00 – 11PM
FREE
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Featuring Izzy, DV, Mr. Lei and The Brothers Scheib Head over to Parlor and enjoy some great music with a beverage or snack.

Storyboard P and the Warriorz

Mass MoCA
Club B10
413-662-2111
8:00 PM
$5.00 – $24.00
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Storyboard P, “a man whose dancing seems to belong less to the limitations of the human body and more to the magic of special effects” (The Guardian, UK), brings his crew of smooth-moving Brooklyn street dancers to North Adams for an unforgettable night of raw and visceral performance.

Freight Yard Pub Musician: Patrick Grey

Freight Yard Pub
3 Furnace Street
(413) 663-6547
8:00 PM
FREE
click here for more information
 
Head on over to the Freight Yard Pub for a tasty meal, beverage, and wonderful music performed by Patrick Grey.

Sunday, March 1st

HITFIT
69 Union Street
413-652-4563
9:45 AM
$5
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HITFIT is made up of 6 rounds 1) Warm Up 2) Tone and Sculpt with resistance 3) Strength and Power with body weight 4) Burn & Shred with speed and agility training 5) Abs & Core 6) Cool down Insanity- Max interval training, all body weight total body workout, with modifications so any fitness level will be challenged.

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. Restorative Yoga is for those looking for a more relaxed approach to yoga, focusing on muscle release, relaxation and full restoration. Our regular Community Yoga will vary in response to the group. This is a fun upbeat class for everybody, every level, and every wallet! 

‘It’s About Time’ Exhibition Opening

PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project Gallery
49 Main Street
5:30 – 7:00 PM
FREE
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It’s About Time” a new exhibition at PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project Gallery, at 49 Main St., opens with a reception. Refreshments will be served, and a book raffle will take place for $5 a ticket. This exhibition, “ILSSA, It’s About Time: A Workbook for the Working Person,” will showcase 48 completed workbooks published by the Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA). The exhibit will be on display through April 26.

Monday, March 2nd

Miner Combat

69 Union Street
(413) 652-4563
6:00 AM
$5
click here for more information

Try out these Co-Ed boxing classes involving boxing, strength training and agility workouts.

Zumba

69 Union Street
(413) 652-4563
9:15 AM
$5
click here for more information
 
Dance Fitness, high energy, high intensity intervals. Great for all fitness levels!

Haskins Center Gym Group
Haskins Center
210 State Street
(413) 663-6593
5:30 – 6:30 PM
FREE

Gym Group at Haskins Center, 210 State St., is for ages walking to 5 years old.

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 against others while enjoying a pint from PUBLIC’S fine beer selection! Winning team will take home a $25 Gift Certificate!

Tuesday, March 3rd

Haskin Center Preschool Playgroup
210 State Road
(413) 663-6593
10:00 – 11:30 AM
FREE
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The Preschool Group at the Haskins Center is for ages 2.5-5 years old.

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.

 

Public Policy Lecture: Cheryl Jacques 
MCLA Murdock Hall, Sammer Dennis Room (218)
375 Church Street
(413) 662-5391
7:00 PM
FREE
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Cheryl Jacques, former Massachusetts State Senator and national speaker on gay civil rights will be MCLA’s 2015 spring Public Policy Lecturer on March 3rd. After serving 12 years in the Massachusetts State Senate, Jacques took the helm of the nation’s largest gay civil rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). She has spoken nationally on issues of diversity, civil rights and politics. 
 

$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!

From Our Neighbors

Wednesday February 25th
Shantala Shivalingappa : Akasha

Main Stage, ’62 Center for Theater and Dance
1000 Main Street Williamstown, MA
(413) 597-2425
8:00 PM
$3 – $10
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Akasha, featuring the choreography of Shantala Shivalingappa, is a program of five Kuchipudi solos, each performed by Shivalingappa and accompanied by live singing, flute, and percussion. A classical Indian dancer whose artistic curiosity has spanned contemporary and traditional forms, Shantala Shivalingappa is widely acclaimed for her vivid, brilliantly musical performances.

Monday March 1st
Community Supported Farms: More than Just Vegetables

Stamford Community Library
986 Main Road, Stamford, VT
(at the rear of Stamford Elementary School)
(413) 281-1814
4:00 PM
FREE
manyforksfarm@pobox.com (Email for more information)
 
A presentation and conversation led by Sharon Wyrrick, farmer and owner of Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg, MA.
 
Information will be available about the different farms offering CSA shares in the area. Come and enjoy some hot cider and a homemade something and learn about community supported agriculture (CSA) and how it provides healthy eating and local produce for households and families,

Opportunities

Call for Proposals
Teaching Artist-in-Residence for Teen Summer Residency – July 6-30 2015
MASS MoCA
click here for more information
 
MASS MoCA announces an exciting opportunity for a visual artist to serve in residence with teen participants. MASS MoCA Teen Programs aim to expose area youth to contemporary art-making practices, build confidence and leadership abilities, provide creative avenues for self-expression, and deepen teens’ connections to the museum and greater North Adams communities.
 

Berkshire Hills Internship Program
Apply by March 2, 2015.

click here for more information 

The Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) is an intensive arts management internship program that combines hands-on work experience with classes taught by arts administration faculty, TalkBacks with the area’s leading arts professionals, and the chance to fully participate in cultural events throughout Berkshire County.  B-HIP offers educational and career advancement opportunities that are hard to find elsewhere! ​Early applications are strongly encouraged. 

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