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North Adams Happenings: Wednesday, October 8th – Tuesday, October 14th

North Adams Happenings

Brought to you by the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center

and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Wednesday, October 8th - Tuesday, October 14th 
Save The Date:        Thursday October 23rd

MCLA Presents!

After Party with John “Papa” Gros

Following a performance by New Orleans Legends

Allen Toussaint and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Thursday, October 23, 10pm

Club B-10 at MASS MoCA

Free for MCLA students and MCLA Presents! members

$5 MCLA faculty, staff, and non-MCLA students

$8 MCLA alumni / $10 general

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Booty shaking party music best sums up the inimitable John “Papa” Gros Band. Rooted in improvisations, the group of all-star musicians is led by Hammond B3 keyboardist and lead vocalist John Gros. Featuring Brian Stoltz on guitar, Eric Bolivar on drums, Eric Vogel on Bass, the John “Papa” Gros Band has built its enthusiastic vibe on a long-standing musical tradition that dates back to the hot jazz of legends Fats Domino and Louis Armstrong.

Wednesday, October 8th
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.

Kidleidoscope: Spiders

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

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! Call (413) 626-2463 for more information

Moe & Tom

The Parlor Cafe

303 Ashland Street

(413) 346-4279

8 PM

FREE

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Acoustic and eclectic folk duo, Moe & Tom, is a compilation of Audrey Weatherstone, Shayne O’Neill, lots of strings, hybrid instruments, and vocal harmonies. The girls have been best friends since the school bus in kindergarten, and began playing and writing music together at age 15. Residing in Warwick, New York, Moe & Tom continue to perform, write music, and promote their EPs “More Than The View” and “Red Dawn”, along with their upcoming album.

Thursday, October 9th
Half the Sky, Panel Discussion

MCLA Church Street Center, Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium

375 Church Street

(413)662-5516

7 PM

FREE

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In preparation for Nicholas Kristof’s October 16 lecture at MCLA, Professors Karen Cardozo and Zack Finch have organized a Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion with Guest Speakers: Kiaran Honderich, Africana and Women Gender Sexuality Studies, Williams College. For more information, contact Karen Cardozo, k.cardozo@mcla.edu

Friday, October 10th
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!

THE SOURCE

MASS MoCA

87 Marshall Street

413-662-2111

8 PM

$5 members/ $10 advance / $15 general / $22 preferred

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In July 2013, Private Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison after publishing the largest set of classified documents ever leaked to the public. The conviction provoked a maelstrom of media coverage, ranging from portraits of Manning’s personal life to new dialogues about military abuses. In producer Beth Morrison’s latest work-in-progress, Ted Hearn and director Daniel Fish dive headfirst into this digital storm with an assemblage of Twitter feeds, chat transcripts, and court testimony, wound together in an arresting music-theater production.

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, October 11th
North Adams Farmers Market:

Bring Your Dog to the 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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Help us celebrate the Dog Day of Fall by bringing your dog to the market. Special market vendors will include animal rescue agencies and animal-themed products. As always, patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, and meat. For more information or a schedule of events, call or e-mail tourism@northadams-ma.gov.

Elizabeth and Ben Anderson

The Parlour Café

303 Ashland Street

1:30 PM

Free/Donations Accepted

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Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, a brother/sister Scottish fiddle duo, is an up and coming new band in Boston’s thriving Celtic music scene. Blending Scottish and Irish tunes with lively rhythms and innovative harmonies, they create a sound rooted in tradition, inspired by the contemporary, and completely original

Gary Lucas: The Goddess

Club B-10, MASS MoCA

87 Marshall Street

$10 students / $12 advance / $18 day of / $22 preferred

8 PM

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Magical guitarist Gary Lucas performs his original live score to a touchstone of Chinese cinema. Directed by Wu Yonggang and starring the incomparable Shanghai diva Ruan Lingyu, The Goddess (1934) tells the tragic tale of a young single mother forced into prostitution in Shanghai — the “Paris of the East” — in order to raise money for the education of her son. Lucas’s score draws upon his extensive knowledge of 1930s Shanghai pop, also displayed prominently in his celebrated album The Edge of Heaven.

Sunday, October 12th
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.

Monday, October 13th
MOVIE MORNING FUNDRAISER

North Adams Movie Plex

10:30 AM

$5

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“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” will be shown at the North Adams Movieplex for only $5 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Noelle’s Belles JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team, walking in support of a cure for type one diabetes for local third-grader Noelle Dravis and every other child battling a lot of very bad days living with type one diabetes. Email for information.

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, October 14th
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.

1 Degree of Change Challenge

140 Pleasant St

(413) 663-5500

6:30PM

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Living Well Nutrition is introducing the “1 Degree of Change Challenge”
Making some simple changes to your diet can make BIG differences in the way
you feel everyday and in your overall health. Introduction to the Challenge is
Free and will be held at Living Well on the following dates: Tuesday Oct.
14th, 6:30 or Monday Oct. 20th, 6:30. Join Living Well’s “1 Degree of
Change Challenge”. Reserve a seat for you and a friend today!
LivingWell@verizon.net

$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!

Northern Berkshire CROP Hunger Walk

Saturday, October 19th

12 PM

413-441-3525

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The Northern Berkshire CROP Hunger  will be raising funds to help alleviate hunger here in our community and around the world.  25% of the funds raised will go to Hoosac Harvest and the Growing Healthy Garden Program.  Join the walk as an individual or with a team.  Contact local NB Crop walk organizer, Ann Clark-Killam at aclarkpt@berkshire.net  to sign up or for more information.

Girl Scout Community Troop Meeting

Masonic Temple, Church St, North Adams

Sunday, October 19th from 1 to 4 p.m.

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All girls in grades K to 12 are invited to join Girl Scouts and participate in our community troop.

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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