EVENTS

 

 

North Adams Happenings
Brought to you by the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center

and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Wednesday April 15th - Tuesday April 21st

Save the Date

Wednesday, April 22

MCLA Presents!Sekou Sundiata

evening of Spoken word and Poetry 

MCLA Gallery 51 – 51 Main Street

6:00 pm

(413)664-8718

$5 Suggested Donation

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Hosted by Craig Harris, a contemporary and longtime collaborator with Sundiata. Harris will share stories of Sundiata’s creative process and demonstrate the unique relationship between spoken word and music. MCLA students as well as voices from our local community will present original works, this evening is in remembrance of poet Sekou Sundiata. Sundiata was a Harlem born, African American poet, activist and performer. The sound of Sundiata’s voice became iconic as his words were always full of honesty, warm-heartedness, comedy, righteous anger, and longing.

Opportunities
Rent your extra rooms or entire house for Solid Sound Festival

List it Now! – Festival Dates June 26-28

Solid Sound-ers are coming! And they want to rent from you!

If your house or room is available during our festival weekend (June 26-28), list it on airbnb right now (while ticket-holders are making plans).  We refer callers there daily for potential rentals.

Listing your Solid Sound vacancy is a great way to meet great people and make a few bucks, too. Sign up here.

Wednesday, May 13 – The Neighborlies. Nominate someone now!

Congregation Beth Israel

53 Lois Street, North Adams

5:00 to 6:30 PM

Visit NBCCoalition.org to nominate someone online.

The Spring Neighborlies will soon be here!! Celebrate individuals and groups who have made a positive impact in our community. Nominate someone now! Categories include: Neighborly Acts, Groups Pulling Together, Youth Taking the Lead, Business/Agency Support and Community Health and Wellness.

Wednesday, April 15 @ 6PM/ Saturday, April 18 @ 2PM -Mill City Productions’ auditions for “The Ransom of Emily Jane”

Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Building 4N- North Adams

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Needed are 2 males and 5-6 females, with the possibility of 1 teenager/young adult. Auditioners of all experience levels are welcome. Auditioners will be asked to read scenes from the play; no prepared monologues are necessary. Weekend performances are scheduled for June 19th- 21st and June 26th- 28th.contact: millcity@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 15th
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

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Dance Fitness, high energy, high intensity intervals. Great for all fitness levels!

Toddler Playgroup

Haskins Center Lower Level Playroom

210 State Street

(413) 664-4821

10:00 – 11:00 AM

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 & Crafts

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! Call or email for more information.

Thursday, April 16th

Haskins Center Gym Group

Haskins Center

210 State Street

(413) 664-4821

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Free

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Parent, Erin Lenski will lead families in simple yoga at this week’s gym group! Gym Group at Haskins Center is for ages walking to 5 years old.

MS Support Group

MS Support Foundation Office, Suite 212

85 Main Street

5:00 – 6:30 PM

Free

MS Support Foundation hosts support group the third Thursday of each month at its office at 85 Main Street, Suite 212. This month, Jane Apkin, M.A. CCC-SLP, Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist of Seniors Helping Seniors, will speak on her new business and her personal experiences living with MS.

Train Your Brain!

North Adams Public Library

Youth Services Dept., 2nd floor

74 Church Street

(413) 662-3133 ext. 14

6:00 PM

Free

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Learn how to: know your brain, train your brain, maintain your brain with Mary Fennessay Ferron, Ph.D., author of “Mega-Thinking for 21st Century Success.”

Ramblin’ Poets Literary Open Mic + Hanna Lauerman

The Parlor Café

303 Ashland St.

(413) 346-4279

8:00 PM

$2 donation

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Third Thursday Poetry at the Parlor Cafe features a literary open mic which starts at 8pm, followed by MCLA student feature and your favorite Thursday barista, Hanna Lauerman.

“Who ever said it was peaceful to be wild?” -Hanna

Sign ups at 7:30. All poets have approximately 5-8 minutes(or 2 pieces) depending on demand. You are encouraged to bring poems, prose, lyrics, essays, etc, be it yours or written by someone else.

Friday, April 17th
BFAIR Annual Meeting

Williams Inn, Williamstown

413-664-9382 ext. 40

7:30 AM

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Berkshire Family and Individual Resources will host its annual meeting at the Williams Inn.  The breakfast will include the presentation of several awards for employee recognition, as well as the recognition of the community employer of the year.  Additionally, the chairman of the Board will offer remarks on the organization’s continued success and growth through 2014. The keynote address at the meeting will be offered by John Anton. Anton is a young man with Down Syndrome who a self-advocate and a legislative specialist with the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress. His address for the April event is titled “My Journey to Independence.”  In addition to the keynote address at the breakfast, he will facilitate an additional breakout session from 10 a.m. to noon, also at the Williams Inn. The session will focus on self-determination and legislative advocacy. Service providers and community members are encouraged to attend. To attend the annual meeting and/or the breakout session, RSVP by April 10th to Carol Fox at 413-664-9382 ext. 40 or cfox@bfair.org.  A suggested donation of $10 may be made at the door.

Bingo

The Elks Lodge

100 Eagle Street

(413) 664-9039

6:30 PM

18+

$ varies

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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 & 6:00 – 7:15 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!

Neutral Milk Hotel with the Dot Wiggin Band

Hunter Center

MASS MoCA

(413) 662-2111

8:00 PM

$36 advance / $45 day of (Limited to 4 tickets per person)

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The return of Jeff Mangum and Neutral Milk Hotel — who influenced a generation of songwriters with a string of records in the ‘90s, culminating with In the Aeroplane Over the Sea — is one of the most welcome re-births in the history of indie music. Mangum was here in 2013 in what was one of his first shows in over a decade. This time he’s back with the whole band.

On Friday, April 17, the museum galleries will be open until 7pm. Neutral Milk Hotel ticket-holders who visit the galleries on Friday or Saturday may purchase admission for $10.

Open Mic Fridays

The Parlor Cafe

303 Ashland Street

(413) 346-4279

8:00 - 11:00 PM

Free

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Open mic night at the Parlor Café. Sign-ups start at 7:30 at the bar.

Freight Yard Pub Musician: : Wes Childers

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 Wes Childers.

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, April 18th
Freedom Community Yoga

Freedom Dace Studio, backside of Holiday Inn

40 Main Street

(413) 281-0831

7:00 AM

Donations Suggested

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A donation based yoga class that will awaken, strengthen, and invigorate the mind and body. This class is open to all. Contact Amanda Chilson: achilson@nbccoalition.org for more information or with questions. For any cancellations or changes visit Amanda Chilson on Facebook.

North Adams Free Day!

MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way

(413) 662-2111

11 AM

Free

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Calling North Adams residents —  MASS MoCA offers free admission to its neighbors in North Adams on the 18th of the month. Simply bring an official ID or a utility bill with your current address and come check out your hometown museum. Everyone with a 01247 zip code is eligible.

Pavlov’s Dogs

The Parlor Café

303 Ashland St.

(413) 346-4279

8:00 – 10:00 PM

Free

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Yep – Tyler and his merry band of misfits again to grace The Parlor demonstrating quick shots of energy keeping impressively accurate time and melodic momentum.

Freight Yard Pub Musician: Anthony Luchi

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 Anthony Luchi.

Sunday, April 19th

HIIT FIT

69 Union Street

(413) 652-4563

9:45 AM

$5

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HIIT FIT 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!

Drury Softball Team Paint & Sip Fundraiser 

American Legion

91 American Legion Drive

(413) 664-9004

6 PM

$35/person

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It’s time to support your favorite Drury Softball Team at the American Legion in North Adams. Learn how to paint “Summer Campfire” while sipping a beverage and socializing with friends. All materials and instruction to create a large 16×20 original painting included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com

Monday, April 20th
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!

ArtBar Specials

Kidspace

MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way

(413) 662-2111

11:00 AM

Donations Welcome!

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Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24 explore the strangely beautiful inner workings of the human body in It’s Only Human, and step up to the ArtBar for some down-to-the-bone art-making fun!

Spring Break ArtBar Specials from April 20 to April 24, it’s projects for springtime every day at the ArtBar.

Haskins Center Gym Group

Haskins Center

210 State Street

(413) 664-4821

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Free

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

Tuesday, April 21st

Haskin Center Preschool Playgroup

Haskins Center Lower Level Playroom

210 State Road

(413) 664-4821

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Free

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The Preschool Group at the Haskins Center is for ages 2.5-5 years old.

Berkshire Nursing Families Baby Group

Haskins Center Lower Level Playroom

210 State Street

(413) 743-5338

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Free

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An informal playgroup for families with breastfeeding children to socialize, get parenting support, breastfeeding advice from other families.  Baby scale is available for weight checks.   No registration is required and they are free to attend.

Toddler Time: Stories & Songs

Youth Services Dept., 2nd floor

74 Church Street

(413) 662-3133 ext. 14

10:30 AM

Free

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Parents and children enjoy story time, followed by interactive music at the North Adams Public Library. Appropriate for ages 1-3 years.

Money Smart Week Begins!

North Adams Public Library

Community Room

74 Church Street

(413) 662-3133

9 AM

Free

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Join us for a week-long exploration of all things connected to money. Research shows that almost 73% of Americans are concerned about their finances. Let the library help you out with some workshops designed by Mountain One Bank and others. We will be hosting programs on household budgeting, credit guidelines and protecting yourself against risk. Additionally we offer the following links for self-study.

Fundraiser Berkshire Battalion Hockey Team Paint & Sip

The Freight Yard Pub

3 Furnace Street

(413) 205-8346

6:30 PM

$35/person

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It’s time to support your favorite Drury Softball Team at the American Legion in North Adams. Learn how to paint “Summer Campfire” while sipping a beverage and socializing with friends. All materials and instruction to create a large 16×20 original painting included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com

BMC Offers Free Pre-Diabetes Education Sessions

2 to 3:30 PM

The sessions are designed for those whose physician have told them their blood sugar levels are elevated but not high enough to be considered diabetes, for people who have been told they are at risk for diabetes or who are 45 years or older and have an inactive or history of gestational diabetes. Clark House at the Northern Berkshire YMCA, Brickyard Court in North Adams. Jan Salzer, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, will present the North Adams classes.

Greylock Apartments Playgroup

Greylock Apartments’ Community Room

Angeli Street

(413) 743-5338

5:30 – 6:30 PM

FREE

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The Play and Learn Group at Greylock Apartments’ Community Room on Angeli Street is for ages walking to 8 years old.

$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
Friday, April 17th – Milham Planetarium Shows

Hopkins Observatory

Williams College Campus, Willamstown

(413) 597-2188

8:00 PM

Free

Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. beginning on Feb. 6 and running through May 1 with the exception of Spring Break March 20, March 27 and April 3. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu.

Saturday, April 18th – Watershed Association offers Art Display

Hoosic River at Cole Field, Williamstown

(413) 458-2742

10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Free

The Hoosic River Watershed Association is offering a not-to-be-missed event on April 18th: an art show along the trail by the Hoosic River at Cole Field in Williamstown. Riverworks displays creative artwork from a variety of seasoned and new, emerging artists, with live music (weather permitting) plus bagels and juice donated by Williams College Dining Services. Sponsored by MountainOne, and the Center for Environmental Studies, and supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Sturdy footwear is recommended. For more information, email John Case at jocase@roadrunner.com.

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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