EVENTS

North Adams Happenings

Wednesday, September 10th – Tuesday, September 16th

North Adams Happenings
Brought to you by the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
Save The Date:                                      Thursday, September 18th
MCLA Presents!
BROADWAY’S NEXT H!T MUSICAL

Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium
7:30 PM
General Admission: $10
MCLA Alumni: $8
MCLA faculty and staff: $5
Members and MCLA students: FREE
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Broadway’s Next H!t Musical abandons the same ol’ song and dance to create a brand new, fully improvised musical comedy every week! Every lyric, melody and jazz hand is made up on the spot to create a show that is spot-on, energetic and absolutely hilarious! Be a part of the improvised musical comedy you’re bound to love – after all, YOU created it!

Save The Date:                                      September 19th – 21st
Fress Grass

MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
3-Day Festival Pass: $92.00 Adults / $82.00 Students / $48.00 Children 7 to 16
Free for Children 6 and under
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An opportunity for enthusiasts to both appreciate and participate, FreshGrass is a family-friendly festival, brimming with bright talent on our four stages, and also in our galleries, brick-lined courtyards, and grassy field. FreshGrass is becoming more than a festival: join us as we build a new hub for the bluegrass community, honoring the American tradition while also propelling the genre forward.

Wednesday, September 10th
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: Bears

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!

Galileo: A talk by Bill Menardi

Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6:00 PM
FREE / $2 Parking
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Bill Menardi will lead a mountain-top discussion on Galileo. Stick around afterward for dinner!

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!

Midnight Snack

The Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279
8:00 PM
FREE/Donations Accepted
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Midnight Snack is the musical brainchild of brothers Michael and John Johnson. They started the project in 2009 in rural Harwinton, Connecticut, and the next year moved to Boston, MA to study at Berklee College of Music.

Thursday, September 11th
MCLA 9/11 Remembrance and Reflection

MCLA’s Venable Hall – Upper Lobby
375 Church Street
(413) 662-5000
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
FREE
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Join the community in remembering and reflecting on the events of September 11th, 2001.

Marvelous Marble Tour

Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
10 AM
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!

Nature Craft: Pa-Tol Stick Game

Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
3:30 PM
FREE/ Parking is $2
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Be one with nature during this family-friendly activity! Use found objects from the park to make a Pa-Tol Stick Game, an authentic Native American game that you can play, too!

Trivia Night at the Pitcher’s Mound

The Pitcher’s Mound Pub
218 Ashland Street
(413) 663-8390
8:30 PM
FREE
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Do you enjoy a good game of trivia? How about a competitive crowd? If so, be Mound-bound on Thursday night as trivia returns! Eat great food and enjoy an ice cold beer as you test your knowledge of worldly facts.

Friday, September 12th
Community Yoga Classes

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 at the
Northern Berkshire YMCA

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 13th
Greylock Hillclimb Time Trail

Heritage State Park
3 Furnace Street
8:30 AM start time
$70 preregistration / $75 day-of registration
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The Northampton Cycling Club’s Mt. Greylock Hillclimb is an annual bicycle race up the north face of Mt. Greylock to the summit at 3,489′, the highest point in Massachusetts.  The course covers 9.1 miles, with grades as steep as 17%, and a few brief descents in the first half of the course.  The race is run in time trial format, with riders starting at 30-second intervals, with no drafting allowed. The spectacular views from the summit cover four states, and the event concludes with a post-race party with great food and beer at the Freight Yard Pub.

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.

51st Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #310
515 Curran Highway
(413) 663-8430
10 AM – 6 PM
$4 for adults / Children under 15 are free

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Stop in at the Eagles for the 51st annual Gem, mineral and fossil show, sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Mineral Club. The show will feature choice minerals, gems, jewelry, gifts, activities for children, door prizes and refreshments. Come and visit with special guest Justin Morrison from the Prospectors TV show. Justin will be signing autographs, telling stories and selling some of his finest Colorado gem stones.

Marvelous Marble Tour

Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
10 AM
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!

Sunday, September 14th
Berkshire Food Festival

Main Street
(413) 664-6180
9 AM-5 PM
FREE
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Each year North Adams plays host to the annual Berkshire Food Festival on its scenic Main Street. The event, one of the largest festivals of its kind in Berkshire County, features the cuisine of at least twenty restaurants, along with micro-brewed beer and wine tasting, an eclectic mix of live music and drawings for gift certificates from participating eateries.

51st Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #310
515 Curran Highway
(413) 663-8430
10 AM – 6 PM
$4 for adults / Children under 15 are free

click here for more information 

Stop in at the Eagles for the 51st annual Gem, mineral and fossil show, sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Mineral Club. The show will feature choice minerals, gems, jewelry, gifts, activities for children, door prizes and refreshments. Come and visit with special guest Justin Morrison from the Prospectors TV show. Justin will be signing autographs, telling stories and selling some of his finest Colorado gem stones.

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
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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.

Monday, September 15th
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 16th
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.

$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
Handmade Holiday Festival – Call for applications
Deadline: September 20

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Calling all artisans, designers, and food producers…Alchemy Initiative is now accepting applications for the 2014 Handmade Holiday Festival. The Handmade Holiday Festival is a curated, modern craft fair featuring contemporary makers, artisans, designers, and food producers. From pottery and jewelry to chocolates and quilts, it is a one-stop spot for holiday shopping in the Berkshires. Showcasing handmade goods by local and regional artisans, we give shoppers the opportunity to meet and support the makers of their gifts AND keep their holiday spending in the community!

Tourist Booth – Call For Volunteers

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The North Adams Tourist Booth is looking for some volunteers to lend a hand and help direct visitors to all North Adams has to offer during fall foliage season – our busiest time! If you think you can take a weekly shift (we are specifically looking for Wednesdays) or just be on call as needed, please get in touch with volunteer coordinator Kathy Keeser at: 413-346-7196 orkathykeeser@gmail.com.

 

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