EVENTS

North Adams Happenings

Wednesday, August 20th - Tuesday, August 26th

North Adams Happenings
Brought to you by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
Save The Date:             Thursday, August 28th
DownStreet Art Thursday
Downtown North Adams
(413) 664-8718
6-9 PM
FREE
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Get Down to North Adams for August’s edition of DownStreet Art! Special events include the celebration of two wall drawings by Jarvis Rockwell, opening receptions at Gallery 51, PRESS Gallery, Gallery 107, Concourse/Discourse Gallery, and arts happenings across Main Street and beyond.
Wednesday, August 20th
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.
Music by Bruce Mandel
Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6 PM
FREE
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Bruce Mandel’s lyrically driven songwriting straddles and expands contemporary folk, Americana, and singer/songwriter genres. Join Bruce for an intimate solo set of original music and stories high atop Mt. Greylock.
Family Resource Center’s
Kickoff To Kindergarten: Ice Cream Social

The Haskin’s Playground
210 State St.
(413) 664-4821
6-7 PM
FREE
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Child Care of the Berkshires hosts an ice cream social for children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall. Make an ice cream sundae, meet new friends, and listen to a story about Kindergarten. Space limited; please call ahead.
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!
Concerts at Windsor Lake: Tom Corrigan
Windsor Lake
Intersection of Kemp and Bradley Streets
(413) 664-6180
6:30 PM
FREE
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These concerts combine great music and the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. Tom Corrigan is playing on Wednesday!
Thursday, August 21st
Party in the Park: WYKYD
Noel Field
State Street
(413) 664-6180
6-8 PM
FREE
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Come on out to summer concerts at the Noel Field (behind the Steeplecats baseball diamond) every Thursday night in July and August! Enjoy live music by the band WYKYD and offerings from local food vendors out on the field. This concert series is presented by local radio stations WNAW 1230AM and WUPE 100.1FM.
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, August 22nd
Family Resource Center’s
Kickoff To Kindergarten: I Rode The Bus!

The Haskin’s Playground
210 State St.
(413) 664-4821
10-11 PM
FREE
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Help your child get excited for school! Take a 10-15 minute bus ride together, participate in circle time, listen to a short story about school, create an art project, and learn about school bus safety. Every child who attends will also receive a new book! Space limited, please call ahead.
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.
Artist Talk: Stephen Vitiello and Paul Park
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413) 662-2111
5 PM
FREE
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Artist Stephen Vitiello and writer Paul Park speak on their collaboration that led to the long-term installation All Those Vanished Engines. The dynamic duo will tour through the Boiler House and a discussion of their partnership follows in MASS MoCA’s beer garden.
Music at the Mansion: Bernice Lewis
North Adams Public Library
74 Church St
(413) 664-8686
6 PM
FREE
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Come to the North Adams Public Library for a free lawn concert by singer, songwriter, and poet Bernice Lewis!
Restorative Community Yoga
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street, Suite #207
(413) 664-8686
6-7:15 PM
$5 suggested donation
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Ease out of the week’s tensions and embrace the weekend with drop-in classes at Frog Lotus. Restorative Yoga is deeply relaxing and refreshing, focusing on muscle release and full restoration with poses supported with props. All fitness and experience levels are welcome.
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, August 23rd
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.
CPR and First Aid Certification Classes
YMCA
22 Brickyard Court
(413) 441-9093
9-10:30 AM and 10:30 AM-12 PM
$35 per class/$65 both classes
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Certified American Heart Association Instructor Sharon Leary will be teaching CPR and AED with First Aid at the Y this Saturday. Students can take both classes together or just one of the components – CPR will be held from 9-10:30 AM and First Aid will be held from 10:30 AM-12 PM noon.
2nd Annual Greylock Country Hoedown 
Greylock Community Club
548 State Road
(413) 664-9020
12-11 PM
$5 in advance / $8 at the door
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Shine up your best pair of cowboy boots and don your finest pair of blue jeans for the country party of the year! Ride the mechanical bull, win Jason Aldean concert tickets, and enjoy country music. This year’s event will benefit Carrick’s Journey. Yeehaw!
An Evening with Duo Eamon
The Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279
8 PM
FREE/Donations accepted
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Fiddler Cassandra Cleghorn and guitarist Jeffrey Levine are two musicians who play as one as Duo Eamon. Delighting listeners in France, Ireland, Quebec, New England and California, Duo Eamon play original arrangements of fiery Irish reels and jigs, and lyrical airs and waltzes from the Celtic tradition.
Concert: Stephane Wrembel
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413) 662-2111
8 PM
$20 preferred / $12 advance / $16 day of
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Virtuosic Gypsy swing guitarist Stephane Wrembel is the second coming of Django Reinhardt. Born in Paris and educated at Berklee College of Music, Wrembel wrote the theme song to Woody Allen’sMidnight in Paris, has performed at the Academy Awards, and is generally one of the most astonishing musicians you’ll ever hear.
Sunday, August 24th
Motorama!
Downtown North Adams
(413) 664-6180
9 AM-3 PM
FREE
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Motorama returns for its fourth year in North Adams. Main, Holden and Eagle Streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic as downtown North Adams fills with hundreds of cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and tractors. Enjoy music, 50/50 raffles, food, shopping and more!
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.
The History of the Music Inn 
Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6 PM
FREE
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The legendary Music Inn, where the greats of folk, jazz, and rock performed from the ’50s to ’70′s, holds a unique position in the performance, education, and history of American music. David Rothstein (former partner in the Music Inn) presents a survey of its life and times.
Sundays at the Rudd Art Museum

Rudd Art Museum, 2nd Floor
159 East Main Street
(413) 664-9550
3 PM
Join us for wine and light refreshments every Sunday afternoon at the Rudd Art Museum. Admission is free.
Monday August 25thugust 25th
Workshop: Eating Healthy Food Isn’t Enough
Living Well Chiropractor and Nutrition
140 Pleasant Street
(413) 663-5500
6:30 PM
FREE
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Join Dr. Francine and the staff at Living Well Chiropractor and Nutrition as they demonstrate how to determine what is causing “healthy eaters” continued health issues and how to resolve them.
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, August 26th
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
Christodora Seeks Outdoor/Environmental Educators to Start In Fall
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Christodora is seeking outdoor/environmental educators to share the beauty of the Berkshire mountains this fall at the Manice Education Center in Florida, MA. Educators will transfer to New York City in November to bring an exciting environmental education approach to partner NYC public school classrooms. If you are interested in the opportunity to work as an integral part of a team of dedicated professionals and create significant positive effects in the lives of NYC youth, please send a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts to employment@christodora.org.
Join MCLA’s Annual First Days 9/11
Community Service Event

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This year, MCLA’s Center for Service is sponsoring a Necessities Drive to benefit military veterans and veteran resources. Please consider purchasing toiletry items (shampoos, soaps, etc.) that would be useful for veterans and dropping them off at the Berkshire Food Project (First Congregational Church of North Adams) weekdays from 9:00-11:00am or at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, 61 Main St., suite 218 weekdays from 9am-4pm. If you have questions, please contact Spencer Moser at 413-662-5251 or spencer.moser@mcla.edu.
North Adams Happenings is brought to you by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism and Community Events.