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North Adams Happenings: Wednesday,  January 21st – Tuesday, January 27th
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North Adams Happenings
Brought to you by the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Centerand the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Wednesday, January 21st - Tuesday, January 27th

Save the Date
Saturday, January 31stMASS MoCA Free Day

1040 MASS MoCA Way

11 AM – 7:00 PM

FREE

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Take a peek behind the scenes in every aspect of the museum. Plan to spend the day! All the usual Free Day fun including: Pop-up music performances; Art projects for the entire family;  Tours run throughout the day; Dance performances in the galleries; and much more.

February 6th & 7th10th Annual MCLA Blues and Funk Fest

Venable Gym, 375 Church Street

413.662.5204

Two-Day Wristband $15 | General Admission $10 | MCLA Alumni $8 | MCLA Faculty, Staff, and Non-MCLA College and High School Students $5 | Members and MCLA Students FREE

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Featuring five bands and two great nights of music. The 10th Annual Blues & Funk Fest is a chance to dust off those winter blues and enjoy two great nights of live music. Food will be available for purchase.

Friday Feb. 6th are Colorado based hip-hop duo The ReMINDers & NYC based R&B singer-activist Maya Azucena.

Saturday Feb. 7th features three blues bands with Berkshire roots, Williamstown-born blues guitarist Albert Cummings, Misty Blues Band, and Arthur Holmes Blues Band.

Thanks to our MCLA Presents! 2014-2015 Premier Sponsors:

The Porches Inn

Williams Inn 

Restaurant Week 2015January 23 – February 1

North County EATSclick here for more information

Find participating restaurants throughout northern Berkshire County for some of area’s best food!

Wednesday, January 21st

Northern Berkshire YMCA Launches FREE Wellness Wednesday’s

YMCA

22 Brickyard Court

413-663-6529

All Day

FREE

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Northern Berkshire  residents are invited to check out and use any of the Northern Berkshire YMCA‘s amenities, as well as partake in free offerings including use of the pool, fitness classes and weight room. See website for details and times.  Local health and wellness practitioners  will be on site at the YMCA during Wellness Wednesday offering complimentary services during two separate shifts. The first shift will be from 11:00am-1:00pm, and there will be blood pressure screenings, chair massage, reiki, and free 20 minute life coaching sessions with Embrace Your Life. The second shift will be from 4:00pm-6:00pm, and there will be a blood pressure screening and nutritional information by Zen Tree Wellness.

Toddler Playgroup

Haskins Center Lower Level Playroom

210 State Street

10-11 AM

FREE

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.

Zumba

69 Union Street

(413) 652-4563

9:15 AM, 6PM

$5

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

Small Business Information Session

105 Main Street

(413) 774-7204

3 – 4:30 PM

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Free 1-1/2 hour session will inform business owners and entrepreneurs about the key components of a business plan, how to connect to local resources and how the Western MA Food Processing Center can help food-based businesses. Sessions are held the third Wednesday of the month at the Business & Tourism Connection  Registration is suggested, but not required by contacting Dawn Broadwell at dawnb@fccdc.org or

(413) 774-7204 x115

Let’s Dance!

SOMA (Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, #407)

243 Union Street

(413) 626-2463

6-7 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!

Two Mako Sharks

Brill Gallery, Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts

243 Union Street

(413) 664-4353

8-9 PM

FREE

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Hannah G. Thompson and Arvid Tomayko bring their work together to create a wearable two person fabric sculpture performed as an interactive instrument. A garden of tentacles constitutes a patching interface to control layers of sound. Arvid Tomayko is a Providence based experimental musician, composer and multimedia artist interested in the intersection of improvised electronic music and data or process driven composition realized as unique sound and visual performance systems. Hannah G. Thompson  is a fabric sculptor. She performs dance movement within her wearable sculptures and installed environments. She uses her body to unfold hidden layers of her costumes in ways that speak to her cultural experience as an outsider.

Thursday, January 22nd

Haskins Center Gym Group

Haskins Center

210 State Street

(413) 663-6593

11:30-12:30

FREE

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

Dollar Cents: Learning To Stretch Your Dollar

Haskins Center

210 State Street

1:30-2:30 PM

FREE

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Family Resource Center’s Dollar Cents: Learning to Stretch Your Dollar Friday. Join us in the New Year to reflect on your past year’s finances and how your budget can be improved. Meet new friends and play financial literacy games. Share your best budgeting tips, swap coupons and enjoy a snack. Transportation and child care is available. Call 664-4821 to register.

Miner Combat

69 Union Street

(413) 652-4563

6:30 PM

$5

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

Comedy @ The Parlor

The Parlor Café

303 Ashland Street

(413) 346-4279

7:30 PM

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Details are a bit funny at the moment.

MASS MoCA
Film Series: Art and Craft

1040 MASS MoCA Way

(413) 662-2111

7:30 PM

$5 students and members/ $9 general

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Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in United States history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn’t in it for money. Part of MASS MoCA’s film series Deception!

Friday, January 23rd 
Miner Combat

69 Union Street

(413) 652-4563

6 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!

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

6-8 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!

Berkshire Battalion vs Dayton Demonz

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 against the Dayton Demonz. These hockey games sure are exciting, so don’t miss out on experiencing one!

Freight Yard Pub Musician: Jim Witherell

Freight Yard Pub

3 Furnace Street

(413) 663-6547

8 PM

FREE

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Head on over to the Freight Yard Pub for a tasty meal, beverage, and wonderful music performed by Jim Witherell.

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, January 24th
Miner Combat

69 Union Street

(413) 652-4563

7:30 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

9:00 AM

$5

click here for more information

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

MASS MoCAHelado Negro: Island Universe Story

1040 MASS MoCA Way

(413) 662-2111

8 PM

$5 students and members/ $9 general

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Roberto Carlos Lange, aka Helado Negro, produces bilingual music that is “a sonic landscape that reflects 21st-century Latin America” (NPR). Fresh off a release on Sufjan Stevens’ Asthmatic Kitty label, Lange sets out on his new musical/ visual project Island Universe Story, in development at MASS MoCA with musicians Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco, Oliver Chapoy of Certain Creatures, and Jason Ajemian and Jason Trammell of the William Onyeabor Atomic Bomb Band.

Freight Yard Pub Musician: Patrick Grey

Freight Yard Pub

3 Furnace Street

(413) 663-6547

8 PM

FREE

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Head on over to the Freight Yard Pub for a tasty meal, beverage, and wonderful music performed by Patrick Grey.

Sunday, January 25th

Berkshire Battalion vs Watertown Wolves

Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ice Rink

1267 Church Street

(413) 664-8185

4:00 PM

Adults $12.00, Kids(10 and under) $9.00

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The Berkshire Battalion against the Watertown Wolves. These hockey games sure are exciting, so don’t miss out on experiencing one!

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!

Monday, January 26th

Parenting With Positive Discipline

Haskins Center Gym

210 State Street

5:30-7:30 PM

FREE

Family Resource Center’s Parenting with Positive Discipline is an 8 ‐week Parenting Series from Monday, January 26-Monday, March 23. This series shows parents how to be both firm and kind, so that their child can learn creative cooperation and self‐discipline. Parents will learn how to: defuse power struggles, communicate with love, build on their children’s strengths, not weaknesses, hold children accountable with their self‐respect intact and win cooperation at home. Positive Discipline shows parents exactly how to focus on solutions while being kind and firm. If you want to enrich your relationship with your children, this series is for you. Families have benefited from the Positive Discipline Parenting Series which features dozens of true stories of positive discipline in action. Class includes a free weekly meal for parents and children. Free on‐site child care and transportation.

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, January 27th

Haskin Center Preschool Playgroup

210 State Road

10-11:30 AM

(413) 663-6593

FREE

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

Resume Writing Workshop

North Adams City Hall

10 Main Street, Room 106

10:00-12:00

(413) 672-0097

FREE

Creating Your Resume Workshop at the North Adams Office Tuesday, Room 106, North Adams City Hall, North Adams, MA Learn to create the perfect marketing tool to use in your job search… YOUR RESUME. From formatting to using action words to showcase your skills and abilities you will have the tools necessary to create this important document. References and cover letters are also discussed.

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.

Lego Group

North Adams Library Community Room

74 Church St

3:30-4:30 PM

FREE

The Lego Group meets at the North Adams Library Community Room, 74 Church St., on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for ages 4 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!

Opportunities
Berkshire Hills Internship Programclick 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. Deadline to apply is March 2, 2015.

Coat & Warm Clothing DriveUntil Feb 1, 2015

All Clothing will go to BCAC and the Berkshire Food Project. For this Winter Apparel Donation items needed include gently used coats, snow pants, gloves, boots, scarves, hats, mittens, etc. To drop off items please go to any of these locations: Steepleview Realty: 63 Park Street Adams, MA, 53 Main Street North Adams, MA, 38 West Street Pittsfield, MA or nbCC Offices at 61 Main Street North Adams, MA.

North Adams Happenings is brought to you by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism and Community Events.Email us your event listing!

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