Big Things Poppin’ in North Adams (9/16 E-Zine)
The North Adams Director of Tourism and Cultural Development, Rod Bunt (otherwise known as Dad), has spoken! Here, for your viewing pleasure, is a listing of all upcoming events in North Adams, the city of dreams. You can expect an update like this once a week, so check it out!
On September 16 at 7 p.m. the Bascom Lodge at the summit of Mount Greylock, will host Lauren Moffat, PHD, speaking about sustainability at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. The talk is free- there will be a fixed price dinner afterwards. Call 743.1591.
On Thursday, September 17 at 7 p.m. Northern Berkshire Community Television Corporation holds an open house for adults interested in helping with television coverage of local school events.
Rain or shine, the North Adams Farmers Market will be open on Saturday morning September 19 from 8 – 12:30 pm. Our favorite market time, with bountiful late summer harvest available. EBT cards, Elder and WIC coupons accepted. Call 664.6180.
Historian Paul W. Marino leads a historical, free walk centered around the Veazie Street area of the city on Saturday, September 19. Meet at the corner of River and Veazie at 2:30 pm. Call 413.207.1344.
The Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe, RBIT, will perform at 57 Main Street at the Main Street Stage on Saturday, September 19 at 8 pm. RBIT is a comedy improv group that has been delighting audiences with its own brand of non-scripted comedic mayhem since June of 2001. Tickets are $10 at the door.
On Saturday, September 19 at 9:00 pm, local singer/songwriter Mike Quiñones will be performing at the Elf Parlor at 303 Ashland Street. The event is free; donations are welcome. For information, call 664.7303.
On Sunday, September 20 at 2 pm, Western Gateway Heritage State Park’s Visitor Museum presents a free astronomy program, “Quarterly Sky Theater,” featuring autumn constellations and an illustrated lecture. Call 663.6312.
In a celebration co-sponsored by MCLA’s African, Latino, Asian, and Native
American Student Clubs and Organizations, MCLA Presents! begins recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and the 2009-2010 season with a free community concert featuring Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra in the MCLA Quad on Sunday, September 20 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are free.
The Knitting / Crochet Circle, a sharing group with free instruction, resumes at the North Adams Public Library, 74 Church Street on Monday evenings from 6-7:30 pm. Drop ins are welcome. Call 662.3133.
Beginner Dance Program continues on Monday, September 21 at Brannings inside Valley Park Lanes. No partner needed! Only $5 per week. World Champion Dancer, Instructor, Choreographer, and local native, Steve Lescarbeau leads class. For more information please call 662.2323.
South African composer Philip Miller returns to MASS MoCA on Friday, September 25 at 8 pm with a work-in-progress musical performance based on the tragic tale of the Hottentot Venus. Call 662.2111.
The Berkshires Fall Foliage Festival begins with the Charity Bed Race on Saturday, September 26 on Main Street.
The Family Fun Day Celebration will be held Sunday, September 27 from 12:30-3:30 pm at the Noel Field Complex near Joe Wolfe Field on State Street. Children and families will enjoy games, giveaways, information and entertainment. The fair begins with the children’s road race. Call 664.6180 for information and a list of foliage events.
Submissions to the North Adams EZine must be received by 4:00 pm Monday afternoon to be considered for inclusion in that week’s issue and are subject to edit. EZine is published by the Mayor’s Office of Tourism. All types of artistic, cultural, historical or recreational events happening in the greater North Adams area will be considered for publication. Mayor’s Office of Tourism – 6 West Main Street in North Adams. Call 664.6180, fax 664.2727.