5/3 Goodwill is looking for T-Shirts. Spring here and Goodwill’s Rag Business is budding and blooming and they need your old, torn, and good for nothing T-Shirts. Get moving and put a bag together and drop it off at any of the Goodwill store donation areas or at the 158 Tyler Street Training Center, Pittsfield. Collecting T-Shirts and turning them into usable rags is what Goodwill’s Rag business is all about. It’s about Jobs and Creating Skills for the workplace.
5/3 The 5th Annual Dancing in the Street, “Zumba for a Cure”, is HERE! This Sunday from 2-6 on Main St., North Adams, the big event to help support the Northern Berkshire Relay for Life will have some new twists this year. There will be Food and Craft Vendors, a Beer Tent, a Hot Dog eating contest and Dancing to LIVE MUSIC from The BreZieEastman band. There is a $15 donation to participate in the Zumba portion of the event, but the day is open to everyone to enjoy. Be sure to check Zumba in the Berkshires Facebook page for details and updates.
5/4 The North Adams Public Library will offer genealogy classes with Alan Horbal, Genealogist at 10 AM each Thursday in May. You need to be computer literate with a valid e-mail address, and register by Monday May 4. To sign up or for more info call the Library at 662-3133 Ext. 13
5/5Williams College’s “Tuesday Teas” series is back. On three consecutive Tuesdays from now May 5, faculty authors will discuss their most recent publications and reflect on the writing, creating, and publishing processes. Each tea will consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session, and will take place at 4 PM in the Class of 1987 Forum, Sawyer Library, level 1. All of the events are free and open to the public.
5/7Northern Berkshire Relay for Life team Souls Sisters will host a Vendors Fair May 2 and 9 from 11 AM-2 PM at the Adams Ale House, 8 East Hoosac Street, Adams. Many product vendors will be on hand, there will be lunch available and raffles and more to benefit the Relay and the fight against cancer.
5/7Northern Berkshire Retirees Club will meet at 10 AM Thursday May 7th at the Greylock Community Club in North Adams. Dan Bosley will be the speaker at this month’s meeting and will be talking about the 2015 Steeple Cats baseball team, their roster and their prospects for this season. Coffee and doughnuts will be available. Any questions call 743-9476 or 663-9263.
5/7 The Rosary Society/Catholic Daughters of the Americas May Banquet will be on May 17 at 1 pm at Boston Seafoods. Your choice of Turkey with stuffing and mashed potatoes, Eggplant parmigiana linguine or Baked scrod with pasta. $18 per person, reservations must be paid for by May 7. New members welcome. Please call 663-6202.
5/7 The BRTA will host 3 public meetings to highlight service efficiencies to comply with the Regional Transportation Study. One of those will be in North Adams, on Thurs., May 7 from 11AM-1PM in the 2nd floor conference room at North Adams City Hall. The others will be in Pittsfield and Great Barrington on May 11. The general public is invited to attend and provide comments. For more info call the BRTA at 1-800-292-2782.
5/7 There will be a Mother-Daughter Banquet on Saturday May 9th at 5:30, in the Eagle St. room at the First Baptist Church, Main St. North Adams. Dinner will include appetizers, baked stuffed chicken with all the trimmings and dessert, plus entertainment by “The Chalk Lady” Jenn Madigan. Tickets are $12/adult, $7 for children 6-12 and free for those 5 and under. Available at the Church office or following Sunday worship. Please call Peg at 413-652-7469 or Dale at 664-6351 with any questions.
5/8 On Saturday, May 9 at 11 AM there will be a Photo Preservation Workshop at the Williamstown Historical Museum. Collections curator Laura Downey Staneff will discuss different types of photographic processes and how they deteriorate as they age, and how photographs should be displayed and stored. Plus, you’ll receive an acid-free protective sleeve to help preserve one of your own photos.
5/9 Mill City Productions presents "A Bright New Boise" by Samuel D. Hunter. Showtimes are Fridays, May 1st & 8th at 8pm, Saturdays, May 2nd & 9th at 8pm, and Sundays, May 3rd & 10th at 2pm at the Mill City Theatre in Building 4N of the Western Gateway Heritage State Park in North Adams. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by visiting www.millcityproductions.org
5/9The Williams Percussion Ensemble presents Alaskan composer John Luther Adams’ “Strange and Sacred Noise”, a 70-minute immersion in the deep resonance of drums, gongs, marimbas and sirens, on Saturday, May 9 at 4 pm at the Clark Art Institute. The performance will be held outdoors around the reflecting pool. In the event of rain, the event will take place Sunday, May 10 at 3 pm.
5/12 Join Dr. William Goodman for a discussion of how Multiple Sclerosis impacts the workplace and how the workplace affects MS. This free seminar, sponsored by the MS Support Foundation, will be hosted at the Williams Inn on Weds. May 13. It is open to patients, families, co- workers, employers and employees of those who are affected by MS. Registration begins at 5:30pm. Dinner will be served. To register call 664-2011.
5/12St Elizabeth Rosary Society will meet on May 12 at 6pm in the Parish Center in North Adams. New members welcome.
5/12Stamford Preschool registration for the 2015-16 school year will be held on Tuesday May 12 from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Stamford School.
5/13Relay for Life BANK NIGHT is coming up Wednesday, May 13th from 6-7PM at Greylock Federal Credit Union, North Adams. Teams can drop off donations, get Relay information and pick up your T-Shirts. The Northern Berkshire Relay for Life is May 29-30th at Noel Field in North Adams.
5/16 The Clark Art Institute celebrates local and regional authors with a book sale and series of author and artist talks. The sale takes place Thursday, May 7 through Sunday, May 17 (closed Monday, May 11) from 10 am-5 pm in the Clark Center, West Pavilion. A wide selection of approximately 2,000 titles will be discounted by up to 80% off list price. Six local artists and authors will discuss their work in a series of free public talks on May 7-8 and May 12-15, starting at 3 pm in the Clark Center, West Pavilion. For more details, visit www.clarkart.edu/booksale.
The 3rd Wednesday of every month is “Wellness Wednesday” at the Northern Berkshire YMCA in North Adams. All residents of northern Berkshire are invited to check out and use any of the Northern Berkshire YMCA‘s amenities, as well as partake in free offerings that will be given by health practitioners. For more information, class descriptions or questions please contact the YMCA at 663-6529 or visit their website: www.ymcanb.org.
Need a ride from North County to Berkshire Medical Center for medical services? North County MedicalRides can help. A coordinated shuttle service is available for those with no other transportation and for those with scheduled, non-emergency appointments at BMC. Call BerkshireRides at 664-0300 to see if you are eligible. To book a ride, call at least two days in advance of your appointment.
Your local goodwill store features these weekly specials: $2 Tuesdays, when clothing priced at $4 is just $2; senior discount Wednesdays, with 15% off if you’re 55 and over; and $3 Thursdays, when clothing regularly $5.50 or $6 sells for $3. Goodwill industries of the berkshires…serving the Berkshires and Southern Vermont with stores at 166 State St., North Adams, also in Pittsfield and lee.
The Parish of Pope John Paul the Great, on Columbia St. in Adams reminds you that their CharityCenter is open to serve residents of Adams, Cheshire and Savoy. It's open on Wednesdays from 11 AM-1 PM and 4-6 PM, with a food pantry, children and adult clothing and infant products. If you have any questions please call 743-4189.