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8/18 The Friends of the North Adams Library will meet Monday August 18th at 3:30 PM in the community room at the Library. These meetings are open to the public and those interested are encouraged to attend. 8/18 The Friends of Adams Free Library, 92 Park Street, Adams will hold the annual sale of nearly new, used and donated adult and children's books, paperbacks, magazines and other items from August 18-20, in the lower Miller Annex. Sale hours are Monday, August 18 from 9-5; Tuesday, the 23rd from Noon- 7 and Wednesday the 24th from 10-5. Also on sale will be freshly baked items and raffle tickets for gift baskets. All proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Adams Free Library. The building is fully accessible through the Melrose Street ramp and elevator. Come early for the best selection. For info call: 743-8345.

8/19 There will be a teen skating party on Tuesday, August 19, 2-5pm at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Skating Rink in North Adams. Open to all youth ages 13-19. $4 for skate rental. The event includes skating, ice bowling, games, prizes, and snacks. Rides are available by contacting education@barringtonstageco.org. This event is sponsored by Barrington Stage Company's Playwright Mentoring Project with support from the UNITY Program of Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.

8/20 Coming up Weds. Aug 20 at 6:30, the Summer series of Free Concerts at Windsor Lake in North Adams continues with the music of Tom Corrigan. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music alongside the lake! Concessions are also available. Parking is free, and swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are permitted. Call 664-6180 or email tourism@northadams-ma.gov for info

8/20 Have Hope Initiative is a new group seeking to help support those suffering addiction and their families. They are having their first support group meeting August 20th in the Eagle Street Room at the First Baptist Church, North Adams, at 6:30 pm.

8/20 The City of North Adams reminds you that Wednesday Aug. 20, will be the last day to register to vote or make changes to the voter's lists to be used at the State primary election on Tuesday, September 9. The City Clerk's office in City Hall is open for voter registrations during normal business hours, and will be open from 8 AM to 8PM on Aug. 20. To be eligible to vote in North Adams a person must be 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day (Sept. 9, 2014), a U-S citizen and a resident of North Adams.

8/20 With schools getting ready to open soon, the Family Resource Center's "I Rode The Bus" event is coming up on Friday, August 22nd 10-11 AM at Haskin's Playground, 210 State Street, North Adams! Your Child and you can take a 10-15 minute bus ride, participate in circle time, listen to a short story about school, create an art project and learn about School Bus Safety. Space is limited. Please call 664-4821 to register.

8/23 The Department of Conservation & Recreation's Visitors Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park will celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the Fitchburg Railroad and Boston & Maine Freight House (the site of the Museum!) on Saturday, August 23rd at 2pm. There will be a walking tour of the Historic Railroad Depot Yard at the Park, followed by a lecture on Railroad Music with old recordings from the past. Western Gateway Heritage State Park is located south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8 in North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4. Information: 663-6312.

8/25 Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey League invites boys and girls ages 4 and up to sign-up for the 2014-15 hockey season. Registrations will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24 during Motorama on Main Street in North Adams and on Monday, Aug. 25 from 6-8 PM at the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Skating Rink, on South Church Street in North Adams. Registrations are for all levels including Learn to Skate/Learn to Play. Fees vary depending on the level of play and the programs selected.

 8/20 The Friends of Adams Free Library, 92 Park Street, Adams will hold the annual sale of nearly new, used and donated adult and children’s books, paperbacks, magazines and other items from August 18-20, in the lower Miller Annex. Sale hours are Monday, August  18 from 9-5; Tuesday, the 23rd from Noon- 7 and Wednesday the 24th  from 10-5. Also on sale will be freshly baked items and raffle tickets for gift baskets.  All proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Adams Free Library.  The building is fully accessible through the Melrose Street ramp and elevator.  Come early for the best selection.  For info call: 743-8345. 
 
8/20 The City of North Adams reminds you that Wednesday Aug. 20, will be the last day to register to vote or make changes to the voter's lists to be used at the State primary election on Tuesday, September 9.  The City Clerk’s office in City Hall is open for voter registrations during normal business hours, and will be open from 8 AM to 8PM on Aug. 20. To be eligible to vote in North Adams a person must be 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day (Sept. 9, 2014), a U-S citizen and a resident of North Adams.
 
 8/26 The Family Resource Center of Northern Berkshire County wants to encourage children and families to enjoy reading this summer, so they have teamed up with Greylock Federal Credit Union to bring free books to the kids via a Book Mobile.  Look for the FRC Book Mobile car on:

Aug. 25th at 12:30 in the parking lot of Hancock Elementary School and at 1:30 in the parking lot of the New Ashford Town Hall.
Aug. 26th at 1:00 in the parking lot of Cheshire Elementary School, at 2:00 in the parking lot of CT Plunkett Elementary School in Adams and at 3:00 in the parking lot of the Emma L. Miller School in Savoy.

8/30 Greylock "A Better Chance" is accepting donations for its 21st annual giant clothing sale and its 4th annual linen sale. Donations will be accepted only until Labor Day: quality gently-used clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories for adults, winter or summer, plus towels, sheets, comforters, blankets, bedspreads and other household linens (except curtains). Items must be clean and in nearly-new condition (no holes, stains, broken zippers, pilling, or other defects). Items should be brought to the First Congregational Church, 906 Main St. in Williamstown, weekdays and Sundays from 9-Noon. Call Carolyn Behr at 458-5557 or email her at www.carolynbehr@yahoo.com  for more information.


8/23 The 2nd annual North Adams Masonic Fishing Derby takes place Sat. Aug 23 from 8-3 at Windsor Lake (“Fish Pond”), in North Adams. It’s open to all ages for $8 per person.  There will be prizes in 3 categories: 7 yrs. and under, Age 8-13, and 14 yrs. and up.  For info please call 413-652-9795.

9/2 The Friends of the North Adams Library are now accepting donations for their annual Book Sale coming up in Sept.  Clean and gently used books, CD’s, DVD ’s, and books on tape are accepted; but text books and magazines are not.  Donations may be dropped off at the library during regular business hours.  All proceeds from the sale will be used for special programming and services at the library.

 
9/14 The Adams Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the season from 11 am-2 pm every Sunday through Sept. 14.  The market is located at the Adams Visitor Center on Hoosac St.  For more info, call the Adams Office of Tourism at 743-8358.


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.
 
North Adams Ambulance Service will be holding FREE car seat safety checks from 8 AM-Noon on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from Sept. through May.  They’ll be held at the Ambulance station, 10 Harris St., North Adams.  For questions or appointments please call 664-6680 Ext. 6 .
 
The Parish of Pope John Paul the Great, on Columbia St. in Adams reminds you that their Charity Center 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.

 

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