The DCR’s VisitorsMuseum at WesternGatewayHeritageState Park will present the illustrated lecture,” Look! It’s a Bird? ... It’s a Plane? ... It’s SuperFish!” on Saturday July 18th at 3 PM. The program will explore the natural history of flying fish. WesternGatewayHeritageState Park is located south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8 in North Adams. The VisitorsMuseum is in building #4. Information: 663-6312.
The Town of Adams free concert series continues this Sunday at the AdamsVisitorCenter, with Tom Corrigan and Friends playing from 4-6 PM. The concerts will run every Sunday through August 23rd. For a full listing of town events this summer go online to www.town.adams.ma.us or look for the Adams Summer of Fun calendars, available at Town Hall, the Adams Visitors Center and other locations.
There will be an All U Can Eat Breakfast, sponsored by Naomi Chapter No. 17, Order of Eastern Star, this Sunday July 19 from 8-11:30 at the Masonic Building, 172 Church St., North Adams. $8 for adults and $4 for kids under 10 will get you Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, French Toast & Pancakes including their Special Pancake of the Month – Hawaiian !
This Friday, Northern Berkshire Neighbor’s Community Outreach group is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the future NorthernBerkshireTeenCenter. It will be held at the American Legion from 6 to 10 PM, and will include live local music, light fare, and a raffle. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Annie Rodgers at 663-7588. The cost is $10 for general admission and $5 for students/seniors.
Local historian Paul W. Marino will lead a walking tour of North Adams’ Veazie Street neighborhood on Saturday, July 18. It starts at 2:30 at the corner of Veazie and River Streets. Dress for the weather, wear sun block, a good pair of walking shoes and a hat with a wide brim, carry some water, bring the kids and “be prepared to have your ears talked off”. Rain or high winds will cancel the walk. For information, Marino can be reached at 413-207-1344.
Hike the historic route of American naturalist and writer, Henry David Thoreau to the summit of MountGreylock This Saturday at 10 am. Led by Lauren Stevens, the event is FREE. Meet at the MountGreylockState Reservation, Notch Road gate parking lot, 300 feet up from the intersections of Reservoir and Notch Roads, off Route 2 in North Adams. Recommended for ages teen to adult. For more info, call (413) 499-4262, or visit www.massparks.org.
The 3rd Annual North Adams Masonic Fishing Derby is coming up on Saturday Aug. 22 from 8AM-3 PM on WindsorLake (“Fish Pond”) in North Adams. Open to all ages, prizes will be awarded in 3 categories: 7 yrs. old and younger, age 8-13 and 14 and up. Entry is $8 per person. Please call 413-652-5467.
As part of their children’s summer reading program, you’re invited to the Adams Free Library as they host Jody Scalise- “Motion Man”. Be prepared for a morning of physical comedy, magic, mime, illusion, circus and more. This event will be held at the Adams Free Library on Wednesday July 22 at 10:30 am.
The 20th annual Jimmy Bernardo Memorial Ride will be Saturday July 25. It’s to benefit Berkshire County Kids Place. Bike registration and check in begins at 9 AM at Kids Place, 63 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, and the ride begins at 11AM sharp. Pre-registration is encouraged online at www.kidsplaceonline.org . The day will also include a post-ride party at Bousquet from Noon-6, with food, drink and live music by 5 great local bands including WhiskeyCity and WYKYD. The party is free to registered riders, and $5 per person for the general public or $20 per family of 2 adults and up to 4 kids. For more info call 413-499-2800.
As part of Adams’ Susan B. Anthony Days, the 32ND annual Pedal and Plod Road Race is scheduled for Sunday July 26th. Pre-registration is closed but race day registration will be at the MasonicTemple on Center St. starting at 7 AM. The race begins at 8:30 from the AdamsTown Common. For info call 743-8300 Ext. 176 or go to www.town.adams.ma.us.
The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, 67 East Rd., Adams holds a Children’s Story and Craft Hour at 11 AM Saturday July 18th and then every Saturday in August. The Museum is open Thursdays through Mondays 10 AM -4 PM; stop by or call 743-7121 for info.