3/12 The regular monthly meeting of Court Margaret, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, will be held on Weds. March 12 at 6 PM, in the St. Elizabeth Parish Center in North Adams. A simple Lenten luncheon will follow the meeting.
3/14 The Williams College Department of Music presents the Berkshire Symphony in concert on Friday, March 14, at 8 PM in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. The Berkshire Symphony pairs Williams students with their teachers and mentors. There is a pre-concert talk with guest conductor Michael Adelson before the concert at 7:15 in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, adjacent to the main venue. Both of these events are free and open to the public.
3/14 The Northern Berkshire community will once again gather together to discuss issues facing its residents. On Friday, March 14th, nbCC's monthly forum topic, “Jobs and Education for a Stronger Workforce”, will look at the current state of the Northern Berkshire job market. The forum runs from 10 to Noon at the First Baptist Church in North Adams, Eagle Street entrance. Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Friendship Center food pantry. For more info, please contact Al Bashevkin, at 663-7588, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
3/14 On Friday, March 14th, the McCann Tech Class of 2014 will be hosting the annual "Faculty and Alumni Basketball Game" in the McCann Tech gym. The faculty versus JV game will begin at 5:30pm and the alumni versus varsity game will begin at 6:30pm. If you are interested in playing, please contact Mrs. Lisa Collins: 663-5383 Ext. 164. Tickets are $5 to play and to watch both games.
3/15 The Williams College Department of Music presents the Jimmy Greene Quartet in concert on Saturday, March 15, at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. Named one of the "25 Young Rising Stars in Jazz" by DownBeat Magazine in 1999, saxophonist, composer, and educator Jimmy Greene has emerged as a positive presence in the jazz world. This free event is open to the public.
3/15 REACH for Community Health’s Diabetes Support Group will meet Saturday, March 15 from Noon to 1 PM at North Adams Regional Hospital. This month’s topic is “Fiber”. Meetings are held on the third Saturday of every month in the ground floor conference room near the Hospital Cafeteria. You’re encouraged to bring a healthy lunch or purchase lunch in the Cafeteria. For more info or to register for the group call registered dietitians Kristin Irace at 664-5266 or Melissa Davis at 664-5263.
3/19 Court Sancta Regina, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, will hold its regular monthly meeting on Weds. March 19 at 6 PM, in the Adams Visitors Center. A baby shower is planned, with all gifts received going to the Pope John Paul Charity Center.
3/31 Every 9 minutes, the American Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need. Thanks to the support of everyday heroes like you, the Red Cross of Berkshire County is able to respond to disasters big and small, support military families, help ensure that blood is available when needed and teach lifesaving skills like CPR and first aid. March is Red Cross Month. Be a hero. Donate today. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
3/23 MCLA Gallery 51 presents “Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views about Art.” The exhibition, on display until March 23, features a variety of outsider and self-taught art, as well as contributions from professionally trained artists and teachers. MCLA Gallery 51, at 51 Main St. in North Adams, will be open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM. Admission is free.
3/23 Mill City Productions presents "The Good Doctor" by Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov. Performances will take place on Fridays, March 14th and 21st at 8pm, Saturdays, March 15th and 22nd at 8pm and Sundays, March 16th and 23rd at 2pm. The production is directed by Tara Johnson and features 11 Berkshire County actors. Performances will take place at Mill City's Theatre at Building 4N (next to the Visitor's Center) in 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 can be purchased in advance by visiting www.millcityproductions.org. For more information, please visit www.millcityproductions.org or email contact email@example.com
3/31 The Red Cross has a proud tradition of volunteers helping their neighbors in emergencies. March is Red Cross month. You’re needed more than ever at the Red Cross of Berkshire County, whether you can volunteer to help the victims of disaster, donate blood or make financial gifts so the red cross will always be there to help. Volunteer at www.redcross.org/massachusettsvolunteer . Change a life, starting with your own.
3/23 Northern Berkshire Relay for Life Team “Zumba in the Berkshires” presents: “Muppets Most Wanted” at North Adams Movieplex, Sunday, March 23 at 11am. Tickets for this special Relay fundraiser are $5 each, and available at Union Station, 69 Union Street, North Adams.
5/15 Northern Berkshire Relay for Life Team “Johnny's Journey” is holding a fundraising raffle for a Homemade "Live, Laugh, Love" bench valued at $450 ! Tickets are $5 each or 3/$10 and are available at That's a Wrap or Snip Cut or from any “Johnny's Journey” team members.
4/30 Williamstown’s Milne Library website now includes Atomic online computer classes. Over 300 tutorials on all computer platforms including Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and software. Also, applications such as Twitter, Pinterest, Skype, and hundreds more. Visit www.milnelibrary.org
5/15 Northern Berkshire Relay for Life Team “Johnny's Journey” will be giving away free hair service for one year valued at $250 and free chemical service for one year valued at $600, with services provided by Jennifer Boucher at Snip Cut. It’s a fundraiser for the Relay for Life coming up this spring. Tickets are available at Snip Cut.
With support from Berkshire United Way, Habitat for Humanity will once again offer free tax preparation service, known as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
program. Households making less than $52,000 a year are eligible. In North County, the service will be offered in North Adams at BCAC Northern Berkshire County. Call 663-3014 for info. Also, the countywide VITA program is still looking for volunteers. Contact Habitat for more information at 413-881-5500.
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 NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS LINKED UP WITH AMAZON.COM THROUGH ONE OF ITS MEMBERSHIPS TO HELP SUPPORT THE LIBRARY. AT NO COST TO YOU, WHEN YOU SHOP FOR BOOKS, MOVIES, ELECTRONICS, GIFTS AND MORE AT AMAZON, A PERCENTAGE OF YOUR PURCHASE WILL BE DONATED TO THE LIBRARY. JUST GO TO WWW.WOWBRARY.ORG/NORTHADAMS AND CLICK ON “SHOP AT AMAZON” BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR PURCHASE. IT’S EASY, FREE, AND ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY.
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.
IF YOU ARE SEEKING TO HEAL FROM YOUR HURTS, HABITS AND HANG-UPS YOU’RE WELCOME TO “CELEBRATE RECOVERY” ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 7 TO 8:30 PM AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILLIAMSTOWN, 31 MAIN ST. MEETINGS WILL ALSO INCLUDE A POT LUCK SUPPER ON THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, BEGINNING AT 6:30 PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 413-458-4811.