6/10The Concerts at Windsor Lake are back again for another summer of fantastic music and great family fun. This year’s extended season series kicks off this Weds. June 10 with Rev Tor and runs every Wednesday at 6:30pm through Sept 2nd (except Aug. 12). Bring blankets or chairs; Concessions are available, but you’re welcome to bring your own food. Parking is free, and swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are allowed at the lake.For more info call 664-6180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
6/10 The regular monthly meeting of Court Margaret #629, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, will be held on Weds. June 10 in the St. Elizabeth Parish Center in North Adams. A covered dish supper is planned for the evening by the officers. Guest speaker will be Judy Williams of New Direction Pregnancy Support.
6/13 Celebrate Frederick and Anna Douglass, their legacy and their friendship with Susan B Anthony, when the Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum hosts author and historian, Rose O’Keefe on June 13th from 3:00 to 4:30. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Children’s activities are available outside in the new “Just Like Susan: Growing Young Minds” area, with care provided during the event. Ms. O’Keefe will be available for book signings at the end of her presentation. The Museum is located at 67 East Rd., Adams.
6/13The Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Visitors Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park will present the illustrated lecture “Who Dung It?” on Saturday June 13th at 3pm. This program will investigate why “waste is a terrible thing to waste.” The Park is located south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8 in North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4. Info: 663-6312.
6/14 On Sunday June 14, MCLA Gallery 51 will host a poetry reading with Stephen Rifkin and Annie Raskin, from 2 to 3 PM. This event is free and open to the public—as is MCLA Gallery 51, at 51 Main St. in North Adams. Open 7 days a week from 10-6.
6/21 Now through June 21, the “PRESS: LetterPRESS as a Public Art Project” gallery is hosting “Amalgam”. This show features limited edition artwork by printer and PRESS intern Jonas A. McCaffery, as well as photographs by students in Drury High School’s E3 Academy program. PRESS is at 49 Main St., North Adams and is open most days 10 AM-6 PM.
6/20 The Northern Berkshire YMCA is taking registrations for Camp Abenaki, the Y’s summer camp at Windsor Lake in North Adams. Camp Abenaki is available for children 5 to 12 years old. Scholarships are available to those who qualify. To register, visit the Y at 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams. Contact: Kathy Mancini at 663-6529 or email email@example.com. More info online at www.ymcanb.org.
6/21 The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers will hold a week-long Leadership Institute for teen girls and young women ages 13–18, on July 20-24 from 1–5 PM at The Mount in Lenox. It will be led by the Festival’s founding director Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D., and college senior Grace Rossman. The application deadline is June 21. For more information, visit www.berkshirewomenwriters.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6/25 The new LEGO Group for Ages 8 and up meets at the North Adams Public Library, every Thursday from 6 to 7PM in the 3rd floor meeting room at the library, 74 Church Street.
6/30 Sign-ups start June 15th for “Every Hero Has a Story”, the Summer Reading Program at the North Adams Public Library. Suitable for ages 3-14, the weekly programs will be every Thursday at 6:30 PM from July 2nd to August 6th, in the NAPL Youth Services Department. For more information, please call 662-3133, Ext. 14.
8/31The Salvation Army on River St., North Adams is hosting a canned goods pantry every Monday and Wednesday from 11AM-Noon. Please bring an ID with you when you come in.
Volunteers are needed for the city's tourist booth located on Union Street at the Windsor Mill. The ideal candidates are knowledgeable about North Adams and the surrounding area and enjoy talking to people. Volunteers provide directions to known attractions and offer suggestions for places to eat, hike, walk, picnic, shop, and more. If you’re interested in volunteering, call Kathy Keeser at 664-4006 or email: KathyKeeser@gmail.com..
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.