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9/11 The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team from Adams Community Bank will hold a “Dining to Donate” event on Thursday Sept. 11 at Arizona Pizza in Lanesboro.  Anytime that day, just tell your server that you’re “Dining to Donate” with the Adams Community Bank and 15 percent of your check will be donated to the team. 

9/12 The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's September Needs Assessment Forum will focus on addressing emerging issues in our community and setting the Coalition’s agenda for the year ahead. The Forum will be on Friday, September 12th, 10 to Noon, at the First Baptist Church in North Adams. Please use the Eagle Street entrance.  Everyone in Northern Berkshire is invited. Childcare can be available if you contact the Coalition office before September 9th. For more info, contact Al Bashevkin at 663-7588. 

 9/13 The Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Visitors Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park In North Adams will present an illustrated lecture: “Virus: Dead or Alive?” on Saturday, September 13th at 3pm. 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.
 
9/13 The Greylock “A Better Chance” program will hold its giant household linen sale at the First Congregational Church at 906 Main St., Williamstown on Saturday, September 13 from 10 AM- 1 PM. Items will include sheets, towels, comforters, blankets, bedspreads and much more. Also this year, a large collection of antique and handmade linens and quilts. All items are clean and in excellent condition. Credit cards and debit cards will be accepted.  The ABC Clothing Sale will follow on Saturday, September 27. For information call 458-5557.  

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. 

 9/17 MCLA will observe the 227th anniversary of the enactment of the U-S Constitution with a talk by activist attorney and legal scholar Martha Davis, a professor at Northeastern School of Law, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in Murdock Hall’s Fitzpatrick Room, room 208. The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, go www.mcla.edu/presents.

 9/17 The North Adams Public Schools continues its parent orientation program intended to improve communication between home and school and to make the learning process more effective from the start of the school year.  These orientation sessions will be held on: Tuesday,September 16 from 6-7:30 PM for  Brayton, Greylock & Sullivan Schools; and Weds. September 17 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Drury Senior High School.  Also, at 5:30 on the 17th at Drury, there will be a Senior and Senior Parent Meeting.
   
 9/22 A Health & Wellness Expo is being hosted by the Adams Council on Aging, at the Adams Visitors Center, 3 Hoosac Street, on Thursday, September 25th from 2-5 PM. There will be health & wellness vendors, raffles, a Flu Shot Clinic, food for purchase and much more.  Transportation is available by calling 743-8333.  
 
 9/21 On Thursday Sept. 18th or Sunday the 21st, you can take a HEALTHY HEART WALK, starting at 10AM at Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams.  It’s an easy 3/8 mile fitness hike on the Healthy Heart woodland trail. It’s designed for seniors but all ages are welcome.  Programs are free and open to the public. $2 parking fee applies for day-use.  An adult must accompany children. Natural Bridge State Park Visitors Center is at 1 McCauley Rd, North Adams.  Call 663-6392 for info.
 
9/23 The MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center presents “Broadway’s Next H!t Musical” as the first performance of  “MCLA Presents!--The ReWind Season”.  Showtime is Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.  The show uses audience participation to create a brand-new, fully improvised musical comedy. Admission is $10 for general admission. Tickets for MCLA alumni are $8, $5 for staff and faculty, and members and students are free. Tickets may be reserved by calling 662-5204.  For more info call 664-8718, or go to www.mcla.edu/presents .
 
9/23 Every Wednesday this month at 11 AM, Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams hosts a Tyke Hike, an easy exploratory hike for families and children's groups. Come for the hike, followed by your own picnic lunch, and stay for Kidleidoscope, a pre-school aged program focusing on forest themes, at 1:30.   Programs are free and open to the public. $2 parking fee applies for day-use.  An adult must accompany children. Natural Bridge State Park Visitors Center is at 1 McCauley Rd, North Adams.  Call 663-6392 for info.

9/23 Beginning Sept. 23rd, The Family Place and Family Resource Center will host Parenting Journey, a FREE 12 Week Parenting Group that provides a friendly, supportive place where parents can discuss the joys and challenges of parenting. The group will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Tuesdays at the Haskins Center in North Adams. FREE dinner, transportation and childcare will be provided. Space is limited; pre-register at 664-4821.

9/25 The Adams Council on Aging is offering several free Computer Classes.  A Tablet class will run from Sept. 11–25th on Thursdays from 9:30- 11 AM. A Basic Computer class will be held on Wednesdays from 9:30 – 11 starting October 1 for 8 weeks. And “The Next Step” Computer Class will be held on Fridays from 9:30–11 starting October 3rd for 8 weeks. Pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited so please call the Adams Council on Aging at 743-8333.
 
10/5 The 59th Fall Foliage Festival Parade is coming up on Sunday Oct. 5th in North Adams and you can join the fun!  The Parade Committee is looking for volunteer banner carriers for the march. To volunteer or for more info, contact Danielle at the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce:  413-499-4000 Ext.126 or email dthomas@berkshirechamber.com.
 
The Williamstown Farmers Market offer a great variety of fresh, locally grown produce, dairy, meats, foods, baked goods and local artisan jewelry and crafts every Saturday into October.  It’s open from 9-1 on Spring St.  Look for weekly updates on Facebook for the Williamstown Farmers Market.
 
Even as the seasons change, the North Adams Farmers Market continues every Saturday with an ever changing selection of locally grown produce and other items.  It’s open from 9-1 every Saturday through October in the Municipal Parking lot on Marshall St. Look for weekly updates on the North Adams Farmers Market Facebook page.
 
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.
 
The Friends of the North Adams Public Library thank you for your donations to their upcoming Book Sale.  They have all the books they need, but right now they could use some volunteers for the sale which will also include a bake sale and silent Auction. Proceeds go to benefit special programming and projects at the Library. The Book sale will  run from 9-4 on Sept. 26-27th at St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center.  Volunteer sheets are now available at the Library.

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 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.

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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