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7/19 The Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Visitors Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park will present “Fungi –the Hidden Kingdom” on Saturday, July 19th at 2pm. Fungi are all around us including in each breath we take. This illustrated lecture will attempt to explore the ways these fascinating life forms appear all around us and how they affect our planet and interact with our lives. 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.
  
7/19 Stamford Community Church at 1059 Main Road will hold a Praise and Worship Music Celebration this Sat. 11-5, rain or shine in the pavilion.  Along with uplifting music from several performers, there will be hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages available, as well as a bake sale to benefit the Church Youth Group’s missionary trip to NYC. It’s a day meant for the whole family, and if you have any questions please call 802-694-1454.

On Saturday, July 19 from 10am-3pm, discover what’s happening in the front and back yards of your neighbors, during Hoosac Harvest’s second annual North Berkshire Homestead Tour. Tickets are $15 per carload and support subsidized shares for community members at two local Community Supported Agriculture farms. Tickets and more info are available by email from hoosacharvest@gmail.com
 
 7/19 Local Historian Paul W. Marino will lead a historical Walk through North Adams’ Veazie Street neighborhood, this Saturday, July 19.  The Veazie Street Walk starts at 2:30pm at the corner of Veazie and River Streets.  Interested persons are advised to wear sunblock, a good pair of walking shoes and a hat with a wide brim. You should carry a canteen or bottle of water, bring the children, and “be prepared to have your ears talked off”.  Rain or high wind cancels, but not a whole lot else.

7/20 The Town of Adams hosts free outdoor concerts every Sunday from 4-6 at the Adams Visitor Center on Hoosac St.  This week, it’s the music of WYKYD.  For a full listing of the Town’s summer activities go to www.celebrateadams.com look for the Summer Fun calendars at many locations, or call the Adams Office of Tourism at 743-8358.


7/20 There will be an All U Can Eat Breakfast sponsored by Naomi Chapter No. 17, Eastern Star, this Sunday July 20 from 8-11:30 at the Masonic Building, 172 Church St., North Adams. $7 for adults, $4 for kids under 10.  On the menu: Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage, French Toast and Pancakes, with their Special Pancake of the Month: Hawaiian !

7/20 Williamstown continues its “Summer Sundays” this Sunday, July 20. Head to Spring St. from 5 –8pm every Sunday in July for the sights & sounds of summer.  Tons of fun including live music, art and craft activities for all ages, pony rides, local Dinner Specials, Yoga at 7PM and to wrap things up: Family Flicks Under the Stars, on Morgan Lawn at the top of Spring St., sponsored by Images Cinema.  This week it’s the classic film, “Mary Poppins”! (In case of rain, the movie will be shown at Images). For more info go to www.williamstownchamber.com

7/24 The annual Pedal and Plod Road Race is scheduled for Sunday July 27th.  Registration will be at the Adams Town Common at 6:30 AM, the race begins at 8:30.  For info go to www.runwmac.com  or contact the Adams Office of Tourism, at the Visitors Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams from 9-6 daily.

 7/26 The Department of Conservation & Recreation's Clarksburg State Park offers Nature Walks on Thursdays at 10AM during the month of July. Experience the beauty and diversity of nature with a series of interpreter-guided nature walks around the Pond at Clarksburg State Park. All walks meet at the Pond. The Park is located at 1199 Middle Road in Clarksburg. Information: 663-6312.

 7/26 The Department of Conservation & Recreation's Clarksburg State Park offers Nature Walks on Thursdays at 10AM during the month of July. Experience the beauty and diversity of nature with a series of interpreter-guided nature walks around the Pond at Clarksburg State Park. All walks meet at the Pond. The Park is located at 1199 Middle Road in Clarksburg. Information: 663-6312.

7/28 The Adams Community Bank “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” team is hosting a chicken dinner on Tuesday July 29 from 4-7 PM at Mingo’s Sports Bar and Grill on Roberts Drive, North Adams.  Tickets are $10 each for a dinner of stuffed chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, salad and a roll.  Tickets are available at any Adams Community Bank office.

 7/29 Every Saturday and Sunday in July you can take a "Marvelous Marble Tour" at Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams. Suitable for all ages this easy walk will explore the geological history and remains of the 19th and early 20th century marble quarry. Please dress appropriately for the weather; sturdy walking shoes and a water bottle are recommended. Tour starts at 10am at the visitor center. All programs are free and open to the public. An adult must accompany children. A $2 parking fee applies for day-use. For more info call 663-6392.

 7/31 Every Thursday in July at 10 AM you can take a "Healthy Heart Walk" at Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams. This is an easy 3/8 mile fitness hike on the Healthy Heart woodland trail. It's designed for seniors but all ages are welcome. Just meet at the Visitors Center on McCauley Road. Please dress appropriately for the weather; sturdy walking shoes and a water bottle are recommended. All programs are free and open to the public. An adult must accompany children. A $2 parking fee applies for day-use. For more info call 663-6392.

8/14 The Williams College Summer Theatre Lab is marking its 10th season in residence at the CenterStage of the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.  Running now through Open Lab Weekend August 14-16, this summer’s season of theatrical work created, produced and performed by Williams students and visiting artists will also include  a 10th anniversary cabaret celebration.   Performances are free and open to the public. For more information, look for “wcstl” on Facebook or check online at www.wcstl.wordpress.com .

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.

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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