1/27 The Williams College Dept. of Music presents the Williams Opera Workshop in a concert on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7 PM in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus. This free event is open to the public. Williams Opera Workshop is a newly founded project involving talented Williams student singers and young professionals working together to prepare operatic scenes in a semi-staged performance.
1/29 MCLA Gallery 51 will present “Winter Green,” an interdisciplinary exhibition that examines plants from scientific and artistic points of view. An opening reception will be held on Jan. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the gallery. This event is free and open to the public. “Winter Green” will run from Jan. 29 through March 22. MCLA Gallery 51 is open seven days a week from 10-6, at 51 Main St. in North Adams. For more info: 664 8718, or go to www.mcla.edu/Gallery51
1/29 The non-profit Hilltown Families has organized their 7th Annual community-wide Handmade Valentine Swap, a free event open to all families in Western MA. It gives local families an opportunity to be creative together while connecting with other families in Western MA. Send out 10 hand-made Valentines and get 10 back! Signup deadline is Thursday Jan 29. For more info visit www.HilltownFamilies.org
1/30 BFAIR will hold a Family Fun night to benefit programs for adults and children with developmental disabilities, autism, and acquired brain injuries. It will be on Friday, January 30th from 6-9 at Mingo’s Sports Bar and Grill in North Adams. Enjoy a great buffet and activities including bowling, simulated golf, pool and ping-pong. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. For more info or tickets please e-mail: email@example.com or call 664-9382.
1/31 The Berkshire Medical Center Patient & Family Advisory Council is actively recruiting new advisors from the northern Berkshire community to attend a monthly meeting at the BMC North Campus. The Council’s mission is to provide a forum that enables patients and families to have direct input and influence on policies, programs, and practices at BMC, as it pertains specifically to northern Berkshire County. Those interested should contact Christa Melillo, BMC Patient Relations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 447-2466.
2/2 BerkshireWorks will hold an “Interview More Effectively” Workshop - Tuesday, February 3rd, 10-Noon in Room 106, North Adams City Hall. Learn how to present a positive first impression, know what to expect, and be prepared for each stage of the interview. To register, please call 413-672-0097 or visit www.berkshireworks.org.
2/4 On February 4 at 4 PM, Professor William Minardi will lecture at Sweetwood of Williamstown Retirement Living Community. Minardi’s teaching career spanned 59 years, 54 of those at MCLA. His astronomy lecture is titled, “The Organization of Space”. There will be a question and answer session following the lecture. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Sweetwood is located at 1611 Cold Spring Road –Rt. 7 Williamstown. For more info, please call 458-8371.
2/5 Sweet Brook Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is hosting a benefit trivia night on Thursday, February 5 from 5-8 p.m. at Mingo’s Sports Bar and Grill in North Adams. Donations are $20 per ticket, which includes complementary appetizers and a chance to win some great prizes. All proceeds will go to the Sweet Brook resident activities fund. For tickets, call Tracy at 458-8127 ext. 6364 or drop by Sweet Brook, 1561 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown.
2/10 There will be a Valentine’s Day Pinterest Party Fundraiser for the 2015 Relay for Life Team Soul Sisters. It’s a Do-it-Yourself Chocolate Covered Candy Bar, and it’s on Thurs. Feb 12 from 6-7:30 PM at the Adams Ale House. Cost is $30 per person and there will be appetizers and raffles. Registration is required so please call or text Ashley at 413-212-7687 to sign up.
3/31 The Friends of Milne Public Library is accepting new or gently used book and media donations through March 31 for their April book sale, silent auction, cafe and bake sale. Donations can be brought in bags or boxes to the front porch of 184 Southworth St. To arrange for large donations, please call 652-2064 or 458-2276. For more information, or to volunteer your help at the sale, visit www.milnelibraryfriends.org or email@example.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 Gtore 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.