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  10/16 Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will deliver this fall’s Hardman Lecture at MCLA. This lecture event, “Reporting the Truths of the World, will take place in the MCLA Amsler Campus Center gym on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
 
10/16 Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will deliver this fall’s Hardman Lecture at MCLA. This lecture event, “Reporting the Truths of the World, will take place in the MCLA Amsler Campus Center gym on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
 
 10/16  A Fall Harvest Supper benefitting Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity  will take place Sat., October 18th, 6:00pm at First Congregational Church, Williamstown. It features a fresh, local, farm-sourced buffet menu. Tickets are $25 each or 2/$40, and $15 for Children under 12.  They’re available at First Congregational Church, Williamstown and at the Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity Office, 61 Main Street (Suite 244) in North Adams.  Call 664-4440 for more info.
 
10/17 Harvest Supper will be served on Saturday October 18th at the Second Congregational Church, Rt. 43 (Hancock Road), Williamstown. Just 1 seating at 5:30, for Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Squash, Beets, Cole Slaw, Rolls and Butter, Apple and Pumpkin Pie, Punch and Coffee. Reservations are required, so call Mickey at 458-4947.  Dinners are $12/Adults,  $5/Children under 11, and Preschoolers eat Free!
 
10/17 The Northern Berkshire Business and Professional Women will honor the many years of community service and dedication by Marilyn Faulkner who, together with her husband, Carl, recently retired after owning the Williams Inn. All are welcome to attend the celebration at 6PM on October 22 at the Bounti-fare Restaurant in Adams. Dinner choices include either Roast Beef or Chicken Vermont. The cost is $30. Please RSVP to Colleen Janz via email colleen.e.janz@gmail.com
 
10/18 First Baptist Church, 131 Main St., North Adams will hold its annual Turkey Dinner with all the fixings, on Sat. Oct 18. There will be 2 seatings: 5 and 6:30. Please use the Eagle St. entrance.  Tickets are $10/adults, $5/kids 6-12, and little ones 5 and under are free!  Tickets are available in the church office or at the door.  Takeout will be available. Proceeds will benefit Camp Ashmere and its programs for 2015.
 
10/18 PopCares, a local non-profit group performing acts of kindness for local cancer patients and their families, will be holding its 3rd Annual Chicken Dinner and Live Auction.  It’ll be on Sat. Oct 25 from 5:30-Midnight at Bounti-Fare on Rt. 8, Adams.  Many great items will be up for bid. There will also be a Chinese auction, silent auction, 50-50 & more.  Tickets are $20 and last year’s event sold out fast, so call 413-281-1094 or email popcares@yahoo.com.  Don’t forget to like PopCares on Facebook and see some of the auction items listed there.
 
 10/20 Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley will examine the current state of American politics in a conversation with Williams College political science professor Sam Crane at 8 PM on Monday, Oct. 20, on the MainStage in the ’62 Center.  The talk is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To obtain tickets, call the ’62 Center box office at (413) 597-2425 or reserve online at www.62center.williams.edu
 
10/24 Berkshire County Kids’ Place presents “An Evening of Music and Memories”, featuring music from Pittsfield native Matt Cusson. It’s coming up on Friday Oct. 24 from 5-9:30 PM at the Crowne Plaza. The benefit evening includes a cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction, music and more. For info and tickets, call Laura Baran at 413-499-2800 Ext. 14 or go online to www.kidsplaceonline.org .
 
10/29 Due to construction work inside the building, the Adams Free Library at 92 Park Street in Adams, will be closed the next two Wednesdays, October 22 and 29. The closings are meant to prevent dust exposure to both library employees and the public.  The library trustees and staff apologize for any inconvenience.  No fines will be charged for items due those days.  Please remember, the Item Return Box is located on Melrose Street between the stairs and ramp.  If you have any questions, please call 743-8345.
 
10/26 You’re invited to the A-Y-J Fund Wine and Chocolate Tasting at the Freight Yard Pub in North Adams this Sunday Oct. 26 from 3 to 6pm. For a $25 donation you can enjoy music, wine, chocolate, a Silent Auction and more while supporting the AYJ Fund, whose mission is to bring smiles to kids with cancer, keep them connected to friends and school through technology and to support brain cancer research.  For more info go online to www.AYJfund.org  of like the AYJ Fund on Facebook.
 
10/27 The Friends of the North Adams Library will meet Monday October 27th at 3:30 PM in the community room at the Library. These meetings are open to the public and those interested are encouraged to attend.
 
10/27 The Residence Area Advisory Boards and the Center for Service and Citizenship at MCLA will host the 20th Annual “Boo Bash” for children and their parents on Monday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Berkshire Towers on the MCLA campus. This event is free and open to area children between the ages of 6 and 11, when accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Berkshire Towers, on Church Street, across the street from Murdock Hall, will feature a decorated entrance, trick or treating and a costume party. For more info, please contact Devon O’Dowd at the college: 662-5249.
 
10/30 For kids 5 and older (grownups too!) the Children’s Room at the Adams Free Library will host “Howlarious Halloween”, on Thurs. Oct 30th at 6 pm.  Artist Mary Jo Maichack will present a show of classic ghost stories, songs and jokes, sure to be the spookiest, eeriest and funniest Halloween program around!  The Adams Free Library is on Park St.  Call 743-8345 with any questions.
 
11/4 The Drury High School Band is holding their annual Gas Raffle fundraiser now through Nov. 4th.  The prizes are a $300, $200, & $100 gas cards, and tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. The drawing will be November 5th and you need not be present to win. Band members and Band parents will be out in local neighborhoods in the next few weeks, and will also be selling tickets the weekend of October 18 – 19 at the Wal-Mart and Stop n Shop in North Adams.  All proceeds support band programs and scholarships. For more information: call (413) 464-3925, or (413) 281-0445. 
 
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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