3/21 The Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Visitors Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park will present a Spring Equinox Astronomy lecture, “A Universe Portrait” on Saturday, March 21st at 3pm. The Park is just south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8 in North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4. Information: 663-6312.
3/22 Northern Berkshire Relay for Life Team Dixie Chicks will once again hold their 5k Sap Run, this Sunday March 22. The Run starts at 9 AM from Readsboro Central School, to the power station and back to enjoy a pancake breakfast. Entry fee is $10 for adults and $8 for runners 12 and under. For more info or to sign up call Cyndi at 413-652-4512.
3/28 Adams-Cheshire Regional School District and the Performing Arts Department of Hoosac Valley Middle and High School will present "Grease", March 26th, 27th and 28th at 7PM in the auditorium at Hoosac Valley Middle and High School. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $7 for students, all available at the door the evening of the performances. For more info. please call the school at 743-5200.
3/31 Goodwill is looking for T-Shirts. Spring is coming and Goodwill’s Rag Business is budding and blooming and they need your old, torn, and good for nothing T-Shirts. Get moving and put a bag together and drop it off at any of the Goodwill store donation areas or at the 158 Tyler Street Training Center, Pittsfield. Collecting T-Shirts and turning them into usable rags is what Goodwill’s Rag business is all about. It’s about Jobs and Creating Skills for the workplace.
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 458-2276. For more information, or to volunteer your help at the sale, visit www.milnelibraryfriends.org.
4/1 Dreaming of owning your own home? Attend a Habitat for Humanity Informational Session on Wednesday, April 1st from 6 to 7 pm at the Northern Berkshire Habitat Office, 61 Main Street, Suite 244 in North Adams. Children are welcome! For more info, call 664-4440 or visit www.northberkshirehabitat.org.
4/2 If you’re concerned about underage substance use, join nb21 and the City of North Adams for a special parent presentation on Thursday, April 2nd at 6 PM at the North Adams Public Library. It will feature Chris and Kathi Sullivan who struggled with personal and family issues surrounding drug and alcohol abuse. All members of the community are invited.
4/9 United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Berkshire County will host an open house in the at the Northern Berkshire office, 535 Curran Hwy Thurs., April 9th from 6 to 7:30. Complimentary refreshments will be offered as well as gift basket raffles. For more information, contact Katelyn: 664-9345.
4/9 Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School is holding its annual fundraiser, Get BART Smart, on Saturday, April 11 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at One Commercial Street, Adams. Teams are needed for this night of fun and knowledge of trivia and SAT questions. The evening also includes a light dinner, a selection of beer and wine and an exceptional Silent Auction. For more info, go to www.bartcharter.org and click on “News and Events”.
The Hoosic River Revival Board and Advisory Council meet the second Monday of every month from 9 to 11 am in the 2nd floor conference room in North Adams City Hall. These meetings are open to the public. Check out the latest news at www.HoosicRiverRevival.org, or find them on Facebook.
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 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.