2/21 Head to Windsor Lake and downtown North Adams for WinterFest on February 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for sledding, snow-shoeing, hot chocolate, a chowder competition, ice sculpting, horse-drawn wagon rides, a community camp fire, and more! From 10-Noon there will be many activities at Windsor Lake too. Weather permitting there will be ice skating, sledding, snowshoe hiking, snowman making, and a fire in the campers pavilion with hot cocoa and cookies.This family-friendly, day-long, event will wrap up at the North Adams Skating Rink, with a skate party from 2-4 PM. All events are free. Check North Adams Winterfest on Facebook for updates or call 664-6180.
2/24 The Youth Leadership Program, a program of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, is currently accepting applications for the Youth Leadership Class of 2016. Applicants must be current high school sophomores, entering their junior year this fall, and all paperwork must be received at the Berkshire Chamber's office, 66 Allen Street, Pittsfield by 3 PM Friday, February 27th to be considered. For more info on Youth Leadership or to obtain an application, visit www.berkshirechamber.com/ylp or call the Berkshire Chamber at (413) 499-4000, x126.
2/25 Join the “Soul Sisters” Relay for Life team for a night of "dining to donate" at the Adams Ale House, 8 Hoosac Street Adams. From 4 PM to closing on Wednesday, February 25, a percentage of sales will be donated to the team as they help the fight against cancer.
2/28 North Adams Little League is having sign-ups on Monday and Tuesday Feb. 23-24 from 6-7:30 PM, and Sat. Feb 28 from 9-Noon at the North Adams Elks. The cost is $45 per child or $60 for two. All boys and girls, ages 8-12 are invited.
2/28 Join team "Homeward Bound" in the fight against cancer in the 2015 Northern Berkshire Relay for Life. They’ll be holding a Pitch Tournament on Sat. Feb. 28, at Viking Pub in Adams. Sign in is from 12-12:45; play starts at 1 PM sharp. $20/player; All players will be assigned a partner. There will be cash prizes, free food and a cash bar. Payment and pre-registration required. Contact: Barbara at 413-329-4533 or Chris at 413-329-4123.
3/7 Pine Cobble School is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Hunter Family Scholarship, an endowed scholarship available to new students grades 5-9 for the 2015-16 year. Applications are accepted through March 15, and families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For more information, please visit www.pinecobble.org/hunterscholarships
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.
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.