12/3 Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity’s annual Christmas Tree Showcase Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, December 7th at the First Congregational Church, Williamstown from 2-5 PM. It’s a festive display and raffle of over 100 Mini-Trees created by community members. There will also be an Angel Tree where you can purchase an angel in memory of or in honor of a loved one; and a bake sale with Free Hot Chocolate! You can still purchase a tree to decorate for the raffle for $7 at Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity’s office, 61 Main St., North Adams and many other locations. Call 664-4440 for info.
12/6 First Baptist Church at 131 Main St., North Adams will hold a 1st Friday Dinner from 5-7 PM this Friday. The menu includes ham, baked beans, brown bread, cole slaw, assorted desserts and beverages. Price is $9 for adults and $4 for children.
12/7 The Boutique at Stamford Community Church will be open this Saturday Dec. 7 from 9-Noon, featuring winter clothing and kitchen items for sale. Proceeds benefit the Church’s missions.
12/7 The Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Visitors Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park will present an illustrated lecture: “Natural History of the Holidays” on Saturday, December 7th at 3pm. So many different holiday rituals and symbols occur at this time of the year. This illustrated lecture will attempt to find the roots of our holiday celebrations both in nature and history. The Park is located south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8 in North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4. Information: 663-6312.
12/8 This Sunday from 8AM-Noon, the Berkshire Lodge of Masons on Center St. in Adams will hold their Special all you can eat Breakfast with Santa and, if he can get through the Lodge door, Stash, the World’s Biggest Elf! The breakfast includes Pancakes (plain, blueberry or chocolate chip), Scrambled eggs, Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage, Toast, Bagels, Juice, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate and Milk. All of this food and fun for only $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for kids 12 and under.
12/8 Help support the Historic Valley Campground Playground fundraiser by purchasing cookie platters for Christmas! Prices start at $25 for 4 dozen cookies with many varieties available. ½ of all proceeds will go towards the fund to replace aging playground equipment at the North Adams site. Be sure to order early: call 663-3838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
12/11 The regular monthly meeting of Court Margaret, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, will be held on Weds. Dec. 11 at 6 PM, in the St. Elizabeth Parish Center in North Adams. Bingo and a carol sing are scheduled for after the meeting. Their next meeting is planned for Weds. Jan. 9th.
The Drury Performing Arts Management Class presents Danny Klein’s Full House, Friday, Dec. 13th at 7pm in the Drury Auditorium. Klein is one of the founding members of the J Geils Band who performs along with Jim Taft, Drury Class of ‘84 in this 6-piece rocking band. Local favorites One Way Out and the Drury Jazz Combo will open the show at 7 PM. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They’re available in the Drury High School main office, Berkshire Emporium, and Eagle Street Music in downtown North Adams. Or call the high school at 662-3240 to reserve yours. Limited tickets may be available at the door.
12/14 First Baptist Church at 131 Main St., North Adams has scheduled a Live Nativity display for Friday and Saturday, Dec 13-14 at 5 PM, and Sunday Dec. 15 at 2 PM.
12/18 The regular monthly meeting of Court Sancta Regina, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, will be held on Weds. Dec. 18 at 6 PM, in the Adams Visitors Center. Each member and guest is asked to bring in a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Pope John Paul the Great Parish food pantry in Adams. Court Sancta Regina will not have any meeting in January or February.
12/19 Hometown Holidays, a month of spirited fun, family activities and shopping bargains in North Adams kicks off with the annual Tree Lighting on Nov. 27 and continues on December 5th, 12th, and 19th, from 5 to 8 PM with a variety of specials and activities to enjoy downtown, including holiday crafts, face painting, live music, gallery openings, and much more! The 2013 Hometown Holidays is part of Shop North Adams, a campaign by the North Adams Chamber of Commerce, urging you to shop locally. For more info, contact the Office of Tourism & Community Events at 664-6180 or email@example.com.
12/28 Every Saturday in December from 10-Noon, The Salvation Army at 393 River St., North Adams will hold a canned food drive. Help fill the Soul Food Pantry and help those in need in our community. Call 663-7987 for more information.
12/31 The Family Resource Center’s Free Children’s Clothing Exchange is in need of winter clothing donations. They’ll accept gently used children’s winter coats and clothing in sizes Infant through size 10. Please drop off donations at the Family Resource Center at Child Care of the Berkshires, 210 State Street, North Adams. Call the Family Resource Center at 664-4821 for more information.
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 NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS LINKED UP WITH AMAZON.COM THROUGH ONE OF ITS MEMBERSHIPS TO HELP SUPPORT THE LIBRARY. AT NO COST TO YOU, WHEN YOU SHOP FOR BOOKS, MOVIES, ELECTRONICS, GIFTS AND MORE AT AMAZON, A PERCENTAGE OF YOUR PURCHASE WILL BE DONATED TO THE LIBRARY. JUST GO TO WWW.WOWBRARY.ORG/NORTHADAMS AND CLICK ON “SHOP AT AMAZON” BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR PURCHASE. IT’S EASY, FREE, AND ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY.
IF YOU ARE SEEKING TO HEAL FROM YOUR HURTS, HABITS AND HANG-UPS YOU’RE WELCOME TO “CELEBRATE RECOVERY” ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 7 TO 8:30 PM AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILLIAMSTOWN, 31 MAIN ST. MEETINGS WILL ALSO INCLUDE A POT LUCK SUPPER ON THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, BEGINNING AT 6:30 PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 413-458-4811.