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10/11 The Adams Free Library, 92 Park Street, Adams, will host a special presentation called “It’s Not About the Hike” on Saturday, October 11th at 7 pm. This hour-long multi-media presentation highlights the journey of Nancy Sporborg and Pat Piper, two 50-plus year old non-hikers who decided to climb the 100 highest mountains in New England.  This inspirational program will be held in the Library’s Memorial Hall.  Please use the Melrose Street entrance and the elevator to reach Memorial Hall.  Contact the Library at 743-8345 with any questions. 
 
10/11 American LegionPost  90 in Pownal VT will hold a Spaghetti Dinner this Saturday, from 5 PM till it’s gone!  It’s to benefit the Vets Home in Bennington and bingo at the Home. Dinner is $8 for adults and $4 for kids under 12.
 
10/11 There will be a Ham Dinner to celebrate the Mohawk Trail’s 100th Anniversary.  It’ll be at the Florida Baptist Church Hall, next to the Church on Rt. 2, this Saturday from 4-6:30.  Dinners (including dessert!) are $10 for adults; $7 for seniors and children up to 6.  For info or reservations, call 413-297-1716 or 663-3889.  Walk-ins will also be welcomed, and takeouts will be available.
 
10/11 The Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Visitors Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park in North Adams will present “It’s Alive! - A History of Frankenstein” on Saturday, October 11th at 3pm. This Halloween season illustrated lecture will explore the historic and scientific roots of attempts in raising the dead and the cultural waves inspired by Mary Shelley’s horror classic Frankenstein. 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.

 10/12  On Sunday Oct. 12th it’s time for the Saint John Paul II Parish Fall Fest Bazaar and Kids Fair.  The fun runs from 9 AM-4 PM at the Notre Dame School in Adams, with 2 floors of enjoyment including Chinese auctions, silent auction, handmade and knitted goods, crafts, jewelry, books, baked goods and more for sale, plus the Fall Fest Cash Giveaway and more!.  In the Gym Hall, kids will enjoy carnival games and the Fish Bowl table with fun prizes. And of course, lots of delicious food from the kitchen featuring American, French, Polish, Irish and Italian specialties! 

 10/12 The Berkshire Lodge of Masons on Center St. in Adams will hold an All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet to benefit the Hoosac Valley Golf Team.  It’ll be this Sunday (10/12) from 8-11:30 at the Lodge.  Enjoy scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries, juice, coffee and milk for just $8.

10/12 Get ready for Ramblefest, a free celebration in downtown Adams this Sunday from Noon-5.  Bring the whole family to the Adams Visitors Center on Hoosac St. to enjoy food, games, an apple harvest, craft beers, a campfire, and more. There’ll be music from The Jill Gallagher Band and Lita Williams. Find out more on Facebook.com/Ramblefest.  Remember:  “Adams IS Columbus Day Weekend!”
 
 10/13 BRTA offices will be closed and regular bus service will not be running on Columbus Day, Monday Oct. 13. Regularly scheduled bus service will resume at 5:45 AM Tuesday.

10/15  The City of North Adams reminds you that Wednesday Oct.15 will be the last day to register to vote or make changes to the voter's lists to be used at the State General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  The City Clerk’s office in City Hall is open for voter registrations during normal business hours, and will be open from 8 AM to 8 PM on Oct.15. To be eligible to vote in North Adams a person must be 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day (Nov.4, 2014), a U-S citizen and a resident of North Adams.
 
 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 .
 
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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