4/25 Jason Lefebvre, author of "Too Much Glue", is coming to the Adams Free Library on April 24th at 6:30pm for a reading of the book and to talk about what it’s like to write a picture book. The book encourages artistic expression in all forms and shows that being unique is a wonderful thing. Kids will have an opportunity to meet Jason and get their book signed. An adult must accompany children under 8 years old. Library events are free and open to the public.
4/25 North Adams Little League wants Umpires for the 2014 season. You may work home plate only, bases only or both. Games are played at Fallon Field and Kemp Park. You will get compensated for your work. Season runs from early May till mid June. Knowledge of baseball rules preferred but not necessary. For more information please contact: Kevin Hempstead, North Adams Little League Umpire Crew Chief, at 663-6963 or 652-1525.
4/26 Get ready for a “Bingo Palooza” to benefit Jill Greene, this Saturday April 26th from 1-4 at the Adams Ale House, 8-10 East Hoosac Street in Adams. Play free and paid games with GREAT PRIZES from Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, Lia Sophia and more! There will be a 50/50 raffle and a Tastefully Simple gift basket donated by Jill's Tastefully Simple Team will be raffled off!
4/26 The Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Visitors Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park will present “The Illuminated Dog” on Saturday, April 26th at 3pm. This illustrated lecture will seek out images of dogs in illuminated manuscripts and the nature of the medieval dog. Western Gateway Heritage State Park is located south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8 in North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4. Information: 663-6312.
4/26 Northern Berkshire Relay for Life Team “Homeward Bound” will be holding a Tag Sale at 65 Meadowview Drive in Cheshire on Saturday, April 26 from 9 to 3. Proceeds to go towards the Relay set for May 30-31 in North Adams.
4/26 Mill City Productions will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of "Cinderella Goes Disco". Auditions will be held on Friday, April 25th at 7pm and Saturday, April 26th at 3pm, at the Mill City Theatre in Building 4N (next to the Visitor's Center) of the Western Gateway Heritage State Park in North Adams. Adults of all ages as well as teenagers ages 16 and up are invited to audition. All experience levels are welcome; you’ll be asked to read scenes from the play. Rehearsals will take place on weekends, with performances scheduled for late June. For more info, please visit www.millcityproductions.org or email: email@example.com
4/26 The Friends of Milne Public Library annual Book Sale takes place Friday, April 25, 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday, April 26, 9 to 4 at Williamstown Elementary School, 115 Church St. There will be a Silent Auction, café, bake sale, raffle of an iPad Mini, and over 25,000 used books. For info: go to www.milnelibraryfriends.org or call 458-4639.
4/26 The North Adams TRIAD is sponsoring a drug round-up this Saturday, April 26 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the North Adams police station. Persons from any community are invited to drop off unused or expired drugs. All drugs will be accepted, whether they’re prescriptions or over the counter medications. Similar collection points will be set up in towns all around the county this Saturday.
4/27 Don’t cook this Sunday! Enjoy a CHICKEN PARM/SPAGHETTI SUPPER to benefit McCann Boys’ Baseball. Dinner will be from 4:30-7 PM at Bounti–Fare, on Rt. 8. Just $10 for Adults; $8 for Children/Seniors for Chicken Parm, pasta, salad, bread and coffee.
4/27 There’s an All U Can Eat Breakfast, sponsored by Naomi Chapter No. 17, Order of Eastern Star, this Sunday morning from 8-11:30. It’s at the Masonic Building, 172 Church St., North Adams. $7 for adults and $4 for kids under 10 gets you Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, French Toast and Pancakes, including the Special Pancake of the Month-Carrot Cake…plus more!
4/27 The 13th annual Jocelyn Elizabeth LeClair Memorial Scholarship Race will take place on Sunday May 4 at Clarksburg State Forest. It’s a 5K run and a 1-mile fun run/walk. T-shirts are available to the first 150 to register either for the 5K or fun run. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group in the 5K. Pre-entry is $15, but must be received by April 27. It’ll be $20 on race day. Registration will begin at 9 AM. Runners will start at 10 AM, walkers at 10:30. More info: Pat LeClair at 663-7805 or 413-446-1707.
4/27 Northern Berkshire Relay for Life Team “North Adams Police Beat Walkers” will be holding a GIANT TAG SALE on Sunday April 27, starting at 9AM. They’ll be set up in the parking lot at Joe Wolfe Field closest to the walking track. Rain date: Sunday May 4. For info or to donate items contact Mary Ann King at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-884-4036
4/30 Williamstown’s Milne Library website now includes Atomic online computer classes. Over 300 tutorials on all computer platforms including Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and software. Also, applications such as Twitter, Pinterest, Skype, and hundreds more. Visit www.milnelibrary.org.
4/30 " UNO " will once again be distributing Free Flowers in the " UNO " Neighborhood OF North Adams. Streets in the " UNO " neighborhood are: River, Hall, Liberty, Freeman Ave., Temple, Grove, Houghton, North Holden, Chase Ave., Bracewell Ave., Chase Hill, Veazie St., North St. and adjoining Streets. Flowers will be distributed sometime in May. Date to be announced. For more info, please call Shirley at 663-5516.
4/30 Berkshire Community Action Council’s 1st Prom Dress Drive continues until May 1st. Donate a gently used dress and/or suit to help a high school student be able to attend their prom. All clothing will benefit “Once Upon a Dance.” Donations may be dropped off at the BCAC office, 85 Main St., North Adams. Call 663-3014 for more info.
5/4 Northern Berkshire Relay for Life Team “Zumba in the Berkshires” will present a Spring Craft/Tag Sale on Sunday May 4 at 69 Union Street, North Adams. From 9-2 you’ll find many AMAZING businesses under one roof, as well as many other tables with homemade crafts, jewelry, Avon products, baked goods, and gently used items. All proceeds go to the Northern Berkshire Relay for Life coming up in May.
5/1 North Adams Public Schools will host an “iPad Play Day” in the Brayton Elementary School Library, Barbour Street, North Adams, on Thursday, May 1 from 6-7 pm. The event will give parents and their children the opportunity to come and play with iPads and apps that can have a positive impact on social skills, play, and learning. Teachers, parents, and volunteers will help guide you through. This iPad Play Day will be geared toward children age 3 through Kindergarten, with or without special needs. If you have any questions or would like to pre-register, please contact Joshua Dickson at 662-3260 or email: email@example.com.
5/1 North Adams Mass in Motion reminds you that the 1st annual North Adams Mayor's Fitness Challenge will begin in May! This 10-week challenge will encourage and motivate the community to move more, be mindful of what they eat, and work to improve overall health. You can sign up as an individual or team of 10 members or less Maximum of 10 people per team. Each participant will track his/her points daily and the team and individual that achieve the highest number of points will earn a prize at the end. Register now at www.NAfitnesschallenge.com..
5/4 In collaboration with Northern Berkshire United Way, Berkshire Community Action Council’s 3rd Annual “Grown in the Berkshires” Gala fundraiser takes place on Tuesday May 6 starting at 6 PM at the Orchards in Williamstown. Sponsored by the Orchards and their Executive Chef Chris Bonnivier, several of the Berkshires’ finest chefs will prepare the Berkshires best food and drinks. Tickets are $50 per person, with the proceeds going toward BCAC’s and N-B United Way’s efforts to address emergency services. Tickets are available through the BCAC offices at 85 Main St., North Adams and in Pittsfield. Call 663-3014 for more info.
5/9 The 2nd annual "PopCares 5K in May" will be run in Williamstown on Saturday May 10th. Registration will be at 8:45; the Run starts at 10. For more info go to Popcares’ Facebook page, online to www.popcares.org or call 413-281-1094.
5/15 Northern Berkshire Relay for Life Team “Johnny's Journey” is holding a fundraising raffle for a Homemade "Live, Laugh, Love" bench valued at $450 ! Tickets are $5 each or 3/$10 and are available at That's a Wrap or Snip Cut or from any “Johnny's Journey” team members.
5/15 Northern Berkshire Relay for Life Team “Johnny's Journey” will be giving away free hair service for one year valued at $250 and free chemical service for one year valued at $600, with services provided by Jennifer Boucher at Snip Cut. It’s a fundraiser for the Relay for Life coming up this spring. Tickets are available at Snip Cut.
5/18 In collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Williamstown, Willinet will tape a Warrant Review for the Williamstown Town Meeting. Jane Allen and Andy Hogeland will lead the session, which will be aired several times on Willinet before the Town Meeting on May 20. Broadcast dates will be published in the Willinet schedule.
5/29 Northern Berkshire Relay for Life Team “North Adams Police Beat Walkers” will be holding a drawing for a gas grill at the Relay in North Adams on May 30. Tickets are $5 each, available from any North Adams Police Officer or at North Adams Police Department.
5/30 Northern Berkshire Relay For Life “Team Zumba” is having a fundraising raffle, with a 1st Prize of a Day of Beauty at the Williamstown Clip Shop, a $50 Gift Certificate to BassWater Grill, and One month of Zumba at Zumba in the Berkshires! There’s also a 2nd prize of a DVD player from Central Radio, and 3rd prize: a basket of assorted DVDs and autographs of people from movies and TV. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and are available through team members or at any Team Zumba fundraisers. Drawing will be held at Relay on May 31.
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.
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.