Upcoming programming from nbCC
There have been reports of people receiving scam text messages that their P-EBT benefits have been blocked. The message directs them to call a number where they are asked to provide their P-EBT card number. This message is NOT from DTA! DTA only send messages from 382-674. Reminder--never provide your personal information or EBT/P-EBT number to unidentified callers over the phone.
Your school-aged child may be eligible for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act. See flyer for details.
The North Adams Public Library is a designated cooling center. All are welcome to escape the heat in the air conditioned building during hours of operation, with bottled water provided by the NA Fire Department. Mon, Tues, Thurs 10am-5pm Wed 10am-8pm Fri, Sat 10am-1pm
North Adams Mobile Food Bank July 15th from 10-11 am Brien Center parking lot All are welcome! Free grocery and produce items are provided by the Food Bank of Western MA. Link to local food pantries and meal sites: https://5il.co/1e69i
The attached flyer is for a program being offered free of charge on August 18th from 8:30 - 10am by the Tobacco Free Community Partnership Program at Berkshire Area Health Education Center.
Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts Camp Financial Assistance: Girl Scout camp provides girls with a safe, no limits environment designed for and by girls. The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts has both day and overnight camps available. In western Massachusetts they have overnight Camp Bonnie Brae in East Otis and day Camp Lewis Perkins in South Hadley. Every year, thanks to the generosity of community donors, GSCWM is pleased to offer camp financial assistance to ensure that camp is possible and affordable for every girl. By visiting their website, you will be able to watch a guided overview of our Camp Financial Assistance application process, learn how to create a Camp Doc account/register for camp, and discover the many options available to assist families in bringing the magic of camp to their girl. If you have any questions regarding Camp Financial Assistance, please reach out to email@example.com or call their leadership centers at 413-584-2602 or 508-365-0115.
With electricity rates set to soar to record high prices this summer, Attorney General Maura Healey has launched a campaign to educate customers across the state about the programs available to help them reduce their energy usage and lower their bills. Inflation, the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, and other factors are driving up fossil fuel prices and in turn energy rates for customers across the country this summer. Starting July 1, Eversource basic service rates will rise to 17.871 cents/kWh – a more than 30 percent increase on a monthly bill in comparison to last summer’s rates of 10.753 cents/kWh. With this new rate a residential Eversource electric customer with average usage will see their monthly bill jump to $212.15 from $160.29 last summer. Customers with other utilities should expect to see a smaller but still significant increase. For more information on how to manage costs, how your utility company can help as well as other information, please see this flyer from the Attorney General's Office.
Upcoming programming from nbCC.
Upcoming mental health programs for young people.
We're gearing up for our 21st Century Summer Science Camp! Who's ready!?
North Adams Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows: North Adams Schools Sunshine Camp M, Tues, Thu - 07/05/22-07/29/22 - Lunch Delivery 11:45 YMCA Camp Abenaki 06/27/22-08/19/22 - Lunch Delivery 11:30 Colegrove Park E.S Castles Program Monday-Thursday - 07/05/22-07/29/22 - Breakfast Delivery 8:30; Lunch Delivery 11:30 Drury High School 07/11/22-07/29/22 - Lunch Delivery 11:30 Brayton Science Camp 07/05/22-07/29/22 - Breakfast 8:15-8:40; Lunch 11:30-12:30
North Adams Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times indicated on the flyer.
MASS MoCA New Kidspace Exhibition Defining Moments Shaun Leonardo & Bruno Miguel On view beginning June Opening Reception on Sunday, June 26 from 10 am - 1 pm Free for all
North Adams Mobile Food Bank Friday, 6/17, from 10-11 am Brien Center parking lot All are welcome and there are no eligibility requirements. The Food Bank of Western MA provides an assortment of produce and grocery items to share out with the community.
Northern Berkshire EMS is offering a Safety Camp from July 18th-22nd from 9am-noon at St. Elizabeth's Parish Center. Space is limited to 30 children entering first, second and third grade in the fall of 2022 in Northern Berkshire County and Stamford and Readsboro, VT. Cost is $25 per child. No transportation is provided. Days will include safety lessons, games, crafts, visits from First Responders, a t-shirt, and a snack. Registration is open until July 1, 2022. Once applications are in, they will be reviewed for eligibility and campers will be notified of their acceptance on July 5. If you are interested, please print the application, fill it out and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 413-664-4051, or drop off at 10 Harris St., North Adams, 8am-4pm, Monday -Friday. For more information: NBEMS Safety Camp 2022 NBEMS Safety Camp application: https://5il.co/1cd27
Berkshire County CanCode Who: High school students and educators When: Wednesday, June 29th from 10 AM - 12 PM Where: Berkshire Innovation Center (45 Woodlawn Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201) Cost: Free For Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/berkshires-summer-code-kick-off-tickets-324132106857
North Adams Public Library Summer Reading Program June 27 - July 29 To sign up, visit: https://naplibrary.libguides.com/summer_reading
The Massachusetts Food System Collaborative has put together a webpage with a wealth of resources to help spread the word about HIP, SNAP and other programs that can support food security. https://mafoodsystem.org/projects/sub-projects/healthy-incentives-program-resources/
DCR Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Roll-Along Saturday, June 11