We had a tremendous county-wide professional development day! Our educators spent the day improving their practices and networking with others from across the region. Many thanks to all of the presenters and hosting districts!
The next North Adams Mobile Food Bank is tomorrow, 11/3, from 11 am to noon. Please note: there is limited parking at the American Legion for folks who arrive early. Additional parking is available in the Steeples City parking lot. We have volunteers available to assist with directing folks.
BCAC Fuel Assistance Folks can visit the BCAC online customer portal and submit the online application: https://toapply.org/BCAC, or call BCAC at 413-663-3104.
Nov. 15, 5-7pm Brayton Elementary School 5-5:30: Pizza 5:30 - 6:30: (parents) Internet Safety/Cyber Crimes Prevention 5:30 - 7: (students) Basketball See flyer for details.
Upcoming programming from the Family Center.
HRR Listening Session with the Corps of Engineers November 2 from 6pm - 8 pm Meeting agenda: https://5il.co/27yyh This important meeting for the City and for the river project is a key opportunity for us to learn about the Corps’ preliminary suggestions for modernizing our flood control system. It is also an opportunity to provide candid feedback, ask questions, and offer suggestions. Feedback from stakeholders at this meeting will be considered in the refinement of design alternatives for further study. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86711205827?pwd=YUt1TTY0VEc2b1UrdXpXelNDUXJ2QT09 By phone +13052241968 Meeting ID: 867 1120 5827 Passcode: 277231
UMass 4-H Career Exploration Series has gone to the dogs! Join them and learn how a dog goes from a puppy to helping someone live as a service dog, and what does a job doing that look like. Marissa Guidoboni from Canine Companions will be there to answer questions Wednesday, November 8, 2023 7:00 PM Eastern Time, via Zoom Geared toward middle & high school youth, open to all. Link to register: https://bit.ly/4-HCES11-8-23
We have openings in PreK! Rolling admission! Must live in the City of North Adams and be 3 or 4 to enroll. Call for information on age-group openings available at each school. To apply: contact Carrie Silva firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 776-1458
The next North Adams Mobile Food Bank will be on Friday, October 20th from 11 am- noon. All are welcome! There are no minimum eligibility requirements to participate. Parking in the American Legion parking lot is limited. Additional parking is available in the Steeples City parking lot. Volunteers will be available to assist. New volunteers are always welcome!
Hoosac River Revival October 19 Listening Session Hybrid: via Zoom or in person at City Hall this Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Feasibility Study of Flood Control System Starting in August 2023, and for the next three years, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with a City/HRR team, will conduct a Feasibility Study of the Hoosic River. The study has two primary objectives: 1) design a new flood control system that will reduce the risk of flooding in our city and, 2) wherever possible, bring back a healthy, accessible and beautiful Hoosic River. We need your input! How do you picture a safe, healthy, and accessible Hoosic? What do you like about the river today? What don’t you like? Does it make you feel happy and proud when you see the Hoosic flowing through your town? The Corps needs to know the answers to these questions & many more. We are here to listen to you! Join Our Event Thursday, October 19, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM North Adams City Hall, 10 Main St, North Adams Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88944063585?pwd=Y3NlUXM2cDBhQUhBRU9YMHN0SWNBZz09 Meeting ID: 889 4406 3585 Passcode: 593974 One tap mobile +13126266799,,88944063585#,,,,*593974# US (Chicago) +16469313860,,88944063585#,,,,*593974# US --- Dial by your location • +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Questions? Email email@example.com
MTEL Prep Courses On October 28th and 29th the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Education Department will be offering preparation workshops for those considering taking the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). The workshops are being held in an online, synchronous format. They are comprised of two sessions each day. Session 1: 9am-Noon will cover the test Communication and Literacy, and Session 2: 1pm-4pm will be for Foundations of Reading. Passing the MTEL is a requirement for teacher licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each class will focus on a specific test and will be taught by instructors knowledgeable in both the content/skill area and the test. The workshops are open to the community. People can register online at http://lnk.mcla.edu/mtel For more information the MCLA Education Department can be reached at 413-662-5381 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berkshire Mobile Farmers Market The market runs in North Adams at MCLA on Tuesday's from 11:30-2pm. The market offers a Fairshare payment system. See flyers for details
BCC is hosting a fall open house on Saturday, Oct. 21. See website for details. https://www.berkshirecc.edu/admission-and-aid/admissions-events/open-house.php
2023 Williams College Fall Swim Program - Learn to Swim Come learn to swim! Program is open for brand new swimmers or new swimmers looking to learn more. Program will meet Sunday's from 1 pm to 2pm, October 22nd thru November 5th, at Williams College. See website for details including how to sign-up: https://www.specialolympicsma.org/program/2023-williams-college-fall-swim-program-learn-to-swim
The Non-Profit Center of the Berkshires is hosting a volunteer fair. See flyer for details.
nbCC Community Forum Friday, Oct. 13 Terra Nova Church, 85 Main St. All are welcome! See flyer for details.
BCAC's Elf Warm Clothing Program applications are now open. Completed applications are due to BCAC by October 15th! See flyers for details. Note from BCAC~ If you do not receive fuel assistance or your child is not enrolled in Head Start, you will need to provide: PROOF of INCOME from the past 30 days A birth certificate for each child applying to the program. A working phone number for when we call to schedule your shopping or pickup time. BCAC will be unable to update phone numbers DURING the warm clothing program ***BCAC CANNOT process your application without this information, so please be sure to include the above information with your application. Questions can be directed to the team at the BCAC North County Office at (413) 663-3014. For families interested in applying for fuel assistance please contact the North County Office or visit https://www.bcacinc.org/fuel-assistance-2/ for more information.
Parents Against Vaping is hosting a virtual conference on October 24th. See the flyer for details and the registration link.
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is hosting a game night for students that attend Brayton Elementary School, on Tuesday October 24th, in the Welcome Center at the school. 5 pm - 7 pm.
Upcoming programming from the Family Center. See flyers for details.