The North Adams Mobile Food Bank will be distributing FREE produce and grocery items on Friday, 10/6, from 11am to noon at the Brien Center. Please note the new time! With the new time, parking in the American Legion will be limited. There is additional parking in the Steeples City Plaza. Volunteers will be available to assist with providing directions and check-in. Thanks for your patience as they adjust their system to accommodate the time change. The Berkshire Mobile Farmers Market is making its way to North County. See flyer for details. https://5il.co/26d65
Some of our Reading Specialists and Title Coordinator recently attended the 7th Annual Conference of The Reading League in Syracuse, NY. The conference allowed them to learn from the pioneers of educational research to ensure we are utilizing the most impactful and up-to-date instruction practices to support student literacy. Thank you for bringing this valuable knowledge to our district! "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." Maya Angelou
Say No to Vaping October 26th Drury High School 5-5:30pm - Pizza in the cafeteria 5:30-7pm - Basketball in the gym with 18 Degrees and NAPD 5:30-7pm - Vaping Awareness Speaker for adults 3 on 3 Team Sign-Ups - Contact SRO Mirante at email@example.com or 18 Degrees on West Main St. Rules: Max of 4 people on each team Need a team name Half-court/time of games will be determined by # of teams signed up For more information: contact SRO Mirante at firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of North Adams is collaborating with the towns of Adams, Cheshire, Lanesborough, and Florida on a digital equity plan. Digital equity refers to the concept that all individuals and communities have fair and equal access to digital technologies--including internet, computers, mobile phones-- as well as the skills to use them. The survey is open to anyone living in Berkshire County. The information provided will outline a path for closing the digital divide. Thanks for taking a few moments to complete this important survey! https://made.civilspace.io/en/projects/ma-digital-equity/engagements/ma-sdep-public-survey/sections/1
Resources for Young Children Thursday, Oct 5th 1-2:30pm Free diapers, coats, & Pre-K information Locations: Community Rooms at Brayton Hill Apartment Complex, Greylock Apartment Complex, and Mohawk Forest Apartment Complex For more information, email email@example.com
NAMI Basics A free course for parents and family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional or behavioral issues. More information: https://namibc.org/support-and-education/mental-health-education/nami-basics/.
Check out this upcoming STEAM Challenge Night hosted by Flying Cloud! https://www.flyingcloudinstitute.org/news/steam-challenge-night
NAPS families are invited to an exciting after-hours event at MASS MoCA! October 12th 5-7pm Join us for FREE food, fun, and artmaking!
Upcoming Flu Vaccine clinics. See flyer for dates, locations, and registration information.
The North Adams Public Schools Greenhouse Program has lovely mums for sale! Please see the flyer for hours and prices.
After School & Saturday Program with BAAMS. See flyer for details.
Upcoming programming from nbCC. See flyers for details.
Upcoming programming at MASS MoCA Little Amal: Musical Mystical Tour All are invited as we welcome Little Amal to North Adams. Amal – whose name means “hope” in Arabic – is an internationally celebrated 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl. She has been welcomed by more than 250 uniquely created artistic events across the globe since 2021. Sunday, Sept 10th 1 pm: Art making in Courtyard A 3pm: Walk with Amal - Musical Mystical Tour Free Event! https://massmoca.org/event/little-amal/ Marika Maijala's Artist Talk and Demo Thursday, Sept 28th Marika is a children's book illustrator and author and is giving an artist talk about her new book, Rosie Runs, along with a demo of a print she is creating with Gary Lichtenstein Editions. This is also a free event geared towards families.z https://massmoca.org/event/marika-maijala/
nbCC Community Brainstorming Forum Friday, September 8th 10am at Terra Nova Church (85 Main Street, North Adams) All are welcome!
The McCann Cross Country team is holding a fundraiser event on Saturday, 9/16. It is a Walk/Run for Maui Fire Relief. 5k trail run and 1 mile walk at Whitney's Farm. All registration monies will go to a Maui non-profit to aid in fire relief.
To improve the health of everyone in Massachusetts, we need to center the voices of people and communities who have been long denied an equal chance at health. The Community Health Equity Survey is an opportunity for residents to share their experiences and priorities to help shape the future of our health. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health will use survey results to improve our programs, make decisions about funding and resources, and support policies to improve health inequities. We will also share the results of the survey with partners across Massachusetts to support the important work they are doing to improve health in their communities. The survey will be open from July 31, 2023 through early Fall 2023. Anyone aged 14 and older can take the survey. It takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes to complete and is available in 11 languages: Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese (simplified), Chinese traditional, English, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The survey will also be available in ASL later this summer. Taking the survey is easy! Just click on this link to get started: www.mass.gov/healthsurvey For more information about the Community Health Equity Initiative and the survey, please visit our website: www.mass.gov/CHEI
Upcoming programming from the Family Center. See flyers for details.
Our faculty are kicking the year off with project-based learning training hosted by PBLWorks! A new year is just around the corner and we are ready with some innovative approaches to keep students engaged.
North Adams Mobile Food Bank Friday, 8/18 10-11 am Brien Center Parking Lot Everyone is welcome! There are no eligibility requirements to participate. Note: There will be no North Adams Mobile Food Bank on 9/1. The next distribution will be on 9/15 at a NEW time 11-12pm.
North Berkshire Adult Education is pleased to announce an open house at their NEW location - The North Adams Armory, 206 Ashland St., North Adams. Wednesday, August 30th 5:00 - 7:30 pm Learn more about their FREE classes and services. See flyer for details!