Here are the revised WIC income guidelines. For more information about the WIC program, visit: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/women-infants-children-nutrition-program https://5il.co/1vc32
Upcoming programming from nbCC.
Camp MASS MoCA A dynamic camp experience for young people entering grades 2-6. Dates and themes for the week below. AN OCCURRENCE AT BRAKE RUN HELIX (Theater) Week 1: July 31 – August 4, 2023 Something fascinating and inexplicable is happening at the amusement park! Particularly at the main attraction, Brake Run Helix. Come spend a theatrically fantastic and dramatically wondrous week creating an original play to be performed with EJ Hill’s joyful Brake Run Helix as the setting. REGISTER HERE: https://tickets.massmoca.org/9067/9069 THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE INCLUDING US RIGHT NOW (Dance/Movement) Week 2: August 7 – August 11, 2023 How do you tell the history of the universe through movement? What can we communicate with the stretch of an arm or the stomp of our feet? Under Spencer Finch’s expansive light installation, Cosmic Latte, campers will explore dance and movement to create a piece of choreography that explores the expansive everything that was and is. This week we will explore how art and dance can help us find our place in the universe. Two-three full scholarship per camp is available for students from North Adams Public Schools and North Berkshire School Union, as well as Hoosac Valley, Morningside, Conte, and Capeless Elementary Schools. Information is also available at: https://massmoca.org/event/camp-mass-moca-2023/ If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: 413.664.4481 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The next presenter for the UMass 4-H Career Exploration Series will be Linda Grinnell. Linda is from a business called Eddie's Wheels. One day Linda and her husband woke to find their beloved dog unable to move, they went into action and Eddie's Wheels was the outcome 30 years ago and still going strong today. What is Eddie's Wheels? - Eddie's Wheels engineers "wheelchairs" for animals! If you know a youth interested in working with Animals, Engineering, or in being an Entrepreneur - this is the presentation for them! Geared toward middle & high school youth - all welcome. Wednesday, June 14, 2023 7-8 PM Eastern Time Via Zoom
Walk MS: Berkshire Walk See flyer for details.
Northern Berkshire EMS is holding a FREE car seat inspection event on Friday, June 16 from 2pm-4pm at 10 Harris Street, North Adams. Appointments take 30-45 minutes as we inspect your seat, share important educational information, show you how to securely install the seat, and replace the seat if we find a safety issue. To make an appointment, please call 413-662-8034 and leave a message with your name and phone number. We will have multiple Technicians available to assist you. Having the child with you is preferred. If child is unable to attend, please be prepared with up-to-date height and weight for the child.
Upcoming programming from the North Adams Public Library.
Upcoming events hosted by nbCC.
Congratulations! Colegrove Park exceeded their ST-Math school-wide percent progress goal of 70% for April! Keep up the great work!
From the kitchen to the lunchroom, cafeteria staff is essential to making sure our students eat well and learn. We're so grateful for all you do every day. Happy #SchoolLunchHeroDay!
Upcoming programming from the Family Center.
North Adams Mobile Food Bank Friday, May 5th from 10-11 Brien Center parking lot The mobile food bank distribution is open to all and there are no eligibility requirements to participate.
Williams College Museum of Art Summer Opportunity Free Fellowship! A free summer fellowship for students ages 10-15 at WCMA as part of their summer program series called Construct Your Own Meaning. The group will work together to make a public tour of our Remixing the Hall exhibition featuring work from our permanent collection. They'll get behind-the-scenes access to all parts of the museum, and hopefully, they'll continue to be involved in the museum after the summer session is over. Each participant will receive an art kit in exchange for their participation. Please feel free to share! There are seven spots available and people can apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJAzmrJN8qumKywihyJeMTUBMusGIwv_fp9D4D-0EMfNw7ew/viewform More about Remixing the Hall: https://artmuseum.williams.edu/remixing-the-hall/
Upcoming events from the Brien Center supporting Mental Health Awareness month in May and June called "Community Conversations: The Effects of the Pandemic on Mental Health and How to Manage Moving Forward". All of the events are open to the public and begin around 5:30 PM. Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield on May 10; Lenox Library on May 24; North Adams Library on May 31; Berkshire South Regional Community Center on June 7. See flyers for more details.
The North Adams Public Library has announced its summer reading program! Check out the flyer for details.
Berkshire Family YMCA Family Programming/Upcoming Events: BFYMCA Healthy Kids Day happening on Saturday, 4/29. The event is free & open to all! Tumble Tots Drop in Playgroup for toddlers and their adults. See flyer for details.
Youth Climate Council: The Healey-Driscoll Administration recently announced the creation of a Youth Climate Council that will advise the Governor and the Office of Climate Innovation and Resilience on climate policy and actions. Interested high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors can now apply to be part of the council, which will meet regularly with Climate Chief Melissa Hoffer. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 19. More about the program: https://www.mass.gov/news/governor-healey-climate-chief-hoffer-announce-creation-of-youth-climate-council?utm_source=Commissioner%27s+Weekly+Update&utm_campaign=2e3d06ae0f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2023_04_24_10_44&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-2e3d06ae0f-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D To apply: https://www.mass.gov/forms/apply-for-the-youth-climate-council?utm_source=Commissioner%27s+Weekly+Update&utm_campaign=2e3d06ae0f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2023_04_24_10_44&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-2e3d06ae0f-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D
The North Adams Public Schools Greenhouse Program is happy to announce their Spring Open House! Stop by to see all they have to offer!
The BBEC’s Black Arts Council is thrilled to announce the launch of its Black Arts Council Grant, a funding opportunity designed to support Black youth pursuing their passion for the arts. The Black ArtsCouncil Grant program will award funds to finance the purchase of art supplies and equipment for youth ages 7 - 22 years old. All forms of art are welcome and celebrated including but not limited to music, visual arts, photography, textiles, theatre/performing arts, graphic design, mixed media, and more. Applications are open to Black youth, and close on Monday, May 15, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST. The grant application is live on Submittable (an online submissions platform that saves your work as you go). Younger applicants (ages 7-14) may complete the application in person with a parent/guardian at the BBEC office on select Sundays between the hours of 10 am - 12 pm. Advanced scheduling is required for in-person applications.
Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) will hold an Intro To Outdoor Skills event for girls enterening Kindergarten or First Grade this fall. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 10th, 5:30 pm at the North Adams Public Library. You must register/RSVP by May 4th. https://bit.ly/osnadams