Free upcoming Girl Scout event! For girls in grades K&1 Held in North Adams but all surrounding towns are welcome. The deadline for registration is 3/4/23.
The next presenter for UMass 4-H CES is: Brian Hand Wall Street Trader & Pilot March 8, 2023 7-8PM (Eastern Time) Via Zoom Link to register: https://bit.ly/CES3-8-23
Upcoming events from Berkshire Community Action Council (BCAC): BCAC is hosting a meeting with Representative John Barrett III on Monday, 2/27/23 from 8:30-9:30 am, 85 Main Street/Terra Nova to discuss how to better support our low-income Berkshire neighbors. To RSVP, please call Aleta or Karen at (413) 663-3014. Please Save the Date for a Community Conversation on Poverty being held on 3/31 from 10-2 at Williams College. More information and registration details to come! BCAC has also launched a community needs survey to get feedback to inform their program planning for the next three years. Your responses will help to design or modify their programs to better meet your needs and the needs of the community. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The information you provide will be confidential and you will not/cannot be identified. To take the survey, please go to the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T6K8G9N
The next North Adams Mobile Food Bank will be on Friday, Feb. 17th, from 10-11 am in the Brien Center parking lot (American Legion Drive). The Mobile Food Bank is open to all!
Berkshire Babypalooza Community Baby Shower being held at Greylock Works on 4/15/23 from 11 am to 1 pm. See flyer for details.
Wellness Wednesday 2/15 from 11-1pm Northern Berkshire YMCA at 22 Brickyard Court The event is free and open to anyone in the community! Come visit representatives from Central/North WIC, nbCC, North Adams Public Schools, Northern Berkshire Adult Education Program, Childcare of the Berkshires, ECU Healthcare and more! This Wellness Wednesday will also include a COVID Vaccine Clinic. Pre-registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome. The flyer includes a QR Code or folks can visit mass.gov/getboosted (scroll down, and enter North Adams YMCA into the search bar). MA residents will be able to receive a $75 gift card while supplies last!
Our students celebrated the 100th day of school in a variety of ways! Some counted to 100. Others dressed like they were 100 years old. Some students even brought in 100 pieces of an item (googly eyes, pennies, etc.)! Our teachers got in on the fun, too!
Families with MassHealth Need to Renew Coverage: Families with MassHealth need to renew their coverage this year in order to maintain coverage. Coverage protections put in place during the pandemic will end soon, and MassHealth will return to standard annual eligibility renewal processes. MassHealth families need to take the following steps: 1) Update contact information – make sure MassHealth has their most up-to-date address, phone number, and email so that they do not miss important information and notices about what else is needed. 2) Report household changes to make sure MassHealth knows about any changes in their household, like a new job, address, changes to income, disability status, or pregnancy. More information is available on the MassHealth’s Redetermination website (link below). https://www.mass.gov/masshealth-eligibility-redeterminations?utm_source=Commissioner%27s+Weekly+Update&utm_campaign=8fd7a140fa-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2023_02_06_01_57&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-8fd7a140fa-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D
Dress for the weather! Cold weather is coming! Temperatures are projected to drop during the afternoon on Friday, 2/3. We recommend wearing warm clothes.
MassHealth members will soon need to renew their health coverage. See flyer for instructions and additional details. https://5il.co/1o0d9
2023 Western Mass Family Leadership Series Feb and March in Holyoke Topics covered include advocacy, creating a vision, policy making and self care. Any family caregiver of a DDS person is eligible to participate. See flyer for additional details.
Brought to you by Community Health Programs FLU AND COVID VACCINE CLINIC NORTH ADAMS TOWN HALL WHEN: FEBRUARY 2, 2023 TIME: 10:00AM – NOON PFIZER AND MODERNA VACCINES BIVALENT BOOSTERS NOW AVAILABLE TO THOSE 6mo AND OLDER. (Moderna Bivalent only available to those 6yr and older) FREE GIFT CARD WHEN YOU GET A VACCINE
Free Day at Mass MoCA is January 28th! See flyer for details.
Upcoming programming from Williamstown Rural Lands.
CHP Family Services announced a special event for families who have children with special needs. "Special Kids, Special Diet: A Virtual Workshop to Explore Ideas and Speak with a Nutrition Team". Registration is required. See flyer for more details.
There are still TWO FREE spots left in the Adult Education Culinary Arts program. Get your culinary Industry Recognized Credential and prepare for your GED in this exciting 16 program held at McCann Technical High School. Call Annie Pecor, 413-412-1118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up today!
See flyer for details about a fuel assistance opportunity through the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services.
NB YMCA is working to launch a Girls on the Run program this spring. Below are flyers with additional information. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering or would like additional information please reach out to Brandon at (413) 663-6529 x233 or via email at email@example.com.
The next North Adams Mobile Food Bank will be this Friday, January 20th, from 10-11 am in the Brien Center parking lot. There are no eligibility requirements. All are welcome to participate! Produce and grocery items are provided by the Food Bank of Western MA. For tips & recipe ideas please visit: https://www.foodbankwma.org/learn/nutrition-tips/ In the event of potential closures, the Food Bank has set up a hotline to provide updates: Food Bank Mobile Line (413) 419-0079
An invitation to participate in a community meeting to discuss the potential for a recovery center in North Adams. This conversation has been part of the Healing Communities Study meetings and action planning process. See flyer for details