Thursday, May 26, 2005

First Friday June 3/4 to include music, "Women at War" lecture

>Events in Downtown North Adams for First Friday, June 3rd, Free History
>Walk June 4th and a shindig at the renovated and expanded public library
>(don t discard! This release has been amended to add new events!)
>Downtown North Adams plays host to free music, entertainment, and a
>lecture on Friday, June 3rd. A local historian details the origins of Main
>Street the next day.
>The North Adams Historical Society presents a slide lecture "Women at
>War" covering the roles of women during wartime - at home, at work, on
>the front line. Museum educator Robert Campanile will speak at 7:00 PM in
>the Shipper's Office Building 4 Western Gateway Heritage State Park.
>Immediately following the talk all will be invited to the North Adams
>Museum of History and Science Building 5A to view the new temporary
>exhibit "Soldiers Without Guns...At Home and the Front". This is the
>first in a series of four programs in conjunction with the exhibit
>commemorating the 60th anniversary of V-E and V-J Days. No admission
>charge. Information 664-4700 or <>
>At Papyri Books, 49 Main Street from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Fran Mandeville
>entertains local audiences. Mandeville, a 2001 Just Plain Folks Music
>Awards nominee, has shared the stage with such notable acts as Asleep at
>the Wheel; Blood, Sweat and Tears; Dave Van Ronk; and Lee Roy Parnell.
>Throughout his enduring career, this sought-after
>multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter had played folk and roots music
>across the country, from the coal-mining roadhouses of northern Colorado
>to the coffeehouses of the Maine shore. Fran performs an eclectic mix of
>folk, country, blues, and bluegrass. Various independent artists have
>recorded Mandeville s songs. His CD "I Have Walked With Angels" (2000) was
>a long-awaited debut of his self-penned tunes, and is receiving
>international airplay and attention.
>At Widgitz Gallery, 16 Eagle Street, Folk Artist Dan Field invites the
>public to help with the Turnip Truck project. Passers-by are invited to
>help pick out the parts to assemble a toy Turnip Truck . This event is free.
>Galadriel's Clothing Boutique will host nature photography of local Artist
>Ian Grey throughtout the month of June. Opening reception is First Friday
>June 3rd, 7:00 PM. Come and meet the artist and learn about "Macro"
>photography. The Flying Garbanzos will also perform beginning at 7:00 PM.
>There is a Community Celebration June 4, at the renovated North Adams
>Public Library, from 9:00 AM 1:00 PM. Join us in celebrating nearly 80
>years of efforts to expand the library. Just a few of the activities
>available will be:
>* A self-guided tour of the new library
>* An art exhibit of the works of H. Arthur Haskins
>* Library Trivia Contest
>* 9:30 a.m. Program: "Lines on the Library - A History of NAPL in
>Progress" by Ce Swanson
>* 10:30 a.m. Program: Features of the Green Building using LEED Guidelines
>* 11:30 Program: Michael Tillou and Mike Dobbert discuss the geotherman
>and solar aspects of the new library.
>* 10:15 on: Oral history interviews with Ce Swanson. Do you have early
>memories of the library? Ce wants to talk with you.
>* Face painting
>* Registration for summer reading program: "Going Places @ Your Library."
>* Friends of the Library booth.
>* Video showing of past editions of "Library Pursuit."
> On Saturday, June 4th, local historian Paul Marino conducts the second
> in his series of free historical walks, this time detailing the changing
> face of Main Street, North Adams. Participants are asked to meet at the
> east end of Main Street, just past Subway. The walk begins at 2:30 PM.
> Attendees should wear a good pair of walking shoes, a hat with a wide
> brim, carry a canteen or water bottle, and be prepared to have their ears
> talked off.
>For more information on First Friday activities, or to get a brochure of
>Paul Marino free historical walks, call the Mayor s Office of Tourism, 6
>West Main Street at 664-6180.


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