Monday, October 24, 2005

EVENTS: This week in North Berkshire -- the North Adams eZine

From: North Adams Office of Tourism --

North Adams eZine October 24, 2005

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will welcome former Governor Michael
Dukakis on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Street Center on
the MCLA campus. He will speak on civic engagement, public service and state
and national politics. The event, which is free and open to the public, will
be followed by a reception. Dukakis served three terms as Governor of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1974 to 1978 and again from 1982 to 1990.
For more information about his presentation at MCLA, call 413-662-5201. <>

The last North Adams Farmer’s Market is scheduled for this Saturday Morning,
October 28 at the Saint Anthony’s Municipal Parking Lot, across from the
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art on Marshall Street in North Adams.
Market Master Everett Randall reports that there will be a crop of apples,
turnips, pumpkins, vegetables, maple syrup and other locally grown items,
offered for sale beginning at 8:00 AM. Although the market is open until
noon, the public is urged to get to the market early, as some of the most
desirable items are sold quickly. Registration forms are available by
calling the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, 6 west Main Street, North Adams at
413-664-6180, or by registering the morning of market – day between 7:30 –
8:00 AM and paying a $2.00 plot fee. Just check in with Randall. Remember, a
little rain doesn’t cancel the market. It just gets moved under the Route 2
overpass! <>

Local historian Paul W. Marino is pleased to announce the next in a series
of Historical Walks in the city of North Adams. It will be one of his
Cemetery walks and will take place on Saturday, October 29th at 2:30 pm. The
walk is at Hillside Cemetery, where two U.S. Congressmen, the personal
friend of two U.S. Presidents, a world famous archaeologist, and an
eyewitness to Abraham Lincoln’s delivery of the Gettysburg Address reside,
among others. As with all Marino’s historical Walks, this event is free and
open to the public. It starts at the intersection of Veazie and River
Streets. Interested persons are advised to dress for the weather, wear a hat
with a wide brim and a good pair of walking shoes; carry a canteen or bottle
of water, and be prepared to have their ears talked off. For more
information, call 663-3809, or email
<> .

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be a Ghost Hunter or
Paranormal Investigator? If so, here is your chance. The North Adams Masonic
Association along with the New England Ghost Project are holding their
second annual “Ghost Hunt” at the” Haunted Houghton Mansion” (otherwise
known as the North Adams Masonic Temple), Saturday, October 29. The Ghost
Hunt will start promptly at 6:00 PM with a presentation by the New England
Ghost Project and a crash course called “Ghost Hunting 101. After the
seminar, you are welcome to tour the mansion and try the techniques you have
just learned in a real haunted building. Cameras, video recorders and
audio recorders are encouraged for this portion of the event. Admission is
$35.00 per person. Doors open at 6:00 PM. There will also be door prizes and
seasonal refreshments. or contact Josh
Mantello at (413) 664-8264.

MASS MoCA presents the silent classic “Phantom of the Opera” with live music
this Halloween weekend Saturday October 29 at 8:00 PM. Co-presented with
Williamstown Film Festival, Alloy Orchestra performs its latest score,
written especially for a beautifully restored print of the chilling 1925 Lon
Cheney classic. The disfigured Phantom lives deep in the recesses of the
Paris Opera House, well hidden from cruel and prying eyes. But when he falls
in love with the beauteous Christine, he becomes aware of his intense
loneliness and in desperation, kidnaps his love, carrying her back to his
secret lair. Come dressed as your favorite disfigured lunatic! Hunter
Center. Ticket prices are $14 in advance, $17 on the day of the show, $10
students. Call 413 MoCA-111 <>

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Student Government Association
will hold its 28th Annual Sam Gomez Classic road race on Sunday, October 30,
2005, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The USA Track & Field certified 5K race, named
for the late Dr. Samuel Gomez, former College philosophy professor and
cross-country coach, is open to everyone. Awards will be presented to
individuals in various age categories. The course begins at Church and
Pleasant Streets and ends at Church and Davenport Streets. Applications are
available in the Student Government Association Office in the Campus Center
or by calling (413) 662-5401. Sign-up will also be held from 9:30 to 11:15
a.m. on race day. The Pre-registration fee is $13 while the race day fee is
$15. T-shirts will be given to the first 100 entrants. In addition,
complimentary refreshments will be served for racers and family following
the race. First organized in 1978 by the College Student Government
Association, this annual benefit race is an avenue for student leaders to
help charitable organizations in the Berkshire County area.


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