Have you heard...

nbCC to Offer Community Outreach Volunteer Training

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC) is seeking community-minded individuals to take part in a free Community Outreach and Civic Engagement training program.

The training will take place over a 6-month period and meet every Thursday from 5:30pm to 8pm beginning February 14, 2019. As part of the training, participants will learn about the many health and human service providers and community organizations in the northern Berkshire region. In many instances they will become the critical link between services and residents.

In addition, participants will engage in workshops and training on topics such as different styles of leadership, effective communication and marketing, professional writing, community organizing through assessment and mapping, conflict management, and other related topics.

 If you are interested in participating or would like to learn more about the training, you may visit the nbCC website for an application and a Frequently Asked Questions sheet. Application submissions are now being accepted through January 18, 2019. For more information, call Glenda at 413-663-7588 or email gmcarter@nbccoalition.org.

“Plant Shadows” Exhibit at B’Shire Botanical Garden’s Galleries, opens on Dec 14 (thru 3/1)

Joan Dix Blair show “Plant Shadows, Cyanotypes, 2017-2018” opening reception takes place Dec. 14, 4-6pm at Center House Leonardt Galleries at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens in Stockbridge.

for more info: berkshirebotanical


Death with Dignity Meeting: Tues., Dec 11, 4 – 5:30 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Williamstown

Wherever one stands on this issue, this gathering presents an excellent opportunity for discussion regarding end of life care.  Hear from our local legislators & plans regarding the submission of the “End of Life Options Act” in the next MA legislative session. A short clip from the movie “How to Die in Oregon” will be shown.

Organizers hope to meet monthly as participants in a state-wide grass roots effort to follow the progress of this “Death with Dignity” legislation here in MA. There will be handouts of resource materials.  The session is open to the public – all are welcome.

for more info: kmcknight@roadrunner.com

“A Christmas Carol” Dickens Read-A-Round on Dec 16 & Dec 22!

Readings of Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” will take place in on Dec. 16 at 3pm at The Log & on Dec. 22 at 3:30pm, at Sweetwood. The readings are participatory and will feature live music and sound effects. This version of Dickens’s tale is the abridged one that he used when he did readings of his classic.

Re-Imagining How We Support Children in Our Community: Fri, Dec 14, 10am at First Congregational Church

Join nbcc‘s community discussion about how we all can help our local children be happy, healthy, resilient. The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition invite all to a community forum on Fri, Dec.14 from 10:00am-12pm  at the First Congregational Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown.

Get a view into the lives of children, through their own voices. Learn about the universal five protective factors for children & families. Leave with an understanding of your individual role, as a member of the community who lives, works, and plays in north Berkshire, in creating better outcomes for “our children”.

For more information, visit www.nbccoalition.org.