UNO Community Center

UNO Community Center The UNO Community Center is a place for all residents of the United Neighborhood Organization to engage with one another and be active in the life of UNO.
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The UNO Community Center aims to be a second home for all residents of the United Neighborhood Organization: a place where neighbors can build positive relationships with one another, teach others their talents, learn new skills, and work together to ensure that UNO is a vibrant, caring and safe place to live. UNO consists of River, Temple, School, Williams, Cady, Veazie, North, Bracewell, Hall, Liberty, North Holden, Chase,Houghton and parts of Eagle streets in North Adams. Please don't be a stranger and come on in to check us out!

SAMHSA
05/20/2020

SAMHSA

Children may react to anxiety and stress differently than adults. This tip sheet will help caregivers:

☑️ Learn common reactions in children
☑️ Respond in a helpful way
☑️ Know when to seek support

Download for free today https://bit.ly/2V2WEA8

#COVID19 #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

05/19/2020
Elmer - The Patchwork Elephant | Children's Book

Elmer - The Patchwork Elephant | Children's Book

Elmer is different and he's definitely not like any other elephants. is being different a good thing or bad thing? Let find out in Elmer by author David McKe...

That's all, folks, we're sorry to say that all of the bushes have been taken! Thanks to everyone who replied! We will be...
05/13/2020

That's all, folks, we're sorry to say that all of the bushes have been taken! Thanks to everyone who replied! We will be working to get bushes to everyone as soon as possible.

4 black raspberry bushes found homes today! Be sure to take one home at no cost. Instructions for care included. We can even do deliveries! Just message this page. First come, first served.

Wow, lots of responses right away! We are working on finalizing the care instructions, and will be responding as soon as we are able to start getting them out.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition
04/30/2020

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

It's Crafty Thursday and here is a fun project to keep busy on this cloudy day. Make a dream catcher to hold on to the good dreams and let go of the bad ones!

DIY Dream Catchers

Materials:

Paper Plates
Hole punch, or pencil to poke holes
Yarn
Markers, crayons, colored pencils, or paint
Stickers
Feathers
Beads

Directions:

Cut out the center part of the paper plate, leaving only the edge.

Punch or poke holes an even distance apart on the inner edge of the plate.

Weave the yarn through in any pattern you desire. You can even look up patterns online.

Decorate plate as desired with any materials you desire.
Poke or punch three to five holes at the bottom, outer edge of the plate.

Feed yarn through these holes and let yarn hang 6-12 inches, or however long you desire.

Attach feathers, beads, or any other craft supply you like at the end of the yarn.

Punch two more holes in the top, outer edge of the plate. Cut 6 inches of yard and tie each end through one of the holes to hang up your dreamcatcher.

Hang your new dream catcher by your bed, in a window, wherever you like!

More new life on River Street!
04/23/2020

More new life on River Street!

Here on Earth Day, many thanks to Emilie and Bret Beattie! They planted 4 Hawthorne trees on River Street at the community bake oven/community garden site. These are just 4 of 12 trees that will be planted there. Arbor Day is just a few days away, please share your photos here!

Today is #NorthBerkCares! Choose your acts of kindness, it's so easy! ❤️
04/21/2020

Today is #NorthBerkCares! Choose your acts of kindness, it's so easy! ❤️

Our northern Berkshire community has set Tuesday, April 21st as Northern Berkshire Cares Day.
If you are looking for ways to show others that you care, there is a checklist of things you can do to spread kindness in your community and in our region.
Please help us promote this day with #NorthBerkCares. Share your acts of kindness with the community and to prove that now, as always, we stand together, and that no matter what challenges we face we always look out for our neighbors.

The young trees pictured here were planted this weekend on River Street! If you're out taking a safe and sanitary stroll...
04/21/2020

The young trees pictured here were planted this weekend on River Street! If you're out taking a safe and sanitary stroll, be sure to take a look.

The North Adams Tree Initiative has started spring plantings! While we cannot come together to plant trees this Friday on Arbor Day, Bret would like to invite people to share pictures here of individual tree plantings in their yard, or in general tree appreciation pictures with yourself and your favorite tree/trees. Please join in and share. Shown here is our 1st private planting: 5 Linden trees on River Street (while practicing social distancing!). Drive by and enjoy!

04/14/2020

The UNO Community Center might be closed, but we know the UNO Community is still going strong. How are you passing the time? Are you learning any new hobbies or skills? Share your experience in the comments!

Due to COVID-19, the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail has been extended to August 14....
04/01/2020

Due to COVID-19, the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail has been extended to August 14. Regardless of when you respond, today, April 1, is the day that you will use when indicating everyone who is living with you.

Due to COVID-19, the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail has been extended to August 14. Regardless of when you respond, today, April 1, is the day that you will use when indicating everyone who is living with you.

03/30/2020

In our continuing efforts to comply with state and local regulations, and above all for the health and safety of all parties involved with programs and rentals at the UNO community Center, we will continue to remain closed to the public until further notice. Thank you for your patience and your continued support.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition
03/27/2020

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

To all residents of north Berkshire! nbCC is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm by appointment! If you are in need of a printer, fax machine, or computer, nbCC can help! If you are unemployed and need to fax a document, if you are a parent and need to print something a teacher e-mailed you or if you need to respond to your census, give us a call during our open hours to make an appointment and we will be happy to help you. (413) 663-7588.

03/26/2020

Notice: The basketball hoop has been temporarily removed from the UNO Park's half court. We understand that this may be an unwelcome change. But it is necessary in our attempt to help the community not congregate in public spaces at this time.

~Thank You! Be safe.

Curbside Grab & Go meals are available daily from 11:00 am -12:00 noon, Monday through Friday at the UNO Center Back Par...
03/23/2020
North Adams Public Schools

Curbside Grab & Go meals are available daily from 11:00 am -12:00 noon, Monday through Friday at the UNO Center Back Parking Lot (Beginning 3/23/2020).

Here is the link for more information and this week's menu:
https://www.napsk12.org/apps/news/article/1192386

North Adams Public Schools is a K-12 public school district in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Lunches for students will be available in the city-owned parking lot, located towards the rear of the UNO Community Cent...
03/23/2020
North Adams Public Schools

Lunches for students will be available in the city-owned parking lot, located towards the rear of the UNO Community Center by the basketball courts, from noon to 1pm Monday through Friday. Follow the link below for more information, as well as the weekly menu.

North Adams Public Schools is a K-12 public school district in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Please note! We are sorry to say that in nbCC’s effort to help combat the spread of COVID-19, The UNO Community Center o...
03/16/2020

Please note! We are sorry to say that in nbCC’s effort to help combat the spread of COVID-19, The UNO Community Center open hours, programs, and rentals have been suspended until Friday, March 27, 2020.

03/13/2020
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

A message to our community....

Amid the many thoughts, opinions, and information being shared about public events, programs, and meetings due to the COVID-19 virus, the Coalition remains committed to serving our community.

We will be following the guidance of our State, City, and Town officials regarding public gatherings. We also want to make sure that the community is aware that the Coalition will be continuing with our programming. Programs at the Coalition are generally small, non-public groups where we can practice appropriate social distancing. We understand that there are many in our community who will continue to experience the need of connection, referrals, services, and general safe space. We will continue to leave our doors open for those who need us.

We will be monitoring the situation closely over the next few weeks to determine if cancellations or postponements are necessary. We will also work to maintain safe and sanitary conditions at our office and additional community locations.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition
03/12/2020

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

Together with our teens from the Youth Leadership Program, we have decided to postpone our annual youth-led forum scheduled for next week, Tuesday, March 17, until mid-May.
Following the recent information from the Mayor's Office, it is also likely that we will unable to host the April 1st forum, as planned. The Coalition will do our best to keep you updated on this as time goes on.

Today's 4-H club meeting has been cancelled. Join us again in two weeks, on March 24th at 4pm, for our next gathering.
03/10/2020

Today's 4-H club meeting has been cancelled. Join us again in two weeks, on March 24th at 4pm, for our next gathering.

Young people of North County, check out this amazing civic engagement workshop on Thursday, March 19th at The Green at 8...
03/10/2020

Young people of North County, check out this amazing civic engagement workshop on Thursday, March 19th at The Green at 85 Main Street. Whether you're 18 and eligible to vote for the first time in this year's election, you're under 18 and want to prepare to vote in future elections, or you're over 18 and want to learn how to become more engaged in government, this workshop is the best place to start.

Trees are coming to soon to River Street, but if you want one for your private residence, be sure to read this flyer!
02/19/2020

Trees are coming to soon to River Street, but if you want one for your private residence, be sure to read this flyer!

Trees improve air and water quality, reduce energy costs, and increase the overall health and wellbeing of residents. If you live in North Adams, you can get a free tree in your front or side yard. Call Bret at (413) 663-7588!

Attention UNO neighborhood and beyond! Goodwill is offering workshops on employability! Anyone who completes one of thei...
02/17/2020

Attention UNO neighborhood and beyond! Goodwill is offering workshops on employability! Anyone who completes one of their training programs will receive a $25 gift card they can use at any Goodwill store. In addition, they will be providing food each day during programming.

The custodial training is a two week program that is nationally certified by Cleaning Management Institute and will be held in North Adams in March. More information about that training can be found here - https://www.goodwill-berkshires.org/programs/custodial-training.html

If you are interested in signing up for the Employability Workshops or the Custodial Training, follow this link - https://www.goodwill-berkshires.org/programs/programs-calendar.html.

This Friday, you can attend an informational forum on criminal justice reform in Massachusetts. This Q and A session wil...
02/11/2020

This Friday, you can attend an informational forum on criminal justice reform in Massachusetts. This Q and A session will take place at 10am in The Green, 85 Main Street. All are welcome.

There's lots going on this month at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition!nbCC Bike Collective Open HoursEvery Mond...
02/11/2020

There's lots going on this month at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition!

nbCC Bike Collective Open Hours
Every Monday in February
4:30-6:30pm
The Armory, 206 Ashland St., North Adams (look for the garage doors in the back)
Bring your own bike or work on a bike at the bike collective. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from other community members on basic bike fixes, or team up with more experienced bike mechanics to rebuild a bike. Tools and stands are provided. All residents from Northern Berkshire are welcome! For more info, call Bret Beattie or Amanda Chilson at (413) 663-7588.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Tuesdays, February 4, 18
5:30-7:30pm
The Family Place, 61 Main St., Suite 208, North Adams
This is a group for grandparents who are actively parenting their grandchildren giving them a safe and confidential space to share similar experiences with other grandparents. For more info, call (413) 663-7588.

Active Parenting of Teens - nbCC’s Parenting Workshop Series
Mondays, February 10, 17 & 24
4 - 6:00 pm
nbCC Conf. Rm., 61 Main St., Rm. 213, North Adams
Learn how brain development affects teen behavior and decision-making and improve discipline and communication. Learn about teens and technology and teen bullying, how to spot it and how to handle it. Transportation and childcare are available upon request. Registration is free, but space is limited. To register, contact: Stephanie Puc at (413) 663-7588 or [email protected].

Teen Writing Workshop Mid-Year Showcase
Wednesday, February 12
5:00 to 7:00pm
The Green, 85 Main Street, North Adams
Local teens will read powerful, personal, and moving works that they have written during their Teen Writing Workshop’s sessions. The event is free and will be followed by a reception with refreshments. nbCC feels strongly that the TWW participants should deliver unfiltered, unchanged works and for this reason, we do not ask participants to censor their work. As a result, some content may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14. For more information, contact Tim at (413) 663-7588 or [email protected].

Kids Safety of America: Child Abuse and Neglect
Thursday, February 13
10-11am
nbCC’s Conference Room, 61 Main Street, Room 213, North Adams
For parents and caregivers of all aged children. Child Abuse & Neglect is a prevention and reporting Guide for parents, foster parents, step parents and other relatives. Along with learning the differences between Abuse & Neglect it explains some of the symptoms and also encourages reporting and help for the child. Transportation and childcare are available upon request. Registration is free, but space is limited. To register, contact: Stephanie Puc at (413) 663-7588 or [email protected].

Informational Forum and Q&A: Criminal Justice Reform in Massachusetts
Friday, February 14
10:00am - noon
The Green, 85 Main Street, North Adams
Hear what the impact of the recent Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Act is having in North Berkshire. A panel of experts from the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office, Berkshire County DA’s Office, Berkshire County Probation Office and the Berkshire County Juvenile Probation Office will talk about the impact and answer your questions. We are looking for community members from all walks of life to join this important Coalition meeting. There will be an opportunity for introductions, brief announcements of your upcoming events, networking and a resource table available to display your flyers. For more information, contact Amber Besaw at nbCC at (413) 663-7588.

Q & A with nbCC’s Family Resource Center
Saturday, February 15
10 to 11:30 am
nbCC Conf. Rm., 61 Main St., Rm. 213, North Adams
Curious about nbCC’s Family Resource Center? Meet the staff and learn about the workshops, family events, and support groups offered. Ask questions to better understand the services provided and see the space. Enjoy some coffee and refreshments. Transportation and childcare are available upon request. Registration is free, but space is limited. To register, contact: Stephanie Puc at (413) 663-7588 or [email protected].

nbCC Meet and Greet for Adams Residents
Wednesday, February 19
12:00 to 1:00pm
The Daily Grind, 37 Park St., Adams
The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition would like to get to know the residents of Adams better and hear about their concerns and interests! Stop in and chat with some of the friendly nbCC staff! No brochures, no flyers, just talk!

Family Fun Skate Day
Thursday, February 20
11:30-1:30pm.
Vietnam Veterans Skating Rink located at 1267 South Church Street in North Adams.
Free Rentals and Ice Skating. No need to register. Transportation provided upon request. Free snacks, hot chocolate and raffle. Call Stephanie Puc at (413) 663-7588 for more info. Sponsored by nbCC.

Narcan Training
Saturday, February 22
11:00 to noon
The Green, 85 Main Street, North Adams
Naloxone (Narcan) reverses overdoses and you can safely administer Naloxone and save a life. Learn about the signs of an opioid overdose, how to use Naloxone, overdose risk factors and prevention, The Good Samaritan Law and Tapestry services. Naloxone will be available for qualified individuals. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is preferred. To register or for more info, contact Susan at (413) 663-7588 or [email protected]. Hosted by the Beacon Recovery Community Center, a program of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.

Tree Trivia
Monday, February 24
6:00pm
Bright Ideas Brewing
111 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams
Get excited for spring tree plantings with a night full of tree-themed questions to test your tree knowledge. The tap room is family friendly with many non-alcoholic beverage choices, and A OK barbecue is open till 7:00 pm. For more info, contact Bret at (413) 663-7588 or [email protected].

Intro to Plant Allies - Working on Wellbeing Workshop Series
Tuesday, February 25
5-6:00pm
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, North Adams
This workshop is designed for people who have the desire to begin or deepen their connection to herbal medicine practices. This is not a class about a given plant or about making medicines from plants. Rather it is about choosing and making a commitment to one plant. We will ask and answer a series of questions. Why do we work with a plant ally? How does one choose? What does it mean to have a plant ally? What kinds of things does one do with a plant ally? You don’t need to know plants or herbal medicine to participate - just bring your curiosity, your willingness to share with others and be ready to choose and make a commitment to your plant ally. Please bring a blank journal or notebook and a pen. Pre-registration is required and this workshop will be capped at 15 participants. Register by contacting Bret Beattie at (413) 663-7588 or [email protected].

Beacon Recovery Community Center Open Hours
Tuesdays from 5-7:00pm
Wednesdays from 10am – 2:00pm
The Beacon Recovery Community Center is a program of Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC) to provide peer support to those seeking recovery from addiction. BRCC is a peer led effort that provides support groups, connections to networks that can assist anyone seeking recovery, and opportunities to socialize with others. The community center is free and open to all. For additional information, please contact Susan at [email protected] or call 413-663-7588.

Address

157 River St
North Adams, MA
01247

Opening Hours

Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00
Thursday 09:00 - 12:00
Friday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(413) 664-4612

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Our Story

In 2015, the UNO Community Center was opened with the help of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition to serve as a gathering place for residents in the UNO neighborhood, which consists of River, Temple, School, Williams, Cady, Veazie, North, Bracewell, Hall, Liberty, North Holden, Chase, Houghton and parts of Eagle streets in North Adams. Now every month, with the support of UNO residents and local community organizations, the center hosts dozens of events on diverse topics like youth programming, music lessons, playgroups, cooking & nutrition classes, educational support programming, health care resources, community gardens and other pro-social programming. In the summer of 2018, the UNO Park opened right outside the center, featuring bocce and basketball courts, handicap accessible seating, community gardens and more.

The UNO Community Center aims to be a second home for all residents of the United Neighborhood Organization; a place where neighbors can build positive relationships with one another, teach others their talents, learn new skills, and work together to ensure that UNO is a vibrant, caring and safe place to live. So don't be a stranger; come on in and check us out!


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