Two FREE screenings of Coco, the Oscar-winning animated classic from Disney Pixar, on Saturday, March 17 at 11 am and 2 pm at Images Cinema!
Winner of Best Animated Feature and Best Song at the Oscars earlier this month!
Box office will open at 10:30. Tickets will be available first come, first served. (Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring Street in Williamstown, MA.)
Young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, despite his family’s generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
“It’s a whimsical, touching and heartfelt celebration of Mexican traditions and folklore, and it’s one of the more original stories the acclaimed animation studio has told in years.” — The Dallas Morning News
We are looking forward to celebrating 91 years of serving the community at our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at The Williams Inn. All are welcome to join us for the meeting which begins at 5:15 p.m. There will be light refreshments before and after.
A special focus of the meeting will be a review of the inaugural round of grants created by a generous bequest from the estate of Mary and Henry Flynt, longtime residents of Williamstown and devoted supporters of the community. Ten local organizations received funding in the first year of grant awards.
The Berkshire Immigrant Center was one of those organizations and their Director, Brooke Mead, will be our guest speaker at the meeting.
The business portion of the meeting includes highlights of the year, election of new board members and officers, and a progress report on the 2017-18 annual fundraising campaign.
The Williamstown Community Chest encourages community members to begin the Season of Giving with a gift of time, money, goods or voice.
Tuesday, November 28—after Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and Cyber Monday!—marks the sixth year of #GivingTuesday, when individuals across the nation are encouraged to use the occasion to promote a cause that is meaningful to them.
The Williamstown Community Chest will once again recognize the day with its “Sand for Seniors” project. Working in cooperation with Aubuchon Hardware in Williamstown and the Williamstown Council on Aging, the Community Chest is distributing one-gallon pails of sand to area residents in anticipation of slippery steps and walkways in the winter months ahead. Please contact the Williamstown Community Chest at 413-458-2443 or the Council on Aging at 413-458-8250 to request a pail of sand. Refills for last year’s “Sand for Seniors” distribution are also available by calling either of the above numbers.
Founded in 1927, the Williamstown Community Chest is committed to raising and distributing funds for seventeen area human service agencies that help our neighbors in need. Its annual campaign is now underway, with a goal of $260,000. All contributions are returned directly to the community because administrative costs are covered by past bequests. The organization recently relocated to 84 Spring Street (next to The Log) in Williamstown.
Thanks to MountainOne for sponsoring our very successful 10th Annual Fun Run on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The weather was beautiful and the turn-out was HUGE! Thanks to once again to Stephanie Boyd of Stephanie Boyd Works for the beautiful handcrafted ceramic “medals” and congratulations to all the winners – but there are no losers in the Fun Run because everyone has FUN!
(Photos by Mike Goodwin, except for the shot of Stephanie wiping the medals clean.)
Thanks to Executive Director Anna Retsch Singleton, and board members Bernadine Williams and Justin Crowe for sitting down to chat with Deb Dane.
Just one week ’til the big day! Visit our 2017 Fun Run page for registration information and lots of great photos looking back at all the fun we had in 2016.
Our 10th Annual Fun Run on Saturday, September 9, 2017, consists of two races: 5K Run and a 1-mile Kid’s Run/ Family Walk. The Fun Run races are open to everyone, veteran runners or first time runners, along with daily walkers or occasional walkers. Families with pets and strollers are also welcome to join the fun. Both race events begin at 10:15 a.m. at the Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School Street. Sign-in and registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the race.
The Williamstown Community Chest received a very generous bequest from the estate of Mary and Henry Flynt, longtime residents of Williamstown and devoted supporters of the community. As we approach the deadline for the next round of Flynt Grants on September 15, 2017, we are proud to look back on the 2016 grant recipients.
For outreach to Northern Berkshire regarding immigrant issues and direct services to 25 individuals
For support for services provided to Williamstown pregnant and breastfeeding families
To provide support for security improvements to Monument Square Early Childhood Center
Support for services to individuals who had been served at Turner House.
Support for Rainbow Seniors Talk and Listen Groups
Support for Aquacize fitness classes for seniors; AND tuition and transportation for children’s swim classes (in collaboration with Williamstown Youth Center)
Support for Early Intervention Community Playgroups in Williamstown
Support for replacement of outdoor play area
Support for renovation of South Center School
Support for hiring a trail supervisor for summer and early fall, 2017
Grants from the bequest are awarded to “…persons or entities (including the Town of Williamstown) that provide services to the town or its residents (although not necessarily exclusively).” The criteria for reviewing applications will “…relate to the maintenance or improvement of the quality of life of the residents of Williamstown, defined broadly.”
Click here to apply: Flynt Grant Application
DEADLINE: September 15, 2017
Make note of this important community initiative! Admission is free.
Thanks to the Berkshire Theatre Group, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, The Brien Center, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services, and the Oakdale Residences for coming together to create this important event.