ADAMS -- The Adams Events Committee has put together a host of events aimed at drawing crowds to this year’s annual Susan B. Anthony Celebration.
Spanning July 28 to Aug. 3, downtown happenings will include theater, the Pedal and Plod biathlon, the traditional Hi-jinx Night street fair, Cruz Night, live music and a movie under the stars.
"We really hope that people come out and take part and enjoy themselves," Town Clerk Haley Meczywor said Monday. "The majority of it -- the play, Cruz Night, the movie and live music and, unless you want to by something, the fair -- is free. It’s like a big social gathering in town."
The play, "The King Stag," being performed by Main Street Stage of North Adams on the lawn of the Adams Visitors Center, is first up, with the performance planned for Saturday, July 28 at 6 p.m. The is the first time theater is being incorporated into the celebration. The play’s plot concerns a king’s search for a queen, and features "betrayal, mistaken identity, comedy, love and magic." Adams Community Bank is sponsoring the performance.
The Susan B. Anthony Pedal and Plod follows the next morning at 8:30 a.m., stationed at the town common, where runner-biker teams and iron men and women will contend with one or both a 4-mile run and 22-mile bike ride. Organizers hope for over 100 teams this year.
Monday, the street fair, Hi-jinx Night, is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on Park
In both 2011 and 2010, the fair was rescheduled due to rain.
"We’re hoping for good weather to carry it right through," Meczywor said.
New vendors can still be accepted, Meczywor added.
"All of our spaces are filled, but we have room on either end of the street we can extend it to," Meczywor said. "We’ll try to accommodate [late vendors] the best we can."
Cruz Night falls on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m., to be held on Center Street for the third year running. Local band Greylock Blue will perform on the town common at 7 p.m. to compliment the event.
A showing of "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World" follows on Friday at dusk on the lawn at Town Hall, wrapping up what promises to be a busy week for the town.
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