New Hope United Methodist Church will host a grand opening celebration for the ROOTS: Northern Berkshire Teen Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at its current location, 43 Eagle St.

A Teen Dance party for youth ages 14 to 22 will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. The community is invited to attend this free event.

After-school programming will begin Nov. 9 and will include a drop-in homework center, mentoring, programs for artistic expression, a place to develop leadership and job skills, and connect with community partners to participate in internship programs.