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Talk of the Towns, Nov. 9, 2017


Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Athol

Kingsmen Chess Club: Meets Sundays, noon to 4 p.m., at Millers River Environmental Center, 100 Main St. For more information, call John Dould at 978-249-5905 or email aelb@trysb.net or aelb@hotmail.com.

Smoking Cessation: Led by Tim Sweeney, tobacco treatment specialist. Meets Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. Athol Hospital’s cafeteria.

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Athol Congregational Church.

Bernardston

Community Supper: The United Church of Bernardston’s second Saturday roast beef supper  will be served this Saturday with seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. at 58 Church St./Route 10. Menu will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, rolls and baked pie for dessert. $10 adults. Takeout meals available. For reservations with preferred seating time or takeout meal, call 648-9306.

Colrain

14th annual Crafts of Colrain Studio Tour will take place Saturday and Sunday. Visit 19 studios, open each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wood, metal, clay, cloth and fiber, wall art, jewelry and beer available for purchase. For more information, visit: www.craftsofcolrain.com.

Community Clothes Closet open every Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at First Baptist Church Colrain, 81 Foundry Village Road. Adults, children, something for everyone. All free. We also accept lightly used, clean donations.

Greenfield

Community Meal: Stone Soup Cafe takes place Saturdays at noon at All Souls Church, 399 Main St. (Hope Street entrance). Local food served. Pay what you can. All welcome.

Vet to Vet: The RECOVER Project and the Recovery Learning Community offer Vet to Vet every Thursday, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at 74 Federal St. This collaboration is for all veterans, regardless of discharge status, to offer support when the civilian world is a challenge. For more information, contact Tim at 475-0226.

Montague

Students of the Week: The following Great Falls Middle School students were selected as Students of the Week for week ending Nov. 3: grade 6, Devin Emond; grade 7, Levin Prondecki; grade 8, Emma Laster.

Northfield

Food Pantry: The community food pantry will be open Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The pantry is in the basement of Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St. The pantry is open the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

Rowe

Holly Berry Craft Fair is planned Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Rowe Elementary School. Artists and crafters fill the school with holiday gifts and must-have products. More than 20 vendors. Chowder/soup lunch served. Bake sale, kids crafts and coffee can raffle. Hosted by the Rowe Fire Association.

Shelburne

Second Saturday Supper by the First Congregational Church of Shelburne will be a roast pork dinner put on by Boy Scout Troop 15 this Saturday. Meal will be served at 6 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, Little Mohawk Road. $12 adults, $6 children 10 and under. For reservations and information, call 625-0127 or 625-2343.

Shelburne Falls

St. Joseph Parish Country Christmas Fair will take place Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center, 53 Main St. The fair will offer country crafts, sewn, crocheted and knitted items, hand-made dolls, hand-painted Christmas ornaments and home decor, homemade candies and baked goods, holiday-themed gift baskets, Buckland’s J.G. Haigis baloney and tea cup auction and raffles. Lunch available Saturday. Call 625-6405 for more information.

Free Community Meal: Offered every Friday, at 5:30 p.m., at Trinity Church, Severance Street.

Sunderland

Homemade pie sale featuring fresh baked apple, no sugar apple, apple crumb, blueberry, strawberry rhubarb and pumpkin pies, will take place Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at First Congregational Church of Sunderland, Routes 47 and 116. Pre-ordered, $10; day of sale purchase, $11.

Preschool story time: Fridays, 11 a.m. in the Children’s Room of the Sunderland Public Library. These story/craft times are for children ages 3 to 5 and their families/caregivers. Each story time is about 45 minutes and includes theme-related stories, songs, finger plays and crafts.

Serendipity Shop: Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Congregational Church basement. Men’s, women’s, children’s clothing, shoes and sneakers. Most items $1. Men’s suits and all coats, $3. Women’s suits, $2. Donations accepted. Proceeds to benefit the church. Call 665-2890 for more information.

Turners Falls

Franklin Area Survival Center: The food pantry and thrift store hosted by staff and volunteers is at 96 Fourth St. The thrift store is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The food pantry is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The center is closed Federal holidays. The thrift shop is open to the general public and helps finance its food pantry. In an emergency, such as a fire or flood, the center will supply needed clothing and linens, free, and additional food to help the victims of a disaster. For more information, call 863-9549.

Regional

Helpful Programs at LifePath: Any plan of care starts with your needs. LifePath services provide assistance with light homemaking, home-delivered meals, personal care and adaptive equipment. Caregivers can take a break to de-stress with LifePath’s respite services. In addition, the Consumer Directed Care Program at LifePath allows elders in need to select their own care giver — perhaps a friend, neighbor or even a family member — who can be paid through this program (excludes spouses). For more information, visit: info@lifepathma.org or call 773-5555 or 978-544-2259. Read more at lifepathma.org.

SHINE: Serving the Health Insurance needs of Everyone. SHINE counselors are volunteers who provide free, unbiased health insurance information, education, and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and adults with disabilities to help people figure out what their best health insurance options are based on their unique needs. Contact a SHINE at LifePath at 773-555 or 978-544-2259. Email info@lifepathma.org and learn more at lifepathma.org.

Vigil for Racial Justice Every Saturday, 9 to 10 a.m., at the Greenfield Common. Bring your own sign or use one of ours. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact email@racialjusticerising.org.

Eventide Singers: Offering songs of hope and healing for seriously or terminally ill people, their families and caregivers. The service is offered in homes, hospitals and care facilities, without charge. The music can be selected in response to spiritual preference. For more information, visit: www.eventidesigners.com or call Marcia Schuhle at 774-2335 or Joe Toritto at 774-5828.

Straight Spouse Support: One to one support for straight individuals currently or once married to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender partners. Confidential helpline at 625-6636 or email jcmalinski48@gmail.con. Visit: www.straightspouse.org for more information.

Counseling Referrals: The social work therapy referral service offers free, confidential referrals for individual, couple, family and group therapy, matched for specialty, location and insurance. This is a public service of the National Association of Social Workers. Call 800-242-9794 to learn more.

Help the blind: Your car, truck or camper may be worth more as a donation than a trade-in. Call the Massachusetts Association for the Blind at 888-613-2777 for details. This is a free, quick pick up and donations are tax-deductible. Proceeds benefit blind and vision impaired persons in Massachusetts.