Community Bulletin Board

Talk of the Towns, Oct. 22

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bernardston Playgroup: Playgroup on Thursday, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Bernardston Elementary School. Thursday’s schedule follows the PVRSD school calendar. Creative playtime for families with children, infant to pre-school age. For more information, contact Deb Wood at 498-2660 or email: woodd@pioneervalley.k12.ma.us. Charlemont Scrabble Players: Scrabble players from West County play on Thursdays, 6 p.m., at the Mohawk Restaurant. New players welcome. 339-5383. Blood Drive: Donate blood on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Charlemont Police/Fire Dept. In addition to a gift card from Berkshire Pizza, all eligible donors will receive a gift card to amazon. In addition, a bake sale will take place For appointments, contact Police Dispatch at 625-8200 or email: Clay@ClayHerbert.com. Walk-ins … 0

Greenfield Recreation Dept. Notebook, Oct. 22

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Festivities: Greenfield’s Downtown Halloween Festivities to be held on Oct. 31 from 4 to 6:30 p.m., including Trick or Treat, Rag Shag Parade and a Costume Contest. Trick or Treat Bag: Pick up your free trick or treat bag at the Town Common. Be sure to look in your bag for dental products donated by our dentists. Downtown Trick or Treating will … 0

YMCA in Greenfield Notebook, Oct. 21

Monday, October 20, 2014

Women’s Open House: On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Y is holding an Open House for women. Activities include tours, trial classes, chair massages, question and answer sessions, and free activities for children ages 2 to 12, while moms participate. At 11, there will be a “Banishing Belly Fat” talk. Over $300 in door prizes will be given away. Family … 0

Talk of the Towns, Oct. 21

Monday, October 20, 2014

Amherst LGBT bereavement support group: Now to Nov. 20, the Hospice of the Fisher Home, offers an LGBT bereavement support group on Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., in the conference room of the Fisher Home, 1165 North Pleasant St. The group will be facilitated by Liz Windrover, social … 0

Talk of the Towns: Oct. 20

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Amherst Amherst Railway Society: The Amherst Railway Society will meet Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Amherst Regional Middle School auditorium. Speaker will be Pat Hildreth, a lifelong rail fan. His talk is titled “Where Were You In ’72?” Hildreth started in rail photography in 1970 and continues to this day … 0

Greenfield Public Library Notebook: Oct. 20-24

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunshine Story Time: Bring children to Sunshine Story Time at Greenfield Public Library each Monday morning at 10 a.m. Kay Lyons brings a blend of read-aloud, sing-along, play-along fun to families with young children. For further information contact Lyons at 413-772-1544 ext. 5, or check the library website … 0

Talk of the Towns: Oct. 17

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ashfield Al-Anon meeting Mondays: The weekly 7:30 p.m. Monday meetings of Al-Anon takes place at 469 Main St., opposite St. John’s Church. Athol “Celebrate Recovery”: “Celebrate Recovery,” a 12-step program open to all seeking freedom from hurts, hang-ups and habits, meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m., New Testament Church, 500 … 0

Montague Libraries Notebook: Oct. 17

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Free Computer Help: Available at the Carnegie Library on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon during October and November. Advance sign-ups for 30-minute one-on-one slots are recommended. Topics can include basic computer skills, more advanced questions and downloading e-books. Tech consultant Shirley Keech is the instructor. Home Delivery: … 0

Montague Parks & Recreation Notebook

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Scarecrow Stuffing/Pumpkin Carving: Scarecrow Stuffing and Pumpkin Carving Party Saturday, noon to 2 p.m., Unity Park. Before the Pumpkinfest, come down to Unity Park and enjoy scarecrow stuffing and pumpkin carving, then bring your newly carved pumpkin to the festival. The department will also have face painting and … 0

Talk of the Towns: Oct. 16

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ashfield MotherWoman support group: “MotherWoman,” a support group for new mothers, meets on Mondays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at St. John’s Corner, 469 Main St. This group, under the joint sponsorship of It Takes a Village and St. John’s Episcopal Church, meets each Monday, except on school … 0

Talk of the Towns, Oct. 15

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Amherst Harvest Supper: South Congregational Church, 1066 East St., will serve a Harvest Supper, Saturday, with seating at 5 and 6:30 p.m. The family-style supper will include roast pork, squash, potatoes and homemade pies. Adults, $12; children younger than 12, $6. Takeout available. For takeout or reservations, call … 0

YMCA in Greenfield Notebook, Oct. 14

Monday, October 13, 2014

Senior Health Fair: On Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, the Y is offering a free Health Fair for seniors, age 60 and older. There will be a six-station fitness assessment as well as blood pressure, bone density and balance testing. At noon a free sandwich lunch will … 0

Talk of the Towns, Oct. 14

Monday, October 13, 2014

Amherst LGBT bereavement support group: Now to Nov. 20, the Hospice of the Fisher Home, offers an LGBT bereavement support group on Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., in the conference room of the Fisher Home, 1165 North Pleasant St. The group will be led by Liz Windrover, social … 0