Community Bulletin Board

Talk of the Towns, Oct. 2

Wednesday, October 1, 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, meet each Monday, except on school holidays. Pregnant and postpartum mothers are welcome. Infants stay with mothers. Snack for all; free childcare for children provided, up to age … 0

Greenfield Recreation Notebook, Oct. 1

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Blues & BBQ Festival: Don’t miss the fourth annual Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival, Oct. 11 and 12, noon to 6 p.m. The event at Beacon Field will feature a New England Barbecue Society Grilling Contest, a Kansas City Barbeque Society BBQ Contest, a BrewFest Samplin’ Saloon on Saturday, Lefty’s Brew Saloon on Sunday, live blues music, a People’s Choice BBQ Samplin’ Pit, … 0

Talk of the Towns, Oct. 1

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Athol Loving Christian Support Group: A Loving Christian 12-Step Support Group providing an atmosphere for spiritual hope, healing and recovery, meets Fridays, 7 p.m., Lighthouse on The Rock Church, 500 Main St. ACOA Al-Anon: ACOA Al-Anon is for adults raised by alcoholic caretakers/parents. Meets Saturdays, 10 a.m., Athol Memorial Hospital’s conference room. Buckland REAM luncheon: The Franklin County Chapter of Retired Educators Association … 0

Talk of the Towns, Sept. 30

Monday, September 29, 2014

Amherst LGBT bereavement support group: From Oct. 2 to Nov. 20, the Hospice of the Fisher Home, will offer 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 … 0

YMCA in Greenfield Notebook

Monday, September 29, 2014

Weight Loss Program: If you are serious about weight loss, you should check out the Fall Weight Loss Challenge. “Dashing All The Weigh” is for those serious about losing weight before the holidays. The eight-week program kicks off on Oct. 6. Everyone must be registered by this Friday. … 0

Talk of the Towns, 9/29

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bernardston Kiwanis Club of Bernardston: Kiwanis Club of Bernardston meets Tuesdays, Vets Club, Hartwell Street. Social time, 6 p.m.; dinner meeting 6:30. Open to the public. Cushman Library: Thematic story hour at the library, 28 Church St., Wednesdays, 4 to 5 p.m., Children’s Room. Each gathering includes stories, … 0

Greenfield Public Library Notebook

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunshine Story Time: Bring children to Sunshine Story Time at the Greenfield Public Library each Monday at 10 a.m. Kay Lyons brings a blend of read-aloud, sing-along, play-along fun to families with young children. There’s 30 minutes of story time and a few minutes of visiting and playtime … 0

Bulky Waste collections set for Oct. 18

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Franklin County Solid Waste District is holding its fall “Clean Sweep” bulky waste collection on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, at three drop-off sites. The three sites are: Buckland Recreation Facility on Route 112 South, the Northfield Highway Garage on Caldwell Road, and the … 0

Town Meetings, Sept. 29-Oct. 4

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ashfield Planning Board: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 3 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 7:30 a.m. in Town Hall. Energy Committee: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Selectmen: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation … 0

Talk of the Towns, Sept. 26

Thursday, September 25, 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. The program meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m., New Testament … 0

Senior Calendars, Sept. 29 to Oct. 3

Thursday, September 25, 2014

FCHC noontime meals: Franklin County Home Care Corp. serves hot noontime meals at 18 sites in Franklin County/North Quabbin Area. All persons, age 60 or older and their spouses, regardless of age, are eligible to attend by making a reservation a day in advance. For nearest meal site, … 0

Montague Libraries Notebook, Sept. 26

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Plan your costume/pumpkin designs: New pumpkin carving and Halloween idea books are on display at Carnegie Library. Get ready for the upcoming events: The T(w)een Zombie Fest is Oct. 14, 6 to 8 p.m., at Carneige Library. The Franklin County Pumpkin Fest in downtown Turners Falls is Oct. … 0

Talk of the Towns, Sept. 25

Wednesday, September 24, 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, meet each Monday, except on school … 0