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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 Halloween Party: On Saturday from 6 to … 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 worker at the Fisher Home, and psychologist Dusty Miller. The Fisher Home regularly offers bereavement … 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 still shooting film exclusively. Bernardston Kiwanis Club of Bernardston: Kiwanis Club of Bernardston meets Tuesdays, … 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

Montague Parks & Recreation Notebook, Sept. 25

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Scarecrow Stuffing & Pumpkin Carving Party: On Oct. 18 from noon to 2 p.m. at Unity Park before the Pumpkinfest, come down to Unity Park and enjoy Scarecrow Stuffing & Pumpkin Carving. Then bring your newly carved pumpkin to the festival. The department will also have face painting … 0

Greenfield YMCA Notebook for the week of Sept. 22

Wednesday, September 24, 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. Registration deadline is Oct. 3. This very … 0

Talk of the Towns, Sept. 24

Tuesday, September 23, 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 … 0