Greenfield Notebook: March 2, 2023

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Published: 3/1/2023 2:40:38 PM
Modified: 3/1/2023 2:39:32 PM
Liquid watercolor painting series starts March 14

GREENFIELD — Sara Gately will lead liquid watercolor painting classes on Tuesdays, March 14, 21 and 28, and April 4, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Greenfield Senior Center.

Participants are advised that liquid watercolor paints behave differently than regular watercolor paints. The paints can be messy and can temporarily stain the skin, so workshop attendees are advised to wear old clothes that they don’t mind getting stained, although aprons will be provided as well.

Register in advance with a $25 payment — which covers the cost of all four classes, plus materials — at the Senior Center’s front desk by March 7. Greenfield Senior center membership is required. Greenfield residents have priority, but others will be allowed as space permits.

Meg Ryan leading talk on Alzheimer’s, dementia

GREENFIELD — Meg Ryan, regional public health nurse with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments and a volunteer community educator with the Alzheimer’s Association, will lead a free talk about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia on Thursday, March 30, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Greenfield Senior Center.

Basic information about the diseases will be provided, including stages of the disease, risk factors for acquiring dementia, and the latest research and treatments. The program, created by the Alzheimer’s Association, includes time for questions and discussion.

Advance registration is required, although Senior Center membership is not. Call 413-772-1517, ext. 0 or stop by the center’s front desk to sign up.

Salasin Project offering Healing Arts Zoom groups

GREENFIELD — The Salasin Project hosts a weekly watercolor painting group for adults on Zoom. Days and times vary each week.

Sessions involve warm-ups and fun project ideas that are meant to foster relaxation and emotional relief. Healing arts and somatic experiencing can help soothe the whole person, without participants having to talk about their trauma. No art experience is necessary.

Groups are open to anyone and free to join. Email or call 413-774-4307, ext. 104 for details or to register.

Greenfield student makes St. Lawrence dean’s list

GREENFIELD — Paige Bernier of Greenfield was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Bernier, who is the daughter of Kerry Larabee and the late Marc Bernier, is a member of the Class of 2026.

Support group offered for caregivers

GREENFIELD — The Salasin Project and The RECOVER Project co-sponsor an education/support group for caregivers who have domestic violence and/or substance use histories. The group has open enrollment, so there is no deadline by which to sign up.

The Nurturing Program for Families in Substance-Related Treatment and Recovery is a 16-week, evidence-based group designed to offer adult caregivers educational information about human growth and development. Attendees explore the impact of substance abuse and domestic violence on children and families. The topics are designed to strengthen participants’ self-esteem and to encourage strength-based models for guiding behaviors in children.

The support group meets each Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The group is offered both on Zoom and in person at the Salasin Project. To register, contact Lynn at 413-774-4307, ext. 103 or


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