Talk of the Towns: July 9, 2018

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Kiwanis Club of Bernardston: Tuesdays, Vets Club, Hartwell Street. Social time, 6 p.m.; dinner meeting 6:30. Open to public.


Common People Concerts: Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Gill Town Common. The Pat & Tex LaMountain Quartet will perform.

Dean’s List: Matthew Haight of Gill has earned a spot on the Goodwin College dean’s list for the spring 2018. 


I Love My Clogs presents comfort shoes and novelty socks by Dansko, Klogs, Spring Step and L’artiste on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Main lobby at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High St. Payroll deduction, cash, Mastercard/Discover/Visa accepted. Sponsored by the Gift shop at BMF to benefit patient and staff services.

Movie Matinees at Greenfield Senior Center, 35 Pleasant St.: Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m. Call 772-1517 or stop by Front Desk to reserve a seat. Space limited to eight. Movies are free and registration required. Today and July 13, “Far From Heaven,” drama starring Julianne Moore

TOPS: TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Chapter 0395, meets Wednesdays at the Mill House on Wells Street. Weigh-in from 8:30 to 9 a.m. meeting, 9:30 to 10:30. The first visit is free; weekly dues are $2. Contact Carolyn Bellany at 413-773-3981 or Paula Girard at 413-863-9000 for more information.

GriefShare grief recovery support group: Meets at Living Waters Assembly of God, 450 Davis St., Greenfield every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Anyone experiencing grief from now or from the past is welcome to attend these sessions. For more information, call Living Waters Church at 413-773-9506.

The Caregiver Support Group was formed to support caregivers in the emotionally and physically taxing role of taking care of loved ones who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to take care of themselves. All caregivers and family members are welcome. the group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 2 to 3 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room, 48 Sanderson St. (BFMC’s Medical office Building). For more information on the Caregiver Support Group, contact Poppi Kelley, 413-325-4050.

The Salasin Center: 474 Main St., the home of the Greenfield Women’s Resource Center and Family United Networks FUN Center. Mondays: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Women’s Center Open hours. Tuesdays: 1 to 2:30 p.m., Nurturing Program for Families in Recovery, ongoing. Free child care, call Lynn Norwood to join the group at 774-4307, ext. 3; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Women’s Center Open Hours; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Journey Dance in the RPX, 1 Osgood St., or enter through the RECOVER Project, 68 Federal St., ongoing. Wednesdays: 1 to 3 p.m., Women’s Writing Group, ongoing; 4 to 6 p.m., Women’s Drum Group. The center is open every Wednesday for women to bring in their lunches and join others for the meal. Thursdays: 1 to 3 p.m., ongoing peer-to-peer Art Group; 4 to 6:30 p.m., Family F.U.N. Center: open FUN time for the whole family. All ages welcome. Women’s Leadership Development Advisory Group meets the first and third Friday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For a detailed list of what is happening at the center from month to month, view the monthly calendars at www.salasincenter.org. Also “like” us on Facebook for updates and information. All programs are free.

Resources include: women/children’s clothing exchange; access to computers, free Internet and Wi-Fi, printer/copier access; resource library and community support information; arts and crafts supplies for use while at the center and free coffee and snacks when available. For more information, contact Stacey at 774-4307, ext. 4 or slangknecht@wmtcinfo.org.

Voices/Visions/Extreme States Support Group: this group, sponsored by the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community, offers free weekly meetings, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 74 Federal St. Open to people who hear voices, see visions or experience extreme states. No registration required. For information, call or text Matthew at 687-7042 or email Cindi at cindi@cindioldham.com.

Yoga Beginnings: New to yoga or returning to it? Small classes, individual help, slow pace. Green River Yoga, Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Drop-ins, $15; six weeks, $75. Free introductory class. Contact Gail Connor at gconnor@comcast.net or 522-0417.

The RECOVER Project: The RECOVER Project hosts a daily “All Recovery Meeting” each morning Monday to Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m at 68 Federal St. Open to all to discuss recovery. All walks of recovery welcome. Meetings are held in the front community room. “Eddie’s Group” is held every Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m. in the RPX. For more information call: 774-5489.

Yoga for Relaxation: Class Wednesday, Green River Yoga, 158 Main St. First class free for new students. Mondays, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Gentle Yoga for Everyone; Thursdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Over 50 Yoga. Wednesdays, Women’s Yoga offered 5:45 to 7 p.m. at Community Yoga, 16 Federal St. All classes offer individualized instruction in gentle stretches and yogic breathing. for more information contact Jean Erlbaum at 773-9744 or jean.erlbaum@verizon.net.

Al-anon Meeting: Wednesday, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Beacon Light, Second Congregational Church, Court Square. Ring bell at side door. Anyone who feels her/his life has been affected by close contact with a problem drinker is eligible for membership in Al-anon or Alateen. www.al-anon.org.

Bingo at the Moose: Bingo at the Moose Family Center, 20 School St., Tuesdays. Doors open at 4 p.m., bingo begins at 6:15. Open to the public.

Community Meal: The Salvation Army, 72 Chapman St. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at noon. Open to all who are hungry.


Free Weekly Tales & Tunes: Come and enjoy stories, song and craft activities with your child(ren) and other families and caregivers from your community at the Leverett Public Library. For the Summer, we will continue July 11 to Aug. 29 on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For children to 5 years of age. Funded through the summer in collaboration with the Friends of the Leverett Library.

Millers Falls

Master’s Degree: Jamie Campbell of Millers Falls received the degree of Master of Science in Geosciences at the University of Arizona, Tucson, on May 11. He is a 2016 graduate of UMass Amherst (BS Geology) and a 2004 graduate of Northfield Mt. Hermon School. He has accepted a position with the Freeport-McMoRan mining company in New Mexico.

New Salem

Calling All Bakers: The New Salem Old Home Day Cake Walk is Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m. in the Stowell Building next to the Old Town Hall. Bakers compete for a $50 gift certificate to the Orange Food Cooperative, Quabbin Harvest, by making two identical cakes. Cake lovers pay $1 to sample the cakes, vote for favorite cakes, and have a chance to take home a cake through the cake raffle. Contact Sunday Lefevbre at 978-575-0118 or sunday.and.leon@gmail.com for information.  


President’s List: Randall Hentz of Northfield was named to the President’s List spring semester at Western New England University for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher. He is working toward a degree in political science

Weight room: Pioneer Valley Regional School weight room is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. 


President’s List: Tyler St. Louis of Orange was named to the Spring President’s List at Western New England University for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher. He is working toward a degree in English-creative writing.

Shelburne Falls

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 179, meets Tuesdays, Shelburne-Buckland Community Center, 53 Main St. Weigh-in from 6:30 to 7 p.m., program from 7 to 7:45. Free first visit. Contact Mary Cromack at 625-0127.

Community Clothes Closet: Community outreach of Trinity Church. Free clothing for all ages. Open to the public on the second, third and fourth Wednesday of the month, noon to 6 p.m. Donations of clean clothing and bedding accepted any time. Located at the lower level of Cowell Gym, 51 Maple St. for more information, call the church at 625-2341.

MEGAdance Zumba Fitness: Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Buckland-Shelburne Regional School cafeteria. First class free. Call Megan at 552-6288 for more information or visit Facebook at MEGAdanmceZumba Fitness.

South Deerfield

President’s List: Kimberly Logan of South Deerfield was named to the Western New England University Spring President’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher. She is working toward a degree in Finance.

Academic achievement: Chad Parent of South Deerfield was named to the Spring President’s List at Western New England University for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher. He is working toward a degree in sport management.

Graduate: Zachary Shayne Gordon of South Deerfield received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sports Management at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn. in May. He is the son of Cynthia and Christopher Ray of South Deerfield, and Shayne Gordon of Athol and grandson of Ruth Day of South Deerfield and Richard and Pat Ray of Athol.  He is a 2014 graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School in Gill.

Preschool Story Time: Wednesday, 11 a.m., Tilton Library, 75 North Main St.

Turners Falls

Parent-Child Development Center: In Turners Falls, early Head Start infant/toddler full-day, full-year classrooms. The center continues to offer: Free Head Start half-day preschool programs; free Early Head Start and Head Start home visiting programs and state subsidized, sliding scale options for full day child care. In Franklin County, call 475-1405.

Time for Mothers:Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. free child care for children ages birth to 8 years is provided in the Family Center at Montague Catholic Social Ministries at 78 Avenue A while mothers visit the Women’s Center at MCSM at 41 Third St. during Open Hours. Computer lab available, community resources, peer support, arts and crafts, free gently used clothing. For more information, call 413-863-4804, ext. 1003 or email christine@mcsmcommunity.org. Program of Montague Catholic Social Ministries.

Open Hours at the Women’s Center at Montague Catholic Social Ministries: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. are open to all women. Computer lab available, community resources, peer support, arts and crafts, free gently used clothing. For more information, call 413-863-4804, ext. 1003 or email christine@mcsmcommunity.org. Program of Montague Catholic Social Ministries.

ACIM study group: A Course in Miracles meets Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., 4 George Ave. It is a study group that helps people see this world in a better light and live a more peaceful life. For more information, call 863-4147.


Free weekly playgroup: Come and enjoy time with your child(ren) and other families and caregivers from your community at the Wendell Free Library. For the Summer, the playgroup will run from July 11 to Aug. 29 continuing on Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This playgroup is intended for children to 5 years of age. 


Reiki share: Tuesdays, noon to 2 p.m., Stone Mountain Reiki, 9 Masterson Road. Free. Reiki share is a chance to give and receive Reiki in an atmosphere of friendship and love. For more information, call 665-8382 or email cecelia@stonemountainreiki.com.


Learn to cope: A support network for families affected by addiction, has weekly support meetings Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Greenfield Community College’s main building, Room C-208. Meetings, free and confidential, are run by trained facilitators and offer hope, support, education and resources. Free overdose education and Narcan, the opioid overdoes reversal drug, available at each weekly meeting. For more information, call Marcy Julian at 508-404-3539 or email mjulian@learn2cope.org. www.learn2cope.org.

Breastfeeding Support Group: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon, obstetrics Classroom, third floor, Baystate Franklin Medical Center, led by Suzanne Stoneham. For mothers who are breastfeeding infants (moms are welcome to bring their infants to the group). For more information, call the birth Place at BFMC at 773-2359.

Duplicate Bridge at GCC: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. at Greenfield Community College’s East Building (first building on the right upon entering). Parking to the left (Lot A). All levels welcome. $5 per person. for more information, call 896-1010.