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Talk of the Towns, Nov. 5, 2018


Friday, November 02, 2018
BernardstonKiwanis Club of Bernardston: Tuesdays, Vets Club, Hartwell Street. Social time, 6 p.m.; dinner meeting 6:30. Open to public.ErvingFree Weekly Playgroup: Come enjoy time with your child(ren) and other families and caregivers from the community at Erving Elementary School gym. For the 2018-19 school year, playgroups will continue on Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This playgroup is facilitated by Emily Joseph and is intended for children 0-5. Playgroup is sponsored by the Erving Elementary School and Union #28 Community Network for Children. Program does not take place during school closures. for event schedules, go to: sites.google.com/site/communitynetworkforchildren/home. For information,, contact Gillian Budine at 978-544-5157 or email budine@erving.com. Greenfield“Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World” will be presented Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Greenfield Senior Center, 35 Pleasant St. Sheryl Faye, accomplished actor, presents "Eleanor Roosevelt.” The longest serving First Lady of the United States, she was the first presidential spouse to hold press conferences, write a syndicated newspaper column, and speak at a national convention. She advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace, the civil rights of African Americans and Asian Americans, and the rights of World War II refugees. Free. Registration is required. Stop by the Front Desk or call 413-772-1517 ext. 0 to reserve a seat. Sponsored by The Highland Street Foundation. Portrait Project with GHS painting class will be Wednesday from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Join students from Greenfield High School’s painting class for a collaborative portrait project. Coffee and breakfast snacks will be served. Each student will paint a senior’s portrait, incorporating details learned during their conversation. The portraits will be given to the participants to keep. Space is limited. Stop by the Front Desk or call 413-772-1517 to register.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 Salasin Center: 474 Main St., the home of the Greenfield Women’s Resource Center and Family United Networks FUN Center. Mondays: 10 a.m. to noon, Group for Women Supporting Women. Tuesdays: 1 to 2:30 p.m., Nurturing Group for Families in Recovery (contact Lynn Norwood for more info: 413-774-4307, ext. 3. 5:30-6:30 at the RPX at 1 Osgood St. in Greenfield: Dance Movement (open only to those who identify as women, with the exception of the 4th Tuesday of the month, when all genders are welcome). Wednesdays: 12:30 to 1 p.m., Women’s Center Bag Lunch & Resources. 1 to 3 p.m., Women’s Writing Group. Thursdays: 12:30 to 1 p.m., Women’s Center Bag Lunch & Resources; 1 to 3 p.m., Women’s Art Group (for info contact Vickie Hutchinson at 413-774-4307, ext. 5; 4 to 6:30 p.m., Family United Network (F.U.N.) Center, open to all. First and third Fridays: 1 to 1:30 p.m., bag lunch and resources; 1:30 to 4, Women’s Leadership Advisory Council. 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 413-774-4307, 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 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 20 Chapman St. Open to people who hear voices, see visions or experience extreme states. No registration required. For information, call or text Matthew at 413-687-7042 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 413-522-0417.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: 413-774-5489.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 413-773-9744 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.Dementia Caregiver’s Support Group: Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m. at LifePath, 101 Munson St., Suite 201, large conference room. Free group meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. For more information, call Molly Chambers group facilitator at 413-773-5555, ext. 2229 or 978-544-2259, ext. 2229.Keene, N.H.

Moving with Parkinson’s class takes place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, at the Southwestern Community Services Conference Room at 63 Community Way in Keene, from 10:30 to 11:4 a.m. Moving with Parkinson’s is a class that helps to increase coordination, flexibility, and balance, but most of all it's fun. Participants can take the class sitting or standing and will feel supported in a safe and comfortable environment. It is open to anyone with a movement disorder and their caregiver, partner, or friend. This class is inspired by Dance for PD, created by the Mark Morris Dance Co. and the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Parkinson’s support group. To find out more about the program go to danceforparkinsons.org. Marcia Murdock, who is the retired director of the dance program at Keene State College, will be leading the first Wednesday group and Midge Brecher, a dancer and teacher for many years, will be leading the third Wednesday group. For more information e-mail Kathy at kathleenmichel3@gmail.com.Suggested donation of $5. No charge for caregivers.  

Leverett

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 2018-19 school year, Tales & Tunes will continue Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tales & Tunes is facilitated by HeleenCardinauxand is intended for children up to age 5. This program is sponsored by the Leverett Public Library and Union #28 Community Network for Children. For program and event schedules go to: sites.google.com/site/communitynetworkforchildren/home.

Northfield

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

Shelburne

Coping with the Holidays program will be at the Senior Center in Shelburne on Tuesday,at 12:15 p.m. Learn strategies to help cope with loss and your new routine during this time of year. Hospice of Franklin County's Bereavement Coordinator Pam Gobeille and Chaplin Sher Sweet will present. Program is free and open to all.  If you would like to come to lunch at 11:30 p.m. call to register by today.  Cost for lunch:  $3 for members; $4 for others. The movie "Mama Mia Here we go Again" will be shown at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Senior Center in Shelburne. Movie is free and open to all.  Popcorn served.  If you would like to come to lunch prior to the movie, we will be serving Greek pizza and baklava.  Register by today.  Cost for lunch:  $3 for members; $4 for others.

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.

Eagles Auxiliary: Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Eagles Hall, State Street. The Auxiliary meets the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Fraternal Order of Eagles: Shelburne Falls Eagles 2758 meet Wednesday, 7 p.m. at 52 State St. The club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month.

MEGAdanceZumba Fitness: Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Buckland-Shelburne Regional School cafeteria. First class free. Call Megan at 413-552-6288 for more information or visit Facebook at MEGAdanmceZumba Fitness.

South Deerfield

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

Turners Falls

On Nov. 10 the Montague Elks Lodge #2521 will serve its annual “Veterans Dinner” Saturday. This is a fundraiser to benefit Veterans programs at the VA Hospital in Leeds. The meal will be prime rib, mashed potatoes, green beans, butternut squash and dessert cooked by Cathy Tomaus Catering. Price $17. Light appetizers will be served prior to the meal at 5 p.m. Dinner served at 6. For tickets, call the Lodge at 413-863-2521. Tickets are limited so call as soon as possible. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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 413-475-1405.

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 413-863-4147.

TFHS Alumni Association: The Turners Falls Alumni Association will meet Wednesday, 7 p.m., Montague Elks Club. Anyone with interest welcome.

Wendell

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 2018-19 school year, playgroup will continue Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This playgroup is intended for children to 5 years of age. Playgroup is sponsored by the Friends of the Wendell Free Library and Union #28 Community Network for Children. For program and event schedules go to: sites.google.com/site/communitynetworkforchildren/home. For more information, contact Gillian Budine at 978-544-5157 or email budine@erving.com.

Whately

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.

Regional

Pain Pals of Franklin County: The group meets Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Valley Medical Group, 329 Conway St. This is a chronic pain support group led by a medical social worker who understands chronic pain. meet with others who suffer from chronic pain in a safe and supportive environment. Discuss topics relevant to life with pain. Learn to live life to the fullest despite pain. To register call Terry Desaultels at 413-659-3413. Free and open to the community.

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 413-773-2359.

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 413-896-1010.

Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Impaired, Resources and Education (ADMIRE) program will meet Wednesday, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Franklin County Home Care Corp. conference room, 330 Montague City Road, Montague City. ADMIRE offers services to families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory disorder. The group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. Call 413-773-5555.