Talk of the Towns, Nov. 13, 2018

Published: 11/12/2018 2:25:15 PM
Ashfield​​​​​​

“Healthy Bones and Balance” for bone health, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., St. John’s corner. Free. for more information, call 625-2502.

Bernardston

Story hour: Cushman Library at 28 Church St. offers Story Hour, Wednesdays between 4 and 5 p.m. to families with children of all ages. Each gathering features thematic stories, craft and snack. Bonnie Declamp, Wendy Abramson and Karen Stinchfield take turns as presenters.

Wednesday Night Knitters: Cushman Library at 28 Church St., invites knitters of all abilities to join the Wednesday Night Knitters every Wednesday between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Participants each working on their own projects, are welcome to enjoy the company of others while everyone works toward completing their individual projects. Rebecca Lawlor offers her expertise and experience as instructor. for more information, contact 648-5402 or cushmanlibrary@yahoo.com.

Brattleboro, Vt.

Grief Support: Two new adult grief support groups, one for suicide loss, and one for men who are grieving, has started at Brattleboro Area Hospice. Both groups are free and will meet at the hospice office at 191 Canal St. Suicide loss can be an especially lonely experience, and people experiencing this kind of loss find it helpful to talk with others who have been affected by it. The new suicide loss support group meets the first and third Thursday of the month from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs kitchen at hospice. This group is for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. Drop-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is appreciated by calling 257-0775, ext. 104. Men often grieve differently than women, and many men find it easier to express their grief in the company of other men. The men’s grief support group will meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at hospice. This group for men who are grieving a death loss of any type. Advanced registration is required before attending. Call Cicely Carroll at 257-0775, ext. 108 for information.

Greenfield

Bag Ali handbags and accessories sale at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, High Street will be Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby. The sale will offer leather and fashion handbags, briefcases, wallets, totes and backpacks. This fundraiser, sponsored by The Gift shop, will benefit patients and services at BFMC. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. Payroll deduction available also.

Mohawk Trail Quilting Guild will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Greenfield Historical Society. Bring sewing machines to do holiday stockings. Bring fabric. Show and Tell, and bring round robins to exchange.

Greenfield Moose Family Center: A pasta meal is served Wednesday 6 p.m. at the center. the cost is $7. Open to members and guests. A line dance is at 7.

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. Please come join us. For more information call: 774-5489.

Gamblers Anonymous: Gamblers Anonymous Support Group, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. RECOVER Project. Use 1 Osgood St. entrance. for more information, call 325-1389.

Family United Network: The Family United Network (FUN) Center is at The Salasin Center, 474 Main St. Open hours are Thursdays, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Fun for the whole family; all ages welcome. For more information, contact Stacey at 774-4307, ext. 4, or email slangknecht@wmtcinfo.org.

Knights of Columbus: Lt. John J. Galvin Council No. 133 of Greenfield will meet Thursday, 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Church’s parish hall. Meetings take place the third Thursday of the month.

CAP seeks recruits: Franklin County Cadet Squadron, CAP, meets Thursdays, 6:45 to 9 p.m. Greenfield Teen Center, Sanderson Street. Call Maj. Gary Longley at 773-9331 for more information. CAP is seeking new recruits, ages 12 to 18. If interested call the number above.

Al-Anon: Struggles for Intimacy, Thursday, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., Recover Project, 68 Federal St. 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. Al-Anon is online at www.al-anon.org.

New Salem

North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy presents “Valuing Lives,” Thursday at 7 p.m. at the New Salem Library. The documentary film is about Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger, the professor who brought the concept of Normalization of people with disabilities into a framework for community inclusion. Free.

Ongoing Yoga class at New Salem Library: Life Energy Yoga is offered Tuesdays from 9: to 10 a.m. with Stephanie Julian. Healing for mind and body, learn to feel your body, stretch out fatigue, breathe more deeply, feel calm and peaceful. There will be time for tea and sharing at the end of class. Ongoing Yoga class at the Library: Hatha Yoga Saturdays from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m.with Natalie Reynolds. Her yoga classes are traditional Hatha yoga. The classes are gentle to moderate and include meditations from the Raja Yoga path. Yoga classes are by donation. No previous experience, registration, or yoga mat necessary.

Orange

Homemade pies: The Community Church of North Orange & Tully, Dorcas Society, is making fresh homemade apple and pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. To order, call Helen Estabrooks at 978-575-0402. The deadline for ordering is Friday. Pies are $10 each and will be ready for pick up Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the church, 48 Main St. at Creamery Hill Road, North Orange, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 4 to 6 p.m. Please use the back door.

Job/housing workshop: As part of its Career Advising Program, The Literacy Project North Quabbin is offering a free workshop to assist with finding a job and housing when one has a criminal record on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OIC, 131 West Main St., Suite 100. Registration is helpful, but not required, by calling 978-544-8917. The workshop is offered by caring and personable instructors, and the privacy of all participants is respected.

Shelburne

Tai Chi led by Lois Bascom runs every Thursday morning from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Senior Center. Movements follow the program designed by Dr. Lam with easy forms and repetition. Good for improving balance and stability. Program is open to all.

Turners Falls

Emergency Basic Needs program: this is a program of Montague Catholic Social Ministries and is open Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon, for resources and referrals. If you have questions or want to make an appointment, call Mary at 863-4804, ext. 1002, or email BasicNeeds@mcsmcommunity.org. to access Emergency Basic Needs, buzz No. 103 at the Moltenbrey entrance on Third Street.

Open Hours at the Women’s Center at MCSM: 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 863-4804, ext. 1003 or email christine@mcsmcommunity.org. Program of Montague Catholic Social Ministries.

Playgroup: A program of Montague Catholic Social Ministries meets Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 78 Avenue A. This informal, drop in playgroup for parents, caregivers and children younger than 8 offers music, movement and other early literacy activities, unstructured playtime, and time for parent to connect, a kids Clothing Exchange and a parent Resource lending Library. For more information, contact Mary King at 863-4804, ext. 1005 or email mary.king@gmrsd.com.

Regional

RSVP volunteer program: RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) helps adults who are 55 and older find meaningful local volunteer opportunities. Share your life time of experience, meet new friends and help nonprofits in your community who depend on volunteer assistance. Contact Pat Sicard at RSVP, 584-1300, ext. 183 or email psicard@hampshirecog.org.

Child Care/Preschool/Home-visiting: The Parent-Child Development Center, serving families with children birth to kindergarten age and expectant women for more than 40 years, offers free Head Start preschool, free head Start and early Head Start home visiting programs and child care in Franklin/Hampshire counties. Spanish speaking services available. Call 475-1405.

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