Talk of the Towns, Feb. 18, 2019

Published: 2/18/2019 8:49:40 AM
Bernardston

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

Erving

Free weekly playgroup: Come enjoy time with your child(ren) and other families and caregivers from your community at the Erving Elementary School gym. For the 2018-2019 school year, playgroup 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 years of age. Playgroup is sponsored by the Erving Elementary School and Union #28 Community Network for Children. Program does not take place during school closures. See CNCWebsite for program and event schedules, program and event schedules, https://sites.google.com/erving.com/cncprogram/home For more information please contact Gillian Budine, (978) 544-5157 or email budine@erving.com.

Greenfield

Dean’s List: Maxwell V. Ward, a sophomore mathematics major at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester. He is the son of Stacy Shiels and Jeffrey Ward of Greenfield and a graduate of Frontier Regional School.

MTQGwill meet Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Greenfield Historical Society. The group will bring hand applique and discuss different methods of success, and maybe not so successful attempts. Show and tell always welcome. 

The Salasin Project is at 474 Main St. and hold many programs throughout the week in their Salasin Center with the exception of Dance Movement which is held at the Recovery Project. Mondays: 10 a.m. to noon, Women Supporting Women group Tuesdays: 1 to 2:30 p.m. The Nurturing Program for Families in Recovery (contact Lynn Norwood for more info: 774-4307 ext. 3 Tuesdays: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the RPX at 1 Osgood St. in Greenfield: Dance Movement. Wednesdays: 12:30 to 1 p.m. Bag lunch & Resources. 1 to  p.m., Women’s Writing Group. Thursdays: 12:30 to 1 p.m., Bag lunch & Resources. 1 to 3 p.m., Women’s Art Group (for more information contact Vickie Hutchinson at 413-774-4307 ext. 5). Thursdays: Family United Network (F.U.N.), fun for the whole family; all ages welcome. Resources include: women/ children’s clothing exchange during Bag Lunch and Resource times as well as 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 when available. For more information, contact Pam Fitzpatrick at pfitzpatrick@wmtcinfo.org or 413774-4307 ext. 1.

Gentle Yoga for Cancer will be offered Wednesdays,  beginning Jan. 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the YMCA of Greenfield. Pam Roberts is facilitator. Free to individuals living with a cancer diagnosis and their support person. Program of Oncology Department of Baystate Franklin Medical Center, funding support from Wheeling for Healing. To register, contact pamro@aol.com or call 413-625-2402.

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.

GriefSharegrief 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 Amputee Support Group has a goal of assisting amputees in their daily lives by offering them the opportunity to share ideas and support each other. SohailWaien, MD, BFMChospitalist, facilitates this group. The Amputee Support Group generally meets the third Thursday of the month, 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the BFMC Conference Rooms, off the main entrance. As there are exceptions to the schedule, attendees should request a detailed schedule. Friends and family members are also welcome. For more information, contact Sohail.waienMD@baystatehealth.org.

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 Pam at 413-774-4307, ext. 1, or emailpfitzpatrick@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 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.

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 773-5555, ext. 2229 or 978-544-2259, ext. 2229.

Leverett

Free weekly Tales & Tunes: Come 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 2018-2019 school year, Tales & Tunes will continue Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tales & Tunes is facilitated by HeleenCardinaux and is intended for children 0-5 years of age. This program is sponsored by the Leverett Public Library and Union #28 Community Network for Children.  See CNCWebsite for program and event schedules, https://sites.google.com/erving.com/cncprogram/home.

Montague Center

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups: Michael and Marjorie Paton hold an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group on the third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Congregational Church at the common, church basement. The Patons are affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Association of Mass/N.H. chapter. The group is open to all persons caring for an individual suffering from Alzheimer’s type dementia. For more information: mmpaton@yahoo.com, 498-5995.

Northfield

Free Lunch: Lunch will be served Wednesday at noon at Northfield Senior Center, courtesy of Poet’s Seat Care Center. Poet’s Seat Care Center brings lunch to the center every third Wednesday of the month. Call 498-2186 by today to sign up. Northfield Senior Center is located in Town Hall, 69 Main St. Parking and entrance at rear. All are welcome. You do not need to be a resident of Northfield to attend.

“Poland: Challenges, Triumphs and Things Between:” Local educator and world traveler LorrieByrom discusses her 2014 trip to Poland at the Senior Center in the Northfield Town Hall on Thursday at 11 a.m. 

Shelburne

Senior Center in Shelburne: The movie “Keeping Mum” will be shown Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the center. Popcorn served.  The movie free and open to all.  Call 625-2502 to register.  Cost for lunch is $3 members, $4 others.
On Wednesday the Senior Center will offer a beaded bracelet workshop led by Jen Mooney.  Choose your beads and design your own bracelet to take home. Cost:  $10/bracelet members, $15/bracelet others. Call 625-2502 to register.

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.

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, 11 a.m. to 5 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.

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 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

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.

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.

Wendell

Free Weekly Playgroup: Come enjoy time with your child(ren) and other families and caregivers from your community at the Wendell Free Library. For the 2018-2019 school year, playgroup will continue Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This Playgroup is facilitated by Sylvia Wetherby and is intended for children 0-5 years of age. Playgroup is sponsored by the Friends of the Wendell Free Library and Union #28 Community Network for Children. See CNCWebsite for program and event schedules, https://sites.google.com/erving.com/cncprogram/home For more information contact Gillian Budine at 978-544-5157.

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.




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