Talk of the Towns, May 27, 2019

Published: 5/27/2019 6:09:17 AM
Bernardston

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

Conway

Scholarship: The Friends of the Field Memorial Scholarship for 2019 will be presented to Brooke Romanovicz at the Field Library, 1 Elm St. on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Romanovicz plans to pursue a career in carpentry.

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 CNC Website 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

Collective Goods will be selling books, gifts, etc. Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baystate Franklin Medical Center Lobby, 164 High St. Sponsored by the Gift Shop, proceeds benefit patients and services at BFMC. Cash, checks, credit cards and payroll deduction accepted.

Cannabis as Medicine will be presented Thursday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Greenfield Senior Center, 35 Pleasant St. Caitlin Bernhard of Canna Care Docs, will present information about using cannabis as medicine followed by a question and answer session. Learn how cannabis works in our bodies, and how cannabis may be beneficial. Free and open to the public. Senior Center membership is not required to attend. Registration is suggested. Call 413-772-1517 x 0 or stop by the Front Desk to sign up.

The Salasin Project: 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 3 p.m., Women’s Writing Group. Thursdays: 12:30 to 1 p.m., Bag lunch & Resources. 1 to 3p.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 The Salasin Project at salasinproject@wmtcinfo.org or 413-774-4307.

Gentle Yoga for Cancer will be offered Wednesdays, 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.

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 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, BFMC hospitalist, 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.

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: 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.

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 413-772-0003 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 CNC Website for program and event schedules, https://sites.google.com/erving.com/cncprogram/home.

Northfield

Thursday, May 30, 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 69 Main Street

Slide show: Northfield residents Martha Tenney and Carol Pike will present a slideshow Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 69 Main St., of their September 2018 trip to Bhutan. Also known as Druk Yul, Land of the Thunder Dragon, this is a Buddhist country, high in the Himalayas. To learn about the people, history and culture of the land, Tenney and Pike visited temples, fortresses, and monasteries and interacted with folks from all walks of life. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Donation $3. Call 413-498-2186 to reserve a seat for lunch and the presentation. You do not need to be a resident of Northfield to attend.

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

Shelburne Falls

Shelburne Historical Society Museum, located on the corner Maple and Church Streets, the former Arms Academy building, is open Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. Future events to be announced. Come meet curator, Reba-Jean Shaw-Pichette. 413-625-6150.

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 413-625-0127.

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.

Sunderland

Teen/Tween Writing Club: Join Megan Russell for a free monthly writing club for teens and tweens. The club meets the last Tuesday of the month, 6 to 7 p.m., Young Adult Room of the Sunderland Public Library. Fun exercises, prompts and activities designed to hone one’s writing skills. 413-665-2642.

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. 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.

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 CNC Website for program and event schedules, https://sites.google.com/erving.com/cncprogram/home For more information contact Gillian Budine, 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 413-665-8382 or email cecelia@stonemountainreiki.com.

Regional

Attention all cancer survivors: American Cancer Society Relay For Life is June 7 and 8. If you would like to join us for the Survivor Lap and dinner and have not received an invitation letter, contact Beverly Petravage 413-863-7783 or Sandy Brodie at 413-773-9217. New survivors (newly diagnosed) welcome.

Preschool, 0-5 Child Care and Home Visiting: Community Action’s Head Start & Early Learning Programs - For pregnant women and children ages 0-5. Provides quality comprehensive services and early education and care to children in Head Start and Early Head Start programs and offers full-day and part-day center-based classrooms, family child care, and home visiting. Head Start and Early Head Start services are free for participants. www.communityaction.us or 413-475-1405.

Pain Pals of Franklin County: The group meets Wednesdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at The Community Health Center of Franklin County, 102 Main 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.

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.

Brain Injury Support Group: The Brain Injury Association of Mass. sponsors a Brain Injury Support Group the last Wednesday of the month, 5 to 7 p.m., Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Conference Room A. Refreshments provided. Discussions and guest speakers are varied; survivors of brain injury, as well as their spouses, family members, and caregivers invited.

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