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Talk of the Towns: Feb. 24, 2020

Published: 2/23/2020 5:15:41 PM
Bernardston

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

Gill

Honor: Lois Hargrove of Gill was named a distinguished scholar (receiving all grades of 90 or above) during the fall term at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania.

Greenfield

Pie Sale: Robbins Memorial Church will sell apple and blueberry pies — fresh baked, unbaked and sugar-free — on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For reservations, call 413-773-7624 by Wednesday.

The Salasin Project: All programs are held at the Salasin Center, 474 Main St., with the exception of Dance Movement. Tuesdays: 1 to 2:30 p.m., The Nurturing Program for Families in Recovery; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Dance and Movement at the RPX (behind The RECOVER Project). Enter on 1 Osgood St. Wednesdays: 12:30 to 1 p.m. Bag Lunch and Resources; 1 to 3 p.m., Women’s Writing Group. Thursdays: 12:30 to 1 p.m., Bag Lunch and Resources; 1 to 3 p.m., Women’s Art Group. Thursdays: Family United Network (FUN). Fridays: Open hours from 10 a.m. to noon. 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. Pam Roberts facilitates. 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, email pamro@aol.com or call 413-625-2402.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): Chapter 0395 (weight loss support group) 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 Kathy at 413-648-9741 or Eunice at 413-773-7430 for more information.

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, contact AJ at aj@westernmassrlc.org.

The RECOVER Project: The RECOVER Project hosts a daily “All Recovery Meeting” each morning Monday through Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m at 68 Federal St. 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. 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.

Shelburne Falls

Conservation Workshop: Hilltown Land Trusts will host a free conservation networking event Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center, 53 Main St. Gain the contacts and resources you need to support conservation in your town. Contact: tessa@hilltownlandtrust.org or 413-628-4485, ext. 4, or visit bit.ly/2ugEbFA for more information.

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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS): 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 Anita Wall at 413-625-2249.

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 anytime. Located at the lower level of Cowell Gym, 51 Maple St. For more information, call the church at 413-625-2341.

Turners Falls

CFCE Playgroup of the Gill-Montague Regional School District meets Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at 78 Avenue A. The drop-in playgroup is sponsored by the Department of Early Education and Care, and is intended for caregivers and children up to age 5, with a focus on early literacy and school readiness. For more information, call Mary at 413-824-5370 or Lili at 413-824-5381.

Women’s Resource Center at Montague Catholic Social Ministries, 41 Third St. promotes peer support and friendship and is a safe place for women to gather. Monday: Free sewing classes, supplies/machines included, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Open hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Offerings include arts and crafts, computers, community resources, gently used clothing and light lunch served on Thursday. For more information call: Andrea at 413-824-5387 or email: womenscenter@mcsm.org.

St. Kazimierz banquet hall, 197 Avenue A, is available for the public to rent at reasonable rates. Hall capacity is 250, ADA accessible entrance, full bar and kitchen. You do not need to be a member to rent the hall. For more information, call 413-863-4361. The club is raising money for a sprinkler system. To donate, visit GoFundMe.com/StKaz.

Regional

Pain Pals of Franklin County: 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. To register, call Terry Desaultels at 413-659-3413. Free.

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