Talk of the Towns: July 1, 2019

Published: 7/1/2019 6:10:21 AM
Bernardston

Educational Workshop: The Bernardston Council on Aging will present cooking demonstrations with Amber Letourneau from the The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts on July 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Letourneau will focus on healthy snacks, fun recipes, nutrition and reading food labels. A light supper will follow. Register by July 12 by calling the Bernardston Senior Center at 413-648-5413. Please indicate if you also plan to stay for supper.

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

Greenfield

The Salasin Project: All programs are held at 474 Main St., with the exception of Dance Movement. 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 information: 413-774-4307, ext. 3; and Dance Movement: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the RPX, 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 (for more information, contact Vickie Hutchinson at 413-774-4307, ext. 5). Thursdays: Family United Network (FUN). Resources include: a women’s and children’s clothing exchange during bag lunch and resource times; access to computers, a resource library and community support information; and arts and crafts supplies for use while at the center. 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 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.

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. Dr. SohailWaien facilitates. Generally meets the third Thursday of the month, 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the Baystate Franklin Medical Center conference rooms, off the main entrance. As there are exceptions to the schedule, attendees should request a detailed schedule. Friends and family members are 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.

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.

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: Enjoy stories, song and craft activities with your child(ren) and other families and caregivers from your community at the Leverett Public Library. Wednesdays through Aug. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Facilitated by HeleenCardinaux and intended for children up to age 5. Funded through the summer in collaboration with the Friends of the Leverett Library.

Montague

Vendors Wanted for the Montague Old Home Days, Saturday, Aug. 17. If interested, contact Peg Bridges at 413-367-2061.

Shelburne Falls

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 Mary Cromack at 413-625-0127.

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.

South Deerfield

Dean’s List: Anna Francesca Ballou, daughter of Alan and Lisa Ballou of South Deerfield, was named to the Dean’s List at Smith College for academic achievement for the 2018 to 2019 school year. Ballou earned a 4.0 GPA during both semesters. She graduated from Deerfield Academy and is majoring in statistics and data science. She is a member of the Smith field hockey team.

Turners Falls

Time for Mothers: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free child care for children up to 8 years old 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 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) 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.

A Course in Miracles Study Group: 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: Enjoy time with your child(ren) and other families and caregivers from your community at the Wendell Free Library. For the summer, the playgroup will continue Wednesdays through Aug. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Most appropriate for children 5 and younger. Funded through the summer in collaboration with the Friends of the Wendell Free Library.

Whately

Reiki Share: Tuesdays, noon to 2 p.m., Stone Mountain Reiki, 9 Masterson Road. Free. 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

Local Graduates: The following local students earned a degree from Simmons University in Boston: Jessica Dampier of Conway, Katherine Whitcomb of Conway and Sara Reid of Deerfield.

Preschool, Child Care and Home Visiting: For pregnant women and children up to age 5. Head Start provides quality services and early education and care to children through full-day and part-day classrooms, family child care and home visiting. Free for participants. 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. Learn to live life to the fullest despite pain. To register, call Terry Desaultels at 413-659-3413. Free.

Learn to Cope: A support network for families affected by addiction. Meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month, 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 overdose reversal drug, available at each meeting. For more information, call Marcy Julian at 508-404-3539 or email mjulian@learn2cope.org.

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