Talk of the Towns: June 17, 2019

Published: 6/17/2019 10:38:59 AM
Bernardston

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

Colrain

Graduate: Lucas Looman of Colrain received a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in mechanical engineering last month from Norwich University in Northfield, Vt.

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. Sohail Waien 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, June 19 through Aug. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Facilitated by Heleen Cardinaux and intended for children up to age 5. Funded through the summer in collaboration with the Friends of the Leverett Library.

Montague


Graduate: Trenton James Bourbeau of Montague received a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in chemistry last month from Norwich University in Northfield, Vt.

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. Open to everyone caring for an individual suffering from Alzheimer’s. For more information: mmpaton@yahoo.com, 413-498-5995.

Shelburne

Senior Center in Shelburne: The movie “The Upside” starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman will be shown Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. This is a comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him. Popcorn served. Free and open to all. If you would like to join us for pizza at 11:30 a.m., register by today. Cost for lunch: $3 members, $4 others. Cribbage will be played Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the center. Free and open to all.

Shelburne Falls

Dean’s List: Amanda Taylor of Shelburne Falls was named to the Dean’s List at the University at Albany.

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.

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.

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.

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, June 19 to Aug. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Facilitated by Sylvia Wetherby and intended for children up to age 5. Funded through the summer in collaboration with the Friends of the Wendell Free Library.

Whately

Strawberry Supper: Thursday at 6 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 177 Chestnut Plain Road. The menu will include ham, potato salad, gelatin salad, tossed salad, rolls and strawberry shortcake. $12 adults, $5 children. For reservations, call 413-665-2653 (LaSalle Florist).

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

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.

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). For more information, call The Birth Place at BFMC at 413-773-2359.

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