Talk of the Towns: Nov. 20, 2019

Published: 11/19/2019 6:17:09 PM
Athol

ACOA Al-Anon: For adults raised by alcoholic caretakers/parents. Meets every Saturday, 10 a.m., Athol Hospital’s conference room.

Dick’s Angels Relay For Life team will be cooking at the Bernardston Vets Club on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The special will be steak and cheese grinders. There will also be hamburgers, truck burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato cheddar soup. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Greenfield

Pop-Up Craft Market: Holiday ornaments by Bob and Margot Peck will be sold Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greenfield Senior Center, 35 Pleasant St. All proceeds support Greenfield Senior Center programs. Open to the public. Movie matinee at the center Friday featuring “Instant Family,” a 2018 comedy starring Mark Wahlberg. 1 p.m. Call 413- 772-1517 or stop by the front desk to reserve a seat. Space is limited. Free. Pizza at noon. $3 for two slices. Register with payment before noon on Thursday.

Circle of Moms: Meets Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, Community Action Family Center, 90 Federal St. Free parking, child care and snacks. For more information, call 413-774-1000.

Community Action’s Family Center: The Family Center, 90 Federal St., offers play and learn groups, a parent support group and special early literacy events. The staff can answer questions on topics like parenting, discipline, child development and school readiness, as well as help you find other community resources. Free books, clothing and diapers on site. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 413-475-1553.

Free Ongoing Classes: The Literacy Project/Greenfield offers ongoing basic education classes, GED preparation classes, job readiness workshops, college transition workshops and academic counseling services. For more information, call 413-774-3935 or visit: literacyproject.org.

Orange

Free Ongoing Classes: The Literacy Project North Quabbin offers ongoing basic education classes, GED preparation classes and academic counseling services. For more information, contact The Literacy Project North Quabbin, 131 West Main St., call 978-544-8917 or visit: literacyproject.org.

Shelburne Falls

Free Medical Clinic: Trailside Health at 111 Bridge St., downtown Shelburne Falls on the FRTA bus route. Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Call 413-625-6240.

Shutesbury

Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Shutesbury Community Church will offer a community Thanksgiving dinner Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the church, 6 Town Common Road. All are invited. The menu will include turkey, stuffing, potatoes and vegetables, desserts, coffee and juices. The dinner will be preceded by the weekly worship service at 9:30 a.m., with nursery and Sunday school available for children. Attendance at the service is not required to attend the dinner. For more information, call Pastor Mark Ellis at 413-349-8444 or email him at shutesburychurch@gmail.com.

West County

CFCE of the Mohawk Trail and Hawlemont Regional School District: Free weekly playgroup and story hour for parents with young children. Mondays: 9:30 to 11 a.m., Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School, 75 Mechanic St., Shelburne Falls. Thursdays: 9:30 to 11 a.m., Trinity Church, 17 Severance St., Shelburne Falls. Fridays: 9:30 to 11 a.m., Hawlemont Elementary School, 10 School St., Charlemont. Join other families with young children to play, learn, sing and have a snack. Contact Melissa Pincus, CFCE coordinator, for more information. mepincus@mohawkschools.org.

Regional

Benefits Counseling Program: Are you age 60 or older and worried about your home heating or electric bills? Income eligible seniors can find help through LifePath’s Benefits Counseling Program. LifePath will help file an application for fuel assistance and find other ways to save you money. For more information, contact the Benefits Counseling Program at 413-773-5555, ext. 2258 or 978-544-2259, ext. 2258, or email info@lifepathma.org.

Healthy Living Program: The program, at LifePath, promotes wellness and independence among older adults. Workshops on chronic disease and pain management, healthy eating, preventing falls and more. To register for a free workshop or leader training, contact Andi Waisman, Healthy Living Program manager, 413-773-5555, ext. 2297, or 978-544-2259, ext. 2297, for more information.

Information and Caregiver Resource Center: The ICRC at LifePath has answers to your questions about elder services, help for people with disabilities and caregiver support. Resource consultants are experts in finding the information you need to solve any problem. Contact the ICRC at 413-773-5555, ext. 1230 or 978-544-2259, ext. 1230, or email info@lifepathma.org. Go online to learn more at lifepathma.org.

Overeaters Anonymous: Meets Saturdays, 9:30 a.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m., both at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Conference Room A, as well as Mondays, 5 p.m., Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew. For more information, call Linda at 413-625-6488.

Child Care/Preschool/Home Visiting: The Parent-Child Development Center, serving families with children birth to kindergarten age and expectant women over 40, offers free preschool, home visiting and child care programs in Franklin/Hampshire counties. Spanish speaking services available. In Franklin County, call 413-475-1405.

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