Talk of the Towns: Nov. 4, 2019

Published: 11/3/2019 9:26:31 PM
Bernardston

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

Greenfield

The Asian Silk & Silver one-day sale will take place Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the main lobby of Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High St. Cash, employee checks, credit cards and payroll deduction accepted. Proceeds benefit patients and services at Baystate Franklin.

Greenfield Senior Center, 35 Pleasant St.: “Ask the Nurse” will be Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Greenfield’s Public Health Nurse Cheryl Volpe is available monthly. Check your blood pressure, ask questions about medications, bring unwanted medications for disposal. Free. Sponsored by the Greenfield Health Department.

Lt. John Galvin, Post 81 of the American Legion, meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St.

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.

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.

Shelburne

Joseph Byron, founder of Honor Flight New England, will speak at the Shelburne Grange Fellowship Hall on Little Mohawk Road on Wednesday at 7 p.m. about a national program for World War II and Korean War veterans that transports them to Washington D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honoring their service and sacrifices. Free.

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 Anita Wall at 413-625-2249.

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.

Turners Falls

An Evening of Abenaki Stories, Music and Language with Jesse Bruchac will be held Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A. Free. Books, CDs and crafts will be offered for sale.

The Turners Falls High School Alumni Association meets the first Wednesday of the month, excluding January and July, at the Montague Elks Lodge at 7 p.m. Anyone with interest is welcome to attend.

St. Kazimierz , 197 Avenue A banquet hall is available to 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 funds for a sprinkler system. To donate, go to 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.

Learn to Cope: A support network for families affected by addiction. Meets on the first and third Tuesdays 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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