Talk of the Towns: Oct. 21, 2019

Published: 10/20/2019 10:47:01 PM
Bernardston

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

Buckland

Pastel Workshop: Presented by Gregory Maichack, the pastel workshop will take place on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mary Lyon Church. Sponsored by the Friends of Robert Strong Woodward. Space is limited, so email friends@robertstrongwoodward.com or call 413-625-6921 to reserve a space.

Greenfield

“Garden Winterization” will be presented Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Greenfield Senior Center, 35 Pleasant St. Join Martin Anderton for an informative presentation on how to put your gardens to rest for the winter. Learn to clean up your beds, amend, build and protect your soil to help next growing season. After the presentation, you will have the option to practice some of the techniques. Rain or shine. Free. Registration and membership required. Stop by the front desk or call 413-772-1517, ext. 0 to register.

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.

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. 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, 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.

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

The Town of Leverett will host a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Community Resilience Building Workshop on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leverett Town Hall, 9 Montague Road. Workshop participants will help define Leverett’s greatest vulnerabilities to climate change, as well as existing community strengths, with a goal of increasing Leverett’s resilience to the impacts of climate change. The workshop will culminate in a prioritized list of actions for Leverett that can help improve the resiliency of town infrastructure, residents and the environment. Once adopted by the Leverett Selectboard, the town will be eligible to apply to the state’s new MVP Action Grant program for funding to implement identified projects. The workshop will include refreshments and lunch. RSVP to Town Administrator Marjorie McGinnis at 413-548-9699 or townadministrator@leverett.ma.us.

Northfield

Healthy Bones and Balance is offered at the Northfield Senior Center the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 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 Mary Cromack at 413-625-0127.

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

St. Kazimierz, 197 Avenue A, has a hall capacity of 250, accessible entrance, full bar and kitchen facilities for rent at reasonable rates. For more information, call 413-863-4361. You do not need to be a member to rent the hall. The organization is raising money for a sprinkler system. Anyone who would like to donate can visit gofundme.com/stkaz.

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. 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. 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.

Submit items to Talk of the Towns: https://www.recorder.com/Reader-Services/Contribute/Submit-to-Talk-of-the-Town




Greenfield Recorder

14 Hope Street
Greenfield, MA 01302-1367
Phone: (413) 772-0261
Fax: (413) 772-2906

 

Copyright © 2019 by Newspapers of Massachusetts, Inc.
Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy