Talk of the Towns: Sept. 16, 2019

Published: 9/16/2019 11:05:49 AM
Bernardston

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

Erving

Weekly Playgroup: Enjoy time with your child(ren) and other families and caregivers from your community at the Erving Elementary School gym. For the 2019 to 2020 school year, playgroup will continue on Wednesdays, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Facilitated by Emily Joseph and intended for children up to age 5. Sponsored by the Erving Elementary School and Union 28 Community Network for Children. Programs are not held during school closures.

Greenfield

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.

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. 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. 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

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. For the 2019 to 2020 school year, Tales & Tunes will continue on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Facilitated by Heleen Cardinaux and intended for children up to age 5. Sponsored by the Leverett Public Library and Union 28 Community Network for Children. For more information, contact Gillian Budine at 978-544-5157 or email budine@erving.com.

Montague

Montague Land Owners with land classified under Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 61A or 61B as agricultural, horticultural or recreational must file their annual applications for continued classification by Oct. 1. Forms are available on the town’s website, montague-ma.gov, or at the Board of Assessors office, 1 Avenue A in Turners Falls, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call 413-863-3200, ext. 204.

Shelburne

Poetry Workshops: On Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 1:30 p.m., the Senior Center in Shelburne will offer a free poetry workshop with Author Ted Cromack. This is an opportunity to write and discuss poetry in a supportive group. Register by today if you would like to participate.

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. 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

St. Kazimierz banquet hall is available to the public to rent at reasonable rates. Hall capacity is 250, ADA entrance, full bar and kitchen. You do not need to be a member to rent the hall. For more information, call 413-863-4361.

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 2019 to 2020 school year, playgroup will continue on Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Facilitated by Sylvia Wetherby and intended for children up to age 5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wendell Free Library and Union 28 Community Network for Children.

Whately

A Chicken Pie Supper will be served Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Whately Congregational Church, 177 Chestnut Plain Road. Menu will include chicken pie, mashed potatoes, squash, cabbage salad and dessert. Adults $12, children $6. Sponsored by Whately Grange No. 414. For reservations, call 413-665-2653 (LaSalle Florists).

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.

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