Talk of the Towns: Sept. 23, 2019

Published: 9/22/2019 9:00:10 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

Greenfield Senior Center, 35 Pleasant St.: Pizza will be served Friday at noon. $3 for two slices. Must pay with registration at least 24 hours in advance.

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 at 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 the 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.

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.

Northfield

Northfield Senior Center, 69 Main St.: Thursday, Senior Learning Network presents “Desert Stories: Today and Yesterday.” Learn about the Anza-Borrego Desert in southern California. Take a look at the bighorn sheep, plate tectonics, and the climate and ecological changes that have occurred over the millennium. The program follows lunch at 12:30 p.m. Call 413-498-2186 by Tuesday to reserve a seat and lunch. ($3 donation covers the meal.) On Friday, “This is Your Town” returns with breakfast at 9 a.m. (a $3 donation covers breakfast), followed by a presentation by Steve Seredynski and Tony Stavely about the Planning Board: what they do and how they work with the other committees in town. Call 413-498-2186 by Wednesday to reserve a seat.

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.

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 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.

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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