Events

Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 12:00 am
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

 Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will present a free eight-week yoga class, “Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors,” on Wednesdays, October 29 – December 17, noon – 1:30 pm, at the YMCA in Greenfield.

Course facilitator is Pam Roberts, a 20-year breast cancer survivor and a certified  Kripalu Yoga teacher.  Roberts is also a certified Yoga of the Heart for Cardiac and Cancer Patients instructor.

The weekly Gentle Yoga classes for individuals who have been living with a cancer diagnosis consist of stretching, strengthening, and breathing and deep relaxation exercises.

The free yoga program has been made possible by Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department and the YMCA in Greenfield.  It is funded by BFMC’s annual Wheeling for Healing Bike Event.

For more information or to register for Gentle Yoga, contact Pam Roberts at 413-625-2402 (pamro@aol.com).

Parent/Child Classes –Greenfield YMCA

Friday, October 31st 2014 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

 The Y offers fifteen parent/child gym and/or swim classes per week for children ages 6 months through 3.4years.  These classes help young children improve their strength, endurance and gross motor skills as well as help them feel comfortable in a pool or gymnastic center.  The instructors guide each parent through age appropriate routines for maximum development.  For a listing of class days, times and prices go to pages 12 and 16 of the Y’s Program Brochure at ymcaingreenfield.org or call 773-3646.

Youth Sports – Greenfield YMCA

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

 

Besides swimming and gymnastics the Y offers year-round sports programs for 4-12 year olds.  November through December parents can choose from indoor preschool soccer on Tuesdays at 4pm, basketball skills and drills on Saturdays at 9:00am for 4-5 year olds, 10:00am for 6-8 year olds and 11:00am for 9-12 year olds and Tuesdays from 5:15-6:15pm for 6-12 year olds.  All of these programs emphasis is on the mental and physical development of each child vs. winning at all costs.  For more info go to page 11 of the Program Brochure at ymcaingreenfield.org or call 773-3646.

Buckland Historical Society Calendar

Thursday, November 6th 2014 - All Day

The Buckland Historical Society is offering a beautiful, full color, 2015 Calendar of Robert Strong Woodward’s paintings, entitled, ‘New England Heritage’.

Woodward was a New England artist from Buckland, MA, 1885-1957, and sold his work to celebrities such as Jack Benny, George Burns, and Robert Frost.

The calendars are $20.00 and the proceeds benefit the Buckland Historical Society.  

They can be purchased at:

Andy’s & The Oak Shoppe, 352 Deerfield St., Greenfield;

Boswell’s Books and Sawyer News, Bridge St., Shelburne Falls;

and The Buckland Public Library, Upper St., Buckland  

They can also be ordered on line at http://store.bucklandmasshistory.org.

 

Valley Gives Day is only a month away!

Monday, November 10th 2014 - All Day

What is it?

Valley Gives Day is a 24-hour giving day event, sponsored by The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. Over 390 local nonprofits make a huge splash in social media and energize donors to give in unprecedented numbers, showing their support for the nonprofits that help to make the Pioneer Valley all it is.

Why does it matter?

Valley Gives Day is an opportunity to stand up and be counted—and to make your donations count even more! The competition is fierce to get the most unique donors in your tier—small, medium, or large. The Community Foundation awards generous bonus grants for being in the top three for number of donors. Last year we swept the awards in our category and took home a substantial bonus grant from the Foundation. This year, awards will only be given for three things:

  1. The top three in numbers of unique donors in each category (unique donors are identified by email address)
  2. Organizations who create a matching grant and meet it; 25 will be selected at random
  3. “Golden tickets” awarded at random from a drawing of all donations, every hour from 9am to 9pm

How does it work?

Starting at midnight on December 10, 2014, donors go to our Valley Gives Day page on the Razoo platform (we’ll send you a link closer to the time). You make your credit-card donation of $10 or more, and then you’re counted as a unique donor. A leaderboard on the Valley Gives Day page shows progress throughout the day.

 

What do we hope to achieve?

Last Valley Gives we raised an amazing $11,472 from 369 unique donors in the 24 hours of Valley Gives. This year we want to do even better, and will have some fun challenges set up.

So don’t forget to mark your calendars for this great, one-day giving event!

 

Exercise is Medicine at Community Y

Tuesday, November 18th 2014 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

Exercise is Medicine – The Y’s Exercise is Medicine program is a doctor referred 12-week wellness program.  Primary care providers write a prescription for a free consultation with one of the Y’s wellness directors.  Then each participant is directed to one of five exercise tracks of the 12-week supervised fitness program.  The 12-week fee is only $109 and financial aid is available which can cover up to 70% of the fee.  People should ask their PCP for a prescription to the Exercise is Medicine program.  Exercise is one of the main things that can help most people control or improve their chronic disease symptoms and live a healthier life.

Focus Group at Community Health

Tuesday, November 18th 2014 - All Day
at Community Health Center
Bernardston Road

Community Health Center of Franklin County sponsors 2 two hour focus groups on Thursday December 4th. In Orange from 9 AM to 11 AM, and in Greenfield from 2 PM to 4 PM. Limited space, free gift card to the 1st 20 participants. All participants are eligible to win a new Tablet. RSVP required. Call Lauren at 413-303-0101 x103. Please RSVP by November 30th.

Holy Name of Jesus Parish Food Sale

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - All Day
at The Holy Name of Jesus Parish
15 Thayer Street

The Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 15 Thayer Street, South Deerfield has for sale frozen cheese, potato and cheese and sauerkraut pierogi. For purchase and pick-up please call 665-2129 or 774-3800 until December 22nd.

Open for Business at GPL

Monday, November 24th 2014 - All Day
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Open for Business, Friday, November 21, 2-5pm

People looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s LeVanway Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays from 2-5pm.  Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.

Exercise is Medicine – Community YMCA

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

The Y’s Exercise is Medicine program is a doctor referred 12-week wellness program.  Primary care providers write a prescription for a free consultation with one of the Y’s wellness directors.  Then each participant is directed to one of five exercise tracks of the 12-week supervised fitness program.  The 12-week fee is only $109 and financial aid is available which can cover up to 70% of the fee.  People should ask their PCP for a prescription to the Exercise is Medicine program.  Exercise is one of the main things that can help most people control or improve their chronic disease symptoms and live a healthier life.

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