Events

Grandfamilies Raising others Children

Tuesday, March 1st 2016 - 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm at Community Action Family Center
90 Federal Street
Greenfield

Support groups for Grandparents, Kin and friends Raising others Children are offered in Williamsburg, Greenfield and Turners Falls.


In Williamsburg
at the Williamsburg Senior Center, 141 Main Street, on the 3rd Monday from 1-2:30 pm, beginning Sept. 21st. Program provided by United Arc, Williamsburg Senior Center with funding from Highland Valley Elder Services.


In Greenfield
at the Community Action’s Family Center, 90 Federal Street, on the first Tuesday from 5:15-6:45 pm (light dinner for children provided) beginning this week, on Aug. 4 and the third Wednesday from 12:30-2 pm, beginning Sept. 16th. Program provided by United Arc, Community Action and United Way of Franklin County.


In Turners Falls
at the United Arc, 294 Ave. A, on the second & fourth Tuesdays from 11:30-1 pm. Program provided by the United Arc with funding from Franklin Community Home Care.

Light refreshments are served and childcare can be provided by calling to reserve 2 days in advance. If you are unable to attend a support group please call for a phone chat or home visit. Call Pat Keith for more information at 413-563-1981 or email at patakeith@gmail.com.

First Wednesday Speaker Series

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 - 6:00 pm at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main Street
Greenfield

First Wednesday Speaker Series:  Jeff Lord: I See You Know Your Agrippa

Join us Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 6pm in the main room at the Greenfield Public Library for Jeff Lord and Jeff Goodhind’s presentation on the various sword fighting forms mentioned in both the book and the film The Princess Bride.  Did you know every sword fighting method mentioned in the iconic swordfight between Inigo Montoya and the Man in Black is from history?  Come to the library and find out!  For those who have not seen the scene, the library will show the movie Tuesday, March 1 at 6pm in the LeVanway Meeting Room.

Jeff Lord has been practicing and teaching various martial arts disciplines for over 30 years and is the Director of Interpretative Studies at the Association for Renaissance and Medieval Swordsmanship.  His experience includes over 20 years as a Head Fencing Coach at Amherst, Hampshire and Smith Colleges, providing instruction in stage combat at numerous theaters and schools throughout New England, and being a member of the Society of American Fight Directors.  Jeff Goodhind is the Librarian at the Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at UMass and frequent sparring partner of Jeff Lord.  This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

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Parent Support Group

Wednesday, March 9th 2016 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am at Greenfield Gardens Community Center
58 Pray Drive
Greenfield

DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU’RE OUT ON A LIMB?

ARE YOU FEELING THE STRESS OF EVERY DAY LIFE? IS PARENTING GETTING YOU DOWN?

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

COME MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS, SHARE A SNACK AND LEARN HOW OTHERS COPE WITH THE UPS AND DOWNS OF PARENTING!

The Support Network for Families of Western Mass in partnership with the Homesavers Council of Greenfield Gardens is offering a support group for caregivers. We welcome caregivers of children of any age. This group will be held every other week beginning January 27, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT GRETCHEN EMOND AT 413-774-1000, EXT. 2080 OR Shawna Osman at 413-774-1000, ext. 2078

http://www.Childrensemotionalhealth.org

Afternoon Book Discussions

Friday, March 18th 2016 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Forbes Library
21 West Street
Northampton

Afternoon Book Discussion

Forbes Library

20 West St

Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

(413) 587-1011www.forbeslibrary.org

This is an informal librarian-led hour long discussion held on the third Friday of each month from 1-2 PM in the Watson Room. The reading selections are mostly fiction choices with a sprinkling of non-fiction, genre fiction, and classics with an emphasis on books appealing to an eclectic taste as well as those with interesting points of discussion. Tea and light refreshments are served. See selected titles for our upcoming meetings.

Being Mortal

by Atul Gawande

March 18

A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life while isolating the dying, outlining suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices.

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Parent Support Group

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am at Greenfield Gardens Community Center
58 Pray Drive
Greenfield

DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU’RE OUT ON A LIMB?

ARE YOU FEELING THE STRESS OF EVERY DAY LIFE? IS PARENTING GETTING YOU DOWN?

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

COME MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS, SHARE A SNACK AND LEARN HOW OTHERS COPE WITH THE UPS AND DOWNS OF PARENTING!

The Support Network for Families of Western Mass in partnership with the Homesavers Council of Greenfield Gardens is offering a support group for caregivers. We welcome caregivers of children of any age. This group will be held every other week beginning January 27, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT GRETCHEN EMOND AT 413-774-1000, EXT. 2080 OR Shawna Osman at 413-774-1000, ext. 2078

http://www.Childrensemotionalhealth.org

QuarterMania Fundraiser

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at St. Kaz
197 Avenue A
Turners Falls

Vendors & crafters set up at 5pm, doors open at 6pm and event starts promptly at 7pm. Each month, the first 10-20 in the door get an extra something FREE. Sometimes, entry is FREE with a donation.

Come and place quarter bids on items provided by artists and vendors. Items valued 0-20$, you place a quarter bid. For an item valued between twenty one and thirty dollars, you place a fifty cent bid. For items valued between thirty one and forty dollars, the bid is seventy five cents. Items valued at over forty dollars, you place a one dollar bid.

If you place a bid and your paddle is in the air, your number is chosen, you WIN!!!

5$ entry fee (includes one paddle) additional paddles are 1$!

Additional drawings and bonuses are awarded – So, bring your friends! First 10 guests receive a 5 bonus chances to win!

DON’T FORGET YOUR QUARTERS!!!

ALL proceeds go to local non-profits and causes near and dear to the hearts of locals. Please come and show your support. If you have an item that you’d like to donate for in house collection, please STOP INTO THE EVENT.

Grandfamilies Raising others Children

Tuesday, April 5th 2016 - 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm at Community Action Family Center
90 Federal Street
Greenfield

Support groups for Grandparents, Kin and friends Raising others Children are offered in Williamsburg, Greenfield and Turners Falls.


In Williamsburg
at the Williamsburg Senior Center, 141 Main Street, on the 3rd Monday from 1-2:30 pm, beginning Sept. 21st. Program provided by United Arc, Williamsburg Senior Center with funding from Highland Valley Elder Services.


In Greenfield
at the Community Action’s Family Center, 90 Federal Street, on the first Tuesday from 5:15-6:45 pm (light dinner for children provided) beginning this week, on Aug. 4 and the third Wednesday from 12:30-2 pm, beginning Sept. 16th. Program provided by United Arc, Community Action and United Way of Franklin County.


In Turners Falls
at the United Arc, 294 Ave. A, on the second & fourth Tuesdays from 11:30-1 pm. Program provided by the United Arc with funding from Franklin Community Home Care.

Light refreshments are served and childcare can be provided by calling to reserve 2 days in advance. If you are unable to attend a support group please call for a phone chat or home visit. Call Pat Keith for more information at 413-563-1981 or email at patakeith@gmail.com.

Afternoon Book Discussions

Friday, April 15th 2016 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Forbes Library
21 West Street
Northampton

Afternoon Book Discussion

Forbes Library

20 West St

Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

(413) 587-1011www.forbeslibrary.org

This is an informal librarian-led hour long discussion held on the third Friday of each month from 1-2 PM in the Watson Room. The reading selections are mostly fiction choices with a sprinkling of non-fiction, genre fiction, and classics with an emphasis on books appealing to an eclectic taste as well as those with interesting points of discussion. Tea and light refreshments are served. See selected titles for our upcoming meetings.

We Were Liars

by E. Lockhart

April 15

A modern, sophisticated suspense tale follows the revolutionary activities of four friends who turn against each other in the wake of trauma, differing political views and a devastating secret.

QuarterMania Fundraiser

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at St. Kaz
197 Avenue A
Turners Falls

Vendors & crafters set up at 5pm, doors open at 6pm and event starts promptly at 7pm. Each month, the first 10-20 in the door get an extra something FREE. Sometimes, entry is FREE with a donation.

Come and place quarter bids on items provided by artists and vendors. Items valued 0-20$, you place a quarter bid. For an item valued between twenty one and thirty dollars, you place a fifty cent bid. For items valued between thirty one and forty dollars, the bid is seventy five cents. Items valued at over forty dollars, you place a one dollar bid.

If you place a bid and your paddle is in the air, your number is chosen, you WIN!!!

5$ entry fee (includes one paddle) additional paddles are 1$!

Additional drawings and bonuses are awarded – So, bring your friends! First 10 guests receive a 5 bonus chances to win!

DON’T FORGET YOUR QUARTERS!!!

ALL proceeds go to local non-profits and causes near and dear to the hearts of locals. Please come and show your support. If you have an item that you’d like to donate for in house collection, please STOP INTO THE EVENT.

Open House for the Children’s Advocacy Center

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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