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All groups and workshops are free. Childcare is usually available if requested a few days in advance.
* indicates wheelchair-accessible groups.
The Women’s Center is also open Mon-Fri 10am-8pm and Sat 10am-3pm for drop-in and use of the two computer labs.

January 2017 Calendar

January 1, Sunday

  • Closed.

January 2, Monday

  • Open but no groups scheduled

January 3, Tuesday

  • No groups scheduled

January 4, Wednesday

  • 11am-1pm. *Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Weekly. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? The intention is learning in a relaxing way. Join in conversation. All levels are welcome! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

January 5, Thursday

  • 10am-12pm. Sewing Group. Weekly. Open to all women who’d like to sew or mend with a machine or by hand. Make or mend bags, clothing, quilts... No experience needed. Info: Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

    1-2pm. <NEW> Stitch ‘n Bitch Knitting Circle. Weekly. Come knit with us! Open to all levels, no experience necessary! More info: Anne Roseman, aroseman@lesley.edu

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. An intimate group where women share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    6:30-8pm. *Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk about it.” Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394.

January 6, Friday

  • 6:30-8pm. <NEW> Bay State Butches. 1/6. Join other butch lesbians to socialize with and support one another and talk about our experiences! Questions can be directed to Lane at defaultlane@aim.com.

January 7, Saturday

  • 10:30-11:30am. *Come for Breakfast! 1/7 & 21. Come on over for a delicious breakfast made by Marcy. Info: 617-354-6394.

    12-2pm <NEW> Tech Tips and Tools: To-Do lists. 1/7. Drop in and ask technology questions - special focus this week is on keeping track of to-do lists and related needs. Info: Jen at jcarnott@gmail.com

January 8, Sunday
Closed

January 9, Monday

  • 2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Weekly (not 1/2 or  1/16).  All women welcome. Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com
     
    6-7:30pm. <NEW> Improve your English! (ESL). Weekly  (not 1/2 or 1/16). Sharpen your grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills in a fun, supportive environment. All levels welcome. Join us!  Info: Samantha Burns WomensCenterEnglish@gmail.com

    6:15-7:15pm. Basic Yoga with Marilyn. Weekly  (not 1/2 or 1/16). Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners! Please register by 4pm Mondays —space is limited! To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

January 10, Tuesday

  • No groups scheduled

January 11, Wednesday

  • 11am-1pm. *Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Weekly. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? The intention is learning in a relaxing way. Join in conversation. All levels are welcome! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

January 12, Thursday

  • 10am-12pm. Sewing Group. Weekly. Open to all women who’d like to sew or mend with a machine or by hand. Make or mend bags, clothing, quilts... No experience needed. Info: Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

    1-2pm. <NEW> Stitch ‘n Bitch Knitting Circle. Weekly. Come knit with us! Open to all levels, no experience necessary! More info: Anne Roseman, aroseman@lesley.edu

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com
     
    6:30-8pm. *Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk about it.” Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394.

January 13, Friday

  • 6:30-7:30 pm. <NEW> Queer in the Headlights. 1/13 (2nd Fridays), 1-hour discussion group followed by (optional) fun outing for all who identify as non-male & non-straight. Info: queerheadlights@gmail.com

January 14, Saturday

  • 10am-noon. Boston Feminists for Liberation (BFL) Consciousness-Raising Group. 1/14. Come learn about BFL and join a discussion on a topic that affects us on a personal level.  Info: bostonfeministsforliberation@gmail.com

    1-2:30pm <NEW> Writing with Kristin - Finding Your Voice. 1/14. Topic: Writing thank you letters and reflecting on gratitude. Info: Kristin.True@mail.com

January 15, Sunday
Closed

January 16, Monday

  • Open on Martin Luther King Day.

    7-8pm. *Feminist Book Club. (1st Mondays). We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. All perspectives encouraged and welcomed. This month’s book:  "Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman” by Lindy West.  Info: jilldfisher@gmail.com

January 17, Tuesday

  • 12-1pm. *Open Luncheon at the Women’s Center. 3rd Tuesdays. Let’s enjoy a meal and conversation together. All women welcome. Info: 617-354-6394.

    6-7:30pm.  Meditations for the New Year. 1/17. Learn and practice mindfulness, body scan, and loving-kindness meditations. No previous meditation experience necessary. Info: christineradice@yahoo.com

January 18, Wednesday

  • 11am-1pm. *Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Weekly. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? The intention is learning in a relaxing way. Join in conversation. All levels are welcome! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

    2-3:30pm. Write Your Story. (1/18 & 1/25). Come write stories, both fiction and nonfiction. Use this friendly, supportive writing group to further your writing endeavors and to learn how to tell both true and imagined stories. Facilitated by novelist Laura van den Berg. Info: vandenberg8@gmail.com

    2-3:30pm.  <NEW> *Navigating Aging: Women 65+ Discussion Group. 1/18. We will talk about aging: our difficulties, triumphs, and insights, in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. Topic today: Coping with the unpredictability & vulnerability of aging. Info: judy@cambridgewomenscenter.org

    7-7:45pm. Managing Your Money. 1/18. Free one-on-one, confidential financial planning advice. Get help with managing credit and debts; creating a budget; taxes; and other issues. 45-minute sessions, with financial planner Phuong Luong.  Pre-registration required: linda@cambridgewomenscenter.org

January 19, Thursday

  • 10am-12pm. Sewing Group. Weekly. Open to all women who’d like to sew or mend with a machine or by hand. Make or mend bags, clothing, quilts... No experience needed. Info: Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

    10:15-11:15am. Parenting group. 1/19. Topic: Helping Our Children Succeed in School. Join us as we discuss ways we can help our children become enthusiastic, successful learners. Facilitated by Marianne Saccardi, M.A. Info: m.saccardi@gmail.com or 617-945-5847.

    1-2pm. <NEW> Stitch ‘n Bitch Knitting Circle. Weekly. Come knit with us! Open to all levels, no experience necessary! Info: Anne Roseman, aroseman@lesley.edu

    3-5pm. <SPECIAL EVENT> Sign-making for Boston Women’s March for America. 1/19.  We will be making signs to carry at the Women's March on Saturday 1/21 (see below). Please bring any supplies you can! Info: 617-354-6394.

    6-7pm. <NEW> Political Action Committee. Come to share, discuss, and plan political actions we can take in our community and beyond! We can make a difference! Info: courtney.cambridgewomenscenter@gmail.com    

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    6:30-8pm. *Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk about it.” Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394.

January 20, Friday

  • 6–7:30pm. Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. 1/20. Topic: Shame. Meet other survivors, share commonalities and coping strategies. 3rd Fridays, September-June. You need to come on time! No one will be admitted after 6:15pm so the group process will not be disrupted! Info: 617-354-6394.

January 21, Saturday

  • 10:30-11:30am.  Come for Breakfast! (1/7 & 1/21) Come on over for a delicious breakfast made by Marcy. Info: 617-354-6394.

    11am-3pm. <SPECIAL EVENT> March with the Women’s Center in Boston Women’s March for America. 1/21. Boston Common. Meet at 10:30am by the fountain near the intersection of Park and Tremont streets   Make signs on Thurs 1/19 (see above). Info: 617-354-6394.

January 22, Sunday
Closed

January 23, Monday

  • 12-1pm. Open Luncheon at the Women’s Center. 1/23 (3rd Tuesdays). Let’s enjoy a delicious meal and each other’s company. All women welcome. Info: 617-354-6394.

    2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Weekly (not 1/2 or 16). Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

    5-7pm. *<NEW> Tech Tips and Tools: Word Processing. 1/23. Drop in and ask technology questions - special focus today: Word processing tips and tricks. Info: Jen at jcarnott@gmail.com  (see also Saturday, Jan 7).

    6-7:30pm. <NEW> Improve your English! (ESL). Weekly (not 1/2 or 1/16). Sharpen your grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills in a fun, supportive environment. All levels welcome. Info: Samantha, WomensCenterEnglish@gmail.com

    6-7:30pm. *Women’s Center Board of Trustees Meeting. 1/23. Info: board@cambridgewomenscenter.org

    6:15-7:15pm. Basic Yoga with Marilyn. Weekly (not 1/2 or 1/16). Come restore and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. All welcome, including beginners. Please register by 4pm—space is limited! To register: marilynregan58@gmail.com

January 24, Tuesday

  • No groups scheduled

January 25, Wednesday

  • 11am-1pm. *Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Weekly. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? The intention is learning in a relaxing way. Join in conversation. All levels are welcome! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

    2-3:30pm. Write Your Story. (1/18 & 1/25). Come write stories, both fiction and nonfiction. Use this friendly, supportive writing group to further your writing endeavors and to learn how to tell both true and imagined stories. Facilitated by novelist Laura van den Berg. Info: vandenberg8@gmail.com

January 26, Thursday

  • 10am-12pm. Sewing Group. Weekly. Open to all women who’d like to sew or mend with a machine or by hand. Make or mend bags, clothing, quilts... No experience needed. Info: Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

    1-2pm. <NEW> Stitch ‘n Bitch Knitting Circle. Weekly Come knit with us! Open to all levels, no experience necessary! More info: Anne Roseman, aroseman@lesley.edu

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    6:30-8pm. *Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk about it.” Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394.

January 27, Friday

  • No groups scheduled

January 28, Saturday

  • 12:30-2:20pm.  Healing Through Creative Arts / Survivor Workshop Theater Series:  Harness Your Power Source through Creative Play! 1/28. Facilitated by Leila Zainab and Sarvi Asiedu. We use meditation and creative theater play to embody inner strength, righteousness, empowerment. Registration preferred but not required. Info/to register:  martharogersmusic@gmail.com or 978-408-9233.

    6:30-8pm. <NEW> *Boston New Daughters of Bilitis (BNDOB). (last Saturday). A woman and lesbian-centered group that meets to socialize & discuss lesbian issues. Topic: Skillshare brainstorming—discussing what skills we want to learn and whether any of our group is able to teach those.  Info: journey.murry@gmail.com

January 29, Sunday
Closed

January 30, Monday

  • 2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Weekly (not 1/2 or 1/16). Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

    6-7:30pm. <NEW> Improve your English! (ESL). Weekly (not 1/2 or 1/16). Sharpen your grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills in a fun, supportive environment. All levels welcome. Info: Samantha, WomensCenterEnglish@gmail.com

    6:15-7:15pm. Basic Yoga with Marilyn. Weekly (not 1/2 or 1/16). Come restore and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. All welcome, including beginners. Please register by 4pm—space is limited! To register: marilynregan58@gmail.com

January 31, Tuesday

  • No groups scheduled

Other Groups:

*Straight Marriage, Still Questioning. “A Question of Two Lives - Where do I go from here?” A peer led support group for the woman in a straight relationship struggling with her sexual orientation. If you are interested in attending or for more information please contact us at kate.e.flynn@gmail.com    

Special Event:
March with the Women’s Center in Boston Women’s March for America. 1/21, 11am-3pm. Boston Common. Meet at 10:30am by the fountain near the intersection of Park and Tremont streets   Make signs on Thurs 1/19 (see above). Info: 617-354-6394.

Alphabetical Listing of *NEW* Groups/Activities in January:
*Bay State Butches. Friday, 1/6, 6:30-8pm Join other butch lesbians to socialize with and support one another and talk about our experiences! Questions can be directed to Lane at defaultlane@aim.com

*Boston New Daughters of Bilitis (BNDOB). Saturday 1/28, 6:30-8pm. (last Saturday). A woman and lesbian-centered group that meets to socialize & discuss lesbian issues. Topic Skillshare brainstorming—discussing what skills we want to learn and whether any of our group is able to teach those.  Info: journey.murry@gmail.com

Improve your English! (ESL). Mondays. Weekly (not 1/2  or 1/16). 6-7:30pm. Sharpen your grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills in a fun, supportive environment. All levels welcome. Join us!  Info: Samantha Burns WomensCenterEnglish@gmail.com

Meditations for the New Year. Tuesday 1/17. 6-7:30pmLearn and practice mindfulness, body scan, and loving-kindness meditations. No previous meditation experience necessary. Info: christineradice@yahoo.com

*Navigating Aging: Women 65+ Discussion Group. Wednesday 1/18, 2-3:30pm.  We will talk about aging: our difficulties, triumphs, and insights, in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. Topic: Coping with the unpredictability & vulnerability of aging. Info: judy@cambridgewomenscenter.org   

Political Action Committee. Thursday, 1/19, 6-7pm. Come to share, discuss, and plan political actions we can take in our community and beyond! We can make a difference! Info: courtney.cambridgewomenscenter@gmail.com    

*Queer in the Headlights. Friday 1/13 (2nd Friday), 6:30-7:30 pm. 1-hour discussion group followed by (optional) fun outing for all who identify as non-male & non-straight. Info: queerheadlights@gmail.com

Stitch ‘n Bitch Knitting Circle. Thursdays 1-2pm. Weekly. Come knit with us! Open to all levels, no experience necessary! More info: Anne Roseman, aroseman@lesley.edu

Tech Tools and Skills: Drop in and ask technology questions. Info: Jen at jcarnott@gmail.com
Saturday 1/7. 12-2pm. - Keeping track of to-do lists and related needs.
Monday 1/23, 5-7pm. - Word processing tips and tricks.

Write Your Story. Wednesday 1/18 & 25, 2-3:30pm. Come write stories, both fiction and nonfiction. Use this friendly, supportive writing group to further your writing endeavors and to learn how to tell both true and imagined stories. Facilitated by novelist Laura van den Berg. Info: vandenberg8@gmail.com

Writing with Kristin - Finding Your Voice. Saturday 1/14, 1-2:30pm. Topic: Writing thank you letters and reflecting on gratitude. Info: Kristin.True@mail.com

Alphabetical Listing of All Groups/Activities in January:
Basic Yoga with Marilyn. Mondays, 6:15-7:15pm. Weekly (not 1/2 or 1/16). Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners! Please register by 4pm Mondays —space is limited! To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

*Bay State Butches. Friday, 1/6, 6:30-8pm Join other butch lesbians to socialize with and support one another and talk about our experiences! Questions can be directed to Lane at defaultlane@aim.com

Beading Group
. Monday 2:30-4:30pm. (not 1/2 or 1/16). Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. Materials available. All women welcome. No experience needed. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

Boston Feminists for Liberation (BFL) Consciousness-Raising Group. Saturday 1/14, 10am-12pm. Come learn about BFL and join in discussion on a topic that affects us on a personal level. Info: bostonfeministsforliberation@gmail.com

*Boston New Daughters of Bilitis (BNDOB). Saturday 1/28, 6:30-8pm. (last Saturday). A woman and lesbian-centered group that meets to socialize & discuss lesbian issues. Topic Skillshare brainstorming—discussing what skills we want to learn and whether any of our group is able to teach those.  Info: journey.murry@gmail.com

*Feminist Book Club. Monday 1/16, 7-8pm.  (usually 1st Mondays), We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. All perspectives encouraged and welcomed. This month’s book:  "Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman” by Lindy West.  Info: jilldfisher@gmail.com

12:30-2:20pm.  Healing Through Creative Arts / Survivor Workshop Theater Series:  Harness Your Power Source through Creative Play! 1/28. Facilitated by Leila Zainab and Sarvi Asiedu. We use meditation and creative theater play to embody inner strength, righteousness, empowerment. Registration preferred but not required. Info/to register:  martharogersmusic@gmail.com or 978-408-9233.

<NEW> Improve your English! (ESL). Mondays  6-7:30pm. (not 1/2 or 1/16). Sharpen your grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills in a fun, supportive environment. All levels welcome. Info: Samantha, WomensCenterEnglish@gmail.com

Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Friday 1/20, 6–7:30pm. Topic: Shame. Meet other survivors, share commonalities and coping strategies. 3rd Fridays, September-June. You need to come on time! No one will be admitted after 6:15pm so the group process will not be disrupted! Info: 617-354-6394.

Managing Your Money. Wednesday 1/18. 7-7:45pm. Free one-on-one, confidential financial planning advice. Get help with managing credit and debts; creating a budget; taxes; and other issues. 45-minute session with financial planner Phuong Luong.  Pre-registration required: linda@cambridgewomenscenter.org

<NEW> Meditations for the New Year. Tuesday 1/17. 6-7:30pmLearn and practice mindfulness, body scan, and loving-kindness meditations. No previous meditation experience necessary. Info: christineradice@yahoo.com

<NEW> *Navigating Aging: Women 65+ Discussion Group. Wednesday 1/18. 2-3:30pm.  We will talk about aging: our difficulties, triumphs, and insights, in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. Topic this month: Coping with the unpredictability & vulnerability of aging. Info: judy@cambridgewomenscenter.org

*Open Luncheon at the Women’s Center. Tuesday 1/17 (3rd Tuesdays), 12-1pm. Let’s enjoy a delicious meal and being together. All women welcome. Info: 617-354-6394.

<NEW> Political Action Committee. Thursday, 1/19, 6-7pm. Come to share, discuss, and plan political actions we can take in our community and beyond! We can make a difference! Info: courtney.cambridgewomenscenter@gmail.com    

<NEW> Queer in the Headlights. Friday 1/13. (2nd Fridays), 6:30-7:30 pm. 1-hour discussion group followed by (optional) fun outing for all who identify as non-male & non-straight.Info: queerheadlights@gmail.com

Sewing Group. Thursdays 10am-12pm. Weekly. This group is open to all women who would like to sew with a machine or by hand. We will make or mend clothing, bags, quilts, etc. Info:  Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

*Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Wednesdays 11am-1pm. Weekly.  Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? The intention is learning in a relaxing way. Join in conversation. All levels are welcome! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

Stitch ‘n Bitch Knitting Circle. Thursdays 1-2pm. Weekly. Come knit with us! Open to all levels, no experience necessary! More info: Anne Roseman, aroseman@lesley.edu

*Straight Marriage, Still Questioning. “A Question of Two Lives - Where do I go from here?” A peer led support group for the woman in a straight relationship struggling with her sexual orientation. If you are interested in attending or want more information please contact us at kate.e.flynn@gmail.com  

<NEW> *Tech Tools and Skills: Drop in and ask technology questions. Info: Jen at jcarnott@gmail.com
Saturday 1/7. 12-2pm. - Keeping track of to-do lists and related needs.
Monday 1/23, 5-7pm. - Word processing tips and tricks.

Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk About It.” Thursdays. 6:30-8pm. Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394.

<NEW> Write Your Story. Wednesdays 1/18 & 1/25, 2-3:30pm. Come write stories, both fiction and nonfiction. Use this friendly, supportive writing group to further your writing endeavors and to learn how to tell both true and imagined stories. Facilitated by novelist Laura van den Berg. Info: vandenberg8@gmail.com

<NEW> Writing with Kristin - Finding Your Voice. Saturday 1/14, 1-2:30pm. Topic: Writing thank you letters and reflecting on gratitude. Info: Kristin.True@mail.com

 

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