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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.

February 2015 Calendar

January 30, Friday

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Mindful Art. Weekly. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

    *4:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394
               
    *5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Weekly. Stumped on that cover letter? Struggling with that college paper? Looking for feedback on your writing? Come receive one-on-one writing support. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    *6:00 – 8:00pm ~ Miss Representation Mother-Daughter Film Screening. A mother-daughter themed screening of Miss Representation (1hr 25min), a documentary examining the (mis)representation of women in the media. The viewing will be followed by a brief discussion and light refreshments will be served. Women are encouraged to bring their mothers or daughters but any and all women are welcome! RSVP appreciated but not required. For more info or to RSVP, contact   missrepscreening@gmail.com

January 31, Saturday

  • *10:30-11:30am ~ The Breakfast Club. Come join us for breakfast and conversation. We’ll cook and eat breakfast while enjoying each other’s company! Info: 617-354-6394

February 1, Sunday
Closed

February 2, Monday

  • *12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Meditation & Discussion Luncheon (first Monday of the month). Find calm in the middle of your day through mindful eating and discussion. We’ll do an eating meditation together and then connect and discuss the practice with others. A hot lunch is provided. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com 

    *1:00 – 3pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    1:30pm – 3:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394   
     
    1:00 - 2:00pm ~ Mental Health Resource Group. Weekly. Returns to normal time (1-2pm) next week.
    Get information and assistance with finding therapists, support groups, benefits, and navigating the mental health system. Info: 617-714-3706 or kileyhilary@gmail.com.  

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Basic Yoga with Maddy. Weekly. Relax & rejuvenate your mind, body & spirit with meditation, breathwork and poses. Space is limited. Info/sign up: 617-354-6394 or maddybeauregard@gmail.com

    7:00 - 8:00pm ~ Feminist Book Club. Usually meets last Monday/month, meeting first Monday in February. A monthly meeting to discuss books of all kinds, through the lens of feminist theory and our own experiences. All perspectives encouraged and welcomed. This month’s book; The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (repeated from last month due to weather cancellation). Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.   

February 3, Tuesday

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Painting and Drawing Group. Weekly. No experience needed. For more information, call 617-354-6394.

    *11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Creative Writing Group. Weekly. An open space for exploration and creativity through both guided and open ended writing. Participants will have the chance to share if they choose and give and receive feedback. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    6:00 - 7:00pm ~ Body Image Discussion Group. Weekly. Let's take the power back. Please join us as we explore the mold that has been created by the media for our bodies. Through our discussion we want to empower each other to not only love and accept our bodies but to promote self-love to all those we encounter. And, of course, everybody is welcome! Info: clsurace@gmail.com

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Being LGBTQ At Work. First Tuesday of each month. Being LGBTQ at work—or even coming out at work—can be hard, even in a more progressive state like Massachusetts. Let’s support each other and build some confidence in a relaxed group setting! Info: megriesz@gmail.com

February 4, Wednesday

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Crochet and Knitting Circle. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Do you enjoy making things out of yarn? Join us for crafting and good company. Prior knowledge of knitting/crochet required (no instruction offered). A limited supply of yarn available for use on site. Info: Joanna@3speedlife.com

    *6:00 – 8:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Supervised computer time (one hour limit if there is a wait). One on one help with basic computer & Internet questions available. Info: 617-354-6394

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Teen Discussion Group. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. A safe space for female-identified teens to meet and discuss feminism and other topics relevant to their lives. Some upcoming discussion topics may include healthy relationships, body image, street harassment, LGBTQ issues and more. Info: 617-354-6394

February 5, Thursday

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm ~ Sewing Group. Weekly. This sewing 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. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.

    *12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394

    1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Yoga With Elise. Weekly (no group 2/19). Gain strength, flexibility and confidence and learn breathing techniques for stress management, relaxation and focus. Open to women of all experience levels. Please RSVP to eliselovezumba@yahoo.com (space limited).

    *3:00 – 5:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Supervised computer time (one hour limit if there is a wait). One on one help with basic computer & Internet questions available. Info: 617-354-6394

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion Group [Note: new day, time & facilitator]. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    *6:30 – 8:00pm ~ Ladies, Let’s Talk About It - Women’s Narcotic Anonymous (NA) Meeting. Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. Info: 617-354-8807.

February 6, Friday

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Mindful Art. Weekly. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

    *4:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Weekly. Stumped on that cover letter? Struggling with that college paper? Looking for feedback on your writing? Come receive one-on-one writing support. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    *6:30 – 8:00pm ~ Lesbian Conversation. First Fridays. Discuss group-chosen topics on a level deeper than daily conversation. All relationship statuses and LBT women’s community members welcome. Afterwards conversations can continue over a drink/dinner. Info: Mairic, bostonlezzy@gmail.com

February 7, Saturday

  • *10:30 – 11:30am ~ The Breakfast Club. Come join us for breakfast and conversation. We’ll cook and eat breakfast while enjoying each other’s company! Info: 617-354-6394

    *11:00am – 12:00pm ~ Basics of Building a Business. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 2/7 & 2/21. Want to start your own business? Have a great idea but unsure what to do next? Come learn the tools you need to start your own business! No prior knowledge required. Info: n.vguterres@gmail.com

    12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Crafternoons Crafting Group Series. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 2/7 & 2/21 (new day, time, and facitlitator). Make new friends & learn a new craft each time. February will be “hearts and crafts” themed. 2/7—origami hearts and valentines/galentines, 2/21—painted jar vases. Info: deborahgwen@gmail.com

February 8, Sunday
Closed

February 9, Monday

  • 12:00 – 12:45pm ~ Meditation & Discussion Group. Weekly. Come for a 45 minute meditation to find calm in the middle of your day and connect and discuss the practice with others. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    *1:00 – 3pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    1:00 - 2:00pm ~ Mental Health Resource Group. Weekly. Get information and assistance with finding therapists, support groups, benefits, and navigating the mental health system. Info: 617-714-3706 or kileyhilary@gmail.com   .  

    1:30pm – 3:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Call 617-354-6394     

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Basic Yoga with Maddy. Weekly. Relax & rejuvenate your mind, body & spirit with meditation, breathwork and poses. Space is limited. Info/sign up: 617-354-6394 or maddybeauregard@gmail.com

    7:00 – 8:00pm ~ Managing Motherhood. A drop-in group for mothers of kids 10 and under to discuss the good, the bad, and the baffling aspects of mothering. February topic: Love & Laundry: How Not to Let Kids Ruin the Romance. To Register, please go to: http://www.cmcsca.com/events For Info: cmorgan@cmcsca.com

February 10, Tuesday

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Painting and Drawing Group. Weekly. No experience needed. For more information, call 617-354-6394.

    *11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Creative Writing Group. Weekly. An open space for exploration and creativity through both guided and open ended writing. Participants will have the chance to share if they choose and give and receive feedback. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    6:00 - 7:00pm ~ Body Image Discussion Group. Weekly. Let's take the power back. Please join us as we explore the mold that has been created by the media for our bodies. Through our discussion we want to empower each other to not only love and accept our bodies but to promote self-love to all those we encounter. And, of course, everybody is welcome! Info: clsurace@gmail.com

    *6:00 – 7:30pm ~ Women’s Center Annual Meeting. Topics for discussion: Our name: Women's Center or Cambridge Women's Center? and Ideas and Possibilities for the Future. Share your thoughts and hear what others have to say. All who identify as women are welcome. Light Refreshments provided. Info: 617-354-6394. Info: board@cambridgewomenscenter.org

February 11, Wednesday

  • 6:00 – 7:00pm ~ TV & Media Literacy Discussion Group. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. In this group we will get together to watch episodes of popular TV shows and analyze them through a variety of lenses. Info: savit@simmons.edu        

    *6:00 – 8:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Supervised computer time (one hour limit if there is a wait). One on one help with basic computer & Internet questions available. Info: 617-354-6394

February 12, Thursday

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm ~ Sewing Group. Weekly. This sewing 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. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.

    *12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394

    1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Yoga With Elise. Weekly (no group 2/19). Gain strength, flexibility and confidence and learn breathing techniques for stress management, relaxation and focus. Open to women of all experience levels. Please RSVP to eliselovezumba@yahoo.com (space limited).

    *3:00 – 5:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Supervised computer time (one hour limit if there is a wait). One on one help with basic computer & Internet questions available. Info: 617-354-6394

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion Group [Note: new day, time & facilitator]. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    *6:30 – 8:00pm ~ Ladies, Let’s Talk About It - Women’s Narcotic Anonymous (NA) Meeting. Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. Info: 617-354-8807.

February 13, Friday

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Mindful Art. Weekly. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

    *4:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394
               
    5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Weekly. Stumped on that cover letter? Struggling with that college paper? Looking for feedback on your writing? Come receive one-on-one writing support. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

February 14, Saturday

  • *10:30-11:30am ~ The Breakfast Club. Come join us for breakfast and conversation. We’ll cook and eat breakfast while enjoying each other’s company! Info: 617-354-6394

February 15, Sunday
Closed

February 16, Monday
Closed for President's Day Holiday

February 17, Tuesday

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Painting and Drawing Group. Weekly. No experience necessary. For more information, call 617-354-6394.

    *11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    *12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Luncheon at the Women’s Center: Coming together for sharing and problem-solving. Info: 617-354-6394.

    1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Creative Writing Group. Weekly. An open space for exploration and creativity through both guided and open ended writing. Participants will have the chance to share if they choose and give and receive feedback. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    6:00-7:00pm ~ Body Image Discussion Group. Weekly. Let's take the power back. Please join us as we explore the mold that has been created by the media for our bodies. Through our discussion we want to empower each other to not only love and accept our bodies but to promote self-love to all those we encounter. And, of course, everybody is welcome! Info: clsurace@gmail.com

    6:00 – 7:30pm ~ Survival and Support: Women Coping With the Mental Illness of Loved Ones. Once monthly.  This peer discussion group provides a sharing space for women to talk about the challenges of supporting a friend or family member living with mental illness. Sign-up/Info: cwcsurvivsupp@gmail.com

    *6:00 – 7:30pm ~ Pro-Survivors Mother’s Group. Monthly. A group for mothers of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to support each other in allegiance to the survivor, share related feelings & struggles, & offer each other strength/hope for healing. Info: prosurvivorsgroup@gmail.com or 508-446-1852

February 18, Wednesday

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Crochet and Knitting Circle. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Do you enjoy making things out of yarn? Join us for crafting and good company. Prior knowledge of knitting/crochet required (no instruction offered). A limited supply of yarn available for use on site. Info: Joanna@3speedlife.com

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Teen Discussion Group. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. A safe space for female-identified teens to meet and discuss feminism and other topics relevant to their lives. Some upcoming discussion topics may include healthy relationships, body image, street harassment, LGBTQ issues and more. Info: 617-354-6394

    *6:00 – 8:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Supervised computer time (one hour limit if there is a wait). One on one help with basic computer & Internet questions available. Info: 617-354-6394

February 19, Thursday

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm ~ Sewing Group. Weekly. This sewing 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. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.

    *12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394

    *3:00 – 5:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Supervised computer time (one hour limit if there is a wait). One on one help with basic computer & Internet questions available. Info: 617-354-6394

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion Group [Note: new day, time & facilitator]. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    *6:30 – 8:00pm ~ Ladies, Let’s Talk About It - Women’s Narcotic Anonymous (NA) Meeting. Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. Info: 617-354-8807.

February 20, Friday

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Mindful Art. Weekly. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

    *4:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394
               
    5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Weekly. Stumped on that cover letter? Struggling with that college paper? Looking for feedback on your writing? Come receive one-on-one writing support. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    6:00 - 7:30pm ~ Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Topic: Negative Self-Talk. Meet other survivors, share commonalities and coping strategies. Please come on time! No one will be admitted after 6:15pm so that the group process will not be disrupted. Thank you! Meets on the 3rd Fridays of each month, September through June. Info: 617-354-8807.

February 21, Saturday

  • *10:30 - 11:30am ~ The Breakfast Club. Come join us for breakfast and conversation. We’ll cook and eat breakfast while enjoying each other’s company! Info: 617-354-6394

    *11:00am – 12:00pm ~ Basics of Building a Business. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 2/7 & 2/21. Want to start your own business? Have a great idea but unsure what to do next? Come learn the tools you need to start your own business! No prior knowledge required. Info: n.vguterres@gmail.com

    12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Crafternoons Crafting Group Series. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 2/7 & 2/21 (new time, day and facilitator). Make new friends & learn a new craft each time. February will be “hearts and crafts” themed. 2/7—origami hearts and valentines/galentines, 2/21—painted jar vases. Info: deborahgwen@gmail.com

February 22, Sunday
Closed

February 23, Monday

  • 12:00 – 12:45pm ~ Meditation & Discussion Group. Weekly. Come for a 45 minute meditation to find calm in the middle of your day and connect and discuss the practice with others. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    *1:00 – 3pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    1:00 - 2:00pm ~ Mental Health Resource Group. Weekly. Get information and assistance with finding therapists, support groups, benefits, and navigating the mental health system. Info: 617-714-3706 or kileyhilary@gmail.com    .  

    1:30pm – 3:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Basic Yoga with Maddy. Weekly. Relax & rejuvenate your mind, body & spirit with meditation, breathwork and poses. Space is limited. Info/sign up: 617-354-6394 or maddybeauregard@gmail.com

February 24, Tuesday

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Painting and Drawing Group. Weekly. No experience necessary. For more information, call 617-354-6394.

    *11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Creative Writing Group. Weekly. An open space for exploration and creativity through both guided and open ended writing. Participants will have the chance to share if they choose and give and receive feedback. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    6:00-7:00pm ~ Body Image Discussion Group. Weekly. Let's take the power back. Please join us as we explore the mold that has been created by the media for our bodies. Through our discussion we want to empower each other to not only love and accept our bodies but to promote self-love to all those we encounter. And, of course, everybody is welcome! Info: clsurace@gmail.com

February 25, Wednesday

  • 6:00 – 7:00pm ~ TV & Media Literacy Discussion Group. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. In this group we will get together to watch episodes of popular TV shows and analyze them through a variety of lenses. Info: savit@simmons.edu        

    *6:00 – 8:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Supervised computer time (one hour limit if there is a wait). One on one help with basic computer & Internet questions available. Info: 617-354-6394

    *7:00 – 8:00pm ~ Street Harassment Discussion & Support Group. Monthly. A support group for women who have experienced street harassment. It is a space to share experiences, work through feelings about them, and receive support from community. Info: info@safehubcollective.org

February 26, Thursday

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm ~ Sewing Group. Weekly. This sewing 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. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.

    *12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394

    1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Yoga With Elise. Weekly (no group 2/19). Gain strength, flexibility and confidence and learn breathing techniques for stress management, relaxation and focus. Open to women of all experience levels. Please RSVP to eliselovezumba@yahoo.com (space limited).

    *3:00 – 5:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Supervised computer time (one hour limit if there is a wait). One on one help with basic computer & Internet questions available. Info: 617-354-6394

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion Group [Note: new time & group facilitator]. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    *6:30 – 8:00pm ~ Ladies, Let’s Talk About It - Women’s Narcotic Anonymous (NA) Meeting. Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. Info: 617-354-8807.

February 27, Friday

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Mindful Art. Weekly. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

    *4:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394
               
    5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Weekly. Stumped on that cover letter? Struggling with that college paper? Looking for feedback on your writing? Come receive one-on-one writing support. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

February 28, Saturday

  • *10:30-11:30am ~ The Breakfast Club. Come join us for breakfast and conversation. We’ll cook and eat breakfast while enjoying each other’s company! Info: 617-354-6394

    1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop: Healing Through Yoga Dance. Experience an emotional dance journey in a safe and welcoming space. Release tension and feel joyful, empowered, and full of self acceptance through this blend of meditation, slow movement, and invigorating user-friendly dance. Jackie Vanase has been teaching Yoga Dance since 2008 and focuses her classes on body image, healing, and happiness. Register at martharogersmusic@gmail.com or call 978-408-9233

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  

Drop In Computer Hours:

* Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Mondays, 1-3pm, Tuesdays 11am-1pm, Wednesdays 6-8pm, Thursdays 3-5pm and Fridays, 4-6pm. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394.

Special Events:

*Women’s Center Annual Meeting. Tuesday, 2/10, 6-7:30pm. Topics for discussion: Our name: Women's Center or Cambridge Women's Center? and Ideas and Possibilities for the Future. Share your thoughts and hear what others have to say. All who identify as women are welcome. Light Refreshments provided. Info: 617-354-6394. Info: board@cambridgewomenscenter.org

Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop: Healing Through Yoga Dance. Saturday, 2/28, 1-3pm. Experience an emotional dance journey in a safe and welcoming space. Release tension and feel joyful, empowered, and full of self acceptance through this blend of meditation, slow movement, and invigorating user-friendly dance. Jackie Vanase has been teaching Yoga Dance since 2008 and focuses her classes on body image, healing, and happiness. Register at martharogersmusic@gmail.com or call 978-408-9233

New Groups:

*Being LGBTQ At Work. First Tuesday of the month (2/3), 6-7pm. Being LGBTQ at work—or even coming out at work—can be hard, even in a more progressive state like Massachusetts. Let’s support each other and build some confidence in a relaxed group setting! Info: megriesz@gmail.com

Yoga with Elise. Thursdays, 1-2pm (no class 2/19). Gain strength, flexibility and confidence and learn breathing techniques for stress management, relaxation and focus. Open to women of all experience levels. Please RSVP to eliselovezumba@yahoo.com (space limited).

Creative Writing Group. Weekly. Tuesdays, 1-2pm. An open space for exploration and creativity through both guided and open ended writing. Participants will have the chance to share if they choose and give and receive feedback. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

*Pro-Survivors Mother’s Group. 3rd Tuesdays monthly. Tuesday, 2/17, 6-7:30pm. A group for mothers of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to support each other in allegiance to the survivor, share related feelings & struggles, & offer each other strength/hope for healing. Info: prosurvivorsgroup@gmail.com or 508-446-1852

Crochet and Knitting Circle. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month (2/4 & 2/18), 11am-12:30pm. Do you enjoy making things out of yarn? Join us for crafting and good company. Prior knowledge of knitting/crochet required (no instruction offered). Some needles & yarn available. Info: Joanna@3speedlife.com

TV & Media Literacy Discussion Group. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays (2/11 & 2/25), 6-7pm. In this group we will get together to watch episodes of popular TV shows and analyze them through a variety of lenses. Info: savit@simmons.edu

*Street Harassment Discussion & Support Group. Last Wednesday monthly. 2/25, 6:30-8pm. A support group for women who have experienced street harassment. It is a space to share experiences, work through feelings about them, and receive support from community. Info: info@safehubcollective.org

Mindful Art. Weekly. Fridays, 1-2pm. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

*Basics of Building a Business. 1st and 3rd Saturdays (2/7 & 2/21) 11:00am – 12:00pm. Want to start your own business? Have a great idea but unsure what to do next? Come learn the tools you need to start your own business! No prior knowledge required. Info: n.vgutteres@gmail.com

Crafternoons Series. [Note: new day, time, and facilitator] Saturdays, 1/7 and 1/21, 12-1pm. Meets twice a month. Make new friends and learn a new craft each session. Fall crafts to include soap-making, painted pumpkins, marbled paper and more! Info: deborahgwen@gmail.com

Ongoing Groups:

Feminist Book Club. Usually last Monday of the month, this month first Monday (2/2), 7-8pm. Meets on the last Monday of the month to discuss books of all kinds, through the lens of feminist theory and our own experiences. All perspectives encouraged and welcomed. This month’s book will be The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (repeated from last month as group was canceled because of weather). Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.

*Luncheons at the Women’s Center. Monday, 2/2, 12-1pm: Mindful Meditation Luncheon and Discussion and Tuesday, 2/17, 12-1pm: Luncheon and discussion. For more info please call: 617-354-6394

Meditation & Discussion Group. Mondays, weekly, 12-12:45pm. Come for a 45 minute meditation to find calm in the middle of your day and connect and discuss the practice with others. Mindful Meditation lunch, noon-1:00pm, on 1st Mondays. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

Mental Health Resource Group. Weekly. Mondays, 1-2pm. Get information and assistance with finding therapists, support groups, benefits, and navigating the mental health system. Info: 617-714-3706 or kileyhilary@gmail.com    .  

Beading Group. Mondays, 1:30-3:30pm. Weekly. Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. All women welcome. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.
*Basic Yoga with Maddy. Mondays, 6-7pm. This yoga class uses basic breathwork and poses to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. Space is limited. Info/sign up: 617-354-6394 or maddybeauregard@gmail.com.

Painting and Drawing Group, Tuesdays, 11am-1pm. This class is open to all women who would like to paint, draw, and/or make art in a creative environment. No experience necessary. For more information, call 617-354-6394.

Survival and Support: Women Coping With the Mental Illness of Loved Ones. Tuesday, 2/17, 6-7:30 (one Tuesday/month).  This peer discussion group provides a sharing space for women to talk about the challenges of supporting a friend or family member living with mental illness. Sign-up/Info: cwcsurvivsupp@gmail.com

Body Image Discussion Group. Tuesdays, 6-7pm.  Weekly. Let's take the power back. Please join us as we explore the mold that has been created by the media for our bodies. Through our discussion we want to empower each other to not only love and accept our bodies but to promote self-love to all those we encounter. And, of course, everybody is welcome! Info: clsurace@gmail.com

*Teen Discussion Group. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays  (2/4 & 2/18), 6-7pm. A safe space for female-identified teens to meet and discuss feminism and other topics relevant to their lives. Some upcoming discussion topics may include healthy relationships, body image, street harassment, LGBTQ issues and more. Info: 617-354-6394

Trauma Discussion Group [Note: new day, time and facilitator]. Weekly, Thursdays, 6-7pm. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

Sewing Group. Thursdays, 10am-12pm,. This sewing 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. Open to all women. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.

*Cooking Basics. Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm. Come learn to cook some easy and tasty recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394

*Ladies, Let’s Talk About It: Women’s Narcotic Anonymous (NA) Meeting. Thursdays, 6:30-8pm. Support group for women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. Info: 617-354-8807

Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Weekly. Fridays, 5-6pm. Stumped on that cover letter? Struggling with that college paper? Looking for feedback on your writing? Come receive one-on-one writing support. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. 3rd Friday, monthly (2/20), 6-7:30pm. Topic: Negative Self-Talk. Meet other survivors, share commonalities and coping strategies. Please come on time! No one will be admitted after 6:15pm so that the group process will not be disrupted. Thank you! Meets on the 3rd Fridays of each month, September through June. Info: 617-354-8807. 

*The Breakfast Club. Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am. Come join us for breakfast and conversation. We’ll cook and eat breakfast while enjoying each other’s company! Info: 617-354-6394

 

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