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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.

September 2014 Calendar

September 1, Monday
Closed, Labor Day

September 2, Tuesday

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

    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

September 3, Wednesday

  • 6:00 - 7:00pm ~ Mental Health Resource Group. Weekly. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, kileyhilary@gmail.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

September 4, 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: BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com

  • *12:00 – 2:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394
  • *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.

September 5, Friday

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

    *6:30 – 8:00pm ~ Lesbian Conversation. 1st Fridays of the month. A group of women connecting and conversing on a level deeper than just everyday conversation. We'll talk about group-suggested topics that gain the most interest from folks. All suggestions for topics are welcome – as are all relationship statuses and all members of our LBT women’s community. After the group, the conversation can continue over a drink or dinner. Info: Mairic: bostonlezzy@gmail.com

September 6, 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

    *11:30am – 12:30pm ~ Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Every other Saturday. Stumped on that cover letter? Struggling with that college paper? Looking for feedback on your writing? Come receive one-on-one writing support. Info: ilew84@gmail.com

    *12:30 – 2:00pm ~ Vegan Baking Group. Every other Saturday. A chance for vegans and those interested in vegan cooking to socialize and learn how to make delicious vegan baked goods! Info: freeveganbakinggroup@yahoo.com

September 7, Sunday
Closed

September 8, Monday

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

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

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Basic Yoga with Maddy. Weekly, beginning August 18. 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 ~ Women of Color Discussion Group. Weekly. This group will work to build a community for women of color to engage and connect over common issues. The group will meet weekly for discussion on a range of issues. Info: 617-354-6394     

September 9, Tuesday

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Painting and Drawing Group. Weekly. No experience needed. For more information, call 617-354-6394.
     
    5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion and Support Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present.Info: groupcambridge@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

September 10, Wednesday

  • 1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Crafternoons Crafting Group. Every other week. Come socialize and work on craft projects. Some of the craft projects will include: framed ornate chalkboards, glazed tile coasters, soy candles, modpodge newspaper to canvas, and glass-top magnets. Or bring your own project for an afternoon of fun, friendship, learning and making! Info:  kristindonaghy@gmail.com

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Teen Discussion Group. Every other week. Note day change from Mondays to 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 - 7:00pm ~ Mental Health Resource Group. Weekly. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, kileyhilary@gmail.com.

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Women’s Emotional Empowerment Group. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. To empower women who have experienced emotional abuse or have felt emotionally drained in relationships. Come together in a safe atmosphere to express ourselves and help each other transform painful emotions, regain confidence, and invite trusting and caring relationships. Info: weempowerment@gmail.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

September 11, 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: BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com

    *12:00 – 12:45pm ~ Meditation and 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

    *12:00 – 2:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394

    5:30 - 7pm ~ Women’s Center Board of Trustees Meeting. Info: board@cambridgewomenscenter.org

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Single Mothers Discussion Group. Weekly. A unique group for single moms where they can meet other single moms to discuss and to get support. 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.

September 12, Friday

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

September 13, 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

September 14, Sunday
Closed

September 15, Monday

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

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

    *2:00 – 3:00pm ~ Immigrant Women’s Discussion Group. Every other week. A support group for immigrant women where they can connect with one another, expand their social network, and find resources to help them transition into their new environment. Info: m.thoqan@yahoo.com

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Basic Yoga with Maddy. Weekly, beginning August 18. 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 ~ Women of Color Discussion Group. Weekly. This group will work to build a community for women of color to engage and connect over common issues. The group will meet weekly for discussion on a range of issues. Info: 617-354-6394     

September 16, Tuesday

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

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

    5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion and Support Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present.Info: groupcambridge@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

September 17, Wednesday

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm ~ Sober Mommies Discussion Group. 3rd Wednesday of each month. This group offers the opportunity for discussion and support to women balancing the responsibilities of sobriety and motherhood. Info: Julie@SoberMommies.com

    6:00 - 7:00pm ~ Mental Health Resource Group. Weekly. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, kileyhilary@gmail.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

    *6:30 – 8:00pm ~ Life Changes Support Group. Every other week. In this support and discussion group, we'll talk about the new or different things you're dealing with, and offer each other support and guidance as we take the next steps in our lives. Info: changegroup26@gmail.com

September 18, 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: BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com

    *12:00 – 12:45pm ~ Meditation and 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

  • *12:00 – 2:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394
  • *2:00 – 3:00pm ~ Personal Economic Planning Info Session. Come hear from a representative of Casa Myrna Vaszquez about their Personal Economic Planning workshop series, which will start in October here at the Women’s Center. This series works to help empower women to learn about the financial world and money management. Info: jyrayta@casamyrna.org
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Single Mothers Discussion Group. Weekly. A unique group for single moms where they can meet other single moms to discuss and to get support. 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.

September 19, Friday

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

    6:00 - 7:30pm ~ Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Topic: Identifying As a Survivor. 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. 

September 20, 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

    *11:30am – 12:30pm ~ Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Every other Saturday. Stumped on that cover letter? Struggling with that college paper? Looking for feedback on your writing? Come receive one-on-one writing support. Info: ilew84@gmail.com

    *12:30 – 2:00pm ~ Vegan Baking Group. Every other Saturday. A chance for vegans and those interested in vegan cooking to socialize and learn how to make delicious vegan baked goods! Info: freeveganbakinggroup@yahoo.com

    12:30 – 2:30pm ~ Healing Arts Workshop Series: Finding Balance For Ourselves. Cynthia Mochowski will bring her wit and wisdom to a second sharing of her inspiring Equinox Writing workshop. We will tune up our balance for the fall with writing and creative arts.To register contact Martha:  martharogersmusic@gmail.com or 978-408-9233

September 21, Sunday
Closed

September 22, Monday

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

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

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Basic Yoga with Maddy. Weekly, beginning August 18. 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 ~ Women of Color Discussion Group. Weekly. This group will work to build a community for women of color to engage and connect over common issues. The group will meet weekly for discussion on a range of issues. Info: 617-354-6394  

    *7:00 – 8:00pm ~ Managing Motherhood. Monthly. A drop-in support group for mothers of kids 10 and under to discuss the good, the bad, and the baffling aspects of mothering. Bring your questions, your advice, and your sense of humor! Info: cmorgan@cmcsca.com        

September 23, Tuesday

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

    5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion and Support Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present.Info: groupcambridge@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 ~ 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

September 24, Wednesday

  • 1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Crafternoons Crafting Group. Every other week in September. Come socialize and work on craft projects. Some of the craft projects will include: framed ornate chalkboards, glazed tile coasters, soy candles, modpodge newspaper to canvas, and glass-top magnets. Or bring your own project for an afternoon of fun, friendship, learning and making! Info:  kristindonaghy@gmail.com

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Teen Discussion Group. Every other week. Note day change from Mondays to 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 - 7:00pm ~ Mental Health Resource Group. Weekly. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, kileyhilary@gmail.com.
    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Women’s Emotional Empowerment Group. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. To empower women who have experienced emotional abuse or have felt emotionally drained in relationships. Come together in a safe atmosphere to express ourselves and help each other transform painful emotions, regain confidence, and invite trusting and caring relationships. Info: weempowerment@gmail.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 ~ Women’s Emotional Empowerment Group. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. To empower women who have experienced emotional abuse or have felt emotionally drained in relationships. Come together in a safe atmosphere to express ourselves and help each other transform painful emotions, regain confidence, and invite trusting and caring relationships. Info: weempowerment@gmail.com

    *7:00 – 8:00pm ~ HOLLAoffline Street Harassment Discussion 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: Britni at boston@ihollaback.org

September 25, 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: BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com

    *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

  • *12:00 – 2:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Single Mothers Discussion Group. Weekly. A unique group for single moms where they can meet other single moms to discuss and to get support. 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.

     7:00 – 8:00pm ~ Letting Go of Stress: Relaxation Exercises for Stress Reduction. Learn practical relaxation exercises for managing stress and improving physical, mental and emotional wellness. Info:  kristindonaghy@gmail.com

September 26, Friday

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

    *6:00 – 8:00pm ~ Welcome to Boston Night. New (or new-ish) to Boston? Come meet other women for an evening of socializing and learning about the Women’s Center and sharing tips for adjusting to your new city! Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Women’s 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

September 27, 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

    *12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Self Defense Workshop for Women. Empower yourself by learning basic self defense techniques. Everyone is welcome, please wear comfortable clothes. Info: Sharellmalik@tenacity.org

September 28, Sunday
Closed

September 29, Monday

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

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

    2:00 – 3:00pm ~ Immigrant Women’s Discussion Group. 6-7pm, every other week. A support group for immigrant women where they can connect with one another, expand their social network, and find resources to help them transition into their new environment. Info: m.thoqan@yahoo.com

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Basic Yoga with Maddy. Weekly, beginning August 18. 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 ~ Women of Color Discussion Group. Weekly. This group will work to build a community for women of color to engage and connect over common issues. The group will meet weekly for discussion on a range of issues. Info: 617-354-6394 

    *7:00-8:00pm ~ Feminist Book Club. 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 will be The Color Purple by Alice Walker. Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.   

September 30, Tuesday

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

    5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion and Support Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present.Info: groupcambridge@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

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 Events:

*Personal Economic Planning Info Session. Thursday, 9/18, 2-3pm. Come hear from a representative of Casa Myrna Vaszquez about their Personal Economic Planning workshop series, which will start in October here at the Women’s Center. This series works to help empower women to learn about the financial world and money management. Info: jyrayta@casamyrna.org

Healing Arts Workshop Series: Finding Balance For Ourselves. Saturday, 9/20, 12:30-2:30pm. Cynthia Mochowski will bring her wit and wisdom to a second sharing of her inspiring Equinox Writing workshop. We will tune up our balance for the fall with writing and creative arts.To register contact Martha:  martharogersmusic@gmail.com or 978-408-9233

Letting Go of Stress: Relaxation Exercises for Stress Reduction. Thursday, 9/25, 7-8pm. Learn practical relaxation exercises for managing stress and improving physical, mental and emotional wellness. Info:  kristindonaghy@gmail.com

*Welcome to Boston Night. Friday, 9/26, 6-8pm. New (or new-ish) to Boston? Come meet other women for an evening of socializing and learning about The Women’s Center and sharing tips for adjusting to your new city! Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.

*Self Defense Workshop for Women. Saturday, 9/27, 12-1pm. Empower yourself by learning basic self defense techniques. Everyone is welcome, please wear comfortable clothes. Info: Sharellmalik@tenacity.org

New Groups / Activities

* Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Help is available for any questions you have about basic computer use, Internet navigation, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc. Info: 617-354-6394.

* Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Mondays, 1-3pm and Fridays, 4-6pm. One hour limit if there is a wait. 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.

Women of Color Discussion Group. Mondays, 7-8pm. This group will work to build a community for women of color to engage and connect over common issues. The group will meet weekly for discussion on a range of issues. Info: 617-354-6394

*Immigrant Women’s Discussion Group. Mondays, every other week (9/15 and 9/29), 6-7pm. A support group for immigrant women where they can connect with one another, expand their social network, and find resources to  help them transition into their new environment. Info: m.thoqan@yahoo.com                                                            

*Managing Motherhood. Monthly. Monday, 9/22, 7-8pm. A drop-in support group for mothers of kids 10 and under to discuss the good, the bad, and the baffling aspects of mothering. Bring your questions, your advice, and your sense of humor! Info: cmorgan@cmcsca.com

*Feminist Book Club. Last Monday of the month (9/29), 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 Color Purple by Alice Walker. Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.

Trauma Discussion and Support Group. Weekly. Tuesdays, 5-6pm, starting 9/9. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present.Info: groupcambridge@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

*Pro-Survivors Mother’s Group. Monthly. Tuesday, 9/23, 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

*Survival and Support: Women Coping With the Mental Illness of Loved Ones. Tuesday, 9/16, 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

Sober Mommies Discussion Group. 3rd Wednesday of each month (9/17), 11am-12pm. This group offers the opportunity for discussion and support to women balancing the responsibilities of sobriety and motherhood. Info: Julie@SoberMommies.com

Crafternoons Crafting Group. Every other Wednesday, 1-3pm (9/10 & 9/24). Come socialize and work on craft projects. Some of the craft projects will include: framed ornate chalkboards, glazed tile coasters, soy candles, modpodge newspaper to canvas, and glass-top magnets. Or bring your own project for an afternoon of fun, friendship, learning and making! Info:  kristindonaghy@gmail.com

*Life Changes Support Group. Every other Wednesday starting 9/17, 6:30-8pm. In this support and discussion group, we'll talk about the new or different things you're dealing with, and offer each other support and guidance as we take the next steps in our lives. Info: changegroup26@gmail.com

*Teen Discussion Group. Wednesdays, every other week (9/10 and 9/24), 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

*HOLLAoffline Street Harassment Discussion Group. One Wednesday monthly. 9/24, 7-8pm. 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: Britni at boston@ihollaback.org

*Cooking Basics. Thursdays, 12:00-2:00pm. Come learn to cook some easy and tasty recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394

*Meditation & Discussion Group. Thursdays, weekly, starting 9/11, 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. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

Single Mothers Discussion Group. Thursdays, starting 9/11. 6-7pm (weekly). A unique group for single moms where they can meet other single moms to discuss and to get support. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

Women’s Writing Group. Fridays weekly, starting 9/26, 6-7pm. 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

*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

*Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Every other Saturday starting 9/6. 11:30am-12:30pm (9/6 & 20). Stumped on that cover letter? Struggling with that college paper? Looking for feedback on your writing? Come receive one-on-one writing support. Info: ilew84@gmail.com

*Vegan Baking Group. Every other Saturday starting 9/6. 12:30-2pm (9/6 & 20). A chance for vegans and those interested in vegan cooking to socialize and learn how to make delicious vegan baked goods! Info: freeveganbakinggroup@yahoo.com

On-Going Groups / Activities

Beading Group. Mondays, 11:00am–1:00pm. Weekly. Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. All women welcome. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

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.

*Luncheon at the Women’s Center. Coming together for sharing and problem solving. Tuesday, 9/16, 12-1pm, Luncheon and discussion. For more info please call: 617-354-6394

NEW DAY/TIME: Mental Health Resource Group. Weekly. Wednesdays, 6-7pm. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, kileyhilary@gmail.com.

RETURNING! Women’s Emotional Empowerment Group. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays (9/10 & 9/24), 6-7pm. To empower women who have experienced emotional abuse or have felt emotionally drained in relationships. Come together in a safe atmosphere to express ourselves and help each other transform painful emotions, regain confidence, and invite trusting and caring relationships. Info: weempowerment@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: BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com

*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

*Lesbian Conversation. 1st Fridays of the month (9/5), 6:30-8pm. A group of women connecting and conversing on a level deeper than just everyday conversation. We'll talk about group-suggested topics that gain the most interest from folks. All suggestions for topics are welcome – as are all relationship statuses and all members of our LBT women’s community. After the group, the conversation can continue over a drink or dinner. Info: Mairic: bostonlezzy@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 
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