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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.

October 2014 Calendar

October 1, Wednesday

  • *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 ~ Intro to Improv: A Workshop for Women.. Try improvised comedy in a safe and welcoming environment. Discuss gender dynamics in the comedy world and eat free cookies! Info: Jackie3737@gmail.com

    *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

October 2, 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
  • *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 ~ 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.

October 3, Friday

  • *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 – 7:00pm ~ 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

    *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

October 4, 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 – 1:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

    *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

October 5, Sunday
Closed

October 6, 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

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

    *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. 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 ~ 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 ~ 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     

October 7, 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

    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

    6:30 – 8:00pm ~ Book Reading by local author Sue Katz. Lillian’s Last Affair by Sue Katz is a collection of short stories about the love lives of older women. Join us for a reading and a discussion of aging and sexualities, as well as a chance to buy an inscribed copy ($10) from the author, a pioneer in Boston’s women’s liberation movement. Info: sue.katz@hotmail.com           

October 8, Wednesday

  • 1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Crafternoons crafting group fall series. Wednesdays, 10/8 and 10/29, 1-3pm (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: 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 ~ 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

October 9, 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

    *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

    *6:30 – 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.

October 10, Friday

  • *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 – 7:00pm ~ 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

October 11, 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 – 1:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

October 12, Sunday
Closed

October 13, Monday
Closed (Columbus Day)

October 14, 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
     
    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

October 15, 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 ~ TV & Media Literacy Discussion Group. Every other week. 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

    *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

October 16, 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
  • *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

    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.

    7:00 – 8:00pm ~ Mindful Art. Weekly. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

October 17, Friday

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Savory Savings: Eating Well on a Budget. Weekly. Come discuss issues in nutrition, share tips and tricks for navigating the grocery store, and learn some quick and easy recipes. Ingredients will be provided, just bring yourself and your passion for food! Ssheppa2@lesley.edu    

    *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 ~ Chronic Illness Discussion and Support Group. Every other week. A diagnosis of chronic illness changes life instantly. This group will allow those living with chronic illness to support each other and to discuss strategies for adapting and working within the limitations of these illnesses. Info: Heidi.lex@gmail.com      
    *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 – 7:00pm ~ 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

    6:00 - 7:30pm ~ Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Topic: Disclosure & Confrontation. 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. 

October 18, 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 – 1:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

    *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

October 19, Sunday
Closed

October 20, 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. 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 ~ 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 ~ 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! October’s meeting will be a discussion of the book Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling & Start Connecting by Dr. Laura Markham. Info: cmorgan@cmcsca.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     

October 21, 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.

    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

    7:00 – 8:00pm ~ Laugh and Learn About Your  Money—Financial Literacy Workshop Series. Laugh while you discuss and learn about excellent money skills in a group setting. Only requirement: a sense of humor! This month’s topic: “Budgets: Nah! Aren’t They Like Girdles?” Info: wendy.a.weiss@gmail.com           

October 22, Wednesday

  • 5:30 – 6:30pm ~ Learning to Say No: A Discussion Group About Setting Boundaries and Creating a More Balanced Life. Every other week. It can be a challenge not to say yes to things, even when we mean no. In this group, we will explore the reasons why setting healthy boundaries is such a challenge, and what we can do to learn to set better boundaries. Info: Heidi.lex@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 ~ 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

October 23, 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
  • *12:30 – 1:30pm ~ Personal Economic Planning Workshop. Weekly. This series works to help empower women to learn about the financial world and money management. Facilitated by Casa Myrna. RSVP appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for more info: jyrayta@casamyrna.org

    *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 ~ 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 ~ Mindful Art. Weekly. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

October 24, Friday

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Savory Savings: Eating Well on a Budget. Weekly. Come discuss issues in nutrition, share tips and tricks for navigating the grocery store, and learn some quick and easy recipes. Ingredients will be provided, just bring yourself and your passion for food! Ssheppa2@lesley.edu

    *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 – 7:00pm ~ 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

October 25, 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 – 1:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

    1:30 – 2:30pm ~ Yoga 101 with Natalie. Weekly. A vinyasa flow that will link breath to movement for all yogis, beginners and advanced. Info: onthematwithnat@gmail.com 

    1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Healing Arts Workshop Series: Healing With Our Body’s Wisdom. Play, dive deep, witness together as we follow the natural healing rhythms of our body’s movement. Facilitator Margaret Bowrys has three decades of experience integrating movement and compassionate healing practices for survivors of trauma.To register contact Martha:  martharogersmusic@gmail.com or 978-408-9233

October 26, Sunday
Closed

October 27, 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 – 3:00pm ~ 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. 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 ~ 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 Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.   

October 28, 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

    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

October 29, Wednesday

  • 1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Crafternoons crafting group fall series, 1-3pm (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: kristindonaghy@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 ~ TV & Media Literacy Discussion Group. Every other week. 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

    *6:30 – 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

    *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

October 30, 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
  • *12:30 – 1:30pm ~ Personal Economic Planning Workshop. Weekly. This series works to help empower women to learn about the financial world and money management. Facilitated by Casa Myrna. RSVP appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for more info: jyrayta@casamyrna.org
  • *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 ~ 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 ~ Mindful Art. Weekly. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

October 31, Friday

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Savory Savings: Eating Well on a Budget. Weekly. Come discuss issues in nutrition, share tips and tricks for navigating the grocery store, and learn some quick and easy recipes. Ingredients will be provided, just bring yourself and your passion for food! Ssheppa2@lesley.edu

    *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 ~ Chronic Illness Discussion and Support Group. Every other week. A diagnosis of chronic illness changes life instantly. This group will allow those living with chronic illness to support each other and to discuss strategies for adapting and working within the limitations of these illnesses. Info: Heidi.lex@gmail.com

    *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 – 7:00pm ~ 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

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:

3000-8:00pm. Try improvised comedy in a safe and welcoming environment. Discuss gender dynamics in the comedy world and eat free cookies! Info: Jackie3737@gmail.com

Book Reading by local author Sue Katz. Tuesday, 10/7, 6:30-8:00pm. Lillian’s Last Affair by Sue Katz is a collection of short stories about the love lives of older women. Join us for a reading and a discussion of aging and sexualities, as well as a chance to buy an inscribed copy ($10) from the author, a pioneer in Boston’s women’s liberation movement. Info: sue.katz@hotmail.com

Laugh and Learn About Your  Money—Financial Literacy Workshop Series. Tuesday, 10/21, 7:00-8:00pm. Laugh while you discuss and learn about excellent money skills in a group setting. Only requirement: a sense of humor! This month’s topic: “Budgets: Nah! Aren’t They Like Girdles?” Info: wendy.a.weiss@gmail.com

*Personal Economic Planning Workshops. Thursdays, 10/23 & 10/30, 12:30-1:30pm. This series works to help empower women to learn about the financial world and money management. Led by Casa Myrna. RSVP appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for more info: jyrayta@casamyrna.org

Healing Arts Workshop Series: Healing With Our Body’s Wisdom. Saturday, 10/25, 1:00-3:00pm. Play, dive deep, witness together as we follow the natural healing rhythms of our body’s movement. Facilitator Margaret Bowrys has three decades of experience integrating movement and compassionate healing practices for survivors of trauma.To register contact Martha:  martharogersmusic@gmail.com or 978-408-9233

New Groups

*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. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

*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

*Managing Motherhood. Monthly. Monday, 10/20, 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! October’s meeting will be a discussion of the book Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling & Start Connecting by Dr. Laura Markham.  Info: cmorgan@cmcsca.com                                                       

Trauma Discussion and Support Group. Weekly. Tuesdays, 5-6pm (except not meeting on Tuesday, October 7). An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present.Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

*Pro-Survivors Mother’s Group. Monthly. Tuesday, 10/28, 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, 10/14, 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 (10/15), 11am-12pm. This group offers the opportunity for discussion and support to women balancing the responsibilities of sobriety and motherhood. Info: Julie@SoberMommies.com

Learning to Say No: A Discussion Group About Setting Boundaries and Creating a More Balanced Life. Every other Wednesday, starting 10/22, 5:30-6:30pm. It can be a challenge not to say yes to things, even when we mean no. In this group, we will explore the reasons why setting healthy boundaries is such a challenge, and what we can do to learn to set better boundaries. Info: Heidi.lex@gmail.com

*Life Changes Support Group. Every other Wednesday (10/1, 10/15 & 10/29), 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 (10/8 and 10/22), 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

TV & Media Literacy Discussion Group. Every other Wednesday, starting 10/15, 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

*HOLLAoffline Street Harassment Discussion Group. One Wednesday monthly. 10/29, 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

Single Mothers Discussion Group. Thursdays, 6-7pm (except not meeting on October 9). A unique group for single moms where they can meet other single moms to discuss and to get support. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

Savory Savings: Eating Well on a Budget. Weekly. Fridays, starting 10/17, 1-2pm. Come discuss issues in nutrition, share tips and tricks for navigating the grocery store, and learn some quick and easy recipes. Ingredients will be provided, just bring yourself and your passion for food! Ssheppa2@lesley.edu

Chronic Illness Discussion and Support Group. Every other Friday, 5-6pm, starting 10/17. A diagnosis of chronic illness changes life instantly. This group will allow those living with chronic illness to support each other and to discuss strategies for adapting and working within the limitations of these illnesses. Info: Heidi.lex@gmail.com

*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

Women’s Writing Group. Weekly. Fridays, 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

*Vegan Baking Group. Every other Saturday, 12:30-2pm (10/4 & 10/18). 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

Yoga 101 with Natalie. Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm, starting 10/25. A vinyasa flow that will link breath to movement for all yogis, beginners and advanced. Info: onthematwithnat@gmail.com

On-Going Groups and Activities:

*Feminist Book Club. Last Monday of the month (10/27), 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 Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.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.

*Luncheons at the Women’s Center. Coming together for sharing and problem solving. Monday, 10/6 & Tuesday, 10/21, 12-1pm, Luncheon and discussion. For more info please call: 617-354-6394

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

Crafternoons Fall Series. Wednesdays, 10/8 and 10/29, 1-3pm. 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: kristindonaghy@gmail.com  

Mental Health Resource Group. Weekly. Mondays, 1-2pm. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, kileyhilary@gmail.com.

Women’s Emotional Empowerment Group. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays (10/8 & 10/22), 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

*Cooking Basics. Thursdays, 12:00-2:00pm. 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

*Lesbian Conversation. 1st Fridays of the month (10/3), 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

Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Friday, 10/17, 6-7:30pm. Topic: Disclosure & Confrontation. 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

NEW DAY/TIME: Beading Group. Saturdays, 11:30am–1:30pm. 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
 

 

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