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Childcare is usually available if requested a few days in advance.
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July 2016 Calendar

July 1, Friday

  • no groups scheduled

July 2, Saturday

  • 10:30-11:30am. *Come for Breakfast! 7/2 & 7/23. Come on over for a delicious breakfast made by Marcy. Info: 617-354-6394.

     2-5pm [NEW] Boston Feminists for Liberation (BFL) Consciousness-Raising Group. 7/2 (1st Saturdays). 2-3pm: Orientation:  Come learn about BFL and ask questions. 3-5pm: discussion on a topic that affects us on a personal level. You are welcome to stay and participate. Then, if you want, you can sign up to attend the 3-5pm discussions each Saturday for the rest of the month. Info: bostonfeministsforliberation@gmail.com
     
    3-4:30pm. [NEW] Women’s Singing Group.  Weekly, July 2, 9 & 16. Open to all women - no experience or ability needed. We sing different styles (pop, folk, blues…), songs chosen by participant request. Led by Anusha, who has long been involved with chorus & singing groups. Info: Anusha, flowergirl467@gmail.com 

July 3, Sunday
Closed

July 4, Monday
Closed
(Independence Day)

July 5, Tuesday

  • 4-5:15pm [NEW] Dynamic Mobility to Stretch and Strengthen with Stephanie. Weekly. For all levels. Movement and breathing exercises for posture, range of motion, joint health, and greater self-awareness. Attend to your body and state of being. Wear comfortable clothing & shoes. In July the class will be held outdoors (unless it is raining). We will meet at the Center at 4pm and walk to a nearby park together. Info: stephanie.fungsang@tufts.edu

July 6, Wednesday

  • no groups scheduled

July 7, Thursday

  • 10am-12pm. Sewing Group. Weekly. Open to all women who’d like to sew or mend with a machine or by hand. Make or mend bags, clothing, quilts... No experience needed. Info: 617-354-6394.
     
    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past & present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com
     
    6:30-8pm. *Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk about it.” Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394

July 8, Friday

  • 2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group (rescheduled from July 4). All women welcome. Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com
     

July 9, Saturday

  • 1-2:30pm. [NEW] Start Writing with Karen. This group meets weekly to write poems, fiction, or blog/journal entries. The writing process can be frustrating but it is also a satisfying way to communicate your thoughts and ideas. By working with one another, either by editing or proofreading a draft of someone’s novel in the making or by creating a poem with your writing partner, finishing your piece will seem achievable. This 90-minute workshop will begin with an hour of focused writing, with no distractions. Then the last thirty minutes will be for feedback and discussion. Use this workshop to further your writing endeavors. You may even get published on the Cambridge Women’s Center’s blog! Info: karen07@brandeis.edu

    3-4:30pm. [NEW] Women’s Singing Group.  Weekly, July 2, 9 & 16. Open to all women - no experience or ability needed. We sing different styles (pop, folk, blues…), songs chosen by participant request. Led by Anusha, who has long been involved with chorus & singing groups. Info: Anusha, flowergirl467@gmail.com

July 10, Sunday
Closed

July 11, Monday

  • 2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com
     
    6:15-7:15pm. Basic Yoga With Marilyn. Weekly. Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners! Please register by 4pm Mondays —space is limited! To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

    7-8pm. Feminist Book Club. (usually first Mondays). We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. All perspectives encouraged and welcomed. The book will be “The Shining Girls” by Lauren Beukes, a sci fi novel about a time-traveling serial killer targeting "shining girls". Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com

July 12, Tuesday

  • 4:30-7:30pm. Managing Your Money. 7/12, Free one-on-one, confidential financial planning advice. Get help with managing credit and debts; tax problems; creating a budget; other issues. Three 45 minute sessions, With certified financial planner Vera Kelsey Watts.  Pre-registration required: Linda@cambridgewomenscenter.org
     
    5:30-7pm. Mindfulness Meditation. Weekly. Come to de-stress, learn to have compassion for yourself, and find joy living in the present. Info: ashleyheacock@gmail.com

July 13, Wednesday

  • 11am-1pm. *Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. 7/13 & 7/27 (2nd & 4th Weds). Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? The intention is learning in a relaxing way. Also, you will get some handouts. Join in conversation. All levels are welcome! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

July 14, Thursday

  • 10am-12pm. Sewing Group. Weekly. Open to all women who’d like to sew or mend with a machine or by hand. Make or mend bags, clothing, quilts... No experience needed. Info: 617-354-6394.
     
    3-4pm. Yoga with Elise. 7/14 & 21. Gain strength, flexibility, and confidence, and learn breathing techniques for relaxation, stress management, & focus. All experience levels welcome. Space limited, preregistration required: eliselovezumba@yahoo.com
      
    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past & present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com
     
    6:30-8pm. *Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk about it.” Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394.

July 15, Friday

  • 6–7:30pm [NEW] Summer Meeting for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (no one admitted after 6:15pm).  Topic: Triggers.  Join members of the survivor community for connection, support, and discussion while Incest Resources' Group is on summer break.  For predictability and safety, the structure and guidelines will be the same, but the meeting will be un-facilitated. Info: gg.boston@comcast.net

July 16, Saturday

  • 1-2:30pm. [NEW] Start Writing with Karen. This group meets weekly to write poems, fiction, or blog/journal entries. The writing process can be frustrating but it is also a satisfying way to communicate your thoughts and ideas. By working with one another, either by editing or proofreading a draft of someone’s novel in the making or by creating a poem with your writing partner, finishing your piece will seem achievable. This 90-minute workshop will begin with an hour of focused writing, with no distractions. Then the last thirty minutes will be for feedback and discussion. Use this workshop to further your writing endeavors. You may even get published on the Cambridge Women’s Center’s blog! Info: karen07@brandeis.edu

    3-4:30pm. [NEW] Women’s Singing Group.  Weekly, July 2, 9 & 16. Open to all women - no experience or ability needed. We sing different styles (pop, folk, blues…), songs chosen by participant request. Led by Anusha, who has long been involved with chorus & singing groups. Info: Anusha, flowergirl467@gmail.com

July 17, Sunday
Closed

July 18, Monday

  • 2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No meeting 5/30. Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com
     
    6:15-7:15pm. Basic Yoga With Marilyn. Weekly. Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners. Please register by 4pm Mondays —space is limited! To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

July 19, Tuesday

  • 12-1pm. *Open Luncheon at the Women’s Center (3rd Tuesday of every month). Let’s enjoy a meal together. Discussion topic: Communicating With Others. All women welcome. Info: 617-354-6394.
     
    4-5:15pm [NEW] Dynamic Mobility to Stretch and Strengthen with Stephanie. Weekly. For all levels. Movement and breathing exercises for posture, range of motion, joint health, and greater self-awareness. Attend to your body and state of being. Wear comfortable clothing & shoes. In July the class will be held outdoors (unless it is raining). We will meet at the Center at 4pm and walk to a nearby park together. Info: stephanie.fungsang@tufts.edu

    5:30-7pm. Mindfulness Meditation. Weekly. Come to de-stress, learn to have compassion for yourself, and find joy living in the present. Info: ashleyheacock@gmail.com 

July 20, Wednesday

July 21, Thursday

  • 10am-12pm. Sewing Group. Weekly. Open to all women who’d like to sew or mend with a machine or by hand. Make or mend bags, clothing, quilts... No experience needed. Info: 617-354-6394.

    3-4pm. Yoga with Elise. Gain strength, flexibility, and confidence, and learn breathing techniques for relaxation, stress management, & focus. All experience levels welcome. Space limited, preregistration required: eliselovezumba@yahoo.com

    4:30-6:00pm. *Free Monthly Legal Clinics with Casa Myrna. 7/21 (3rd Thursdays). Free private legal consults for any woman impacted by domestic violence (including controlling behavior, physical abuse, threats, belittling). Speak with a legal advocate about personal legal issues in a confidential setting. Preregister (required) with Lola at 617-521-0146 or lremy@casamyrna.org

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

July 22, Friday

  • no groups scheduled

July 23, Saturday

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

    1-2:30pm. [NEW] Start Writing with Karen. This group meets weekly to write poems, fiction, or blog/journal entries. The writing process can be frustrating but it is also a satisfying way to communicate your thoughts and ideas. By working with one another, either by editing or proofreading a draft of someone’s novel in the making or by creating a poem with your writing partner, finishing your piece will seem achievable. This 90-minute workshop will begin with an hour of focused writing, with no distractions. Then the last thirty minutes will be for feedback and discussion. Use this workshop to further your writing endeavors. You may even get published on the Cambridge Women’s Center’s blog! Info: karen07@brandeis.edu

July 24, Sunday
Closed

July 25, Monday

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

    2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com
     
    6:15-7:15pm. Basic Yoga With Marilyn. Weekly. Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners! Please register by 4pm Mondays —space is limited! To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

July 26, Tuesday

  • 4-5:15pm [NEW] Dynamic Mobility to Stretch and Strengthen with Stephanie. Weekly. For all levels. Movement and breathing exercises for posture, range of motion, joint health, and greater self-awareness. Attend to your body and state of being. Wear comfortable clothing & shoes. In July the class will be held outdoors (unless it is raining). We will meet at the Center at 4pm and walk to a nearby park together. Info: stephanie.fungsang@tufts.edu

    5:30-7pm. Mindfulness Meditation. Weekly. Come to de-stress, learn to have compassion for yourself, and find joy living in the present. Info: ashleyheacock@gmail.com 

July 27, Wednesday

  • 11am-1pm. *Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. 7/13 & 27 (2nd & 4th Weds), Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? The intention is learning in a relaxing way. Also, you will get some handouts. Join in conversation. All levels are welcome! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

    6-8pm. Self-Defense Workshops. Wednesdays, 7/27 & 8/10. Learn simple self-defense moves with Girls’ LEAP! This two-part series will cover both physical and emotional self-defense techniques, including; how to stand, use your voice and fend off an attacker. Open to women ages 14* and up. *Those under 18 must have written consent by a guardian to hit the shields (in the 2nd workshop). If you can't make both workshops, you are welcome to come to either one. Info: kathleen.melendy@simmons.edu

July 28, Thursday

  • 10-11am. [NEW] Talking With Our Children. We’ll share ideas on how to talk effortlessly with our children in the all-important work of raising them to be happy and successful. For female caretakers: mothers, grandmas, nannies…. Part of the Making a Difference in Our Children’s Lives series led by Marianne Saccardi, MA. Info: m.saccardi@gmail.com or 617-945-5847.
    And bring your children along for Storytime with Theresa, our volunteer librarian, also on the same day and time!  Info: tatobin@mac.com

    10am-12pm. Sewing Group. Weekly. Open to all women who’d like to sew or mend with a machine or by hand. Make or mend bags, clothing, quilts... No experience needed. Info: 617-354-6394.
     
    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past & present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com
     
    6:30-8pm. *Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk about it.” Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394.

July 29, Friday

  • no groups scheduled

July 30, Saturday

  • 1-2:30pm. [NEW] Start Writing with Karen. This group meets weekly to write poems, fiction, or blog/journal entries. The writing process can be frustrating but it is also a satisfying way to communicate your thoughts and ideas. By working with one another, either by editing or proofreading a draft of someone’s novel in the making or by creating a poem with your writing partner, finishing your piece will seem achievable. This 90-minute workshop will begin with an hour of focused writing, with no distractions. Then the last thirty minutes will be for feedback and discussion. Use this workshop to further your writing endeavors. You may even get published on the Cambridge Women’s Center’s blog! Info: karen07@brandeis.edu

July 31, Sunday
Closed

Other Groups:

Energy Healing. Change your story, change your life. Gain greater awareness of your intentions and how your thinking impacts your body. Increase your consciousness and take charge of your life!  Individual sessions last 1 hour, by appointment.  Registration required. Info: Martha at 617-497-7888.or mewerman@gmail.com

*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.


Alphabetical Listing of NEW Groups/Activities in July:

Boston Feminists for Liberation (BFL) Consciousness-Raising Group. Saturdays. Orientation 1st Saturday 7/2, 2-3pm:  Come learn about BFL and ask questions; 3-5pm: Discussion, You are welcome to stay and join in discussion on a topic that affects us on a personal level. Then, if you want, you can sign up to attend the closed 3-5pm discussions each Saturday for the rest of the month. Info: bostonfeministsforliberation@gmail.com

Self-Defense Workshops. Wednesdays, 7/27 & 8/10, 6-8pm. Learn simple self-defense moves with Girls’ LEAP! This two-part series will cover both physical and emotional self-defense techniques, including; how to stand, use your voice and fend off an attacker. Open to women ages 14* and up. *Those under 18 must have written consent by a guardian to hit the shields (in the 2nd workshop). If you can't make both workshops, you are welcome to come to either one. Info: kathleen.melendy@simmons.edu

Summer Meeting for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Friday, 7/15, 6-7:30pm (no one admitted after 6:15pm).  Topic: Triggers.  Join members of the survivor community for connection, support, and discussion while Incest Resources' Group is on summer break.  For predictability and safety, the structure and guidelines will be the same, but the meeting will be un-facilitated. Info: gg.boston@comcast.net

Talking With Our Children. Thursday 7/28, 10-11am. We’ll share ideas on how to talk effortlessly with our children in the all-important work of raising them to be happy and successful. For female caretakers: mothers, grandmas, nannies…. Part of the Making a Difference in Our Children’s Lives series led by Marianne Saccardi, MA. Info: m.saccardi@gmail.com or 617-945-5847.
And bring your children along for Storytime with Theresa, our volunteer librarian, also on the same day and time!  Info: tatobin@mac.com
 
Women’s Singing Group.  Saturdays, July 2, 9 & 16. Open to all women - no experience or ability needed. We sing different styles (pop, folk, blues…), songs chosen by participant request. Led by Anusha, who has long been involved with chorus & singing groups. Info: Anusha, flowergirl467@gmail.com  

Alphabetical Listing of All Groups/Activities in July:

Basic Yoga with Marilyn. Mondays, 6:15-7:15pm. Weekly. Come restore and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Women of all experience levels welcome (including beginners!). You need to preregister by 4pm Mondays—space is limited. To register or for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com
 
Beading Group. Mondays, 2:30-4:30pm. Weekly. Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. Materials available. All women welcome. No experience needed. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com
 
[NEW] Boston Feminists for Liberation (BFL) Consciousness-Raising Group. Saturdays. Orientation 1st Saturday 7/2, 2-3pm:  Come learn about BFL and ask questions. 3-5pm: Discussion on a topic that affects us personally. You are welcome to stay and join the discussion. Then, if you want, you can sign up to attend the 3-5pm closed discussions each Saturday for the rest of the month. Info: bostonfeministsforliberation@gmail.com
 
*Come for Breakfast! Saturday 7/2 & 7/23, 10:30-11:30am. Come on over for a delicious breakfast made by Marcy. Info: 617-354-6394.
 
Dynamic Mobility to Stretch and Strengthen with Stephanie. Tuesdays (no meeting 7/12). 4-5:15pm. For all levels. Movement and breathing exercises for posture, range of motion, joint health, and greater self-awareness. Attend to your body and state of being. Wear comfortable clothing & shoes. In July the class will be held outdoors. We will meet at the Center at 4pm and walk to a nearby park together. Info: stephanie.fungsang@tufts.edu

Energy Healing. Change your story, change your life. Gain greater awareness of your intentions and how your thinking impacts your body. Increase your consciousness and take charge of your life!  Individual sessions last 1 hour, by appointment.  Registration required. Info: Martha at 617-497-7888, or mewerman@gmail.com
 
*Feminist Book Club. Monday, 7/11 (usually 1st Monday), 7-8pm. We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. All perspectives encouraged and welcomed. This month’s book is The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes, a sci fi novel about a time-traveling serial killer targeting "shining girls." 
Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com
 
Managing Your Money. Tuesday, 7/12, 4:30-7:30pm.  Free one-on-one, confidential financial planning advice. Get help with managing credit and debts; tax problems; creating a budget; other issues. Three 45 minute sessions, With certified financial planner Vera Kelsey Watts.  Pre-registration required: Linda@cambridgewomenscenter.org
 
Mindfulness Meditation. Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm (not 7/5). Come to de-stress, learn to have compassion for yourself, and find joy living in the present. Info: ashleyheacock@gmail.com
 
*Monthly Legal Clinics with Casa Myrna. 7/21 (3rd Thursdays). 4:30-6:00pm. Free private legal consults for any woman impacted by domestic violence (including controlling behavior, physical abuse, threats, belittling). Speak with a legal advocate about personal legal issues in a confidential setting. Preregister (required) with Lola at 617-521-0146 or lremy@casamyrna.org
 
*Open Luncheons at the Women’s Center. 7/19 and 7/25 (3rd Tuesdays and 4th Mondays), 12-1pm. Let’s enjoy a meal together, with conversation. All women welcome. Info: 617-354-6394.

Self-Defense Workshops. Wednesdays, 7/27 & 8/10, 6-8pm. Learn simple self-defense moves with Girls’ LEAP! This two-part series will cover both physical and emotional self-defense techniques, including; how to stand, use your voice and fend off an attacker. Open to women ages 14* and up. *Those under 18 must have written consent by a guardian to hit the shields (in the 2nd workshop). If you can't make both workshops, you are welcome to come to either one. Info: kathleen.melendy@simmons.edu
 
Sewing Group. Thursdays, 10am-12pm. Weekly. This group is open to all women who would like to sew with a machine or by hand. We will make or mend clothing, bags, quilts, etc. Info: 617-354-6394.
 
*Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. 7/13 & 27 (2nd & 4th Weds), 11am-1pm. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? The intention is learning in a relaxing way. Also, you will get some handouts. Join in conversation. All levels are welcome! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

Start Writing with Karen. Saturdays (weekly, starting July 9), 1-2:30pm. This group meets weekly to write poems, fiction, or blog/journal entries. The writing process can be frustrating but it is also a satisfying way to communicate your thoughts and ideas. By working with one another, either by editing or proofreading a draft of someone’s novel in the making or by creating a poem with your writing partner, finishing your piece will seem achievable. This 90-minute workshop will begin with an hour of focused writing, with no distractions. Then the last thirty minutes will be for feedback and discussion. Use this workshop to further your writing endeavors. You may even get published on the Cambridge Women’s Center’s blog! Info: karen07@brandeis.edu

*Straight Marriage, Still Questioning. “A Question of Two Lives - Where do I go from here?” A peer led support group for the woman in a straight relationship struggling with her sexual orientation. If you are interested in attending or want more information please contact us at kate.e.flynn@gmail.com  
 
Talking With Our Children. Thursday 7/28, 10-11am. We’ll share ideas on how to talk effortlessly with our children in the all-important work of raising them to be happy and successful. For female caretakers: mothers, grandmas, nannies…. Part of the Making a Difference in Our Children’s Lives series led by Marianne Saccardi, MA. Info: m.saccardi@gmail.com or 617-945-5847.
And bring your children along for Storytime with Theresa, our volunteer librarian, also on the same day and time!  Info: tatobin@mac.com

Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com
 
Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk About It.” Thursdays, 6:30-8pm. Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394.
 
Yoga with Elise. Thursdays 7/14 & 21, 3-4pm. Gain strength, flexibility, and confidence, and learn breathing techniques for relaxation, stress management, & focus. All experience levels welcome. Space limited, preregistration required: eliselovezumba@yahoo.com

 

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