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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.

January 2015 Calendar

January 1, Thursday
Closed

January 2, Friday

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

January 3, 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

January 4, Sunday
Closed

January 5, Monday

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Beginner’s Songwriting Workshop. Weekly. An open space to creatively explore the themes of your life through guided group songwriting activities. No experience needed. No one will be admitted after 11:15am so that the group process will not be disrupted. Info: thesongprojectinfo@gmail.com

    *12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Meditation & Discussion Luncheon. First Monday of the month. Come find calm in the middle of your day and connect and discuss with others over a hot lunch. Lunch is provided. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

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

    1:30pm – 3:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394   
     
    4:00 - 5:00pm ~ Mental Health Resource Group. Weekly. Returns to normal time (1-2pm) next week.
    Get information and assistance with finding therapists, support groups, benefits, and navigating the mental health system. Info: 617-714-3706 or kileyhilary@gmail.com   .  

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

January 6, Tuesday

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Painting and Drawing Group. Weekly (no meeting on 1/19). No experience needed. For more information, call 617-354-6394.

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

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

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

  • 6:00-7:00pm ~ 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 – 8:00pm ~ FemSex Info Session. Come learn more information about the FemSex Workshop, a discussion-based, closed group that focuses on topics pertaining to gender and sexuality.

January 7, Wednesday

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

    1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Crafternoons Crafting Group Series. Wednesdays, 1/7 & 1/21, 1-3pm (Meets twice a month). Make new friends and learn a new craft each session. January crafts will be nursery themed (e.g. paper pennant banner). Info: kristindonaghy@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 ~ Teen Discussion Group. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. A safe space for female-identified teens to meet and discuss feminism and other topics relevant to their lives. Some upcoming discussion topics may include healthy relationships, body image, street harassment, LGBTQ issues and more. Info: 617-354-6394

    7:00 – 9:00pm ~ FemSex Info Session. Come learn more information about the FemSex Workshop, a discussion-based, closed group that focuses on topics pertaining to gender and sexuality.

January 8, 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 – 1:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394
  • *3:00 – 5:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Supervised computer time (one hour limit if there is a wait). One on one help with basic computer & Internet questions available. Info: 617-354-6394

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

    *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.

January 9, 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

January 10, Saturday

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

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

January 11, Sunday
Closed

January 12, Monday

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Beginner’s Songwriting Workshop. Weekly. An open space to creatively explore the themes of your life through guided group songwriting activities. No experience needed. No one will be admitted after 11:15am so that the group process will not be disrupted. Info: thesongprojectinfo@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

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

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

    1:30pm – 3:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394     

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Basic Yoga with Maddy. Weekly (no meeting on 1/18). Relax & rejuvenate your mind, body & spirit with meditation, breathwork and poses. Space is limited. Info/sign up: 617-354-6394 or maddybeauregard@gmail.com

January 13, Tuesday

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

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

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

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

    6:00-7:00pm ~ 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

January 14, Wednesday

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

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

January 15, 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 – 1:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394

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

    *6:30 – 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.

January 16, Friday

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

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

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

January 17, 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

    *Self Defense Workshop for Women. Saturday, 1/17, 12-1pm. Empower yourself by learning basic self defense techniques. Everyone is welcome, please wear comfortable clothes. Info: Sharellmalik@tenacity.org

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

January 18, Sunday
Closed

January 19, Monday

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Beginner’s Songwriting Workshop. Weekly. An open space to creatively explore the themes of your life through guided group songwriting activities. No experience needed. No one will be admitted after 11:15am so that the group process will not be disrupted. Info: thesongprojectinfo@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

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

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

January 20, Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

    *6:00 – 7:30pm ~ 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

    *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

January 21, 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

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

    1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Crafternoons Crafting Group Series. Wednesdays, 1/7& 1/21 (Meets twice a month). Make new friends and learn a new craft each session. January crafts will be nursery themed (e.g. paper pennant banner). Info: kristindonaghy@gmail.com  

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

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

January 22, 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 – 1:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394

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

    *6:30 – 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.

January 23, Friday

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

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

January 24, Saturday

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

    1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop: Celebrating Our Strengths and Our Joys in the New Year—The Power of Sharing Positive Gifts. Facilitated by Jackie M. Artemis. Through mindful writing exercises we will create personal affirmations to celebrate our strengths and joys. Register at martharogersmusic@gmail.com or call 978-408-9233

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

January 25, Sunday
Closed

January 26, Monday

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Beginner’s Songwriting Workshop. Weekly. An open space to creatively explore the themes of your life through guided group songwriting activities. No experience needed. No one will be admitted after 11:15am so that the group process will not be disrupted. Info: thesongprojectinfo@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

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

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

    1:30pm – 3:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394     

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

    *7:00-8:00pm ~ 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 Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.   

January 27, Tuesday

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

    *11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394
    1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Creative Writing Group. Weekly. An open space for exploration and creativity through both guided and open ended writing. Participants will have the chance to share if they choose and give and receive feedback. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

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

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

January 28, Wednesday

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

    *6:00 – 8:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Supervised computer time (one hour limit if there is a

January 29, 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 – 1:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394

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

    *6:30 – 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.

January 30, Friday

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

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

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

January 31, Saturday

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

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:

Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop: Celebrating Our Strengths and Our Joys in the New Year—The Power of Sharing Positive Gifts. Saturday, 1/24, 1-3pm. Facilitated by Jackie M. Artemis. Through mindful writing exercises we will create personal affirmations to celebrate our strengths and joys. Register at martharogersmusic@gmail.com or call 978-408-9233

*Miss Representation Mother-Daughter Film Screening. Friday, 1/30, 6-8pm. A mother-daughter themed screening of Miss Representation (1hr 25min), a documentary examining the (mis)representation of women in the media. The viewing will be followed by a brief discussion and light refreshments will be served. Women are encouraged to bring their mothers or daughters but any and all women are welcome! RSVP appreciated but not required. For more info or to RSVP, contact missrepscreening@gmail.com

New Groups/Activities

Beginner’s Songwriting Workshop. Mondays, weekly, 11:00am – 12:30pm. An open space to creatively explore the themes of your life through guided group songwriting activities. No experience needed. No one will be admitted after 11:15am so that the group process will not be disrupted. Info: thesongprojectinfo@gmail.com

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

*Basic Yoga with Maddy. Mondays, 6-7pm (no class 1/19). 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.

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

*Pro-Survivors Mother’s Group. 3rd Tuesdays monthly. Tuesday, 1/20, 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, 1/13, 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, 1/21, 11am-12pm. This group offers the opportunity for discussion and support to women balancing the responsibilities of sobriety and motherhood. Info: Julie@SoberMommies.com

Crochet and Knitting Circle. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month (1/7 & 1/21), 11am-12:30pm. Do you enjoy making things out of yarn? Join us for crafting and good company. Prior knowledge of knitting/crochet required (no instruction offered). Some needles & yarn available. Info: Joanna@3speedlife.com

Teen Discussion Group. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays  (1/7 & 1/21), 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. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays (1/14 & 1/28), 6-7pm. In this group we will get together to watch episodes of popular TV shows and analyze them through a variety of lenses. Info: savit@simmons.edu

*Street Harassment Discussion & Support Group. One Wednesday monthly. 1/21, 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 info@safehubcollective.org

Mindful Art. Weekly. Fridays, 1-2pm. No group 1/2 or 1/9. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

*Yoga 101 with Natalie. Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm. No class 1/3 or 1/31. A vinyasa flow that will link breath to movement for all yogis, beginners and advanced. Info: onthematwithnat@gmail.com

*Basics of Building a Business. 1st and 3rd Saturdays (1/3 & 1/17), 11:00am – 12:00pm. Want to start your own business? Have a great idea but unsure what to do next? Come learn the tools you need to start your own business! No prior knowledge required. Info: n.vguterres@gmail.com

On-Going Groups and Activities:

*Feminist Book Club. Last Monday of the month (1/26), 7-8pm. Meets on the last Monday of the month to discuss books of all kinds, through the lens of feminist theory and our own experiences. All perspectives encouraged and welcomed. This month’s book will be The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.

*Luncheons at the Women’s Center. Monday, 1/5, 12-1pm: Mindful Meditation Luncheon and Discussion and Tuesday, 1/20, 12-1pm: Luncheon and discussion. For more info please call: 617-354-6394

Mental Health Resource Group. Weekly. Mondays, 1-2pm (4-5pm on 1/5 only). Get information and assistance with finding therapists, support groups, benefits, and navigating the mental health system. Info: 617-714-3706 or kileyhilary@gmail.com    .  

Beading Group. Mondays, 1:30-3:30pm. Weekly. Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. All women welcome. Questions? 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.

Trauma Discussion Group [new time and facilitator]. Weekly, Tuesdays, 6-7pm (no group 1/20). 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

Crafternoons Series. Wednesdays, 1/7 and 1/21, 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  

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

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

Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Weekly. Fridays (no group 1/2) 5-6pm. Stumped on that cover letter? Struggling with that college paper? Looking for feedback on your writing? Come receive one-on-one writing support. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. 3rd Friday, monthly (1/16), 6-7:30pm. Topic: Survivor Health Issues. Meet other survivors, share commonalities and coping strategies. Please come on time! No one will be admitted after 6:15pm so that the group process will not be disrupted. Thank you! Meets on the 3rd Fridays of each month, September through June. Info: 617-354-8807. 

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

 

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