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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.

August 2015 Calendar

August 1, Saturday

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

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Drop-In Hours. Daily. Also come by any other time for an hour. Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

August 2, Sunday
Closed

August 3, Monday

  • *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. 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.

    2:30pm – 4:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Basic Yoga With Marilyn. Weekly, except not meeting on 8/17. Come restore and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Women of all experience levels welcome (including beginners!). Please RSVP—space is limited. To RSVP or for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com

August 4, Tuesday

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

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

August 5, Wednesday

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Healing Crochet and Knitting Circle. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Work on your knitting or crochet projects, socialize, and find out first hand how crafts can heal! Prior knowledge of knitting/crochet required (no instruction offered). A limited supply of yarn available for use on site. Info: Joanna@3speedlife.com
                           
    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

    6:00-7:00pm ~ Body Image and Self-Esteem 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: gambardellage@gmail.com

August 6, Thursday

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm ~ Sewing Group. Weekly. This sewing group is open to all women who would like to sew with a machine or by hand. We will make or mend clothing, bags, quilts, etc. Questions/Info: 617-354-6394

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

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

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

    *6:30 – 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.

August 7, Friday

  • <NEW> Mindful Art Group. Noon-1:30pm, weekly (no meeting 8/14). Come make simple but engaging creative projects that emphasize self-care and reflection. No previous experience necessary. Topics: 8/7: Mandalas; 8/21: Gratitude Bracelets or Collage; 8/28: Zentangle. Info: Mindfulartgroup@gmail.com

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

August 8, Saturday

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

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

August 9, Sunday
Closed

August 10, Monday

  • *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

    2:30pm – 4:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Basic Yoga With Marilyn. Weekly, except not meeting on 8/17. Come restore and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Women of all experience levels welcome (including beginners!). Please RSVP—space is limited. To RSVP or for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com

August 11, Tuesday

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

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

August 12, Wednesday

  • *11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Basic English/Spanish Discussion Group. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish skills? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? Join us for this informal discussion group! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

    6:00-7:00pm ~ Body Image and Self-Esteem 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: gambardellage@gmail.com

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Teen Discussion Group. Every other Wednesday. 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

August 13, Thursday

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm ~ Sewing Group. Weekly. This sewing group is open to all women who would like to sew with a machine or by hand. We will make or mend clothing, bags, quilts, etc. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.

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

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. 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.

August 14, Friday

  • *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Drop-In Hours. Daily. Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

August 15, Saturday

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

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

August 16, Sunday
Closed

August 17, Monday

  • *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

    2:30pm – 4:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.

August 18, Tuesday

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

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. 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.

August 19, Wednesday

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Healing Crochet and Knitting Circle. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Work on your knitting or crochet projects, socialize, and find out first hand how crafts can heal! Prior knowledge of knitting/crochet required (no instruction offered). A limited supply of yarn available for use on site. Info: Joanna@3speedlife.com

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

    5:30 – 7:00pm ~ Women’s Center Board of Trustees Meeting. Info: board@cambridgewomenscenter.org

    6:00-7:00pm ~ Body Image and Self-Esteem 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: gambardellage@gmail.com

August 20, Thursday

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm ~ Sewing Group. Weekly. This sewing group is open to all women who would like to sew with a machine or by hand. We will make or mend clothing, bags, quilts, etc. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.

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

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    *6:30 – 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.

August 21, Friday

  • <NEW> Mindful Art Group. Noon-1:30pm, weekly. Come make simple but engaging creative projects that emphasize self-care and reflection. No previous experience necessary. Topics: 8/7: Mandalas; 8/21: Gratitude Bracelets or Collage; 8/28: Zentangle. Info: Mindfulartgroup@gmail.com

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

August 22, Saturday

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

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

August 23, Sunday
Closed

August 24, Monday

  • *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

    2:30pm – 4:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Basic Yoga With Marilyn. Weekly. Come restore and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Women of all experience levels welcome (including beginners!). Please RSVP—space is limited. To RSVP or for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com

    7:00-8:00pm ~ Feminist Book Club. August 24th at 7pm
    Feminist Book Club. 7-8pm, 7/24 (4th Monday/month). Come discuss books of all kinds, through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. All perspectives encouraged and welcomed. This month’s book will be Beloved by Toni Morrison. Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.   

August 25, Tuesday

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

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

    <New!> LGBTQ Ladies. 6-7pm, 8/25 (last Tuesday of every month, beginning in August) Join other LGBTQ women for our monthly get-together where we meet new friends and discuss what it's like to be us! Info: megriesz@gmail.com

August 26, Wednesday

  • *11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Basic English/Spanish Discussion Group. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish skills? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? Join us for this informal discussion group! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

    6:00-7:00pm ~ Body Image and Self-Esteem 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: gambardellage@gmail.com

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Teen Discussion Group. Every other Wednesday. 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

August 27, Thursday

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm ~ Sewing Group. Weekly. This sewing group is open to all women who would like to sew with a machine or by hand. We will make or mend clothing, bags, quilts, etc. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.

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

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

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

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    *6:30 – 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.

August 28, Friday

  • <NEW> Mindful Art Group. Noon-1:30pm, weekly. Come make simple but engaging creative projects that emphasize self-care and reflection. No previous experience necessary. Topics: 8/7: Mandalas; 8/21: Gratitude Bracelets or Collage; 8/28: Zentangle. Info: Mindfulartgroup@gmail.com

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

August 29, Saturday

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

    *11:00am – 12:00pm ~ Basics of Building a Business. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, (no group 7/4). Want to start your own business? Have a great idea but unsure what to do next? Come learn the tools you need to start your own business! No prior knowledge required. Info: n.vguterres@gmail.com

    *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

August 30, Sunday
Closed

August 31, Monday

  • *12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Daily Drop-In Period. Also come by any other time for an hour.
    Come use the Center to cook or eat a meal, use a computer, look at books in the library, socialize or take a few moments of quiet reflection. Info: 617-354-6394

    2:30pm – 4:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions/Info:  617-354-6394.

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Basic Yoga With Marilyn. Weekly. Come restore and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Women of all experience levels welcome (including beginners!). Please RSVP—space is limited. To RSVP or for more info: marilynregan58@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 Periods:

Monday – Saturday 12:00 to 3:00 pm; AND one hour at any other time the Women’s Center is open

Drop-in Assistance, Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, noon-3pm

Get one-on-one assistance writing or revising resumes, job or other applications; using computers; handling money (how to make a budget, open a no minimum no fees bank account), apply for financial assistance, etc.)

New Groups / Activities

Basic Yoga with Marilyn. Mondays, weekly (no meeting August 17), 6-7pm. Come restore and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Women of all experience levels welcome (including beginners!). Please RSVP—space is limited. To RSVP or for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com

*Basic English/Spanish Discussion Group. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays (8/12 & 26), 11:00am-12:30pm. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish skills? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? Join us for this informal discussion group! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

Mindful Art Group. Fridays, noon-1:30pm, weekly (no meeting 8/14). Come make simple but engaging creative projects that emphasize self-care and reflection. No previous experience necessary. Topics: 8/7: Mandalas; 8/21: Gratitude Bracelets or Collage; 8/28: Zentangle. Info: Mindfulartgroup@gmail.com

LGBTQ Ladies. 6-7pm, 8/25 (last Tuesday of every month, beginning in August) Join other LGBTQ women for our monthly get-together where we meet new friends and discuss what it's like to be us! Info: megriesz@gmail.com

*Basics of Building a Business. 8/29 (one Saturday/month), 11:00am – 12:00pm. Want to start your own business? Have a great idea but unsure what to do next? Come learn the tools you need to start your own business! No prior knowledge required. Info: n.vgutteres@gmail.com

On-Going Groups and Activities:

*Feminist Book Club. 4th  Monday of the month (8/24), 7-8pm. A 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 Beloved by Toni Morrison. Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.   

*Luncheons at the Women’s Center. Monday, 8/3, 12-1pm and Tuesday, 8/18, 12-1pm: Luncheon and discussion. For more info please call: 617-354-6394

Beading Group. Mondays, 2:30-4:30pm. Weekly. Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. All women welcome. Questions/info: 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.

Women’s Center Board of Trustees Meeting. 5:30-7:00pm, Wednesday, 8/19.  Info: board@cambridgewomenscenter.org

Survival and Support: Women Coping With the Mental Illness of Loved Ones. Thursday, 8/27, 6-7:30. 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

Healing Crochet and Knitting Circle. 1st  and 3rd  Wednesdays of the month, 11:00am – 12:30pm. Work on your knitting or crochet projects, socialize, and find out first hand how crafts can heal! Prior knowledge of knitting/crochet required (no instruction offered). Some needles and a limited supply of yarn available for use on site. Info: Joanna@3speedlife.com

Body Image and Self-Esteem Discussion Group. Wednesdays (weekly), 6:00-7:00pm. 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: gambardellage@gmail.com

*Teen Discussion Group.  Every other Wednesday (8/12 & 26), 6-7pm. A safe space for female-identified teens to meet and discuss feminism and other topics relevant to their lives. Some upcoming discussion topics may include healthy relationships, body image, street harassment, LGBTQ issues and more. Info: 617-354-6394

Trauma Discussion Group. Weekly, Thursdays, 6-7pm (no meeting 8/13). An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

Sewing Group. Thursdays, 10am-12pm,. This sewing group is open to all women who would like to sew with a machine or by hand. We will make or mend clothing, bags, quilts, etc. Open to all women. Questions/Info: 617-354-6394.

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

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

*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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