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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.

July 2014 Calendar

July 1, Tuesday

  • 6:00-7:00pm ~ Body Image Discussion Group. Weekly. Let's take the power back. Please join us as we use different mediums to explore the mold that has been created by the media for our bodies. Through 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: connoran@mit.edu.

July 2, Wednesday

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

    6:00 – 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 – 7:30pm ~ Fiction/Poetry Writing Group. Weekly. This supportive, low-key group is for experienced and toe-in-the-water writers alike. Four drop-in weekly sessions will include free writing, writing prompts, and feedback on personal projects. Please bring a piece of your work to share.  Info: cathy@cathyjacobowitz.net

July 3, 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

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

July 4, Friday
Closed (4th of July)

July 5, Saturday

July 6, Sunday
Closed

July 7, Monday

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

    12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Women in the News Lunch Discussion Group. Weekly, starting 7/7. Come discuss current events with a women’s issues focus. When appropriate, the group will discuss strategies for constructively responding to events in the news through petitions, letters to the editor, etc. Info: 617-354-6394       

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

July 8, Tuesday

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

    6:00-7:00pm ~ Body Image Discussion Group. Weekly. Let's take the power back. Please join us as we use different mediums to explore the mold that has been created by the media for our bodies. Through 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: connoran@mit.edu.

July 9, Wednesday

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

    4:30-5:15pm ~ Gentle Kripalu Yoga. Weekly. Kripalu yoga uses meditation, breathwork and poses to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. Space is limited. Info/sign up: 617-354-6394 or Cambridge.womens.center@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 – 7:30pm ~ Fiction/Poetry Writing Group. Weekly. This supportive, low-key group is for experienced and toe-in-the-water writers alike. Four drop-in weekly sessions will include free writing, writing prompts, and feedback on personal projects. Please bring a piece of your work to share.  Info: cathy@cathyjacobowitz.net

July 10, 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 ~ Luncheon at the Women’s Center: Coming together for sharing and problem-solving. Info: 617-354-6394.

    *1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394

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

July 11, Friday

  • 12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Mental Health Resource Group. Every Friday. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, kileyhilary@gmail.com.

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

    4:00 – 6:00pm ~ Basic English for Haitian Creole/French Speakers. Weekly. Introduction to basic English conversational skills for Haitian Creole and French speakers.  We will work on listening, speaking, writing and reading to help improve English skills for work or personal development. Info: sophcse@gmail.com

July 12, Saturday

  • 1:30 – 2:30pm ~ Wisdom Qigong. Weekly. This class teaches the movement practice of Qigong. Qigong is a useful tool in  the management of many health conditions and it balances and improves flexibility, making attendees feel more energetic, stress­free and alive. Info: qi@arlingtonqiwellness.com

July 13, Sunday
Closed

July 14, Monday

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

    12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Women in the News Lunch Discussion Group. Weekly, starting 7/7. Come discuss current events with a women’s issues focus. When appropriate, the group will discuss strategies for constructively responding to events in the news through petitions, letters to the editor, etc. Info: 617-354-6394 

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

    6:00 – 8:00pm ~ Feminism & Dessert. Boston NOW (National Organization for Women) will screen video clips or a film relevant to women’s/gender issues, followed by discussion. Desserts will be provided. Info: info@bostonnow.org

July 15, Tuesday

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

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

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

    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

July 16, Wednesday

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

    4:30-5:15pm ~ Gentle Kripalu Yoga. Weekly. Kripalu yoga uses meditation, breathwork and poses to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. Space is limited. Info/sign up: 617-354-6394 or Cambridge.womens.center@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 – 7:30pm ~ Fiction/Poetry Writing Group. Weekly. This supportive, low-key group is for experienced and toe-in-the-water writers alike. Four drop-in weekly sessions will include free writing, writing prompts, and feedback on personal projects. Please bring a piece of your work to share.  Info: cathy@cathyjacobowitz.net

July 17, 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

  • *1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394

    6:30 – 8:00pm ~ Ladies, Let’s Talk About It - Women’s Narcotic Anonymous (NA) Meeting. Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. Info: 617-354-8807.

    6:00 – 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                           

July 18, Friday

  • 12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Mental Health Resource Group. Every Friday. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, kileyhilary@gmail.com.

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

    4:00 – 6:00pm ~ Basic English for Haitian Creole/French Speakers. Introduction to basic English conversational skills for Haitian Creole and French speakers.  We will work on listening, speaking, writing and reading to help improve English skills for work or personal development. Info: sophcse@gmail.com

July 19, Saturday

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

    *12:00-1:00pm ~ Nutrition for Life: Women’s Nutrition at All Ages Workshop. This workshop will feature a brief lecture about nutrition at different stages of women’s lives, followed by a discussion and Q&A on nutrition topics of interest to attendees. Info: m.thoqan@yahoo.com.

July 20, Sunday
Closed

July 21, Monday

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

    12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Women in the News Lunch Discussion Group. Weekly, starting 7/7. Come discuss current events with a women’s issues focus. When appropriate, the group will discuss strategies for constructively responding to events in the news through petitions, letters to the editor, etc. Info: 617-354-6394   

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

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Teen Discussion Group. Every other week starting 7/21. 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 ~ Immigrant Women’s Discussion Group. 6-7pm, every other week starting 7/21. A support group for immigrant women where they can connect with one another, expand their social network, and find resources to help them transition into their new environment. Info: m.thoqan@yahoo.com

July 22, Tuesday

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

    12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Finding Your Parenting Path Workshop. An overview of parenting styles and insights into how to figure out what works best for you and your child. Info: cmorgan@cmcsca.com

    6:00-7:00pm ~ Body Image Discussion Group. Weekly. Let's take the power back. Please join us as we use different mediums to explore the mold that has been created by the media for our bodies. Through 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: connoran@mit.edu.

July 23, Wednesday

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

    4:30-5:15pm ~ Gentle Kripalu Yoga. Weekly. Kripalu yoga uses meditation, breathwork and poses to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. Space is limited. Info/sign up: 617-354-6394 or Cambridge.womens.center@gmail.com.

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

    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 – 7:30pm ~ Fiction/Poetry Writing Group. Weekly. This supportive, low-key group is for experienced and toe-in-the-water writers alike. Four drop-in weekly sessions will include free writing, writing prompts, and feedback on personal projects. Please bring a piece of your work to share.  Info: cathy@cathyjacobowitz.net

July 24, 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

  • *1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Cooking Basics. Weekly. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394
  • *1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    *12:00 – 12:45pm ~ Women’s Health Discussion Group with Nurse Pat. Nurse Pat Maher, Cambridge Health Alliance Nurse Practitioner, will discuss and answer questions about health in a group setting. Info:  617-591-6731.

    *12:45 – 1:30pm ~ One-on-One with Nurse Pat. Need any health-related support or questions answered? Sign up in advance or walk in for a 15-min individual consulting time with Pat Maher, Nurse Practitioner from Cambridge Health Alliance. Info/Sign up: 617-591-6731

    *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

July 25, Friday

  • 12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Mental Health Resource Group. Every Friday. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, kileyhilary@gmail.com

    *12:15 – 1:15pm ~ Susan’s Luncheon at the Women’s Center: The Women’s Center’s Board Co-Chair, Susan Noonan-Forster will host her monthly luncheon for sharing and problem-solving. Info: 617-354-6394.

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

    4:00 – 6:00pm ~ Basic English for Haitian Creole/French Speakers. Introduction to basic English conversational skills for Haitian Creole and French speakers.  We will work on listening, speaking, writing and reading to help improve English skills for work or personal development. Info: sophcse@gmail.com

July 26, 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 ~ Wisdom Qigong. Weekly. This class teaches the movement practice of Qigong. Qigong is a useful tool in  the management of many health conditions and it balances and improves flexibility, making attendees feel more energetic, stress­free and alive. Info: qi@arlingtonqiwellness.com

July 27, Sunday
Closed

July 28, Monday

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

    12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Women in the News Lunch Discussion Group. Weekly, starting 7/7. Come discuss current events with a women’s issues focus. When appropriate, the group will discuss strategies for constructively responding to events in the news through petitions, letters to the editor, etc. Info: 617-354-6394             

    *1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. 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 A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert. Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.

July 29, Tuesday

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

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

July 30, Wednesday

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

    4:30-5:15pm ~ Gentle Kripalu Yoga. Weekly. Kripalu yoga uses meditation, breathwork and poses to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. Space is limited. Info/sign up: 617-354-6394 or Cambridge.womens.center@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 – 7:30pm ~ Fiction/Poetry Writing Group. Weekly. This supportive, low-key group is for experienced and toe-in-the-water writers alike. Four drop-in weekly sessions will include free writing, writing prompts, and feedback on personal projects. Please bring a piece of your work to share.  Info: cathy@cathyjacobowitz.net

July 31, 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

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

    6:30 – 7:30pm ~ Letting Go of Stress: Relaxation Exercises for Stress Reduction. Meets once a month, starting 7/31. Learn practical relaxation exercises for managing stress and improving physical, mental and emotional wellness. Info:  kristindonaghy@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

 

Other Groups:

*Straight Marriage, Still Questioning. “A Question of Two Lives - Where do I go from here?” A peer led support group for the woman in a straight relationship struggling with her sexual orientation. If you are interested in attending or for more information please contact us at kate.e.flynn@gmail.com  

Special Events

Feminism & Dessert, Monday, 7/14, 6-7:30pm. Boston NOW (National Organization for Women) will screen a video or film relevant to women’s/gender issues, followed by discussion. Desserts will be provided. Info: info@bostonnow.org

Intro to Improv: A Workshop for Women. Thursday, 7/17, 6-8pm. Try improvised comedy in a safe and welcoming environment. Discuss gender dynamics in the comedy world and eat free cookies! Info: Jackie3737@gmail.com                          

Nutrition for Life: Women’s Nutrition at All Ages Workshop. Saturday, 7/19, 12-1pm. This workshop will feature a brief lecture about nutrition at different stages of women’s lives, followed by a discussion and Q&A on nutrition topics of interest to attendees. Info: m.thoqan@yahoo.com.

Finding Your Parenting Path Workshop. Tuesday, 7/22, 12-1pm. An overview of parenting styles and insights into how to figure out what works best for you and your child. Info: cmorgan@cmcsca.com

New Groups + Activities

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

* Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 1-3pm. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394.

Women in the News Lunch Discussion Group. Mondays, 12-1pm, starting 7/7. Come discuss current events with a women’s issues focus. When appropriate, the group will discuss strategies for constructively responding to events in the news through petitions, letters to the editor, etc. Info: 617-354-6394
             
Teen Discussion Group. Mondays, every other week, starting 7/21, 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

Immigrant Women’s Discussion Group. Mondays, every other week starting 7/21, 6-7pm. A support group for immigrant women where they can connect with one another, expand their social network, and find resources to  help them transition into their new environment. Info: m.thoqan@yahoo.com                                                           

Feminist Book Club. Monday, 7/28, 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 A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert. Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.

Body Image Discussion Group. Tuesdays, 6-7pm. Let's take the power back. Please join us as we use different mediums to explore the mold that has been created by the media for our bodies. Through 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: connoran@mit.edu.

Survival and Support: Women Coping With the Mental Illness of Loved Ones. One Tuesday monthly, 6-7:30, starting 7/15.  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

Gentle Kripalu Yoga. Wednesdays 4:30-5:15pm, except 7/2. Kripalu yoga uses meditation, breathwork and poses to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. Space is limited. Info/sign up: 617-354-6394 or Cambridge.womens.center@gmail.com.

Wisdom Qigong. Saturdays 7/12 and 7/26, 1:30-2:30pm. This class teaches the movement practice of Qigong. Qigong is a useful tool in  the management of many health conditions and it balances and improves flexibility, making attendees feel more energetic, stress­free and alive. Info: qi@arlingtonqiwellness.com

*Cooking Basics. Thursdays, 12:00-2:00pm (1-3pm on 7/10), no class 7/3. Come learn your way around the kitchen. Learn to cook some easy recipes with basic ingredients. Info: 617-354-6394

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

Fiction/Poetry Writing Group. Wednesdays 6-7:30pm in July. This supportive, low-key group is for experienced and toe-in-the-water writers alike. Four drop-in weekly sessions will include free writing, writing prompts, and feedback on personal projects. Please bring a piece of your work to share.  Info: cathy@cathyjacobowitz.net

*Women’s Health Discussion Group with Nurse Pat ~ Thursday, 7/24, 12:00 –12:45pm. Topic: Everything You Need to Know About Healthy Skin.  Nurse Pat Maher, Cambridge Health Alliance Nurse Practitioner, will discuss and answer questions about skin aging, rashes, products, infections, etc. Info: 617-591-6731.

Letting Go of Stress: Relaxation Exercises for Stress Reduction. 6:30-7:30pm, monthly series, starting 7/31. Learn practical relaxation exercises for managing stress and improving physical, mental and emotional wellness. Info:  kristindonaghy@gmail.com

Basic English for Haitian Creole/French Speakers. Friday 4-6pm. Introduction to basic English conversational skills for Haitian Creole and French speakers.  We will work on listening, speaking, writing and reading to help improve English skills for work or personal development. Info: sophcse@gmail.com

The Breakfast Club. Saturdays 7/19 and 7/26, 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

On-Going Groups and Activities:

Beading Group ~ Mondays, 11:00am–1:00pm. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided. 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.

*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

*Luncheon at the Women’s Center ~ Coming together for sharing and problem solving ~ Thursday, 7/10, and Tuesday, 7/15, 12-1pm, Luncheon and discussion. For more info please call: 617-354-6394

*One-on-One with Nurse Pat ~ Thursday, 7/24, 12:45-1:30pm (monthly). Need any health related support or questions answered? Sign up in advance or walk in for a 15-min individual consulting time with Pat Maher, Nurse Practitioner from Cambridge Health Alliance. Info/Sign up: 617-591-6731

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

Mental Health Resource Group ~ Fridays, 12-1pm.. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, kileyhilary@gmail.com

*Susan’s Luncheon at the Women’s Center ~ Friday, 7/18, 12:15-1:15pm, The Women’s Center’s Board Co-Chair, Susan Noonan-Forster will host her monthly luncheon for sharing and problem-solving. Luncheon and discussion. For more info please call: 617-354-6394

 
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