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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.

December 2014 Calendar

December 1, 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

    1:00 - 2:00pm ~ Mental Health Resource Group. Weekly. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, kileyhilary@gmail.com.

    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     

December 2, 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

    5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion and Support Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

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

December 3, Wednesday

  • *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

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

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

December 4, 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

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Surviving the Holidays Discussion Group. December 4 & 11. Come and join us for this six week group that will deal with the emotions and stress around the holidays. The holidays is a stressful time for all of us, and many of us feel very emotional around this time. Don’t stay alone with your emotions, come share and discuss together! 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.

December 5, Friday

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

    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

    *6:30 – 8:00pm ~ Lesbian Conversation. 1st Fridays of the month. A group of women connecting and conversing on a level deeper than just everyday conversation. We'll talk about group-suggested topics that gain the most interest from folks. All suggestions for topics are welcome – as are all relationship statuses and all members of our LBT women’s community. After the group, the conversation can continue over a drink or dinner. Info: Mairic: bostonlezzy@gmail.com

December 6, 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 and 3rd Saturdays (12/6 & 12/20). 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

December 7, Sunday
Closed

December 8, 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. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, 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

December 9, 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

    5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion and Support Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present.Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

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

December 10, Wednesday

  • 1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Crafternoons Crafting Group Fall Series. Wednesdays, 12/10 & 12/24, 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  

    *5:30 – 6:30pm ~ Learning to Say No: A Discussion Group About Setting Boundaries and Creating a More Balanced Life. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. It can be a challenge not to say yes to things, even when we mean no. In this group, we will explore the reasons why setting healthy boundaries is such a challenge, and what we can do to learn to set better boundaries. Info: Heidi.lex@gmail.com

    *6:00 – 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

December 11, 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

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Surviving the Holidays Discussion Group. Last meeting. Come and join us for this six week group that will deal with the emotions and stress around the holidays. The holidays is a stressful time for all of us, and many of us feel very emotional around this time. Don’t stay alone with your emotions, come share and discuss together! 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.

December 12, 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 ~ Chronic Illness Discussion and Support Group. 2nd and 4th Fridays, no group 12/26. A diagnosis of chronic illness changes life instantly. This group will allow those living with chronic illness to support each other and to discuss strategies for adapting and working within the limitations of these illnesses. Info: Heidi.lex@gmail.com

    5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Weekly. Stumped on that cover letter? Struggling with that college paper? Looking for feedback on your writing? Come receive one-on-one writing support. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

December 13, 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

December 14, Sunday
Closed

December 15, 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. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, 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

December 16, 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

    *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

    5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion and Support Group. Last week. 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

    *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

December 17, 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 (3rd Wednesday only in December), 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). Info: Joanna@3speedlife.com

    *1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Letting Go of Stress: Relaxation Exercises for Stress Reduction. December’s session will focus on guided imagery/visualization. A short introduction will be followed by a guided exercise (~30-45 mins) & a short discussion. Please come on time! No one will be admitted after 1:15pm so that the group process will not be disrupted. Thank you! 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

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ TV & Media Literacy Discussion Group. Every other week. In this group we will get together to watch episodes of popular TV shows and analyze them through a variety of lenses. Info: savit@simmons.edu      
    *6:00 – 8:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours for Women. Supervised computer time (one hour limit if there is a wait). One on one help with basic computer & Internet questions available. Info: 617-354-6394

    *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

December 18, 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

    5:00 – 6:30pm ~ Body & Earth Solstice Movement & Art Workshop. 5-6:30pm. Come explore and celebrate the connection between body and earth using elements of yoga, dance and expressive art making as tools for discovery. No experience or skill needed. Please wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited to 5 participants. RSVP by December 17th to rebeccaarnoldi@yahoo.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.

December 19, 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: Coping—Now and Then. 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. 

December 20, 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 and 3rd Saturdays (12/6 & 12/20). 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

    *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

December 21, Sunday
Closed

December 22, 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. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, 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

December 23, 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

December 24, Wednesday

  • 1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Crafternoons Crafting Group Fall Series. Wednesdays, 12/10 & 12/24, 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 

December 25, Thursday
Closed (Christmas Day)

December 26, Friday
Center closes at 5:00 PM

December 27, 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

December 28, Sunday
Closed

December 29, Monday

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

    1:00 - 2:00pm ~ Mental Health Resource Group. Weekly. Learn about different illnesses, get information about benefits, support groups, and navigating the mental health system. Info: Hilary, kileyhilary@gmail.com.

    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, beginning August 18. Relax & rejuvenate your mind, body & spirit with meditation, breathwork and poses. Space is limited. Info/sign up: 617-354-6394 or maddybeauregard@gmail.com

    *7:00-8:00pm ~ 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 Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (postponed discussion from November). Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.   

December 30, 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

    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

December 31, Wednesday
Center closes at 5:00 PM

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:

*Letting Go of Stress: Relaxation Exercises for Stress Reduction. Wednesday, 12/17, 1:00 – 2:00pm. Learn practical relaxation exercises for managing stress and improving physical, mental and emotional wellness. Info:  kristindonaghy@gmail.com

Body & Earth Solstice Movement & Art Workshop. Thursday, 12/18, 5-6:30pm. Come explore and celebrate the connection between body and earth using elements of yoga, dance and expressive art making as tools for discovery. No experience or skill needed. Please wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited to 5 participants. RSVP by December 17th to rebeccaarnoldi@yahoo.com.

New Groups / Activities

Beginner’s Songwriting Workshop. Mondays, weekly, 11:00am – 12:30pm (no meeting 12/29). 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 (no meeting 12/29). 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 12/22). 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 (no group 12/30). 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, 12/16, 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, 12/16, 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, 12/17, 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 (December 17 only in December), 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

*Learning to Say No: A Discussion Group About Setting Boundaries and Creating a More Balanced Life. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays (only 2nd Wednesday—12/10—in December), 5:30-6:30pm. It can be a challenge not to say yes to things, even when we mean no. In this group, we will explore the reasons why setting healthy boundaries is such a challenge, and what we can do to learn to set better boundaries. Info: Heidi.lex@gmail.com

Teen Discussion Group. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays  (12/3 & 12/17), 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. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays (12/3 & 12/17), 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. 12/17, 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. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

*Chronic Illness Discussion and Support Group. 2nd and 4th Fridays (only 2nd Friday—12/12—in December), 5-6pm. A diagnosis of chronic illness changes life instantly. This group will allow those living with chronic illness to support each other and to discuss strategies for adapting and working within the limitations of these illnesses. Info: Heidi.lex@gmail.com

*Yoga 101 with Natalie. Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm, 12/13 & 20 (not meeting Dec. 6, 27). 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 (12/6 & 12/20), 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 / Activities

*Feminist Book Club. Last Monday of the month (12/29), 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 Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (postponed from November). Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.

*Luncheons at the Women’s Center. Monday, 12/1, 12-1pm: Mindful Meditation Luncheon and Discussion and Tuesday, 12/16, 12-1pm: Luncheon and discussion. For more info please call: 617-354-6394

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

NEW TIME: 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 and Support Group. Weekly, Tuesdays, 5-6pm, last meeting 12/16. 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 (no group 12/23). Weekly. Let's take the power back. Please join us as we explore the mold that has been created by the media for our bodies. Through our discussion we want to empower each other to not only love and accept our bodies but to promote self-love to all those we encounter. And, of course, everybody is welcome! Info: clsurace@gmail.com

Crafternoons Fall Series. Wednesdays, 12/10 and 12/24, 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

Surviving the Holidays Discussion Group. Thursdays December 4 & 11, 6-7pm. Come and join us for this six week group that will deal with the emotions and stress around the holidays. The holidays is a stressful time for all of us, and many of us feel very emotional around this time. Don’t stay alone with your emotions, come share and discuss together! Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

*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

*Savory Savings: Eating Well on a Budget. Friday, 12/5 (last meeting), 1-2pm. Come discuss issues in nutrition, share tips and tricks for navigating the grocery store, and learn some quick and easy recipes. Ingredients will be provided, just bring yourself and your passion for food! Ssheppa2@lesley.edu

Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Weekly. Fridays (no group 12/26) 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

*Lesbian Conversation. 1st Fridays of the month (12/5), 6:30-8pm. A group of women connecting and conversing on a level deeper than just everyday conversation. We'll talk about group-suggested topics that gain the most interest from folks. All suggestions for topics are welcome – as are all relationship statuses and all members of our LBT women’s community. After the group, the conversation can continue over a drink or dinner. Info: Mairic: bostonlezzy@gmail.com

Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. 3rd Friday, monthly (12/19), 6-7:30pm. Topic: Coping—Now and Then. 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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