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All groups and workshops are free.
Childcare is usually available if requested a few days in advance.
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May 2016 Calendar

May 1, Sunday
Closed

May 2, Monday

  • 2:30-4:30pm Beading Group. Weekly (no mtg 5/30). All women welcome. Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

    6-7pm. *NEW* Journal Writing, Mondays (no meeting 5/30). Together, we will seek inspiration from memoirs and journals, and dedicate most of our time to writing. Each week we will focus on a topic and write from a series of prompts. Sharing is optional and you can write in whatever language you prefer. A main objective will be developing the habit of journal writing.  We provide writing pads, but you are encouraged to bring your own personal journal. Info: Cassandra Gomes Hochberg at cassyfg@gmail.com

    6:15-7:15pm Basic Yoga With Marilyn. Weekly (no mtg 5/23, 5/30). Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners! Please register by 4pm—space is limited!
    To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

    7-8pm. *Feminist Book Club. (1st Mondays). We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. All perspectives encouraged and welcomed. The books: Fun Home and Are You My Mother by Alison Bechdel (both since they're very short).  Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com

May 3, Tuesday

  • 10:30-11:30am *NEW* Dynamic Mobility to Stretch and Strengthen with Stephanie. Weekly (not 5/31). For all levels. Movement and breathing exercises for posture, range of motion, joint health, and greater self-awareness. Attend to your body and state of being. Wear comfortable clothing & shoes. Info: stephanie.fungsang@tufts.edu

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

May 4, Wednesday

  • 6-7:30pm *NEW* Singing for Fun. Wednesdays, (weekly). Sing a variety of musical styles (folk, rock, rounds…) with fellow music enthusiasts, harmonizing as desired. All who identify as women are welcome. Led by Caroline (5/4 & 11) and Katie (5/18 & 25), students at the New England Conservatory of Music. Info: thisiscarolinekuhn@gmail.com or Katharine.a.martucci@gmail.com

May 5, Thursday

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

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past & present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    6:30-8pm. *Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk about it.” Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394.

May 6, Friday

  • 12-1pm. *NEW* Journey into Power Yoga. Every other Friday. Join Shannon, a RYT-200 Certified Baptiste Yoga teacher, for a 60-minute practice following the Baptiste Methodology that will lengthen and strengthen not only your body, but your mind and heart. Class is adaptable to ALL levels, and incorporates a sense of exploration and play that will leave you wanting to come back again and again. Join me! Info: shannonlynbrady@gmail.com  

May 7, Saturday

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

    *Mah Jongg. Weekly (not meeting 5/14 and 5/21), 11:30am to 2:30pm (come/go anytime; each game takes approx. 20 minutes). Mah Jongg is a GAME of skill, strategy & LUCK! Like playing cards? Board games? Puzzles? Sudoko? Then you will likely love this exciting centuries-old game! Everyone is welcome. Lessons given. Come play or learn to play. info: carrieanne2e@gmail.com

    12:30-2:30pm. Songwriting from the Heart Workshop. 5/7 (1st Saturdays). We’ll write songs from the heart in a playful, supportive environment. No experience needed. Led by Joy Guice. There is still space. Preregister by 10am Saturday: joygui@yahoo.com or 617-328-1080.

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

May 8, Sunday
Closed

May 9, Monday

  • 2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Weekly (no mtg 5/30). All women welcome. Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

    6-7pm. *NEW* Journal Writing, Mondays (no meeting 5/30). Together, we will seek inspiration from memoirs and journals, and dedicate most of our time to writing. Each week we will focus on a topic and write from a series of prompts. Sharing is optional and you can write in whatever language you prefer. A main objective will be developing the habit of journal writing.  We provide writing pads, but you are encouraged to bring your own personal journal. Info: Cassandra Gomes Hochberg at cassyfg@gmail.com

    6:15-7:15pm. Basic Yoga With Marilyn. Weekly (no meeting 5/23, 5/30). Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners! Please register by 4pm—space is limited!
    To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

May 10, Tuesday

  • 10:30-11:30am *NEW* Dynamic Mobility to Stretch and Strengthen with Stephanie. Weekly (not 5/31). For all levels. Movement and breathing exercises for posture, range of motion, joint health, and greater self-awareness. Attend to your body and state of being. Wear comfortable clothing & shoes. Info: stephanie.fungsang@tufts.edu

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

May 11, Wednesday

  • 11am-1pm. *Basic English/Spanish Conversation. 5/11 & 25 (2nd & 4th Wednesdays). Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? Join in conversation. Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

    6-7:30pm *NEW* Singing for Fun. Wednesdays, (weekly). Sing a variety of musical styles (folk, rock, rounds…) with fellow music enthusiasts, harmonizing as desired. All who identify as women are welcome. Led by Caroline (5/4 & 11) and Katie (5/18 & 25), students at the New England Conservatory of Music. Info: thisiscarolinekuhn@gmail.com or Katharine.a.martucci@gmail.com

    6-7:30pm. Women’s Center Board of Trustees Meeting. 5/11. Info: board@cambridgewomenscenter.org 

May 12, Thursday

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

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past & present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    6:30-8pm. *Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk about it.” Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394.

May 13, Friday

May 14, Saturday

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

May 15, Sunday
Closed

May 16, Monday

  • 2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Weekly (no meeting 5/30). All women welcome. Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

    6-7pm. *NEW* Journal Writing, Mondays (no meeting 5/30). Together, we will seek inspiration from memoirs and journals, and dedicate most of our time to writing. Each week we will focus on a topic and write from a series of prompts. Sharing is optional and you can write in whatever language you prefer. A main objective will be developing the habit of journal writing.  We provide writing pads, but you are encouraged to bring your own personal journal. Info: Cassandra Gomes Hochberg at cassyfg@gmail.com

    6:15-7:15pm. Basic Yoga With Marilyn. Weekly (no meeting 5/23 & 30). Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners! Please register by 4pm—space is limited!
    To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

May 17, Tuesday

  • 10:30-11:30am *NEW* Dynamic Mobility to Stretch and Strengthen with Stephanie. Weekly (not 5/31). For all levels. Movement and breathing exercises for posture, range of motion,  joint health, and greater self-awareness. Attend to your body and state of being. Wear comfortable clothing & shoes. Contact: stephanie.fungsang@tufts.edu

    12-1pm. *Open Luncheon at the Women’s Center. 5/17 (3rd Tuesday). Let’s enjoy a delicious meal from Community Cooks and conversation on topics we choose together. All women welcome. Info: 617-354-6394.

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

May 18, Wednesday

  • 6-7:30pm *NEW* Singing for Fun. Wednesdays, (weekly). Sing a variety of musical styles (folk, rock, rounds…) with fellow music enthusiasts, harmonizing as desired. All who identify as women are welcome. Led by Caroline (5/4 & 11) and Katie (5/18 & 25), students at the New England Conservatory of Music. Info: thisiscarolinekuhn@gmail.com or Katharine.a.martucci@gmail.com

May 19, Thursday

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

    10-11am *NEW* Making a Difference in Our Children’s Lives. Topic: Sibling Rivalry. Sibling conflicts are inevitable. Come share ideas that will help you understand why they happen and how you can help your children resolve their differences. Facilitated by Marianne Saccardi, M.A.
    ~Marianne taught in elementary schools for twenty years; co-founded BookRead, a national electronic-mail system linking children, authors, and books; and authored several books including Art in Story and Creativity and Children’s Literature: New Ways to Encourage Divergent Thinking.
    For more information please contact Marianne: m.saccardi@gmail.com or 617-945-5847
    No need to register. All mothers, grandmothers, and nannies are welcome.
    And bring the children along for Storytime with Theresa, volunteer librarian.
    Storytime info: tatobin@mac.com  

    4:30-6:00pm. *Free Monthly Legal Clinics with Casa Myrna. 3rd Thursdays. FREE private legal consults for any woman looking for legal information or assistance who has been impacted by domestic violence (including physical abuse, threats, controlling behavior, belittling). Come speak with a legal advocate about personal legal issues in a safe, confidential setting. Casa Myrna is Boston’s largest provider of supportive services to domestic violence survivors. Childcare is available with advance notice. Preregistration is needed: Lola at 617-521-0146 or lremy@casamyrna.org

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past & present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    6:30-8pm. *Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk about it.” Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394.

May 20, Friday

  • 12-1pm. *NEW* Journey into Power Yoga. Every other Friday. Join Shannon, a RYT-200 Certified Baptiste Yoga teacher, for a 60-minute practice following the Baptiste Methodology that will lengthen and strengthen not only your body, but your mind and heart. Class is adaptable to ALL levels, and incorporates a sense of exploration and play that will leave you wanting to come back again and again. Join me! Info: shannonlynbrady@gmail.com  

    6–7:30pm. Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. 5/20. Topic: Sexuality. Meet other survivors, share commonalities and coping strategies. 3rd Fridays, Sept.-June. You need to come on time! No one will be admitted after 6:15pm so the group process will not be disrupted!

May 21, Saturday

  • 12:30-2:30pm. Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop. 5/21. Offered by the Survivor Theatre Project (STP). “Sharing Our Stories: using the language of our bodies.” In this workshop for survivors of sexual abuse we will create stories by communicating though body language and non-verbal expression.  Facilitator Noemi Paz is a youth organizer, expressive artist and member of STP's performing company. Registration preferred but not required.  Please call 978-408-9233 or email martharogersmusic@gmail.com

May 22, Sunday
Closed

May 23, Monday

  • 2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No meeting 5/30. Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

    6-7pm. *NEW* Journal Writing, Mondays (no meeting 5/30). Together, we will seek inspiration from memoirs and journals, and dedicate most of our time to writing. Each week we will focus on a topic and write from a series of prompts. Sharing is optional and you can write in whatever language you prefer. A main objective will be developing the habit of journal writing.  We provide writing pads, but you are encouraged to bring your own personal journal. Info: Cassandra Gomes Hochberg at cassyfg@gmail.com  

May 24, Tuesday

  • 10:30-11:30am *NEW* Dynamic Mobility to Stretch and Strengthen with Stephanie. Weekly (not 5/31). For all levels. Movement and breathing exercises for posture, range of motion,  joint health, and greater self-awareness. Attend to your body and state of being. Wear comfortable clothing & shoes. Contact: stephanie.fungsang@tufts.edu

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

May 25, Wednesday

  • 11am-1pm. *Basic English/Spanish Conversation. 5/11 & 25 (2nd & 4th Wednesdays). Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? Join in conversation. Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

    6-7:30pm *NEW* Singing for Fun. Wednesdays, (weekly). Sing a variety of musical styles (folk, rock, rounds…) with fellow music enthusiasts, harmonizing as desired. All women are welcome. Led by Caroline (5/4 & 11) and Katie (5/18 & 25), students at the New England Conservatory of Music. Info: thisiscarolinekuhn@gmail.com or Katharine.a.martucci@gmail.com

    Managing Your Money. 5/25 (monthly), 6:00, 6:45 or 7:30pm. Free personalized financial planning advice for women. Get help with creating a household budget; managing your credit and debts; tax problems; and other financial issues. One-on-one, confidential advice from certified financial planner Phuong Luong. 3 sessions, 45 minutes each. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Email linda@cambridgewomenscenter.org for more information.

May 26, Thursday

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

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past & present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    6:30-8pm. *Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk about it.” Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394.

May 27, Friday

  • 4-5pm. Origami Group. Want a therapeutic creative outlet? Make a blank page come to life at our origami group! Supplies provided. Meets on the 4th Friday of each month in the arts & crafts room. Info: Ariel at bluyariel@gmail.com

May 28, Saturday

  • 11:30am to 2:30pm. *Mah Jongg. Weekly (not meeting 5/14 and 5/21). Come/go anytime; each game takes approx. 20 minutes). Mah Jongg is a GAME of skill, strategy & LUCK! Like playing cards? Board games? Puzzles? Sudoko? Then you will likely love this exciting centuries-old game! Everyone is welcome. Lessons given. Come play or learn to play. info: carrieanne2e@gmail.com

May 29, Sunday
Closed

May 30, Monday
Closed (Memorial Day)

May 31, Tuesday

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

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   

Alphabetical Listing of *NEW* Groups/Activities in May

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

Dynamic Mobility to Stretch and Strengthen with Stephanie. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am weekly (not 5/31). For all levels. Movement and breathing exercises for posture, range of motion,  joint health, and greater self-awareness. Attend to your body and state of being. Wear comfortable clothing & shoes. Info: stephanie.fungsang@tufts.edu

Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop. Saturday, 5/21, 12:30-2:30pm. Offered by the Survivor Theatre Project. “Sharing Our Stories: using the language of our bodies.” Facilitated by Noemi Paz. In this workshop for survivors of sexual abuse we will create stories by communicating though body language and non-verbal expression.  Noemi Paz is a youth organizer, expressive artist and member of STP's performing company. Registration preferred but not required.  Please call 978-408-9233 or email martharogersmusic@gmail.com

Journal Writing, Mondays, 6-7pm (no meeting 5/30). Together, we will seek inspiration from memoirs and journals, and dedicate most of our time to writing. Each week we will focus on a topic and write from a series of prompts. Sharing is optional and you can write in whatever language you prefer. A main objective will be developing the habit of journal writing.  We provide writing pads, but you are encouraged to bring your own personal journal. Info: Cassandra Gomes Hochberg at cassyfg@gmail.com

Journey into Power Yoga, Fridays, 5/6 & 20 (every other Friday), 12-1pm. Join Shannon, a RYT-200 Certified Baptiste Yoga teacher, for a 60-minute practice following the Baptiste Methodology that will lengthen and strengthen not only your body, but your mind and heart. Class is adaptable to ALL levels and incorporates a sense of exploration and play that will leave you wanting to come back again and again. Join me! Info: shannonlynbrady@gmail.com

Making a Difference in Our Children’s Lives. 5/19, 10-11am. Topic: Sibling Rivalry. Sibling conflicts are inevitable. Come share ideas that will help you understand why they happen and how you can help your children resolve their differences. Facilitated by Marianne Saccardi, M.A. ~Marianne taught in elementary schools for twenty years; co-founded BookRead, a national electronic-mail system linking children, authors, and books; and authored several books including Art in Story and Creativity and Children’s Literature: New Ways to Encourage Divergent Thinking.
For more information please contact Marianne: m.saccardi@gmail.com or 617-945-5847
No need to register. All mothers, grandmothers, and nannies are welcome.
And bring the children along for Storytime with Theresa, volunteer librarian.
Storytime info: tatobin@mac.com  

Managing Your Money. 5/18 (3rd Weds), 6:00, 6:45 or 7:30pm. Free personalized financial planning advice for women. Get help with creating a household budget; managing your credit and debts; tax problems; and other financial issues. One-on-one, confidential advice from certified financial planner Phuong Luong. 3 sessions, 45 minutes each. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Email Linda@cambridgewomenscenter.org

Singing for Fun, Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Weekly. Sing a variety of musical styles (folk, rock, rounds…) with fellow music enthusiasts, harmonizing as desired. All women are welcome. Led by Caroline (5/4 & 11) and Katie (5/18 & 25), students at the New England Conservatory of Music. Info: thisiscarolinekuhn@gmail.com or Katharine.a.martucci@gmail.com

Songwriting from the Heart Workshop. 5/7 (1st Sats, March-May), 12:30-2:30pm. We’ll write songs from the heart in a playful, supportive environment. No experience needed. Led by Joy Guice.
There is still space. Preregister by 10am Saturday: joygui@yahoo.com or 617-328-1080.

Alphabetical Listing of All Groups in May:
*Basic Spanish/English Conversation Group. May 11 & 25 (2nd & 4th Wednesdays), 11:00am-1pm. 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

Basic Yoga with Marilyn. Mondays, 6:15-7:15pm (weekly, not meeting 5/30). Come restore and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Women of all experience levels welcome (including beginners!). You need to preregister by 4pm—space is limited. To register or for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com

Beading Group. Mondays, 2:30-4:30pm (weekly, not meeting 5/30). Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. Materials available. All women welcome. No experience needed. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

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

*Come for Breakfast! Saturdays 5/7 & 14, 10:30-11:30am. Come on over for a delicious breakfast made by Marcy. Info: 617-354-6394.

*NEW* Dynamic Mobility to Stretch and Strengthen with Stephanie. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am weekly (not 5/31). For all levels. Movement and breathing exercises for posture, range of motion,  joint health, and greater self-awareness. Attend to your body and state of being. Wear comfortable clothing & shoes. Info: stephanie.fungsang@tufts.edu

*Feminist Book Club. 7-8pm, 5/2 (1st Monday of the month). Come discuss books of all kinds, through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. All perspectives encouraged and welcomed. The books: Fun Home and Are You My Mother by Alison Bechdel (both since they're very short). Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com

Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop. Saturday, 5/21, 12:30-2:30pm. Offered by the Survivor Theatre Project. “Sharing Our Stories: using the language of our bodies.” Facilitated by Noemi Paz. In this workshop for survivors of sexual abuse we will create stories by communicating though body language and non-verbal expression.  Noemi Paz is a youth organizer, expressive artist and member of STP's performing company. Registration preferred but not required.  Please call 978-408-9233 or email martharogersmusic@gmail.com

Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. 6–7:30pm, Friday, 5/20. Topic: Sexuality. Meet other survivors, share commonalities and coping strategies. Meets on the 3rd Fridays of the month, September through June. Please come on time! No one will be admitted after 6:15 pm so that the group process will not be disrupted! Thanks!

*NEW* Journal Writing. Mondays, 6-7pm (no meeting 5/30). Together, we will seek inspiration from memoirs and journals, and dedicate most of our time to writing. Each week we will focus on a topic and write from a series of prompts. Sharing is optional and you can write in whatever language you prefer. A main objective will be developing the habit of journal writing.  We provide writing pads, but you are encouraged to bring your own personal journal. Info: Cassandra Gomes Hochberg at cassyfg@gmail.com

*NEW* Journey into Power Yoga, Fridays, 5/6 & 20 (alternate Fridays), 12-1pm. Join Shannon, a RYT-200 Certified Baptiste Yoga tea.her Fridays, for a 60-minute practice following the Baptiste Methodology that will lengthen and strengthen not only your body, but your mind and heart. Class is adaptable to ALL levels, and incorporates a sense of exploration and play that will leave you wanting to come back again and again. Join me! Info: shannonlynbrady@gmail.com

*Mah Jongg. Weekly (not meeting 5/14 and 5/21), 11:30am to 2:30pm (come/go anytime; each game takes approx. 20 minutes). Mah Jongg is a GAME of skill, strategy & LUCK! Like playing cards? Board games? Puzzles? Sudoko? Then you will likely love this exciting centuries-old game! Everyone is welcome. Lessons given. Come play or learn to play. info: carrieanne2e@gmail.com

*NEW* Making a Difference in Our Children’s Lives. 5/19, 10-11am. Topic: Sibling Rivalry. Sibling conflicts are inevitable. Come share ideas that will help you understand why they happen and how you can help your children resolve their differences. Facilitated by Marianne Saccardi, M.A. ~Marianne taught in elementary schools for twenty years; co-founded BookRead, a national electronic-mail system linking children, authors, and books; and authored several books including Art in Story and Creativity and Children’s Literature: New Ways to Encourage Divergent Thinking.
For more information please contact Marianne: m.saccardi@gmail.com or 617-945-5847
No need to register. All mothers, grandmothers, and nannies are welcome.
And bring the children along for Storytime with Theresa, volunteer librarian.
Storytime info: tatobin@mac.com  

Managing Your Money. 5/18 (3rd Weds), 6:00, 6:45 or 7:30pm. Free personalized financial planning advice for women. Get help with creating a household budget; managing your credit and debts; tax problems; and other financial issues. One-on-one, confidential advice from certified financial planner Phuong Luong. 3 sessions, 45 minutes each. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Email Linda@cambridgewomenscenter.org

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

*Monthly Free Legal Clinics with Casa Myrna. 5/19 (3rd Thursdays), 4:30-6:00pm. FREE private legal consults for any woman looking for legal information or assistance who has been impacted by domestic violence (including physical abuse, threats, controlling behavior, belittling). Come speak with a legal advocate about personal legal issues in a safe, confidential setting. Casa Myrna is Boston’s largest provider of supportive services to domestic violence survivors. Childcare available with advance notice. Preregistration is needed: Lola at 617-521-0146 or lremy@casamyrna.org

*Open Luncheon at the Women’s Center. Tuesday, 5/17 (3rd Tuesday), 12-1pm. Join us for a delicious lunch provided by Community Cooks and conversation on topics we choose together.  Info: 617-354-6394.

*NEW* Origami Group. Friday, 5/27, 4-5pm. Want a therapeutic creative outlet? Make a blank page come to life at our origami group! Supplies provided. Meets on the 4th Friday of each month in the arts & crafts room. Contact: Ariel at bluyariel@gmail.com

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

*NEW* Singing for Fun, Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm (weekly). Sing a variety of musical styles (folk, rock, rounds…) with fellow music enthusiasts, harmonizing as desired. All women are welcome. Led by Caroline (5/4 & 11) and Katie (5/18 & 25), students at the New England Conservatory of Music. Info: thisiscarolinekuhn@gmail.com or Katharine.a.martucci@gmail.com

*NEW* Songwriting from the Heart Workshop. 5/7 (1st Saturdays, March-May), 12:30-2:30pm. We’ll write songs from the heart in a playful, supportive environment. No experience needed. Led by Joy Guice. There is still space. Preregister by 10am Saturday: joygui@yahoo.com or 617-328-1080.

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

Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Thursdays, 6-7pm (weekly). An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk about it.” Thursdays, weekly, 6:30-8pm. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394.

 

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