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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.

November 2014 Calendar

October 31, 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

    *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. Every other week. 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

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Women’s 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

November 1, Saturday

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

    11:30am – 1:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

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

November 2, Sunday
Closed

November 3, Monday

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Beginning Songwriting Workshop. Weekly. An open space to creatively explore the themes of your life through guided group songwriting activities. No experience needed. 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.

    3:30pm – 5:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

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

    7:00 – 8:00pm ~ Promoting Positive Mental Health Among Asian American Women Workshop. Information and support for Asian American women who are navigating the competing expectations placed on them and in the process of developing and affirming their identities. To RSVP: tjysang@bu.edu

November 4, 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

    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

November 5, 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

    6:30 – 8:00pm ~ Life Changes Support Group. Every other week. In this support and discussion group, we'll talk about the new or different things you're dealing with, and offer each other support and guidance as we take the next steps in our lives. Info: changegroup26@gmail.com

November 6, Thursday

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm ~ Sewing Group. Weekly. This sewing group is open to all women who would like to sew with a machine or by hand. We will make or mend clothing, bags, quilts, etc. Questions/Info: 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. Weekly, 11/6-12/18 (no group on 11/27). 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.

November 7, 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

    *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

November 8, Saturday

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

    11:30am – 1:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

    1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Healing Arts Workshop Series: Mind-Body Strategies for Stress. Come learn some engaging creative mind-body strategies to find balance and peace even in those most difficult moments. Facilitated by Mikael Marmion, licensed social worker.  Mikaela has developed a 12-week trauma-informed mindfulness based stress reduction course. To register email martharogersmusic@gmail.com or call 978-408-9233

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

November 9, Sunday
Closed

November 10, Monday

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Beginning Songwriting Workshop. Weekly. An open space to creatively explore the themes of your life through guided group songwriting activities. No experience needed. 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.

    3:30pm – 5:30pm ~ 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

November 11, 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

    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

    *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

November 12, Wednesday

  • 1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Crafternoons Crafting Group Fall Series. Wednesdays, 11/12 & 11/26, 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

    *7:00 – 8:00pm ~ Laugh and Learn About Your  Money—Financial Literacy Workshop Series. Laugh while you discuss and learn about excellent money skills in a group setting. Only requirement: a sense of humor! This month’s topic: Love and Money—Chapter 1. Keeping yourself from becoming financially vulnerable in romantic relationships. Info: Wendy.a.weiss@gmail.com

November 13, Thursday

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm ~ Sewing Group. Weekly. This sewing group is open to all women who would like to sew with a machine or by hand. We will make or mend clothing, bags, quilts, etc. Questions/Info: 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. Weekly, 11/6-12/18 (no group on 11/27). 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.

November 14, 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 ~ Chronic Illness Discussion and Support Group. 2nd and 4th Fridays, no group 11/28. 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

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Women’s 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

November 15, Saturday

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

    11:30am – 1:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

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

November 16, Sunday
Closed

November 17, Monday

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Beginning Songwriting Workshop. Weekly. An open space to creatively explore the themes of your life through guided group songwriting activities. No experience needed. 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.

    3:30pm – 5:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

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

    *7:00 – 8:00pm ~ Managing Motherhood. Monthly. A drop-in support group for mothers of kids 10 and under to discuss the good, the bad, and the baffling aspects of mothering. Bring your questions, your advice, and your sense of humor! November topic: Making your kids mad is good for them: How to set limits & discipline effectively. Info: cmorgan@cmcsca.com

November 18, 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.
     
    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

    *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

November 19, 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

    *1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Letting Go of Stress: Relaxation Exercises for Stress Reduction. Learn practical relaxation exercises for managing stress and improving physical, mental and emotional wellness. 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

    6:30 – 8:00pm ~ Life Changes Support Group. Every other week. In this support and discussion group, we'll talk about the new or different things you're dealing with, and offer each other support and guidance as we take the next steps in our lives. Info: changegroup26@gmail.com

    *7:00 – 8:00pm ~ HOLLAoffline Street Harassment Discussion 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 boston@ihollaback.org

November 20, Thursday

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm ~ Sewing Group. Weekly. This sewing group is open to all women who would like to sew with a machine or by hand. We will make or mend clothing, bags, quilts, etc. Questions/Info: 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. Weekly, 11/6-12/18 (no group on 11/27). 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

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Fertility Awareness Meetup Group. Come discuss natural birth control options, including Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) and Natural Family Planning (NFP). The meetup group will provide a space where women can connect with peers, access information, pose questions, request resources, and share experiences. Info: anna@acfertilityawareness.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.

November 21, 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

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Women’s Writing Group. Weekly. An open space for exploration and creativity through both guided and open ended writing. Participants will have the chance to share if they choose and give and receive feedback. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    6:00 - 7:30pm ~ Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Topic: Rebuilding Our Lives. 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. 

November 22, Saturday

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

    11:30am – 1:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

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

November 23, Sunday
Closed

November 24, Monday

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Beginning Songwriting Workshop. Weekly. An open space to creatively explore the themes of your life through guided group songwriting activities. No experience needed. 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.

    3:30pm – 5:30pm ~ 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. Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.

November 25, 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

    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

November 26, Wednesday

  • 1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Crafternoons Crafting Group Fall Series. Wednesdays, 11/12 & 11/26, 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


November 27, Thursday
Closed Except for Thanksgiving Dinner

  • *12:00 – 4:00pm ~ Thanksgiving Dinner. Come share a Thanksgiving meal at the Women’s Center!

November 28, Friday
Closed for Thanksgiving

November 29, Saturday

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

    11:30am – 1:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions? Email us at BostonArtCollectives@gmail.com or call 617-354-6394

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

November 30, Sunday
Closed

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

*Promoting Positive Mental Health Among Asian American Women Workshop. Monday, 11/3, 7:00 – 8:00pm. Information and support for Asian American women who are navigating the competing expectations placed on them and in the process of developing and affirming their identities. To RSVP: tjysang@bu.edu

Healing Arts Workshop Series: Mind-Body Strategies for Stress. Saturday, 11/8, 1:00-3:00pm. Come learn some engaging creative mind-body strategies to find balance and peace even in those most difficult moments. Facilitated by Mikael Marmion, licensed social worker.  Mikaela has developed a 12-week trauma-informed mindfulness based stress reduction course. To register email martharogersmusic@gmail.com or call 978-408-9233

*Laugh and Learn About Your Money—Financial Literacy Workshop Series. Wednesday, 11/12, 7:00-8:00pm. Laugh while you discuss and learn about excellent money skills in a group setting. Only requirement: a sense of humor! This month’s topic: Love and Money—Chapter 1. Keeping yourself from becoming financially vulnerable in romantic relationships. Info: Wendy.a.weiss@gmail.com  

*Letting Go of Stress: Relaxation Exercises for Stress Reduction. Wednesday, 11/19, 1:00 – 2:00pm. Learn practical relaxation exercises for managing stress and improving physical, mental and emotional wellness. Info:  kristindonaghy@gmail.com

New Groups / Activities

Beginning Songwriting Workshop. Mondays, weekly, 11:00am – 12:30pm. An open space to creatively explore the themes of your life through guided group songwriting activities. No experience needed. Info: thesongprojectinfo@gmail.com

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

*Basic Yoga with Maddy. Mondays, 6-7pm. 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.

*Managing Motherhood. Monthly. Monday, 11/17, 7-8pm. A drop-in support group for mothers of kids 10 and under to discuss the good, the bad, and the baffling aspects of mothering. Bring your questions, your advice, and your sense of humor!  This month’s topic: Making Your Kids Mad is Good for Them: How to Set Limits and Discipline Effectively. Info: cmorgan@cmcsca.com                                                      

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

*Pro-Survivors Mother’s Group. 3rd Tuesdays monthly. Tuesday, 11/18, 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, 11/11, 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, 11/19, 11am-12pm. This group offers the opportunity for discussion and support to women balancing the responsibilities of sobriety and motherhood. Info: Julie@SoberMommies.com

*Learning to Say No: A Discussion Group About Setting Boundaries and Creating a More Balanced Life. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays (11/12 & 26), 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

Life Changes Support Group. 1st and 3rd Wednesday (11/5 & 19), 6:30-8pm. In this support and discussion group, we'll talk about the new or different things you're dealing with, and offer each other support and guidance as we take the next steps in our lives. Info: changegroup26@gmail.com

Teen Discussion Group. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays  (11/5 & 19), 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 (11/5 & 19), 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

*HOLLAoffline Street Harassment Discussion Group. One Wednesday monthly. 11/19, 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 boston@ihollaback.org

*Savory Savings: Eating Well on a Budget. Weekly. Fridays, 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

*Chronic Illness Discussion and Support Group. 2nd and 4th Fridays (only 11/14 in November), 5-6pm, starting 10/17. 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

Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Weekly. Fridays (no group 11/7), 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

Women’s Writing Group. Weekly. Fridays (no group 11/7), 6-7pm. 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

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

 

On-Going Groups and Activities:

*Feminist Book Club. Last Monday of the month (11/24), 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. Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.

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.

*Luncheons at the Women’s Center. Monday, 11/3, 12-1pm: Mindful Meditation Luncheon and Discussion and Tuesday, 11/18, 12-1pm: Luncheon and discussion. For more info please call: 617-354-6394

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

Crafternoons Fall Series. Wednesdays, 11/12 and 11/26, 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  

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.

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

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

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

*Lesbian Conversation. 1st Fridays of the month (11/7), 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 (11/17), 6-7:30pm. Topic: Rebuilding Our Lives. 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

NEW DAY/TIME: Beading Group. Saturdays, 11:30am–1:30pm AND Mondays, 3:30-5:30pm. 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  

 

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