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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.

September 2016 Calendar

September 1, Thursday

  • 10am-12pm. Sewing Group. Weekly. Open to all women who would like to sew or mend with a machine or by hand. Make or mend bags, clothing, quilts... No experience needed. Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly (except not meeting 9/15).  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.

September 2, Friday

  • no groups scheduled

September 3, Saturday

  • 2-5pm Boston Feminists for Liberation (BFL) Consciousness-Raising Group. 1st Saturdays. 2-3pm: Orientation. Come learn about BFL & ask questions. 3-5pm: Discussion on a topic that affects us on a personal level. You are welcome to stay and join in. Then you can sign up to attend the 3-5pm discussions each Saturday for the rest of the month. Info: bostonfeministsforliberation@gmail.com 

September 4, Sunday
Closed

September 5, Monday
Closed Labor Day

September 6, Tuesday

September 7, Wednesday

  • 11am-1pm. *Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Weekly. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? The intention is learning in a relaxing way. Join in conversation. All levels are welcome! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

September 8, 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. Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

    3-4pm. Yoga with Elise. (9/8 & 22) Gain strength, flexibility, and confidence, and learn breathing techniques for relaxation, stress management, and focus. All experience levels welcome. Space limited, preregistration required: eliselovezumba@yahoo.com

     6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly (except not meeting 9/15). 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.

September 9, Friday

  • no groups scheduled

September 10, Saturday

  • 11am-1pm. <NEW> *Navigating Divorce in Massachusetts, with or without a lawyer. Learn what is needed to get a divorce in MA, including how to go forward on an uncontested basis; how to obtain help (such as emergency restraining orders, temporary orders for custody, child support, alimony, asset protection, attorney's fees) in a contested divorce; the pros and cons of representing yourself; and what to expect from your mediator and/or lawyer if you have one. (2 hours, with extra time at the end for anyone with questions). Led by attorney Isabella Jancourtz. Info: isabellajancourtz@yahoo.com

    1-2:30pm. Start Writing with Karen. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays to write poems, fiction, or blog/journal entries. The writing process can be frustrating but it is also a satisfying way to communicate your thoughts and ideas. By working with one another, either by editing or proofreading a draft of someone’s novel in the making or by creating a poem with your writing partner, finishing your piece will seem achievable. Use this workshop to further your writing endeavors. Info: karen07@brandeis.edu

    2:30-4pm. <NEW> *Women’s Singing Group. (9/10 & 24, and continuing). Discover how singing can provide you with another tool for healing. Current research indicates that the vibrations of the vocal cords may be health-promoting, stabilizing heart-rate, accelerating wound healing and promoting tissue growth (Dr. Ingo Titze, NCVS.org). Beginner to advanced singers, all ages, all voice types welcome. Led by Linda Balliro, private vocal instructor and Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music. Info: ballirostudio@gmail.com
     
    6-8:30pm. <NEW> Lesbian Movie Night. 6-8:30pm (meets monthly). Social gathering for all women who identify as lesbians. The film: Four-Faced Liar. Join us for feature and short films relevant to the lesbian community. Info: lezflixnight@gmail.com

September 11, Sunday
Closed

September 12, Monday

  • 2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com
     
    7-8pm. *Feminist Book Club. 9/12 (usually 1st Mondays), We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. All perspectives encouraged and welcomed. This month: Half of a Yellow Sun by Nigerian author Chimamanda-Ngozi Adichie. Info: jilldfisher@gmail.com

September 13, Tuesday

  • 11am-1pm. <NEW> Painting and Drawing, Weekly, beginning 9/13. Expressive painting/drawing group. A calm, welcoming, and supportive creative space to work with painting and drawing on a variety of media including fabric, pottery, canvas, etc. All women welcome, no experience needed!  mtaibi@lesley.edu

    6-7pm Dynamic Mobility to Stretch and Strengthen with Stephanie. 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 and shoes. In September the class will be held outdoors if weather is good (we’ll meet at the Center and walk to a nearby park together). Info: stephanie.fungsang@tufts.edu

September 14, Wednesday

  • 11am-1pm. *Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Weekly. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? The intention is learning in a relaxing way. Join in conversation. All levels are welcome! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

    6-7:30pm. Managing Your Money. 9/14. Free one-on-one, confidential financial planning advice. Get help with managing credit and debts; creating a budget; taxes; and other issues. 45-minute sessions, with financial planner Phuong Luong.  Pre-registration required: linda@cambridgewomenscenter.org

September 15, Thursday

  • 10-11am. *Technology and Our Children. Computers and other digital devices bring many advantages and challenges. We’ll share ideas on how to maximize the benefits and minimize the dangers. Drop-in monthly discussions on parenting issues led by Marianne Saccardi MA. For female caretakers: mothers, grandmas, nannies… Info: m.saccardi@gmail.com.  And you can bring your children along for supervised Arts & Crafts in the art room upstairs.

    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: Graciegeorgie@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.

September 16, Friday

  • 6–7:30pm. Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. 9/16. Topic: Knowing Our Truth. 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! Info: 617-354-6394.

September 17, Saturday

  • 12:30-2:30 pm. Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop Series.9/17, Finding Balance: Writing for Our Inner Cycles. Cynthia Mochowski is happy to gather again with sister survivors of childhood sexual abuse to write, share (if you choose) and support one another in our personal times of change and growth. Sponsored by the Survivor Theatre Project. Registration preferred but not required. martharogersmusic@gmail.com or 978-408-9233.

September 18, Sunday
Closed

September 19, Monday

  • 2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com
     
    *6-7:30pm  <NEW> Meditation for Stress Management. Meditation can help reduce stress. The meditations we will learn and practice can be used anywhere, in just a few minutes a day, to lead you to a more relaxed life. We’ll also share tips on how to work meditation into your daily routine. No experience necessary. Info: Christine Radice, christineradice@yahoo.com
     
    6:15-7:15pm. Basic Yoga With Marilyn. Weekly. Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners! Please register by 4pm Mondays —space is limited!
    To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

September 20, Tuesday

  • 11am-1pm. <NEW> Painting and Drawing. Weekly, beginning 9/13. Expressive painting/drawing group. A calm, welcoming, and supportive creative space to work with painting and drawing on a variety of media including fabric, pottery, canvas, etc. All women welcome, no experience needed!  Info: mtaibi@lesley.edu

    12-1pm. *Open Luncheon at the Women’s Center. 3rd Tuesdays. Let’s enjoy a meal together. All women welcome. Info: 617-354-6394.

September 21, Wednesday

  • 11am-1pm. *Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Weekly. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? The intention is learning in a relaxing way. Join in conversation. All levels are welcome! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

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

September 22, 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: Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

    3-4pm. Yoga with Elise. Gain strength, flexibility, and confidence, and learn breathing techniques for relaxation, stress management, and focus. All experience levels welcome. Space limited, preregistration required: eliselovezumba@yahoo.com

    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.

September 23, Friday

  • no groups scheduled

September 24, Saturday

  • 1-2:30pm.Start Writing with Karen. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays to write poems, fiction, or blog/journal entries. The writing process can be frustrating but it is also a satisfying way to communicate your thoughts and ideas. By working with one another, either by editing or proofreading a draft of someone’s novel in the making or by creating a poem with your writing partner, finishing your piece will seem achievable. Use this workshop to further your writing endeavors. Info: karen07@brandeis.edu

    2:30-4pm. <NEW> *Women’s Singing Group. Discover how singing can provide you with another tool for healing. Current research indicates that the vibrations of the vocal cords may be health-promoting, stabilizing heart-rate, accelerating wound healing and promoting tissue growth (Dr. Ingo Titze, NCVS.org). Beginner to advanced singers, all ages, all voice types welcome. Led by Linda Balliro, private vocal instructor and Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music. Info: ballirostudio@gmail.com  

    6:30-8pm <NEW> *Boston New Daughters of Bilitis (BNDOB). Meets on last Saturdays. A woman and lesbian-centered group that meets to socialize & discuss lesbian issues. Topic: What it means to be a woman and how physical presentation influences perception and experiences for lesbians. A woman and lesbian-centered group that meets to socialize and discuss lesbian issues. Info: journey.murry@gmail.com

September 25, Sunday
Closed

September 26, Monday

  • 12-1pm. *Open Luncheon at the Women’s Center. 9/26. Lunch and conversation. All women welcome. Info: 617-354-6394.

    2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com
     
    6:15-7:15pm. Basic Yoga With Marilyn. Weekly. Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners! Please register by 4pm Mondays —space is limited!
    To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

September 27, Tuesday

  • 11am-1pm. <NEW> Painting and Drawing, Weekly, beginning 9/13. Expressive painting/drawing group. A calm, welcoming, and supportive creative space to work with painting and drawing on a variety of media including fabric, pottery, canvas, etc. All women welcome, no experience needed!  mtaibi@lesley.edu

September 28, Wednesday

  • 11am-1pm. *Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Weekly. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? The intention is learning in a relaxing way. Join in conversation. All levels are welcome! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

September 29, 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: Graciegeorgie@gmail.com
     
    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.

September 30, Friday

  • no groups scheduled

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 September.
*Boston New Daughters of Bilitis (BNDOB). 6-7:30pm, 9/24 (last Saturdays). Topic: What it means to be a woman and how physical presentation influences perception and experiences for lesbians. A woman & lesbian-centered group that meets to socialize & discuss lesbian issues. Info: journey.murry@gmail.com

Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop Series, Saturday, 9/17, 12:30-2:30 pm. Finding Balance: Writing for Our Inner Cycles. Cynthia Mochowski is happy to gather ,again with sister survivors of childhood sexual abuse to write, share (if you choose) and support one another in our personal times of change and growth. Sponsored by the Survivor Theatre Project. Registration preferred but not required. martharogersmusic@gmail.com or 978-408-9233.

Lesbian Movie Night. Saturday, 9/10, 6-8pm (meets monthly). Social gathering for all women who identify as lesbians. Join us for feature and short films relevant to the lesbian community. This month’s film: Four-Faced Liar. Info: Lezflixnight@gmail.com

*Meditation for Stress Management. Monday, 9/19, 6-7:30pm. Meditation can help reduce stress. The meditations we will learn and practice can be used anywhere, in just a few minutes a day, to lead you to a more relaxed life. We’ll also share tips on how to work meditation into your daily routine. No experience necessary. Info: Christine Radice, christineradice@yahoo.com

*Navigating Divorce in Massachusetts, with or without a lawyer. Saturday, 9/10, 11am-1pm Learn what is needed to get a divorce in MA, including how to go forward on an uncontested basis; how to obtain help (such as emergency restraining orders, temporary orders for custody, child support, alimony, asset protection, attorney's fees) in a contested divorce; the pros and cons of representing yourself; and what to expect from your mediator and/or lawyer if you have one. There will be extra time at the end for anyone with questions. Led by attorney Isabella Jancourtz. Info: isabellajancourtz@yahoo.com

Painting and Drawing, 11am-1pm. Tuesdays, weekly, beginning 9/13. Expressive painting/drawing group. A calm, welcoming, and supportive creative space to work with painting and drawing on a variety of media including fabric, pottery, canvas, etc. All women welcome, no experience needed!  Info: mtaibi@lesley.edu

Start Writing with Karen. 9/10 & 24 (2nd and 4th Saturdays), 1-2:30pm. Come to write poems, fiction, blog/journal entries. The writing process can be frustrating but it is also a satisfying way to communicate your thoughts and ideas. Use this workshop to further your writing endeavors. You may even get published on the Cambridge Women’s Center’s blog! Email: karen07@brandeis.edu

*Technology and Our Children. Thursday, 9/15, 10-11am. Computers and other digital devices bring many advantages and challenges. We’ll share ideas on how to maximize the benefits & minimize the dangers. Drop-in monthly discussions on parenting issues led by Marianne Saccardi MA. For female caretakers: mothers, grandmas, nannies… Info: m.saccardi@gmail.com.  And you can bring your children along for supervised Arts & Crafts in the art room upstairs.

*Women’s Singing Group. Saturdays, 9/10 & 24, 2:30-4pm. Discover how singing can provide you with another tool for healing. Current research indicates that the vibrations of the vocal cords may be health-promoting, stabilizing heart-rate, accelerating wound healing and promoting tissue growth (Dr. Ingo Titze, NCVS.org). Beginner to advanced singers, all ages, all voice types welcome. Led by Linda Balliro, private vocal instructor and Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music. Info: ballirostudio@gmail.com

Alphabetical Listing of All Groups/Activities in September:
Basic Yoga with Marilyn. Mondays, 6:15-7:15pm. Weekly (not meeting 9/12). Come restore and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Women of all experience levels welcome (including beginners!). You need to preregister by 4pm Mondays—space is limited. To register or for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com
 
Beading Group. Mondays, 2:30-4:30pm. Weekly. Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. Materials available. All women welcome. No experience needed. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com
 
*Boston New Daughters of Bilitis (BNDOB). 2pm, 8/27 (last Saturdays). Topic: What it means to be a woman and how physical presentation influences perception and experiences for lesbians. A woman & lesbian-centered group that meets to socialize & discuss lesbian issues. Info: journey.murry@gmail.com

Boston Feminists for Liberation (BFL) Consciousness-Raising Group. Orientation: 1st Saturday 9/3, 2-3pm:  Come learn about BFL and ask questions. 3-5pm: Discussion on a topic that affects us personally. You are welcome to stay and join the discussion. Then, if you want, you can sign up to attend the 3-5pm closed discussions each Saturday for the rest of the month. Info: bostonfeministsforliberation@gmail.com
 
Dynamic Mobility to Stretch and Strengthen with Stephanie. Tuesday, 9/13, 6-7pm  (usually weekly). 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. In September in good weather the class will be held outdoors (we’ll meet at the Center at 6pm and walk to a nearby park together). Info: stephanie.fungsang@tufts.edu

*Feminist Book Club. 9/12 (usually 1st  Mondays), 7-8pm. We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. All perspectives encouraged and welcomed. This month: Half of a Yellow Sun by Nigerian author Chimamanda-Ngozi Adichie. Info: jilldfisher@gmail.com

Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop Series, Saturday, 9/17, 12:30-2:30 pm. Finding Balance: Writing for Our Inner Cycles. Cynthia Mochowski is happy to gather ,again with sister survivors of childhood sexual abuse to write, share (if you choose) and support one another in our personal times of change and growth. Sponsored by the Survivor Theatre Project. Registration preferred but not required. martharogersmusic@gmail.com or 978-408-9233.

Lesbian Movie Night. Saturday, 9/10, 6-8:30pm (meets monthly). Social gathering for all women who identify as lesbians. Join us for feature and short films relevant to the lesbian community. This month’s film: Four-Faced Liar. Info: Lezflixnight@gmail.com

Managing Your Money. Wednesday, 9/14, 6-7:30pm.  Free one-on-one, confidential financial planning advice. Get help with managing credit and debts; tax problems; creating a budget; other issues. Three 45 minute sessions, with certified financial planner Phuong Luong.  Pre-registration required: Linda@cambridgewomenscenter.org

*Meditation for Stress Management. Monday, 9/19, 6-7:30pm. Meditation can help reduce stress. The meditations we will learn and practice can be used anywhere, in just a few minutes a day, to lead you to a more relaxed life. We’ll also share tips on how to work meditation into your daily routine. No experience necessary. Info: Christine Radice, christineradice@yahoo.com
 
*Navigating Divorce in Massachusetts, with or without a lawyer. Saturday, 9/10, 11am-1pm (with extra time at the end for anyone with questions). Learn what is needed to get a divorce in MA, including how to go forward on an uncontested basis; how to obtain help (such as emergency restraining orders, temporary orders for custody, child support, alimony, asset protection, attorney's fees) in a contested divorce; the pros and cons of representing yourself; and what to expect from your mediator and/or lawyer if you have one. Led by attorney Isabella Jancourtz. Info: isabellajancourtz@yahoo.com  

*Open Luncheons at the Women’s Center. 9/20 (3rd Tuesday) and 9/26 (last Monday), 12-1pm. Come for lunch, conversation, and community. All women welcome. Info: 617-354-6394.

Painting and Drawing, 11am-1pm. Tuesdays, weekly, beginning 9/13. Expressive painting/drawing group. A calm, welcoming, and supportive creative space to work with painting and drawing on a variety of media including fabric, pottery, canvas, etc. All women welcome, no experience needed!  mtaibi@lesley.edu

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:  Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

*Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Weekly, 11am-1pm. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? The intention is learning in a relaxing way. Join in conversation. All levels are welcome! Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

Start Writing with Karen. 9/10 & 24 (2nd and 4th Saturdays), 1-2:30pm. Come to write poems, fiction, blog/journal entries. The writing process can be frustrating but it is also a satisfying way to communicate your thoughts and ideas. Use this workshop to further your writing endeavors. You may even get published on the Cambridge Women’s Center’s blog! Email: karen07@brandeis.edu

*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  

*Technology and Our Children. 9/15, 10-11am. Computers and other digital devices bring many advantages and challenges. We’ll share concerns and ideas on how to maximize the benefits and minimize the dangers. Drop-in monthly discussions on parenting issues led by Marianne Saccardi MA. For female caretakers: mothers, grandmas, nannies… Info: m.saccardi@gmail.com.  And you can bring your children along for supervised Arts & Crafts in the art room upstairs.

Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Weekly (not meeting 9/15). 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, 6:30-8pm. Weekly. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: 617-354-6394.

Women’s Singing Group. Saturdays, 9/10 & 24, 2:30-4pm. Discover how singing can provide you with another tool for healing. Current research indicates that the vibrations of the vocal cords may be health-promoting, stabilizing heart-rate, accelerating wound healing and promoting tissue growth (Dr. Ingo Titze, NCVS.org). Beginner to advanced singers, all ages, all voice types welcome. Led by Linda Balliro, private vocal instructor and Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music. Info: ballirostudio@gmail.com  

Yoga with Elise. Thursdays, 9/8 & 22, 3-4pm.Gain strength, flexibility, and confidence, and learn breathing techniques for relaxation, stress management, & focus. All experience levels welcome. Space is limited, preregistration required: eliselovezumba@yahoo.com

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