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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.

April 2015 Calendar

April 1, Wednesday

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Crochet and Knitting Circle. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Do you enjoy making things out of yarn? Join us for crafting and good company. Prior knowledge of knitting/crochet required (no instruction offered). A limited supply of yarn available for use on site. Info: Joanna@3speedlife.com

    *12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Science Meetup. Weekly. Provides an open space to learn and experiment with scientific principles, ask questions and meet and interact with other women. Info: wandaclayhenson@gmail.com

    *6:00 – 8:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    *6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Teen Discussion Group. 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

April 2, 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:  617-354-6394.

    *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

    1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Yoga With Elise. 4/2 & 16 (1st and 3rd Thursdays, monthly). Gain strength, flexibility and confidence and learn breathing techniques for stress management, relaxation and focus. Open to women of all experience levels. Please RSVP to eliselovezumba@yahoo.com (space limited).
  • *3:00 – 5:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    *6:30 – 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.

April 3, Friday

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Mindful Art. Weekly. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

    *4:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

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

April 4, Saturday

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

    *11:00am – 12:00pm ~ Basics of Building a Business. 4/4 & 18 (1st & 3rd Saturdays). Want to start your own business? Have a great idea but unsure what to do next? Come learn the tools you need to start your own business! No prior knowledge required. Info: n.vguterres@gmail.com

April 5, Sunday
Closed

April 6, Monday

  • *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

    2:30pm – 4:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions/Info:  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

April 7, Tuesday

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

    *11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Creative Writing Group. Weekly. An open space for exploration and creativity through both guided and open ended writing. Participants will have the chance to share if they choose and give and receive feedback. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    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 – 7:00pm ~ Being LGBTQ At Work. First Tuesday of each month. Being LGBTQ at work—or even coming out at work—can be hard, even in a more progressive state like Massachusetts. Let’s support each other and build some confidence in a relaxed group setting! Info: megriesz@gmail.com

April 8, Wednesday

  • *12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Science Meetup. Weekly. Provides an open space to learn and experiment with scientific principles, ask questions and meet and interact with other women. Info: wandaclayhenson@gmail.com

    *6:00 – 8:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

April 9, 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. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    *6:30 – 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.

April 10, Friday

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Mindful Art. Weekly. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

    *4:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394
               
    5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Weekly. Stumped on that cover letter? Struggling with that college paper? Looking for feedback on your writing? Come receive one-on-one writing support. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

April 11, Saturday

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

    12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Crafternoons Crafting Group Series. 4/11 & 4/25. Make new friends & learn a new craft each time. March crafts will be Spring-themed. Info: deborahgwen@gmail.com

April 12, Sunday
Closed

April 13, Monday

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

    2:30pm – 4:30pm ~ Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. No experience needed. Questions/Info:  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

April 14, Tuesday

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

    *11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Creative Writing Group. Weekly. An open space for exploration and creativity through both guided and open ended writing. Participants will have the chance to share if they choose and give and receive feedback. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    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

April 15, Wednesday

  • 11:00am – 12:30pm ~ Crochet and Knitting Circle. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Do you enjoy making things out of yarn? Join us for crafting and good company. Prior knowledge of knitting/crochet required (no instruction offered). A limited supply of yarn available for use on site. Info: Joanna@3speedlife.com

    *12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Science Meetup. Weekly. Provides an open space to learn and experiment with scientific principles, ask questions and meet and interact with other women. Info: wandaclayhenson@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 – 8:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

April 16, 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:  617-354-6394.

    *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

    1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Yoga With Elise. 4/2 & 16 (1st and 3rd Thursdays, monthly). Gain strength, flexibility and confidence and learn breathing techniques for stress management, relaxation and focus. Open to women of all experience levels. Please RSVP to eliselovezumba@yahoo.com (space limited).

    *3:00 – 5:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    *6:30 – 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.

April 17, Friday

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Mindful Art. Weekly. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

    3:00 – 7:00pm ~ Free Craniosacral Therapy Mini Sessions With Sarah Hagedorn, PLC, LMT. 20 minute sessions. Come experience this gentle, trauma-informed healing modality with an experienced practitioner right here at the Women’s Center. Participants will lie fully clothed on a massage table during their session while the therapist performs gentle holds on the upper and/or lower body to release pain and stress and help bring peace to your mind and heart. First come, first served. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Sarah at info@sarahhagedorn.com     

    *4:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394
               
    5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Weekly. Stumped on that cover letter? Struggling with that college paper? Looking for feedback on your writing? Come receive one-on-one writing support. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    6:00 - 7:30pm ~ Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Topic: Interdependence and Codependence. 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. 

April 18, Saturday

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

    *11:00am – 12:00pm ~ Basics of Building a Business. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 3/7 & 3/21. Want to start your own business? Have a great idea but unsure what to do next? Come learn the tools you need to start your own business! No prior knowledge required. Info: n.vguterres@gmail.com

    12:00 – 3:00pm ~ Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop: Creating Soul Collage: A Guide From Your Inner Knowing. Begin to create a personal deck of cards for accessing and meditating with your inner wisdom.  A Soul Collage deck has four suits: your personality, influences, animal energies, & archetypes.  We will begin to make one card for each suit. Facilitator Gail Pellegrino is a music/band director with degrees in music education and Creative Arts & Learning. Register at martharogersmusic@gmail.com or call 978-408-9233

April 19, Sunday
Closed

April 20, Monday
Closed for Patriot's Day Holiday

April 21, 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

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

    1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Creative Writing Group. Weekly. An open space for exploration and creativity through both guided and open ended writing. Participants will have the chance to share if they choose and give and receive feedback. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    *6:00 – 7:30pm ~ Pro-Survivors Mother’s Group. Third Tuesday each month. 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

    *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

April 22, Wednesday

  • *12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Science Meetup. Weekly. Provides an open space to learn and experiment with scientific principles, ask questions and meet and interact with other women. Info: wandaclayhenson@gmail.com

    5:30 – 7:00pm ~ Women’s Center Board of Trustees Meeting. Info: board@cambridgewomenscenter.org   

    *6:00 – 8:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

April 23, 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:  617-354-6394.

    *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. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

    *6:30 – 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.

April 24, Friday

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm ~ Mindful Art. Weekly. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

    *4:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394
               
    *5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Weekly. Stumped on that cover letter? Struggling with that college paper? Looking for feedback on your writing? Come receive one-on-one writing support. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

April 25, Saturday

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

    12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Crafternoons Crafting Group Series. 4/11 & 4/25. Make new friends & learn a new craft each time. March crafts will be Spring-themed. Info: deborahgwen@gmail.com

    11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Dealing With Anger: Expressing Ourselves With Loved Ones Without Hurting Our Closest Relationships. This workshop, run by Julie Catalano, LICSW, will teach anger management and communication skills for conflicts with children, parents, friends, intimate partners and all those closest to us. A pizza lunch will be served and childcare may be available with advanced notice. RSVP to 617-429-4738 or somervillecounseling@gmail.com.

April 26, Sunday
Closed

April 27, Monday

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

    2:30pm – 4:30pm ~ 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 ~ Feminist Book Club. Last Monday of the month. A 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 will be Redefining Realness by Janet Mock. Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.   

April 28, Tuesday

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

    *11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    1:00 – 3:00pm ~ Creative Writing Group. Weekly. An open space for exploration and creativity through both guided and open ended writing. Participants will have the chance to share if they choose and give and receive feedback. Info: carmenwomenscenter@gmail.com

    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

April 29, Wednesday

  • *12:00 – 1:00pm ~ Science Meetup. Weekly. Provides an open space to learn and experiment with scientific principles, ask questions and meet and interact with other women. Info: wandaclayhenson@gmail.com

    *6:00 – 8:00pm ~ Drop-In Computer Hours. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    *6:30-8pm ~ *Street Harassment Discussion and Support Group. Last Wed. of the month. Topic: Street Harassment and Warmer Weather. Join us for our offline street harassment support group! A space to share experiences, work through feelings about them, and receive support from community. Info: info@safehubcollective.org    

April 30, 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:  617-354-6394.

    *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. Weekly. One hour limit if there is a wait. Info: 617-354-6394

    6:00 – 7:00pm ~ Trauma Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Info: groupcambridge@gmail.com

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

Other Groups:

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

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:

Free Craniosacral Therapy Mini Sessions With Sarah Hagedorn, PLC, LMT. 3:00-7:00pm, Friday, 4/17. 20 minute sessions. Come experience this gentle, trauma-informed healing modality with an experienced practitioner right here at the Women’s Center. Participants will lie fully clothed on a massage table during their session while the therapist performs gentle holds on the upper and/or lower body to release pain and stress and help bring peace to your mind and heart. First come, first served. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Sarah at info@sarahhagedorn.com

Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop: Creating Soul Collage: A Guide From Your Inner Knowing. 12:00-3:00pm, Saturday, 4/18. Begin to create a personal deck of cards for accessing and meditating with your inner wisdom.  A Soul Collage deck has four suits: your personality, influences, animal energies, and archetypes.  We will begin to make one card for each suit. Facilitator Gail Pellegrino is a music/band director with degrees in music education and Creative Arts & Learning. Register at martharogersmusic@gmail.com or call 978-408-9233

Women’s Center Board of Trustees Meeting. 5:30-7:00pm, Wednesday, 4/22.  Info: board@cambridgewomenscenter.org

*Dealing With Anger: Expressing Ourselves With Loved Ones Without Hurting Our Closest Relationships. 11:00am-1pm, Saturday, 4/25. This workshop, run by Julie Catalano, LICSW, will teach anger management and communication skills for conflicts with children, parents, friends, intimate partners and all those closest to us. A pizza lunch will be served and childcare may be available with advanced notice. RSVP to 617-429-4738 or somervillecounseling@gmail.com.

New Groups

*Being LGBTQ At Work. First Tuesday of the month (4/7), 6-7pm. Being LGBTQ at work—or even coming out at work—can be hard, even in a more progressive state like Massachusetts. Let’s support each other and build some confidence in a relaxed group setting! Info: megriesz@gmail.com

*Pro-Survivors Mother’s Group. 3rd Tuesdays monthly. Tuesday, 4/21, 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

Crochet and Knitting Circle. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month (4/1 & 4/15), 11am-12:30pm. Do you enjoy making things out of yarn? Join us for crafting and good company. Prior knowledge of knitting/crochet required (no instruction offered). Some needles & yarn available. Info: Joanna@3speedlife.com

*Science Meetup. Weekly, Wednesdays 12-1pm. Provides an open space to learn and experiment with scientific principles, ask questions and meet and interact with other women. Info: wandaclayhenson@gmail.com

*Street Harassment Discussion & Support Group. Last Wednesday monthly. 4/29, 6:30-8pm. Topic: Warmer Weather and Harassment. Join us for our offline street harassment support group! Milder temperatures mean fewer layers, more people on the streets, and higher chances of receiving unwanted commentary from strangers. In honor of spring, Kate Ziegler will review street harassment basics – what it is, how it harms communities, and what you can do about it – and facilitate a conversation about how our experiences in public space change along with the weather. A space to share experiences, work through feelings about them, and receive support from community. Info: info@safehubcollective.org    

Yoga with Elise, Thursdays, 4/2 & 16 (1st & 3rd Thursdays), 1-2pm. Gain strength, flexibility and confidence and learn breathing techniques for stress management, relaxation and focus. Open to women of all experience levels. Please RSVP to eliselovezumba@yahoo.com (space limited).

*Basics of Building a Business. 1st and 3rd Saturdays (4/4 & 4/18) 11:00am – 12:00pm. Want to start your own business? Have a great idea but unsure what to do next? Come learn the tools you need to start your own business! No prior knowledge required. Info: n.vgutteres@gmail.com

Crafternoons Series. 2 Saturdays/month (4/11 and 4/25), 12-1pm. Meets twice a month. Make new friends and learn a new craft each session. Info: deborahgwen@gmail.com

On-Going Groups and Activities

*Feminist Book Club. 4/27 (last Monday of the month), 7-8pm. A 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 will be Redefining Realness by Janet Mock. Info: jessicamchapman@ymail.com.   

*Luncheons at the Women’s Center. Monday, 4/6, 12-1pm: Mindful Meditation Luncheon and Discussion and Tuesday, 4/21, 12-1pm: Luncheon and discussion. For more info please call: 617-354-6394

Beading Group. Mondays, 2:30-4:30pm. Weekly. Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. All women welcome. Questions/info: call 617-354-6394   

*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.

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.

Creative Writing Group. Weekly. Tuesdays, 1-3pm. 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

Survival and Support: Women Coping With the Mental Illness of Loved Ones. Tuesday, 4/21, 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

Body Image Discussion Group. Tuesdays (usually weekly, no group 4/21), 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

*Teen Discussion Group. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays  (4/1 & 4/15), 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

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

Mindful Art. Weekly. Fridays, 1-2pm. Art group centered around Mindfulness techniques. Use the creative arts to be the best version of yourself. Info: mindfulartness@gmail.com

Drop-in Writing Tutorial. Weekly. Fridays, 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

Incest Resources' Drop-In Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. 3rd Friday, monthly (4/17), 6-7:30pm. Topic: Interdependence and Codependence. Meet other survivors, share commonalities and coping strategies. Please come on time! No one will be admitted after 6:15pm so that the group process will not be disrupted. Thank you! Meets on the 3rd Fridays of each month, September through June. Info: 617-354-8807. 

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

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