Monthly Calendar

Check out our Monthly Calendar below OR download the October Calendar PDF
See our Group & Workshops page for a complete list of our groups with descriptions

All our programs are volunteer-led - if you’re interested in facilitating a group, download the form here and check out this page for more information. Please look at our calendar offerings first! See the linked page for information on current programming desires and more information.

If you’re interested in attending a group and have children, childcare can usually be arranged if scheduled in advance. Please call our business line: 617-354-6394 to ensure there is enough volunteer staff coverage that day to provide childcare.

Artistic Expression and Creativity

Art Journaling Workshop. Sat., 10/12, 12-2pm. No need to know how to do art or journaling, just bring your awesome self! Materials/journals provided. Info: Nicole, freespirit713@gmail.com

Beading Group. Monday, 10/28, 1:30--6:30pm (now meeting 2nd  and 4th Mondays, except for holidays). Join us and work on your own project.
Materials available. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

*Feminist Book Club. Monday 10/7, 7-8pm. We discuss books through the lens of feminism & our own experiences. Book: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.
Info: Ellis, ellisbada@gmail.com

Sassy Crafts. 10/29 (last Tuesdays), 6-7pm. We will be making mittens. Come make fun and easy crafts for the home or for gifts.  Materials provided. Info: Meme, ml8658660@gmail.com

Sewing Group. Mondays & Thursdays, 10am-12pm. For women to sew with a machine or by hand, make or mend bags, clothing, etc. No experience needed. Karlotta, graciegeorgie@gmail.com

Songshare/Artshare. Thursdays (not 10/24), 5-6pm. What’s the song in your heart? Tell us your favorite song and we’ll make art inspired by it! (No need to prepare! All supplies provided, including art supplies & Internet access). Info: Julie, Another_Julie@email.com

Write Your Story. Wednesdays, 10/16 & 30, 2-3pm. This friendly group will guide you through the writing process & help you write stories. Creative exercises, prompts & conversation. Led by novelist Laura van den Berg. Info: laura_vandenberg@fas.harvard.edu

Write Your Way. Tuesday, 10/8, 6:45-7:45pm (new time; only one mtg in Oct.). Whether you're new to writing or it’s a lifelong habit, come join us. We'll write, exploring identity, relationships, wellness, and more, and share if we choose. Info: adrianacgrant@gmail.com

LGBTQ+ Support & Discussion Groups

*Bay State Butches. Friday, 10/4 (1st Fridays), 6:30-8pm. Join other butch lesbians to socialize, support one another, talk. Info: Lane, defaultlane@aim.com 

*Lesbian and Bi Women’s Discussion Group. Friday, 10/18 (3rd Fridays), 6-7:30pm. Topic: Empowerment: Building Up the Women Around Us. Inclusive group for women attracted to women. Info: erica.m.rigby@gmail.com

*Reconciling Support Group. Friday, 10/25 (4th Fridays), 6:30-8pm. For individuals assigned female at birth, who identified as something other than female/are dysphoric, and want to process, reconcile with being female, and heal. Info: defaultlane@aim.com

*Straight Marriage, Still Questioning. A peer-led support group for the woman in a straight relationship struggling with her sexual orientation. Info: kate.e.flynn@gmail.com

Reiki, Meditation, and Yoga

Reiki Energy Healing. Fridays. Individual 20-minute Reiki sessions at 11:00 & 11:30am, 12:00 & 12:30pm. Experience deep relaxation. Feel refreshed, more centered, and calm. Light touch to recipient. With Lenea (Level 2 certified). Preregistration preferred, not required. To register please contact: lbrooke151@gmail.com  

Women's Meditation Group. 10/8 (2nd Tuesdays), 5:30-6:30pm. In this supportive group we will learn and practice meditations for deep relaxation, mindfulness, and self-compassion. No previous experience necessary. Info: christineradice@yahoo.com 

<NEW> Mindful Women Yoga. Wednesdays, 10/9, 16 & 23. 12.30-1.45pm. Join us for a beginner level mindful yoga practice to build strength and flexibility while cultivating awareness and self-care. Class ends with guided relaxation. Mats and props provided. Register before 9am: ScandiYoga@gmail.com  

<NEW> Vinyasa Yoga. Saturday, 10/12, 11am-noon. This class is designed for all levels, with modifications for the beginner and challenges for the experienced practitioner. By combining breath with movement, this class will aid in de-stressing and strengthening resilience. Instructor: Jemila Kester. Info: jemilacaplan@gmail.com

 Special Training Opportunity

<NEW> Suicide Prevention Training. Monday, 10/21, 6-8pm. This training will be facilitated by the Samaritans for our volunteers, and anyone else who is interested is invited to come!

Practical Assistance

<NEW> *Acupuncture for Stress, Anxiety, PTSD and Addiction Recovery Support. Weds (not 10/9), 10:30-12:30pm. Get relief from stress, anxiety and/or PTSD and support for addiction recovery with the NADA ear acupuncture protocol. Sit quietly for 20-40 minutes once your needles are placed. Info: info@acupuncturetogether.com  

Trauma Survivors’ Groups

Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop. Saturday, 10/19, 2:30-5:00pm. Drumming for Mindfulness and Healing: A Way to Get Back to You. Registration appreciated; walk-ins welcome up until 2:45pm. To register: martharogersmusic@gmail.com or 978-408-9233. For survivors of sexual violence. Sponsored by Survivor Theatre Project.

Incest Resources’ Drop-in Discussion Group for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Friday, 10/18, 6-7:30pm. Topic: Rebuilding Our Lives. You must come on time! No one admitted after 6:15pm so group process will not be disrupted! (3rd Fridays, September-June).

Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Topics: 10/10: Finding & creating safe spaces; 10/17: Worthiness; 10/24: Lone- liness; 10/31: Trusting your instincts. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. https://cwctraumagroup.org or email groupcambridge@gmail.com

Wellnss/Self-Help/Conversation

<NEW> What Stress Is and How to Tame It. Tuesday, 10/15, 5:30-7pm. Who isn’t stressed? I am, and I bet you are as well! Come learn ways you can keep your body’s stress response under control. Info: vanessa@blossominghealth.net  

<NEW> Dance Class.10/2 & 16 (1st & 3rd Weds), 5:30-6:30pm, This class requires no previous dance experience and is open to all. Introduction to dance technique paired with fun, relaxed combinations will allow you to move and express yourself in an open environment. Info: Eliza, egmdance13@gmail.com     

*Eating Disorder Recovery Group. 4th Mondays (10/28), 6-7:45pm.  Topic: Self-compassion. A new peer group for women experiencing disordered eating (including restricting, bingeing, purging, over-exercise, etc.). We approach recovery from a nonjudgmental, body-positive perspective. Devyn, feministEDrecovery@gmail.com  

<NEW> Singing Group. Mondays, 12:30-1:30pm (starting 10/21). Do you love to sing? Would you like to sing your favorite songs with others, and learn and sing their favorites together, too? Join us! Info: Mimi, emilie.tanski@gmail.com

*Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Wednesdays, 1-3pm. Are you an English speaker interested in improving your Spanish? ¿Hablas español y estás interesada en mejorar tu inglés? Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

*Women 65+ Discussion Group. 10/17 (usually 2nd Thursdays), 2-3:30pm. Topic: Ways to connect with new people. Come for community and discussion. Info: judy@cambridgewomenscenter.org

Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk About It.” Thursdays, 6:30-8pm. Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse. Info: Neile, 617-953-4878.

<NEW> Women of Color Support Group. Wed., 10/23 (4th Weds), 6:30-7:30pm. Join Erica Otero-Vargas, LCSW and woman of color, for supportive discussions on being a woman of color. Upcoming topics will be chosen in meetings Pre-registration suggested, not required. Info/to register: programs@cambridgewomenscenter.org

       

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*Women’s Center Board of Trustees. Wednesday, 10/16, 68pm. Info: board@cambridgewomenscenter.org

*Open Luncheons at the Women’s Center. 12:30-1:30pm. Tuesday 10/15 (veggie & meat dishes) & Monday, 10/21 (vegetarian). Join us!