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The Women’s Center is open Monday-Friday 10am-8pm and Saturday 10am-3pm for drop-in and use of the two computer labs.

All groups and events at the Women’s Center are free and are open to all who identify as women. Childcare is available if requested a few days in advance.

* indicates wheelchair-accessible groups.

Note: Alphabetical listings of New Groups and All Groups follow the chronological listing.

Download the August 2017 Calendar (pdf).

August 1, Tuesday

  • 12-2pm Art Group. Weekly art group that provides a welcoming space to create art of any medium. Fun and rewarding class that is open to new ideas and creative expression. All are welcome! No previous art background needed. Info: Michelle Spages mshellspages@gmail.com

August 2, 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

    2-3:30pm. Write Your Story. 8/2, 16 & 30. This friendly, supportive group will help you learn how to tell the stories you want to tell. The 8/16 session will be focused on journaling. All other sessions are open theme. Facilitated by novelist Laura van den Berg. Info: vandenberg8@gmail.com

    6-7:30pm. *Healthy Self-Esteem. Weekly (not 8/30). Learn how to cope with stress through sharing stories and positive affirmations. Info: cdevlin@wellesley.edu

August 3, 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

    4-5:30pm. <NEW> A Survivor’s Write to Heal. Mondays, 8/14 & 21 and Thursdays, 8/3, 17 & 24. A series of workshops designed to embolden female survivors of trauma and abuse by providing an expressive outlet in a nurturing setting. We’ll meet twice a week and it’s OK to come whenever you can. Open to all abuse and trauma survivors who identify as women. Info: Cindy, cindyinthehub@gmail.com

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and 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: Neile, 617-953-4878.

August 4, Friday

  • 6:30-8pm. *Bay State Butches. Join other butch lesbians to socialize with and support one another and talk about our experiences! Info: Lane, defaultlane@aim.com

August 5, Saturday

  • 1-2:30pm. <NEW> *Women’s Cancer Support Group. 8/5 & 19 (1st and 3rd Saturdays). A place where we can support each other, learn together, and share experiences. No need to sign up.  All ages & stages welcome!  Info: womenscancergroup@gmail.com

August 6, Sunday
Closed

August 7, Monday

  • 2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

    5:30-6:30pm. <NEW> Trans 101 Workshops (8/7, 14 & 21). Come to this discussion-based workshop series and learn how to better support the trans and gender non-conforming people in your life and community. A safe space to ask questions and learn more about trans issues, gender identity, trans-inclusive vocabulary and pronouns. All who identify as non-male and are interested in learning about gender identity and combatting transphobia are welcome! Info: Helen, helen01cp@gmail.com

    6:15-7:15pm. Basic Yoga with Marilyn. Weekly. Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners! You need to register by 4pm Mondays —space is limited! To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

    7-8pm. Feminist Book Club. (1st Mondays). We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. The book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. Info: Alex, alexmarisa1@aol.com

August 8, Tuesday

  • 12-2pm. Art Group. Weekly art group that provides a welcoming space to create art of any medium. Fun and rewarding class that is open to new ideas and creative expression. All are welcome! No previous art background needed. Info: Michelle Spages mshellspages@gmail.com

    6-7:30pm  <NEW> After Abortion Well-Being. (Meets two Tuesdays/month). Whether an abortion was recent or not, the healing process is ongoing and can take many forms. Come feel heard, supported, and comforted in a respectful space. We will explore healing through story sharing and discussion, art, and more. Your identity and experiences will be confidential. Info: abortionhealingboston@gmail.com

August 9, 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

    2-3:30pm. Navigating Aging: Women 65+ Discussion Group. Topic: Generation Gap Challenges – how to communicate with each other.  We talk about aging issues in a supportive atmosphere. judy@cambridgewomenscenter.org

    5-7:15pm. Managing Your Money. 8/9 & 16, Free one-on-one, 45-minute confidential consultations with a professional financial planner on handling credit/debts; budgeting; taxes; other issues. Pre-registration required: linda@cambridgewomenscenter.org

    6-7:30pm. *Healthy Self-Esteem. Weekly (not 8/30). Learn how to cope with stress through sharing stories and positive affirmations. Info: cdevlin@wellesley.edu

    6pm. Women For Political Action <SPECIAL OUTING> Join us at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, Boston, to see the immigration exhibit. Meet in Boylston Street lobby at 6pm. We will follow the exhibit with a meeting. Info: office@w4pa.org

August 10, 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 share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and 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: Neile, 617-953-4878.

August 11, Friday

  • 6:30-7:30 pm. *Queer in the Headlights. (2nd Fridays). Topic: The 5 Love Languages. Our August meeting will be about the 5 Love Languages (words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch) by Gary Chapman. We'll take a short quiz to determine which love languages speak to us most strongly, and then open up the discussion on how they play out for us in our queer relationships. For all who identify as non-male, non-straight. Info: queerheadlights@gmail.com

August 12, Saturday

  • No groups scheduled

August 13, Sunday
Closed

August 14, Monday

  • 2:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Weekly. All women welcome. Materials provided. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

    4-5:30pm. <NEW> A Survivor’s Write to Heal. Mondays 8/14 & 21 and Thursdays, 8/3, 17 & 24. A series of workshops designed to embolden female survivors of trauma and abuse by providing an expressive outlet in a nurturing setting. We’ll meet twice a week and it’s OK to come whenever you can. Open to all abuse and trauma survivors who identify as women. Info: Cindy, cindyinthehub@gmail.com

    5:30-6:30pm. <NEW> Trans 101 Workshops. 8/7, 14 & 21.  Come to this discussion-based workshop series and learn how to better support the trans and gender non-conforming people in your life and community. A safe space to ask questions and learn more about trans issues, gender identity, trans-inclusive vocabulary and pronouns. All who identify as non-male and are interested in learning about gender identity and combating transphobia are welcome! Info: Helen, helen01cp@gmail.com

    6:15-7:15pm. Basic Yoga with Marilyn. Weekly. Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners! You need to Please register by 4pm Mondays —space is limited! To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

August 15, Tuesday

  • 12:30-1:30pm. *Open Luncheon at the Women’s Center. 3rd Tuesdays. Let’s enjoy a meal and conversation together. All women welcome. Info: 617-354-6394 x12.

    6-7:30pm. Meditation for Inner Peace. Learn and practice several meditations including enjoyment of breath, gratitude, loving-kindness, and deep relaxation. No prior meditation experience needed. Info: Christine, christineradice@yahoo.com

August 16, 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

    2-3:30pm. Write Your Story. 8/2, 16 & 30. This friendly, supportive group will help you learn how to tell the stories you want to tell. This session will be focused on journaling. All other sessions are open theme. Facilitated by novelist Laura van den Berg. Info: vandenberg8@gmail.com

    5-7:15pm. Managing Your Money. Free one-on-one, 45-minute confidential consultations with a professional financial planner on handling credit/debts; budgeting; taxes; other issues. Pre-registration required: linda@cambridgewomenscenter.org

    6-7:30pm. *Healthy Self-Esteem. Weekly (not 8/30). Learn how to cope with stress through sharing stories and positive affirmations. Info: cdevlin@wellesley.edu

August 17, 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

    4-5:30pm. <NEW> A Survivor’s Write to Heal. Mondays 8/14 & 8/21, and Thursdays 8/3, 8/17 & 8/24. A series of workshops designed to embolden female survivors of trauma and abuse by providing an expressive outlet in a nurturing setting. We’ll meet twice a week and it’s OK to come whenever you can. Open to all abuse and trauma survivors who identify as women. Info: Cindy, cindyinthehub@gmail.com

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and 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: Neile, 617-953-4878.

August 18, Friday

  • 4-5:15pm <NEW> Reach In, Reach Out. Starting 8/18, a 6-week closed group for survivors of domestic violence and other abuse. Come gain an increased understanding of the impact of trauma on your life, find inner resources, learn holistic approaches to promote healing, and connect with and learn from other group members. Led by Purnima Sahgal, MSW, LCSW. Info/to register: reachinreachoutgroup@gmail.com

    6–7:30pm. Summer Meeting for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. While the IR group is on break, group members have organized meetings for survivors to come together for connection, support and discussion. Topic: Trust & Safety. You need to come on time! No one will be admitted after 6:15pm so group process will not be disrupted! Info Gail at gjmus22@gmail.com   

    6-7:30pm. <NEW> *Lesbian & Bi Women’s Discussion Group. Inclusive discussion group for women attracted to women. Tonight’s topic: Finding Community. Info: jojo.bischof@web.de

August 19, Saturday

  • 1-2:30pm. <NEW> *Women’s Cancer Support Group. 8/5 & 19 (1st and 3rd Saturdays). A place where we can support each other, learn together, and share experiences. No need to sign up.  All ages & stages welcome!  Info: womenscancergroup@gmail.com

August 20, Sunday
Closed

August 21, Monday

  • 4-5:30pm. <NEW> A Survivor’s Write to Heal. Monday 8/21 and Thursday 8/24. A series of workshops designed to embolden female survivors of trauma and abuse by providing an expressive outlet in a nurturing setting. We’ll meet twice a week and it’s OK to come whenever you can. Open to all abuse and trauma survivors who identify as women. Info: Cindy, cindyinthehub@gmail.com

    5:30-6:30pm. <NEW> Trans 101 Workshop. Come to this discussion-based workshop (the last in a series) and learn how to better support the trans and gender non-conforming people in your life and community. A safe space to ask questions and learn more about trans issues, gender identity, trans-inclusive vocabulary and pronouns. All who identify as non-male and are interested in learning about gender identity and combating transphobia are welcome! Info: Helen, helen01cp@gmail.com

    6:15-7:15pm. Basic Yoga with Marilyn. Weekly. Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners! You need to Please register by 4pm Mondays —space is limited! To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

August 22, Tuesday

  • 12-2pm. Art Group. Weekly art group that provides a welcoming space to create art of any medium. Fun and rewarding class that is open to new ideas and creative expression. All are welcome! No previous art background needed. Info: Michelle Spages mshellspages@gmail.com

    6-7:30pm.  <NEW> After Abortion Well-Being. (Meets two Tuesdays/month). Whether an abortion was recent or not, the healing process is ongoing and can take many forms. Come feel heard, supported, and comforted in a respectful space. We will explore healing through story sharing and discussion, art, and more. Your identity and experiences will be confidential. Info: abortionhealingboston@gmail.com

August 23, 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. *Healthy Self-Esteem. Weekly (not 8/30). Learn how to cope with stress through sharing stories and positive affirmations. Info: cdevlin@wellesley.edu

August 24, 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

    4-5:30pm. <NEW> A Survivor’s Write to Heal. Last in a series of workshops designed to embolden female survivors of trauma and abuse by providing an expressive outlet in a nurturing setting. We meet twice a week and it’s OK to come whenever you can. Open to all abuse and trauma survivors who identify as women. Info: Cindy, cindyinthehub@gmail.com

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Weekly. An intimate group where women share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and 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: Neile, 617-953-4878.

August 25, Friday

  • no groups scheduled

August 26, Saturday

  • 11am-12:30pm. <NEW> Songwriting Workshop. Come learn how to write your own songs! Great way to express, instill confidence, unleash your creativity.  No previous musical experience required. Info: Amanda: rocknroll@whc.net

August 27, Sunday
Closed

August 28, Monday

  • 12:30-1:30pm. *Open Luncheon at the Women’s Center. (4th Mondays). Let’s enjoy a meal and conversation together. All women welcome. Info: 617-354-6394 x12.

    6:15-7:15pm. Basic Yoga with Marilyn. Weekly. Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners! You need to register by 4pm Mondays —space is limited! To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

August 29, Tuesday

  • 12-2pm. Art Group. Weekly art group that provides a welcoming space to create art of any medium. Fun and rewarding class that is open to new ideas and creative expression. All are welcome! No previous art background needed. Info: Michelle Spages mshellspages@gmail.com

    6-7pm. <SPECIAL EVENT> Brighten Up Educational Workshop. Our goal is to ground participants in the basics of breast and ovarian health, introduce them to early detection techniques, and equip them with life-saving knowledge. We will also provide participants with a specific link that will generate a personalized breast and ovarian cancer risk assessment based on family and personal health history and lifestyle factors. Info: Allie, allieh@brightpink.org

August 30, 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

    2-3:30pm. Write Your Story. 8/2, 16 & 30. This friendly, supportive group will help you learn how to tell the stories you want to tell. The 8/16 session will be focused on journaling. All other sessions are open theme. Facilitated by novelist Laura van den Berg. Info: vandenberg8@gmail.com

August 31, 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 share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and 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: Neile, 617-953-4878.

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  

Tech Tips and Tricks. How to use a computer, make a document, set up email, use your smart phone or mobile device, etc. Help via phone, email, or in person. Contact jcarnott@gmail.com for more information. If you don't use email, give a volunteer your contact info.

Alphabetical Listing of *NEW* Groups/Activities:
<NEW> After Abortion Well-Being. Tuesdays, 8/8 & 22, 6-7:30pm (meets two Tuesdays/month). Whether an abortion was recent or not, the healing process is ongoing and can take many forms. Come feel heard, supported, and comforted in a respectful space. We will explore healing through story sharing and discussion, art, and more. Your identity and experiences will be confidential. Info: abortionhealingboston@gmail.com

<SPECIAL EVENT> Brighten Up Educational Workshop. Tuesday, 8/29, 6-7pm. Our goal is to ground participants in the basics of breast and ovarian health, introduce them to early detection techniques, and equip them with life-saving knowledge. We will also provide participants with a specific link that will generate a personalized breast and ovarian cancer risk assessment based on family and person health history and lifestyle factors. Info: Allie, allieh@brightpink.org

<NEW> *Healthy Self-Esteem. Wednesdays (no meeting 8/30), 6-7:30pm. Learn how to cope with stress through sharing stories and positive affirmations. Info: Helen, helen01cp@gmail.com

<NEW> *Lesbian & Bi Women’s Discussion Group. Friday, 8/18, 6-7:30pm. Inclusive discussion group for women attracted to women. Tonight’s topic: Finding Community. Info: jojo.bischof@web.de

<NEW> Reach In, Reach Out. Starts Friday, 8/18, 4-5:15pm (6-week closed group for survivors of domestic violence and other abuse). Come gain an increased understanding of the impact of trauma on your life, find inner resources, learn holistic approaches to promote healing, and connect with and learn from other group members. Led by Purnima Sahgal, MSW, LCSW. Info/to register: reachinreachoutgroup@gmail.com

<NEW> Songwriting Workshop. Saturday, 8/26, 11am-12:30pm. Come learn how to write your own songs! Great way to express, instill confidence, unleash your creativity.  No previous musical experience required. Info: Amanda: rocknroll@whc.net

<NEW> Summer Meeting for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Friday 8/18, 6–7:30pm. While the IR group is on break, survivors can still come together for connection, support and discussion. 8/18 topic: Trust & Safety. You need to come on time! No one will be admitted after 6:15pm so group process will not be disrupted! Info: Gail, gjmus22@gmail.com

<NEW> A Survivor’s Write to Heal. Mondays, 8/14 & 21 and Thursdays, 8/3, 17 & 24, 4-5:30pm.  A series of workshops designed to embolden female survivors of trauma and abuse by providing an expressive outlet in a nurturing setting. We’ll meet twice a week and it’s OK to come whenever you can. Open to all abuse and trauma survivors who identify as women. Info: Cindy, cindyinthehub@gmail.com

<NEW> Trans 101 Workshops. Mondays 8/7, 14 & 21, 5:30-6:30pm.  Learn more about trans issues, gender identity, trans-inclusive vocabulary and pronouns and how to better support the trans and gender non-conforming people in your life and community. All who identify as non-male and are interested in combating transphobia are welcome! Info: Helen, helen01cp@gmail.com

<NEW> *Women’s Cancer Support Group. 8/5 & 19 (1st and 3rd Saturdays), 1-2:30pm. A place where we can support each other, learn together, and share experiences. No need to sign up.  All ages & stages welcome!  Info: womenscancergroup@gmail.com

Alphabetical Listing of All Groups/Activities:
<NEW> After Abortion Well-Being. Tuesday 8/8 & 8/22, 6-7:30pm (meets two Tuesdays/month). Whether an abortion was recent or not, the healing process is ongoing and can take many forms. Come feel heard, supported, and comforted in a respectful space. We will explore healing through story sharing and discussion, art, and more. Your identity and experiences will be confidential. Info: abortionhealingboston@gmail.com

Art Group. Tuesdays, 12-2pm. Weekly (not 8/15). A welcoming space to create art of any medium. Fun and rewarding class for creative expression. No art background needed - all are welcome! Info: Michelle Spages mshellspages@gmail.com

Basic Yoga with Marilyn. Mondays, 6:15-7:15pm. Come restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit. All welcome, including beginners! You need to register by 4pm of the Monday of the class—space is limited! To register/for more info: marilynregan58@gmail.com  

*Bay State Butches. Friday, 8/4, 6:30-8pm. First Fridays. Join other butch lesbians to socialize with and support one another and talk about our experiences! Info: Lane, defaultlane@aim.com

Beading Group
. Mondays, 8/7 & 14, 2:30-4:30pm. Usually weekly. Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. Materials available. All women welcome. No experience needed. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

<SPECIAL EVENT> *Brighten Up Educational Workshop. Tuesday, 8/29, 6-7pm. Our goal is to ground participants in the basics of breast and ovarian health, introduce them to early detection techniques, and equip them with life-saving knowledge. We will also provide participants with a specific link that will generate a personalized breast and ovarian cancer risk assessment based on family and person health history and lifestyle factors. Info: Allie, allieh@brightpink.org 

*Feminist Book Club. Monday, 8/7, 7-8pm. We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. All perspectives encouraged and welcomed. This month’s book: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot. Info: Alex, alexmarisa1@aol.com  

<NEW> *Healthy Self-Esteem. Wednesdays (no meeting 8/30), 6-7:30pm. Learn how to cope with stress through sharing stories and positive affirmations. Info: Helen, helen01cp@gmail.com

 <NEW> *Lesbian & Bi Women’s Discussion Group. Friday, 8/18, 6-7:30pm. Inclusive discussion group for women attracted to women. Tonight’s topic: Finding Community. Info: jojo.bischof@web.de

Managing Your Money. Wednesdays, 8/9 & 16, 5-7:15pm. Free one-on-one, 45-minute confidential consultations with a professional financial planner on handling credit/debts; budgeting; taxes; other issues. Pre-registration required: linda@cambridgewomenscenter.org

*Meditation for Inner Peace. Tuesday, 8/15, 6-7:30pm. Learn and practice several meditations including enjoyment of breath, gratitude, loving-kindness, and deep relaxation. No prior meditation experience needed. Info: Christine, christineradice@yahoo.com

*Navigating Aging: Women 65+ Discussion Group. Wednesday, 8/9, 2-3:30pm. We talk about aging issues in a supportive atmosphere. Topic this month: Generation Gap Challenges – how to communicate with each other. Info: judy@cambridgewomenscenter.org

*Open Luncheons at the Women’s Center. Tuesday, 8/15 (3rd Tuesdays) & Monday, 8/28 (4th Mondays), 12:30-1:30pm.  Let’s enjoy a delicious meal and being together. All women welcome. Info: 617-354-6394.

*Queer in the Headlights. Friday, 8/11 (2nd Fridays). 6:30-7:30pm. Topic: The 5 Love Languages. Our August meeting will be about the 5 Love Languages (words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch) by Gary Chapman. We'll take a short quiz to determine which love languages speak to us most strongly, and then open up the discussion on how they play out for us in our queer relationships. For all who identify as non-male, non-straight. Info: queerheadlights@gmail.com

<NEW> Reach In, Reach Out. Starts Friday, 8/18, 4-5:15pm (6-week closed group for survivors of domestic violence and other abuse). Come gain an increased understanding of the impact of trauma on your life, find inner resources, learn holistic approaches to promote healing, and connect with and learn from other group members. Led by Purnima Sahgal, MSW, LCSW. Info/to register: reachinreachoutgroup@gmail.com

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

Songwriting Workshop. Saturday 8/26. 11am-12:30pm. Come learn how to write your own songs! Great way to express, instill confidence, unleash your creativity.  No previous musical experience required. Info: Amanda: rocknroll@whc.net

*Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Wednesdays, 11am-1pm. 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

*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  

<NEW> Summer Meeting for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Friday 8/18, 6–7:30pm. While the Incest Resources group is on break, survivors can still come together for connection, support and discussion. 8/18 topic: Trust & Safety. You need to come on time! No one will be admitted after 6:15pm so group process will not be disrupted! Info: Gail, gjmus22@gmail.com

<NEW> A Survivor’s Write to Heal. Mondays, 8/14 & 21 and Thursdays, 8/3, 17 & 24, 4-5:30pm.  A series of workshops designed to embolden female survivors of trauma and abuse by providing an expressive outlet in a nurturing setting. We’ll meet twice a week and it’s OK to come whenever you can. Open to all abuse and trauma survivors who identify as women. Info: Cindy, cindyinthehub@gmail.com

Tech Tips & Tools. By appointment. Get help learning more about how to use a computer, make a document, set up email, or how to do some other task or project. Or how to use your smart phone or mobile device.  Jennifer is glad to help - email her at jcarnott@gmail.com, and she'll be in touch by email or to arrange to meet. If you don't use email, talk with a volunteer at the Center and give her the best way to contact you.

<NEW> *Trans 101 Workshops. Mondays, 8/7, 14 & 21, 5:30-6:30pm.  Learn more about trans issues, gender identity, trans-inclusive vocabulary and pronouns and how to better support the trans and gender non-conforming people in your life and community. All who identify as non-male and are interested in combating transphobia are welcome! Info: Helen, helen01cp@gmail.com

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

<SPECIAL OUTING> Women For Political Action. Wednesday 8/9, 6pm. Join us at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, Boston, to see the immigration exhibit, followed by a meeting.. Meet in Boylston Street lobby at 6pm.  Info: office@w4pa.org

Women’s Center Board of Trustees monthly meeting. August date TBA. Info: board@cambridgewomenscenter.org or 617-354-6394 x12.

*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: Neile, 617-953-4878

<NEW> *Women’s Cancer Support Group. 8/5 & 19 (1st and 3rd Saturdays), 1-2:30pm. A place where we can support each other, learn together, and share experiences. No need to sign up.  All ages & stages welcome!  Info: womenscancergroup@gmail.com

Write Your Story. Weds, 8/2, 16 & 30, 2-3:30pm. This friendly, supportive group will help you learn how to tell the stories you want to tell. The 8/16 session will be focused on journaling. All other sessions are open theme. Facilitated by novelist Laura van den Berg. Info: vandenberg8@gmail.com

 

 

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