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All groups and workshops are free of charge, and open to all who identify as women.
Childcare is usually available if requested a few days in advance.
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September 2017 Calendar

September 1, 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

September 2, Saturday

  • No groups scheduled

September 3, Sunday

  • Closed

September 4, Monday

  • Closed

September 5, 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

    6-7:30pm. Women For Political Action. Come to share, discuss, and plan political actions we can take in our community and beyond! We can make a difference.  Info: office@w4pa.org

September 6, 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 7, 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

    12:30-1:30pm *Knitting Group. Weekly. Come knit with us! Open to all levels, no experience necessary!  Materials available. 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.

September 8, Friday

  • no groups scheduled

September 9, Saturday

  • no groups scheduled

September 10, Sunday
Closed

September 11, Monday

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

    5:30-7:30pm. <NEW> A Survivor’s Write to Heal. Mondays, 9/11, 18 & 25. 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

    6:15-7:15pm. 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  

    7-8pm. Feminist Book Club. 9/11 (usually 1st Mondays). We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. The book: What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, by Lesley Nneka Arimah. Info: lizbada@bu.edu

September 12, 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

    2-3pm Write Your Story. This friendly, supportive group will help you learn how to tell the stories you want to tell. Facilitated by novelist Laura van den Berg. Info: vandenberg8@gmail.com

September 13, Wedneday

  • 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 14, 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

    12:30-1:30pm *Knitting Group. Weekly. Come knit with us! Open to all levels, no experience necessary!  Materials available. 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.

September 15, Friday

  • 6-7:30pm Incest Resources’ Drop-in Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. 9/15. Topic: From Denial to Truth. You need to come on time! No one will be admitted after 6:15pm so group process will not be disrupted! Info: 617-354-6394 x12.

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

September 16, Saturday

  • 1-2:30pm. <NEW> *Women’s Ovarian Cancer Support Group. 9/16. 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

September 17, Sunday
Closed

September 18, Monday

  • 11am-12pm <NEW> Creative Expression & Mindfulness. Weekly, starting on 9/18. A space to explore our mind-body connection through breathing exercises and creative expression using various art mediums. The aim of each meeting will be to observe what unfolds with love and kindness, as well as relieve stress and find healing. Facilitated by Daniell. For questions and more information email Daniellcwc@gmail.com  

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

    5:30pm-7:30pm. <NEW> A Survivor’s Write to Heal. Mondays, 9/11, 18 & 25.  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

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

    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  

September 19, Tuesday

  • 12-2pm. <NEW> 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

    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 Deep Relaxation. Together we will practice meditations for deep relaxation and rest. No prior meditation experience needed. Info: Christine, christineradice@yahoo.com

    6-7:30pm.  <NEW> After Abortion Well-Being. (Meets two Tuesdays/month, 9/5 & 19). 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

September 20, 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: Getting around as we age.  We meet monthly to talk about aging in a supportive way. Info:judy@cambridgewomenscenter.org

September 21, 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

    12:30-1:30pm *Knitting Group. Weekly. Come knit with us! Open to all levels, no experience necessary!  Materials available. 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.

September 22, Friday

  • 11am-1pm *Navigating Divorce in Massachusetts with or without a Lawyer. 4th Fridays, 11am-1pm.  Free. Come to earn how to represent yourself, when you need a lawyer to represent you & how to minimize the cost. Learn how to obtain emergency restraining and vacate orders, temporary orders for custody and support, and orders for attachment of bank accounts or real estate on your own. Drop in any time between 11am & 1pm with your questions, and get them answered! Led by attorney Isabella Jancourtz. Info: isabellajancourtz@yahoo.com

    6:30-7:30pm. How to go vegan and stay healthy. 9/22. Learn how to eat a natural vegan diet, based on whole grains, legumes, and fresh produce. Info:  Sara Sezun, sara.sezun@gmail.com

September 23, Saturday

  • 12:30-3pm. Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop. The Power of the Drum: an interactive high energy, spiritually enlivening experience in a loving, supportive and sacred space for survivors. Facilitated by Iréne “I-SHEA” Shaikly, a high energy multi-disciplined/faceted performer, singer/songwriter, percussionist, survivor, and lover of building connections to a higher ground. Sponsored by Survivor Theatre Project. Registration preferred but not required: Walk-ins welcome. Info/to register: 978-408-9233 or   martharogersmusic@gmail.com

September 24, Sunday
Closed

September 25, Monday

  • 11am-12pm <NEW> Creative Expression & Mindfulness. Weekly, starting on 9/18. A space to explore our mind-body connection through breathing exercises and creative expression using various art mediums. The aim of each meeting will be to observe what unfolds with love and kindness, as well as relieve stress and find healing. Facilitated by Daniell. For questions and more information email Daniellcwc@gmail.com  

    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.

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

    5:30pm-7:30pm. <NEW> A Survivor’s Write to Heal. Mondays, 9/11, 18 & 25, 5:30-7:30pm. 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

    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  

September 26, 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

    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

September 27, 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 28, 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

    12:30-1:30pm *Knitting Group. Weekly. Come knit with us! Open to all levels, no experience necessary!  Materials available. 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.

September 29, Friday

  • no groups scheduled

September 30, Saturday

  • 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  

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. If you don't use email, give a volunteer your contact info. jcarnott@gmail.com

Alphabetical Listing of *NEW* Groups/Activities:
<NEW> After Abortion Well-Being. Tuesdays, 9/5 & 19, 6-7:30pm (meets two Tuesdays per 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

<NEW> Creative Expression & Mindfulness. Mondays, weekly, starting on 9/18, 11am-12pm. A space to explore our mind-body connection through breathing exercises and creative expression using various art mediums. The aim of each meeting will be to observe what unfolds with love and kindness, as well as relieve stress and find healing. Facilitated by Daniell. For questions and more information email Daniellcwc@gmail.com 

<NEW> Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop. Saturday 9/23, 12:30-3pm. The Power of the Drum: an interactive, high-energy, spiritually enlivening experience in a loving, supportive and sacred space for survivors. Facilitated by Iréne “I-SHEA” Shaikly, a high energy multi-faceted performer, singer/songwriter, percussionist, survivor, and lover of building connections to a higher ground. Sponsored by Survivor Theatre Project. Registration preferred but not required: Walk-ins are welcome. For Info/to register: call 978-408-9233 or contact martharogersmusic@gmail.com   

<NEW> How to Go Vegan and Stay Healthy. Friday 9/22, 6:30-7:30pm. Learn how to eat a natural vegan diet, based on whole grains, legumes, and fresh produce. Info:  Sara Sezun, sara.sezun@gmail.com

<NEW> *Lesbian & Bi Women’s Discussion Group. Friday 9/15, 6-7:30pm. Inclusive discussion group for women attracted to women. Tonight’s topic: Coming Out. Info: jojo.bischof@web.de

<NEW> *Navigating Divorce in Massachusetts with or without a Lawyer. Friday 9/22, 11am-1pm. Free. Come to earn how to represent yourself, when you need a lawyer to represent you & how to minimize the cost. Learn how to obtain emergency restraining and vacate orders, temporary orders for custody and support, and orders for attachment of bank accounts or real estate on your own. Drop in any time between 11am & 1pm with your questions, and get them answered! Led by attorney Isabella Jancourtz. Info: isabellajancourtz@yahoo.com

<NEW> A Survivor’s Write to Heal. Mondays, 9/11, 18, and 25, 5:30-7:30pm. A series of workshops designed to embolden female survivors of trauma and abuse by providing an expressive outlet in a nurturing setting. The group will meet twice a week—it’s OK to come whenever you can. Open to all abuse and trauma survivors who identify as women. Info: Cindy, cindyinthehub@gmail.com

Alphabetical Listing of All Groups/Activities:

<NEW> After Abortion Well-Being. Tuesdays, 9/5 & 19, 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. 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 (not 9/4), 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 9/1, 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, 2:30-4:30pm (not 9/4). Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. Materials available. All women welcome. No experience needed. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

<NEW> Creative Expression & Mindfulness. Mondays, weekly, starting on 9/18, 11am-12pm. A space to explore our mind-body connection through breathing exercises and creative expression using various art mediums. The aim of each meeting will be to observe what unfolds with love and kindness, as well as relieve stress and find healing. Facilitated by Daniell. For questions and more information email Daniellcwc@gmail.com  

Feminist Book Club. Monday 9/11, 7-8pm (1st Mondays except when 1st Monday is a holiday)). We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. The book: What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, by Lesley Nneka Arimah. Info: lizbada@bu.edu

Healing Through Creative Arts Workshop. Saturday 9/23, 12:30-3pm. The Power of the Drum: an interactive high energy, spiritually enlivening experience in a loving, supportive and sacred space for survivors. Facilitated by Iréne “I-SHEA” Shaikly, a high energy multi-faceted performer, singer/songwriter, percussionist, survivor, and lover of building connections to a higher ground. Sponsored by Survivor Theatre Project. Registration preferred but not required: Walk-ins are welcome. For Info/to register: call 978-408-9233 or contact martharogersmusic@gmail.com     

<NEW> How to Go Vegan and Stay Healthy. Friday 9/22, 6:30-7:30pm. Learn how to eat a natural vegan diet, based on whole grains, legumes, and fresh produce. Info:  Sara Sezun, sara.sezun@gmail.com

Incest Resources’ Drop-in Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Friday 9/15, 6-7:30pm. Topic: From Denial to Truth. You need to come on time! No one will be admitted after 6:15pm so group process will not be disrupted! Info: 617-354-6394 x12.

*Knitting Group. Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm. Come knit with us! Open to all levels, no experience necessary!  Materials available. Info: graciegeorgie@gmail.com

 <NEW> *Lesbian & Bi Women’s Discussion Group. Friday 9/15, 6-7:30pm. Inclusive discussion group for women attracted to women. Tonight’s topic: Coming Out. Info: jojo.bischof@web.de

Managing Your Money. Tuesday 9/26, 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 Deep Relaxation. Tuesday 9/19, 6-7:30pm. Together we will practice meditations for deep relaxation and rest. No prior meditation experience needed. Info: Christine, christineradice@yahoo.com

*Navigating Aging: Women 65+ Discussion Group. Wednesday 9/20, 2-3:30pm. Topic: Getting around as we age.  We meet monthly to talk about aging in a supportive way. Info: judy@cambridgewomenscenter.org

*Navigating Divorce in Massachusetts with or without a Lawyer. Friday, 9/22, 11am-1pm. Free. Come to earn how to represent yourself, when you need a lawyer to represent you & how to minimize the cost. Learn how to obtain emergency restraining and vacate orders, temporary orders for custody and support, and orders for attachment of bank accounts or real estate on your own. Drop in any time between 11am & 1pm with your questions, and get them answered! Led by attorney Isabella Jancourtz. Info: isabellajancourtz@yahoo.com

*Open Luncheons at the Women’s Center. Tuesday, 9/19 (3rd Tuesdays) & Monday, 9/25 (4th Mondays), 12:30-1:30pm.  Let’s enjoy a delicious meal and being together. All women welcome. Info: 617-354-6394.

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. 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> A Survivor’s Write to Heal. Mondays, 9/11, 18 and 25, 5:30-7:30pm. A series of workshops designed to embolden female survivors of trauma and abuse by providing an expressive outlet in a nurturing setting. The group will meet twice a week—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 and she'll be in touch by email or to arrange to meet. If you don't use email, give a volunteer best way to contact you. jcarnott@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

Women For Political Action. Tuesday 9/5, 6-7:30pm. Come to share, discuss, and plan political actions we can take in our community and beyond! We can make a difference. Info: office@w4pa.org

Women’s Center Board of Trustees monthly meeting. Monday, 9/18. Info: board@cambridgewomenscenter.org

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 Ovarian Cancer Support Group. Saturday 9/16, 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. Tuesday 9/12, 2-3pm (usually meets twice a month). This friendly, supportive group will help you learn how to tell the stories you want to tell. Facilitated by novelist Laura van den Berg. Info: vandenberg8@gmail.com

 

 

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