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The Cambridge Women’s Center is open Monday-Friday 10am-8pm and Saturday 10am-3pm for helpline calls, drop-in, and use of our two Computer Labs. All groups and events at the Women’s Center are free and are open to all who identify as women.

* indicates wheelchair-accessible groups. Other groups may be moved to accessible rooms on request; please call us to inquire. Childcare is available if requested a few days in advance.

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

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December 1, Saturday

  • No groups scheduled

December 2, Sunday
Closed

December 3, Monday

  • 12:30-1:30pm. Open Luncheon at the Women’s Center.  Twice monthly (first Monday and third Tuesday). Enjoy a meal and chat together. There will be another luncheon on Tuesday 12/18. Info: 617-354-6394.

    1:30-4:30pm. Beading Group. Mondays, usually weekly, but only 11/3 this month. Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. Materials available. All women welcome. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

    6-8pm. A Survivor’s Write to Heal. Mondays, 12/3 & 17. Writing workshops designed to embolden female survivors of trauma and abuse by providing an expressive outlet in a nurturing setting. We discuss, write & share our work. Info: dianesteinkamp@hotmail.com

    7-8pm. Feminist Book Club. We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. Upcoming books: December 3: And Then there Were None by Agatha Christie; January 7th: Murder in the Kitchen by Agatha Christie; February 4th: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. Info: lizbada@bu.edu

December 4, Tuesday

  • 5:30-6:30pm. Write Your Way. Tuesdays (not 12/25). Whether you're new to writing, or possess a lifelong habit, come join us. We'll write, exploring memory, relationships, identity, wellness, and more, and share if we choose to. Info: adrianacgrant@gmail.com

    6:15-7:45pm. Survivors of Incest Anonymous. Tuesdays (not 12/25). A 12-step group for women survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Info: SIAWomenCambridge@gmail.com

December 5, Wednesday

  • 12:30-2:30pm. *Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. New Day and Time! Wednesdays. 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. Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

    6-7:30pm. <NEW> Healthy Mind, Body and Soul. Wednesdays (not 12/26). Join us for restorative self-care practices focused on healing and connecting to yourself and others. Info: Erika, erikamagone@gmail.com

December 6, Thursday

  • 10am-12pm. Sewing Group. Thursdays. 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, Karlotta: Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Thursdays (not 12/27).  An intimate group where women share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Check out http://cwctraumagroup.org/ for topics, more info on the group, or email groupcambridge@gmail.com

    6:30-8pm. *Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk About It.” Thursdays (not 11/22). Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: Neile, 617-953-4878.

December 7, Friday

  • 6:30-8pm. *Bay State Butches. 12/7 (1st Fridays). Join other butch lesbians to socialize with and support one another. We’ll watch a movie tonight: “Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same.” Info: Lane, defaultlane@aim.com 

December 8, Saturday

  • no groups scheduled

December 9, Sunday
Closed

December 10, Monday

  • 1:30-5pm. *SPECIAL EVENT: Beading Group Show and Sale. Mondays 12/10 & 17. Beautiful handcrafted pieces, at bargain prices! In the living room. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

December 11, Tuesday

  • 2-3pm. Write Your Story. The writing process can be a satisfying way to communicate your thoughts. Through exercises and prompts, this friendly group will help you write new material and explore new ideas (and to share if you want). No previous creative writing experience needed. Materials provided. Led by novelist Laura van den Berg. Info: vandenberg8@gmail.com

    3:30-5pm <NEW> Making Homemade Chocolates. Create and decorate hand-made chocolates with candy molds. All supplies and chocolate provided. Leave with a bag of chocolates! Children welcome. Info: rge_mini@yahoo.com

    5:30-6:30pm. Write Your Way. Tuesdays (not 12/25). Whether you're new to writing, or possess a lifelong habit, come join us. We'll write, exploring memory, relationships, identity, wellness, and more, and share if we choose to. Info: adrianacgrant@gmail.com

    6:15-7:45pm. Survivors of Incest Anonymous. Tuesdays (not 12/25). A 12-step group for women survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Info: SIAWomenCambridge@gmail.com

December 12, Wednesday

  • 12:30-2:30pm. *Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. New Day and Time! Wednesdays. 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. Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

    5:30-6:30pm. Meditations for Managing Stress. Wednesday 12/12. Learn meditations that create a sense of inner peace and balance, as well as tips on how to work meditation into your daily life. No previous experience necessary.  Info: Christine: christineradice@yahoo.com

    6-7:30pm. <NEW> Healthy Mind, Body and Soul. Wednesdays (not 12/26). Join us for restorative self-care practices focused on healing and connecting to yourself and others. Info: Erika, erikamagone@gmail.com

December 13, Thursday

  • 10am-12pm. Sewing Group. Thursdays. 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, Karlotta: Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

    2-3:30pm.  *Women 65+ Discussion Group.  2nd THURSDAYS. This month we’ll have edible goodies to share, and we can discuss whatever anyone wants, and possibly play a game, such as charades.  Info: judy@cambridgewomenscenter.org

    2-3:30pm. <NEW> A Part of the Circle. Come access your inner resources through theatre, play, and exploration.  In a judgement-free zone, we will cultivate a sense of community. No experience needed. Apartofthecircle@gmail.com

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Thursdays (not 12/27). An intimate group where women share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Check out http://cwctraumagroup.org/ for topics, more info on the group, or email groupcambridge@gmail.com

    6:30-8pm. *Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk About It.” Thursdays (not 11/22). Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: Neile, 617-953-4878.

December 14, Friday

  • no groups scheduled

December 15, Saturday

  • no groups scheduled

December 16, Sunday
Closed

December 17, Monday

  • 1:30-5pm. *SPECIAL EVENT: Beading Group Show and Sale. Mondays, 12/10 & 17. Beautiful handcrafted pieces, at bargain prices! In the living room. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

    3-5pm  <NEW> Housing Specialist. (3rd Mondays). Come to drop-in hours with Just-a-Start's case worker for housing questions & concerns. Get help with a housing search process, resolve conflicts, understand your rights, etc. No appointment needed.

    6-8pm. A Survivor’s Write to Heal. Mondays, 12/3 & 17. Writing workshops designed to embolden female survivors of trauma and abuse by providing an expressive outlet in a nurturing setting. We discuss, write & share our work. Info: dianesteinkamp@hotmail.com

December 18, Tuesday

  • 12:30-1:30pm. Open Luncheon at the Women’s Center.  Come eat and chat together. Info: 617-354-6394.

    5:30-6:30pm. Write Your Way. Tuesdays (not 12/25). Whether you're new to writing, or possess a lifelong habit, come join us. We'll write, exploring memory, relationships, identity, wellness, and more, and share if we choose to. Info: adrianacgrant@gmail.com

    6:15-7:45pm. Survivors of Incest Anonymous. Tuesdays (not 12/25). A 12-step group for women survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Info: SIAWomenCambridge@gmail.com

December 19, Wednesday

  • 12:30-2:30pm. *Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. New Day and Time! Wednesdays. 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. Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

    6-7:30pm. <NEW> Healthy Mind, Body and Soul. Wednesdays (not 12/26). Join us for restorative self-care practices focused on healing and connecting to yourself and others. Info: Erika, erikamagone@gmail.com

    6-7:30pm. Board of Trustees Meeting. Info: board@cambridgewomenscenter.org

December 20, Thursday

  • 10am-12pm. Sewing Group. Thursdays. 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, Karlotta: Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

    12-2pm . <NEW> Healing through Art. Thursdays 12/20 & 12/27.  A space for women to come together and use the creative process to heal ourselves. All women welcome. No experience needed. Info: Forest  617-416-1297 or elizagburke@gmail.com  

    6:30-7:30pm. Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Thursdays (not 12/27). An intimate group where women share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Check out http://cwctraumagroup.org/ for topics, more info on the group, or email groupcambridge@gmail.com

    6:30-8pm. *Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meeting. “Ladies, Let’s Talk About It.” Thursdays (not 11/22). Support group for women recovering from drug/alcohol abuse.  Info: Neile, 617-953-4878.

December 21, Friday

  • 6-7:30pm. Incest Resources’ Drop-in Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Topic: Spirituality. You must come on time! No one admitted after 6:15pm so group process will not be disrupted! Meets 3rd Fridays, December-June.

    6-7:30pm. *Lesbian & Bi Women’s Discussion Group. (3rd  Fridays). Inclusive discussion group for women attracted to women. This month’s topic: Sex and Intimacy. Info: jojo.bischof@web.de

December 22, Saturday

  • no groups scheduled

December 23, Sunday
Closed

December 24, Monday

  • no groups scheduled.
    Center closes today at 6pm. Kitchen closes at 5:45pm.

December 25, Tuesday

  • 12 noon-4pm. CHRISTMAS DAY -- The Women’s Center will be open from noon-4pm, with a holiday dinner from 1-3pm. All women and children are invited to share in the feast! Info: 617-354-6394.

December 26, Wednesday

  • 12:30-2:30pm. *Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. New Day and Time! Wednesdays. 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. Info: womenspanishenglishclass@hotmail.com

December 27, Thursday

  • 10am-12pm. Sewing Group. Thursdays. 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, Karlotta: Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

    12-2pm . <NEW> Healing through Art. Thursdays 12/20 & 12/27.  A space for women to come together and use the creative process to heal ourselves. All women welcome. No experience needed. Info: Forest  617-416-1297 or elizagburke@gmail.com  

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

December 28, Friday

  • 6:30-8pm. *Reconciling Support Group. Friday 12/28 (4th Fridays). For individuals assigned female at birth, who identified as something other than female/are dysphoric, & want to process,  reconcile with being female, and heal. Info: defaultlane@aim.com

December 29, Saturday

  • no groups scheduled

December 30, Sunday
Closed

December 31, Monday (New Year's Eve)

  • No groups scheduled. The Women's Center is open from 10am to 6pm. Kitchen closes at 5:45pm.

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 would like more information, please contact us at kate.e.flynn@gmail.com  

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

*BEADING GROUP SHOW AND SALE. Mondays 12/10 & 17, 1:30-5pm. Don’t miss this show! Beautiful handcrafted pieces! Bargains! In the living room. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

*CHRISTMAS DAY HOLIDAY DINNER. Tuesday, 12/25, from 1-3pm. All women and children are invited to share in the feast! Info: 617-354-6394. (The Women’s Center will be open from 12-4pm)

New Groups / Activities

<NEW> A Part of the Circle. Thursday, 12/13, 2-3:30pm. Come access your inner resources through theatre, play, and exploration.  In a judgement-free zone, we will cultivate a sense of community. No experience needed. Apartofthecircle@gmail.com

<NEW> Healing through Art. Thursdays, 12/20 & 27, 12-2pm.  A space for women to come together and use the creative process to heal ourselves. All women welcome. No experience needed. Info: Forest  617-416-1297 or elizagburke@gmail.com  

<NEW> Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul. Wednesdays (not 12/26), 6-7:30pm. Join us for restorative self-care practices focused on healing and connecting to yourself and others. Contact: Erika Veidis, erikamagone@gmail.com 

<NEW> Housing Specialist. Monday 12/17 (3rd Mondays), 3-5pm. Come to drop-in hours with Just-a-Start's case worker to answer housing questions and concerns. She can also help you navigate a housing search process, resolve conflicts, and understand your rights. No appointment needed.

<NEW> Making Homemade Chocolates. Tuesday, 12/11, 3:30-5pm. Create and decorate hand-made chocolates with candy molds. All supplies and chocolate provided. Leave with a bag of chocolates! Children welcome. Info: rge_mini@yahoo.com

Alphabetical Listing of All Groups/Activities:

<NEW> A Part of the Circle. Thursday 12/13, 2-3:30pm. Come access your inner resources through theatre, play, and exploration.  In a judgement-free zone, we will cultivate a sense of community. No experience needed. Apartofthecircle@gmail.com

*Bay State Butches. 12/7 (1st Fridays). 6:30-8pm. Join other butch lesbians to socialize with and support one another. We’ll watch a movie tonight: “Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same.” Info: Lane, defaultlane@aim.com 

Beading Group
. Monday 12/3 (usually weekly), 1:30-4:30pm. Come work on your own beading projects and socialize. Materials available. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

*Beading Group Show and Sale, Special event. Mondays 12/10 & 17, 1:30-5pm. Beautiful handcrafted pieces! Bargains! In the living room. Info: thebeadinggroup@gmail.com

Cambridge Women’s Center Board of Trustees Meeting. Wednesday 12/19, 6-7:30pm. Info: board@cambridgewomenscenter.org

*CHRISTMAS DAY HOLIDAY DINNER. Tuesday 12/25, from 1-3pm. All women and children are invited to share in the feast! Info: 617-354-6394. (The Women’s Center will be open from 12-4pm)

Feminist Book Club. 12/3 (1st MondayS). 7-8pm. We discuss books through the lens of feminism and our own experiences. Upcoming books: December 3: And Then there Were None by Agatha Christie; January 7th: Murder in the Kitchen by Agatha Christie; February 4th: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. Info: lizbada@bu.edu

<NEW> Healing through Art. Thursdays 12/20 & 12/17, 12-2pm.  A space for women to come together and use the creative process to heal ourselves. All women welcome. No experience needed. Info: Forest  617-416-1297 or elizagburke@gmail.com  

<NEW> Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul. Wednesdays (not 12/26), 6-7:30pm. Join us for restorative self-care practices focused on healing and connecting to yourself and others. Contact: Erika Veidis, erikamagone@gmail.com 

<NEW> Housing Specialist. Monday, 12/17 (3rd Mondays), 3-5pm. Come to drop-in hours with Just-a-Start's case worker to answer housing questions and concerns. She can also help you navigate a housing search process, resolve conflicts, and understand your rights. No appointment needed.

Incest Resources’ Drop-in Discussion Group for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, (3rd Fridays, December-June), 6-7:30pm.. 12/21 Topic: Spirituality You must come on time! No one admitted after 6:15pm so group process will not be disrupted!

*Lesbian & Bi Women’s Discussion Group. 12/21 (3rd  Fridays), 6-7:30pm. Inclusive discussion group for women attracted to women. This month’s topic: Sex and Intimacy. Info: jojo.bischof@web.de

<NEW> Making homemade chocolates. Tuesday, 12/11, 3:30-5pm. Create and decorate hand-made chocolates with candy molds. All supplies and chocolate provided. Leave with a bag of chocolates! Children welcome. Info: rge_mini@yahoo.com

Meditations for Managing Stress. Wednesday, 12/12, 5:30-6:30pm. Together we’ll practice meditations for gratitude and inner stillness--mindful breathe, body scan/relaxation, visualization, and more. No previous experience necessary. Info: Christine: christineradice@yahoo.com

*Open Luncheons at the Women’s Center.  Come eat and chat together. Monday, 12/3 & Tuesday, 12/18. 12:30-1:30pm. Info: 617-354-6394.

*Reconciling Support Group. 12/28 (4th Fridays), 6:30-8pm. A support group for people who were assigned female at birth, who are dysphoric or who once identified as something other than a woman, and are now reconciling with being female and want to heal and process with others of a similar experience. Info: Lane, defaultlane@aim.com

Sewing Group. Thursdays, 10am-12pm. 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: Karlotta, Graciegeorgie@gmail.com

*Spanish-English Conversation Exchange. Wednesdays, 12:30pm-2:30pm. 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. 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  

Survivors of Incest Anonymous. Tuesdays (not 12/25), 6:15-7:45pm. A 12-step group for women survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Info: SIAWomenCambridge@gmail.com

Trauma Support/Discussion Group. Thursdays (not 12/27), 6:30-7:30pm. An intimate group where women can share and get support for all forms of trauma, past and present. Check out http://cwctraumagroup.org/ for topics, more info, or email groupcambridge@gmail.com

*Women 65+ Discussion Group.  12/13 (2nd  Thursdays), 2-3:30pm. This month we’ll have edible goodies to share, and we can discuss whatever anyone wants, and possibly play a game, such as charades.  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

Write Your Story. Tuesday, 12/11, 2-3pm. The writing process can be a satisfying way to communicate your thoughts. Through exercises and prompts, this friendly group will help you write new material and explore new ideas (and to share if you want). No previous creative writing experience needed. Materials provided. Led by novelist Laura van den Berg. Info: vandenberg8@gmail.com

Write Your Way. Tuesdays (not 12/25), 5:30-6:30pm. Whether you're new to writing, or possess a lifelong habit, come join us. We'll write, exploring memory, relationships, identity, wellness, and more, and share if we choose to. Info: adrianacgrant@gmail.com

 

 

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