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Music Time with Elliot Kakitis4th Saturday of Each MonthFranklin County Family Support Center294 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA
Music Time with Elliot Kakitisclose4th Saturday of Each Month
Franklin County Family Support Center
294 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA

Join in the fun, joy, and rhythm of the music!

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Music Time with Elliot Kakitis3rd Saturday of Each MonthNorth Quabbin Family Support Center361 Main St, Athol MA
Music Time with Elliot Kakitisclose3rd Saturday of Each Month
North Quabbin Family Support Center
361 Main St, Athol MA

Join in the fun, joy, and rhythm of the music!

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Thanksgiving DinnerThe Stone Soup Cafe and The United Arc PresentsThursday, November 28th, 2019Noon-3:00pm 399 Main St, Greenfield, MA
Thanksgiving DinnercloseThe Stone Soup Cafe and The United Arc Presents
Thursday, November 28th, 2019
Noon-3:00pm 399 Main St, Greenfield, MA

Let us do the cooking so you can enjoy the meal with your family, make friends, & enjoy an inclusive community meal!

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The United Arc Holiday PartySunday, December 8th, 12:00-3:00pmElks Lodge #12963 Church St, Greenfield, MA 01301
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Elks Lodge #1296
3 Church St, Greenfield, MA 01301

Join our holiday tradition!

Share a holiday meal and exchange gifts

Please RSVP to Serena at (413) 774-5558 ext. 1010 by November 30th

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The United Arc Holiday PartyFriday, December 13th, 5:30-8:30pmAthol American Legion325 Pequiog Avenue, Athol, MA
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Athol American Legion
325 Pequiog Avenue, Athol, MA

Join our holiday tradition filled with festive holiday music, delicious food (provided by the GAAAFSN Advisory Board), and a special visit from Santa!

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Grandparent Support GroupSupport Group forgrandfamilies in our local communities
Grandparent Support GroupcloseSupport Group for
grandfamilies in
our local communities

Are you a grandparent bring up a grandchild? Please join us in a self-facilitated gathering to shareresources and ideas.

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An IEP Clinic For My ChildTuesday, November 12th, 201911:00 - 2:00 PM294 Avenue A, Turners Falls
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11:00 - 2:00 PM
294 Avenue A, Turners Falls

The Federation for Children with Special Needs

Experienced Parent Advocates and Special Education Consultants

This is a comprehensive training, view more information below.

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An IEP Clinic For My ChildThursday, November 14th, 20196:00 - 8:00 PM361 Main St. Athol, MA
An IEP Clinic For My ChildcloseThursday, November 14th, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
361 Main St. Athol, MA

The Federation for Children with Special Needs

Experienced Parent Advocates and Special Education Consultants

This is a comprehensive training, view more information below.

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Inclusion Theatre ProgramAll are welcome!Share your talents!In partnership with The United Arc
Inclusion Theatre ProgramcloseAll are welcome!
Share your talents!
In partnership with The United Arc

The Inclusion Theatre program provides a safe, empowering, and fun space for individuals interested in performing arts to share their talents and their stories

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Family Fun NightsEvery 4th Friday 5:30 - 8:00pmThe United Arc361 Main Street, Athol, MA
Family Fun NightscloseEvery 4th Friday 5:30 - 8:00pm
The United Arc
361 Main Street, Athol, MA

Join us for a free night of family, friends, fun and food.

Acitivities may include Movies, Games and Crafts

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Creative Adventures ClubNovember 2019The United Arc361 Main Street Athol, MA
Creative Adventures ClubcloseNovember 2019
The United Arc
361 Main Street Athol, MA

Thursday, November 7th.

Karaoke Night

Singe and dance your heart out!

Call Julia @ (413) 768-1501 or Ben @ (413) 834-8288 with any questions.

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NQ Caregivers' Resource Group361 Main Street, AtholEvery 3rd WednesdayThe United Arc
NQ Caregivers' Resource Groupclose361 Main Street, Athol
Every 3rd Wednesday
The United Arc

Come socialize with other caregivers and help support each other through all of the ins and outs of being a caregiver or parent to a person with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Join us to discuss ideas and gain valuable resources.

No RSVP is required, but it is helpful for planning purposes. RSVP's can be made to Alice Young at (413) 774-5558 ext.1047

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Pioneer ClubSelf Advocacy Group294 Avenue A, Turners FallsThursdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pioneer ClubcloseSelf Advocacy Group
294 Avenue A, Turners Falls
Thursdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Pioneer Club offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.

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Frontier ClubSelf Advocacy Group361 Main Street, AtholTuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Frontier ClubcloseSelf Advocacy Group
361 Main Street, Athol
Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Frontier Club offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.

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Friends in Common Fine Arts ClubThe United Arc294 Ave. A. Turners FallsNovember, 2019
Friends in Common Fine Arts ClubcloseThe United Arc
294 Ave. A. Turners Falls
November, 2019

Friends in Common offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for teens and young adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities in the Franklin area.

Contact Nick Estrada: nickestrada@unitedarc.org or Sarah Marshall: sarahmarshall@unitedarc.org for more info!

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Friends in CommonFriends in CommonThe United ArcTurners Falls, MA 01376
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The United Arc
Turners Falls, MA 01376

Friends in Common offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for teens and young adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities in the Franklin area.

Call Julia @ (413) 768-1501 or Ben @ (413) 834-8288 with any questions.

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North Quabbin FriendsEvents every week inthe North Quabbin areaTake a look at our calendar!
North Quabbin FriendscloseEvents every week in
the North Quabbin area
Take a look at our calendar!

North Quabbin Friends offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for teens and young adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities in the Franklin area.

Call Julia @ (413) 768-1501 or Ben @ (413) 834-8288 with any questions.

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Support for GrandfamiliesSupport Group forgrandfamilies in our local communities
Support for GrandfamiliescloseSupport Group for
grandfamilies in
our local communities

Support groups for grandfamily caregivers (caring for children of other family members). Caregivers are welcome to come on a regular basis or stop by when you can.

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Holiday Parties    Annual Picnic

Valuing, respecting, including and recognizing the contributions of our citizens with disabilities.