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Friday September 19, 2014
Give Blood, Save a Life

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Tuesday, September 23rd, from 11AM to 4PM.  “The fall is an important time to get out and give blood, as we are completing the summer months – a crucial time for blood donation,” said Saundra Rose, blood donor recruiter for Baystate Health.  “The top reason people do not give blood is because they have never been asked, so we are asking you now to donate the gift of life this fall.  All of our blood donations are used within our local communities.  Donors can make a difference in the lives of their own families, friends and neighbors.”

Thursday September 18, 2014
Help for Friends & Family of People with Mental Illness

Adapted from a National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts (NAMI-WM) press release:

On the last Wednesday of every month, from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, the Family and Friends Of Loved Ones Living with Mental Illness Support Group meets at Clinical Support Options (CSO) here in Greenfield.

Tuesday September 16, 2014
Dakin Dog Classes Start Soon

Adapted from a Dakin Humane Society press release:

The Pioneer Valley's Dakin Humane Society will begin three, six-week, dog training workshops this month at their Leverett location.  The two regular classes being offered are "Basic Family Dog", on September 20th at 9:30AM, and "Better Family Dog", an intermediate level course on September 27th at 10:30AM.  There will also be a special "Rally Freestyle – Fun and Games" intermediate level class on September 27th at 11:30AM.

Monday September 15, 2014
United Arc Offers Special Education Workshops

Adapted from a United Arc press release:

The United Arc's Family Center is sponsoring two trainings this month for for families of students with developmental disabilities.  "An IEP for My Child" will take place on Thursday, September 18th, and "Basic Rights in Special Education" is scheduled for Monday, September 29th.

Friday September 12, 2014
Next Solar Challenge Workshop 9/18 at the Library

Adapted from a Greenfield Energy and Sustainability Office press release:

After successfully launching its innovative Solar Challenge Program, with an event here at GCTV which drew a capacity crowd, the town of Greenfield is doing it again.  The public is invited to attend a workshop aboout the program at the Greenfield Public Library (402 Main Street) on Thursday, September 18th, from 6PM to 7:30PM.  The Solar Team will provide an overview of the program and answer questions about this great opportunity for Greenfield residents to take advantage of lower cost solar electric systems.

Thursday September 11, 2014
CRE to Hold Public Forum on Splash Park

Adapted from a Greenfield Town Council CRE Committee press release:

On Monday, September 22, 2014, the Greenfield Town Council's Community Relations & Education (CRE) Committee will hold a forum on safety and the splash park at Hillside Park.  Town officials will be present to share information and answer questions.   Residents are encouraged to attend to share ideas and concerns.

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