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Public Calendar For Prospective Members of Women Outdoors Western Massachusetts

Welcome!  Please CONTACT US with any questions about events.

Tusi and Nira

Nira at niraharper@gmail.com   &    Tusi at ritachild@hotmail.com

January, February, March 2021

Covid-19 procedures for Women Outdoors members: Outdoor activities are limited to up to 6 women, and all are required to wear a mask and keep a 6 foot distance. Here are the Covid 19 restrictions from national Women Outdoors. https://www.womenoutdoors.org/sys/website/?pageId=1726407.  When you reply to an event, you assume the risk as stated here: https://www.womenoutdoors.org/sys/website/?pageId=1726390.

Activity Leaders: We ask that you accept the first 6 women who reply to your event.

Wednesday Hikes.  Noor and Nira and others will organize hiking and/or skiing at 1:00 pm every Wednesday.  Details will be sent on the listserve. 

Fri. Jan. 1. Hike at Mineral Hills. New Year’s Day hike at 1:00 pm.  Park at the end of Turkey Hill Rd in Florence to hike the quarry trail for about 1.5 hours. Mariah and Tusi will lead two groups in different directions.

Fri. Jan. 1. Come & Celebrate our 4th Annual (but First Virtual) New Year's Day Celebration!   Via Zoom at 3:30.  Enjoy good fellowship and a chance to reflect! Each of us will consider something from 2020 we want to leave behind, something we want to take with us into the New Year, and something we might want to establish or reclaim in 2021. You might want to have a beverage of choice, appetizer, and some kinds of fruit available -- it's good luck to eat fruit on New Year's Day! 

  A Zoom link will be sent out two or three days ahead to those who RSVP. Looking forward to seeing you all again to celebrate the start of 2021! 

Sat. Jan. 2. Hike TBD, but anyone else who wants to lead something on this date, feel free to put it on the listserv in place of, or in addition to, whatever I decide to do.

Sat. Jan. 2.  Movie Discussion.  We’ll send out a movie suggestion to view ahead of time and have a discussion over Zoom at 6:45 pm.  

Fri. Jan. 8. X-Country Ski at Notchview.  Rt. 9 Windsor, MA. Meet at Lodge at 1:30. Ski 1:30 - 3:30. Trustees Members $10.50,  Non-members $14.  Free with season pass. Ski rentals are available for $20. 

Fri. Jan. 8.  Crafts Night. We’ll gather at 6:30 over Zoom to socialize while we each work on an art or craft project of our own choosing.

Sat. Jan. 9.  Hike TBD. If anyone else wants to lead something on this date, feel free to put it on the listserve in place of, or in addition to, whatever I decide to do.  

Sat. Jan. 16. Hike at Mt. Tom. Meet at 10:30 at the parking lot near Bray Lake for a moderate 1.5 – 2 hr hike. 

Sat. Jan. 16.  Dance Party! After 9 months of dancing around the house by myself, I’ve built quite the playlist. Please join me online dancing to R&B, current pop/rock, and an eclectic mix of everything in between. Show up and we’ll have some fun celebrating as best we can in these crazy times! 

Sun. Jan. 17.  Book Group.  Probably 6:30 pm. We’ll be discussing Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Kimmerer describes the beautiful, intelligent interconnectedness of the natural world through stories of our Indigenous peoples and her own journey. 

Sat. Jan. 23. Hike TBD. If anyone else wants to lead something on this date, feel free to put it on the listserve in place of, or in addition to, whatever I decide to do.  

Sat. Jan. 23. Games Night. We will be playing Skribbl! This is an online game like Pictionary. It's lots of fun and easy to learn. I just did a Skribbl night for my birthday, and everyone loved it. You will need to be on a computer. It doesn't really work to do it from a phone or other device. I'm capping registrations at 12 people/families/devices. 

Sun. Jan. 24.  X-Country Ski or Hike.  If there’s snow, we’ll ski at Notchview in Windsor.  If not, we’ll do a 1.5 – 2 hour hike tbd.  

Sat. Jan. 30. Hike TBD. If anyone else wants to lead something on this date, feel free to put it on the listserve in place of, or in addition to, whatever I decide to do.  

Fri. Feb. 5. Crafts Night. We’ll gather at 6:30 over Zoom to socialize while we each work on an art or craft project of our own choosing. 

Sat. Feb. 6. Saw Mills Hike. Meet at Avis Circle trailhead in Florence at 10:30 for a moderate 1.5 – 2 hr hike. 

Sat. Feb. 13. Hike TBD. If anyone else wants to lead something on this date, feel free to put it on the listserve in place of, or in addition to, whatever I decide to do.  

Sun. Feb. 14.  X-Country Ski or Hike.  We’ll do a 1.5 – 2 hour ski or hike, depending on the weather and conditions.  

Sat. Feb. 20. Hike TBD. If anyone else wants to lead something on this date, feel free to put it on the listserve in place of, or in addition to, whatever I decide to do.  

Sun. Feb. 21. Book Group. Meet over Zoom for a discussion of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. 

Sat. Feb. 27. Hike TBD. If anyone else wants to lead something on this date, feel free to put it on the listserve in place of, or in addition to, whatever I decide to do.  

Fri. Mar. 5. Crafts Night. We’ll gather at 6:30 over Zoom to socialize while we each work on an art or craft project of our own choosing.

Sat. Mar. 6.  Smith College and Mt Holyoke Bulb Shows. Smith College and Mt Holyoke have fabulous Springtime bulb shows. Time frame to be announced closer to the event if it is not canceled. Smith is definitely scheduling the bulb show.  

Sat. Mar. 13. Hike TBD. If anyone else wants to lead something on this date, feel free to put it on the listserve in place of, or in addition to, whatever I decide to do.  

Sun. Mar. 14.  Daylight Savings Hike.  Celebrate the return of the light – daylight savings – with a 1.5 – 2 hour hike tbd.  

Sat. Mar. 20. Hike TBD. If anyone else wants to lead something on this date, feel free to put it on the listserve in place of, or in addition to, whatever I decide to do.  

Sun. Mar. 21. Book Group.  Book and details to be announced over the listserve.

Sat. Mar. 27. Hike TBD. If anyone else wants to lead something on this date, feel free to put it on the listserve in place of, or in addition to, whatever I decide to do. 

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