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Public Calendar For Prospective Members of Women Outdoors Western Massachusetts

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Tusi and Nira

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

Western Massachusetts

January through March 2020

Please note that all Women Outdoors trips are cooperative trips led by volunteers.  While members are concerned for safety, our experience levels differ and mistakes may be made.  There may also be equipment failure, unexpected dangers, or conditions beyond our control (such as weather).  There is also an inherent level of risk in many of the activities that cannot be eliminated.  Women Outdoors and its coordinators don’t train, screen or certify any of the leaders or supervise the trips.  All trips are offered in the common adventurer spirit – where each participant is responsible for her own skills level and safety.  Please be sure to verify all of the information above as well as the organizer’s experience and trip plans to your own satisfaction so you can make an informed decision about whether the trip is right and safe for you.  Remember that in choosing to participate you are agreeing to assume responsibility for all risks associated with the activity.  Women Outdoors trips have an excellent safety record.  We ask that you take care to keep it this way!

Wed. Jan. 1. New Year’s Day Brunch. Come at 12:30 to Marilyn & Mary’s in Easthampton to welcome the New Year! We’ll have a potluck brunch, games, resolutions and reflections of 2020!

Sat. Jan. 4. Hike Bradley Sanctuary. This is an approx.1 hr hike along beautiful, cascading Nichols Brook in Williamsburg.  Easy to moderate.

Sun. Jan. 5.  Hike in Williamsburg.  Hike up Williamsburg trail off Unquomonk Rd in the afternoon, time tbd. Easy to moderate.

Fri. Jan. 10.  Board Games.  Meet at 7:00 pm at Pathways Cohousing, 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence.  Bring your favorite board games. 

Sat. Jan. 11.  X-Country Skiing. If the snow is fresh and deep enough, we’ll go out on a backwoods trail, or Notchview, Stump Sprouds or Northfield, OR if the snow is not good, we’ll skate at Mullins Center.  Update will be sent on the listserve.

Sun. Jan. 12.  X-Country Ski. At Notchview if the snow is good. 

Wed. Jan. 15.  Arts & Crafts Night. This will be a monthly event, rotating days. Meet at 6:45 at Debra’s in Florence and bring your arts or crafts project. 

Sat. Jan. 18.  X-Country Ski at Notchview or Prospect Mtn.  We’ll carpool from JFK School in Florence to ski or snowshoe.  All levels welcome.  Ski rentals are available at both locations. 

Sun. Jan.19. X-Country Ski. 

Sun. Jan. 19. Book Group.  We’ll be discussing Michelle Obama’s Becoming.  Details to be sent over the listserve. 

Mon. Jan. 20.  MLK Day at the MFA.  We’ll meet at 10:00 to go to the Museum of FIna Arts in Boston for a special event.  Free admission. 

Sat. Jan. 25.  Potluck & Poker Night.  Meet at 5:30 pm for potluck, followed by low-stakes poker.  Bring $3.00 in nickels & dimes.  Rules will be reviewed.  Texas Hold ‘Em etc. 

Sun. Feb. 2.  X-Country Ski or Hike.  Depending on the weather, we’ll ski or hike. Details will be sent over the listserve.

Sat. Feb. 8. X-Country Ski at Notchview or Prospect Mtn Leave Northampton at 10:00 am, and take a lunch.  Return by 3:00 at the latest.  Ski rentals are available. 

Sun. Feb. 9.  X-Country Ski. At Notchview if the snow is good. 

Sun. Feb. 16. Book Group.  We’ll be discussing In My Own Sweet Time by Blanche Cooney. Place and time tbd.   

Wed. Feb. 19. Learn the Basics of Shooting Pool.  6:00 pm at Packard’s in Northampton. 

Sat. Feb. 22. Snowshoe/Wildlife Tracking Hike.  Meet at Graves Farm Audubon sanctuary on Adams Rd in Williamsburg at 1:00 pm.

Sun. Feb. 23. Orchid Show. We’ll meet at 10:30 am at Smith Vocational High School in Northampton to see the Amherst Orchid Society Show. We’ll go out to lunch following the event.  Admission is $5. 

Sun. Feb. 23. X-Country Ski. At Notchview if the snow is good. 

Fri. – Sun. March 6-8.  Craftsbury VT Ski Trip.  Sign up NOW for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, great food and good company at Craftsbury Outdoor Center in VT.  Single or double rooms available. Carpool from Northampton, MA.  Sign up through WO National - https://womenoutdoors.org/event-3639555  For more info on Craftsbury: https://www.craftsbury.com/ski

Sat. March 7.  Smith College Spring Bulb Show.  Meet at the Smith College Greenhouse at 10:30 am. $5 donation asked.  Then we’ll go out to lunch/brunch.

Sun. March 8. Bike Ride. We’ll meet at 1:30 pm to bike from Sunderland to Montague and back with a stop at the Book Mill for a drink or snack.  The ride is an easy 11 mile round trip with one steep up hill near the Book Mill.  You can make it longer at Montague if you’d like.  Contact Tusi at ritachild@hotmail.com or 413-320-8784.

Sun. March 15. Book Group with Potluck. Andrea hosts a potluck at 5:30 and discussion at 6:00 of Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Patillo Beals.  Andrea: kitkimba@gmail.com or 413-586-6025.

Sun. March 22.  Potluck Planning Spring Calendar. Meet at Nira’s in Northampton to socialize and plan our spring activities. Bring potluck dish to share and your calendars.  All invited! Contact Nira at niraharper@gmail.com or 413-320-3158.

Sun. March 29. Hike TBD. We’ll do a 1.5 – 2 hr hike, place tbd. Contact Tusi at ritachild@hotmail.com or 413-320-8784.













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