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Boards/Committees

  1. The Jones Library, Inc. Budget Committee

    December 16, 2019, 9:05 AM - 10:30 AM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 12/11/19 at 11:25 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Dickinson Trust; FY20 Budget; FY21 Budget Request; FY21 JCPC Request.

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  2. Board of License Commissioners

    December 16, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 12/12/19 at 1:50 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order. Public Comment. Licenses: Change of Manager, On-Premises All Alcohol Liquor License, Veracruz Foods, Inc., d/b/a La Veracruzana, 63 South Pleasant St., Manager Ana Diaz.; Short-Term Liquor Licenses For Review; Annual License Renewal. Discussion Items: Minutes.Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting. Adjournment.

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  3. Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

    December 16, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Smith College

    RECEIVED: 12/11/19 at 4:20 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Introductions. Guest speaker: Senator Jo Comerford. HFCSWG resumes their monthly meeting. Updates and check-ins by Commissioners, including upcoming events. Confirm attendance for the semi-annual regional convening of regional commissions on the status of women and commissions on the status of women and girls for 12/19 from 5-8 pm. Confirm upcoming public meeting dates and venues for January to June 2020 meetings. Any other items that may lawfully come before this body.

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  4. Joint Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committees

    December 16, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Amherst-Pelham Regional High School Library

    RECEIVED: 12/11/19 at 1:45 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee to Order and consider entering Executive Session in accordance with Open Meeting Law, MGL, c. 30A, Section 21(a), pursuant to Purpose 2 to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel, Michael Morris, with plans to return to open session. 2. Call Union 26 to Order and consider entering Executive Session in accordance with Open Meeting Law, MGL, c. 30A, Section 21(a), pursuant to Purpose 2 to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel, Michael Morris, with plans to return to open session. 3. Public Comment. 4. New and Continuing Business: Proposed Contract Discussion: Proposed contract for Superintendent Michael Morris’ Contract. 5. Adjourn Union 26. Regional Only Topics: 1. Warrant Review 2. Adjourn Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee.

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  5. Town Council Finance Committee

    December 16, 2019, 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 12/11/19 at 2:11 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Public Forum on Appropriation of funds from the Community Preservation Act for a playground at Kendrick Park, as set forth on proposed Financial Order #20-45. 2. Additional consideration of committee recommendation to the Council regarding Financial Order #20-45. 3. Items not anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

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  6. Town Council Public Forum Regarding Appropriations not in the Annual Budget

    December 16, 2019, 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM

    RECEIVED: 12/5/19 at 10:04 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Presentations and Discussion: Kendrick Park. Public Forum [Charter Sec. 5.6] – Kendrick Park: Per Charter section 5.6, the Town Council will hold a public forum regarding an appropriation not in the annual budget, on the appropriation of Community Preservation Act funds for Kendrick Park. More than one-half of the meeting time on the agenda will be devoted to public comment.

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  7. Town Council

    December 16, 2019, 6:45 PM - 10:30 PM @ Town Room

    REV: 12/14/19 at 12:59 pm.,12/11/19 at 2:17 & 4:34 pm. REC'D: 1/15/19 at 2:29 pm. TOPICS: Election of President and Vice President. Announcements. Public Comment. Discussion items: General Bylaws - 1st reading, Bylaw Review Committee Report and Council discussion. Outreach, Communications and Appointments Committee Process for OCA recommending candidates for appointment per Charter by full Town Council, including Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board - OCA Report and Council discussion. Action items: Appropriation of Community Preservation Act Funds - Kendrick Park, Acquisition - Hickory Ridge Property, Community Choice Aggregation, Town Manager Goals 1st reading, Draft Council Budget Guidelines, Amendment to Council Rules: 10.8 - 2nd reading and 10.5h - 1st reading. Committee reports. Approval of minutes: Amend 11/7/19, approve 11/18/19 and 12/4/19. Town Manager Report. Town Council Comments. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the president 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

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  8. Amherst Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

    December 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Jean Elder Community Room

    RECEIVED: 12/12/19 at 3:25 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda Adoption/Changes, Approval of Minutes: Nov 6, 2019, Financial: Warrant Report – Oct 2019, P & L Oct 2019, Fixed Asset Purchases Oct 2019,Cash Balances Oct 2019,Property Mgmt Report, Unit Vacancies & Tenant Accounts Receivable, Work Order Update,Resident Services Report, Ann Whalen Office Renovation Project – Change Order 1, Watson Farms Paving & Site Improvements Project – Certificate of Final Completion, Proposal to increase the 2020 payment standards to 110% of the current Fair Market Rents for Amherst, Amherst Community Connections – Presentation of CDBG App and request for support, Personnel Policy Increase Administrative hours from 35 hrs. per week to 37.5 hrs. per week for full time,Remove pay out of Compensation time for Salaried employees, change yearly amount of vacation time earned, Change sick time earned, Chair’s Report, Executive Director’s Report, Adorn.

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  9. Town Council Finance Committee

    December 17, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Town Room

    REVISED: 12/13/19 at 9:37 am. RECEIVED: 12/12/19 at 3:25 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Proposed Amherst Affordable Housing Priorities Policy 2. Financial implications of proposed Percent for Arts Bylaw 3. Review and comment on Finance Committee Charge, Discuss Percent for Art Bylaw Ad Hoc Committee Report 4. Major Capital Investments process, next steps 5. Follow-up to Four Towns Meeting 6. FY 21 Preliminary Budget Guidelines, follow-up to Council meeting 7. Meeting schedule for 2020 8. Public Comment 9. Matters not anticipated by the Chair 48 hours before the meeting

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  10. Planning Board and Zoning Subcommittee

    December 17, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 12/13/19 at 11:38 am. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements and minutes; Public Comment; Election of Officers; Ongoing discussion of Housing Initiatives: a. Amherst Draft Housing Policy - proposed/drafted comments for John Hornik i. Summary of recommendations from Housing Production Plan and Housing Market Study b. Update on research: i. Infill growth to promote affordability, ii. Inclusionary zoning proposed revisions; Topics not anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting; Next meetings; Adjournment.

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  11. Amherst School Committee

    December 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 12/13/19 at 8:50 am. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call to Order and Approve Minutes of November 25, 2019. 2. Committee Announcements and Public Comment. 3. Superintendent’s Update. 4. New and Continuing Business: a. Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Update/Discussion, b. Budget Guidance Review: Early Childhood Access Report, c. Crocker Farm School Improvement Plan Update, d. Budget Guidance Review: Family Center, e. Dual Language Enrollment Process, f. Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN), g. Warrant Review Process, h. School Committee Stipends, i. SC Calendar Agenda Items. 5. Accept Gifts. 6. Adjourn.

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  12. Community Resources Committee of the Town Council

    December 18, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 12/13/19 at 10:07 am. LIST OF TOPICS: General Public Comment. 3. Discussion Items: a. The Downtown Parking Study and Memo from Downtown Parking Working Group - referred on November 18, 2019 – (Continued from November 20, 2019 and December 4, 2019) i. Discussion and Clarification Questions on Priorities – with Sonia Aldrich, Comptroller ii. Discussion of Contents of Report to Town Council b. Zoning Bylaws - to recommend a plan for approaching zoning bylaw revisions - referred on November 18, 2019 c. Draft CRC Retreat Agenda 4. Action Items a. Master Plan – discussion and possible vote on process for updating and adopting in accordance with Charter Sec. 9.8 - referred on November 18 – (Continued from November 20, 2019 and December 4, 2019) 5. Presentations - None 6. Minutes a. Adoption of December 4, 2019 Minutes 7. Announcements 8. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance

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  13. Governance, Organization and Legislation Committee of the Town Council

    December 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Town Room

    REVISED: 12/13/19 at 9:49 am. RECEIVED: 3/8/19 at 3:04 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: 2. Consider revision of Rules of Procedure Rule 10.5h,regarding public comment at special meetings 3. Continue discussion of Town Council Committee reorganization 4. Consider possible procedures for how to handle Public Ways requests which require Town Council approval 5. Public Comment 6. Adoption of December 04, 2019 Minutes 7. Discussion of future agenda items 8. Items Not Anticipated by the Chair 48 Hours in Advance

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  14. Historical Commission

    December 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 12/13/19 at 12:21 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Review Minutes—November 20. Discussion of signs for West Cemetery and the Amherst History Mural: Presentation by Archipelago Investments and Artist David Fichter. Discussion with Valley CDC re upcoming projects: 132 Northampton Road; East Street School. Review of information from PVPC: District nominations; Outbuilding surveys. Review and discuss FY2021 CPA Proposals: Year 3 of headstone restoration in West Cemetery; Update to Town’s Building Inventory; Jones Library Special Collections; Window restoration at North Amherst Community Farm; North Amherst Library. Review draft revisions to Demolition Delay Bylaw. General updates: Barn at 562 Montague Road; 462 Main St.-site visit. Public Comment. Next Meeting Date: December 30. Adjournment.

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  15. Planning Board

    December 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 12/12/19 at 12:01 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Comment Period; Public Hearing Site Plan Reviews & Special Permits - SPR2020-03 Jonathan Gurfein, Riverside Organics - 555 Belchertown Rd (continued from 11/6/19, 11/20/19, 12/4/19); Public Meeting - Subdivision Amherst Hills Subdivision - SUB 1989-13; Master Plan Update; Planning & Zoning - ZSC Report, Public Comment re: ZSC Report, Other; Old Business - Topics not anticipated 48 hours prior to meeting; New Business - Disc: Timing of receipt of permit application materials, Topics not anticipated 48 hours prior to meeting; Form A (ANR) Subdivision Applications; Upcoming ZBA Applications; Upcoming SPP/SPR/SUB Applications; Planning Board Committee & Liaison Reports; Chair Report; Staff Report; Adjournment.

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  16. Ranked Choice Voting Commission

    December 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 12/6/19 at 2:30 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Public comment. Correct and approve minutes from previous meeting. Demonstration by ES&S representative. Continue discussion on RCV implementation. Topics not anticipated 48 hours before the meeting.

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  17. Historical Commission

    December 30, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    REVISED: 12/13/19 at 2:08 pm. RECEIVED: 12/13/19 at 12:22 pm. LIST OF TOPICS: Notice of Public Hearing -Demolition Delay. In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40A, and Article 13, Demolition Delay, of the Amherst Zoning Bylaw, the Amherst Historical Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 5 PM in the First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave., to consider the following demolition application requests: 598 South Pleasant Street (17C-6) – Amherst Rental Properties LLC – Request to demolish a ca. 1951 detached one-car garage.462 Main Street (14B-68) – 462 Main LLC – Request to demolish 14’x14’ addition attached at rear of main structure. 462 Main Street (14B-68) – 462 Main LLC – Request to consider lifting one year delay on a ca. 1916-1930 outbuilding, with a delay issued on August 21, 2019 and expiring August 21, 2020.

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Community (Public)

  1. Secrets from the Archives: Some Things You Simply Don’t Know about Mabel Loomis Todd

    December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    Julie Dobrow returns to Amherst for the paperback release of her mother/daughter biography, "After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet". Dobrow will share the many stories she wasn’t able to include in her book. Co-sponsored by the Amherst Historical Society, Amherst Books, and the Jones Library.

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  2. Ukulele Strum Along

    December 15, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Amherst Room

    Come play music with a growing community of ukulele players in the Valley - join us for easy songs, laid back instruction, and a lot of fun! Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of ours. Sign up is required to borrow a ukulele - call the library at 413-259-3096.

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  3. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ the North Amherst Library

    December 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  4. America in 1919

    December 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    1919 was a turning point in American history; a year full of upheaval, social movements, and change. Learn about this pivotal year with Mount Holyoke College professor Daniel Czitrom.

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  5. Living Building Tour at the Hitchcock Center

    December 18, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Did you know the Hitchcock Center is a Living Building? It is the 23rd building in the world and the 4th in Massachusetts to achieve the Certified Living Building designation! It is designed to model systems in nature, it’s net zero energy and water, has composting toilets, and has been made with responsibly sourced non-toxic materials. Come find out what makes our building a special teaching tool empowering visitors to ask, “what does sustainability look like in the built environment and in my community?” Bring your questions so we can learn together. Tours typically last from 1-1.5 hours. Free Registration encouraged: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-building-tour-registration-32964376337

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  6. District 3 Office Hours with Councilor Dorothy Pam @ the Jones Library Amherst Room

    December 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Amherst Room

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  7. Smart Growth Planning for Amherst's Downtown: A Discussion of Process and Impacts of a 40R District

    December 19, 2019, 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room

    Town of Amherst Planning for Housing Production Grant: Consultant presentation and review of 40R zoning —denser development with affordable housing—in downtown. Breakout groups to discuss design guidelines, potential build-out and boundaries.

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  8. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ Jake's at the Mill

    December 20, 2019, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Jake's at the Mill

    Office hours for residents and business owners of District 1.

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  9. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ the North Amherst Library

    December 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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  10. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ Jake's at the Mill

    December 27, 2019, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Jake's at the Mill

    Office hours for residents and business owners of District 1.

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  11. District 1 Office Hours with Councilor Sarah Swartz @ the North Amherst Library

    December 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ North Amherst Library

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Senior Center

  1. Healthy Bones & Balance

    December 16, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Pole Room

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  2. Drawing Workshop

    December 16, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ South Meeting Room #101

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  3. Chair Zumba

    December 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Glass Room

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  4. Gentle Fitness

    December 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Pole Room

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  5. Highland Valley Lunch

    December 16, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM @ Large Activity Room

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  6. Arthritis Exercise

    December 16, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Pole Room

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  7. Mexican Train Dominoes

    December 16, 2019, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Ethel Moore Computer Gallery

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  8. SHINE

    December 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Alice Dowd Lounge

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  9. Death Cafe

    December 16, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

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  10. Tai Chi

    December 16, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Large Activity Room

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  11. Function Well

    December 17, 2019, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM @ Large Activity Room

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  12. Blood Pressure Clinic

    December 17, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Garrabrants Conference Room

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  13. Morning Yoga

    December 17, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM @ South Meeting Room #101

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  14. Tai Chi for Arthritis & Falls Prevention (Experienced)

    December 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Glass Room

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  15. Line Dancing

    December 17, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM @ Pole Room

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  16. Massage

    December 17, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Garrabrants Conference Room

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  17. Tai Chi For Arthritis & Falls Prevention (Beginners)

    December 17, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Glass Room

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  18. Highland Valley Lunch

    December 17, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM @ Large Activity Room

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  19. Folk Dance

    December 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Large Activity Room

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  20. Scrabble

    December 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Ethel Moore Computer Gallery

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  21. Healthy Bones & Balance

    December 17, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Pole Room

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  22. Healthy Bones & Balance

    December 18, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Pole Room

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  23. Bread & Produce Program

    December 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Large Activity Room

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  24. Chair Yoga

    December 18, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ South Meeting Room #101

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  25. Zumba

    December 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Pole Room

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  26. Gentle Fitness

    December 18, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Glass Room

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  27. Highland Valley Lunch

    December 18, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM @ Large Activity Room

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  28. Arthritis Exercise

    December 18, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Pole Room

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  29. Blue Bag

    December 18, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM @ Alice Dowd Lounge

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  30. Bridge

    December 18, 2019, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Ethel Moore Computer Gallery

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  31. New Options

    December 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

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  32. Oil Painting

    December 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Garrabrants Conference Room

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  33. Video Memoir

    December 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Ethel Moore Computer Gallery

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  34. Gentle Yoga

    December 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

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  35. Highland Valley Lunch

    December 19, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM @ Large Activity Room

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  36. Memoir Writing

    December 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Lower Meeting Room

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  37. Life After Loss Bereavement Group

    December 19, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Meeting Room #101

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  38. Healthy Bones & Balance

    December 19, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Pole Room

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