Hike Griffin Brook Road at Chester Blandford State Forest

Saturday, February 23, 10am

Chester-Blandford State Forest is a publicly owned forest with recreational features located in the two towns for which it is named, Chester and Blandford, Massachusetts. Join us for a two hour hike starting at Griffin Brook Road which runs along Griffin Brook, the wide trail slopes downhill to the valley at the top of Sanderson Falls, we will then bear right onto State Road and end at Sanderson Brook in the middle of the State Forest. We will pass by a large marsh where moose and beaver dams can be seen, then up close to the massive moss covered rock walls that line this trail on one side while looking down at Griffin Brook far below. For more information email westernmasshilltownhikers@aol.com

Strategies to Build Resiliency through Self-Care

Monday, February 25th 3-5pm
Hilltown CDC, 387 Main Road, Chesterfield

An ability to quiet your mind and body, particularly in stressful times, is vital for maintaining a resilient and healthy life. In this Stress Reducing workshop with Facilitator Louise Hurwitz, we will learn about stress and its impact on our mind and body, identify our currents stressors, and learn some simple breathing and relaxation exercises to help calm the mind and body.

Schedule C: Small Business Income Tax Info Session

Feb. 6th, 6-8pm
HCDC, Chesterfield

Receive step-by-step instructional training for all NEW 2018 tax forms. This class will help you file your own 2018 tax return or gather necessities for your personal tax accountant. Pre-registration is essential: Call 413-354-1055, or email Southernhilltownsaec@gmail.com with your contact information, and choice of session/ location.

English Language Arts/Writing GED Prep

Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 17th - Feb. 19th 10am - noon
VEC, Chester

Professional singer/ songwriter/ artist and author Mimi Caban Ross will bring out the best writer in you as you prepare for the GED/ HiSEt ELA and Writing exams.

Pre-registration in required: Please call SHAEC at 413-354-1055,  or email Southernhilltownsaec@gmail.com with your contact information.

SHAEC Littleville Fundraiser 5K walk/hike

Saturday, May 4th, 10am

The Friends of SHAEC is partnering with the Western Mass Hilltown Hikers for a fundraising walk/hike at the Littleville Dam, on Saturday, May 4, at 10am, in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Southern Hilltowns Adult Education Center. 

Finding Free Software

Tuesday, December 18th 10am-12pm

VEC, 26a Main Street, Chester

There are free programs available for almost any purpose you can imagine. If you're looking for free software for a specific task or want to find a free alternative to an expensive commercial program, it's probably somewhere on the Internet.

Knightville Dam Hike

Saturday, December 15, 10am

Meet at the trail head in the parking lot adjacent to the dam by the Ranger Station.  It is approximately a two hour hike in and back. The trail is easy with relatively no hills. 

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