Music at Grounded; end of life documentary, music offered; Ludlow church serves old-fashioned dinner; and free wellness classes

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Epic music at Grounded

Epic music at Grounded

Oct. 30: Epic Season coming to Grounded4Life

Epic Season, an up-and-coming band, will be playing at Grounded4Life at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 downstairs in Chester Baptist Church, 162 Main St. in Chester.

This is an excellent opportunity for their fans to invite friends to find out what they have been raving about.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with food, coffee, fellowship and conversation. Admission is free. Check out the Grounded4Life Facebook page and share with friends. Contact John Nunnikhoven at if you have other questions.

Nov. 4: Documentary-art event focuses on death

middleTn Wednesday Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m., the Rockingham Library at 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls, will offer a night of film, fabric art and song to explore life’s final passage. This event is free and open to the public.

The film Holding Our Own: Embracing the End of Life starts off the program taking viewers to the bedside of hospice patients where Deidre Scherer sketches, the Hallowell choir sings and loved ones are fully present.

The documentary will be followed by a discussion with members of the Hallowell Singers and Brattleboro Area Hospice staff. Prints of Deidre Scherer’s award-winning thread on fabric portraits, featured in the film, will be displayed. After the screening, the Hallowell Singers perform.

For more information about this event, call 802-463-4273, go to or stop by the library.

Nov. 14: United Church serves New England dinner

The women of United Church of Ludlow will be offering an old-fashion New England dinner at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 48 Pleasant St. in Ludlow.

Buy your tickets now for Ludlow's United Church's New England dinner.

Buy tickets for Ludlow’s United Church’s New England dinner.

The menu will feature homemade beef stew over noodles, salad, rolls and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. Apple cider, tea or coffee also will be served.

Admission is $12 a person; children 6 to 12 pay $6. For information or to purchase tickets, call 802-228-7239 or 802-228-4211.

Free wellness classes offered by Springfield Medical

Springfield Medical Care Systems’ Community Health Team is offering free wellness classes through the end of the year.

The classes are free, but register in advance. Contact Sarah Doyle at 802-886-8946 or email


Tobacco Cessation for Moms and Expectant Moms
Wednesdays, Oct. 28–Nov. 18; 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Parent Child Center, Conference Room, 6 Main St., N. Springfield
On-going quit-smoking class for pregnant ladies and moms of all ages. Smoking, quitting, staying quit, and all the challenges in between, will be discussed in a non-judgmental, kid-friendly environment. Many insurance companies will pay for smoking cessation treatments after taking a cessation class. Class is one hour long and meets for four weeks. Light refreshments provided.


Healthier Living with Chronic Pain
Tuesdays, Nov. 3–Dec. 8; 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The Meeting House at Springfield Hospital, 
25 Ridgewood Road, Springfield
Provides for interaction and helps individuals with chronic pain learn how to manage and improve their own health. The program focuses on managing pain so you can get on with living a satisfying, fulfilling life. Join trained facilitators and learn tools to help you meet that challenge. Lunch provided at the hospital.

Learning to Live Well with Diabetes (For National Diabetes Month)
Wednesdays, Nov. 4–25; 10– 11:30 a.m.
Springfield Health Center, 100 River St., Springfield
Four-week educational series about diabetes forthose newly diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes to learn the best management strategies. Led by a certified diabetes educator, this program also serves as a great refresher for those previously diagnosed. The class covers comprehensive areas of Diabetes Education, including, “What is diabetes/pre-diabetes?”, goal setting, action planning, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, monitoring of blood sugar, medications and preventing risk of complications.

Wellness/Lifestyle Change Support Group
Begins Nov. 10; 5:45 to 7 p.m.
Meets monthly on the second Tuesday
Springfield Health Center, 100 River St., Springfield
This is an opportunity to use knowledge gained from other programs and experiences, and continue to be successful. This monthly class will feature topics from nutrition and cooking to fitness and stress management. At each class, attendees will be offered an optional weigh in or measurements, discuss previous goal successes, gain new knowledge toward a healthier you, and set goals to work on for the next month. This is your chance to take wellness into your own hands with the support of others.

Side Dishes And Desserts To Warm Up Your Holidays
Wednesday, Nov. 18; 5:30–7 p.m.
Springfield Health Center, 100 River St., Springfield
Holiday healthy cooking demo. Join a registered dietitian for a cooking demo and lesson on holiday favorites with a dash of healthy inspiration. The lesson will include menu and meal planning, baking substitutions, a how-to for making lighter traditional side dishes, and tips for leftovers.


Wellness/Lifestyle Change Support Group
Dec. 8; 5:45 to 7 p.m.
Meets monthly on the second Tuesday
Springfield Health Center, 100 River St., Springfield
(see description above under November 10)
— Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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