Women’s Group Relaunch

Going into 2020 Rainbow Seniors has officially relaunched the Women’s Group! We will only be posting the January date here, and will release the entire list for 2020 during the month of January.

Rainbow Seniors Women’s Group
Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
1 to 3 PM

Berkshire Athenaeum
2nd Floor Conference Room
1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201

This meeting is open to all women of adult generations and is meant as an opportunity of both intergenerational socializing and peer support. There is a lot of room for growth and the opportunity for those who join to really make this group into a collectively built experience.

Your meeting facilitator will be Cassie Santos-China, local community organizer with Berkshire Pride and a board member of Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition.

There will also be other facilitators of meetings throughout the year and the option of attendees to facilitate meetings as well.

Note: The second week of the month in January is busier than normal for us and will not be the norm for most of 2020. Our Talk and Listen Group is on January 11th, the North County Potluck on the 14th and the Women’s Group on the 15th. We are aware that not everyone attends every meeting, but wanted to be clear that we are aware of the clustering and have made sure that this a rare occurrence. It’s essentially based on space availability during the month of January

Rainbow Seniors Programming, 1/20

Rainbow Seniors
January 2020 Schedule:

A printable pdf file is currently being worked on with all 2020 meeting/gathering dates. There will be copies available at each of this month’s programs. A women’s group meeting schedule will also be available later in January. A downloadable copy will be available in our usual monthly reminder emails, as they go out. Thank you for you support and for bearing with us on this wonderful launch and expansion into the New Year.

Monthly Meeting:

“Welcome to 2020”:

This first meeting of the year is an
opportunity for attendees to share their
suggestions for programming for the year.
Some is already in the works, but we always
like to have input on discussion topics,
interactive programming and more.

Friday, January 3rd, 2020
Noon to 2 PM

Berkshire Atheneaeum
2nd Floor Conference Room
1 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Monthly Meetings in 2020 will take
place on the 1st Wednesday of the Month, unless
otherwise noted (like this month due to New Year’s Day), from
Noon to 2 pm from January through March and 1 to 3 pm
from April through December.
Talk and Listen Group:

Saturday, January 11th, 2020
2 to 4PM at the Berkshire Athenaeum
2nd Floor Conference Room
1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Our peer guided Talk and Listen Group facilitated by Rainbow Seniors founder Ed Sedarbaum will continue to run as usual, on the 3rd Saturday of the Month, from 2 to 4 PM at the Berkshire Athenaeum at 1 Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield, MA in the 2nd floor Conference Room. Date and time will remain consistent unless otherwise noted. 2nd Saturday this month due to space availability restrictions. There are only two dates this year not on the 3rd Saturday.

Williamstown Potluck:

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
First Congregational Church of Williamstown
906 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267

Our monthly Williamstown potluck has been moved from the 3rd Tuesday to the 2nd Tuesday of every month, from Noon to 2 PM. This has been done to space out the schedule as to accomadate our newly launched Pittsfield Potluck, putting a two week space between the potlucks.

Women’s Group Meeting:

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
1 to 3 pm at the Berkshire Athenaeum
2nd Floor Conference Room
1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Our newly relaunched Women’s Group Meeting will be taking place monthly, we are currently working towards finalizing 2020 meeting dates and will have a list available in January. Your starting facilitator for January of 2020 is Cassey Santos-China, community organizer with Berkshire Pride and member of the Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition Board. All efforts are made to prevent multiple programs in a week, January just happens to be one of those rare occasions.

LGBTQ Movie Matinee:

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Noon to 2 PM at the Lee Library
100 Main Street in Lee, MA 01238

Starting in 2020 our LGBTQ Movie Matinee has been moved to the 4th Wednesday of every month from Noon to 2 PM at the Lee Library in Lee, MA at 100 Main Street. Our first film of 2020 is Rafiki, a Kenyan love story of two women set against the backdrop of the political, religious and familial tensions of being LGBTQ in Kenya. Fresh popcorn and beverages provided.

Pittsfield Potluck:

Monday, January 27th, 2020
Noon to 2 pm
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Cafeteria
67 East Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Our newly launched Pittsfield Potluck will always take place on the 4th Monday of the Month, unless otherwise noted. Due to the space being unavailable, as January 20th is a holiday, we will be gathering on the 5th Monday in January 2020. For reference, this is the same location as the 2018 and 2019 Berkshire Stonewall Friendsgiving Potluck.