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EVENTS FALL 2012

Based in Turners Falls, MA, The Thrive Project is a not-for-profit community-based arts, culture, education, and career center for adults of all ages.

37 Third Street, Turners Falls, MA 01376 | 413-863-6340 | thethriveproject.org DROP IN DURING OPEN HOURS: • Use our laptops & free internet. • Pick up materials from a range of Franklin County service providers. • Get a referral. Discover cultural & career opportunities on our bulletin board & web site. • Borrow a book from our Resource Library. • get career and life coaching • get resume and job-search help

• make some art! write some words! • schedule or get on-the-spot GED tutoring & College paper/homework help • get FAFSA and other college financial aid advice • get help setting up an email account, facebook page, etc. • get help with writing and other creative/ entrepreneurial/etc. projects of all kinds • Play our keyboard, bass, guitar . . .

Find us on Facebook, at facebook.com/thethriveproject or on twitter @thriveproject


THRIVE PROJECT EVENTS: OCT-DEC 2012 PUMPKINFEST PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY! 12-3pm (OCT. 20)

with Anja and Hunter Come carve pumpkins for the Fest! Carving supplies will be available.

WEDNESDAYS 1-3pm (starting OCT. 24) RESUME / WRITING HELP with JAMIE and MARIO!

Come get some written work done, just hang out, or both, with help from Jamie Berger and Mario The Dog.

TREE IDENTIFICATION 8:30am (SATURDAY OCT. 27) Michael Metivier repeats his

popular Tree-identification hike. Take a brisk morning walk on the Satchem Head trail in Greenfield and learn to identify trees by their bark and leaves. See our website or Facebook page for directions prior to the event. Rain date is Sunday, the 28th.

TUESDAYS 4-6pm (starting in NOV.) GET! SOMETHING! DONE! WITH!JANEL!

with Janel Nockleby Get something done! Anything. One thing, two things!. Bring your laptop, or use the Thrive computers, or bring that book you’ve been meaning to read. Clean up your inboxes - email and others. Write to your Grandma. Update your resume. Just get it done! Thrive will provide a productive atmosphere where you can’t see your dirty dishes or cuddle your cute fuzzy pets or order a beer. You will get something done! Maybe homework. We have tea. Couches. Tables. A printer. Pens, pencils, paper. We can listen to music, or not. We can have motivational chats, or not. Whatever you need to get something done. We also have reference books on how others have done things. Go, fight, get something done!

Interested in hosting Ping Pong Night? Contact us!

SPIN THE BLACK CIRCLE (FRIDAY NOV. 2, | DEC. 2) 7pm LISTENING TO RECORDS with MICHAEL and JAMIE

On November 2nd, we’ll be listening to and chatting about Harry Nilsson’s Nilsson Schmilsson and DEVO’s Freedom of Choice.

2nd Tuesdays (starting NOV. 13 | DEC. 11) 6:30-8:30pm TAKE ONE STEP with Josh Becker

Drop-in services: problem solving, life coaching, organization, identifying goals and/or developing steps to achieve positive change.

3rd TUESDAYS (OCT. 18 | NOV. 19 | DEC. 18) 6:30-9pm FIGURE DRAWING

with Kathryn Greenwood-Swanson Figure drawing for all skill levels with a live model. Bringing your own art supplies encouraged, but we will also have materials available.

DID YOU KNOW?

For a very reasonable donation, the Thrive Space is available for meetings and workshops. Host your book club, scrapbooking parties, poetry nights, and other activities you’d like to enjoy with friends. Wifi and computers available for internet use.

MUSIC and More Michael Metivier, songwriter, guitarist, naturalist plans

to host at least one nature walk this fall and is interested in teaching songwriting and guitar this fall at Thrive. He and Jamie Berger are also working on scheduling an album-listening series. Please check our Facebook page or website and/or contact Michael about lessons at oweihops@gmail.com.

Would you like to donate to the Thrive Project? visit our site at the thriveproject.org for details

HOLIDAY GIFT WRAP WORKSHOP! 6:30-8pm (Mondays, DEC. 3, 10, 17) with Anja

Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of wrapping? Bring your presents and your wrap and learn some tips to make your gifts look their best! Experiment with provided embelishments to make your presentation unique.


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