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WEEKLY CALENDAR 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.

TUES – THURS

3 – 7 PM

AND BY APPOINTMENT

37 Third Street, Turners Falls, MA 01376 | 413-863-6340 | thethriveproject.org DROP IN DURING OPEN HOURS: • • •

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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

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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 . . .

Thrive just celebrated its first anniversary! Please help us continue what we’ve started.


THRIVE OPEN HOURS AND STAFFERS: FEB-APRIL 2012 MONDAYS 4-6pm 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!

WEDNESDAYS 10am-3pm STUDY HALL, GOAL-SETTING, LIFE COACHING and MORE With L. Zachary DuBois

1. Study Hall:

An opportunity for writers to write, thinkers to think, and readers to read. If you have something to work on and are tired of working in isolation, this time-frame will be for silent, individual work in a space with others who are doing the same thing. Shared breaks for decompression on the porch are encouraged.

2. Goal-setting life coaching: Having a difficult

time seeing the light at the end of the tunnel? Need help breaking a project into manageable pieces? Want some help turning your passions and ideas into something tangible and fulfilling? As an experienced academic advisor and someone who is in the midst of working on an enormous project, I can provide empathy, ideas, and some direction. Drop-in or make an appointment, your choice. Bring something concrete to discuss.

3. From 2-3pm, A drop-in opportunity to meet and

talk with transgender, gender-nonconforming adults about whatever needs and wants to be talked about. Not therapy. Not a support group. Not just for youth.

4. Tutoring in various areas. TUESDAYS 5-8pm MUSIC, NATURE, WRITING . . .

With Michael Metivier Michael is a poet, songwriter, essayist, and aspiring naturalist. Come learn about how to identify trees, birds, write poems and songs, improve grammar, track mammals, etc. How to consume less and notice more!

WEDNESDAYS 6-8pm POETRY WORKSHOP AND MORE

With Paetri Scanlon A weekly group dedicated to reading and writing and workshopping poetry. All levels welcome.


SUNDAYS 3-6pm LOTS AND LOTS OF COOL STUFF!

Liz Carter has a science degree, likes writing, has two awesome toddlers, and has absolutely no idea what she does, exactly. She’ll be at the Thrive Project on Sundays waiting for anyone else in town who is also totally baffled by this damned quarter-life-crisis/economic-crisis hybrid that preys on everyone starting off in this decade. Liz will be glad to advise/assist in this incredible

list of categories:Tutoring in algebra, geometry, precalc, & calculus, physics, chemistry, biology, creative writing (fiction, theater), Eessay writing, job hunting, off-the-beaten-path volunteer/community activism opportunities, parenting early (I’m really interested in building networks to support parents in their teens/ early twenties), parenting on the cheap, college on the cheap, how to manage/avoid student loans, traveling on the super cheap, budgeting in general, farming/gardening (specifically starting farm businesses), local economies/creative economies.

Laura Carboni and the Gill Tavern raised over $200 for the Thrive Project at their Quiznite in February.

Look for fliers, facebook postings, and emails about special events!


Interested in restarting Thrive Ping-Pong? Contact jamie@thethriveproject.org.

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


February - April 2012 Weekly Calendar of events