Events / Calendar

Jan
30
Mon
2023
Parents Helping Parents @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A parent support group for families who have DCF involvement. Meetings are currently held on Zoom.

Contact Melia Hoffman at mhoffman@18degreesma.org or call the office for details (413) 448-8281 x 268.

Jan
31
Tue
2023
Mommy & Me Play Group @ 18 Degrees
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mommy & Me Play Group
Tuesdays 11am-12:30pm
This group is for caregivers and children ages 0-3yrs. A chance for the kids to socialize with other kids and for caregivers to socialize with other caregivers of young children. Contact Sylvana!

Feb
1
Wed
2023
Live Out Loud High School @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A safe, supportive space for LGBTQIA+  youth 14-18 to get together for conversation and activities.

Meets Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm @ 480 West St.

Contact Emma Lenski 413-448-8281 ext. 241 or emlenski@18degreesma.org 

LGBTQ for Parents @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A support group for parents of youth that identify as LGBTQ+ that meets on the first Wednesday of the month. For both Spanish and English-speaking families.

For more information, contact:

Feb
2
Thu
2023
Nursing Baby & Toddler Group @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Hosted by Berkshire Nursing Families, this is an informal playgroup for families with feeding children to socialize, receive parenting support, and breastfeeding advice from other families. A baby scale is available for weight checks.

Contact Melia for more information at 413-448-8281 ext 268 or mhoffman@18degreesma.org.

Families Raising Families @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you a grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle, or any other kinship caregiver? Join us for Families Raising Families, a support group dedicated to those caring for children to have a safe, inclusive space to connect, share, and learn from one another.

Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 AM
For more information, contact:
Melia at 413.448.8281 x 268 or mhoffman@18degreesma.org
Or
Patricia at 413.448.8281 x 272 or pdasilvamcewan@18degreesma.org

Young Adult Affinity Group @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 2 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

This is a safe and supportive space for young adults ages 18-30 in the LGBTQIA+ community. It is a space for people of shared experiences and identity to have conversations and workshops.

Contact Emma Lenski at emlenski@18degreesma.org   or call 413-448-8281 ext 241 for more information.

Nurturing Parents @ 18 Degrees
Feb 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A 16-week evidence-based curriculum parenting education class. All caregivers are welcome. Prior registration is required.

Contact Sylvana to register – (413) 448-8281 ext 261 or sproano@18degreesma.org

Live Out Loud Middle School @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

A safe, supportive space for LGBTQ+  youth 11-14 to get together and express their authentic selves while having fun! Meets Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm @ 480 West St.

Contact Emma Lenski emlenski@18degreesma.org or call (413) 448-8281 x 241 for more information

Feb
4
Sat
2023
Family Resource Center Open @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
First Saturday Family Fun @ Family Resource Center at 18 Degrees
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
On the first Saturday of the month, join us in the 18 Degrees Family Resource Center for family-friendly activities you can do together!
January –  Drumming with Otha Day
No experience is needed. Drums provided.
This event is free, with all the supplies and fun provided.
Check our Facebook for monthly activities.
RSVP is required –  (413)448-8281 or info@18degreesma.org
First Saturday is a monthly event hosted by the Family Resource Center at 18 Degrees. Join us on the first Saturday of each month to connect with other families in our community
Feb
6
Mon
2023
Parents Helping Parents @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A parent support group for families who have DCF involvement. Meetings are currently held on Zoom.

Contact Melia Hoffman at mhoffman@18degreesma.org or call the office for details (413) 448-8281 x 268.

Feb
7
Tue
2023
Mommy & Me Play Group @ 18 Degrees
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mommy & Me Play Group
Tuesdays 11am-12:30pm
This group is for caregivers and children ages 0-3yrs. A chance for the kids to socialize with other kids and for caregivers to socialize with other caregivers of young children. Contact Sylvana!

Feb
8
Wed
2023
Live Out Loud High School @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A safe, supportive space for LGBTQIA+  youth 14-18 to get together for conversation and activities.

Meets Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm @ 480 West St.

Contact Emma Lenski 413-448-8281 ext. 241 or emlenski@18degreesma.org 

Feb
9
Thu
2023
Nursing Baby & Toddler Group @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Hosted by Berkshire Nursing Families, this is an informal playgroup for families with feeding children to socialize, receive parenting support, and breastfeeding advice from other families. A baby scale is available for weight checks.

Contact Melia for more information at 413-448-8281 ext 268 or mhoffman@18degreesma.org.

Young Adult Affinity Group @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

This is a safe and supportive space for young adults ages 18-30 in the LGBTQIA+ community. It is a space for people of shared experiences and identity to have conversations and workshops.

Contact Emma Lenski at emlenski@18degreesma.org   or call 413-448-8281 ext 241 for more information.

Nurturing Parents @ 18 Degrees
Feb 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A 16-week evidence-based curriculum parenting education class. All caregivers are welcome. Prior registration is required.

Contact Sylvana to register – (413) 448-8281 ext 261 or sproano@18degreesma.org

Live Out Loud Middle School @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

A safe, supportive space for LGBTQ+  youth 11-14 to get together and express their authentic selves while having fun! Meets Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm @ 480 West St.

Contact Emma Lenski emlenski@18degreesma.org or call (413) 448-8281 x 241 for more information

Feb
13
Mon
2023
Parents Helping Parents @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A parent support group for families who have DCF involvement. Meetings are currently held on Zoom.

Contact Melia Hoffman at mhoffman@18degreesma.org or call the office for details (413) 448-8281 x 268.

Feb
14
Tue
2023
Mommy & Me Play Group @ 18 Degrees
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mommy & Me Play Group
Tuesdays 11am-12:30pm
This group is for caregivers and children ages 0-3yrs. A chance for the kids to socialize with other kids and for caregivers to socialize with other caregivers of young children. Contact Sylvana!

Feb
15
Wed
2023
Live Out Loud High School @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A safe, supportive space for LGBTQIA+  youth 14-18 to get together for conversation and activities.

Meets Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm @ 480 West St.

Contact Emma Lenski 413-448-8281 ext. 241 or emlenski@18degreesma.org 

Feb
16
Thu
2023
Nursing Baby & Toddler Group @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Hosted by Berkshire Nursing Families, this is an informal playgroup for families with feeding children to socialize, receive parenting support, and breastfeeding advice from other families. A baby scale is available for weight checks.

Contact Melia for more information at 413-448-8281 ext 268 or mhoffman@18degreesma.org.

Families Raising Families @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you a grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle, or any other kinship caregiver? Join us for Families Raising Families, a support group dedicated to those caring for children to have a safe, inclusive space to connect, share, and learn from one another.

Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 AM
For more information, contact:
Melia at 413.448.8281 x 268 or mhoffman@18degreesma.org
Or
Patricia at 413.448.8281 x 272 or pdasilvamcewan@18degreesma.org

Young Adult Affinity Group @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

This is a safe and supportive space for young adults ages 18-30 in the LGBTQIA+ community. It is a space for people of shared experiences and identity to have conversations and workshops.

Contact Emma Lenski at emlenski@18degreesma.org   or call 413-448-8281 ext 241 for more information.

Live Out Loud Middle School @ 18 Degrees Family Resource Center
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

A safe, supportive space for LGBTQ+  youth 11-14 to get together and express their authentic selves while having fun! Meets Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm @ 480 West St.

Contact Emma Lenski emlenski@18degreesma.org or call (413) 448-8281 x 241 for more information

All activities are currently being hosted in person. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status, and RSVPs are required. Call (413) 448-8281 or email info@18degreesma.org for more information.

18 Degrees partners with the Berkshire Diaper Project to offer families FREE diapers during regular business hours.