2013 Calendar

Free Clinic at Green Fields Market, Greenfield, MA
Monday, January 21, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Complementary Care Collaborative is offering a free seated bodywork clinic, open to everyone. Sign up that day and receive a free 15-minute Acupressure, CranioSacral Therapy, or Reiki session. Upstairs in the meeting room. For more information, see the Complementary Care Collaborative website, or call (413) 625-8688.

Fundraising Events

Clinic at Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield, MA
Monday, July15, 2013: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Come celebrate EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week* and support a local service organization! In 2012, we held the event at Green Fields Market, to benefit Hospice of Franklin County. This year we’re supporting the Greenfield Public Library and their mission: “The Greenfield Public Library serves as a public center for enrichment, entertainment, access to technology, self-directed learning and the exploration of ideas. The Library serves all members of the community, regardless of age, income, education, religious or political beliefs and makes no judgment on the nature of individual inquiry.”
We’ll be in the Library’s downstairs meeting room (accessible) and everyone is welcome to come sign up that day for a relaxing, refreshing 15-minute seated bodywork session. Two other local healing professionals and I are volunteering at this event, offering each session for a suggested donation of $15. All donations will be given directly to the Greenfield Public Library to support their many programs and resources which are so vital to this community. For more information, call me at
(413) 625-8688.
(*This national event,
EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week, is sponsored by the Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals: the nation’s largest massage therapy and bodywork professional membership organization. Their public education website is MassageTherapy.com.)

On-Site Seated Bodywork Events
Contact me to find out more about having On-Site Seated Bodywork be part of your social event, or your organization or company event or wellness plan.

This summer and into the fall, the Complementary Care Collaborative will be offering on-site seated bodywork at a number of farmers markets and festivals. Come and experience how relaxed and refreshed you can feel after only 15 minutes! We'll be at the following events. (For the ones that are outdoors, we’ll be there as long as the weather is reasonably dry and not freezingly cold.)

Healthy Lifestyles and Resources Fair, Shelburne Falls, MA

Friday, 26 April 2013 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This is the first annual health fair sponsored by the Senior Center in Shelburne Falls. Held at the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center (53 Main St., Shelburne Falls), admission is free and it is open to people of all ages. I’ll be setting up a booth, offering free 15-minute seated bodywork sessions. There will also be many informational tables, with prizes, coupons, and information about programs available to older adults. Throughout the event, there will be presentations and mini-wellness classes. For more information about the event, call the Senior Center at (413) 625-2502.

Shelburne Falls Farmers Market, Shelburne Falls, MA
Fridays, 31 May to 28 September 2013, 2:00 - 6:30 p.m.
The Market is on the Shelburne side of Shelburne Falls, at the Baptist Corner Lot (the beautiful green at the corner of Water Street and Main Street). For more information and a map, check out this website. Or, for week-to-week updates on what vendors will be featuring and information about the weekly free live music and demonstrations, check out the Shelburne Falls Farmers Market Facebook page . (You don’t have to be a member of Facebook to see the page.)

RiverFest, Shelburne Falls, MA
Saturday, 08 June 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Deerfield River Watershed Association, this will be RiverFest's 25th year. A variety of booths line Bridge Street and Deerfield Avenue by the Iron Bridge, and the sidewalk along the river on the Buckland side. And there's music, storytelling, and the not-to-be-missed Frog and Flower Parade. We'll have our canopy set up on the Buckland side, right by the entrance to the Iron Bridge.

Yankee Doodle Days, Charlemont, MA
Friday 26 July to Sunday 28 July 2013 (Friday 4:00 - 10:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. to about 4:00 p.m.)
Sponsored by the Friends of the Charlemont Fairgrounds, Yankee Doodle Days is a country fair featuring music, an ox pull, exhibitions, rides, and an awesome fireworks display. Click on the website for a description of each day's events.

Turners Falls Block Party, Turners Falls, MA
Saturday 10 August 2013, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
This summer, the Block Party is back and will be held rain or shine on Avenue A between Third and Fifth Streets. It will be the Block Party’s 7th year, and if past years are any indication, this year’s event will be a wonderful family-friendly time, with creative parades along with many music performances, games, food vendors, and craft vendors! For more information on this year’s event, check out the Block Party Facebook Page, and the Turners Falls RiverCulture website.

Heath Fair, Heath, MA
Friday 16 August to Sunday 18 August 2013 (Friday 2:30 - 10:00 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. 5 :00 p.m.)
Sponsored by the Health Agricultural Society, this will be the 96th Heath Fair! There's something for everyone at this old-fashioned country fair. Click on the Heath Fair link above to view the packed schedule of events, exhibitions, demonstrations, speakers, and music.

2011 Heath Fair
(Photo from the 2011 Heath Fair)

Conway Festival of the Hills
Sunday, 06 October 2013 (10:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m., rain or shine)
Held in “downtown” Conway (at the intersection of 116 & Elm, and in the big field behind the old town hall), there’ll be a little of everything! At 10 a.m. vendors and artists open their booths and the 10K Road Race takes off. Throughout the day, there’ll be the famous Skillet Toss, book signings, live music, and activities for children. There will also be historical and artistic exhibits at the library and the Historical Society. For an overview of the festival, visit the event’s website. For a detailed schedule, visit the Facebook “Conway Festival of the Hills” page.

Autumn Market, Shelburne Falls, MA

Saturday, 23 November 2013, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This is the third annual Shelburne Falls Farmers’ Market Autumn Market! We’re in a larger space this year -- the Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School -- and there will be many vendors both indoors in the cafeteria space and outside by the entry. Buy the fixings for your Thanksgiving dinner from our local farmers, do a little holiday shopping from the many crafters and artists, and enjoy live music while you nibble on a variety of snacks, lunch items, and deserts.

Upcoming Workshops and Classes
Contact me to schedule workshops for your group, organization or company. I’m scheduling now for 2012 workshops on a variety of Self-Help and Healing topics, including:

Caring for Caregivers
A series of workshops designed to give you a variety of tools and resources for “replenishing the well” of your caring, compassion, and energy

What a Relief!
Meditation, acupressure, and energy healing techniques for relieving stress

Befriending Your Immune System
Learning more about your physical and energetic immune systems, and methods for enhancing strength and balance

Our Energy Bodies in These Times
A series of workshops to help you become more familiar with the workings of your energy body and how it is integrated with the physical

More Coming Soon!