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Summer 2018 schedule

Moms with Mugs  |  LGBTQIA+ Families   |  Virtual Village

Coming up in July 2018

*NEW*  Parent Summer Café & Curious Child Program

Take a break with other parents this summer. Children can enjoy free activities with a professional child educator, and parents can gather at the Village Closet for coffee, conversation, or even just some alone time to catch up on “shopping,” personal work, or emails.
Tuesdays July 10-August 28
2 Main Street, Cummington


Moms with Mugs

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4th Mondays of the Month, 10:00am-11:30am
St. John’s Corner House
469 Main Street, Ashfield

3rd Tuesdays of the month, 10:00am-11:30am
2 Main Street, Cummington

Come take a coffee (or tea) break with other local mamas. Sip and share in this casual, drop-in group. Coffee, tea, and refreshments are provided, as well as childcare so parents can relax and chat.

This group is a safe and confidential space for mothers, parents who are women (both transgender and cisgender), as well as anyone else for whom the label “mom” is a good fit. Our childcare provider will supervise the children in the childcare room while parents meet in an adjacent room.

This group follows the public school schedule for the Mohawk Public schools, and will not meet when school is closed due to vacation or snow.

RSVP to our Facebook Events for Ashfield and Cummington.



LGBTQIA+ Families

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Anne T. Dunphy School Playground
1 Petticoat Hill Road, Williamsburg

Bring yourself and/or your partner/spouse and your babies or pre-schoolers if you want to. Coffee, snacks and conversation! Build connections with other local families, and share wisdom and resources.

RSVP for the Facebook event.


Virtual Village

2017-09-24Join us for support and connection on the web with our private Parents Circle Facebook discussion group. This is a CLOSED group so you can feel free to share or give support without your words ending up on your timeline. This is a great place to share experiences, ask for support, or just get to meet other local parents in a virtual space. To join our closed group, request membership by clicking HERE.



Policies, Class schedules, and Cancellations

All our groups (except Mindful Parenting) follow the local public school schedule of the town where they are located, and groups will not meet when school is closed for vacation or due to snow. Check News 22 for school closings ( We will post group cancellations on our main Facebook page, in the Facebook event page for the group, and in the Parents Circle discussion group.

Childcare policies. Our childcare provider is experienced and has submitted to a background check through the Criminal Offender Registry (CORI) and the Sexual Offender Registry (SORI). Please note that we are not licensed as a childcare facility, so parents and guardians are still responsible for the overall health and safety of the child, and must remain on the premises while the child is in the care of the childcare provider. The childcare provider will alert the parent if the child requires a diaper change or bathroom break. Parents and guardians will need to fill out emergency contact information and a liability release before leaving the child with the care provider.