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The region’s first Marijuana Anonymous group offers a 12-step support program Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the First Churches of Northampton.


Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is offering yoga classes the second Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at 319 Granby Road, South Hadley.

The class is taught by the Rev. Steph Smith, a Kripalu yoga teacher. No experience needed; bring a blanket and a mat if you have one. For more information, call (413) 533-1925.


The Community Room at the Westhampton Public Library will host “Nothing to Hide: Mental Illness in the Family,” throughout the month of November.

The exhibit features photographs and interviews with families whose lives are affected by mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, major depression and anxiety disorders.

The exhibit is a companion to the book by the same name, which was edited and authored by Jean Beard and Peggy Gillespie, both of Amherst, with photographs by Gigi Kaeser of Goshen.

It is one of several traveling exhibits produced by Family Diversity Projects, a nonprofit organization based in Amherst.

A gallery night and author talk will be held Nov. 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Beard, whose daughter is mentally ill, will speak about her own experiences. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Laurie Sanders at 527-5903.

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