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5 Things To Know in Charlestown Today: Nov. 14

Support groups offered for first-time moms and diabetics.

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a sunny day with a high near 46 degrees. The evening will cool down to about 33 degrees.

2. For First-time Moms: A Mom Is Born and Babycakes of Charlestown are inviting first-time moms in the Charlestown area to attend a free parenting group today from 10:45 a.m. to noon at 314 Main St. The group is running for the next five Wednesdays, and will continue into the new year if there is enough interest.

3. Diabetic Support Group: MGH Charlestown Healthcare Center offers a free monthy support group for people living with diabetes. Today's session will focus on help for the holidays—"What should I eat?" All are welcome; please call ahead to confirm, 617–724–8202. This group meets at 1 p.m. in the center's lower level conference room.

4. Garlands and Green: Enjoy a night of jazz-infused holiday songs and more at the annual Garlands and Greens holiday gathering. The Hampshire house party costs $35 at the door, and the money goes toward holiday decorating around Beacon Hill. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Hampshire house is located at 84 Beacon St.

5. Whiskey Launch: Bully Boy Distillery is hosting the launch of their American Straight Whiskey at the Blue Room at 1 Hampshire St. in Cambridge. Cost of admission is $15. This event is for the 21-and-over crowd. 

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heehaw November 14, 2012 at 03:32 PM
With respect, I have some objections to "mom's groups." While I appreciate your place as a community bulletin board, I am often troubled that there is no editorial challenge to advertising this sort of exclusive, which is to say "non-inclusive," invitation. I commented at length to a story in the south end patch several months ago. If you are interested, my general position was laid out in comments, user heehaw, at http://southend.patch.com/blog_posts/six-reasons-to-join-a-new-moms-group As you know, the general social and family dynamics of your ctown constituency have and continue to change. Maybe you could take an editorial lead in recognizing the particular change in the way our children are cared for and encourage the fantastic support groups that exist for mothers to consider more inclusive language. If you have any questions, I can be reached at szeeck@gmail.com

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