MCH Spring 2019 Newsletter

Updates from the Board and Upcoming Events

Hello dear friends of the Montague Common Hall!
Lots of news, so grab a hot toddy or a cuppa tea and settle in!

We're Getting a New Roof!
Thanks to a tip from Suzanne LoManto of RiverCulture, we applied for a capital improvement grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to help us pay for a desperately needed new roof, and to our amazement, we got it! The 10K grant will put a big dent in the expense, but we need matching funds to cover the rest. Use the PayPal Donate button at the bottom of to help us finish the job!

MCH Board of Directors Comings and Goings
Mary Melonis, long-time member of the Montague Grange 141, and Board member of the Common Hall, as well as archivist extraordinaire and director of the Montague Historical Society, has retired from the Board. We will miss her no-nonsense, can-do spirit, her willingness to get her hands dirty, whether in the MCH garden or sanding and painting the hall, and her many tales from the annals of Montague history. We wish her a totally delightful retirement from the Board, and send many, many thanks for her years of service to this community.

And a big WELCOME! to Jonathan and Amanda, our two newest board members! We’re excited to have them join our small crew, and to have them bring new energy and ideas to the growth and development of our amazing, home-grown community center.

But wait! There’s more!
We need to continue growing the MCH Board of Directors. If you or someone you know is interested in helping out, please be in touch. You'll be working with a fun, smart group of people who are committed to community-building, and you'll have personal access to our beautiful hall when not otherwise in use to sing, dance, and experiment with your own ideas. For more information, contact contact us!


Rainbow Contra Dance
Saturday, March 2nd, and Saturday April 6, 7pm
All Welcome! For more information, see our listings on the Montague Common Hall Calendar.

Open Mic Nite #32!
Saturday, March 9th, 7:30pm
The Hilltop Trio will start out the night with original compositions and a few arrangements. After the show, we'll have the open mic with 10-15 min time slots. Sign up before 7:30 to guarantee a spot. For more information, see our Facebook Open Mic Night event page.

Montague Square Dance!
Saturday March 23rd, 7pm
Family friendly! For more information, see the Montague Square Dance Facebook page.


Nadya’s Sun Essence Yoga
on-going Tuesday and Thursdays
Flow Yoga Tues at 5:30pm
Gentle Yoga Thurs at 9:15am
For more information, visit the Sun Essence web site

Meditation Group (Peer Led)
A continuation of the group started by Tahn.
Wednesdays at 7pm in the Cloak Room.

NEW! 8-Week Class!

Starting Wednesday March 13, 2019, 7pm
Neigong Taijiquan
(Qi gong and Tai Chi)
Join us for an 8 week series which will cover meditation, exercises, and the beginning of the Taijiquan form. This practice cultivates balance, strength, and flexibility in the body, as well as stillness and focus of the heart-mind. The class will be taught by Hannah Fuller-Boswell, local Shiatsu Practitioner and Integrative Bodywork Therapist.
For more information and to register, contact Hannah.