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Upcoming Events

02 Sep 2021
10:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
Burlington/Hamilton Coffee & Chat
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.

Grab a coffee and come chat each week about local things in the Burlington & Hamilton area. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Sep 2021
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: Tea Time
Red tea cup on a saucer on a wooden table.
Red tea cup on a saucer on a wooden table.

Join your Lake Joe pals for some friendly conversation with your afternoon tea on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern time!

02 Sep 2021
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Virtual Bingo
An illustration of two bingo cards and red, circular, chips marking the card.
An illustration of two bingo cards and red, circular, chips marking the card.

Bingo is fun for all ages. It's a game of chance and there is no skill involved! An opportunity to play bingo in a virtual way! Join us for telephone bingo. As long as you have a bingo card or two at home to use, you will be ready to play. This group runs via teleconference every Thursday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Sep 2021
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
App Review: Discord
A smartphone displays the Discord app.
A smartphone displays the Discord app.

Learn about the Discord app to game and/or socialize with family, friends or even people you don't know! This technology program meets via Zoom web conference on Thursday, September 2 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

02 Sep 2021
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
CNIB Unbound Book Club
Photo of a Victor Stream displaying a reader’s bookshelf, next to DAISY books on CD.
Photo of a Victor Stream displaying a reader’s bookshelf, next to DAISY books on CD.

CNIB Unbound is a virtual book club for anyone interested in accessible literacy. Housed on Facebook, the club gives members an interactive community where they can read together, swap notes and perspectives on what they've read, and talk about all things books – from their favourite writers to the latest accessible reading technologies on the market. 
 

02 Sep 2021
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Virtual Writer's Circle
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A colourful cartoon illustration of a woman typing on a perkins brailler.

Are you an emerging or aspiring writer? Discuss or share your personal creative writing projects. Poetry, essays, memoirs ... anything you are working on.  

02 Sep 2021
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Tween Zoom Hangout
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The back of a young woman's head. She sits at kitchen table and types on her laptop computer.

Join us to play games, chat, and make new friends. Please note that this program is for individuals between 10-14 years of age. The group meets online via Zoom web conference first and third Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

03 Sep 2021
10:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT
Remote One-on-One Technology Training, Coaching & Support : Friday Sessions
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.

Join us for one-on-one training sessions for a variety of popular, accessible technology options including smartphones, tablets, smart home devices and so much more. Ask questions and learn more about your technology in a dedicated time slot - just you and your instructor. Friday sessions run via Zoom web conference by appointment only. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Sep 2021
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Friday Fun Trivia
Scrabble cubes spell out the word "Trivia" on a table top.
Scrabble cubes spell out the word "Trivia" on a table top.

Love trivia? This group is for you and the trivia is always different each week. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Sep 2021
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Friday Tech Talk
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.

Are you having challenges with using your technology or have questions about something new? Tech Talk is an interactive, engaging and educational program where participants discuss different technologies/apps that can help make life a bit easier! Participants will learn about technologies other participants use and also have an opportunity to ask questions. This technology group meets via Zoom web conference every Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Sep 2021
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Guide Dog Handlers Chat Group
A woman walks with her guide dog. She is holding on to its harness with her left hand.
A woman walks with her guide dog. She is holding on to its harness with her left hand.

This is a safe and supportive place for guide dog handlers from across the country to get together and chat. Share the joys and challenges of being a guide dog handler as well as tips to keep our guide dogs happy and engaged. This group runs via Zoom web conference biweekly on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Sep 2021
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Advocacy Trivia
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An ambassador stands at the front of a room and gives a presentation to 30+ seated children.

Join CNIB’s Public Policy Team for a weekly advocacy trivia session! We break down headlines from Canada and around the world with weekly current events trivia, followed by a thematic trivia topic where we dive deeper into the world of government and advocacy. The group engages in lively and educational conversations about complex topics related to advocacy. This program runs via Zoom web conference every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Sep 2021
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm CDT
( 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT )
Manitoba Virtual Coffee Group
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two people sitting at a table drinking coffee

Join us every Friday for a virtual meet up in the prairies with a friendly bunch of people looking to connect with others across the country! This group meets via teleconference every Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Sep 2021
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Accessible Yoga Sessions
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.

Accessible yoga for most skill levels from the comfort of your home. This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Monday & Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern TIme. Call in information will be given upon registration.

03 Sep 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: Dungeons and Dragons Board Game Group
The Dungeons & Dragons Board game set.
The Dungeons & Dragons Board game set.

BALANCE for Blind Adults Presents: Dungeons and Dragons Board Game Group! Join BALANCE for an interactive fantasy board game group where storytelling and single-character play, set on a loosely medieval world, takes players on the adventure of a lifetime! This group meets every Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

04 Sep 2021
9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Velocity-Collaborative Sports Solutions
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Six colourful running shoes stacked side-by-side in a circle.

Do you have a sport or fitness goal and are unsure of how to go about achieving that goal? Would you like to play the sports your family and friends or favorite sports teams do? Do you need help knowing where to start and how to access the resources in your community? Well, there is no time like the present! The Velocity-Collaborative Sports Solutions program is designed to be a 1 on 1 short term mentoring program. We are here to help you as you advocate, adapt, and find essential resources to play the sport you love and reach any goal you dream of!

04 Sep 2021
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Old Time Radio
Image of a microphone placed in a recording studio.
Image of a microphone placed in a recording studio.

Join us for a trip back into the world of old-time radio with OTR Rewind. Featuring comedies, dramas and a variety of programs from the time when network radio was king and every buddy tuned in for their entertainment. Shows will originate from the Thirties through the eighties. You are welcomed to briefly comment between shows or just sit back and enjoy the vast variety presented by your host Kelly MacDonald. This group runs via Zoom web conference biweekly on Saturday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

04 Sep 2021
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm CDT
( 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT )
Relaxation Yoga
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.

Are you looking for ways to manage stress or would like additional resources to help you relax? Join us virtually every Saturday for a half-hour of guided instruction for stress-reducing yoga poses.
This yoga program runs via Zoom web conference every Saturday from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Central Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

06 Sep 2021
10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Oakville Coffee & Chat
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.

Grab a coffee and come chat each week about local things in the Oakville area. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

06 Sep 2021
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Let's Get Gardening
A small garden lined with potted plants on a shelf.
A small garden lined with potted plants on a shelf.

Love gardening or would love to know more about gardening? Join this group weekly to share ideas, tips and the joy of gardening and listen to guest speakers! The group meets via Zoom web conference every Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

06 Sep 2021
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ADT
( 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT )
French Conversation – Let's Learn Together
An illustration of a chalkboard. White chalk written on the board: Parlez-vous francais?
An illustration of a chalkboard. White chalk written on the board: Parlez-vous francais?

Join us every Monday to start learning and practicing some beginner French together. We will find different ways to incorporate learning French into the session, whether it be through song or exercises. We are excited to learn and have fun together! This group runs via Zoom web conference every Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

06 Sep 2021
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
St. Catharines Coffee & Chat
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.
photo of two people seated at a table holding coffee mugs.

Grab a coffee and come chat each week about local things in the St. Catharines area. The group meets via Zoom web conference on the first and third Monday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

06 Sep 2021
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Accessible Yoga Sessions
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.

Accessible yoga for most skill levels from the comfort of your home. This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Monday & Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern TIme. Call in information will be given upon registration.

06 Sep 2021
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm NDT
( 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT )
Story Time
A book cracked opened wide on a table with an illustration of magical stars rising out of the book pages.
A book cracked opened wide on a table with an illustration of magical stars rising out of the book pages.

Sit back and enjoy several stories from the well-known Chicken Soup books! A volunteer will be reading a selection of interesting and enjoyable short stories. This program runs via Zoom web conference on the first Monday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

06 Sep 2021
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Jeopardy
The  jeopardy question board with categories and multiple dollar amounts displayed.
The  jeopardy question board with categories and multiple dollar amounts displayed.

Join us on the first Monday of every month to play this classic tv game show and put your knowledge to the test! This group runs via Zoom web conference on the first Monday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Sep 2021
9:00 am to 10:00 am EDT
CNIB Lake Joe: Coffee Break
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White mug sitting on a wood table. The mug has a smiley face on it.

Join us on Zoom Tuesday mornings, 9-10 a.m. Eastern Time for conversation, laughter, and a chance to reminisce about your favourite CNIB Lake Joe memories. Pour yourself a coffee, tea, or beverage of choice, login and connect with your friends from Lake Joe.

07 Sep 2021
10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Eastern Canada Social Meet Up Teleconference
The keypad of a landline telephone.
The keypad of a landline telephone.

Are you craving that social interaction you normally get from going for coffee, attending meetings or going shopping? We are here to provide a safe alternative. We’ll get to know each other, share some good news stories, and discuss practical tips for staying healthy and connected. Join us on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time for a friendly group chat. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Sep 2021
10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
CCB Ottawa Book Club
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

CCB Ottawa hosts a morning book club once a month. All books chosen for the meetings can be accessed through CELA. This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time.

07 Sep 2021
11:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
The Good News Spotlight
Three folded newspapers sits on a table next to a cup of tea.
Three folded newspapers sits on a table next to a cup of tea.

Join your event host who will play a selection of audio clips that will serve as a launchpad for discussion. These interesting audio clips will inspire, motivate, or get you thinking. Nothing controversial, just positive topics. This program runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Sep 2021
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Tuesday Virtual Games
A red roll of dice.
A red roll of dice.

Like word games? This group is for you so come play word games led by our game show hosts and join in the laughter. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Sep 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Tech Drop-in Session
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.
A man wearing sunglasses and a hat holds an iPhone in his left hand. A white cane sits in his right hand.

Are you having challenges with using your technology or do you simply have questions about something new? Join us for a forum discussion by teleconference. Tech successes are welcome too! Many heads are better than one! The group meets via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

07 Sep 2021
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Reel Film Fans
A film reel.
A film reel.

If you love movies, come share you passion for film with fellow film buffs! We will play games related to all things movies and learn what others have been watching. The group meets online via Zoom conference every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Sep 2021
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Chair Yoga
A woman sits on a yoga mat and reaches for her toes to stretch.
A woman sits on a yoga mat and reaches for her toes to stretch.

Chair yoga is a good option for anyone with injuries or with mobility issues. You will need comfortable clothing and a sturdy chair without arms or armrests for this class. Techniques include breath work, gentle movement with repetition, postures, sitting meditation and relaxation. No experience required. This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern TIme. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Sep 2021
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm ADT
( 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT )
Tech Talk Tuesday
Photo of lightbulbs
Photo of lightbulbs

This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Atlantic Time to chat about technology. Call-in information will be given upon registration.

07 Sep 2021
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
The Family Zoom Room
a man builds Lego with a boy
a man builds Lego with a boy

A fun family Zoom room for children 12 and under. Children take the lead and we read stories, share talents,  play family friendly games and so much more. Parents and siblings are also welcome. This group runs via Zoom web conference every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

07 Sep 2021
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm MDT
( 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT )
Beginner: Evening Meditation
A woman sits in a cross legged yoga position with her hands in front of her in prayer.
A woman sits in a cross legged yoga position with her hands in front of her in prayer.

Start your evening off right with a little relaxation. Using your camera is optional. The meditation is focused on verbal descriptions. Individuals with sight loss, volunteers and staff are welcome. This meditation workshop runs via Zoom web conference biweekly on Tuesday's  from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Sep 2021
10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
The Bookends Book Club
a blue book with headphones resting on top.
a blue book with headphones resting on top.

Love to read and discuss books? Then join this weekly group and learn about what others are reading and the technology they use to get their books or hear guest speakers. This group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Sep 2021
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ADT
( 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT )
Wednesday Social Hour
A woman holds an iPhone to her ear and listens intently to a private conversation.
A woman holds an iPhone to her ear and listens intently to a private conversation.

Join us every Wednesday for an afternoon social hour – the perfect time for those who are looking for an afternoon get-together. These sessions offer the opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. Each week we will discuss a different topic, and take some time to socialize. We hope to see you there!   This group runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Atlantic Time. Call in information will be given upon registration

08 Sep 2021
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
CNIBLakeJoe@Home: French with Friends
Smiling woman holding the French flag in front of the Eifel Tower.
Smiling woman holding the French flag in front of the Eifel Tower.

Drop in bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time as we start to explore the French language. Beginners welcome!

08 Sep 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Techstravaganza
Close of a black keyboard
Close of a black keyboard

This virtual group brings people with sight loss together to discuss any technical issue that affects their every-day lives and to share ideas and experiences that might be helpful to the group. You don't have to be "technical" in order to participate in group discussions. The tech talk group meets every Wednesday via Zoom web conference from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Sep 2021
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Ontario Peer Support Weekly Teleconference
A person sits in a group circle. Their hands are clasped in their lap.
A person sits in a group circle. Their hands are clasped in their lap.

This teleconference group will connect with others across the region who are living with sight loss.  This group meets via teleconference every Wednesday from 1:30-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration. 

08 Sep 2021
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Coffee Club Social – Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario
The keypad of a landline telephone.
The keypad of a landline telephone.

Join the conversation! Even though we aren’t getting together in physical groups just yet, you can still call in for great conversation and comradery. This group meets via Zoom web conference the second and fourth Wednesday of every month 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Sep 2021
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MDT
( 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT )
Summer of Navigation: Microsoft Soundscape
A woman holds an iPhone in her hand. On the screen, the Soundscape app is open.
A woman holds an iPhone in her hand. On the screen, the Soundscape app is open.

Join CNIB for a the Summer of Navigation Series and learn all about the latest GPS apps and gadgets. Unleash the power of technology and get ready to explore! Session 12: Microsoft Soundscape. Learn more about Soundscape – an app that places audio cues and labels in 3D space such that they sound like they are coming from the direction of the points of interest, parks, roads, and other features in your surroundings, This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, September 8 at 12 p.m. Mountain Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Sep 2021
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
The Coffee Kings (Barrie)
A cup sits on a table filled with an artisan cappuccino and foaming milk
A cup sits on a table filled with an artisan cappuccino and foaming milk

This virtual coffee group for men offers an opportunity to meet new people and start interesting discussions with others who are experiencing vision loss. Get comfortable in your favourite chair and set yourself up with snacks and coffee or your beverage of choice, then bring on the conversation. Learn and talk about relevant and interesting topics. The group meets via Zoom web conference on the second Wednesday of the month from 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Sep 2021
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Kitchener/Guelph Coffee & Chat
a woman holds a cup of coffee and smiles.
a woman holds a cup of coffee and smiles.

This weekly coffee group meets for conversation, laughter and friendly support. The group meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Sep 2021
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
CNIB SmartLife Product Demo: C185 Plastic Braille Labeller
The C185 Plastic Braille Labeller device.
The C185 Plastic Braille Labeller device.

Feel more confident in your environment by adding identifying braille labels to almost any object. This plastic braille labeller easily embosses letters and numbers onto 0.5-inch clear embossing tape. Join us to learn more about it! This technology workshop meets via Zoom web conference on Wednesday, September 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Sep 2021
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Introduction to NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) Screen Reader
Hands typing on a desktop keyboard. A white cane sits on top of the table to the left of the keyboard.
Hands typing on a desktop keyboard. A white cane sits on top of the table to the left of the keyboard.

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)  is a free screen reader which enables people who are blind to independently use the Windows Operating system. It reads the text on the screen in a computerised voice. You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows on your keyboard. NVDA can also convert the text into braille if the computer user owns a device called a “braille display”. Whether you are a JAWS user and considering the switch, or you are considering to start using a screen reader for the first time, this series of workshops will help you understand the software and how to navigate. This technology series meets via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Sep 2021
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Gentle Yoga - all skill levels
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.
A woman kneels on a yoga mat and stretches in a downward dog pose.

This class is designed for all level yogis. Relaxed pace to release anxiety and calm the body. Students will be guided into meditation, breathing techniques, yoga poses and relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket, a big towel and an open mind to learn something new for the new year!  Suitable for those with glaucoma, high blood pressure and insomnia. This yoga class runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern TIme. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Sep 2021
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm NDT
( 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT )
Music & Friends
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.
Keyboard in all the colors of the rainbow.

Come together and talk about a song you must listen to on a certain day – a song that helps you out during a certain emotion or just to get going in the morning. This group runs via Zoom web conference biweekly on Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

08 Sep 2021
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Parenting With Sight Loss Group
A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.
A group of five people sit in a circle and engage in lively conversation.

A support group for blind/partially sighted parents.  From infancy to adulthood - blind mothers and fathers can learn, explore, and share their triumphs, challenges, tips and stories among peers in a supportive environment. The group meets twice monthly in order to accommodate busy schedules. This group runs via Zoom web conference on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. and the last Saturday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. Call in information will be given upon registration.