BRIMFIELD — The Hitchcock Free Academy is offering a number of events and classes next week.

Monday, March 19

Family Foundations 5 Playgroup — This free program for preschool aged children is sponsored by the Union 61 Family Foundation 5 Grant. The playgroup runs every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. until May, while school is in session. Pre-register your child by calling Karen Distefano at 508-867-2232 or emailing union61cfce@tantasqua.org.

Sen-I Judo Club — This course runs all year long and is well suited for all levels of practitioners including beginners. Call Sensei Israel Lopez 413-279-4330 for more information.

Weight Watchers — Angela Kramer leads local Weight Watchers meetings with weigh-ins and registrations at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Visit www.weightwatchers.com to become a member or to learn more about Weight Watchers.

Tuesday, March 20

Art Group — Participants enjoy time to socialize, draw and paint together informally without instruction. No pre-registration required. Bring your own supplies and enjoy! Free will donations are welcome. Time: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Contact Hitchcock at 413 245 9977 for more information.

Cake Decorating for the Season — Appropriate for adults but ages 8 and up are welcome, too! Come have fun and leave with decorated cakes while learning and/or practicing detailed decorating skills! Learn various piping techniques while decorating two mini doll cakes into spring beauties. This class is taught by Susan Gaulin, a certified Wilton Instructor, and costs $27. Classes run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Hitchcock Free Academy at 413-245 9977 or www.hitchcockacademy.org to register.

Wednesday, March 21

Watercolors With Beth — Ongoing watercolor classes for all levels with a new painting every three weeks. You must register with instructor Beth Parys in advance to attend. Classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and costs $17 per week, plus supplies. For more information and to register, call Beth at 413-245-3295.

Thursday, March 22

Sen-I Judo Club — This course runs all year long and is well suited for all levels of practitioners including beginners. Call Sensei Israel Lopez 413-279-4330 for more information.

Friday, March 23

Alcoholics Anonymous — Traditional open AA meetings in a friendly setting at 7:30 p.m.. Come early to chat and share in refreshments.

Family Foundations 5 Playgroup — This free program for preschool aged children is sponsored by the Union 61 Family Foundation 5 Grant. The playgroup runs every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. until May, while school is in session. Pre-register your child by calling Karen Distefano at 508-867-2232 or emailing union61cfce@tantasqua.org.

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