Town Events, April 29 - May 6
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
CHICKEN PIE DINNER
Feeding Hills Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 21 North Westfield St., will host a chicken pie dinner May 9 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Menu: tossed salad, chicken pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, beverage and cake. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages five - 12 and free for children four and under. No tickets required; pay at the door. For reservations call 786-5601. If you reach an answering machine, leave your name, phone number and number of people attending.
ENERGY SAVING SEMINAR
Agawam Senior Center, 954 Main St., is offering a free seminar, "Introduction to Home Energy Savings," on May 4 at 4 p.m. Presenters will illustrate hands-on tips, indicate which actions are most cost effective, and provide free educational materials for everyone attending. Refreshments provided. For more info, contact Jill Messick at 786-8125 or email@example.com.
A TASTY WAY TO RAISE DOUGH
Friends of the Agawam Senior Center will receive up to 20 percent of your purchase at Uno's Pizza at the Holyoke Mall on May 5 between the hours of 5 - 9 p.m. When you order your meal, just give your server a coupon; for more info, call Emile Cot at 335-9440.
CLASS '89 REUNION
The class of 1989 20th class reunion will take place Nov. 28 at Casa di Lisa. Tickets will be available shortly. More info can be found at our Facebook group, Agawam High School Class of 1989 Reunion, or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOAT & SURF CLUB
Pioneer Valley Boat & Surf Club meets the first Tuesday of every month except July and August. The only family orientated saltwater fishing club in Western Mass. Meetings take place at the Springfield Canoe & Yacht Club, 1210 River Rd., Agawam. Top name guest speakers and raffle. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. May 5 guest speaker is Blaine Anderson, featured in On The Water Magazine and TV show. Call Ray Nacewicz at 562-1590 for more info.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
Join friends and neighbors at the Veterans' Green at Phelps School, 699 Main St., on May 7 at noon for the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer.
"A RAY OF ELVIS"
Fifties and sixties revival featuring Ray Guillmette as "A Ray of Elvis" and Joe Canata and the Memories at Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Dr., on May 2, 7 - 10 p.m. Tickets: $20. Save $20 and reserve a table of eight for $140. All proceeds to benefit Greater Springfield Chapter National Federation of the Blind. Free snacks available or bring your own. For further info contact Ann Irwin at 736-2610; also visit www.nfbmags.org.
Collectible Show, sponsored by the Nativity B.V.M. Parish Council, May 3 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Nativity Church Hall, 780 Chicopee St. The show features coins, sports and non-sports cards, wax boxes, card supplies, autographs, NASCAR and more. Handicap accessible. Prizes drawn every 30 mins. Admission $1, children under 10 free. All proceeds to benefit the Nativity B.V.M. Church. For info call Joe at 593-6046.
A support group to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one will take place May 12 a 1 p.m. at the Chicopee Council on Aging, 7 Valley View Ct. The group is facilitated by Irene Remillard. For more info call Jared at 534-3698 or Irene at 594-6092.
BARGAIN CLOTHING SHOP
Faith United Methodist Church, 191 Montcalm St., will host its bargain clothing shoppe April 30, 9 a.m. - noon. Fill a bag for $3 and buy one winter item, get one free. Good quality men's, women's and children's clothes. Stop in and look around at our winter selection.
Keeping track of your cholesterol is important and to help you do this, on May 13 from 9 a.m. - noon, there will be a cholesterol screening done at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. The screening does not require fasting and will provide total cholesterol results. Individuals are taken on a first-come basis and a donation of $5 is appreciated. To register, call 534-3698.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
The next meeting of the Diabetes Support Group will be May 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. Diane Weston, R.N. will provide info on ways to manage your diabetes. New members are always welcome. For more info call Jared at 534-3698.
MASSAGE AVAILABLE AT COA
Chair massage by Gina Welsh of Craniosacral and Massage Center Inc. starting at 11 a.m. on May 22 at the Chicopee Council on Aging, 7 Valley View Ct. Each session is 15 mins. Cost is $10 for those over 60 and $15 for those under 60. Chair massage is administered while the client is clothed and seated in a specially designed chair. To schedule your appt. call the center at 534-3698.
TEA AT 2
The Chicopee Public Library and Chicopee Senior Center are sponsoring a Tea at 2 on May 4 in the center. Gina Welch of Craniosacral and Massage Center Inc. will explain the benefits of massage. Tickets are available in the senior center and are limited to 20. Cost is $2. For more info contact the center at 534-3698.
ANTIQUE APPRAISAL EVENT
Antique appraisal event by Kimballs, May 7, 5:30 - 8 p.m., at St. Joan of Arc-St. George School, 585 Grattan St. One item, $3; four items, $10. Bring your treasured items and have them appraised. All of the profits go to help support Boy Scout Troop 138. Rain or shine. Baked goods and refreshments available. Free parking; free admission.
CRACKER BARREL FAIR
The First Congregational Church of 306 Chicopee St. will host their annual "Cracker Barrel Fair" on May 9 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. featuring baked goods, handmade crafts, nearly new items and a snack bar. Sponsors are the Ladies Benevolent Society.
HOLYOKE YOUTH FOOTBALL
Holyoke Youth Football 2009 registration May 9, 10 a.m. - noon; May 20, 6 - 7:30 p.m., and June 6, 10 a.m. - noon at Griffin Field House, located at McKenzie Field next to Holyoke High School. Cost is $85 per player or $150 per family. For more info visit www.hyfootball.org or call the Parks & Rec. Dept at 322-5620.
The Congregational Church of South Hadley Falls will be hosting a dinner on May 9 at 6 p.m. Menu: salad, turkey, squash, potatoes, peas, cranberry sauce, corn muffins, banana cream pie, roll, coffee, tea, milk, juice. Cost is $13/pp, $11/seniors, $6/kid, payable at the door. For reservations or more info, call the church office at 539-9373. Take out is also available by reservation.
SOCIAL CONNECTION 50+ GROUP
Group will meet on May 2 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 319 Granby Rd., from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sharon Hart from Holyoke Medical Center will explain what the warning signs of strokes are and what you should do if someone shows any signs. Call 533-1925 for your reservation. Cost: $4/person and includes lunch.
AFRICAN DANCE PERFORMANCES
The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School Dance Dept. will present evenings of African Dance, May 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and May 3 at 2 p.m. Reservations are recommended by visiting www.pvpa.org. Tickets: $12/adults, $8/students or seniors, $5/PVPA students and kids under 12.
MOM TO MOM SALE
The South Hadley Family Center is hosting its second annual Mom-to-Mom sale from 8 a.m. - noon on May 2 at the All Saints' Episcopal Church, 7 Woodbridge St. (opposite the South Hadley Post Office). Make your spring cleaning work for you by renting a table for $15. Contact the Family Center at 533-7096 or email@example.com. Come browse for maternity and baby gear, toys, clothes, books and DVDs for children of all ages. Bake sale and coffee also.
The Southwick Senior Center will have Attorney Ann Weber present to speak about Elder Affairs on May 13 at 12:30 p.m.
CANDIDATES' SPAGHETTI SUPPER
The Southwick Republican Party will have its 8th Annual Family Spaghetti Supper on May 1 at 5:30 p.m., at the American Legion Post 338, Powder Mill Road. Cost: $10 donation/pp or $25/ family. We will also be introducing our candidates for the May elections.
MONTHLY EVENTS FOR SENIORS
The Senior Center events are as follows. May 12: brown bag; COA meeting; election for new Selectman. May 14: SHINE by appt. May 18: Berkshire Bank to speak about senior banking needs at 12:30 p.m. May 20: Bradley Air Museum Lunch at Scooter's at 9:30 a.m. for $9. May 21: blood pressure screening at 10 a.m. May 27: Picnic at 11:30 a.m. May 28: SHINE by appt.
WEEKLY CLASSES AT SENIOR CENTER
Senior Center weekly classes are as follows. Mondays: Zumba at 9:30 a.m., $3. Tuesdays: yoga at 9 a.m., $2; bingo at 10 a.m., 5 /card; Tai-Chi at 11 a.m., $3; painting at noon, $3; poker at 1 p.m. Wednesdays: line dancing at 10 a.m., $2; writers workshop at 1 p.m. Thursdays: aerobics at 9:30 a.m., $2; ceramics at 1 p.m. Fridays: swimming at 9 a.m., $15.
Gina Daniele presents a two-day bus trip to Niagara Falls including hotel, breakfast, boat ride and tour on May 16 and 17. Bus leaves Mom & Rico's, 899 Main St., at 6:30 a.m. No passport required. For more info, call 732-8941.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES
St. Catherine of Siena Church is offering a six-week session of ballroom dance classes. Learn to dance like a star for your next wedding, party or night out on the town. Beginning May 10 on Sunday evenings (excluding Memorial Day weekend). Included is a make-up class on June 28 in case you have to miss a week. Join us at 6 p.m. for beginners and 7 p.m. for intermediate in the West Wing at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1023 Parker St. Price per couple/per course is $100. Contact Kristie Mullins at 204-4586 or 525-2370 for more details.
LUNCHEON AND CRUISE
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 45 Buckingham St., will sponsor a luncheon and cruise from Narragansett Bay to Newport on Mother's Day, May 10. There will be live entertainment and two hours to tour Newport. Price includes driver gratuity. The bus will leave Big Y on Boston Road at 8 a.m. and return between 6 - 7 p.m. For more info call 348-7282 or 788-0044.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave., will host its semi-annual rummage sale on May 1 from 10 a.m. - 5p.m. A $4 bag day will take place May 2 from 9 a.m. - noon. Proceeds are used for various mission/outreach projects. For more info call the Trinity church office at 737-5311 or Peg Commisso at 525-2719.
CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE
The Faith United Church Guild will host its annual rummage sale on May 1 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and May 2 from 9 a.m. - noon. The church is located on the corner of Sumner and Ft. Pleasant Avenues. For sale will be kitchen utensils, small appliances, clothing for men, women and children, games and toys and much more. Everything will be bargain priced.
CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER
Rev. Marie Miller's goal is to see righteousness exalted; her mandate is to assist in the building up of the Body of Christ and the equipping of the saints; her quest is for souls to be converted. She is driven by a passion for releasing the "next generation" into the Kingdom of God. Rev. Miller will be at Christian Life Center, 1590 Sumner Ave., May 3 at 10:30 a.m. At 5 p.m. we will join Rev. Miller at Bethany Assembly of God in Agawam with other Pioneer Valley Pentecostal Churches for a Pentecost Rally. On Monday and Tuesday we will resume our Pentecostal services with Rev. Miller at Christian Life Center at 7 p.m. For more info call 782-7171.
PSYCHIC FAIR/MEDIUM'S DAY
Psychic fair/medium's day/bake sale May 2 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at First Spiritualist Church, 33 Bliss St. Fifteen minute private readings, $20. For info or to book readings in advance, call Denise at 519-9669. Visit www.springfieldspiritualistchurch.com for more info.
Concert Music from the Movies
April 30 at 6:30 p.m. Student string musicians from the Community Music School of Springfield Chamber Orchestra and from the String City Ensemble will perform music from the movies and other selections. Free and open to all. Community Music School of Springfield. Use the Stockbridge Street entrance opposite the parking garage. For info, call 732-8428.
The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce will host its 48th Annual Golf Tournament at the Ranch Golf Club in Southwick on May 11 at 10 a.m. Cost: $125/player. Price includes greens fees, shared cart, lunch, dinner and prizes. For more info, contact Marcia Kielb at 568-1618 or Marcia@WestfieldBiz.org.
Dr. L. Mara Dodge will be the next speaker at the Athenaeum's Spring Lecture Series on May 13 at 7 p.m. Dodge, a professor of U.S. History at Westfield State College, will present "37 Years of the Historical Journal of Massachusetts." For more info, call the Athenaeum at 562-0716.
ROAST CHICKEN DINNER
The First Congregational Church of W. Springfield will have a roast chicken dinner and concert on May 2. Dinner will be from 5:30 - 7 p.m. with the recital performed by the legendary pianist Nigel Coxe at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling 739-6608 or 737-5945. Tickets will be available at the door if dining space permits. Tickets can be purchased for either dinner or recital for people unable to attend both.
SWINGLES SQUARE DANCE CLUB
The Swingles Square Dance Club will host a mainstream dance, "Baby Photo Nite" on May 1. Mainstream dance on May 15. Dances take place at the Knights of Columbus on Park Street from 8 - 10:30 p.m. with early rounds from 7:30 - 8 p.m. and cost is $6 p/p. We welcome singles, couples and spectators are free. For info on dances call Fran at 736-2187 or Dick Walker at 535-3324.
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE ITEMS
Mittineague Congregational Church will serve as the Drop-Off Depot for Church World Service items. We're coordinating school kit collections during April and will be placing the assembled, boxed kits in the tractor trailer. For more info, call the church office at 734-1290.
A NIGHT OF COMEDY
"A Night of Comedy" with Dana Jay Bein and Jerome "JJ" Leslie to benefit the Boys and Girls Club on May 16 at 6 p.m. at the Elks Club, 429 Morgan Rd. The event will include a buffet dinner and DJ. Tickets: $25. For tickets or to reserve a table of eight, contact the club at 736-1831 or Tracey Black at 626-3250.