Town Events April 6-13
|From the Herald, the Metro West Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
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LIBRARY TEEN POETRY CONTEST
The Agawam Public Library will host a Teen Poetry Slam April 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. Teens in grades 7 to 12 invited to read original poem or a favorite. Prizes, including $50 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble for First Place Original Reading. Entry forms available at Public Library and Junior, Senior High School libraries. For more info, call 789-1550 ext. 4.
CULTURAL COUNCIL MEETING
The Agawam Cultural Council will meet April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St. The meeting is open individuals with an interest in providing diverse cultural events for the town. All-volunteer organization, appointed by the mayor and funded, in part, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, is looking for new members.
A ROYAL WEDDING TEA
Seventh annual tea, "A Royal Wedding Tea," will take place April 30 at 1 p.m. at the Agawam Congregational Church, 745 Main St. White gloved waiters will serve tea sandwiches, desserts and tea. Entertainment, door prizes, raffle baskets and royal jewelry sale, all in Bryan Hall. Tickets available mornings in the church office. Adults: $12; girls 12 and younger are $5.
CHICOPEE SENIOR CENTER CLOSING
The Chicopee Senior Center will be closed on April 18 in observance of Patriot's Day. The center will close at 12:30 p.m. on April 22.
Manicure and facial hair removal services available by appointment starting at 8:30 a.m. on April 20 in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Carol Marnelakis, licensed esthetician and manicurist, provides these services. Prices for those 60 and older: $10 for a manicure. Hair removal costs: eyebrows $6; lip $3. For appointments, call 534-3698.
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
On April 20, Gerri Bennett, R.N. will provide information on Alzheimer's and support to help provide the best care for your loved one. The meeting will take place at the Chicopee Council on Aging, 7 Valley View Court, at 3:30 p.m. There is no cost for this meeting. For info or to register, call 534-3698.
Gina Welch of CranioSacral and Massage Center Inc. provides chair massages in the Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court, available on the first Thursday, second Tuesday and third Friday of the month. Cost for those 60 years and older: $13 for 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment and/or for more info, call the center at 534-3698.
COUNCIL ON AGING MEETING
The Chicopee Council on Aging Board will meet on April 12 at 4:45 p.m. in the Oak Room of the Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. All interested persons are welcome. For more info, call the center at 534-3698.
TRIP TO FOXWOODS
A trip to Foxwoods Casino on April 13 leaving from American Legion, 37 Exchange St., at 7 a.m. Cost: $22. Buffet and keno package. For more info, call Dot at 788-6835 between 4 and 5 p.m.
Kelly Lynn Rogers scholarship fund-raiser (C.H.S. cheerleaders) "Night Out" will take place April 15 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Moose Family Center, 244 Fuller Road. Raffle, 50/50, food. Cost: $15 per person or two for $25. For ticket info, call 592-9871. To support this scholarship or make raffle contributions, contact Todd Rogers at 592-1410.
EASTER BUNNY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
April 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Joan-St. George, 587 Grattan St. Tickets sold at the door are $5 per person; children younger than 3 are free. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, raffles and more. For tickets, call 426-8329 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cash please. Proceeds help dance troupe to represent Western Mass in dance competitions through out New England.
At Faith United Methodist Church, 191 Montcalm St., April 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. Good quality men's, women's and children's clothes at bargain prices. For more info, call church office Monday to Friday 8 to 11 a.m. at 533-6093.
At Faith United Methodist Church, 191 Montcalm St., April 16, with serving times from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Cost: $5 for adults; kids are half price. Breakfast includes: pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Public is invited. The facility is handicapped accessible.
The Friends of Granby Elderly is hosting a trip to Tanglewood on Aug. 2. Concert will feature the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, conductors James Levine, John Williams and Christoph Eschenbach. Fire works follow concert. Seating in the Shed. Cost: $55 for bus and concert by calling Nancy at 467-9323.
Active Singles, a non-profit group, is sponsoring a Colorado National Parks trip from July 28 to Aug. 6. This trip is open to all singles (no kids). The main age group that attends is 30s to 60s. Cost: $1,499. Call Charlie at (203) 271-2125 for a flyer or visit www.activesingles.org and click on upcoming events for additional info.
"REDWOOD AND WILDFIRE"
Smith College Professor Andrea Hairston presents a reading of excerpts from her newest novel, "Redwood and Wildfire" on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Neilson Library, Smith College, Northampton. Event is free and open to the public. For more info, visit www.smith.edu/smitharts.
On April 18 at noon, Wistariahurst Museum will present a genealogy workshop for kids. At 2 p.m., Jeanne Nudd Elliot, a specialist in genealogy and administrator for the National Archives and Records, will lead a workshop for adults. Reservations necessary. Cost: $5 for children's workshop; $6 for adults.
CREATIVE ARTS CENTER CLASSES
The Holyoke Creative Arts Center will offer upholstery, quilting, sewing, knitting, wood carving, yoga and social dance classes. Visit www.holyokecac.org or come and visit the center at 400 South Elm St., for more info. Classes run from May 2 through July 2.
"IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST"
Holyoke Community College Players present Noel Coward's witty romantic comedy and a stunning set created by national award-winning set designer Andrew Stuart in the Leslie Phillips Theater at April 14 to 16 at 8 p.m. and April 17 at 2:30 p.m. ASL interpreted performance April 15 at 8 p.m. Cost: $10 general admission, $8 for students. For reservations, call 552-2528.
N.R.A. BASIC PISTOL SAFETY COURSE
An N.R.A. Basic Pistol Safety Course will be offered at the Holyoke Revolver Club Indoor Range, 431 West Cherry St., on April 16 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required by April 9. Info is available at www.holyokerevolverclub.com or call 539-9345 and slowly leave your telephone number on answering machine.
Palm Sunday Worship at the Congregational Church of South Hadley Falls will take place April 17 at 10 a.m. Easter Sunday Worship will take place April 24 at 10 a.m. For more info, call 539-9373.
WOMEN'S CLUB ANNUAL TEA
The South Hadley Women's Club hosts its annual Membership Tea April 13 at 1:30 p.m. at The Evangelical Lutheran Church, 319 Granby Road. Speaker is Seth Carey from Carey's Florist. Anyone interested in attending or knowing more about the Women's Club is invited to contact Lu Dachos at 532-7661.
SENIOR CENTER QUADRANGLE TRIP
The Senior Center will sponsor a tour of the four Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle May 17. Cost: $10 per person. Additional cost to stop for a pizza luncheon. Sign up in the office or by calling 569-5498.
CHAIR YOGA CLASS
Chair Yoga classes are offered at the Senior Center beginning May 6 at 11 a.m. Cost: $3 per class. If interested, call the center at 569-5498 for more info.
"DEARLY DEPARTED" AUDITIONS
Southwick-On-Stage seeks four men of various ages and six women of various ages for roles in production of "Dearly Departed," slated for September. Auditions: April 11, 12 and 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Senior Center, Town Hall 454 College Highway.
EXCHANGE CLUB LUNCHEON
The Exchange Club of Springfield is hosting a luncheon on April 7 at noon at the 350 Grille on Worthington Street. The annual A.C.E. Scholarship Award will be given to a high school student. The public is invited at a cost of $15. For tickets or more info, call Dot Lortie at 783-0195.
FREE MAGIC SHOW
Eastfield Mall will be hosting a free magic show featuring Ed Popielarczyk for children 12 and younger on April 16 at 11 a.m. Photos with the Easter Bunny are also available in the Food Court April 9 through April 23. Every child 12 and under that visits with the Easter Bunny will receive a free gift. For more info, visit www.eastfieldmall.com or call 543-8000.
PINE POINT COUNCIL MEETING
The monthly meeting of the Pine Point Community Council will take place April 12 at 7 p.m. at 335 Berkshire Ave. A special request for an indoor place of amusement will be heard for 1291 Boston Road. Refreshments served. For more info, visit www.pinepointcouncil.com.
ROTARY CLUB MEETING
Colleen S. Loveless, executive director for the non-profit, Rebuilding Together Springfield Chapter will address the Springfield Rotary Club's luncheon meeting on April 8 at 12:15 p.m. at the Basketball Hall of Fame. Cost: $15 per person and is open to the public. For more info, call Chair Mike Healy at 267-1217.
SPRING FOOD DRIVE
Expand Business Beyond Expectations (EBBE) is sponsoring a spring food drive to benefit Rachel's Table on April 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stop & Shop 415, Cooley St. For inquiries about the event or about EBBE, contact David Rosen, co-president, at 304-2798.
GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Join the Springfield Garden Club on April 15 when Valerie Cleary, a floral designer from Mendon, Vt., demonstrates how to use grocery store flowers in innovative floral arrangements. Meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Wilbraham United Church, 500 Main St. Public is welcome. Cost: $5 for guests. For more info, call Judy Cmero at 599-0462 or email@example.com.
The Spiritual Life Commission of Holy Cross Parish on Plumtree Road announces the following Lenten events. April 11: Speaker Fr. Warren Savage. April 12: Lenten Penance Service; many priests available. April 13: Speaker Fr. Tom Shea.
SPRING NYC TRIP
The Parks and Rec. Department will host a trip to New York City April 9. Bus leaves municipal parking lot at 7:30 a.m.; returns home approximately 9:30 p.m. Bus leaves NYC at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $45. Make reservations at Park and Rec. Office Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. For info or registration forms, call 263-3284.
APRIL BOOK DISCUSSION
The novel "Shadow Tag" by Louise Erdrich will be discussed at the next meeting of the Friends of the West Springfield Public Library's book group April 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second floor of the library. All are welcome. For more info, call The Friends of the West Springfield Public Library at 736-4561 ext. 7.
Grace Lutheran Church will host a Vendors Showcase April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1552 Westfield St. Spaces still available. Event also features Vendor Auction and Bake Sale. Lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To rent space or for more info, call Joyce at 562-6895.
The West Springfield Coin Club will meet on April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Elm St. A presentation and discussion will include facts about $20 gold Double Eagles. A small auction will take place and refreshments will be available. Guests are always welcome. For further info, contact Peter Setian at 596-9871.
TEE-BALL, COACHES PITCH LEAGUE
The YMCA is offering T-Ball designed to help boys and girls ages 4.5 to 7 learn the fundamentals of baseball and softball. Practices and games on Saturday mornings April 16 to June 4. Cost: $42 for members, $52 for non members. Coaches pitch fee: $44 for members; $54 for non-members. To register, contact George Hart at 568-8631 ext. 317 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
"IN BETWEEN" AT WSU
An exhibit of paintings and mixed media by artist Wendy Schuster, Hudson River Valley painter, will take place April 7 to May 7 in the Arno Maris Gallery of the Ely Campus Center at Westfield State University. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Artist reception on April 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For more info, visit www.wsc.ma.edu/arno .