Town Events, Aug. 18 - Aug. 25
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
AGAWAM SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
The following events will take place at the Senior Center. Aug. 19: 8:30 a.m. foot nurse by appt.; 10 a.m. line dancing 2; 10 a.m. country music hour; 12:15 p.m. bridge; 1 p.m. free blood pressure check: 1 p.m. pitch/6:30 p.m. evening pitch; 4 p.m. zumba. Aug. 20: 9:15 a.m. oil painting; 9:30 a.m. hand and foot card game; 9:30 a.m. walking club; 10 a.m. tai chi; 11:15 a.m. yoga; 12:30 p.m. canasta; 1 p.m. cribbage.
Agawam Catholic Women's Club will sponsor their annual tag/craft sale in the church parking lot rain or shine (in Parish Center if it rains) on Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors are welcome and each spot will be $20. Donated items for our White Elephants and Jewelry booths will be great appreciated. Items can be dropped off at the Parish Hall Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. For more info, call Theresa at 786-4966.
SENATOR BROWN APPEARANCE
Agawam Republican Committee is proud to announce the arrival of U.S. Senator Scott Brown on Aug. 29 at the Casa Di Lisa Restaurant. For all interested in meeting the senator, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Web site at AgawamRTC.com.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Grab your blankets and join us at Szot Park, football field, for a free outdoor movie Aug. 26 for "Madagascar II: Escape to Africa" sponsored by People's Bank. Festivities start at 6 p.m. Movies to begin approximately at 8 p.m. Concession stands will be open or feel free to bring a picnic. Please adhere to the park's rules of: no alcoholic beverages allowed, no dogs on the football field. For more info, call the mayor's office at 594-1500.
SENIOR CENTER CLOSING
The Chicopee Senior Center will be closed on Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day.
The Friends of Granby Elderly will again sponsor our annual Summer Picnic on Aug. 25 at Dufresne Field from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu: chicken BBQ, salads, beans, desserts and beverages. Donation: $5 per person. For more info and to reserve your seat, call the COA at 467-3239.
FOXWOODS BUS TRIP
Join the fun at Foxwoods on Sept. 21 when the Friends of Granby Elderly sponsor a bus trip leaving from the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8 a.m.; return at 6 p.m. Cost: $20 per person, includes bus, $10 food coupon, $15 Keno and the drivers gratuity. Reserve your seat now for this popular trip by calling Nancy at 467-9323 or Joan at 467-3441.
FAMILY FISHING FESTIVAL
The Friends of Granby Elderly will host a free Family Fishing Festival on Oct. 2 at Dufresne Field from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Western Mass. Anglers Club will provide the poles, bait and lots of info and help to learn about fishing. Boy Scouts will provide refreshments. For info, contact Gloria at 467-3352.
Enjoy the foliage on this bus trip to the Lee Prime Outlets and the Norman Rockwell Museum on Oct. 19. Bus will leave the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:30 a.m. We will visit the Lee Outlets and coupon books will be available for discounts. Tickets: $30 per person, includes the bus, museum and driver's gratuity. For info and to reserve your seat, call Nancy at 467-9323 or Joan at 467-3441.
TECH CLASS OF "52"
Fifty-two class reunion on Sept. 4. For info call Tom Cocchi, 785-1775; Bob Hutchins, 567-0517; or Lolly Federici, 782-3804 by Aug. 20.
MOHEGAN SUN TRIP
The University of the Third Age at Asnuntuck Community College is offering a trip to Mohegan Sun on Aug. 24. Cost is $17, which includes a $10 food coupon and $5 Keno ticket. All trips leave Asnuntuck Community College, Elm Street, Enfield, Conn., at 8:15 a.m. and returns about 5:30 p.m. For further info, call Molly DiSalvo at (860) 668-5541 or (850) 819-6430. Make checks payable to: U.T.A. Travel Club, Apt. 223, 45 Bridge St., Suffield, CT 06078. If you are not able to make the trip on the day of departure, call before 7:30 a.m.
The Somers Cultural Commission will present its 18th annual regional juried Piedmont Art Show at Piedmont Hall, 604 Main St., Somers, Conn. Juror's Choice award is $800; other awards of $300, $100 and $25. Entry dates: Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to noon; Sept. 11, noon to 2 p.m. at Piedmont Hall. For entry prospectus visit, somerscultural.com or send SASE to Somers Cultural Commission, 600 Main St., Somers, CT 06071, Attn: Neil, Piedmont Art Show 2010.
The Dow Jones Retiree's Group has scheduled a trip to Yankee Stadium Sept. 4. Cost: $90/person includes bus, tailgate party, ticket to the game. Pick up/drop off at Bob's Commuter Lot, Enfield, Conn. All welcome. Info: Carol at 860-668-5822 or 860-978-1313.
The Suffield Fine Arts Festival, sponsored by the Tobacco Valley Artists Association has space available for artists wishing to exhibit their work for display or sale on Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the King House Museum, 232 S. Main St., Suffield, Conn. (rain date is Oct. 2). A 10 ft. by 10 ft. space is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Artists may share a space for $10 each. Art group or club can rent a 10 ft. by 10 ft. space for $30. Call Claire Ledoux at 860-668-6786. Deadline Sept. 15.
Key note speaker Peggy Hoime of Wake Up Coaching, will be speaking on at the American Cancer Society "Living With Cancer Event" at the Baystate Conference Center, Whitney Avenue in Holyoke on Aug. 28. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about life coaching, call Wake Up Coaching at 531-9530 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Holy Trinity Church, Westfield, will be hosting its Fall Festival on Sept. 12 at Pilsudski Park, Old County Road, from noon to 6 p.m. The festival will feature a Polish and American kitchen. The festival is open to the public with free admission and parking, rain or shine. For more info call the rectory office Monday to Thursday, between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 568-1506.
At the Holyoke Creative Arts Center, 400 South Elm St., Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m Call the center at 532-0465 for more info or visit www.holyokecac.org.
TAG SALE DONATIONS
The Holyoke Creative Arts Center is seeking donations for its Annual Tag Sale in October. Drop off special treasures Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No computers, electronics or clothing. The Holyoke Creative Arts Center is located at 400 South Elm St.
Southwick-On-Stage performing arts group is offering a workshop to anyone that is interested in learning or enhancing their acting and theater skills on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Southwick Town Hall auditorium. Bob Lehan who brings over 30 years of teaching, directing, acting and playwriting experience will lead the workshop. Registration is necessary via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 10. No fee for the initial session; $7 fee for future two-hour sessions.
Looking for something different? Tell a story, or listen to the stories told by the Springfield Storytellers at their next meeting on Aug. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse at 245 Porter Lake Dr. Sessions are open to all. There is no admission charge. Story telling takes place every third Friday of the month. For info or directions, call Doug at 733-9815.
EXCHANGE CLUB MEETING
The Exchange Club of Springfield, an organization for the prevention of child abuse and youth and community service will host a lunch Aug. 19 at noon at the 350 Grille on Worthington Street. Their guest speaker will be James Allard, "Clowning for Kidz Foundation." Public invited. Cost is $15 per ticket. Call Program/Membership Chairperson Dot Lortie at 783-0195 for reservations.
FUEL ASSISTANCE APPOINTMENTS
For new applicants only, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mayflower Senior Center, 1516 Sumner Ave. Call Alex Martin at 782-4536.
HUNGRY HILL LUNCHEONS
The Hungry Hill Center's Aug. 24 luncheon will be soup and egg salad. Tickets are $2 and must be purchased one week prior to the lunch. The center's new location is the Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St. Info: 733-9411.
FUEL ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS
Representatives from New England Farm Workers' Council will be at the Hungry Hill Center, Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St., Aug. 26 to accept fuel applications for new clients. Appointments necessary; 733-9411.
Applications are being accepted for the 2010 Fezziwig's Faire on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the YMCA, 67 Court St. This is a juried craft fair offering only hand-made crafts. Application fee: $35. Those wanting a table can reserve one for an additional $10. For more info and an application, send a stamped, self-addressed, envelope to: Carol Harris, YMCA of Greater Westfield, Inc., 67 Court St., Westfield, MA 01085.
Westfield Business Improvement District and Westfield on Weekends will host a free concert by Changes in Latitude on Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal lot near School Street Bistro. For more info, visit www.thedistrictwestfield.com.
AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP
YMCA of Greater Westfield will host its first amputee support group Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Our mission is to create a positive environment that fosters support and helps educate amputees and their families as they adjust and move on, and to assist them in continuing to grow in spirit, mind, and body. For more info, contact Charlene Call at 568-8631 ext. 305.
GED PREP CLASSES
Information Night for Evening GED Prep Classes through Westfield Community Education will take place Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Lang Auditorium at the Westfield Athenauem. Pre-testing will be completed at that time. For more info, visit www.westfield-ged.org or http://westfieldcommunityeducation.org.
The Friends of the West Springfield Public Library's Book Discussion Group will begin its 2010 - 2011 season on Sept. 13 with a discussion on "Half Broke Horses" by Jeannette Walls. Group will meet at the library, 200 Park St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more info, call The Friends at 736-4561 ext. 7.
On Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. Homewatch Caregivers presents, "Keys to HEALthy Living," an uplifting musical showcasing ways to promote wellness, energy, meditation and music at the West Springfield Senior Center. Call 263-3264 to reserve your seat.
SENIOR ACTION COUNCIL
On Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m., Massachusetts Senior Action Council's representatives will discuss their organization and several initiatives that are due to appear on the Nov. 2 ballot. Free refreshments. Call 263-3264 to reserve your seat.
Grace Lutheran Church, 1552 Westfield St., will host the Fourth Ecumenical Summer Worship Service on Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. Participating churches are Mittineague United Methodist Church, First Congregational Church, First Baptist Church and Mittineague Congregational Church. Service will include a brief children's message, communion and music by The Back Row Band. All are welcome.
West Springfield Republican Town Committee will host pre-primary Candidate's Night on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Participating candidates include Gregory Neffinger and Dean Vogel, candidates for State Representative, Kenneth Condon and Robert Magovern, candidates for State Senate. Audience will be asked to submit questions for candidates in writing.