Town Events, Aug. 6 - Aug. 13
|From the Chicopee Herald, the Metro West Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
AGAWAM COUNCIL ON AGING
Agawam Council on Aging and Senior Center activities:
Aug. 7: 1 p.m. bridge; 1 p.m. pitch, 7 p.m. pitch.
Aug. 8: 8 a.m. walking club; 10 a.m. Tai Chi; 1 p.m. cribbage.
TRAVELING POOL LEAGUE
The Agawam Senior Center "Traveling Pool League" is looking for some additional pool players to join their team. The traveling league plays every Monday around 1 p.m. at different senior centers each week. This is a great way to get out and meet new friends and have fun while showcasing your pool skills. If you are interested, call Kristina at the senior center at 821-0605 for more info.
The Bethany Assembly of God invites Children to "Power Lab," Discovering Jesus' Miraculous Power for kids age three through sixth grade. "Power Lab" is free Aug. 11 - 15. Meet at Bethany Assembly of God, 580 Main St., each morning from 9 a.m. - noon. For info, call 789-2930.
NEW LIBRARY EXHIBIT
For the month of August, the Agawam Public Library will be showcasing the photography of Ed "Boots" Flebotte. Displayed will be several of the national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Yosemite and Acadia along with scenery from other areas of the country, local landmarks and parks, and flowers. Viewing will be during regular library hours.
GARDEN CLUB MEETING
The public is invited to attend the next meeting of the Agawam Garden Club at 7 p.m. on Aug. 12 in the Community Room of the Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St. The meeting will focus on "Seed Collecting and Planting My Way," presented by Frank Lamontagne. Club membership is open to all who enjoy an interest in plants, and dues are $15. Guests are always welcome, and light refreshments will be served.
The Agawam Republican Town Committee will host a meet-the-candidate luncheon fundraiser for Jeff Beatty, candidate for United States Senate. The luncheon will take place at the Corey Colonial Condominiums Clubhouse in Agawam on Aug. 20 from noon - 1:30 p.m. Donation of $25. For tickets or more info, contact Cecilia Calabrese at 786-4731 or Peter McNair at 788-8371.
Guided walks in Robinson State Park will take place on Aug. 9 and 16 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Guided by Bob Leverett. Meet at James Street entrance (look for signs). Rain or shine off trail hiking...dress appropriately and bring water and bug spray. Learn more about Leverett at www.championtrees.org/oldgrowth/AncientForests.htm.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
The next meeting will be on Aug. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. Diane Weston, RN will provide info on ways to manage your diabetes, help you with your diet plan, provide instruction on the use of a glucometer, info on research and new developments and answer questions you may have. New members are always welcome and for more info call Jared at 534-3698. This program is offered free of charge, although donations are welcome.
On Aug. 20 Gerri Bennett, RN will provide info on Alzheimer's. Support is also given to help you provide the best care for your loved one. The program will meet at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct., at 3:30 p.m. There is no cost for this program. If you would like further info or to register, call 534-3698.
The Chicopee Senior Travel Club is going to the Garde Arts Center in New London to see Celtic Spring, one of the top acts in the finals of "America's Got Talent" on Sept. 23. We will spend time at Foxwoods before leaving for the show. Lunch will be at Foxwoods. Cost is all inclusive. Call the Senior Center at 534-3698 for further info.
ID'S FOR FRESHMAN AND JUNIORS
Chicopee High School located at 820 Front St. will take photo IDs for freshman and juniors only during the week of Aug. 11 - 15 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
The Chicopee Senior Travel Club will be traveling to the Berkshires on Sept. 30. Join us for lunch at the historic Red Lion, formerly a stage coach stop, followed by time to stroll along Main Street and browse through the specialty shops. Then follows an afternoon at the all-new Norman Rockwell Museum. We will also visit Rockwell's studio which is loaded with more his paintings, sketches and the tools he used to create his famous works for 25 years. Call the travel desk at 534-3698.
"TASTE OF GERMANY" TRIP
Join the Aldenville Seniors of St. Rose de Lima on Oct. 2 as they journey to Round Top, N.Y., for a "Taste of Germany." A local guide will meet us as we travel to Blackhead Mountain Lodge for a "spaetzle" making demonstration followed by lunch; there will be three choices. After lunch, our guide will stop at a local attraction. Call 533-9282 for more info.
Jon the Chicopee Senior Travel Club for some toe-tapping polka magic at the Aqua Turf Club Polka Festival on Aug. 19. Cost includes transportation, family style dinner, entertainment and gratuities. For more info call 534-3698.
Join the Chicopee Senior Travel Club on Oct. 1 for a trip to the Foxwoods Casino. Cost incudes transportation, bonus package (buffet, Keno), gratuity. For more info all 534-3698.
"THE SOUND OF MUSIC"
Chicopee Senior Travel Club has a trip to the MacHaydn Theater to see "The Sound of Music" on Aug. 31. Cost includes transportation, buffet, show and gratuities. For more info call 534-3698.
The Chicopee Senior Travel club will be going to Branson, Mo., Sept. 7 - 12. After flying into St. Louis and visiting the Arch, we will motor to Branson and enjoy six days with 10 meals and six shows. Price covers all transportation, both air and ground, all gratuities, all meals, hotels, shows, trip cancellation insurance, etc. For more info call 534-3698.
FAST AND EASY SKIN CARE TIPS
The Granby Public Library will be hosting a "Fast, Easy Skin Care Tips" program for its Adult Summer Reading program participants. Kate Mercier, a local Mary Kay representative, will do a demo and provide tips on how to best care for your skin in a hurry this summer. Stop in for some pampering, refreshments and a chance to win a gift basket. The library is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Call 467-3320 for more info.
The Friends of Granby Elderly would like to invite you to join us during the next few months for some of our activities. On Aug. 20 we will host our Annual Picnic at Dufresne Field from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. This will include a chicken barbecue with cold salads, rolls, beverages, dessert and live music with DJ Kevin. Donation is $5 per person.
Grandparents Fishing Derby
On Sept. 7 we will host a Grandparents Fishing Derby sponsored by the Western MA Anglers Club and Waste Management at Dufresne Field with all equipment furnished by the Anglers Club and the food will be prepared by the Friends. This event is free for everyone from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bring your grandchildren and enjoy.
On Sept. 30 our buses will depart to Meredith, N.H., for a train ride around Lake Winnipesaukee. While enjoying the ride we will have the Harts Famous Turkey Dinner. Fee includes the bus, train ride, turkey dinner and the driver's gratuity. Departure time is 7 a.m. from Immaculate Heart of Mary in Granby and return approx. 6:30 p.m.
MEMORIES OF MOUNTAIN PARK
The Granby Free Public Library will be hosting "Memories of Mountain Park" from Jay Ducharme. The group will view a wonderful slide show that is sure to bring back memories! Ducharme is the local author of the book "Mountain Park," an Images of America book. Pick up a copy, grab a friend and join us on Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Call 467-3320 for more info.
LIMITED OPENINGS AT HCHS
Holyoke Catholic High School has a limited number of openings in all grades for the upcoming 2008-09 academic year. The school is scheduled to open its doors at their new Chicopee location on Springfield Street on Aug. 27. Anyone who is interested in enrolling their child for this school year or who would like additional info should contact Theresa Zaborowski, Admissions Director, at 467-2477 ext. 172. Catholic is a small, college prep high school committed to academic excellence and teaches gospel values within a nurturing Catholic environment.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Somers Cultural Commission is presenting the 16th annual regional juried Piedmont Art Show at Piedmont Hall, 604 Main St., Somers, Conn., from Sept. 21 - 28. Awards are given at $800, $300, $100 and $25. Entry dates are Sept. 5, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sept. 6, 9 a.m. - noon at Piedmont Hall. For entry prospectus visit www.somersnow.com or send SASE to Cultural Commission, 600 Main St., Somers, CT 06071, Attn: Neil.
ACTIVE SINGLES HIKE
Active Singles (a non-profit group) is sponsoring a singles hike on Aug. 17 at Squantz Pond in New Fairfield. The hike starts at 8:30 a.m. (arrive at 8 a.m.) and is for singles (30s - 60s). Note: no dogs or kids on the hike. The hike is two hours long in four skill levels followed by a buffet breakfast. Non-hikers welcome at the breakfast. Call Charlie at (203) 271-2125 (home) or (860) 489-9611 (cell) to RSVP. Visit www.activesingles.org for more info.
The Springfield Jewish Community Center announces its fall 2008 classes for retirees. Classes span art, writing, singing, dancing and Bridge-playing. For more info and cost, contact Nancy or Barbara at the Springfield JCC at 739-4715 or visit www.SpringfieldJCC.org and click on "Seniors."
MOTHER'S DISCUSSION GROUP
On Aug. 16, the Mothers' Center Circle of Hampden County will host its monthly discussion group at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, from 10 a.m. - noon. E-mail email@example.com or call 598-8598 for more info.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
There will be an ice cream social at Florence Congregational Church, 130 Pine St., Florence, to benefit the upcoming 150th anniversary of the church on Aug. 16. Come anytime from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Prices vary per scoop ($2, 3 or 4); variety of flavors and toppings available. No reservations required! Bring a friend!
NEW DAWN SINGERS
Christmas lunch and show with the New Dawn Singers at the Log Cabin Meeting and Banquet House, 500 Easthampton Rd., Dec. 3. Seating is noon, lunch follows, show begins at approx. 1:30 p.m. Call Frank Wotton at 532-0214 for reservations.
Holidays with the Glory Girls at the Log Cabin Meeting and Banquet House, 500 Easthampton Rd., Nov. 6. A tribute to the Andrews Sisters and more. Seating is noon, lunch follows, show begins at approx. 1:30 p.m. Call Frank Wotton at 532-0214 for reservations.
On Aug. 13 at 6 p.m., master gardener Mary Morse will demonstrate how to make an attractive light-weight alternative to expensive purchased tubs and pots. Wednesday Night Garden Talks are presented by Wistariahurst Museum Gardeners and Western Mass Gardeners Association. All talks are a $5 donation to benefit the garden restoration a Wistariahurst Museum. Join the Wistariahurst Gardeners each Tuesday from 9 a.m. - noon. No experience necessary. All are welcome.
TRIP TO BRUNELLE'S MARINA
The Southwick Senior Center will be going to Brunelle's Marina in South Hadley on Aug. 26 to enjoy the day, have lunch at the Dockside Restaurant and go on a 70-minute cruise on the Connecticut River. Cost includes the bus to and from, lunch, boat ride and gratuities. There is limited seating so sign up soon.
MOHEGAN SUN TRIP
The Southwick Senior Center is planning to go to Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino on Sept. 16. Cost will include $10 for food or free buffet $10 for betting bus and gratuity. Sign up in our office or call us at 569-5498.
AUGUST SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
The following is a list of Senior Center events: Aug. 7 at 9 a.m., Veterans' Rep. Richard Girard Jr.; Aug. 11 at 9:30 a.m., Holyoke Mall; Aug. 12 at 11 a.m., brown bag, 1 p.m., COA meeting; Aug. 18 at noon, birthday party for June, July and August following lunch; Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screening; Aug. 27 at 11 a.m., picnic at the center; Aug. 28 SHINE (by appointment).
FUNDRAISER TAG SALE
A Project Linus fundraiser tag sale, bake sale and raffle will be taking place Aug. 9 at the Cottage Hill Banquet House, 315 Cottage St. from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission. Bring knitted or sewn handmade blankets for free raffle. Funds and blankets go to Shriners Hospital. Call Cheryl at 592-6926 for more info.
SARATOGA BUS TRIP
Take a Peter Pan "VIP Bus" to the historic Saratoga horse track on Aug. 24. Bus leaves Mom & Rico's Market, 899 Main St. at 9:30 a.m. Cost includes food, hostess and drinks. Have a fun day! Call Rico and Gina at 732-8941 for more info.
SEEKING LOCAL ARTISTS
Local artists are invited to submit applications to exhibit in the Jasper Rand Art Museum in the Westfield Athenaeum. The Art Committee will be meeting in September to choose exhibitors for 2009. Check out www.westath.org or call 568-0638 for more info.
The public is invited to view an exhibit of "Pictorialism" by Addison in the Jasper Rand Art Museum in the Westfield Athenaeum during the month of August. The exhibit can be seen during regular library hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kamp for Kids will host its annual Penny Karnival on Aug. 8 on the Kamp grounds, 754 Russell Rd., from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., rain or shine. All games and booth activities will cost one penny. Admission is free. For more info call 568-8484.
"THE BELLE OF AMHERST"
The Westfield State College Foundation Inc. will present its inaugural Theatre Downtown production of "The Belle of Amherst" at 8 p.m., Aug. 6 - 9 and 13 - 16 at Piccolo's Theatre at Piccolo's Ristorante, 110 Elm St. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for senior citizens and students. Tickets are available at the Westfield Athenaeum and at the door prior to each performance. Reservations can be made by calling 562-2277.
FERMI HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
The Enrico Fermi High School 10 year reunion will take place Nov. 29 from 7 - 11 p.m. at Boston Billiards in West Springfield, 885 Riverdale St. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.fermiclassreunion.com for more info.