Town Events, Feb. 2 - Feb. 9
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
CULTURAL COUNCIL MEETING
The Agawam Cultural Council (ACC) is meeting on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St. The meeting is open to the public. If you have an interest in providing diverse cultural events for the town, a great opportunity exists with the ACC. For more info, visit www.agawamcc.org.
WELCH'S OFFICE HOURS
State Sen. James Welch will be having office hours at the Agawam Senior Center and Agawam Public Library on Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Feb. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m., respectively. To contact the senator or Ross Hildonen, director of Constituent Services, call 737-7756.
CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CLUB
The Agawam Catholic Women's Club will be having its next meeting Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in St. John's Church Center. Entertainment will be provided by Joyce Doyle, a.k.a. Lady Love. Guests and new members are always welcome.
Learn how to get the most out of your vacation without breaking the family budget or wasting valuable "Disney Time" during a seminar with Kris Kozuch and Barbara Wojciechowski, Disney theme park "veterans" on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. To register, call 789-1550 ext. 109 or visit www.agawamlibrary.org.
FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW
The Chicopee Parks and Rec. Dept. is sponsoring a day trip to the Boston Flower and Garden Show on March 19. Package includes roundtrip motor coach, entrance to the show and driver gratuity. Cost: $57. Trip departs from the Old Chicopee High School at 8 a.m., returning home at around 5:30 p.m. For more info, call 594-3481 or visit www.chicopeema.gov to sign up.
SENIOR SPA SERVICES
Manicure and facial hair removal services are available by appointment starting at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 16 in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Services provided by Carol Marnelakis, licensed esthetician and manicurist. To make an appointment and for more info, call the center at 534-3698.
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP
On Feb. 16, Gerri Bennett, R.N. will provide info on Alzheimer's and support to help provide the best care for your loved one. Meeting is at Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court, at 3:30 p.m. Free. If you would like further info or to register, call 534-3698.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
Will meet on Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Diane Weston, R.N. 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. New members welcome. For more info, call Jared at 534-3698. This program is offered free of charge, although donations are welcome.
Gina Welch of CranioSacral and Massage Center Inc. will provide chair massage sessions designed to help relieve stress and pain while encouraging blood circulation. Appointments in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court, are available on Feb. 8 and 18. Cost for those 60 years and older is $13 for 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment and/or for more info, call the center at 534-3698.
CELTICS NIGHTS TRIP
Join the Chicopee Senior Travel Club for a trip to Venus DeMilo in Swansea, Mass., for an afternoon performance of "Celtic Nights" starring Tony Kenny, Joe Cuddy and Celtic Dancers on March 10. Cost is $65 and includes transportation, luncheon, show and gratuities. Call the club Monday to Friday at 534-3698 between noon and 3 p.m. for more info.
A trip to Foxwoods Resort and Casino will take place Feb. 9, leaving from American Legion Post #452, 37 Exchange St., at 7:15 a.m. Cost: $22. For more info, call Dot at 788-6835 between 4 and 5 p.m.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars William Davitt Ladies Auxiliary Post #625, 374 Front St., will host a spaghetti supper on Feb. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults and seniors; $4 for kids under 10; and $5.25 for take out. All food is made by the Ladies Auxiliary. For more info, call 594-9821.
PSYCHIC AWARENESS CLASS
Eight-week seminar hosted by medium Ceil Lewonchuk beginning Feb. 16. Topics include meditation, positive thinking, reincarnation with each student being regressed, dowsing, telepathy, healing, psychometry and dream interpretation. Cost: $90. For registration and more info, call 739-2866.
PISTOL SAFETY COURSE
An N.R.A. Basic Pistol Safety Course will be offered at the Holyoke Revolver Club Indoor Range on Feb. 19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration required by Feb. 12. Info available at www.holyokerevolverclub.com. Alternative registration: call 539-9345 and slowly leave your phone number on the answering machine.
CURRAN IRISH NIGHT
The Ancient Order of Hibernians James A. Curran Division One of Hampden-Hampshire Counties will host the sixth annual Daniel P. Curran Irish Night on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at The Wherehouse? Menu: corned beef and cabbage and Curran's spare ribs. Entertainment: "Ireland Parish," the McDermott Academy of Irish dance, and members of the Springfield Kilty Band. Tickets: $20. For reservations, call CMS Landscaping at 533-3300.
The S. Hadley Lions Club and the St. Patrick's Committee of Holyoke have joined forces to present the sixth S. Hadley Irish Night on March 12 at Knights of Columbus, 1599 Memorial Drive, Chicopee. Tickets: $35 per person. Social hour at 6 p.m., corned beef dinner, dancing and raffles. For tickets or more info, call Bill Schenker at 536-4646, Dave Daly at 534-0889 or Jackie Reardon 536-7732. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The following events will take place at the Senior Center. Feb. 8: brown bag, 11 a.m. Feb. 9: Avada Hearing Clinic, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 10 and 24: SHINE (by appt.), 9 a.m. Feb. 11 and 25: Vet's Rep., 9 a.m. Feb. 14: Valentine's Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.; COA meeting, 1 p.m. Feb. 17: blood pressure screening, 10:30 a.m.
SENIOR CENTER CLOSURE
The Senior Center will be closed on Feb. 21 in honor of Presidents Day.
The following weekly classes will take place at the Senior Center in February. Mondays: pool or quilting, 9 a.m. Tuesdays: yoga, 9 a.m., $3; Bingo, 10 a.m., 5 /card; Tai-Chi, 11 a.m., $3; painting, noon, $3; poker, 1 p.m. Wednesdays: line dancing, 10 a.m., $2; ladies poker, 12:30 p.m.; writers workshop, 1 p.m. Thursdays: pool, 9 a.m.; aerobics, 9:30 a.m., $3; ceramics or poker, 1 p.m. Fridays: swimming, 9 a.m., $20 for five classes; Wii games, 10 a.m.
DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS
Our Community Food Pantry, 222 College Highway, is running low on cereal and jelly. Donation boxes can be found in Southwick at the post office, Big Y, in front of the pantry and in most churches. To provide a location for a donation box, call the pantry at 568-9876. Volunteers are also needed.
TEXAS ROADHOUSE BLOODMOBILE
Texas Roadhouse in the Allen & Cooley Plaza will host an American Red Cross bloodmobile Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. To make an appointment call 1-800-922-4376 or visit redcrossblood.org. All presenting donors receive black Red Cross/Boston Bruins "Bleed Black & Gold" T-shirt and have a chance to win a Texas Roadhouse gift certificate. Bring ID. Texas Roadhouse will open for lunch on the day of the blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
MALL WALKERS CLUB
The Mall Walkers Club at Eastfield Mall will host a free health presentation on Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. at Eastfield Mall Food Court. Peter Antonopoulos, D.M.D., of Valley Dental with discuss dental care. Program open to the public. Free blood pressure screening provided by the Chicopee VNA. For info, contact Carolyn at Eastfield Mall at 543-8000 ext. 11.
ST. PATRICK'S CORONATION BALL
St. Patrick's Parade Committee invites the public to the awards presentation and Coronation Ball on Feb. 5 at the Log Cabin. Tickets are $50 and can be obtained by calling Claire O'Brien, 783-9324, or Mary Troy, 732-5565. Join us in honoring our Parade Marshall Sister Joyce Wise S.S.J. and naming our 2011 Colleen.
OPEN MIC CAFE
The Springfield Jewish Community Center's (JCC) Theater group "Theatrix" is hosting an open mic caf on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Performer ages 8 to 80+ will share their talents. Advance tickets: $10 or table of eight for $100. Get tickets at the JCC, 1160 Dickinson St. Caf will also feature a menu of desserts, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Info: Amy Kimball at 739-4715 or email@example.com.
CAT RESCUE SUPPLIES
The Westfield Homeless Cat Project, a no kill cat/kitten rescue, desperately needs the following supplies: canned cat food, towels, laundry detergent, bleach, heavy duty 33 gallon trash bags, disposable gloves, cat litter, masking tape and paper towels. For info, contact 348-9146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOTIVATING RELUCTANT LEARNERS
Motivating the Reluctant Learner, a workshop for parents, will take place Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Highland School Cafeteria, 34 Western Ave. This free program is open to all parents. Childcare will be available.
OPEN HOUSE AT NOBLE
In honor of Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, Feb. 13 to 19, Noble Hospital invites you to attend an open house on Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cardiac Center, on the Ground Floor of the hospital at 115 West Silver St. In addition to light refreshments, the open house will include free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings.
The YMCA of Greater Westfield is now registering for preschool beginning this September for 3, 4 and 5 year-olds. Each program includes developmentally appropriate curriculum, preschool swim lessons, field trips, creative art, music, etc. The preschool is licensed by the Mass. Department of Early Education and Care. Financial assistance is available. For more info, call the director at 568-8631 ext. 306.
COSTUME JEWELRY SALE
St. Peter and St. Casimir Parish will host a costume jewelry sale on March 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Parish Social Center, 34 State St. All are welcome. There is no admission fee. There will be raffles and door prizes, along with refreshments.
Westfield's State Rep. Donald Humason Jr.'s "Video Tour of the State House" is back by popular demand and will air on the Community Programming Channel. The episode will re-air on Sundays at 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. until a new show is taped next month.
"I LOVE MY LIBRARY MONTH"
During February, the Athenaeum will celebrate its second annual "I Love My Library Month." This celebration gives us an opportunity to thank our library patrons and dedicated volunteers and interns for their hard work. Now through Feb. 28 there will be no fee to borrow DVDs or videos from the collections in adult services or in the Boys and Girls Library. Please note that overdue fees for these items still apply.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT NIGHT
West Springfield High School announces its first annual Advanced Placement (AP) Night for students and families on Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Faculty and administrators will present information about AP courses. Students and families from the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014 are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.
INTRO TO WORD PROCESSING
West Springfield Public Library, 200 Park St., will host an introductory word processing class covering the standard features of Microsoft Word on Feb. 9 from 7 to 8:45 p.m. This event is free and open to the public; however, space is limited, so registration is required. Registration may be made in person or by calling 736-4561 ext. 3.
SWINGLES SQUARE DANCE CLUB
Swingles Square Dance Club will host a class level dance on Feb. 4 with Gene King calling and Beverly MacKay cuing. This will be our Pizza Nite dance. Dances take place at United Mittineague Methodist Church, 800 Amostown Rd., from 8 to 10:30 p.m. with early rounds from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Cost: $7; spectators free. For more info. call Dick Walker at 525-3324.