Town Events, July 15 - July 22
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
MOHEGAN SUN TRIP
Agawam Lioness is sponsoring a trip to Mohegan Sun on Sept. 13. Cost will be $25; receive back at $15 food voucher and three $5 free spin bets. Bus will leave Agawam High School at 1 p.m. arriving back at 9 p.m. Proceeds are to benefit Mass Lions Eye Research. Reserve a seat early; they go fast. Call Pat at 786-1782 or Rose at 786-5134.
ENERGY COMMITTEE MEETING
The Go Green Agawam Energy Committee will meet July 15 at 7 p.m. at the Agawam Public Library. The focus of the meeting will be on the Ordinance to form a Town Energy Commission which will be on the agenda of the City Council meeting of July 27.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS NIGHT
Agawam High School Band Family and Friends Night will take place on July 22 and Aug. 19 at Friendly's in Agawam. The event will help support the students of band. Those who eat-in out take-out from 5 - 8 p.m., Friendly's will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the band.
The Bethany Assembly of God annual Royal Family Kids' Camp (RFKC) Golf Tournament will take place Aug 1. Non-foursomes will be paired up. Day includes a meal, silent auction and golf. Cost of meal only is $20. Proceeds will benefit RFKC, a camp for neglected and abused children in the foster program. Call 789-2930 for more info.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School including crafts, music, games and prizes will take place at Faith Bible Church, 370 Shoemaker Lane, Aug. 3 - 6 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. for those in kindergarten - sixth grades. For more info or to register, call 786-1681. Registrations will also be taken at the door.
BIG BAND ON THE HUDSON
The Agawam Golden Age Chapter 1 will take a trip on July 23 for a luncheon and a big band performance at the Riverview, overlooking the Hudson River. Enjoy big band music, a floor show and dancing! Departs 7:45 a.m. from Sacred Heart, Springfield Street. For more info, call Jeannette at 786-4235.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
The next meeting will be on July 20 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, 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. For more info call Jared at 534-3698. This program is offered free of charge, although donations are welcome.
MASSAGE AVAILABLE AT COA
Chair massage by Gina Welsh of Craniosacral and Massage Center Inc. starting at 11 a.m. on July 17 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. Massage is beneficial in reducing stress, increasing circulation, managing blood pressure and helping with depression. To schedule your appt. call the center at 534-3698.
Those who enjoy making beaded jewelry meets twice a month at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. The next session is July 23. Next month, the group will meet on Aug. 13 and 20 in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. Bring your own materials and be open to sharing. Everyone who is interested is welcome. To register call 534-3698.
Hearing services are available on July 17 starting at 1 p.m. in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. A trained audiologist provides a hearing evaluation, hearing aid check and cleaning. Appointments may be made by calling 534-3698.
A group of friendly people gather informally in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct., on the first and third Friday of each month at 1 p.m. They will meet on July 17 and Aug. 7 and 21. Bring paper, a pen or pencil and a desire to share your ideas, imagination, life experiences or dream. No extraordinary writing skills are required. For more info call the center at 534-3698.
BRONX ZOO TRIP
The Chicopee Parks Dept. will sponsor a trip to the Bronx Zoo on Aug. 23. Complete trip includes bus fare, zoo admission, sky ride, monorail ride entrance to the children's zoo, Congo Gorilla Forest, Siberian Tiger Habitats and zoo shuttle. Bus departs old Chicopee High School at 6:45 a.m., returning back to Chicopee for 7:45 p.m. For more info call the Parks Dept. at 594-3481.
Join the Aldenville Seniors of St. Rose de Lima on Oct. 8 as they travel to Bennington, Vt., for their foliage trip. First stop will be to Camelot Village Country Craft Center followed by lunch at the Bennington Station Restaurant where you will have two dinner choices. After lunch it's off to the Bennington Museum and our final stop of the day will be to the Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop. For info call 533-9282.
OVER 60 CLUB
New members are invited to join the Over 60 Club. The social club meets every Monday at the Chicopee Elks Lodge on Granby Road at 1 p.m. Activities include birthday parties, bingo and special event luncheons. Interested parties age 60 and over should contact Jeannette at 592-2990 or Helen at 592-9018.
3 ON 3 BASKETBALL
On July 25, 1 - 6 p.m., there will be a three on three basketball tournament. Winning team walks away with cash. Ages are 12-15 and 16 and up. For early registration call (978) 423-7455. There will be music, prizes, kids games, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and much more. Come and join us for a great day at Rivers Park.
EXPLORING THE PARANORMAL
As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, the Granby Public LIbrary is hosting "Exploring the Paranormal; Spirits, Hauntings, and Messages from the Other Side" with local paranormal researcher/spirit medium/handwriting analyst/children's author Lisa Maria Lanno. If you think you have ghosts, if you ghost hunt, receive signs from loved ones or are just interested in the topic, come to the library on July 17 (date change) from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Lanno is offering random readings for the audience. Event is open to the public and there will be light refreshments. For more info contact Jennifer Crosby at the Granby Library at 567-3320 or Lanno on Facebook, or at www.secretcave1.com This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Granby Library.
ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The Granby Public Library will be holding its annual Adult Summer Reading Program through Aug. 21. The program is open to patrons ages 18 and over. Stop by the library and pick up a registration packet and a listing of summer events. Readers will receive a raffle ticket for great prize incentives for every two books read. Why should kids have all the fun? The library is open Tues., Wed., and Fri. from 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Call 467-3320 for more info or visit www.granbylibrary.com.
The Holyoke Parks & Rec. Dept. is still accepting applications for certified lifeguards at Pouliot Pool. Pouliot is open seven day a week until 6 p.m. Single shifts available. For more info contact the Parks & Rec. Dept. at 322-5620 or e-mail email@example.com.
Merry-Go-Round summer hours are Tuesday - Sunday from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rides are $1 per ticket. The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is available for children's birthday parties, holiday parties and corporate and other private party rentals. Holyoke Heritage State Park is located on 221 Appleton St. For more info, call 538-9838 or visit www.holyokemerrygoround.org.
Summer Youth Programs
Holyoke Rows is offering three different programs for kids 10 and up to learn to row and kayak. A one week, half day rowing program (12 years and up) will be offered the weeks of July 20 - 24 or Aug. 17 - 21. A three day, full day, kayaking program (10-15 years) will be offered July 14 - 16 or Aug. 4 - 6. A unique two day adaptive kayaking program (10 and up) will be offered July 21 - 22 or July 28 - 29. This program is open to students with physical, cognitive and developmental special needs. For complete info call 320-3134 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOHEGAN SUN TRIP
The Senior Center will sponsor a trip to Mohegan Sun on Aug. 5 at 8 a.m. Cost: $19 per person. Will leave the casino at 4 p.m. For more info, call 569-5498.
SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
The following is the list of events at the Senior Center: Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. a trip to the Hu Ke Lou for a show and all-you-can-eat lobster or other choices. Those interested call 569-5498. Trip to Northfield Mountain River Boat Ride on the Connecticut River on Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. Pack a picnic lunch and we'll provide the drinks.
The Cultural Council will host auditions for "Polter-Heist," a murder mystery comedy. Auditions are July 29 - 30 in the Town Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. Each auditioner must bring a two-minute or less dramatic monologue and then participate in cold readings from the script. The script is available at the Southwick Public Library Reference Desk. For more info, contact Joan Perkins-Smith at 569-2572 or Pat McMahon at 569-6531 or visit www.southwick-on-stage.org.
Free escorted hour-long River Walks depart at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday through the end of August from the Monarch Place fountain, Main Street and Boland Way. Walks are led by volunteers to promote the Connecticut River Walk & Bikeway.
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Thursday evenings through July 30. Concerts in the Sanctuary at 6 p.m., carillon concerts on the front lawn at 7 p.m. Different food items every week, and ice cream always available. All concerts are free (donations accepted for food items). At Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave.
NAACP SPEAK OUT
The newly formed Springfield Chapter of the NAACP will host a community "Speak Out" on July 27 at 6:30 p.m. Particpants will be able to share their concerns, questions and ideas for a better Springfield community. The speak out will take place at the Christian Embassy, 30 Bowdoin St. No RSVP is required. For more info, e-mail email@example.com.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
A family fun night with a free book giveaway, free food to the first 100 people and a free craft is taking place July 23 from 5 - 7 p.m., rain or shine, at 765 State St., outside on the lawn of the Urban League and the Mason Square Library. Families and children of all ages are welcomed to attend the event and receive free reading books; foods donated by McDonald's on State Street, and also work on a free craft project. This community event is sponsored by the Children's Study Home, the Springfield City Library and the Urban League of Springfield. For more info, call Izzy at 739-5626.
Springfield Rotary Club
Capt. William J. Brennan will speak at the Springfield Rotary Club's July 16 meeting. The Springfield Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. in the Mass Mutual Room at the Basketball Hall of Fame, West Columbus Avenue, and is a proud member of Rotary International. The Rotary luncheon with guest speaker Capt. William J. Brennan is $17 per person and is open to the public. For more info on the Springfield Rotary or becoming a member, contact Springfield Club Membership Chair Bob Dambrov at 537-9294 or visit www.springfieldmarotary.org.
MASS HEALTH PROGRAMS
Wingate at Springfield welcomes family and friends to attend: Greater Springfield Senior Service Presents: "Mass Health community programs.What's available upon discharge home?" on July 16 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. RSVP to Kimberly at 796-7511. The event will take place at Wingate at Springfield, 215 Bicentennial Hwy.
Wingate at Springfield
Wingate at Springfield welcomes family and friends to attend Greater Springfield Senior Service Presents: "Mass Health community programs. What's available upon discharge home?" July 16 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. RSVP to Kimberly at 796-7511. Wingate at Springfield is located at 215 Bicentennial Hwy.
MCKNIGHT COUNCIL MEETING
The council will host its regular monthly board meeting on July 14, 7 - 9 p.m., at Rebecca Johnson School, 55 Catherine St. Members of the Board of Directors elected on June 6 will be sworn in and Council officers for 2009-10 will be elected. In addition, the council will discuss its plan of activities for the coming year, including establishment of the McKnight Youth Council. For info see www.mcknightcouncil.org or call 746-6206. Membership in McKnight Neighborhood Council is free to all residents of the neighborhood. All board meetings are open and all residents of McKnight are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Gina Daniele presents a trip on Aug. 23, a 26-seat VIP bus traveling to Saratoga Race Track. Trip includes bus, buffet and beverage. On Sept. 13, see the Yankees take on the Orioles at the new Yankee Stadium! For more info on these trips, call 732-8941.
On July 17 see a musical mystery about two children who are on summer vacation. This program is appropriate for children ages four and up. Visit www.gerwickpuppets.com for further info. Friday Mornings for Children take place rain or shine in the Beveridge Pavilion at Stanley Park and are free to charge. Chairs will be provided. For further info call the park office at 568-9312.
PATSY CLINE TRIBUTE
Stanley Park's Sunday Night Concert Series will feature Donna Lee and her band who will perform "A Patsy Cline Tribute." All Sunday night concerts start at 6 p.m., take place rain or shine in the Beveridge Pavilion, and are free of charge. Chairs will be provided. For further info, call the park office at 568-9312.
Creative Corner on Elm and School streets needs six more artists to fill the 14 artist spaces. Studio/gallery/Web site space includes WIFI starting around $170 per month. Larger spaces are available for you. For more info, contact Gerry at 562-6966 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.creativecornerwestfield.com.
TRIP TO ITALY
The Criminal Justice Club at Westfield State College is organizing a nine-day tour of northern Italy from March 11 - 19, 2010. The club's annual trips abroad are open to the public. The all-inclusive price is $2,936; initial payment is $495. Insurance is available for $109. For more info, or to receive an application, contact Joe Hanrahan at 537-9069 or Vic Ascolillo at 562-0276.