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Town Events, July 16 - July 23

From the Chicopee Herald, the Metro West Reminder and the Springfield Reminder

AGAWAM
BAKE SALE DONATIONS
The Friends of the Agawam Senior Center will be hosting a huge bake sale at the Castle of Knights spaghetti dinner in Chicopee on Aug. 13 from 4 - 7 p.m. The Friends are asking for donations of baked goods to be delivered to the Senior Center on Aug. 12 or 13 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The proceeds will go toward the Expansion Fund. For more info call the center at 821-0604 or Emile Cot at 335-9440.

TAG SALE
A tag sale will take place July 19 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 184 Popular St., Feeding Hills. The proceeds will benefit Agawam Friends of Homeless Cats, a group of people who take care of lost, abandoned, feral and homeless cats, making sure they have food and water and when necessary getting veterinary care. Agawam Friends also cooperates with spay/neuter/release organizations and groups that sometimes provide foster/adoption help. There will be a box for donations of dry food in unopened containers and for other cat-related items. For more info call 786-3672 or 786-2854.

MEET THE AUTHOR NIGHT
The Agawam Public Library is having a "Meet the Author Night" with Suzanne Strempek Shea's newest book, "Sundays in America," on July 22 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room. "Sundays in America" illustrates her yearlong road trip in search of Christian faith. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Call 789-1550 ext. 109, or visit the library to register.

LENNY GOMULKA & CHICAGO PUSH
Heritage Hall campus will host its annual summer concert on July 24 from 6 - 8 p.m. on the front lawn of Heritage Woods Assisted Living, 462 Main St. Grammy-nominated band Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push will play their trademarked "push" style of Polka as well as a variety of other music. Face painting, balloons, popcorn and cotton candy will round out this fun family event! Admission is free. Come early and bring your own lawn chair or blanket. For more info, contact Gina Impagnatiello at 789-8374.

The Many Faces of Violence
Agawam Congregational Church's summer worship service on July 20 at 10 a.m. is titled ""God's Shalom: Confronting the Many Faces of Violence." Rev. Earl will preach. Join us for our fellowship/coffee hour after our service in Bryan Hall. Check us out at www.agawamcongregationalchurch.com or call the church office at 786-7111.

CHICOPEE
WINE TASTING
The Irish Cultural Center will host a Wine Tasting with an Irish Accent as a fundraiser to support the Elms College Irish Studies Program on Sept. 27 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Mary Dooley Campus Center. Tickets at $30 each may be ordered from the center at 265-2537 or purchased at Cabot Liquor, 220 Exchange St., Chicopee. To help our fundraising effort we are printing a program ad book, which will be distributed at the event. We invite our friends to become sponsors by sending $100 for a business card ad in the book. Sponsors will receive one ticket.

CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE NOW WHAT DO I DO?
On July 21 at 10:45 a.m. Diane Weston, R.N., Wellness Health Center nurse, will discuss what the diagnosis means, causes, medications and lifestyle to help you manage this condition. This program will take place in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. To register and for more info, call 534-3698.

CHICOPEE SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB
Join the Chicopee Senior Travel Club on Sept. 23, going first to Foxwoods where you can try your luck and have their buffet, then travel to the Garde Arts Centers for the show. Cost includes bus, show, buffet and gratuities. Call the club for further info at 534-3698.

CHICOPEE SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB
Join the Chicopee Senior Travel Club aboard the Majestic on Aug. 8. We will cruise the waters of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. An unforgettable buffet will be served aboard ship, and we will have our own tour guide to point out the sights and little-known historical facts about the "City by the Sea." After the cruise there will be time to browse the cobblestone walks of historic Bowen's and Bannisters Wharfs and the famous Brick Market. Before departing for home we'll take a trek down breathtaking Shore Line Drive. Bring your camera. Call 534-3698 for more info.

POLKA FESTIVAL
Come join the Chicopee Senior Travel Club on Aug. 19 for a very pleasant trip to the Aqua Turf to enjoy a day of musical entertainment and feast. The Polka Festival serves a family style dinner from a selection of food never before offered. Don't regret missing this fun day. Call 534-3698 for more info.

Class of 1973
The Chicopee Comprehensive High School is hoping all members of Class of 1973 will save the date for our 35th Class Reunion, Oct. 18, at the Knights of Columbus, Granby Road, Chicopee, 6:30 - 12:30. We are trying to put together a yearbook of sorts, photos that you have from high school events and photos of your life since we left Comp. Make sure to put your name and year or event on the back. Any questions, contact Kim Whittaker Kozik at 568-0394 or Marie Dubin Ciosek at 536-4823.

GRANBY
DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING
Visit the Granby Public Library on July 18 at 6 p.m. as we delve into the art of digital scrapbooking with Sharon Bail from Creative Memories. Grab some of your favorite photos and join us for the presentation. Pre-register, as space is limited. For more info, call the library at 467-3320, Tues., Wed. and Fri., 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

HOLYOKE
COOKING DEMONSTRATION
Love to cook? Attend a Trade Secrets cooking demonstration class on Aug. 18! Learn the professional culinary techniques the tricks of the trade! Classes take place from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 351, Holyoke. For more info visit www.jvtradesecrets.com.

SPRINGFIELD
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Springfield Wesleyan Church, 98 White St., is sponsoring a Vacation Bible School for the kids of Springfield called Cosmic City. Vacation Bible School is taking place Aug. 4 - 8 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Cosmic City is a fun and interactive learning experience for children ages five to 18. Kids will explore the awesome wonder of God as they visit our stops throughout Cosmic City. For more info or to register call the Springfield Wesleyan Church at 732-5144 or Pastor Larry Fair at 478-9708.

GOSPEL OUTDOOR CONCERT
Gospel outdoor concert hosted by New Life Fellowship July 19 at Hubbard Park, 205 Parker St., Indian Orchard, from 12:30 - 3 p.m. Be inspired. For more info call 525-9472 or log onto www.mynewlifefellowship.com.

SARATOGA BUS TRIP
Take a 26-seater VIP bus to America's most famous horse track! Bus, buffet and beverage included. Bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 24. Call Gina Daniele at 732-8941 for more info.

BASEBALL BUS TRIP
Baseball bus trip Aug. 31 to Fenway Park in Boston. Boston Red Sox v. Chicago White Sox; 1:35 p.m. game. Call Gina Daniele at 732-8941 for more info.

WESTFIELD
POWER LAB
Come to St. John's Power Lab and discover Jesus' Miraculous Power. Power Lab takes place at St. John's Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St. The discovering is Aug. 11 - 15 from 9 a.m. - noon. Our VBS program will provide fun memorable Bible-learning activities for children of all ages. For registration contact the church at 568-1417 or Jane McClure at 562-0492.

ANIMAL SHELTER SCRAMBLE
Animal Shelter Renovation Inc. will host their first "Animal Shelter Scramble" at the Oak Ridge Golf Club on Aug. 3. The $85 entry fee includes golf, cart, buffet and prizes. To register, send a check along with your contact info to Animal Shelter Renovation Inc., P.O. Box 1815, Westfield, MA 01086 or register online. Admission to the buffet only is available for $25. For more info or to sponsor part of this event contact event co-chairs Paul Burt and Brian Gwozdz at paulburt@comcast.com or briang815@yahoo.com respectively.


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