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Town Events, July 28 - Aug. 4

From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder

AGAWAM
NORWEGIAN WOODCUTS
The Agawam Public Library will exhibit the work of Alison Johnson during the month of August. This artist has created a new series of linoleum cuts of The Beatles she calls, Norwegian Woodcuts. Viewing of this gallery wall exhibit is during regular library hours.

"LAUGH OUT LOUD"
On July 29 at 6:30 p.m., Laughcrafters Comedy Improv will present "Laugh Out Loud at Your Library" for teens entering grades seven and up at the Agawam Public Library. The Phantom Sheep Players comedy troupe will present and lead a series of games and scenes guaranteed to make you laugh. Teens can participate. Program is free.

CHICOPEE
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
A Vacation Bible School, open to the public, will take place at Faith United Methodist Church, 191 Montcalm St., Aug. 8 to 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for ages four to those entering grade seven. Kids are encouraged to bring a friend. They'll participate in activities designed for their age level. For more info, call 533-6093 or e-mail office@chicopeeumc.org.

FOODS TO SLOW AGING
Educational workshop presented by Nancy Dell, Health New England, Aug. 17, 10 - 11 a.m. at the Chicopee COA, 7 Valley View Ct. Serving the health care needs of Western Mass. since 1985, Health New England (HNE) is committed to improving the overall health status and quality of life of this community. It is through programs like these that HNE tries to achieve its mission. Call to register at 534-3698; space is limited. For more info contact Violet Suska, health and fitness coordinator, via phone at 534-3698 or vsuska@chicopeema.gov.

"LIVING AGAIN"
A support group to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, no matter when, whether recent or sometime ago will take place on Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Chicopee Council on Aging, 7 Valley View Ct. The group is facilitated by Irene Remillard. For more info, call Jared at 534-3698 or Irene at 594-6092.

CARD, COIN & MEMORABILIA SHOW
Card, Coin & Memorabilia Show Aug. 29, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Chicopee Boys and Girls Club, 580 Meadow St. Admission: $1; kids under 10 free. Info: 593-6046. Show#146, over 40 tables; handicap accessible; door prize drawing every 30 minutes; free give-aways at the door. Show features: coins, sport and non-sport cards, sets, wax boxes, autographs, vintage cards, card supplies, memorabilia and more.

ARMED FORCES AT AQUA TURF
The Chicopee Senior Travel Club is saluting our Armed Forces at Aqua Turf on Nov. 16. The package includes transportation, driver, tips and taxes and a great afternoon of Polka entertainment. If you've been to Aqua Turf, you already know how great the food is. If you haven't been there before, you really need to experience this event. Call the travel desk at 534-3698 for reservations. Warning: this one always fills up quick.

NEW HAMPSHIRE TRIP
The Chicopee Senior Travel Club is going to New Hampshire on Oct. 12. First stop will be Swan Chocolates for truffles and gourmet chocolates. Lunch at Georgio's followed by the Anheuser-Busch Brewery visit. Cost is $74 and includes transportation, Swan Chocolates, Anheuser-Busch and driver gratuities. Call the club at 534-3698.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
The next meeting will be Aug. 9 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 glucomenter, info on research and new developments and answer questions you may have. New members welcome. Info: Jared, 534-3698. Free.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER
The William F. Davitt Ladies Auxiliary Post #625, 374 Front St., will host a spaghetti supper on Aug. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults and seniors; $4 for kids under 10; $5.25 for take-out. We serve you. No waiting.

MEDICARE SEMINAR
Jim Zabik from Bankers Life and Casualty is presenting a seminar in the conference room of the Chicopee Public Library at 6 p.m. on Aug. 2. His seminar, "Turning 65 and Medicare" will cover what to do when you turn 65 and want to go on Medicare. For more info, call 594-1800 ext. 108.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
IN-DIALOGUE EXHIBITION
In-Dialogue Exhibition (#2) Opening reception and Amherst Art Walk: Aug. 5, 5 - 8 p.m. at Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. Gallery A3 artist-members will be showing new work with invited guest-artists for the purposes of generating dialogue between the artwork, the artists and those who attend the exhibit. For info: 256-4250.

INDIGO JAZZ QUINTET
Concert on the lawn with Indigo Jazz Quintet at the Keep Homestead Museum, 35 Ely Rd., Monson on Aug. 1, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic lunch. The concert will take place rain or shine. Admission is free; donations are accepted. Refreshments will be served. For more information, send an e-mail to info@keephomesteadmuseum.org or call 267-4137.

HOLYOKE
N.R.A. PISTOL SAFETY COURSE
An N.R.A. Basic Pistol Safety Course will be offered at the Holyoke Revolver Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a hands-on shooting experience teaching the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Basic Pistol Course Certificate as well as a state certificate will be awarded upon successful completion. Pre-registration is required by Aug. 14. Registration: call 539-9345.

ALUMNAE BANQUET
The Mercy Hospital Alumnae will host its annual banquet on Sept. 11 at Chez Joseph, 178 Shoemaker Lane, Agawam. Social hour at noon, followed by lunch at 1 p.m. Reservations required by Aug. 14 by contacting Beverly Morton, 53 Longfellow Rd., Holyoke MA 01040.

SOUTHWICK
STATE REP. DEBATE
Southwick and Agawam Town Democratic Committees will co-sponsor a debate for the 3rd Hampden District State Representative Democratic candidates, Rep. Rosemary Sandlin and Mark Del Negro on Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 338, 46 Powdermill Rd. It will be a Lincoln-Douglas style debate and will last approximately one hour. This is open to all residents of Agawam, Granville, Russell and Southwick.

SPRINGFIELD
MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The second annual Joe Salvon Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Sept. 24 at the Twin Hills Country Club. Shotgun start, scramble format at noon. Cost: $125 for entire day; $50 for dinner alone. Pre-registration is necessary as soon as possible, but no later than Aug. 15. For more info, call 246-5336, visit www.joesalvongolf.com or send an e-mail to jsalvon@jslane.com.

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP
On the first Monday of each month, a support group for caregivers of those with Parkinson's disease and those coping with the disease, will meet at the Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St., at 4 p.m. No registration is required. For more info, call Joyce at 323-4274 or Bobbie Levin at 536-1895.

TRIP TO RHODE ISLAND
Forest Park Golden Age Club is sponsoring a trip to Wakefield, R.I. for lunch at Captain Jack's on Aug. 18. Choice of lobster or prime rib, appetizer to dessert. After lunch, five hours at Foxwoods Casino and receive $25 bonus packet. Depart 8:30 a.m. from St. Paul's Church parking lot; returning approx. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $60. Reserve seat by sending check to Anna Zaccheo, 127 Shawmut St., Springfield, MA 01108. For info, call 739-3536 by Aug. 2.

NO STRINGS MARIONETTES
The "No Strings Marionettes" will present some captivating fun for the Children's Summer Theater on July 31. Event is free. Every child 12 and under will be entered into a free raffle and receive a voucher for lunch anywhere in the food court for only $2 following the performances at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. in the Center Court area at Eastfield Mall. For more info, call Eastfield Mall at 543-8000 or visit www.eastfieldmall.com.

WESTFIELD
WESTFIELD FAIR
The Westfield Fair will take place Aug. 20 - 22 on Russellville Road. Aug. 20: 5 p.m., grounds open, spaghetti dinner; 6 p.m. truck pulls, DJ Richie O.; 7 p.m. powder puff horse draw and three-horse hitch. Aug. 21 - 22: grounds open at 8 a.m. For a complete list of events, visit www.thewestfieldfair.com.

HUMASON'S OFFICE HOURS
State Rep. Don Humason Jr. and his Chief of Staff Sarah Latour will have public office hours at the Westfield Boys & Girls Club on Aug. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. They'll be available to meet with Westfield constituents to discuss state issues in the Board Room at the club. For more info, call Humason's district office at 568-1366.

FREE SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT
On Aug. 1 at 6 p.m., the Heritage Pops Orchestra will perform for Stanley Park's Sunday Night Concert Series in the Beveridge Pavilion. Concert will include sounds of Glenn Miller, Harry James and Lawrence Welk as well as light classical music. Concert is free and will take place rain or shine. For more info, call the park office at 568-9312.

CONCERT FOR KIDS
Stanley Park's Friday Mornings for Children presents Fran Friedman on July 30. Her concerts are very interactive and her music is chosen carefully to be developmentally appropriate so children can understand, learn and participate. For more info, call the park office at 568-9312.

WEST SPRINGFIELD
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Adult and teenage staffers are needed to conduct guided tours of Storrowton Village's historic buildings during this year's Big E, Sept. 17 to Oct. 3. Volunteers are also needed to work in the Village Gift Shop. Training sessions for prospective volunteers begin Aug. 25.

SWINGLES SQUARE DANCE
The Swingles Square Dance Club will host a Mainstream Dance on Aug. 6 at Mittineague Methodist Church, 800 Amostown Rd., from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Cost: $6 per person. We'll have a Plus Dance Aug. 14 and a Mainstream Dance Aug. 20. For more info, call Dick Walker at 525-3324.


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