Town Events, June 18 - June 25
|From the Chicopee Herald, the Metro West Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
All are welcome to join us at 6:30 p.m. on June 28 for an ecumenical hymn-sing at Agawam United Methodist Church, 459 Mill St. Admission is free, but we request those who come and have the means to bring their favorite pie.
CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CLUB BENEFIT
The public is invited to participate in a fundraiser for the Agawam Catholic Women's Club at St. John the Evanagelist Church Hall, 833 Main St., on June 25, from 5 - 8 p.m. Brian & Dave are ready to buy your old unwanted gold (broken, unworn, kinked), silver, platinum, old coins, flatware, costume jewelry, antiques, old class rings, etc. Light refreshments will be served. For more info, call Rose at 786-0052.
The Agawam United Methodist Church, 459 Mill St., will be hosting a traditional strawberry supper on July 12, from 5 - 7 p.m. Menu includes baked chicken breast, potato salad, cole slaw, corn-on-the-cob, stawberry shortcake, and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under, children 5 and under eat free. All are welcome. Make reservations by July 9 by calling Carol at 589-0278 or Pauline at 786-7991. Limited tickets will also be available at the door on the evening of the event.
Agawam Congregational Church, United Church of Christ will host a Worship Service on June 22 at 10 a.m. with Choir Recognition. Church school is in session join us for fellowship hour that follows our Service in Bryan Hall. Ice cream sundaes will be served at coffee hour this week. Check us out online at www.agawamcongregationalchurch.com. Agawam Congregational is located at 745 Main St.
A TOUCH OF JAZZ
A Touch of Jazz with Vin Cassotta are summertime lunch concerts at the Agawam Public Library. Bring a bagged lunch and listen to some jazz on July 1 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. as "Sounds of the Big Band" is presented. On Aug. 4 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., come hear "Louis Armstrong Tribute." No registration is needed.
TRIP TO ROUND TOP N.Y.
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 lunch choices. After lunch, our guide will stop at a local attraction. For more info, call 533-9282 for more info.
There is a men's group that meets monthly at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. The group meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 10 a.m. They discuss a variety of topics each month and will be open to topics that any member of the group may wish to discuss. The next meeting will be on June 23 at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in attending or more info, call Jared Krok at 534-3698.
"In Good Company" is a support group that can help people who are feeling blue or experiencing mild depression. The next meeting will be on June 24 at 10 a.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. There is no fee for this program. The group is facilitated by a professional who can assist you with coping strageties, info on additional assistance and support. For more info, call 534-3698.
DISCOVER MYSTIC SEAPORT
Travel with the Chicopee Senior Travel Club to Olde Mystic Seaport in Connecticut on July 16. We leave the Senior Center at 8 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. after a full day of exploring America's best maritime museum and a re-ceated 19th century coastal village. Cost includes lunch at the Olde Seaman's Pub, all entrance fees and transportation. Seats are going fast, so don't hesitate to call the Travel Desk at 534-3698.
TRIP TO "THE AQUA TURF"
Come join the Chciopee Senior Travel Club on Aug. 19 for a very pleasant trip to "The Aqua Turf" to enjoy a day of great musical entertainment and a 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.
DAY AND TIME CHANGE
On June 25, a support group for those providing care will meet at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. from 6 - 7 p .m. It is free of charge and if you would like more info or to register, call 534-3698. The Caregiver's Support Group is facilitated by Jared Skok, Social Service Coordinator and Ken Sibley, Chicopee Visiting Nurses Assoc.
FLAG FOOTBALL SIGN-UPS
The Chicopee Parks & Rec. Dept. is now taking registration for this summer's Flag Football League scheduled to start mid-July with practices to start the end of June, and a Super Bowl to take place in early August. Boys and girls eligible to play are kids 9 - 14 years of age as of Oct. 1, 2008. Children who have already attended 9th grade are not eligible. Eligibility to play is a child must be a Chicopee resident or attend a Chicopee school. Proof of residency is necessary at sign ups. Deadline is July 9. There will be two separate divisions, 9 - 11 and 12 - 14. For more info, contact the Chicopee Parks Dept. at 594-3481.
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING REMINDER
A Special Town Meeting will take place June 30 at the Granby Jr. Sr. High School in the gym at 7 p.m. Warrant articles are available at the Town Hall or you may view them at the following public places: Center Pharmacy, Dressel's Service Station, Florence Savings Bank, Granby Post Office, Granby Public Library, Polish Credit Union and Sevarino's Family Variety. Voter registration: If you are not a registered voter and wish to participate at this Special Town Meeting, the last day to register is June 20. Voter registration will run from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. as follows:
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Town Hall
2 - 7 p.m. Public Library
7 - 8 p.m. Town Hall
For questions or concerns call Kathy Kelly-Regan at the Town Hall, 467-7178.
CLOWN CAR WASH
Clowns from Clown Alley #225 will wash your car to raise funds for cystic fibrosis on June 14 from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Brad's Service Station, 817 Front St., Chicopee. Please help us find a cure!
Naturalist's Club Event
Quabbin Reservation: Gate 29, Rattlesnake Hill, Orange, Mass. June 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Meeting Place: Florence Savings Bank parking lot at the Stop & Shop Plaza on Rt. 9 in Belchertown. Registration: Call Bill (533-2153). This walk will take us along a gated, paved road through a variety of habitats on the northern end of Quabbin Reservoir. This area features abandoned fields and orchards and is home to yellow-rumped and Canada warblers, eastern towhees, American kestrels and red-tailed and red-shouldered hawks. Wear sturdy footwear and bring along something to drink. Visit www.naturalist-club.org.
BAYSTATE WEST CHAPTER OF SUBVETS INC.
The Baystate West Chapter of Subvets Inc. will be hosting their meeting at the WW2 Club on Conz Street in Northampton starting at 2 p.m. on June 22. Details on the upcoming July 4 parade in Monson will be discussed as well as more info on the picnic. Friends and guests are welcome. For more info, conact Harry McCleery at 525-5898.
TECH 1958 50TH REUNION
Springfield Technical High School Class of 1958 will be celebrating its 50th Reunion on Oct. 4. A three-day event will take place at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, located on Route 5 (Riverdale Road) in West Springfield. For more info, visit www.tech1958.net or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for classmates. Those of you who have not been contacted as yet, please call Diana (Carlson) Peterson at 525-3408 or Teri (Beauchesne) Callahan at 525-4295.
Long Island Adventure
St. Catherine of Siena Travel will feature a Long Island Adventure on Aug. 2. Bus leaves church parking lot at 7 a.m. Trip includes round trip ferry ride New London to Orient Point, Greenport shopping and lunch, Tanger outlet shopping, winery tour and tasting, all gratuities. Call Betty at 896-8801 for more info.
The Center for Business and Technology at Springfield Technical Community College will conduct a variety of training opportunities and computer workshops:
Intro to Powerpoint begins June 20
Home Redesign begins June 23
Intro to Lean Healthcare begins June 24
Invest Wisely begins June 25
Space in all programs is limited and pre registration is required. Interested individuals should contact The Center for Business and Technology at 755-4502 to request a free and detailed brochure.
GRANDMOTHERS' GARDEN TOUR
The 10th Annual Grandmothers' Garden Tour will take place June 27 - 29. The Garden Party and concert will kick off the festivities on June 27 at 6 p.m. at the Watkins Garden. The tour will take place from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., June 28 - 29. For more info, go to grandmothersgarden.org.
Animal Shelter Renovation Inc., a non-profit organization seeking to establish a no-kill animal shelter, will be hosting a Silpada Designs Open House Fundraiser on July 16 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Westwood Building Garden Room, 94 North Elm St. R.S.V.P. by e-mail at email@example.com. or by phone at 265-9270. The collection can be previewed by going to www.mysilpada.com/joanne.moynihan.
AUTHOR ALAN WEISMAN
On June 21, Alan Weisman, author of the bestselling book "The World Without Us," will give a talk at the Westfield Athenaeum at 10 a.m. This book explores what would happen to our planet if humanity were to vanish tomorrow. This bestseller, translated into 30 languages, was named the Best Nonfiction Book of 2007 by Time Magazine. The Westfield River Watershed Assoc. arranged this event which is open to the public free of charge. For more info, visit www.westfieldriver.org.
"THE UGLY DUCKLING"
Stanley Park's Friday Mornings for Children will feature Univ. of New Hampshire's Traveling Theatre, The Little Red Wagon, by presenting "The Ugly Duckling" on June 27. This show is a fully produced musical production with puppets, set and costumes. Friday Mornings for Children take place rain or shine in the Beveridge Pavilion from 10 - 10:45 a.m. and are free of charge. Chairs will be provided. For more info, call the park office at 568-9312.
BUS TRIP TO OGUNQUIT, MAINE
The Parks & Rec. Dept. is sponsoring a bus trip to Ogunquit, Maine, on July 26. Bus departs at 7 a.m. from the municipal parking lot and returns at 9 p.m. Registration forms can be obtained online at www.west-springfield.ma.us. For more info, call the office at 263-3284.