|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
The following events will take place at the Agawam Senior Center.
• July 1: 9:30 a.m. free hearing test by appointment; 9:30 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. line dancing 2; noon, seminar with Senior Action Council; 12:15 p.m. bridge; 1 p.m. pitch/6:30 p.m. evening pitch; 2 p.m. melody band; 4 p.m. zumba; 5:30 p.m. yoga, $5; 6 p.m. genealogy computer class; 7 p.m., Autism Support Group
• July 2: 9:15 a.m. oil painting; 9:30 a.m. walking club; 10 a.m. tai chi; 11:15 a.m. yoga; 11:45 a.m. music with Sandy Robinson; 1 p.m. cribbage.
ORANGE CRUSH CONCERT
On July 7, Orange Crush will play at the 2010 SummerFest. All concerts will begin at 7 p.m. on Veteran's Green, 689 Main St., in front of Phelps Elementary School. In case of rain the event will take place in the high school auditorium, 760 Cooper St. Changes of location due to rain will be announced on the Parks and Rec. answering machine 821-0514 after 3 p.m.
MASSAGE AT COA
Chair massage by Gina Welch of CranioSacral and Massage Center Inc. starting at 9 a.m. on July 16 at the Chicopee COA. Each session is 15 minutes. Cost is $13 for those over 60; $15 for those under 60. Appts. available on Aug. 5 starting at 9:40 a.m. 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 an appointment, call 534-3698.
"HOLIDAY MAGIC" TRIP
Now is the time to make reservations for a great two-day holiday magic trip Nov. 28 and 29. Start at Mohegan Sun then on to the North Pole Express Train. Every coach becomes a stage for musical performances. Next day, we go to Radio City Music Hall and the Rockettes. Cost is $308 dbl. Call Chicopee Senior Travel Club at 534-3698, Monday to Friday, noon to 3 p.m.
SPA SERVICES AT SENIOR CENTER
Manicure and facial hair removal services are available on July 21 starting at 8:30 a.m. provided by Carol Marnelakis, NCEA licensed esthetician and manicurist. The services menu prices for those 60 years and older are: eyebrow hair removal $6; lip $3; chin $3 and for manicures $10; french manicure $15; pedicure $25. There is a separate price list for those under 60. Appts.: call 534-3698.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
The next meeting of the Diabetes Support Group will be July 12 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 welcome. Info: Jared, 534-3698. This program is offered free of charge, although donations are welcome.
A support group to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, no matter when, will meet on July 13 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.
A group of friendly people gather informally in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct., on the first and third Fridays of each month at 1 p.m. They will not meet on July 2 as the center closes at 12:30 p.m. that day. Their next meeting will be July 16. Bring paper, a pen or pencil and a desire to share your ideas, imagination, life experiences or dreams. No extraordinary writing skills required. Holiday party on the first Friday. For more info call 534-3698.
Keeping track of your cholesterol is important and to help you do this, on July 14 from 9 a.m. to noon, there will be a cholesterol screening done at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. The screening does not require fasting and will provide total cholesterol results. Individuals take on a first-come basis and a donation of $5 is appreciated. To register, call 534-3698.
CHICOPEE SENIOR CENTER
The Chicopee COA events are as follows. All activities are open to Chicopee residents aged 60 years and older and take place at the Chicopee Senior Center unless noted otherwise. Lunch is at 11:45 a.m.
• July 1: 8:35 a.m. low impact country aerobics; 9-11 a.m. cribbage; 9:45 a.m. walking; 10 a.m. gentle exercise; 1-3:30 p.m. mah jongg; 1-4 p.m. bridge; 2:30-3:30 p.m. gentle yoga. Yoga on June 10 will be from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
• July 2: 9 a.m.-noon Wellness Health Center; 8-8:30 a.m. morning stretch and strength; 8:40 a.m. Fit for Life; 9:30 a.m. knitting; 10 a.m. gentle exercise; 10:30 a.m. PACE; 1-2:30 p.m. computers; 1-3 p.m. bingo.
NEW HAMPSHIRE TRIP
The Chicopee Senior Travel Club is going to New Hampshire on Oct. 12 to see and taste some of New Hampshire's offerings. First stop will be Swan Chocolates for truffles and gourmet chocolates. Lunch is included at Georgio's. After lunch we'll go to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and see how their famous beer is made. Visit with the Budweiser Clydesdales in the old world style hamlet, then relax in the hospitality room as you sample your favorite brews. Cost is $74 and includes transportation, Swan Chocolates, Anheuser-Busch and driver gratuities. Call the club at 534-3698.
Michael Crouse, Thomas Stallone, Rinaldo Toglio these three tenors will be performing at Venus De Milo on Sept. 21. Cost is $72. Includes bus, meal, show and tips. Call Chicopee Senior Travel Club at 534-3698.
"BYE BYE BIRDIE"
The Chicopee Senior Travel Club is going to the Warner Theatre on Nov. 7 for a performance of that Tony-winning show "Bye Bye Birdie." It's 1960 and that hip-swinging idol Conrad Birdie has been drafted into the Army. This retro musical is full of famous songs such as "Put on a Happy Face," "Kids," and "A Lot of Living to Do." Before the show we'll dine at the Cambridge House Brew Pub. Call the travel desk at 534-3698 for more info.
DONNA LEE IN CONCERT
The Chicopee Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor Donna Lee in Concert June 30 at the Aldenville Commons Park. Lee will bring her group to entertain beginning at 6:30 p.m. For further info on all summer concerts, contact the Parks Dept. at 594-3481.
FREE LUNCH IN THE PARK
The Chicopee Public Schools, in conjunction with the Valley Opportunity Council, will again be sponsoring free lunch in the parks for all children ages 18 and under during the summer.
NEWPORT FOLIAGE TRIP
Jon the Aldenville Seniors of St. Rose de Lima on Oct. 7. Stops will be made to Wright's Dairy Farm, Wright's Farm Restaurant and Gift Shop. Final stop will be tour of Breakers Mansion. Price per person is $62. For info, call 533-9282.
OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Old-fashioned ice cream social at the Keep Homestead Museum, 35 Ely Rd., Monson, from 1-3:30 p.m. on July 4. After your sundae, hike the trails and tour the air-conditioned museum that has one of the largest button collections in the U.S. Free. Info: 267-4137, e-mail at email@example.com or visit www.keephomesteadmuseum.org.
The 25th annual St. Francis of Assisi Craft Fair will take place on Sept. 25 on the church grounds in South Windsor, Conn. Spaces are available for $35 up to Aug. 31, afterwards $45. To receive an application, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: St. Francis of Assisi Craft Fair, c/o Ersilia Brandoli, 50 Cody Circle, S. Windsor, CT 06074. For questions, call Brandoli at (860) 528-5209.
BASIC PISTOL SAFETY COURSE
An N.R.A. Basic Pistol Safety Course will be offered at the Holyoke Revolver Club Indoor Range, 431 West Cherry St., on July 17 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. This is a hands on shooting experience teaching the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Pre-registration is required by July 10. For additional information, visit www.holyokerevolverclub.com. Alternative registration: call 539-9345 and slowly leave your telephone number on answering machine.
Bowling outing, sponsored by St. Peter's Episcopal Church Youth Department, July 10, 6-9 p.m., at Shaker Bowl, 168 Shaker Rd., East Longmeadow. Price: $12 per person (includes shoes and two-hour bowl time). Pay at the door. For more info, call 273-1892 or 736-8567.
GINA DANIELE YANKEES BUS TRIPS
All trips are first come-first serve and non-refundable; gift certificates are available. Aug. 21: Yankee Stadium to see N.Y. Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners, 1:05 p.m. game; $99 p/p. Price includes bus, tickets and sandwich. Sept. 5: see N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m. game; $99 p/p. Price includes bus, ticket and sandwich. Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m.; must be at Mom and Rico's at 8 a.m. for either trip. For more info, call 732-8941.
The Hungry Hill Center will offer "Zumba" on Fridays from 11:15 a.m. to noon beginning July 9. A grant made the classes free of charge for July and August. Registration not required. The Hungry Hill Center will have luncheons on July 13 (fish dinner) and 27 (tuna salad). All meals include dessert and coffee. The cost is $2 and reservations are required one week in advance. Info: 733-9411.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH TRIP
The Caribbean American Cultural Center, 1514 State St., will have a beach trip to Old Orchard Beach, Maine July 17. Cost: $40/person; $25 for kids 12 and under .Info or reservations: Vera O'Connor at 726-9006.
AMERICAN LEGION BAND
The Westfield American Legion Band will perform free Wednesday evening concerts, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 in the Beveridge Pavilion at Stanley Park. Concert time is 7 p.m. each evening. Concerts will take place rain or sine. Info: call the park office at 568-9312.
BRIDAL BOOT CAMP
Bridal Boot Camp is now being offered by the Westfield YMCA, beginning July 17 and meets every Saturday until Aug. 21 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Each exercise in every workout is designed to tone, tighten and strengthen the entire body and reduce body fat. Cost: $40 for non-members; $30 for members: $110 for a group of four. For more info, contact Cindy Agan at 568-6831 ext. 323.
WESTFIELD AMERICAN LEGION BAND
Stanley Park's Sunday Night Concert Series will feature the Westfield American Legion Band on July 4 in the Beveridge Pavilion at 6 p.m. This concert is free of charge and will take place rain or shine. For further info on the Sunday Night Concert Series, call 568-9312.
Zumba classes start July 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the W. Springfield Senior Center, 128 Park St. The four-week session is $25. Dance to Latin, Salsa and Cuban music while exercising. Call 263-3264 to reserve your spot.
WELCH'S TV SHOW
State Rep. James Welch's second edition of his new television series, "Common Talk about the Commonwealth," will air June 30 on W. Springfield's Channel 15 Public Access Television. Welch's show can be seen Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. This month's guest includes Steven Bradley, vice president of Government and Community Relations and Public Affairs at Baystate. To contact Welch, call 737-7756.
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