Town Events, Oct. 13 - Oct. 20
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
Oct. 14: 9 a.m. tag sale or exercise; 9:30 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. trip to Yankee Candle and lunch; 10 a.m. line dancing 2; 12:15 p.m. bridge; 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. pitch; 1:30 p.m. open art; 2 p.m. melody band; 4 p.m. zumba; 5:30 p.m. Disability Commission meeting. Oct. 15: 8:30 a.m. tap class; 9 a.m. tag sale; 9:15 a.m. oil painting; 9:30 a.m. hand and foot card game or walking club; 10 a.m. Tai Chi; 11:15 a.m. yoga; 12:15 p.m. Medicare seminar with Nancy or 12:15 p.m. canasta; 1 p.m. cribbage.
LIONESS CLUB CASINO TRIP
The Agawam Lioness Club is sponsoring a trip to Mohegan Sun on Nov. 7, leaving the Agawam High School parking lot at 1 p.m. and returning by 8:30 p.m. Cost of the trip is $25 per person, which includes bus driver's tip and Mohegan Sun will give you back $30 $15 food or buffet and three $5 free bets. Reservations must be made and paid for by Oct. 20. Proceeds will be used for large print books for the Agawam Library. For reservations, call Pat at 786-1782 or Rose at 786-5134.
The Society of Polish American Culture will have Paul Kozub, creator of the famous V-one Vodka from Hadley, as its feature speaker at the next monthly meeting on Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m., at the Chicopee Lodge of Elks, 431 Granby Rd. Kozub's vodka was recently awarded the title of "World's Best Vodka." He will speak about his vodka from its inception until today. The public is invited to attend and light refreshments will be served following this meeting.
FRANCO-AMERICAN WOMEN'S ASSOC
The Franco American Women's Assoc. of Chicopee will meet Oct. 28 at 7 p.m., in Saint Rose de Lima Church, 600 Grattan St. Plans will be made for the Christmas party on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. New members, women of French heritage, welcome. English and French are spoken at the meeting and the social that follows. Refreshments will be served.
Political Action Committee for the Civil Rights of Unborn Children host their 17th annual fundraising breakfast on Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Log Cabin. Speaker Marty Rotella will speak on Pro-Life issues facing us today. Tickets: $20; anyone interested in attending the breakfast can call Dorothy Moreau at 536-1015 or Julie Guertin at 536-4145 or Monica Butler 746-0655 or Fred Glidden 533-4803 or Pat Laughlin 536-1811.
IN GOOD COMPANY
The next meeting will be Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Free. Facilitated by a professional who can assist you with coping strategies, info on additional assistance, and support. The group will return to its regularly scheduled day and time in July. Call 534-3698.
TRAVEL CLUB MEETING
The Chicopee Travel Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 26 in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Current trips: a Salute to the Armed Forces, Christmas with Andy Cooney and overnight on an Atlantic Canada cruise and a Holiday Magic with Christmas Spectacular. For more info, call 534-3698.
BENEFIT CAR WASH
A car wash to benefit the Chicopee High School Boys and Girls Soccer Booster Club will take place Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Oil, 206 Center St. Donations greatly appreciated.
The 34th Annual St. Stanislaus Parish Bazaar will be Oct. 16 and 17 at the parish center, 534 Front St. Hours: Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. DJ Chris Rivers will be at the Bazaar and the Pioneer Valley Fiddlers. Polish/American kitchen, featuring our delicious pierogi, golumbki, and kapusta as well as hamburgers, hot dogs, baked potatoes and more.
CRAFT VENDORS NEEDED
The Somers Congregational Church will host its Christmas Bazaar Dec. 4 inside the church at 599 Main St., Somers, Conn. Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rental spaces are available for the sale of arts, crafts, specialty foods and other gift for the holiday season. Call Rich at 860-763-5406 for more info and to reserve your space.
ACTIVE SINGLES HIKE
Active Singles (a non-profit group) 30s-60s is sponsoring a singles hike on Oct. 17 at Case Mountain in Manchester. Hike starts at 9:30 a.m. (arrive at 9 a.m.) No dogs or kids on the hikes. We will be hiking in four skill levels for two hours each. Optional buffet lunch follows each hike. Non-hikers are welcome to join us at lunch. Call Charlie to RSVP. For info: Charlie Gergley, 203-271-2125 or 860-489-9611.
JDRF WALK TO CURE DIABETES
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes will take place Oct. 17 at Six Flags New England. Registration: 8:30 a.m. Complimentary refreshments available and free parking and admission day of walk for those who raise $50 or more. To register for the walk, visit www.jdrf.org.
ADOPTION INFORMATION MEETING
Wide Horizons for Children Inc. will host an Adoption Info Meeting for those considering adoption. This meeting, which is free of charge, will take place Holyoke Community College on Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Register by going to www.whfc.org/events or by calling Lori Johnson or Jennifer Doane at 448-8367 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Women of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 485 Appleton St. will host their annual rummage sale in the A. Kenneth Riley Auditorium, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Good used clothing, books, toys, dishes and other household items including good working small electric appliances at very reasonable prices. The sale is open to the public.
The Congregational Church of South Hadley will host a Harvest Festival Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 11 North Main St. Everyone welcome. Come for the games, prizes, treats and fun. Church office: Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 539-9373.
WOMEN'S CLUB MEETING
South Hadley Women's Club will resume their monthly meetings on Oct. 13 at Zoe's Restaurant, Hadley at 11:30 a.m. Cost of the meal is $20, all inclusive. This meeting begins the club's new fiscal year. The club is looking for new members and invites all women, no matter where they live, to join. For more info, call Lu Dachos at 532-7661.
The Cultural Council will sponsor Richard Clark's performance of "Atticus" To Kill A Mockingbird on Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. This event is free to the public.
Springfield Golden Age Travel Club presents "Cratchit's Christmas" Nov. 14. Your day of laughter includes a comedy hit at Mohegan Casino, snack pack box lunch, $15 casino bonus and $15 meal voucher. Member price: $50; non-member price: $55. Registration deadline: Oct. 14. For more info, call 787-6486.
PSYCHIC FAIR/MEDIUM'S DAY
Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Spiritualist Church, 33 Bliss St. Private readings of 15 minutes for $20. Followed by a workshop titled, "Thinking Outside The Box" presented by Revs. Brian and Lynn Kent from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Cost: $20. The workshop will give you secrets of taking "real" orb energy photos. Bring your photos as well for discussion. For info or advance bookings and workshop sign-up, call Denise at 519-9669 or visit www.springfieldspiritualistchurch.com.
The American International College Women's Basketball team will be hosting a self-improvement clinic on Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic is designed to improve the skills and overall game of female basketball players from grades two to 12. The clinic will be directed by head coach Kristen Patterson and assistant coach Stacy Boisvert. Registration fee: $30. For more info to register, contact Boisvert at 205-3923.
CATHEDRAL COLLEGE FAIR
Open to all area high school students, parents and school counselors Oct. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 260 Surrey Rd., Representatives from approximately U. S. 100 colleges and universities will answer questions about academics, atmosphere, costs. Financial aid program for parents conducted by a MEFA financial aid professional. For info, call the school's counseling office at 782-5285.
Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, 135 Goodwin St., Indian Orchard. Enjoy Armenian dinners including shish kebab and rice pilaf, traditional Armenian and American baked goods and raffle prizes including a handmade oriental rug, ladies' watch, an Armenian coin, a handmade clock and Megabucks tickets! Take-out available by calling 543-4763. Admission, parking are free. For more info, call 543-4763.
SINAI TEMPLE MEN'S BREAKFAST
The Men of Sinai from Sinai Temple, 1100 Dickinson St., will host their first Sunday Breakfast of the season on Oct. 17 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The event is open to all men and women and is free for members of Men of Sinai and $5 for non-members. Menu: eggs, bagels, lox, cream cheese and Danish pastry along with juice, coffee and tea.
The Springfield JCC is hosting a Mohegan Sun Casino trip Oct.18. Bus departs the Springfield JCC at 8 a.m. and returns at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25; includes a $15 food coupon or free buffet, and three $5 bets. Register at the Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., or call 739 4715.
HAM AND BEAN SUPPER
Oct. 18 at First Park Memorial Baptist Church, corner of Ft. Pleasant and Garfield Streets, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Menu: homemade baked beans, ham, potato salad, coleslaw, pie. Adults: $7; children, $4. Reservations: 734-1715 or 525-3871.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Hosted by the Women's Club of Mary, Mother of Hope Parish on Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items available.
BOOKSIGNING AND CLASSES
Simply Beadiful, 1916 1/2 Wilbraham Rd., hosts chain mail jewelry designer and author Sue Ripkin for a book signing Oct. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. and classes on Oct. 16 and 17. Class reservations: 782-0288 or www.Simplubeadiful.com.
VOLUNTEERS, DONATIONS NEEDED
The Westfield Homeless Cat Project, a no kill cat and kitten rescue, needs volunteers and donations. Volunteers do everything from cleaning cages to fundraising to running errands. Foster homes for kittens and pregnant cats are also needed. To volunteer, call 568-6964 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
READ TO ROVER
Read to Rover at the Boys and Girls Library will take place Oct. 16 at 1:30 p.m. All dogs in the unit must successfully pass the AKC Good Citizenship Test, the Therapy Dog International Certification and Pediatric Therapy Dog Unit Training. This program is open to children in grades K-2. An adult must also remain with the child for the program. Registration required by calling or coming into the library.
ACRO / HIP HOP CLASS
Acro / Hip Hop at the Boys and Girls Library will take place Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. Join us for a class that combines basic gymnastic tumbling and hip hop dance. Proper alignment, placement and safety are key factors, while also improving strength and flexibility. Registration required by calling or coming into the library.
The Pioneer Valley Antique Dealers Assoc. and the W. Springfield Music Parents Association will host their 6th annual Antique Show on Oct. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the W. Springfield High School, 425 Piper Rd. Proceeds benefit the high school band. Admission: $3.50; free parking. For more info, call Sandy Colburn at 739-9615.
FALL RUMMAGE SALE
Mittineague Congregational Church members will host the church's annual fall rummage sale on Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. For more info, call the church office at 734-1290.
Mittineague Congregational Church's annual fall cleanup will take place Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. All members and friends can help with the many "spruce up" projects that morning. For more info, call the church office at 734-1290.
SANTA'S WORKSHOP CRAFT FAIR
Vendor applications are being accepted for Santa's Workshop Craft Fair to benefit the Friends of the W. Springfield Senior Center and the Parish Cupboard on Dec. 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the senior center, 128 Park St. Registration: $35. Applications available at the senior center, by e-mail at SeniorCenter@west-springfield.ma.us or at www.west-springfield.ma.us. For more info, call 263-3264 or 263-3265.
CPR & AED TRAINING
W. Springfield Firefighters Assoc. and MedicEd.com attempt train and certify people in CPR and heartsaver AED during a one-day three-hour program on Oct. 23 at Fire Station #4 at the Big E. First session: 9 a.m. to noon; second session, 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $25, includes the training, lunch, and a course certification card. To sign up, visit www.MedicEdLIVE.com or contact Rich@mediced.com or 781-1173.
BOSTON STRING QUARTET
Boston String Quartet will perform an arrangement of classical chamber and contemporary music Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, 495 Main St. Tickets are $10 at the door. Proceeds support the quartet's work of music advocacy and education in New England.
TERRIERS AROUND TOWN AUCTION
The culminating event of Terriers Around Town, will take place at the "Pick of the Litter" auction at Ballise Honda, 400 Riverdale St., Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. The auction will be a semi-formal event catered with hors d'oeuvres, custom culinary stations and an open beer and wine bar. Profits benefit children's arts programs. Tickets: $75, can be purchased at www.terriersaroundtown.com or at www.browntickets.com/event/132589.
W. Springfield Senior Center will host "Immunizations More than Just a Flu Shot," presented by Darlene Schrecke, staff development coordinator, Wingate at West Springfield on Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. For more info, call 263-3264.
TAI CHI CLASS
W. Springfield Senior Center will host a Tai Chi class with Total Health Acupuncture's Bailing Li. Cost: $25 for a four-week course. Classes: Oct. 28 to Nov. 18 starting at 2 p.m. Call 263-3264 for more info.