|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
BENEFIT FASHION SHOW
Cooper's, 161 Main St., will host a Vera Bradley Fashion Show to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield on Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. This will be the official launch of the Vera Bradley winter collection. For more info, call Cooper's at 786-7760.
JURIED ART SHOW
The Friends of the Agawam Public Library will host their second Open Juried Art Show from Oct. 4 to 29 at the library, 750 Cooper St. Entry deadline: Sept. 28. Artists' reception: Oct. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the library. For more info, visit www.agawamlibrary.org. All proceeds from the show will benefit the library.
The Agawam Cultural Council has set an Oct. 15 postmark deadline for those wishing to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. Visit, www.agawamcc.org for guidelines. Grant requests should be mailed to Agawam Cultural Council, Town Hall, 36 Main St., Agawam, MA 01001, ATTN: Grants. For more info, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 789-4814.
Friends of the Agawam Senior Center are sponsoring a rotini and meatball dinner on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. Menu: rotini, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, grated cheese, coffee, tea, and juice. Tickets are a donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children age 10 and under. Public invited.
SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
Sept. 16: 8:30 a.m., meet the mayor; 9 a.m. exercise; 10 a.m. line dancing 2; 12:15 p.m. bridge; 1 or 6:30 p.m. pitch; 2 p.m. melody band; 4 p.m. Zumba; 6 p.m. genealogy computer class. Sept 17: 8:30 a.m. tap class; 9:15 a.m. oil painting; 9:30 a.m. hand and foot card game or walking club; 10 a.m. Tai Chi or Avada hearing test (by appointment); 11:15 a.m. yoga; 12:30 p.m. canasta; 1 p.m. cribbage.
Sixteen-day cruise on Royal Caribbean's "Jewel of the Seas" in September 2011. Fly into Heathrow Airport for overnight stay in London and city tour. Board ship to destinations in Ireland, Iceland and Newfoundland. Dock in Boston Harbor, bus transportation, taxes and gratuities included. Call Chicopee Senior Travel at 534-3698, noon to 3 p.m. for more info.
BOURNE SCALLOP FEST
The Chicopee Parks and Rec. Dept. with Ely and Associates Trips is sponsoring a trip to Bourne on Sept. 26 for the Bourne Scallop Festival. Package includes roundtrip motor coach, scallop or roasted chicken meal and entry to the fest. Cost: $61. For more info, call the Parks Dept. at 594-3481.
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: $74; includes transportation, Swan Chocolates, Anheuser-Busch and driver gratuities. Call the club at 534-3698.
"IN GOOD COMPANY"
In Good Company meets Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Free. Group is facilitated by a professional who can assist you with coping strategies, info on additional assistance, and support. For more info, call 534-3698.
Next meeting will be Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. For more info, call Jared Krok at 534-3698.
ANDY COONEY XMAS SHOW
Christmas with Cooney at the Grade Arts Theatre Dec. 7. Trip includes round trip motor coach, Mohegan Sun and casino bonus and food voucher, special 3 p.m. Andy Cooney Christmas Show, gratuities. Cost: $60. Call the Chicopee Senior Travel Club at 534-3698, Monday to Friday from noon to 3 p.m.
DIGITAL IMAGING COURSE
Jim Spaulding will teach a four-week course starting at 11 a.m. on Sept. 21 and continuing until Oct. 12 at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Limited to six. To register, call 534-3698. Pre-payment required.
FALL YOGA CLASSES
Two eight-week courses with instructor Claudia Johnson, offered by Chicopee Parks and Rec. Dept. Gentle yoga begins Sept. 22, 5:45 to 7 p.m.; intermediate meets from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., at Chicopee Comp. fitness room, first floor. Cost: $70 for residents; $80 non-residents. Registration mandatory. To register, call 594-3481.
ROAST BEEF SUPPER
The Granby Firefighter Association will host its annual all you can eat roast beef supper on Sept. 18 at the Church of Christ Community Hall from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Adults: $12; child $6; takeout $13.50. Proceeds go toward future fire and EMS equipment for the fire department. Advanced tickets available at the Fire Chief's office or by calling 813-8067 or at the door. Info: 467-9697.
Foxwoods trip sponsored by the University of the Third Age, at Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, Conn., Sept. 28. Cost: $17, which includes a $10 coupon and a $5 Keno ticket. For more info, call Molly DiSalvo at (860) 668-5541. Make checks payable to: U.T.A. Club, 45 Bridge St., Apt. 223, Suffield, CT 06078.
GOLFING FOR A CURE
Relay for Life Golf Tournament Sept. 26 at Pine Grove Golf Club, Northampton. Four person scramble with 11 a.m. shotgun start. Registration at 10 a.m. Golf, $80 per person; $300 per team. Proceeds go to support the American Cancer Society. For more info, call Ken or Terry Adams at 774-9844 or visit www.thecommicalmysterytour.com.
QUABBIN VALLEY TWIRLERS
Dance in Ludlow Sept. 19 at the Union Church of Christ, 51 Center St. starting at 7 p.m. Also in Belchertown at the American Legion on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. Singles, couples and Families are invited to try two classes for free. For more info, call Gloria or Fran Vivier at 467-3352.
TECH CLASS OF 1953
Reunion will take place Oct. 23 at Max's Tavern at the Basketball hall of Fame, on Columbus Avenue at 1 p.m. Tickets: $40. Call Same at 739-0728 for info and reservations.
ACTIVE SINGLES HIKE
Sept. 19 at 8:30 a.m. at Black Pond, Middlefield, Conn. Wear boots; bring water. No kids or dogs. Two hours. Directions: take 691 East, get off at exit 12, end of ramp turn right on Preston. Next light turn left. Entrance is 1/2 mile on right. For more info, call Charlie at (860) 489-9611.
Holyoke Golden Seniors host an Octoberfest trip to Pomona, N.Y., Oct. 12. Cost: $76 per person includes gratuities, driver tip. Leave from KMart parking lot near garden center at 7:30 a.m.; return at 7 p.m. For reservations and more info, call Sandy Swan at 536-2199.
TRIP TO FOXWOODS
Holyoke Golden Seniors host a trip to Foxwoods Sept. 28. Cost: $21. Call Jane Masse at 536-640 for reservations.
"DEATH AND TAXES"
Southwick-on-Stage will present "Death and Taxes," a murder mystery by Pat Cook on Oct. 2 at the Recreation Center. Event starts with a social hour (cash bar) at 6:30 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner and the performance. Tickets: $25 per person and must be purchased in advance as there is limited seating. Call Cliff Stone at 569-3447 for tickets.
AMERICAN GIRL DAY
Christ Lutheran Church and The Daily Grind Coffee House will host American Girl Day on Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Daily Grind, 568 College Highway. Stay and enjoy our $5 lunch special, which includes a grilled cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chips, milk and a cookie.
HARVEST DINNER DANCE
At the American Legion on 379 Oak St., Oct. 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. Dinner of roast pork with cranberry-apple stuffing, roasted potatoes, home-made macaroni and cheese, fresh green beans and apple crisp at 6 p.m. followed by dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. with DJ Tommy Tunes. Cost: $20 per person. For tickets or more info, call Bryan at 525-8053. All clergy are free.
CLASSICAL CLASS OF 1970
Will celebrate its 40th class reunion Oct. 2 at The Munich House in Chicopee, at 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 3 with brunch at Classical High School. If you have not received invitation call Cleo Warden at 596-6411for more info.
OLSH FLEA MARKET
Space are available at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Flea Market Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Center, Rosewell Street. Lower level will feature used items, second hand jewelry, used books; the parking lot will host a flea market. For info, call 782-8041.
Springfield Storytellers will meet on Sept. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake Dr. Sessions open to all. Free. Story telling takes place every third Friday of the month. For info, directions, call Doug at 733-9815.
HUNGRY HILL LUNCHEON
The Hungry Hill Center will have a luncheon on Sept. 28 at noon. Cost: $2; reservations required one week in advance. Special presentation offering info on the health care reform and how it will affect your coverage and cost, 12:30 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP: 733-9411.
BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC
Chicopee Visiting Nurses Association will offer free blood pressure readings Sept. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. Foot care service by Pedi-care nurses is on Sept. 23 by appointment. Fee for service.
HUNGRY HILL COUNCIL MEETING
Hungry Hill Neighborhood Council meeting Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Info regarding a variance required to build a single family home on Bevier Street available. Representatives from the Springfield Police Department and Mayor Sarno's Quality of Life liaison are at this meeting to hear residents' concerns, etc. Refreshments are served.
Kidz Sunday featuring a children's service, games, and food Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church, 80 Arvilla St. For more info, call 525-9472.
JIM BOUDREAU BENEFIT
Benefit for Jim Boudreau Sept. 25 from noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine, at Elks Lodge #61, 440 Tiffany St. Includes a car/motorcycle show, live bands and DJ, bounce house, raffle prizes, pig roast and hamburgers and hot dogs. Donation: adults, $20; kids six to 12, $5; under five free. Contact Dino at 427-2008 or Billy at 525-1710.
POT ROAST DINNER
Saint Barnabas and All Saints Church, 41 Oakland St., at the Forest Park light, will host a pot roast dinner on Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Adults: $10; children five to 12, $5; children under five, free. For reservations, call the church at 732-2981 and leave a message with number of people, or call 567-7762.
FALL JEWELRY CLASSES
With Sandy Merrill begin Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Greenleaf Community Center. Cost: $3. Next classes are Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20. To register or for more info, call Kerri at 750-2873.
Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Church on Plumtree Road. Youth choir provides contemporary music.
16 ACRES CIVIC ASSOCIATION
Monthly meeting Sept. 21 at Greenleaf Community Center. Crimewatch and community policing meeting at 6 p.m.; Association meeting begins at 7 p.m. Featured speakers: representatives from the city's finance board.
The Exchange Club of Springfield will meet on Sept. 16 at noon at the 350 Grille on Worthington Street. Guest speaker will be Laura Hurley of Oral Health, Baystate Medical Center. Tickets: $15. Public invited. For more info, call Dot Lortie at 783-0195.
ANNUAL ROSARY PILGRIMAGE
Join the Parish of Saint Mary, 30 Bartlett St., for its annual Rosary Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Litchfield, Conn., on Oct. 3, rain or shine. Depart Saint Mary's High School at 9:30 a.m.; return at 6 p.m. Cost: $30 per person, due Sept. 17. For more info, call James W. Longe at 562-5477 ext. 15.
Westfield on Weekends Inc. (WOW), a non-profit all volunteer organization whose mission is to enhance the community life of Westfield, is looking for new members. Volunteers will choose what fits their schedule and interest. To sign up or for more info, call the Business Improvement District office at 572-1260.
ANNUAL WATERSHED CLEANUP
The annual cleanup of the Westfield River Watershed will take place Oct. 2. Volunteers should gather at 9 a.m. Bring sturdy gloves for protection. For more info, contact Mark Damon for Westfield sites at email@example.com or 572-9991. Call Sheryl Becker at 374-1921 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for Agawam.
AUTUMN EQUINOX CELEBRATION
The YMCA of Greater Westfield will host an Autumn Equinox Celebration on the Fall Equinox, Sept. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Camp Shepard Peace Labyrinth and Goyette Chalet, 370 Northwest Rd. Event is free for all. No registration required. For more info, call Rosann Scalise at 568-8631 ext. 302.
FALL GOLF CLINICS
The YMCA of Greater Westfield Youth Sports Department is offering fall golf clinics for ages eight to 10 and a separate program of Intermediate Golf Clinics for ages 10 to 12. Programs take place Sept. 20 to Oct. 4 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more info, contact George Hart at 568-8631 ext. 317 or email@example.com.
The Westfield YMCA is offering a "Blast of a Class" breakdance workshop with Martin Lee from Freestyle Motions. This workshop will take place on the fourth Friday of each month beginning Sept. 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Cost: $3 for members; $8 for non-members. Ages 10 and up and all skills are welcome. Registration is required.
HUDSON VALLEY WINERIES
Park and Rec. Department is sponsoring a bus trip on Oct. 16. Sightseeing cruise down the Hudson River, box lunch followed by a wine tasting tour at the Benmarl Winery located in Marlboro, N.Y. Second wine tasting is the Stoutridge Vineyards. Cost: $80 per person. Bus departs at 7 a.m. from 26 Central St.; returns 7:30 p.m. Registration forms online at www.west-springfield.ma.us. For info, call 263-3284.
Park and Rec. Department is accepting registrations for the fall session of aerobic classes. Classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mittineague School. This six-week program begins Sept. 28 with instructor Lynn McCarthy. Registration fee: $35 for residents, $40 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required.
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