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Town Events, Sept. 1 - Sept. 8

From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder

AGAWAM
CLASS OF 1970 REUNION
Agawam High School Class of 1970's 40th reunion will take place Nov. 6 at Headquarters, 485 Springfield St., at 6 p.m. Contact: Karen Vincent at 262-0745 or kareyv52@aol.com or Scott Macey at 789-1230 or mace1459@comcast.net. Tickets: $20 by Oct. 30.

GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Famed White House floral designer Ruth Loiseau will showcase her talents on Sept. 14 at the Agawam Garden Club's meeting at the Senior Center at 7 p.m. Guests are invited. Guest fee: $5. She has worked at the White House since the Regan Administration and remains employed by the White House Flower Shop for special events for the Obama Administration.

GRAND RE-OPENING
First Baptist Church of Agawam corner of Main and Elms Streets will have a grand re-opening of the Trading Post Consignment Shop for take-in only on Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Limit: 50 items at one time. Clothes must be clean, in season, in style, ironed, folded or on hangers. Good as new: knick-knacks, small appliances, baby items, etc. Opening Day to shop: Sept. 15.

HYPNOSIS SEMINAR
Mindscape Hypnosis will offer a free hypnosis seminar, "Hypnosis: Facts & Fallacy" at the Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St., Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. Kathy and Norm Lambert, certified hypnotists, will educate you on what hypnosis is and what it isn't. For more info, contact Mindscape Hypnosis at 348-1576.

HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
The Department of Public Works (DPW) will host its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Oct. 2 at the DPW Annex, 1000 Suffield St. For a list of acceptable materials, visit the town Web site at www.agawam.ma.us. Event is free to Agawam residents, but pre-registration is required by calling the DPW at 821-0600, beginning Sept. 7.

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.

CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CLUB
The Agawam Catholic Women's Club will be hosting its first meeting of the season at St. John's Church Center on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Joyce Plat, pianist. Refreshments will be served. Current members are encouraged to bring a friend; guests and new members are always welcome.

CHICOPEE
HEALTHY EATING WORKSHOP
Health Eating Workshop Sept. 16, 1 p.m., at Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Discover different ways to cook meals using protein sources that are naturally low in fat, such as nuts, legumes, and grains. The hands-on workshop will be conducted in the kitchen of Chicopee Senior Center and participants will enjoy the meal they have prepared. Space limited to 18 people. Sign up at the COA office. Call Violet Suska for more info at 534-3698. Donation: $4.

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE PROGRAM
An exercise program designed specifically for people with arthritis starting Sept. 13 at Chicopee Council on Aging, 7 Valley View Court. Monday class: 1:30 p.m.; Friday class: 10:30 a.m. The class is free to Chicopee residents 60 and over. For all others the cost is $35 for 12 weeks. Pre-registration is necessary and enrollment is limited. Call the center at 534-3698, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info contact Violet Suska, health and fitness coordinator.

ANDY COONEY XMAS SHOW
Christmas with Cooney at the Garde Arts Theatre Dec. 7. Includes round trip motor coach, Mohegan Sun and casino bonus and food voucher, special 3 p.m. Andy Cooney Christmas Show and gratuities. Cost: $60. Call the Chicopee Senior Travel Club at 534-3698, Monday through Friday, noon to 3 p.m.

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS GROUP
On Sept. 15, Gerri Bennett, R.N. will provide info on Alzheimer's and support to help provide the best care for your loved one. The meeting will be at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court at 3:30 p.m. No cost. If you would like further info or to register, call 534-3698. The Alzheimer's Support Group meets regularly on the third Wednesday of every month.

41 SIGNS OF HOPE AT SALEM CROSS
Join us on Oct. 29 for a food demonstration, a show and a stop at Atkins Farms. Cost: $70, includes all tips and taxes. Call the Chicopee Senior Travel Club at 534-3698, Monday through Friday, noon to 3 p.m.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER
The William F. Davitt Ladies Auxiliary Post #625, 374 Front St., will host a spaghetti supper on Sept. 2 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.

MASSAGE AT COA
Chair massage by Gina Welch of CranioSacral and Massage Center Inc. on Sept. 17 starting at 9:20 a.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Each session is 15 minutes. Cost: $13 for those over 60; $15 for those under 60. Appointments are also available on Oct. 7 starting at 9:40 a.m. To schedule an appointment, call 534-3698.

MEETING CANCELLED
There will not be a Living Again Support Group meeting in September. The group will meet on its regular day and time in October. For more info, contact the Chicopee Senior Center at 534-3698.

BEADING GROUP
Those who enjoy making beaded jewelry meet twice a month at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. The next sessions are Sept. 9 and 23 in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Bring your own materials and be open to sharing. Everyone who is interested is welcome. For more info, call 534-3698, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

COUNCIL ON AGING MEETING
The Chicopee Council on Aging will host their annual meeting on Sept. 14 at 4:45 p.m. in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. The meeting is open to the public.

DIGITAL IMAGING
Jim Spaulding will teach a four-week course on digital imaging starting at 11 a.m., Sept. 21 to Oct. 12 at the Chicopee Senior Center. Cost: $20. Participants will learn how to scan and correct a digital image, create an image with shapes and layers, work with clip art, memory, etc., and place a digital image into a document. Class is limited to six. To register, call 534-3698. Pre-payment is required.

VERY BASIC BRIDGE LESSONS
Very basic bridge lessons will begin on Sept. 8 and continue until Oct. 27 at 9:30 a.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center. Volunteers will help everyone to understand the very basics of the game. For many years, the volunteers have been teaching new participants who have then gone on to become regular players. To register and for more info, call the center at 534-3698, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

RUMMAGE SALE
First Congregational Church, 306 Chicopee St., will host their annual rummage sale on Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring nearly new items and clothing along with a bake sale. Sponsored by the Ladies Benevolent Society.

HARVEST DINNER
A harvest dinner will be at Holy Mother of the Rosary (HMR) Church hall at 26 Bell St., on Sept. 26 at noon. The HMR crafters are sponsoring this event. You will be treated to a delicious meal, a "Polish" auction, free fall favors, and centerpiece door prizes. Tickets: $10, adults; $3, children age 12 and under. For tickets or reservations, call Toni at 734-2858 or Sophie at 592-2394, as seating is limited to 110 people. Cutoff date is Sept. 19.

"MY LIFE MY HEALTH"
Is living with a persistent health condition preventing you from really living? My Life My Health class begins Sept. 30 to Nov. 4 at the Chicopee COA, 7 Valley View Court. Class meets once a week for six weeks. Registration deadline: Sept. 24. No cost to participants. Each participant receives a copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions and a CD. Call 534-3698 to register.

FOOT CLINIC
Nurses provide foot care on Sept. 13 starting at 9 a.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center. Appointments must be made in advance. Cost is $28. Appointments may be made by calling 534-3698 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

GRANBY
FOXWOODS BUS TRIP
Join the fun at Foxwoods on Sept. 21 when the Friends of Granby Elderly sponsor a bus trip leaving from the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8 a.m.; return at 6 p.m. Cost: $20 per person, includes bus, $10 food coupon, $15 Keno and the drivers gratuity. Reserve your seat now for this popular trip by calling Nancy at 467-9323 or Joan at 467-3441.

FAMILY FISHING FESTIVAL
The Friends of Granby Elderly will host a free Family Fishing Festival on Oct. 2 at Dufresne Field from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Western Mass. Anglers Club will provide the poles, bait and lots of info and help to learn about fishing. Boy Scouts will provide refreshments. For info, contact Gloria at 467-3352.

ROCKWELL MUSEUM
Enjoy the foliage on this bus trip to the Lee Prime Outlets and the Norman Rockwell Museum on Oct. 19. Bus will leave the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:30 a.m. We will visit the Lee Outlets and coupon books will be available for discounts. Tickets: $30 per person, includes the bus, museum and driver's gratuity. For info and to reserve your seat, call Nancy at 467-9323 or Joan at 467-3441.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
TAG SALE
A tag sale hosted by Felician Sisters at Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 1315 Enfield St., Enfield, Conn., will take place Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the lower garages.

HOLYOKE
CRUSH BLOCK PARTY
Citizens for the Revitalization and Urban Success of Holyoke (CRUSH) will host the second annual Great Holyoke Block Party on Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. For info more about the event, booth spaces or volunteering, contact CRUSH at 422-0506 or crushonholyoke@gmail.com.

SOUTHWICK
PANDORA BEAD SALE
Pandora-style beads will be on sale on Sept. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Daily Grind Coffee House and Cafe, 568 College Highway. Join us and browse an extensive display of beautiful Pandora-style beads at great prices.

SPRINGFIELD
ZITI AND CHICKEN DINNER
The Springfield St. Patrick's Parade Committee's annual ziti and chicken dinner will be Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the John Boyle O'Reilly Club, 33 Progress Ave. Door prizes and raffles. Tickets are $10 p/p and can be obtained by calling Peg Talty at 733-0200 or Ann Yesu at (860) 741-6210. Tickets are also available at the Hungry Hill Center, 733-9411. Tables of 10 will be reserved.

WOMEN'S GUILD
St. Catherine of Siena Women's Guild will have their kickoff meeting on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in the parish center. Slides and talk on Haiti today, by John Gilbertie. Free. Refreshments. The church is located at 1023 Parker St.

WESTFIELD
HOMELESS CATS
The non-profit Westfield Homeless Cat Project desperately needs foster homes! Cats are coming in by the dozens. All are eating on their own. Ages range from four to six weeks. We will supply everything you need. They just need your gentle love and care. For more info, e-mail denisesinico@hotmail.com.

FIRST THURSDAYS
First Thursdays at the Athenaeum concerts are starting up again on the first Thursday of the month at noon. The Sept. 2 concert features the Westfield Council on Aging "DO-RE-ME" Choir. The choir has been together for 10 years. Various ensembles from Westfield State University's Music Department will be playing at future First Thursdays concerts will be on Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.

FITNESS CLASSES
Westfield YMCA fitness classes begin the week of Sept. 7. Classes include "Soul Shape-Up," "Guided Imagery" and "Poolates." For more info, contact Cindy Agan at 568-6831 ext. 323.

WEST SPRINGFIELD
SWINGLES SQUARE DANCE
The Swingles Square Dance Club will host a mainstream dance on Sept. 3 at Mittineague Methodist Church, 800 Amostown Rd., from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Dances: $6 per person; spectators free. We will have a mainstream dance on Sept. 17. For info on any dances, call Dick Walker at 525-3324.

9/11 CEREMONY
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6714 and the Melissa Harrington family invite you to the town's Sept. 11 ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at Melissa Harrington's monument on the Town Common on Park Street. We also honor the fallen firefighters and policemen and women who lost their lives trying to save others.

ST. THOMAS TRAVEL CLUB
St. Thomas Travel Club is sponsoring the following trip. Nov. 19: 78th annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Orchestra/first mezzanine seat to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the world-famous Rockettes. Cost is $154. Payment due Oct. 1. Bus departs at 7:15 a.m. and returns at 7:30 p.m. Call Angela Giorgi at 736-7661 for info and/or to sign up.


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