Town Events, May 27 - June 3
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
The Agawam Public Library will feature works by watercolorist Renee Jarvis-Nowak throughout June. Her exhibit includes still lifes, landscapes and the unexpected. The exhibit will be located on the gallery walls. Viewing is during normal library hours.
Valley Boat & Surf Club
Pioneer Valley Boat & Surf Club meets the first Tuesday of every month except July and August. The only family orientated saltwater fishing club in Western Mass. Meetings take place at the Springfield Canoe & Yacht Club, 1210 River Rd., Agawam. Top name guest speakers and raffle. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. June 2 guest speaker is Al Gag of Gag's Custom Lures. Call Ray at 562-1590 for more info.
BLUE SOX BASEBALL TICKETS
Friends of the Agawam Senior Center are selling tickets to games featuring the Blue Sox baseball team. Tickets are $6 each and can be used for any game played at Mackenzie Stadium in Holyoke. For tickets call Emile Cote at 335-9440, or tickets are available at the Senior Center. On July 6 the USA Baseball Team will be playing the Blue Sox. Come join us for a great game.
FRIENDS MONTHLY MEETING
Friends of the Agawam Senior Center will have their monthly meeting on June 3 at 10 a.m. in the Veteran's Memorial Hall on the second floor opposite the Friends coffee shop. All members are requested to attend this last meeting for the summer.
St. David's Episcopal Church, 699 Springfield St., will host a dinner on June 1 at 6 p.m. Menu: baked stuffed chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread and butter, brownies, ice cream, coffee, tea or lemonade. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 - 12 and free for children under 5. To reserve tickets, call the church office at 786-6133.
The Friends of the Agawam Senior Center present "Seaside Rendezvous," a light-hearted musical revue featuring a sparkling blend of nostalgia, vaudeville and good old-fashioned fun. Show date is July 13; bus leaves the senior center at 8 a.m. For reservations or more info, call Nellie Mathias at 786-9093.
GIANT TAG SALE
Help us control cat populations humanely by attending a giant tag sale on May 30 and 31 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 18 Harwich St. All proceeds support the Homeless Cat Project's trap-neuter-return program. For more info call 783-4996.
Collectible Show, sponsored by the Nativity B.V.M. Parish Council, June 7 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Nativity Church Hall, 780 Chicopee St. Show features coins, sports and non-sports cards, card supplies, autographs, NASCAR racing and more. Handicap accessible. Prizes drawn every 30 mins. Admission is $1; children under 10, free. All proceeds to benefit the Nativity B.V.M. Church. For info call Joe at 593-6046.
CRUISE AND TOUR
Join the Chicopee Parks Dept. to enjoy a trip to Martha's Vineyard, Aug. 8. Board the Island Queen to take a sightseeing tour of the island, then visit the island and shop in Edgartown. Price for complete trip is $65 for adults and $60 for children 12 and under. Bus departs old Chicopee High School at 7 a.m. returning back to Chicopee at 7:30 p.m. For more info call the Parks Dept. at 594-3481. Hurry, seats are limited.
CAPE COD AND BOSTON POPS
Summertime, Cape Cod and the Boston Pops. What could be better? Travel with the Chicopee Senior Travel Club Aug. 2 - 3. We'll stay at the Hyannis Marriot and have reserved seats for the Pops. Cost covers transportation, hotel, two meals, concert tickets, admission to Heritage Garden and JKF museums, all taxes and tips. Call 534-3698, Mon. - Fri., noon - 3 p.m. for info and reservations.
Join the Chicopee Parks Dept. to experience the Saratoga Race Course. Watch the races from the grandstand in one of the most historical horse racing towns in the country. Trip takes place Aug. 8, departing the Old Chicopee High School at 8:15 a.m., returning around 6:45 p.m. Price includes admission to races, transportation and driver's tip. For more info, call the Parks Dept. at 594-3481.
A trip to Foxwoods is taking place June 10, leaving from American Legion, Exchange Street, at 7:15 a.m. Cost is $20; includes free buffet and $15 Keno play. For more info call Dot at 788-6835 between 4 - 5 p.m.
ADULT TENNIS LESSONS
The Holyoke Parks & Rec. Dept. announces tennis lessons for adults. Men and women ages 18 and over can have fun while learning the game of tennis. The program will run for five consecutive weeks on Wednesday nights from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. starting June 3 at the Crosier Field Courts, 1914 Northampton St. To register for the lessons program, call Stever Morneau, instructor, at 533-7266. For more info call the Holyoke Parks & Rec. office at 322-5620.
FAMILY FISH DAY
Holyoke Parks & Rec. and the Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation present Family Fish Day June 6 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Mt. Tom State Reservation. Free; on-site registration. Girls and boys can enjoy a fishing experience, canoe rides and casting lessons. Some equipment and poles will be available or bring your own. Bring a picnic lunch. For questions call Holyoke Parks & Rec. Dept. at 322-5620 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gina Daniele presents two upcoming bus trips: on June 7, enjoy a trip to Foxwoods Casino. Bus leaves Mom & Rico's, 899 Main St., at 7:30 a.m. July 4, tickets only are available for a Red Sox vs. Mariners game at Fenway Park no bus! For more info, call 732-8941.
BUS TRIP TO KITTERY, MAINE
St. Peter's Church bus trip to Kittery, Maine, July 18. Leave Big Y parking lot on Boston Road at 8 a.m; return at approx. 8 p.m. Cost is $40 for adults; children 15 and under $25. For more info call Vera at 209-6866.
The Springfield Hobby Club will host their tag/craft sale on June 4 and 5 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at 309 Chestnut St. In addition to craft tables, there will be a snack bar, bake sale, jewelry and white elephant tables and members tables. The thrift shop will hold a fill-a-bag for $5 during the same hours.
CEREBRAL SELF DEFENSE
Shihan Walt Lysak Jr. will be speaking at Better Life Whole Foods on June 13 at 2 p.m. on "Cerebral Self Defense and Safety." He will discuss how to de-escalate a confrontation, how to overcome fear and how to live a self defense life style. Call 783-9424 ext. 2 to register for this free class.
Free car wash with a $5 or more donation to the benefit the Heroes at Home program on May 30 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Sears Eastfield Mall Auto Center location, 1585 Boston Rd. Heroes at Home is a program Sears Holdings has created in partnership with Rebuilding Together in response to an urgent need to assist military families facing hardship.
STUDYING NESTING BIRDS
Stanley Park presents nature workshop "Studying Nesting Birds" with Janice Zepko on June 7. This workshop will meet at the entrance sign to the Frank Stanley Beveridge Sanctuary, meets from 9 - 11 a.m. and will cancel if there is heavy rain. Bring along our field guides, binoculars and camera. For further info call the Stanley Park office at 568-9312.
On June 7 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. the Westfield River Watershed Assoc. is sponsoring an open house for the West Springfield Fish Ladder and Eelway. The fishway consists of a series of passages that enable migrating fish returning to spawn in the Westfield River to bypass the huge dam at this location. It is part of the ongoing effort to restore migratory fish to the Westfield River. Parking is available in the former Southworth Paper Co. parking lot at 150 Front St. in West Springfield. Guides will explain the fishway and direct visitors from the parking area to a half mile long path leading to the dam where the fishway is located. The event is rain or shine. Free and open to the public. For further info contact Bill Rose at 786-0195, Henry Warchol at 562-3467 or visit www.westfieldriver.org.
Grace Lutheran Church on Route 20 will host a rummage sale on June 20 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Proceeds will be divided between church projects and the $1,000 pledge that was made to Habitat for Humanity's rehabilitation project at 62 Sylvan St., Springfield. Donations can be left at the church June 15 - 18 between 3 and 5 p.m. and on June 19 between 1 and 5 p.m. Call Martha at 568-8033 for pick-up.