Town Events, June 16 - June 23
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
The Agawam Park & Rec. Summer Concert Series will kick off on June 30 with a performance by Unity Reggae Band. All concerts will begin at 7 p.m. on Veteran's Green, 689 Main St. In case of rain, the event will take place in Agawam High School Auditorium, 760 Cooper St. Changes of location will be announced on the Parks & Rec. answering machine at 821-0514 after 3 p.m.
Greg Hubbard is returning for five days of revival meetings at Bethany Assembly of God, 580 Main St. Services are as follows: June 19, 6 p.m.; June 20, 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; June 21-23, 7p.m. For more info, call 789-2930.
CHICOPEE TRAVEL CLUB
Chicopee Travel Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. June 29 at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Trips to a Taste of Germany, 41 Signs of Hope and to see Bye Bye Birdie will be opened at the meeting. Those interested in travel should attend. A $2 deposit will reserve a spot. For info call the travel desk at 534-3698, noon to 3 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
"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, Mon.-Fri., noon-3 p.m.
Trip to see "Oklahoma" with the Chicopee Senior Travel Club Aug 18. Cost: $77, includes bus, lunch at Fife and Drum, meal taxes and gratuities. Call Chicopee Senior Travel Club at 534-3698, Mon.-Fri., noon-1 p.m.
Join the Aldenville Seniors of St. Rose de Lima as they travel to Newport, Rhode Island for their foliage trip 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 p/p: $62. For info call 533-9282.
There will be a SHINE counselor available at the Chicopee Senior Center Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. by appointment only. To make an appointment or for more info call 534-3698.
COA WALKING CLUB
Club is a part of statewide program called "Keep Moving;" a program for seniors walking clubs across Massachusetts. Seasonal program run by CCOA health and fitness coordinator Violet Suska on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45-10:45a.m. (weather permitted). Info: 534-3698.
"IN GOOD COMPANY"
The next meeting will be June 21 at 11 a.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. There is no fee for this program. The group is facilitated by a professional who can assist you with coping strategies, info on additional assistance, and support. Group will return to its regularly scheduled day and time in July. Info: 534-3698.
TOBACCO VALLEY ARTISTS
The Tobacco Valley Artists Association will meet June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Somers Senior Center, 19 Battle St., Somers, Conn. Annual election of officers. Artist Dave Natale of Windsor, Conn. will present a demonstration of oil painting techniques. The public is invited.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
The newly named "Suffield Fine Arts Festival", sponsored by the Tobacco Valley Artists Association, will be Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.. at the King House Museum at 232 South Main St. Suffield, Conn. Rain date: Oct. 2 For booth applications/ info. contact Claire Ledoux at 860-668-6786.
Mohegan Sun Casino June 29; $17, which includes a driver's gratuity, a $10 food coupon and a $5 "wheel" coupon. Trip leaves Asnuntuck Community College, Elm Street, Enfield, Conn. at 8:15 a.m.; return time is 5:30 p.m. For further info call Molly DiSalvo, 860-668-5541; cell 860-819-6430.
HCC JEWELRY COURSES
Organic Jewelry Inspiration, a jewelry basics class at Holyoke Community College (HCC), will take place July 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beginning Ring and Stone Jewelry class will take place July 24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., teaches you to create a custom silver ring and bezel for a cabochon stone. Complete course listings and registration forms available in HCC's Community Education Bulletin online at www.hcc.edu or by calling 552-2320.
REAL ESTATE COURSE
Sign up now for Real Estate Principles & Practices at Holyoke Community College (HCC), and prepare for licensure. Completion qualifies you to take the Massachusetts licensing examination. Complete course listing and registration forms available in HCC's Community Education Bulletin online at www.hcc.edu or by calling 552-2320.
The Holyoke Lodge of Elks #902 will host their regular monthly "all you can eat" spaghetti supper on June 24 at the Lodge Home on Whitney Avenue from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Menu: tossed salad, spaghetti w/Elks meat sauce, plain and garlic rolls, lemonade, coffee or tea. Cost: $5/adult; $2/kid age six to 12; free for kids under six.
Featuring Daniel J. McKinley, June 20, 4 p.m. at United Congregational Church of Holyoke, in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, Maple St. He will start concert w/Skinner organ in chapel and end w/Skinner organ in main sanctuary. Reception follows. This is last concert of season.
On June 19 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church and the Daily Grind Coffee House and Cafe, 568 College Hwy., is having their second annual KidFest. This is a free community event open to everyone. Activities include music, games, water balloon toss, hula hoop activities, limbo, races, animals, clown, prizes and more. Come join the fun!
UPCOMING BUS TRIP
Gina Daniele presents upcoming 2010 bus trips, 899 Main St., Springfield. Free raffles. All trips are first come-first serve and non-refundable; gift certificate are available. No checks.
• Aug. 21, NY Yankees bus trip (NYC new stadium). NY Yankees vs Seattle Mariners, 1:05 p.m. game; $99 p/p. Price includes bus, ticket and sandwich. Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m.; be at Mom and Rico's at 8 a.m.
• Aug. 22, Saratoga Race Track - 26 seater VIP bus. Bus, buffet and beverage (hostess) included, $129 p/p. Bus leaves at 9:30 a.m.; be at Mom and Rico's at 9 a.m.
Looking for something different? Tell a story, or listen to the stories told by the Springfield Storytellers on June 18 from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake Dr. Free. Open to the public. Info or directions: Doug, 733-9815.
Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Rd. will host a Christmas Fair Dec. 5 from 9 a.m-5 p.m. They are looking for crafters/vendors. For more info call Cathy at 209-8596, Jean at 788-7929 or Claire at 782-5857.
HUNGRY HILL NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
Meets June 17 at 7 p.m. at the Hungry Hill Center, Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St. Code Enforcement Commissioners Steve Desilets will be at this meeting along with Deputy Chief John Barbieri from the police department and Jim Leydon from the mayor's office to hear residents' suggestions, concerns, etc.
Chicopee Visiting Nurse Association will have a nurse at the Hungry Hill Center on June 21 from 9-11 a.m. Glucose screening along with blood pressure readings will be offered. This is a free service to area seniors.
The final Youth Mass for the summer will take place June 27 at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, Plumtree Road. The Youth Mass will resume in Sept.
GIRLS SOCCER SIGN UPS
Sign ups are ongoing for PVJSL fall soccer team for girls entering grades 7 and 8 this Sept. Call Scott at 262-7381, 301-0943 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Deadline July 8.
June 19, Noon-6 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 45 Buckingham St. Jamaican Beef Patties, ethnic food, vendors, youth basketball games, bounce house, fashion show, prayer tent, more. Free and open to the public. International luncheon June 20 following 10 a.m. service. Info/reservations: Vera O'Connor, 726-9006 or Church Office, 736-8567.
YORK & GETTYSBURG
Mary, Mother of Hope Parish is sponsoring a trip to York & Gettysburg, PA Sept. 27-29. Visit the battlefield, museum, visitors center, Boyds Bear Country Store,Naylor Wine Cellars,and Harley Davidson Factor $375 pp double occupancy. Call Sylvia at 594-2757.
MAGIC OF MARIO LANZ
Mary, Mother of Hope Parish is sponsoring a trip to "The Magic of Mario Lanza" at the Grand Oak Villa, Oakville, Conn. Sept. 23. $73 pp (includes bus, driver's gratuity, luncheon, and show). Call Sylvia at 594-2757.
TRIP TO THE BIG APPLE
Mary, Mother of Hope Parish is sponsoring a trip to New York City Sept. 25. $39 pp. (Includes bus and driver's gratuity). Visit Central Park, a museum, Time Square. Call Sylvia at 594-2757.
Seniors 50 years and older are invited to learn to use the Internet and e-mail at the Good Life Center, 1600 E. Columbus Ave. Free coaching sessions mornings 9-11 a.m. and afternoons 3-4 p.m. Validated free parking. Call the Computer Learning Center at 750-2090 to register.
EXCHANGE CLUB LUNCHEON
June 17, noon at the 350 Grille, Worthington St. Guest speaker: Rev. Erick Bascom. Tickets: $15. The Exchange Club of Springfield is dedicated to preventing child abuse and community service. Info: call 783-0195.
FATHER'S DAY EVENT
June 20, 5:25 p.m. at New Life Fellowship, 80 Arvilla St. Every father will receive a free gift. Info: 525-9472, www.mynewlifefellowship.com or e-mail NewLifeFellowship@me.com.
Applications are being accepted for the 2010 Fezziwig's Faire on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the YMCA. Each 8' x 6' space is provided on first-come, first serve basis. Application fee: $35; reserve a table for an additional $10. To obtain info and an application send a stamped, self-addressed, envelope to: Carol Harris, YMCA of Greater Westfield Inc., 67 Court St., Westfield, MA 01085.
Forest Park will bring its mobile zoo to Stanley Park on June 23, July 21 and Aug. 18. Attendees can pet every animal and ask questions about their natural environments and eating habits. These programs are free of charge and will take place in the Beveridge Pavilion from noon to 1 p.m. For more info, call the Park office at 568-9312.
The Downtown Westfield Farmers' Market, located in the Goodwill parking lot on Franklin Street, is taking place each Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. through Oct. 28. Vendors include Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Sharon's Garden Perennials, Sweet Pea Cheese and Cal's Zucchini Relish. For more info, call the Westfield Business Improvement District at 572-1260.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Univ. of New Hampshire's Traveling Theatre will perform "Jack and the Beanstalk and the Two Headed Ogre" on June 18 at 10 a.m. in the Beveridge Pavilion. Chairs provided. For more info on the Friday Mornings for Children Series, call the Park office at 568-9312.
On June 20 at 6 p.m., Classic Brass will perform at Stanley Park's Sunday Night Concert Series. This free performance will take place rain or shine in the Beveridge Pavilion. For more info, call 568-9312.
FENG SHUI WORKSHOP
Stanley Park will present a Feng Shui workshop with Linda Varone on June 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Meeting House. Varone was awarded Best of Boston by Boston Magazine in 2007 for Feng Shui. This program is free; no need to register and will take place rain or shine. For more info, call the Park office at 568-9312 ext. 101.
TRIP TO NYC
A bus trip to New York City will leave W.S. High School at 7:30 a.m. on June 26. Tickets: $38. Trip is a fundraiser for the non-profit Western Mass. Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health. There will be several drop-off points at major tourist areas. The bus will leave NYC at 7 p.m. for more information call 731-0760, or send check payable to Western MassCOSH, 640 Page Blvd., Suite 104, Springfield, MA 01104.
W. Springfield Senior Travel Club is sponsoring a trip to trips. Lobster Fest "That's Entertainment," at the Log Cabin on Aug. 3. Self drive; $44 per person. Contact Ann Korbut at 732-7857 to make reservations or for more info.