Town Events, April 22 - April 29
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP
An autism support group for parents will be starting May 21 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Garden Room located at the Senior Center, 954 Main St. Starting in June the autism support group will meet on the first and third Thursday of the month from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Garden Room. This group will be for parents to discuss their experiences, ideas, as well as to get to know other people who have children with autism. Any questions, call Angie at 330-6376.
English Tea & Luncheon
The Fifth Annual English Tea & Luncheon will take place at the Agawam Congregational Church, 745 Main St. on April 25 at 1 p.m. Dainty tea sandwiches, served by our white gloved waiters, along with tasty desserts, a hat contest and skit will also be included. There will also be raffle baskets and door prizes. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for girls under 12 and can be purchased at the church mornings until noon or by calling 789-3187 to reserve.
St. David's Episcopal Church, 699 Springfield St., Feeding Hills, invites girls of all ages to their Princess Pajama Party on May 8 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. Paint your nails, do your hair, make a crown, be pampered. Participants will receive special snacks and princess-like treats and enjoy a circle story time where a special princess story will be read. To register, call the church office at 786-6133.
Friends of the Agawam Senior Center are selling Christian tapes. The name is "Stop, Look and Listen Because Jesus Speaks," featuring the vocals of Benita Oullette and her brother Mark Harvey. They are the children of Jeanita Pinette, a member of the Agawam Senior Center. Cost of the CD is $15. You can purchase the tapes at the Senior Center or call Emile Cot at 335-9440 for further info.
CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW
Craft and vendor show May 9 at First Baptist Church, 760 Main St. from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Over 30 booths set up just in time for Mother's Day. Contact Ali at 374-3283 or email@example.com to participate in this event.
"WATCHING NATURE'S WONDERS"
"Watching Nature's Little Wonders" is the theme of Richard Raymond's special display at the Agawam Public Library during May. His solidly constructed birdhouses and bird feeders will be on exhibit. Orders are welcome.
MEET THE ARTIST
Photographer David Griffin's (dmg-photography.com) "The Radiance of Nature" exhibit will be on display at the Agawam Public Library during May. A "Meet the Artist" reception will take place May 5 Community Room at 7 p.m., followed by a short program featuring "Images in the Radiance of Nature" series. Viewing is during regular library hours.
ST. PAT'S COMMITTEE DISPLAY
During May the Agawam Public Library will feature displays by the Agawam St. Patrick's Committee in the Johnson Memorial Case and double glass cases.
POT ROAST DINNER
St. David's Episcopal Church, 699 Springfield St., will host a Pot Roast dinner on May 4 at 6 p.m. Menu: pot roast, oven roasted potatoes, glazed carrots, garden salad, bread and butter, bread pudding, coffee, tea or lemonade. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 - 12 and free for kids under 5. Tickets can be reserved by calling the church office at 786-6133.
TURNING 65 AND MEDICARE
Jim Zabik from Bankers LIfe and Casualty is presenting a seminar in the conference room of the Chicopee Public Library at 6 p.m. on April 27. The subject covered will be what to do when you turn 65 and want to go on Medicare. For more info call 594-1800 ext. 108.
The Holy Name Society of St. Stanislaus Church is sponsoring an Old Fashioned Ham & Bean Supper on May 9 in the school and parish center on Front Street from 4 - 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Cost is $6 for complete dinner. Take out is available. This event will benefit the school and parish center.
SHRINERS HOSPITAL BENEFIT
Mother's and Father's Day shopping event to benefit Shriners Hospital will take place on May 2 from 2 - 6 p.m. at My Brothers Place on Grove Street. Vendors will include Avon, Lia Sophia, Dove Chocolate, Home & Garden and more. Also collecting can tabs. There will be a raffle with prizes from area businesses. Cash only please.
CHICOPEE SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB
Join the Chicopee Senior Travel Club on May 12 as they travel to Luciano's at Lake Pearl in Wrentham to remember the '50s with the Four Aces. Price covers luncheon, show, transportation and driver. Leave the Chicopee Senior Center at 9 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. Call the senior center for more info.
St. Stan's Athletic Assoc. will host an all you can eat pancake breakfast on April 26 from 7:30 a.m. - noon at the St. Stanislaus School cafeteria, 534 Front St. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more info or to purchase tickets, call Cindy Conklin at 594-3142. Proceeds from this event will help support our sports teams.
BAKED BEAN AND HOT DOG SUPPER
The Church of Christ is hosting a baked bean and hot dog supper on April 25 from 5 - 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids under 12. Menu: baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, dinner rolls, assorted pies and beverages. Public is invited. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
SPRING TAG SALE
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 34 Jarvis Ave., will host its annual spring tag sale on May 2 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Good used furniture, household items, jewelry, baby items, toys, tools, books, clothing and more will be priced for quick sale. After 1 p.m. you will be able to fill a bag for $1. Donations of clean, usable items will be gratefully appreciated and may be left at the church April 27 - 30 from 10 a.m. - noon and 6 - 8 p.m. St. Peter's Youth (the Spys) will provide a hot dog lunch and, weather permitting, they will host a car wash. Call the church office at 536-3369 for more info.
ELKS SPAGHETTI SUPPER
On the last Thursday of every month the Holyoke Lodge of Elks #902 hosts a spaghetti supper. This month it will be on April 30 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Lodge Home on Whitney Avenue. Menu: tossed salad with dressing, spaghetti smothered with Elks special meat sauce, parmesan cheese, plain and garlic rolls, lemonade, coffee or tea. Price is $5 for adults, $2 for youngsters 6 - 12, and free for tots five and under.
The South Hadley Family Center is hosting a free concert for young children with Aric Biegnaek's Recess Rock on April 29 at 10 a.m. (doors open at 9:30), at St. Patrick's Church Social Center, 15 School St. For more info, contact the Family Center at 533-7096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual "Liederabend" (an evening of song) of the Ladies' Glee Club and the Men's Singing Section of the Springfield Turnverein, 176 Garden St., will take place May 2. A "chicken ritz" dinner, including rice, vegetable, salad and dessert will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $13. Reservations may be made by calling the club at 786-0924 after 4 p.m. or Wilma at 786-4671. Reservation deadline is April 29.
ROAST PORK DINNER
The Ladies' Glee Club and the Men's Singing Section of the Springfield Turnverein invite everyone to join them on April 24 for their roast pork dinner from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Menu: roast pork, potatoes, vegetable, dessert and coffee or tea. Tickets are $8. For reservations call the club at 786-0924 or Wilma at 786-4671. Deadline is April 22.
ROAST PORK DINNER
St. Barnabas and All Saints' Church, 41 Oakland St., will be hosting a roast pork dinner on April 25 at 5:30 p.m. Menu: roast pork, roasted potatoes, glazed carrots, salad, rolls, dessert, coffee, tea and punch. Adults $10, children (five to 12) $5. For reservations call 567-7762 or 732-2981.
Gina Daniele presents a two-day bus trip to Niagara Falls including hotel, breakfast, boat ride and tour on May 16 and 17. Bus leaves Mom & Rico's, 899 Main St., at 6:30 a.m. No passport required. For more info, call 732-8941.
CHERRY BLOSSOM BUS TRIP
Springfield Garden Club will sponsor a bus trip to Satura Matsuri, the 28th annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens on May 3. Workshops and over 60 performances and events are featured. The motor coach leaves the Longmeadow Shops parking lot at 7 a.m. and returns at 7 p.m. Price includes bus fare, tip and admission. For reservations call Emily at 788-6168 by April 24.
FREE BOCCE LESSONS AND GAMES
Free bocce lessons and games at Forest Park May 3, 2 - 4 p.m., and May 8, 6 - 8 p.m., with bocce masters Rico Daniele, Laurie Coughlin and Rosemary Daniele.
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
A night to remember for friends and alumni of Our Lady of Hope School will be on May 16 in the school auditorium. This event, to mark the school's closing, will begin with 4 p.m. Mass in church. A ziti and meatball dinner will take place afterward in the school. Come and reminisce, tour the school and meet old friends. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids up to eighth grade and kids under three are free. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are available at the school, the rectory and the Hope Center. If you have any questions, call 734-4125.
HOLIDAY CARD CONTEST
State Rep. Don Humason Jr. announces the 13th Annual Senior Citizens Artistic Interpretation of the State House Holiday Card Contest. Entries must be received by July 1. Mail entries and authorization form to Dolores McCray, Commonwealth Museum at Columbia Point, 220 Morrissey Blvd, Boston MA 02125. The theme of the 2009 contest is "Celebrating the December Holiday at the State House." For more info, call 568-1366.
The Athenaeum's next Spring Lecture Series event will take place April 22 at 7 p.m. Poet Lori Desrosiers, assistant professor of English at Westfield State College, will present a "Read Your Favorite Poem" night in celebration of National Poetry Month. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
ROCK AND ALPINE GARDENING
On April 29 at 7 p.m., horticulturalist Pernell Gerver will present a talk on Rock and Alpine Gardening as part of the Athenaeum's Spring Lecture Series. A Q&A period will follow the talk. Refreshments will be served. For more info, call the Athenaeum at 562-0716.
HUMASON'S OFFICE HOURS
State Rep. Don Humason Jr. and his Chief of Staff Sarah Latour will have public office hours in Adrienne's Caf at the Pilgrim Candle Marketplace on April 24 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. They are also available to meet with constituents in the district office, 64 Noble St., 568-1366. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead is recommended.
EARTH DAY CLEANUP
The Precinct 1 and 2 Neighborhood Committee, the community police and the Dept. of Public Works are sponsoring the second annual Can the Litter, Keep Merrick Clean Earth Day Cleanup on April 25 at 9 a.m. in Corson Playground on Main Street with breakfast refreshments and registration. For more info, call Lillian at 788-0076.
A benefit dinner and concert featuring Amherst pianist Nigel Coxe will take place on May 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on Park Street. Chicken dinner will be served in the meeting hall until 7 p.m., with concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for both events is $15; or $10 for either dinner or concert. Call 739-6608 or 737-5945 for reservations.
JOB SEARCH 101
The West Springfield Public Library, 200 Park St., will host Job Search 101 -- a workshop presented by Career Point of Holyoke on April 23 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, call 736-4561 ext. 111 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.