Town Events, Aug. 25 - Sept. 1
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
CLASS OF 1940 REUNION
Agawam High School Class of 1940 is having its 70th reunion on Oct. 8 at the Monte Carlo in West Springfield. Social hour will begin at noon followed by luncheon at 1 p.m. If you graduated that year or if you know someone who did, please contact 786-5082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Mass. Genealogy Society will host their first meeting of the year on Sept. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Agawam Senior Center, 954 Main St. Guest speaker will be Penni Martorelli, curator of the Wistariahurst Museum. All researchers, experienced and those just starting are welcome. Annual membership fee: $20 per person that will also cover the genealogy computer classes offered by the society. For further info, e-mail WestMassGen@comcast.net.
SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
The following events will take place at the Senior Center. Aug. 26: 9:30 quilting; 10 a.m. line dancing 2; 12:15 p.m. bridge; 1 p.m. free blood pressure check: 1 p.m. pitch/6:30 p.m. evening pitch; 4 p.m. zumba. Aug. 27: 9:15 a.m. oil painting; 9:30 a.m. hand and foot card game; 9:30 a.m. walking club; 10 a.m. tai chi; 11:15 a.m. yoga; 12:30 p.m. canasta; 1 p.m. cribbage.
The Agawam Public Library will display artwork by Donna Dubreuil Favreau during the month of September. This exhibit will feature oils, oil monotypes, award winning pastels and candid portraits. One of her award winning pastels, "Striped Chairs" will be on display, along with an honorable mention pastel called "Sorrento Fishing Boats."
Appointments for chair massages by Jay Morin, a licensed massage therapist, are available every Monday beginning at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $10 for a 15-minute chair massage. See or call Kristina at 821-0605 to make an appointment.
Memorial Mass for the departed souls who perished on Sept. 11, 2001 at 7 p.m. at St. Anne Church, 30 College St. Sponsored by: Combined Catholic Parishes Deanery Pastoral Council-Chicopee/Ludlow.
WIDOW & WIDOWERS CLUB
Meets weekly in Chicopee. Come for fun and friendship. For more info, call Helen at 533-4660 or Don at 436-7332.
MOHEGAN SUN/HOLIDAY SHOW
Christmas with Cooney at the Garde Arts Theatre on Dec. 7. Includes round trip motor coach, Mohegan Sun and Casino bonus and food voucher, Andy Cooney Christmas Show, gratuities. Special 3 p.m. show featuring 15 show members and comedian. Cost: $60. Call 534-3698, Monday to Friday from noon to 3 p.m.
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.
HEALTHY EATING WORKSHOP
Health Eating Workshop Sept. 16, 1 p.m., at Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. The hands-on workshop will be conducted in the kitchen and participants will enjoy the meal they have prepared, along with copies of the menu and recipes. Space limited to 18 people. Sign up at the COA office. Call Violet Suska for more info at 534-3698. Donation $4.
Wii bowling Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Chicopee COA, 7 Valley View Court. Players use a remote control device to mimic actions performed in real-life sports. It is a form of exercise that can help you sleep better, reduce anxiety and depression. Call to register, 534-3698. For more info, contact Violet Suska.
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.
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.
BRIAN ASHE OFFICE HOURS
State Rep. Brian M. Ashe will host the following office hours in August and September: 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Monson Senior Center; 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Hampden Senior Center; 11 a.m. Aug. 26 at the East Longmeadow Senior Center; noon Sept. 1 at the Longmeadow Senior Center. For immediate questions and concerns, call 754-4184 or 617-722-2090. For a separate meeting, call Dan Zwirko at 272-3922. Send any e-mail to Rep.BrianAshe@hou.state.ma.us.
MODEL AIRPLANE SCALE MEET
And fly-in Aug. 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in field off Honey Pot Road, Hadley. Free admission, but parking donations accepted. Sponsored by Hampshire County Radio Controlled Model Airplane Club.
Holyoke Credit Union will sponsor the third annual Lt. Danny Boyle 3.5 mile XC Memorial Run/Walk, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Holyoke Lodge of Elks, 250 Whitney Ave. Entry fee: $20 before Oct. 10; $25 after Oct. 10. Custom designed T-shirts will be provided to all who register prior to Oct. 10. To register, visit Holyoke Credit Union, 490 Westfield Rd.
Jeannie Miller-Poland, author of "Prince Gary: A True Love, Life Cancer Story" will host a book signing at Boarders Bookstore at the Holyoke Mall on Sept. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.
The regular monthly "all you can eat" spaghetti supper hosted by the Holyoke Lodge of Elks #902 on Whitney Avenue will take place Aug. 26. Serving will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Menu: salad with dressing, spaghetti covered with meat sauce, parmesan cheese, plain and garlic rolls, lemonade, coffee or tea. Cost: $5 for adults, $2 for youngsters six to 12, and free for tots under six. Meatballs and dessert will also be available. Veterans from the Holyoke Soldiers' Home and Senior Citizens of the Holyoke Golden Agers will continue to be invited.
SOCIAL CONNECTION 50+
The Social Connection 50+ Group will meet Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a BBQ and interesting program at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 319 Granby Rd., Rt. 20. Come hear about Lyme's Disease from Lois Pare, a victim of a tick bite. Cost $5/person includes lunch, beverages and dessert. For reservations: 533-1925. Deadline is Sept. 1. Call in reservations by leaving name, telephone number, and the number of people attending on the church answering machine.
The Southwick Senior van will be going to the Holyoke Mall for a day of shopping on Sept. 9. We'll be leaving the center at 9:30 a.m. and return at 1 or 2 p.m. Call the office at 569-5498 to reserve a seat.
The Southwick Senior Center will be heading to the Big E Sept. 20. We'll be leaving the center at 9 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. Call the office at 569-5498 to reserve a seat on the van.
The Senior Center will host a trip to Battleship Cove in Fall River on Sept. 29. Enjoy the world's largest collection of Navy ships and the delicious "Battleship Buffet" onboard the USS Massachusetts. Leave the center at 7:30 a.m.; return 5:30 p.m. Cost: $46, due by Sept. 1. Sign up by calling Alice at 569-5498.
The Senior Center will host a trip to Pequot Museum and Foxwoods Casino on Nov. 17. Leave the center at 7:30 a.m.; return 5:30 p.m. Cost: $28, includes transportation, gratuities and museum admission. Payment due: Oct. 27. You'll receive Foxwoods bonus pack for buffet lunch and free wheel spins. Call Alice at 569-5498 to sign up.
CULTURAL COUNCIL GRANTS
The Southwick Cultural Council for arts, humanities and interpretive science is accepting grant applications for 2011. Deadline: Oct. 15. Applications are available at Town Hall and the Southwick Public Library. For application forms, visit www.massculturalcouncil.org/applications/lccapp.html. For more info, contact Susan Kochanski at 569-0946.
STATE PRIMARY ELECTION
Last day to register to vote for the State Primary Election on Sept. 14 is Aug. 25. Absentee ballot application deadline is at noon on Sept. 13. Obtain an application in the town clerk's office. Town Clerk office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Clerk's office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 25.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER
Hampden East Condo Association trip to Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Salem Cross Inn on Oct. 22. Tickets: $73, includes driver gratuity. For reservations, contact Toni at 782-8484 or Joann at 783-1344. Depart Hampden East Clubhouse at 5:15 p.m.; return at about 10 p.m.
Sacred Heart Church, Chestnut Street, will host its annual Oktoberfest Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot. German music with the Black Sheep German Band, children's games, teenage activities, apple pie baking contest, bingo, Chinese and grocery wheel raffles, grand raffle, with prizes from $100 to $1,000 and cash raffle with $20,000 grand prize. American and German food and drink. For more info or to purchase raffle tickets, call 732-3721.
POWER OF YOUR VOICE CONCERT
The American Stroke Association presents Lady Tramaine Hawkins in concert along with other special guests Aug. 28 at the Mass Mutual Center.Doors open at 5 p.m.; concert at 6 p.m. General seating $20 in advance, $25 day of event. Tickets at MassMutual Center Box Office or through Ticket Master. For information, call 735-2102.
GINA DANIELE BUS TRIPS
Sept. 5, Yankee Stadium, New York City (new stadium), N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m. game. Price includes bus, ticket and sandwich. Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m.; be at Mom & Rico's at 8 a.m.
• Sept. 18/19 (two days), Niagara Falls. Casino and shopping. Bus, hotel (d/o), continental breakfast, tour and boat ride. Bus leaves 6:30 a.m.; be at Mom & Rico's at 6 a.m.
• Sept. 25, St. Gennaro Feast or shopping, New York City. Bus leaves at 7:30 a.m.; be at Mom & Rico's at 7 a.m.
EASTFIELD CHILDREN'S THEATER
Ed Popielarczyk's "Abracadabra Spectacular" will close the 12th year of Children's Summer Theater Aug. 28 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. in the Center Court at Eastfield Mall. Event is free of charge to all who attend. Every child 12 and under will be entered into a free raffle and receive a voucher valid for lunch anywhere in the food court for only $2 following the performance. Families should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to show time to enter the free raffle and receive the $2 meal voucher. For more info, visit www.eastfieldmall.com or contact Eastfield Mall at 543-8000.
FUEL ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS
Representatives from New England Farm Workers' Council will be at the Hungry Hill Center, Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St., Aug. 26 to accept fuel applications for new clients.
Mercy Adult Day Health of Westfield will host a Blood Drive on Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adult Day Center. Donors will recieve a movie pass and a chance to win a a pair of Big E tickets. Driver's license with photo or state ID required to donate blood. Call 568-0555 for an appointment.
DANCE CRUISE AND FLY-IN
Hangar Dance Cruise and Fly-In Sept. 11 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Westfield Barnes Airport Hangar 3 (follow the signs), 110 Airport Rd., Westfield. Tickets $20 each or $30 couple; $5 discount or military in uniform or 1940-50s era dress. Featuring the O-Tones, a hot swing and Motown band. Food, beer and wine offered by B'Shara's Elite Caterers. Event is open to the public. Proceeds to benefit the Pioneer Valley Military and Transportation Museum Inc. Tickets limited, call Leo Dube, 315-1466; Dorothy Foley, 455-8768; or Harland Avezzi, 297-1780.
A youth art class, "Beginning Acrylic Painting," for kids eight to 12 years old, will be offered at the YMCA of Greater Westfield, 67 Court St., beginning Sept. 7 for eight weeks from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The class will introduce students to basic acrylic technique. Cost: $72 for members; $89 for non-members; includes all art materials. For more info, contact Rosann Scalise, director of program operations, at 568-8631.
Westfield River Watershed Association will offer a free fly fishing clinic on Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. along the Westfield River on Route 20 in Huntington, across from the health center. Tie your own fly, try casting and look at water insects under a microscope. All ages welcome. For more information, visit www.westfieldriver.org.
Join us at the Downtown Farmers' Market every Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. rain or shine. The market features local fresh produce in the Goodwill parking lot at 47 Franklin St.
ST. THOMAS TRAVEL CLUB
St. Thomas Travel Club is sponsoring the following trip. Call Angela Giorgi at 736-7661 for info and/or to sign up. Oct. 25-30, Las Vegas. Six nights/five days. Roundtrip air non-stop from Hartford, Conn., round trip transfers and baggage handling, hotel, hotel and air tax, bellman gratuity. Cost is $619 pp/dbl/tpl or $734 single (add $59 per person tax).
All new students and incoming freshman and their parents and/or guardians will be welcomed at W. Springfield High School Aug. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. Staff will be available to distribute student schedules and answer any questions. ID photos will be taken and tours will take place throughout the night. For more info, call Maria Silvestri, Terrier House vice principal, at 263-3470.
Grace Lutheran Church, 1552 Westfield St., will host its September book discussion on of "The Saffron Kitchen" by Yasmin Crowther Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. All are invited to attend this discussion. For more info, call Carolyn at 739-0790.
West Springfield Public Library will be offering a series of four computer classes for adults beginning in September. Classes will be offered as a Tuesday Series (Sept. 7 to 28) from 7 to 9 p.m., or a Saturday Series (Sept. 4 to Oct. 2) from 9 to 11 a.m. Attendees must sign up for the entire series. Reservations necessary by calling 736-4561 ext. 3 to reserve a space.