Town Events, Jan. 14 - Jan. 21
|From the Herald, the Metro West Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
Bible study led by Stephanie Mojallali at St. David's Chrurch, 699 Springfield St. This study is geared toward people new to studying the Bible or those that would like a study after work. Men's study meets on Monday at 7 p.m. Women's study meets on Thursday from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
St. David's Church, 699 Springfield St., Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Its mission to pray for the emotional, spiritual and physical comfort of others, sometimes known and sometimes unknown. You don't need to know how to knit or crochet, lessons are provided.
The Friends of the Agawam Public Library will have their annual meeting on Feb. 5 at 7 pm in the library's Community Room. This meeting is open to the public. The election of officers will be held at this meeting. All members who have paid their 2009 dues will be eligible to vote. Anyone interested in joining the Friends organization may pay his or her dues at the beginning of the meeting to become eligible to vote.
YOUNG DEMOCRATS MEETING
A reorganizational meeting of the Chicopee Young Democrats will take place Jan. 17 from 2 - 3 p.m. in the main library conference room on Front Street. Free pizza will be served. This opportunity to get involved in your government is for CHS, CCHS, college students and all other adults ages 18 - 35.
RED SOX/NIAGARA FALLS WEEKEND
The Chicopee Parks & Rec. Dept. is sponsoring a three-day road trip to enjoy two Red Sox games in Toronto and Niagara Falls. Trip includes transportation, game tickets and two nights in hotels; trip departs May 29 and returns May 31. A $100 deposit is due by Jan. 31. Sign up now at the Parks Dept. seats will go fast! For more info, call 594-3481.
Carolyn Bruneau, retired art teacher, will guide students through a four-week course on advanced drawing on Wednesdays from 9 - 11 a.m. starting Jan. 28. This session will pursue advanced drawing skills in pencil, charcoal or conte crayon. Bruneau will describe form with light and value, draw glass reflective surfaces and textures using still as subject. Bring a variety of soft and hard pencils, charcoal pencils and/or conte crayon. Cost is $36 and a minimum of nine students is needed. The classes will meet in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. To register, call 534-3698.
The Chicopee Senior Center will be closed on Jan. 19 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA SUPPORT GROUP
A new support group for those who suffer from polymyalgia rheumatica will meet on the third Thursday of the month, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. Under the direction of retired Wellness Health Center R.N. Ann Lutservitz, the group will address the concerns of those dealing with this illness that causes older adults to suffer from stiffness and pain, especially in the shoulders and neck. It may also have an effect on the visual ability of the person. All interested persons are welcome. For more info and to register, call the center at 534-3698.
TELEVISION CONVERSION HOW TO
Wondering about the television conversion to all digital? If you watch TV using rabbit ears or a rooftop antenna, you must take action before Feb. 17. Learn how to hook up the converter box if you receive your TV without satellite or cable service. Presenters Harvey Lafleur and Jared Krok will show you how to hook up the box to your TV and/or VCR on Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. Snow date is Jan. 23. If you have trouble with your TV once you get your converted box hooked up, call us and we will try to help. For more info and to register, call the center at 534-3698.
Faith United Methodist Church, 191 Montcalm St., spaghetti supper, Jan. 15 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children eight - 12; free for children under eight. Menu: spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, homemade desserts, coffee and cold drinks. Take out is available. Call 533-6093 after 2 p.m. Handicap accessible to the Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary.
Dinner, dance and silent auction Jan. 24 at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Dr., from 6 p.m. - midnight to benefit the Lambert-Lavoie Elementary School Playground Fund. This function will help to fund the upkeep of the playground as well as making some great additions such as benches, trash cans, etc. Tickets are $30 per person; $240/table of eight (reserved). To purchase tickets send an e-mail to email@example.com. Cocktail party attire requested.
WINE AND BEER TASTING
Knights of Columbus Fairview Council 4044, 1599 Memorial Dr., will sponsor a Wine and Beer Tasting evening on Jan. 23 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Donation of $25 to benefit St. Stanislaus, St. Joan of Arc/St. George, Holy Name elementary schools and Holyoke Catholic High School. For tickets or more info contact Greg Komer at 536-2580.
WII GOLF DEMONSTRATION
Golf season is not over. Experience virtual golf at the Chicopee Senior Center on Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. by playing with the Nintendo Wii. Everyone can play Wii Sports! The workshop will coach new players on the techniques of the virtual game. For more info or to register, call Violet Suska at 534-3698.
Mailing for the Annual Town Census was at the end of December. To avoid any voting problems, mail back your census; compliance with this state requirement provides proof of residency, to protect voting rights, veteran's bonus, housing for the elderly and related benefits. Your cooperation with this mailing is greatly appreciated. The census does not register you as a voter or change your party affiliation. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Kathy Kelly-Regan at the Granby Town Clerk's office at 467-7178.
BENEFIT DINNER AND AUCTION
The Episcopal Diocese of Western Mass. owned camp will host a gala dinner benefit and silent auction on March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Rd. For more info or to reserve seats, call Sue at the Diocesan Office at 737-4786 ext. 10. Tickets are $90 if purchased before March 9.
The Southwick Senior Center will be going to Foxwoods casino on Jan. 28. We'll leave the center at 8 a.m. and leave the casino at 4 p.m. The cost is $18, and you'll receive free buffet or $10 toward food and a casino credit. If you're interested sign up in our office or call 569-5498.
Tell a story or just listen to the stories told by the Springfield Storytellers at their next meeting on Jan. 16 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse at 245 Porter Lake Dr. Sessions are open to all. Storytelling takes place every third Friday of the month. For info or directions call Doug at 733-9815.
SWEETHEARTS DINNER DANCE
Enjoy a night out at St. Catharine of Siena Parish Hall, 1023 Parker St., on Feb. 14 from 6 - 7 p.m. for a lasagna and meatball dinner, including dessert and light drinks. There will be a DJ for dancing to the oldies, '80s music until 11 p.m. (along with raffles). Tickets are $15/$30 couple. For tickets or questions call Mike at 782-4811 or Rich at 739-4502. All clergy are free. Sponsored by the K of C council #63.
"LIFE HAS GIVEN & TAKEN" READING
On Jan. 15, Reeds Landing Retirement Community, 807 Wilbraham Rd., will host a book discussion with Peter Kober, husband of the late Nadia Kober, author and researcher of "Life Has Given and Taken." Nadia spent time at Reeds Landing researching the "life journeys" of some of our residents. Her husband has completed her work and will be here to discuss the new book. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Call to make reservations at 782-1800.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE GALA
The Ronald McDonald House of Springfield along with honorary chair Stephen Davis announces their 2009 "There's No Place Like Home" Gala which will take place at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House, 500 Easthampton Rd., Holyoke, on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Sponsorhisps and individual tickets are available by calling 794-5683. Dancing, food, auction and tons of fun. Join us at this fun filled event and help support our "home away from home."
St. Mary's Church, 840 Page Blvd., East Springfield, is sponsoring a bus trip to the Thomaston Opera House for the performance of "The Producers" on March 15. The bus leaves St. Mary's parking lot at 10:30 a.m. and returns approx. 6 p.m. A pre-show luncheon at the Black Rock Tavern is included in the price. Cost includes bus, driver's gratuity and admission to the performance. For reservations, call Sylvia at 594-2757.
OPTIMAL HEALTH DAY
The Westfield Woman's Club Evening Division will host its second Optimal Health Day on Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 28 Court St. The day includes exhibits, ongoing demonstrations and a raffle. A healthy lunch and refreshments prepared by the Westfield Woman's Club are also available for purchase at a reasonable price. This is the perfect venue to find out what Westfield has to offer. All welcome at no charge. For further info contact Linda Saltus at 562-1596.
BIBLE STUDY SERIES
First Congregational Church, 20 Lathrop St., is offering "Making Ends Meet," Wednesdays from 6 - 7 p.m. from Jan. 21 - Feb. 18. The Bible Study will focus on the biblical response to hard economic times, such as the one we presently face. All are welcome, and childcare will be provided if needed. For more info, contact Diana Forfa at 734-7667.
West Side Helping Hands has opportunities for homeowners with houses needing rehabbing to apply for an application. This year volunteers are able to paint, repair and do carpentry work on the exterior of a house or do interior work on rooms needing sheet rocking, painting, carpentry work and repairs. Work will be done the first Saturday in May. To receive an application call Cheryl at the Community Development at 263-3044.