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Town Events, July 23 - July 30

From the Chicopee Herald, the Metro West Reminder and the Springfield Reminder

AGAWAM
"A TOUCH OF JAZZ"
Enjoy "A Touch of Jazz" with Vin Cassotta at the Agawam Public Library. Bring a bagged lunch and listen to some jazz. The concert is a Louis Armstrong tribute scheduled for Aug. 4 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm., in the Community Room. No registration is t needed.

BOOK READING
The Adult Summer Reading Program at the Agawam Public Library is hosting a reading with Joanne Connors-Wade, author of "The Manuscript" in the Community Room on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. A selection from the book will be read, with time for questions. Call 789-1550, ext. 109 or visit the library to register.

BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE
The Friends of the Agawam Senior Center is having a deposit Bottle and Can Drive on Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Agawam Senior Center, 68 Meadowbrook Manor. Friends' members will help empty your vehicle. All donations will go towards the Friends Expansion Fund.

CHICOPEE
FOXWOOD TRIP
A trip to Foxwood, Aug. 13, leaves from American Legion, Exchange St. at 7:15 a.m. Cost is $20 and includes free buffet and $15 Keno play. For more info, call Dot at 788-6835. Best time to call is between 4 and 5 p.m.

OCTOBERFEST
The Octoberfest is scheduled for Oct. 28 at Mill Wrights Farms. Enjoy Bavarian style Ooompah Band, great German food. Cost of $67 includes bus and all tips. Call Chicopee Senior Travel Club to reserve your seat at 534-2698 Mon.-Fri. noon to 3 p.m.

FOXWOOD SHOW TRIP
Recently voted one of the top acts in the finals of NBC's "America's Got Talent," Celtic Spring's awsome performances feature a rich variety of music and dance from Celtic lands. Join the Chicopee Senior Travel Club on Sept. 23 going first to Foxwood where you can try your luck and have their buffet, then travel to the Garde Arts Center for the show. The cost includes bus, show, buffet and gratuities. For further info, call 534-3698.

"TASTE OF GERMANY" TRIP TO N.Y.
Join the Aldenville Seniors of St. Rose de Lima on Oct. 2 as they journey to Round Top, NY for a "Taste of Germany." A local guide will meet us as we travel to Blackhead Mountain Lodge for a "spaetzle" making demonstration followed by lunch; there will be 3 choices. After lunch, our guide will stop at a local attraction. Price is $66 per person. Call 533-9282 for more info.

MEN'S GROUP MEETING
There is a Men's Group that meets monthly at the Chicopee Senior Center. The Group meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 10 a.m. This Group is designed for men who are looking to be part of a large circle of their peers. The Group discusses a variety of topics each month and will be open to topics that a member of the Group may wish to discuss. The next meeting will be on Mon., July 28. Anyone interested or for more info, call Jared Krok at 534-3698.

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS
Two programs are being offered by the Senior Companion Program/Valley Opportunity Council, 35 Mt. Carmel Ave. Senior Companions are needed for the Chicopee area only to share time with elders. Applicants must be 60 years of age or older, meet income guidelines and have a willingness to share their time with other elders in their own area. Contact either Lenora Chapdelaine, SCP Director or Lillian Franck, Outreach at (413) 612-0229 for info on these programs.

HOLYOKE
THE MAKING OF A BOOK
An exhibition of the art works created by Holyoke Community College students and faculty that are featured in the new book "Art from Intuition" written by HCC professor Dean Nimmer will be held from July 28 to Sept. 11. There will be an opening reception and lecture on Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Taber Art Gallery, HCC.

SPRINGFIELD
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP
On the first Monday of each month a support group for caregivers and those coping with Parkinson's will meet at the Jewish Community Center at 1160 Dickinson St. at 4 p.m. No registration is required. If you have questions, call Joyce at 323-4274 or Bobbie Levin at 739-4715.

Rotary Club luncheon
Kristin Brennan, director of Gardening the Community, will address the Springfield Rotary Club's luncheon meeting on July 25. Brennan will discuss organic gardening, alternative transportation and building community in Springfield. The Springfield Rotary Club meets every Friday at 12:15 p.m. in the Mass Mutual Room at the Basketball Hall of Fame. The luncheon with Brennan is $17 per person and is open to the public. For more info contact Springfield Club president Jim Russell at 567-0700 or visit www.springfieldmarotary.org.

special clinic
Simply Beadiful, located at 1916 1/2 Wilbraham Rd., Spfld, is hosting a special clinic featuring leather cording and a free demo on ways to use and finish leather cording. They also offer different free clinics each month featuring quick ways to make beads or jewelry. Call 782-0288.

Frank Hatchett Alumni Workshop
The workshop is scheduled for Aug. 2. End your summer at this intensive training opportunity for all levels. We celebrate one of the greatest jazz dancers with special classes. We have Frank Hatchett and some of his previous dancers joining us to create a day of intense fun and concentrated learning. Take one class or dance all day long. For more info, call 250-5051, 732-8923 or 575-2200. Registration is required.

WESTFIELD
GRANDMOTHERS' GARDEN SUMMER WORKSHOP
An Herb Evening - "A Scent-sational Event" will take place on July 30 at 6:30 p.m. with florist, Susan Peterson at Pepperberry's in Westfield. Along with guest master gardeners Chris Brown and Judy Anderson, Susan will present a program in which you can learn how to identify, cultivate, harvest, and preserve herbs and their many other uses. Come and spend a delightful evening in the Herb Garden at Grandmothers' Garden of Smith Ave., Westfield. Bring a lawn chair and any questions that you would like answered. For registration and info, call 562-2022. There is a $10 fee for the workshop. Don't miss out on this wonderful event. Rain Date is July 31 at 6:30 p.m.

STANLEY PARK SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT
The Soul Sensations will play classic hits in an exciting manner that wows audiences and will get you involved in the show. All Sunday night concerts begin at 6 p.m., are held rain or shine in the Beveridge Pavilion and are free of charge. Chairs will be provided. For further info, call the park office at 568-9312.

STANLEY PARK FRIDAY MORNINGS FOR CHILDREN
Stanley Park's Friday Mornings for Children will feature Terry a La Berry's Beach Party on Aug. 1. This event is to be held rain or shine in the Beveridge Pavilion at 10 a.m. and is free of charge. Chairs will be provided.


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