Town Events, June 17 - June 24
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
FINAL SALE OF THE SEASON
Join your neighbors and friends and come to the Trading Post's final sale of the season on June 17 at First Baptist Church of Agawam, 760 Main St. Everything half off. Bag sale from noon - 5:30 p.m. Don't miss out. Best sale of the season. We wish all of our customers a safe and memorable summer and look forward to seeing you all in September.
Community Grange #382 of Feeding Hills will host their 30th annual Strawberry Supper on June 24 at the Grange Hall, located at 47 North West St. in Feeding Hills. Continuous servings from 4 - 7 p.m. Menu: ham, homemade potato salad and cole slaw, baked beans, rolls, pickles, strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream and a choice of beverages. Donation is $9.50 for adults, $4.75 for children under 12. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling Pauline at 789-2061. The public is invited.
MAINE LOBSTER/KITTERY OUTLETS
The Chicopee Parks & Rec. Dept. along with the Travel Group is sponsoring a day trip to Kittery, Maine, on Aug. 9 to Foster's Clambake for a lobster/clambake luncheon and a visit to the Kittery Maine Outlets. Package includes roundtrip motor coach, lobster/clambake or barbecue chicken meal, Kittery Outlet trip, photo stop at Nubble Light and driver gratuity. Trip departs from the old Chicopee High School at 8 a.m.; returning home at around 7 p.m. For more info call the Parks Dept. at 594-3481.
The parishes of St. Mary's Church and the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church are honoring their pastor, the Rev. Francis M. Kennedy, at a reception in observance of his June 30 retirement. A concelebrated Mass at 5:30 p.m. on June 19 in St. Mary's Church will be followed by an open reception in the parish hall of the Church of the Nativity. Additional info is available by contacting Ernest Laflamme Jr. at 536-2655 or Roseabell Brassard at 593-5088.
"IN GOOD COMPANY"
In Good Company is a support group that can help people who are feeling blue or experiencing mild depression. Coming to a support group and being with others can help you to feel better. The next meeting will be on June 23 at 10 a.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. There is no fee. The group is facilitated by a professional who can assist you with coping strategies, info on additional assistance and support. For more info call 534-3698.
There is a Men's Group that meets monthly at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. This group is designed for men who are looking to be part of a large circle of their peers. The group will discuss a variety of topics each month and will be open to any topic. The next meeting will be on June 22 at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in attending this group or for more info call Jared Krok at 534-3698.
BARGAIN CLOTHING SHOPPE
Faith United Methodist Church, 191 Montcalm St., will host a bargain shoppe clothing sale and a big bag sale (fill a bag for only $3) on June 18 from 9 a.m. - noon. Good quality men's, women's, and children's clothes; mix and match and fill a bag!
Everyone can play Wii Sports, an interactive video activity that gives you a workout while playing. A workshop on how to use the gaming system will be taking place June 25 at 1 p.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. The workshop will coach new players how to set up the game, important rules and different techniques. Call to register at 534-3698.
JUNE BIRTHDAY PARTY
The Chicopee Council on Aging will host a birthday party for those born in June on June 26 at 1:15 p.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center. Tickets are $1 for those who do not have June birthdays. Cake, punch, ice cream and entertainment by the Golden Blue Ribbon Singers are planned. All interested Chicopee elders are welcome. For ticket info, call 534-3698. To arrange transportation, call 536-5733 at least two days in advance.
The Chicopee Council on Aging and Senior Center is offering a discussion group for veterans who want to share their past armed forces experiences. The next meeting will be on June 25 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. For more info, call Jim Leyden at 534-3698.
Special Election: June 29 at the East Meadow School from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Going out of town? You can file an absentee ballot. Last day to file is June 26 at 5 p.m. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Kathy Kelly-Regan at the Granby Town Hall, 467-7178.
ANNUAL CHURCH BBQ
The Granby Church of Christ is hosting its 33rd Annual Chicken BBQ on June 20 on the church lawn at 5 p.m. Menu: 1/2 chicken, potato salad, baked beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, assorted cakes and beverages. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Adults are $10 and children under 12 are $5.
MOOSE SAFARI TRIP
The Monson Travel Club will sponsor a three-day Moose Safari Trip with a lobster lunch Sept. 23 - 25. The trip will include a two nights at the historic Rangley Inn, two breakfasts, one lobster lunch, one picnic lunch and two dinners. There will also be a canoe trip, gold panning, entertainment and the safari. A deposit of $100 is due upon reservations, full payment 60 days in advance. For info call Shirley at 267-9471, Edith at 267-3865 or Amy at 267-3664.
BOTANICAL GARDENS, NYC
Sept. 13. The bus leaves St. Mary's Church, 840 Page Blvd., East Springfield, at 7:30 a.m. Returns at approx. 8 p.m. We will have a one-hour guided tour of the garden and have the rest of the time to explore the 250 acres of the Gardens. Lunch is on your own. Cost includes bus, driver's gratuity, admission to the Gardens and guided tour. Discount for seniors. Call Sylvia to make your reservation at 594-2757.
The Holyoke Lodge of Elks #902 will host a spaghetti supper on June 25 at the Lodge Home on Whitney Avenue from 4 - 7 p.m. Menu: tossed salad w/dressing, spaghetti w/Elks special meat sauce, parmesan cheese, plain and garlic rolls, lemonade, coffee or tea. Adults, $5; children 6 - 12, $2; free for tots 5 and under.
Our Savior Lutheran Church, 319 Granby Rd., will be hosting a tag sale on June 27. They are seeking donations of clean household items, tools, toys, furniture, jewelry, working electronics and sporting items. Please no clothing! All proceeds of the sale will go toward Habitat for Humanity Home Building. Contact Larry Tucker 533-4092 or Bob Valenti 532-8894 for further info.
Stickball at Zanetti School on Howard Street, June 28 at 1 p.m. Nine inning game; also good food. Come see all the oldtimers. From four to 78 years of age.
TECH HIGH CLASS OF 1954 REUNION
Springfield's Technical High School class of 1954 is planning a 55th reunion on Aug. 9 and 10 at Hilton Gardens near the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. On Aug. 9 a trip to Tanglewood for the Yo-Yo Ma concert is planned. In the evening, pizza at the Red Rose Restaurant. On Aug. 10 reception at the Hilton Gardens Inn at noon followed by a luncheon at 1 p.m. For more info contact Chuck Ehrenberg at 567-1162 or email Tech54@comcast.net
COMMERCE CLASS OF 1959 REUNION
The High School of Commerce class of 1959 will be hosting a 50th class reunion weekend on Oct. 23 - 25 at the Clarion Hotel in W. Springfield. The program will consist of an informal get together on Friday night, the reunion banquet on Saturday night and a brunch on Sunday morning. The reunion committee is still looking for 1959 Commerce grads. If you are or know a 1959 Commerce grad or how to get hold of a grad, contact Connie Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken Gustafson at email@example.com. You may also contact Cynthia Fielding at 42 Quail Run Rd., Suffield, CT 06078.
PRAYERS IN THE PARK
On Father's Day, June 21, St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral will once again offer an outdoors "Prayers in the Park" service. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at the Elks pavilion on Tiffany Street, Springfield. A picnic luncheon will be served at the conclusion of the services.
FOSTER MEMORIAL CHURCH
Beginning June 21, worship services at Foster Memorial Church, 1234 Parker St., will begin at 9:30 a.m. Child care and a class for children and youth will be provided during the service. A time of refreshments and fellowship follows worship. All are welcome! Call the church office at 782-2112 for more info.
Gina Daniele presents...tickets to the July 4 Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox 1:05 p.m. game. Tickets only are available no bus! On Aug. 23, a 26-seat VIP bus will travel to Saratoga Race Track. Trip includes bus, buffet and beverage. For more info on these trips, call 732-8941.
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS
The Greater Westfield Emergency Food Pantry, 101 Meadow St., needs help to keep its shelves stocked with non-perishable food items. The pantry is seeking monetary or food donations as well as volunteers. Hours of operation: Mon. - Wed. and Fri., 10 a.m. - noon; Thurs., 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.