Town Events, June 2 - June 9
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
CULTURAL COUNCIL MEETING
The Agawam Cultural Council is meeting on June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St. The meeting is open to the public. If you have an interest in providing diverse cultural events for the town, a great opportunity exists with the council. This all-volunteer organization, appointed by the mayor and funded in part by the Mass. Cultural Council, is looking for new members.
WIDOWS/WIDOWERS BEREAVEMENT GROUP
For anyone who has lost a spouse, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., June 9, at the Captain Charles Leonard House, 663 Main St. Free. For more info call 525-2800.
FAMILY/FRIEND BEREAVEMENT GROUP
For those who have lost a child, parent, sibling or dear relative or friend, from 7 - 9 p.m., June 9, at the Captain Charles Leonard House, 663 Main St. Free. For more info call 525-2800.
The William F. Davitt Ladies Auxiliary Post #625, 374 Front St., will host a spaghetti supper on June 3 from 4 - 6 p.m. Cost: $4.50, adults and seniors; $4 for children under 10 and $4.75 takeouts.
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP
There will not be an Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group meeting in June. The group will meet on its regular day and time in July. For more info, contact the Chicopee Senior Center at 534-3698.
Beading group meets twice a month at 10 a.m. on Thurs. Next sessions June 10 and 24 in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. Bring your own materials and be open to sharing.
COUNCIL ON AGING MEETING
The Chicopee Council on Aging will meet on June 8 at 4:45 p.m. in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. The meeting is open to the public.
Chicken BBQ dinner June 12, 5:30 p.m., at Grace Episcopal Church, 156 Springfield St. Adults $8; children (5 - 12) $4. Reservations: call Lorraine at 593-5291 or 592-3596. Car wash 1 - 4 p.m. to benefit Sunday School.
A support group to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, no matter when, will meet on June 8 at 1 p.m. at the Chicopee Council on Aging, 7 Valley View C. The group is facilitated by Irene Remillard. For more info call Jared at 534-3698 or Irene at 594-6092.
EASY COOKING FOR MEN
Easy Cooking for Men, June 10 at 1 p.m., Council on Aging, 7 Valley View Ct. Easy Cooking for Men is a hands-on workshop that includes preparing and tasting foods. Learn how to plan meals, follow recipes and be a smart food shopper. Class is limited to 12, pre-registration required. Tickets: $4 at the Chicopee Senior Center office. For more info call Violet at 534-3698.
WASHINGTON, D.C. TRIP
Chicopee Parks & Rec. presents a five-day bus trip to Washington, D.C., Oct. 17 - 21. Join Ely and Associates tour guide to the Smithsonian Museum, a guided tour of the White House, Arlington National Cemetery, trip to the International Spy Museum and Mount Vernon Estates and Gardens. For more info call the Parks Dept. at 594-3481. Space is limited.
CHARITY CLASSIC CAR SHOW
The 12th annual Charity Classic Car Show presented by the Pioneer Valley GTO Assoc. will take place June 6 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Polish American Club, 139 Southwick St. (Rt. 57), Feeding Hills. All makes and models welcome. Proceeds to Shriners Hospital for Children, Relay for Life (Team Angel's Above). Vintage Pontiacs and GTOs, live music with BluesHead Band, Rockin' Ron spinning oldies, best trophies in the Valley, Ames Performance (order your parts and pick them up at the show) and a raffle. Show cars $10; spectators $3; children under 12 free.
PIONEER VALLEY STAMP CLUB
Pioneer Valley Stamp Club will meet on June 8 and 22 at the First United Church of Christ on Route 5 in Longmeadow. Activities include a mini-auction and short meeting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a shop and swap. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Visitors, collectors and others are welcome. For more info visit www.pioneervalleystampclub.org or call Bev at (860) 623-6975 or Dave at 783-2809.
N.R.A. BASIC PISTOL SAFETY
An N.R.A. Basic Pistol Safety Course will be offered at the Holyoke Revolver Club Indoor Range, 431 West Cherry St., on June 19 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. This is a hands-on shooting experience teaching the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. A National Rifle Assoc. Basic Pistol Course Certificate as well as a State of Mass. Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. Pre-registration is required by June 12. For more info visit www.holyokerevolverclub.com or call 539-9345 and leave your info on answering machine.
COMMUNITY FUN DAY
On June 12 enjoy a tag sale, food, fun and games at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 319 Granby Rd. Tag sale runs 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. donations are needed. Please no TVs, computer monitors or clothing. Clean, non-broken items will be accepted. For drop off info and times, call Larry Tucker at 533-4092 or Tammy O'Connell at 265-5527. Food, fun and games to run 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. All proceeds to support the Calumet Scholarship Fund and Habitat for Humanity.
TOWN BEACH OPENING
The Southwick Park & Rec. Commission announces that a tentative date for opening the Town Beach is scheduled for July 1. Hours of operation will be 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., seven days a week. Lifeguards will be on duty. For more info contact the commission at 569-5701.
LADIES Wii GOLF
Every Mon. at 9:30 a.m. at Southwick Senior Center. You do not have to know how to golf. We will teach you how to play on the Wii. Come have some fun.
"Lady Bea" cruise on the Connecticut River in South Hadley, June 24. Van leaves Senior Center at 10 a.m. Lunch on your own at Dockside Restaurant see Alice for the menu. Depart for the boat cruise at 1 p.m. Cost is $16. Call the office at 569-5498 to sign up soon.
At the Daily Grind CoffeeHouse and Cafe, 568 College Hwy., June 4, 6 - 8 p.m. A variety of vendors. Bingo prizes will be items from vendors and more. Limited tickets at $10 in advance. Contact Kerri at 351-5218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HUNGRY HILL CENTER LUNCHEONS
The menu on June 8 is hot dog and June 22 is broccoli bake. Also June 22 we will have a "strawberry social." There is a $2 donation for lunch; reservations one week in advance. Call the center in the Sullivan Fire Complex at 733-9411.
LOW IMPACT AEROBICS
Low impact aerobics at the Hungry Hill Center Mon. mornings at 10:30 a.m. Chair exercises Mon. afternoons at 1 p.m., light aerobic followed by strength training exercises Thurs. at 10:30 a.m. and line dance classes Fri. at 10 a.m. Advance registration is not required. The center is located in the Sullivan Fire Complex.
MALL WALKERS CLUB
The Mall Walkers Club at Eastfield Mall sponsors a free health presentation June 2 at 9 a.m. at Eastfield Mall Food Court. Ellen Nepomuceno, RN will discuss "Alzheimer's Disease or Normal Aging?" Free blood pressure screening by Chicopee VNA. Free health info. Enter to win a $20 Ninety Nine Restaurant gift card or two Showcase Cinemas movie passes. Coffee provided. For more info call Carolyn at 543-8000 ext. 11.
Bus trip to benefit Stavros June 26. The bus will leave Stavros parking lot, 262 Cottage St., at 9 a.m., returning about 6 p.m. For $30 you'll receive a $15 food coupon or free buffet and two $10 free bets and one $5 free bet. To reserve your seat, call Laurie at 781-5555 ext. 336 or Jeri at ext. 350. All proceeds to benefit Stavros.
The Springfield Public Schools will host its annual district-wide "Stepping Up to Kindergarten Night" on June 2 from 6 - 7 p.m. at each elementary school for all incoming kindergarten students and their families. This is an opportunity for families to meet school staff, visit a kindergarten classroom and receive an overview of the kindergarten curriculum. All families are welcome.
FOXWOODS BUS TRIP
Gina Daniele presents a bus trip to Foxwoods Casino on June 6. Bus leaves from Mom & Rico's, 899 Main St. For more info call 732-8941.
The Westfield YMCA welcomes Freestylemotions' Martin Lee's New Self Defense Class. Learn and apply the attributes of body strikes, defense moves, pressure points, footwork, partner drills, action and reaction scenario, that all goes into a self defense situation. This five-week training session begins the week of June 22 on Tues. and Thurs. at 7:30 p.m. The class is suitable for ages 14 and older, no skill level required. Cost is $20 for members and $45 for non-members. Call 568-8631 for more info.
OPEN HOUSE AT THE DEWEY HOUSE
The public is invited to attend this free annual open house of the 1735 Dewey House, 87 S. Maple St., on June 6 from 1 - 4 p.m. Come see how people lived during Colonial times. Colonial crafters will demonstrate their skills; docents will be there to guide you through; and refreshments will be served. The Dewey House is owned and operated by the Western Hampden Historical Society.
On June 6 at 6 p.m. in the Stanley Park's Beveridge Pavilion the music of Neil Diamond comes alive through the voice of Kenny LaBelle. The Diamond Collection focuses on the early stages of Neil Diamond's career, when his music set the tone for a generation. This show is free of charge, will take place rain or shine and chairs will be provided. For further info on the Sunday Night Concert Series, call the park office at 568-9312.
SUMMER PROGRAM AT YMCA
The YMCA of Greater Westfield will begin member registration for summer classes on June 7. Registration opens to the community on June 9. Classes begin the week of June 21. Class offerings include aerobic and fitness classes, including cycling, cardio kick, Bosu core strength training, Zumba, yoga, yoga ball, body shaping, stretch away stress, Pilates, active older adult fitness classes, pool fitness classes, youth and adult swim lessons, adult writing class, and a wide variety of gymnastics classes and gymnastics team. Pool birthday parties are also offered. More info is available at the reception desk at the YMCA and online at www.westfieldymca.org.
NEWPORT, R.I. TRIP
The W.S. Park & Rec. Dept. still has a few seats available on their trip to Newport, R.I., on June 12. Bus departs from 26 Central St. at 6:45 a.m. and group will be touring two Newport mansions. The afternoon you will be on your own for lunch and shopping in Newport. Bus will arrive back in W.S. at approx. 8 p.m. Cost is $55. Registration forms are available to online at www.west-springfield.ma.us, then click on Park and Recreation Dept., or you may register in person weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more info call 263-3284.
Grace Lutheran Church on Route 20 will host a rummage sale on June 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The proceeds from this sale will be directly contributed to Springfield Habitat for Humanity Gunn Square Project. Clothing, housewares and small furniture items will be featured. Donations can be left at the church June 1 - 3 from 9 a.m. - noon and June 4 from 1 - 5 p.m. Pick-up is available by calling Martha at 568-8033.