Town Events, June 9 - June 16
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
FINAL SALE OF THE SEASON
First Baptist Church of Agawam, 760 Main St., invites you to join your neighbors and your friends and come to the Trading Post's final sale of the season. Everything half off June 16; $4 bag sale from noon-5:30 p.m. 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.
AGAWAM SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
The following events will take place at the Agawam Senior Center:
June 10: 9 a.m. exercise; 9:30 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. line dancing 2; 12:30 p.m. bridge; 1 p.m. pitch/7 p.m. evening pitch; 1 p.m. free blood pressure check; 1:30 p.m open art, 2 p.m. melody band; 4 p.m. zumba; 5:30 p.m. yoga, $5.
June 11: 9:15 a.m. oil painting; 9:30 a.m. walking club; 10 a.m. tai chi; 11:15 a.m. yoga; 1 p.m. cribbage.
Faith United Methodist Church, 191 Montcalm St. spaghetti supper June 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: $6, adult; $3, children eight to 12; free for children under eight. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, homemade desserts, coffee and cold drinks. Take out is available by calling 533-6093 after 2 p.m. Handicap accessible to the Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary.
The next meeting will be on June 21 at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in attending this group or for more info call Jared Krok at the senior center at 534-3698.
Chair massage by Gina Welch of Craniosacral and Massage Center Inc. starting at 9:40 a.m. on June 18 at the Chicopee COA, 7 Valley View Court. Each session is 15 minutes. Cost is $13 for those over 60 and $15 for those under 60. Appts. available on July 1 starting at 9 a.m.
The Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court, will close at 3 p.m. June 16 so that we can prepare for our annual volunteer recognition event. For more info contact the center at 534-3698.
SPA SERVICES AT SENIOR CENTER
Manicure and facial hair removal services are available on June 16 starting at 8:30 a.m. provided by Carol Marnelakis, NCEA licensed esthetician and manicurist. The prices for those 60 years and older are: eyebrow hair removal $6; lip $3; chin $3 and for manicures $10; french manicure $15; pedicure $25. There is a separate price list for those under 60. Appts.: call 534-3698.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
The next meeting will be June 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Diane Weston, R.N. will provide info on ways to manage your diabetes, help you with your diet plan, provide instruction on the use of a glucomenter, info on research and new developments and answer questions you may have. New members welcome. Info: Jared, 534-3698. Free.
ALTERNATIVE JOBS FAIR
Alternative Jobs Fair at the Boys and Girls Club, 580 Meadow St., Chicopee June 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Workshops for applicants include: how to dress for success on a shoestring budget; how to write a resume; what is network marketing. Donation of a can of food for local pantry requested. Call Nancy Frede at 508-380-3737 for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPE COD & BOSTON POPS
Chicopee Parks Dept. and The Travel Group sponsor two-day trip to Hyannisport Aug. 1-2 including overnight at Courtyard by Marriott, dinner at Daniel Webster Inn, Boston Pops concert, admission to Heritage Garden & Museums and John F. Kennedy Museum. For more info and prices call Parks Dept, 594-3481.
YANKEES VS TAMPA BAY
Trip by Chicopee Parks & Rec. Dept. for game on July 17. Cost includes bus, game ticket in grandstand seats sections 410/411 and 427/428 left and right field. Departs from old chicopee High parking lot at 11:30 a.m. for 4:10 p.m. game, return approx. 10 p.m. $70/person. Call 594-3481.
An old fashioned strawberry supper will take place June 19 at 5:30 p.m. at First Church in Ludlow, 859 Center St. Menu: ham with raisin sauce, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, green beans and homemade strawberry shortcake. Reservations: call Etta at 583-2913 or Judy at 583-8102.
BAYSTATE WEST SUBVETS
The Baystate West Chapter of Subvets Inc. will be hosting their regular meeting June 20 beginning at 2 p.m. at the WWII Club on Conz Street in Northampton. There will be reports on the submarine visit to New London, Conn., and also the sub school. All interested parties are invited to attend. For info call 525-5989.
HAMPDEN COUNTY RADIO ASSOC.
Will be demonstrating amateur radio to the public as the club participates in the American Radio Relay League's annual emergency communication exercise known as Field Day at Dufresne Park in Granby on June 26 and 27. The public is cordially invited to come and see ham radio's new emergency communications capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC license. For more info go to the club Web site at www.HCRA.org or call 525-3717.
In support of the Western Mass. Food Bank Valley ComputerWorks and Ink & Toner Solutions will host a food drive through June 30 to benefit the local community! Discount and matching financial contributions are being offered for donated items! Drop off sites: check www.valleycomputerworks.com and www.inksolutionsma.com for locations and store hours.
VETERANS' SUPPORT SERVICES
The DAV Mobile Service Office will be located at the following locations to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. Like all DAV services, this is free to all veterans and members of their families: June 16 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the DAV Chapter Home, American Legion Post #275, 41 Robbins Rd., Chicopee. For more info contact NSO Mason J. Sullivan at (617) 303-5675.
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, call 539-9345 and leave your info on answering machine.
On June 19 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church and the Daily Grind Coffee House and Cafe, 568 College Hwy., is having their second annual KidFest. This is a free community event open to everyone. Activities include music, games, water balloon toss, hula hoop activities, limbo, races, animals, clown, prizes and more. Come join the fun!
Max's Tavern at the Basketball Hall of Fame is hosting Martini Magic to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield on June 10 from 6 - 9 p.m. Tickets are $65 and are limited. For reservations call Max's Tavern at 746-MAXX or visit www.maxtavern.com. Ticket includes designer selection of martinis, exquisite hors d'oeuvres, carving stations, raffles and a live jazz ensemble. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield.
GLICKMAN SCHOOL TAG SALE
Glickman Elementary School is hosting a tag sale June 12 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the school's parking lot at 120 Ashland Ave., to help the school's technology fund purchase TVs and DVD players for the classrooms. Rain date is June 13.
The Strong, Unified, Real and Empowered (SURE) Women Conference is June 11 - 12 at the MassMutual Center. Featured guests/speakers include national award winning gospel artists Marvin Sapp and Vicki Yohe; national best-selling author Michelle McKinney Hammond; empowerment speakers Elysia Rodriguez, news anchor/reporter for WWLP-22/NBC; Rev. Dr. Regina Shearer, executive pastor of Zion Church Ministries Inc; Dr. Sarah Perez-McAdoo , OB/GYN, Asst. Prof. Tufts University School of Medicine; and Kathy Tobin, former anchor/reporter for ABC 40/FOX 6 and Director of Development at the Friends of the Homeless. To register and/or learn more, visit www.surewomenministries.com/conference.
WARD 6 OFFICE HOURS
On June 12 constituents in Ward 6 can sit down with City Councilor Keith Wright to discuss neighborhood and city-wide issues. Wright will be available from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Library. He invites constituents to discuss the competing bills regarding civilian supervision of the police dept., next fiscal year's budget and any other concerns. For more info contact Wright at 363-1643 or at email@example.com.
HOME ESSENTIALS COURSE
What is in your first aid kit? Did you know that aromatic plants that produce essential oils have therapeutic properties? Come learn how to use essential oils for everyday health and prevention. Essential Oils of True Lavender, Red Mandarin, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Globulus will be covered and provided at the class. The class is taught by Monica Gagnon RN, Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner. Class will take place June 22 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Better Life Whole Foods, 1500 Allen St. Call 783-9424 for more info.
SAT PREP COURSE
The Community Ed. Dept. at Westfield State College is offering a SAT Prep Course in Math, July 5 - 9 and in Verbal, July 12 - 16, both from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Required textbook: "Cracking the SAT" by the Princeton Review. All students must be enrolled no later than one week prior to beginning of class. To register call 572-8034 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
STANLEY PARK TOURS
Tours will be given June through August on Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 a.m. All tours will meet at the Carillon. For further info contact the Stanley Park office at 568-9312, ext. 108 and speak with Linda.
The Westfield Athenaeum will be closed on June 11 in order to complete the installation of a large mural called "The Story of Westfield." The Athenaeum will reopen on June 12 at 8:30 a.m. when it will resume normal operations. Materials due on June 11 may be returned on June 12 without accruing any fines. Call the Athenaeum at 562-0716 or visit www.westath.org for further information.
Join the Westfield River Watershed Assoc. on June 19 for a canoe trip on Westfield River from downtown to Robinson State Park. Paddlers will depart from the canoe launch at Meadow and Elm streets with registration from noon to 1 p.m. Cost: $7/person; $20/family. Participants to bring canoes/kayaks, life jackets and must be experienced canoeists. Entrance fee for RSP is waived by identifying yourself as "WRWA participant" at the gate. Heavy rain cancels. For further info, call Phil Sousa at 568-3982.
The YMCA of Westfield is offering Yoga classes at the Chalet, 370 Northwest Rd. Classes will be offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga and Yoga Ball also being offered at the Y. Registration is required and space is limited. Non-member: $80 for five weeks and free to Y members. For more info, call Cindy Agan at 568-8631 ext. 323.
The Downtown Westfield Farmers' Market, located in the Goodwill parking lot on Franklin Street, is taking place each Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. through Oct. 28. Vendors include Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Sharon's Garden Perennials, Sweet Pea Cheese and Cal's Zucchini Relish. For more info, call the Westfield Business Improvement District at 572-1260.
TRIP TO NYC
A bus trip to New York City will leave W.S. High School at 7:30 a.m. on June 26. Tickets: $38. Trip is a fundraiser for the non-profit Western Mass. Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health. There will be several drop-off points at major tourist areas. The bus will leave NYC at 7 p.m. for more information call 731-0760, or send check payable to Western MassCOSH, 640 Page Blvd., Suite 104, Springfield, MA 01104.