Town Events, March 10 - March 17
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
"Spring Daze," a tag and bake sale at Agawam Congregational Church, 745 Main St., will take place on March 27 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Limited vendor tables available. For more info, call the church at 786-7111.
CORNED BEEF DINNER
The Friends of the Agawam Senior Center will host a corned beef and cabbage fundraiser dinner on March 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the senior center. Cost: $10 for adults, $4 for children under 10. Please bring two canned goods for the Open Pantry. Tickets are available at the senior center.
BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE
Boy Scout Troop 82, chartered to the Agawam Congregational Church, will host a bottle and can drive on March 20 from 9 a.m. - noon on the corner of Mill and Poplar streets. Drop off donations that day or call 789-4456 and leave a name and address to arrange for pickup.
Men's Group meets monthly at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. The group is designed for men who are looking to be part of a large circle of their peers. Time change: the next meeting will be March 22 at 1 p.m. Anyone interested in attending this group or for more info, call Jared Krok at the senior center at 534-3698.
"IN GOOD COMPANY"
A support group that can help people who are feeling blue or experiencing mild depression. The next meeting will be March 23 at 10 a.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. Free. Group is facilitated by a professional who can assist you with coping strategies, info on additional assistance and support. If you would like more info call 534-3698.
MASSAGE AT COA
Chair massage by Gina Welch of Craniosacral and Massage Center Inc. starting at 9:40 a.m. on March 19 at the Chicopee COA, 7 Valley View Ct. Each session is 15 mins. Cost is $13 for those over 60 and $15 for those under 60. Appts. are also available on April 1 starting at 9 a.m. To schedule appt. call 534-3698.
POLISH CULTURAL SOCIETY
Monthly meeting of the Society of Polish American Culture March 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Chicopee Lodge of Elks, 431 Granby Rd. Adam Strzempko, a meteorologist from Channel 22, will give a talk on "Forecasting Winter Weather" and will show a video featuring behind the scenes footage of how the forecast is put together. Public is welcome. Tickets for the annual May meatloaf supper will be on sale from secretary Evelyn Bryant at a cost of $10. None sold at the door.
BOSTON FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW
The Chicopee Parks & Rec. Dept. is sponsoring a day trip to the Boston Flower and Garden Show March 27. Package includes roundtrip motorcoach, show and driver gratuity. Departs from the old Chicopee High School at 8 a.m. returning around 5:30 p.m. For more info call the Parks Dept. at 594-3481 or visit www.chicopeema.gov.
MAPLE SUGAR TRIP
Join the Aldenville Seniors of St. Rose de Lima on March 18 as they travel to the Berkshires for their maple sugar trip. First stop will be to Ioka Farms where you will have a maple breakfast followed by a tour of the sugar shack. Next stop will be to Hilltop Orchards and then a stop to a country store. Final stop will be to the Dakota Steak House for a late lunch. Price pp is $68. For info call 533-9282.
ST. PATRICK'S PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Faith United Methodist Church, 191 Montcalm St., will host a St. Patrick's Day pancake breakfast on March 13 from 8 - 10:30 a.m. Cost: $4 for adults, $2 for children. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. The public is invited. For more info call 533-6093.
Faith United Methodist Church, 191 Montcalm St., will host a spaghetti supper on March 18 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cost: $6 for adult, $3 for children 8 - 12, free for children under 8. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, homemade desserts, coffee and cold drinks. Take out is available -- call 533-6093 after 2 p.m. We are handicap accessible to the Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary.
WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING
American Home Day is the theme for the monthly meeting of the Chicopee Falls Woman's Club taking place March 18 at American Legion Post #452 on Exchange Street. The morning session begins at 10 a.m. with several hands-on projects. Members are asked to bring in thread, needles, scissors, etc. At noon, a turkey buffet lunch will be served. Tickets are $15 and must be paid for by March 11 to Treasurer Shirley Gunning. The afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m. -- the business meeting and a presentation, "Know Your Colors," by Maureen Bellucci from the Bellucci Salon and Day Spa. Maureen will demonstrate how to choose the colors best suited for our skin and hair color.
PARADE PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING
March 12, noon, Holyoke Lodge of Elks #902, 250 Whitney Ave. This will be a meeting with federal, state and local public safety depts. to discuss policy issues for the upcoming 59th St. Patrick's Day Parade, which takes place on March 21. For more info contact Kathy Krisack at 467-2452 or email@example.com.
The Holyoke Golden Seniors trip to Foxwoods on March 30. Cost is $21. Call Jane Masse at 536-6470 for reservations.
YMCA VOLLEYBALL REGISTRATION
The Greater Holyoke YMCA will be hosting registration for the spring volleyball leagues. Registration for men's, women's, co-ed and inter-scholastic teams will be accepted on March 10 from 7 - 8 p.m. at the Greater Holyoke YMCA. Team registrations are encouraged but we will make every effort to help place individual players on teams. For more info contact Kathy Viens at the YMCA at 534-5631.
SOUTH HADLEY WOMEN'S CLUB
The Women's Club celebrates American Home Day on March 10 at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 319 Granby Rd. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. and members will display their crafts. The program will be "The King and I" presented by Bill Schenker. A catered luncheon will be served. Anyone interested in joining the club should contact Membership Chair Lu Dachos at 532-7661. You do not have to live in South Hadley to become a member. The group meets at the Lutheran Church on the second Wed. of each month at 1:30 p.m.
MID-WEEK LENTEN SERVICES
March 10, 17 and 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 319 Granby Rd. Join us for pizza and a meditation on "Punching Holes in the Darkness," based on Mark 14:3-9. For more info call 533-1925.
Evening of Lenten Reflection will take place at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 123 William St., on March 15. Reconciliation, 5:45 p.m.; 1st Conference, 6:45 p.m.; Mass/2nd Conference, 7:30 p.m.; Prayer for Healing, 8:30 p.m. Reception to follow in lower church hall. All are welcome. Free will offering. Fr. Anthony Gramlich, MIC, Rector, National Shrine of the Divine Mercy will be the celebrant.
First Park Memorial Baptist Church, corner of Forest Park Avenue and Garfield Street, will host Lenten discussions and simple meals on March 18 and 25 at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. If you would like to attend a Lenten event but need transportation call the church office at 734-1715 and we will provide a ride.
HUNGRY HILL LUNCHEON
The Hungry Hill Center's luncheon on March 23 will be roast pork. Cost is $2 and tickets must be purchased one week prior to the meal. For reservations call the center at 733-9411.
The Chicopee Visiting Nurse Assoc. will have a nurse at the Hungry Hill Center (lower level of Our Lady of Hope Church) on March 15 from 9 - 11 a.m. Glucose screening, which requires fasting, along with blood pressure readings will be offered. This is a free service to area seniors.
ST. PAT'S CELEBRATION
The annual Hungry Hill Center's St. Patrick's Day celebration will be March 17 from 1 - 3:30 p.m. (lower level of Our Lady of Hope Church). Enjoy an afternoon of light refreshments, Irish music, raffles and great company. This event is for older adults and reservations are not required. The center open at 12:45 p.m. for this event.
The Hungry Hill Neighborhood Council will meet on March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Hungry Hill Center (lower level of Our Lady of Hope Church). Deputy Chief John Barbieri and the Mayor's Quality of Life liaison, Jim Leydon, will be at this meeting to address neighborhood concerns. Residents are encouraged to attend; refreshments will be served.
Develop your psychic abilities with the guidance of internationally known psychic Ceil Lewonchuk. We all have psychic ability and are not even aware of it. Ceil will teach you how to tap into the universal consciousness any time you wish through meditation and self-awareness. Eight classes will be offered for the novice student each Wed. beginning April 7 at 7 p.m. at her home in Springfield. The course costs $100, due on the first night of class. Classes include meditation, dream interpretation, telepathy, psychometry, dowsing, healing and more. For more info call Ceil at 739-2866.
Springfield Garden Club
On March 19, the Springfield Garden Club will feature Master Gardener Toi Graham speaking on "Fragrance in Your Garden." Meeting takes place in the hall of Wilbraham United Church, 500 Main St., at 11:30 a.m. All interested gardeners are welcome. Guest fee: $5. For more info call 525-6957.
NEW YORK CITY BUS TRIP
New York City bus trip sponsored by the Junior League of Greater Springfield March 27. Bus leaves Longmeadow Shops at 7 a.m. and NYC at 7 p.m. Cost is $50 p/p, non-refundable except in the case of cancellation. Seats secured upon payment. This is a Junior League fundraiser. Call 567-0980 to book your seats or with any questions.
WESTNET NETWORKING EVENT
The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce announces the WestNet networking event on March 11 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Aging At Home, 57 Franklin St. Cost: $10 for members of the chamber; $15 for non-members. For more info, contact Marcia Kielb at 568-1618 or e-mail Marcia@WestfieldBiz.org.
The Westfield Athenaeum is featuring the photography of Frank Quirk in the Jasper Rand Art Museum through March 31. He is a self-taught amateur photographer and a native of Westfield. The exhibit may be seen during regular library hours: Mon. - Thurs., 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"CHEESEBURGERS IN PARADISE"
The Cancer House of Hope will host a "Cheeseburger in Paradise" BBQ fundraiser event on March 20 at the Castle of Knights in Chicopee. The event will feature the Jimmy Buffet tribute band, Changes in Latitude, and the cost is $35/person. For more info and to purchase tickets, contact 562-0110 or 782-5500.
The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce's next breakfast will be March 19 at 7:30 a.m. at Westfield State College's Scanlon Hall, 577 Western Ave. Cost: $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Guest speaker is the Hon. Steve D. Pierce, Chief Justice of Mass. Housing Court. Contact Marcia Kielb for more info at 568-1618 or e-mail Marcia@WestfieldBiz.org.
WESTFIELD RIVER SYMPOSIUM
Westfield River Watershed Assoc.'s (WRWA) 16th Annual Westfield River Symposium on March 27 will feature speakers and exhibitors on green energy alternatives such as wind, solar, hydro and bioenergy. Sponsored by WRWA with support from Westfield State College (WSC), the symposium is open to the public free of charge in Scanlon Hall at WSC. For details visit www.westfieldriver.org or call Mike Young at 572-5741.
RNs, LPNs, LVNs with long-term care experience are needed as instructors for the Nurse Asst. Training classes that are offered each month at the Westfield American Red Cross. A good opportunity for retired nurses to help students obtain a start in the medical field and get paid for it. Training materials provided; flexible hours and times. Call 562-9684 for more info.
Grace Lutheran Church on Route 20 will host its next book discussion on March 28 at 11 a.m. in the church parlor. The book to be discussed will be "Someone Knows My Name" by Lawrence Hill. Everyone if invited to attend. For more info, call Carolyn at 739-0790.
CHURCH CONCERT & DINNER
The First Congregational Church of West Springfield will host a prime rib dinner and concert on March 20. Concert of classical piano music will feature Paul Bisaccia with vocalist David Giardina. Dinner will be served from 5:30 - 7 p.m. with concert at 7:30 p.m. RSVP by March 13. Tickets:$15/adults; kids age 12 and under free; concert only: $10. Call 739-6608 or 737-5945 for reservations.
PALM SUNDAY DINNER
Palm Sunday Dinner will take place on March 28 from noon - 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 802 Main St. Menu: ham dinner with trimmings and dessert. All are welcome.
MUSIC SANDWICHED IN
The next "Music Sandwiched In," a lunchtime concert series at the W.S. Public Library, will take place March 12 from noon - 1 p.m. Enjoy Jerry Chapman, a singer-songwriter, who is highly recommended if you like acoustic rock in the style of Tom Petty, the Beatles and Jack Johnson. All are welcome to attend, and bring a lunch to enjoy. For more info, call 736-4561 ext. 3.
CASUAL CRAFTING GROUP
Yarn Therapy a "support" group for those who love crafting, will meet March 15 from 6 - 8:45 p.m. at the W.S. Library. Regular attendees focus on knitting, crocheting and scrapbooking; however, casual crafters of all kinds are welcome. Drop in anytime, you're only late if the library is closed.
PUMP IT UP!
The W.S. Public Library will host their monthly music sharing event for young adults (teens and 'tweens). Join us March 16 at 3:30 p.m. for music, trivia and prizes.
Nicotine Anonymous meets at the W.S. Public Library, 200 Park St., on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. This is a support group for those who wish to live nicotine-free lives. All are welcome. For more info, call 736-4561.