Town Events March 23-30
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From the Herald the Metro West Reminder and the Springfield Reminder
CHARITY FASHION SHOW
Cooper's Gift and Curtain Shop, 161 Main St., will host a Vera Bradley fashion show on March 24 at 6:30 p.m., featuring clothing by Kohl's modeled by Friends of Ronald McDonald House. Raffle ticket sale will support Ronald McDonald House and Kohl's will make a donation. Like-new interview-worthy clothing accepted for Dress for Success during the event. Free raffles for trollbeads and Vera Bradley pieces during the event.
LIONESS CLUB CASINO TRIP
The Agawam Lioness Club is sponsoring a trip to Mohegan Sun May 15. Trip departs Agawam High parking lot at 1 p.m.; returns by 8:30 p.m. Cost of is $25' includes driver's tip. Mohegan Sun package includes $15 food and three-$5 wheel bets. Proceeds fund scholarships given to three graduating Agawam High seniors. Call Pat at 786-1782 or Rose at 786-5134.
SCHOLARSHIP FASHION SHOW
"Runway for Education" fashion show hosted by the GFWC Agawam Junior Women's Club April 10 at Chez Josef featuring fashions from Christopher & Banks of Holyoke. Doors open at 10 a.m. for vendor and raffle viewing; brunch at noon. Tickets are $32 per person. Reserve with payment through March 31. Call Theresa Conklin at 786-6515 or Linda Marino at 786-9279.
Kelly Lynn Rogers scholarship fund-raiser (C.H.S. cheerleaders) "Night Out" will take place April 15 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Moose Family Center, 244 Fuller Road. Raffle, 50/50, food. Cost: $15 per person or two/$25. For ticket info call 592-9871. To support this scholarship or make raffle contributions, contact Todd Rogers at 592-1410.
HEALTHY EATING 101
Chicopee Council on Aging (COA), 7 Valley View Court is offering hands-on workshop Eating Healthy 101 April 7 at 1 p.m. This workshop offers ways to learn to be creative with a gluten free cooking. There are many foods that one can eat and enjoy while following a gluten-free diet. Class limited to 18 people. Donation: $4, tickets available at the COA office. For more info call 534-3698.
DIGITAL IMAGING CLASSES
Digital Imaging classes will be taught for four weeks starting April 5 at 11 a.m. in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Jim Spaulding will teach participants how to scan and correct a digital photo, create an image with shapes and layers, work with clip art, memory and place a digital image in a document. Cost is $20 for the four weeks and must be paid one week in advance. Space is limited. Call the senior center at 534-3698 for more info.
TRAVEL CLUB MEETING
The Chicopee Senior Travel Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. on March 29 in the main room of the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. A deposit of $5 is required to hold a place for any trip. Seats are assigned when payment in full is received. For more info, call the center at 534-3698.
An informal group of those interested in writing gathers at 1 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Anyone who is interested should bring pen or pencil, paper and their ideas. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact the center at 534-3698 Monday through Friday.
"MAKING OF A MEDIUM"
The Theosophical Society will present a lecture titled, "The Making of a Medium," by noted medium Elaine Kuzmeskus at the Bellamy House, 93 Church St., Chicopee, on March 27 at 2 p.m. There will be a book signing. Refreshments served.
The 26th annual St. Francis of Assisi Craft Fair will take place on Sept. 24 on the church grounds in South Windsor, Conn. Spaces are available for $35 up to Aug. 31, afterwards $45. To receive an application, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: St. Francis of Assisi Craft Fair, c/o Ersilia Brandoli, 50 Cody Circle, S. Windsor, CT 06074. For more info, call Brandoli at 860-528-5209.
SKINNER HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS
On March 28 at 6 p.m., Cheryl Harned, curator of the Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, will speak about the eclectic collections amassed by Joseph Allen Skinner, second son of William and Sarah Skinner. Visitors are invited to reflect on Skinner's sense of self, his sense of his place in time and his relationship to the items in the collection. Suggested donation for this event is $5.
FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION SITE
The Southwick Public Library will be a drop-off location for Our Community Food Pantry from April 4 to 15. For more information about the food pantry visit www.community-food-pantry.blogspot.com.
BADGES FOR BASEBALL
Badges for Baseball, an instructional baseball league for inner-city youth, boys and girls, ages 8 through 13, is welcoming participants for the 2011 season. There is no fee for participation and uniforms and equipment are provided without cost. To sign-up, visit the Springfield Boys Club, 481 Carew St., or call 732-7201 from 10 a.m. to noon on March 26 or April 2.
BEAR HOLE HIKE
A Naturalists Club event April 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., led by Diane Crowell. To register call Diane at 734-8188. Group meets at the parking lot in front of Stop & Shop on Riverdale Road. Bear Hole is a 1700-acre watershed in West Springfield. The hiking will be mostly flat but expect bushwhacking on uneven terrain. Bring poles or hiking sticks, a lunch, something to drink and snacks if desired.
WSHS PRESENTS "CHICAGO"
The West Springfield High School will present the musical 'Chicago" March 24, 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. General admission is $7; $5 for seniors and students with an ID. Tickets available at the door. This production has a total of 22 cast members, all students at West Springfield High School, from all different backgrounds. All students are extremely talented and dedicated to this amazing musical, winner of the 2007 Tony Award for best play revival.
AFFORDABLE REHAB CARE
The West Springfield Senior Center, 128 Park St., will host a March 31, 1 p.m. luncheon and presentation by Westfield Care and Rehabilitation Center Admissions Director Beth Ware on affording nursing and rehab services. Free and open to the public, but registration required. Call Mary Ann Ventulett, activity coordinator, at 263-3265.
HOMELESS CAT FUND-RAISER
The Westfield Homeless Cat Project is hosting a fund-raiser March 25 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at East Mountain Country Club, 1458 East Mountain Road, to help cover food, vet bills and other expenses. Tickets, available at the door, are $35 per couple or $20 per person for dancing to Gale County, food, raffles and free line-dancing lesson at 6:30 p.m. Info.: call Denise at 568-6964 or email@example.com.
CO-ED PEE WEE SOCCER
Fun, pressure free introduction to soccer for children ages 4 to 6 meets Sundays 2:15 to 3 p.m. beginning April 3. Register at the YMCA on 67 Court St. For more information contact Kaitlyn Chambers at 568-8631 x310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY NIGHT OUT
The Westfield Y sponsors a family fun night April 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the YMCA, 67 Court St., with make your own sundaes, table games, Eli-Bow the clown, carnival games and more. Cost is $5 per person; children under 3 free. For more information, contact Kaitlyn Chambers, school age director at 568-8631 x310 or email@example.com.