Town Events March 2 - 9
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From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder
GARDEN CLUB MEETING
The next meeting of the Agawam Garden Club will take place March 8 at 7 p.m. at Pheasant Hill Community Room, Feeding Hills. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month at various venues in town.
Agawam Senior Theater will present "The Prohibition of Harriet Jones" by Steve Henderson on March 7 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. For more info, call Joan Linnehan at 821-0605.
LABOR POSTER EXHIBITION
"International Women's Day" an international labor poster exhibit by Stephen Lewis, SEIU LOCAL 509, will be on display at the Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St., through March 31. Viewing hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars William F. Davitt Ladies Auxiliary Post #625, 374 Front St., will host their spaghetti supper on March 3. They will be serving from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults and seniors, $4 for children under 10 and $5.25 for take-outs. If unsure because of weather conditions call the post at 594-9821.
"TURNING 65 AND MEDICARE"
Jim Zabik of Bankers Life and Casualty will present a seminar, "Turning 65 and Medicare" at the Chicopee Public Library on March 7 at 6 p.m. The subject covered will be what to do when a person turns 65 years old and wants to go on Medicare. For more info, call 594-1800 ext. 108.
CARD, COIN SHOW
Card, Coin and Memorabilia Show will take place March 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chicopee Boys and Girls Club, 580 Meadow St., Chicopee. Admission: $1; kids under 10 free. For info call 593-6046. Handicap accessible; door prize drawing every 30 minutes; free give-aways at the door. All proceeds to benefit the Chicopee Boys and Girls Club.
The Ludlow plant swap will take place on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from May 9 to Sept. 26. A potluck will take place on Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. Swaps take place at 451 Miller St., Ludlow, at 6 p.m. Cost: 2 per person. For additional info, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On March 7 at 6 p.m., Wistariahurst Museum will host an introductory meeting for volunteers interested in working in the mansion's gardens this spring and summer. The primary goal is education and enjoyment of gardening.
ST. PATRICK'S COMMITTEE RAFFLE
The Holyoke St. Patrick's Committee invites the public to the Past President's Raffle for a trip to Ireland or $15,000 cash on March 16 at JP's Restaurant. Music will be provided by "Ireland Parish" featuring Ben Lavelle and Brian Conway. Admission is free. Tickets for the raffle are $100 and are available at JP's Restaurant or by calling Dan Tierney at 533-0909 or any parade member. Proceeds of the raffle are used to defray the cost of the parade.
N.R.A. BASIC PISTOL SAFETY COURSE
An N.R.A. Basic Pistol Safety Course will be offered at the Holyoke Revolver Club Indoor Range, 431 West Cherry St., on March 19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a hands on shooting experience teaching the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Pre-registration is required by March 12. For more info, visit www.holyokerevolverclub.com.
DIGITAL PHOTO PRESERVATION
Jeremy Smith, digital specialist and archivist with the University of Massachusetts Amherst W.E.B. Dubois Digitizing Project, will lead a basic workshop on organizing and digitizing personal print and digital photography collections. The workshop will take place March 14 at 6 p.m. at Wistariahurst Museum.
AMERICAN HOME DAY
The S. Hadley Women's Club will celebrate American Home Day on March 16 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 319 Granby Road, at 11 a.m. Members will display their crafts and a cooking demonstration and lunch will be offered by Joe Frigo from Frigo's Italian Store. Cost: $10 per person and must be paid in advance by calling Lorraine Uhlig at 534-0663 or 561-3126.
SENIOR CENTER TRIPS
The Senior Center will sponsor the following trips: The River Dance, March 10 at 8 p.m. Cost: $46.50 plus driver gratuity. Holyoke Mall on March 14. Smith College Bulb Show. Cost: $4. Lunch on your own at Paisano's. We'll leave the center at 10 a.m. To sign up for any of these trips, come into the center or call 569-5498.
PURIM HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Temple Beth El, 979 Dickinson St., invites all to join the congregation on March 19 at 6:45 p.m. to celebrate Purim. The celebration begins with a light dinner and children's activities, followed by Maariv and Havdalah, the Megillah Reading and dessert. Dress as a character from Persia as this year's theme is Shushan/Persia. For more info, call or e-mail the temple office at 733-4149 or email@example.com.
"THIRTEEN AND A DAY"
Journalist Mark Oppenheimer will speak at Temple Beth El on Shabbat on March 12. He will speak about his book, "Thirteen and a Day," at a Kiddush lunch immediately following services, which begin at 9:30 a.m. There is no charge for the lunch, but reservations are required by March 4. Call or e-mail the temple office at 733-4149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN'S GUILD MEETING
The St. Catherine of Siena, 1023 Parker St., Women's Guild meeting will take place March 1 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. The speaker will be Sandy Merrill of "Let's Bead with Sandy." A small participation fee will be asked. Everyone is welcomed, and refreshments will be served.
The Exchange Club of Springfield, an organization for the prevention of child abuse and youth and community service, is hosting a luncheon on March 3 at noon at the 350 Grille on Worthington Street. The annual Blue and Gold Award will be presented to a police officer for outstanding performance in the line of duty. The public is invited at a cost of $15. To attend, call Program/Membership Chair Dot Lortie at 783-0195.
The Mall Walkers Club at Eastfield Mall will host a free health presentation on March 2 at 9 a.m. in the Food Court. Peter Antonopoulos, D.M.D., of Valley Dental will discuss "Dental Care." Free blood pressure screening is provided by the Chicopee VNA. Free health info, free raffle. For further info, contact Carolyn at Eastfield Mall at 543-8000, ext. 11.
SOCCER, GAELIC FOOTBALL
The John Boyle O'Reilly Club is accepting sign ups for youth soccer and Gaelic football. Springfield Youth Soccer League is $70 for U6, U8 and U10 boys and girls. Boys and girls youth Gaelic football, ages 6 to 16, has no fee. For more info, call Kate Carney at 7462565 or visit www.jbocelticsc.com.
ITALIAN MUSIC CONCERT
The Italian Cultural Center (ICC) and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish are sponsoring an evening of classical and contemporary Italian music singer/songwriter Pina Magri of Rome, Italy, on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. Event will take place at the parish, 123 William St. Tickets: $20 and must be purchased by March 25 from the church rectory at 734-5433 or the ICC at 784-1492.
The autobiography "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali will be discussed at the next meeting of the Friends of The West Springfield Public Library's book group on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more info, call 736-4561 ext. 7.
CROP HUNGER EVENT
This year's Agawam/W. Springfield CROP Hunger Event will take place April 10 in W. Springfield. For more info, contact Mary Ellen Fydenkevez in Agawam at 789-2484 or email@example.com or Diana Forfa in W. Springfield at 734-7667 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HULA HOOP WORKSHOPS
Hula Hoop workshops are offered at the YMCA of Greater Westfield the second Friday of each month beginning March 11 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Cost: $10 for members and $15 for non-members. These hoops are professionally designed and weighted to provide the maximum workout. For more info, call Cindy Agan at 568-8631 ext. 323.
LABOR POSTER EXHIBIT
"The Struggle for Women's Equality Around the World," an international labor poster exhibit by Stephen Lewis, SEIU LOCAL 509, will be on display at the Jasper Rand Art Gallery, 6 Elm St., through March 29. Viewing hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.