Town Events, May 20 - May 27
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
MYSTERY DINNER THEATER
Agawam High School Band will present a mystery dinner theater fundraiser, "Murder at the Tonylou Awards," on May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John's Church Hall on Main Street. Menu: baked ziti, salad, rolls, assorted desserts and beverages. Call Denise at 786-6817 or Sue at 786-4789 for tickets. Cost: $15/adult, $10/jr. high and high school students, $5/children middle school aged and under.
NYC BALLET TRIP
The Senior Center is hosting a trip to see the New York City Ballet in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on July 16. Bus will leave the center at 8:30 a.m. and return at 6:30 p.m. Cost includes bus, driver's tip, lunch and matinee orchestra ticket. For more info, call Joan Linnehan at 821-0604.
CRAFTERS AND ARTISTS WANTED
The Agawam Congregational Church, 745 Main St., will be hosting its third annual Fall Festival on Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. This is a juried arts and crafts fair and is open to anyone. There will be a bakery, raffle, music and caf offering a lunch menu. For an application, call 786-7111, or contact Bev Follis at email@example.com or 789-4198.
GO GREEN MEETING
The Go Green Agawam Committee will meet May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Agawam Public Library. The new State Green Communities Act will be discussed. All are welcome.
HISTORICAL OPEN HOUSE
The Agawam Historical Assoc. will host an open house at the Historical and Firehouse Museum, 35 Elm St., from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on May 25. Call Judy at 786-6315 if available to bake for this event. Members are also needed to help. A Revolutionary War through World War II Encampment will also take place on site.
BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE
Boy Scout Troop 131 will be having a bottle and can drive on May 30 from 8 a.m. - noon in the St. Stanislaus School parking lot, 534 Front St. This fundraiser is to help raise money for troop activities. Bring your returnable bottles and cans to the rear of the school. To schedule a pickup of your bottle and cans, call Cindy Conkln at 594-3142.
CHICOPEE SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB
This is a great time to register for a two-day Florida and seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruise Nov. 6 - 15. Price depends on stateroom desired. Call the Chicopee Senior Travel desk at 534-3698, Mon. - Fri., noon - 3 p.m.
The Chicopee Public Schools, Food Service Dept., Maintenance Dept. and Peace Jam are sponsoring a ziti dinner to help support Lorrraine's Soup Kitchen on May 20 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Chicopee Moose Family Center, 244 Fuller Rd. Adults, $6; children 12 and under, $4; two and under, free. Dinner includes baked ziti, garden salad, beverages and strawberry shortcake. Tickets are available at all Chicopee Public Schools in the cafeteria, in the Food Service and Maintenance Dept. at 650 Front St. (old CHS) and at the door on the day of the event.
BENEFIT CAR WASH
Laura Tefft and her daughter Samantha are coordinating a car wash to raise money for Shriner's Hospital. The car wash will take place at Brad's Service Center, 760 Front St., on May 23 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. There is no set price for car washes, and all donations will go directly to the Shriners.
The third annual tag and bake sale to benefit Lorraine's Soup Kitchen will take place May 24 at the Moose Family Center on Fuller Road. Baked goods will come from donors and Panera Bread and Bernardino's Bakery. No reasonable offer will be refused for tag sale items.
ELKS SPAGHETTI SUPPER
On the last Thursday of every month the Holyoke Lodge of Elks #902 hosts a spaghetti supper. It will be served on May 28 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Lodge Home on Whitney Avenue. Menu: tossed salad w/dressing, spaghetti smothered with Elks special meat sauce, parmesan cheese, plain and garlic rolls, lemonade, coffee or tea. Price is $5 for adults, $2 for kids 6 - 12, and free for those 5 and under.
Gina Daniele presents two upcoming bus trips: on June 7, enjoy a trip to Foxwoods Casino. Bus leaves Mom & Rico's, 899 Main St., at 7:30 a.m. July 4, tickets only are available for a Red Sox vs. Mariners game at Fenway Park no bus! For more info, call 732-8941.
League of Muslim Women
The International League of Muslim Women will host their annual meeting on May 23 at the Masjid Al-Baqi Islamic Center, 148 Fort Pleasant Ave. at noon. This meeting is open to the public.
Better Life Whole Foods will host these upcoming events: Beat the Sugar Blues, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. with Renee Hastings; June 6, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Celiac Support Group Meeting; June 20, Better Life open house. All of these events are free of charge. For more info on any of these events, or to register, call 783-9424 or visit www.betterlifewholefoods.com or visit us at Bicentennial Plaza, 1500 Allen St.
ANNUAL CAREER DAY
The Family Life Center of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center presents their sixth annual Career Day on May 20 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 3 Rutland St. For more info call Larry Leak at 739-4901 ext. 109.
Ward 6 Democratic Committee
The Springfield Ward 6 Democratic Committee will meet on May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at 395 Porter Lake Drive, Park Edge Apartments Community Room. All Ward 6 Democrats are invited to attend. The location is fully accessible. Contact Ward 6 committee chair Pat Carney at 736-0878 if you have questions.
HOLY CROSS EVENING OF MEMORIES
Holy Cross Parish, Plumtree Road, has been the home of Holy Cross School since 1956. On June 20 the parish invites all those who have helped build the blessed Holy Cross Parish Community to come and celebrate the pride that we have had in our Parochial School for over 50 years! Special Mass at 4 p.m., followed by a 5 p.m. social hour and 6 p.m. buffet with cash bar and raffle and music until 9 p.m. Tickets on sale through June 6; $20/adults and $15/children. Make checks payable to Holy Cross Rectory, 221 Plumtree Rd., Springfield, MA 01118. Contact Beth at 783-4111 ext. 100 with questions or to reserve tables of eight.
"COMEDY FOR CATHOLICS"
On May 30 at 7 p.m., Monsignor Dominic Primo Vera, a.k.a. Don Paglia, co-director of the Hartford Catholic Archdiocesan Family Life Office, will "Explain the Church" in this very funny evening of comedy, a fundraiser for the Parish's Habitat for Humanities project. Event will take place in Holy Cross School gym; only 350 seats available! Refreshments and social hour before and after performance. Tickets at the door are $12 each. Call Deacon Bill Toller at 783-4111 ext. 116 for tickets or more info.
MELHA MILITARY BAND
Stanley Park's Concert Series will feature the Melha Military Band on May 31 in the Beveridge Pavilion from 6 - 8 p.m. The Melha Military Band performs a variety of selections from Dixieland to swing including semi-classical and audience participation numbers. All concerts take place rain or shine and are free. Chairs will be provided. For further info call the park office at 568-9312.
STANLEY PARK TOURS
Stanley Park will host tours June - August on Saturdays from 9 - 10:30 a.m. All tours will meet at the Carillon. For further info contact Linda at the Stanley Park office at 568-9312 ext. 108.
The Westfield River Watershed Assoc. needs volunteers to help with storm drain marking in the city of Westfield on May 30. Markings are used as reminders not to use catch basins for waste disposal. Meet at the Westfield City Hall parking lot at 59 Court St. at 8:30 a.m. For further info contact Tracy at 210-8693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us protect the watershed.
St. John's Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St., will be hosting a dessert theater on May 30 at 7 p.m. "A Piece of the Pie" is an original murder mystery that has been written and will be performed by the Repertory Company. A suggested donation of $10 per person will go towards a Brazilian mission trip planned for this summer. For tickets,call the church at 568-1417 or Sally Sienkiewicz at 562-3186.
"FROM THE STATE HOUSE"
State Rep. Donald Humason Jr.'s newest installment of his cable show, "From the State House to Your House," will feature State Sen. Michael Knapik. The show focuses on the state budget. The program airs on Channel 15 on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., and Sundays at 4:30 p.m. For more info, visit www.donhumason.org.
The Westfield Farmers' Market will take place on the Green each Thursday, May - October from 2 - 6:30 p.m.
BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE
A bottle and can drive will take place at W. Springfield High School on May 30 from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the high school wrestling team. Pick up available with prior notice. For more info, call Kris at 250-5439 or at email@example.com.
Grace Lutheran Church on Route 20 will host its next book discussion of "Snow Falling on Cedars" by David Guterson in the church parlor on June 14 at 11 a.m. All are invited. For more info, call Carolyn at 739-0790.
BUS TRIP TO OGUNQUIT, MAINE
The W. Springfield Park & Rec. Dept. is sponsoring a bus trip to Ogunquit, Maine, on July 25. Bus leaves M.O.B., 26 Central St., at 7 a.m. Return time home approx. 9 p.m. Bus drops off short walk to beach and Marginal Way. Register at Park and Rec. office Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by mail. Registration forms online. For more info call 263-3284.