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Town Events, May 26 - June 2

From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder
AGAWAM
"FLAGS, FLOWERS, FENCES"
"Flags, Flowers, Fences," a collection of photographic images by Diane Savioli-Chase, will be on exhibit the month of June at the Agawam Public Library. Join Diane for a mini festival/reception at the library on June 10 from 6 - 8 p.m in the Peirce Conference Room. Viewing hours are during regular library hours.

DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEETING
The Agawam Democratic Committee will have its monthly meeting on June 2 in the Community Room at the Agawam Library at 7 p.m. Two high school seniors will be presented with Agawam Democratic Committee Awards. At 7:30 p.m., Avi Green and Cheryl Crawford of Mass Vote Action Fund will do a presentation on Get Out The Vote Election Training. The meetings are open to the public and we welcome all who are interested to attend.

CHICOPEE
CARD AND COLLECTIBLE SHOW
The Chicopee Boys and Girls Club will be hosting a card and collectible show June 6 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Boys and Girls Club gym, 580 Meadow St. Any and all collectibles welcome. More than 40 tables of sport and non-sport cards, vintage cards, coins, autographs, card supplies, wax boxes and more. Come support the Boys and Girls Club. Admission: $1. Children under 10 free. All proceeds are for the kids. For table or any info call Joe at 593-6046.

BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE
Boy Scout Troop 131 will host a bottle and can collection drive on June 5 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 returnable bottles and cans to the rear of the school. To schedule a pickup call Cindy Conklin at 594-3142.

HOLIDAY ADVENTURE TRIP
Chicopee Senior Travel Club, 7 Valley View Ct., is offering two great holiday adventures. We start at Mohegan Sun and then off to the North Pole Express and the Christmas Spectacular Show at Radio City Music Hall Nov. 28 and 29. Deposit: $50. Call 534-3698, Mon. - Fri., noon - 3 p.m.

HEARING SERVICE
Hearing services available on June 4 starting at 1 p.m. in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. A trained audiologist provides a hearing evaluation, hearing aid check and cleaning. Appts: call 534-3698.

WRITING GROUP
A group of friendly people gather informally in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct., on the first and third Fri. of each month at 1 p.m. June 4 and 18. Bring paper, a pen or pencil and a desire to share your ideas, imagination, life experiences or dreams. No extraordinary writing skills required. Holiday party on the first Fri. For more info call 534-3698.

MASSAGE AVAILABLE AT COA
Chair Massage by Gina Welch of Craniosacral and Massage Center Inc. starting at 9:40 a.m. on June 3 at the Chicopee COA, 7 Valley View Ct. Each sessions is 15 mins. Cost is $13 for those over 60, $15 for those under 60. Appts. are also available May 18 starting at 9 a.m. To schedule appt. call 534-3698.

EASY COOKING FOR MEN
Easy Cooking for Men, June 10, 1 p.m., at Chicopee Council on Aging, 7 Valley View Ct. This hands-on workshop includes preparing and tasting foods. Participants will learn how to plan meals, follow recipes and be a smart food shopper. Class limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration required. Tickets: $4, may be purchased at the Chicopee Senior Center office. For info call Violet, health and fitness coordinator, 534-3698.

BIG BAG SALE
The Bargain Discount Clothing Shoppe at Faith United Methodist Church, 191 Montcalm St., will host a big bag sale on May 27, June 3 and 10 from 9 a.m. - noon. Fill a bag for only $3. Good quality men's, women's and children's clothes; mix and match and fill a bag!

HOLYOKE
SPAGHETTI SUPPER
The Holyoke Lodge of elks #902 will host an all you can eat spaghetti supper May 27 at the Lodge home on Whitney Ave. Servings from 4 - 7 p.m. Menu: tossed salad w/dressing, spaghetti w/Elks meat sauce, parmesan cheese, plain and garlic rolls, lemonade, coffee, tea. Cost: $5 for adults, $2 for children 6 -12, free for those under six. Meatballs and dessert will be available.

SOUTH HADLEY
COMMUNITY FUN DAY
On June 12 enjoy a tag sale, food, fun and games at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 319 Granby Rd. Tag sale runs 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. donations are needed. Please no TVs, computer monitors or clothing. Clean, non-broken items will be accepted. For drop off info and times, call Larry Tucker at 533-4092 or Tammy O'Connell at 265-5527. Food, fun and games to run 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. All proceeds to support the Calumet Scholarship Fund and Habitat for Humanity.

SPRINGFIELD
OPEN PANTRY FOOD DRIVE
King Ward Coach Lines is conducting a food drive for the Open Pantry of Springfield. For each non-perishable item presented, King Ward is offering $5 off their daily service to Mohegan Sun Casino. The food drive is currently running through the month of May and may be extended to the end of June. For more info contact Dennis King, President, King Ward Coach Lines, at dennis@kingward.com.

ANTI-BULLYING FUNDRAISER
The students of "Bullying Hurts Everyone," a community research project at Springfield College's School of Human Services, will sponsor a Bowl-a-Thon to implement anti-bullying programs in our schools. This event will take place June 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Shaker Bowl, 168 Shaker Rd., East Longmeadow. For info or to pre-register by June 4 call Cindy at 885-1835 or e-mail stepup626@aol.com. All proceeds will be donated to the Yubbie Foundation for Bully Prevention. Everyone is welcome.

TASTE OF DUGGAN AND MORE
Duggan Middle School will host their 10th annual "Taste of Duggan and More" on June 5 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Community and health services will be available to the public as well as a blood mobile. The Zonta Club of Springfield will be on hand to offer assistance this year as well. Other highlights will include pony and train rides, face painting, clowns, a food court and an array of other booths as well.

"ITALIANO PER RAGAZZI"
The Italian Cultural Center, 56 Margaret St., will sponsor "Italiano per Ragazzi," a four-week course for children ages 6 - 12, on Sat. from June 5 - 26. The class will meet from 9 - 10 a.m. and will be free of charge. Early registration is suggested as class size will be limited. For more info, call the center at 784-1492.

FOXWOODS BUS TRIP
Gina Daniele presents a bus trip to Foxwoods Casino on June 6. Bus leaves from Mom & Rico's, 899 Main St. For more info call 732-8941.

WESTFIELD
PUBLIC INFO MEETING
Mayor Daniel Knapik and his office have scheduled a public info meeting at the South Middle School Auditorium on June 14 at 7 p.m. in an effort to inform the public of ongoing progress with the Main Street, Broad Street, Park Square project. Discussion regarding design options for the Green will be presented. Comments and concerns may be forwarded to City Engineer Mark Cressotti at m.cressotti@cityofwestfield.org or 572-6219.

ART OF BELLYDANCE
Join us we celebrate the art of bellydance and the accomplishments of both students and teachers in our community at the Gathering Sands Bellydance Show on June 5 at the Westfield Woman's Club at 2:15 p.m. Tickets: $6 for adults, $3 for kids under 12 in advance ($10/$5 at the door). For tickets contact Sanaa Amel of LifeDance Productions at 642-3128 or e-mail LifeDance.SD@gmail.com.

WESTFIELD WAVE TRIATHLON
On June 13, the Westfield YMCA swim team and the Cyclonaut Multisport team will conduct the second annual Westfield Wave Triathlon. This will be the perfect first race for the aspiring triathlete. Last year's event drew 150 competitors from all over the Northeast and was the YMCA swim team's largest fundraiser. For more info visit www.wavetriathlon.com or call the YMCA at 568-8613.

GARDEN TEA
The Westfield Woman's Club will host its 13th Annual Garden Tea on June 23 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Pavilion at Stanley Park. The program is open to the public and all are welcome. Tickets: $25 which includes having your name listed as a "friend" in the program book, or $15 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased by calling 568-8994.

THEATER AUDITIONS
Westfield Theatre Group will be host auditions for its fall and Christmas shows at the club, 28 Court St. Auditions for the roles of Shelby and Annelle for its production of "Steel Magnolias" will be on June 8 - 9 at 7:30 p.m. Show will be performed Oct. 8 - 9, 15 - 16. All other roles of the show have been cast. For further info, call the Westfield Theatre Group at 572-6838.

WEST SPRINGFIELD
BIKE-A-THON
On June 19 at 7 a.m. Karen and Stephen Hardy will ride their bikes to Brattleboro, Vt., and back in a fundraising effort for their non-profit Educate Malawi Inc. Ride begins in W.S. and there will be 10, 25, 50 and 100-mile routes for other riders. For more info call 734-3656, e-mail karen@educate-malawi.org or visit www.educate-malawi.org.

SEEKING ARTISTS
The W.S. Arts Council is looking for artists to display and/or sell their work at this year's "Celebrate the Arts" on June 10 (rain date June 11) at Landmark at Monastery Heights. Anyone interested in showing their work should call Diane Clark at 737-1909 or e-mail to wespac01089@aol.com to register. Registration closes May 28.

BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE
A bottle and can drive is taking place at the W.S. High School on May 29 from 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. All proceeds to benefit the W.S. High School wrestling team. Pick ups available. Call 250-5439 or e-mail kristowse@comcast.net.


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