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Town Events, May 28 - June 4

From The Chicopee Herald, The Metro West Reminder and The Springfield Reminder

AGAWAM
SUMMER CONCERT
Heritage Hall campus will host its annual summer concert on June 18 from 6 - 8 p.m. on the front lawn of Heritage Woods Assisted Living, 426 Main St. Grammy-nominated band Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push will play their trademarked "push" style of Polka as well as a variety of other music. Face painting, balloons, popcorn and cotton candy will round out this fun family event. Admission is free. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Tours of the Heritage Hall Centers and Heritage Woods Assisted Living Community will be offered. For more info, contact Gina Impagnatiello at 789-8374. Rain date will be June 19 from 6 - 8 p.m

FRIENDS MEETING
The next meeting of the Friends of the Agawam Senior Center will take place on June 11 at 10 a.m. at the senior center. Free coffee will be availabe.

BOOK SALE
A book sale sponsored by the Agawam Lionesses will take place June 14 at the Lighthouse Christian Center, 522 Springfield St., from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rain date is June 28.

CHICOPEE
COLLECTIBLE SHOW
The 125th Collectible Show sponsored by the Nativity BVM Parish Council, June 1 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Nativity Church Hall, 780 Chicopee St. The show will feature coins, sports and non-sports cards and sets, wax boxes, vintage cards, game used cards, card supplies, autographs, comic books, NASCAR racing, gift items and more. Forty-seven ground level spaces, handicap accessible. New vendors always welcome. Free parking. Prizes drawn out every 30 minutes. Free give-away items at the door. Admission $1; children under 10 free. All proceeds to benefit the Nativity BVM Church. For info call Joe at 593-6046.

UPCOMING TRIPS SLIDE SHOW
Come join the Chicopee Parks Dept. and Collette Vacations on June 4 at the Chicopee Parks Dept., 6 p.m., for a viewing of the upcoming overnight vacation trips that they are offering. The trips to be viewed will be New Orleans, Alpine Christmas in Austria and Beijing, China. The slide show will give anyone interested in traveling to these historical sites a glimpse of the trip offers. The show is free; coffee and snacks will be served. Anyone who will be attending should call the Parks Dept. Prices for these trips are fabulous; come to see what we offer. For more info call the Parks Dept. at 594-3481. Hurry, seats are limited.

VOTER REGISTRATION AND PASSPORT APPLICATIONS
Persons interested in registering to vote may do so on May 28 from 9 - 11 a.m. and 5 - 7 p.m. in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. Registrants must provide the last four digits of their social security or driver's license. They may do so from memory. Passport applications and renewals will also be provided. This service provided by the Registrar of Voters office is available to anyone in the community. For more info call the center at 534-3698.

MYSTERY DINNER THEATER
Mystery Dinner Theater is taking reservations. Faith United Methodist Church, 191 Montcalm St., will be hosting a Mystery Dinner Theater on May 30 and 31 titled "Murder a la Carte: Pasta, Passion and Pistols." The menu will feature breast of chicken parmesan. Cost is $19 per person and the doors open 5:30 p.m.; the theater commences at 6 p.m. To make reservations call 533-6093. Handicapped accessible.

FOXWOODS TRIP
A trip to Foxwoods, June 11, leaving from American Legion Post #452, 37 Exchange St. at 7:15 a.m. Cost is $20. Bonus is $20 food or free buffet and $15 Keno play. For more info call Dot at 788-6835 from 4 - 5 p.m.

GRANBY
CLERK REMINDERS
Free fishing weekend. In Massachusetts June 7 - 8 is a free fishing weekend and no license is required to fish. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Kathy Kelly-Regan at 467-7178.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
KNACK FREE FAMILY EVENT
Michaels Arts and Crafts' "The Knack Free Family Event" will be June 7 at the 1083 Riverdale Road store. Bring the whole family to Michaels from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and create two projects for free. Make your own paper flowers and chenille stem bugs. The event is sponsored by Klutz Children's Books.

PIONEER VALLEY STAMP CLUB
The Pioneer Valley Stamp Club will meet on June 10 and 24 at the First United Church of Christ on Route 5 (corner of Longmeadow and Williams Streets). Activities for the evening include a mini-auction and a short meeting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a shop and swap. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Visitors, collectors and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Visit us at www.pioneervalleystampclub.org. Call Bev at 860-623-6975 or Dave at 783-2809 for further info.

ANNUAL FATHERS' DAY ROAD RACE
The Father's Day Road Race will take place June 15, beginning at the Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St. This flat 10K course runs through Springfield and Longmeadow. Get your entry form at the JCC. The road race is sponsored by F.L. Roberts & Co., Millennium Press, Fred's Shoes, Red Stone Promotions, A.O. White and the Springfield Jewish Community Center. For more info, contact Michael Paysnick at 739-4715 or info@springfieldjcc.org.

CRAFTERS AND VENDORS WANTED
T's Bridal Fair 2008 is looking for crafters and/or vendors that have services or goods to offer the wedding ceremony industry in some way. Cosmetics, photography and jewelry slots are full. The fair will take place at the Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center in Westfield on Sept. 7. If interested, e-mail arteest1977@yahoo.com or call 977-9161. Diversity welcomed.

HOLYOKE
FIREWORKS OVER NIAGARA FALLS
Friends of the Holyoke Library will be taking a four-day trip to Canada July 3 - 6. You will need proof of citizenship for this tour. Packages includes roundtrip deluxe motorcoach, three nights at Michael's Inn, three breakfast buffets, dinner buffet at Skylon Tower, Fallsview Casino visit with a casino bonus or dinner, guided sightseeing guide, duty free shopping, meal tax and all gratuities. Call Frank Wotton at 532-0214.

SOUTHWICK
TAG AND BAKE SALE
The Southwick Congregational Church, 488 College Highway, is having a tag sale/flea market and bake sale in the church parking lot on June 14. If you would like to reserve a space, call Joan at 568-8429. The cost is $20/table or $15 if you bring your own table. In case of rain, the sale will be moved inside. A light lunch will be available.

HEALTH AND INFORMATION FAIR
The Southwick Senior Center will be hosting a Health and Informational Fair on June 9 from 9 a.m. - noon in the town hall auditorium. There will be blood pressure screenings and hearing tests at no cost, also cholesterol screenings can be done for $5. We will also be selling our cook book of assorted recipes for $10 as a fund raiser to help defray the cost of various programs taking place at the center.

SPRINGFIELD
BENEFIT TAG SALE
Tag sale to benefit Our Lady of Hope Boys Basketball team to raise money to go to Florida to play in the Nationals. Tag sale will take place at 15 Barber St. (off Boston Road) on May 31 and June 1. Hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please help us send the team to Florida.

NEW ENGLAND RINGERS CONCERT
New England's premier community handbell ensemble, New England Ringers, serves it up this spring with a performance at the Faith United Church, 52 Sumner Ave. at 7 p.m. on June 1. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door; high school age and younger are free with an adult. Call 739-4728 for will-call ticket info.

WILL ROGERS FOLLIES
St. Mary's Church, 840 Page Blvd., East Springfield, is sponsoring a bus trip to see the "Will Rogers Follies" at the Mac-Haydn Theater in Chatham, N.Y., on Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. The bus will leave St. Mary's parking lot at 10 a.m. and return at approx. 6 p.m. We will stop at the Lee Outlets for some shopping and a quick lunch before attending the show. Call Sylvia to make your reservation at 594-2757.

WESTFIELD
SEEKING ARTISTS
We are looking for artists to join Artists on the Green during Labor Day Weekend. It is a great "CommUnity" event where we enjoy three days of art, music and fine food. Last year we had over 30 artists and visitors in the thousands. Artists pick from a one, two or three-day show. For an application, stop by the Tea Pot Gallery, 22 Elm St., or e-mail GETGER@comcasat.net.

WEST SPRINGFIELD
ZITI AND MINGLE EVENT
Ziti and Mingle event, June 8 from 1 - 5 p.m. at the Dante Club, Memorial Drive. Serving ziti, meatballs, salad, dessert and beverages. Raffles and performances from the Dance Center Performance Team. Tickets are $10 per person; seniors and children under 12, $8; under five free.

SPRING SWING FLING
The Immaculate Conception Church Social Club is having a Spring Swing Fling Dinner Dance on May 31. Celebrate an evening of dancing with music from the big band era as well as the music of your life from Jammin Jim. A dinner of New England comfort food and dessert will be served. Tickets are $15 per person and $20 at the door, if space is available. Cocktails will be at 6 p.m., cash bar and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with appetizers. The dance will take place in the school hall on Main Street in West Springfield. For tickets or info call Jim at 739-6796.


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