|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
TEEN HALLOWEEN PARTY
Agawam Public Library's Teen Advisory Council will host the fourth annual Teen Halloween Party for Agawam and Feeding Hills teens in grades seven to 12 on Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Costumes are optional. There will be prizes, activities, games and refreshments. Space is limited. Register early online at agawamlibrary.org or call 789-1550 ext. 4.
Feline Friends Cat Sanctuary hosts a Craft Fair Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dave's Soda and Pet Food City, 151 Springfield St. Includes craft fair, bake sale, raffle, kids coloring contest, pet adoptions and education, pet costume contest, and all kids who attend in costume will receive a prize courtesy of Dave's Soda and Pet Food City. Set-up: 8 a.m. Cost of space: $20. Bring your own table and chairs. For info, call Maureen at 786-2854.
COMMUNITY ART SHOW
The third annual Art Show and Sale presented by Agawam Community Artists will take place Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Capt. Charles Leonard House, 663 Main St. Contact Howard Safford at 246-3513 for more info.
ST. PATRICK PARISH REUNION
A dinner buffet Nov. 14 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus #69, 460 Granby Rd. Tickets are $25 for adults, seniors, and students. Children under five are admitted free. No tickets at the door. Deadline for tickets is Nov. 5. For more info and tickets call 592-7249.
On Nov. 8 the Chicopee Council on Aging will be celebrating Veteran's Day with a special event titled "Heroes Welcome" at 1 p.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center. Recognition made to the 65th anniversary to the end of World War II and the 60th anniversary to the start of the Korean War. Veterans encouraged to bring a maximum of two items of military memorabilia to display by 12:30 p.m. day of event. To register call 534-3698.
CHRISTMAS WITH COONEY
Christmas with Cooney Dec. 7 at the Garde Arts Theatre. Includes round trip motor coach to Mohegan Sun, casino bonus and food voucher, Andy Cooney Christmas Show at Garde Arts, gratuities. A special 3 p.m. show featuring 15 show members and comedian. Cost is $60. Call the Chicopee Senior Travel Club at 534-3698, Mon.-Fri., noon to 3 p.m.
Chicopee Public Library will welcome Dr. Louise Sanchione to give a health lecture titled, "Have a Flu-Free Winter ... Naturally!" on Oct 23. The talk is free and will be given in the Conference Room of the Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front St., from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call 594-1800 ext. 108 to sign up and for more info.
The Granby Public Library will host award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack to present "Van Gogh's Starry Night: How to Pastel Paint Expressively" Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This pastel painting workshop is designed for beginners and experienced artists. Seats may fill quickly so call 467-3320 to register. All materials included.
NATURALIST CLUB HIKE
A 1.5 mile hike up H. Newman Marsh Memorial trail up the north face of Observation Hill in the Chester-Blandford State Forest, Oct. 24 from 12:30 p.m. Leader: Dave Lovejoy, tel. 572-5307. For carpooling, meet at Westfield State commuter parking lot at 12:30 p.m. or at Chester-Blandford State Forest at 1:15 p.m., four miles west of Huntington on Route 20. To reach the trail head, turn onto Sanderson Brook Road, opposite Banish Lumber and park in lot just a few feet up road on right. Heavy rain cancels.
CARING FOR DYING LOVED ONES
A talk presented by Funeral Consumer Alliance of Western Massachusetts at Rockridge Retirement Community, 25 Coles Meadow Rd., Northampton, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. Author Joanna Lillian Brown will talk on her book, "Caring for Dying Loved Ones: A Helpful Guide For Families and Friends." Free. Open to the public.
"Lot's Wife," a mixed media installation by Easthampton artist Jeff Derose, will be in the Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College until Oct. 21. There will be a closing reception on Oct. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For info contact Amy Johnquest at email@example.com or 552-2614.
HCC OPEN HOUSE
Explore all the options at Holyoke Community College's Open House on Nov. 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development. Student panel, campus tours, and special sessions at 5 and 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For info, call 552-2321 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosted by Holyoke Lodge of Elks #902, Whitney Ave, will be Oct. 28 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Menu: tossed salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, parmesan cheese, plain and garlic rolls, lemonade, coffee, tea. $5 adults; $2 kids 6 to 12, under 6 free. Meatballs and dessert available. This month's dinner supports Holyoke High School cheerleaders.
The Congregational Church of South Hadley will host a Harvest Festival Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 11 North Main St. Everyone welcome. Come for the games, prizes, treats and fun. Church office: Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 539-9373.
Park and Rec Commission will host a Halloween party Oct. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Town Hall Community Room. This free party will include movies, a coloring contest, arts and crafts, pumpkin decorating, refreshments and special guest Tomasina the Witch. For more info, contact Pat McMahon at email@example.com.
The Cultural Council will sponsor Richard Clark's performance of "Atticus" To Kill A Mockingbird on Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. This event is free to the public.
SENIOR CHRISTMAS PARTY
Southwick Senior Christmas Party will take place at Southwick Country Club on Dec. 9 at 11:30 a.m. Cost: $22. Deadline for reservations: Dec. 1. Seating is limited. For more info, call the Senior Center.
EXCHANGE CLUB LUNCH
The Exchange Club of Springfield, an organization for the prevention of child abuse and youth and community service is holding a luncheon on Oct. 21 at noon at the '350 Grille' on Worthington Street. The guest speaker will be Congressman Richard E. Neal. The public is invited at a cost of $15, or if you are interested in becoming a member, call program/membership chairperson Dot Lortie at 783-0195 to reserve.
CLOTHING AND BLANKET DRIVE
In response to cold weather ahead, Springfield Catholic Worker announces its 9th annual Winter Clothing and Blanket Drive, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bishop Marshall Center parking lot. Drop off clean coats, parkas, sweaters, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, winter boots, and new thermal underwear. Blankets and non-perishable food also welcome. For info call 737-7600.
Tower Square is looking for vendors to help spice up the annual Holiday Arts, Crafts and Speciality Gifts Fair Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Citywalk Cafes. If you are interested in par-ticipating as a vendor, contact the CBRE/Tower Square management office at 733-2171, ext. 101 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The fee to participate is $40 for one table ($45 for two tables). Tower Square retains the right to select a variety of vendors. Not all vendors will be chosen.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Holiday Craft Fair sponsored annually by the St. Catherine of Siena Women's Guild will take place Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the parish center, 1023 Parker St. Holiday and decorative crafts from more than 60 area crafters will be featured along with a Chinese auction, baked goods, game room and hot lunch. Admission is free.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, an Anglican denomination located at 45 Buckingham St., will host their Visitor's Sunday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. Refreshments follow the service. For more info, call the church office at 736-8567.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave., will host its semi-annual Rummage Sale on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A $5 bag day will be Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon. Proceeds are used for various mission/outreach projects. For more information, please call the Trinity Church office at 737-5311 or Peg Commisso at 525-2719.
'A RAY OF ELVIS' TO BENEFIT CHS
Internationally acclaimed Elvis impersonator, Ray Guillemette Jr. and the Memphis Jam Band to perform at Cathedral High School, 260 Surrey Rd. on Oct. 23. Doors open 6:30 p.m, show at 7 p.m. Tickets, $10 each at the door. To purchase in advance, contact Scott at Scogdh365@aol.com or call 886-2507. All proceeds to benefit the CHS Music Dept.
TRINITY ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave. will host a Fall Arts & Crafts Festival Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering the work of over 30 vendors including Kitchen Cupboard featuring homemade soups by the container, Chat & Sew featuring handmade articles and more. Free admission. Coffee, homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts available. All proceeds to benefit Trinity United Methodist Church.
Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, Plumtree Road. Youth choir provides contemporary music. All welcome.
DIGITAL DARKROOM CLASS
Introduction to the Digital Darkroom of Adobe Photoshop with Tara Conant will be offered at Westfield State on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. Tuition: $119. For more info, contact the Community Education Office at 572-8034 or email@example.com.
HOLIDAY WATERCOLOR CLASS
YMCA of Greater Westfield will sponsor a holiday watercolor workshop for adults led by artist and teacher Marie Flahive on Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at Camp Shepard Goyette Chalet. Cost: member (w/own supplies) $20, require supplies from Y $30; non-member (w/own supplies) $32, require supplies from Y $42. To register or for more info, contact Rosann Scalise at 568-8631 ext. 302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be the first to try Aqua Zumba at the Westfield YMCA during an eight-week class, beginning Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Space is limited; registration required. For more info, contact Cindy Agan, 568-8631 ext. 323.
Mittineague Congregational Church's parish nurses continue the free series on Alzheimer's every Wednesday evening in October at 6:30 p.m. in the Charles G. King Fellowship Hall. Light refreshments are served prior to the programs. For more info, call the church office at 734-1290.
Mittineague Congregational Church's book club is now reading "The Forest Lover" for discussion on Nov. 3. The club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. in the parlor. For more info, call the church office at 734-1290.
SANTA'S WORKSHOP CRAFT FAIR
Vendor applications are being accepted for Santa's Workshop Craft Fair to benefit the Friends of the W. Springfield Senior Center and the Parish Cupboard on Dec. 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the senior center, 128 Park St. Registration: $35. Applications available at the senior center, by e-mail at SeniorCenter@west-springfield.ma.us or at www.west-springfield.ma.us. For more info, call 263-3264 or 263-3265.
CPR & AED TRAINING
W. Springfield Firefighters Assoc. and MedicEd.com attempt train and certify people in CPR and heartsaver AED during a one-day three-hour program on Oct. 23 at Fire Station #4 at the Big E. First session: 9 a.m. to noon; second session, 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $25, includes the training, lunch, and a course certification card. To sign up, visit www.MedicEdLIVE.com or contact Rich@mediced.com or 781-1173.
The Park and Rec Department will host its annual Halloween Party for residents' children on Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion in Mittineague Park. Kids and chaperons are invited to come in costume. Inclement weather: event moved to W. Springfield Middle School. Call 781-3020, or visit www.west-springfield.ma.us after 3:30 p.m. to find the program location or more info.
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