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Town Events, Oct. 6 - Oct. 13

From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder

AGAWAM
SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
Oct. 7: 9 a.m. exercise; 9:15 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. line dancing 2; 12:15 p.m. bridge; 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. pitch; 1:30 p.m. open art; 2 p.m. melody band; 4 p.m. zumba. Oct. 8: 8:30 a.m. tap class; 9:15 a.m. oil painting; 9:30 a.m. hand and foot card game or walking club; 10 a.m. Tai Chi; 11:15 a.m. yoga; noon slide show with Jim Birchall; 12:30 p.m. canasta; 1 p.m. cribbage.

HARVEST FESTIVAL CRAFT SHOW
Harvest Festival Craft Show at First Baptist Church, 760 Main St., Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Thirty booths of crafters featuring Pandora style beads by Cioa Bella and customer laser engraving by Impressions. Home decor, food, personalized gifts, yard decor and so much more.

AUTHOR TALK
Agawam Public Library's AuthorTalk series continues Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. with Michael Dialessi, author of "Washington's Child." Copies will be available for purchase and signing at this event. Visit www.agawamlibrary.org or call 789-1550 to register for this program.

FREE ZUMBA CLASSES
Starting Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and continuing monthly through May 2011, the Agawam Public Library will offer a free drop-in Zumba class for adults 18 and older. Zumba is a fitness program that fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow dance moves (no dance experience necessary). For more info, visit www.LHQDanceForce.com.

CULTURAL COUNCIL MEETING
The Agawam Cultural Council is meeting on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St. The meeting is open to the public. This all-volunteer organization, appointed by the mayor and funded, in part, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, is looking for new members.

GARDEN CLUB MEETING
The Agawam Garden Club will meet Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Captain Leonard House, 663 Main St. Diane and Dan Stoller, owners of Paper Reeds in Somers, Conn., will present "Flowers, Birds, and Gardens." Guest fee: $2. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month (March to November). All are welcome.

BLOOD DRIVE
Elm-Belcher Masonic Lodge, 53 River St., Oct.r 8, 1 to 7 p.m.Public Invited. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointments, walk-ins also welcome. Blood donors will receive a complimentary gift from the Red Cross and a voucher for a free meal at Elm-Belcher Lodge.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER
All you can eat. Elm-Belcher Masonic Lodge, 53 River St. Oct. 13, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Open to the public. Monthly spaghetti suppers on the second Wednesday. Net proceeds will benefit Elm-Belcher Lodge, Masonic and local charities.

FRIENDS RAFFLE
The Friends of the Agawam Senior Center will sponsor a raffle of more than 100 prizes on Nov. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. Top prize: $250. Refreshments. Free entertainment.

CHICOPEE
SPAGHETTI SUPPER
The William F. Davit Ladies Auxiliary Post #625 located at 374 Front St. will hold their spaghetti supper on Oct. 7 from 4-6 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults and seniors, $4 for children under 10 and $5.25 for take outs.

COUNCIL ON AGING MEETING
The Chicopee Council on Aging will host their regular meeting on Oct. 12 at 4:45 p.m. in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. The meeting is open to the public.

SENIOR CENTER CLOSING
The Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court, will be closed Oct. 11 because of the Columbus Day holiday.

PARKS AND REC FALCONS NIGHTS
The Springfield Falcons offer home game tickets at the Parks and Rec. Dept. Purchase ticket vouchers that can be redeemed at the will call window for any home game throughout the season. Cost: $11 per ticket. For every ticket purchased the Parks Dept. will get $1 back for youth activities. For info call Parks and Rec. at 594-3481.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
The next meeting will be Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Diane Weston, R.N. will provide info on ways to manage your diabetes, help you with diet plans, provide instruction on the use of a glucomenter, info on research and new developments and answer questions. New members welcome. Info: Jared, 534-3698. Free, donations welcome.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP
An Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at the Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. On Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m., Gerri Bennett, R.N. will provide info on alzheimer's and support to help provide the best care for your loved one. Free. For more info or to register, call 534-3698.

ROAST BEEF SUPPER
First Congregational Church of Chicopee, UCC, 306 Chicopee St., will host a roast beef super Oct. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Menu: roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash, pickled beets, rolls, desserts, coffee, tea or milk. Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for kids ages six to 12. Take out available. Tickets at the door. Make reservations by calling 593-5061. Walk ins welcome.

WHITE RIVER VT TRAIN RIDE
Chicopee Parks Dept. and Ely Associates sponsor a foliage train ride from Union Depot White River Junction for Thetford, Vt, on Oct. 10. Bring your own lunch or dine in the dining area. Depart 8:30 a.m. from the old Chicopee High (Chicopee Academy); return 4:30 p.m. Price: $56 adult; $49 child. For more info, call the Parks Dept. at 594-3481.

MEN'S BASKETBALL COORDINATORS
Meeting Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Parks Dept. All teams from last season, or any new teams interested in participating this season must have a team representative present. A $500 deposit for league entry made payable to Chicopee Men's Basketball must be available at the meeting. For team play, team must be comprised of a majority of Chicopee residents, with no more than three non-residents. For more info, call Rich at 594-3481.

MARTY ROTELLA CONCERT
Catholic singer/sornwriter who has apperaed on EWTN in concert Oct. 16, 7 p.m., at St. Anthony's Church, St. Anthony's Street, to benefit pregnancy crisis centers. Tickets $5/person at the door or call Marie Golb, 533-4386 or Dorothy Moreau, 536-1015.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
PIONEER VALLEY STAMP CLUB
Pioneer Valley Stamp Club will meet Oct. 12 and 26 at The First United Church of Christ, corner of Longmeadow and Williams streets. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for shop and swap; meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit us at www.pioneervalley-stampclub.org or call Bev at (860) 623-6975 or Dave at 783-2809 for more info.

POLISH BUFFET
First Congregational Church of Sunderland will host October Dinner Polish Buffet on Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Menu: golumbki, pierogi, lazy pierogi, pork and sauerkraut, baked beans, dessert and coffee. Adults $9; child under eight $4. Reservations: 665-2890.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST
Sunderland Congregational Church will host a country breakfast on Oct. 9 from 7 to 10 a.m. Menu: pancakes, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, and beverage. One serving-adults $5; all you can eat-adults $8; children $4.

NORTHEAST CATTLE SHOW
Northeast Highland Cattle Association's annual fall show and gathering Oct. 9, 9 a.m., at Mallary Arena, Big E fairgrounds, West Springfield. Spectators welcome. No admission charged. See a number of breeders and a sampling of their stock all under one roof.

MALAWI FUNDRAISER
On Oct. 16, Fly Wheel Arts Collective, 43 Main St., Easthampton, will host a fundraiser concert for the non-profit Educate Malawi Inc. Local artists will be playing an assortment of music from 7 to 10 p.m. Refreshments will be served and authentic African items will be available for sale. More info: www.flywheelarts.org and www.educate-malawi.org.

PRETTY, PINK & POSHE
This runway fashion show for breast cancer research will be presented at the Basketball Hall of Fame on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. This great event planned for the day before the Walk for the Cure. Tickets are available in advance for only $10/person with all proceeds going directly to the charity; they will be $15 at the door. For more info, look for us on Facebook: Pretty, Pink & Poshe.

GRANBY
SHOPPING, ROCKWELL MUSEUM
Bus trip to the Lee Prime Outlets and the Norman Rockwell Museum on Oct. 19. Bus leaves Immaculate Heart of Mary at 8:30 a.m. First stop is Lee Outlets. Lunch on your own. Arrive at Norman Rockwell Museum at 1 p.m, gallery walk at 2 p.m. Depart: 4 p.m. Tickets: $30/person; includes bus, museum and drivers gratuity. For info, to reserve your seat call Nancy at 467-9323 or Joan at 467-3441.

HOLYOKE
PISTOL SAFETY COURSE
An N.R.A. Basic Pistol Safety Course will be offered at the Holyoke Revolver Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a hands-on shooting experience teaching knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for pistol safety. N.R.A. Basic Pistol Course Certificate, a state certificate, awarded upon successful completion. Pre-registration required by Oct. 9. To register, call 539-9345 and leave phone number.

BABYSITTER CLASSES
The Greater Holyoke YMCA will offer Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys age 11 to 13 on Oct. 23 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Greater Holyoke YMCA. Registration for the program is open until Oct. 20. The Safe Sitter program is a medically accurate program that teaches young adolescents how to handle emergencies when caring for younger kids. Cost: $45. To register, call 534-5631.

SOUTHWICK
BOOKS SOUGHT
The Friends of the Southwick Public Library, 95 Feeding Hills Rd., are looking for donations of books, CDs, DVDs and audio books for its fall book sale to benefit the library. Drop off donaions Oct. 16, 10 a.m to 1 p.m. No encyclopedias, magazines or condensed books. For more info, call 569-1221.

NEEDLE WORKING, QUILTING
A group will get together on Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon to do some needle working and quilting. If you'd like to join them just come into the Senior Center.

POKER WEDNESDAYS
A group of ladies have started playing poker here on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. If you are interested stop by the Senor Center on Wednesday.

OCTOBER EVENTS
The following events will take place at the Senior Center. Oct. 8: Vets' Rep., 9 a.m. Oct. 13: Avada Hearing Clinic or manicures (by appointment). Oct. 14: SHINE (by appt). Oct. 18: COA meeting, 1 p.m. Oct. 22: Vets' Rep., 9 a.m. Oct. 28: SHINE (by appt). For more info, or to make appointments, call 569-5498.

WEEKLY EVENTS
The following events will take place weekly at the Senior Center. Mondays: pool or quilting and needle working, 9 a.m. Tuesdays: yoga, 9 a.m., $3; bingo, 10 a.m., 5 /card; Tai-Chi, 11 a.m., $3; painting, noon, $3; poker, 1 p.m. Wednesdays: line dancing, 10 a.m., $2; ladies' poker, 12:30 p.m.; writers' workshop, 1 p.m. Thursdays: pool, 9 a.m.; aerobics, 9:30 a.m., $3; poker or ceramics, 1 p.m. Fridays: swimming, 9 a.m., $20 for five classes; Wii games, 10 a.m.

SPRINGFIELD
MOHEGAN SUN CASINO
Mom's birthday trip Nov. 7 with Gina Daniele. Cost is $25 p/p. Bus leaves 7:30 a.m.; be at Mom and Rico's at 7 a.m. Be sure to check out lighted sign in parking lot or Mom and Rico's for updates. All trips are done with Peter Pan buses. To book call 732-8941.

FALL AUCTION
Foster Memorial Church will host a Fall Auction in Fellowship Hall on Oct. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. Auction items include NYC Broadway shows tickets, ballroom dance lessons, oil changes, restaurant tickets, etc. Lunch served from noon to 2 p.m. to allow buyers time to browse the auction and bake sale tables.

BREAST CANCER WORKSHOP
The non-profit Cancer House of Hope, 946 Plumtree Rd., will offer the following free workshop: Radiation Therapy and Breast Cancer Discussion with Dr. Mary Ann Lowen on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. There will be Q&A time following her presentation. To register, contact the Springfield House at 782-5500.

LEGACY WRITING
The non-profit Cancer House of Hope, 946 Plumtree Rd., will offer the following free workshop: Connecting the Generations in Your Family An Introduction to Legacy Writing on Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. with certified life coach and legacy workshop facilitator, Karen Knight. To register, contact the Springfield House at 782-5500.

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.l offering the work of more than 30 vendors. Free admission. Proceeds to benefit Trinity United Methodist Church.

CATHEDRAL COLLEGE FAIR
Open to all area high school students, parents and school counselors Oct. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 260 Surrey Rd. Financial aid program for parents conducted by a MEFA financial aid professional. For info, call the school's counseling office at 782-5285.

ARMENIAN FAIR
At St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, 135 Goodwin St., Indian Orchard, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Shish Kebab, chicken kebab dinners, raffles, baked goods, forgotten treasures. Food all day. Takeout available. Call ahead, 543-4763.

SHABBAT SERVICE
At Sinai Temple, 1100 Dickinson St., Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. for individuals wanting to learn more about the prayers and parts of the Friday night service. Rabbi and Cantor Martin Levson will "slow down" and take time to answer questions and discuss a few of the prayers as they go through the service. For more info, call 736-3619.

"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 at the door. To purchase in advance, contact Scott at Scogdh365@aol.com or 886-2507. Proceeds benefit the CHS Music Dept.

WESTFIELD
CRAFTER'S BONANZA
Zuber's, 98 Southwick Rd., will host a Crafters Bonanza every Saturday and Sunday during October outdoors in the beautiful fall weather. A large tag sale to help homeless animals will also be on site. Those interested in participating may e-mail denisesinico@hotmail.com or call 568 6964. Price for space: $15 per day; $25 for the weekend.

PARENT EDUCATION SEMINAR
The first in a series of three parent education seminars, "Emergency Preparedness: Understanding Your Role as Citizen and Parent," by Jim Wiggs, director of the Emergency Management Agency, will be presented Oct. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at North Middle School, 350 Southampton Rd. For more info, visit: www.k12.westfield.ma.us/cshac/parentseminars.html.

WEST SPRINGFIELD
MEET & GREET WITH COUNCILORS
W. Springfield Senior Center will host "Meet and Greet Your Town Councilors" on Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visit with our councilors and to join us for lunch (meatball grinder). Residents who wish to dine with their councilors must reserve a seat by calling 263-3264 or 263-3265 by Oct. 8. Meal donation: $2.50 for 60+ years old and $3.75 for under 60.

BOOK DISCUSSION
The Friends of the West Springfield Public Library's next book discussion will be on Oct. 18 to discuss "Saturday" by Ian McEwan. The group meets on the second floor of the library, 200 Park St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All are welcome. For more info, call The Friends at 736-4561 ext 7.

COIN CLUB
The West Springfield Coin Club will meet Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Elm St. A featured topic will be presented as well as business matters, small auction and refreshments. Guests welcome. For info contact Peter Setian at 596-9871.


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