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Town Events, Sept. 22 - Sept. 29

From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder

AGAWAM
CRAFTERS WANTED
Crafters wanted for Feline Friends Cat Sanctuary Craft Fair on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dave's Soda and Pet City, 151 Springfield St. Set up at 8 a.m. Cost: $20 (bring table and chairs). Proceeds will go directly to help with the feeding, trapping, spaying/neutering and care of cats. Donation of cat food, cat-related products and/or raffle prizes appreciated. For more info, call Maureen Fredey at 786-2854.

ZITI AND MEATBALL SUPPER
Tickets are on sale for the ziti and meatball supper benefit for Agawam Friends of Homeless Cats on Oct. 29 at the Senior Center, 954 Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: $10 donation will go toward care of lost, abandoned or feral cats. Cat food donations accepted. For more info, contact Kathy at 786-3672 or e-mail kshep873091@verizon.net. Tickets also sold at the door.

GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING
Western Mass. Genealogy Society's next meeting will be Oct. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Senior Center, 954 Main St. Guest speaker: Leslie Huber, genealogist and author of "The Journey Takers." Annual membership fee: $20. For more info, e-mail WestMassGen@Comcast.net.

ST. PAT'S COMMITTEE MEETING
The St. Patrick's Committee is inviting folks from Agawam who'd like to know more about the functions of the committee Oct. 1 at St. Anne's Country Cub from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be entertainment by The Celtic Duo, from the Amherst String Ensemble and will have hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Event is free; reservations mandatory. For more info, call Jude O'Hare at 786-2547.

CLASS OF 1960
In conjunction with the 50th reunion of the Agawam High School Class of 1960 on Sept. 25 at Crestview, there will be an afternoon of film, "Best Foot Forward," and slides at the Senior Center on Main Street a 1 p.m. on Sept. 24. Students and the general public are invited to attend on Sept. 24.

CHICOPEE
CARD, COIN & MEMORABILIA SHOW
Card, Coin and Memorabilia Show on Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Chicopee Boys and Girls Club, 580 Meadow St. Admission: $1; kids under 10 free. For info: 593-6046.

FOOT CLINIC
Nurses provide foot care on Oct. 4 starting at 9 a.m. in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Appointments in advance. Cost is $28. Call 534-3698, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

MASSAGE AT SENIOR CENTER
Chair massage by Gia Welch of Craniosacral and Massage Center Inc. on Oct. 7 starting at 9:20 a.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. Session is 15 minutes; $13 for those over 60, and $15 for those under 60. Appointments also available Oct. 15 starting at 9:40 a.m. To schedule appointment call 534-3698, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

FRIENDS OF CHICOPEE SENIORS
Friends of Chicopee Seniors will host a regular meeting on Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. The Friends have made a commitment to raise two million dollars toward a new building. If you are interested in this project or any of the other activities of the Friends, come to the meeting. For more info call Adele Tawrel at 534-3698 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

41 SIGNS OF HOPE AT SALEM CROFS
A food demonstration at the inn and a wonderful uplifting show on Oct. 29. Includes stop at Atkins Farms. Cost: $70, includes all tips and taxes. Call Chicopee Senior Travel Club, Mon.-Fri., noon-3 p.m. at 534-3698.

STRS ST. JOSEPH SPAGHETTI SUPPER
Oct. 5, 4:30 TO 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 460 Granby Rd in Chicopee, hosted by K of C Elder Council 69. Menu: salad, roll, spaghetti and meatballs, coffee, Koolaid and dessert. Adults: $5; seniors and students: $4.; children under 5: free. Tickets are available at Mont Marie in Holyoke and will also be sold at the door. Proceeds benefit Sister of St. Joseph.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER
Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 156 Springfield St., Adults, $6; Children five to 12, $3. For info or reservations, call Joan at 592-3596.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
AL-ANON MEETING
If someone's drinking is bothering you, Al-Anon can help. Newcomers welcome Monday 8:30 a.m. meeting in church basement at St. Paul's on the corner of Sewall and Hubbard Streets, Ludlow. For info about other locations call 782-3406 or visit www.ma-al-anon-alateen.org.

TECH CLASS OF 1953
Reunion will take place Oct. 23 at Max's Tavern at the Basketball hall of Fame, on Columbus Avenue at 1 p.m. Tickets: $40. Call 739-0728 for info and reservations.

HOLYOKE
VETERANS SUNDAY SERVICE
The United Congregational Church of Holyoke, 395 High St., invites all to its 16th annual Veterans Sunday Service on Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. Free luncheon for vets following the service. For directions, visit www.uccholoyoke.org.

POLISH DINNER NIGHT
Polish dinner night at American Legion 351, 50 St. Kolbe Dr. on Sept. 29. Cost is $9. Menu: golomki, pierogi, keilbasa, kapusta, rye bread. Pre-paid reservations only. Reserve ahead for to-go orders by calling 534-1861.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER
The monthly all you can eat spaghetti supper hosted by the Holyoke Lodge of Elks #902 on Whitney Avenue will take place Sept. 30 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults; $2 for kids age six to 12.

"CHRISTMAS WITH COONEY"
Holyoke Golden Seniors are having a "Christmas with Cooney" trip to Garde Arts Theatre and Mohegan Sun on Dec. 7. Cost: $61 per person. Driver tip included and a casino bonus. We leave from KMart's parking lot at 7:30 a.m. For reservations or info, call Carold LaBoursoliere 533-5905.

SOUTHWICK
8K WALK, RUN, RIDE
The Rotary Club will host a 8K Walk-Run-Ride on Oct. 17 at Southwick Rail Trail to support local families in need. Rain date: Oct. 24. Registration: 11 a.m. Participants are required to make a donation. For more info, call Karen Shute at 569-1987, Brian Morrissey at 569-1262 or Bob Fox at 569-5962.

SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
The following events will take place at the Senior Center. Sept. 23: Shine (by appt). Sept. 24: Vet's Rep., 9 a.m. Sept. 30: cake and ice cream at noon (must sign up with Nancy). Oct. 13: Avada Hearing Clinic. For more info, call the center at 569-5498.

TRIP TO FOXWOODS
The Senior Center will sponsor a trip to Foxwoods Casino and Pequot Museum on Nov. 17. Cost: $28. Leave the center at 7:30 a.m. Bonus includes buffet lunch and free wheel spins. Call the center at 569-5498 to sign up.

SPRINGFIELD
YOUTH MASS
Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, Plumtree Road. Youth choir provides contemporary music. All welcome.

OKTOBERFEST
Sacred Heart Church, Chestnut Street, will host its annual Oktoberfest on Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind the church. German music with the Black Sheep throughout the day, children's games, teenage activities, apple pie baking contest, bingo, Chinese and grocery wheel raffles, Grand raffle. American and German food. For more info or to purchase raffle tickets, call 732-3721.

FALL FESTIVAL
Landmark at Monastery Heights is looking for local artisans, crafters, and farmers to join its Fall Festival on Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will offer Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving items, as well as a farmers' market. Contact Sharon Beaudry by calling 781-1282 or sharonb@landmarkseniorliving.com.

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED
This Fall Evangelical Covenant Church will enter its 10th year of helping people explore who Jesus really is and what it means to follow him. Beginning Sept. 27, the Springfield church will host a new session of Christianity Explored, an internationally-renowned 10-week program that invites people to ask questions about Christianity and explore answers found in scripture. For more info, visit www.ecovs.org.

DUELING PIANOS
Join a group from Mary Mother of Hope Church and enjoy a Sunday brunch while experiencing the dueling pianos at The Log Cabin, Holyoke, Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $54/person. Self-drive event. Reservations: Sylvia, 594-2757.

YOUTH BASKETBALL SIGN UPS
Registration for girls and boys, kindergarten to grade 8 at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 455 Island Pond Rd, Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5 and 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to play CYO basketball this winter. Contact 262-7381, 301-0943 or allforkidsaa@gmail.com for more info.

WARD 8 MEETING
The next meeting of the Ward 8 Democratic committee will take place on Sept. 25 at 11 a.m., at the Community Building, 117 Main St., Indian Orchard. A guest speaker will be present.

READ ALOUD VOLUNTEERS
Springfield School Volunteers is seeking readers for the Springfield School Volunteers/Babson Capital Management LLC Read Aloud Program, now in its 25th year. Volunteers will read to students in grades pre-kindergarten through five in the Springfield Public Schools once a month, October to February To sign up contact Maureen Moriarty at 787-6657 or moriartymaur@sps.springfield.ma.us. Training sessions offered. Visit www.springfieldschoolvolunteers.org for the schedule.

SHRINER'S HOSPITAL WALKATHON
Shriners Hospital will celebrate its 85th birthday with a 3 mile Walkathon/BBQ on Sept. 25. Walk from the hospital at 516 Carew St. through Van Horn Park and back to the hospital. Registration 9 a.m., walk 10 a.m., BBQ 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost: $20 person, Children 14 and under $5. Rain or Shine. Free parking at Boys & Girls Club. Info: contact Lee Freniere at 755-2307 or lfreniere@shrinenet.org.

TEDDY BEARS FOR ST JUDE'S
Belden Jewelers in the Eastfield Mall is selling teddy bears for the holidays to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Bears are priced at $12.99 with no less than $7 going towards St. Jude's. Available at Belden and Kay Jewelers. Info: facebook.com/eastfieldmall.fans or contact Eastfield Mall at543-8000.

CLASSICAL CLASS OF 1970
Will be celebrate its 40th class reunion Oct. 2 at The Munich House, Chicopee, at 6:30 p.m and Oct. 3 with brunch at Classical High School. If you have not received invitation call Cleo Warden at 596-6411 or visit http://ClassicalHigh70.com for more info.

OLSH FLEA MARKET
Spaces are available at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Flea Market Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Center, Rosewell St. Lower level will feature used items, second hand jewelry, used books; the parking lot will host a flea market. Info: call 782-8041.

WESTFIELD
HULA HOOPING
The YMCA will begin offering Hula Hooping the second Friday of each month with Arianna Shelton from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. beginning Oct. 8. Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Hoops are professionally designed and weighted to provide the maximum workout. Registration required. For more info, call Cindy Agan at 568-6831 ext. 323.

WESTFIELD DAY
Mayor Daniel Knapik announced that the Big E will provide vouchers to students in grades one to 12, entitling them to a free ticket on Westfield Day, Sept. 30, after 2 p.m. Kindergartners: free. Vouchers will be distributed at the schools on Sept. 29. Home schooled students can obtain their vouchers at the mayor's office. Private schools can obtain tickets at the superintendent's office, 22 Ashley St.

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES
The YMCA of Greater Westfield will conduct three leagues of winter basketball this year. Leagues are set up to play on Saturdays. Registration is being accepted daily at the YMCA, 67 Court St. Call George Hart, youth sports director, at 568-8631 for more info or registration.

HARVEST BREAKFAST
Westfield Democratic City Committee will host its annual Harvest Breakfast on Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m. at Tekoa Country Club. Keynote speakers will be First Lady of Massachusetts Diane Patrick and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray. For more info and tickets, call 568-3435.

SUPPORT GROUP
The Westfield YMCA Support Group will meet the last Monday of every month. For more info, contact Charlene Call at 568-8631 ext. 305.

DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
The Westfield Democratic City Committee announces its Annual Harvest Breakfast on Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m. at Tekoa Country Club. Keynote speakers will be First Lady of Massachusetts Diane Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray. For more info. and tickets, call 568-3435

WEST SPRINGFIELD
GREEN MONSTER
Visit the Mass Save booth on Sept. 23 at The Big E to meet our beloved sports mascot, Wally the Green Monster. Wally will be available for free autographs and photos from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more info, visit MassSave.com.


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