Town Events, Aug. 19 - Aug. 26
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
WOMEN'S CLUB TAG SALE
The Catholic Women's Club will be sponsoring a tag sale in the church parking lot on Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Vendors are welcome and spaces are available. Because of limited space in the Parish Hall, spaces will be sold on first come basis for $20. White Elephants and jewelry are needed and can be dropped off at the Parish Hall during working hours. For more info, call Theresa at 786-4966.
Beer and Wine Tasting
Beer and Wine Tasting Fundraiser to benefit, The Agawam Bulldogs "Road to Cooperstown II," Oct. 24, 6 p.m., Alexander's Restaurant, 60 North Westfield St. in Feeding Hills. Raffles, Food, Dancing and Fun. Cost is $30 per ticket. For more information, contact email@example.com. Tickets also available from any Bulldogs family.
The Western Massachusetts Genealogy Society will hold their first meeting of the new year on Sept. 2. The meeting will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Agawam Historical and Firehouse Museum 35 Elm Street Agawam, Massachusetts. All researchers are welcome to join, experienced and those just starting. Come and be part of the Western Massachusetts Genealgoy Society, a group dedicated to keeping their ancestors memories and family histories preserved. Annual membership for the year is $20 dollars.
St. Peter's Church presents their first annual Autumn Ball (formal attire) on Oct. 10 at Chez Josef in Agawam. Social hour 6:30 p.m.; dinner 7:30 p.m. Menu: chicken, roast beef or filet of sole. Tickets are $55 per person; $100 per couple. Music from the 80's back. Call Heather at 782-3558 or Marylouise at 783-51113 for tickets and info.
CELTIC MUSIC CONCERT SERIES
Traditional Celtic music will be presented at the Captain Charles Leonard House, 663 Main St., each month from September to May. Fiddler Nikki Maranchie Engstrom, accompanied on piano by Janine Randall will begin the concert series on Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Aoife Clancy, legendary Irish performer will headline the next performance on Oct. 17. Cost: $14 for reserved seats or $18 at the door. For more info, contact Meg or Dan Sullivan at 789-9267.
CHICOPEE SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB
The club will journey through the Adirondack Mountains of New York to the Saint Lawrence Seaway and the famous 1,000 Islands. Tour will include a paddlewheel boat cruise among the 1,000 Islands, including a stop at Heart Island to visit Boldt Castle and a tour of the impressive FDR Power Project in Massena, New York and it's Eisenhower Locks; all taxes and gratuities, trip insurance. This is a three-day trip from Sept. 8-10. Call the travel club at 534-3698, Mon.-Fri., from noon-3 p.m. for further info.
This is a great time to register for a two-day Florida and seven-day Caribbean cruise on Nov. 6-15. Price depends on stateroom desired. Call Chicopee Senior Travel desk at 534-3698, Monday through Friday from noon-3 p.m.
COUNCIL ON AGING ACTIVITIES
• Aug. 24: 9 a.m.-noon Wellness Health Center; 8 - 8:30 a.m. morning stretch and strength; 8:40 a.m. Fit for Life; 10 a.m. gentle exercise; 11:45 a.m. meals; 1 p.m. int./adv. tap technique and dance; 1:30 p.m. PACE.
• Aug. 25: 8:35 a.m. low impact country aerobics; 9 - 11 a.m. cribbage; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. application assistance; 10 a.m. walking; 10 a.m. gentle balance; 11:45 a.m. meals; 1-4 p.m. bridge; 1-3:30 p.m. water color painting; 2:30-3:30 p.m. gentle yoga.
• Aug. 26: 8 - 8:30 a.m. morning stretch and strength; 8:40 a.m. Fit for Life; 9 a.m.-noon Wellness Health Center; 10 a.m. gentle exercise; 11:45 a.m. meals; 1-3 p.m. cribbage; 1 p.m. beg./int. tap; 1-3 p.m. SHINE; 2 p.m. int./adv. tap; 3 p.m. Tai Chi; 4 p.m. It's Never Too Late.
• Aug. 27: 8:35 a.m. low impact country aerobics; 9-11 a.m. cribbage; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. application assistance; 10 a.m. walking; 10 a.m. gentle exercise; 11:45 a.m. meals; 1-3:30 Mah Jongg; 1-4 p.m. bridge.
• Aug. 29: 9 a.m.-noon Wellness Health Center; 8-8:30 a.m. morning stretch and strength; 8:40 a.m. Fit for Life; 9:30 a.m. knitting; 10 a.m. gentle exercise; 11:45 a.m. meals.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS TRIP
The Chicopee Parks Dept. is sponsoring a three-day road trip to see the New England Patriots play the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, New York. Trip departs Dec. 19 returning Dec. 21. Includes roundtrip motor coach, first class accommodations at Comfort Inn Fallsview in Niagara Falls, Canada. Hotel is a two-minute walk to the casino and the Falls, two continental breakfasts included. A reserved seat in the end zone section, great seats for the game, a tailgate party prior to the game is also included. A passport is needed to get into Canada. Pre-registration is mandatory. Bus departs from the Szot Park parking lot at 8 a.m. on Saturday. For more info call the Parks Dept. at 594-3481.
RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SHOW
The Chicopee Parks and Rec. Dept. is sponsoring a trip to Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the holiday season with this year's Christmas Show. Trip includes bus fare and admittance to the show, orchestra/first mezzanine seating. The bus departs at 8 a.m. on Dec. 7. Arrive in New York City at approx. 11:30 a.m. to shop for hours prior to the 5 p.m. show, then depart for home at 7 p.m. For more info call the Parks Dept. at 594-3481.
BENNINGTON, VT TRIP
Join the Aldenville Seniors of St. Rose de Lima on Oct. 8 as they travel to Bennington, VT for their foliage trip. First stop will be to Camelot Village Country Craft Center followed by lunch at the Bennington Station Restaurant where you will have two dinner choices. After lunch we are off to the Bennington Museum and our final stop of the day will be to the Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop. For info call 533-9282.
CHS CLASS OF 1944 REUNION
The Chicopee High School class of 1944 Reunion Committee have scheduled their 65th reunion for Oct. 11 at the Cavalier Restaurant in Chicopee from noon-4 p.m. The committee is looking for the current addresses of former classmates: Vivian (Breault) Smith, Alfred (Caron) Scollard, Theresa (Labelle) Lidwin, Frances Mroczek, Stasia Sarna, and Jennie (Strzempek) Stefanik. Contact Marcel Godin at 592-3609.
RED SOX AND BALTIMORE WEEKEND
The Chicopee Parks and Rec. Dept. is sponsoring a three-day road trip to enjoy the excitement of two Red Sox games in Baltimore. Trip includes transportation, tickets for two games, hotel stay for two nights, Hotel in the Inner Harbor, deluxe continental breakfasts at the hotel. Trip departs Sept. 18 returning on Sept. 20. There is a $100 deposit, final payment due by end of August. For more info call the Parks Dept. at 594-3481.
The Holyoke Lodge of Elks 902 will host a spaghetti supper on Aug. 27 at the Lodge Home on Whitney Avenue. Serving will be from 4-7 p.m. The menu consists of tossed salad with dressing, spaghetti with Elks special meat sauce, parmesan cheese, plain and garlic rolls, lemonade, coffee or tea. The price is $5 for adults, $2 for youngsters six to 12, and free for tots five and under.
SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
The following events will take place at the Senior Center. Aug. 24: Melanie Miller from Blue Cross Blue Shield will speak about health care options for retirees at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 26: Chicken BBQ for lunch. Cost: $5/pp. Sign up with Nancy in the kitchen or call 569-0410. Aug. 27: SHINE representative will speak to anyone about any medicals insurance issue. Call 569-5498 to make an appt.
SENIOR CENTER CLASSES
Classes at the Senior Center will restart the week of Sept. 14. Mondays: Zumba. Tuesdays: Yoga; Tai-Chi; painting. Wednesdays: line dancing; writers workshop. Thursdays: aerobics; ceramics. Fridays: swimming.
Gina Daniele presents a trip on Sept. 12 for the St. Gennaro Feast or shopping in NYC, a trip on Sept. 13 to see the Yankees take on the Orioles in their new stadium in the Bronx, and a trip on Sept. 19 and 20 to see Niagara Falls, visit a casino and do some shopping. For more info on these trips, call 732-8941.
The Our Lady of Grace Society will be hosting a Centennial Celebration of the founding of its society on Sept. 6. The festivities will begin with a Mass to be officiated by Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on William Street. On Aug. 30, a banquet will take place at Felix Ristorante, Dickinson Street, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and may be obtained by calling Alfredo ViVenzio at 734-5611, Sal Scibelli at 567-3900 or Lia Addeo at 739-3713.
NAACP Springfield meeting
The NAACP Springfield branch will host its monthly meeting on Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Christian Embassy, 30 Bowdoin St. Community residents are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the NAACP Springfield branch. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOK SINGING AND READING
On Aug. 23 at 11:45 a.m. the public is invited to a book signing and reading of "Climbing to the Moon" by V. Jane Schneeloch in the parlor of Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave. A light lunch will be served followed by an opportunity to hear a few of Jane's poems and obtain a signed copy of her book. Reservations are requested by calling 782-9021.
Looking for something different? Tell a story, or listen to the stories told by the Springfield Storytellers at their next meeting on Aug. 21 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake Dr. Sessions are open to all. Story telling takes place every third Friday of the month. For info or directions call Doug at 733-9815.
There will be a bridge tournament Aug. 22 - 23 at Melha Shriner's, 133 Longhill St. This tournament will offer players of all levels a chance to compete and is sponsored by the Connecticut Valley chapter of the American Contract Bridge League. For further info contact Sally at 737-6426.
Ray of Elvis
Wingate at Springfield, 315 Bicentennial Hwy., will be hosting "Ray of Elvis" on Aug. 25 from 6 - 7 p.m. Ray Guillemette Jr. is Ray of Elvis. Free to the public; on the lawn at Wingate. Bring your own lawn chair. Refreshments will be served. For more info, call 796-751.
SPRINGFIELD ROTAY SPEAKER
Katie Stebbins, Western Mass. Director of the MassMentoring Partnership, will address the Springfield Rotary Club's luncheon meeting on Aug. 20. The Springfield Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. in the Mass Mutual Room at the Basketball Hall of Fame, West Columbus Avenue, and is a proud member of Rotary International. The Rotary luncheon is $17 per person and is open to the public.
Denise Eaton, Bach Flower Practitioner, will guide everyone in finding the right flower remedy relief for those stressed out, overwhelmed and lacking energy. Discovered almost 70 years ago by Dr. Edward Bach, the Bach Flower Remedies gently help balance negative states of mind. Sponsored by Better Life Whole Foods, 1500 Allen St., on Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Call 783-9424 ext. 2 to register.
Wine tasting benefit for Grandmothers' Garden, 62 Smith Ave., will take place on Aug. 21 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Sponsored by Westfield Spirit Shop. Donation: $25. Call 562-2022 for tickets.
HOMELESS CATS FUNDRAISER
Advance tickets are available for the Westfield Homeless Cat Project fundraiser on Oct. 2 from 7 p.m. to midnight at East Mountain Country Club. The evening includes food, music by Gale County, and a 50/50 raffle. Cost: $15/pp. Mail check payable to Westfield Homeless Cat Project and self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 1124 E. Mountain Rd., Westfield, MA 01085. For more info, call Denise at 568-6964.
Holy Trinity Church of Westfield will host its Fall Festival on Sept. 20 from noon - 6 p.m. at Pilsudski Park in Holyoke. We will have Polish and American kitchens; a raffle; bingo; Chinese raffle; kids games; a mini tag sale; live music and more. The festival is open to the public with free admission and parking and takes place rain or shine.
The Westfield Athenaeum will be closed the following Mondays from now through December: Aug. 31; Sept. 7 and 28; Oct. 12 and 19; Nov. 30 and Dec. 28. The closures are part of a cost-cutting measure the Athenaeum has undertaken in order to close a $50,000 budget gap due to a decrease in funding by the City. For more info, call 562-0716.
On Sept. 9, the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly WestNet. This month the event will begin by celebrating the grand opening of the new Nora's Restaurant and Bar, 101 Point Grove Rd., Southwick, at 5 pm. Reservations and payments can be made at www.WestfieldBiz.org/events. Tickets are $10/member or $15/non member. For more info, contact Marcia at 568-1618 or at email@example.com.
The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Sept. 19 with a 1950's style party at Tekoa Country Club. Tickets can be purchased for $35 if bought by Sept. 13 or $45 thereafter, online at www.WestfieldBiz.org/events. For more info, contact: Marcia Kielb at 568-1618 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY CONCERT SERIES
The West Springfield Park & Rec. Department's next installment of its 46th annual Family Concert Series will feature The Heritage "Pops" Orchestra at Landmark at Monastery Heights on Aug. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Followed by the "West Side Idols 1" at the Majestic Theater on Aug. 21 at 2 and 7 p.m. All concerts are free. For more info, call 781-3020 or visit www.west-springfield.ma.us.
COMBINED CHURCH SERVICE
Mittineague Congregational Church, 1840 Westfield St., will host the final summer, participatory-combined-churches service on Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. Following the service, all are welcome to join in a Fellowship Hour with refreshments. For more info, contact the church office at 734-1290.