Town Events, Aug. 4 - Aug. 11
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
The following events will take place at the Senior Center. Aug. 5: Chapter 2 trip to Saratoga, 8:30 a.m.; free hearing test (by appt.) or exercise, 9 a.m.; quilting, 9:30 a.m.; line dancing 2, 10 a.m.; bridge, 12:15 p.m.; pitch, 1 or 6:30 p.m.; Zumba, 4 p.m. Aug. 6: oil painting, 9:15 a.m.; walking club, 9:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 10 a.m.; yoga, 11:15 a.m.; cribbage, 1 p.m.
BAKE SALE DONATIONS
The Friends of the Agawam Senior Center will host a bake sale at the Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner on Aug. 11 in Chicopee. Bring bake goods into the center on Aug. 10 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon. All baked goods will be sold at the Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner at 4 p.m.
TRIP TO MACKINAC ISLAND
Join the Friends of the Agawam Senior Center for a trip to Mackinac Island with Frakenmuth and Niagra Falls May 9 to 16, 2011. Cost: $1,269 per person double; $1,664 single; $1,145 triple. For more info, call Nellie Mathias at 786-9093.
ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS GROUP
An Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at the Chicopee Council on Aging, 7 Valley View Ct. On Aug.18 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. There is no cost for this meeting. If you would like further info or to register, call 534-3698.
NEW HAMPSHIRE TRIP
The Chicopee Senior Travel Club is going to New Hampshire on Oct. 12. First stop will be Swan Chocolates for truffles and gourmet chocolates. Lunch at Georgio's followed by the Anheuser-Busch Brewery visit. Cost is $74 and includes transportation, Swan Chocolates, Anheuser-Busch and driver gratuities. Call the club at 534-3698.
41 SIGNS OF HOPE AT SALEM CROSS
Oct. 29: Join us for a food demonstration at the Salem Cross Inn for a wonderful uplifting show. Stop at Atkins Farms included. Cost: $70, includes all tips and taxes. Call the Chicopee Senior Travel Club at 534-3698, Monday through Friday between noon and 3 p.m.
Nov. 28 to 29 trip starts at Mohegan Sun, then on to the North Pole Express; overnight in Connecticut and then to New York City to see the Christmas Spectacular show at Radio City Music Hall. Cost is $308 double occupancy. Call Chicopee Senior Travel Club Monday through Friday between noon and 3 p.m. at 534-3698.
Chicopee High School, 820 Front St., will be taking photo IDs for freshman and juniors from Aug. 16 to 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Aug. 5 beginning at 6 p.m. on the Szot Park on the football field. Bring a blanket and enjoy a free screening of the family classic, "The Wizard of Oz." Movie begins at 8 p.m. Concession stand open. No alcohol. No dogs.
BRONX ZOO TRIP
Aug. 22, sponsored by Chicopee Parks Dept. Bus departs old Chicopee High at 6:45 a.m., returns approximately 7:45 p.m. Cost: $65/adults; $55 kids under 12. Cost includes bus, zoo admission, sky ride, monorail to children's zoo, Congo gorilla forest, Siberian tiger habitats and zoo shuttle. Info/reservations: 594-3481.
BOURNE SCALLOP FEST
Sept. 26, sponsored by Chicopee Parks and Rec. and Ely & Associates. Fest, professional home show, juried craft show, midway, entertainment, scallop fest dinner or roast chicken. Ticket includes bus, dinner and entry to fest. Cost: $61/person. Departs old Chicopee High School at 8:45 a.m., returns 6:15 p.m. Info/reservations: 594-3481.
Wide Horizons for Children Inc. will host an Adoption Information Meeting at Holyoke Community College Aug. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. An experienced adoption social worker will discuss the adoption process and be available to answer questions about adoption. Register on line at www.whfc.org/events or call Lori Johnson or Jennifer Doane at 448-8367 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Western Massachusetts Republications will be hosting their annual summer picnic on Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. at the West Springfield Elks Lodge pavilion, 429 Morgan St. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids; those five and under free. This annual event provides an opportunity to mix and mingle with Republican candidates for public office in a relaxed setting. Send reservations to WMR, P.O. Box 4662, Springfield, MA 01101.
Holyoke Community College will host a one-stop Registration Express for fall 2010 enrollment on Aug. 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Welcome Center (Frost 221). Students can complete placement testing, meet with an academic advisor and learn about financial aid. Transfers: bring transcripts and learn how easy it is to transfer credits. For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 552-2321.
The Holyoke Golden Seniors will host a Boston Duck Tour with a visit to the New England Aquarium Sept. 14. Cost: $72/person. Call Barbara Sbrega at 538-6275 for info and reservations.
Wistariahurst will host a movie night, featuring, "From Tee to Green: The History of the Orchards" on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Admission by donation.
CLASS 1975 REUNION
Southwick High School Class of 1975 will host its 35th reunion Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. at Crabby Joe's Restaurant, 141 Congamond Rd. Social hour will be followed by buffet dinner. Tickets: $15 per person. For info and tickets, call Russ Fox at 569-5962 or Serena Fuller at 569-1229. Other Southwick High School classes or faculty are also welcome to attend.
FUEL ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS
Representatives from New England Farm Workers' Council will be at the Hungry Hill Center, Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St. Aug. 26 to accept fuel applications for new clients. Appointments necessary; call 733-9411.
HUNGRY HILL LUNCHEONS
The Hungry Hill Center's Tuesday luncheons will be Aug. 10: meatloaf and Aug. 24: soup and egg salad. Tickets are $2 and must be purchased one week prior to the lunch. The center's new location is the Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St. Info: 733-9411.
Church Festival to take place on the grounds of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart/St. Jude on Aug. 21 to 22 at Rosewell St., Springfield/Pine Point. Hours: Aug. 21, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Aug. 22, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Hungry Hill Center is offering Zumba classes on Friday mornings in August at 11:15 a.m. Free. Classes are at new Hungry Hill Center, Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St.
BEGINNERS COMPUTER CLASS
The Good Life Center at the City of Springfield, Department of Elder Affairs, 1600 East Columbus Ave., offers free personal computer coaching from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. daily. Call 750-2090 to register or just come in. Transportation or validated parking available.
HOLY CROSS CHURCH DINEOUT
On Aug 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Friendly's on Allen and Cooley streets, Holy Cross Parish is having a fundraising event. Kids meals are only $1.99! Come to our tent for a coloring contest, games and a raffle of either an ice cream sundae basket or ice cream cake. Our Youth Ministry is also sponsoring a car wash!
On Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. "The Singing Trooper" will perform for Stanley Park's Sunday Night Concert in the Beveridge Pavilion. Sgt. Daniel Clark, known as "The Singing Trooper" has performed in uniform while representing the Commonwealth since his entrance into the Academy in 1985. This program will take place rain or shine and is free of charge. For info on the concert series, call 568-9312.
Westfield Business Improvement District and Westfield on Weekends will host a free concert by Changes in Latitude on Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal lot near School Street Bistro. For more info, visit www.thedistrictwestfield.com.
DONATE TAG SALE ITEMS
Consider donating unwanted tag saleable items to help the Westfield Homeless Cat Project pay for food, medicine and surgeries that are desperately needed for local homeless cats and kittens. The Project is a no kill rescue. Items may be dropped off at 1124 East Mountain Rd., or call 568-6964 or e-mail email@example.com for pick up.
GED PREP CLASSES
Information Night for Evening GED Prep Classes through Westfield Community Education will take place Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Lang Auditorium at the Westfield Athenauem. Pre-testing will be completed at that time. For more info, visit www.westfield-ged.org or http://westfieldcommunityeducation.org.
The YMCA of Greater Westfield has openings in preschool beginning this September for three, four and five year-olds. We're also offering a full day pre-K classroom as well as early morning care from 7 to 9 a.m. for all ages. Financial assistance is available. For more info, call Michelle Anamisis, child care director at 568-8631 ext. 306 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is underway for Westfield YMCA's fall Y's Kids before and after school program for ages five to 13. Before school session: 7 to 9 a.m. Afternoon session: 2:30 to 6 p.m. For more info, call Michelle Anamisis at 568-8631 ext. 306 or email@example.com or Kaitlyn Chambers at 568-8631 ext. 310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE) at Westfield State will offer advising sessions during August for those considering a career in education. Advisor will discuss options, look over transcripts, and suggest classes. Sessions will be every Wednesday during August from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Horace Mann Center. For an appointment, call the DGCE at 572-8020.
"WHEELS & WHISKERS"
The 4th Annual "Wheels & Whiskers" Car Show to benefit Westfield Homeless Cat Project will take place Aug. 8 from 9 am to 3 p.m. at Mestek Field, 260 Elm St. Pets are welcome but must be leashed and controlled. Donations of canned cat food will be accepted. Free admission for spectators; $10 donation per car entered in the show. Rain date: Aug. 29. For more info, call Gary at 562-1346.
Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. in the Beveridge Pavilion, Stanley Park, Marmalade Productions will present Maggie's Garden as part of its Friday Mornings for Children. Free. Event is rain or shine. Info: 568-9312.
HAL MCINTYRE ORCHESTRA
Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. enjoy Big Band sounds from the 1940s and 50s as part of Stanley Park's Sunday Night Concert Series. Free. Event is rain or shine. Call 568-9312 for info.
W. Springfield Senior Center is excited to begin offering Thursday evening classes beginning Aug. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes include digital photography, scrap-booking, quilting, jewelry making, Zumba and billiards. Adults age 50 and older are welcome. Call 263-3264 for info or to register.
FREE COMPUTER CLASS
West Springfield Public Library will host a free Laptop Basics computer class Aug. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Registered attendees will bring their laptop. Seating is limited; registration is required. Registration begins Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. Call 736-4561 ext. 3 or stop in to reserve a space.