Town Events, Aug. 5 - Aug. 12
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
The Friends of the Agawam Senior Center are asking for baked goods for their annual bake sale at the Castle of Knights in Chicopee on Aug. 12. Bring baked goods to the senior center on Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Aug. 12 from 8 a.m. - noon. For more info contact Emile Cote at 335-9440 or the senior center at 821-0604.
A support group to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, no matter when, will meet on Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Chicopee Council on Aging, 7 Valley View Ct. The group is facilitated by Irene Remillard. For more info call Jared at 534-3698 or Irene at 594-6092.
The Chicopee Council on Aging is offering Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at the Chicopee Center, 7 Valley View Ct. Monday class at 1:30 p.m. and Friday class at 10:30 a.m. Participants will go through a series of gentle movements and activities designed to increase mobility and range of motion. Participation in this program will help keep joints flexible, maintain muscle strength and build overall stamina. The class is free to Chicopee residents 60 and over. For all others the cost is $35 for 12 weeks. Pre-registration is necessary and enrollment is limited. Call the center at 534-3698.
CHICOPEE SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB
Enjoy a breathtaking journey through the Adirondack Mountains to the St. Lawrence Seaway and the famous 1,000 Islands. Tour will include a paddle wheel 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, N.Y., and its Eisenhower Locks. All taxes and gratuities, trip insurance included. This is a three-day trip from Sept. 8 - 10. Call the Chicopee Senior Travel Club at 534-3698, Mon. - Fri., from noon - 3 p.m. for further info.
FLORIDA AND EASTERN CARIBBEAN
This is a great time to register for a two-day Florida and seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruise on Nov. 6 - 15. Price depends on stateroom desired. Call Chicopee Senior Travel desk at 534-3698, Mon. - Fri., noon - 3 p.m.
PISTOL SAFETY COURSE
Due to increased demand an N.R.A. Basic Pistol Safety Course will be offered at the Holyoke Revolver Club Indoor Range on Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. This is a hands-on shooting experience teaching the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. A National Rifle Association Basic Pistol Course Certificate as well as a State of Massachusetts Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. Pre-registration is required by Aug. 8. Info is available at www.holyokerevolverclub.com. Alternative registration: call 539-9345 and leave your mailing address and telephone number on answering machine.
ANNUAL PAPER CITY REGATTA
On Sept. 13, a fully accessible regatta with a 5,000 meter inclusive head race and 500m and 1000m adaptive only races will take place out of Holyoke's new boathouse at the Jones Ferry Access Center. There will be separate race classes for youth, masters and open. For complete info and registration forms go to www.holyokerows.org or call 320-3134.
YOUTH ROWING PROGRAMS
Holyoke Rows is offering programs for kids 10 and up to learn to row and kayak. A one week, half day rowing program (12 years and up) will be offered Aug. 17 - 21. A three full day, kayaking program (10 - 15 years) will be offered Aug. 4 - 6. For complete info call 320-3134 or e-mail email@example.com.
Kayaking lessons are available Monday nights from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Stop by with the whole family at Jones Ferry River Access Center. Rain or shine, $10 per person/$20 per family. Questions: call Holyoke Rows 320-3134.
ANNUAL ROTARY STEAK ROAST
The annual Southwick Rotary Steak Roast is Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post #338, Powder Mill Road. Menu: steaks, burgers, baked potato, salad, corn on the cob, dessert and refreshments. Donation: $20 for adults; $10 for kids. Advanced tickets can be purchased from Bob Fox (Southwick Florist) at 569 5962.
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.
TECH HIGH CLASS OF '52 REUNION
Springfield Technical High School class of 1952 57th reunion on Sept. 5. For info call Tom Cocchi, 785-1775; Bob Hutchins, 567-0517; or Lolly Federici, 782-3804 by Aug. 20.
AMETHYST BIO MAT
Better Life Whole Foods, 1500 Allen St., is sponsoring a free demo about the amazing benefits of the Amethyst Bio Mat, on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. Nicole Garvey is a will be giving a free lecture. This is a FDA registered medical device. The Bio Mat uses NASA technology of far infrared rays, along with negative ions to bring health benefits such as increasing blood flow, stamina and physical energy, boosts production of hormones, and improved lymphatic flow. It also removes toxins and enhances immune function, and much more. The Bio Mat is safe for children and pets. You will be able to lie on the mat to feel the difference. Call 783-9424 ext. 2 to register space is limited.
There will be a meeting of the City Council's Veteran's Affairs and Human Services Committee on Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Sullivan Complex on Carew Street. This meeting is called to discuss a proposed anti-gang recruiting ordinance. For info call Hungry Hill Senior Center, 733-9411.
ZANETTI SCHOOL MEETING
There will be a special meeting of the Hungry Hill Neighborhood Council on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Hungry Hill Center, lower level of Our Lady of Hope Church. Representatives from the city's School Department will discuss the proposed plans to accommodate the traffic flow at the new Zanetti school. All interested residents are welcome to attend; light refreshments will be served.
At the Tuesday luncheons at the Hungry Hill Center in August there will be a roast turkey dinner on Aug. 11 and spaghetti on Aug. 25. Reservations are required one week in advance; the cost is $2. The lunch is provided by Greater Springfield Senior Services and includes the dinner, dessert, milk/coffee/tea. Reservations can be made by calling the center at 733-9411.
HOMELESS CAT FUNDRAISER
Advance tickets are available for the Westfield Homeless Cat Project fundraiser on Oct. 2 from 7 p.m. - midnight at East Mountain Country Club. The event includes food, music by contemporary country band Gale County and a 50/50 raffle. Cost: $15/person. Mail checks payable to Westfield Homeless Cat Project and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 1124 East Mountain Rd., Westfield, MA 01085. For further info, contact Denise at 568-6964. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
VINTAGE BASE BALL BENEFIT
The Lumberjack Classic Vintage Base Ball Contest will take place at Bullens Field on Aug. 8. Gates open at 5 p.m. for homerun hitting contest open to all. Game is at 7:30 p.m. The game is a benefit game to help defer the medical costs for Kenny "Lumberjack" Toporowski, catcher for the Westfield Wheelmen, who is stricken with cancer. Tickets are $5 and can be obtained on the Westfield on Weekends Web site or by calling Dan Genovese of the Westfield Wheelmen at 246-9937.
Announcing the return of the annual Westfield Fair Talent and Modeling Competition, sponsored by Backstage Pass Costume Company. The event will take place at the fairgrounds on Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ages zero - 21 are invited to compete in talent, formal modeling, sportswear modeling and photogenic categories. No experience is necessary, and all are welcome to enter. For an application, or further info, contact Donna Wagner at 657-9311.
"ZOO ON THE GO"
Forest Park brings its mobile zoo to Stanley Park on Aug. 14 from noon - 1 p.m. to give children the opportunity to get up close and personal with wildlife. They can pet every animal and ask questions about their natural environments and eating habits. This program is free of charge and will take place rain or shine in the Beveridge Pavilion. For further info, call the Stanley Park office at 568-9312.
"THE SINGING TROOPER"
The Sunday Night Concert Series at Stanley Park will continue with Sgt. Daniel Clark, known as "The Singing Trooper," has performed in uniform while representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since his entrance into the academy in 1985. All concerts start at 6 p.m., rain or shine, in the Beveridge Pavilion, and are free of charge. Chairs will be provided. For further info, call the park office at 568-9312.
PVMTM DANCE AND FLY-IN
The Pioneer Valley Military & Transportation Museum will host a benefit
Hangar Dance/Cruise-in and Fly-in on Aug. 29 from 5 - 11 p.m. The event, open to the public, will take place at Barnes Airport. There will be a 50/50 raffle, along with other items to be raffled off, including rides in vintage aircraft. Tickets: $20/pp, $35/couple; $5 discount for military personnel in uniform. Tickets can be purchased prior to the event or at the door. For questions or tickets, call 562-1813.
DESSERTS WITH DON
The Committee to Elect State Rep. Don Humason will host their 7th annual "Desserts with Don" desserts and cocktail reception on Aug. 5 from 5:30 - 7 p.m., at the East Mountain Country Club. State Rep. Jeff Perry of Sandwich and author of "My GOP: It is time for Republicans to get back to the principles of Ronald Reagan" is the special guest. Tickets are $25/person or $15/student and may be purchased at the door. All $50 donations will receive a ticket to the reception and a free, autographed copy of "My GOP." The event is open to the public and all are invited and welcome.
The next book discussion of "To Live or to Perish Forever Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan" by Nicholas Schmidle at Grace Lutheran Church will take place on Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. Schmidle lived in and reported on Pakistan for two years as a fellow of the New America Foundation. All are invited to attend. For more info, contact Carolyn at 739-0790.
SWINGLES SQUARE DANCE CLUB
The Swingles Square Dance Club will host a mainstream dance on Aug. 7; our happy hat dance. We will host a plus dance on Aug. 15 and on Aug. 21 a mainsteam dance; flightly fruit dance. Dances will take place at the Mittineague United Church, 800 Amostown Rd., from 8 - 10:30 p.m. with early rounds from 7:30 - 8 p.m. Cost: $6/person. We welcome singles, couples. Spectators are free. For more info, call Fran at 736-2187 or Dick Walker at 535-3324.
St. Thomas P.T.O. is having their fourth annual Christmas in November Fair on Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. We are look for crafters to participate. Call Melissa at 781-5296 if interested.