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Town Events, July 21 - July 28

From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder

AGAWAM
SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
The following events will take place at the Senior Center. July 22: 9 a.m. exercise; 9:30 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. line dancing 2, 10 a.m. music hour "Big Band"; 12:15 p.m. bridge; 1 and 7 p.m., pitch; 1 p.m. free blood pressure check; 3:30 p.m. COA meeting; zumba, 4 p.m. July 23: 9:15 a.m. oil painting; 9:30 a.m. walking club; 10 a.m. Tai Chi; 11:15 a.m. yoga; 11:45 a.m. music with Bob; 1 p.m. cribbage; 1:30 p.m. Rootbeer Float Social, for $1.

WIDE WORLD OF MARCHING MUSIC
Meeting on the "Wide World of Marching Music" will continue in July to feature a few of the most popular Junior Drum Corps at the Drum Corps International Contests during the 1980s and '90s. For questions or thoughts for future sessions of the Roundtables in August, call 786-7356. Roundtables take place in the Music Room of the Senior Center at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays.

17TH CENTURY SOCIETY
Agawam Historical Assoc. presents The Society of the 17th Century July 25 from 1-4 p.m., Thomas Smith House, 251 Northwest St. Costumed members of the society will present hands on activities of the time period, including writing with a quill pen, seeing how lace was made and how a spinning wheel works. This event is free and open to the public. House tours will also be offered.

LETTERBOXING
A letterboxing, geocashing and stamp carving program will take place at the Agawam Public Library, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room. This program combines treasure hunting, orienteering, artwork, and sometimes riddle or puzzle solving. Call 789-1550 ext. 109 or visit the library to register for this program.

ANNUAL TAG SALE
Catholic Women's Club of Agawam will host their annual tag sale at St. John's Church, 833 Main St., Sept. 11 from 9 to 3 p.m. Anyone wishing to donate useable items, may drop them off at the church center Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Spaces for vendors: $20/spot. For more info, call Theresa at 786-4966.

CHICOPEE
SUMMER BAND CONCERTS
The Chicopee Parks and Recreation Dept. will host the following concerts at the Aldenville Commons: July 21 at 6:30 p.m., Champagne Country and July 22, Freeway will play music starting at 6:30 p.m. The concerts are co-sponsored by Local 171, American Federation of Musicians and the Viola Klaus Concert Fund.

HEARING SERVICES
Hearing Services available Aug. 6 starting at 1 p.m. in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. A trained audiologist provides a hearing evaluation, hearing aid check and cleaning. Appointments by calling 534-3698, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

SALEM CROSS TRIP
Join the Chicopee Senior Travel Club for a food demonstration at the Inn, a show "41 Signs of Hope," and a stop at Atkins Farms. Cost: $70, includes all tips and taxes. Call the travel club at 534-3698, Mon.-Fri., noon-3 p.m.

THREE TENORS
Michael Crouse, Thomas Stallone, Rinaldo Toglio -- these three tenors will be performing at Venus De Milo on Sept. 21. Cost is $72 and includes bus, meal, show and tips. Call Chicopee Senior Travel Club at 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: $74; includes transportation, Swan Chocolates, Anheuser-Busch and driver gratuities. Call the club at 534-3698.

CASINO AND DRIVING MISS DAISY
Sept. 29, spend the morning at Mohegan Sun, luncheon voucher and casino bonus then travel to Ivoryton Playhouse for the comedy "Driving Miss Daisy." Transportation and gratuities included. Cost: $61. Call Chicopee Senior Travel at 534-3698 between noon-3 p.m.

FOOT CLINIC
Nurses provide foot care Aug. 2 starting at 9 a.m. in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. Appointments must be made in advance. Cost is $28. Call 534-3698 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for appointment.

WRITING GROUP
A group of friendly people gather informally in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct., on Aug. 6 and 20 at 1 p.m. Bring paper, a pen or pencil and a desire to share your ideas, imagination, life experiences or dreams. No extraordinary writing skills required. Holiday party on the first Friday. For more info, call 534-3698.

MASSAGE AT COA
Chair massage by Gina Welch of CranioSacral and Massage Center Inc. on Aug. 5 starting at 9:40 a.m. at the Chicopee COA. Each session is 15 minutes, $13 for those over 60; $15 for those under 60. Appointments also available on Aug. 20 starting at 9:40 a.m. To schedule an appointment, call 534-3698, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Grace Chapel Presbyterian invites children ages five- to 2 to vacation Bible school Aug. 2 to 6, 9 a.m.-noon at 343 North Maple St., Enfield, Conn. Crafts, singing, games, stories, prizes, more. Free, but each child is asked to bring a non-perishable food item each day to donate to the Enfield Food Shelf. Space limited; call (860) 749-419.

MOHEGAN SUN TRIP
Aug. 28 trip is a fundraiser for local non-profit cat rescue, Another Chance for Homeless Cats. Departs rear of Eastfield Mall at 9 a.m. returns 6 p.m. $30/person; $10 bet, $10 food voucher upon arrival. Door prizes every half hour on bus. Contact Laurie, 782-0713 or Ginny, 733-0340, or e-mail AnotherChance-4Cats@verizon.net. Bring new cat item (food, toys), for extra door prize tickets.

HOLYOKE
SPAGHETTI SUPPER
The Holyoke Lodge of Elks #902 on Whitney Avenue will host their regular monthly "all you can eat" spaghetti supper July 29. Serving: 4-6:30 p.m. Menu: tossed salad with dressing, spaghetti covered with Elks meat sauce, parmesan cheese, plain and garlic rolls, lemonade, coffee or tea. Cost: $5 for adults; $2 for kids six to 12; free for tots under six. Meatballs and dessert will also be available.

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Holyoke Credit Union will sponsor the Holyoke Community Blood Drive at the Pope John Paul II Social Center on July 29. The Pioneer Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will be on hand to accept donations at the center from noon to 6 p.m. at its St. Kolbe Drive location. Friendly's certificates will be given out to all donors. To set up an appointment, call 785-0926. Walk-ins also welcome.

SOUTHWICK
"SOUTHWICK DAYS"
"Southwick Days" Fireman's Carnival will take place July 23-25 with live music, food, games and rides. Southwick-On-Stage theater group will be performing "The Education of Angels," 7 p.m., July 23, and 2:30 p.m. July 24-25 in the Town Hall auditorium. For tickets, visit www.southwickma.org. July 25 will include Rotary's "Grill'n Daze" BBQ and chili competition at noon.

SPRINGFIELD
TRIP TO RHODE ISLAND
Forest Park Golden Age Club is sponsoring a trip to Wakefield, R.I. for lunch at Captain Jack's. Choice of lobster or prime rib, appetizer to dessert. Then after lunch five hours at Foxwoods Casino and receive $25 bonus packet. Depart 8:30 a.m. from St. Paul's Church parking lot, Dwight Road, Springfield; returning approx. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $60. Reserve seat by sending check to Anna Zaccheo, 127 Shawmut St., Springfield, MA 01108. For info, call 739-3536 by Aug. 2.

TRIP TO ITALY
Trip to Italy sponsored by the Italian History Club. Visiting Reggio Calabria, Pizzo, Tropea and Locri Sicily; Taormina, Syracuse, Messina and Catania, Nov. 5-15. Includes nine nights, breakfast and dinner, daily tours, tour guide. Bus Springfield-Boston, Alitalia Airlines Boston-Italy, All inclusive, $2,489. Call Rosemarie at 374-5969.

CLASS OF 1970 REUNION
The Class of 1970 High School of Commerce will host its 40th reunion Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 10 and 11, at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Conn. Call Kathy at 433-1359 or Jeanne at 782-7689 or e-mail scsinc98@aol.com for details before Sept.1.

TRINITY CHURCH PEACE CAMP
Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave., will host a peace-themed vacation bible camp for ages four to 18 Aug. 9 to 12, 9 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., culminating with an All-Family Children's Peace Festival Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. All faith backgrounds welcome; students grade eight and up offered leadership activities. Cost: $5 per child, not to exceed $10 per family. Call Arlene Mackie at 782-9021 for more info.

WESTFIELD
ANIMAL SHELTER SCRAMBLE
Oak Ridge Golf Club is the location for the 3rd Annual Animal Shelter Scramble on Aug. 1 at 11:30 a.m. Cost: $90 entry fee includes greens fee, cart, lunch, dinner buffet and prizes. Proceeds will go toward building a regional animal shelter in the Greater Westfield area by the non-profit Animal Shelter Renovation Inc. For more info, call (888) 689-3698 or e-mail info_asri@comcast.net.

MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN
Animal Shelter Renovation Inc. will host its 3rd Annual Anything's PAWS-able Motorcycle Poker Run July 24 beginning at Harley Davidson of Southampton at 11 a.m.; registration at 9:30 a.m. Cost: $20 donation to take part in this event with cash prizes and food included. Proceeds benefit the regional shelter project. For more info, call (888) 689-3698 or visit www.helphomelessanimals.com.

CHARITY SCRAMBLE
The first ever Holes for Hope Charity Scramble will take place at East Mountain Country Club on Aug. 14. Event benefits the rescue and food bank portion of Animal Shelter Renovation Inc.'s non-profit organization. Cost: $85 entry fee includes greens fee, cart, lunch and dinner, your choice of swordfish or prime rib. For more info, contact Sheila at 736-4202 or e-mail sheilaom@comcast.net.

MOBILE ZOO
Forest Park brings its mobile zoo to Stanley Park on July 21. This program will give children the opportunity to get up close and personal with wildlife. Program is free and will take place in the Beveridge Pavilion from noon to 1 p.m. For more info, call the park office at 568-9312.

LEGION BAND CONCERT
Westfield American Legion Band will perform at 7 p.m. on July 21 at the Beveridge Pavilion in Stanley Park. The band has been a local institution since 1932 and offers a variety of patriotic and traditional music. Concert is free and will take place rain or shine. For more info, call the park office at 568-9312.

WEST SPRINGFIELD
SUMMER WORSHIP
Mittineague Congregational Church, 1840 Westfield St., will be participating in Ecumenical Summer Worship Services during August. The church will host the Aug. 29 service in its Sanctuary, which is air-conditioned. All family, friends, neighbors and visitors are, cordially, invited to join in any 10 a.m. Sunday service, mission, or event at the church. For additional information, call the church office at 734-1290.


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