Town Events, June 10 - June 17
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
The 17-piece Memories "Big Band" dance band will have an open rehearsal at the senior center on June 11 from 7-9 pm. There will be room for dancing and table seating for an evening of music from Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Count Basie and many of the bands of that were active in the 1940s.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER
Friends of the Agawam Senior Center will be having a murder mystery dinner on June 19. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. Donation of $20 per person. Tickets will be sold at the senior center or call Emile Cot at 335-9440. Friends are asking our folks to bake something for our bake sale at the dinner. Call Cot if you are able to help provide a baked good.
A new bridge group has formed at the Agawam Senior Center. Join us on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. For more info, call Marian at 783-1971.
The Agawam High School Band is looking for a few young men and women who would like to become Color Guard members. Experience is not necessary; however school spirit is a must. Students interested may call Sue at 786-4789 or Denise at 786-6817.
On June 17 Agawam Friendly's will help support the students of the high school band. Those who eat in or take out between 5 and 8 p.m., Friendly's will donate l0 percent of the proceeds to the band.
"TEA AT 2" SOCIAL
Rita Parisi will perform a "Summer Time Tea" ceremony. "Tea at 2" Social creates a graceful and calm atmosphere to socialize and think about friends, community, or even business acquaintances. Traditionally tea is being served with some small tea-time treats such as crustless sandwiches, little pastries and some cake. Tickets and registration available at the senior center. For more info call 534-3698.
If you have jewelry you don't use or need you can donate it to the Sisters of Franciscan Missionary of Assisi on June 27 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Stanislaus School, 599 Front St. A jewelry specialist will be there to weigh items for value. For more info, call Emma at 210-5077 or Janet at 731-8156 or 750-2654.
FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY
The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly #2631 from Elder Council #69 will conduct a flag retirement ceremony on flag day, June 14 at Holy Name of Jesus Church, South Street, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. All are welcome to attend. If you have any unservicable United States flags, bring them for proper disposal.
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP
On June 17, Gerri Bennett, R.N. will provide info on Alzheimer's and support to help provide the best care for your loved one. The program will meet at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct., at 3:30 p.m. There is no cost for this program. If you would like further info or to register, call 534-3698. The Alzheimer's Support Group meets regularly on the third Wednesday of every month.
Join the Chicopee Senior Travel Club on Oct. 7 for a fun day at Platzl Brauhaus in the Hudson Highlands for their world famous Octoberfest. German entertainment, outdoor activities, luncheon. Depart from the Chicopee Senior Center at 7:30 a.m. and return at 7:30 p.m. The cost includes all gratuities. Call the center Monday-Friday from noon-3 p.m. at 534-3698.
Enjoy a breathtaking journey through the Adirondack Mountains of New York 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, New York and its Eisenhower Locks, all taxes and gratuities, trip insurance. This is a three-day trip from Sept. 8-10. Call the Chicopee Senior Travel Club at 534-3698, Monday-Friday, from noon-3 p.m. for further info.
BAKE, BOOK AND TAG SALE
The Women's Guild of Grace Episcopal Church, corner of Pleasant and Springfield Streets, will hold a bake, book and tag sale on June 12 from 1-5 p.m. and on June 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Faith United Methodist Church, 191 Montcalm St. spaghetti supper on June 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $6 or adults; $3 for children eight to 12 and free for children under eight. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, homemade desserts, coffee and cold drinks. Take out is available by calling 533-6093 after 2 p.m. We are handicap accessible to the Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary.
LAKE GEORGE CRUISE
Join the Chicopee Parks Dept. and Ely Associates for a trip to beautiful Lake George, New York to board the Lac du Saint Sacremont for a cruise. While cruising the lake listen to live music and enjoy a superb buffet. Enjoy the beautiful foliage that surrounds the shores while the ship's officer gives a narrated tour of the estates and islands in the southern part of the lake. The trip departs at 7:30 a.m. from the old Chicopee High (Chicopee Academy) and returns around 6 p.m. on Oct. 11. Price includes cruise, brunch, transportation and driver tip. For more info call the Parks Dept. at 594-3481.
The Brownstone Residents Assoc. is sponsoring a trip to Mohegan Sun Casino on July 15. Cost includes driver's gratuity, and the bonus package is $10 food, and $20 free bet on the Big Wheel. For more info and/or reservations, call Anita Black at 525-3614.
BOTANICAL GARDENS, NYC
The bus leaves St. Mary's Church, 840 Page Blvd., East Springfield, at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 13 for the Botanical Gardens. Lunch is on your own. Cost includes bus, driver's gratuity, admission to the Gardens and guided tour. Discount for seniors. Call Sylvia to make your reservation at 594-2757.
Quabbin Reservoir HIKE
June 18 from 9 a.m. - noon. Leader: Colette Potter (786-1805). A nice walk in the woods along a stream, looking for signs of nature. A great way to spend a morning! Call to register. Visit www.naturalist-club.org for more info.
TOBACCO VALLEY ARTISTS
The June meeting of the Tobacco Valley Artists Association will be on June 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kent Memorial Library, 50 North Man St., Suffield, CT. This Spring Member Show will feature 50 members' artwork in various media judged by award-winning artist, Shauna Shane, a member of the Lyme Art Association and Connecticut Plein Air Printer Society. The show will include a reception, presentation of awards and elections. Members are welcome to bring in a painting for a positive critique. The public is welcome to attend. The exhibit is on display until June 29.
St. Mary's Church, 840 Page Blvd., East Springfield, is sponsoring a bus trip to Boston to see the hilarious show "Shear Madness" on July 19. The bus leaves St. Mary's at 10 a.m.; returns at approx. 6:30 p.m. The drop-off point is Quincy Market. Lunch is on your own prior to the show. Cost includes bus, driver's gratuity and admission to the show. Call Sylvia to make your reservation at 594-2757.
TOUR THE MANSION
On June 13 at 2 p.m. join Allerton Kilborne, descendant of the Skinner family, for a tour of his grandmother's home and his memories of living at Wistariahurst in the 1950s. Admission is $7. Wistariahurst Museum is located at 239 Cabot St. For info call 322-5660 or visit www.wistariahurst.org.
ADULT PICK UP FIELD HOCKEY
The Holyoke Parks and Recreation Dept. announces pick-up field hockey for adults at the Roberts' Field Sports Complex on the synthetic field, Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. starting June 25. Cost: $10 per person. Roberts' Field is located at Holyoke High School, 500 Beech St. Space is limited and on-site registration is on a first come, first serve basis. For more info call the Holyoke Parks and Rec. office at 322-5620 or visit www.holyoke.org.
LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING
On June 15 at 6:30 p.m. (Al(lerton) Kilborne will be speaking about his new book "Woodley and Its Residents" at Wistariahurst Museum. Copies of Al's book will be available at the event or can be ordered through Amazon.com. Admission is $7.
Our Savior Lutheran Church, 319 Granby Rd., will be hosting a tag sale on June 27. They are seeking donations of clean household items, tools, toys, furniture, jewelry, working electronics and sporting items. Please no clothing! All proceeds of the sale will go toward Habitat for Humanity Home Building. Contact Larry Tucker 533-4092 or Bob Valenti 532-8894 for further info.
Weekly classes at the Senior Center will be ending the week of June 15 and will resume in September.
SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
The following events will take place at hte Senior Cener. June 8: Holyoke Mall trip at 9:30 a.m. June 9: Brown Bag at 11 a.m.; COA meeting at 1 p.m. June 10: Avada Hearing Clinic (by appt). June 11: Savers Shopping trip. June 17: Veterans' Services Representative at 8:30 a.m.; Mexican Luncheon at 11 a.m. June 18: blood pressure at 10:30 a.m.; SHINE (by appt). June 25: Southwick Zoo trip; call 569-5498 to sign up. June 29: Sturbridge Village/Broad Way Show.
On June 13 at noon St. Catherine of Sienna Parish Center, 1023 Parker St., will host a fashion show fundraiser. Proceeds go to providing for health needs of people in Tanzania. Jambo Tanzania was founded by Dr. Mary Banda of Mercy Hospital. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Cost of $25 includes luncheon at 12:30 p.m. There will be a raffle. Fashions are provided by Coldwater Creek. For more info call Joanne at 543-4812.
Springfield Rotary Club
Dr. Anthony E. Wolf, nationally known clinical psychologist, will address the Springfield Rotary Club's luncheon meeting on June 12. His topic will be "How To Improve Relationships" based on his book "Why Can't You Shut Up." The Springfield Rotary Club meets every Friday at 12:15 p.m. in the Mass Mutual Room at the Basketball Hall of Fame, West Columbus Avenue. The Rotary luncheon with guest speaker Dr. Anthony E. Wolf is $17 per person and is open to the public.
The Springfield Falcons will host their third annual Falcons Summer Barbecue on Aug. 19 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the West Springfield/Agawam Elks, 429 Morgan Rd., West Springfield. The event is for ticket package holders and corporate partners. Invitations with R.S.V.P. info will be sent out later this summer.
Looking for something different? Tell a story, or listen to the stories told by the Springfield Storytellers at their next meeting on June 19 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse at 245 Porter Lake Dr. Sessions are open to all. Storytelling takes place every third Friday of the month. For info or directions call Doug at 733-9815.
DISABLED VETERANS INFO
So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they've earned. There's so much to know...and so many changes from one year to the next. That's why the non-profit Disabled American Veterans offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the Springfield Veterans Center, 1985 Main St., on June 17 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. Like all DAV services, help from the Mobile Service Office is free to all veterans and members of their families.
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS
The Greater Westfield Emergency Food Pantry, 101 Meadow St., needs help to keep its shelves stocked with non-perishable food items. The pantry is seeking monetary or food donations as well as volunteers. Hours of operation: Monday - Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to noon and Thursday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
SWINGLES SQUARE DANCE CLUB
The Swingles Square Dance Club will host a mainstream dance "Scrumptious Strawberries Nite" on June 19. Dances are held at the Mittineague United Church, 800 Amostown Rd., West Springfield, from 8-10:30 p.m. with early founds from 7:30-8 p.m. Cost is $6 p/p and we welcome singles, couples and spectators are free. For more info on dances call Fran at 736-2187 or Dick Walker at 535-3324.
The West Springfield Coin Club will meet on June 14 at 7 p.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Elm St. A special featured topic of discussion, as well as business matters will be discussed. A small auction will take place and refreshments will be available. Guests are always welcome. For further info, contact Peter Setian at 596-9871.