Town Events, June 23 - June 30
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
AGAWAM SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
The following events will take place at the Agawam Senior Center. June 24: 9:30 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. line dancing 2; 10 a.m. typing refresher course; 1 p.m. bridge; 1 p.m. pitch/6:30 p.m. evening pitch-upstairs; 2 p.m. melody band; 4 p.m. zumba; 5:30 p.m. yoga, $5; 6 p.m. genealogy computer class; 6:30 p.m. Polish genealogy. June 25: 9:15 a.m. oil painting; 9:30 a.m. walking club; 10 a.m. tai chi; 11:15 a.m. yoga; 1 p.m. cribbage.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
The Park & Rec. Summer Concert Series will kick off June 30 with a performance by Unity Reggae Band. All concerts will begin at 7 p.m. on the Veteran's Green, 689 Main St. If raining, the event will take place in the high school auditorium, 760 Cooper St. Changes of location will be announced on the Parks & Rec. answering machine at 821-0514 after 3 p.m.
TEEN BOOK CLUB
Teens in grades 7 -12 are invited to join Agawam Library's Teen Book Club and explore great new reads. The first meeting is June 30 at 7 p.m. at the library. At the first meeting we will discuss and decide how the club should run and proceed on from that point. Contact the library at 789-1550 ext. 4 with any questions.
CREATIVE WRITING CLASS
An Adult Creative Writing Classes with Michael Aloisi will take place at the Agawam Public Library July 8 - Aug. 12 from 2 - 4 p.m. New participants only may register for this program by calling the library at 789-1550 ext. 109. Plan to attend all six sessions, as space is limited to 24 students.
The Agawam Public Library will present an author talk with Katherine Howe, "The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane" on July 13 at 7 p.m. Visit the library or call 789-1550 ext. 109 to register.
The Chicopee Senior Center will close at 12:30 p.m. July 2 for rug cleaning. Transportation and staff will be available. For more info, call 534-3698.
MASSAGE AT COA
Chair massage by Gina Welch of CranioSacral and Massage Center Inc. starting at 9:40 a.m. on July 1 at the Chicopee COA. Each session is 15 minutes. Cost: $13 for those 60+; $15 for those under 60. Appts. available on July 16 starting at 9 a.m. To schedule an appointment, call 534-3698.
Join the Aldenville Seniors of St. Rose de Lima as they travel to Newport, R.I., for their foliage trip on Oct. 7. Stops at Wright's Dairy Farm, Restaurant and Gift Shop, Breakers Mansion. Price $62 per person. For info, call 533-9282.
CRAB FESTIVAL TOUR
A benefit for the Franciscan Friars Education Fund includes dinner at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, Md., visit the Divine Mercy Chapel and gift shop; all-you-can-eat Crab Fest, sightseeing historic Philadelphia, sightseeing Polish American Cultural Center Museum, National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia, National Shrine of Saint John Neuman. A $50 non-refundable deposit due by June 30. Reservations: Agnes Olbrys, 594-4415 or Emily Czelusniak, 592-3047.
CONVOY FOR KIDS
Fourteenth annual Convoy for Kids to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield July 18. Assembly 8 a.m. at First Avenue, Chicopee (junction of I-291 and the Mass. Pike). Motorcycles and trucks are welcome. Ride to Crossroads Sports Bar, Palmer. Registration, info: Donna or Dawn Basile,583-5796 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MT. CARMEL WOMEN'S AUXILIARY
The July meeting of the Mount Carmel Women's Auxiliary will be July 6 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Carmel Hall, 93 Park Ave. Enfield, Conn.
HCC JEWELRY COURSES
Organic Jewelry Inspiration, a jewelry basics class at Holyoke Community College (HCC), will take place July 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beginning Ring and Stone Jewelry class will take place July 24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., teaches you to create a custom silver ring and bezel for a cabochon stone. Complete course listings and registration forms available in HCC's Community Education Bulletin online at www.hcc.edu or by calling 552-2320.
REAL ESTATE COURSE
Sign up now for Real Estate Principles & Practices at Holyoke Community College (HCC), and prepare for licensure. Completion qualifies you to take the Massachusetts licensing examination. Complete course listing and registration forms available in HCC's Community Education Bulletin online at www.hcc.edu or by calling 552-2320.
"EDUCATION OF ANGELS"
"The Education of Angels," a comedy by Matthew Carlin, has been scheduled for July 23-25, during the Southwick Days celebration. Performances will take place in the Town Hall auditorium: July 23, 7 p.m.; July 24-25, 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 for adults and $5 for seniors, kids and students.
SENIORNET SKYPE CLASS
June 23 at 1 p.m. at Jewish Community Center of Springfield, 1160 Dickinson St. Learn how to use Skype, an Internet-based phone service to keep in touch with grandkids. Minimum number for all classes is 5 students. Call 732-1336 or e-mail email@example.com for fee, to register or for information.
On July 2 at 10 a.m. Gerwick Puppets presents, "The Case of the Missing Woodpile" at the Friday Mornings for Children in Stanley Park. Program is appropriate for children of all ages, will take place rain or shine and is free of charge. Chairs will be provided. For further info, call the park office at 568-9312 ext. 101.
FIREWORKS AT STANLEY PARK
The July 3 Lights for Liberty will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will take place in the recreation field with fireworks to follow. Parking will be in Westfield State parking lots. Western Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic from Loring Lane to Overlook Drive from 8 p.m. to the completion of the fireworks. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket.
BIG JOE STORY TELLING
On June 25 at 10 a.m. Stanley Park presents Big Joe and his Story Telling. This program will take place in the Beveridge Pavilion, is free of charge, and will take place rain or shine. Chairs will be provided. For further information on the Friday Mornings for Children Series, call the park office at 568-9312.
NATURE WALK "ISLAND HOPPING"
On June 26, Arthur O'Leary will lead participants to Munn's and Nelson's Island in the Wildlife Sanctuary from 2 to 4 p.m.; will cancel if there's heavy rain. There is no charge for this walk and you do not need to pre-register. For further info on the Nature Workshop Series, call the park office at 568-9312.
SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT
On June 27 at 6 p.m., Don Campbell will perform for Stanley Park's Sunday Night Concert. He and his band entertain audiences of all ages with their blend of adult contemporary, country and rock music. This free event will take place rain or shine in the Beveridge Pavilion. For more info, call the park office at 568-9312.
Stop by Amelia Park Ice Arena, there is always something going on including Musical Moments every Tuesday night. The next show featuring ames Delnero & Lost Mountain Band will take place on June 29. For a complete schedule, visit www.ameliaparkice.org/amelias-garden/musical-moments.html.
BELLAMY HOCKEY SCHOOL
Bellamy Hockey School, hosted by Westfield natives Rob Bellamy of the Adirondack Phantoms and his sister, Kacey, 2010 Women's Hockey Silver Olympian, will take place July 26 to 30 at Amelia Park Ice Arena. Space is limited but still available. For more info, visit www.ameliaparkice.org.
JULY 4TH PARTY AND PIG ROAST
All are invited to the July 4th celebration, annual pig roast and family picnic at the Westfield Fair Grounds at 1 p.m. sponsored by Westfield River Valley, Detachment 141, Marine Corps League. Festivities include music, entertainment, roast pig and fixings for $16/person. Kids under 10 and anyone 95 or older are free. Tickets may be obtained by contacting Francis Curnow at 786-0855 or Marc Dunne at 250-5515 by June 27.
West Springfield Senior Travel Club is sponsoring a trip to trips. Lobster Fest -- "That's Entertainment," at the Log Cabin on Aug. 3. Self drive; $44 per person. Contact Ann Korbut at 732-7857 to make reservations or for more info.