Town Events, June 25 - July 2
|From the Chicopee Herald, the Metro West Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
ERNIE BRUNO AND COMPANY
Join the Friends of Agawam Seniors on a trip to the Hudson River Valley lunch and show starring Ernie Bruno and Company on July 15. Those of you who visited the Williams Lake Inn and enjoyed the Ernie Bruno Show know there's only one Ernie Bruno and now he's back to entertain us with his comedy and song. Our luncheon includes: garden salad, vegetables and potatoes, either filet of salmon with bernaise sauce or breast of chicken marsala/franchaise, dessert, with coffee or tea. Call Nellie Mathias at 786-9093 for reservations.
SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES
The Agawam Council on Aging and Senior Center events :
June 25: 8 a.m. walking club; 8:30 a.m. weight training; 1:30 p.m. Golden Agers Chapter 1; 6 p.m. dolls and guys billiards.
June 26: 1 p.m. pitch; 7 p.m. pitch.
June 27: 8 a.m. walking club; 10 a.m. Tai Chi; 1 p.m. cribbage.
For more info call 821-0604 or 821-0605.
summer worship schedule
Agawam Congregational Church will begin their summer worship schedule on June 29. Their service time remains 10 a.m. Summer Church School begins. Join us for fellowship hour that follows our Service in Bryan Hall. Check us out on online at www.agawam-congregationalchurch.com. If you or a family member is hospitalized, call the church office at 786-7111 to let Rev. Earl know. He would like to visit you.
SUMMER MEN'S BASKETBALL LEAGUE
The Chicopee Parks Dept. is looking for teams to join its outdoor men's basketball league, which is scheduled for mid-July - the end of August. Those teams interested in playing in this summer league should contact the Parks Dept. immediately at 594-3481. Stop in to pick up roster form and league rules. Rosters and league fees paid in full are due by July 6.
A support group to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, no matter when, will meet July 8 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.
NEW ORLEANS GETAWAY
The Chicopee Parks & Rec. Dept. presents a five-day tour to see New Orleans, Nov. 3 - 7. Join Collette Tours for a five-day trip to the "Jazz Capital of the World." Spend five days exploring the famous French Quarters amidst the sound of jazz, streetcars and steamboats. Enjoy the jazz revue on famous Bourbon Street at the Maison Bourbon. Visit St. Louis Cemetery, one of New Orleans oldest and most intriguing cemeteries. Board the steamboat Natchez for a river cruise from the heart of the French Quarters and more. For more info contact Chicopee Parks Dept. at 594-3481.
The Chicopee Senior Travel Club invites you to join them as they discover Mystic Seaport on July 16. The day begins with Olde Mistick Village linger in more than 40 quaint shoppes. Then, off to the Seaman's Inne on the Mystic River for lunch. At Mystic Seaport you can spend time at the Museum of America and the Sea, the nation's leading maritime museum. Explore American maritime history firsthand as you climb aboard historic ships, stroll through a re-created 19th century coastal village or watch a working preservation shipyard in action. Call the travel desk at 534-3698.
A trip to Foxwoods will take place July 9, leaving from the American Legion, 37 Exchange St. at 7:15 a.m. Bonus free buffet and $15 Keno play. For more info call Dot at 788-6835 from 4 - 5 p.m.
FLAG FOOTBALL SIGN-UPS
The Chicopee Parks & Rec. Dept. is now taking registration for this summer's Flag Football League scheduled to start mid-July with practices to start the end of June, and a Super Bowl to take place in early August. Boys and girls eligible to play are kids 9 - 14 years of age as of Oct. 1, 2008. Children who have already attended 9th grade are not eligible. Eligibility to play is a child must be a Chicopee resident or attend a Chicopee school. Proof of residency is necessary at sign ups. Deadline is July 9. There will be two separate divisions, 9 - 11 and 12 - 14. For more info, contact the Chicopee Parks Dept. at 594-3481.
CAR WASH FUNDRAISER
The Chicopee High School football team will be hosting a car wash on June 28 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the premises of Central Oil Co. at 206 Center St.
ANTIQUE FARM TABLE DRAWING
The Granby Free Public Library is hosting a drawing for a beautiful antique farm table donated by the Shabby Sheep of 388 East St. All proceeds will benefit the Granby Library's Pavilion Fund. The pavilion will make it possible to host an array of library programming throughout the year. For every $3 donated, your name will be entered into the drawing. For every $5 donation made, your name will be entered twice. The drawing will be on July 8. The library is open Tues., Wed., and Fri. from 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
A Special Town Meeting will take place June 30 at the Granby Junior Senior High School gym at 7 p.m. Warrant articles are available at Town Hall, Center Pharmacy, Dressel's Service Station, Florence Savings Bank, Granby Public Library, Granby Post Office, Polish Credit Union and Sevarino's Family Variety. Doors open for meeting check in at 6:15 p.m. Check in by your street name. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Kathy Kelly-Regan at the Granby Town Hall, 467-7178.
Old fashioned strawberry supper June 28. Sittings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. at First Church in Ludlow, 859 Center St., Ludlow. Ham, potato salad, fresh green beans, cole slaw, baked beans, rolls and butter, beverage and fresh strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream. Adults $9; children 12 and under, $3.50. For reservations or take-out orders call Etta at 583-2913.
LOOKING FOR LOST SHIPMATES
The USS Missouri (BB-63) veterans will host their summer planning and social meeting on July 11-13 at the Norwalk Inn, Norwalk, Conn. This is an opportunity for any former shipmates to gather with old friends, swap stories and enjoy a good time. Anyone interested in the USS Missouri (BB-63) Association Inc. and/or wishing to attend this event should contact Herb Fahr at (516) 931-1769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Life Fellowship presents Kid's Sunday, June 29, 4 p.m., meeting at Wachogue Congregational Church, 80 Arvilla St., Springfield. Pastor Less O'Dell; www.mynewlifefellowship.com. Special guests are Herbie the Clown and Rick the Runner. There will be a worship service, crafts, field games, food and prizes. Everyone is welcome. Call 525-9472 for more info.
a Walk Through the Universe
Astronomy Walk Series #4, Easthampton, July 6, from 7:30 - 10 p.m. Leader: Chris Lyons, Amateur Astronomer (e-mail: Programs@GlassVisions.biz). Fee: $5 Naturalists' Club members, $8 others. (This fee is to cover use of the auditorium.) Meeting place: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Main Building. Come learn about the beauty and wonder of the universe around us.
LOCAL ORGANIZATION SPONSORS TRIP TO THE RED SOX
Having a difficult time purchasing Red Sox tickets? The Springfield JCC Adult Life Department is sponsoring a trip to see the Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels on July 28. Cost includes tickets for Fenway's right field, section 87, roundtrip transportation and driver gratuity. To register, call 739-4715 or stop by the JCC, 1160 Dickinson St.
On June 26 the Holyoke Loge of Elks #902 will serve an "all you can eat" spaghetti supper from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Lodge Home on Whitney Avenue. Menu: tossed salad w/ dressing, spaghetti w/ Elks special meat sauce, parmesan cheese, plain and garlic rolls, lemonade, coffee or tea. Cost: $5 for adults, $2 for youngsters six to 12 and free for those five and under.
FIREWORKS CELEBRATION VENDORS
All vendors interested in participating in the Holyoke Fireworks on July 3 (rain date July 5) should contact the Holyoke Parks & Rec. Dept. at 322-5620 or by e-mail at email@example.com for more info.
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Holyoke's July 4th celebration will take place on July 3 (rain date July 5) on the beautiful grounds of Holyoke Community College. Fireworks are sponsored by the Holyoke Gas & Electric Dept. and the event is hosted by HCC. The event starts at 6 p.m. and fireworks begin at dusk. Come early to enjoy music, food and children's activities. For additional info, contact the mayor's office at 322-5510.
SIZZLE AND DRIZZLE
Mayor Sullivan and the Holyoke Parks & Rec. Dept. invite children young and old to attend the opening day ceremonies of the new water spray park at Springdale Park on its rescheduled date of June 30 from noon - 2 p.m. There will be ice cream treats for all, music, games, the great magician Mustachio and a balloon artist! This family event is free and all are welcome to attend.
EVOLUTION OF ARMORY WEAPONS
Evolution of Armory Weapons American Revolution to Vietnam, June 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open and free to the public; indoors if raining. Visit with living historians; military encampments, cannon, musket and riffle firing demonstrations; Revolutionary War mounted horseback presentation; firearms scavenger hunt. Springfield Armory National Historic Site, 1 Armory Square at Springfield Technical Community College. Info: 734-8551; www.nps.gov/spar.
LUNCHEON AND CRUISE
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 45 Buckingham St., will sponsor a luncheon and cruise from Narragansett Bay to Newport on July 17. There will be live entertainment. Tickets are $65 (price includes driver gratuity). The bus will leave Big Y on Boston Road at 8 a.m. and will arrive back between 6 - 6:30 p.m. For more info call 783-5113 or 788-0044.
"STATE HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE"
The newest installment of State Rep. Donald Humason Jr.'s cable show, "From the State House to Your House," will feature Dan Genovese, captain of the Westfield Wheelmen Vintage Base Ball League. The half-hour program airs on Westfield's Community Programming Channel 15, on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., and Sundays at 4:30 p.m.
WESTFIELD AMERICAN LEGION BAND
Westfield American Legion Band, a local institution since 1932, is offering a variety of patriotic and traditional music. They will be performing for your pleasure in the Beveridge Pavilion. The concert series will take place on Wednesday evenings in the month of July from July 2 - 23. These concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and are free of charge. Join us for an evening of fun and music. For further info on the Westfield American Legion Band program, call the Stanley Park office at 568-9312.
BUS TRIP TO OGUNQUIT, MAINE
The Parks & Rec. Dept. is sponsoring a bus trip to Ogunquit, Maine, on July 26. Bus departs at 7 a.m. from the municipal parking lot and returns at 9 p.m. Registration forms can be obtained online at www.west-springfield.ma.us. For more info, call the office at 263-3284.