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Town Events May 11 - 18

From the Herald, the Metro West Reminder and the Springfield Reminder

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AGAWAM
AGAWAM GARDEN CLUB
The annual plant sale of the Agawam Garden Club will take place May 14 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church, 1103 Springfield St., Feeding Hills. The plant sale will be rain or shine. Hundreds of perennial and some annual plants will be available, with prices from $2 to $4 depending on the size and rarity. Proceeds will benefit the club's scholarship fund.

FELINE FRIENDS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Feline Friends will host a fund-raising golf tournament May 30 at The Ranch golf course in Southwick. Event includes 18 holes of golf, golf carts with gps, lunch, dinner and contests for closest to pin, longest drive and hole in one. Enter to win prizes in Teddy Bear Pools raffle and silent auction. For info visit www.felinefriendsgolf.org or call Tonya Plante at 364 1808.

AUTHORTALK WITH MIKE MALONI
On May 17 at 7 p.m., the Agawam Public Library will host a talk by Michael Maloni, author of "Shortstop: Where Grace and Power Collide." A professional photographer from East Longmeadow, "Shortstop" is a sequel to Maloni's first novel, a hockey-inspired tale called "Defenseman." Call 789-1550 x109 or visit www.agawamlibrary.org to register. Books will be available for purchase.

CHICOPEE
WALKING CLUB
The Chicopee Council on Aging walks are anywhere from one mile to three miles depending on your walking pace. This seasonal program run by Health and Fitness Coordinator Violet Suska and dedicated volunteers, takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. (weather permitted). Call center for more info at 534-3698.

ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST DINNER
Grace Episcopal Church, 156 Springfield St., will have a roasted chicken breast dinner on May 21. One seating at 5:30 p.m. Adults: $8; child (age 5-12) $4. For info and reservations, call Lorraine at 593-5291 or Joan at 592-3596.

A TIME OF RENEWAL
A Time of Renewal will take place May 22 at the St. Stanislaus School from 2 to 4 p.m. in the school library. The school is located at 534 Front St. Bereavement Outreach of St. Stanislaus Basilica is sponsoring this time of fellowship and hope and healing. Fr. Pedro DeOliveira will be the speaker. For more info or to attend, call Sr. Mary D'Angelo at 594-6669 or 592-2786 before May 19.

"IN GOOD COMPANY"
The next meeting of In Good Company will be on May 24 at 10 a.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. There is no fee for this program. The group is facilitated by a professional who can assist you with coping strategies, information on additional assistance, and support. For more info call 534-3698.

MEN'S GROUP
There is a men's group that meets monthly at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court. The group discusses a variety of topics each month and will be open to topics that a member of the group may wish to discuss. The next meeting of the men's group will be on May 23 at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in attending this group or for more info, call Jared Krok at the senior center at 534-3698.

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS GROUP
On May 18, Gerri Bennett, R.N. will provide information on Alzheimer's and support to help provide the best care for your loved one at the Chicopee Council on Aging, 7 Valley View Court at 3:30 p.m. There is no cost for this meeting. For info or to register, call 534-3698.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
St. Joseph's Residence, 1365 Enfield St., Enfield, Conn., will have a pancake breakfast and bake sale Fund-raiser May 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $7 for adults and $3 for kids. Proceeds will contribute to the residents' efforts to help the San Damiano Youth Group, of St. Stanislaus' Cathedral, Chicopee, to attend The World Youth Event in Madrid.

OPEN MIC NIGHT
Open Mic will take place each Wednesday during June at Luthier's Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. Sign-up is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your own food and beverage. Free coffee and WiFi available. Suggested donation: $5.

ITALIAN HISTORY CLUB
Trip to Italy: Tropea, Reggio Calabria, Gerace; Sicily: Palermo, Selinute, Nov. 2 to Nov. 12. Nine nights, nine breakfasts, eight dinners, daily tours, tour guide. Bus Springfield/Boston, Alitalia Air Boston/Italy. All inclusive $2,750 double. Call Rosemarie at 374-5969.

HOLYOKE
RUMMAGE SALE
The women of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 485 Appleton St., will host their annual rummage sale at the church in the A. Kenneth Riley Auditorium on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale is open to the public. No early viewing please.

YOUTH SUMMER SPORTS PROGRAMS
The Holyoke Parks and Recreation Department offers specialized and professional summer instruction in all sport activities, in both full and half day programs, for children ages 6 to 17. Basketball runs June 27 to July 1 and/or July 11 to 15; tennis runs in multiple weeks beginning June 27; and field hockey runs July 18 to 22. Visit www.holyoke.org or call 322-5620 for more information and list of all programs.

WISTARIAHURST PLANT SALE
On May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wistariahurst Museum, 328 Cabot St., will present its eighth annual plant sale. There will be bargains galore as the Wistariahurst Gardeners will share the bounty of their gardens, with prices starting as low as $1. Selection includes houseplants, herbs, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs and more. Free admission.

NEW VALLEY SINGERS IN CONCERT
On May 15 at 3 p.m., Wistariahurst Museum, located at 238 Cabot St., will present the New Valley Singers in concert. This accomplished local chorus group has performed popular music for over 35 years throughout the Pioneer Valley. There will be a raffle and bake sale at the concert. Admission is $7.

SOUTH HADLEY
DINING AND COUNTRY MUSIC
A delicious dining and vintage country music event will take place at Congregational Church of South Hadley Falls, 11 North Main St., May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Price: $9.99 for age 12 and older; younger than 12, $5.99. Reservations requested: 539-9373 or ccoshf@verizon.net

SOUTHWICK
SENIOR CENTER MAY EVENTS
The Southwick Senior Center will host the following in May: May 9 at 1p.m., Council on Aging meeting; May 10 at 11 a.m., Brown Bag; May 11 at 9 a.m., manicures by appointment; May12, 26 at 9 a.m., SHINE representative counseling by appointment; May 19 at 10:30 a.m., blood pressure screenings; May 20 at 9 a.m., Veteran's representative; May 30, closed for Memorial Day.

SPRINGFIELD
BRIDGE OF HOPE THRIFT SHOP
The Bridge of Hope Thrift Shop is getting a facelift. The shop will be closed on May 18 and will re-open on May 19 with a new look. Most items are priced at just $2 per piece with all proceeds used to support The Community Survival Center's programs. The shop is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

OUR SISTERS WALK & RUN
The second annual Our Sisters Walk & Run 5K race to benefit the Jimmy Fund will take place May 22 at Forest Park. Sign in time 9:30 a.m.; runner start at 10:30 a.m. Entry fee: $20 prepaid and registered; $25 day of event. Send check or money order made payable to: Our Sisters, 6 Wesson St., Springfield, MA 01108. Info: 785-1742 or 351-6572 (cell).

CHOLESTEROL SCREENING
Cholesterol screening and blood pressure readings will be offered at the Hungry Hill Center, 1212 Carew St., on May 16 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. This free service is sponsored by the Chicopee Visiting Nurse Association.

NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL MEETING
There will be a meeting of the Hungry Hill Neighborhood Council on May 19 at 7 p.m. Representatives from the Police Department and the Mayor's Office will be at this meeting to discuss crime statistics, safety suggestions, ordinance violations, etc. All residents are encouraged to attend, light refreshments will be served.

TASTE OF DUGGAN AND MORE
The Taste of Duggan and More is hosting its community fair on June 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be a fun filled day of activities, games, pony rides, tag sale booths and health and community resources for all. If you would like to rent a booth the cost is only $15. For more info, call Mrs. Baker at 787-7410.

SPRINGFIELD STARS CLUB
The Springfield STARS Club, an amateur astronomy group, will meet on May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Science Museum at the Quadrangle. Chris Lyons will talk on NASA's Dawn Mission. Refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome free of charge. For more info, visit www.reflector.org or call (800) 336-9054.

ROTARY CLUB MEETING
Michael Speciale, executive director of the New England Air Museum, will address the Springfield Rotary Club's luncheon meeting on May 20 at 12:15 p.m. For more info on the club, contact Mike Healy at 267-1217 or visit www.springfieldmarotary.org .

HEALTH CLINIC
New Hope Community Health Clinic, 915 Plumtree Road in the Evangelical Covenant Church, is open on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This free clinic is for those who are uninsured or under insured. There is no charge but donations are accepted. All medical professionals and clerical workers donate their time.

WEST SPRINGFIELD
RUMMAGE SALE
A rummage sale will take place on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mittineague Congregational Church, 1840 Westfield St.

COIN CLUB
The West Springfield Coin Club will meet on May 15 at 7 p.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Elm St. A presentation and discussion will include facts about the (CAL) 1848 $2.50 gold pieces. A small auction will take place and refreshments will be available. Guests are always welcome. For further info, call Peter Setian at 596-9871.

SENIOR CENTER SEEKS DONATIONS
The West Springfield Council on Aging, located at the Senior Center at 128 Park St., is currently looking for new or gently used donations of lap blankets, seasonally appropriate hats, shawls and scarves, and men's and women's slippers. Items will be given to clients in need. For more information about this project, call Mary Ann Ventulett or Angela Kramer, R.N. at 263-3264 or 263-3265.

SENIOR CENTER HEALTH FAIR
The West Springfield Council on Aging will host a free public health fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13 at the Senior Center, 128 Park St. Themed "Home Sweet Home,"vendors will be available to assist the public with information on residential living choices and solutions, personal care services, in-home health alternatives, healthcare facilities and specialties, and hospice care.

BOSTON SPORTS TOUR
The West Springfield Park & Recreation Dept. will host a bus trip to Boston on June 11 featuring a guided walking tour of Fenway Park and a Quincy Market lunch and shopping stop. Bus leaves Municipal Town Hall, 26 Central St. at 8 a.m. and returns approximately 6:30 p.m. Cost: $55 for adults; children 3 to 15, $45. Register at Rec office Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WESTFIELD
FULL MOON LABYRINTH WALK
The YMCA of Greater Westfield will host a full moon labyrinth walk at the Camp Shepard Peace Labyrinth, 370 North Westfield Rd., May 17 at 7:30 p.m. Experience includes sound healing music of Delling DeDanaan and refreshments after the walk. Free. Info: Rosann Scalise, 568-8631 ext 302 or rscalise@westfieldymca.org.

'Y" GET AWAY DAY
The Westfield YMCA is offering a "Get Away Day" at the Y's Chalet, across from Camp Shepard, on May 22 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Begin with a self-defense workshop, enjoy a full breakfast, learn to make jewelry and end the day with a chair massage and Pilates class. Cost: $45 for YMCA members; $60 non-members. Registration is required. For information call Cindy Agan at 568-8631 x323.


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