Town Events, Sept. 29 - Oct. 6
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
Six Flags New England and the American Red Cross encourage you to give blood and get thrills on Oct. 1 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Six Flags Human Resource Center, 1756 Main St. First 200 people to donate blood will receive a ticket to Fright Fest. Bring ID.
GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING
Western Mass. Genealogy Society will host their monthly meeting on Oct. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Agawam Senior Center, 954 Main St. Annual membership fee: $20 dollars a person that will also cover the genealogy computer classes offered by the society. For more info, visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mawmgs or e-mail WestMassGen@Comcast.net.
SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
Sept. 30: 9 a.m. exercise; 10 a.m. line dancing 2; 12:15 p.m. bridge; 1 or 6:30 p.m. pitch; 1:30 p.m. open art begins; 2 p.m. melody band; 4 p.m. Zumba. Oct. 1: 8:30 a.m. tap class; 9:15 a.m. oil painting; hand and foot card game or walking club 9:30 a.m.; 10 a.m. Tai Chi; 11:15 a.m. yoga; 12:15 p.m. Curves presentation; 12:30 p.m. canasta; 1 p.m. cribbage.
"PLAN YOUR OWN DAY"
Agawam Cultural Council (ACC) is sponsoring "Plan Your Own Day" bus trip to New York City Nov. 6. Depart middle school parking lot at 6:25 a.m. Return: 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $33, including driver tip. Send requests for tickets to ACC, 153 Anthony St., Agawam, MA 01001 and include self-addressed-stamped envelope for return of your tickets. For more info, call 789-1201.
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
Agawam Department of Public Works (DPW) will host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Oct. 2 at the DPW Annex, 1000 Suffield St. For a list of materials, visit www.agawam.ma.us. Event is free to Agawam residents. Pre-registration required. Appointments may be scheduled by calling the DPW at 821-0600 or 821-0624.
CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CLUB
The Agawam Catholic Women's Club will have its next meeting Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at St. John's Church Center. Change in schedule is due to Columbus Day. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshment will follow the business meeting. New members are always welcome.
EUROPEAN HEALING METHODS
On Oct. 6, Pharmacist Douglas Wilk will show a movie and give a demonstration at Chicopee Library, 449 Front St., from 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 594-1800, ext. 108.
Oct. 13, leaving from American Legion, 37 Exchange St. at 7:15 a.m. Cost is $20, includes food and Keno package. For more info call Dot at 788-6835 between 4 and 5 p.m.
CHRISTMAS WITH COONEY
Christmas with Cooney at the Grade Arts Theatre Dec. 7. Trip includes round trip motor coach, Mohegan Sun and casino bonus and food voucher, special 3 p.m. Andy Cooney Christmas Show, gratuities. Cost is $60. Call the Chicopee Senior Travel Club at 534-3698, Mon.-Fri., noon-3 p.m.
"TURNING 65 AND MEDICARE"
Jim Zabik from Bankers Life and Casualty is presenting a seminar, "Turning 65 and Medicare," in the conference room of the Chicopee Public Library at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6. The subject covered will be what to do when you turn 65 and want to go on Medicare. For more info, call 594-1800 ext. 108.
A support group to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, no matter when, whether recent or sometime ago will be held on Oct. 12 at 1 pm. 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.
WIDOW, WIDOWERS GROUP
Meets once a week in Chicopee for fun and friendship. This is not a bereavement group. For more info please call: Helen at 533-4660 or Don, at 436-7332.
"BYE BYE BIRDIE"
The Chicopee Senior Travel Club will be traveling to the Warner Theatre on Nov. 7 to see "Bye Bye Birdie." Lunch is at the Cambridge House Brew Pub, choice of prime rib, roasted chicken or baked scrod with complimentary beer. Cost is $71; bus leaves the Chicopee Senior Center at 9:45 a.m. Call 534-3698, Mon. to Fri., noon to 3 p.m. for more info.
AMERICAN FLAG DISPOSAL
Spencer Lockhart, a Boy Scout in Troop 138 of St. Joan of Arc-St. George School, is working on his Eagle Project and will collect ripped, torn, and faded American flags in the school parking lot, 585 Grattan St., Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Later in the month an American Flag retirement ceremony will be lead by Lockhart. For more info, or to request a flag pickup, call Lockhart at 351-5536.
Charles C. Kennedy Unit #275, 41 Robbins Rd., will host their first Tuesday Dinner on Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. Menu: pasta with meatballs and sausage, salad, garlic bread, dessert, coffee and tea. Tickets: $8 for adults, $5 for kids 10 and under. For more info, call 592-1126.
PULASKI PARK CELEBRATION
On Oct. 10 at noon, there will be a ceremony at Pulaski Park, center of Easthampton, to commemorate Pulaski Day. Wreath laying ceremony and a prayer offered by Father Piotr Pawlus, Pastor of Our Lady of the Valley Parish. Mayor Michael Tautznik will also address the gathering. An honor guard from Easthampton American Legion riders Post 24 and the American Legion will take part in the ceremony.
BASIC PISTOL SAFETY
Basic pistol course will take place at Ludlow Fish and Game Club, Sportsman Road, Ludlow, on Oct. 13 and 16 at 6:30 p.m. Students completing the course are qualified to apply for a Class A license to carry. Training manual, firearms, ammo, and eye and hearing protection provided. For more info or registration, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 783-6775.
ACTIVE SINGLES HIKE
Active Singles hike Oct. 3 at Burr Pond in Torrington, Conn. Starts a 9:30 a.m.; arrive at 9 a.m. Meet in rear parking lot. Hikes are in four skill levels, last for two hours each. No kids, dogs. Buffet lunch. Non-hikers welcome at lunch. Call Charlie to RSVP at 203-271-2125.
SALEM HAUNTED HAPPENINGS TRIP
Oct. 28 with 8 a.m. departure from Christ the King Church, Ludlow. Cost: $72/person includes round trip bus with driver gratuity, visit The Witches Cottages at Griffen, short guided stroll through Salem, lunch at Pickering Wharf, free time in Salem-Annual Psychic Fair, Witchcraft Expo or shopping. Lunch is haddock, grilled chicken breast, steak tips or pasta. Call Sue at 323-0883.
TECH CLASS '42 REUNION
Gathering for annual lunch Oct. 6 at the Fort Restaurant followed by Springfield Armory film and tour of the Armory Museum. Anyone who has not been contacted and would like to join us, call June Stibolt at 788-8788.
PISTOL SAFETY COURSE
An N.R.A. Basic Pistol Safety Course will be offered at the Holyoke Revolver Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a hands-on shooting experience teaching knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for pistol safety. N.R.A. Basic Pistol Course Certificate, a state certificate, awarded upon successful completion. Pre-registration required by Oct. 9. To register, call 539-9345 and leave phone number.
The Greater Holyoke YMCA will offer Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys age 11 to 13 on Oct. 23 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Greater Holyoke YMCA. Registration for the program is open until Oct. 20. The Safe Sitter program is a medically accurate program that teaches young adolescents how to handle emergencies when caring for younger kids. Cost: $45. To register, call 534-5631.
The Town of Southwick will be hosting a public meeting to discuss its Fiscal Year 2011 Community Development Strategy Oct. 4 at 7:10 p.m. during the Board of Selectmen's regular meeting at the Town Office Building, 454 College Highway. For more info, call Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Deputy Director James Mazik at 781-6045.
Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, Plumtree Road. Youth choir provides contemporary music. All welcome.
Tag sale sponsored by Concerned Citizens for Animals at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 961 St. James Ave. (next to Serv-U) Oct. 1 and 2 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
TRIP TO NEW HAMPSHIRE
Sacred Heart Travel Club will sponsor a trip to the New Hampshire Hobo Train with turkey dinner and stop at Kellerhaus Ice Cream Emporium on Nov. 13 Cost: $80. Parking/departure will be from 3601 Main St., Baystate Medical Center "N" lot.
Sacred Heart Travel Club will sponsor a trip to Penn-Dutch Getaway Dec. 10 to 12. Cost: single $475; double $375 ; triple $355. Reservations accepted with refundable $100 deposit. Contact Jim and Caroline McAleer at 734-3676 for info or reservations.
Classes start Oct. 5 at noon at Greenleaf Community Center, 1187 1/2 Parker St. Free 15 minute demo at first class. Cost: $2/class or $5/month. Zumba Instructor is Margaret "Peggy" Sheldon. Zumba Gold has been designed for the active older adult. Call Kerri at 750-2873 to register or for more info.
AQUEDUCT FLEA MARKET
St. Peter's Church, 45 Buckingham St., will host a shopping trip to Aqueduct Flea Market and Jamaica Avenue, N.Y., Nov. 6. Depart: 7 a.m. from church; leave Jamaica Avenue at 5 p.m. For reservations or info, e-mail Vera at email@example.com or call 726-9006.
St. Peter's Church, 45 Buckingham St., will host its annual Washington D.C. trip, April 15 to 17, 2011. Two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two full course dinners, guided sightseeing tours, more. Cost: $300 double occupancy. Cancellation insurance upon request. Deposit of $25 due Oct. 1. For info or reservations, contact Vera O'Connor, 726-9006 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ITALIAN FOR CHILDREN
The Italian Cultural Center, 56 Margaret St., will sponsor "Italiano per Ragazzi" Oct. 30 through Dec. 4 for students ages six to 12 years old. Classes meet from 9 to 10 a.m. are free of charge. There will be a class, "Fostering Our Italian Heritage" immediately following which will meet for the same five weeks from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m, also free of charge. Early registration, suggested; class size limited. Call the Italian Cultural Center at 784-1492 before Oct. 15.
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP
Westfield Business Improvement District will host a free Small Business Workshop Oct. 6 at 8:15 a.m. at Amelia Park, 21 South Broad St. Topic: "Top 10 List: Common Legal Problems of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs" by Professor Eric Gouvin. To register for this free workshop, call Patti at 572-1260.
The YMCA of Greater Westfield is offering a workshop, led by artist, Cathy Guidetti, to folks who are looking for guidance and direction on their paintings. Supplies provided by YMCA. Workshop will take place at Camp Shepard Goyette Chalet on Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon for those 18 years and older. Cost: member $20; non-member $30. For more info, contact Rosann Scalise at 568-8631 ext. 302.
"LIVING AFTER DIVORCE"
YMCA will offer "Living and Loving Life After Divorce" workshop led by "Soul Sisters" Spiritual Life Coaches, Katy Shea and Liz Harris. Workshop will take place Oct. 9 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Camp Shepard Goyette Chalet. Cost: member $10; non-member: $15. For more info, call Rosann Scalise at 568-8631 ext 302.
The Westfield Athenaeum will be continuing its popular "FIRST THURSDAY @ the Athenaeum" concerts in the Lang Auditorium on Oct. 7 at noon, featuring Sarah Michel, also known as "Sarah the Fiddler," from Southampton.
MASS HEALTH SEMINAR
The Senior Center will host "Navigating the minefield . How the Mass Health Application System Really Works," presented by Attorney Al Gordon and Pete Ledoux of Ledoux Investment & Retirement Solutions Inc. on Oct. 4. Find out the ins and outs of how to fill out Mass Health applications. For more info, call the center at 781-2214.
Join the Senior Center for ballroom dancing on Thursday nights in October. Cost: $15. Instructor Celeste Hart-Legere, will teach ballroom dance from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. For more info, call the center at 781-2214.
TRIP TO NYC
A bus trip to New York City departs the high school, 425 Piper Rd., at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 11. Tickets: $38. Trip is a fundraiser for the Western Mass Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, a non-profit. Bus leaves NYC at 7 p.m. Call 731-0760 for more info or send check payable to Western MassCOSH, 640 Page Blvd. Suite 104, Springfield, MA 01104.
On Oct. 3, a cut-a-thon will take place at DiGrigoli Hair Salon 1578 Riverdale St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cuts and manicures: $10; 50 percent of proceeds will go to the non-profit Educate Malawi Inc. For more info, visit www.educate-malawi.org.