Town Events, April 7 - April 14
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CLUB
St. John's Catholic Women's Club of Agawam's April meeting will be a Mystery Ride. If you don't drive at night, we will have plenty of cars with drivers to take you. All women of the parish are welcome. On April 12 be at St. John's Center by 6:30 p.m. Coffee and desserts will be served along with our April meeting. For more info, call Theresa at 786-4966.
SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
The following events will take place at the Senior Center. April 8: tax prep (by appt.) from 9 a.m. - noon; exercise, 9 a.m.; quilting, 9:30 a.m.; seminar w/Doug Price Roth IRA'S etc., noon; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; free blood pressure check 1 p.m.; pitch, 1 p.m.; open art, 1:30 p.m.; melody band, 2 p.m.; zumba, 4 p.m. April 9: tap, 8:30 a.m.; oil painting 9:15 a.m.; Tai Chi, 10 a.m.; yoga, 11:15 a.m.; Chorus Show "Songs of Harry Warren," cribbage or beginner's computer class, 1 p.m.; Friends High Tea (donation $12), 4 p.m.; "New Planet Dancers," 7:30 p.m.
MASSAGE AT THE COA
Chair massage by Gina Welch of Craniosacral and Massage Center Inc. starting at 9:40 a.m. on April 16 at the Chicopee COA, 7 Valley View Ct. Each session is 15 mins. Cost is $13 for those over 60 and $15 for those under 60. Appts. are also available on May 6 starting at 9 a.m. Chair massage is administered while the client is clothed and seated in a specially designed chair. To schedule appt. call 534-3698.
COUNCIL ON AGING MEETING
The Chicopee Council on Aging will host their regular meeting on April 13 at 4:45 p.m. in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. Meeting is open to the public.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
The next meeting will be on April 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. Diane Weston, R.N. will provide info on ways to manage your diabetes, help you with your diet plan, provide instruction on the use of a glucometer, info on research and new developments and answer questions. New members are always welcome and for more info call Jared at 534-3698. This program is offered free of charge, although donations are welcome.
Hearing Services available April 9 starting at 1 p.m. in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. A trained audiologist provides a hearing evaluation, hearing aid check and cleaning. Appts: call 534-3698.
A support group to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, no matter when, will meet on April 13 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.
Those who enjoy making beaded jewelry meet twice a month at 10 a.m. on Thurs. The next sessions are April 8 and 22 in the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. Bring your own materials and be open to sharing. Everyone who is interested is welcome. For more info call 534-3698.
MANICURE/HAIR REMOVAL SERVICES
Starting April 14, Carol Marnelakis, licensed esthetician and manicurist, will offer manicure and hair removal services by appt. starting at 8:30 a.m. for those 60 and older at the Council on Aging. A manicure is $10, French manicures are $15, hair removal for eyebrows is $6. Other services are available. Manicures for persons under 60 are $12, a French manicure, $17, eyebrows are $8. For more info and to make an appt. call 534-3698.
"NAME THAT BID" AUCTION
Holy Name School will be hosting "Name That Bid!," their first ever live and silent auction on April 10 at 6 p.m. at the K of C #69 on Granby Road. Advance tickets are available for $12; $15 at the door. Items to be auctioned include: Red Sox tickets, Nintendo DSi XL, 100 gallons of oil, Camp Opee Summer Adventures, Arbors Kids Summer Camp, remote car starter, DJ service, a month of free tuition to Holy Name School, jewelry and more. There is something for everyone! Proceeds to benefit the school. For more info call 592-6857.
Faith United Methodist Church, 191 Montcalm St., will host a spaghetti supper on April 15 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children 8 - 12, free for children under 8. Menu: spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, homemade desserts, coffee and cold drinks. Take out is available; call 533-6093 after 2 p.m. We are handicap accessible to the Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary!
PISTOL SAFETY CLASS
The Chicopee Sportsmen's Club will host pistol safety classes on a first-come, first-served basis for members April 10 and 24, May 8 and 22 at 9 and 10 a.m. at the club house. You must attend a class to obtain a range pass. Attendees must be 15 years old and older. Classes are 20 mins. June through Sept. classes will be first and third Sat. of month at 10 a.m. For more info call 538-8617 after 6 p.m.
WARD 4 NEIGHBOORHOOD MEETING
City Council President/Ward 4 City Councilor William Zaskey will host a neighborhood meeting April 13 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Chicopee Public Library. Mayor Michael Bissonnette and dept. heads will present an overview of Ward 4 and city projects incvluding Front Street reconstruction, Chicopee Falls Combined Sewer Project the renovations at the old Chicopee High School, the Uniroyal/Facemate project the Safety Complex renovations, the senior center and the downtown revitalization project. A question and answer period will follow. Everyone is welcome.
LITTLE TOM RESERVATION
Be a part of the David Sigelman Memorial Workdays on the Little Tom Reservation, Mountain Park Access Road, on April 25 and May 15 (rain date May 22) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Help staff and volunteers continue to develop and improve the visitor trail in preparation for the opening of Little Tom in 2012. Call the Trustees of Reservations at 532-1631 ext. 13 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register or for more information.
SENIOR CENTER FUNDRAISER
The Log Cabin in Holyoke will celebrate its business heritage on April 8 with a reunion of guests and staff from the original Log Cabin. The event, which will take place from 6 - 11 p.m., will serve as a fundraiser for the new Holyoke Senior Center. Tickets: $45. Food stations will feature items from the original Log Cabin menu. For more info, call Peter Rosskothen at 535-5077.
The Social Connection 50+ Group will meet April 10 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 319 Granby Rd., from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. "The Heartstrings," a fun and informative program, will be presented by Jo Laskowski and Lisa Gomes of Homewatch CareGivers. They incorporate music and nutrition together and entertain you at the same time. Call 533-1925 for your reservations no later than April 7. Leave your name, phone number, and the number of people attending on the church's answering machine. Cost is $5/person and includes lunch. Everyone is invited.
WOMEN'S CLUB MEMBERSHIP TEA
The S.H. Women's Club will host their Annual Membership Tea on April 14 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 319 Granby Rd., beginning at 1:30 p.m. "Full Circle of Flowers" will be presented by Master Gardener Deborah Long-Smith. The public is invited. The Women's Club meets on the second Wed. of each month. They raise money for education through different fundraisers and present local students with scholarships each year. Each month the club enjoys a program full of info or entertainment. For more info about the club, call Lu Dachos at 532-7661. You do not have to live in South Hadley to become a member.
BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT
The 17th annual American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter Golf Tournament will take place June 24 at The Ranch Golf Club. Foursomes in the morning tournament are available for a $600 donation; afternoon foursomes are $800. All proceeds are used to assist the victims of local disasters. For sponsorship info, to play in the tournament or to donate a door prize or raffle item, call Paige Thayer at 233-1003.
Plans are underway for the third annual Barbecue/Chili Cook-off competition, renamed "Grill'n Daze," on July 25 at the Southwick Rec. Center on Powder Mill Road. More info will soon be available on the Rotary Club's Web site, www.southwickrotary.org.
APREMONT MARKET SEEKS VENDORS
Event will be April 16 - 18, at 125 Main St. Studio 203. A few spaces are still available to artists of all genre, crafters, farmers, food/beverage, entertainment, Mom & Pop businesses, new ventures, tag salers, etc. For more info call 531-5023 or 306-1891; e-mail email@example.com; or visit www.apremontproductions.com.
The Springfield St. Patrick's Parade Committee presents "The Little Black Dress" Fashion Show on April 18 at 1 p.m. at the John Boyle O'Reilly Club. Clothing priced from $5 - $45 will be available following the show. Desserts and coffee will be served. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Hungry Hill Center or by calling Peg at 733-0200.
JACK RIDL AT SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE
Acclaimed sports poet will read from his work "Losing Season" April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Marsh Memorial Chapel. Event is part of "Celebrating the Birthplace of Basketball: James Naismith and His Legacy." Book signing and refreshments to follow reading. Part of the William Simpson Fine Arts Series. Free. For more info call 748-3187.
Gina Daniele presents a bus trip to Niagara Falls May 15 - 16 featuring a stay in a hotel, continental breakfast, tour and boat ride -- no passport required! Bus leaves from Mom & Rico's, 899 Main St. For more info call 732-8941.
Join us for McTeachers' Night on April 13 at McDonald's, 1402 Allen St. Fifteen percent of all sales (eat-in and drive-thru) from 4 - 7 p.m. will be donated to the Glickman Elementary School PTA. Create your own sundae, enter to win raffle prizes (including Six Flags passes, Chuck E. Cheese family packs, movie tickets, restaurant gift certificates and more), climb the playscape and more. Come on out and support our school.
ANNUAL GERMAN SUPPER
St. John's Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St., will have their annual German supper on April 15 with sittings at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Menu: roast pork, hot dogs, sauerkraut, potatoes, green beans, gravy, rolls, applesauce, dessert and coffee, tea, milk. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children (5 - 12) and children under five are free. For tickets, contact the church at 586-1417, Jane McClure at 562-0492 or Sally Sienkiewicz at 562-3186.
COSTUME, JEWELRY SALE
The Cancer House of Hope will host its 5th Annual Costume and Antique Jewelry Sale on April 10 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 18 Broad St. This year's event will feature specially marked $1 earrings.
KAYAK, CANOE DEMO DAY
Westfield River Watershed Assoc. will host a kayak and canoe Demo Day at Hampton Ponds State Park on May 22 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rain date: May 23. Admission: $5/person; $10/family. Admission tickets can be purchased at Wilderness Experiences & Westfield Water Sports, 526 College Hwy. in Southwick. For more info: 569-1287 or visit www.westfieldriver.org.
Westfield Homeless Cat Project invites all to dance the night away with "Gale County" at its next fundraiser on April 23 from 7 p.m. - midnight at Dante Club, 1198 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. Cost: $15/person. For tickets, mail your check payable to Westfield Homeless Cat Project and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to 1124 East Mountain Rd., Westfield, MA 01085. For more info, call Denise at 568-6964. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce will host its Spring Fling featuring "Changes in Latitudes," a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, on April 10 from 7 - 11 p.m. at Tekoa Country Club, 459 Russell Rd. Cost: $25/person and is open to the public. Sponsorships are available upon request. For more info, contact Marcia Kielb at 568-1618 or e-mail Marcia@WestfieldBiz.org.
COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT
The Greater Westfield Community Band will be performing its spring concert April 14 at North Middle School at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free to the public and the school is handicapped accessible.
A DAY IN NEW YORK CITY
The W.S. Park & Rec. Dept. is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City on April 24. Bus leaves municipal parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and returns home approx. 9:30 p.m. Drop offs and pick up site in New York to be determined by bus driver. Once in NYC, you will be on your own. Bus will leave NYC at 5:30 p.m. with a short dinner stop on the way home (dinner not included in price). Cost is $45 (a tip donation for the bus driver will be collected on the way home). Reservations with payment may be made at the Park & Rec. Dept., 26 Central St., Mon. - Fri., from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more info or registration forms, call 263-3284.
All you can eat pancake breakfast taking place April 18 from 8 a.m. - noon at the Firehouse on the Big E Fairgrounds. Menu: pancakes (regular or blueberry), sausages, OJ, coffee, and tea. Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and kids under 12; kids under 3, free. Tickets available at the door. All proceeds to benefit the W.S. High School wrestling team. For more info contact Kris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The W.S. Coin Club will meet on April 11 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 served. Guests always welcome. For more info call Peter Setian at 596-9871.