Town Events, July 1 - July 8
|From the Herald, the MetroWest Reminder and the Springfield Reminder|
TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Teens entering grades seven - 12 are invited to join the Agawam Library Teen Summer Reading Program on July 2 for Tie Dye & Favorite Board Games from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Bring a T-shirt, socks anything to tie dye. Play favorite board games and enjoy chocolate fondue. Registration is required. To register, visit www.readsinma.org/agawam.
BLUE SOX BASEBALL TRIP
The Friends of the Senior Center will be taking folks to the July 6 Holyoke Blue Sox baseball game vs. Team USA at MacKenzie Stadium. Bus will leave from the Senior Center, 954 Main St., at 5:30 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. start. Cost: $6. To buy tickets and make reservations for the bus trip call Emile Cot at 335-9440
SOLAR ENERGY WORKSHOP
Could solar energy work for you? Find out at the next CET renewable energy workshop with Chris Vreeland, registered professional engineer and renewable energy consultant, on July 21 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 954 Main St. Advanced registration is required at email@example.com or call 586-7350 ext. 25. There is a $10 suggested donation.
Scrapbooking Fun, the next event in Agawam Public Library Summer Reading Program for those in grades five and six will take place July 2 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Bring in 4 - 8 photos and learn how to create a memory page. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required at www.readsinma.org/agawam.
COOKING WITH KATIE
Cooking with Katie, an event in the Agawam Public Library Summer Reading Program for those in grades five and six will take place July 9 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Hands-on cooking: make parmesan pita triangles, yogurt fruit shakes, pizza wontons, and enjoy sampling creations. Registration is required. To register, visit www.readsinma.org/agawam.
Join the Agawam Public Library Summer Reading Program's Starry Storytimes each Tuesday from July 7 - Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. This program for ages three and up will include a fun family storytime, music and a simple craft. Registration is required. To register: www.readsinma.org/agawam.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
The free Summer Concert Series will kick off on July 8 with Cory and the Knightsmen classic rock band; followed by Doug Ratner and Cool Shoes on June 15. All concerts are at 7 p.m. on Veteran's Green, 689 Main St. If raining, the event will be in the Agawam High School Aud, 760 Cooper St. Changes of location will be announced on the Parks & Rec. Dept. answering machine at 821-0514 after 3 p.m.
The Park & Rec. Dept.'s KidsFest will kick off on July 15 with a unique magic show by Scott Jameson. All events will be at 11 a.m. on Veteran's Green, 689 Main St. Songwriter Les Julian will perform on July 29; followed by The Airborne Comedians on Aug. 12. If raining, these free events will be canceled. For more info, call Parks & Rec. at 821-0514.
The next event in the Agawam Public Library's Summer Reading Program is Space Jingo on July 6 for ages six - 12 at 2:30 p.m. Have fun learning facts and trivia about the solar system and space exploration. Registration is required. To register: www.readsinma.org/agawam.
Agawam Public Library's Summer Reading Program will continue with Jungle Encounters, an interactive show using animals from around the world will take place July 8 at 6:30 p.m. This program is for ages three and older. Registration is required. To register: www.readsinma.org/agawam.
Keeping track of your cholesterol is important and to help you do this, on July 8 from 9 a.m. - noon, there will be a cholesterol screening done at the Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Ct. The screening does not require fasting and will provide total cholesterol results. Individuals are taken on a first-come basis and a donation of $5 is appreciated. To register, call 534-3698.
TASTE OF ITALY
Enjoy a Taste of Italy with the Chicopee Senior Travel Club on Oct. 20. We will be seeing the world's greatest accordionist, Dick Contino, at the Holiday Inn in Boxboro, Mass. Remember "Lady of Spain," "Granada" and "Tico Tico," just to name a few of his hits. Don't like Italian food no problem. You have a choice. Call 534-3698, Mon. - Fri., noon - 3 p.m. for more info.
St. Mary's Church, 840 Page Blvd., East Springfield, is sponsoring a bus trip to Boston on July 19. Bus leaves St. Mary's at 10 a.m. and returns approx. 6:30 p.m. Drop off point is Quincy Market. You will have until 4:30 p.m. to sightsee, shop, lunch, visit a museum, etc. Cost includes bus and driver's gratuity. Call Sylvia to make your reservation at 594-2757.
NEW YORK CITY TRIP
A bus trip to NYC is happening on Sept. 13. Bus leaves St. Mary's, 840 Page Blvd., East Springfield, at 7 a.m. and returns approx. 8:30 p.m. Call Sylvia to make your reservation at 594-2757.
EDUCATE MALAWI FUNDRAISER
The founders of Educate Malawi have returned from Malawi and have some African wares to sell! Come visit the non-profit on July 4 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Monson Summerfest celebration in Monson. They have beautiful African fabric, jewelry and paintings. As always, 100 percent of proceeds goes directly to the Namitsitsi primary school building project.
EVENING GARDEN TALK
Evening Garden Talk at Wistariahurst Museum on July 8 at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $5 donation.
Wistariahurst will be closed for house tours on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The museum will reopen July 5 from noon - 4 p.m. We invite you to join us for upcoming concerts, lectures and programs; visit www.wistariahurst.org. Wistariahurst Museum will resume regular hours again on the following Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays through July from noon - 4 p.m.
On July 1 at 6:30 p.m. bring a $2 donation and any type of label plant or plants, along with your own chair, and let the fun begin. Plant swaps are presented by Wistariahurst Museum Gardeners and Western Mass Master Gardeners and will be on the grounds of Wistariahurst on July 1 and 15 and Aug. 5 and 19, all starting at 6:30 p.m. The gardens and landscape tell an important part of the historical and cultural story at Wistariahurst. Join the Wistariahurst Gardeners every Tuesday from 9 a.m. - noon. For further info, call Wistariahurst Museum at 322-5660. Send your wish list via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIOR CENTER EVENTS
The Senior Center will host the following events: an Ice Cream Social and Birthday Party following lunch on July 2; Brown Bag on July 14; blood pressure screening on July 23 at 10:30 a.m., followed by Shine (by appt.), and a 10:30 a.m. trip to Holyoke Farmers' Market for $2.
Gina Daniele presents a trip on Aug. 23, a 26-seat VIP bus traveling to Saratoga Race Track. Trip includes bus, buffet and beverage. On Sept. 13, see the Yankees take on the Orioles at the new Yankee Stadium! For more info on these trips, call 732-8941.
BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE
The Springfield Lady Titans U14 girls fastpitch softball team has earned a berth to the Girls U14 National Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Cary, N.C., to represent Springfield and surrounding communities. To help defray travel expenses for the girls the Titans will host a tag sale along with a bottle and can drive on July 11 at Beaulieu and Sons Home Improvement at 217 Grattan St., Chicopee. All donations greatly appreciated. Will pick up large quantities call 783-4438.
BUS TRIP TO KITTERY, MAINE
Join St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 45 Buckingham St. for a bus trip to Kittery, Maine, on July 18. Buses leave Big Y Boston Road parking lot at 8 a.m. and return approx. 8 p.m. Call Vera at 209-6866 for more info.
State Rep. Donald Humason Jr. is offering free Massachusetts 2009-10 Getaway and Pioneer Valley Visitor Guides. To acquire a guide, visit his district office at 64 Noble St., or call 568-1366 for info.
Musical Moments in Amelia Gardens, 21 South Broad St., will feature Tom Ingram Band on July 7 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the weekly Tuesday night concerts series. No admission fee. If inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Amelia Park Arena. For more info, call 568-2503 or visit www.ameliapark.org.
Musical Moments in Amelia Gardens, 21 South Broad St., will feature James Delnero & Lost Mountain Band on July 14 at 6:30 p.m. No admission fee. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Amelia Park Arena. For more info, call 568-2503 or visit www.ameliapark.org.
Westfield on Weekends' Good Old Summer Times continues with a Cruise Night on July 7 (rain date July 8) on the Green at 5 p.m. For more info, visit www.westfieldonweekends.org.
The 11th annual Grandmother's Garden Gala Benefit Weekend Garden Concert Party and Silent Auction will take place on July 10. The Grandmother's Garden Tour will take place July 11 - 12. For tickets and info, call 562-9404 or 569-3232.
The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce will host a pancake breakfast on July 9 from 7 - 11 a.m. on the Green. For more info and pricing, call 568-1618.
SWINGLES SQUARE DANCE CLUB
The Swingles Square Dance Club will host a mainstream dance on July 3 (Uncle Sam's Sally). They will host a plus dance on July 11 and a mainstream dance on July 17 (Sail Away Dance). Dances take place at the Mittineague United Church, 800 Amostown Rd., from 8 - 10:30 p.m. with early rounds from 7:30 - 8 p.m. Cost is $6 per person. We welcome singles, couples and spectators are free. For more info call Fran at 736-2187 or Dick Walker at 525-3324.