Town Events March 30 - April 6
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HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT
Free concert featuring the Symphony Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of William M. Hueglin, April 1 at 7 p.m. in the Agawam High School auditorium, 760 Cooper St. Donations will be accepted at the door. Parents Association hosts reception immediately following concert.
BAND MYSTERY DINNER
Tickets for the Agawam High School Band's fund-raising Mystery Dinner will be on sale at the April 1 spring concert. Due to popular demand, an additional show has been added this year. Show dates are May 7 and 14. Ticket prices are $15 and include a ziti and meatball dinner and dessert. Senior/child under12 tickets are $10.
LIBRARY TEEN POETRY CONTEST
The Agawam Public Library will host a Teen Poetry Slam April 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. Teens in grades seven to 12 invited to read original poem or a favorite. Prizes,including $50 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble for First Place Original Reading.Entry forms available at library and Junior, Senior High School libraries. Info: 789-1550 Ext. 4.
AUTHOR JUNE HALE COOK
Will appear at the Agawam Public Library April 4 at 7 p.m. as part of the AuthorTalk series. Cook is the author of "The Life and Careers of George Mallory Hendee." who was her uncle and co-founder of the Indian Motocycle. To register call 789-1550 or visit www.agawamlibrary.org. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.
APPLAUSE SERIES "THE ZOO"
The Valley Light Opera will be performing "The Zoo," April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Agawam Senior Center. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Agawam Cultural Council Applause Series.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars William F. Davitt Ladies Auxiliary Post #625, 374 Front St., will host their spaghetti supper on April 7. We will be serving from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults and seniors; $4 for children younger than 10 and $5.25 for take outs. We serve you, no waiting, all food made by the Ladies Auxiliary.
The Friends of Chicopee Senior Citizens Inc. will meet on April 8 at 10 a.m. in the Oak Room of the Chicopee Senior Center. They will be discussing their current Planes Over Chicopee. This public art project is a fund raiser as part of the Friends $2 million commitment for a new center. They will also discuss some smaller projects. All are welcome. For more info, call the center at 534-3698.
TURNING 65 AND MEDICARE
Jim Zabik from Bankers Life and Casualty is presenting a seminar in the conference room of the Chicopee Public Library at 6 p.m. on April 4. The title of his seminar will be "Turning 65 and Medicare." 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.
The Chicopee Council on Aging and Senior Center welcomes the change of season with a special spring concert event with Dave "The Rockin Robin" Mindell on April 4 at 1:15 p.m. Tickets in advance are $2 and can be purchased at the center. At the door tickets will be $3. Everyone in attendance will enjoy refreshments and have the opportunity to win a door prize. For more info call the senior center at 534-3698.
WINTER DECORATIONS REMOVAL
The Fairview Cemetery Department requests that all winter decorations such as pots, boxes and urns be removed immediately from the cemetery. The department employees will soon begin the spring clean-up of the cemetery.
BOY/CUB SCOUT SPAGHETTI DINNER
At the Knights of Columbus Elder Council # 69, 460 Granby Road April 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Spaghetti/meatballs, salad, roll, coffee, and Koolaid. Tickets are $ 5/adults; seniors and students $4, under age 5 free. Purchase from any scout or at the door. Event benefits the St. Stanislaus Boy Scout Troop #131 and Cub Scout Pack #131. Info: Cindy Conklin at 594-3142.
SCHOLARSHIP CARD PARTY
Franco American Women's Association will host a Scholarship Card Party and Social in Saint Rose de Lima Church Hall, 600 Grattan St., April 7. Doors open at 6 p.m. For a donation of $5 enjoy sandwiches and deserts, door prizes and a raffle. Tickets at the door. Proceeds support the scholarship fund.
MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP
On April 7 the Friends of Granby Elderly will sponsor a bus trip to the Mohegan Casino. A package of $15 for food and three $5 betting tickets included in price of $20.Bus leaves from Immaculate Heart of Mary , State St., at 9 a.m. For information and reservations contact Nancy at 467-9323.
TIPS CERTIFICATION CLASS
Certification is required for anyone involved in the sale or service of alcohol. Class meets at Chicopee Public Library, Front Street, April 12 at 9:30 a.m. Cost $40. Pre-registration required. Limited to 20 people per session. Info./registration call Rick Grise at 592-7236.
The "all you can eat" spaghetti supper for this month, hosted by the Holyoke Lodge of Elks #902, on Whitney Avenue will take place on March 31 with serving from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The menu will be tossed salad with dressing, spaghetti, meat sauce, parmesan cheese, plain and garlic rolls, lemonade, coffee or tea. The price is $5 for adults, $2 for youngsters six to 12, and free for tots under six. Meatballs and dessert will also be available.
HOLYOKE NIGHTS BASKETBALL
Tournament April 1 fro 7 to 11:30 p.m. at Holyoke High School. This is a drug and alcohol-free event; drumming and rain stick making included.For more information contact: Amy Epstein at 532-6247 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROTARY RLYA APPLICATIONS
The Southwick Rotary Club seeks six students, either from Southwick-Tolland Regional High School or residents of Southwick, to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) at Springfield College June 11. All expenses paid. Selection based on essay regarding interest in leadership and Rotary's motto of "Service above Self."Downloaded application at www.southwickrotary.org and mail to: Ellen Miles, Southwick Rotary Club, Box 701, Southwick, MA 01077. Deadline is May 1.
WOMEN'S GUILD MEETING
The Women's Guild meeting will take place April 5 at 7 p.m. in the parish center, St. Catherine of Siena Rectory, 1023 Parker St. A fashion show will be presented by "Christopher and Banks" from the Eastfield Mall. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.
COFFEE HOUSE-STYLE CONCERT
On April 2 at 7 p.m., Foster Memorial Church will offer a coffee house-style concert. Rev. Barbara Schenk, pastor of the church, and her husband, Keith, a duo called "Two of Us," will perform popular and original acoustic tunes from the '60s to today. Refreshments served. Tickets: $10 by calling 782-2112. Proceeds will go toward kitchen renovations.
FREE SMOKE DETECTORS
The Department of Elder Affairs/Senior Aides Program and the Fire Department are offering free smoke detectors to homeowners in Springfield who are older than 60 years. Call 311 to register and schedule an appointment.
LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP CLASSES
April 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sandy Ellis will offer a basic knitting class and assist with projects. May 16, Anna Viadero, a Webs Certified Expert Knitter, will work with advanced knitters; contact Adult Reference Desk for materials list. Regular "Yarn Therapy" sessions April 25, May 2 after 6 p.m. Call 736-4561 x 3, or email email@example.com, with questions.
FREE MEMORY SCREENING
The West Springfield Council on Aging will offer free, informal, 20-min. memory screenings by the Visiting Angels April 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center located on Park Street. Copy of test results given to each participant. Screening not used to diagnose illnesses. Free materials available. For appointment, call center at 263-3265 before April 13.
ATHENAEUM "FIRST THURSDAY"
On April 7 at noon, students from Westfield State University will appear in "Westfield State University Meets Broadway," performing well-known hits, including tunes from the Music Department's upcoming production of "Sweeney Todd." For more information, call the Westfield Athenaeum at 568-0638nor visit the Web site at www.westath.org.
HULA HOOP WORKOUT
Hula Hoop workshops second Friday of month beginning April 8 at Westfield Y, 6:30 to 7:45p.m. Cost is $10/members and $15/ non-members. Hoops are weighted to provide the maximum workout. Registration required. Contact Cindy Agan at 568-8631 x323.
FAMILY NIGHT OUT
The Westfield Y sponsors a family fun night April 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the YMCA, 67 Court St., with make your own sundaes, table games, Eli-Bow the clown, carnival games, more. Cost is $5 per person; children under 3 free. info.:, contact Kaitlyn Chambers at 568-8631 x310 firstname.lastname@example.org