Putz’s Ultimate Sports Challenge
Due to the overwhelming popularity of our “Beat ‘The Putz’” pro football contest, we are about to give readers of The Westfield News something more. Area sports fans will have a chance to put their sports knowledge to the test with our brand new contest, “Putz’s Ultimate Sports Challenge.” Pick the winner from each of the four men’s PGA Tour Majors, NASCAR’s biggest races and the Triple Crown. Win prizes weekly and compete for our overall grand prize. Look for contest forms in The Westfield News.
Westfield Bridge Club Results 5/25/17
North/South: 1st: Terry Sunter – Helen Pawlowski; 2nd: Nancy Gay – Terry Augusti; 3rd: Vi Martinell – Cindy Fullerton
East/West: 1st: Sue Labucki – Marcel Jacques; 2nd: Marilyn Breor – Barbara Kress; Tied for 3rd: Fran Slasienski – Betsy Cassin and Lolly Templeton – Ann Kousch
Duplicate is played Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 4:00 at The American Inn in Southwick. All players are welcome.
Crafters and Artisans Needed
Crafters and artisans are needed for a fall craft fair to benefit the Westfield Food Pantry. Reserve space by June 30th for the event on September 30, 2017 from 10am to 4pm. It will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Atonement, 36 Court Street, Westfield. Inside and outside booths are available, there will be a limit to same type of crafts. Please email Gail at email@example.com for an application. www.WestfieldFoodPantry.org
The YMCA of Greater Westfield Hosting six week workshop on Diabetes Self- Management
The YMCA of Greater Westfield will be offering a Free six week workshop on Diabetes Self- Management. The “Diabetes Self-Management Program” was developed at the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center: (http://patienteducation.stanford.edu/training) It is an “evidence based” curriculum that has been researched and proven to have positive results for participants. Topics include: Preventing Complications, Stress Management, Working with the Health Care System, Preventing Low Blood Sugar, Problem Solving, Skin and Foot Care, Exercise, Healthy Eating, Relaxation Techniques, Communication, Difficult Emotions and Action Planning. This program is designed for individuals diagnosis with diabetes and pre diabetes. If you want to take control, remain active and improve your quality of life this workshop is for you! People with diabetes or pre-diabetes will gain tools, skills and the confidence needed to manage the challenges of living well with their condition. The foundation of the workshops is creating weekly, personalized action plans that lead to attaining goals through small, workable steps. Workshops are highly supportive, informative, social and fun. This program is sponsored by Highland Valley Services and will be held Tuesdays, until – June 6, 2017 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm. For more information, contact Cindy Agan, Fitness Director, at 413.568.8631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ZUMBA® Fitness at Stanley Park
ZUMBA® Fitness classes continue at Stanley Park for eight sessions! Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings, now through June 27th 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Beveridge Pavilion. Certified instructor Tara Daley will lead the Latin-inspired dance ZUMBA® workouts. This class will be low-impact, high-energy, fun-in-the-sun; perfect for beginners and seasoned ZUMBA® participants alike!
Children 10 and up are welcome with an adult. Please wear comfortable workout clothes and sneakers, and bring lots of water (you might also want a small towel). Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Donations to the Park are welcome, with a suggested donation of $5 per person per class. You may sign up by e-mailing email@example.com or call 413-568-9312 ext.108 or 112.
Westfield Rotary seeks applicants for service fund grants
The Westfield Rotary is seeking applications from Westfield based non-profit organizations that benefit the Westfield community for its Service Fund Grants. Non-profits with a status of 501c3 are eligible to apply for Grants up to an amount not to exceed $1,500. Organizations may use the grant toward any capital improvement project related to their mission, which follows the principles and ideals of local Rotary Clubs and the International Rotary organization. The application period runs from June 1, 2017 through June 15, 2017. No grant applications will be accepted after June 15th. For more information, visit our website at Westfieldrotary.org or contact Tim Flynn, Club President, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Westfield Rotary meets every Monday at noon in the Genesis Spiritual Center in Westfield. Luncheons are open to the public. For more information on the Westfield Rotary contact Lynn Boscher, Incoming President at (413) 530-5165.
Guided Walks around Stanley Park
As we welcome Spring & Summer, we will once again be holding our Walk Around the Park. The walks will be held on Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The walking sessions are part of Stanley Park’s Health Initiative to provide a beautiful environment in which to get some exercise, while meeting our staff and learning the history about various sites around the park. All abilities are welcome. Group ability level will determine walk route. Possible routes will be within the main areas of the park and/or the Wildlife Sanctuary. Walking shoes are recommended. Walks will be held: now to June 27, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 10:30 a.m. All walkers should meet at the Westfield Bank Children’s Pavilion.
‘Strength in Numbers: A Falls Prevention Program’
Beginning in April, the Westfield Senior Center, 45 Noble Street, will be the host site for a six-week workshop series on falls prevention for older adults. The goal of the program is to provide the participants with information and skills to help them avoid falls and injury. Facilitator Darci Fournier, Rehabilitation Coordinator at Baystate Home Health-Western Region, will discuss risk assessment; balance and strength activities; medication information; visual disturbances; and home hazards. Sessions are highly interactive. The workshops will be held on Tuesday May 30 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. There is no charge for participation in the series. Advance registration is necessary because space is limited. For more information or to sign up for the series, please call the Senior Center at 562-6435. Funding has been provided with a grant from Sarah Gillett Services for the Elderly, Inc.
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE: WOW hosts a ‘Trip to Fenway’: Sox vs. Mariners
WESTFIELD/BOSTON – Let Westfield on Weekends “Take You Out To The Ball Game” Saturday, May 27th . Jump on board a King Ward Bus and travel with us to Yawkey Way, for a fun filled game where the Boston Red Sox take on the Seattle Mariners. The bus will depart Westfield’s City Hall parking lot, 59 Court Street in Westfield at 1PM and return after the game. Tickets are $89.00 per person and can be paid by check before getting on the bus. See Jay Pagliuca prior to boarding.
Great Blandford Flea Market
The Great Blandford Flea Market will be May 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Blandford Fairgrounds. There will be a Horse Show on the grounds at the same time, so there will be lots of traffic. If you have been busy all Spring cleaning out, reinventing, creating, then you’re ready for all those gem searchers who will be at the Great Blandford Flea Market,” said coordinator Linda Barnard. An additional attraction, the first 10 young people under 18-years-old will be able to pick up a package of Giant Pumpkin Seeds. There will be a spot to plant them on the Fair Grounds, and have a chance to exhibit a giant pumpkin in the Blandford Fair, and receive a free one day pass to the 150th Blandford Fair. “Looking forward to seeing a crowd at the Great Blandford Flea Market,” said Barnard, who added that would be participants contact her with any questions at: email@example.com or call either 413-848-0154 or 253-732-3769 .
North Hall Arts Festival announces 2017 season
The North Hall Arts Festival in Huntington, Mass. announces its 2017 season with
twelve public events from late May through September. Presented by the North Hall Association, the performance series is made possible by the Westfield News Group and the Daily Hampshire Gazette, along with support from the arts councils of Chester, Huntington, Montgomery, Russell, Westhampton, and Worthington.
The Festival opens on Saturday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. with its annual Showcase of Opera and Song. Works by Monteverdi, Rossini, Weill, Rodgers and Hammerstein and others will be sung by an ensemble of four singers with piano accompanist, all from the NYC area who have performed internationally. A second performance, a matinée at 2:00 p.m., will take place on Sunday, May 28.
The Dixieland Stomp (David Neill) appears on Sunday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. The David Neill Ensemble (Sextet) plays Dixieland in a high-energy, foot-stomping performance that is just plain fun – a great time for everyone from eight to 80!
A Festival theater offering follows, with a staged reading of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood. Directed by Mitch Giannunzio and performed by Ellen Barry, Margery Shaw, Kenneth Tigar & more. This free event will take place on Sunday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m.
Charles Neville and the New England Nevilles will appear on Sunday, July 2 at 2 pm. The legendary New Orleans Sax player, Charles Neville, will be joined Khalif Neville on keyboard and Talyn Neville on drums and by Shido Hiroyuki on bass.
In July, there will be an afternoon of Baroque music for Flute, Viola da Gamba and Harpsicord played on historical instruments and featuring works by Telemann, Bach and others. Baroque (and More) Musical Delights will begin at 2 pm on Sunday, July 16.
The following weekend, Monica Jakuc Leverett will present Piano Babe in Toyland a concert of classical music, performed on both Grand and Toy Pianos. Sunday, July 23 at 2 pm. Works by Kaeza Fearn (A Day in the Life of a Toy Piano), Claude Debussy, Octavio Pinto and others.
Jose Gonzalez and Sons. José González returns to North Hall on Sunday, August 6 at 2 pm with a program of Latin, Caribbean and World music.
A second Festival theater offering this season follows, with a staged reading of LOVE LETTERS by A. R. Gurney Directed by Mitch Giannunzio and performed by Kenneth Tigar and Margery Shaw. This free event will take place on Sunday, August 20, 2 pm.
In September, the popular area piano-clarinet duo Jerry Noble and Bob Sparkman (jazz-swing) returns to North Hall on September 10, Sunday at 2 pm.
The Old Country Road Band ends the season with old-time vintage country and bluegrass on Sunday, September 17 at 2 p.m.
Events include two free open-mic music jams, art exhibits, and meet-the-artist receptions. Some events are free or by donation. Admission to ticketed events is from $10 to $15 at the door. Student/youth admission is free for all events. All performances take place at Historic North Hall, 40 Searle Road (off Route 66), Huntington. The performance space is wheelchair-accessible and air-conditioned. Complete information including a calendar of events with dates, times, and admission costs is posted at www.northhallhuntington.org and Historic North Hall on Facebook. Telephone queries may be directed to North Hall at 413–667-5543.
Memorial Day Parade Date and Route – Monday, May 29, 2017
Mayor Brian P. Sullivan announces that groups marching in the Memorial Day Parade will begin assembling at 9:00 AM near the Mestek Company property on North Elm Street. The parade will begin promptly at 10:00 AM. The parade route will be as follows: beginning at Mestek, the marchers will march south down North Elm Street, continuing across the Great River Bridge onto Elm Street, continuing south to Broad Street, turning right at the intersection of Broad Street and West Silver Street to Parker Memorial Park for the Memorial Day ceremony. Following the Parker Park Ceremonies, American Legion Post 124 will march the route in reverse to the post home on Broad St, where additional ceremonies will be held.
“Organic Gardening for Everyone”
A 90 minute power point presentation featuring the cultivation of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers using natural methods to promote soil and plant health, will be offered by naturalist and landscaper John Root at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, May 30 at the Southwick Public Library, 95 Feeding Hills Rd. in Southwick. Free; perennials for edible landscaping and attracting wildlife will be offered for sale. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Southwick Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Alzheimer’s Support Group at Armbrook Village
May 31, 2017, 6:00 pm at Armbrook Village Senior Living and Memory Support Community, 551 North Road, Westfield. Enjoy a light dinner and a chance to share your personal experiences and strategies for communicating with your loved one! For more information and to RSVP, call (413) 568-0000.
Southwick Travelers Caribbean Cruise
The Southwick Travelers are going on a Caribbean Cruise on the new ms Koningsdam, a new ship in the Pinnacle Class of Holland America ships. We’re planning on visiting Half Moon Cay; Turks and Caicos; Amber Cove, Dominican Rep.; Bonaire; Curacao; and Aruba! We’ll fly to Fort Lauderdale to board our ship after a night at a hotel. The cost , including flights and hotel, and meals is from $2399 pp twin. The dates for the trip are March 17-28, 2018. There will be an informational meeting at The American Inn on Thursday June 1, 2017 @ 10 am. For more information or for a flyer, please call George Wheeler at 413-569-3854.
Non-Compete Agreements Workshop
Attorneys Mary Jo Kennedy and Ryan Barry from Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP will present on the subject of non-compete agreements on June 1, 2017 from 8:30 am – 10 am. Topics will include: The circumstances in which non-compete agreements arise; Non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements; How to structure non-compete agreements; Limitations on the enforceability of non-compete agreements; Recent cases discussing non-compete agreements; Proposed legislation regarding non-compete agreements; and Alternatives to non-compete agreements. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. The workshop is hosted by the Holiday Inn Express,39 Southampton Road in Westfield. Free to Chamber Members/$30 for General Admission (cash/credit paid at the door or in advance). Light refreshments will be served. On-line registration is available @ www.westfieldbiz.org. For more information, please call Pam at the Chamber at 413.568.1618.
Giant Tag & Rummage Sale
Holy Trinity Church, 331 Elm St., Westfield, MA, (located before the Great River bridges). will be having its annual Giant Tag and Rummage Sale on Friday, June 2nd from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday, June 3rd from 9 am to 3 pm at the Parish Hall. A really big selection of items at bargain prices including clothing all sizes from infant to adult, shoes, women’s accessories, jewelry, household items, linens, books, toys, games & more. Please use rear entrance with handicapped accessible ramp from the parking lot to the right of the church. Don’t miss this one, hope to see you there.
Ham and Bean Supper
Fellowship Hall at the Granville Federated Church is hosting a Ham & Bean super on June 3, 2017, 6 pm. The supper Includes garden salad, dessert and drinks. Adults $12.00, children under 12 $8.00. Call Dot for reservations: 413-357-6698
National Cancer Survivors Day
It is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community. The YMCA of Greater Westfield will be hosting a free let your yoga dance day to honor cancer survivors and to show the community that life after a cancer diagnosis can be inspiring. Join us Saturday, June 3rd, 9:15- 10:30AM LET YOUR YOGA DANCE with certified instructor, Renee Rix YMCA of Greater Westfield. For more information, contact Cindy Agan, Fitness Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or P.413.568.8631
Southwick Granville CROP Hunger Walk
Hunger knows no boundaries and affects every community, including our own. We are happy to say that the Cigal Family will once again host the annual CROP Hunger Walk here in Southwick on June 4, 2017. Clayton Cigal, Sr. is now 90 yrs old and still holds this cause very dear to his heart! He has been the Coordinator for many years and each and every member of his growing family are involved in this Walk. We appreciate your continued support! The Walk will begin at the Southwick Congregational Church, 488 College Highway, Southwick. Registration will begin at 12 pm and the Walk will kick off at 1:00 pm. You have the option to walk 2 miles or 5 miles along the scenic Rail Trail then go back to the church to enjoy a nice picnic lunch with the help of the Southwick Rotary and many other sponsors and volunteers. We are looking for your support to help us make this year a huge success. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. We are happy to say that 25% of all donations are kept here in our town at Our Community Food Pantry! Please consider sending a donation to CROP Walk and mail to: Clayton Cigal, Sr., 31 Congamond Road, Southwick, MA 01077
DIXIELAND STOMP David Neill sextet brings Dixieland jazz to Huntington
Dixieland Stomp takes the stage on Sunday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the second event of the 2017 North Hall Arts Festival. The event takes place at the Historic North Hall, 40 Searle Road off Route 66. The hall is wheelchair-accessible and air-conditioned.The ensemble will perform high-energy, foot-stomping Dixieland jazz classics such as Sugar Foot Stomp by King Oliver; Charleston; Maple Leaf Rag; Bill Bailey by Hugie Cannon; Camptown Races and others. Admission is $10 at the door, free for youth and students. There will be a reception at intermission with refreshments in the North Hall Art Gallery, currently exhibiting works by Janet Longe Sadler. For more information about the Festival’s events, visit www.northhallhuntington.org or phone 413-667-5543.
Dewey House 40th anniversary
The Dewey House, owned and operated by the Western Hampden Historical Society, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Please join us on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 87 South Maple Street in Westfield from 12-4 pm. Guided house tours, crafters doing needle work, rug hooking, calligraphy and basket making will be on hand. The 37th Mass. Voluntary Infantry Regiment will set up an encampment. We will be selling hand crafted wood birdhouses and garden herbs and vegetable plants. Try your luck at one of our wonderful raffle prizes. It’s a party so we will be serving cake and punch! This event is free and open to the public.
June Mayor’s Coffee Hour
Please join us for our monthly Mayor’s Coffee Hour with Westfield Mayor Brian Sullivan June 5, 2017 8 am – 9 am hosted by Stanley Park of Westfield, 400 Western Avenue, Westfield, MA. This event is free and open to the public. Please call the Chamber office at 413.568.1618 to register for this event so we may give our host a head count.
POETRY CONTEST RECEPTION
The Westfield Athenaeum is pleased to announce a reception to honor the participants and winners of our annual Poetry Contest on Wednesday, June 7 at 6pm in the Lang Auditorium. We will have refreshments and live readings of poems written by children and adults who participated in the contest. Congratulations to all of our participants! Please join us for a fun evening of poetry.
June Breakfast featuring Secretary Jay Ash
Come hear Secretary Jay Ash, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce June Breakfast on June 9, 2017 from 7 am – 9 am hosted by Westfield State University in Scanlon Hall located at 577 Western Avenue, Westfield, MA.The event sponsors are: Platinum: Westfield State University; and Gold: Westfield Gas & Electric. Tickets: $25 Members/$30 General Admission (paid in advance). 50/50 Raffle to benefit our CSF -Dollars for Scholars fund! On-line registration is available @ www.westfieldbiz.org. For more information, please call Pam at the Chamber at 413.568.1618.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand
The Alex’s Lemonade Stand event is named after Alexandra Scott who passed away from cancer in 2004. Her aunt Sue Flynn will be in attendance at the event on June 10. Alex’s Lemonade Stand is part of the “Southwick Cares” series held at the Southwick Community Episcopal Church, 660 College Highway, Southwick, MA. This year’s Alex’s Lemonade Stand will be held Saturday June 10th, 2017 10:00 am-2:00 pm. This is a Free Event with Free Hotdogs, Bounce House and Children’s Activities. Donate in person or online @ alexslemoade.org Event ID #E1319849. Checks should be made out to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. All proceed’s go towards fighting childhood cancer
Stanley Park Wheel Walk
The WHEEL WALK is our endeavor to bring awareness to “accessibility for ALL”, Stanley Park’s ongoing initiative. The event is designed to accommodate everyone with or without wheels. This includes those in wheel chairs, walkers, strollers and those folks who support accessibility. The WHEEL WALK is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Registration is at 9:30 am at the Pavilion Annex. The walk, starting and ending at the PavilionAnnex, will begin promptly at 10:00 am. Registration, sponsor, and pledge forms can be found at www.stanleypark.org. Form a team and get coworkers, friends, and family involved. We encourage individuals and teams to collect pledges so your participation can make the most impact. Refreshmentswill be provided for all registrants immediately following the walk. Proceeds from the WHEEL WALK will be directed to promoting and expanding “accessibility for ALL” at Stanley Park. Stanley Park is pleased to give so much to our community, as we host so many other groups fundraising events, athletic events and our Sunday night concert series at little or no charge. Please take this opportunity to support Stanley Park.
Outdoor Shabbat Service At Noble View
Congregation Ahavas Achim is hosting an end-of-the-year Sabbath Service celebration at AMC Noble View . Outdoor Center, North Cottage, at 635 S. Quarter Road, Russell, MA, on Saturday, June 10, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This will be an outdoor Sabbath Service with a potluck vegetarian and dairy lunch and a fun day at Noble View. It is free to attend and members, non-members, friends, and family are all welcome to come celebrate. Please RSVP by email at HYPERLINK “mailto:email@example.com”firstname.lastname@example.org
Holyoke Mall Trip
The Southwick Senior Center volunteer van will be heading to the Holyoke Mall Monday, June 12th, for a day of shopping. The van will leave the center at 9:30am and return at 1:00pm. Please call 569-5498 or come to the office if you would like to reserve a seat.
St. Anthony Of Padua Mass
A Mass in honor of St. Anthony of Padua will be held on Monday, June 12th at 6:00 PM in St. Mary’s downstairs Church. Donations will be accepted by Rose Morin, Filomena Mattia or may be left at St. Mary’s Rectory. Contributions over and above expenses will go to the three orphanages of St. Anthony of Padua in Italy.
Community Grange #382 38th annual Strawberry Supper
Community Grange #382 of Feeding Hills will hold their 38th annual Strawberry Supper on Wednesday, June 14th. The supper will be held at the Grange Hall located at 47 North West Street in Feeding Hills. Continuous servings from 4:00 PM to 7 PM. The menu will consist of baked chicken, homemade potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, rolls, pickles, strawberry shortcake with whipped cream and a choice of beverages. Donation is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. Veterans eat for free. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling Pauline at 789-2061. The public is invited to attend. Proceeds will benefit Grange activities.
FREE Hearing Clinic
The Southwick Senior Center will be holding a FREE Hearing Clinic by Avada, Wednesday, June 14th. Appointments starting at 9:30am, please call the center at 569-5498 to make one. Hearing aides may also be cleaned at this time.
June After 5 Connection
Join us for our June After 5 Connection on June 14, 2017 from 5 pm – 7 pm hosted by Westfield Bank, 462 College Highway, Southwick, MA. FREE for Chamber members, $10 General Admission (cash/credit paid at the door). Refreshments will be served. 50/50 Raffle to benefit our CSF – Dollars for Scholars fund! Bring your business cards and make connections! Our kick-off to summer celebration with a cook-out ~ not to be missed! On-line registration will be made available @ www.westfieldbiz.org. For more information, please call Pam at the Chamber at 413.568.1618.
Dixieland Stomp is presenting a concert of Dixieland Music at the Gazebo at Watson Park, Rt 23 Blandford MA. On June 15th starting at 7 pm. Rain date of 7/6. This high-energy, foot-stomping performance combines humorous music and just plain fun for a great time for everyone from eight to 80! The sextet consists of talented musicians: David Neill (trombone), Ed Mari (clarinet), Gene Bartley (trombone), David Bilodeau (trumpet), Brendon Taylor (tuba) and Zack Danzinger (banjo). This event is sponsored by the Blandford Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the concert is free and open to the public. For more information: www.PremierEntertains.com or David Neill – email@example.com or call 413-686-5027
Water Chestnut Removal Project will take place on Friday, June 16 (additional days TBD) From 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Brickyard Ponds – Corner of Root Rd & North Rd. Water Chestnut is a highly competitive, NON-NATIVE plant capable of rapid growth and can easily overtake wetlands. During a single season, one acre of Water Chestnut can produce enough seeds to cover 100 acres the following year. Water Chestnut displaces native species, reduces biodiversity, hampers recreational uses, reduces real estate value and diminishes aesthetic values. Volunteers will need to be in canoes hand pulling plants and will be required to sign a waiver agreement.It is helpful if you can bring a canoe. Bring change of clothes, snacks, water and a towel. Pre-registration required, please call: 572-6281 Or email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary’s Parish School and St. Peter and St. Casimir Parish Partner to Tee It Up for the Kids
Westfield – St. Mary’s Parish School and St. Peter and St. Casimir Parish announced today that they are teaming up for a fun and exciting golf tournament that will benefit the children of their school and church communities. The golf tournament will be held on Friday, June 16. The event takes place at Tekoa Country Club in Westfield, Massachusetts. The dinner sponsor for this event is Advance Manufacturing and the lunch sponsor is Westfield Bank. Sponsors also include The Westfield News Group, Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Konefal and other generous community businesses and individuals. Sponsorship opportunities remain.
Registration and a course lunch will begin at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Participants will be able to enter various competitions held in conjunction with the tournament for prizes, including hole-in-one, longest drive and closest to the pin contests. A raffle for Red Sox tickets, a season pass to Blandford Ski Area and many wonderful entertainment experiences will also be held. Following the tournament, there will be an awards ceremony and dinner.
Funds from this premier event will be used to strengthen and grow St. Mary’s Parish School’s academic programs, attract and retain outstanding faculty, enhance facilities, and provide tuition assistance to those in need, and to support St. Peter and St. Casimir Parish’s religious education program. For more information on sponsorship and golf opportunities, please contact Susan Viamari at email@example.com or 312.493.3857 or visit http://stmsaints.org/news/st-marys-annual-golf-tournament.
Pioneer Valley Live Steamers Open House
The Pioneer Valley Live Steamers, a group of men and women committed to keeping the history of steam trains alive through the running of scale models, are celebrating their 65th year and will be hosting their annual Father’s Day open house the weekend of June 17-18 from 10am-4pm each day. They can be found at 108 Hillside Rd. Southwick.
Looking for Authors for Local Authors’ Fair at Southwick Public Library
The Southwick Public Library is planning on holding their first Local Authors’ Fair on Saturday, June 17th. Are you a local author and have a book you’d like to share? At the Fair, you will have an opportunity to talk to local readers and sell & sign your books. Contact us and we will provide you with an application. Come to the library to pick-up an application or you may download one from our website www.southwickma.org/library . Space is limited.
Annual Strawberry Supper
Southwick Congregational Church will host their annual Strawberry Supper on Saturday June 17th at 6:00 PM. The menu will include ham, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, strawberry shortcake and beverages. Cost for adults is $14, children 6-12 is $7, and children under 6 are free. Please contact the Church office for reservations (413) 569-6362. Public welcome! Take-out orders are available. The hall is wheelchair-accessible.
2017 Springfield Jazz And Roots Festival
The Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival is a free event offering music, theater, dance, arts & crafts, educational workshops, and local culinary offerings in the heart of Springfield, Mass. taking place on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. Court Square, Springfield, MA • rain or shine.
Created to bring people together and enrich the community through a celebration of jazz and roots music, the Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival features both rising-stars and legends of American music.
The Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival is produced by Blues to Green (www.bluestogreen.org), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose goal is to harness the power of art and music (particularly jazz and blues) to celebrate community and culture, build shared purpose, and catalyze both social and environmental change.
The Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival was developed by Blues to Green Inc. in partnership with business, civic and nonprofit leaders in Springfield, to unite diverse communities in the urban center of Western Massachusetts to share the experience of music and art. The Festival celebrates music, as well as its host, the City of Springfield. By presenting the Festival in the heart of downtown, Blues to Green seeks to bolster a positive image of Springfield, engage artists and a diverse community in fueling its revitalization, and emphasize its place as a cultural hub and driver of cultural excellence in the region.
The Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival is made possible by scores of volunteers, and is funded solely from donations from individuals, organizations and corporations.
50th Reunion Announced for Tech High Class of 1967
Technical High – Springfield, MA, Class of 1967 will hold its 50th Class Reunion from September 29 to October 1, 2017. A full weekend of exciting activities are being planned for this significant milestone with a dinner banquet and live entertainment set for Saturday evening September 30 at the Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel in Springfield, MA. If anyone is aware of classmates who may not have heard about the reunion, either send us their name and contact info or have them email Carolyn or Pam and the Reunion Committee will follow through. Names and information should be emailed to 1967Tech50th@gmail.com