Community Events

Upcoming Events

Project Suds

10/14/2014 - 12/30/2014 - 8:30 am at Super Saver Laundry
655 Liberty St

Project Suds meets every Tuesday morning at the Super Saver Laundry, located at 655 Liberty Street in Springfield. We would like our veterans to arrive at 8:30a so that they can enjoy a hot breakfast sandwich and coffee. You don’t need to bring anything with you except your laundry. We provide coins, laundry detergent, stain remover, and fabric softener.

How you can help:
Donations of personal care items, non-perishable canned food, new socks and underwear, laundry detergent, and fabric softener can be made to American Legion Auxiliary Hampden County District 3 in Chicopee.

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) Heart Gallery Exhibit

10/20/2014 - 11/24/2014 - All Day at Springfield City Library
220 State Street

The MARE Heart Gallery travels across the state to raise awareness of adoption from foster care and to recruit families for the hundreds of children in need of adoption. volunteer photographers donate their time and talent to photograph these children and teens. A wide range of youth are featured in the exhibit. Since 2005, MARE has featured over 350 children in the Heart Gallery exhibit. Nearly half of those photographed children have been matches with permanent adoptive families.

Adoption Information Meeting

10/22/2014 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Springfield City Library
220 State Street

Families interested in adoption from foster care are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 22 from 6-7:30p at the Springfield City Library. Social workers, MARE staff, and experienced adoptive families will be on hand to share information and answer questions.

Just Breathe – Benefit for Donald Zulch

10/24/2014 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Polish American Citizens Club
355 East Street

Donald Zulch, a long time resident of Ludlow and father of 6 boys, was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis is March 2014. In May 2014, his condition rapidly progressed to Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome which is generally fatal. Don was placed on the lung transplant list for 11 days. On Father’s Day, Don received the greatest gift. He received a double lung transplant which enabled him to “just breathe” on his own.

As we are all aware, the medical expenses incurred over such a lengthy hospitalization are tremendous. His wife, Marissa, has stayed in Boston by his side, while friends and family have assisted with caring for their children. Both have been unable to work due to the severity of his condition.

Family and friends have come together to organize a fundraising event for this family. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 24th from 5p-9p at the Polish American Citizens Club in Ludlow.

Our goal is to reduce some of the family’s financial burden and to express to Donald how very supportive out community is to him and his family.

A Crucial Catch Day – Your Day to Fight Breast Cancer!

10/25/2014 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Community Health Center of Franklin County
489 Bernardson Rd

You’re invited to attend this special event to celebrate health and learn more about how you can reduce your risk for breast cancer or find it early. Please join us!

Events we will be hosting include:
Clinical breast exams, dental info table, breast cancer informational table, raffle, health insurance table, face painting, voter registration, snacks and refreshments, healthy eating cooking demonstration and more…

Our event will be held at our Greenfield Location located in the Cherry Rum Medical Plaza. For directions please visit our website.

Holiday Craft Fair

11/01/2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center
1023 Parker Street

The Holiday Craft Fair , sponsored annually by the St. Catherine of Siena Women’s Guild, will be held Saturday, November 1st from 9a to 4p at the St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center. Holiday and decorative crafts from dozens of area crafters will be featured along with a Chinese Auction, game room, baked goods, hot lunch and much, much more! Admission is free!

Bone Marrow Drive

11/06/2014 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm at Able Care Pharmacy
15 Palomba Dr

Come out to Able Care Pharmacy in Enfield on November 6 to participate in the first ever National Community Pharmacy Bone Marrow Drive! It only takes 10 minutes to be entered into the national marrow registry! You might be the one to help save a life. Again, this is on November 6 at Able Care Pharmacy in Enfield. Hope to see you there!

2014 Fight for Air Climb

11/08/2014 - 8:00 am at Monarch Place
1414 Main St

It’s time to experience the climb of your life. Join the Fight for Air Climb and every step you take is a step in our fight for healthy lungs and clean air. Climb with us!

Fight for Air Climbs are the American Lung Association’s most unique fundraisers. Climbs take place in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and involve walking, running or racing up hundreds of steps. Sometimes called a “vertical road race”, teams and individual participants can use the event as a fitness target, as a race, or as a great way to be active and meet new friends.

For more details visit FightForAirClimb.org or call 860-838-4371

Adoption Party

11/09/2014 - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at Westfield Boys and Girls Club
28 W Silver St

An Adoption Party is scheduled for Sunday, November 9 from 1:30-3:30p at the Westfield Boys and Girls Club. During the party, families can meet waiting youth ages 10 and up in a fun, low-pressure environment. Activities include a woodworking project, arts and crafts and more!

Stuffing the Pantry 5K Road Race

11/27/2014 - 8:00 am at Lenox/American Saw
301 Chestnut St

The third annual Stuffing the Pantry 5K road race and two-mile walk will be held on Thanksgiving morning at 8 o’clock at Lenox/American Saw at 301 Chestnut St. in East Longmeadow. Last year’s event drew over 600 participants.

This event benefits the Open Pantry, a greater Springfield, non-profit organization which assists people who are hungry, homeless or disadvantaged to improve the quality of their lives. All proceeds from the Stuffing the Pantry 5K run and walk go directly to the Open Pantry.

Put your turkey in the oven, put on your running shoes and come on out on our national day of giving thanks to help our neighbors in need.

Visit www.stuffingthepantry.org for details.

Cultural Survival Bazaar

11/28/2014 - 11/30/2014 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at Harvard University Center of Government and International Studies Building
1730 Cambridge Street

FREE admission & FREE parking at Broadway Garage

A Festival of Native Arts & Cultures from Around the World.

We feature Native artisans and performers, fairly traded products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their communities, and fair trade.

Shop unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Enjoy “world” music performances, meet our guest artisans, travel the world in one place.

Cultural Survival offers several free admission events this holiday season. Each event provides you with direct access to thousands of items, handmade by Indigenous artisans from around the world.

Every item has a deeper story from the projects it supports, to the artisans who made them. Learn about our work in partnership with communities around the world.  Together we work to defend Indigenous rights, lands, languages, and cultures.

For details visit our website at http://bazaar.cs.org

Promo Video: http://youtu.be/xRKch6HeFTM

For more information, contact Dave Favreau at 617-441-5400 x21 or dave@cs.org

Cultural Survival Bazaar

12/19/2014 - 12/21/2014 - 10:00 am - 10:00 pm at The Shops at Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street

FREE admission

A Festival of Native Arts & Cultures from Around the World.

We feature Native artisans and performers, fairly traded products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their communities, and fair trade. Shop unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Enjoy “world” music performances, meet our guest artisans, travel the world in one place.

Cultural Survival offers several free admission events this holiday season. Each event provides you with direct access to thousands of items, handmade by Indigenous artisans from around the world.

Every item has a deeper story from the projects it supports, to the artisans who made them. Learn about our work in partnership with communities around the world.  Together we work to defend Indigenous rights, lands, languages, and cultures.

For details visit our website at http://bazaar.cs.org

Promo Video: http://youtu.be/xRKch6HeFTM

For more information, contact Dave Favreau at 617-441-5400 x21 or dave@cs.org

Railroad Hobby Show

01/24/2015 - 01/25/2015 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Avenue

Every year, the Amherst Railway Society holds its Railroad Hobby Show at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds (The home of The Big E) in West Springfield Massachusetts. More than 25,000 railfans and public attended the Show each of the past three years.
The event features real life railroads and scale model railroads, historical societies, travel agencies, art shows, flea market dealers, importers, manufacturers and photographers. Modelers’ exhibits will display outstanding handiwork on layouts ranging from the tiny Z scale which fits on a coffee table to a monster 80 foot N-Trak system.
Tickets are $14 per day and can be purchased in advance by visiting railroadhobbyshow.com

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