Community Events

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The community calendar only accepts notices from non-profit organizations and charities.
For on air mentions: A completed 30 second script for events must be submitted no later than 3 weeks in advance. We can only publicize events and benefits from established 501c3 corporations with 100% of proceeds benefiting the charity.
(Due to overwhelming demand, we cannot guarantee any on air mentions.)
Send only edited pertinent info regarding event: who, what, when, where, why.

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Upcoming Events

Vaccine Clinic for Cats and Dogs

01/07/2016 - 12/29/2016 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am at Dakin Humane Society
171 Union St

The Dakin Humane Society has a vaccine clinic for cats and dogs every Thursday from 9a-10a. Keep your pets healthy, vaccinated and microchipped at highly affordable rates. For more information, please call 413-781-4019.

Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Walk/Run Challenge

04/30/2016 - 10:30 am at Ludlow High School
500 Chapin St

The Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Walk/Run Challenge is a race inspired by the life of Sgt. Desforges, a United States Marine that was killed in combat in Afghanistan in May 2010.  Josh chased his dream to become a Marine and every day, “lived life full throttle.”  This is not your average 5K.   This event is better described as a 3+ mile trail run with a twist of Marine Corps inspired obstacles and challenges sure to test your mettle.  At the finish line you will be dirty, tired, and sore, but you will have earned it and paid tribute to a fallen Marine.

100% of the proceeds of this event go directly into the Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Award fund.  The award is very unique in that it isn’t awarded for athletics, academics, or even for a student who is planning to join the military.  The award is given to a student of Ludlow High school who is planning to follow their dream, just like Josh did when he joined the Marines.  Every year since the inception of the award, thousands of dollars have been awarded to Ludlow High School Seniors.

The race is on April 30th at the Ludlow High School in Ludlow, MA.  Kids race starts at 9:00 AM and the main event starts at 10:30 AM.  You can register online at:  http://www.active.com/ludlow-ma/running/distance-running-races/the-sgt-joshua-d-desforges-walk-run-challenge-2016

Fourth Annual Walk for Epilepsy

04/30/2016 - 11:00 am at Forest Park
200 Trafton Road

Join the Epilepsy Foundation New England at its Fourth Annual Walk for Epilepsy on Saturday, April 30th.  The event starts at 11 a.m. at Forest Park (by the Cyr Arena) and supports the Epilepsy Foundation New England in its fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. Information and registration can be found at www.epilepsynewengland.org/SpringfieldWalk/.

Eaglemania

05/06/2016 - 7:30 pm at Westfield Technical Academy Auditorium
33 Smith St

The Complete Eagle’s Experience In Concert
May 6, 2016
Westfield Technical Academy Auditorium
33 Smith St. Westfield, MA. 01085
Tickets: Purplepass.com, Rocky’s Ace Hardware In Westfield

6th Graduating Cohort of the Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact

05/23/2016 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at The Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House
500 Easthampton Rd

Join your Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, local dignitaries, elected officials, colleagues, and friends to celebrate the 6th graduating cohort of the Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact (LIPPI).

We’ll also present our most prestigious honor, ‘She Changes the World’ Award, to two remarkable leaders:

Karyn Polito
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts

Julie Chavez Rodriguez
Special Assistant to President Barack Obama & White House Senior Deputy Director of Public Engagement

The Women’s Fund’s LIPPI is a non-partisan initiative designed to address the need to provide women in our region with the training and support to become powerful and effective civic leaders.

500 Easthampton Rd, Holyoke MA 01027

5:00 – 6:00pm – LIPPI Graduation Ceremony (free and open to the public)

6:00 – 8:00pm – Women Lead Change Dinner & Celebration (Individual dinner tickets: $65 each / Purchase table for dinner: $600) & Cash Bar

Learn more about LIPPI at: http://www.womensfund.net/

Celebration of Heroes

05/30/2016 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Smith & Wesson
2100 Roosevelt Ave

Hosted by Smith & Wesson and the City of Springfield, the “Celebration of Heroes” will take place on Monday, May 30th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. There will be live music, food and plenty of entertainment for children and families! This event is open to the public with free admission and parking.

3rd Annual BBQ and Bike Ride Honoring Gold Star Families

07/23/2016 - 9:00 am at Nathan Bill’s
110 Island Pond Road

Join us this year for the 3rd Annual BBQ and Bike Ride to honor the families of GySgt Thomas Sullivan and 1st SGT Kevin Dupont. The registration and ride will form at Nathans Bill Bar and Restaurant on Island Pond Road in Springfield, MA. Registration starts at 9am kick stands up at noon. We will leave from the bar and head out to Chicopee Amvets Post 12 where we will have bands, BBQ & raffles. We will also present flags to the two families along with honoring and recognizing other Gold Star Families that will be present that day. Cost is $20 per person for the ride and $15 per person for walk-in.

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