Agawam Small Business Assistance Center To Hold
“Fall Into Fashion” Show Dinner
The Agawam Small Business Assistance Center will be holding their first annual “FALL INTO FASHION” fundraiser and dinner on October 19th at the Agawam Senior Center 994 Main St Agawam, at 5PM. Dinner will be served at 6 PM and the fashion show will follow immediately.
Fashions will be provided by Dress Barn West Springfield. Fashion segments will consist of career wear, casual wear, sportswear, after hours & holiday wear. The show will feature all age groups from 18 to 60.
There will be FALL FASHION HAIR demonstrations by the DiGrigoli Artistic Team, a silent auction a 50/50 raffle and a chinese auction.There will also be vendors with products and services for sale, such as health products, fashion jewelry, fine jewelry, scarves, accessories, cosmetics, and other fashion related items. Vendors that would like space to show their fashion related products can call for details (413)
888-4019. Or visit the website at www.asbac.net
Cost for the dinner and show is $25.00 per person for advanced reservations and $30.00 per person after October 10th. All checks must be received no later than October 15th. Check should be made out to; Agawam Small Business Assistance Center and sent to ASBAC office 36 Main St Agawam MA 01001. Or go to the ASBAC website for more details www.asbac.net ASBAC fosters economic growth and client education by providing free professional counseling, workshops, seminars and other supportive services to area entrepreneurs who want to start or improve their businesses in Agawam and the surrounding communities. During its ten years of operation, the center has received hundreds of requests for counseling on such subjects as: starting up; business loans; marketing and sales; accounting; taxes; human resources; inventory control; employee training; technology, computer systems and business planning. Counseling is provided by SCORE, and is held on an appointment basis.
October 19, 2011
at the Agawam Senior Center
954 Main Street, Agawam
Doors open at 5:00pm
Fashion Show starts immediately after
Special Segment of Fall Hair Styles
by DiGrigoli Artistic Team
Tickets $25 before until October 10
Tickets $30 after October 10
Proceeds from this event will help the Agawam Small Business
Assistance Center to continue to provide free counseling and
workshops to area small business operators.
Dress For Success Boutique New Hours For Client and Drop Off Services
Dress for Success Springfield’s Executive Director , Denise Stewart has announced that there will be new hours for drop off and client appointments at the DFS Boutique.
The DFS Boutique located in the MCI Building at 140 Wilbraham Ave in Springfield, will be open for drop offs on Mondays from 10AM to 3PM. The only difference will be should there be a Monday holiday, the Boutique will take in clothing on Tuesday of that week. Client appointment hours will be on Wednesday and Thursday from 10AM to 3PM.
Dress for Success Western Mass is in need of gently worn and new women’s business apparel that would be suitable for interviews. All sizes and styles are needed. If you would like to donate you can visit the DFS chapter on Mondays. DFSWM also trains women in different programs to re-enter society and the workforce.
Holyoke Medical Center Presents Public Programs In Conjunction
With Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Holyoke Medical Center will be presenting two special public programs free of charge in October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. HMC invites you to stop by for education, screenings and a special tea for survivors.
Tuesday, October 11, *Breast Health Fair*
Stop by Holyoke Medical Center’s Main Lobby between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a Breast Health Fair! Whether you are looking for preventative information on breast cancer or are currently being treated, you’ll find it here! Stop by and schedule a mammogram, grab a chair massage, surprise some with a pink carnation or rose, or enter one of our many free raffles. Learn why HMC is one of only seven hospitals in the state to receive accreditation for breast cancer care. Refreshments will be served.
Monday, October 24, *Pink Tea* in the Fran Como Conference Room.
At 2:30 p.m. *Look Good Feel Better* will be presented for all women currently undergoing breast cancer treatment. This will include a beauty lesson, free make-up kit (value of $250), wig care, styling and tips on how to utilize scarves and turbans. Preregistration is required. Call 534-2789 with hair and skin tone color.
We will also have appointments for free breast cancer examinations with Dr. Zubeena Mateen or Laura O’Donnell every Tuesday in October during the hours of noon and 1 p.m. Appointments are necessary. Call 534-2789 to make an appointment.
Classic Albums Live Bring
Michael Jackson’s Thriller To Life At Symphony Hall
THRILLER the album created world-wide pop pandemonium and catapulted Michael Jackson to super-star status, and while The King of Pop may be gone, with over 110 million copies sold worldwide, this best-selling album is Michael Jackson’s legacy as a musical icon. Join Classic Albums Live on Friday, October 21 at Symphony Hall in downtown Springfield as they recreate the THRILLER album live note-for-note, cut-for-cut. Classic Albums Live: Michael Jackson’s Thriller at Symphony Hall has been generously sponsored by MassLive.com. The 2011-2012 Season Sponsor is MassMutual.
This one-night performance features all nine chart-topping hits of THRILLER in the order in which they were recorded: “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’”, “Baby Be Mine”, “The Girl is Mine”, “Thriller”, “Beat It”, Billie Jean”, “Human Nature”, “P.Y.T(Pretty Young Thing)”, “The Lady in My Life”.
Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without the gimmickry and impersonations. CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER plays at Symphony Hall October 21 at 8 PM. are available by calling the CityStage & Symphony Hall Box Office at 413.788.7033 or online at www.citystage.symphonyhall.com. Senior Citizens discounts are available.Student Rush discounted tickets are available the day of the show with a valid student ID. Group discounts are available for groups of 15+ by calling Beth Curran, Box Office Manager at 413.788.7033. Discounts do not apply to Golden Circle Seating.
Philanthropy the Subject of Museum Exhibit
An exhibit highlighting philanthropists who have left a lasting legacy in Springfield and the Pioneer Valley is on view through November 20 at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History at the Quadrangle. The exhibit was created by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. Large photo panels displayed throughout the museum tell the stories of six generous people and how they made an impact on the lives of future generations.
“As the Community Foundation celebrates our 20 year history of helping local people with their charitable ambitions, we want to look back and recognize previous generations of local residents who were extraordinarily generous, and whose gifts have permanently shaped our region for the better,” said Community Foundation President Ron Ancrum.“We have an extraordinary history of generosity in this Valley, and we are pleased that we can present this exhibit for community benefit and use this opportunity to promote philanthropy.”
The six philanthropists include; Primus Mason, Everett Barney, George Walter Vincent Smith, Daniel Wesson, Sophia Smith and Julia B. Buxton. The Wood Museum of Springfield History is located on the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards Street in downtown Springfield. Free onsite parking is available. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $12.50 for adults, $9 for seniors and college students, $6.50 for children 3-17, and free for children under three and museum members. Springfield residents are free with proof of address. The fee provides admission to all Springfield Museums.
Valley Press Club To Hold Annual Valley “Roast”
The Valley Press Club will be holding their annual Valley “Roast” at the John Boyle O’Reilly Club on 33 Progress Ave in Springfield on October 14th. This event pokes good fun at area and regional politicians and celebrities in skits and entertainment put on by VPC members. Host for the evening is Brad Shepard.
There will also be a raffle, hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar. Net Proceeds benefit the Valley Press Club Scholarship Fund for students going into a career of Journalism and other forms of media Tickets for the event are $10.00 and can be purchased by making your reservation online at the Valley Press Club website: www.valleypressclub.com. Or contacting Peter Goonan at (413) 885-7041 or