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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 St

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.

East Longmeadow Scholarship Foundation Silent Auction

11/27/2014 - All Day at East Longmeadow High School
180 Maple St

The East Longmeadow Scholarship Foundation is holding a silent auction at East Longmeadow High School on Thanksgiving Day during the East Longmeadow vs Longmeadow Varsity Football Game. Over 100 items have been donated by local businesses and are up for bid.  All money raised will be used for scholarships for East Longmeadow Students.  Start your Christmas shopping and support our cause.

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 St

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 ordave@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 St

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 ordave@cs.org

Winter Music Jam

12/20/2014 - 5:30 pm at MassMutual Center
1277 Main Street

On December 20th from 5:30 to midnight in the Mass Mutual Center Ballroom, there will be a fantastic holiday rock show, prime rib dinner and benefit for wounded veterans!

Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood, FAT and The Curtis Mayflower Band will be performing.

Tickets are $50.00 in advance and $60.00 at the door. They are available at Falcetti’s Music on Boston Road and online at FreshTix.com.
Included in the price of admission will be a prime rib dinner and appetizers. There will be a full cash bar.
If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions please email labumba145@gmail.com with table number and type of allergy.

There is only room for 700 people and tickets are going fast. Get yours today!

The event is sponsored by Dave Callahan from Palmer Paving and Lawrence Swain with help from Peter J. Newland from FAT and JAM4SPRINGFIELD.

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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