The Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity 7th Annual Town Meeting on Health Disparities – Can You Afford to get Sick?
FREE and Open to the Public; Refreshments
Winchester Square Vietnam Era Veterans, Ltd. present 38th Annual Veterans Day Dinner/Dance
When: 6pm Cocktail hour; 7pm Dinner; 8:30 Dancing
Springfield, MA – Springfield educator Latoya Bosworth, who writes under the pen name Brenda’s Child, celebrated the release of her children’s book, Dwayne’s World. The book, which contains three short stories told from the point of view of a 10-year-old boy, is the first in what will be a series.Springfield, MA – Springfield educator Latoya Bosworth, who writes under the pen name Brenda’s Child, celebrated the release of her children’s book, Dwayne’s World. The book, which contains three short stories told from the point of view of a 10-year-old boy, is the first in what will be a series. The event took place on Sunday, October 22nd at Khi & Eli’s Food for the Soul, 882 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA. Brenda’s Child read from and signed copies of Dwayne’s World, a third-grade reading level book that also introduces new vocabulary and provides discussion questions about stereotypes, racism, the loss of a parent, and blended families. “This book is important because in 2016, only 22% of children’s books had a person of color as the protagonist,” says Brenda’s Child. “Dwayne’s World encourages text to self and text to real world connections that makes reading meaningful.”
The CHD Cancer House of Hope invites you to join us as we Light the Night for Hope on Thursday, November 16, 2017 on the green at Storrowton Village in West Springfield.
Each year, the CHD Cancer House of Hope holds our Luminaria event, where over a thousand candles Light the Night to celebrate the lives of those affected by cancer. Whether in memory of a loved one or as affirmation for one’s own successful fight, each candle shines with a special meaning.
This beautiful evening of music, remembrance and hope honors friends and loved ones while supporting CHD’s Cancer House of Hope. The home-like setting of Cancer House of Hope sets it apart as a place of daily comfort and care to those with cancer and their loved ones.
When you purchase a Luminaria bag in honor of a friend or loved one, you are helping Cancer House of Hope continue its mission of offering comfort and care at no cost to those affected by cancer. A candle inside your inscribed Luminaria bag will be lit and it will be among hundreds of other luminaria bags that will light the Storrowton green on November 16, 2017. It is a magical night of light.
Please join us to provide comfort and hope to cancer patients and their loved ones through the various programs and services offered at Cancer House of Hope.
The Inspirational Saints of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ presents their Holiday Bazaar
♦Clothing ♦Food ♦Candy ♦Shoes ♦Pocketbooks ♦Hats
♦Jewelry ♦Crafts and Holiday Fun
The Grinch Joins the Celebrations at the Springfield Museums
NOVEMBER 24, The Day After Thanksgiving
Springfield Parade of the Big Balloons: 11 am, Main Street
Holiday Happenings: 10 am–5 pm, Springfield Museums
Lighting of the Quad: 5-7 pm, Springfield Museums
Springfield (MA)—Kick off the season with the Grinch, our Gingerbread House exhibit, art activities, the lighting of the Quad, and more.
Sprit of Springfield Big Balloon Parade: Led by the giant Cat in the Hat balloon, the Spirit of Springfield parade will travel Main Street from Lyman Street to Locust Street at 11 am. Look for Springfield Museums President Kay Simpson and the Grinch in a convertible car provided by George Holman.
Holiday Happenings at the Springfield Museums: Travel from the parade to the Museums for a day filled with family-friendly, fun activities. Have a chance to meet the Grinch in person! Activities free with Museums admission. 10 am-5 pm.
Gingerbread in Space, 10 am-5 pm
Amazing gingerbread creations by local bakeries, schools, adults, and kids displayed along with festively decorated holiday trees, enchanting lights, and a backdrop of beautifully painted murals celebrating popular sci-fi and the wonders of astronomy. Vote for your favorite! (Exhibit on view through December 31.)
Meet the Grinch, noon-4 pm
Meet the furry green recluse who lives above Whoville. Get a photo taken, and give him a hug or a high five.
Gingerbread Playland, noon-4 pm
Add stars to our expanding gallery, help trim a Christmas tree, play with Playdoh, read gingerbread books, practice your Jedi skills, and more.
Art Discovery Center, noon-4 pm
Trace Chinese characters, try on costumes, play gallery games, peek under lift-up panels on the Wall of Symbols to discover the meaning behind Asian motifs, put on a puppet show, and more. Today’s art project: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ornaments, inspired by the special exhibition Turtle Power!
The Music of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, noon-1 pm
Stop by Blake Court and listen to the score of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas cartoon played live on piano.
Tish Rabe and The Very Crabby Christmas, 1 pm
Author of many titles in the Cat in the Hat Learning Library, Tish inspires families with a 25 minute presentation that reveals how she became a children’s book author and how she writes her books. Every child who attends Tish’s presentation will receive a signed copy of her book, A Very Crabby Christmas, featuring the Cat in the Hat.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cartoon & Sing-a-Long, 3 pm
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1966 Christmas animated musical comedy television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children’s book by Dr. Seuss, the story of the Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. Sing-a-Long to the classic songs!
The Lighting of the Quadrangle 2017: November 24, 5 pm–7 pm, Free and open to the public!
The spectacular architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds of the Quadrangle will sparkle and shimmer against a dazzling outdoor lighting display. This festive holiday celebration features appearances by Santa Claus and the Grinch, rides on a fanciful train, performances of holiday music by the Sci Tech Band and special guests, visits to the Gingerbread in Space exhibition and free warm cider and cookies!