Events In Holyoke This Week 8/7/17 – 8/13/17

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Looking for something to do this week in Holyoke? Here’s a list of the can’t miss events in Holyoke for August 7  through August 13, 2017.

School will be here before you know it, here are first day of school dates!

Holyoke Public Schools Grades 1 – 12: August 29

Holyoke Public Schools Grade PreK & K: September 5

Holyoke Charter School: September 5

Blessed Sacrament School All Grades: August 28

Mater Dolorosa All Grades: Follows Holyoke Public School’s Calendar

First Lutheran School Grades 1- 8: August 30

First Lutheran School Grade PreK & K: Staggered Start August 30 & August 31

Events In Holyoke This Week

Monday, August 7, 2017

9:00 a.m. Zumba with Linda. Community Room at the Holyoke Public Library. Free, advance registration required.  RSVP: Linda 413-420-8101 or  250 Chestnut St.

6:30 p.m. Joint Meeting: City Council & School Board.  Ordered that the Joint Committee of the City Council and School Committee review and make recommendations to the full City Council regarding the appropriation of funding for the “Accelerated Repairs Project,” to repair Sullivan, Morgan and Kelly Schools.   This matter is time sensitive and needs to be approved before August 30th, 2017. Morgan Elementary School 596 S. Bridge St.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

1:00 p.m. Water Wars.  Bring some water guns and get ready to get wet and have fun!!! Sponsored by the Kick It Club  536 Dwight Street

5:30 p.m. Planning Board Public Hearing and Meeting.  Agenda includes zone changes and site plan review City Hall Annex, 20 Korean Veterans Plaza

6:30 p.m. Ordinance Committee Meeting.  Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

3:00 p.m. Bikes & Books.  Holyoke Public LIbrary Teen Room. The library and Holyoke Urban Bike School are teaming up. Each week, we’ll be reading and discussing a book together, have a bike maintenance lesson, ride our bikes and play bike games. Bring your bike, comfortable clothes and shoes. Free. 250 Chestnut St.

5:00 p.m. The Artwork of Christina Gusek – Year 2050 and Beyond.  Holyoke Hummus Company and curator Chris Blair will display Christina’s art on their walls for the next month. The opening reception will be from 5pm to 8pm. A  mix of original artwork and prints, all available for purchase. 285 High Street

5:30 p.m. Floral Arranging Class. Whether designing for a fun 16th birthday party, an elegant dinner, or a black tie wedding, we want to achieve that ‘wow factor!’ for our clients. At this program, David Powers will share some cutting edge techniques and the latest trends to create centerpieces that will captivate guests and party planners alike. Call today to reserve your spot! To register, call or email Heather Sullivan AIFD: (413) 785-5148, Teleflora members: pre-registered $25 / at the door $30 Non-members: pre-registered $30 / at the door $35, Register by Aug 5th.  3 Country Club Road

6:00 pm Positively Holyoke Summer Concert Series.  Heritage State Park. Trailer Trash, a local Country music band,  will be playing. Food, beer and wine available for purchase however, the event is free. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. 221 Appleton St.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

8:30 a.m. Dinosaur Footprints Mural Painting.  The Kelly School Science has teamed up with the Trustees and Holyoke’s Dinosaur Footprints to help install a mural at the Dinosaur Footprints. Local artist Will Sillin ( designed the large mural and Kelly Middle School students and their families are invited to help paint it! The mural will be in display for years to come at the Holyoke Dinosaur Footprints. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please contact Ms. Brunelle to register today! 216 West Street

10:00 a.m. Holyoke Farmers Market.  The Holyoke Farmers Market is one of the oldest farmers markets in the country, marking our 36th season of providing fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers! The market is a great place to enjoy time with family and friends with fun events, such as cooking demonstrations, music, and dance classes, all season long.

11:00 a.m. Free Kids Club activity at Holyoke Mall. Caravan Puppets.  Audiences are treated to a gentle introduction to the world of puppets, with a wide diversity of puppets and puppetry styles. Some stories are interactive, all have positive messages! Lower Level near Sears. 50 Holyoke St.

12:00 p.m. Free Lunch For Veterans.  Full meal served (salad, entree, vegetable, dessert and beverage) until 1:30 p.m. Holyoke Veterans Services, 310 Appleton St.

5:00 p.m. Wedding Open House at The Log Cabin. If you’re engaged and looking for a venue, we invite you to experience first-hand what we can offer you on your special day. Come see what weddings are like at the top of the mountain. 500 Easthampton Road

6:30 p.m. Development and Government Relations Meeting. Holyoke City Hall in the Council Chambers. Meeting to hear an application from Quabbin ACM, LLC for a Special Permit for a Commercial Drive thru at 473 and 495 Pleasant St. 536 Dwight St.

6:30 p.m. Historical Commission Meeting. City Hall Annex, 20 Korean Veterans Plaza, 4th floor conference room.

Friday, August 11, 2017

1:00 p.m. Free Youth Sports Clinic. We are partnering with Holyoke parks and recreation to provide our community with a series of FREE clinics to learn basic sports and movement skills, get active, make friends and have a great time! For kids ages 3-8! Chestnut Street

2:00 p.m. Paperbacks & Snacks Teen Book Club. Holyoke Public Library’s Teen Room. Holyoke Teens are invited to participate in author Gene Luen Yang’s “Reading Without Walls Challenge.” Join us to discuss what you’ve currently been reading and eat yummy snacks. 250 Chestnut St.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

8:00 a.m. Free Car Show. Join us at the Gary Rome Auto Group headquarters, right down the street from the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside, for a Saturday morning car enthusiast meet up and car show. There will be a food truck, 50/50 raffle, and car awards. Hosted by DJ Bruce Marshall of Real Oldies 1250 – WARE  Free. 150 Whiting Farms Road

9:00 a.m. Summer Volleyball Festival. Enjoy a fun afternoon at Heritage State Park in Holyoke as the International Volleyball Hall of Fame hosts the 2nd Annual Summer Volleyball Festival – Celebrating Volleyball Worldwide – featuring a co-ed 4′s grass tournament!  444 Dwight Street

10:00 a.m. Community Clean Up with Tapestry. We will be meeting at the Holyoke Syringe Access program and going out to pick up syringes in different areas around Holyoke. We will provide sharps containers and tongs. If you would like a brief training on proper needle pick up, please show up 5-10 minutes early. 15 Main St.

8:00 p.m. Live Music at Gateway City Arts. Zozo: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience. The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity. Tickets $20.00 in advance $25.00 at the door. 115 Race St.