Events In Holyoke This Week 8/1/17 to 8/5/17

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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 1  through August 5, 2017.

Events In Holyoke This Week

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

11:00 a.m. Red Cross Blood Drive at Holyoke Mall. Give the gift of life and donate blood. All donors receive a complimentary ticket to Six Flags New England. The Red Cross will be located on the lower level near Macy’s. 50 Holyoke St.

1:00 p.m. Free Sports Clinic For Kids hosted by The Kick It Club. We will cover Soccer Football and Basketball and some FUN Strength and Conditioning. Community Field, 1 Community Field Rd

5:00 p.m. Grand Opening Party for D. Hotel Spa by Skin Catering. Please join the SkinCatering & D.Hotel & Suites teams in the Grand Opening of our beautiful new spa, D.Hotel Spa.Light refreshments will be available and all are welcome to stay for dinner at The Mick and Delaney Grill after taking a tour of SkinCatering’s new spa here at D.Hotel & Suites in Holyoke. Coupons for 20% off your meal that evening will be provided at the spa during the party. 1 Country Club Rd.

6:30 p.m. Ordinance Committee Meeting  Petition of Dennis Croteau for a zone change at 79 Lower Westfield Rd. from current zone BL to proposed zone BH. (Map 117 Block 00 Parcel 003)

Petition of Dennis Croteau for a zone change at 83 Lower Westfield Rd. from current zone R-1A to proposed zone BH (Map 117 Block 00 Parcel 004)  536 Dwight Street

7:00 p.m. City Council Meeting  Regular City Council Meeting  536 Dwight Street

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

1:00 p.m. Kids Crafternoon A.C. Moore $2.00 per project per child. Holyoke Mall 50 Holyoke St.

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.

6:00 p.m . Positively Holyoke Summer Concert Series. Heritage State Park. Union Jack British Invasion Band will be playing. Food, beer and wine available for purchase however, the event is free. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Rain date: August 3. 221 Appleton St.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

11:00 a.m. Free Kids Club activity at Holyoke Mall. Ed Popielarczyk’s magic show is a comedy show that uses a lot of audience participation. YOU are the stars of the show because you help to make the magic happen.  He usually has lots of trouble!  Ed doesn’t just “do a trick,” he tells a story that revolves around each trick.  It may be a short story or a longer one, but each story helps to bring the trick together.  Everyone who comes on “stage” to be a helper receives a souvenir 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.

6:35 p.m.  Valley Blue Sox Wild Card Game Mackenzie Stadium, gates open at 5:30 p.m.. Tickets $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids/seniors Promotion: Bring your unused tickets from the current season for admission 500 Beech Street

8:00 p.m. Theatre Performance. Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. By Bert V. Royal / Presented by Ghost Light Theater. When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Tickets $10.00 115 Race St.

Friday, August 4, 2017

12:00 p.m  Free Fun Friday The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke Children’s Museum and more all day at Heritage State Park are free today, thanks to Highland Street Foundation. 221 Appleton Street

1:00 p.m. Free Sports Clinic for kids. Hosted by Learn In Motion. 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! Carlos Vega Park

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.

8:00 p.m. Theater Performance. Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. By Bert V. Royal / Presented by Ghost Light Theater. When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Tickets $10.00 115 Race St.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

9:00 a.m. Open Water Swim Clinic. This one day clinic is for all levels of triathletes and open water swimmers. The clinic will focus on the swim portion of the triathlon and getting into T1 but will also benefit open water swimmers swimming events up to 3 miles. The first portion of the class will be a classroom portion and the 2nd portion will be in the water (so please wear your bathing suit). Hosted by Cyclonaut Sprint Triathlon & Holyoke YMCA. Ticket information here. 171 Pine St.

11:00 a.m. Barnes and Noble Storytime. New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann is back with a follow-up to the Pinkalicious book series. Join Peter, Pinkalicious’s little brother, as he tries to build a tower of blocks that will reach the moon. Storytime continues with a family trip to the beach in the popular Aqualicious. Activities to follow.  7 Holyoke Street

2:00 PM Lego Boost Community Build Calling all LEGO and robotics enthusiasts! Join us for a fun-filled community build event celebrating the release of LEGO BOOST. Build, code, and play with Vernie the robot and learn how to program Vernie to complete obstacles and tricks.  7 Holyoke Street

8:00 p.m. Theater Performance. Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. By Bert V. Royal / Presented by Ghost Light Theater. When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Tickets $10.00 115 Race St.