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"Crafts And Clothes For Careers," is a fashion-themed craft show being held as a fundraiser for the Holyoke Career Closet (a partnership between Providence Ministries for the Needy, Inc. and Holyoke Community college providing interview-outfits to HCC students). 

The event will be held Saturday May 19, 2012 from 10am-2pm in the Pope John Paul II Social Center, adjacent to Mater Dolorosa School in Holyoke, MA 01040.


At Symphony Hall 34 Court Street Springfield, MA

The international dance sensation BURN THE FLOOR visits Symphony Hall direct from its record-breaking run on Broadway! You’ve seen Ballroom dance on shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” Now, with BURN THE FLOOR, you will feel, live on stage, all the passion, the drama and the sizzling excitement of 20 gorgeous champion dancers, in a true theatrical experience, a performance with a grace and athleticism that The New York Times calls, “Dazzling!”

From Harlem’s hot nights at The Savoy, where dances such as the Lindy, Foxtrot and Charleston were born, to the Latin Quarter where the Cha-Cha, Rumba and Salsa steamed up the stage, BURN THE FLOOR takes audiences on a journey through the passionate drama of dance.


At CityStage One Columbus Center Springfield MA

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.


At CityStage One Columbus Center Springfield, MA

The versatile Venier arranges comedy, crowd participation and music into a “no-two-shows-the same” spectacular. He is the rare comedian audiences return to see again and again. Paul Venier’s television credits include The Tonight Show (NBC), on which he performed sketch comedy with Don Rickels. In addition, he appeared in the film Cadillac Man with Tim Robbins.


At CityStage One Columbus Center Springfield, MA

A spectacular musical journey celebrating the decades of chart topping hits of Sir Elton John, including: “Benny and the Jets”, “Philadelphia Freedom”, “Crocodile Rock,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Candle in the Wind.” Multiple award winning actor/singer Craig Meyer uses his remarkable resemblance and uncanny ability to sound like the legendary star to celebrate the character, costumes and charisma of the famed pianist and singer.


At Symphony Hall 34 Court St Springfield, MA

Gary Mullen & The Works bring the spirit and passion of rock icon Freddie Mercury to life with the spectacular rock tribute, One Night of Queen. Fans of Queen will delight in this note-for-note experience of mega-hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We are the Champions,” “Killer Queen,” “You’re My Best Friend”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “Under Pressure,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and many others. One Night of Queen will ROCK YOU!


March 28- April 1 at CityStage

The two biggest legends of country music on the same stage at the same time … Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” star and 2003 Obie Award winner Jason Petty re-creates the role he has become famous for, while Grammy-Nominated singing sensation, Carolyn Martin, gives a jaw-dropping performance as Patsy Cline. In a show like no other, Petty and Martin pay tribute to the two most influential singers in country music history. Over twenty of their chart-topping hits are performed with a live band. These are the two legends that audiences all over the world want to see. Hank Williams and Patsy Cline… as performed by two of the best performers in the country.


COCKTAILS WITH LARRY MILLER: Little League, Adultery & Other Bad Ideas

March 21-24 at CityStage

As one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces, comedian Larry Miller has appeared in over 50 films, including Pretty Woman, The Nutty Professor, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, Bee Movie and The Princess Diaries. He can be seen on television starring in 10 Things I Hate About Youand as a regular on “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Other television credits include “Desperate Housewives,” “Seinfeld,” “Law & Order” and “Boston Legal.” Mr. Miller takes to the stage at CityStage to share his comic perspective about marriage, children and drinking… and how each one leads to the other two.

This show is not recommended for children.

March 21-24 
WHERE: CityStage
One Columbus Center
Springfield, MA 01103 TICKET PRICES: $40.50, $36.00

For tickets call 413.788.7033 or click HERE.


2nd Annual 5k run to benefit disabled adults served by HRU. Start/Finish Line at Samuel’s Sports Bar at the Basketball Hall of Fame at 10:30 a.m. - last year’s event drew 200 participants. Prizes for Top 3 women, men, and wheelchair in the 5k. Also special recognition….Replacement Body Part Division …anyone running with a replacement knee or hip is eligible to win that prize!

Registration $25.00 - or—-5k-run-or-1m-walk-2012

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PodCamp is an amazing unconference about any and all aspects of social media. This will be our fourth year! Purchase your tickets asap since space is limited to 150 people, and it sold out last year!

Register via Eventbrite here:

What the heck is a PodCamp? It is an open and collaborative event with discussions and interaction from attendees. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join. Some sessions will be planned ahead of the event, but plenty of spaces will be open for the topics YOU want to discuss and learn. Tickets are $30 ($10 for students), but all are expected to participate and/or present. You can participate by giving a presentation, demo, or joining into another cooperative event, being on a panel/roundtable, or in other ways helping out on event day.

PodCamp is NOT just about podcasting, but about all social media/networking, and its relevance and usefulness to community, business and otherwise. PodCamp sessions can include blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, podcasting, videocasting/YouTube, and any other online community tools. What is new and cutting edge in YOUR social media world?

If you are still on the fence, then COME participate! Check out the wonderful content and feedback produced at last year’s camp!