Special Programs- Please Register

Tech Time With Sandy - How She Can Help

Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

Thursdays 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Sandy can help you set up your iphone, ipad, PC Laptop. She can help you find a lost file or photo, attach documents to an email or text, and print documents. Please make an appointment at the senior center for tech help.

Farmers Market/ Store Minimum of 5 participants

Wednesday March 8th at 1:15 p.m. Randall’s Farm

Wednesday, March 15th at 1:15 p.m. Downtown Springfield Winter Farm Market 

New! Meet the Artist Reception

Tuesday March 7th at 4:00 p.m.

Anne Mueller will be sharing her collage works in our exhibit spaces through the month of March. Come meet her, and learn what inspired her to use mixed media. Refreshments will be served!

Supper Club Meeting: Something a Little Saucy

Wednesday, March 8th 1:30 p.m. Free and open to all!

This month, join Chef Maggie as she prepares a classic Bechamel and shows you how to enjoy the bebest-grilledheese you will ever have, a Croque Monsieur. Recipes and samples are availible.

A Beeyonder Tour: Virtual Live Presentation.

This live and interactive virtual experience allows you to see and speak directly with the guide via streaming platforms. Enjoy this tour from your seat at the Senior Center. This program series is sponsored by The Friends of South Hadley Seniors.

Agatha Christie’s London

Thursday, March 9th  12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. 

Complimentary tea and scones will be served The walking tour is presented as a chronology of Agatha’s life, starting as a child in Devon, taking us through two marriages, two World Wars, trips abroad, character creations and representations, a disappearance, and places of inspiration. Along the way, you'll see where her plays were first staged and we'll look at other people and places associated with her work, such as the actors who have portrayed some of her best-loved characters, many of whom hail from London with intriguing stories of their own.

 Table Talk w/ Patrick O’Hare from Reidy Medical Alarms

Wednesday Mach 15, 10:00 a.m.-2:00p.m. 

Patrick will be available to answer questions and supply information about Reidy Medical Alarms.

Women's History Month: Women in Music

Wednesday March 15th at 2:30 p.m.

This presentation will explore the work and lives of famous women composers, performers, and conductors. The presentation will be facilitated by Community Music School of Springfield faculty Anna Pless and Daria Park.

The Art of Emily Dickinson’s Amherst  

Thursday March 16th at 2:00 p.m.

We are pleased to offer a presentation of the culture of Dickinson’s world. Join us as we explore architecture, visual arts, music and dramatic elements that shaped Dickinson and her poetry. Presented by Becky Lockwood and Melba Jensen. 

Men’s Breakfast

Friday, March 17th at 8:30 a.m.  

Guests will be members of the South Hadley Chamber of Commerce. 

Coffee & Conversation: 

 Friday March 17th  11:00-11:45 a.m.

WestMass ElderCare 

New Volunteer Opportunity: Outreach volunteers

Wednesday March 22nd at 1:30 p.m.

We are looking to form a new volunteer group to visit our community housing neighbors once a month for fun. If you are interested in this opportunity please join Kathy for an informal meeting.

WesternMass Food Bank : Salt and You

 Friday, March 24th at 2:00pm. 

Meredith Starr plans to bring little samples, prepared ahead of time in their Food Bank Kitchen, from one of their cookbook recipes. This visit Meredith  will be bring The Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup and discuss adding flavor without adding salt. 

Cupcake and Board Games Social with MacDuffie Students

Wednesday, March 29th at 2:30 p.m.

Join the students from MacDuffie for cupcakes and board games! We will have a variety of games, great company and delicious sweet treats!


 Tuesday Evening Programs

Transportation available on Tuesday evenings:  Free of Charge!!  

We are pleased to add transportation to our Tuesday night programs. Door-to-door pickups start at 4:00pm. Return trip scheduled to leave the COA at 7:00pm. Please call 24-hours in advance to reserve.

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series

Communicating Across Differences: Intercultural Communication and its Influence on our Everyday Lives. Session 5: Tuesday March 7, 2023 5:30-7:00 pm

Karen Jane Stromgren Blanchard is a Professor Emerita of The School for International Training Graduate Institute. Dr. Blanchard will draw from her extensive knowledge and career to share knowledge of intercultural communication. This program is sponsored by The South Hadley Travel Club.

Sarah the Fidler Trio Concert With special visit from The Grand Colleen, her court, & Ms. Congeniality

Tuesday, March 14th 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $5.00, on sale at the COA. Tickets must be purchased in person, and are selling out fast, so please come purchase your ticket today!


Tuesday, March 21st 5:00 p.m. Tickets $8

By popular demand, get ready this month for all things FRENCH. That’s right, while the rest of the world is boiling their corned beef, our supper clubbers will be on their adventures in haute cuisine. Join us for our flavorful Soupe a l'oignon,  Quiche Lorraine and a crusty Baguette, finishing off with a baked Brie en Croute. You won’t want to miss this truly special meal. Bon Appetit!

Jay Blotcher Presents: Unlocking My Past

Tuesday, March 28th 5:30 p.m.

Jay is a published journalist of four decades. As an adoptee living in 1960s suburban Boston, Jay had no idea of his family background. At age 28 he was reunited with his birth mother. He learned information that challenged everything he knew about his life. In a casual discussion and slide show, Blotcher will explain how he created a new future with his biological family.


Monday Movie Matinee

3/6 Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)      3/13 Classic Movie: The Quiet Man (1952) 

3/20 The Duke (2020)                                  3/27 Uncharted (2022)