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6/3/2016 - Agawam Cultural Council's Annual BENEFIT DINNER DANCE

 The Agawam Cultural Council expects more Bad News at their upcoming June benefit dinner dance. Jeff Gavioli and his Bad News Jazz & Blues Orchestra will return by popular demand as the featured musical act at the Friday, June 3, 2016 event, to be held at Crestview Country Club, 281 Shoemaker Lane, Agawam.

The evening will start with a social hour and dance instruction at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm and dancing until 10:30 pm to the sounds of one of the Pioneer Valley’s most popular big band jazz groups. The 18-piece group, complete with vocalist, will provide original big band style jazz and swing music throughout the evening.

Tickets to the Dinner Dance are $45 per person, with tables of eight, ten, and twelve available. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Maryellen Sullivan at (413) 575-1759 or rudee38@comcast.net. Tickets may also be obtained by sending a SASE and check made out to Agawam Cultural Council to: Agawam Cultural Council, Agawam Town Hall, 36 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001, Attention: Dinner Dance.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Agawam Cultural Council’s “Give Back to the Community” Program. The program, which is funded entirely by the council’s own local fundraising efforts, has made possible such activities as writing contests, productions by Shakespeare & Co. at the Agawam High School, the Applause Series – monthly events from September to May, free and open to the public, featuring a variety of performers, authors and lecturers; donations to support the Captain Charles Leonard House, the Agawam Public Library and the Friends of the Agawam Public Library Juried Art and Photo Show, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Musical Petting Zoo presented to kindergarten students at all Agawam Elementary Schools, and tickets to Majestic Theater Summer Programs for children participating in library-held contests.

The Agawam Cultural Council is an all-volunteer local partner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and is funded, in part, by the MCC. The ACC is charged with bringing engaging, entertaining, and educational events and opportunities in the arts, humanities, and sciences, to children and adults from Agawam and the surrounding communities.

Learn more about the Agawam Cultural Council at www.agawamcc.org.