World Affairs Council board member Rich Rediker and his wife Gayle are generously opening up their lovely home—38 East Brook Drive in Hampden, MA—to the World Affairs Council for a relaxed and fun evening to watch the Opening Ceremonies of the South Korean Olympics on Friday, February 9, 2018. Social Time begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. (Rich says it will end when the last person leaves: “We never close.”) If you would like written directions to the Redikers’ home, please contact the World Affairs Council office. You are invited to bring a dish to share if you would like. Please contact the World Affairs Council office by Friday, February 2 to let us know how many people are in your party and if you plan to bring any of the following: Entrée, Side Dish, Appetizer, Dessert, Beer, or Soda. We also hope you might be willing to make a donation of $15 per person to defray the costs of the event and help foward the work of the Council. There is also a solar-heated pool so please bring a suit and towel if you’d like. This promises to be a wonderful evening so please join us and feel free to bring a friend or two.
The Springfield Marriott Hotel is conveniently located near I-91 & I-90 near the Basketball Hall of Fame, Six Flags New England, The Big E & other local attractions. Enjoy internet access, cable TV with HBO, luxurious bedding, wet bar, mini fridge and indoor pool.
The Town of Hampden Massachusetts was founded in 1787 and in located in Hampden County.
Those in town should visit The Historical Society which is located in Old Academy Hall with displays of Sunday-go-to-Meeting clothes along with letters written by those who once called Hampden home. Hampden is also home to Thornton W. Burgess who is an author of children nature books.
Current residents feel the town is a place you don’t want to leave in the morning and you’ll be relieved to retune at night.