Nov. 21: The Trustees of the Order of William Pynchon and the Advertising Club of Western Mass. will honor the recipients of the 2013 William Pynchon Award — Jean Caldwell, Jean Gailun, Joan Kagan, and Sirdeaner Walker — at Chez Josef in Agawam. The Order of William Pynchon was established in 1915 for the purpose of giving public recognition to citizens of the region who have rendered distinguished civic service, a noble legacy and honor the Ad Club is proud to bestow. Cocktails will be served from 6 p.m., with dinner and the awards program beginning at 7 p.m. The cost is $70 per person, and tables of 10 are available. RSVP by Nov. 14 by calling (413) 736-2582 or e-mailing [email protected], including any special dietary considerations and a listing of table guests who wish to be seated together (for parties of 10).
Nov. 21: The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield will stage its annual Government Reception at Storrowton Tavern from 5 to 7 p.m. Attendees can meet and talk with local, state, and federal officials. Tickets are $50 for members, $70 for general admission. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.myonlinechamber.com.
Dec. 10: The Regional Employment Board of Hampden County will stage a retirement party for long-time executive director Bill Ward at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House in Holyoke. A cocktail hour will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. Tickets are $30 per person. For information or to order tickets, call Joanne Lyons at (413) 787-1552, or e-mail [email protected]