Town Events Aug. 2 - Aug. 9
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BOCCE INSTRUCTION/LEAGUE PLAY
Bocce instructional play begins at Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. Sign up in office. League play begins Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. all or stop in to sign up for leagues, 525-5436.
Aug. 5 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. at 1 p.m. Register with $5 payment in office. Refreshments and cash prizes!
FREE MEDICAL SCREENINGS
On Aug. 6 from 8 - 9 a.m., free blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol screenings with Capuano Care at Pleasant View Senior Center. 12 hour fast required for glucose and cholesterol.
Aug. 18, 1 to 3 p.m. To qualify you must be an East Longmeadow resident of any age and show proof of need. If you need a ticket, please sign up in the Senior Center office before Aug. 18. No commodities will be given without a ticket.
Selections for summer Sept. reading are: "House Rules," by Jodi Picoult; "Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese. The next meeting will be Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St.
MANICURES FOR SENIORS
Aug. 13 and 27 at Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. with Melissa from Melissa's Traveling Salon. 20 min. appointments between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.; cost is $10. Call 525-5436 for an appt.
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP
Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Support Group meets Aug. 17 from 3 - 4 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Facilitator is Mary Ann Stout.
FALL INTOWN SOCCER
The deadline to register is Aug. 13 by 4 p.m. After this there is a $10 late fee and waiting list. Open to students entering kindergarten through grade 12. $55; non-residents add $15. Register online -- call for I.D. and password -- or come in Mon.- Fri., 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
YOUTH GOLF LESSONS
Week of Aug,. 16 - 20 at Fenway Golf. $97; non-residents add $15. Group determined by grade completed in June: 1- 4th grade at 2 p.m.; 4 - 8th grade at 3 p.m. Register online -- call for I.D. and password -- or come in Mon.- Fri., 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Questions -- call 525-5437.
Fall session begins Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Pleasant View. $35/ten weeks; non-residents add $15, over 60 receive $5 discount. New class will meet on Sundays. Questions, call 525-5437. Register online -- call for I.D. and password -- or come in Mon.- Fri.,8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
GIRL'S VOLLEYBALL CAR WASH
The East Longmeadow Girl's Volleyball team will host a car wash Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. - 1p.m. at the First Congregational Church. Please come and support the team!
Wide Horizons for Children, Inc. will host an Adoption Information Meeting at Holyoke Community College Aug. 5 from 6 - 8 p.m. An experienced adoption social worker will discuss the adoption process and be available to answer questions about adoption. Register on line at www.whfc.org/events or call Lori Johnson or Jennifer Doane at 448-8367 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Western Massachusetts Republications will be holding their annual summer picnic on Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. at the West Springfield Elks Lodge pavilion, 429 Morgan St. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 children five and under free. This annual event provides an opportunity to mix and mingle with Republican candidates for public office in a relaxed setting. Send reservations to WMR, P.O. Box 4662, Springfield, MA 01101.
SUMMER READING FINALE
Aug. 4, come to the Summer Reading Final Party at 2:30 p.m.at the Hampden Town House Auditorium, 625 Main St. Ice cream, prizes and reading certificates for all our Summer readers. Two lucky people will win tickets to the Big E. Free. All ages. For information, call 566-3047.
WALKING GROUP KICKOFF COFFEE
Aug 4 at 10 a.m. the new "Meddowe Walkers" at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd. will host a kickoff coffee to discuss proper walking techniques and goal setting. Debi Hirshfield will share educational material. Group will meet Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. starting Aug. 9 at Target entrance, Enfield Mall. Call 565-4150 for details.
ROGER TINCKNELL CONCERT
Family entertainment with Roger Tincknell Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. on the Town Green. Rain site: Community House. Free. This versatile family performer will entertain with original music and contemporary material while playing the guitar, harmonica, and a variety of other surprises. Presented by Massachusetts Cultural Council.
CARDS, CARDS, CARDS
At the Longmeadow Adult Center, there are card games most days of the week. Schedule: Duplicate Bridge -- Mondays and Fridays, 12:30 p.m.; Pinochle -- Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.; Pitch -- Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.; Rubber Bridge -- Thursdays, 1 p.m. Canasta, anyone? We would be happy to schedule a Canasta game if we had at least four interested people. Call 565-4150 to get in the game.
At the Longmeadow Adult Center, Tuesdays 1 p.m. This lively group discusses current events once a month. Moderated by Saul Finestone, topics covered can range from local to international ones. All opinions and new participants are always welcome.
Meets Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Longmeadow Adult Center. Selection for August is "The Other Queen" by Phillipa Gregory. If there is interest, a companion film will be scheduled: Elizabeth the Golden Age, featuring Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush. The book for September is The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng. New members welcome.
Meets Aug. 4 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Longmeadow Adult Center. Speaker: Charlie Freuh, who was recently selected to be one of 25 New England World War II Veterans flown by the Honor Flight Program to Washington to visit the World War II Memorial. All area veterans invited. If you would like lunch, make reservation 24 hours in advance by calling 565-4150.
SENIOR COMPUTER INSTRUCTION
One-on-one instruction Thursdays, Aug. 5-19 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center. Sign up for an hour of free instruction. Call 565-4150 to schedule.
ADULT CENTER GAME DAY
Aug. 5 at 12:30 p.m.Come in and play a game you haven't played in a while -- scrabble, boggle, backgammon, cribbage, checkers, chess, the regularly scheduled table tennis or rubber bridge games. Decks of cards and challenging jigsaw puzzles available.
Aug. 14, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Open rehearsal for a rare Sunday program featuring music of Gershwin, Schuller and Bernstein in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. Pre-rehearsal talk. Bring a picnic lunch. $45 for tickets and transportation. Call the Longmeadow Adult Center at 565-4150 for more information.
BYE BYE BIRDIE TRIP
Mary, Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd., bus trip to see "Bye Bye Birdie" Sept. 12. Bus leaves parking lot at 10 a.m.; returns approx. 6 p.m. $69/person includes bus, driver's gratuity,lunch at White Stone Cafe, show at the Mac-Haydn Theater. Seats also still available for: "The Magic of Mario Lanza" Sept. 23, $73/person; and "The Piano-Men" at the Log Cabin Oct. 17, $54/person. Call Sylvia at 594-2757.
EASTFIELD CHILDREN'S THEATER
Illusionist David Garrity performs for Eastfield Mall's Children's Summer Theater Aug. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Free. Every child 12 and under will be entered into a free raffle and receive a voucher valid for lunch in food court for only $2 following performance. Arrive at least 15 minutes early to enter raffle and receive $2 meal voucher.
FUEL ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS
Representatives from New England Farm Workers' Council will be at the Hungry Hill Center, Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St. Aug. 26 to accept fuel applications for new clients. Appointments necessary; 733-9411.
HUNGRY HILL LUNCHEONS
The Hungry Hill Center's Tuesday luncheons will be Aug. 10: meatloaf and Aug. 24: soup and egg salad. Tickets are $2 and must be purchased one week prior to the lunch. The center's new location is the Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St. Info: 733-9411.
Church Festival to take place on the grounds of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart/St. Jude on Aug. 21-22 at Rosewell St., Springfield/Pine Point. Hours: Aug. 21, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Aug. 22, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
MALL WALKERS CLUB
The Mall Walkers Club at Eastfield Mall will host Courtney Harrness, Certified Personal Trainer and Health and Wellness Director of YMCA of Greater Springfield Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. to discuss, "Strength Training and Benefits of Regular Exercise." Free blood pressure screening by Chicopee VNA. Free health information, free raffle to win a $20 Ninety Nine Restaurant gift card or two Rave Motion Pictures gift cards. Coffee provided. For info call Carolyn at 543-8000, X11.
The Hungry Hill Center is offering Zumba classes on Friday mornings in August at 11:15 a.m. Free. Classes are at new Hungry Hill Center, Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St.
BEGINNERS COMPUTER CLASS
The Good Life Center at the City of Springfield, Department of Elder Affairs, 1600 East Columbus Ave. offers free personal computer coaching from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 - 4 p.m. daily. Call 750-2090 to register or just come in. Transportation or validated parking available.
HOLY CROSS CHURCH DINEOUT
On Aug 11, from 5 - 8 p.m at Friendly's on Allen and Cooley Streets,Holy Cross Parish is having a fundraising event. Kids Meals are only $1.99! Come to our tent for a coloring contest, games, and a raffle of either an ice cream sundae basket or ice cream cake. Our Youth Ministry is also sponsoring a car wash!
MRHS FRESHMAN TOURS
Minnechaug Regional High School (MRHS) welcomes incoming freshmen in the Class of 2014, and their parents, to informal walk-throughs of the MRHS building on Aug. 4 at 10 a.m.
FOXWOODS CASINO TRIP
Friends of Wilbraham Seniors is sponsoring a trip to Foxwoods Casino on Oct. 6 to benefit the Wilbraham Seniors Building Fund. Cost is $26/person. Bus departs senior center at 8:30 a.m., returns a 5:30 p.m. $10 food voucher, $15 Keno voucher included. Only 47 seats available; reservations begin Aug. 3, payment due at time of signup. Call Jane Soukup, 596-6046 to reserve seat .
BOOKED FOR LUNCH
Discussion group at the Wilbraham Public Library on Aug. 3 from noon-1 p.m. in the Brooks room. Book for August: "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society," by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Info: Karen Demers 596-6141 ext. 127 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Democratic Committee Caucus
Meets Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Brooks Room at the Wilbraham Public Library.