Town Events, Aug. 30 - Sept. 6
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Chicken BBQ hosted by the Sisto Lombardi Post #64 Italian American War Veterans on Sept. 5 at Post grounds, 213 Vineland Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. Tickets, $11/person, available by calling 739-8862. Rain date: Sept. 6.
A free small business seminar will take place Sept. 8 at Cafe Lebanon, 60 Shaker Rd. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 567-2911.
TAP DANCE FOR ADULTS
Diane Shields is starting a new beginner's session for tap dance at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., Tuesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. beginning Sept. 14. Cost: $35 for six weeks, $30 for seniors. Call Diane for more info at 218-2375.
ZUMBA CLASSES RESUME
At the Pleasant View Senior Center Mondays at 4 p.m. beginning Sept. 13. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away! Come try the first class for free!
ARTHRITIS EXERCISE CLASSES
At the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., beginning Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. $15 for eight weeks includes participant manual. Resistance bands for $2 or bring your own. Pre-registration necessary. Call Lisa Fontaine for info at 525-5436.
ARTHRITIS WALKING GROUP
Begins Sept. 8. at 9:30 a.m. for 10 weeks at the Pleasant View Senior Center. Be prepared to set goals and minimize obstacles. Cost: $5 for those taking the Arthritis exercise class; $10 for all others. Call Lisa Fontaine for more info at 525-5436.
Meets Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center. Readings for summer/September meeting are, "House Rules," by Jodi Picoult and "Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese.
MONEY MANAGEMENT COURSE
First Baptist Church of East Longmeadow is presenting the bible stewardship course "Managing Money God's Way." The course begins on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The fee for the six-week course is $15 per attendee. Call 525-7866 to reserve your seat.
COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAM
The Marlins Competitive Swim Team will begin practices on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the high school. Practices: Monday to Friday. Meets on Saturdays. Fee: $90 for residents; $110 for non-residents. Come into the Recreation Office or visit www.eastlongmeadowma.gov For more info, call 525-5437.
The Recreation Department will once again sponsor exercise classes this fall, including women's aerobics, strength training and yoga. All classes will run for 10 weeks. Classes begin week of Sept. 13. For registration or more info, call 525-5437.
The Recreation Department will continue to take registrations for In-Town Soccer through Aug.31. Those entering Kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to play. Fee: $55; non-residents pay additional $15. Register in office. Any questions, call 525-5437.
Residents coaching In-Town Soccer this fall must attend a meeting Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Recreation Department.
A tag sale hosted by Felician Sisters at Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 1315 Enfield St., Enfield, Conn., will take place Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the lower garages.
The non-profit Westfield Homeless Cat Project in Westfield desperately needs foster homes! Cats are coming in by the dozens. All are eating on their own. Ages range in age from four to six weeks. We will supply everything you need. They just need your gentle love and care. For more info, e-mail Denise Sinico email@example.com.
YANKEES VS. BLUE JAYS
Bus trip to Yankee Stadium Sept. 4 to see Yankees vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. Cost: $80/ person includes bus ride and ticket "behind the glass" in the private, air conditioned Mohegan Sun Sports Bar reserved seats ($90 face value) Bring food, drinks for the ride. Bus leaves Black Horse Tavern, 546 Main St., at 8:30 a.m. for 1:05 p.m. game. Return at about 8 p.m. All welcome. Call Bobby at 739-6029 or 265-6946.
TRASH AND RECYCLE SCHEDULE
The Longmeadow Department of Public Works (DPW) would like to remind residents that trash and recycling will be delayed one day the week of Sept. 6 because of the Labor Day holiday. Trash and recycling pick-up for the entire week will be delayed by one day. Residents are also reminded to have their trash out by 7 a.m. on the day of pickup. If you have any questions or concerns, call the DPW office at 567-3400.
GIRL'S LACROSSE TRYOUTS
For the New England Developmental Lacrosse club on Sept. 12 and 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Sports World in East Windsor, Conn. Teams will be formed for girls in grades five to eight for the 2010 fall and 2011 summer season. Tryout cost: $10. For registration or more information, visit www.nedlacrosse.com. For questions, contact Aimee Klepacki via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUBLIC OFFICE HOURS
Join State Rep. Brian Ashe at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., on Sept. 1. He will be available to talk and address any questions.
READING RADIO SCRIPTS
Readings will be on Sept. 2 from 10 to 11 p.m. Script this month is an episode of Father Knows Best. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome, but call 565-4150 if you are coming so we can have enough copies of the script.
Sept. 7 to Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center. Classes with Stefania Foster resume for an eight-week session. Training and vocabulary video (Muzzy) available from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Beginner and intermediate class meets 10:30 a.m. to noon. First half of class focuses on basics of vocabulary and verbs; second half will challenge students to communicate orally. Fee covers any portion of the 9:30 to noon class. Advanced class from noon to 1 p.m. Computers available for virtual trips to Italy and other activities. Fee: $72.
Meets Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center on Maple Road. Book for September is "The Gift of Rain" by Tan Twan Eng. October will be "When Heart Turns Rock Solid" by Timothy Black, a book set in Springfield. New members are always welcome.
Beginning Sept. 8 from12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center on Maple Road. Dave Christopherson will be available to help with basic computer skills and other problems. Seniors are welcome to sign up for an hour of free one-on-one instruction. Call 565-4150 to schedule your hour.
SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC FORUM
Trip on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. to hear U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer provide up-to-date insider view of the changes to the Supreme Court and what it will mean to us. To reserve a seat on the van and in our special section of the orchestra call 565-4150. Cost is $2 for the van.
The Longmeadow Adult Center will sponsor a trip to Barrington Stage Co.'s "The Crucible" on Oct. 17, 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. In one of the great plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller was inspired by McCarthyism to revisit the Salem witch trials. A delicious lunch at the Cork 'n Hearth is included. Cost: $74 ($69 for those over 60 and students). To reserve, call 565-4150.
INTERNATIONAL DAY LUNCH: ITALY
Sept. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center. Cost: $3. Reserve a space at 565-4150.
Thursdays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Class with Hartmut Karottki will meet every Thursday except Veterans' Day and Thanksgiving. Computers to visit German Web sites and supplement class activities. $63.
MALL WALKERS CLUB
The Mall Walkers Club at Eastfield Mall will host a free presentation on Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. at Eastfield Mall Food Court. Safiya Abdullah, LPN will discuss "Health Benefits of Walking." Join us for this free program that is open to the public. Free blood pressure screening is provided by Chicopee VNA. Free health info, free raffle to enter to win a $20 Ninety Nine Restaurant gift card or two Rave Motion Pictures gift cards. Coffee will be served. For further info, contact Carolyn at Eastfield Mall at 543-8000.
ZITI AND CHICKEN DINNER
The Springfield St. Patrick's Parade Committee's annual ziti and chicken dinner will be Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the John Boyle O'Reilly Club, 33 Progress Ave. Door prizes and raffles. Tickets are $10 p/p and can be obtained by calling Peg Talty at 733-0200 or Ann Yesu at (860) 741-6210. Tickets are also available at the Hungry Hill Center, 733-9411. Tables of 10 will be reserved.
St. Catherine of Siena Women's Guild will have their kickoff meeting on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in the parish center. Slides and talk on Haiti today, by John Gilbertie. Free. Refreshments. The church is located at 1023 Parker St.
Jeannie Miller-Poland, author of "Prince Gary: A True Love, Life Cancer Story" will host a book signing at Pams Paperbacks, 85 Post Office Park 21 on Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon.
WILBRAHAM WOMEN'S CLUB
Opening meeting for 2010 - 2011 will be a Sept. 9. Membership tea featuring sandwiches and desserts, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia Parish Center, 42 Main St. Robert Whitney will speak on floral arranging. Special guests will include prospective members and the Wilbraham Garden Club. Please bring floral containers for the art corner. For info, call Marlene Jobson, 596-8905.
FALL AT FENWAY PARK
The Wilbraham Parks and Rec. Department has tickets for the Sept. 17 game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Bus will leave Minnechaug Regional High School at 4 p.m. for the 7:10 p.m. game. Cost for the pavilion box 18 tickets and coach transportation is $120. Register at the Wilbraham Parks and Rec. Department office. Details can be found at www.wilbraham-ma.gov.
PARKS AND REC FALL PROGRAMS
The Wilbraham Parks and Rec. Department has posted the fall program schedule on its Web site, www.wilbraham-ma.gov. The full fall program brochure can be downloaded from the site. The department is offering some new programs as well as some old favorites. Information on the winter basketball program is included.
MONDAY DANCE REGISTRATION
The Wilbraham Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting registration for the Monday Dance Program now through Sept. 10 online or at the office. Program is open to children ages three through teens and meets Mondays at the Wilbraham Middle School, beginning Sept. 20. Visit www.wilbraham-ma.gov for specific class details.