Town Events, Aug. 3 - Aug. 10
|From The Reminder|
We are collecting donations for the East Longmeadow Firefighters Association on Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Bluebird Estates. With each donation you will receive a car wash, enjoy snacks and refreshments. So please come out to help support the ELFFA. Your donation would be much appreciated.
SWISH, SWIRL AND SPIT
Wine tasting/food pairing class, Aug. 5, 7 - 9 p.m. Discover the relationship between wine and food. We'll explore several varietals of wine and complement them with simple foods. Learn what works, what doesn't and why. Fun class not to be missed! At What's Cooking, Kids?, 41 Maple St. For more info, call 224-1208 or visit www.whatscookingkids.com.
The Pleasant View Senior will present an informational discussion on stroke prevention on Aug. 12 at 12:30 p.m. Leah Santello, a health service coordinator from Life Line Screening will discuss risk factors for a stroke, as well as Life Line's non-invasive screening methods available to detect potential problems which could lead to stroke. Call the Senior Center to register at 525-5436.
PROTECTION FROM IDENTITY THEFT
Identity theft is a growing, serious crime committed against anyone no matter their age, sex, race, lifestyle or career status. Webster Bank will be at the Pleasant View Senior Center on Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. for a free educational identity theft presentation. The presenter will show you how to deter, detect and defend yourself from becoming a victim. Call the Senior Center to register at 525-5436.
Commodities will be distributed to East Longmeadow residents on Aug. 19 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. If you have not already done so, come fill out paperwork in the office and pick up your ticket. No commodities will be given without a ticket, and paperwork must be completed prior to Aug. 19.
"OVER THE TOP" BALLROOM DANCE
Don't miss this very special performance of ballroom dance technique performed by area school children at the Pleasant View Senior Center on Aug. 27 at 12:30 p.m. Call the Senior Center to reserve your seats now at 525-5436.
FARMERS' MARKET COUPONS
The Council on Aging has a limited supply of farmers' market coupons to be distributed to low-income East Longmeadow seniors on a first come, first served basis. You must verify eligibility for the coupons with at least one of the following programs: food stamps, SSI, Section 8 Housing, Energy Assistance, Medicaid or commodities food assistance. Call Janice to set up a time to get your coupons at 525-5424.
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
The Board of Selectmen announces that it has set a date for a Special Town Meeting Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the ELHS Auditorium. The deadline to submit warrant articles for consideration at this meeting is Aug. 20. Petitioned warrant articles must include the signatures of at least 100 registered voters. Petition forms are available in the Town Clerk's Office in Town Hall. All articles must be submitted to the Board of Selectmen's Office in East Longmeadow Town Hall, 60 Center Square, East Longmeadow, MA 01028.
The E.L. Rec. Dept. still has openings in its fall field hockey program for those entering grades 5/6 and 7/8. For more info call 525-5437 or go to www.eastlongmeadowma.gov or ELyouthfieldhockey.com. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. for registering.
PINE KNOLL ACTIVITY CENTERS
Parents if you need some activity for your child for Aug. 3 - 14, send them to the E.L. Rec. Dept.'s Pine Knoll Activity Center, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (early dropoff and late pickup is available). Only two weeks remain for this season, so why not take advantage of this great location for your child. For more info, call 525-5437. To register, come into Office 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. We still have tennis lessons available through Aug. 14.
INTOWN SOCCER DEADLINE
The E.L. Rec. Dept. reminds parents that the deadline to register your child for fall intown soccer is Aug. 7 by 4 p.m.; wait list after Aug. 7 will apply. Those entering kindergarten - grade 8 are eligible to attend; also, sponsoring a new 9 - 12 H.S. team in the Wilbraham League. Come into the Rec. Dept., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. to register or call 525-5437 for more info.
LIONS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT
John "Moe" Moriarty and Robert "Bob Z" Zumbruski 20th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Lion Eye Care & Research will take place Aug. 10. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. at Elmcrest Country Club. Price of $95 includes 18 holes, driving range privileges, golf cart, gift and dinner. Dinner only, $25. For more info, contact Dave Martinez at 525-8119.
WALK AT ASHLEY POND
Holyoke, Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m. - noon. Leader: Colette Potter (786-1805). Taking a walk in the cool morning air along the ponds on this summer's day sounds great. This is a slow, leisurely walk, enjoying nature along the way. Call to register and for meeting place. Visit www.naturalist-club.org for more info.
A program of the Jewish Federation of Western Mass. supported by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and Bill and Lynn Foggle will present Shabbat under the Sky, Aug. 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Participants will gather at the north end of the Longmeadow Town Green and should bring their own vegetarian picnic dinner. The Green is located on Route 5 in the center of Longmeadow. During the picnic, there will be storytelling, games, shofar blowing practice and learning new songs. The evening will conclude with a short musical service. In case of rain, the event will take place in the Longmeadow Community House next to the Green.
On Aug. 5, see Michael's Surprise Show, Hampden Town House Auditorium, 625 Main St., at 2:30 p.m. An entertaining show with puppets and storytelling designed to spark children's imaginations. Free. All ages. Sponsored by Hampden Free Public Library. For info, call 566-3047.
STORRS LIBRARY CONCERT
Vocalist Laurie Festa will give a concert at the Storrs Library on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. It is open to the public, free of charge. Call the Reference Desk at 565-4181 to register.
The Longmeadow Board of Health will be hosting pneumonia immunization clinics on Aug. 19, 10 a.m. - noon and 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Nurse's Office, Greenwood Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd. Open to Longmeadow residents only who are 65 years of age or over or residents of any age who have chronic medical conditions.
OUTDOOR POOL PASSES PRORATED
Outdoor pool passes for Greenwood and Reynolds Pool are now half price. Visit the Community House to purchase your pass or call 565-4160 for more info.
Both Greenwood and Reynolds Pool's last day open to the public will be Aug. 23.
REYNOLDS POOL UPDATE
The toddler pool at Reynolds Pool (at Bliss Park) is currently closed due to new federal mandates that we are unable to comply with at this time. We are in the process of addressing this issue. It is our hope to be able to have the pool functioning as soon as possible. Feel free to use the main pool at Reynolds, the main pool at Greenwood or the new Splash Pad at Greenwood.
Grades 5 - 9. Join LHS Varsity Volleyball Coach George Mulry and his players at this high energy, skill packed camp. Drills and play will focus on the basic skills of volleyball including serving, passing, hitting, setting, blocking, serve-receive and defense. Players of all levels and positions encouraged to attend. Campers should pack a lunch (drink will be provided) and water bottle daily. Camp runs from Aug. 3 - 7 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the LHS Gym. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.
SUMMER SUNSET CONCERT SERIES
Select Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., rain or shine. Come enjoy the outdoors and gather with friends and family on the Longmeadow Green. In case of rain, concerts will be in the Community House. Bring lawn chairs, your blanket and a picnic lunch and enjoy a wonderful array of soft, family oriented music. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Come, relax and enjoy the sounds of music during the summer. Concerts are free.
LHS CLASS OF '89 REUNION
The Longmeadow High School class of 1989 will have its 20th reunion on Nov. 28 from 6:30 - 11 p.m. at Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel's Mahogany Room, One Monarch Place, Springfield. A light fare dinner including hors d'oeuvres and a carving station; beer, wine, cocktails and soda will be served. Tickets are $60 each (includes drink tickets). Send checks made payable to Longmeadow High School Class of 1989 to Barbara Ryan Clark, c/o RYAN, 19 Northfield Rd., Longmeadow, MA 01106. For more info e-mail Barbara Ryan Clark at email@example.com.
The Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., invites you to keep fit by using our air-conditioned Fitness Corner during the hot summer weather. We have two treadmills, a bicycle, a stair climber and a cardio glide. The equipment may be used anytime the center is open, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Stop by the office prior to using any of the equipment for registration and instruction. Call 565-4150 with any questions.
TRANSPORT WHEELCHAIRS AVAILABLE
The Longmeadow Adult Center now has a two transport wheelchairs available for loan to Longmeadow residents on a temporary, short-term basis. They are great for medical appointments, the mall, outings, sightseeing, brief vacations, etc. The chairs weigh only 20.5 lbs and fold easily. To reserve, call 565-4150.
There will be meetings of the Longmeadow School Committee Negotiating Team on Unit H: Sept. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the School Committee Room, 127 Grassy Gutter Rd.
There will be a meeting for the Audit Committee on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Police Department meeting room.
Gina Daniele presents a trip on Sept. 12 for the St. Gennaro Feast or shopping in NYC, a trip on Sept. 13 to see the Yankees take on the Orioles in their new stadium in the Bronx, and a trip on Sept. 19 and 20 to see Niagara Falls, visit a casino and do some shopping. For more info on these trips, call 732-8941.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School, Aug. 3 - 7, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for ages four - 12. Special family night on Friday from 5 - 8 p.m. Register by calling the church office at 737-5311. This program is free.
TECH HIGH CLASS OF '52 REUNION
Springfield Technical High School class of 1952 57th reunion on Sept. 5. For info call Tom Cocchi, 785-1775; Bob Hutchins, 567-0517; or Lolly Federici, 782-3804 by Aug. 20.
AMETHYST BIO MAT
Better Life Whole Foods, 1500 Allen St., is sponsoring a free demo about the amazing benefits of the Amethyst Bio Mat, on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. Nicole Garvey is a will be giving a free lecture. This is a FDA registered medical device. The Bio Mat uses NASA technology of far infrared rays, along with negative ions to bring health benefits such as increasing blood flow, stamina and physical energy, boosts production of hormones, and improved lymphatic flow. It also removes toxins and enhances immune function, and much more. The Bio Mat is safe for children and pets. You will be able to lie on the mat to feel the difference. Call 783-9424 ext. 2 to register space is limited.
There will be a meeting of the City Council's Veteran's Affairs and Human Services Committee on Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Sullivan Complex on Carew Street. This meeting is called to discuss a proposed anti-gang recruiting ordinance. For info call Hungry Hill Senior Center, 733-9411.
ZANETTI SCHOOL MEETING
There will be a special meeting of the Hungry Hill Neighborhood Council on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Hungry Hill Center, lower level of Our Lady of Hope Church. Representatives from the city's School Department will discuss the proposed plans to accommodate the traffic flow at the new Zanetti school. All interested residents are welcome to attend; light refreshments will be served.
BLOOD PRESSURE READINGS
Free blood pressure readings will be offered by the Chicopee Visiting Nurse Association at the Hungry Hill Center on Aug. 17 from 9 - 11 a.m. There will be a SHINE representative at the center on Aug. 19. SHINE is a program to assist seniors with insurance, prescription, etc. concerns. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the center at 733-9411.
At the Tuesday luncheons at the Hungry Hill Center in August there will be a roast turkey dinner on Aug. 11 and spaghetti on Aug. 25. Reservations are required one week in advance; the cost is $2. The lunch is provided by Greater Springfield Senior Services and includes the dinner, dessert, milk/coffee/tea. Reservations can be made by calling the center at 733-9411.
There are low impact aerobic classes at the Hungry Hill Center on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., a chair exercise on Monday afternoons at 1 p.m. and line dancing on Fridays at 10 a.m. All older adults are welcome. There is a fee for the Monday low impact aerobic classes only. Classes are sponsored by the city's Department of Elder Affairs. Advance registration is not required.