Town Events Dec. 20-27
|From The Reminder|
Join the action of a complimentary workout in your neighborhood. Meet at Birchland Middle School Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., starting Dec 8. These workouts are designed to get you moving with healthy fun. Free. Sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rec. Dept. at 525-5437.
ST. PAUL's CHRISTMAS SERVICES
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 18l Elm St., will host a candlelight family worship service Dec, 24 at 7 p.m. and candlelight holy communion service at 10:30 p.m. Lessons and carols will be at the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Dec. 26.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
The East Longmeadow Senior Friendship Club will play Holiday Bingo Dec. 23.Lunch is pork cutlet with onion gravy, mashed potato, butternut squash, and mixed fruit. Call 525-5436 a day in advance for reservations.
FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE
If you are still in need of a flu shot this season, we have plenty of flu serum left at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Give our nurse a call at 525-5436, ext, 1407 to set up a time to receive it. Cost is $2.
New class Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m.; $36 for a six-week session. Taught by certified instructor Lyn Hopkins. All movements done in, or standing next to, chair or wheelchair. Call 525-5436 to register.
VETERANS COFFEE HOUR
Veterans of all ages are welcome at monthly coffee hour, third Tuesday of each month at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. from 9 to 11:30 a.m. On Dec. 21st East Long. Police Chief Doug Mellis will speak about public safety. Veterans an family members welcome to attend.
MANICURES FOR SENIORS
We are offering manicures and facial waxing by appointment at the Pleasant View Senior Center with Carol Marnelakis, certified esthetician and licensed manicurist. Accepting appointments for Dec. 23. Call 525-5436 for appointments and pricing.
HOT CHOCOLATE SOCIAL
Holiday performance by The Next Step Dance Studio Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, sponsored by Redstone Rehabilitation. Hot chocolate and dessert served. Free and open to all ages.
SENIOR BOOK CLUB
The Book Club meets the last Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center. Selection for December is "The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. New members welcome.
Second presentation will be Jan. 10 at 10 a.m An audience volunteer will be needed to participate in balance testing with discussion following. Call 525-5436 to register for free seminar hosted by Sonja Duncan.
HOLIDAY WEEKS TRASH INFO
The East Longmeadow Board of Health has announced that from Dec. 27, through Jan. 7; residents may put out an additional container or bag of trash at no charge. Container or bag may not exceed 35 gallons in size, or 40 lbs. Containers or bag sin addition to the two allowed must utilize Town bags, per the waste reduction program Trash pickup will follow the regular schedule for the weeks of Christmas and New Year's days, as both holidays occur on a Saturday and there will be no change in pickup schedule.Week of Christmas will be commingled container recycling week; week of New Year's will be a paper recycling week.
PACE'S OPEN MIC NIGHT
Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 at 7 p.m. Open Mic takes place at Luthier's Co-op at 108 Cottage St in Easthampton. Come perform music, poetry or whatever fits your fancy. Sign-up from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring own food and beverage. Free coffee, WiFi. $5 suggested donation.
TRANSFER STATION HOLIDAY HOURS
The Hampden Transfer Station will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 and open Dec. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHRISTMAS SERVICES
Bethlehem Baptist Church, 216 Allen St., will host a Dec. 24 family service at 7 p.m. and a carols and candles service at 11 p.m. for more information please call the church at 566-5572.
GREGORY MAICHAK PASTEL WORKSHOP
Bring a simple photo or just come to participate in an art workshop, lecture, and demonstration with award winning pastel painter Gregory John Maichack at the Hampden Senior Center on Jan. 7. Maichak will teach a one-day pastel workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A demo of expressive pastel painting will detail achieving luminous color, volume, structuring an engaging composition, and tips on creating impact. Participants will have access to professional grade hard, soft, and super soft pastels, professional pastel paper, etc. Workshop for adults and students 14 years of age and above accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5. Signup is required. Call the s 566-5588.
Will meet Jan. 4 at 12:30 p.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center, Maple Road. Book for January is "The Various Flavors of Coffee" by Anthony Capella. In February, the group will be discussing "Woodsburner" by John Pipkin. New members welcome.
NEW YEAR'S AT THE ADULT CENTER
Jan. 5 at 12:30 p.m. Great music with Gail Force, a trio featuring Gail Shapiro on drums, Patti Silver on keyboard, vocals by Kathy Grady singing favorites such as "Ain't We Got Fun," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," "Blue Skies and more.
Meets Jan. 5 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center. Area veterans invited to monthly meetings on first Wednesday. This month, group will join in festivities and enjoy the music being provided as a new year's treat.
READING RADIO SCRIPTS
Meets Jan. 6 from 10 to 11a.m. at the Longmeadow Adult Center. Script this month is "Duffy's Tavern, 'where the elite meet to eat.'" Everyone welcome.
Meet Thurs. Jan. 6 to May 26 from10:30 to 11:30 a.m. No classes in March. Potential new members should talk to instructor before enrolling. Fee is $76 for 16sessions. For eight winter classes -- Jan. and Feb. or the eight spring classes -- Apr and May, fee will be $40.
RED SOX VS. BLUE JAYS BUS TRIP
July 5 game at Fenway Park. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Seats are located in Section 23 between 3rd base and home plate. Fee is $98 per person; includes bus, game ticket and box lunch. Bus leaves Greenwood parking lot at 4 p.m.; returns at approx. 12:30 a.m. Gift certificates are available. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional information and registration.
RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS
For ages 4 to 18, all levels taught by experienced lifeguards. Class levels may be combined depending on enrollment. Focus is on stroke development, endurance and water safety. Lessons are Saturdays, Jan. 15 to March 12, at Longmeadow High pool.Level 1 from 2:30 to 3 p.m.; Level 2 from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Fee is $65 for pool pass-holders; $85 for non-pass holders. Visit www.LPRD.net for info., registration.
MUSIC FOR INFANTS TO PRESCHOOLERS
class is for newborns through 3 years; instructor is Jon O'Neill, who will combine songs with dance and musical instruments for children of all ages in this six-week program. Classes meet Tuesday mornings in the After School Room at Greenwood Children's Center. Infant classes for newborns through 15 months meet Jan 4 to Feb 8 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Toddler classes for 15 months to age 3 meet Jan 4 through Feb from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Fee is $65 per child. Visit www.LPRD.net for info.,and registration.
YOUTH GYMNASTICS AND SPORTS
For ages 2 through 6 .USA Champion Kids offers a variety of age-appropriate activities including gymnastics with the balance beam, parallel bars, rings, uneven bars and vault for little people, t-ball, soccer, bowling, basketball, badminton, relays, croquet and floor hockey, etc. Instructor is Lorrie Rousseau. Ages 2 to 4.5 will meet Jan. 13 to April 7 from 9 to 9:30 a.m. or Jan. 11 to April 5 from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Ages 4.5 to 6 will meet Jan. 13 to April 7 from 9:45 to10:15 a.m. or Jan. 11 to April 5 from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. Location: Greenwood Center Community Room. Fee is $85 per child. Visit www.LPRD.net for info., registration.
PRESCHOOL DANCE & MOVEMENT
For ages 2.5 and up. Children will learn basic ballet, jazz and tumbling techniques while singing and dancing. No recital. Instructor is April Bergeron. Class meets either Mondays, Jan. 3 to April 25 or Thursdays, Jan. 6 to April 28 from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. at the Community House Dance Studio. Fee is $155 per child. Visit www.LPRD.net for info., registration.
PRESCHOOL DANCE AND TAP
For ages 3 yrs. 9 mos. through 5. Children will learn ballet, jazz and focus on tap technique in this class. Dancers will love exploring basic barre, center and across the floor work in these three areas of dance. No recital. Instructor is April Bergeron. Class meets Jan. 3 to April 25 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Community House Dance Studio. Fee is $155 per student. Visit www.LPRD.net for info. and registration.
ZUMBA FOR ADULTS
Latin based group exercise class features aerobic/fitness interval training that tones and sculpts the body. instructor is Jess Downie. Class meets Jan. 10 to April 25 from 6:30to 7:15 p.m. or Jan. 12 to April 13 in the Community House Dance Studio. Fee is $135. www.LPRD.net for registration.
Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Springfield Technical Community College. A diverse farmers' market and community event. Local winter produce, workshops, a barter market and informational displays. SNAP/Food Stamps accepted, and CISA will double all SNAP purchases up to $5.
The Exchange Club of Springfield, an organization for the prevention of child abuse and youth and community service, will host a luncheon on Jan. 6, noon, at the '350 Grille' on Worthington St., Springfield. The guest speaker will be Judy Matt, president of the "Spirit of Springfield." Public invited. Tickets: $15. Call program/membership chairperson Dot Lortie at 783-0195 to reserve.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY
The Unitarian Universalist Society, 245 Porter Lake Dr., Springfield, invites the public to its Annual Dec. 24 Party for a joyous coming together of the community from near and far. Decadent dessert festivity follows. Everyone is encouraged to sing or listen to classic carols at 6 p.m.; at 6:30 p.m., the church choir raises its harmonious voices. For info call 736-2324 weekday mornings.
FOSTER MEMORIAL CHRISTMAS EVE
Foster Memorial Church in Springfield will be hosting two Christmas Eve Services on Dec. 24. A family service will take place at 7 p.m. A quiet service with Holy Communion will take place at 10 p.m. Note this is a different time than in previous years. There will be the singing of "Silent Night" with everyone holding candles at the end of each service. For more info. call 782-2112.
TRINITY CHURCH CHRISTMAS EVE
Trinity United Methodist Church 361 Sumner Ave., will offer three services on Dec. 24. A worship experience geared toward families with younger children will take place in Grace Chapel at 5:30 p.m. Children will be invited to participate in building a "nativity scene" during the service. A traditional Christmas Eve celebration will take place at 8 p.m. A service of Lessons and Carols begins at 11 p.m. All are welcome to any of these offerings. For more info call the church office at 737-5311.
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM DEC. 20-31 Wilbraham Children's Museum invites you to join us for open play during vacation weeks, Dec 20 to 31. Open playgroups meet Tues. and Thurs., 9:30 a.m. till noon. Sign up for organized 90 min. playgroups Mon. to Fri. We also invite you to book your birthday party here. To inquire call 596-2472.
CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY
20 Highland Ave, lists its Christmas services schedule, with the Rev. Meredyth Wessman Ward, presiding. Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. family Eucharist with carols; 9 p.m. festival Eucharist with carols. Dec. 26 at 9 a.m.Holy Eucharist with carols followed by a parish breakfast. Jan. 9 at 10 a.m.. Holy Eucharist and bishop's visitation with music. The Rt. Rev. Gordon P. Scruton, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts will be at Epiphany to celebrate the Eucharist. There will be a reception following the service for everyone. All are welcome!