Town Events Feb. 14-21
CHICKEN DINNER CANCELLED
The baked chicken dinner scheduled for Feb. 24 at Gunther-Rowley American Legion Post No. 293, 3 Legion Court, has been canceled because of concerns about the weather. Look for information about the corned beef dinner, slated for March 24, in upcoming issues of The Reminder.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Will play bingo Feb. 17 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Noon luncheon is meatloaf with gravy, scalloped potatoes, cream-style corn and vanilla pudding. Call 525-5436 at least a day in advance for reservations.
Register at the Pleasant View Senior Center for our bingo party on Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. Cost: $5, payable at time of registration. Refreshments and cash prizes!
MANICURES FOR SENIORS
And facial waxing by appointment at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. with Carol Marnelakis, certified esthetician and licensed manicurist. Appointments for Feb. 24. Call 525-5436 to schedule a time.
SENIOR BOOK CLUB
Meets the last Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. The selection for February is "Shanghai Girls" by Lisa See. New members welcome.
REVERSE MORTGAGE INFO
Flynt Lincoln of Webster Bank will bring individuals up to date on how today's homeowners are using a reverse mortgage as a financial option when he speaks at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., on Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. Call 525-5436 to sign up.
AARP TAX ASSISTANCE
AARP Tax Aide counselors have begun income tax processing for low-to moderate-income seniors at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., on Mondays through April 11. Due to space limitations and a shortage of AARP tax preparers, we will give priority to East Longmeadow residents. Out of town residents can call for alternate site locations and/or be put on a wait list. Call early for appointment at 525-5436, or sign up in the office.
LEMON PIE, SANDWICH FUNDRAISER
The Friendship Club will be hosting a lemon pie and sandwich luncheon on March 10, offering a choice of ham, tuna, or egg salad. Tickets are $4.50 each and will be on sale Thursdays in February during Friendship Club. Call Ro Hart at 525-3734, or Gloria Hogan at 734-2044, for tickets or information.
BLOOD SCREENINGS FOR SENIORS
Free blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol screenings available on the first Friday of each month at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. from 8 to 9 a.m. Fasting required for 12 hours for glucose and cholesterol. Next date is March 4.
RENAISSANCE MANOR BLOODMOBILE
On Feb. 15 from noon to 4 p.m., the Baystate Medical Center Bloodmobile will be at Renaissance Manor on Cabot at 279 Cabot St. in Holyoke. Donors will receive two tickets to the March 26 game of the Springfield Armor basketball team. Reservations can be made at 536-3435. Drop-ins are welcome.
PIONEER VALLEY STAMP CLUB
The Pioneer Valley Stamp Club will meet on Feb. 22 at the Greenwood Senior Center, Maple Road, off Route 5, Longmeadow, in the cafeteria for a mini-auction and short meeting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Visitors, collectors and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Visit us at www.pioneervalleystampclub.org or call Bev at 860-623-6975 or Dave at 783-2809 for further information.
The West Springfield Coin Club will meet Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Elm St. A presentation and discussion will include facts about colonial copper coinage from 1737. Small auction and refreshments available. Guests welcome. For info, contact Peter Setian at 596-9871.
RED SOX BUS TRIP
Sox play the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway April 18. Game at 11:05 a.m.; bus departs Black Horse Tavern, 546 Main St., 8 a.m., Fenway one hour after game, returns to Hampden approx. 5 p.m. Tickets: $75 person; includes bus and seats in lower right field grandstand; section 7; rows 7 to 10. Info: Bobby at 265-6946 (cell).
FOOT CARE CLINIC
At Longmeadow Adult Center, Maple Road, on Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 565-4150 for appointment.
ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP
Meets at Longmeadow Adult Center, Maple Road, Feb. 24 at 12:30 p.m. Snow, aching joints, let's get together and talk about it. Call 565-4150 to pre-register.
INDOOR BOCCE DAY
Feb. 23 at 12:30 p.m. at the Longmeadow Adult Center, Maple Road. Come learn to play or practice bocce the easy way using the Wii. Experienced players available. With enough players, there will possibly be a tournament.
Youths in grades six through eight and their same aged guests are welcome to come and enjoy a "supervised evening out" on Feb. 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Greenwood Center. Admission is $7 per person. Enjoy dancing and games with DJ Jon O'Neill. Students must sign in prior to entry; school dress codes strictly followed. Parent information packets available on site at each event. Call Cristina Judd at 565-4163 with questions.
VACATION OPEN SWIM
Ages 14 and older younger participants welcome with parental supervision can come and swim at the Longmeadow High School heated indoor pool Feb. 22 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Changing rooms and showers available. Lifeguard on duty. Please use Williams Street entrance. Fee is $7.50 per person per day or free with indoor season pass. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info.
RED CROSS BABYSITTING
For ages 11 and up. Participants learn basic care for children of all age levels, job responsibility, first aid procedures and activities to keep children safe, happy and busy. Course is hands-on with a great deal of reading. Must attend all sessions to be eligible for certification. Bari Jarvis and Mary Hannigan, instructors. Meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 22 to 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Greenwood Children's Center. Fee is $65. Visit www.LPRD.net for information and registration.
For girls and boys ages 7 to 11. Brad Miller will be offering soccer clinics at Greenwood Children's Center during February vacation and Greenwood Park during April vacation. Brad Miller is the director of Next Level Adventures and coach of the Longmeadow High School boys soccer team. Clinic meets Feb. 21 and 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at Greenwood Children's Center.Fee is $55. Visit www.LPRD.net for information and registration.
GROOVY JUNGLE JOURNEY
For art explorers ages 8 through 13. Parrots, butterflies, snakes, tigers, red-eyed tree frogs, species of parrots and more are discovered as campers experiment with fabric art while making hats, t-shirts and umbrellas, painting on wood, printmaking, stenciling, oil pastels, watercolors, clay sculpture, journaling, collage and more. Tara Kilroy, instructor. Class meets Feb. 21 to 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community House Rear Auditorium. Fee is $150. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional information.
VACATION PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
For ages 5 and up. Workshop includes three days of class, a chance to make costumes and props with a final performance of "The Magic Toyshop" in costume on stage at the Community House Auditorium. Dancers should come dressed for class and bring water bottle; snack will be provided. Workshop will meet Feb. 23 and 24 from noon to 3 p.m. and Feb. 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Community House. Fee is $60 per person. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration.
WAY COOL CREATIVE CRITTERS
For ages 4 through 9. Discover how far creativity can go while creating three-dimensional animals, snakes, bugs, birds and dinosaurs using a variety of art materials, textures and techniques, different kinds of clay and paints, ceramics, fabric art, wood, oil pastels, stenciling, collage, decoupage and more. Tara Kilroy, instructor. Class meets Feb 21 to 25 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Community House Rear Auditorium. Fee is $150. Visit www.LPRD.net for info. and registration.
Psychic fair/medium's day/bake sale Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Spiritualist Church, 33 Bliss St. Fifteen minute private readings: $20. For info. or advance bookings and workshop sign-up, call Denise at 519-9669 or visit www.springfieldspiritualistchurch.com" .
MOTHER OF HOPE BUS TRIPS
April 6 bus trip to "A Tribute to Liberace" at Stadium Theater, Woonsocket, RI with lunch at Wright's Chicken Farm. Bus leaves church parking lot at 9:30 a.m.; returns at approx. 6 p.m.; Cost is $69. Botanical Gardens trip on Sept. 17. Price includes bus, driver's gratuity, admission to the grounds and conservatory and use of the public narrated tram. Bus leaves church parking lot at 7:30 a.m and returns approx. 6 p.m. Cost: adults: $54; seniors: $52. Call Sylvia to make your reservations at 594-2757.
SPRINGFIELD GARDEN CLUB
Meets Feb. 18 at the Wilbraham United Church, 500 Main St. John Root, well-know area naturalist, brings his slide and sound presentation on "Songbirds of the Northeast." Public welcome. 11:30 a.m. luncheon tea; $5 guest fee. Program begins around 12:30 p.m. For more info. contact Judy Cmero at 599-0462.
TUESDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB
Tuesday Morning Music meets at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave. Whenever the church closes because of weather, we cancel our program. For info call 737-5311. Music programs take place at 10:30 a.m. For Feb. 15 we present Miguel Campinho on piano and Anita Cooper, soprano.
TOBACCO VALLEY ARTISTS ASSOC
Tobacco Valley Artists Assoc. will meet Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at Somers Senior Center, 19 Battle St., Somers, Conn. Vice President Pat Morris will demonstrate animal portraiture in pastel. The public is welcome to attend.
ASTRONOMY CLUB MEETING
Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Science Museum at the Quadrangle. Nature and science educator Kevin Kopchynski will talk on "Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Who Ordered That?" Free. Refreshments served. Public welcome. For information visit http://www.reflector.org or call 1-800-336-9054.
YOUNG PLAYGROUSPS AVAILABLE
At Wilbraham Children's Museum for children birth to pre-kindergarten. Organized 90 minute playgroups available Monday to Friday. Museum public hours : Tues. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Museum available to rent for birthday parties. Beautiful playground open to the public. To inquire www.wilbrahamchildrensmuseum.org.