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Town Events, Feb. 23 - March 2

From The Reminder

EAST LONGMEADOW
ELEEF DINNER DANCE
The East Longmeadow Educational Endowment Fund (ELEEF) hosts its 14th annual dinner dance on March 21 at Elmcrest Country Club. The Dance for Education features the side splitting comedy of Ira Proctor and Pete Costello, two of the Boston Comedy Connection's most successful and renowned comics. The pair have been featured on national TV and have performed with national celebrities; 6 p.m. - midnight. Tickets are $55 each; contact Maria or Damon D'Amico at 526-0859, Marna Shields at 525-9843 or Laura Caine at 525-2451 for tickets.

ANIME WORKSHOPS
Anime 101 will be taking place Feb. 28 from 1 - 3 p.m. in the Library Community Room. Ages 11 - 18 welcome. Hunting the Forest Spirit will take place March 14 from 1 - 3 p.m. in the Library Community Room. Ages 11 - 18 welcome. No registration necessary. Go to the library Web site for more info: www.eastlongmeadow.org/library.

FREE REIKI SHARES
Free reiki shares are coming to Quantum Life Management Center, 30 Westwood Ave. on the last Thursday of every month from 7 - 9 p.m. Whether you are familiar with reiki or would like to experience for the first time, these shares will give everyone an opportunity to learn, grow and heal in an atmosphere of divine love and light. For more info, call 526-9840.

BOOK CLUB
The East Longmeadow Senior Center Book Club will meet on Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. The group will discuss "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewsky. The club is open to the public.

AARP TAX ASSISTANCE
AARP Tax Aide Counselors have begun income tax processing at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., on Mondays through mid-April. We are only offering this service to East Longmeadow residents. Out of town residents can call us for alternate site locations. Call early for your appointment at 525-5436, or come in to sign up.

SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
The East Longmeadow Senior Friendship Club will play Sweetheart BINGO on Feb. 26 at the Pleasant View Senior Center. Noon luncheon is American Chop Suey, green beans and mixed fruit. Call 525-5436 at least one day in advance for reservations.

BLOOD DRIVE RESCHEDULED DATE
Give blood on Feb. 24 between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., when the Mercy Hospital Blood Mobile will be in the parking lot of the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. For appointments, call 748-9406. Walk-ins also welcome.

ELDER LAW ATTORNEY
Jennifer L. Snyder, an Elder Law Attorney, will be back by popular demand at the Pleasant View Senior Center on Feb. 25 from 1 - 2 p.m. Keep your golden years golden by protecting your assets should you become incapacitated.

KEEPING YOUR BALANCE
Have you ever wondered, "Why am I tripping? Why is my balance getting worse?" If so, come to the Pleasant View Senior Center on March 9 at 10 a.m. and hear Jim Biron, a Physical Therapist from Performance Rehabilitation, explain how balance systems work and why they go awry. Call 525-5436 to register. Free and open to the public.

LEMON PIE FUNDRAISER
The Senior Friendship Club will be hosting a sandwich luncheon with lemon pie for dessert on March 19. Tickets will be on sale at the Friendship Club meetings on Feb. 26, March 5 and 12 for $4. For more info call Gloria Hogan at 734-2044 or Rosalie Hart at 525-3734.

CREATIVE WRITING COURSE
For all with an unfulfilled interest in writing as well as those who have been writing forever, Adventures in Writing offers a relaxed, writer-friendly opportunity to experiment. The six-week session begins March 12 and meets Thursdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. There is a fee. This is not an academic course, but a non-stressful way to develop, enliven and sharpen your own style. Enrollment limited, early sign-up is recommended.

STROKE & TURN CLINIC
The E.L. Rec. Dept. will offer a six week stroke/turn clinic for those who swam on the Marlins Comp. Swim Team spring/summer '08 and winter '08/'09. Limited to 40 participants, ages 10 and up. For more info, call 525-5437.

BASEBALL BUS TRIPS
Red Sox/Yankees baseball bus trips are planned for 2009. Call the E.L. Rec. Dept. at 525-5437 or Frank at 531-6954 for more info and to reserve tickets.

SPRING SPORTS SWAP
The E.L. Rec. Dept. will conduct a spring sports swap on March 29 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Rec. Dept. Drop off days are March 26 and 27. This is a great opportunity to clean out your home of unwanted cleats, bats, gloves, lacrosse sticks and gear, shin guards only equipment in good condition will be accepted.

PIONEER VALLEY SOCCER
E.L. Rec. Dept. is now accepting late registrations for Pioneer Valley soccer U/9 - U/14 boys/girls. Boys especially are encouraged to reply. Come into the Rec. Dept., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

E.L. BASEBALL
Registrations are still being taken at the E.L. Rec. Dept. for the "C" Division for travel grades 3 - 6 and intown; K - 4 spring baseball program. Deadline to register is March 6. Call Office for fees or more info.

SPRING SPORTS AVAILABLE
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is taking registrations for the following spring sports. Office is open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri.: intown soccer registration deadline March 20; boys lacrosse registration deadline March 6; girls lacrosse registration deadline March 6; girls softball registration deadline March 6; baseball registration deadline March 6; comp. swim registration deadline limited to 40.

GARDEN CLUB MEETING
The Feb. 26 meeting of the East Longmeadow Garden Club will feature a hands on workshop by Judy Severin. Members and guests will create a framed, pressed flower collage with dried materials from last summer's gardens. Founder of the club, Esther Rosati, will also instruct members on the Art of Potpourri. The meeting will take place in Fellowship Hall of the Congo Church on the rotary at noon. Guest fee is $2 and yearly membership is $15.

WOMEN'S AEROBICS
New session of women's aerobics at the E.L. Rec. Dept. began on Feb. 9/10 Mon/Wed, 6 - 7 p.m. or T/Th, 5 - 6 p.m. or 6 - 7 p.m. Openings are still available. Perfect time to get in shape for the spring! Office open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. to register.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1 Porter Rd., will host a spaghetti supper on March 7. The event is open to the public with seating from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door; $9 for adults, $6 for seniors and children under 10. Bring a canned good to donate to Open Pantry and save $1.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
THE JOY OF KNITTING
"The Joy of Knitting" will be offered mornings, Tuesdays, March 3 - 31, 10:30 a.m. - noon at the Springfield JCC. Cost is $45 for JCC members; $56 for the general public. This class is geared to those with a desire to learn basic knitting skills as well as those who want to choose their own project and receive support along the way. For more info, visit www.SpringfieldJCC.org or contact Bev Nadler, Director of the JCC's Adult Life Department, at 739-4715 ext. 355 or bnadler@springfieldjcc.org.

PLACES FOR OUR PETS
Places for Our Pets is dedicated to promoting pet-friendly housing in Western Mass. List or find your new place today by logging onto www.petsandfamilies.blogspot.com.

REDESIGNING & REDECORATING
Redesigning & Redecorating will be offered March 23, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Springfield JCC. Fee is $15 for JCC members, $20 for the general public. This workshop will teach ways of redesigning space by rearranging furniture, changing paint colors, adding new lighting and no-sew window treatments, and accessorizing to achieve a new look. Transform spaces by using what you already own. For more info, visit www.SpringfieldJCC.org or contact Bev Nadler, Director of the JCC's Adult Life Department, at 739-4715 ext. 355 or bnadler@springfieldjcc.org.

FLOWERS, FLOWERS EVERYWHERE
Flowers, Flowers Everywhere will take place Wednesdays, March 4 and 11, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Springfield JCC. Cost is $40 for JCC members, $50 for the general public. Join the creative staff of Flowers, Flowers! of Springfield for a two-part, hands-on flower arranging class. For more info, visit www.SpringfieldJCC.org or contact Bev Nadler, Director of the JCC's Adult Life Department, at 739-4715 ext. 355 or bnadler@springfieldjcc.org.

HAMPDEN
FOCUS ON MARRIAGE
Focus on the Family presents "Focus on Marriage: Seeing Your Marriage Through the Eyes of God" on Feb. 28 from 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 216 Allen St. With powerful worship, Biblical truths and inspirational messages from today's top experts, "Focus on Marriage" will change the way you view your relationship. Come see your marriage from a higher perspective. Tickets are $40 per couple from the Bethlehem family, $50 for others. Contact Linda at 566-5572 or lbergeron@foranewbeginning.org.

LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
The Hampden Lions Club is offerring a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a senior in high school and who is a resident of Hampden. Applications for this scholarship are available in the Guidance Offices of Minnechaug Regional High School and Cathedral. Deadline for applying is April 15. If there are any questions, contact Joan Shea at 566-8224.

MOHEGAN SUN TRIP
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day on a trip scheduled for March 10 to Mohegan Sun Casino and Cornerstone Playhouse. Receive a free all-you-can-eat buffet voucher, $20 casino bonus and a snackpack meal for the ride home. Mid afternoon we will enjoy an "Irish Hooley" at the playhouse in Olde Mystik Village. The bus will leave the center at 8:30 a.m. and return approx. 7 p.m. Cost includes the above, plus deluxe motorcoach and driver's tip. The Hampden Senior Center is located at 104 Allen St.; call Bobbi at 566-8271 to reserve your seat.

R.A.H. FUNDRAISER
The Recreation Association of Hampden is proud to present the 4th annual St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser party at the Hampden Country Club, 128 Wilbraham Rd., on March 14 from 6 p.m. until ? The evening includes dinner, music, dancing and an impressive raffle. The donation is $30 per person, with all proceeds going to support youth sports programs in Hampden.

LONGMEADOW
TENNIS NIGHT IN AMERICA
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) in an effort to promote a sport for life, is sponsoring Tennis Night in America on March 2. The Grande Meadows Tennis Club, 170 Dwight Rd., will be participating. They will be providing a free one hour tennis clinic for anyone who has never played tennis. A USTA representative will be at the club in the afternoon and evening to sign up new members to the USTA and give out free gifts. Contact the club at 567-1724 to reserve your spot.

LITTLE BLACK DRESS
On March 5 Yvonne Turgeon will give a presentation about our favorite piece of clothing: The Little Black Dress, at the Longmeadow Adult Center. She will demonstrate how to accessorize it for any occasion. She sells age appropriate, reasonably priced clothing at her shop by appt. only, and she will bring some with her that may be purchased. We're joining the Over 60 Club for an afternoon of fashion and fun. Register at 565-4150.

BUILDING BUDDIES
On March 5 from 3:15 - 4 p.m. kids in kindergarten to second grade are invited to Building Buddies, a different kind of book group that explores creativity, at the Storrs Library. The program consists of a story and discussion, a snack and a Lego activity. Children will design, build and display a Lego structure relating to the book that is read. Problem solving and creativity will be in play as book group enjoys this 45-minute get together. Register by visiting the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room or by calling 565-4182.

PAJAMA STORYTIME
Cuddle up with a favorite blanket, a Teddy, and a good book on March 3 at the Storrs Library. A special evening Pajama Storytime for children 3 - 7 years and their parents will take place from 7 - 7:30 p.m. This relaxing program will consist of wonderful stories, restful songs and a pleasant time for all. Children are encouraged to come in their pajamas. Registration for this family literacy program is not necessary. Parents or caregivers may call 567-3633 or visit the Philip Michael Lauro II, Discovery Room for more info.

TODDLER PLAYGROUP SERIES
The Storrs Library invites toddlers ages six - 30 months to bring their parents along and take advantage of our weekly series of playgroups for the very young. Your toddler will enjoy fingerplays, songs and stories along with our unstructured playtime. We provide toys for independent and group play, as well as music and lots of space. Children practice early social skills, while moms, dads and caregivers get to talk with other parents. The Playgroup runs each Friday in March from 10 - 11 a.m. Call the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at 565-4182 or stop by for more info. This program is free and no registration is required.

SCHOOL BLDG. COMMITTEE MEETING
There will be meetings of the School Building Committee on March 5, April 9 and May 7.

PHOTOS BY PAM
A photo enthusiast, Pamela O'Connell will be displaying her photos at Storrs Library through March 2009. To view the photos, take a left after entering library, go through the rounded archway straight to the glass cases. She has selected some of her favorite floral, travel and nature photos. All photos are for sale.

SPRINGTIME IN NEW YORK CITY
Springtime will be here soon and what a better way to celebrate the good weather than to spend a day enjoying the streets of NYC. You plan your day. Stops will be along 5th Ave. beginning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through Canal Street in lower Manhattan. Longmeadow Parks & Rec. staff will be along to supervise and provide info. Trip will be May 16. The bus will depart Greenwood Center at 7 a.m. and return at 9 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and info.

MARY POPPINS ON BROADWAY
Her carpet bag is packed and her umbrella is unfurled and Mary Poppins has arrived in New York at the Amsterdam Theatre. Seats are located in the orchestra section for the 2 p.m. show on May 16. The bus will depart Greenwood Center at 7 a.m. and return at 9 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info and registration.

TOUR OF NBC AT ROCKEFELLER PLAZA
Have you ever wanted to see where the Evening News or the Today Show are filmed or wondered where Saturday Night Live is broadcast from? Travel back in time and see where all your favorite TV shows began inside the walls of the GE Building, which is the center of Rockefeller Plaza in NYC. There is time before the tour and after to enjoy all the sites and sounds of New York on May 16. The bus will depart Greenwood Center at 7 a.m. and return at 9 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.

AMERICAN GIRL IN THE BIG CITY
Every young girl who has an American Girl companion will enjoy our visit to the American Girl Place on 5th Ave. Our visit will include dinner in the American Girl Caf at 5:30 p.m. You can spend the full day at the American Girl Store or visit the area along 5th Ave. and Rockefeller Plaza on May 16. The bus will depart Greenwood Center at 7 a.m. and return at 9 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.

DISCOUNTED INDOOR POOL PASSES
Indoor pool passes are now prorated, as we are halfway through the pool season. The new fees are as follows: individual pass for residents $31, non-residents $43.50; family passes for residents is $102.50 and $168 for non-residents. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info, or call 565-4160.

ADULT BALLROOM DANCE
Ballroom dance is an excellent form of exercise and an opportunity to learn the classic art of ballroom dancing. Classes are geared toward beginners, with the focus being the Fox Trot! Bring your dance shoes, gather your partner or come alone and have a good time getting some exercise and meeting new people. Class meets on Wednesdays March 4 - April 29 from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Greenwood Gym. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.

LONGMEADOW BASEBALL ASSOC.
Under the auspices of the Longmeadow Baseball Association, participants ages 9 - 19 may participate in a competitive travel baseball program with a major emphasis on skill development. All players new to league will be subject to skills evaluation. All rosters will be limited to approx. 13 players. Ages as of April 30, 2009 will determine eligibility in all leagues. Registration dates for all leagues will take place at the Community House on Feb. 24 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. and Feb. 28 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. New players to Longmeadow baseball must show a certified birth certificate at the time of registration to be eligible to play. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info or call 565-4160.

LONGMEADOW LITTLE LEAGUE
For boys and girls ages 5 - 12. Coordinated by Longmeadow Little League Assoc. and sponsored by Longmeadow Parks & Rec. Dept., this intown program offers an opportunity to learn baseball skills while having fun. Everyone makes a team and all games during regular season are played in town. Additional info can be found at www.eteamz.com/longmeadowll. For any questions, e-mail longmeadowlittleleague@hotmail.com. Two ways to register: by mail (go to www.eteamz.com/longmeadowll, print registration form, complete and mail instructions included on form) or register at the Longmeadow Community House on Feb. 25 from 7 - 9 p.m.

NEW MOMS GROUP
One of the most exciting times of your life can be when you become a parent. Come and share your success stories about the new little person in your life. Gain support, meet new friends and establish bonds with other new parents. This group is open to new parents and their infants from birth to one year of age. This program is offered in conjunction with Baystate Medical Center Parenting Education Dept. Call 784-5515 for more info. This program meets on Thursdays from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Greenwood Center and is free of charge.

TEEN CENTER
Youths in grades 6 - 8 and their guests are welcome to enjoy a supervised evening out on Fridays from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Greenwood Center. Admission is $7 per person. Enjoy dancing and games with DJ Jon O'Neill as well as theme nights and activities! All students must sign in prior to entry. School dress codes are strictly followed. Teen Center is run and staffed by area college students. Parent info packets are available on site at each event. Call Cristina Judd at 565-4163 with any questions. Teen Center will meet on March 6, April 3, May 1 and June 5.

CO-ED VOLLEYBALL
Pick up games are non-officiated, with teams calling their own violations. This fun, non-competitive atmosphere allows player to improve their skills. It is a great way to stay active and meet new people. Players with basic volleyball skills are urged to join. Volleyball meets on Mondays at Glenbrook Middle School from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Evening pick up games provide the opportunity for a great work out, competition and fun. Players must be out of high school to participate in this program. Basketball meets on Thursdays from 8:30 - 10 p.m. at Glenbrook Middle School. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
This program offers a high level of play for advanced participants, with teams calling their own violations. Volleyball will meet on Wednesdays from 7:45 - 9:30 p.m. at Greenwood Children's Center. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info or registration.

SENIOR MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Fun pick up games for men ages 50+. Players call their own violations. Approx. 15 men play each night Wednesday night. This program offers a great way to stay fit, with some players preparing for the Senior Olympics in June during this program. Program meets on Mondays from 7:45 - 9:15 p.m. at Greenwood Children's Center. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.

SYMPHONY LUNCH CONCERTS
Not your typical lunch hour. It's innovative, informative and a great way to start your weekend. On March 13 the Longmeadow Adult Center will experience excerpts from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" and Mendelssohn's "Scottish Symphony" along with dialogue from Kevin Rhodes. Senior rate is $12.50. Our van seats 10 at $3 and we can meet others there. Order a packed lunch for $7.50 or bring your own. Concert is at 12:30 p.m.; van departs Adult Center at 11 a.m. Register at 565-4150.

DIY AT STORRS LIBRARY
Join us in a do-it-yourself meeting to create duct tape wallets. Bring a friend for book chats, and snacks at DIY on Feb. 28 from 10 - 11 a.m. Those in grades five through high school who are interested in this unique project are welcome. We will also be planning and implementing programs and activities for the coming months. DIY meets on a monthly basis. Register by calling the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at 565-4182.

BOOK CRITICS MEET AT STORRS
Join us for snacks after school as our new Pageturner Critics, a book group for students in grades four and above meets at the Storrs Library. Our critics will read and discuss at least one new book each month, design their own critic's page and have their findings published. Pageturners will rate each of their selections for future readers info and interest. The group will meet on Feb. 26 from 3:15 - 4 p.m. in the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room. You may register or receive more info by calling 565-4182.

DADS & DONUTS AT STORRS
Are you looking for a great activity for kids and their dads? The Youth Service Dept. at the Storrs Library will host Dads & Donuts, a special Saturday activity on March 7. Everyone is invited for an hour of coffee, donuts and crafts. This program for dads and kids will take place from 10 - 11 a.m. Register in advance by calling 565-4182 or visiting the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room.

CLUB 6 - 9 - 3
The Storrs Library will offer a book discussion group for kids in grades 2 - 3 on March 11 at 3:15 p.m. We will be reading "Soupy Saturdays with the Pain & the Great One" by Judy Blume. Read seven stories that give a funny and revealing peek at the way a brother and sister relate to each other. Call 565-4182, the Youth Service Department in the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room to register or receive more info about Club 6 9 3.

BOOKWORM BUNCH
The Bookworm Bunch for young readers in kindergarten and first grade will meet at the Storrs Library on March 12 from 3:15 - 4 p.m. to read and discuss "Pancakes for Supper!" by Anne Isaacs. Find out what a young girl does to fend off the threats of wild animals in the backwoods of New England. The book group will include several different activities related to the story. For more info or to register, call the Phillip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at 565-4182 or visit the Library.

SPECIAL EDUCATION RIGHTS
P.L.A.C.E. will present "Special Education Basic Rights Workshop" with Ellen Chambers of SpedWatch on March 4 at 7 p.m. in the School Committee Room, Longmeadow High School, 127 Grassy Gutter Rd. This free workshop will provide an intro to parents' rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Act, Massachusetts Special Education Law and No Child Left Behind. To register, e-mail mkfoard@comcast.net.

DISCUSSION GROUP
The Longmeadow Adult Center hosts a discussion of current events on the third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join this group, which is led by a moderator. Join us March 17 to discuss the latest headlines or just listen to a stimulating conversation. Call 565-4150 for more info.

MERCURY THERMOMETER EXCHANGE
There is enough mercury in one fever thermometer to contaminate a 20 acre lake. In an effort to safeguard community and environmental health, the Longmeadow Adult Center will be exchanging residents' mercury thermometers with safe digital thermometers on March 9 from 10 - 11:45 a.m. during Wellness Clinic. Call 565-4150 with any questions.

LIVING WELL CHAT GROUP
March 13, 10 - 11 a.m. Speaker Kathleen S. Belsky, RN, Director of Hospice Services, Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care, will discuss how to talk with your loved ones about your life care wishes and how to help them speak "as your voice" when needed. Healthcare Proxy, Living Wills, Palliative Care and Hospice will be covered. A healthy snack will be served. Register at Longmeadow Adult Center, 565-4150.

TAI CHI CLASSES
The new Tai Chi session at the Longmeadow Adult Center runs March 20 - May 10 at 8:40 a.m. in the Greenwood Gym. Doctor recommended for its positive effects for balance, cardiovascular and respiratory functions, preventing falls and lowering blood pressure. Register at 565-4150. No class on April 24.

SPRINGFIELD
PIZZA PARTY
There will be a pizza party for seniors at the Hungry Hill Center on Feb. 27 at 11:30 a.m. This party is free and sponsored by the Mercy Medical Center and State Rep Cheryl Coakley-Rivera. For reservations call the center at 733-9411.

TAG/CRAFT SALE
The Springfield Hobby Club will host its tag/craft sale on March 5 and 6 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at 309 Chestnut St. In addition to our craft tables, there will be a snack bar, bake sale, jewelry and white elephant tables and members' table. The downstairs Thrift Shop will hold fill-a-bag for $5 during the same hours.

BOOK DRIVE
Simply Beadiful is now accepting new and gently used children's books. They are working with the Springfield Melha Shriners to donate these books to the children of Shriner's Hospital in Springfield. This is an ongoing event and you can read more about this by visiting www.Simplybeadifulonline.com and clicking on "Giving Back" or calling them at 782-0288. Simply Beadiful is located at 1916 1/2 Wilbraham Rd.

TUESDAY MORNING MUSIC
Join the Tuesday Morning Music Club at Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave., at 10:30 a.m. on March 1 for a special Sunday program featuring the Junior Extension Program's Gifted Young People in Concert. The concert begins at 2 p.m. and is free to the public.

AMERICAN GIRL TRIP
St. Catherine of Siena presents a trip to the American Girl Store in Natick, Mass., on April 22. Cost includes lunch with an additional goody bag for each girl. Call Betty at 896-8801 for info.

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP
On the first Monday of each month, a support group for caregivers and those coping with the disease will meet at the Jewish Community Center at 1160 Dickinson St. at 4 p.m. No registration is required. If you have questions, call Joyce at 323-4274 or Bobbie Levin at 536-1895.

UNIVERSITY WITHOUT WALLS
The UMass University Without Walls is a bachelor's degree completion program in which students design their own degree, integrating previous academic credit, using background and interests that reflect their creative and interdisciplinary connections, allowing them to earn UMass credit for experience gained from life, work and training experiences. Learn more at an info session on March 26 at Springfield Technical Community College, Building 16, Room 235, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. For any questions, contact Robin Coolbeth at 545-1378 or uww@uww.umass.edu.

SPFLD SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
Springfield School Volunteers invites you to join them for a brief overview of mentoring in the Springfield Public Schools. Sessions will be an introductory training covering the policies of the program. In addition, you will learn the roles and responsibilities of being a mentor: March 2, noon - 1:30 p.m. and March 11, 3:30 - 5 p.m. All sessions take place at Western New England College, 1215 Wilbraham Rd., Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center. Make your reservation to attend by contacting Springfield School Volunteers at 787-7015 or volunteer@sps.springfield.ma.us.

SUNDAY NIGHT YOUTH MASS
Holy Cross Church, Plumtree Road, will offer a Sunday night Youth Mass at 6 p.m. beginning March 1 and continuing every Sunday through the Lenten season. This Mass will feature contemporary music and a service geared to teens and young adults. All are welcome.

WILBRAHAM
GARDEN CLUB MEETING
"Be a Local Hero" is the theme of Karen Randall's talk to the Wilbraham Garden Club on March 5. As owner of Randall's Farm in Ludlow, Karen will relate the history of her family's business from an early roadside stand to the present day market and greenhouse. As advocate for the Local Hero campaign, she will talk about the project and its significance for regional farmers and consumers. The meeting will take place at the Wilbraham Library and begins at 12:15 p.m.

CONCERNED CITIZENS MEETING
The next meeting for the Concerned Citizens in Wilbraham will take place on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center on Boston Road. The meeting will include very pertinent info of interest to all of our taxpayers in town, about the newest news on the Model School for Minnechaugh High School. Everyone is welcome.

BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE
The 10-12 Wilbraham Falcons Baseball team will host a can and bottle drive on Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. - noon at the Scantic Valley YMCA east parking lot, Post Office Park. Proceeds to benefit the Wilbraham Falcons 10-12 baseball team.

JUNIOR WOMEN'S CLUB MEETING
The next meeting of the Wilbraham Junior Women's Club will on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Wilbraham Middle School sewing room located at 466 Stony Hill Rd. The Juniors will be working on several sewing projects during the meeting. The public is invited to attend. For membership info visit www.wilbrahamjuniorwomens.org.

CHURCH SPEAKER
Reserve the date for one of our beloved speakers, Sister Mary McCue, SND, of St. Cecilia's Church. Sister Mary never fails to bring us a message filled with warmth and compassion. This is a don't miss meeting, Feb. 24 in the Friendship Room of Wilbraham United Church. For more info call 596-2511 ext. 100 or visit www.wilbrahamunitedchurch.org.

WOMEN'S CLUB MEETING
The Wilbraham Women's Club will host its next meeting on March 12 at the parish center of St. Cecilia Church. A lunch of sandwiches and dessert will be served at noon. A short meeting will then take place, after which "Our Crafty Crafters will Share Their Talents." For more info call 596-8905.


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