Town Events Jan. 17 - 24
|From The Reminder|
SATURDAY CHILDREN'S SERVICE
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1 Porter Rd. announces a Saturday afternoon worship service with Communion for children and their families. The service is a relaxed, laid back and meaningful 35-45 minute period of worship and communion designed specifically for children 12 and under along with their family and anyone young at heart. The services are Saturdays at 4 p.m. Any questions please call Father Peter Swarr at 525-6341 or Lynn Trelease at 525-9142.
BELLY DANCE FITNESS CLASSES
Belly dance fitness classes meet at Quantum Life Management, 30 Westwood Ave., Jan. 19 to Feb. 23, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday nights 6 to 7 p.m.; $12 walk-ins; $10 per class/paid in advance. Fun low impact exercise that can increase flexibility, improve posture and muscle tone, and is a great stress reducer. Contact: Michele1291@yahoo.com or call 636-2138 to register
ROAST BEEF DINNER
Corona Chapter O.E.S. will host a calendar dinner and $10 gift party Sunday Jan. 23 at the East Longmeadow Masonic Building, 43 Chestnut St. Punch and cheese & crackers at 1:30 p.m., dinner at 2 p.m. Gift drawings immediately following. For information and reservations, call 525-7835.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Will welcome Gary Landgren, playing Honky Tonk piano, Jan. 20 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Noon luncheon is garden salad, baked stuffed shells with meat sauce, Italian blend vegetables and mixed fruit. Call 525-5436 at least a day in advance for reservations.
A new session will start Jan. 26. Classes are Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. at a cost of six weeks for $36. Taught by Lyn Hopkins, certified chair yoga instructor. Please sign up in the Senior Center office 10 people needed to run program.
VETERANS COFFEE HOUR
Charles Frueh of the Honor Flight Network will speak at the Jan. 18 meeting at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., beginning at 9 a.m. The Honor Flight Network flies WWII Veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII Memorial. Frueh will present details about this program as well as speak about his experience of his trip with this past June.
Join us for a special dinner of pot roast and noodles at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required. Proceeds support programs and special events at the Senior Center. Please sign up with payment in the Senior Center office.
MARCH DAY TRIPS
The East Longmeadow Senior Center is sponsoring two day trips in March. March 15 we will be traveling to the Farmington Marriott for a St. Patrick's celebration including lunch, Irish step dancers and the Irish folk duo, Glenshane. On March 18, join us for the Boston Flower and Garden Show and Quincy Market. Please contact the office for more details, 525-5436.
MANICURES FOR SENIORS
And facial waxing by appointment at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., on the second and fourth Thursday of each month with Carol Marnelakis, certified esthetician and licensed manicurist. Call 525-5436 for appointments for Jan. 27.
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 January is "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave. New members welcome.
PHOTO ORGANIZATION WORKSHOP
Free presentation at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. on Feb. 1. Learn to organize printed photographs into different album styles. Nancy LaFlamme is a professional photo organizer and creative memories instructor of 13 years. $10 coupon available to participants. Call 525-5436 to register.
BAKED CHICKEN DINNER
Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at Gunther-Rowley American Legion Post No. 293, 3 Legion Court. Menu: baked chicken, baked potato w/sour cream, green beans or carrots, garden salad, rolls and butter, carrot cake or brownies, tea and coffee. Other drinks available at bar at extra cost. Tickets $9 at the door. Call 592-0596 in case of inclement weather.
FREE SOCCER CLINICS
On Sundays for East Longmeadow residents who played in the fall and those who plan on playing this spring, at ATTAIN, 80 Denslow Rd. Girls ages kindergarten to grade eight attend 5 to 6 p.m; boys ages kindergarten to grade eight attend 6 to 7 p.m. Open to those who have played either in town or P.V. A signed liability waiver must be filled out by parent at first clinic on. Todd Waltsak is clinic coordinator.
If you receive commodities you will need to sign up at the Pleasant View Senior Center, and get a new card for 2011. Commodities are distributed four times a year at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. To qualify you must be an East Longmeadow resident and show proof of need. First distribution will be Feb. 16. If you have questions, please call Janice at 525-5424.
CARD AND COIN SHOW
Card, Coin and Memorabilia Show Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chicopee Boys and Girls Club, 580 Meadow St. Over 40 tables; handicap accessible; door prize drawing every 30 minutes; free give-always at the door. Admission $1; kids under 10 free. For info call 593-6046. All proceeds to benefit the Chicopee Boys and Girls Club.
"NORMAN, IS THAT YOU?" TRIP
Seats available on March 23 bus trip to the Newport Playhouse and Cabaret to see "Norman, is that You?". Bus departs Hampden Senior Center, 104 Allen St., at 8:30 a.m. Cost $78.pp, due by Feb. 23. Trip includes bus, lunch, main show, cabaret show, all taxes and tips including driver. Seats assigned as payments received. Call Bobbi at 566-8271.
The Longmeadow Maternal Association will meet on Feb 1, 1 p.m., at the Longmeadow Community House for their annual "Show and Tell." Members will be displaying and speaking about their wide variety of hobbies and special interests. This program is always different and a favorite. Call 567-9520 to register. We hope all members will participate. Following the program there will be a mid winter tea hosted by Patricia Skelton and Sonia Arakelian. Public is invited.
JFK INAUGURATION 50TH ANNIV.
Fiftieth anniversary of JFK Inauguration hosted by Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee Jan. 19 at Longmeadow Storrs Library function room, 693 Longmeadow St. Refreshments and reception 7 p.m.; panel discussion 7 to 9 p.m. Speakers: Philip Johnston former Chair Massachusetts Democratic Party, former Secretary of Human Services in MA, board member of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and Kennedy family friend; John Baick, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Western New England College; and Tony Cignoli, political consultant.
LHS Sports & Stories: Diving Team
Meet and greet members of the Longmeadow High School diving team Jan. 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Storrs Library. Divers will read stories, carry out team stretches, and help the children create a diving related craft. Sign up in advance in the Phillip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room or by calling 565-4182.
ST. CATHERINE'S WOMEN'S GUILD
St. Catherine's Women's Guild will meet Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the parish center. Guests Charlene St. Onge and Carol Derouin, co-authors of "Harriet and Caroline," will speak about The Story behind a Children's Story. Free; refreshments served.
Hungry Hill Neighborhood Council will meet Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Hungry Hill Center, Raymond Sullivan Public Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St. Deputy Chief John Barbieri from the police department and Jim Leydon from the mayor's office will attend to hear suggestions, concerns, etc.
HUNGRY HILL FOOT CARE
Nurses from Pedi-care, a foot care service, will be at the center, 1212 Carew St. Jan. 24 by appointment. There is a fee for this service.
Zumba classes meet Fridays at the Hungry Hill Center from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Cost is $2/class or $5/month. Low impact aerobic classes are offered Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m., chair exercises on Monday afternoons at 1 p.m. Light aerobics and strength training Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and line dance Fridays at 10 a.m. Any older adult is welcome to participate. Advance registration is not required.
OPEN MIC CAFE AUDITIONS
The Springfield Jewish Community Center's Theater group "Theatrix" for eighth grade - college is hosting a community theatrical event, Open Mic Caf . Auditions on Jan. 16 are open to the community and for ages eight to 88+. The Open Mic Caf is seeking singers, musicians, poets, dancers, and more. All accepted acts will perform in the Feb. 12, JCC Open Mic Caf . Contact Amy Kimball, the Springfield JCC Teen and Camp Director at 739-4715 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and for an audition time slot for Jan. 16 between 5 to 7:30 p.m. Acts should be no longer than four minutes.
Wilbraham Children's Museum welcomes children birth to pre-kindergarten for organized, 90-minute playgroups Monday to Friday. Public hours are Tues 9:30 to 11 a.m. Museum available to rent for birthday parties. Beautiful playground open to the public.