Town Events Jan. 3-10
|From The Reminder|
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Will be entertained by The Harmoni-cats on Jan. 6 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Noon luncheon is roast pork with gravy, oven roasted potatoes, peas and chocolate pudding. Call 525-5436 at least a day in advance for reservations.
On Jan. 7, free blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol screenings at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., from 8 to 9 a.m. Walk-in, fasting required for 12 hours previous for glucose and cholesterol.
IDENTITY THEFT, ONLINE BANKING
Seminar presented by Citizens Bank of East Longmeadow Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Learn ways to protect yourself from identity theft and the various methods of banking or bill paying online. Call 525-5436 to register.
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.
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATIONS
Attorney Dave Carlson offers free half hour legal consultations at the Pleasant View Senior Center the third Tuesday of each month. Next date is Jan. 18. Call 525-5436 for an appointment.
VETERAN'S COFFEE HOUR
Veteran's representative George Herrick holds a monthly coffee hour for veterans of all ages on the third Tuesday of each month at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. at 9:30 a.m., featuring guest speakers, refreshments and conversation.
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. Call 525-5436 for appointments for Jan. 13 or 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 Bea" by Chris Cleave. New members always welcome.
Our second presentation on balance will be Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. An audience volunteer will be needed to participate in balance testing with discussion following. Call 525-5436 to register for this free seminar hosted by Sonja Duncan.
SWINGLES SQUARE DANCE CLUB
The Swingles Square Dance Club will host a Mainstream Dance on Jan. 7 with Gene King calling and Beverly MacKay cuing. This will be our "Souper" Dance. Dances are at the United Mittineague Methodist Church, 800 Amostown Rd., West Springfield from 8 to 10:30 p.m. with early rounds from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Dances are $7 per person and we welcome singles, couples and spectators are free. We will have a Mainstream Dance on Jan. 21 with Bob Lafleur calling and Gene King cuing. This will be our Sweatshirt Night dance. For info on any dances, call Dick Walker at 525-3324.
Meets every Wednesday and Thursday at Wilbraham United Church, 500 Main St. at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Alateens meets the first two Thursdays of each month at Wilbraham United Church, 500 Main St. at 6:30 p.m All are welcome. Alateen, a part of Al-Anon, is for teenagers whose lives have been affected by the drinking parent or a close relative.
HOLIDAY CARD RECYCLE PROJECT
Recycle your Christmas cards at the Hampden Senior Center. Thinking about throwing away the Christmas cards you received over the holiday? Don't do it. Bring your old Christmas cards to the senior center so we can use them for future craft projects. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
LAW GROUP AT SENIOR CENTER
On Jan. 4 at 12:15 p.m., Joseph and Maana Hickson of the Hickson Law Group, PC will host a round table discussion on Medicaid (MassHealth) planning. Discussion will include a short presentation on the rules, strategies, and personal considerations that each potential Medicaid applicant should consider. Hosts will be available after to address questions in private.
Class meets Jan. 19 to April 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Longmeadow Adult Center, Maple Road. Instructor: Tom Johnson. Learn how to keep your computer out of trouble and working smoothly. Bring your questions. Not for beginners or Mac users. $12 for four sessions. Register at 565-4150.
Meets at the Longmeadow Adult Center, Maple Road, Jan. 20 to Feb. 24 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. You can sit on a chair or recline on a mat (space permitting) for these exercises which will help reduce muscle tension, increase strength and improve sleeping patterns and concentration. Minimum of 10 needed for class. Cost is $39 for six weeks.
FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS
The Select Board's finance subcommittee will host the following meetings in January to discuss the FY12 budget: Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 9 a.m. All meetings take place in the town hall meeting room.
BOY SCOUT BOTTLE DRIVE
On Jan. 8 and 9, members of Boy Scout Troop 90 will be visiting homes around town collecting bottles and cans, including water bottles, which are redeemable in Conn., to help fund the troop's high adventure trip to South Dakota. To arrange for a pick up, call 567-6497. The troop will also be collecting at the Fire Dept. on those days, and will provide removal service from your car.
JOINT FINANCE SUBCOM. MTG.
A combined meeting of the Select Board's Finance Subcommittee and the School Committee's Finance Subcommittee will take place Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. at Wolf Swamp Road School in room 180.
HISTORIC/HISTORIC DISTRICT MTG. The Longmeadow Historical Commission and the Longmeadow Historic District Commission will host a joint meeting and public hearing to explore with property owners the possibility of expanding the Green historic district on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Fire Station meeting room.
SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE
The School Building Committee will meet on Jan. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Fire Department Meeting Room, 44 Williams Street.
MALL WALKERS CLUB
At Eastfield Mall will host a presentation on "Health Smart Behavior." Jan. 5 at 9 a.m. at the Food Court. Presenter: Tammey Guihan of the YMCA of Greater Springfield. Free blood pressure screening; free health info, free raffle to win a $25 Ninety Nine Restaurant gift card. Info: Carolyn at 543-8000 ext. 11.
FIRST LUNCH PROGRAM
Mayflower Senior Center, 1516 Sumner Ave., is celebrating its first lunch program Jan. 6 at 11:30 a.m. Door prizes and raffles. Suggested donation: $1.75. Sign up by calling 782-4536 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
A SHOW ABOUT FASHION
Jan 30 at St. Michael's Academy gymnasium, Wheeler St., at 2 p.m. to benefit a Catholic school education scholarship fund being established in memory of Holy Cross church parishioner Phyllis Bryar. Runway show of affordable fashion, fashion tips, refreshments, cash bar, raffle. Tickets $10. Deadline to order Jan. 23. Make checks payable to Sr. Cindy and mail to: Holy Cross Parish, 211 Plumtree Rd, Springfield, 01118, attn: Show About Fashion. Info: 783-4111.
"SCIENCE CARNIVAL " AT QUAD
The third event in the Springfield Museums' new Culture & Cocktails series, is Jan. 6, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Science Museum. Admission is $5; includes hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, cash bar. Reservations: 263-6800 ext. 266, visit www.springfieldmuseums.org, or pay at the door.
REC. DEPT. WINTER CLASSES
Mid-winter classes for youth, include American Red Cross babysitter's class, acting for kindergarten to grade eight, beginner's acoustic and electric guitar, drawing cartoons and caricatures and behind the camera at the Wilbraham Cable Access studios. Space limited; For info visit www.wilbraham-ma.gov .
MADRIGAL SINGERS BOTTLE DRIVE
Save your bottles and cans from Christmas and New Year's. The Minnechaug Madrigal Singers will host a can and bottle drive Jan. 22 at front entrance of Minnechaug Regional High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will support singer's adjudication trip in the spring.