Town Events, July 19 - July 26
|From The Reminder|
SENIOR CENTER REOPENS JULY 26
The Pleasant View Senior Center will reopen for regular programming on July 26 instead of the previously publicized date of July 22. For more information call the office at 525-5436.
The East Longmeadow High School 50th Birthday Party will host a bowling fundraiser July 25, 6 - 8 p.m. at the AMF Airway Lanes, Springfield Plaza, 1387 Liberty St. Tickets: $15/adults; $10/children under 18 covers two hours of ten-or candle-pin bowling and shoe rental. All proceeds to benefit East Longmeadow High School.
ELHS 50th BIRTHDAY PARTY
Will meet July 26 at East Longmeadow High School, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.
SPOUSE BEREAVEMENT GROUP
For widows and widowers, sponsored by Forastiere Family Funeral Homes, July 22 from 7-9 p.m. at the Forastiere Smith Grief Support Center, 220 North Main St., Free. For information, call 525-2800.
FAMILY/FRIENDS BEREAVEMENT GROUP
For those who have lost a child, parent, sibling or dear relative or friend, sponsored by Forastiere Family Funeral Homes, July 22 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Forastiere Smith Grief Support Center, 220 North Main St. Free. For information, call 525-2800.
Applications are now being accepted for the Crafty Apple Fair on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 215 Somers Rd. Call the church office at 525-7416 or visit www.elumc.org.
BOCCE INSTRUCTION/LEAGUE PLAY
Instructional play will begin at Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. Sign up in the Senior Center office. League play begins Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. Please call or stop in to sign up for leagues, 525-5436.
Doug Price will speak about IRA basics, safe investment strategies, the new refundable Long Term Care program and more Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. at Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Call 525-5436 to register.
Don't forget to sign up! Aug 5 at 1 p.m.; cost $5, at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Register with payment in the Senior Center office. Refreshments and cash prizes!
The selections for summer through Sept. reading are, "House Rules," by Jodi Picoult and "Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese. The Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of each month at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. The next meeting will be Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Grace Chapel Presbyterian invites children ages five-12 to vacation Bible school Aug. 2 to 6, 9 a.m.-Noon at 343 North Maple St., Enfleld, Conn. Crafts, singing, games, stories, prizes, more. Free, but each child is asked to bring a non-perishable food item each day to donate to the Enfield Food Shelf. Space limited; call (860) 749-419.
MOHEGAN SUN TRIP
Aug. 28 trip is a fundraiser for local non-profit cat rescue, Another Chance for Homeless Cats. Departs rear of Eastfield Mall at 9 a.m. returns 6 p.m. $30/person; $10 bet, $10 food voucher upon arrival. Door prizes every half hour on bus. Contact Laurie, 782-0713 or Ginny, 733-0340, or e-mail AnotherChance-4Cats@verizon.net. Bring new cat item (food, toys), for extra door prize tickets.
LIVE ANIML PROGRAM
July 29: birds of prey and reptiles, 6:45 p.m., Hampden Town House Auditorium, 625 Main St. Join Marla Isaac, naturalist, herpetologist, falconer and rehabilitator of birds of prey for an unforgettable evening with amazing animals. Free. All ages. Sponsored by Hampden Free Public Library. For information, call 566-3047.
One-on-one computer instruction is available on Thursday mornings at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd. Seniors are welcome to sign up for an hour of free instruction. Call 565-4150 to schedule.
WATERMELON PATIO PARTY
July 21, 12:15 p.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd. Enjoy the fruits of the season on the lovely patio. Everyone welcome. Free.
The Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd. will screen "Crazy Heart" on July 22 from 12:30 - 2:10 p.m.
At the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd. July 27 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Beginners and experienced researchers welcome. Kathy Grady will talk about her research. Bring questions and mysteries from your own family history. Everyone welcome. Free.
At the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd. July 29 at 11:30 a.m. This special luncheon will celebrate the birthdays of anyone born in July. There will be birthday cake supplied by our friends at Glenmeadow. Lunch is free for those with July birthdays. $3 for all others. Call 565-4150 to register.
In concert to perform the most popular dance hits from the 40s Swing to the 90s Pop/Rock chart-toppers July 20 at 6:30 p.m. on the Town Green. Rain site: Community House. Free.
KEEP OUR PARKS CLEAN
When enjoying the public parks, tennis courts and town facilities, please discard water bottles and other trash responsibly. Longmeadow has a group of volunteers who pledge time and talent to improving our parks and facilities. Please pitch in to keep our town looking beautiful.
SUMMER CAMP UPDATE!
Longmeadow Parks and Recreation will not offer camp Aug. 30 - Sept. 3 as previously advertised due to Longmeadow Public Schools start of the school year on Sept. 1.
SWIMMING AND TENNIS
Visit WWW.LPRD.NET or the Parks & Rec. office for full listing summer swim and tennis offerings. Lessons run in two-week sessions for ages 3.5 through adult. Swim lessons include discount for 2010 Outdoor Pool Pass holders.
FALL SOCCER ASSOCIATION
Runs Sept.-Nov. for grades Kindergarten through eight. Practices are at coach's discretion usually weekdays or Saturdays. Games are Sundays. Optional travel teams play weeknights and weekends. Uniforms provided. Sign-up at Community House. Visit www.longmeadowsoccer.com for updated information and fees.
SUBURBAN YOUTH FOOTBALL
Co-ed program for players entering third -eighth grade. Participants grouped by grade, age, skill, and experience with weight restrictions for certain positions. All coaches are NYSCA certified! Early Aug. weeknight practices 6-8 p.m. at LHS. Visit www.longmeadowfootball.org for additional information.
STATUE OF LIBERTY/ELLIS ISLAND
Oct. 2 trip includes transportation and entry into the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Bus departs Greenwood Center at 6 a.m; returns 8 p.m. Visit WWW.LPRD.NET for additional information and registration.
THOMAS E. LANNON SCHOONER
Sixty-five-foot schooner sails from her dock Gloucester. Trip is Aug. 21. Bus departs Greenwood Center at 7:30 a.m. returns 7:30 p.m. Visit WWW.LPRD.NET for additional information and registration.
TRIP TO RHODE ISLAND
Forest Park Golden Age Club is sponsoring a trip to Wakefield, R.I., for lunch at Captain Jack's. Choice of lobster or prime rib, appetizer to dessert. Then after lunch five hours at Foxwoods Casino and receive $25 bonus packet. Depart 8:30 a.m. from St. Paul's Church parking lot, Dwight Road; returning approx. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $60. Reserve seat by sending check to Anna Zaccheo, 127 Shawmut St., Springfield, MA 01108. Info: 739-3536 by Aug. 2.
TRIP TO ITALY
Trip to Italy sponsored by the Italian History Club. Visiting Reggio Calabria, Pizzo, Tropea and Locri Sicily; Taormina, Syracuse, Messina and Catania, Nov. 5-15. Includes nine nights, breakfast and dinner, daily tours, tour guide. Bus Springfield-Boston, Alitalia Airlines Boston-Italy, All inclusive, $2,489. Call Rosemarie at 374-5969.
WARD 8 MEETING
July 20 at 6:30 p.m., the Springfield Ward 8 Democratic Committee will meet at the American Legion Hall on Oak Street, Indian Orchard. Guests will include the citywide chair amongst others.
COMMERCE CLASS OF 1970 REUNION
The Class of 1970 High School of Commerce will host its 40th reunion Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 10 and 11, at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Conn. Call Kathy at 433-1359 or Jeanne at 782-7689 or e-mail email@example.com for details before Sept.1.
TRINITY CHURCH PEACE CAMP
Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave. will host a peace-themed vacation bible camp for ages four to 18 Aug. 9 - 12, 9 a.m. - 12:35 p.m., culminating with an All-Family Children's Peace Festival Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. All faith backgrounds welcome; students grade 8 and up offered leadership activities. $5 per child, not to exceed $10 per family. Call Arlene Mackie at 782-9021.
TEDDY BEAR PICNIC
Family friendly event, July 31, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rain date Aug. 7. Games, crafts, silent auction to support the non profit Wilbraham Children's Museum and MOMS Club of Springfield. Info: www.wcmteddybearpicnic.webs.com.
MRHS FRESHMAN TOURS
Minnechaug Regional High School (MRHS) welcomes incoming freshmen in the Class of 2014, and their parents, to informal walk-throughs of the MRHS building on July 28 at 10 a.m. and on Aug. 4 at 10 a.m.
FOXWODS CASINO TRIP
Friends of Wilbraham Seniors is sponsoring a trip to Foxwoods Casino on Oct. 6 to benefit the Wilbraham Seniors Building Fund. Cost is $26/person. Bus departs senior center at 8:30 a.m., returns a 5:30 p.m. $10 food voucher, $15 Keno voucher included. Only 47 seats available; reservations begin Aug. 3, payment due at time of sign-up. Call Jane Soukup, 596-6046 to reserve seat.