Town Events June 14 - June 21
|From The Reminder |
June 19, presented by East Longmeadow Corona Chapter Eastern Star, 5-6:30 p.m. at Masonic Hall, 43 Chestnut St. Cost: $8 adults, $5 under 12. Menu: baked beans, ham, coleslaw, potato salad, strawberry shortcake. Reservations by June 17, 525-7835.
LIBRARY SUMME HOURS
The East Longmeadow Public Library will be closed on Saturdays until after Labor Day. Summer library hours are Mon.-Wed.from 9:30 a.m.- 8 p.m.,Thurs. and Fri. 9:30 a.m. -5 p.m. For info about program call 525-5400 ext. 4 or visit www.eastlongmeadow.org/library.
FATHER'S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
A pancake breakfast fund-raiser will take place June 20 from 8 a.m.-noon at The Meadows Lodge, 43 Chestnut St. Menu: pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. Tickets:$5 /adults, $3/ children.
BEREAVEMENT GROUP FOR WIDOWS/WIDOWERS
June 17, 7-9 p.m. at Forastiere Smith Grief Support Center, 220 North Main St. Free. Sponsored by Forastiere Family Funeral Homes. Info: 525-2800.
BEREAVEMENT GROUP /HEALING AFTER SUICIDE
June 21, 7-9 p.m. at Forastiere Smith Grief Support Center, 220 North Main St. Free. Sponsored by Forastiere Family Funeral Homes. Info: 525-2800.
FOURTH OF JULY BANNER CARRIERS
The 4th of July Parade Committee needs banner carriers children and adults who can march the parade route from Birchland Park Middle School to the E. L high school. Commemorative T-shirt provided.Sign up at Rec. Dept., Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m - 4 p.m.
REC. DEPT. SUMMER PROGRAMS
Pine Knoll Camp for age 4-grade 8 begins June 28. Also available: youth tennis for age 5 1/2-17 and youth golf Lessons for grades 1-8. Register in the office Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m-4 p.m. or call 525-5437.
The E. Long. Rec. Dept. will offer Jr. Spartan soccer for ages 6-10 June 21-25; a baseball clinic for ages 6-12 June 28- July 1; field hockey , based on grade entering in the fall, June 17. See recent brochure for July, Aug. listings. Call 525-5437 for more info.
PINE KNOLL SITE RENTAL
The E.L. Rec. Dept. has facilities at Pine Knoll available for family reunions, birthday or graduation parties, etc. Pool available at additional cost. Pine Knoll is an alcohol-free zone. To book come to the office Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or call 525-5437.
SUMMER SWIM LESSONS
The E.L. Rec. Dept. will offer summer swim lessons June 25, July 12 and 26. Each session is nine days. Must be 5 years old at start of lessons. Levels 1 - 5: 8:45 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Uses American Red Cross program. Fees vary depending upon level. Register at office 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. Questions, call 525-5437.
MURDER MYSTERY LUNCHEON
At the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. June 16 promptly at 11:30 a.m. $3 luncheon, featuring roast pork w/stuffing, mashed potato, butternut squash, sherbet. Appetizers, punch before program. Call 525-5436 to register.
BEAT THE HEAT
June 30 at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. join Connie Tague, MBA, R.N.and learn simple, effective things you can do to minimize discomfort and maximize enjoyment of the summer months. Call 525-5436 to register.
MANICURES FOR SENIORS
June 25, Melissa from Melissa's Traveling Salon will be at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Appointments 8:30 -11:30 a.m. for 20 minutes, cost is $10. Call 525-5436.
The Book Club meets the last Tuesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. The book for June is, "Women of the Silk" by Gail Tsukiyama. The Book Club is free and open to new members at any time.
BIKE SAFETY EVENT
June 26, 9-11 a.m. in the parking lot of St. Michael's Parish, 128 Maple St. Tips and lessons on helmet safety, road safety w/test course and how-tos of simple repairs. Free. Participants must bring own bicycle; helmet also required. This is an Eagle Scout project for a member of Troop 275. Info: Robert Holden 525-9964.
Before the July 4th parade at First Congregational Church of East Longmeadow, "the church on the rotary", 8-10:30am. Adults $5, children 12 and under $2. For advanced tickets call 525-4121. Tckets also sold at door; take-outs available.
TOBACCO VALLEY ARTISTS
The Tobacco Valley Artists Association will meet June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Somers Senior Center, 19 Battle St., Somers, Conn. Annual election of officers. Artist Dave Natale of Windsor, Conn. will present a demonstration of oil painting techniques. The public is invited.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
The newly named "Suffield Fine Arts Festival", sponsored by the Tobacco Valley Artists Association, will be Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.. at the King House Museum at 232 South Main St. Suffield, Conn. Rain date: Oct. 2 For booth applications/ info. contact Claire Ledoux at 860-668-6786.
Mohegan Sun Casino June 29; $17, which includes a driver's gratuity, a $10 food coupon and a $5 "wheel" coupon. Trip leaves Asnuntuck Community College, Elm Street, Enfield, Conn. at 8:15 a.m.; return time is 5:30 p.m. For further info call Molly DiSalvo, 860-668-5541; cell 860-819-6430.
At the Federated Community Church, 590 Main St., June 19 at 6 p.m. Menu: steak, baked potato, salad, vegetable, strawberry shortcake and beverages. Tickets: $12/adult, $6/children. Reservations: 566-3711.
CRUISE TO CANADA/NEW ENGLAND
Senior Travel Club presents Cruise to Canada/New England Sept. 25-Oct. 2. Round trip bus from Hampden to Boston. Call Nora at 566-5796 for prices and reservations. All welcome. Still room.
ART SHOW AND SALE
The Hampden Art Guild will sponsor a show and sale of local art work at 522 Main St. throughout June. Artists will display and sell their work Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays during the Hampden Farmer's Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, e-mail email@example.com.
ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP
Newly forming group will meet at the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., June 24 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Join Debbi Hirshfield, volunteer for the National Arthritis Foundation, in creating this new and much needed support group. All are welcome. Call 565-4150 to register.
READING RADIO SCRIPTS
At the Adult Center, June 17, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Informal group plans to meet monthly to read vintage radio scripts from "Dragnet," "Blondie," "Fibber McGee" and "Molly and Lux" Radio Theater. Come have fun! Call 565-4150 so we can have enough copies of the script for that day.
Screening of "Everybody's Fine" at the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., June 18, at 12:30 p.m. Free. In it, a widower (Robert DeNiro) sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children (Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell). De Niro won the Hollywood Film Award for Best Actor.
At the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., June 22, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. John O'Connor from the Springfield Museums will speak about collecting info for your own family tree. For beginners and experienced researchers. No charge.
At the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., on June 23 at 10 a.m. Attend the ceremonial ribbon-cutting and then be among the first to use the new bocce court!
At the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., June 24 at 11:30 a.m. for anyone born in June. Birthday cake supplied by our friends at Glenmeadow. Free lunch for those with June birthdays, $3 for all others. Call 565-4150 to register.
LAST CHANCE FOR GOLF LESSONS
Session will run June 30 - Aug. 4, 10 - 11 a.m .at Fenway Golf. Bob Lake offers final series of classes for beginners and those with a weakness in their game. Friendly, personalized instruction. Call 565-4150 or stop by the Adult Center to register.
UPCOMING BUS TRIP
Gina Daniele presents upcoming 2010 bus trips, 899 Main St., Springfield. Free raffles. All trips are first come-first serve and non-refundable; gift certificate are available. No checks.
• Aug. 21, NY Yankees bus trip (NYC new stadium). NY Yankees vs Seattle Mariners, 1:05 p.m. game; $99 p/p. Price includes bus, ticket and sandwich. Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m.; be at Mom and Rico's at 8 a.m.
• Aug. 22, Saratoga Race Track - 26 seater VIP bus. Bus, buffet and beverage (hostess) included, $129 p/p. Bus leaves at 9:30 a.m.; be at Mom and Rico's at 9 a.m.
Looking for something different? Tell a story, or listen to the stories told by the Springfield Storytellers on June 18 from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake Dr. Free. Open to the public. Info or directions: Doug, 733-9815.
Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Rd. will host a Christmas Fair Dec. 5 from 9 a.m-5 p.m. They are looking for crafters/vendors. For more info call Cathy at 209-8596, Jean at 788-7929 or Claire at 782-5857.
HUNGRY HILL NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
Meets June 17 at 7 p.m. at the Hungry Hill Center, Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St. Code Enforcement Commissioners Steve Desilets will be at this meeting along with Deputy Chief John Barbieri from the police department and Jim Leydon from the mayor's office to hear residents' suggestions, concerns, etc.
Chicopee Visiting Nurse Association will have a nurse at the Hungry Hill Center on June 21 from 9-11 a.m. Glucose screening along with blood pressure readings will be offered. This is a free service to area seniors.
The final Youth Mass for the summer will take place June 27 at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, Plumtree Road. The Youth Mass will resume in Sept.
GIRLS SOCCER SIGN UPS
Sign ups are ongoing for PVJSL fall soccer team for girls entering grades 7 and 8 this Sept. Call Scott at 262-7381, 301-0943 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Deadline July 8.
June 19, Noon-6 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 45 Buckingham St. Jamaican Beef Patties, ethnic food, vendors, youth basketball games, bounce house, fashion show, prayer tent, more. Free and open to the public. International luncheon June 20 following 10 a.m. service. Info/reservations: Vera O'Connor, 726-9006 or Church Office, 736-8567.
YORK & GETTYSBURG
Mary, Mother of Hope Parish is sponsoring a trip to York & Gettysburg, PA Sept. 27-29. Visit the battlefield, museum, visitors center, Boyds Bear Country Store, Naylor Wine Cellars,and Harley Davidson Factor $375 pp double occupancy. Call Sylvia at 594-2757.
MAGIC OF MARIO LANZ
Mary, Mother of Hope Parish is sponsoring a trip to "The Magic of Mario Lanza" at the Grand Oak Villa, Oakville, Conn. Sept. 23. $73 pp (includes bus, driver's gratuity, luncheon, and show). Call Sylvia at 594-2757.
TRIP TO THE BIG APPLE
Mary, Mother of Hope Parish is sponsoring a trip to New York City Sept. 25. $39 pp. (Includes bus and driver's gratuity). Visit Central Park, a museum, Time Square. Call Sylvia at 594-2757.
Seniors 50 years and older are invited to learn to use the Internet and e-mail at the Good Life Center, 1600 E. Columbus Ave. Free coaching sessions mornings 9-11 a.m. and afternoons 3-4 p.m. Validated free parking. Call the Computer Learning Center at 750-2090 to register.
EXCHANGE CLUB LUNCHEON
June 17, noon at the 350 Grille, Worthington St. Guest speaker: Rev. Erick Bascom. Tickets: $15. The Exchange Club of Springfield is dedicated to preventing child abuse and community service. Info: call 783-0195.
FATHER's DAY EVENT
June 20, 5:25 p.m. at New Life Fellowship, 80 Arvilla St. Every father will receive a free gift. Info: 525-9472, www.mynewlifefellowship.com or e-mail NewLifeFellowship@me.com.
JULY 4 WITH SOX
The Wilbraham Parks & Rec. Dept. has tickets for the July 4 Red Sox game against the Baltimore Orioles. Bus leaves MRHS at 9 a.m. for 1:35 p.m.. game. Seats areright field boxes 88 and 94. Cost: $85/person. Register at office or online. Details at www.wilbraham-ma.gov/rec.
SPEC POND BEACH
Beach passes now available from Parks & Rec Dept. Spec Pond is a family friendly beach open to residents and non-residents. For prices and details visit www.wilbraham-ma.gov/rec.
FENWAY GOLF CAMP
Sign your kids up for some summer fun at Fenway Golf. The WPRD offers one-week supervised programs from 9 a.m..-noon. Details at www.wilbraham-ma.gov/rec.