Town Events, June 23 - June 30
|From The Reminder|
CLUTTER DR. HITS BEAD LEAGUE
The Western New England Bead League (WNEBL) announces its next meeting on June 29 from 5 - 7 p.m. Carleen Fischer Hoffman, the Clutter Dr., will be the featured speaker. Learn some quick tips on controlling the mess in your space! Members are invited to bring a photo of their beading/craft area. The area judged "worst" will be gifted a free consultation with Carleen, plus a surprise gift from Colorful Creations. For more info, contact Colorful Creations Bead Company at 525-2229 or visit www.colorfulcreationsbeadcompany.com .
50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Don't miss the festivities on June 26 from 3 - 5 p.m. when the Pleasant View Senior Center celebrates 50 years of service to elders in the community. This event is free and open to the public and will feature local dignitaries, guest speakers, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and punch. Seating is limited, so come into the Senior Center office to sign up and pick up your entry pass. We are also selling T-shirts in our office commemorating this special event for $12, sizes small through XXL.
Would you be willing to commit a few hours a week to make a difference in a senior's day? We are in need of drivers to assist with our Meals on Wheels program, either on a regular basis or on a fill-in basis, specifically on Mondays and/or Tuesdays. Although this is considered a volunteer position, drivers are paid a daily stipend and will need to pass a background check. Stop by the Senior Center office from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to learn more about the position and to pick up the paperwork.
LUNCH & LEARN PROGRAM
The Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., will welcome Nancy Wasco from the Post Office on July 16 at 11:30 a.m., who will speak about mail forwarding, mail service rates and other services the Post Office offers residents. Bring a lunch or make a reservation a day in advance for our congregate meal.
SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL JEWELRY CLASS
Sandy Merrill will host a special jewelry class using Swarovski Crystals at the Pleasant View Senior Center on July 23 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Sign up in the Senior Center office, $5 deposit required. Class size is limited to 20 people.
Old fashioned strawberry supper June 28. Sittings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. at First Church in Ludlow, 859 Center St., Ludlow. Ham, potato salad, fresh green beans, cole slaw, baked beans, rolls and butter, beverage and fresh strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream. Adults $9; children 12 and under, $3.50. For reservations or take-out orders call Etta at 583-2913.
LOOKING FOR LOST SHIPMATES
The USS Missouri (BB-63) veterans will host their summer planning and social meeting on July 11-13 at the Norwalk Inn, Norwalk, Conn. This is an opportunity for any former shipmates to gather with old friends, swap stories and enjoy a good time. Anyone interested in the USS Missouri (BB-63) Association Inc. and/or wishing to attend this event should contact Herb Fahr at (516) 931-1769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Life Fellowship presents Kid's Sunday, June 29, 4 p.m., meeting at Wachogue Congregational Church, 80 Arvilla St., Springfield. Pastor Less O'Dell; www.mynewlifefellowship.com. Special guests are Herbie the Clown and Rick the Runner. There will be a worship service, crafts, field games, food and prizes. Everyone is welcome. Call 525-9472 for more info.
A WALK THROUGH THE UNIVERSE
Astronomy Walk Series #4, Easthampton, July 6, from 7:30 - 10 p.m. Leader: Chris Lyons, Amateur Astronomer (e-mail: Programs@GlassVisions.biz). Fee: $5 Naturalists' Club members, $8 others. (This fee is to cover use of the auditorium.) Meeting place: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Main Building. Come learn about the beauty and wonder of the universe around us.
LOCAL ORGANIZATION SPONSORS TRIP TO THE RED SOX
Having a difficult time purchasing Red Sox tickets? The Springfield JCC Adult Life Department is sponsoring a trip to see the Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels on July 28. Cost includes tickets for Fenway's right field, section 87, roundtrip transportation and driver gratuity. To register, call 739-4715 or stop by the JCC, 1160 Dickinson St.
trip to Suffolk Downs
The Hampden Senior Center, 104 Allen St., has scheduled a trip to Suffolk Downs on Aug. 13. Cost includes clubhouse admission, great buffet lunch overlooking the finish line, your own racing program, private betting windows, transportation and driver gratuity. Call 566-5588 to sign up; payment to be made before June 27.
On July 1, come to Thornton W. Burgess Storytime, 2:30 p.m., Hampden Free Public Library, 625 Main St. Join us for an interactive reading of some the writer's favorite tales, accompanied by live animals and artifacts. Presented by Mary Beers from the Thornton W. Burgess Society. Open to children entering grades K - 4 in the fall. Free.
OUTER SPACE PROGRAM
On July 1, see "Moonrocks and Outer Space," 6 p.m., Hampden Free Public Library, 625 Main St. Join us for an interactive program in which children can explore the fascinating world beyond our planet. Authentic moonrocks will be available to hold and examine. Presented by Jan Kibbe, NASA certified instructor. Pre-registration is required by calling 566-3047. Open to children entering grades 5 - 8 in the fall. Free.
FIVE MILE FOOT RACE
The first Annual JGS Cross-Crestview Race, a five-mile foot race in the early morning on the cart path along Crestview Country Club's beautiful course, will take place June 30. Proceeds to benefit Jewish Geriatric Services. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Call 567-6211 for more information or visit www.jewishgeriatric.org.
LHS JAZZ BAND CONCERT
Members of the very talented Longmeadow High School Jazz Band will give a repeat performance for Saul Finestone's final Journey to Jazz session this season. The group will appear on June 24 at 1 p.m. at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd. It is led by saxophone player Paul Brinnel. The public is invited to attend. 565-4150.
UPDATE BLISS PARK CROSSING
The Longmeadow Police Dept. and the Longmeadow Parks & Rec. are pleased to announce that crossing guard services will be continued for the summer of 2008 at Bliss Park. For the safety of all pool patrons, a crossing guard will be provided Monday - Friday from 12:45 - 4:45 p.m. beginning June 23 at the corner of Westmoreland Avenue and Laurel Street. Pool and park users are encouraged to cross at this location.
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION
Please be advised that registration for any licensed Longmeadow Parks & Rec. camps will not be available online beginning two weeks before the camps start date. However, registration may still be processed in our office during normal business hours, provided there is still space available. Current health and immunization records must be presented along with full payment for camp registration processing. For more camp info, registration and health forms visit www.LPRD.net.
BOYS LACROSSE CAMP
Grades 3 - 6. If you have never played before or have limited experience in lacrosse, this camp is a great way to learn the fastest game on two feet! Participants will focus on skill development. Coaches have some equipment and can provide helmets and gloves. If participants have their own equipment, please bring it. Participants will be divided by grade within the camp. From July 7 - 11 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the LHS lacrosse field. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and info.
BOYS LACROSSE CAMP
Grades 7 - 9. This week, especially for middle school students, will focus on learning the fundamentals and skills needed for athletes to participate on the high school level. Participants are asked to bring their own equipment but coaches will have a limited number of helmets and gloves for athletes to use. Participants are required to provide their own stick, mouth guard, swim gear, water bottle and lunch (lunch drink provided.) Daily swim time at Reynolds pool during last hour of camp. Runs June 23 - 27 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the LHS Lacrosse field. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and info.
Ages 4 - 6. Children will learn very basic cheer and dance moves, jumps and stunts along with fun, easy cheers and a short dance routine. This experience will have a camp-feel, incorporating age-appropriate games and activities with cheer skills. Children will play a lot of games and have fun! Children should bring a bag lunch (drink provided), full water bottle and sunscreen.Runs June 23 - 27 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Longmeadow Community House Dance Room. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and info.
HIPPA: What's All the Fuss About?
Learn more about HIPPA, patient confidentiality and patient's rights. Atty. Ali Bers, from Western Mass. Legal Services, will be at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., on July 14 at 1 p.m. Note that this is a change in the previously announced date. Bers is an expert in HIPPA and patient's rights and will be able to address your questions and concerns. The public is invited to attend. Please call the Adult Center to register at 565-4150.
ITALIAN SUMMER CLASSES
Stephanie will continue the Italian lessons on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for the summer by combining both present beginners and advanced groups. She is also developing a workable plan for the fall to combine those who have no background with those in the present beginners' class, so that it will be satisfactory to all. Call 565-4150 to check.
EVOLUTION OF ARMORY WEAPONS
Evolution of Armory Weapons American Revolution to Vietnam, June 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open and free to the public; indoors if raining. Visit with living historians; military encampments, cannon, musket and riffle firing demonstrations; Revolutionary War mounted horseback presentation; firearms scavenger hunt. Springfield Armory National Historic Site, 1 Armory Square at Springfield Technical Community College. Info: 734-8551; www.nps.gov/spar.
LUNCHEON AND CRUISE
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 45 Buckingham St., will sponsor a luncheon and cruise from Narragansett Bay to Newport on July 17. There will be live entertainment. Tickets are $65 (price includes driver gratuity). The bus will leave Big Y on Boston Road at 8 a.m. and will arrive back between 6 - 6:30 p.m. For more info call 783-5113 or 788-0044.
LONG ISLAND ADVENTURE
St. Catherine of Siena Travel will feature a Long Island Adventure on Aug. 2. Bus leaves church parking lot at 7 a.m. Trip includes round trip ferry ride New London to Orient Point, Greenport shopping and lunch, Tanger outlet shopping, winery tour and tasting, all gratuities. Call Betty at 896-8801 for more info.
U.S. TAEKWONDO CENTER SUMMER PROGRAM
Summer is just around the corner and the U.S. Taekwondo Center will be running their summer program until Aug. 29. The U.S. Taekwondo Center offers a full day summer program with transportation to and from their center, two field trips a week, swimming, sports clinics and martial arts training. For more info or to register call 543-8782.
Evangel Assembly of Wilbraham and Texas Roadhouse are partnering together to raise money for the Springfield Youth Athletic Association (SPYAA) Summer Sports Program on June 23. A minimum of 10 percent of your check will be donated to the SPYAA sports programs this summer. Come and support this effort to help the youth of our area this summer! A flyer is needed to present at the restaurant for proper credit to be received. You can pick up your flyer at Evangel Assembly (348 Stony Hill Rd.) or call the church at 599-1729 and they will mail one to you. Thank you for your support.
SONWORLD ADVENTURE PARK
Hear the music and smell the popcorn! Come enter SonWorld Adventure Park, where kids will discover that choosing Jesus is the ticket to the best ride of their lives. It is based on Joshua 24:15. Kids will have a blast at SonWorld Adventure Park, where fun and faith combine to make memories that last a lifetime! For ages preschool to sixth grade. Register now by calling 599-1729. Join us July 28 - Aug. 1 at Evangel Assembly, located at 348 Stony Hill Rd. Also, if you're your child(ren) donates a new box of 16 or 24 crayons or packages of small or large markers, it will help students in the Springfield area who are in need of school supplies to start school in September.
COMMERCE '58 50TH REUNION
Taking place Sept. 6 from 7 p.m. - midnight at the Country Club of Wilbraham, 859 Stony Hill Rd. Show your interest by calling one of the following committee members: Susan Planzo Paschetto, 525-6383; Frances Monzillo Capone, 739-4804; Dale Grandison Parker, 782-2887; Andrienne Henderson Caulton, 782-8274; Katherine Giancola Pepper, 786-4275; Marguerite Maratea Woods, 734-5714; Judith Hoffman Willis, 782-8111; Linda Taylor Pioner, 783-8141; Linda Pasquale Pieciak, 592-5750; or Sheila Waldron Sheehan, 782-4765.