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Town Events, May 26 - June 2

From The Reminder

EAST LONGMEADOW
SWIM LESSONS
The E.L. Rec. Dept. announces the return of their summer swim lessons, running the week of June 23 - Aug. 1 at ELHS. Each of the three sessions will be two weeks in length. Participants must be five at the start of the program. Birth certificates will be required, if not on file in office. Level I - 7 will be available. Registrations begin June 2. Come into the Rec. Dept. weekdays.

P.V. SOCCER TRYOUTS
The E.L. Rec. Dept./Soccer Assoc. announces the tryouts for the fall P.V. season will take place June 14 at Birchland. Deadline to register is June 11 by 4 p.m. Players must try out in their eligible age group. Categories are U/9 - U/14. For more info, call 525-5437.

FALL FLYER
The E.L. Rec. Dept. will have their fall flyer in the June 2 edition of the Reminder. Info on registration for soccer, suburban football and field hockey will be available. Also, additional summer programs: swim lessons, babysitting course and "What's Cooking for Kids" will be offered. Come into the Rec. Dept. to register or call 525-5437 for more info.

STAIRWAY TO THE STARS
The First Congregational Church of E.L. is pleased to invite you to Stairway to the Stars, a prom for fun-loving people ages 21 - 101. May 31 from 7 - 10 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Come with friends, family or that special someone. Dance and visit while enjoying prom decorations and snacks. Request your favorite songs from the DJ. Enter the dance contest. Enjoy prom photos from ages past and have a new prom picture taken. Tickets are $5 and available in Fellowship Hall after church or at the door.

COMMUNITY SPAGHETTI SUPPER
St. Mark's Episcopal Church will be hosting a community spaghetti supper on June 7 from 5 - 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children and seniors and $10 for adults. Bring a non-perishable food item for each ticket purchased and receive $1 off! The public is cordially invited; the facilities are handicapped accessible. For more info, call the church at 525-6341.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
KNACK FREE FAMILY EVENT
Michaels Arts and Crafts' "The Knack Free Family Event" will be June 7 at the 1083 Riverdale Road store. Bring the whole family to Michaels from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and create two projects for free. Make your own paper flowers and chenille stem bugs. The event is sponsored by Klutz Children's Books.

PIONEER VALLEY STAMP CLUB
The Pioneer Valley Stamp Club will meet on June 10 and 24 at the First United Church of Christ on Route 5 (corner of Longmeadow and Williams Streets). Activities for the evening include a mini-auction and a short meeting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a shop and swap. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Visitors, collectors and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Visit us at www.pioneervalleystampclub.org. Call Bev at 860-623-6975 or Dave at 783-2809 for further info.

FATHER'S DAY ROAD RACE
The Father's Day Road Race will take place June 15, beginning at the Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St. This flat 10K course runs through Springfield and Longmeadow. Get your entry form at the JCC. The road race is sponsored by F.L. Roberts & Co., Millennium Press, Fred's Shoes, Red Stone Promotions, A.O. White and the Springfield Jewish Community Center. For more info, contact Michael Paysnick at 739-4715 or info@springfieldjcc.org.

CRAFTERS AND VENDORS WANTED
T's Bridal Fair 2008 is looking for crafters and/or vendors that have services or goods to offer the wedding ceremony industry in some way. Cosmetics, photography and jewelry slots are full. The fair will take place at the Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center in Westfield on Sept. 7. If interested, e-mail arteest1977@yahoo.com or call 977-9161. Diversity welcomed.

˛ HAMPDEN
Steak Roast
The Federated Community Church at 590 Main St., will host a steak roast on June 14 at 6 p.m. Menu: steak, baked potatoes, salad, corn on the cob, strawberry shortcake, rolls and beverage. Adults, $12; children under 12, $5. Call the church office at 566-3711 for reservations before June 11.

LONGMEADOW
LONGMEADOW IDOL
Middle school finalists will compete on June 4 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the LHS auditorium to be the next "Longmeadow Idol." The LHS Interact Club has voted to spend all proceeds raised from ticket sales, raffle tickets, baked good sales and program advertising to make a donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in memory of their classmate and friend Harrison Rea. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from Interact members and are $7 for adults; $5 for children. If you are unable to attend but want to make a donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention send a check payable to LHS Interact Club c/o Ariel Miller, 60 Greenwich Rd., Longmeadow, MA 01106.

CENTER SCHOOL HOME TOUR
The Center School Tour of Homes is here again! The self-guided tour fundraiser will take place on June 7 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will feature the homes located at 26, 32, 674, 788 and 896 Longmeadow Street and 14 Fairfield Terrace the Johnny Appleseed House. Tickets for the unique home tour fundraiser are available for a $20 donation at the Webster Bank, Kiddlywinks and the Carlton GMAC office in Longmeadow and at Pat Parker & Sons Florists in Springfield. Tickets will also be available the day of the tour at Center School for a donation of $25.

SUMMER GROUP SWIM LESSONS
Summer lessons take place at Greenwood and Reynolds Pool in two-week sessions, Monday - Friday. Children are divided into groups, based on ability, the first day of each new session. Session dates are June 23 - Aug. 15. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and info.

SUMMER DAY CAMP PROGRAMS
Longmeadow Parks & Rec. offers half and full day traditional camp experiences along with specialty and sports camp options for your child. The majority of our camp programs are licensed with the Mass. Department of Public Health and are licensed by the Longmeadow Board of Health.

TRADITIONAL DAY CAMP PROGRAMS
Camp Open House June 20 from 5 - 6 p.m. at your specific campsite. Join us to meet your Camp Director and counselors as well as see the facility. We recommend first time campers attend to help ease the transition of a new activity. Returning campers are welcome to stop by, too! Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and info.

SUMMER TENNIS LESSONS
Longmeadow Parks & Rec. work in conjunction with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to offer high quality and affordable tennis lesson. Session dates run from June 23 - Aug. 4. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and more info.

TENNIS FOR TOTS
Ages 3.5 - 4. Focus will be placed on the basics of tennis, gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination and interaction with others. Youth size racquets are provided for use and small instructor/counselor ratio provides for an early introduction to the sport of tennis. At Blinn Courts from 8:30 - 9:15 a.m., Monday-Friday. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and info.

PEE WEE, RALLY BALL
Ages 5 - 7. Lessons will focus on tennis basics, gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination and interaction with others. Youth size racquets and nets, foam balls and smaller court size ensure success and enjoyment. At Blinn Courts, from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m., Monday - Friday. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and info.

YOUTH, RALLY AND PLAY
Ages 8 - 11. Lessons will consist of short drills to develop tennis skills and fitness level. Game rules and tennis etiquette will also be covered. Informal parent conferences will keep parents informed of their child's progress. Match play will follow drills. Racquets not provided. At Blinn Courts, from 10 - 11:30 a.m., Monday - Friday. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and info.

PRE-TEEN, TEAM TENNIS
Ages 12 - 14. Lessons will include warming-up and cooling down, fitness development, hitting drills, which stress individual strokes and moving combinations, and match play. "Report cards" will also be used for this age group, to keep parents informed. Game strategy and anticipatory thinking will be introduced. Participants will be divided into beginning, intermediate and advanced groups. At Blinn Courts, from 10 - 11:30 a.m., Monday - Friday. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and info.

TEENS, TEAM TENNIS
14 - 18. These lessons, exclusively for teens, promote skill acquisition and development. Participants are divided by ability level. Drills and match play daily, plus instruction on tennis strokes; serving and game strategies comprise this offering. All participants must furnish their own racket. At Blinn Courts, from 12:30 - 2 p.m., Monday - Friday. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and info.

ADULT BEGINER/INTERMEDIATE
Ages 18 and up. This group will consist of a wide range of experience and talent levels. Participants will be grouped according to ability and drills will be developed to meet your needs. Match play will follow drills daily.At Blinn Courts, from 10 - 11:30 a.m., Monday - Friday. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and info.

ADULT, ALL LEVELS
Ages 18 and up. Drills will focus on areas that the group needs to work on most. Match play will follow drills daily. Participants will be grouped according to skill level. At Blinn Courts from 6 - 7:30 p.m., Monday & Wednesday. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and info.

CAMP FORMS AND PAYMENT
Due to licensing requirements of many of our camps, 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.

TURNER PARK UPDATE
Turner Park athletic fields are closed for use due to renovations. Please keep off the fields in order for us to complete the process. We thank you for your understanding.

TEEN CENTER
Youths in grades 6 - 8 and their guests are welcome to enjoy a supervised evening out on Fridays from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Greenwood Center. Admission is $7 per person. All students must sign in prior to entry. School dress codes are strictly followed. Teen Center is run and staffed by area college students. Parent info packets are available on site at each teen center event. Call Cristina Judd at 565-4163 with any questions. This year's last date is June 6.

WELLNESS CLINIC
At Longmeadow Adult Center, Mondays, 10 - 11:45 a.m. Come have your blood pressure checked! Brief health counseling is also available with our nurses.

WELLNESS CLINIC
At Emerson Manor, June 10 from 10 - 11 a.m. All seniors are welcome.

BLOOD SUGAR SCREENING
At Longmeadow Adult Center, June 11, 9 - 10 a.m. Please fast for 10 - 12 hours before the test. Donation of $1 is requested to cover testing supplies.

HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELOR
At Longmeadow Adult Center, June 11 and 25, 9 a.m. - noon. Call 565-4150 for an appointment.

LIVING WELL CHAT GROUP
"Oh, My Aching Hands!" June 13, 10 - 11 a.m. Come for a healthy snack and conversation about living well. This month our speaker is MaryLynn Jacobs, MS,OTR/L, CHT. Jacobs is a founding partner of Performance Rehabilitation, where she practices hand therapy. She has been teaching hand therapy and upper extremity splinting courses for over 20 years. She has developed several hand therapy departments, and consulted to physician practices, industry, hospitals, home health care agencies, and software development agencies. Pre-register if possible at 565-4150.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT!
Thank you for all the recent donations of medical equipment! At this point we still need canes, shower chairs and wheelchairs. Remember that our transport wheelchair is also still available for loan for appointments, outings or short trips.

CELL PHONES
Cell phones are available for emergency 911 use only at the Longmeadow Adult Center by appointment. They are distributed on the third Tuesday of each month; next date being June 17. For more info or to schedule an appointment, call the Center at 565-4150. We are still accepting digital cell phone donations. We no longer accept analog phones.

GIRL SCOUT OPEN HOUSE
Come find out what Girl Scouts in Longmeadow are doing and join in the fun. Girl Scout troops and groups are being formed now. Programs and activities are designed for girls ages 5 - 17. Open house will be June 2 from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the home of Laurie Hatch, Longmeadow Girl Scout Coordinator, 73 Westmoreland Ave. For more info contact Hatch at 567-7420 or Carole Katz, GSCWM Membership, at 525-4124 or ckatz@gscwm.org.

SPRINGFIELD
BENEFIT TAG SALE
Tag sale to benefit Our Lady of Hope Boys Basketball team to raise money to go to Florida to play in the Nationals. Tag sale will take place at 15 Barber St. (off Boston Road) on May 31 and June 1. Hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please help us send the team to Florida.

NEW ENGLAND RINGERS CONCERT
New England's premier community handbell ensemble, New England Ringers, serves it up this spring with a performance at the Faith United Church, 52 Sumner Ave. at 7 p.m. on June 1. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door; high school age and younger are free with an adult. Call 739-4728 for will-call ticket info.

WILL ROGERS FOLLIES
St. Mary's Church, 840 Page Blvd., East Springfield, is sponsoring a bus trip to see the "Will Rogers Follies" at the Mac-Haydn Theater in Chatham, N.Y., on Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. The bus will leave St. Mary's parking lot at 10 a.m. and return at approx. 6 p.m. We will stop at the Lee Outlets for some shopping and a quick lunch before attending the show. Call Sylvia to make your reservation at 594-2757.

WILBRAHAM
MINNECHAUG CLASS REUNION
The Class of 1978 will be hosting its 30th reunion July 5 at Wilbraham Country Club. Details can be found at www.rocketroberts.com/minn/reunioninfo.htm.

TAG SALE
10 Chapel St., May 30 - 31, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. All kinds of odds and ends. Something for everyone.

FASHIONS OF YESTERYEAR
The Atheneum Society of Wilbraham open house will feature "Fashions of Yesteryear" at the Old Meetinghouse, 450 Main St., on June 1 from 2-4 p.m. and July 13 from 2-4 p.m.


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