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Town Events Nov. 15-22

From The Reminder
EAST LONGMEADOW
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
At Mapleshade School, 175 Mapleshade Ave., Nov.18 from 5 to 9 p.m. Over 55 crafters offering a variety of unique items and gifts. All are welcome!

HOLIDAY GREENS SALE
Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Norcorss Center, 89 Maple St., annual holiday greens sale featuring Christmas wreaths, Cemetery baskets, holiday arrangements, swags and greens.

SPA SERVICES FOR SENIORS
By appointment at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Carol Marnelakis, certified and licensed manicurist is accepting appointments for manicures and facial waxing on, Nov. 18. Future dates are Dec. 9 and 23. Call 525-5436 for appointments and cost.

CHAIR YOGA
Six-weekly sessions taught by certified chair yoga instructor, Lyn Hopkins beginning Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Call 525-5436 for info.

JEWELRY CLASS
Make your own jewelry with Sandy Merrill the first Monday of each month at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Next class is Dec. at 9:30 a.m. Cost for instruction is $3, supplies are extra. Open to adults of all ages.

BOOK CLUB
The Book Club meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Pleasant View Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. The reading for November is, "Sarah's Key," by Tatiana de Rosnay. New members welcome.

COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTION
For East Longmeadow residents Nov. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Sign up in the Senior Center office if you have not already done so. Do not sign up on the day of distribution, and no commodities will be given without a ticket or before 1 p.m.

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE CLASSES
New beginner's class begins on Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $12 for six classes and includes workbook. Please call Lissa Fontaine, R.N. for information, 525-5436, ext. 1407.

MITTEN TREE
Beginning in mid-November we will be collecting knitted hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to decorate our Mitten Tree at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. All items will be donated to local shelters.

FLU CLINIC
The Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., will be holding a Flu Clinic on Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a walk-in basis. East Longmeadow seniors and residents with serious health issues are eligible to receive the vaccine; those allergic to eggs should not take the vaccine. $2 donation.

"BALANCE AND YOU" SERIES
Learn about controlling and improving your balance as you age in this new three-part series presented by Ross Davis, MSPT, MBA at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. First date will be Dec. 6 at 10: a.m. All sessions are interactive. Call 525-5436 to register.

HOLIDAY HEALTHY EATING
Presented by Eleanor Davio, R.N. at the Pleasant View Senior Center on Dec. 8 at 12:30 p.m. Call 525-5436 to register.

MUSIC AND WELLNESS
Presented by Lisa Pernice of Homewatch Caregivers at the Pleasant View Senior Center on Dec. 15th at 12:30 p.m. Call 525-5436 to register.

REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE
Will meet at the Redstone Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 135 Benton Drive at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the Activity Room Please enter through the main entrance. Open to all. For more info, contact Donna Kane at 374-7444.

"WINTERVENTION"
The East Longmeadow High School ski team will present a showing of "Wintervention," featuring a special appearance by extreme skiing pioneer Dan Egan, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school. Tickets, priced at $10 adults and $5 students, are available at the Ski haus and Romito's. doors open at 6 p.m. Raffle at intermission.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Hosted by the St. Michael's K. of C. 9960 and St. Michael's Family Life committee, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Michael's Community Center, 53 Somers Rd. Menu: pancakes, sausage, fruit cup, hot chocolate, coffee, tea. Arts and crafts and photos with Santa! Tickets: $5/adults, $3/children 5 t0 12, free for age 4 and under. Bring wish list with name and address for special message from Santa! Please bring non-perishable food donation for Open Pantry.

TRANSFER STATION WINTER HOURS
The East Longmeadow Department of Public Works (DPW) has stated the Knowlton Transfer Station on Somers Road will move to Winter Hours beginning Dec. 11. The last Wednesday the Transfer Station will be open is Dec. 8. The Transfer Station will reopen on Wednesdays in mid-April, 2011, weather permitting. Questions -- please contact the DPW at 525-5400.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
NYC BUS TRIP
Harmony House will host a bus trip to New York City on Dec. 5. Bus will depart at 7 a.m. from the parking lot of the Home Depot on Memorial Avenue in Chicopee and leaves NYC at 6 p.m. Choice of three stops: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller Center/Radio City Music Hall or Macy's Department Store. Cost of the trip is $45 per person and the profits benefit Harmony House, a compassionate home for terminally ill individuals who lack financial resources or an able caregiver to care for them.

OSCAR WILDE'S 'SALOME' At HCC
Salome performs the seductive "Dance of the Seven Veils" for her stepfather, King Herod, then demands the head of John the Baptist as payment. The Holyoke Community College Players present Wilde's powerful version of the story Nov. 18, 19, 20, at 8 pm in the Leslie Phillips Theater, C-Building. Tickets: $10 general admission, $8 seniors and non-HCC students, $5 HCC students. Info: 552-2528.

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
The Women's League for the Arts invite you to celebrate the season at our annual Gifts and Glamour Holiday Luncheon Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at The Colony Club. For ticket info call 596-9878.

HAMPDEN
INFANT & TODDLER STORYTIME
Wednesdays at 11 am, Hampden Public Library, 625 Main St. for ages newborn to age 3. Free. Songs, games, movement and basic storytelling in a supportive environment. Approximate duration is 15 to 20 minutes. Siblings and day care providers welcome. Registration is not required. For more information, call Hampden Library at 566-3047 or email Christina Fairman at cfairman@cwmars.org.

LONGMEADOW
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
St. Mary Guild will host its 30th annual Holiday Craft Fair Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the St. Mary parish gym, located at 56 Hopkins Place. Show features over 50 of the area's finest artists and craftsmen. To celebrate our 30th year, we'll have free candy and special attractions like a professional photographer, a professional face painter, and the "Pizza Mamas" who will be selling their homemade wheat and white 12 inch pizzas to take home. Lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring delicious homemade foods. Donuts and coffee all day and bake sale with delicious homemade items, pies and breads. Admission is free. Strollers allowed in the afternoon. All proceeds raised at this event support scholarships and other charitable endeavors.

MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE
Join us for Memorial Blood Drive in loving memory of Colbert Butler O'Donnell Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Willie Ross School for the Deaf, 32 Norway St. Each presenting donor will receive a stainless steel water bottle as a "thank you" for donating.

U.S. PASSPORT ISSUANCE/ RENEWALS
Longmeadow Parks and Recreation now has the ability to allow you to apply for a U.S. Passport, U.S. Passport Card or renew your current passport or card at the Community House! Visit www.travel.state.gov for all information concerning your passport.

CO-ED VOLLEYBALL
Pick up games are non-officiated, with teams calling their own violations. Players with basic volleyball skills urged to join. Site Coordinator: Dan Dragon. Mondays, through May 23 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Glenbrook Middle School. The fee is $7 per night.

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
This program offers a high level of play for advanced participants. Pick-up games starting at 7:30 p.m. and teams call their own violations.Supervised by Site Coordinator: Joel Stevens. Wednesdays, through May 25 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Greenwood. The fee is $7 per night.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Evening pick up games at Glenbrook Gym. Players must be out of high school. Meets on Thursdays through April 28 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. The fee is $8 per night. Coordinator is Eric Walker.

SENIOR MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Fun pick up games for men ages 50-plus years. Players call their own violations. Some players prepare for the Senior Olympics in June during this program. Meets on Wednesdays through June 6 from 7:45 to 9 p.m. at Greenwood. The fee is $3 per night. Coordinator is Bob Moore.

BROADWAY'S "LION KING"
Trip to Providence Performing Arts Center Feb. 20. Bus will depart from Greenwood Center at 10 a.m.. and return at 7:30 p m. Seats are located in Orchestra for the 1p.m.. afternoon matinee. There will be a dinner stop on the way home that is not included in the fee of $105 per person. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional information and registration.

DISCOUNTED FALCONS TICKETS
The Longmeadow Parks & Recreation Department is offering discounted $11 tickets for Springfield Falcons home games at the MassMutual Center. Longmeadow Parks & Recreation department will receive $1 from each ticket sold. Ticket vouchers may be purchased at the Parks & Recreation office via cash, check or credit card and exchanged at the MassMutual Center box office for any home game. November home games are: Nov. 19 vs. Hartford, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 24 vs. Manchester, 7p.m.; Nov. 27 vs. Norfolk- 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 28 vs. Wilkes-Barre- 3 p.m.

GREENWOOD CENTER PRESCHOOL
Has infant openings for 2011. Limited enrollment for full and part time. Contact Audra at 565-4163 or amanewich@longmeadow.org for tour. Visit www.LPRD.net for program details and virtual classroom tour.

BAYPATH FORENSICS NIGHT
Bay Path College will host its annual Forensics Night program Nov. 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This program is designed especially for young women in high school and their families. The keynote speaker will be Northwestern District Attorney Elizabeth D. Scheibel, the first woman district attorney in the history of the commonwealth. Program is free, but space is limited. Register by contacting the Admissions Department at 800-782-7284 ext. 1331 or 565-1331, sign up online at www.baypath.edu or e-mail admiss@baypath.edu.

SPRINGFIELD
EXCHANGE CLUB
The Exchange Club of Springfield, an organization for the prevention of child abuse and youth and community service is hosting a luncheon Nov. 18 at noon at the "350 Grille' on Worthington St. A representative of the Springfield Boys and Girls Club, Barbara Kolosowski, will be guest speaker. The public is invited at a cost of $15, or if you are interested in becoming a member, call Program/Membership Chairperson Dot Lortie at 783-0195 to reserve.

SPRINGFIELD STORYTELLERS
Looking for something different? Tell a story or listen to a story told by the Springfield Storytellers. Next session is Nov. 19 from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake Dr. Open to the public. Free. Storytelling takes place every third Monday of the month. For more info, call Doug Bradway at 733-9815.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
Italian language classes at the Italian Cultural Center (ICC), 56 Margaret St., have been scheduled. Beginner II: Monday nights, Jan. 17 to March 7, 2011. Beginner I and Intermediate classes: Tuesday nights, Jan. 18 to March 8, 2011. All classes: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition: $85 for ICC members; $95 for non-members. To pre-register, call 784-1492 and leave your name, phone number and state the class and level for which you are registering.

CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES
New session of Sylvia Rosen's three creative writing classes at the Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St., will begin on Dec. 6; Dec. 7 and Dec.10. Instructor Sylvia Rosen guides participants on an interactive and pleasant way of writing. Information and registration are available at the JCC or by phone, 739-4715.

MOHEGAN SUN CASINO TRIP
The Springfield Jewish Community Center (JCC) is hosting a Mohegan Sun Casino trip on Dec. 13. The bus departs the JCC at 8 a.m. and returns from the casino at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25, which includes a $15 food coupon or free buffet, and three $5 bets.Register at the Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St. or call 739-4715.

BEADING CLINIC
Nov. 28 at 5:45p.m. at Simply Beadiful, 1916 1/2 Wilbraham Rd. Beginners welcome! Learn how to combine leather and sterling silver with your choice of semi-precious stones, czech glass, or crystals in our "tassels" bracelet clinic. Free instruction with small materials fee. Visit www.Simplybeadiful.com for more information.

MAYOR SARNO AT CIVIC ASSOC. MTG.
Mayor Domenic Sarno will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 16 meeting of the 16 Acres Civic Association. Neighborhood police meeting begins at 6 p.m., meeting with the mayor begins at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Greenleaf Community Center on Parker Street. Open to the public.

GARDEN CLUB MEETING
"Cactus and Succulents" will be the topic when Arthur Scarpa, recent award recipient at the Newport Flower Show, brings his traveling plant show to the Nov. 19 Springfield Garden Club meeting at the Wilbraham United Church, 500 Main St. at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon tea followed by a brief business meeting and program. Open to the public; $5 guest fee which is waived for those who join at the meeting.

FUEL ASSISTANCE
The Springfield Department of Elder Affairs and The New England Farm Workers' Council are available to help individuals with Fuel Assistance applications by appointment on Nov. 23 at Greenleaf Community Center, 1187 ? Parker St. Call 750-2873 to make your appointment now, or if you need more information.

WILBRAHAM
ANNUAL BAZAAR
Life Care Center of Wilbraham will host its annual bazaar Nov. 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be baked goods, Christmas items, good as new and much more. A meatball grinder lunch will be served both days from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All the proceeds benefit the resident council.

MRHS CLASS OF 2000 REUNION
Reunion will be at the Wilbraham Country Club, 859 Stony Hill Rd. on Nov. 26 from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 for a one-hour open bar.

YOUNG PLAYGROUPS AVAILABLE
Organized 90 minute playgroups at Wilbraham Children's Museum for children birth to pre-kindergarten Mon to Fri. Public hours Tues. 9:30 to 11 a.m., Sat. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Museum available to rent for birthday parties. Playground open to the public. Info: www.wilbrahamchildrensmuseum.org or 596-2472 .


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