Town Events, Oct. 4 - Oct. 10
|EAST LONGMEADOW |
CLASS OF 1985 REUNION
Scheduled for Nov. 26 at Pasquale's Restaurant, North Main St. at 7 p.m. $20 per person. For more info, call Cheryl Cannone at 603-472-2776
The St. Michael's Young at Heart Club is sponsoring a bus trip to the Foxwoods Casino Oct. 12. Cost is $25, which includes driver's gratuity. Casino bonus is $10 food and $15 Keno. For reservations, more info, call Anita Black at 525-3614.
Of the First Congregational Church will meet Oct 4 at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Church historian Nancy Bortl will present many interesting facts about the church and other area churches. Brunch will be followed by a business meeting. Interested friends are welcome to attend.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Will play Bingo Oct. 7 at 12:30 p.m. Noon luncheon will be open faced turkey sandwich, mashed potato with gravy, peas, Mandarin oranges. Please call 525-5436 at least one day in advance for reservations.
CANDY MAKING CLASS
Make a pound or more of holiday chocolates to take home when Debra Boronski shares her talents at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Oct. 19 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10, payable at registration. Class limited. Future classes in November and December with holiday themes.
ECONOMIC SURVIVAL IN 2010
John Dee, President of Wealth Management Groups will present a workshop on surviving today's economy to enjoy a worry-free retirement Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Call 525-5436 to register.
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATIONS
Attorney Dave Carlson offers free legal consultations at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., on the third Tuesday of each month. Half-hour appointments are from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Next date is Oct. 19. Call 525-5436.
ART CLASS FOR ADULTS
Local artist Jeff Kern teaches basic drawing, design and techniques at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Evening classes are Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Morning classes on Fridays 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost of is $15/class. No sign-up necessary.
ZUMBA CLASSES RESUME
Zumba classes take place at the Pleasant View Senior Center Mondays at 4 p.m. with certified instructor Donna Gendron. Classes will be four-week sessions at $4 per class. No class on Columbus Day, Oct. 11.
HEALTH CARE REFORM
Presentation scheduled for Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. will help Medicare recipients understand how the new Health Care Reform will affect their Medicare benefits. Call to register, 525-5436.
VICTORIAN QUADRILLE DEMO/DANCE
At the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Commission. The seven-man orchestra will play dance music from the 1880's Quadrilles, Mazurkas, Polka, Waltz, March and Reels. Featuring the Small Planet Dancers in costume; audience invited to dance. Free and open to all.
EMBRACE THE LIGHT IN YOUR HOME
Learn how to "Simply Refresh and Revive What you Own" in this presentation by interior designer Julie Cantella as she shows you how to introduce light into your home and well being, and manage clutter while holding on to memories. She will be at the Pleasant View Senior Center Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. Call 525-5436 to register.
Begins Oct. 5 and continue on the first Tuesday of each month by appointment at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. with Jason Morin, L.M.T. of The Body Mechanic. 15 minutes at $15, beginning at 9 a.m. Call 525-5436 to book an appointment.
Oct. 16 at St. Michael's Community Center, sponsored by the St. Michael's Knights of Columbus 9960. Cocktails at 6 p.m., five-course dinner at 7 p.m. includes antipasto, tortellini soup, pasta, Italian herbed chicken, roasted potatoes, green beans, and dessert. Entertainment by Bennie and the Jets the premier Elton John tribute band. Cost: $22/person; tables of eight can be reserved.Tickets on sale following masses weekend of Oct. 9 & 10 and at the Parish Office until Oct. 11. No tickets at the door.
ONLINE BASKETBALL REGISTRATION
All age groups for travel and in town programs. Evaluations in October; you must be registered to participate. Go to www.eastlongmeadowma.gov, to the Recreation Dept. and click the "on line registration" button. You will need household ID and password, available from Rec. Dept. by calling 525-5437. East Longmeadow residents or students in first grade through high school may register. You can still come to the Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to register in person.
SOFTBALL BOOSTER CLUB
Will host a trip to New York City Nov. 27. Bus leaves East Longmeadow High School at 7:30 a.m, departs New York City at 6 p.m. Coffee and donuts on bus! Cost: $40/person. Contact Rose, 525-9292 or email email@example.com.
MARK STUART GAGNON EXHIBIT
Frame Corner Gallery and Workshop, 225 Shaker Rd., presents contemporary artwork by Mark Stuart Gagnon. Join us for an artist's reception on Oct. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. For information, call 525-2399.
ADULT BOOK GROUP
Meets at East Longmeadow Public Library Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. in the library's conference room. Book is "Astrid & Veronika" by Linda Olsson; copies available at circulation desk call 525-5400 x1511 to request. Join Sue French for a lively discussion. Info. call French at 348-2274 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. In subject box of your message please enter Re: discussion group. New members welcome.
For Mapleshade School's annual vendor night and craft fair, sponsored by the PTO on Nov. 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. Table fee is $35. Contact Michele Martinelli at 525-9510 or email email@example.com by Nov. 5.
BIRCHLAND GOLD FUNDRAISER
Save the date for Birchland Park Middle School's "Party of Gold" fundraiser Nov. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the school, 50 Hanward Hill. Bring unwanted/broken gold white, yellow, rose, green, platinum and/or sterling silver jewelry and receive a check on site. State ID/license required. All welcome. Info: Maria Murphy, 525-0274.
ST. MARK'S FAMILY FESTIVAL
At St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1 Porter Rd., Oct. 9 from 4 to 7 pm. Children's hayrides, pumpkin decorating, games, music from "The Berry Brothers Band" and food. Proceeds benefit the church's J2A Youth Group Pilgrimage to the Grand Teatons. Rain date is Oct.16. For more info call the church office at 413-525-6341.
TASTE OF GREECE
At The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Luke, 400 Prospect St., Oct. 22 and 23 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. food includes lamb shank, fish dinner, pork souvlaki, gyros, and homemade Greek specialties such as spanakopita and moussaka, and much more. Lunch starts at 11 a.m.; take out orders welcome. Live music and Greek dancing featuring the St. Luke Youth Dancers both nights. For more information: 525-4551.
PIONEER VALLEY STAMP CLUB
Pioneer Valley Stamp Club will meet Oct. 12 and 26 at The First United Church of Christ on Route 5 (corner of Longmeadow Street and Williams Street) across from the Community Center (side door on Williams Street downstairs, far corner room). Activities include a mini-auction and a short meeting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for shop and swap; meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Visitors, collectors and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Visit us at www.pioneervalley-stampclub.org or call Bev at 860-623-6975 or Dave at 783-2809 for more info.
First Congregational Church of Sunderland will host October Dinner Polish Buffet on Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Menu: golumbki, pierogi, lazy pierogi, pork and sauerkraut, baked beans, dessert and coffee. Adults $9; child under eight $4. Reservations: 665-2890.
Sunderland Congregational Church will host a country breakfast on Oct. 9 from 7-10 a.m. Menu: pancakes, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, and beverage. One serving-adults $5; all you can eat-adults $8; children $4.
NORTHEAST CATTLE SHOW
Northeast Highland Cattle Association's annual fall show and gathering Oct. 9, 9 a.m., at Mallary Arena, Big E fairgrounds, West Springfield. Spectators welcome. No admission charged. See a number of breeders and a sampling of their stock all under one roof.
On Oct. 16, Fly Wheel Arts Collective, 43 Main St., Easthampton, MA will host a fundraiser concert for the non-profit Educate Malawi Inc. Local artists will be playing an assortment of music from 7 to 10 p.m. Refreshments will be served and authentic African items will be available for sale. More info: Linking the text by opening a new tab (not leaving the Reminder Web site):
www.flywheelarts.org and www.educate-malawi.org.
QUABBIN VALLEY TWIRLERS
Host their 17th Anniversary square dance Oct. 9 at the Christ Community Church, 103 Springfield St. Chicopee, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. with early plus at 7:30 p.m. Donation is $6. Caller is Gloria Vivier and cuer is Laura Knight. Spectators are welcome For more info. call 467-3352.
PRETTY, PINK & POSHE
This runway fashion show for breast cancer research will be presented by Ciao Bella Salone in East Longmeadow, PAZZO at the Hall of Fame and Poshe Boutique in Agawam Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. This great event planned for the day before the Walk for the Cure. Tickets are available in advance for only $10/person with all proceeds going directly to the charity; they will be $15 at the door. For more info, look for us on Facebook: Pretty, Pink & Poshe!
DESSERT AT DUSK
At the Hampden Library Oct. 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., dessert and open house as we celebrate Hampden history. This is the final program for We the People at Hampden Public Library, a series of events connected to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Take a look at the information volunteers uncovered through our Oral History Project and enjoy the books and resources available through the grant. Advance registration is not required.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
A new program at the Senior Center facilitated by grief specialist Joanne Sullivan. Free, sponsored by Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center. Dates are: Oct. 14 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Nov. 4 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; and Dec. 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
BULK DISPOSAL DAY
At the Transfer Station Oct. 23 from 9 am to 2 p.m. Nominal fee per item, cash preferred. Air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, TVs and computer monitors accepted as well as construction materials and light bulbs containing mercury fluorescent and energy savers). Must have a Transfer Station sticker. Questions, call the Mark Tetrault at 789-1894 or 596-9276 or Board of Health office , 566-2151 ext. 102.
Vote absentee at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Road. Registrars will be available Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. For more information call the center at 565-4150.
RULES COMMITTEE MEETING
The Rules Committee will meet on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Fire Station Community Room.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION CHANGE
The date of the Oct. 21 meeting of the Historical Commission has been changed to Oct. 28. Meeting will be at the Fire Station at 7:30 p.m.
BOYS BASKETBALL CLINIC
For players in grades three to eight. LHS boys varsity coach Tim Allen and his assistant coaches offer a two-day clinic, assisted by players from the JV and varsity teams.Focus on fundamentals, contests and games. Proceeds benefit the boys basketball booster club. Free basketball per player. Clinic meets Oct. 23 and 24, 9 a.m to noon in the LHS gymnasium. Fee is $35/person. Visit www.LPRD.net for info, registration.
GIRLS BASKETBALL CLINIC
for players in grades three through eight. LHS girls varsity coach Terry Britner and his assistant coaches offer a two-day clinic, assisted by players from the JV and Varsity teams. Focus is on fundamentals, contests and games. Proceeds benefit girls basketball booster club. Free basketball per player Clinic meets Oct. 16 and 17, 9 a.m. to noon in the LHS gymnasium. Fee is $35 /person. Visit www.LPRD.net for info, registration.
Classes will be geared toward adult beginners. Bring your dance shoes, gather your partner or come alone. Focus will be on the fox trot. Andrea Gallono, instructor, will teach in her studio in Shaker Pines Plaza, 284 North Maple Rd., Enfield, Conn. Oct. 13 to Dec. 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. Fee is $72/person. Visit www.LPRD.net for info and registration.
DISCOUNTED FALCONS TICKETS
The Longmeadow Parks & Recreation Department is offering $11 tickets for Springfield Falcons home games at the MassMutual Center. Parks & Rec. 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.
WOLF SWAMP AFTER SCHOOL ART
Children in grades two to five will have the opportunity to develop skills in drawing, sketching, sculpting and other crafts. Instructor is Heidi Salz. Class meets Oct. 5 to Dec. 7 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in school's art room, 151. Fee:$150/person. www.LPRD.net for info and registration.
EASTFIELD MALL WALKERS
Eastfield Mall Walkers will host a free health presentation on Oct. 6 at 9 am. at Eastfield Mall Food Court. Suzanne McElroy, MSW will discuss, "Caring for the Caregiver." Free blood pressure screening is provided by Chicopee VNA. Free health info, free raffle to win a $20 Ninety Nine Restaurant gift card or two Rave Motion Pictures movie cards. Coffee will be served. For info call Carolyn at Eastfield Mall at 543-8000, Ext. 11
MOHEGAN SUN CASINO
Mom's birthday trip Nov. 7 with Gina Daniele. Cost is $25 p/p. Bus leaves 7:30 a.m.; be at Mom and Rico's at 7 a.m. Be sure to check out lighted sign in parking lot or Mom and Rico's for updates. All trips are done with Peter Pan buses. To book call 732-8941.
Foster Memorial Church will host a Fall Auction in Fellowship Hall on Oct. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the corner of Wilbraham Road and Parker Street. Auction items include NYC Broadway shows tickets (two each) to Mama Mia and Jersey Boys, Metropolitan Opera and Springfield Symphony tickets, ballroom dance lessons, oil changes, restaurant tickets, lottery basket, antiques, hand-made items, jewelry and Pandora charms, paintings, golf course tickets, and a vacation stay at a home in Kennybunkport, Maine. Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. to allow buyers time to browse the auction and bake sale tables.
40 DAYS OF PURPOSE
Christian Life Center, 1590 Sumner Ave., will launch "40 Days of Purpose," a program centered on the best selling book, "The Purpose Driven Life," by Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. The program will begin Oct. 3 and run through Nov. 14. For more info contact the church office at 782-1717.
BREAST CANCER WORKSHOP
The non-profit Cancer House of Hope, 946 Plumtree Rd., will offer the following free workshop: Radiation Therapy and Breast Cancer Discussion with Dr. Mary Ann Lowen on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. There will be Q&A time following her presentation. To register, contact the Springfield House at 782-5500.
The non-profit Cancer House of Hope, 946 Plumtree Rd., will offer the following free workshop: Connecting the Generations in Your Family An Introduction to Legacy Writing on Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. with certified life coach and legacy workshop facilitator, Karen Knight. To register, contact the Springfield House at 782-5500.
TRINITY ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave. will host a Fall Arts & Crafts Festival Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.l offering the work of over 30 vendors including Kitchen Cupboard featuring homemade soups by the container, Chat & Sew featuring handmade articles and more. Free admission. Coffee, homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts available. All proceeds to benefit Trinity United Methodist Church.
GREEK LANGUAGE LESSONS
The Greek Cultural Center in Springfield will offer a two-hour weekly program of Greek School beginning Oct. 4, offering structured instruction in modern Greek language and culture. Open to children and adults of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. For registration or more info call the Greek Cultural office at 737-1496.
CATHEDRAL COLLEGE FAIR
Open to all area high school students, parents and school counselors Oct. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 260 Surrey Rd., Representatives from approximately U. S. 100 colleges and universities will answer questions about academics, atmosphere, costs. Financial aid program for parents conducted by a MEFA financial aid professional. For info, call the school's counseling office at 782-5285.
At St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, 135 Goodwin St., Indian Orchard, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Shish Kebab, chicken kebab dinners, raffles, baked goods, forgotten treasures. Food all day takeout available. Call ahead, 543-4763.
LEARNRE'S SHABBAT SERVICE
At Sinai Temple, 1100 Dickinson St., Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. for individuals wanting to learn more about the prayers and parts of the Friday night service. Rabbi and Cantor Martin Levson will "slow down" and take time to answer questions and discuss a few of the prayers as they go through the service. For more info, call 736-3619.
'A RAY OF ELVIS' TO BENEFIT CHS
Internationally acclaimed Elvis impersonator, Ray Guillemette Jr. and the Memphis Jam Band to perform at Cathedral High School, 260 Surrey Rd. on Oct. 23. Doors open 6:30 p.m, show at 7 p.m. Tickets, $10 each at the door. To purchase in advance, contact Scott at Scogdh365@aol.com or call886-2507. All proceeds to benefit the CHS Music Dept.
ST. CATHERINE'S WOMEN'S GUILD
The St. Catherine of Siena Women's Guild meets Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in th parish center. Guest speaker will be Susan Lupien, talking on "Hidden Toxins in the Home." Refreshments served. All welcome.
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM FUNDRAISER
A Red Robin from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct 5, 10percent of the bill helps us! Coupon on facebook fan page. Your donations help fund the playground and building for your young child. We welcome children birth to pre-kindergarten. Organized playgroups Monday to Friday; public hours to play, Tues.. 9:30 to 11a.m. , Sat. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Info: Linking the text by opening a new tab (not leaving the Reminder Web site):
www.wilbraham-childrensmuseum.org or 596-2472.
WOMEN'S CLUB MEETING
The Wilbraham Women's Club will meet Oct 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Cecilia Parish Center, 42 Main St. Theme: "The Board Cooks For You." Ellen May and Susan Agnew officiate; Kathy Fuss, a Hatian volunteer, will speak on conditions since the earthquake. Sandy Sanders will provide the centerpiece For more info contact Marlene Jobson at 596-8905.
GARDEN CLUB MEETING
The Wilbraham Garden Club will met at The Gardens of Wilbraham, 2301 Boston Rd., Oct. 7 with a new member tea at noon, followed by guest speaker Dr. George Kingston talking on attracting birds and butterflies in your garden.