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Town Events Sept. 6 - Sept. 13

From the Reminder

EAST LONGMEADOW
HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
East Longmeadow High School will host its first semester open house on Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Parents will meet in the auditorium, then visit their child's classes at 10-minute intervals during the evening. Teachers will provide parents with an overview of their courses and state goals for the semester.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER
At American Legion Post #293, 3 Legion Court, Sept. 23, from 6 to 7 p.m. Menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, toasted garlic bread, sheet cake, brownies, soda, coffee, tea. Additional drinks available at bar for extra cost. Tickets $8.50/person. Questions, Call Chris at 592-0596 or post after 4 p.m. at 525-2058.

ART CLASS FOR ADULTS
Local artist Jeff Kern will teach basic drawing, design and techniques at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Evening classes begin Sept. 8, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Morning classes begin Sept. 10, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15.

LEARN THE GAME OF POOL
Free lessons every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Instructor: Frank Thetreault.

MANICURES FOR SENIORS
Melissa from Melissa's Traveling Salon will be at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., Sept.10 and 24. 20 min. appointments from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. cost $10. Call 525-5436 for an appt.

TAP DANCE FOR ADULT BEGINNERS
Diane Shields is starting a new beginners class at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., Sept. 14 at 6:15 p.m. $35 for six weeks, $30 for seniors. Call Diane for more information, 218-2375.

ZUMBA CLASSES RESUME
Zumba classes resume at the Pleasant View Senior Center at 4 p.m. Sept 13. Four-week sessions at $4 per class. Sign up at the first class, pay instructor.

50s SOCK HOP
The COA and East Village Place co-sponsor a 50's sock hop with root beer float luncheon at the Pleasant View Senior Center Sept.15 at 11:30 a.m., Wear your best 50's costume or "crazy" socks -- prizes will be awarded. Call 525-5436 to reserve your cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato, steak fries, cole slaw, fresh fruit.

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE CLASSES
At the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., beginning Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. $15 for 8 weeks; includes participant manual. Resistance bands available for $2 or bring your own. Call Lissa Fontaine to pre-register or information, 525-5436.

ARTHRITIS WALKING GROUP
Begins Sept. 8th at 9:30 a.m. for 10 weeks at the Pleasant View Senior Center. $5 for those taking the Arthritis Exercise class, $10 for all others. Call Lissa Fontaine for more information, 525-5436.

BOOK CLUB
Meets Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center. Readings for summer/September are, "House Rules," by Jodi Picoult and "Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese.

SQUARE DANCE LESSONS
Will resume at the Pleasant View Senior Center Oct. 3, 6 to 8 p.m. First two lessons free, then $6 per lesson per person.

SATURDAY LIBRARY HOURS
Beginning Sept. 11, the East Longmeadow Public Library be open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekday hours are Mon. through Wed. from 9:30 am to 8 pm.; Thurs. and Fri.. from 9:30 am to 5 p.m. For info about events and programs, call 525-5400 x 4 or www.eastlongmeadow.org/library

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
ANNUAL ROSARY PILGRIMAGE
Join the Parish of Saint Mary, 30 Bartlett St., Westfield, for its annual Rosary Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Litchfield, Conn., on Oct. 3, rain or shine. Depart Saint Marys High School at 9:30 a.m.; return at 6 p.m. Cost is $30 per person, due Sept. 17. For more info, call James W. Longe at 562-5477 ext. 15.

ACTIVE SINGLES HIKE
Active Singles (a non-profit group) is sponsoring a two-hour singles hike (30s-60s) a Freja Park in Bolton on Sept. 12 starting at 8:30 a.m. (arrive at 8 a.m.). Directions: Take 84 east, get off at exit 59. Get on 384, get off at exit 5. End of ramp turn left and go 1.5 miles to first light. Turn right on route 44 east. Meet a half a mile up the road on the left next to DOT garage. There is a commuter lot. Bring water and wear hiking boots. No kids or dog. Call Charlie at 203-271-2125 to RSVP as we need a count.

PIONEER VALLEY STAMP CLUB
Meets Sept. 14 and 28 at First United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, Longmeadow. Enter through Williams Street side door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for swap & shop, meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Info: Bev at 860-623-6975, Dave at 783-2809.

CRAFT FAIR
The 25th annual St. Francis of Assisi Craft Fair will take place Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the church grounds, at the corners of 673 Ellington Rd., South Windsor, Conn. More than 100 crafters. Free, ample parking. Baked goods, raffles, and a food concession. Rain or shine.


HAMPDEN
HAMPDEN GARDEN CLUB
The September meeting of the Hampden Garden Club will take place on Sept. 16 at Academy Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. Member Bee Smith will give a talk on the gardens of Singapore. Visitors and potential members welcome.

LONGMEADOW
TEMPORARY SIGN REMINDER
Longmeadow residents are reminded that temporary signs may only be placed on private property. Signs in the tree belt and public rights of way are not permitted, and are subject to removal without notice. Residents are asked to observe these restrictions.

RETIREMENT SEMINAR AT STORRS
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Patrick Sullivan is hosting a free, 60-minute educational seminar titled "Retirement Has Changed. What's Your Next Move?" at 5 p.m. on Sept.15 at Storrs Library. Topics will include: how to organize and record financial assets; how to set realistic goals for retirement spending; how to determine if they are on track to reach their retirement goals.

GREENWOOD EXTENDED DAY
Is accepting registrations for the before and after kindergarten, after school and early risers programs. Spaces limited. Contact Kelly Zieba at 565-4163 or kzieba@longmeadow.org to schedule an appointment for a tour. Visit www.lprd.net for details about the programs and a virtual classroom tour.

GREENWOOD CENTER PRESCHOOL
Limited enrollment available both full and part time. Contact Audra at 565-4163 or amanewich@longmeadow.org to set up a tour. Visit www.lprd.net for details about the program and a virtual tour of the classrooms.

IN-TOWN, TRAVELING BASKETBALL
Instructional program for girls and boys in grades one through eight. Runs mid-Nov. through March at Longmeadow school gyms. Optional travel teams for players in Grades three through eight for an additional fee. Registration at the Community House Sept. 21, 29 and Oct. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration deadline is Oct. 29; extra $25 after Oct. 12. Visit www.Longmeadowyouthbasketball.org for updates.

STATUE OF LIBERTY & ELLIS ISLAND
Oct. 2 trip includes transportation and entry into the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Bus departs from Greenwood Center at 6 a.m.; returns at 8 p.m. $98 per person. Visit www.lprd.net for additional information and registration.

JIMMY BEAUMONT& THE SKYLINERS
Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Longmeadow High School. Tickets are $25 at Community House. The Skyliners created a style by combining streetwise harmonies of groups such as The Moonglows and The Flamingos with the sophisticated modern harmony style of The Four Freshman and The Hi Los. Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners have been a substantial part of the PBS Specials DooWop50, Moments to Remember, Cavalcade of Music, My Music. Visit theskyliners.com for more information.

HALLOWEEN IN SALEM, MASS
Oct. 30, tour the Salem Witch Museum and the House of Seven Gables.The downtown area will be the site of vendors and exhibits dedicated to Halloween and the spirit of this haunted holiday. Bus will depart from Greenwood Center at 8 a.m. and return at 7:30 p.m. Fee is $58 per person. Visit www.lprd.net for additional information and registration.

NEW MOMS SUPPORT GROUP
Program meets during the school year Thursday mornings 10-11 a.m.at Greenwood Children's Center. Group is open to new parents and infants from birth to one year. Free in conjunction with Baystate Medical Center Parent Education Dept. Call Convy Stahl at 794-5515 for more info.

TEEN CENTER
Youths in grades 6-8 and their same aged guests are welcome to come and enjoy a "supervised evening out" Sept. 17, Oct. 8 and 22, Nov. 5 and 19, Dec. 3 and17 from 7 to 10 p.m.at the Greenwood Center. Admission: $7/person. Dancing and games with DJ Jon O'Neill. All must sign in; school dress codes strictly followed. Parent info packets available on site at each event. Call Cristina Judd at 565.4163 with questions.

SPRINGFIELD
ARTHRITIS WALK
The 2010 Western Massachusetts Arthritis Walk will take place Oct. 17 at Forest Park and is open to both teams and individuals. To register or for more information, contact the Arthritis Foundation at 1-800-766-9449 ext. 131 or CBriggsWMAW@yahoo.com or visit www.westernmassarthritiswalk.org .

MALL WALKERS CLUB
The Mall Walkers Club at Eastfield Mall will host a free health presentation on Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. at the Food Court. Attorney Albert Gordon will discuss "MassHealth, How the System Works." Free blood pressure screening by Chicopee VNA. Free raffle to enter to win a $20 Ninety Nine Restaurant gift card or two Rave Motion Pictures gift cards. Coffee will be served. For info call Carolyn at 543-8000, ext. 11

ZUMBA
The Hungry Hill Senior Center will offer zumba classes on Friday mornings from 11:15 a.m.-noon. Cost is $5 per month. The center is located in the community room of the Raymond Sullivan Complex, 1212 Carew St.

HUNGRY HILL EXERCISE CLASSES
Mon. light aerobic classes at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $3 per month, also Mon. chair exercises at 1 p.m. Thur. video exercise at 10:30 a.m. and Fri. line dance classes at 10 a.m. are offered at no cost. The center is located in the community room of the Raymond Sullivan Complex, 1212 Carew St.

HUNGRY HILL KNITTERS
On Tues. from 10 a.m.-noon, knitters are making mittens, hats and scarves for the local school children at the Hungry Hill Senior Center. Materials supplied, just stop in and enjoy the company. From 12:30-3:30 p.m. pokeno is played. The center is located in the community room of the Raymond Sullivan Complex, 1212 Carew St.

MASON-WRIGHT EVENTS
In celebration of National Assisted Living Week, Mason-Wright Assisted Living, 74 Walnut St., sponsored the following events: Sept.13 - 50s party at 2 p.m. with old-fashioned ice cream sodas; Sept.14 - magic show at 2 p.m. Sept.15 - Resident Art Show from 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments; Sept. 16 - Tropical Beach Party at 2 p.m. featuring entertainment by Big Smile and frozen Margaritas; Sept.17 - Reminisce Show put on by Grace Durgin at 2 p.m. Call 733-1517 to reserve your seat for any of these events.

'GLENDI' FLEA MARKET
A super flea market will be part of this year's Greek Cultural Center's "Glendi" festival Sept. 10, 11, 12 from noon to 8 p.m. at Memorial Sq., $1 admission includes entrance to festival and flea market.

COMMERCE CLASS OF 1955 REUNION
The 1955 Class of the High School of Commerce will celebrate its 55th Class Reunion at Salvatore's, 1333 Boston Rd. on Oct. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. For further information, contact Judy at 782-5615.

WILBRAHAM
GENEALOGY WITH JOHN O'CONNOR
Sept. 13 at 10 a.m., at the Wilbraham Senior Center, join John O'Connor of the Springfield History Museum to learn how to start and where to look to find your family's history. Call to reserve your seat, as space will be limited, 596-8379.

MEET THE CANDIDATES FORUM
Forum sponsored by Friends of Wilbraham Seniors Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. at Gardens of Wilbraham, 2301 Boston Rd. Come hear from the two candidates vying for the position of Selectmen, David Barry and Robert Boilard. Van available to those who have no transportation. Call 596-8379 to let us know you are planning on attending or to arrange for a ride. Light refreshments.

LIFE INSURANCE AND YOUR LEGACY
Sept 10 at 10 a.m. Harry Achatz and Dean Brust from Bankers Life and Casualty will speak at the Wilbraham Senior Center. Feel free to bring policies for a free evaluation on coverages and benefits. Refreshments. Call 596-8379 to sign up.

Young Playgroups Available
Wilbraham Children's Museum welcomes children birth to pre-kindergarten. Organized 90 minute playgroups available Mon. to Fri. Museum open to the public Sat. 9 to 10:30 a.m. For info: www.wilbrahamchildrensmuseum.org.


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