Town Events, April 19 - April 26
|From the Reminder|
The E.L. Historical Commission presents Bruce Moore and Wayne Bickley with a PowerPoint presentation on the history of our local quarries April 22 at 7 p.m. at the Little Red School House, 35 School St. All welcome; refreshments will be served.
SPECIAL GLAZED SPIRAL HAM DINNER
April 22 at American Legion Post #293. Sponsored/hosted by students from Cathedral High School Culinary Club. Two seatings, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Price: $9.50. Menu: baked glazed spiral ham w/pineapple, garlic mashed potatoes w/mushroom gravy, mixed summer blend vegetables, garden salad, rolls and butter, carrot cake, soda, tea, coffee. Other drinks at bar at extra cost. Pick up tickets at bar after 4 p.m. or at Cathedral High School. For more info call 525-2058 after 4 p.m., or 592-0596.
ELHS SPRING CONCERT
The ELHS Music Dept. will present a spring concert featuring the jazz ensembles, vocal ensembles and concert band on April 29 at 7 p.m. in the ELHS Auditorium. Admission is $4. Children under 12 are free. The concert is open to the public.
ELHS ANNIVERSARY UPDATE
Raffle tickets are now on sale for the ELHS 50th anniversary celebration - Toshiba 46" LCD HD TV, Acer Black Netbook, Sony Cyber-Shot Digital Camera and more! Go to the Web site for all details and the upcoming fundraiser golf tournament on Aug. 30: www.elhs50thbirthdayparty.info.
ARTISAN & CRAFTS FAIR
May 1 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. St. Luke's Greek Church, 400 Prospect St., will present a fine arts, bake sale and fine crafts sale. Free admission.
MARLINS COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAM
The E.L. Rec. Dept. announces registrations for the summer competitive swim team are now in the office, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m - 4 p.m. Those ages 6 - 18 are eligible to swim; practices begin May 3 (coaches will determine the best practice schedule for your child). Championships will be end of July. Questions, call 525-5437.
The E.L. Rec. Dept. reminds those who wish to try out for fall cheerleading that tryouts will be April 26 - 27 at Birchland Park Middle School from 6 - 7:30 p.m. E.L. students entering grades 3 - 8 in Sept. are eligible. Squads for 3rd/4th, 5th/6th and 7th/8th grades. All will be invited to march in the Fourth of July parade. Registrations in the office 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. For more info call 525-5437.
MICKEY MANTLE TRYOUTS
The E.L. Rec. Dept. hosts tryouts for those in grades 9 and 10 interested in playing Mickey Mantle baseball May 1 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the ELHS varsity field. Must be younger than 17 to play and must register before tryouts. Register at the Rec. Dept. Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
PINE KNOLL SUMMER CAMP
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is accepting registrations for Pine Knoll Summer Camp for children ages 4 - grade 8. First session begins June 28; camps run through Aug. 13. Fees and times vary based on age. Early drop off (7:30 a.m.) and late pickup (5 p.m.) available. Come into the Office Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to register.
PINE KNOLL JR. COUNSELOR PROGRAM
The E.L. Rec. Dept. will offer the "CIT" program at Pine Knoll for those finishing grades 7 and 8. This is a leadership development program designed to provide hands-on learning and educational info. Limited to 20 per session. Begins June 28 for seven weeks, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mon. - Fri. Must begin with a two-week consecutive session; can do one week at a time after that. Register in the office, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more info, call 525-5437.
2010 RED SOX BUS TRIPS
The E.L. Men's Softball League/Rec. Dept. have tickets available for two remaining Red Sox games: June 16 vs. Arizona and Sept. 3 vs. Chicago. Starting time is 7:05 p.m. Seats are first base roof and lower boxes. Price includes ticket, transportation, box lunch. Come to Rec. Dept., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. to order tickets. For more info call Frank at 531-6954.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
The E.L. Senior Friendship Club will be entertained by "Honky Tonk Man Gary Landgren" April 22 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. following noon lunch of roasted chicken, sweet potato fries, four-way mixed vegetables and vanilla pudding. Call 525-5436 for reservations.
FREE CAR WASH FOR SENIORS
The ELHS boys volleyball team will be conducting a free car wash (including vacuum) for seniors at the Pleasant View Senior Center on April 20 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. as part of community outreach.
PROTECTING YOUR HOME EQUITY
Karen Charbonneau, Broker/Owner of Hatheway Homes & Properties, will conduct a free seminar at the Pleasant View Senior Center April 20 at 1 p.m. covering when to sell, maintaining property, preparing for sale, value of improvements, why homes do not sell, pricing to sell quickly, getting top dollar and more. Call 525-5436 to register.
VETERANS COFFEE HOUR
Area veterans are encouraged to attend the monthly coffee hour on April 20 from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. Frank Forastiere will speak about fundraising and data collection projects for the construction of the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. Spouses and significant others are welcome.
MANICURES FOR SENIORS
Melissa from Melissa's Traveling Salon will be offering seniors promotional 15-min. manicures for $5 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., April 28 from 9 - 11 a.m. This will include shaping the nails, paraffin wax, polish, hand/arm massage. Appts. can be made in the office.
The Book Club meets the last Tues. of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. The book for April is "Dark Tide" by Stephen Puleo. The Book Club is free and open to new members at any time.
FUN RUN AT THE LIBRARY
The April 24 Fun Run, part of the Run! Don't Walk to the Hampden Public Library program, is now open to all Hampden children in grades 3 and up. Meet at the starting line at 10:30 a.m. at the library at 625 Main St. First 30 participants will be given a special T-shirt. Run or walk just for the fun of it! This program is free thanks to a grant from the Hampden Cultural Council. For more info call 566-3047.
The Hampden Farmers' Market Committee is it seeking additional support for this year's market slated to begin May 15. The committee is looking for vendors, committee members, volunteers and sponsors. Those interested should call Karen Hatch at 566-2987, Judy Hatch at 566-3963 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sponsored by the Hampden Lions Club on April 27 at Hampden Country Club. Fashions from the Dress Barn. Tickets are $30 per person; includes dinner and show. Choice of prime rib, stuffed sole or chicken Fran ais. Cocktail hour at 6 p.m.; dinner at 6:30. Reservations: call Barbara Thomas at 566-555 and leave name, phone number and choice of meal.
BROWN GOLD DELIVERIES
The Hampden Lions Club is taking orders for their Brown Gold fundraiser with deliveries on April 24. You may order it by the bag for $3 each or by the truckload for $50. You do not need to be home but do leave a note telling where to leave fertilizer and a check for the amount you ordered. Call Bob at 566-3187 or Duane at 566-0252 to order. This sale provides funding to Lions Eye Research and other charities.
RULES COMMITTEE MEETING
The Longmeadow Rules Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on April 20 in the Fire Station Community Room.
SUMMER CAMP UPDATE
Attention LPRD campers: Parks & Rec. will not offer camp during Week 10, Aug. 30 - Sept. 3 as previously advertised due to Longmeadow Public Schools start of the school year on Sept. 1.
PEOPLE ARE TALKING
About the budget to be voted on at the Annual Town Meeting, May 11 at LHS. Tune in Mondays at 6 p.m., Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. to hear Finance Director Paul Pasterczyk answer questions from our panelists from the Longmeadow Adult Center.
CAMP REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN
Get your child's health and immunization forms completed by your pediatrician ASAP, because you do not want them to miss out on some of these camps this summer: lacrosse, field hockey, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, theater, dance, cheerleading, adventure camps and more! Register now for traditional day camps which include L.I.T. and C.I.T. levels! Register online at www.LPRD.net or visit us in the office at the Community House weekdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., with health forms and payment. Our Web site and office can accept Summer Enrichment program registrations as well. These do not require health and immunization forms.
SWIMMING AND TENNIS
Be sure to visit www.LPRD.net or the Parks & Rec. office for a full listing of swim and tennis lessons. Lessons run in two-week sessions throughout the summer and encompass ages 3.5 - adult. Swim lessons feature discounts for 2010 Outdoor Pool Pass Holders. Keep in mind that when tennis courts are not being used for organized Parks & Rec. play, they are open and free to all Longmeadow residents. Private tennis instructors must have a paid permit to use the courts for lessons. Call Mary at 565-4166 to make arrangements for this permit, prior to teaching a lesson.
FALL SOCCER ASSOCIATION
This program will run Sept. - Nov. Kids in grades K - 8 are eligible. Games are scheduled for Sundays. Optional travel teams play their games weeknights and weekends. Uniforms will be provided. Sign-up dates: April 27 and 29 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Community House. Visit www.longmeadowsoccer.com for updated info.
PSYCHIC FAIR/MEDIUM'S DAY
Psychic fair/medium's day and bake sale April 24, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at First Spiritualist Church, 33 Bliss St. 15-min. private readings: $20. Followed by a workshop titled "Dreams and Spirit" presented by Rev. Lynn Kent from 2:30 - 5 p.m.; cost: $20. For info or advance bookings or workshop sign-up, call Denise at 519-9669 or visit www.springfieldspiritualistchurch.com.
WNEC GOLF BENEFIT
The Third Annual Friends of the Program Golf Outing to benefit the WNEC men's lacrosse team will take place April 23 at Hampden Country Club. Cost for individual golfers: $100. Registration includes round of golf with cart (scramble format), cocktail hour and BBQ dinner, longest drive and closest to the pin contests, commemorative gifts, prizes for winners. Registration is at 7:15 a.m., shot gun start is at 8 a.m. For more info contact Patrick Dabrowski at (860) 951-2739 or Ryan Deane at 949-0904.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP
On the first Mon. of each month, a support group for caregivers and those coping with the disease will meet at the Jewish Community Center at 1160 Dickinson St. at 4 p.m. No registration required. If you have questions, call Joyce at 323-4274 or Bobbie Levin at 536-1895.
WINE TASTING EVENT
The public is invited to a friendly and informative community-sponsored wine tasting event to benefit St. Anthony Maronite Church on April 30 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Cedar's Banquet Facility, 419 Island Pond Rd. Tickets: $25; includes wines from Bertelli's, food tasting from the Federal, Elegant Affairs, Tony & Penny's, Johnsens Catering and Al Dente's Catering. There will also be a silent auction. To RSVP call Suzanne at 747-0797 or Joanne at 530-1170.
SPRINGFIELD GOLDEN AGE CLUB
Announces its Spring Fling Bingo on April 23. Price: $8; taking place at Greenleaf Community Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m.
Presented by Marge Trimble who will share highlights of her recent trip to Rome, Venice, Florence and Pompeii. This program is sponsored by Women's Evening Fellowship and will take place in the Friendship Room at Wilbraham United Church on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Come and bring your friends. Refreshments will be served. Wilbraham United Church is located at 500 Main St. Call 596-2511 ext. 100 if you have questions.
ULTIMATE PARTY SEEKS PRIZES
The Party Promotion committee for Minnechaug's Ultimate Party is looking for small prizes to promote early ticket sales. Prizes are distributed through school. Items such as gas cards, restaurant gift certificates, manicures for $10 off, movie ticket(s), baskets of personal items such as tanning lotion, sports items or supplies for college are fantastic. To donate contact Susan Gorman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 596-6919.
HISTORIC DISTRICT STUDY COMMITTEE
Will host a public hearing in the Brooks Room of the Wilbraham Public Library April 27 at 7 p.m. Discussion will be on the proposed local Historic District bylaw to be presented at the Annual Town Meeting in May. Text of the preliminary law is on file with the Town Clerk and is also available on the town Web site.