Town Events, April 26 - May 3
|From The Reminder|
The E.L. Tennis Assoc. (ELTA) is sponsoring a Family Tennis Night on May 1 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Enfield Tennis Club in Enfield, Conn. This event will feature tennis fun for all ages and tennis abilities. Games, contests, matches, prizes and pizza included. Suggested donation $8/junior, $10/adult, or $25/family. ELTA is a non-profit organization; donations are tax deductible. Help us grow and improve tennis and the tennis courts in East Longmeadow! For more info or to register, contact the Enfield Tennis Club at (860) 698-6503.
Including perennial plants and a variety of home baked goods! May 7, 6 - 8:30 p.m. and May 8, 8 a.m. - noon at the First Congregational Church at the rotary.
SOCCER ASSOCIATION MEETING
The next E.L. Soccer Assoc. Board Meeting is scheduled for May 5 at 8 p.m. in the Rec. Dept. All coaches and interested parties are welcome to attend.
MICKEY MANTLE TRYOUTS
E.L. students in grades 9 and 10 interested in playing Mickey Mantle baseball are reminded tryouts are May 1 from 1 - 4 p.m. at ELHS varsity field. Potential players cannot turn 17 before May 1 and must register in the Rec. Dept. office prior to tryouts.
RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING
The next regularly scheduled Recreation Commission meeting is May 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rec. Dept. office.
MARLINS SWIM TEAM REMINDER
Registrations for the Marlins summer team are being taken now for ages 6 - 18 in the Rec. Dept. office. Practices begin May 3. Coaches will determine the best practice schedule for your child. Championships at end of July. Questions: call 525-5437.
PINE KNOLL SUMMER CAMP
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is accepting registrations for ages 4 - grade 8 for its Pine Knoll summer camps, running June 28 - Aug. 13. Fees vary by age. Early drop off and late pickup offered. Come into Rec. Dept. office Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. for more info or to register.
PINE KNOLL COUNSELORS
The EL Rec. Dept. will offer the "CIT" (junior counselor) program at Pine Knoll this summer for individuals finishing grades 7 and 8. This is a leadership development program designed to provide hands-on learning as well as educational info. Limited to 20 per session. Begins June 28 for seven weeks, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mon. - Fri. Participant must begin with a two week consecutive session; can do one week at a time after that. Come into the Rec. office, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to register. For more info, call 525-5437.
EL SOCCER ASSOCIATION
Has open positions effective June 2010 for the following: president, vice president, Pioneer Valley coordinator, In-Town coordinator. Call the Rec. Dept. at 525-5437 if interested.
MAKE YOUR OWN JEWELRY
Sandy Merrill will be at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., May 3 at 9:30 a.m. Choose from hundreds of beautiful items to create a memorable gift for someone special! $3 plus cost of supplies.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
The EL Senior Friendship Club will play Bingo April 29 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., following noon luncheon of roast pork w/gravy, mashed potato, butternut squash and applesauce. Call 525-5436 for reservations.
Instructor Diane Shields is beginning a new session of tap classes Tues. evenings at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. Beginners class at 6:15 p.m., intermediate at 7 p.m., advanced at 8 p.m. For more info call instructor at 218-2375.
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.
PIONEER VALLEY STAMP CLUB
Pioneer Valley Stamp Club will meet on May 11 and 25 at the First United Church of Christ on Route 5 in Longmeadow. Activities 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 others are welcome. For more info visit www.pioneervalleystampclub.org or call Bev at (860) 623-6985 or Dave at 783-2809.
NEW YORK CITY BUS TRIP
The Dow Jones Retirees Group has scheduled a trip to New York City on May 1. Pick up and drop off at the Plantation Inn parking lot in Chicopee and Bob's Store commuter lot in Enfield, Conn. All are welcome. Cost includes driver gratuity. For more info contact Carol at (860) 668-5822 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine tasting starting at 6 p.m. at Salvatore's Restaurant, 1333 Boston Rd., Springfield. Tickets are $25 for a fun evening out with specially-selected wines, hors d'oeuvres, music, silent auction and raffles (featuring Red Sox tickets). All proceeds benefit Pioneer Gymnastics Competitive Team members. For tickets, call 525-1291 or e-mail email@example.com.
INFANT & TODDLER STORYTIME
Wednesdays (ongoing): Infant & Toddler Storytime at Hampden Public Library, 625 Main St. at 11 a.m. Interactive songs, stories and games in a supportive environment. Approx. duration is 20 mins. followed by optional playtime in our Children's Room. Free. Registration not required. For more info call 566-3047 or visit www.hampden-library.org.
ROAST PORK DINNER
A roast pork dinner including mashed potatoes, peas & carrots, salad, rolls, applesauce and lemon lush will be offered on May 8 at 6 p.m. at the Federated Community Church, 590 Main St. Adults, $12; children, $6. Call for reservations at 566-3711.
FRIENDS BOOK SALE AT STORRS
The Friends of Storrs Library will be hosting a used book sale May 1 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. A Friends only preview sale will take place April 30 from 3 - 7 p.m. Not a member? Join at the door for $15; support the Friends and be among the first to see the books! For more info visit friendsofstorrslibrary.com.
LEND A HAND LONGMEADOW
Spring clean up kick-off event May 8 coordinated by Eagle Scoute applicant Sam Epstein will coordinate teen volunteers willing to assist Longmeadow's senior residents with small spring clean-up projects. If you feel you would like to have a teen help you with some spring yard work, call the Adult Center for details at 565-4150.
WWII REGISTRY OF REMEMBRANCES
Anyone who helped win the war, either a veteran or an American on the home front, is eligible for the Registry of Remembrances. During May, forms will be available at the Adult Center. Enter your own name or that of someone you wish to honor for their service during the war. The Registry of Remembrances will be accessible on site at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., and online. Free. Call the Adult Center at 565-4150 for more info.
GREENWOOD EXTENDED DAY
Open enrollment night meeting May 12 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The Greenwood Extended Day registration packets for 2010-11 will be available. Take a tour of the before and after kindergarten and after school programs.
AMERICAN GIRL WORKSHOP
Learn all about Molly McIntire and her friend Emily who stays with her during World War II. Molly loves everything red, white and blue and is very patriotic. In honor of Molly and Emily, participants will make and decorate sparkling star crowns and felt banners. Participants will be able to wear them to watch or march in their local Memorial Day Parade! There will be time for American Girl stories and refreshments before the class ends. American Girl clothes, books and accessories will be for sale at discounted prices. Workshop will be May 8 from 10 a.m. - noon at Greenwood Children's Center. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info and registration.
Meets May 5 at 12:15 p.m. at the Adult Center. Dr. Richard Deslauriers will talk about dentistry on the battle field. All area veterans are invited to these meetings. Make a lunch reservation at least 24 hours in advance 565-4150.
ZUMBA FOR SENIORS
Next session: May 5 - June 30 at 4 p.m. (no class June 23). Fun, energetic way to exercise. Dance at your own pace! There is a fee. Register at the class or call for details at 565-4150.
CINCO DE MAYO LUNCHEON
May 5, 11:30 a.m. at the Adult Center. Celebrate Mexico with a delicious lunch prepared by our creative chef. Only $3. Reserve at 565-4150.
GIRLS LACROSSE CLINIC
First and second grade girls will enjoy running through the basics of introductory lacrosse drills and skills needed by players to be successful in lacrosse. Members of the girls LHS lacrosse team will be providing assistance during this clinic, which is under the direction of LHS coach Steve Dudek. All players are required to provide their own equipment, which should include a stick, goggles and mouth guard. A soft beginner lacrosse ball will be provided. Clinic meets on Saturdays May 1 - 22 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at LHS Russell field. Call Coach Dudek at 567-7975 for more info.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
The National Day of Prayer will take place May 6 from 7 - 8 p.m. People from many congregations in the Pioneer Valley will be gathering at the downtown Court Square in front of the Old First Church directly across from Springfield City Hall. Pastors from the area will be leading the people in prayer for our nation, cities and communities. For more info call 782-7171.
Reserve your space now for Our Lady of the Sacred Heart/St. Jude festival Aug. 21 - 22. Festival takes place on the grounds, Roswell Street, Springfield/Pine Point. For more info call 782-8041.
THE MUSIC OF BARRY MANILOW
On May 27, join the travel club from Mary, Mother of Hope Parish on a bus trip to see Barry Manilow impersonator Dave Colucci in concert at the Grand Oak Villa, Oakville, Conn. Cost includes a family style meal (chicken marsala and roast beef), motorcoach, driver's gratuity. For reservations, call Sylvia at 594-2757.
CAPE MAY AND ATLANTIC CITY
Join the travel club from Mary, Mother of Hope Parish for this three day, two night trip June 2 - 4. Cost includes two nights lodging at the Grand Hotel located on the oceanfront, welcome reception, four meals, dinner show, cash bonus at Atlantic City Casino, Cape May sightseeing, all admissions, tips for escort and driver. For reservations, call Sylvia at 594-2757.
OLD WESTBURY GARDEN TRIP
On June 24, a docent- led tour of Old Westbury gardens and mansion, Long Island, N.Y., will be offered by the Springfield Garden Club. Cost includes motorcoach fare, driver's tip, box lunch and admissions. Paid reservations due by May 21. Tour departs from Longmeadow Shops near Talbots at 7 a.m.; returns 6:30 p.m. Mail check to Springfield Garden Club, Emily DelPadre, 325R Longhill St., Springfield MA 01108. For more info call 788-6168.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
At Reeds Landing Retirement Community facilited by Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (BVNAH) on Tues. evenings from 5:30 - 7 p.m., May 4 - June 15. Pre-registration required; contact Louisa Sapienza at 794-6550 or e-mail Louisa.Sapienza@baystatehealth.org. Info is also available at www.loomiscommunities.org.
FIFTH ANNUAL QUILT SHOW
The Atheneum Society of Wilbraham announces its Fifth Annual Quilt Show at the Old Meeting House, 450 Main St., May 2 from 2 - 4 p.m. and June 6 from 2 - 4 p.m. Quilts and quilted items from local artists. A weaving demo by Jo Miner. Spring floral arrangements (which may be purchased) by Claudia Trzeciak of Wilbraham Flowers.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
The Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Committee will meet on April 27 at 7 p.m. in the Minnechaug Regional High School Superintendent's Conference Room, 621 Main St.