Town Events Aug. 9 - Aug. 16
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SPORTS EDUCATION SERIES
At Performance Rehabilitation, 80 Denslow Rd. All talks start at 6:30 p.m. Speakers include: Terry Ditmar PT, CSCS, Trevor Dorian MS, CSCS, CISSN, Dan Jaffe CSCS, CISSN. Aug 11: Conditioning for weight loss. Aug. 12: Nutrition for your health. Aug. 18: Avoiding exercise plateaus. Aug. 19: when is it safe for my child to train? Info: 526-9924.
BLUEBERRY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
At The Meadows Lodge, 43 Chestnut St., Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. - noon. $5 adults, $3 children.
FILL THE BOOT CAMPAIGN FOR MD
The East Longmeadow Firefighter's Association will be conducting their annual Muscular Dystrophy Boot Drive to raise money for Jerry's Kid at the East Longmeadow Rotary Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 from approximately 9 a.m to 2 p.m.
Free line dancing takes place every Friday at 4 p.m. on the new dance floor of the Pleasant View Senior Center. Certified instructor. Newcomers welcome. Free. For more info call 567-0773.
FRIENDS OF THE REC BBQ
The East Longmeadow Friends of Recreation will host a family BBQ at Pine Knoll Aug. 15 from 5-8 p.m. Food and beverages available to purchase. All East Longmeadow residents invited. Proceeds benefit the Recreation Dept's capital planning needs. For more info visit www.elmfor.com.
Aug. 18, 1 to 3 p.m. To qualify you must be an East Longmeadow resident of any age and show proof of need. If you need a ticket, please sign up in the Senior Center office before Aug. 18. No commodities will be given without a ticket.
MANICURES FOR SENIORS
Aug. 13 and 27 at Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. with Melissa from Melissa's Traveling Salon. 20 minute. appointments between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.; cost is $10. Call 525-5436 for an appointment.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Will host a Summer Reunion Aug. 19 at Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., featuring an Ice Cream Social sponsored by Senator Gale Candaras. Lunch is hot roast pork sandwich w/gravy, and broccoli. $2, including ice cream. No charge for just ice cream. Call 525-5436 for reservations.
LEARN THE GAME OF POOL
The Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. will be offering free pool lessons in its new pool room, with instructor Frank Thetreault on Aug. 16th and 23 at 10 a.m.
TRY SOMETHING NEW
At the Pleasant View Senior Center Aug. 25 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. See all that we have to offer in the newly renovated center. Try exercise and dance classes; fitness room, pool room and bocce courts. Instructors on hand. A variety of games also available. $2 Lunch will be turkey apple salad, lettuce and tomato, Potato wedges and mixed fruit. Call 525-5436 to reserve lunch.
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP
Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Support Group meets Aug. 17 from 3 - 4 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Facilitator is Mary Ann Stout.
GIRL'S VOLLEYBALL CAR WASH
The East Longmeadow girl's volleyball team will host a car wash Aug. 14, 9 a.m. - 1p.m. at the First Congregational Church. Please come support the team!
NEIGHBORLY GARDEN STROLL
Hosted by the East Longmeadow Garden Club on Aug. 26, featuring gardens of seasoned club members. Strolls are intended to give info about names of plants and their care and feeding. Free and open to the public and prospective Garden Club members. For info call Lavada Munoz at 525-3910 or Nancy Heath at 262-5164.
ELHS B'DAY PARTY GOLF TOURNEY
Aug. 30, Elmcrest Country Club. $100/player includes greens fees, cart, lunch, dinner, prizes, $45 tee gift certificate for each player. To sign up or be a sponsor, call 374-9919 or visit www.elhs50thebirthdayparty.com. Proceeds benefit East Longmeadow High School's 50th Birthday Party celebration in July 2011.
The Somers Cultural Commission will present its 18th annual regional juried Piedmont Art Show at Piedmont Hall, 604 Main St., Somers, Conn. Juror's Choice award is $800; other awards of $300, $100 and $25. Entry dates: Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-noon; Sept. 11, noon-2 p.m. at Piedmont Hall. For entry prospectus visit: www.somerscultural.com or send SASE to Somers Cultural Commission, 600 Main St., Somers, CT 06071, Attn: Neil, Piedmont Art Show 2010.
The Dow Jones Retiree's Group has scheduled a trip to Yankee Stadium Sept. 4. Cost: $90/person includes bus, tailgate party, ticket to the game. Pick up/drop off at Bob's Commuter Lot, Enfield, Conn. All welcome. Info: Carol at 860-668-5822 or 860-978-1313.
The Suffield Fine Arts Festival, sponsored by the Tobacco Valley Artists Association has space available for artists wishing to exhibit their work for display or sale on Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on the grounds of the King House Museum, 232 S. Main St., Suffield, Conn. (rain date is Oct. 2). A 10 ft. by 10 ft. space is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Artists may share a space for $10 each. Art group or club can rent a 10 ft. by 10 ft. space for $30. Call Claire Ledoux at 860-668-6786. Deadline Sept. 15.
Western Massachusetts Republications will be holding their annual summer picnic on Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. at the West Springfield Elks Lodge pavilion, 429 Morgan St. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 children five and under free. This annual event provides an opportunity to mix and mingle with Republican candidates for public office in a relaxed setting. Send reservations to WMR, P.O. Box 4662, Springfield, MA 01101.
TAG SALE VENDORS SOUGHT
The St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Mary's Church, will host a tag sale in the parking lot at 27 Somers Rd. Sept. 18 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Rental space is $20. Contact Pat Broer at 860-749-0697 to reserve a spot.
Aug. 19 at the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., from 12:30 - 2 p.m. see film, "Georgia O'Keefe." Free.
Meets at the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., Aug. 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Beginners and experienced researchers welcome. Free.
At the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd. Aug. 26 at 11:30 a.m. Special luncheon will celebrate birthdays of anyone born in August. Cake supplied by Glenmeadow. Free for those with August birthdays, $3 for all others. Call 565-4150 to register.
RED HAT LUNCHEON
Meets Sept. 15 at 12:30 p.m. at Crown Plaza Hotel, Enfield, Conn. Please note change of time!
Trip to see the play at Barrington Stage company, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. 6:30 p.m. Lunch at the Cork 'n Hearth on Laurel Lake in Lee included. $74/$69 for those over 60 and students. To reserve, call 565-4150.
Trip on Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Package includes a $15 food coupon or the free buffet plus $5 free bets. Cost is only $25. To reserve, call 565-4150.
IRVING BERLIN'S "WHITE CHRISTMAS"
Trip to see the play at the Bushnell, Nov. 21, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Transportation and orchestra seats $94, $89 (seniors and students. To reserve, call 565-4150.
WALKING GROUP TIME CHANGE
The "Meddowe Walkers" a newly formed walking group, will meet Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. starting at the Target entrance at the Enfield Mall. Call the Longmeadow Adult Center at 565-4150 for details.
SUBURBAN YOUTH FOOTBALL
Co-ed program for players entering third to eighth grades. Participants are grouped by grade, age, skill, and experience levels with weight restrictions for certain positions. Fee is $150, with a program to reduce program costs to those in need. Visit www.longmeadowfootball.org for additional info.
STATUE OF LIBERTY/ELLIS ISLAND
Oct. 2 trip includes transportation and entry into the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Bus departs Greenwood Center at 6 a.m; returns 8 p.m. Visit www.lprd.net for additional information and registration.
THOMAS E. LANNON SCHOONER
Sixty-five-foot schooner sails from her dock Gloucester, Mass. Trip is Aug. 21. Bus will depart Greenwood Center at 7:30 a.m. and return 7:30 p.m. Visit www.lprd.net for additional info and registration.
NEW MOMS SUPPORT GROUP
Gain support from other parents, meet new friends and establish bonds with other new parents. Program meets during the school year on Thursday mornings from 10 - 11 a.m. at Greenwood Children's Center. This group is open to new parents and their infants from birth to one year. Program is offered free in conjunction with Baystate Medical Center Parent Education Dept. Call Convy Stahl at 794-5515 for more info.
POP & JAZZ WITH GLAMOUR GIRLS
Aug. 17, The Glamour Girls perform the most popular dance hits from the 40s Swing to the 90s Pop/Rock chart-toppers. Amber, Vanessa and Racquel with this seven-piece band are bound to keep you dancing all night long! Presented by Spa On The Green
CARDS, CARDS, CARDS
At the Longmeadow Adult Center, there are card games most days of the week.
Schedule: Duplicate Bridge Mondays and Fridays, 12:30 p.m.; Pinochle Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.; Pitch Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.; Rubber Bridge Thursdays, 1 p.m. Canasta, anyone? We would be happy to schedule a Canasta game if we had at least four interested people. Call 565-4150 to get in the game.
At the Longmeadow Adult Center, Tuesdays 1 p.m. This lively group discusses current events once a month. Moderated by Saul Finestone, topics covered can range from local to international ones. All opinions and new participants are always welcome.
FUEL ASSISTANCE APPOINTMENTS
For new applicants only, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mayflower Senior Center, 1516 Sumner Ave. Call Alex Martin at 782-4536.
HUNGRY HILL LUNCHEONS
The Hungry Hill Center's Tuesday luncheons will be Aug. 10: meatloaf and Aug. 24: soup and egg salad. Tickets are $2 and must be purchased one week prior to the lunch. The center's new location is the Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St. Info: 733-9411.
FUEL ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS
Representatives from New England Farm Workers' Council will be at the Hungry Hill Center, Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St. Aug. 26 to accept fuel applications for new clients. Appointments necessary; 733-9411.
THE TOE JAM BAND
The Toe Jam Puppet Band appears at Eastfield Mall for Children's Summer Theater Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Shows performed in the Center Court. Arrive early for best seating and to receive free gift and lunch voucher. Event is free and every child 12 and under can enter free raffle and receive a voucher valid for lunch anywhere in the food court for only $2 and a $1 kids cone at Dairy Queen following performance. Info visit www.eastfieldmall.com or call 543-8000.
Representative Cheryl Coakley-Rivera will sponsor a free pizza party at the Hungry Hill Center Aug. 17 at 12:30 p.m. Reservations: call the center at 733-9411.
HOLY CROSS CHURCH DINEOUT
On Aug 11, from 5 - 8 p.m at Friendly's on Allen and Cooley Streets,Holy Cross Parish is having a fundraising event. Kids Meals are only $1.99! Come to our tent for a coloring contest, games, and a raffle of either an ice cream sundae basket or ice cream cake. Our Youth Ministry is also sponsoring a car wash!
UNITY IN COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY
The Mason Square "Unity in the Community" Block Party event will take place Aug. 14h from 10a.m. to 3p.m at Pleasant Street and Holy Trinity Church of God In Christ.
DA CANDIDATES FORUM
Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Greenleaf Community Center, Parker St., 16 Acres. Invited are District Attorney candidates State Sen. Stephen Buoniconti, Michael Kogut, Stephen Spelman, James Goodhines, Mark Mastroianni and Brett Vottero. State Sen. Gale Candaras is also expected to attend.
FOXWOODS CASINO TRIP
Friends of Wilbraham Seniors is sponsoring a trip to Foxwoods Casino on Oct. 6 to benefit the Wilbraham Seniors Building Fund. Cost is $26/person. Bus departs senior center at 8:30 a.m., returns a 5:30 p.m. $10 food voucher, $15 Keno voucher included. Only 47 seats available. Payment due at time of sign up. Call Jane Soukup, 596-6046.
RED SOX VS TORONTO
The Wilbraham Parks & Recreation Dept. is hosting a trip Sept. 17 to the Sox vs Toronto game at Fenway. Bus leaves from MRHS at 4 p.m for 7:10 game. $120/person for pavilion box 18 seats, transportation. For details visit www.wilbraham-ma.gov/rec or stop by the WPRD to register.
SEPTEMBER PLAYGROUP SIGN UP
At Wilbraham Children's Museum for children birth to pre-kindergarten. Sign up now for organized 90 minute. playgroups Mon.- Fri. starting in September. Museum available to rent for birthday parties. Playground open to public. To inquire - www.wilbrahamchildrensmuseum.org or 596-2472.