Town Events, July 26 - Aug. 2
|From The Reminder|
BELLY DANCE CLASSES
Intermediate belly dance classes. Fun exercise. Quantum Life Management Center, 30 Westwood Ave. Six week session from Aug. 4 to Sept. 8, Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Pre-register for class at by e-mailing Michelle at Michele1291@yahoo.com or call 526-9840.
In-Dialogue Exhibition (#2) Opening reception and Amherst Art Walk: Aug. 5, 5 - 8 p.m. at Gallery A3, 28 Amity St., Amherst. Gallery A3 artist-members will be showing new work with invited guest-artists for the purposes of generating dialogue between the artwork, the artists and those who attend the exhibit. For info: 256-4250.
INDIGO JAZZ QUINTET
Concert on the lawn with Indigo Jazz Quintet at the Keep Homestead Museum, 35 Ely Rd., Monson on Aug. 1, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic lunch. The concert will take place rain or shine. Admission is free; donations are accepted. Refreshments will be served. For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call call 267-4137.
HAMPDEN GARDEN CLUB
The August meeting of the Hampden Garden Club will take place the evening of Aug. 19 at Academy Hall. Members and friends will get together to exchange ideas, provide helpful tips and solve problems some gardeners may have encountered during this growing season. Everyone's invited to bring something to share or to ask about gardening.
The following youth theater events are taking place at the Longmeadow High School auditorium: July 28 - 29 at 7 p.m., Children's Summer Theater performance "The Trial of Goldilocks." July 30 at 7 p.m., Showbiz Kids performance "Going Buggy."
WALKING GROUP KICKOFF
Join "Meddowe Walkers" Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Longmeadow Adult Center for a walking group kickoff coffee. Debi Hirshfield will be available to share educational material with participants. We'll meet Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. starting Aug. 9 at the Target entrance at the Enfield Mall. Call the center at 565-4150 for details.
SUMMER CAMP UPDATE
Attention LPRD campers: Longmeadow Parks and 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.
Get your child's health and immunization forms completed by your pediatrician a.s.a.p., 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 and adventure camps. Register now for traditional day camps online at www.lprd.net.
SWIMMING AND TENNIS
Be sure to visit www.lprd.net or the Parks and Rec. office for a full listing of all of swim and tennis lessons this summer. Lessons run in two-week sessions throughout the summer and encompass ages 3.5 through adult.
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.
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 to 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.
International Day Lunch Celebrating Poland on Aug. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Longmeadow Adult Center. This will also be an opportunity to meet Elzbieta Swiercz who will be the instructor for our new Polish Language and Culture class at the center in September. Cost: $3. Reservations: 565-4150.
READING RADIO SCRIPTS
This informal group gets together once a month at the Longmeadow Adult Center and reads vintage radio scripts. This month we'll be reading Blondie. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome at the next meeting on Aug. 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Call 565-4150 if you are coming so we can have enough copies of the script.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
State Sen. Gale Candaras is sponsoring an ice cream social right after lunch to meet and greet you on Aug. 13 at noon at the Longmeadow Adult Center. Everyone is welcome. Sign-up for lunch as usual or just come for dessert.
The Longmeadow Adult Center will sponsor a trip to Tanglewood on Aug. 14, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. An open rehearsal for a rare Sunday program, which features the music of Gershwin, Schuller and Bernstein will take place in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. Pre-rehearsal talk included. Bring a picnic lunch. Cost: $45 for tickets and transportation. Call the center at 565-4150 for info.
FALL SOCCER ASSOCIATION
This program runs September to November for kids in Kindergarten to eighth grade. Games are scheduled for Sundays. Sign-up at the Longmeadow Community House. Fee: in town is $50. If your child makes travel teams, there is an extra $90 fee. For more info: www.longmeadowsoccer.com.
The Longmeadow Adult Center will sponsor a trip to Barrington Stage Co.'s "The Crucible" on Oct. 17, 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. In one of the great plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller was inspired by McCarthyism to revisit the Salem witch trials. A delicious lunch at the Cork 'n Hearth is included. Cost: $74 ($69 for those over 60 and students). To reserve, call 565-4150.
LIVING WELL TALK
"Food Labels What Do They Really Mean?" will be the subject of a talk at the Longmeadow Adult Center on Aug. 13, 10 a.m. Our presenter will be Kathy Roberts, RD, LDN from Baystate Medical Center Cardiac Rehab. She will present an interactive lecture explaining the ins and outs of nutrition labels. Call 565-4150 to register.
MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The second annual Joe Salvon Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Sept. 24 at the Twin Hills Country Club. Shotgun start, scramble format at noon. Cost: $125 for entire day; $50 for dinner alone. Pre-registration is necessary as soon as possible, but no later than Aug. 15. For more info, call 246-5336, visit www.joesalvongolf.com or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP
On the first Monday of each month, a support group for caregivers of those with Parkinson's disease and those coping with the disease, will meet at the Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St., at 4 p.m. No registration is required. For more info, call Joyce at 323-4274 or Bobbie Levin at 536-1895.
TRIP TO RHODE ISLAND
Forest Park Golden Age Club is sponsoring a trip to Wakefield, R.I. for lunch at Captain Jack's on Aug. 18. Choice of lobster or prime rib, appetizer to dessert. After lunch, five hours at Foxwoods Casino and receive $25 bonus packet. Depart 8:30 a.m. from St. Paul's Church parking lot; returning approx. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $60. Reserve seat by sending check to Anna Zaccheo, 127 Shawmut St., Springfield, MA 01108. For info, call 739-3536 by Aug. 2.
NO STRINGS MARIONETTES
The "No Strings Marionettes" will present some captivating fun for the Children's Summer Theater on July 31. Event is free. Every child 12 and under will be entered into a free raffle and receive a voucher for lunch anywhere in the food court for only $2 following the performances at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. in the Center Court area at Eastfield Mall. For more info, call Eastfield Mall at 543-8000 or visit www.eastfieldmall.com.
ATHENAEUM SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE
The Athenaeum Society of Wilbraham announces its open house at the Old Meeting House, 450 Main St. on Aug. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. "Paddy on the Railroad" talk by Dennis Picard, executive director of Storrowtown Village Museum, at 2:30 p.m. and antique cars (weather permitting).