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Town Events July 5 - July 12

From The Reminder
EAST LONGMEADOW
E. L. H. S. 50th Birthday Party
Tickets still available! Due to the overwhelming response of ticket deposits received, we've booked the MassMutual Center for the Gala on July 2, 2011. Do not hesitate guarantee your tickets now by going to the Web site at www.elhs50thbirthdayparty.info or by calling 374-9919. Tickets are available until we sell out.

COMMUNITY SHRED DAY
Westfield Bank and Proshred Security are presenting a Community Shred Program on July 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the East Longmeadow Office, 382 North Main St. Join us at the bank and bring a copy paper size box of personal documents for shredding by Proshred Security's mobile shredding truck.

FARMER'S MARKET COUPONS
Are available at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. on a first come, first served basis. Each person receives $30 in coupons to use like cash at any area farmer's market. You must be 60 years of age or older and have a limited income (receiving Mass Health, Food Stamps, Fuel Assistance or Commodity Distribution.) For more info. call Janice Michaelis at 525-5424.

SENIOR CENTER JULY 5-21
The Pleasant View Senior Center will be closed on July 5 in observance of the July 4 holiday. All programs and classes will be cancelled July 6th 21st for auditorium floor removal and replacement. The office will remain open during this time for phone calls, purchase of PVTA tickets, Food Pantry and Loaning Closet use.

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS
The E. Long. Rec. Dept. is offering a variety of sports camps for children 3.5 years through high school age. Check online Summer Flyer at www.eastlongmeadowma.gov or come into office Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m - 4 p.m. Call 525-5437 for more info.

REC. DEPT. ONLINE REGISTRATION
The East Long. Rec. Dept. is, now, on-line for the convenience of our residents and non-residents to register for Rec. Dept. programs. Please call the Office for your I.D. number and password, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. at 525-5437.

FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION
The E. Long. Rec. Dept. is, now, registering for youth field hockey, suburban football and intown soccer. Deadlines do apply. Refer to Blue Flyer sent thru Reminder and the Schools or view online at www.eastlongmeadowma.gov or call office Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.- 4 p.m..

PINE KNOLL POOL MEMBERSHIPS
The E. Long. Rec. Dept. offers family and individual memberships to Pine Knoll Recreation Aarea for the Summer. No daily walk-ins. Pool and other facilities availabl. Fees range from $45-$120. Come into our Office Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or call 525-5437 for more info.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
HERB GARDEN TOUR
July 8 10 a.m. to 1p.m. at Storrowton Village on the grounds of the Big E. Free. Storrowton's Master Gardeners guide visitors through historic Aunt Helen's Herb Garden. for more information call 205-5051.

CALL FOR CLOTHING PICK-UP
Big Brothers Big Sisters will be sending trucks throughout Hampden County for a free pick-up of donated used clothing and shoes in good condition Items will be resold to Savers thrift stores or recycled as a fundraiser to support mentoring programs in the community. To find out when trucks will be in neighborhoods for pick-ups, call 732-7111.

SWINGLES SQUARE DANCE
The Swingles Square Dance Club will host a Plus Dance on July 10 with Gene King calling and Laura Knight cuing. They will have a mainstream dance (Tombstone Territory) on July 16 with Lenny Stratton calling and Dennis Visconti cuing. Dances take place at United Mittineague Methodist Church, 800 Amostown Rd., West Springfield from 8-10:30 p.m. Early rounds 7:30-8 p.m.

"PERFECT SPOT OF TEA"
Lalit, a group performing ethnically diverse music from ragas to celtic jigs, will perform at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum's "A Perfect Spot of Tea" 2010 series on July 31. Admission: $10 per guest with tea seatings at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum is located at 130 River Dr., Hadley. For more info, contact the museum at 584-4699 or visit www.pphmuseum.org.

SENIOR SERVICE VOLUNTEERS
Greater Springfield Senior Services is seeking volunteers with good budgeting and organizational skills to help manage the finances of older, low-income individuals. Volunteers must be able to donate up to three hours a month of their time and have transportation. For more info, contact Greater Springfield Senior Services' money management program supervisor at 781-8800 ext. 163.

HAMPDEN
Hampden Garden Club
The July meeting of the Hampden Garden Club will be, July 15 at 6 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Collins, 721 Main Str. This is our annual picnic and plant exchange, and is a members only meeting. Officers of the club will provide hospitality. Watch for postcard telling what food to bring. If you want to be a part of the plant exchange, bring a plant from your garden.

ALL ABOUT FROGS!
July 7 at in the Town House auditorium. Presented by the Thornton Burgess Society at 2:30 p.m Listen to stories about frogs by Thornton Burgess and learn about frogs in this hands-on program. Includes live frogs and animal artifacts. Free. All ages. sponsored by Hampden Public Library. Info: 566-3047.

TRIP TO BASSETT PLANETARIUM
In Amherst, July 10, sponsored by Hampden Public Library. All ages. Take your own transportation, meet at the planetarium at 10:45 a.m, show at 11 a.m. Free but limited seating, advance tickets required. Tickets, info available at Library or call 566-3047.

LONGMEADOW
VETERAN'S GROUP
Meets at Longmeadow Adult Center July 7 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Speaker will be Major John Trovato, US Air Force Reserve, an "A-10" aircraft pilot in O peration Iraqi Freedom and was a "C-34" pilot in Operation Enduring Freedom. All area veterans invited. Make lunch reservation at least 24 hours in advance by calling 565-4150.

SUMMER SERIES OF ITALIAN
At Longmeadow Adult Center Tuesdays, July 13 Aug31 10:30-11:30 a.m.. Instructor: Stefania Foster. Muzzy videos available at 9:30 a.m.. $72 for 8 weeks. Register at 565-4150

INTERNATIONAL LUNCH: AMERICAN
At the Longmeadow Adult Center, July 14 at 11:30 a.m. Bring a friend. Only $3. Reserve at 565-4150.

READING RADIO SCRIPTS
At the Longmeadow Adult Center July 15 from 12:30 1:30 p.m. Informal group reads vintage radio scripts from Dragnet, Blondie, Fibber McGee and Molly and Lux Radio Theater. Everyone welcome, but call 565-4150 if you are coming so we can have enough copies of the script for that day.

PROMENADE SHOPS/EVERGREEN WALK
Bus trip July 19 10 a.m.. 2:30 p.m.. We will travel in a comfortable rented van that seats 15. Cost :$12 for the transportation and you will be on your own for lunch. Call Longmeadow Adult Center at 565-4150 for more information.

TANGLWOOD TRIP
Trip Aug. 14, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. An open rehearsal for a rare Sunday program which features the music of Gershwin, Schuller and Bernstein in Koussevitzky Music Shed. Pre-rehearsal talk. Bring picnic lunch. $45 for tickets and transportation. Call the Longmeadow Adult Center at 565-4150 for more information.

LIVING WELL CHAT GROUP
"Oh My Aching Hands" July 9 at 10 a.m., MaryLynne Jacobs, Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist at Performance Rehab, will talk about hand and elbow pain. At The Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Road. Call to register: 565-4150.

KEEP OUR PARKS CLEAN
When enjoying the public parks, tennis courts and town facilities, please discard water bottles and other trash responsibly. Longmeadowhas a group of volunteers who pledge time and talent to improving our parks and facilities. Please pitch in to keep our town looking beautiful.

SUMMER CAMP UPDATE!
Longmeadow Parks and Recreation will not offer camp Aug. 30-Sept. 3 as previously advertised due to Longmeadow Public Schools start of the school year on Sept. 1.

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 at 8p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional information and registration.

THOMAS E. LANNON SCHOONER
Sixt-five-foot schooner sails from her dock Gloucester, MA. Trip is August 21. Bus will departGreenwood Center at 7:30 a.m. and return 7:30 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional information and registration.

SWIMMING AND TENNIS
Visit WWW.LPRD.NET or the Parks & Recn office for full listing summer swim and tennis offerings. Lessons run in two-week sessions for ages 3.5 through adult. Swim lessons include discount for 2010 Outdoor Pool Pass holders.

TENNIS COURT USE
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 arrangemes for permit, prior to lesson.

FALL SOCCER ASSOCIATION
Runs September through November for players in grades Kindergarten - through eight. Practices are at coache's discretion usually weekdays or Saturdays. Games are Sundays. Optional travel teams play weeknights and weekends. Uniforms provided. Sign-up at Community House. Visit www.longmeadowsoccer.com for updated information and fees.

SUBURBAN YOUTH FOOTBALL
Co-ed program for players entering third -eighth grade. Participants grouped by grade, age, skill, and experience levels with weight restrictions for certain positions. All coaches are NYSCA certified! Early August, weeknight practices 6-8 p.m. at LHS. Visit www.longmeadowfootball.org for additional information.

SPRINGFIELD
SPRINGFIELD TENNIS CLUB
Will host a social tennis mixer with prizes, games and refreshments July 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Forest Park clay courts for all levels of players. No partners or reservations needed. Players will be rotated for one-set doubles matches. Free to club members; $4 for non-members. Public invited. Info: Sandie Powell at 786-8099.

MALL WALKERS AT EASTFIELD
The Mall Walkers Club at Eastfield Mall sponsors a free health presentation July 7 at 9 a.m. at Eastfield Mall Food Court by Dr. Michael O'Connor of Community Chiropractic Care. He will discuss "Osteoporosis and Living a Little Better." Free blood pressure screening by Chicopee VNA, free health info, free raffle to win a $20 Ninety Nine Restaurant gift card or two Rave Motion Pictures gift cards, free coffee. Info: Carolyn at 543-8000, X11.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Springfield Wesleyan Church, 98 White St. will offer a vacation Bible school, "High Seas Expedition" on July 19-23 from 5:45-8:30 p.m. The expedition is filled with Bible learning experiences, Bible Point crafts, team building games, cool Bible Songs, and tasty treats, and hands-on mission project called Operation Kid-to-Kid. Call 478-9708 to register.

SCENIC RAILWAY TRAIN RIDES
Juy 17, at Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum, sponsored by St. Peter's Chuch, 45 Buckingham St. Includes a 90-minute round-trip ride connecting Lee, Lenox nd Stockbridge aboard 1920s passnger coaches hauled by vintage diesel engines.
Tickets: $25/adults, $15 children. Call Marjrie Guess, 788-0044 or MaryLouise Rutherford, 783-5113. Space limited.

"L..O.S.T."
Orchard Covenant Church and Deliverance Center Ministries, both of Indian Orchard, are pleased to announce their latest joint venture, "L.O.S.T. But Now I'm Found" on July 17 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Food or monetary contributions for the Community Survival Center of Indian Orchard are welcome. Contact the church at 543-4204 for more info.

WILBRAHAM
ANTHENEUM SOCIETY GARDEN PARTY
and ice cream social, July 11, 1-5 p.m. at Old meeting House, 450 Main St. Rides in 1880 horse-drawn carriage, courtesy of Blue Star Equine Rescue & Burgundy Farm priced at $5/person. Art sale by Wilbraham Art League. Ice cream courtesy of Friendly's.


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