Town Events, June 28 - July 5
|From The Reminder|
Bereavement group for healing after suicide, sponsored by Forastiere Family Funeral Homes, from 7-9 p.m. July 5 at the Forastiere Smith Grief Support Center, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow There is no cost and no advance notice required. For information, call 525-2800.
Before the parade on July 4th at the First Congregational Church of East Longmeadow, 8-10:30 a.m.; adults $5, children 12 and under $2; advanced tickets- call 525-4121; tickets also sold at door; take-outs available.
BEAT THE HEAT
Learn simple and effective things to minimize discomfort and maximize enjoyment of the summer monthson on June 30 at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Presented by Connie Tague, MBA, R.N. Please call 525-5436 to register.
The Bocce Courts at the Pleasant View Senior Center are open. Bring your own Bocce set or sign out ours in the office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. $10 refundable deposit required for overnight or weekend use. Leagues forming; leave name and number in office. Call 525-5436 for more information.
CAPUANO CARE SCREENINGS
Free blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol screenings at the Pleasant View Senior Center the first Friday of each month from 8 9 a.m. No appt. needed, fasting required.
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 canceled 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.
PINE KNOLL SUMMER CAMP
Still room in Activity Kids for 4 & 5 year-old from 9-11:30 a.m. and Activity Center for kindergarten-grade 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Weekly and 2-week rates; early drop off/ late pick up additional fee. Non-residents pay $15 extra. Camp runs thru Aug. 20. Register online to www.eastlongmeadowma.gov or come into office Mon.-Fri., 8a.m.-4 p.m.
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 no, 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 available. Fees range from $45-$120. Come into our office Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or call 525-5437 for more info.
The 25th annual St. Francis of Assisi Craft Fair will be held on Sept. 25 on the church grounds in South Windsor. Spaces are available for $35 up to Aug. 31, afterwards $45. To receive an application, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: St. Francis of Assisi Craft Fair, c/o Ersilia Brandoli, 50 Cody Circle, S. Windsor, CT 06074. For questions call Brandoli at 860-528-5209.
CRUISE TO CANADA/NEW ENGLAND
Senior Travel Club presents Cruise to Canada/New England Sept. 25-Oct. 2. Round trip bus from Hampden to Boston. Call Nora at 566-5796 for prices and reservations. All welcome. Still room.
ONE-ONE COMPUTER INSTRUCTION
Is available Thursday mornings at the Longmeadow Adult Center. Seniors are welcome to sign up for an hour of free instruction. Call 565-4150 to schedule.
BOCCE BEGINS JULY 1
Cout open Thursdays, 10-noon. Come and play or practice. Equipment available for other times as well. Visit Longmeadow Adult Center office or call 565-4150 to make arrangements.
GREENWOOD PARK FIELD DAY
July 5 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Teams of all ages will compete in old-fashioned relay races and other events for the Longmeadow Adult Center, Parks Dept. daycare services, after school program and teen center. Everyone welcome! Free. Hotdogs, hamburgers, snow cones and other treats will be available for 25 cents.
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 Operation Iraqi Freedom and 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 Aug 31 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 to 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.
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.
OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Old-fashioned ice cream social at the Keep Homestead Museum, 35 Ely Rd., Monson, from 1-3:30 p.m. on July 4. After your sundae, hike the trails and tour the air-conditioned museum that has one of the largest button collections in the U.S. Free. Info: 267-4137, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.keephomesteadmuseum.org.
Bowling outing, sponsored by St. Peter's Episcopal Church Youth Department, July 10, 6-9 p.m., at Shaker Bowl, 168 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow. Price: $12 per person (includes shoes and two-hour bowl time). Pay at the door. For more info call 273-1892 or 736-8567.
GINA DANIELE YANKEES BUS TRIPS
Depart from 899 Main St., Springfield. All trips are first come-first serve and non-refundable; gift certificate are available. Aug. 21, Yankee Stadium to see NY Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners, 1:05 p.m. game; $99 p/p. Price includes bus, tickets and sandwich. Also, Sept. 5 to see NY Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m. game; $99 p/p. Price includes bus, ticket and sandwich. Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m.; must be at Mom and Rico's at 8 a.m. for either trip. Info: 732-8941.
The Hungry Hill Center will offer "Zumba" on Fridays from 11:15 a.m. to noon beginning July 9. A grant made the classes free of charge for July and Aug. Registration not required. The Hungry Hill Center will have luncheons on July 13 (fish dinner) and 27 (tuna salad). All meals include dessert and coffee. The cost is $2 and reservations are required one week in advance. Info: 733-9411.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH TRIP
The Caribbean American Cultural Center, 1514 State Street will have a beach trip to Old Orchard Beach, Maine July 17. Cost: $40/person, $25 for kids 12 and under.Info or reservations: Vera O'Connor at (413) 726-9006.
POLL WORKERS SOUGHT
Wilbraham Town Clerk Beverly J. Litchfield is looking for workers for upcoming elections. This is a paid position. Must be 18 years of age and registered voter in Wilbraham. Hours are usually 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.; half-day schedules available. Call 596-2800 ext. 200 for more info.