Town Events, March 29 - April 5
|From The Reminder|
GRAND OPENING PARTY
April 3, 7 - 9 p.m. at Heavenscent Gel Candles, 33 Harkness Ave. in the Heritage shops. Free refreshments and product samples while they last!
Join in the Easter Extravaganza and Easter Egg Hunt at Faith Tabernacle Church, 15 Kibbe Rd., on April 3 starting at 10 a.m. There will be food, hands-on fun, an incredible skit, a bounce house and 3,500 candy stuffed Easter eggs hidden for a huge hunt. Everyone is welcome to join the free kid-friendly fun. Any questions, contact us at 525-8802 or www.faithtab-elma.com.
FIT KIDS & WEE ONES
The E.L. Rec. Dept. reminds parents of kids ages 1 - 3 and 3 - 5 there is still room in the Wee Ones and Fit Kids program at Attain on Denslow Road on Tues. or Thurs. from 10 - 11 a.m. $5/day. For more info call the Office at 525-5437, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
INTOWN SOCCER REGISTRATION
The E.L. Rec. Dept. will still take registrations for spring 2010 intown soccer, but there will be a late fee of $10. Children presently in grades K - 5 are eligible. Register in-office Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
E.L. NIGHT AT THE ARMOR
The E.L. Basketball Assoc./Rec Dept. is hosting Springfield Armor Night April 1 at 7 p.m. at the Mass Mutual Center against the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants. Tickets just $5. Contact Greg Noonan at 746-3263 to purchase.
The E.L. Rec. Dept. still has openings in its spring baseball program for students presently in kindergarten. A late fee of $10 will be charged. Register in Rec. Dept., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
TRANSFER STATION SUMMER HOURS
E.L. Dept. of Public Works (DPW) announces Knowlton Transfer Station, Somers Road, returns to summer hours of Wed. and Sat., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m, effective April 14. Questions, call the DPW at 525-5400 ext. 1200.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
The E.L. Senior Friendship Club will be entertained by The New Good Time Singers on April 1 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. following noon luncheon of chicken stir fry, seasoned rice, broccoli, and Jello. Call 525-5436 for reservations.
BEGINNER ACRYLIC PAINTING
At the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., starting March 30 at 2 p.m. Instructor: Barbara Gordon. Cost is $80 for eight weeks (two hour classes supplies extra.) Call 525-5436 to register.
EAGLE SCOUT BENEFIT CONCERT
April 1 at Mary Lynch Elementary Gym, North Branch Pkwy, Spfld., from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. This Eagle Scout Project by Matthew Bys of Springfield and E.L. Boy Scout Troop 275 benefits Open Pantry and the T. J. O'Connor Animal Shelter. Music provided by two local stars, Tom Ingram and Tim Sherman. Admission is five or more non-perishable people food and or animal food items.
BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH
Special Easter worship service at Minnechaug High School auditorium at 10 a.m. on April 4, led by church band, special event choir and dance team. "Peace Be with You" is the title of the Easter message. All welcome. Call the church office at 566-5572 for more info or visit www.ForANewBeginning.org.
YOUNG RUNNERS PROGRAM
April 3 at 12:30 p.m. Carol Goodrow, author and illustrator of running books including "Kids Running: Have Fun, Get Faster & Go Farther" and founder of Happy Feet, Healthy Food Kids' Club appears at Hampden Public Library, 625 Main St., to discuss training, equipment and nutrition for young runners. Free. No registration. For more info call 566-3047 or check www.hampden-library.org.
April 2, 8 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, featuring the choral group Schola Nova. Tenebrae is a reflective and ancient monastic service of sung readings with the use of light and shadow, which traces the events of Holy Week. Music includes selections by William Byrd and Arvo Part. Free and open to the public. For more info call or e-mail Karen McCarthy at 567-0617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOUSING AUTHORITY MEETING
The Longmeadow Housing Authority (LHA) will meet with the Planning Board as part of their meeting on April 5 at 7 p.m. at the Police Station Community Room. Immediately thereafter the LHA will look for open space to discuss the meeting with the Planning Board and possible future actions.
A rabies clinic for dogs and cats sponsored by the Board of Health will take place April 10 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Police Garage on Williams Street. Fee: $10. A rep from the Clerk's Office will be available inside the garage during the clinic to renew/sell dog licenses.
Will meet April 7 at 12:15 p.m. at the Adult Center. Robert Simon, Ph.D., chemist at Monsanto, will talk about his experiences as a navigator in WWII in Europe. All area veterans are invited to these meetings. If you want to come for lunch, make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance by calling 565-4150.
RECYCLING CENTER STICKERS
Recycling Center 2010 stickers will be sold on April 10 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Police Station Community Meeting Room. Residents must bring a current car registration in order to buy a sticker. Center hours will expand to the summer schedule on April 7 (Sat., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. and Wed., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) until October. A 2010 sticker is required in order to use the center. For more info call the DPW office at 567-3400.
Ages 7 - 11. Get ready to run, kick and defend the goal. Soccer clinics for kids will take place at Greenwood Park during April vacation. Brad Miller is the Director of Next Level Adventures and Coach of the LHS Boys Soccer Team. Join Brad and fellow soccer enthusiasts for hours of fun and excitement learning and playing soccer. Clinic will meet on April 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. - noon. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info and registration.
CHAIR / MAT YOGA
New series runs April 15 - May 20 at 12:30 p.m. at the Adult Center. Lyn Hopkins will teach this form of gentle yoga, designed especially for those with limited mobility. Last series until fall. Call 565-4150 to register.
SPRING BASEBALL CLINIC
Ages 7 - 12. The spring baseball clinic for girls and boys is under the direction of Chris Corkum of Chris Corkum's Baseball Camps Inc. Chris and his staff will provide instruction in fielding, throwing, hitting, pitching and physical conditioning. Clinic will meet on April 19 and 20 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. at Greenwood Park. Rain date is April 21. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info and registration.
Ballroom dance is an excellent form of exercise and an opportunity to learn the classic art of ballroom dancing. Classes will be geared toward beginners. Focus will be on the waltz, swing, Latin cha-cha and/or samba. Ballroom dance will meet on Wed., April 7 - May 26 from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Greenwood Gym. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info and registration.
RED CROSS BABYSITTER GRADUATES
During the Red Cross Babysitting classes participants touched on Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid. This is the first class for participants ages 11 and up to become certified in CPR and First Aid. All participants will be required to complete the full six hours of instruction. Participants are required to bring a notebook, pen and a lunch or snack to class with them. All participants must have completed Red Cross Babysitting Classes with LPRD. Class will meet on April 20 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Greenwood Children's Center. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info and registration.
"JERSEY BOYS" IN PROVIDENCE
Direct from Broadway, the Tony Award winning "Jersey Boys" is coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center on May 13. Coach bus transportation will leave Greenwood Children's Center at 10 a.m. for the 2 p.m. show. Orchestra seats have been reserved as participants get to watch the story of and listen to the music of Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons. Lunch will be included at Calabria Ristorante in Millbury. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info and registration.
Fish fry to benefit The Ronald McDonald House of Springfield April 2 from 4 - 7:30 p.m. at The Cup Restaurant, 240 Westfield St., West Springfield. Adults: $10; children 10 years and under $5. (If fried food is not your thing, there will be other food options available for the same price). Take out orders are available. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
LANDSCAPING AT STCC
The Center for Business and Technology (CBT) at Springfield Technical Community College announced that Claire Kenna, the owner of Good Scents Garden Company, a Conn. certified Nurseryperson, and a member of the Ecological Landscape Assoc., will teach Basic Landscape Design at the college on April 3. Space is limited and interested individuals should go to cbt.stcc.edu or call CBT at 755-4225 or 755-4502 for complete details or to enroll.
ST. BARNABAS ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Holy Week worship services: March 31, the Holy Eucharist in the Chapel, 11 a.m.; Maundy Thursday, April 1, the Holy Eucharist in the church, 7 p.m., washing of feet and stripping of the altar; Good Friday Liturgy, April 2, noon and 7 p.m., meditation and communion from the reserved Sacrament; April 3, Holy Saturday, the great Vigil of Easter, 7 p.m., at Christ Church Cathedral; Easter Sunday, April 4, Festival Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m.
New Life Fellowship will host its Easter Service April 4 starting at 5:25 p.m. at 80 Arvilla St. For more info visit www.mynewlifefellowship.com, call 525-9472 or e-mail email@example.com.
'50S DINNER DANCE
At St. Catharine of Siena Parish Hall, Parker Street, April 10 from 6 - 10 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. including dessert; light drinks all night. DJ for dancing to 1950s, '60s and '70s music from 7 - 10 p.m. Raffles. Tickets: $20/person. For tickets or more info call Bryan at 525-8053 or Rich at 739-4502. Clergy are free. Sponsored by the K of C Council #63.
GOOD FRIDAY DRAMA
April 2, 7 p.m. Evangelical Covenant Church of Springfield, 915 Plumtree Rd. Actors bring Scripture to life as we experience Jesus' earthly ministry, crucifixion and resurrection. Free admission, free child care for children under 4. Visit www.ecovs.org or call the church at 782-5212.
TASTE OF DUGGAN SEEKS VENDORS
Taste of Duggan and More will host its 10th annual community fair soon! Rent a booth for only $15. Contact Eleanor Barker at Duggan Middle School at 787-7410 for more info. Sponsored by Duggan Middle School and the Zonta Club of Springfield.
NO YOUTH MASS EASTER SUNDAY
Holy Cross Church on Plumtree Road will not host its weekly 6 p.m. Youth Mass on Easter Sunday, April 4. Youth Mass will resume on April 11 at 6 p.m. All are welcome.
ARTS FESTIVAL SEEKS EXHIBITORS
Men of Sinai, in association with Sinai Temple, is producing Fall Festival of Art, an original art exhibit and sale Oct. 10 - 11. Some crafts will be included. Caricaturists, portrait painters and demos will be featured. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Stuart Warshaw at 567-3249 for applications and info.
WILBRAHAM GARDEN CLUB
Meeting April 1 at the Gardens of Wilbraham, 2301 Boston Rd. Light luncheon begins at noon followed by talk by Martha Klassanos on creative ideas for constructing a small garden. The owner of Artistic Landscapes by Willow Farm in Ware, Klassnos is a certified horticulturist, with a B.S. in environmental design.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
The Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Committee will meet on March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Minnechaug Regional High School, 621 Main St.
Wilbraham will host a dog/cat rabies clinic on April 10 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Dept. of Public Works building on Boston Road. Cost is $15 per vaccination. 2010 dog licenses for Wilbraham owners will be available at the clinic. This clinic is open to the general public. If able, bring a copy of your most recent vaccination with you. For more info call 596-2800 ext. 200.
In conjunction with the community reading project featuring Bram Stoker's "Dracula," the Wilbraham Public Library will host the Red Cross Bloodmobile on April 3 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For an appt. to donate blood, call 1-800-922-4376 or sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are also welcome. Positive ID is required. Copies of "Dracula" are available to borrow at the library. To learn more about the "On the Same Page" community reading project, call the Reference Desk at 596-6141 ext. 101 or check out www.wilbrahamlibrary.org.
MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP
Trip to Mohegan Sun Casino June 16, sponsored by Friends of Wilbraham Seniors. Price: $26 p/p, sign up begins April 2 by calling Jane Soukup at 596-6046. Payment due at time of sign up. Non-refundable checks are to be made payable to Friends of Wilbraham Seniors Building Fund, and sent to Soukup, 11 Vista Rd., Wilbraham, MA 01095. Reservation deadline is May 15. Leave the senior center at 8:30 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. At the casino each passenger will receive a $15 voucher for food and a $15 voucher for gambling. Only 47 seats available.
WILB. UNITED CHURCH EASTER WEEK
Wilbraham United Church, Main Street, lists the following Easter Week services: March 31, 6 p.m., annual Passover Seder meal and service, for all ages, remembering how Jesus used the symbols of the Jewish Seder to institute the Last Supper; Maunday Thursday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., a quiet reflective service of music, scripture and communion remembering our Lord's Last Supper; and Passion Good Friday, April 2, noon, ecumenical solemn service for all ages, remembering Christ's passion and death. Easter Sunday, April 4, sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at 192 North Rd. in Hampden led by the Confirmation classes of Wilbraham United Church and Hampden Federated Church. Coffee and hot chocolate available. Following the service everyone is invited to Hampden Federated Church for a pancake breakfast.
RED SOX TICKETS
The Minnechaug band is selling tickets to the Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals game to be played May 30 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person, which includes a game ticket and round-trip transportation from Minnechaug to Fenway Park via buses from Lizak Motor Coach. Support this fundraiser for the band and have a great family day at the park. Call 596-9011 ext. 247or e-mail email@example.com for your ticket order form.