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Town Events, May 17 - May 24

From The Reminder
EAST LONGMEADOW
CHORAL GROUP
On May 24 the members of the Wilbraham Women's Club Choral Group will sing their spring program for the residents of Bluebird Estates on Parker Street. The concert will begin at 2:15 p.m. On May 27 at 1 p.m. the group will sing for the Wilbraham United Church Women's Guild on Main Street in Wilbraham.

AMERICAN LEGION DINNER
The American Legion will host a dinner dedicated in memory of Edward Kopek Sr. (1951-2010) on May 27 from 6 - 7 p.m. at 3 Legion Ct. Menu: stuffed pork chop, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables, garden salad, rolls and butter, soda and coffee with cookies and brownies for dessert. Other drinks available at bar at extra cost. Cost: $10.50 per person. For more info call Chris at 592-0596 or the Legion after 4 p.m. at 525-2058.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Wingate at East Longmeadow, 32 Chestnut St., is seeking one day a week volunteers (gift shop cashier, 1 - 4 p.m. small shop, in-house customers only; duties collect cash, record sales); (bingo assistant, Mon., 6 - 7:30 p.m. or Sat., 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; duties work with other volunteers to assist residents and coordinate games). For more details call Sandy Sessa, Activities Director, at 525-1893.

CRAFTERS FOR HOLIDAY FAIR
The First Congregational Church at the rotary is continuing to accept applications to their Christmas Collection Craft Fair slated for Nov. 6 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Applications available online at www.fccuccel.org or call Sandy at 525-7511.

SR. FRIENDSHIP CLUB 90+ B'DAYS
The E.L. Senior Friendship Club will celebrate 90-plus birthdays May 20 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., following a noon luncheon of chicken Cordon Bleu, baked potato, cauliflower au gratin and chocolate pudding ($3). A special dessert will be provided by Glenmeadow. Call 525-5436 for reservations.

COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTION
We will be distributing commodities on May 19 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the senior center. To qualify you must be an E.L. resident of any age and show proof of need. Commodities are distributed four times a year; this will be the second distribution for 2010. If you need a ticket, sign up in the Senior Center office prior to May 19. No commodities will be given without a ticket.

FITNESS AND THE ELDERLY
Ross Davis, MSPT, MBA, Director of Specialty Programs at Gentiva Health Services, will be at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. on May 26 at 1 p.m. to demonstrate examples of exercise to increase muscle strength using little or no equipment.

MANICURES FOR SENIORS
Melissa from Melissa's Traveling Salon will givie manicures every two weeks at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., beginning May 28. Appts. between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. at a cost $10. Call 525-5436 to schedule an appt. Future dates are June 11 and 25.

BALLROOM DANCE RE-SCHEDULED
Ballroom dance at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., has been re-scheduled to May 24 at 1:30 p.m.

VETERANS COFFEE HOUR CANCELLED
The Veterans Coffee Hour at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., has been cancelled for May, and there will be no meetings during the summer months. Meetings will resume Sept. 21 at 9:30 a.m.

BLOOD PRESSURE, GLUCOSE TESTS
Capuano Care does free blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol screenings the first Fri. of each month at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., 8 - 9 a.m. No appt. necessary.

BOOK CLUB
The Book Club meets the last Tues. of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. The book for May is "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. The Book Club is free and open to new members at any time.

BOCCE TOURNAMENT
The Pleasant View Senior Center and UNICO are sponsoring an opening day tournament at the Pleasant View Bocce Courts June 12 (times TBD.) Teams of two are forming now ($25 per team). Everyone invited for hamburgers, hot dogs, fun. Call 525-5436 to register your team.

SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is taking registrations for Pine Knoll summer program running June 28 - Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for children ages 4 - grade 8. Early drop-off and late pick-up offered for additional fee. Call the office at 525-5437 for more info or come in weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to register.

PIONEER VALLEY FALL SOCCER
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is, taking registrations for the Pioneer Valley Fall soccer program. Those born after 8/1/96 - 8/1/2001 are eligible to try out. Final registration is June 16 by 4 p.m. (after that date, late fee applies). Try outs will be June 19 at Birchland Park Middle School participant must be registered. For times, call 525-5437 weekday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. or refer to flyer.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
DIAL-A-LAWYER PROGRAM
Residents of Western Mass. can receive free legal advice on May 26 through the Mass. Bar Assoc.'s semiannual Dial-A-Lawyer call-in program. Volunteer lawyers from the MBA will field phone calls from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. only from residents of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties who have legal concerns or problems. The legal advice is provided at no charge as a public service of the MBA. The Dial-A-Lawyer phone number is 782-1659. If a caller gets a busy signal, they are asked to hang up and try again.

TOBACCO VALLEY ARTISTS SHOW
The Tobacco Valley Artists Assoc. Spring Member Show, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kent Memorial Library Gallery, 50 North Main St., Suffield, Conn. The show will feature members artwork judged by Bill Butcher, head of the art dept. at Suffield Academy, and will include a reception, awards and short business meeting. Members are welcome to bring in a painting for a positive critique by Butcher. The public is welcome to attend. Paintings will be on display for the month of May.

HAMPDEN
TURTLE DAY AT LAUGHING BROOK
Come to Turtle Day at Laughing Brook and learn about turtles from Mass Audubon staff and fourth grade students at the Green Meadows Elementary School. Meet a live turtle, learn about the turtle species in the state and their status and take a natural history walk at Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary. Bring a picnic lunch if you choose. Open to all ages; admission is free, but preregistration is required. It will take place May 22 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more info you can contact Mass Audubon's Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

LONGMEADOW
COME CHECK OUT CUB SCOUTING
Pack 295/Wolf Swamp School and Pack 96/Center School invites boys in grades K - 3 to the next pack meeting/games night on May 24 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Swamp School cafeteria. For more info contact Elaine Berardi, Cubmaster, at 567-2935 or at edukakis@comcast.net.

LEARN TO CABLE KNIT
Storrs Library will host a Learn to Cable Knit program. Students with existing ability to knit and pearl will learn how to knit a cable, use stitch markers, increase and decrease. With these newly acquired skills, knitters can make a beautiful gift during class time. A max. materials fee of $20 is due at the first class. Fee will vary based on supplies each participant requires, but instructors will provide materials as needed. Classes are scheduled at 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. and will run for four weeks on May 26, June 2, 9 and 16. Sign up in the Discovery Room or by calling 565-4182. Space is limited.

MOTHER/DAUGHTER BOOK GROUP
Storrs Library will host its Mother & Daughter Book Group on May 25 from 6 - 7:45 p.m. This discussion group is open to students in grades 6 - 8 and meets monthly. Our selection for May is "Keeper of the Light" by Patricia Pfitsch. Mothers and daughters are invited to pick up a copy of the book in the Discovery Room and join us for conversation and special related activities. Call the Youth Service Dept. in the Discovery Room at 565-4182 for more info or to reserve your books.

MOVIE AFTERNOON
The Adult Center will screen "Invictus" May 21 at 12:30 p.m. Nelson Mandela made a statesman's decision to use rugby to unite his splintered country when he was elected president in 1994. It was just one of many strategies in real life, but it takes center stage as director Clint Eastwood makes this brutal game an allegory for what tough, dirty work the business of nation building can be. Both Morgan Freeman as Mandela and Matt Damon as the captain of the Rugby team deliver astonishing performances. Call 565-4150 for more info.

JOURNEY TO JAZZ: STAN KENTON
At the Adult Center, May 25 at 1 p.m. The Stan Kenton Band swings with a Latin beat. "Fascinating Rhythm," "September Song," "The Peanut Vendor" are featured on this disk. Call 565-4150 for more info.

COMPUTER TROUBLE-SHOOTING
At the Adult Center May 25 and June 23 at 1:30 p.m. Tom Johnson will continue his instruction for those who want to keep their computer out of trouble and working smoothly. Delete unwanted programs and increase resources. Discuss security and privacy issues on the Internet. Find out about social networking sites. Bring your questions. Not for beginners or Mac users. Register at 565-4150.

BIRTHDAY BASH
At the Adult Center, May 27, 11:30 a.m. This special luncheon will celebrate the birthdays of anyone born in May. There will be birthday cake supplied by Glenmeadow. Lunch is free for those with birthdays in May, $3 for all others. Call 565-4150 to register.

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
A trip with the Adult Center on May 27 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Great show, historic Goodspeed Opera House, elegant lunch at the Griswold Inn before you enjoy the show. Call 565-4150 for more info.

CHARLES RIVER CRUISE
A trip with the Adult Center June 5 from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Enjoy a narrated cruise on the Charles River. From historic Boston Harbor see the site of the Old North Church, USS Constitution the Bunker Hill Monument and more. Lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and time for shopping or site-seeing at Quincy Market. Call 565-4150 for more info.

SPRINGTIME IN NEW YORK CITY
What better way to celebrate the good weather than to spend a day enjoying the streets of New York City. You plan your day. Stops will be along 5th Avenue beginning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through Canal Street in lower Manhattan. Parks & Rec. staff will be along to supervise and provide info. Trip will be on May 29. Bus departs from Greenwood Center at 7 a.m. and returns at 9 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and more info.

SPRINGFIELD
SPRINGFIELD STORYTELLERS
Springfield Storytellers will meet May 21 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake Dr. No admission charge. Storytelling takes place every third Fri. of the month. For more info or directions call 733-9815.

CHORAL GROUP
The Wilbraham Women's Club Choral Group will present their spring concert for the residents of Reed's Landing, 807 Wilbraham Rd., on May 20 at 7 p.m.

OUR SISTER'S WALK AND RUN
First annual Our Sister's Walk and Run to benefit the Jimmy Fund May 23 at Forest Park. Runner course or walker course (no hills). Times kept by Fast Feet. Sign in time 9:30 a.m.; runner start at 10:30 a.m. Register across from the volleyball court. Entry fee: $20 prepaid and registered; $25 day of event. First 150 people paid and registered get free T-shirt. Send check or money order made payable to Mike Borecki, 6 Wesson St., Springfield MA 01108. For more info call 785-1742 or 351-6572.

LOW IMPACT AEROBICS
Low impact aerobics at the Hungry Hill Center on Mon. and Thurs. at 10:30 a.m., a chair exercise on Mon. at 1 p.m. and line dancing on Fri. at 10 a.m. All older adults welcome. Fee for Mon. low impact aerobics only. Classes sponsored by the city's Dept. of Elder Affairs. Registration is not required. For more info call 733-9411.

TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA
June 12 - 13, including Philadelphia Museum of Art, Independence Hall, St. Peter and Paul Basilica and the Italian market. Sponsored by Betty at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Parker Street. For pricing and more info call Betty at 896-8801.

16 ACRES CIVIC ASSOC. MEETING
May 18 at the Greenleaf Community Center, Parker Street. Community policing meeting at 6 p.m., Civic Assoc. meeting begins at 7 p.m.

BLESSING OF THE MOTORCYCLES
Will take place May 23 at 8 a.m. at Holy Name Church, Dickinson Street at the "X" off of Sumner Ave. Pancake breakfast 8 - 11 a.m.: $3 for adults, $1.50 for children. For more info contact the rectory at 733-5823.

WILBRAHAM
ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Absentee ballot for the upcoming Annual Town Election scheduled for May 22 are now available in her office for those voters who will be absent from the town during polling hours, physically disabled preventing them from going to the polls or religious belief. A request in writing is required for obtaining an absentee ballot. Call 596-2800 ext. 200 if you have any questions. Absentee ballots will be available until noon on May 21.


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