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Town Events, May 31 - June 7

From The Reminder
EAST LONGMEADOW
MANICURES FOR SENIORS
Melissa from Melissa's Traveling Salon will be giving manicures every two weeks at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. 20-min. appts. between 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at a cost $10. Call 525-543 for appt. Future dates are June 11 and 25.

MONTHLY EVENTS
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., from 8 - 9 a.m. No appt. necessary.

PINE KNOLL SITE RENTAL
The E.L. Rec. Dept. has facilities at Pine Knoll available for family reunions, birthday or graduation parties, etc. Pool available at additional cost. Pine Knoll is an alcohol-free zone. To book come to the office Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or call 525-5437.

FALL SPORTS
The following will be offered by the E.L. Rec. Dept.: youth field hockey (grades 3 - 8), registration deadline is July 30; suburban football (grades 3 - 8 fall 2010), registration deadline July 16; Pioneer Valley soccer (born 8/1/1996 - 8/1/2001), registration deadline June 16; intown soccer (fall grades K - 12), registration deadline Aug. 13. For more info and fees, call 525-5437 or come into office weekdays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to register.

EXERCISE PROGRAMS
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is offering aerobics Mon./Wed., 6 - 7 p.m., July 12 - Sept. 15; strength training, Wed., 5 - 6 p.m., June 2 - July 28; yoga,Thurs., 7 - 8 p.m., through July 22. A $5 discount to those 60 and over; non-residents, additional $15 per program. For more info call 525-5437 or come into office weekdays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to register.

RED SOX BUS TRIPS
The E.L. men's softball league/E.L. Rec. Dept. has limited tickets available for two Red Sox games: June 16 vs. Arizona and Sept. 3 vs. Chicago, both 7:05 p.m. games. Bus leaves Rec. Dept. at 4 p.m. Seats are first base roof, lower boxes. Cost includes ticket, transportation and box lunch. Come to Rec. Dept. weekdays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., or for more info call Frank at 531-6954.

PARENT/GRANDPARENT BEREAVEMENT GROUP
For those who have lost a child or grandchild, 7 - 9 p.m., June 10, at the Forastiere Smith Grief Support Center, 220 N. Main St. Free. For more info call 525-2800.

HEALING AFTER A SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT GROUP
For anyone whose life has been touched by suicide, 7 - 9 p.m., June 7 at the Forastiere Smith Grief Support Center, 220 N. Main St. Free. For more info call 525-2800.

CANINE REHAB OPEN HOUSE
New England Canine Rehabilitation & Fitness, 112 Shaker Rd., will host an open house June 6 from 1 - 2 p.m. Special guest Bud Allen, DVM, Specialist in Veterinary Chiropractic & Acupuncture; underwater treadmill and swim demos, tours, John McCarthy of Long Leash Pet Photography, raffle to benefit T.J. O'Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center. For more info call Bev Savoie at 525-9959.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
CHARITY CLASSIC CAR SHOW
The 12th annual Charity Classic Car Show presented by the Pioneer Valley GTO Assoc. will take place June 6 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Polish American Club, 139 Southwick St. (Rt. 57), Feeding Hills. All makes and models welcome. Proceeds to Shriners Hospital for Children, Relay for Life (Team Angel's Above). Vintage Pontiacs and GTOs, live music with BluesHead Band, Rockin' Ron spinning oldies, best trophies in the Valley, Ames Performance (order your parts and pick them up at the show) and a raffle. Show cars $10; spectators $3; children under 12 free.

NEW YORK CITY BUS TRIP
The Dow Jones Retirees Group has scheduled a trip to New York City on June 26. Pick up and drop off at the Plantation Inn parking lot in Chicopee and Bob's Store commuter lot in Enfield, Conn. All are welcome. Cost includes driver gratuity. For more info contact Carol at (860) 668-5822 or at a_garcia@cox.net.

PIONEER SOCCER
The Western Mass. Pioneers will return home to Lusitano Stadium in Ludlow on June 5 at 7 p.m. to face arch-rivals New Hampshire Phantoms. Visit www.wmpioneers.com for more info.

WILSHIRE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
The Wilshire Athletic Assoc. will be celebrating its 50th anniversary at The Cedars in Springfield on Oct. 23. Former coaches, players and friends are invited to join us for dinner and a silent auction to benefit the Association's foundation. There will be a number of guest speakers, a DJ and cash bar. For more info e-mail wilshireaa@yahoo.com.

PIONEER VALLEY STAMP CLUB
Pioneer Valley Stamp Club will meet on June 8 and 22 at the First United Church of Christ on Route 5 in Longmeadow. Activities include a mini-auction and short meeting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a shop and swap. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Visitors, collectors and others are welcome. For more info visit www.pioneervalleystampclub.org or call Bev at (860) 623-6975 or Dave at 783-2809.

HAMPDEN
FOREST SENSORY WALK
Use your five senses to explore Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in a whole new way. In a "Forest Sensory Walk," you will see how many items you can find on our "unnature trail," listen to the many different sounds, smell and taste nature's mints and feel different textures. This program is ideal for adults and families with children ages 4 -16 and will take place June 19 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Fee is $3 for Mass Audubon members and $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Contact Mass Audubon's Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

LONGMEADOW
GIRL SCOUT REGISTRATION NIGHT
June 3, 7 p.m. at First Church. Registration for those who would like to be a part of a Girl Scout troop in the fall. Adult volunteers also needed. Learn how both you and your daughter can be involved in this important activity for ages kindergarten - adult. Wide spectrum of travel and camping activities specifically geared toward those in grades 7 - 12. Questions? Contact Laurie Hatch at 567-7420 or laurhatch@aol.com.

RED SOX VS. INDIANS
Enjoy the Boston Red Sox against the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 2 at Fenway Park. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Seats are located in First Base Grandstand, Section 15, Row 14 and Right Field Box 94. Price includes coach bus, game ticket and box lunch. Bus leaves Greenwood Children's Center at 4 p.m. and returns approx. 12:30 a.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info and registration.

NEWPORT MANSIONS & DINNER TRIP
Our Newport trip includes tours of two of the most magnificent homes in America. Trip includes lunch at the Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown, R.I. There will be time for some shopping in downtown Newport. Trip will be on June 26. The bus will depart from Greenwood Center at 7:30 a.m. and return at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info and registration.

CHARLES RIVERBOAT CRUISE
Enjoy a narrated cruise on the Charles River and historic Boston Harbor, visit the Cheesecake Factory for a special lunch and enjoy time for shopping or siteseeing at Quincy Market in downtown Boston. Trip will be on June 5. Bus will depart from Greenwood Center at 7:30 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info and registration.

TEEN CENTER
Youths in grades 6 - 8 and their guests are welcome to enjoy a supervised evening out on Fri. from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Greenwood Center. Admission is $7. Enjoy dancing and games. All students must sign in prior to entry. School dress codes are followed. Teen Center is run and staffed by area college students. Call Cristina Judd at 565-4163 with any questions. Teen Center date is June 4. Join our group, Longmeadow Parks & Recreation Teen Center, on Facebook for upcoming events and additional info.

SPRINGFIELD
HUNGRY HILL CENTER LUNCHEONS
The menu on June 8 is hot dog and June 22 is broccoli bake. Also June 22 we will have a "strawberry social." There is a $2 donation for lunch; reservations one week in advance. Call the center in the Sullivan Fire Complex at 733-9411.

LOW IMPACT AEROBICS
Low impact aerobics at the Hungry Hill Center Mon. mornings at 10:30 a.m. Chair exercises Mon. afternoons at 1 p.m., light aerobic followed by strength training exercises Thurs. at 10:30 a.m. and line dance classes Fri. at 10 a.m. Advance registration is not required. The center is located in the Sullivan Fire Complex.

MALL WALKERS CLUB
The Mall Walkers Club at Eastfield Mall sponsors a free health presentation June 2 at 9 a.m. at Eastfield Mall Food Court. Ellen Nepomuceno, RN will discuss "Alzheimer's Disease or Normal Aging?" Free blood pressure screening by Chicopee VNA. Free health info. Enter to win a $20 Ninety Nine Restaurant gift card or two Showcase Cinemas movie passes. Coffee provided. For more info call Carolyn at 543-8000 ext. 11.

MOHEGAN SUN
Bus trip to benefit Stavros June 26. The bus will leave Stavros parking lot, 262 Cottage St., at 9 a.m., returning about 6 p.m. For $30 you'll receive a $15 food coupon or free buffet and two $10 free bets and one $5 free bet. To reserve your seat, call Laurie at 781-5555 ext. 336 or Jeri at ext. 350. All proceeds to benefit Stavros.

KINDERGARTEN NIGHT
The Springfield Public Schools will host its annual district-wide "Stepping Up to Kindergarten Night" on June 2 from 6 - 7 p.m. at each elementary school for all incoming kindergarten students and their families. This is an opportunity for families to meet school staff, visit a kindergarten classroom and receive an overview of the kindergarten curriculum. All families are welcome.

FOXWOODS BUS TRIP
Gina Daniele presents a bus trip to Foxwoods Casino on June 6. Bus leaves from Mom & Rico's, 899 Main St. For more info call 732-8941.

WILBRAHAM
FIFTH ANNUAL QUILT SHOW
Fifth Annual Quilt Show presented by the Atheneum Society of Wilbraham at the Old Meeting House, 450 Main St., June 6 from 2 - 4 p.m. Quilts and quilted items from local artists, plus a weaving demo by Jo Miner. Spring floral arrangements (which may be purchased) by Claudia Trzeciak of Wilbraham Flowers.

JEFF KERN ART SHOW
See "Blooms & Bow-Wows," a collection of recent oil paintings by Hampden artist Jeff Kern in the Brooks Room of the Wilbraham Public Library during June. A reception will take place June 12 from 2 - 4 p.m.

RED SOX TICKETS
The Wilbraham Parks & Rec. Dept. has tickets for the July 4 Sox vs. Orioles game at Fenway. Bus leaves from MRHS for 1:35 p.m. game. Cost includes transportation. For details visit www.wilbraham-ma.gov/rec or stop by the Rec. Dept. to register.

FALCON YOUTH FOOTBALL
Registration for fall football for Wilbraham/Hampden players in grades 3 - 8 will be June 6 and 12. Registration packets may be downloaded from the football page at www.wilbraham-ma.gov/rec.

SPEC POND
Family friendly Spec Pond Beach will open June 26. Residents and non-residents welcome. Purchase your pass now online or at the Rec. Dept. office. More info is available at www.wilbraham-ma.gov/rec.


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