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Town Events Nov. 16-23

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Nov. 19 from 5 - 9 p.m. at Mapleshade School, 175 Mapleshade Ave. Over 40 crafters/vendors with a wide variety of unique gift items. Refreshments and Chinese auction. All are welcome!

The East Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee will meet on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Pleasant View Senior Center conference room. Saul Finestone of the Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee will be the guest speaker. All are welcome.

Stay in shape this winter at the Pleasant View Senior Center with a variety of fun dance classes! Mon. at 4 p.m. is Zumba; Tues. nights are tap classes at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. for beginners - advanced; Fri. at 4 p.m. is line dancing; and Sun. at 6 p.m. is square dancing. Call 525-5436 for more info.

Once again we will be "growing" a Mittens n' More Tree at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., to benefit men, women and children in need during the winter months. Knitters can donate mittens, scarves and hats beginning the week of Nov. 23. Don't knit or crochet? You can donate new socks instead!

The next session of women's aerobics, yoga and strength training begins as follows for 10 weeks: women's areobics, Mon., Wed., 6 - 7 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., starting Dec. 15, 6 - 7 p.m.; yoga, Thurs., 7 - 8 p.m.; strength training, starting Nov. 18, 5 - 6 p.m. Classes meet in the Rec. Dept. Building. Register in the Office Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. or on www.eastlongmeadowma.gov. Download form and send to 328 N. Main St. For more info, call 525-5437.

On the first Fri. of every month from 8 - 9 a.m., Capuano Care will offer free blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol screening at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. Walk in, no appts. necessary.

Stretching Exercises
Every second Mon. of the month, Performance Rehabilitation will be offering stretching exercises at 8 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St.

St. Michael's K of C #9960 and St. Michael's Family Life Committee invite the public to their sixth annual Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. - noon. at St. Michael's Community Center,Somers Road. Menu: pancakes, sausage, fruit cup, hot chocolate, coffe and juice. Tickets at the door: adults, $5, children 5 - 12, $3, children 4 and under, free. Pictures available with Santa, arts and crafts. Bring in a letter for Santa and be sure to include your name and address. Accepting non-perishable food donations for the Open Pantry.

The E.L. Rec. Dept. is offering a high school rec. basketball program for girls/boys attending ELHS, grades 9 - 12. No experience necessary! Games are scheduled to begin in January and are usually Sat. evenings. One weekly practice. Registrations in the HS cafeteria Nov. 19 and 20 during lunch hour. Those who register can attend a pre-season open court at ELHS Nov. 20 from 6 - 8 p.m. Also come into the Office Mon. - Fri., 8a.m. - 4 p.m. to register. For further info call 525-5437.

The E.L. Rec. Dept. is sponsoring a youth wrestling program for those in grades 1 - 8, introducing them to the basic wrestling skills and conditioning exercises. T-Shirts and headgear provided. Classes Tues. and Thurs., 6 - 7:30 p.m. at ELHS Small Gym, Nov. 24 - Feb. 11 Come into the Office Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4p.m., to register. Any questions, call 525-5437.

The Community Partnership for Children is sponsoring an early childhood fair at the Pleasant Valley Senior Center Nov. 21 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Mother Goose and Farmer Brown will be there to entertain the children, and cider and donuts will be served. For more info call the CPC at 583-3527.

Regina Schlesinger is sharing her collection of antique buttons with the Senior Center on Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m. Call the center at 566-5588 to sign up.

On Nov. 18 the Senior Center will be hosting a Thanksgiving luncheon at Elmcrest Country Club in East Longmeadow from noon - 3 p.m. Menu: tossed salad, roast turkey w/stuffing, mashed potatoes w/gravy, butternut squash, cranberry sauce, rolls w/butter, coffee, tea and apple crisp with ice cream. Cost is $15. Call 566-5588 or visit the center to sign up.

Nov. 29, starting at 9 a.m. Leaders: Dave and Suzy Gallup (525-4697). Meeting place: Notch Visitors Center, Route 116, Amherst. We will hike the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail to the top of Mt. Norwottuck, the highest mountain on the range. After lunch on the summit, we will hike to the "horse caves" and trace the steps of Daniel Shays (c. 1787). From the caves, we will connect to the Robert Frost Trail on our hike back. Bring your favorite Robert Frost poem to read. Wear sturdy footwear, bring a snack/lunch and water. This is a three-mile moderately strenuous hike. Visit www.eastlongmeadowma.gov for more info.

The Holyoke Creative Center is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City on Dec. 6. Bus will leave from the center at 7 a.m. and return at 9 p.m. Call the center at 532-0465 or visit www.holyokecac.org for additional info.

Rockridge Holiday Craft Fair
Rockridge Retirement Community will host its annual Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Nov. 21, with local crafters on site, selling various items and holiday gifts. Items available will include hand-painted gourds, wood-turned pens, soaps, jam, holiday items, fleece wear, quilts, dried floral wreaths, photography, jewelry, hand-made baskets and more. There will also be raffle prizes and baked goods. For more info call 586-2902 or visit www.rockridgema.org.

Join us at the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., on Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m. when Katie Defoe from the Western Mass. Foodbank shares tips on how to eat what you want around the holidays just a little healthier. Register at 565-4150.

The Long Meddowe Days organizing meeting scheduled for Oct. 28 has been rescheduled for Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Low room at the Storrs Library. If you're interested in helping out with Long Meddowe Days, attend the meeting; if interested in volunteering but unable to attend, call 567-3600 or e-mail benjamincraft@gmail.com. Be a part of history!

The Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., shows recent movies the third Fri. of each month at 12:30 p.m. The movie on Nov. 20 will be "Grey Gardens," a glimpse inside the incredible world of Jackie O's relatives starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. There is no charge for admission. For info, call 565-4150.

The Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., will offer two more classes on computer troubleshooting on Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Learn to delete unwanted programs, increase resources, deal with security issues and find out about social networking. Not for beginners or Mac users. Register at 565-4150.

Class of 1989 20th Reunion
Nov. 28, 6:30 - 11 p.m., Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel Mahogany Room, One Monarch Place. A light fare dinner with hors d'oeuvres and a carving station, beer, wine, cocktails and soda. Tickets: $60 each (includes drink tickets). Checks payable to Longmeadow High School Class of 1989. Mail checks to Barbara Ryan Clark c/o RYAN, 19 Northfield Rd., Longmeadow, MA 01106. For more info e-mail lhs89@yahoo.com.

Christmas isn't truly here until you have a chance to visit Radio City Music Hall and see the "Christmas Spectacular." Seats are located in the Orchestra/First Mezzanine section for the 2 p.m. show. There is time following the show to enjoy the sites and sounds of the holiday season in New York. Trip will be on Dec. 10. Bus will depart from Greenwood Center at 7 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration or additional info.

This program is designed to introduce wrestling to athletes at the youth level in grades 5 - 8. Youth wrestling focuses on proper techniques, conditioning and fundamentals necessary to enjoy and be successful in wrestling. Participants will have the opportunity to compete with other programs. Participants must provide their own wrestling shoes and kneepads. Program does not run when school in not in session; program meets on Tues. and Thurs. from Dec. 8 - Feb. 25 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the LHS Wrestling Room. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info and registration.

The Longmeadow Adult Center van will go to the Enfield Mall on Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Reservations are accepted 24 hours ahead, but no more than one week prior to date of trip. Call 565-4150; $1 each way.

Residents should be aware of the income guidelines for this winter season: family size one person, $29,125; two, $38,087; three, $47,049; four, $56,011. Contact Linda Collins at the Longmeadow Adult Center with any questions or would like assistance with processing an application; 565-4150.

The Longmeadow Adult Center keeps a list of Terrific Teens teenagers who want to earn money by doing tasks for seniors in town. The Center is now looking for teens who are willing to rake and bag leaves, and/or shovel once the snow falls. To be added to our Terrific Teen referral list, call 565-4150.

The Longmeadow Parks & Rec. Dept. is offering discounted $11 tickets for Springfield Falcons home games at the MassMutual Center. The Parks & Rec. Dept. will receive $1 from each ticket sold. Ticket vouchers may be purchased at the Parks & Rec. office via cash, check or credit card and exchanged at the MassMutual Center box office for any home game. November homes games: Nov. 18 vs. Lowell at 7 p.m., Nov. 25 vs. Worcester at 7 p.m., Nov. 28 vs. Manchester at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 29 vs. Portland at 3 p.m.

At First Church of Christ in Longmeadow Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. This is an old time Christmas Fair where church members make the beautiful crafts, jewelry and delicious food items. Silent auction, gifts from afar, children's corner, Christmas shoppe, book nook and more. Lunch from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; visit with Santa from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Musicians will be playing your favorites. All proceeds are donated to local charities.

In December, Storrowton Village will be all spruced up for the holiday season with decorations by area garden clubs, florists and designers. Visit the Village Museums, gift shop, Christmas shop and 19th century buildings with the Adult Center on Dec. 10 at 10:30 am. and enjoy lunch off the menu at Storrowton Tavern. $7 includes tour and transportation. Call 565-4150 for more info or to register.

Nov. 24, 1 - 2:30 pm. "Movin' Wes" with Wes Montgomery, believed by many to be the most influential jazz guitarist of the '60s, will be featured. His multifaceted approach produced a thick, buoyant and exhilarating sound. Join us at the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., to hear this great jazz artist. Call 565-4150 to register.

Open Tues. 10 a.m. - noon and 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The pantry is housed in the Adult Center at 231 Maple Rd., and is open to all Longmeadow residents in need. Enter through dining room off courtyard for the 6:30 p.m. time period. For those physically unable to come to the Adult Center, food delivery is available. Emergency situations will be handled as they arise. For further info contact the Adult Center at 565-4150.

Nov. 21, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Longmeadow Shoppes parking lot. An Open Pantry truck will be parked at the United Bank end. Bring canned goods and non-perishable packaged foods. For more info contact Peter Benton, Rotary Club President, at 525-8625, 567-1897 or psbentoncpa@cs.com. Anyone interested in more info on the Rotary should contact Benton at the above numbers.

On Nov. 25 Interskate 91 is hosting a "Make a Difference Skate" from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Admission at $5, but you can receive $1 off admission for each canned food item you bring up to a maximum of $4 (skate rental is extra). Bring five or more items and you will receive a special prize. All food donated will go to the Community Survival Center in Indian Orchard.

Ahlem Temple, Daughters of the Nile will host a spaghetti supper on Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. at Melha Shrine Center, 133 Longhill St. Price of $8 will benefit the Daughters of the Nile, and the supper will immediately precede the Sounds of New England show at 7 p.m.

The Sounds of New England, a barbershop style chorus, will perform at Melha Shrine Center, 133 Longhill St., on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. to benefit Shriner's Hospital for Children. Their four part a capella harmonies include big band hits, jazz, ballads, patriotic standards all with stunning flair of choreography and costumes. Doors open at 6 p.m. Ticket price is $15.

At WLCQ 99.7FM, 522 Springfield St., Feeding Hills, on Nov. 19 from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. there will be a radio-thon to help raise money to feed and care for the hungry and homeless this Thanksgiving season. We're looking for 100 listeners to call in during the Radiothon and give a single gift of $100. Our goal is to reach $10,000 enough to feed and care for over 5,000 people this Thanksgiving season. You can help by volunteering to help staff phone lines in two-hour shifts. Call 732-0808 ext. 114 to be placed on the volunteer list. You can also become a sponsor. Call 732-0808 ext. 114 for more info. You can also make a donation.

The Springfield Storytellers' next meeting will be Nov. 20 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse at 245 Porter Lake Dr. Sessions are open to all. No admission charge. Story telling takes place every third Fri. of the month.

Cathedral High School will host an open house on Nov. 19 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. for all prospective students and their parents. Tours and opportunity to speak with current students and staff will be available. Each prospective member of the class of 2014 will also be entered in a "tuition reduction raffle," with three lucky winners receiving a voucher for $2,500 off their first year tuition bill. Cathedral is located on Surrey Road.

Springfield School Volunteers cordially invites you to join us as we celebrate our history and look forward to our continued
service to the Springfield Public Schools. Nov. 18. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., buffet dinner at 6 p.m. at the Springfield Lodge of Elks, 440 Tiffany St. Tickets are $40; proceeds benefit Springfield School Volunteers. For more info or to purchase tickets call 787-7015.

Medicare Part D open enrollment runs from Nov. 15 - Dec. 31. Make sure you don't hit the "donut hole" in 2010 by reviewing your coverage with a SHINE Counselor Nov. 17 or Dec. 17 at the Greenleaf Community Center, 1187 Parker St. Appts. necessary. Call 750-2873 and/or see Kerri for an appt.

Wilbraham Children's Museum welcomes children birth to pre-kindergarten. Organized 90-min. playgroups available Mon. - Fri. Public hours Tues., 9:30 - 11 a.m. Museum available to rent for birthday parties. Beautiful playground open to the public. To inquire, visit www.wilbrahamchildrensmuseum.org.

Wilbraham Commons residents will be hosting a Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 269 Stony Hill Rd. Come do your Christmas shopping. There will be wonderful gifts and decorations. Coffee, pastries and lunch will be for sale. Any questions, call Ann Marie at 599-4803.

There will be a Holiday Bazaar at the Life Care Center of Wilbraham, 2399 Boston Rd., on Nov. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be baked goods, crafts, books, puzzles, stuffed animals, jewelry and good as new! A meatball grinder lunch will be available both days. Call 599-1015 for more info.

Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. featuring duo pianists Erberk Eryilmaz and Lee Hagon at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 758 Main St., as a part of the church's concert series. Concert includes a carnival of animals and activities for children. Suggested donation is $5. Reception to follow concert. For more info call 596-3045.

The Wilbraham Public Library will host a "Job-seekers' Support" program on Dec. 4 from 10:30 a.m. - noon. Network with other job-seekers, share your experiences and learn about resources to assist you from the library as well as area agencies. An ongoing group may meet the first Friday of the month if there is interest. Drop-ins welcome. For more info call 596-6141.

The Community Partnership for Children is partnering with the Scantic Valley YMCA to offer a parent-child support/playgroup beginning Nov. 18,12:30 - 2 p.m. at the Y. For more info call at CPC at 583-3527.

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