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Town Events, Oct. 20 - Oct. 27

From The Reminder

EAST LONGMEADOW
THE THREE SOPRANOS
"The Three Sopranos" Oct. 26, 3 p.m., in the sanctuary of the First Congregational Church, 7 Somers Rd. Three well known area vocalists will put on a performance of 12 classical numbers from Gilbert and Sullivan, Handel and Mozart and others. Refreshments will follow. Concert is free with free will donations accepted.


SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
The East Longmeadow Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring a fundraiser on Oct. 28 and 29 in conjunction with Boston Market. On these evenings from 4 - 9 p.m., Boston Market will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Scholarship Foundation. So come on out, take a break from cooking, enjoy some delicious food and help raise money for a good cause.

CRAFT FAIR
The Valley Radio Reading Service will conduct a craft fair on Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the East Longmeadow Senior Center, 328 North Main St. The fair will benefit the Service which is dedicated to serving people who are blind and print impaired. The fair will include crafters, bake sale and silent auction.

ELHS Class of '83
YIKES...Our 25 year reunion! Nov. 29, 7 p.m. - midnight at ITAM Vets Club, Vineland Ave., $20 at the door. DJ, pizza, munchies, cash bar. For questions/details call Robbin (Rybinski) Robitaille at 525-4544, Cathy (Gentile) Robare at 525-6160 or Monique (Laplante) Moses at 525-1841.

A TASTE OF GREECE
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Luke, 400 Prospect St., presents "A Taste of Greece" on Oct. 24, 25 and 26. Come and taste the food that takes you away. Delicious Greek food and pastries; also featuring the Agora Gift Shop. Friday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 525-4551 for more info.

AUTHORS SPEAKS TO BOOK CLUB
The East Longmeadow Book Club will return to the Senior Center Oct. 28 at 10:30 a.m. The book is "A Diffcult Boy." Author Micheller Barker will speak at the meeting. Anyone is welcome.

CRAFTERS/VENDORS WANTED
Mapleshade School's Annual Craft/Vendor Night to be hosted on Nov. 20 from 5 - 9 p.m. Table fee is $30. For more info call Michele at 525-9510 or email mattffeh@aol.com.

VETERANS MONTHLY COFFEE HOUR
Veterans rep. George Herrick will once again conduct a monthly Coffee Hour at the Pleasant View Senior Center for local veterans. The first meeting will be on Oct. 21 from 9 - 11 a.m. This meeting will welcome four speakers from various home health care agencies speaking about the Aid and Attendance Pension. No pre-registration necessary, free and open to veterans of all ages.

"IT'S NOT EASY BEING WHEEZIE"
Heritage Hall will present a seminar on managing respiratory illness at the Pleasant View Senior Center on Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. This informative hour will also include info on strategies for daily activity, conserving energy and breathing techniques one can do when becoming short of breath. This presentation is free and open to the public.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB TAG SALE
On Oct. 25 the Friendship Club will be hosting a tag sale at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (from 1 - 2 p.m. fill a bag for $1). Drop off items in good condition beginning Oct. 20. We cannot accept large pieces of furniture, large appliances, microwaves or computers.

A COMIC CELEBRATION OF READING
The Friends of the East Longmeadow Public Library invite you to "A Comic Celebration of Reading." This quick moving, fun-filled enrichment program by mime Robert Rivest gets children, teens and adults excited about reading. Through a fast paced series of humorous and insightful mime, stories and improvisation, Robert focuses on the joys of reading everyday. Join us Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The program is free to the public. For more info call the library at 525-5400 ext.152.

INTRODUCING OUR NEW NURSE
Join us for a coffee reception on Oct. 22 from 9:30 - 10 a.m. to introduce Lisa Fontaine, R.N. who will be assuming retiree Kay Thompson's duties at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. No reservations required, free and open to the public.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
WINZERFEST
The Ladies Glee Club and Mens Singing Section of the Springfield Turnverein located at 176 Garden St. in Feeding Hills invites everyone to join them on Oct. 25 for their annual Winzerfest (Wine Fest). A Rouladin (rolled beef) dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Menu: Rouladin, potatoes, red cabbage, dessert, and coffee or tea. Tickets are $13. Reservations may be made by calling the club at 786-0924 or Wilma Gillan at 786-4671. Reservation deadline is Oct. 22. Following dinner, the Singers will entertain. "The Vagabonds" will play for your dancing and listening pleasure. Join us to renew acquaintances and make new friends.

DIAL-A-LAWYER PROGRAM
Oct. 22 from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire county residents who have legal concerns or problems can call 782-1659 during the scheduled times to speak to volunteer MBA lawyers. If a caller gets a busy signal, they are asked to hang up and try again. Normal telephone charges will apply. The MBA's Dial-A-Lawyer program is provided at no charge as a public service.

HAMPDEN
"THE PRODUCERS" AUDITIONS
The Theater Guild of Hampden will be having open auditions for Mel Brooks' "The Producers" musical on Nov. 16 from 4 - 6 p.m. and Nov. 17 from 7 - 10 p.m. at Hampden Town Hall on Main Street. For more info call Mark Giza at 566-8354.

TRIPLE PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER
The Minnechaug Scholarship Foundation presents its third annual Triple Pasta Dinner at La Cucina at the Hampden House on Oct. 20 from 6 - 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by calling Maria Savoie at 566-5595 or Collen Lasorsa at 596-4571. All proceeds to directly benefit scholarships.

LONGMEADOW
CLASS OF '83 REUNION
LHS Class of 1983 25th reunion, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Longmeadow Country Club. Hors d'oeuvres, dessert, DJ and cash bar. Make checks payable to LHS Class of '83 Reunion ($50 per person). Mailing address: LHS 83 Reunion c/o Bob Barkett, 35 Plymouth Rd., Longmeadow, MA 01106.

TREASURES FROM GRANDMA'S ATTIC
The Longmeadow Adult Center's Annual Sale will take place at the center, 231 Maple Rd., on Oct. 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Due to limited space, call the Center at 565-4150 prior to making a donation.
TASTE OF LONGMEADOW
The LHS Boys Soccer Team will be hosting a bake sale outside Brightwood Hardware on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come taste the decadent baking of Longmeadow's finest soccer moms. Proceeds will support the LHS Boys Soccer Booster Club.

YELLING DOESN'T WORK
P.L.A.C.E. presents "Yelling Doesn't Work!" with Linda Lapointe of the Federation for Children with Special Needs, Oct. 22, 7 - 9 p.m., School Committee Room in the Central Office, 127 Grassy Gutter Rd. This free workshop addresses what you can do to help a child with special learning needs (such as autism, cognitive issues, ADHD) comply at home and at school using positive behavior supports. To ensure adequate space and handouts, RSVP to mkfoard@comcast.net.

PUMPKIN PATCH PARTY
The Storrs Library will celebrate the Halloween season with a Pumpkin Patch Party on Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. - noon. The program will feature several different fun stations that will have games, crafts and snacks. Come in costume if you would like. Children ages three and above are asked to bring a parent or caregiver along. Call the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at 565-4182 to register.

MOTHER/DAUGHTER BOOK GROUP
The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at the Storrs Library will host a Mother & Daughter Book Group on Oct. 21 from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. This discussion group is open to students in grades 6 - 8 and meets monthly. Our selection for October is called "Things Not Seen" by Andrew Clements. Call the Youth Service Dept. at 565-4182 for more info or to reserve your books.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE Financial Sub-Committee meeting
There will be meetings of the School Committee Financial Sub-Committee on Oct. 21 and Oct. 31 at 8 a.m., both in the school's Central Office School Committee Room, 127 Grassy Gutter Rd.

SELECT BOARD MEETING
Oct. 27, 6 p.m, Police Station Meeting Room, 34 Williams St.

CO-ED VOLLEYBALL
Pick up games are non-officiated, with teams calling their own violations. This fun, non-competitive atmosphere allows players to improve their skills. It is a great way to stay active and meet new people. Players with basic volleyball skills are urged to join. Volleyball meets on Mondays beginning Oct. 20 through May 18 at Glenbrook Middle School from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Evening pick up games at Glenbrook Gym provide the opportunity for a great work out, competition and fun. Players must be out of high school to participate in this program. Basketball meets on Thursdays from Oct. 23 - April 9 from 8:30 - 10 p.m.

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
This program offers a high level of play for advanced participants with violations being called by the teams. Volleyball will meet on Wednesdays from Oct. 22 - May 20 from 7:45 - 9:30 p.m. at Greenwood Center. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.

BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB
The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at the Storrs Library will offer a special Brown Bag Book Club on Oct. 22 from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. in conjunction with the Longmeadow elementary schools half-day schedule. Bring your own lunch and participate in a great book discussion, craft and activity for students from kindergarten - second grade. Enjoy your brown bag lunch and then join in the fun. Register by visiting the Discovery Room or by calling 565-4182.

SPRINGFIELD
BUS TRIPS
Gina Daniele presents the following upcoming bus trips: On Nov. 2, take a trip to Mohegan Sun Casino; bus leaves Mom & Rico's, 899 Main St., at 7:30 a.m. On Dec. 6, enjoy Christmas shopping in New York City and see the lights! Bus leaves Mom & Rico's at 7:30 a.m. For more info, contact Gina at 732-8941.

GOSPEL CONCERT
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 45 Buckingham St., will have a Gospel Concert at the church on Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. The concert is a fundraiser for replacement of the present heating system. Cost is $10 per person. The featured artist will be Evenus Thompson. The public is invited. For tickets and more info, call the church office at 736-8567 or Vera at 783-9824.

THE CLUTTER DOCTOR
The Center for Business and Technology at STCC announced that Carleen Hoffman, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Doctor Inc. of East Longmeadow will present her very popular and effective workshop "Conquering Clutter in Your Personal and Professional Life" on Oct. 27 from 5 - 6 p.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Interested individuals can call 755-4225 or 755-4501 to enroll or to request a copy of the detailed brochure.

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Holiday Craft Fair sponsored by St. Catherine of Siena Women's Guild will take place Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center, 1023 Parker St. Crafts galore, Chinese auction, raffle, baked goods, game room and hot lunch. Admission is free. Any questions call Ronnie Scott at 547-2836.

PSYCHIC FAIR
Psychic Fair/Medium's Day/Workshop Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the First Spiritualist Church, 33 Bliss St. Fifteen minute private readings cost $20. Workshop on table tipping from 3 - 5 p.m. for $20. For info or to book readings or the workshop, call Denise at 519-9669.

JCC PLAYERS PRESENT "CARNIVAL"
Will be performed Oct. 30, 7 p.m.; Nov. 1, 7 p.m.; and Nov. 2, 2 p.m., at the Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children; and $20 patron reserved seating. To purchase tickets, stop by the JCC or call 739-4715.

DAY FOR GOD'S BEAUTIFUL WOMEN
Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Church in the Acres, 1383 Wilbraham Rd. Fellowship, food, shopping and door prizes. Vendors include Sil Pada, Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, candles, watches, hand-loomed shawls, designer jewelry and handbags, pottery, tea cups and more. Door prizes; refreshments available for a small donation. Proceeds for our church's maintenance and utilities budget. Call the church at 782-2577 for more info.

WINTER CLOTHING & BLANKET DRIVE
Seventh annual winter clothing and blanket drive Oct. 25, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Bishop Marshall Center, Elliot St. (parking lot behind St. Michael's Cathedral, State Street). Help others keep warm this winter. Drop off clean blankets (including baby blankets), winter clothing, especially children's parkas, boots, scarfs, mittens, gloves and hats. Non-perishable food also accepted.

JIM KAPLAN TO SPEAK
Former Sports Illustrated writer and author Jim Kaplan will address the Springfield Rotary Club's luncheon meeting on Oct. 24. His topic will be his latest book, "Walkoffs, Last Licks and Final Outs; Baseball's Grand (and not-so-grand) Finales" which he co-authored with Bill Chuck. The Springfield Rotary Club meets every Friday at 12:15 p.m. in the Mass Mutual Room at the Basketball Hall of Fame, West Columbus Avenue, and is a proud member of Rotary International. The Rotary luncheon, with guest speaker Jim Kaplan, is $17 per person and is open to the public. For more info contact Springfield Club Membership Chair Bob Dambrov at 537-9294 or visit www.springfieldmarotary.org.

FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
On Oct. 23 Reeds Landing Retirement Community, 807 Wilbraham Rd., will host a presentation by Larry Lirot on "Fall Floral Arrangements." Lirot, expert landscape consultant, continues his lecture series with instruction on creating beautiful eye-catching floral arrangements! The event will take place at 2 p.m. Call to make reservations at 782-1800.

"SURVIVOR" BOOK READING
The Cancer House of Hope, 946 Plumtree Rd., will host a book reading by Karen Condon author of "Are You a Survivor?" in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Condon wrote the book during and after her treatment for breast cancer in 2001-02. The reading is free-of-charge and open to the public. For more info, call 782-5500.

WILBRAHAM
BOTTLE DRIVE
The Minnechaug Boys Hockey and Lacrosse fundraiser will be a can and bottle drive to benefit both teams. The drive will take place at Minnechaug on Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. - noon in the Minnechaug parking lot. Can and bottle donations happily accepted. For pick up of donations call 244-6993.

TRIPLE PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER
The Minnechaug Scholarship Foundation presents its third annual Triple Pasta Dinner at La Cucina at the Hampden House on Oct. 20 from 6 - 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by calling Maria Savoie at 566-5595 or Collen Lasorsa at 596-4571. All proceeds to directly benefit scholarships.

"HERE THEY COME"
David Hyde Costello is the author and illustrator of "Here They Come," a story about two young monsters at their first Halloween party. He will bring his fun to the Wilbraham Public Library on Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. with a unique one-man variety show. Registration for this Friends-sponsored show is open. It is recommended for ages four and up. Contact the library at 596-6141.

MEETING
The Wilbraham United Church Women's Guild will meet on Oct. 23 at noon in Fellowship Hall. Members should bring a sandwich. A salad, dessert and coffee will be served. Margaret Bearse will take us on "A Tour of the USA in a Model T." Guests are welcome. Call 596-2511 for more info.

HALLOWEEN PARTY
The Wilbraham Public Library is hosting a Halloween party for teens in grades 9 and up on Oct. 24 from 7 - 10 p.m. There will be a costume contest and plenty of candy! To sign up, contact Kate Pritchard at 596-6141 ext. 133 or kate@wilbrahamlibrary.org.

ST. CECILIA'S CONCERT
The Dan Kane Singers will be at St. Cecilia's on Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the church office ask for Pat Serra. Tickets are $10 each, to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

SENIOR CENTER HARVEST MEAL
The Wilbraham Senior Center will host a harvest meal on Oct. 29 at noon with guest chefs Harry Setian and David Miles. Menu: chicken, rice, green beans, salad, bread and dessert. Admission is $5, payable upon registration. Interested persons should register at the senior center. Space is limited.


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