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Town events, Sept. 14 - Sept. 21

From The Reminder

EAST LONGMEADOW
BLUEBIRD ESTATES
Bluebird Estates Monthly Calendar:
Tour of Italy: Sept 17 at 4:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of Italian music with Sam Falcetti and an Italian dinner with our own Chef Carole. Concert 4:30 p.m.; dinner 5:30 p.m. RSVP 525-8600.
Antique Appraisal: Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Antique appraiser Gary Perman will be here to appraise all your antiques. So go treasuring hunting in your attic, basement and garage for your antiques and see what they are worth. Free buffet and refreshments. RSVP 525-8600.

EYE RESEARCH FUNDRAISER
Consignment Plus, a new shop in East Longmeadow, will be holding a fundraiser on Sept. 17-19 for the Springfield Lions Club. Ten percent of all sales will be donated to the Lions for MA Eye Research and other projects helping the blind. Consignment Plus offers gently used clothing, jewelry, furniture, home decor and unique one-of-a kind items. For more information, please call owner Carla Germain at 636-6961.

KIDZ SUNDAY
New Life Fellowship presents Kidz Sunday Sept. 27,12:30 p.m., at Heritage Park. Special guests include Herbie the Clown and Jesuseppie. Join us for food, crafts, games, prizes, and a worship service. Everyone is welcome. Call 525-9472 or 265-5586 for more info.

SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
The East Longmeadow Senior Friendship Club will be entertained by singer Jimmy Mazz at their "Welcome Back" party on Thursday, Sept. 17th at 12:30 p.m. (sponsored by PeoplesBank.) Noon luncheon will be Stuffed Chicken w/Wild Rice, California Blend Vegetables, Glazed Carrots, and Blueberry Shortcake. This is a $3 luncheon. Please call 525-5436 at least one day in advance for reservations.

LEARN TO PLAY PITCH
There will be an instructional Pitch class on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m., at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Anyone interested in learning to play Pitch is welcome our group plays every Monday @ 12:30 p.m.

FRENCH CLUB RESUMES
The French Club will resume its meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 16th at 11:00 a.m. at the Cancer House of Hope, 946 Plumtree Rd. in Springfield.

BOOK CLUB
The Book Club will resume its monthly meetings beginning Tuesday, September 29 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. The selected book is "World Without End," by Ken Follett. The Book Club meets the last Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m., and is free and open to all.

VETERANS COFFEE HOUR
Maryann Lyman from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs will speak about eligibility for veterans programs on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m.to 11 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. All veterans are welcome to attend. The next meeting will be Oct. 20 with guest speaker Larry White from the Holyoke VNA Hospice, who will discuss end of life issues. Coffee and snacks served at all meetings.

JOHN DEE PRESENTATION
On Sept. 30 at 1 p.m., John Dee from Wealth Preservation Group will be at the Pleasant View Senior Center to speak about protecting your assets from long term care costs even without long term care insurance. Please call 525-5436 to register.

BEDTIME STORIES MOVIE EVENT
Sept. 25, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Cozy up as we watch this hilarious movie starring Adam Sandler and create some yummy snacks to enjoy. Chefs 5 and older $30 (Chefs, please bring a sleeping bag to get comfy)

GRILLED STEAK DINNER
Gunther-Rowley American Legion Post 293, 3 Legion St., East Longmeadow grilled steak dinner on Sept. 17, 6 p.m. Call 525-2058 or 592-0596 for availability as we can only seat up to 60 people. Dinner price is $12. Menu: grilled sirloin steak, baked potatoes w/sour cream, green beans, garden salad, rolls and butter, carrot cake and brownies, soda, tea and coffee. Other drinks available at bar downstairs at extra cost. Meat coupons can be bought at Legion Sports Bar after 4 p.m. or paid at the door on the night of the dinner.

ALUMNUS MEETING
The E. Longmeadow Alumnus Association invites you to join us for our annual dinner meeting on Oct. 4 at the Elmcrest Country Club at 11:30 a.m. Anyone who attended schools or taught in E. Longmeadow is welcome. Make dinner reservations by Sept. 27 with Sandra Cronk Davis at 525-3811 or Ellen Potter at 525-7773.

COLORFUL WORKSHOPS
Christi Friesen, internationally known artist, author and instructor returns to Colorful Creations Bead Company, 37 Harkness Ave., for workshops on Sept. 14-16. She will be teach: Vintage Rhapsody, Monkey Business, Steampunk Bird, Dragonfly Drama and Crystal Flight. No experience with clay is necessary to attend these classes. Pre-registration is required. All are welcome at the meet and greet reception on Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m. For more info, contact Colorful Creations Bead Company at 525-2229 or www.colorfulcreationsbeadcompany.com.

HAMPDEN
FLU CLINIC
The Hampden Board of Health will sponsor a flu clinic to Hampden residents 60 year of age or over as well as adults of any age who have a chronic illness and can provide a doctor's written approval. The clinic will be held on Sept. 24 from 2-3 p.m. at the senior center. Bring your insurance card with you on the day of the clinic. If you could bring your insurance card to the senior center before the event it would help speed up the process. Call 566-5588 between 10 a.m-2 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. to reserve our flu shot.

WATERCOLOR CLASS
Joyce Emerle will be teaching a watercolor class at the Hampden Senior Center on Wed. beginning Sept. 30. The class will run for eight weeks from 12:30 - 3 p.m. Anyone that is interested may call the center at 566-5588 after 10 a.m.

ART CLASS
The Hampden Senior Center is offering an 8 week Basic Drawing Class beginning Sept 29 from 10:30am- 12:30pm. The cost is $70. and is open to all. Please call for a list of supplies and to pre-register at 566-5588.

LONGMEADOW
RETIREMENT PARTY
A retirement party for Longmeadow Police Department Safety Officer Michael Kirby will take place on Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Twin Hills Country Club. Tickets are $25/pp and include dinner and music. For tickets, stop by the Longmeadow Police Station, 34 Williams St.

JOHNNY APPLESEED FESTIVAL
The Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at the Storrs Library in Longmeadow will present the second annual Johnny Appleseed Festival Sept. 25. We will celebrate one of our oldest local resident who is known throughout the nation for planting hundreds of apple orchards along the early frontier. This one hour program for children of all ages will feature, stories, crafts and activities for a bushel of fun for everyone. Join us at 3:20 p.m. by registering in the Discovery Room or by calling 565-4182.

GREEN TEAM MEETING
There will be a meeting of the Longmeadow School Green Team on Sept. 24. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the School Committee, 127 Grassy Gutter Road in Longmeadow.

2009 NUTCRACKER PERFORMANCE
Ages 7 & Up, Registration forms and a $60 registration fee must be submitted to the Community House office by Friday, Oct. 2. Performers that are not Longmeadow Dance School students may be called for an audition. The Nutcracker performance will be held on Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. at the Community House. Call 565-4160 for additional information.

FALL IN NEW YORK
Any time of the year, in New York City is enjoyable. Sit back, enjoy the ride, and let us do the driving. Enjoy a visit to world famous museums, take in a Broadway show or just sit back and enjoy the sites and sounds of New York in the fall. Stops will be along 5th Avenue and Time Square. Information and maps will be available on the bus ride to New York. Trip will be on Saturday November 7th. Bus will depart from Greenwood Center at 7am and return at 9:30pm. The fee is $45 per person. visit www.LPRD.net for registration and additional information.

"CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR"
Christmas isn't truly here until you have a chance to visit Radio City Music Hall and see the "Christmas Spectacular". New acts have been added to the show this season along with the traditional favorites such as the March of the Wooden Soldier and the Live Nativity Scene. Our seats are located in the Orchestra/First Mezzanine Section for the 2pm show. There is time following the show to enjoy the sites and sounds of the holiday season in New York City. Gift Certificates are available for the "hard to shop for" person in your circle of friends and family. Trip will be on Thursday December 10th. Bus will depart from Greenwood Center at 7am and return at 9:30pm. The fee is $115 per person. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration or additional information.

MUSICAL NOTES
For Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Children. Infant classes are for infants up to 15 months of age, Tuesdays Sept. 15-Oct. 20 From 10-10:30am in the Greenwood Community Room. Toddler classes are for ages 15months through 3 years of age, Tuesdays 9/15-10/20 from 10:45-11:30am in the Greenwood Community Room. The fee is $48 per person. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and additional information.

ADVOCACY AND FINE ARTS
On Sept.17, Bay Path College will host Advocacy and Fine Arts Photography in the Digital Age. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held at 7 p.m. in Breck Suite, Wright Hall on the Longmeadow Campus, 588 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow, MA. For more information, visit www.baypath.edu or contact Briana Sitler at 565.1066 or 800.782.7284 ext. 1066 or bsitler@baypath.edu.

SPRINGFIELD
POT ROAST DINNER
Saint Barnabas and All Saints Church, 41 Oakland St. (at the Forest Park light) will hold their pot roast dinner (pot roast, vegetables, and homemade desserts) on Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Complete dinner is $10. Call the church at 732-2981 and leave a message or call 567-7762 to reserve your seat.

SPRINGFIELD STORYTELLERS
Looking for something different? Tell a story, or listen to the stories told by the Springfield Storytellers at our next meeting on Sept. 18 from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse at 245 Porter Lake Dr., Springfield. Our sessions are open to all. Storytelling takes place every third Friday of the month. For info or directions call Doug at 733-9815.

MAGICIAN COMEDIAN
On Sept. 14 at 2p.m., Mason Wright Retirement Community will host Jonas Toutant (Magician/Comedian). This event is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served. Call today and reserve your seat, (413) 733-1517.

BROADWAY SHOW
Enjoy a day of Shopping, Sight seeing & catch a Broadway Show! Reserve your tickets today! Nov 7, Bus Departure to NY at: 7am. Bus Departure from NY at: 7pm. Price: $35.00 / per person Please give us a call to get additional information on departures to & from NY. Via phone at 413-426-8329 or email: boosterclubnews@yahoo.com

HEART HEALTH
On Sept. 16 at 3:15 p.m., Mason Wright Retirement Community Wellness Wednesday presents Heart Health. This event is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served. Call today and reserve your seat, (413) 733-1517

JIMMY MAZZ
Jimmy Mazz will sing at Mason Wright Retirement Community on Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served. Call today and reserve your seat, (413) 733-1517.

SENIOR BOWLING LEAGUE
Starting Sept. 14 at noon, at Shaker Bowl in East Long Meadow. Seniors welcome. Join a team and have fun. Cost is minimal, exercise and fun maximum.

"CITIZEN WEALTH"
Wade Rathke, founder and former chief organizer of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), will discuss his new book, "Citizen Wealth," on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., at Springfield College's Marsh Memorial Chapel. Book signing will follow the discussion. Admission free.

BUS TRIP
Gina Daniele presents a bus trip to Niagra Falls casino and shopping on Sept. 19-20. Cost includes bus, hotel, continental breakfast, tour and boat ride. Bus leaves at 6:30 a.m., be at Mom & Rico's at 6 a.m. No passport required.

WILBRAHAM
Card and Game Party
The Wilbraham Women's Club is holding a Card and Game Party at noon on Sept. 24, at St. Cecilia Parish Center, 42 Main St. in Wilbraham. Luncheon will be served. There will also be a cash raffle. The donation is $6. Come join us for an afternoon with friends, enjoy lunch, and play your favorite games, or just join us for a delicious lunch. For reservations, call 596-3053. This event is a fundraiser for scholarships.


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