Town Events Sept. 27 - Oct. 4
|From The Reminder|
The St. Michael's Young at Heart Club is sponsoring a bus trip to the Foxwoods Casino Oct. 12. Cost is $25, which includes driver's gratuity. Casino bonus is $10 food and $15 Keno. For reservations, more info, call Anita Black at 525-3614.
Of the First Congregational Church will meet Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Church historian Nancy Bortl will present many interesting facts about the church and other area churches. Brunch will be followed by a business meeting. Interested friends are welcome to attend.
MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS
The Pleasant View Senior Center has an urgent need for drivers, permanent and substitute, to deliver Meals on Wheels to housebound elders in East Longmeadow. Two hours one day a week is all that is required. Stipend is paid. Contact Sandy or Stephanie at 525-5436. Drivers will need to pass a background check.
MAKE YOUR OWN JEWELRY
Sandy Merrill will resume jewelry classes the first Monday of each month at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. at 9:30 a.m. Cost of instruction is $3 and supplies are extra.
ART CLASS FOR ADULTS
Local artist Jeff Kern is teaching basic drawing, design and basic techniques at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Evening classes on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Morning classes on Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Will play Bingo on Sept. 23 at 12:30 p.m. Noon luncheon will be meatloaf w/gravy, mashed potato, green beans and Jello. Please call 525-5436 at least one day in advance for reservations.
FRENCH CLASS RESUMES
Conversational French at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. resumes Sept. 22 at 11 a.m.
ZUMBA CLASSES RESUME
Zumba classes take place at the Pleasant View Senior Center Mondays at 4 p.m. with certified instructor Donna Gendron. Classes will be four-week sessions at $4 per class.
CAPUANO CARE FREE SERVICE
Capuano Care will offer free blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol screening on the first Friday of each month at 8 a.m., at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. The next date is Oct. 1.
SQUARE DANCE LESSONS
Square Dancing will resume at the Pleasant View Senior Center on Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. The first two lessons are free; the cost is $6 per lesson per person after two weeks.
ESTATE AND INVESTMENT PLANNING
Pete Ledoux and Attorney Dave Carlson will speak at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. Topic will be, "What the Rules are to Protect your Assets in the Face of Nursing Home Care." Please register, 525-5436.
Begins Oct. 5 and continue on the first Tuesday of each month by appointment at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. with Jason Morin, L.M.T. of The Body Mechanic. 15 minutes at $15, beginning at 9 a.m. Call 525-5436 to book an appointment.
Oct. 16 at St. Michael's Community Center, sponsored by the St. Michael's Knights of Columbus 9960. Cocktails at 6 p.m., five-course dinner at 7 p.m. includes antipasto, tortellini soup, pasta, Italian herbed chicken, roasted potatoes, green beans, and dessert. Entertainment by Bennie and the Jets the premier Elton John tribute band. Cost: $22/person; tables of eight can be reserved. Tickets on sale following masses weekends of Oct. 2, 3, 9, 10 and at the parish office until Oct. 11. No tickets at the door.
ONLINE BASKETBALL REGISTRATION
All age groups for travel and in town programs. Evaluations in October; you must be registered to participate. Go to www.eastlongmeadowma.gov, to the Recreation Dept. and click the "online registration" button. You will need household ID and password, available from Rec. Dept. by calling 525-5437. East Longmeadow residents or students in first grade through high school may register. You can still come to the office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.to register in person.
SOFTBALL BOOSTER CLUB TRIP
Will host a trip to New York City Nov. 27. Bus leaves East Longmeadow High School at 7:30 a.m, departs New York City at 6 p.m. Coffee and donuts on bus! Cost: $40/person. Contact Rose, 525-9292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PULASKI PARK CELEBRATION
On Oct. 10 at noon, there will be a ceremony at Pulaski Park, center of Easthampton, to commemorate Pulaski Day. Wreath laying ceremony and a prayer offered by Father Piotr Pawlus, Pastor of Our Lady of the Valley Parish. Mayor Michael Tautznik will also address the gathering. An honor guard from Easthampton American Legion riders Post 24 and the American Legion will take part in the ceremony.
WIDOW, WIDOWERS GROUP
Meets once a week in Chicopee for fun and friendship. This is not a bereavement group. For more info please call: Helen at 533-4660 or Don, at 436-7332.
The Western Massachusetts Genealogy Society meets Oct. 6. from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Agawam Senior Center, 954 Main St. Guest speaker will be Leslie Huber, genealogist and author of "The Journey Takers". All researchers welcome. For more info visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mawmgs or contact us at: WestMassGen@Comcast.net.
BASIC PISTOL SAFETY
Basic pistol course will take place at Ludlow Fish and Game Club, Sportsman Road, Ludlow, on Oct. 13 and 16 at 6:30 p.m. The course is taught by licensed instructors and students completing the course are qualified to apply for a Class A license to carry. A training manual and additional materials will be provided. Firearms, ammunition and eye and hearing protection are also provided. For further info or registration call 783-6775 or e-mail email@example.com.
ACTIVE SINGLES HIKE
Active Singles hike Oct. 3 at Burr Pond in Torrington, Conn. Starts a 9:30 a.m.; arrive at 9 a.m. Take Route 8 North and get off at Exit 45. Left end of ramp and then first right onto Winsted Road, go two miles to first light and turn left on Burr Mountain Road. Entrance to park is a half-mile up on the left. Meet in rear parking lot. Hikes are in four skill levels, last for two hours each. No kids, dogs. Buffet lunch. Non-hikers welcome at lunch. Call Charlie to RSVP at 203-271-2125.
SALEM HAUNTED HAPPENINGS TRIP
Oct. 28 with 8 a.m. departure from Christ the King Church, Ludlow. Cost: $72/person includes round trip bus with driver gratuity, visit The Witches Cottages at Griffen, short guided stroll through Salem, lunch at Pickering Wharf, free time in Salem-Annual Psychic Fair, Witchcraft Expo or shopping. Lunch is haddock, grilled chicken breast, steak tips or pasta. Call Sue at 323-0883.
TECH CLASS '42 REUNION
Gathering for annual lunch Oct. 6 at the Fort Restaurant followed by Springfield Armory film and tour of the Armory Museum. Anyone who has not been contacted and would like to join us, call June Stibolt at 788-8788.
The Longmeadow Department of Public Works (DPW) will be flushing water mains beginning Oct. 12. The work will last for approximately two weeks. Check your water before washing clothes or cooking. System flushing may affect water pressure or discolor water in the vicinity of operations. If you have any questions or concerns, call the DPW office at 567-3400 or visit the town's Web site at www.longmeadow.org. Also on the Web site is a link to a map where you can preview dates for when we will be in your area.
GREENWOOD EXTENDED DAY
Is accepting registrations for the before and after kindergarten, after school and early risers programs. Spaces limited. Contact Kelly Zieba at 565-4163 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment for a tour. Visit www.lprd.net for details about the programs and a virtual classroom tour.
GREENWOOD CENTER PRESCHOOL
Limited enrollment available both full and part time. Contact Audra at 565-4163 or email@example.com to set up a tour. Visit www.LPRD.net for details about the program and a virtual tour of the classrooms.
Instructor Janice Morton teaches children ages three to five about respecting each other, improve coordination, balance and focus. Class Oct. 5 to Nov 23, 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Greenwood Children's Center. $62/person. Visit www.LPRD.net for info, registration.
BEGINNER GUITAR LESSONS
Instructor Tom Kopyto teaches essential guitar skills and basic note reading in a fun, supportive setting. Meets at Greenwood Oct. 6 to Nov 10 from 6 to 6:45p.m.. for ages eight to 10; 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.. for ages 11 to 15. $78/p person. Visit www.LPRD.net for info., registration.
AFTER SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAM
Instructor Susan Lauser teaches grades three to five to play a string, brass or woodwind instrument in 15 weeks of 30 min. group lessons. Grades three to five learn string instruments, grades four to five learn brass or woodwind. Final concert for the parents. Flutes meet Sept. 29 to Jan 26 at 4:45 p.m., cellos meet Sept 30 to Jan 27 at 3:15 p.m., violas meet at 3:45 p.m., violins at 4:15 p.m. Clarinets meet Oct. 1 to Jan 28 at 3:15 p.m., trumpets at 3:45 p.m., saxophones at 4:15 p.m., trombones at 4:45 p.m. All classes at Glenbrook. Fee is $240/person. Visit www.LPRD.net for info.,registration.
SPORTS & STORIES AT STORRS
Meet and greet members of the Longmeadow High School girls soccer team on Oct. 2, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Storrs Library. Soccer players will read stories, carry out team stretches, and help the children create a soccer related craft. Join the fun with our hometown team! Sign up in advance in the Discovery Room or by calling 565-4182.
READ FOR TREATS AT STORRS
Sponsored by Friendly's Ice Cream. Pick up a reading log and start reading! When completed, children can turn in their logs for a special Friendly's treat! This program will continue throughout the month of October.
BEGINNING CROCHET AT STORRS
Designed for grades four and up. A five week session of lessons will take place on Fridays: Oct 2, 8, 15, 22, & 29 at 3:30 to 4:45. There is a $20 materials fee. Sign up in advance in the Phillip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room or by calling 565-4182.
"THE CHILDREN OF THE GAMBIA"
Documentary on children attending school in The Gambia, West Africa, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at Bay Path College in Mills Theatre, Carr Hall. Professor of communications and English John Jarvis, PhD, and three students spent the first two weeks of this year in The Gambia working on the Sajuka Community Development Project a partnership between Bay Path and the Sajuka Community School, the only school in a village of 8,000. Donate $20 and receive a DVD of the documentary. Longmeadow High School Key Club will sell items from Sajuka Adult Literacy and Skills Center. For information, visit www.baypath.edu or call565-1066
SCHUPACK TO SPEAK AT STORRS
The Storrs Library at 693 Longmeadow St., will host author and Longmeadow native Deborah Schupack on Oct. 4. from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Schupack will be reading from and signing her second novel, "Sylvan Street." Free and open to the public. Call the library at 565-4181 to register.
WOLF SWAMP AFTER SCHOOL ART
For children in grades two through five will have the opportunity to experiment with different mediums and learn various art techniques. Instructor is Heidi Salz. Meets Tuesdays Oct. 5 to Dec. 7 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at Wolf Swamp Art Room 151. Fee is $150 per person. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional information and registration.
Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, Plumtree Road. Youth choir provides contemporary music. All welcome.
Tag sale sponsored by Concerned Citizens for Animals at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 961 St. James Ave. (next to Serv-U) Oct. 1 and 2 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
SACRED HEART TRAVEL CLUB
Nov. 13 NH Hobo Train with turkey dinner and stop at Kellerhaus Ice Cream Emporium; $80/person. Parking/departure will be from 3601 Main St., Baystate Medical Center "N" lot.
Dec. 10-12 Penn-Dutch Getaway. Round trip bus with driver gratuity, two nights at the Holiday Inn Express including breakfasts, supper at Miller's Smorgasbord and one supper to be determined, "Miracle of Christmas" theater performance, guided sightseeing tour of Amish Country, free time, visit to the National Christmas Center, a stop at the Byer's Carolers Emporium. Single $475/person; double $375/person; triple $355/person. Reservations accepted with refundable $100 deposit. Contact Jim and Caroline McAleer at 734-3676 for info or reservations. Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St.
Classes start Oct. 5 at noon at Greenleaf Community Center, 1187 1/2 Parker St. Free 15 minute demo at first class. Cost: $2/class or $5/month. Zumba Instructor is Margaret "Peggy" Sheldon. Zumba Gold has been designed for the active older adult Call Kerri at 750-2873to register or for more information.
AQUEDUCT FLEA MARKET
St. Peter's Church, 45 Buckingham St., will host a shopping trip to Aqueduct Flea Market and Jamaica Avenue, New York, Nov. 6. Depart: 7 a.m. from 45 Buckingham St.; leave Jamaica Avenue at 5 p.m. Reservation, info, call Vera, 726-9006 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Peter's Church, 45 Buckingham St., will host its annual Washington DC trip, April 15 to 17, 2011. Two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two full course dinners, guided sightseeing tours, more. $300/person, double occupancy. Cancellation insurance upon request. $25 deposit due Oct. 1. For Info./reservations, Vera O'Connor, 726-9006 or email:email@example.com.
ITALIAN FOR CHILDREN
The Italian Cultural Center, 56 Margaret St., will sponsor "Italiano per Ragazzi" Oct. 30 through Dec. 4 for students ages six to 12 years old. Classes. meet from 9 to 10 a.m. are free of charge. There will be a class, "Fostering Our Italian Heritage" immediately following which will meet for the same five weeks from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m, also free of charge. Early registration,suggested; class size limited. Call the Italian Cultural Center at 784-1492 before Oct. 15.
Wilbraham United Players seek actor, age 20-30, for role of Sergeant Trotter in upcoming production of Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap." For details contact Deborah Trimble at 596-2649 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Rehearsals begin immediately. Performance dates Nov. 5 to 7 and 12 to 14.
ADAMS CEMETERY TOUR
The Atheneum Society of Wilbraham will host an historic tour of Adams Cemetery, Tinkham Road, West of Main Street, Oct. 3 from 2-4 p.m.; in event of rain, the program will be moved to the Old Meeting House, 450 Main Street. Printed guides will be available. Phil Hammer, Commissioner of Adams Cemetery, and Peter Ablondi, former Cemetery Commissioner, will answer questions. Refreshments served.
EATON AT EVENING FELLOWSHIP
On Sept. 28 at 6 p.m., the Women's Evening Fellowship of the Wilbraham United Church will host a salad and desert supper in Fellowship Hall, followed by a talk by Managing Director of the Majestic Theater, Danny Eaton. Calling the church office at 596-2032 extension 100, for reservations or more info.
YOUNG PLAYGROUPS AVAILABLE
Wilbraham Children's Museum welcomes children birth to pre-kindergarten. Organized 90 minute playgroups available Mon. to Fri. Museum open Sat. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Museum available to rent for birthday parties. Beautiful playground open to the public. To inquire - www.wilbraham-childrensmuseum.org or 596-2472.