Town Events April 12 - April 19
|From The Reminder|
SPECIAL GLAZED SPIRAL HAM DINNER
April 22 at American Legion Post #293. Sponsored/hosted by students from Cathedral High School Culinary Club. Two seatings, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Price: $9.50. Menu: baked glazed spiral ham w/pineapple, garlic mashed potatoes w/mushroom gravy, mixed summer blend vegetables, garden salad, rolls and butter, carrot cake, soda, tea, coffee. Other drinks at bar at extra cost. Pick up tickets at bar after 4 p.m. or at Cathedral High School. For more info call 525-2058 after 4 p.m., or 592-0596.
A pancake breakfast will take place at the Meadows Lodge, 43 Chestnut St., on April 18 from 8 a.m. - noon. Cost is $5 adults, $3 children under 10. Menu: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice.
MARLINS COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAM
The E.L. Rec. Dept. announces registrations for summer competitive team at ELHS cafeteria, 7 - 8 p.m on April 14 and 15. Those ages 6 - 18 are eligible to swim. Practices begin May 3 (coaches will determine the best practice schedule for your child). Championships will take place at the end of July. Any questions, call the office at 525-5437.
The E.L. Rec. Dept. will be conducting fall cheerleading "tryouts" April 26 and 27 at Birchland Middle School from 6 - 7:30 p.m. for those who attend school in E.L. Tryouts are for those entering grades 3 - 8 in September. Three squads 3rd/4th, 5th/6th and 7th/8th grades. All participants will be invited to march in the Fourth of July Parade. Registrations being taken in the Office from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m, Mon. - Fri. For more info, call 525-5437.
SPRING INTOWN SOCCER
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is offering parents with children presently in grades K - 5 (no 3rd-5th boys team - will play with girls) a last chance to register for spring intown soccer. Games begin in May. Come into the Rec. Dept., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. to register. Any questions, call 525-5437.
The E.L. Rec. Dept. still has openings in its yoga class, which meets on Thurs. from 7 - 8 p.m. Those 18 and older are eligible to enroll. Come into the Office, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. to register. For more info, call 525-5437.
FESTIVAL OF SINGING CHILDREN
The Springfield/Hartford Chapter of Choristers Guild will present their 22nd annual Festival of Singing Children on April 17. It will take place at 2 p.m. in the First Church of Christ, Congregational Church, 2183 Main St., Glastonbury, Conn. There will be children choirs from Massachusetts and Connecticut.
PIONEER VALLEY STAMP CLUB
The Pioneer Valley Stamp Club will meet on April 13 and 27 at the First United Church of Christ, on Route 5 in Longmeadow. Activities for the evening include a mini-auction and a short meeting. Doors open at 6:30 pm. for shop and swap. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Visitors, collectors and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Visit us at www.pioneervalleystampclub.org. Call Bev at (860) 623-6975 or Dave at 783-2809 for further info.
ROCKWELL MUSEUM TRIP
Join Hampden Seniors May 25 for a trip to the Berkshire Botanical Gardens and the Norman Rockwell Museum for a new exhibit "Behind the Camera." Coach leaves Hampden Senior Center, 104 Allen St., at 8:30 am. Cost includes bus, driver tip, Botanical Gardens, lunch and Rockwell Museum. Call Bobbi at 566-8271 to sign up. Deadline for payment is April 23.
BULK DISPOSAL DAY
At the Transfer Station April 24, 9 a.m - 2 p.m. Nominal fee per items including appliances, TVs computer monitors, electronics, other unwanted items. Cash preferred. You must have a Transfer Station sticker. Questions: call Bulk Disposal at 789-1894 or the Board of Health at 566-2151 ext. 102.
AUTOMOTIVE WIPER BLADE CLINIC
At Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA), 1148 Converse St., April 14 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wipers: $15/pair for regular; $18/pair Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country. Reservations requested; walk-ins welcome. To register visit www.lya.org or call the school at 567-8665.
EMERGENCY CELL PHONES
The Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., is distributing donated cell phones to seniors for emergency use only. The phones, which are free of charge to seniors, can be used to dial 911. To make an appt. to receive a phone and instruction in its use, call 565-4150.
Ages 3 - 7. Children will explore multiple art mediums and enjoy messy projects. Each class will feature several open-ended art projects designed to foster your child's creativity and self-esteem. Children will engage in individual and group projects. All materials included. Class will meet on Wed., April 28 - June 16 from 5:10 - 5:50 p.m. at Greenwood Children's Center. Visit www.lprd.net for more info and registration.
GOLF INSTRUCTION FOR ADULTS
This group instruction program is designed for those who need instruction in putting, chipping, pitching, driving and use of irons. The program also focuses on rules and etiquette of golf. The last two weeks of this program, participants will practice skills learned during self-guided rounds on the golf course. Your instructor is PGA Pro Bob Lake. Class will meet on Wed., April 28 - June 2 from 6 - 7 p.m. at Fenway Golf Course, East Longmeadow. Visit www.lprd.net for more info and registration.
Yoga, a balance of body, mind and spirit, develops strength, stamina, flexibility, concentration and correct breathing, leading to complete relaxation. Bring a small mat or rug and wear comfortable clothing and bare feet. Choose to attend morning or evening sessions. For more info call instructor Robbie Cox at 567-8078. Class will meet on Mon. from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m., April 26 - June 21 (no class May 31) and Wed., 6:30 - 7:45 p.m., April 28 - June 16. Yoga meets at Greenwood Children's Center.
At the Adult Center, featuring "The Blind Side" April 16 at 12:30 p.m. Movie is the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle. Free admission.
CHOLESTEROL LEVEL SCREENING
April 16, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd. Life Laboratory will draw your "cholesterol level." Fee is $10. Register at 565-4150. Fasting after midnight is preferred but not necessary.
At Adult Center, April 22, 11:30 a.m. Celebrate the birthdays of anyone born in April. Cake supplied by our friends at Glenmeadow. Lunch is free for those with birthdays in April, $3 for all others. Call 565-4150 to register.
RAIN BARREL SALE
The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission is currently selling rain barrels to area town residents. Anyone interested in purchasing a rain barrel for $70 can do so either online at www.waterandsewer.org or call April Kelly at 452-1311 by April 23. Also call Kelly with any questions or concerns. The pickup date for the rain barrels will be May 8 at 71 Colton St., Springfield, from 9 - 11 a.m.
ROAST PORK DINNER
Saint Barnabas and All Saints Church, 41 Oakland St., will host their roast pork dinner on April 17 at 5:30 p.m. Adults, $10; children (5 - 12), $5. Reservations please. Call the church at 732-2981 and leave a message or call 567-7762.
HUNGRY HILL CENTER LUNCHEON
The Hungry Hill Center's Tuesday luncheon on April 27 will be a tuna salad cold plate. Tickets are $2 and must be purchased one week prior to the lunch. The center's new location will be the Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St. For more info call the center at 733-9411.
HUNGRY HILL CENTER MEETING
There will be a meeting of the Hungry Hill Neighborhood Council on April 15 at 7 p.m. Deputy Chief John Barbieri from the police dept. and James Leydon the mayor's Quality of Life liaison will attend this meeting. Neighborhood residents are encouraged to attend this meeting; refreshments will be served. The Hungry Hill Council meetings will be at the Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St.
Low impact aerobic classes at the Hungry Hill Center on Mon. at 10:30 a.m. and Wed. at 10 a.m.; a chair exercise on Mon. at 1 p.m. and line dancing on Fri. at 10 a.m. All older adults are welcome. There is a fee for the Mon. low impact aerobic classes only. Classes are sponsored by the city's Dept. of Elder Affairs. Advance registration is not required.
MALL WALKERS/SHINE PROGRAM
The Mall Walkers Club sponsors a free presentation on April 4 at 9 a.m. a Eastfield Mall Food Court presented by The Shine Program. Bill Craven, Shine counselor, will discuss "Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders." Free blood pressure screening by Chicopee VNA. Free health info, free raffle to win a $20 99 Restaurant gift card and two Showcase Cinemas movie passes. Coffee served. For more info contact Carolyn at Eastfield Mall, 543-8000 ext. 11.
GRAYSON HOUSE GOLD RUSH
Grayson House, 942 Grayson Dr., will host "The Gold Rush at Home" April 16 from 2 - 6 p.m. Bring old broken and unworn gold. Get the most for it and support this fundraiser for the Activity Dept. For more info call Pat Gelinas at 426-9868 ext. 113.
WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Meets every Fri. at 10 a.m. at Mayflower Senior Center, 1516 Sumner Ave. No fee, open to the public. For more info call Alex Martin, director, at 782-4536.
NEWPORT PLAYHOUSE TRIP
Mary, Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd., is sponsoring a trip to "Don't Dress for Dinner" at the Newport Playhouse, Aug. 10. Includes a lobster and buffet luncheon, two shows (second show is a cabaret), gratuities. Bus leaves church parking lot at 8:45 a.m., returns at 7 p.m. For reservations, call Sylvia at 594-2757.
NEW YORK CITY
Mary, Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd., sponsors a trip to New York City Sept. 25. Bus leaves church parking lot at 7a.m., returns approx. 8:30 p.m. Enjoy sightseeing in a double decker bus, see a Broadway play, visit Times Square, Central Park. For reservations, call Sylvia at 594-2757.
Will meet April 16 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake Dr. Free. Meetings take place third Fri. of every month. For more info call Doug at 733-9815.
WASHINGTON D.C. BUS TRIP
Only 10 seats left! St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 45 Buckingham St., hosts a bus trip to Washington, D.C., April 23 - 25. Includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two dinners, sightseeing tour and transportation. For more info or reservations call Vera O'Connor at 726-9006 or the Church Office at 736-8567.
WINDOWS 7 DEMO
A free demo of Windows 7, presented by Bob Kadis at SeniorNet at the Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St., April 19, 2 - 4 p.m. Free. Call 732-1336 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for info.
Gina Daniele presents a bus trip to Niagara Falls May 15 - 16 featuring a stay in a hotel, continental breakfast, tour and boat ride no passport required! Bus leaves from Mom & Rico's, 899 Main St. For more info call 732-8941.
TRACK & FIELD
The Parks & Rec. Dept.'s track and field program runs April 27 - June 12. Co-ed program for kids who want to learn track and field and cross country fundamentals. Events include hurdles, 100/200/400/800, mile, relay, long jump, high jump and shotput and cross country. Meets at MRHS track Tues. 6 - 7 p.m. and Sat. 9 - 11 a.m. Register now through April 16 online at www.wilbraham-ma.gov/rec or at the Parks & Rec. office in Post Office Park.
RED SOX FUNDRAISER
The Minnechaug band is selling tickets to the Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals game to be played May 30 at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $75 per person, which includes game ticket and round-trip transportation from Minnechaug to Fenway Park via busses from Lizak Motor Coach. Call 596-9011 ext. 247 or e-mail email@example.com today for your ticket order form.
OLD POST ROAD ORCHESTRA
Will perform at the Wilbraham Middle School April 16 at 7:30 p.m. Concert features violin soloist Lucie Jacobson. Free. The orchestra will also perform in a fundraising event April 17 at Faith United Church. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for students. Dessert reception to follow concert.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
The Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Committee will meet April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Minnechaug Regional High School Superintendent's Conference Room, 621 Main St.