Town Events, April 4 - April 11
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Taize Prayer at St. Michael's Church will take place April 6 at 7 p.m. Taize is prayer which, through repetitive musical phrases, calms our mind and body as well as our spirit, decreases stress and increases God's spirit of peace and relaxation in us. All are welcome.
An Election Day bake sale sponsored by the Birchland Park Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will take place April 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Birchland Park Middle School. Stop by the PTO table for a cup of coffee, donuts, danish, breads, cookies, brownies and more.
ASHE'S OFFICE HOURS
State Rep. Brian Ashe, 2nd Hampden District, will host office hours April 11 at 10 a.m. at the East Longmeadow Senior Center. For more info, call his district office at 754-4184.
CASH FOR GOLD FUND-RAISER
All are invited to turn in and earn instant cash for gold and help support St. Mark's Children's Pilgrimage Trip to Wyoming on April 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Mark's Church, 1 Porter Road. For more info, call the church at 525-6341 or Mary L'Heureux 896-5874.
LIONS CLUB FUND-RAISER
The East Longmeadow Lions Club presents its first "Harpoon Beer Tasting Dinner" on April 9 at Elmcrest Country Club, 105 Somersville Road. German food will be featured. Beer sampling from Harpoon Brewery and music. Fund-raiser for local community and eye research. Contact Chris at email@example.com or 525-9938 for tickets.
BOOK CLUB MEETING
The Book Club meets at 10:30 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. The book selection for April 26th is "The Postmistress" by Sarah Blake. New members always welcome.
COMMUNITY SHRED DAY
Premier Source Credit Union, 232 North Main St., will host a Community Shred Day on April 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Non-perishable food item donations are requested, which will go to the East Longmeadow Open Pantry.
BOOK AND BAKE SALE
The Friends of East Longmeadow Public Library's, 60 Center Square, annual book and bake sale is April 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members of the group can shop the preview sale on April 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. A bake sale will benefit the Children's department. For more info, call the library at 525-5400 ext. 1503.
The West Springfield Coin Club will meet on April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Elm St. in West Springfield. A presentation and discussion will include facts about $20 gold Double Eagles. A small auction will take place and refreshments will be available. Guests are always welcome. For further info, contact Peter Setian at 596-9871.
Active Singles, a non-profit group, is sponsoring a Colorado National Parks trip from July 28 to Aug. 6. This trip is open to all singles (no kids). The main age group that attends is 30s to 60s. Cost: $1,499. Call Charlie at (203) 271-2125 for a flyer or visit www.activesingles.org and click on upcoming events for more info.
FIRST TUESDAY DINNER
The American Legion Auxiliary, Charles C. Kennedy, Unit #275, 41 Robbins Road, Chicopee, will host its First Tuesday Dinner on April 5. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; serve at 5 p.m. April's dinner: barbeque chicken, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, corn, dessert, coffee and tea. Tickets: $8/person; children under 10 years old $5.
"REDWOOD AND WILDFIRE"
Smith College Professor Andrea Hairston presents a reading of excerpts from her newest novel, "Redwood and Wildfire" on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Neilson Library, Smith College, Northampton. Event is free and open to the public. For more info, visit www.smith.edu/smitharts.
ASHE'S OFFICE HOURS
State Rep. Brian Ashe, 2nd Hampden District, will host office hours April 12 at 10 a.m. at the Hampden Senior Center. For more info, call his district office at 754-4184.
FIVE ALARM STORYTIME
On April 16, Five Alarm Storytime will take place at Hampden Public Library, 625 Main St., at 11 a.m. for ages 3 to 9. Special guest, Hampden Fire Chief Mike Gorski, will read "No Tea for Dragons: Fire Safety for Kids" by Jean Pendziwol. Participants will see an actual fire engine and ask questions. Advance registration is required for this free program by calling 566-3047 by April 9.
EASTER PICNIC DINNER
An Easter Picnic Dinner at Federated Community Church, 590 Main St., will take place April 26 at 6 p.m. Menu: ham, homemade potato salad, baked beans, green salad, rolls, dessert and beverages. Cost: $12 for adults and $8 for kids. For reservations, call 566-3711.
PIONEER VALLEY STAMP CLUB
The Pioneer Valley Stamp Club will meet on April 12 and 26 at the Greenwood Senior Center on Maple Road. Activities include a mini-auction and a short meeting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a shop and swap. Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. For more info, call Bev at (860) 623-6975 or Dave at 783-2809.
MOMS CLUB OF LONGMEADOW
Curious what MOMS Club is all about? Spring activities are just around the corner! Why not join us at one of our upcoming meetings or outdoor gatherings? For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Longmeadow Adult Center will host an Artists Studio April 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Bring supplies and enjoy a creative afternoon in our sunny dining room with other artists. No charge.
SELLING STUFF ON eBAY
The Longmeadow Adult Center will host Tom Johnson for his demonstration on how to sell things on eBay on April 19 and May 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $6 for the two classes.
TOYS OF YESTERYEAR
The Longmeadow Adult Center will host Toys of Yesteryear April 20 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Grace Durgin, who brought us those wonderful household gadgets, returns with toys from the 1920s and '30s. It's a chance to reminisce about play before there were electronic devices. People of all ages will enjoy this presentation. No charge.
The Longmeadow Adult Center will host a free one-on-one help for those with computer problems on April 20 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. This program is available every Wednesday. Call 565-4150 to make an appointment.
The Longmeadow Adult Center will host a Movie Afternoon, showing "Morning Glory" starring Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton and Rachael McAdams on April 21 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free.
Players are wanted to keep both tables busy on every Thursday afternoon (except the first week of the month) beginning April 21, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Longmeadow Adult Center. Players at any level are welcome. No charge.
Join a friendly Scrabble game each month at the Longmeadow Adult Center, beginning April 22 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. There's room and supplies for many more players.
The Longmeadow Adult Center will host bridge lessons on April 22 at 10 a.m. John Sedgewick offers free bridge lessons every Friday morning.
The Longmeadow Adult Center will sponsor a trip to Tanglewood on July 17 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Champagne brunch at the Jewish Community Center, then off to to Tanglewood for a tribute to Cole Porter. Cost: $95 or $85 for Longmeadow residents and JCC members. For reservations, call 565-4150.
ASHE'S OFFICE HOURS
State Rep. Brian Ashe, 2nd Hampden District, will host office hours April 11 at 11 a.m. at the Longmeadow Senior Center. For more info, call his district office at 754-4184.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM
The Christian Science Reading Room, 916 Williams St., is open to anyone. Feel free to drop in during hours of operation: Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays from, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more info, call 567-8916.
FINDING RELIABLE HEALTH INFO
Margot Malachowski, outreach librarian at Baystate Health will be the presenter at Storrs Library, 693 Longmeadow St., on April 11 at 6:30 p.m. She'll provide training for the general public on where to find reliable online health information. The program is free and open to the public. Call the reference desk at 565-4181 to register.
WASTE CENTER OPERATION
The Longmeadow Recycling and Yard Waste Center is now operating on its summer hours: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An annual 2011 recycling sticker is required in order to use the center for your yard waste, bulk item disposal or access to the Swap Shack. For more info, visit www.longmeadow.org or call the Department of Public Works at 567-3400.
EXCHANGE CLUB LUNCHEON
The Exchange Club of Springfield is hosting a luncheon on April 7 at noon at the 350 Grille on Worthington Street. The annual A.C.E. Scholarship Award will be given to a high school student. The public is invited at a cost of $15. For tickets or more info, call Dot Lortie at 783-0195.
FREE MAGIC SHOW
Eastfield Mall will be hosting a free magic show featuring Ed Popielarczyk for children 12 and younger on April 16 at 11 a.m. Photos with the Easter Bunny are also available in the Food Court April 9 through April 23. Every child 12 and under that visits with the Easter Bunny will receive a free gift. For more info, visit www.eastfieldmall.com or call 543-8000.
PINE POINT COUNCIL MEETING
The monthly meeting of the Pine Point Community Council will take place April 12 at 7 p.m. at 335 Berkshire Ave. A special request for an indoor place of amusement will be heard for 1291 Boston Rd. Refreshments served. For more info, visit www.pinepointcouncil.com.
Mary Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd., is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City on May 22. Cost: $40. Bus leaves the church parking lot at 7 a.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. Call Sylvia at 594-2757 to make a reservation.
CULINARY INSTITUTE TRIP
Mary Mother of Hope Parish, 840 Page Blvd., is sponsoring a bus trip to the Culinary Institute of America and the FDR Presidential Library and Museum on June 24. Bus leaves the church parking lot at 7:15 a,m, and returns at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $85. Call Sylvia at 594-2757 to make a reservation.
ROTARY CLUB MEETING
Colleen S. Loveless, executive director for the non-profit, Rebuilding Together Springfield Chapter will address the Springfield Rotary Club's luncheon meeting on April 8 at 12:15 p.m. at the Basketball Hall of Fame. Cost for luncheon is $15 per person and is open to the public. For more info, call Chair Mike Healy at 267-1217.
SPRING FOOD DRIVE
Expand Business Beyond Expectations (EBBE) is sponsoring a spring food drive to benefit Rachel's Table on April 17 from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stop & Shop 415, Cooley St. For inquiries about the event or about EBBE, contact David Rosen, co-president, at 304-2798.
GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Join the Springfield Garden Club on April 15 when Valerie Cleary, a floral designer from Mendon, Vt., demonstrates how to use grocery store flowers in innovative floral arrangements. Meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Wilbraham United Church, 500 Main St. Public is welcome. Cost: $5 for guests. For more info, call Judy Cmero at 599-0462 or email@example.com.
The Spiritual Life Commission of Holy Cross Parish on Plumtree Road announces the following Lenten events. April 11: Speaker Fr. Warren Savage. April 12: Lenten Penance Service; many priests available. April 13: Speaker Fr. Tom Shea.
WELCH'S OFFICE HOURS
Hampden District's State Sen. James T. Welch will have office hours at Springfield Central Library on April 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more info, call his district office at 737-7756.
ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE
St. Michael's Academy will have an Admissions Open House on April 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Visit the three campuses at 90 Wendover Road (pre-school), 153 Eddywood St. (elementary), or 99 Wendover Road (middle school). For more info, call 439-4310 or 782-5246 or 439-4300.
GARDEN CLUB MEETING
The Wilbraham Garden Club will have a change in their program for the month of April. On April 9, Marge Trimble will give a slide show and talk about her recent trip to Italy. There will be a light luncheon at noon, a business meeting and a speaker. The meeting will take place at The Gardens of Wilbraham on Boston Road.
DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE
Wilbraham Democratic Town Committee Caucus will take place April 13 at 7 p.m. at Wilbraham Commons Community Room, 269 Stony Hill Road. Nomination of Democratic candidates for the May 21 Town Elections accepted. All registered Democrats and Unenrolled may participate.