Town Events Aug. 16 - Aug. 23
|From The Reminder|
WINE TASTING AND MIXER
Hosted by the East Longmeadow Republican Town Committee Aug. 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Romito & Sons Deli, 11 North Main St., Donations: $25 per person, $40 per couple. Cash bar. For tickets, info contact Marty Kane at 847-9000.
Room in last session Aug. 16 -20 from 9 a.m. - noon. Fee is $85;non-residents pay extra $15. Register at Rec. Dept., 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mon.- Fri. or online call office for I.D. number and password. Questions call 525-5437.
FOOTBALL SPARTAN 'SPIRIT DAY'
Aug. 21 from 4 - 8 p.m at Pine Knoll. Registered players and their families encouraged to attend. Food, beverages, activities, pool open. Parents asked to sign up for this potluck event at child's practice.
REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE
Will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 in the Redstone Rehabilitation & Nursing Center activity room, 135 Benton Dr. Please enter through main entrance. Open to all. For more info. contact Donna Kane at 374-7444.
RED SOX BASEBALL TICKETS
Some tickets still available for Sept. 3 Chicago vs. Red Sox 7:05 p.m. game. $98 ticket includes round trip, box lunch , soft drink. Come to Rec. Dept., 328 N. Main St., 8 a.m. - 4p.m. to purchase tickets.
MAD SCIENCE PROGRAMS
There is still room in two programs: Secret Agent Lab for ages 4-6 and Jr. Science Fun Lab for ages 7-12, at Pine Knoll Aug.. 23 - 27, 9 a.m.- to noon daily. Fee is $150; non-residents pay extra $15. Register at Rec. Dept., 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or online call office for I.D. number and password. Questions call 525-5437.
PINE KNOLL ACTIVITY CENTERS
There is still room for children ages 4 through grade 8 in the Aug. 16 - 20 program, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Extended day available at additional cost. Register at Rec. Dept., 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mon.- Fri. or online call office for I.D. number and password. Questions call 525-5437.
MARLINS COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAM
Registrations for ages 6-18 at East Longmeadow High School Aug. 25 and 26 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Fee: $90/residents; $110/ non-residents. Swimmers also in a high school fall sport pay $60. Must be able to complete 25 yards freestyle. Season begins Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. Meets on Sats./Championships in Feb. Register online beginning Aug. 25; call office for I.D. number and password. Questions call 525-5437.
There is still room in the program for those entering grades 3-8 in Sept. Fees range from $45-$70. For more info, go to ELyouthfieldhockey.com . Register at Rec. Dept., 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mon.- Fri. or online call office for I.D. number and password. Questions call 525-5437.
Free line dancing takes place every Friday at 4 p.m. on the new dance floor of the Pleasant View Senior Center. Certified instructor. Newcomers welcome. Free. For more info call 567-0773.
Aug. 18, 1 to 3 p.m. To qualify you must be an East Longmeadow resident of any age and show proof of need. If you need a ticket, please sign up in the Senior Center office before Aug. 18. No commodities will be given without a ticket.
MANICURES FOR SENIORS
Aug. 27 at Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. with Melissa from Melissa's Traveling Salon. 20 min. appointments between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.; cost is $10. Call 525-5436 for an appt.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Will host a Summer Reunion Aug. 19 at Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., featuring an Ice Cream Social sponsored by Senator Gale Candaras. Lunch is hot roast pork sandwich w/gravy, and broccoli. $2, including ice cream. No charge for just ice cream. Call 525-5436 for reservations.
LEARN THE GAME OF POOL
The Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. will be offering free pool lessons in its new pool room, with instructor Frank Thetreault on Aug. 16th and .. 23.at 10 a.m.
TRY SOMETHING NEW
At the Pleasant View Senior Center Aug. 25 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. See all that we have to offer in the newly renovated center. Try exercise and dance classes; fitness room, pool room and bocce courts. Instructors on hand. A variety of games also available. $2 Lunch will be turkey apple salad, lettuce and tomato, Potato wedges and mixed fruit. Call 525-5436 to reserve lunch.
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP
Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Support Group meets Aug. 17 from 3 - 4 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Facilitator is Mary Ann Stout.
Neighborly Garden Stroll
Hosted by the East Longmeadow Garden Club on Aug. 26, featuring gardens of seasoned club members. Strolls are intended to give info about names of plants and their care and feeding. Free and open to the public and prospective Garden Club members. For info call Lavada Munoz at 525-3910 or Nancy Heath at 262-5164.
ELHS B'DAY PARTY GOLF TOURNEY
Aug. 30, Elmcrest Country Club. $100/player includes greens fees, cart, lunch, dinner, prizes, $45 tee gift certificate for each player. To sign up or be a sponsor, call 374-9919 or visit www.elhs50thbirthdayparty.com. Proceeds benefit East Longmeadow High School's 50th Birthday Party celebration in July 2011.
MOHEGAN SUN TRIP
The University of the Third Age at Asnuntuck Community College is offering a trip to Mohegan Sun on Aug. 24. Cost is $17, which includes a $10 food coupon and $5 Keno ticket. All trips leave Asnuntuck Community College, Elm Street, Enfield, Conn. at 8:15 a.m. and returns about 5:30 p.m. For further info call Molly DiSalvo at 860-668-5541 or 850-819-6430. Make checks payable to: U.T.A. Travel Club, Apt. 223, 45 Bridge St., Suffield, CT 06078. If you are not able to make the trip on the day of departure, call before 7:30 a.m.
The Somers Cultural Commission will present its 18th annual regional juried Piedmont Art Show at Piedmont Hall, 604 Main St., Somers, Conn. Juror's Choice award is $800; other awards of $300, $100 and $25. Entry dates: Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-noon; Sept. 11, noon-2 p.m. at Piedmont Hall. For entry prospectus visit: somerscultural.com or send SASE to Somers Cultural Commission, 600 Main St., Somers, CT 06071, Attn: Neil, Piedmont Art Show 2010.
The Dow Jones Retiree's Group has scheduled a trip to Yankee Stadium Sept. 4. Cost: $90/person includes bus, tailgate party, ticket to the game. Pick up/drop off at Bob's Commuter Lot, Enfield, Conn. All welcome. Info: Carol at 860-668-5822 or 860-978-1313.
TECH CLASS OF "52"
Fifty-eighth class reunion on Sept. 4. For info call Tom Cocchi, 785-1775; Bob Hutchins, 567-0517; or Lolly Federici, 782-3804 by Aug. 20.
TAG SALE VENDORS SOUGHT
The St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Mary's Church, will host a tag sale in the parking lot at 27 Somers Rd. Sept. 18 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Rental space is $20. Contact Pat Broer at 860-749-0697 to reserve a spot.
POOL CLOSING DATES
Aug. 22 will be the last open day for Reynolds Pool; Aug. 31 will be the last open day for Greenwood Pool and Splash Pads.
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 tour of the classrooms.
GLAMOUR GIRLS CONCERT
Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m., on the Town Green, hear the most popular dance hits from the 40s Swing to the 90's Pop/Rock chart-toppers. Presented by Spa On The Green;sponsored by Long. Parks & Recreation. Bring a blanket. Rain site: Community House. Free.
Instructional program grades one - eight runs mid Nov.- March; everyone makes a team. Grades one, two meet weekly for 30 minute practice and 30 minute game. Grades three - eight teams have one practice and one game weekly with referees at each game. Interested in coaching; sign up at registration. Optional travel teams for grades three - eight for additional fee. Players determined through an independent evaluation in late Oct. Registration fee for all participants; registration begins Aug. 9. Registration at Community House: Sept. 21, 29, Oct. 7, 6:30pm - 8:30 p.m. www.Longmeadow-youthbasketball.org for updates.
STATUE OF LIBERTY/ELLIS ISLAND
Oct. 2 trip includes transportation and entry into the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Bus departs Greenwood Center at 6 a.m; returns 8 p.m. Visit www.lprd.net for additional information and registration.
THOMAS E. LANNON SCHOONER
Sixty-five-foot schooner sails from her dock Gloucester, Mass. Trip is Aug. 21. Bus will depart Greenwood Center at 7:30 a.m. and return 7:30 p.m. Visit www.lprd.net for additional info and registration.
NEW MOMS SUPPORT GROUP
Program meets during the school year Thursday mornings10 - 11 a.m. at Greenwood Children's Center. Group is open to new parents and infants from birth to one year. Free in conjunction with Baystate Medical Center Parent Education Dept. Call Convy Stahl at 794-5515 for more info.
Sept. 1 to Oct. 6, 10 a.m. noon. Bob Lake offers friendly, personalized instruction at Fenway Golf Course. $89 for six sessions. Call 565-4150 to register.
Meets Sept. 1 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center, Maple Rd. All area veterans are invited. If you would like to come to lunch, make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance by calling 565-4150.
Sept. 7 to Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center, Maple Rd. Classes with Stefania Foster resume for eight-week session. Training and vocabulary video (Muzzy) available 9:30 10:30 a.m Beginner and intermediate class meets 10:30 a.m. - noon. First half of class focuses on basics of vocabulary and verbs;second half will challenge students to communicate orally. Fee covers any portion of the 9:30-noon class. Advanced class from noon -1 p.m. Computers available for virtual trips to Italy and other exciting activities. Fee is $72.
Meets Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center, Maple Rd. Book for September is "The Gift of Rain" by Tan Twan Eng. October will be "When Heart Turns Rock Solid" by Timothy Black, a book set in Springfield. New members are always welcome.
Beginning Sept. 8 from12:30-2:30 p.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center, Maple Rd. Dave Christopherson will be available to help with basic computer skills and other problems. Seniors are welcome to sign up for an hour of free one-on-one instruction. Call 565-4150 to schedule your hour.
SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC FORUM
Trip Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. to hear U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer provide up-to-date insider view of the changes to the Supreme Court and what it will mean to us. To reserve a seat on the van and in our special section of the orchestra call 565-4150. Cost is $2 for the van.
The Longmeadow Adult Center will sponsor a trip to Barrington Stage Co.'s "The Crucible" on Oct. 17, 11:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. In one of the great plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller was inspired by McCarthyism to revisit the Salem witch trials. A delicious lunch at the Cork 'n Hearth is included. Cost: $74 ($69 for those over 60 and students). To reserve, call 565-4150.
Looking for something different? Tell a story, or listen to the stories told by the Springfield Storytellers at their next meeting on Aug. 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse at 245 Porter Lake Dr. Sessions are open to all. There is no admission charge. Story telling takes place every third Friday of the month. For info or directions call Doug at 733-9815.
EXCHANGE CLUB MEETING
The Exchange Club of Springfield, an organization for the prevention of child abuse and youth and community service will host a lunch Aug. 19 at noon at the '350 Grille' on Worthington Street. Their guest speaker will be James Allard, "Clowning for Kidz Foundation." Public invited; $15/ticket. Call Program/Membership Chairperson, Dot Lortie at 783-0195 to reserve.
GREATER SPF. ATHLETIC ASSOC.
Will host signups for soccer Aug. 17 and 19 from 5:30 - 8 p.m., Aug. 21and 22 from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Nathan Bil Park, Plumtree Road. Individuals and entire teams are welcome. Fees for U-6 and U-8 will be $45; U-10, U-12 and U-14 will be $60. Questions, call Ryan Wells at 315-0592, Joanna Gagliarducci at 734-5867 or Ed Guezek at 244-2579.
FUEL ASSISTANCE APPOINTMENTS
For new applicants only, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mayflower Senior Center, 1516 Sumner Ave. Call Alex Martin at 782-4536.
HUNGRY HILL LUNCHEONS
The Hungry Hill Center's Aug. 24 luncheon will be soup and egg salad. Tickets are $2 and must be purchased one week prior to the lunch. The center's new location is the Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St. Info: 733-9411.
FUEL ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS
Representatives from New England Farm Workers' Council will be at the Hungry Hill Center, Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex, 1212 Carew St. Aug. 26 to accept fuel applications for new clients. Appointments necessary; 733-9411.
ROTARY CLUB SENIOR PICNIC
The Wilbraham/Hampden Rotary Club sponsors Annual Senior Picnic at Spec Pond Aug. 25 at noon featuring BBQ chicken dinner with potato salad, beans, desert and beverages. Friends of Wilbraham Seniors will also host a 50/50 raffle with all proceeds going to the Building Fund. Wilbraham seniors call 596-8379 to register. Senior van available. Cost is $2 round trip.
WILBRAHAM MIXED CHORUS
Begins its fall season Sept. 13. Rehearsal take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the choir room at Minnechaug Regional High School. The WMC has been around for over twenty five years. We are always looking for new members. If interested please contact Luanna Saunders at 599.1824.