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Town Events Aug. 23 - Aug. 30

From The Reminder
EAST LONGMEADOW
CHICKEN BBQ
Chicken BBQ hosted by the Sisto Lombardi Post #64 Italian American War Veterans on Sept. 5 at Post grounds, 213 Vineland Ave., from noon-3 p.m. Tickets, $11/person, available by calling 739-8862. Rain date, Sept. 6.

FREE SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR
Agenda: The New Health Insurance Law Marie Angelides, Esq.; Changes Regarding Health Insurance for Small Business John Sherbow, certified public accountant, McGarrigle, Sherbow, & Delisle, PC; Top Mistakes Small Businesses Make in Their Business Plans John Gilfoil, CLU, ChFC, CFP, financial advisor, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Sept. 8 at Cafe Lebanon, 60 Shaker Rd.; breakfast 7:15-8:30 p.m. RSVP marie@joinmarie.com or 567-2911.

TAP DANCE FOR ADULT BEGINNERS
Diane Shields is starting a new beginners session at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St.,Tuesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. beginning Sept. 14. $35 for six weeks,$30 for seniors. Call Diane for more information, 218-2375.

ZUMBA CLASSES RESUME
At the Pleasant View Senior Center Mondays at 4 p.m. beginning Sept. 13. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away! Come try the first class for free!

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE CLASSES
At the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., beginning Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. $15 for 8 weeks includes participant manual. Resistance bands for $2 or bring your own. Pre-registration necessary. Call Lisa Fontaine for info., 525-5436.

ARTHRITIS WALKING GROUP
Begins Sept. 8. at 9:30 a.m. for ten weeks at the Pleasant View Senior Center. Be prepared to set goals and minimize obstacles. $5 for those taking the Arthritis exercise class; $10 for all others. Call Lisa Fontaine for more info., 525-5436.

BOOK CLUB
Meets Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center. Readings for summer/September meeting are, "House Rules," by Jodi Picoult and "Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
DANCE CRUISE AND FLY-IN
Hangar Dance Cruise and Fly-In Sept. 11 from 6-11 p.m. at Westfield Barnes Airport Hangar 3 (follow the signs), 110 Airport Rd., Westfield. Tickets $20 each or $30 couple; $5 discount or military in uniform or 1940-50s era dress. Featuring the O-Tones, a hot swing and Motown band. Food, beer and wine offered by B'Shara's Elite Caterers. This event is open to the public. All proceeds to benefit the Pioneer Valley Military and Transportation Museum Inc., a 501 (c)3 Non-profit Educational Organization. Tickets limited, call Leo Dube, 315-1466; Dorothy Foley, 455-8768; or Harland Avezzi, 297-1780.

POWER OF YOUR VOICE CONCERT
The American Stroke Association presents Lady Tramaine Hawkins in concert along with other special guests Aug. 28 at the Mass Mutual Center, Sprfld.Doors open at 5 p.m.; concert at 6 p.m. General seating $20 in advance, $25 day of event. Tickets at MassMutual Center Box Office or through Ticket Master. For information call 735-2102.

WIDOW & WIDOWERS CLUB
Meets weekly in Chicopee. come for fun and friendship. for more info call Helen, 533-4660 or Don, 436-7332.

WMASS GENEALOGY SOCIETY
Will host their first meeting of the year Sept. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Agawam Senior Center, 954 Main St. Guest speaker will be Penni Martorelli, curator for the Wistariahurst Museum. topic: the Skinner Family. New and experienced researchers welcome. $20 membership covers computer classes. For info: WestMassGen@Comcast.net

BRIAN ASHE OFFICE HOURS
State Rep.Brian M. Ashe will host the following office hours in August and September: 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Monson Senior Center; 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Hampden Senior Center; 11a.m. Aug. 26 at the East Longmeadow Senior Center; Noon Sept. 1 at the Longmeadow Senior Center. For immediate questions and concerns call 754 -4184 or 617-722 2090. For a separate meeting, call Dan Zwirko at 272-3922. Send any email to Rep.BrianAshe@hou.state.ma.us.

HAMPDEN
YANKEES VS. BLUE JAYS
Bus trip to Yankee Stadium Sept. 4 to see Yankees vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. $80/ person includes bus ride and ticket "behind the glass" in the private, air conditioned Mohegan Sun Sports Bar reserved seats ($90.00 face value) Bring food, drinks for the ride. Bus leaves Black Horse Tavern, 546 Main St. at 8:30 a.m. for 1:05 p.m. game. Return time approx 8 p.m. All welcome. Call Bobby at ) 739-6029 or (265-6946.

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.

LONGMEADOW
Girl's Lacrosse Tryouts
For the New England Developmental Lacrosse club Sept. 12 and 19, from 3 - 5p.m. at SportsWorld in East Windsor Conn. Teams will be formed for girls in grades 5 to 8 for the 2010 Fall and 2011 Summer season. Tryout cost is $10. For registration, information visit www.nedlacrosse.com Quest,ions contact Aimee Klepacki at nedgirlslacrosse@gmail.com.

READING RADIO SCRIPTS
Sept. 2, 10 to 11 p.m. the script this month is an episode of Father Knows Best. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome, but call 565-4150 if you are coming so we can have enough copies of the script.

ITALIAN LESSONS
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.

BOOK CLUB
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.

COMPUTER COACHING
Beginning Sept. 8 from 12:30 - 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 CRUCIBLE"
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.

INTERNATIONAL DAY LUNCH: ITALY
Sept. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center. Only $3. Reserve at 565-4150.

GERMAN LESSONS
Thursdays, Sept. 9 to Dec. 16 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Class with Hartmut Karottki will meet every Thursday except Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. Computers to visit German web sites and supplement class activities. $63.

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.

GOLF LESSONS
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.

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 kzieba@longmeadow.org to schedule an appointment for a tour. Visit www.lprd.net for details about the programs and a virtual tour of the classrooms.

VETERAN'S GROUP
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.

SPRINGFIELD
1MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER
Hampden East Condo Association trip to Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Salem Cross Inn Oct. 22. Tickets: $73, includes driver gratuity. For reservations contact Toni at 782-8484 or Joann at 783-1344. Depart Hampden East Clubhouse at 5:15 p.m.; return approx. at 10 p.m.

OCTOBERFEST
Sacred Heart Church, Chestnut Street, will host its annual Oktoberfest Sept. 26 from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the parking lot. German music with the Black Sheep German Band, children's games, teenage activities, apple pie baking contest, bingo, Chinese and grocery wheel raffles, grand raffle, with prizes from $100 to $1,000 and cash raffle with $20,000 grand prize. American and German food and drink. For more info or to purchase raffle tickets, call 732-3721.

GINA DANIELE BUS TRIPS
Sept. 5, Yankee Stadium, New York City (new stadium), NY Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jay, 1:05 p.m. game. Price includes bus, ticket and sandwich. Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m.; be at Mom & Rico's at 8 a.m.
Sept. 18/19 (two days), Niagara Falls. Casino and shopping. Bus, hotel (d/o), continental breakfast, tour and boat ride. Bus leaves 6:30 a.m.; be at Mom & Rico's at 6 a.m.
Sept. 25, St. Gennaro Feast or shopping, New York City. Bus leaves at 7:30 a.m.; be at Mom & Rico's at 7 a.m.

EASTFIELD CHILDREN'S THEATER
Ed Popielarczyk's 'Abracadabra Spectacular' will close the 12th year of Children's Summer Theater Aug. 28 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. in the Center Court at Eastfield Mall Event is free of charge to all who attend. Every child 12 and under will be entered into a free raffle and receive a voucher valid for lunch anywhere in the food court for only $2 following the performance. Families should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to show time to enter the free raffle and receive the $2 meal voucher. For info. visit www.eastfieldmall.com or contact Eastfield Mall at 543-8000.

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.

WILBRAHAM
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.

BOOK SIGNING
Jeannie Miller-Poland, author of "Prince Gary: A True Love, Life Cancer Story" will host a book signing at Pams Paperbacks, 85 Post Office Park 21 on Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon.

WILBRAHAM WOMEN's CLUB
Opening meeting for 2010 2011 will be a Sept. 9. membership tea featuring sandwiches and desserts, beginning at 11:30 a,m. at St. Cecilia Parish Center, 42 Main St. Robert Whitney will speak on floral arranging. Special guests will include prospective members and the Wilbraham Garden Club.Please bring floral containers for the art corner. For info. call Marlene Jobson, 596-8905.

REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Will meet Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. in the superintendent's conference room, Minnechaug Regional High School. There will be a public comment period at the beginning of the meeting.


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