Town Events, Aug. 31 - Sept. 7
|From The Reminder|
NOTICE OF AGENDA DEADLINE
The deadline for submission of agenda items for the Sept. 8 meeting of the Board of Selectmen is Sept. 4 at noon. Agenda items may be submitted in writing care of the Board of Selectmen's Office, East Longmeadow Town Hall, 60 Center Square, East Longmeadow, MA 01028. Items for this meeting may also be submitted via e-mail to the attention of Lorraine Banspach, Assistant Executive Secretary to the Board of Selectmen, at LBanspach@eastlongmeadowma.gov.
The E.L. Alumnus Assoc. invites you to join us for our Annual Dinner Meeting on Oct. 4 at Elmcrest Country Club at 11:30 a.m. Anyone who attended schools or taught in East Longmeadow is welcome. We will be recognizing the 1959 class from Birchland Park on their 50th year and the High School class of 1969 for their 40th year. The classes of 1939 and 1949 from Pleasant View and Centers Schools will also be recognized. Make dinner reservations by Sept. 27 with Sandra at 525-3811 or Ellen at 525-7773.
Spring 2010 baseball evaluations are being hosted for E.L. Baseball Assoc/E.L. Rec. Dept.: grades 3-4 in town, Sept. 15; grades 3-4 travel, Sept. 17; grades 5-6 in town, Sept. 21; grades 5-6 travel, Sept. 24. All evaluations will take place at Heritage Park. Those who played spring 2009 grades 2-6 will be receiving a flyer in the mail. Stop by the Rec. Dept. for a detailed flyer that includes times.
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is currently registering for fall exercise classes. New, updated medical profiles will be required. Come into the Office Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to register. Classes are as follows: Mon/Wed, 6 - 7 p.m., Sept. 9; Tue/Thur, 5 - 6 p.m. or 6 - 7 p.m., Sept. 15; Wed, 5 - 6 p.m., strength training, Sept. 9; and Thur, 7 - 8 p.m., yoga, Sept. 10.
The E.L. Rec. Dept. introduces a new program for grades K-5 Mon. - Fri. from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. starting Sept. 28 "Endless Benefits" at Pine Knoll. Program is designed on a weekly basis to include one creative program and one physical activity with leadership provided by adults from Inspire Works. Classes offered are: Simply Sculpting, Fitness Fun, Science Secrets 1, and Water Color Wizards. Homework help, board games and snack, too! Call the Rec. Dept. at 525-5437 for more info or come into the Office Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is sponsoring a basketball clinic with Tony Bergeron at ELHS on Sept. 29 - 30 and Oct. 1 from 7 - 9 p.m. Call the Rec. Dept at 525-5437 for fee and more info.
The Pleasant View Senior Center will be closed on Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. No Meals on Wheels will be delivered.
CREATIVE WRITING COURSE
For all with an unfulfilled interest in writing as well as those who have been writing "forever," Adventures in Writing offers a relaxed, writer-friendly opportunity to experiment. Six-week session begins Sept. 10 and meets Thurs. from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. There is a fee. This is not an academic course, but a non-stressful way to develop, enliven and sharpen your style. Enrollment limited, early sign-up is recommended.
HISTORY OF BRASS INSTRUMENTS
David Neill and other musicians will give a performance at the Pleasant View Senior Center on Sept. 8 from 6 - 8 p.m. on the history of brass instruments. The players will give a history on certain instruments and then play a song on each. This event is free and open to the public.
BEADED BOOK MARKS W/ SANDY
Register early for this fun class scheduled for Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. Cost is $5 for two book marks, either metal or cord, payable when you pre-register. You may make additional bookmarks during the class and pay for them in class.
MARLINS COMPETITIVE SWIM
The E.L. Rec. Dept. winter competitive swim program will begin Sept. 28 at ELHS at 6 p.m. Evening registrations will take place at ELHS outside pool entrance side of building next to tennis courts Sept. 2 - 3 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. For more info, call 525-5437.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAR WASH
The ELHS Girls Volleyball teams will host a car wash on Sept. 12 at the Congregational Church at the Rotary from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. We will appreciate your support.
QUILT FOR A CURE DAY
Quilts & Treasurers Inc. will be hosting a major fundraising event for breast cancer research. Our Quilt For A Cure Day will be Sept. 26. The day will include a fabric swap, a speaker, a silent auction of quilt related items, and a block auction of quilt squares. We are asking for support in this fundraiser by having individuals or companies donate an item for a door prize or providing 75 small items for their registration/goodie bags. All donors will be recognized that day and in publicity articles.
PIONEER VALLEY STAMP CLUB
The Pioneer Valley Stamp Club will meet on Sept. 8 and 22 at the First United Church of Christ on Route 5 (corner of Longmeadow and Williams Streets). Activities for the evening include a mini-auction and a short meeting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 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.
trip to NYC
St. Mary's Church, 840 Page Blvd., East Springfield, has a few more seats available for a bus trip to NYC on Sept. 13. The bus leaves St. Mary's parking lot at 7 a.m. Do whatever you want while in the Big Apple. The bus will be leaving NYC at 5:45 p.m. to return to East Springfield. Call Sylvia to make your reservation at 594-2757.
The 17th annual Scantic Valley YMCA Community Golf Outing in memory of Brad Pinney will take place Sept. 11 at Hampden Country Club. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and golfing begins at 11 a.m. Participants will be served lunch and dinner, and the event will conclude with a live auction at 6 p.m. For more info call 596-2749 ext. 104 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Big H Arts Festival Committee is looking for crafters to participate in the festival
scheduled for Sept. 19 - 20 at Federated Community Church on Main Street. For more info contact Kristi or Laurie at 374-8742 or 566-2110 or e-mail MysticalAmour@gmail.com.
The residents at Emerson Manor are having a huge tag/vendor/craft sale on Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. We have delicious home baked goods as well. Join us at 114 Emerson Rd. Clubhouse for great stuff and lots of fun.
ITALIAN LESSONS OFFERED
Beginning Oct. 6, Stephanie has worked out a way to offer beginners Italian classes from 10 - 11 a.m. if there are enough students, plus they may sit in on the intermediate class from 11 a.m. - noon. Advanced Italian will continue from noon - 1 p.m. Register at the Adult Center at 565-4150.
A group of knitters would be happy to have others join them at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. The group is willing to teach beginners. Call 565-4150 for more info.
On Sept.17, the Longmeadow Adult Center will host hearing screenings, by appt., from 9 a.m. - noon. This service is performed at no charge by Megan Allen Schneider, M.A., CCC-A, Certified/Licensed Audiologist of Audiology and Hearing Services of Longmeadow. Results, recommendations and educational info are given to the clients after the screening. For an appt., call 565-4150.
LIVING WELL CHAT GROUP
Carolyn Brown, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, will speak at the September Living Well Chat Group at the Longmeadow Adult Center on Sept. 18 from 10 - 11 a.m. Dr. Brown will present "Older Adults and Annual Physicals: What Should Be Happening?" She will cover the components and value of the annual physical exam. A healthy snack will be served. Pre-register at 565-4150.
BLOOD SUGAR SCREENINGS
On Sept. 16 from 9 - 10 a.m., the Longmeadow Adult Center will conduct blood sugar screenings. Fasting for 10 - 12 hours is recommended. A donation of $1 is requested. Register at 565-4150.
DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE
The Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee announces that State Rep. Brian Ashe will be the speaker at the Sept. 9 meeting, with "An Update and Report from Beacon Hill." A timely and informative evening. Everyone is welcome. Sept. 9 , 7:30 p.m. at the Council on Aging Center, 231 Maple St. For more info e-mail LongmeadowDemocrats@gmail.com, visit www.longmeadowdemocrats.com, or call 567-9303.
FALL SIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM
The Center for the Study and Use of Total Communication at the Willie Ross School for the Deaf announces its Fall 2009 Sign Language Program. The fall term will run Sept. 15 - Dec. 15. Classes at the Willie Ross School's Longmeadow campus are offered at beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced conversation levels in simultaneous voice and sign. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 p.m. for 14 weeks. You are invited to register by mail, or registrations will be taken in person on Sept. 15 from 6:30 - 7 p.m. For a registration form or more info call the school at 567-0374 (V/TDD) from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A representative from New England Farm Worker's Council will be at the Hungry Hill Center on Sept. 3 to accept fuel assistance applications. Appts. are necessary and can be made by calling the Center at 733-9411.
The Hungry Hill Center's Tuesday luncheons for September will be on Sept. 8 (Pollack lion/Russian sauce) and Sept. 22 (roast pork/gravy. The lunch is $2; reservations are required one week in advance.
THE FINGER LAKES
St. Catherine of Siena Travel presents a winery and glass adventure to the Finger Lakes, N.Y. Three days/two nights Oct. 19 - 21. Call Betty at 896-8801. To reserve your seat a $100 deposit is due now and final balance is due by Sept. 15. Depart at 7 a.m.; return at 8:30 p.m. Motorcoach departs from St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1023 Parker St.
ZITI AND CHICKEN DINNER
The Springfield St. Patrick's Parade Committee's annual ziti and chicken dinner will be Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the John Boyle O'Reilly Club, 66 Progress Ave. Along with dinner, there will be door prizes, 50/50 and raffles. Tickets are $10 per person and can be obtained by calling Ann at (860) 741-6210 or Peg at 733-0200. Tickets are also available at the Hungry Hill Center, 733-9411.
The Pioneer Valley Women's Running Club (PVWRC) is accepting applications for the Fall 2009 PVWRC Running Clinic beginning Sept. 8 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The eight-week program is open to all area women over 18. Contact Donna Safford Fleury at 537-7235 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Send application and check for $50 to PVWRC, P.O. Box 875, Agawam, MA 01001 with name, address, phone number and e-mail address included.
The Pine Point Community Council will host their monthly meeting on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at 335 Berkshire Ave. The agenda includes a presentation of a Pine Point college scholarship to David Serral; a request for a special permit to sell used cars at 890 Boston Rd.; a request to sell used cars and a motor vehicle inspection station at 837 Boston Rd.; and change of owners to a liquor license for 475 Boston Rd. Refreshments will be served.
Basics Computer class
The Springfield Dept. of Elder Affairs SeniorNet Computer Learning Center will be conducting a new Basics Computer class that will at the Good Life Center, 1600 E. Columbus Ave. The class will start on Sept. 8 and will run for two weeks on Tues. and Thurs. from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Call the Good Life Center at 787-6785 to register.
FOXES & BELLES WELCOME ETHEL LEE
The next meeting of the Foxes and Belles of the Springfield Jewish Community Center will take place Sept. 9, 1:30 p.m. The featured performer is Ethel Lee, accompanied by Rickie Mitnick. Ethel was the first place winner in The Senior American Idol competition. Richie is considered a favorite keyboard players in Greater Springfield. Together they will perform favorite standard songs. Anyone who is 55 or older is welcome to join the Foxes & Belles. For more info about how to become a Foxes & Belles member, contact Marilyn at 525-1952.
The Knights of Columbus St. Cecilia Council will be hosting a fundraiser dinner to benefit the Community Survival Center on Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Cecilia Parish Center, 42 Main St. The evening will feature a delicious ziti and meatball dinner and a raffle. Tickets are $13 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. For more info or for tickets, contact Fred Ferraro at 596-4312.