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Town Events, Oct. 19 - Oct. 26

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Gunther-Rowley American Legion Post 293, 3 Legion Ct., homemade meatloaf dinner Oct. 22 starting at 6 p.m. Menu: homemade meatloaf (w/mushroom gravy), garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, garden salad, rolls and butter, dessert (carrot cake), soda, tea and coffee. Other drinks available at bar at extra cost. Dinner: $9. Call 525-2058 or 592-0596. We can set up to 60 people.

The E.L. Senior Friendship Club will be treated to a performance by the West Side Tappers on Oct. 22 following noon luncheon. Menu: stuffed peppers, stewed tomatoes, peas and apricots. Call 525-5436 at least one day in advance for reservations.

We will be celebrating fall with a special luncheon on Oct. 20 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. Menu: pot roast, parsley potato, baked carrots, turnips and a special dessert provided by Glenmeadow. Cost is $3. There will be contests to enter: best homemade pumpkin dessert, most creatively decorated pumpkin and most impressive homemade jams, jellies, pickles, etc. Call for reservations at 525-5436.

Valley Radio Reading Service will host its annual book sale at the Pleasant View Senior Center on Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. - noon. Books will average 50 cents - $1. On Sun., "fill a bag" for a minimal charge. To donate books, bring them to the Senior Center beginning Oct. 19.

The E.L. Rec. Dept. announces a change in basketball evaluation dates for the 7th/8th grade boys and 7th/8th grade girls, due to a Special Town Meeting on Oct. 26. Report as follows: boys, Oct. 27 at 5:45 p.m. to BPMS and Oct. 28 at 6:45 p.m. to BPMS. Girls, Oct. 22 at 5:45 p.m. at BPMS and Oct. 28 at 5:45 p.m. at BPMS. Any questions, call the Office at 525-5437.

The E.L. Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring a fundraiser on Oct. 26 and 27 in conjunction with Boston Market. On these evenings from 4 - 8 p.m., Boston Market will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Scholarship Foundation. Come on out, take a break from cooking, enjoy a good meal and help raise money for a great cause.

The E.L. Public Library Adult Book Discussion Group will meet on Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. in the library's Conference Room. If you have read "My Guantanamo Diary" by Mahvish Kahn, join us for a lively discussion of the book. For more info, contact Sue at 525-8404 or e-mail her at french64@charter.net. New members are always welcome. To request a copy call the library's Circulation Desk at 525-5400 ext. 1511.

The E.L. Democratic Town Committee will host a meeting Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the E.L. Fire Station, Somers Road. All members invited.

The Women's Fellowship of the First Corgregational Church at the rotary will host a pot luck supper on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Speaker will be Dr. Donald D'Amato from STCC who will talk about witchcraft, superstitions and other related subjects as they apply to the ancient and modern world.

There will be a special meeting of the School Committee on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. in the School Committee Room in the high school, 127 Grassy Gutter Rd.

The Longmeadow Adult Center will sponsor a trip to Showcase Cinemas in West Springfield to see the live broadcast of Verdi's opera "Aida" on Oct. 24 at noon. Cost: $22; includes ticket and van fee. Call 565-4150 for more info.

On Oct. 22 at 1 p.m., the Longmeadow Adult Center will present "The Little Black Dress," a program which will demonstrate ways to create stunning, inexpensive outfits for the holidays or everyday occasions. Accessorize a simple black dress using scarves, jewelry, flowers and handbags. Call 565-4150 for more info or to register.

Competitive swim program for intermediate-level swimmers age 6 - high school who can swim 50 yards or more and have knowledge of the four competitive strokes. Program meets four nights a week; participants are required to make at least two practices/week. Practices are at the LHS pool from 6 - 6:45 p.m. for ages 10 and under and 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. for ages 11 and up. Swim meets will take place on Fri. nights or Sat. Team swimsuit is required and parents are asked to volunteer during swim meets. Registration dates at the LHS indoor pool are Oct. 19 - 22 from 5:30 - 6 p.m. For more info, call T.J. Black at 567-9819.

The Longmeadow Adult Center hosts a discussion of current events on the third Tues. of each month at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join this group, which is led by a moderator. Join us Oct. 20 to discuss the latest headlines or just listen to a stimulating conversation. Call 565-4150 for more info.

The Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., will show "The Soloist" starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx on Oct. 23 at 12:30 p.m. There is no charge for admission. For more info call 565-4150.

The Longmeadow Dept. of Public Works (DPW) will be flushing water mains beginning Oct. 26 and will do so for approx. three weeks. Check your water before washing clothes or cooking. System flushing may affect water pressure or discolor water in the vicinity of operations. If you have any questons or concerns, call the DPW office at 567-3400 or visit www.longmeadow.org. On the site is a link to a map where you can preview dates for when we will be in your area.

Ninth annual wine, beer and food tasting sponsored by Longmeadow Chapter UNICO National Inc. Oct. 24 from 7 - 9 p.m., Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 W. Columbus Ave. More than two dozen varieties of wine samplings, beer from Berkshire Brewing Company, samples from Berkshire Distillers, sample dishes from more than 25 area restaurants, admission to the Hall of Fame exhibits included, musical entertainment. Donation: $35. Benefits local education and mental health charities supported by Longmeadow UNICO. For tickets, call Joe at 788-8749 or Silvio at 322-1113.

Our Food Supply
For Breast Health Month, Better Life Whole Foods, 1500 Allen St., is presenting a workshop on "Our Food Supply" with speaker Kim Ladue, RN, LLC. Health problems created by the antibiotics, steroids and hormones currently added to our food supply is an important lecture to empower everyone to make the best choices for you and your family. The free lecture is Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. Call to register at 783-9424 ext. 2.

Wilbraham Police Dept. will host a R.A.D. class for women ages 13 and above starting Nov. 5. This class runs Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3 and 10. This women-only course begins with awareness, prevention and risk reduction and risk avoidance while progressing on to basics of hands-on defense training. The R.A.D. system is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. Taking place at the Scantic Valley YMCA from 6:30 - 9 p.m. Contact the YMCA to register for this class at 596-2749. Class size is limited. Any questions regarding this program, contact Officers Laviolette or Paradis at the Wilbraham Police Dept. at 596-3838.

The Women's Guild of Wilbraham United Church will meet on Oct. 22 in Fellowship Hall at noon. Members should bring a sandwich. Salad, dessert and beverages will be provided. Following lunch, a program will be presented by Barbara Bearse Kubli titled "My Quilting Story." She will have a show-and-tell of more than 30 quilted items. Visitors are welcome. Reservations can be made by calling Emmy Hayes (596-4970) or the Church Office (596-2511 ext. 100).

Cub Scout Pack 359 is hosting a Halloween Festival on Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Cecilia's Parish Hall. The event is open to all boys, grades 1 - 5 and their families. Join us for pumpkin painting, Halloween Jeopardy, storytelling and more. Wear a costume if you dare! Come check out scouting and see how much fun it can be. For more info contact Tracy at 596-9596.

To benefit the walk toward the cure of breast cancer, O'Driscoll's Pub, 2823 Boston Rd., will be hosting a Girls Nite Out on Oct. 22 from 7 - 11 p.m. Enjoy a manicure from the ladies at the Finishing Touch Salon & Spa while enjoying your favorite martini for only $10. For a donation of $15 get your Jane Iredale make-up done as well. All proceeds go to the Rays of Hope Walk on Oct. 25.

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