Town Events, Jan. 18 - Jan. 25
|From The Reminder|
OPEN BURNING PERMITS
Permits for open burning are now available through May 1. They may be purchased at the Fire Station, 150 Somers Rd., Mon. - Fri. from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and on Sat. starting March 13 from 9 a.m. - noon. Cost is still $5.
PLANNING BOARD CANCELLED
The Jan. 19 meeting of the E.L. Planning Board is cancelled pursuant to M.G.L. ch. 40A 11. No public hearings held under the Zoning Act can be held on primary or election day. The board will next meet on its next scheduled date of Feb. 3.
BAKED CHICKEN DINNER
At 3 Legion Court, off Crane Street, Jan. 28, 6 p.m. Cost: $9.50 per person. Menu: baked chicken, baked Idaho potatoes w/sour cream, green beans and/or carrots, garden salad, rolls and butter, carrot cake and chocolate cake, soda, tea and coffee. Other drinks available at bar downstairs for extra charge. For more info call Chris at 592-0596 or the Legion Post after 4 p.m. at 525-2058.
LAMB SHANK DINNER
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Luke will again be hosting a Lamb Shank Dinner at the Pappas Fellowship Hall located at 400 Prospect St. on Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. Menu: complimentary wine, fruit cup, salad, lamb shank, potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, dessert and coffee. Tickets: $17. Spaghetti and meatball supper will also be available for children and adults at $6. For reservations call the Church office at 525-4551 or Steve at 782-6518. Reservations must be made by Feb. 1. Public invited. Take-out is available.
TOBACCO VALLEY ARTISTS
The January meeting of the Tobacco Valley Artists Assoc. will be on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Somers Senior Center, 19 Battle St., Somers, Conn. A demo by nationally-known Holyoke artist Paul Leveille will feature a pastel portrait using a live model. The meeting is open to the public.
QUABBIN RESERVATION WALK
Jan. 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Leader: Bill Fontaine. Meeting place: Florence Savings Bank parking lot at the Stop & Shop Plaza on Route 9 in Belchertown. Registration: call Bill at 533-2153. This winter walk will take us along a gated, level paved road, through a variety of habitats on the northern end of Quabbin Reservoir. Bring appropriate footwear, hiking poles if you have them and something to eat and drink.
GENEALOGY BY COMPUTER
The Western Mass. Genealogy Society will host genealogy computer classes Jan. 21 and 28 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Agawam Senior Center, Main Street, Agawam. Come learn how to search your ancestors on the Web. $1 fee per class or $20 for full membership with the Western Mass. Genealogy Society. The society meets on the first Wed. of every month at the Agawam Senior Center.
The Hampden Cemetery commission has announced that all burials in town cemeteries will be suspended until April 1 because of weather conditions.
Joyce Emerle will be teaching an eight week watercolor class at the Hampden Senior Center on Wed. beginning Jan. 27. For info or registration call the Hampden Senior Center at 566-5588 after 10 a.m.
HAMPDEN TRAVEL CLUB
The Hampden Travel Club will host a travel presentation on Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 104 Allen St. Learn about our trips to California and Italy. Free, with refreshments. All are welcome.
S.C. FINANCIAL SUB-COMMITTEE
There will be a meeting of the Longmeadow School Committee financial sub-committee on Jan. 19. The meeting will beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the School Committee Room, 127 Grassy Gutter Rd.
COMM. PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
The Longmeadow Community Preservation Committee will host a meeting and public hearing on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Fire Station Meeting Room.
The Adult Center Van has scheduled a trip to the Enfield Mall on Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Reservations are accepted 24 hours ahead, but no more than one week prior to date of trip. Call 565-4150. $1 each way.
Are you new to scrapbooking, or do you need a little extra help in designing layouts that pop? In this six week class for ages 12 and up you will create six two-page layouts for everything! Learn to design like a pro and go home with any leftover supplies from each class. Class meets on Thurs., Jan. 21 - Feb. 25 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Greenwood Children's Center. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.
LET'S GOGH ART CLASS
Join us on these 10 awesome art-ventures around the world. Each week we will land somewhere in the world and create a cool cultural craft of the region. These adventures include a bit of geography, history, culture, music and lots of humor and your very own masterpiece to take home each week. All materials are included in the fee. Class meets on Mon., Jan. 25 - April 5 from 2:45 - 4 p.m. at Blueberry Hill School cafeteria. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.
REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEETING
The Longmeadow Republican Town Committee will host a special meeting Jan. 21 for the purpose of electing delegates to the Republican State Convention. The meeting will take place in the Greenwood Senior Center cafeteria and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Delegates will join others from around the state in Worcester on April 17 to select Republican candidates for governor and other statewide offices. Interested persons are invited and welcome (you do not have to be a member to attend). For more info call Dean Rogeness, Chair, at 567-5480 or www.longmeadowgop.com.
BOYS LACROSSE ASSOC.
Boys in grades 3 - 8 are invited to participate. Practices are instructional and competitive games are scheduled with other youth lacrosse teams in Western Mass. and Connecticut. The program runs from the end of March through the middle of June. All participants must furnish their own gear. Registration dates are Jan. 26 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Community House. Late fees apply after Jan. 31. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info.
LITTLE LEAGUE ASSOC.
Ages 5 - 12. These leagues offer the best of both worlds: an opportunity to learn baseball while having fun and the chance to compete. All registrants will be placed on a team and all regular season games from April - June will be played in town. Additional info can be found online at www.eteamz.com/longmeadowll. Registration can take place by mail or online. Registration dates at the Community House: Jan. 27 from 7 - 9 p.m., Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. - noon and Feb. 23 from 7 - 9 p.m.
GIRLS LACROSSE ASSOC.
Grades 3 - 8. This program runs from the beginning of April through mid-June. Practices are instructional and competitive games are scheduled with other youth lacrosse programs in Mass. and Conn. All players are welcome. For more info visit www.eteamz.com/LongmeadowGirlsLAX/index.cfm. Registration is scheduled for Jan. 21 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. and Jan. 23 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. at the Community House. Registration forms can also be downloaded from the Web site and mailed directly to Sandy Miller, 193 Edgewood Ave., Longmeadow.
MONEY MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
How much of an impact has the turbulent market affected your savings? Did you have strategies in place, which protected your investments and savings from substantial losses? During this seminar, learn the essential strategies needed in today's volatile market; asset allocation and tax strategies to protect your investments and provide tax-free income at retirement. You will learn about different types of investments, how to potentially utilize your assets, tax strategies and diversification techniques necessary to maximize your return on your money while taking less risk. Seminar will meet on Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and 9 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Greenwood Children's Center. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.
"SCHOOL'S OUT, LET'S PLAY"
Make vacation special! There is limited space available for care of Longmeadow children in grades 1 - 6 during the February school vacations. Children will take part in a variety of fun activities, field trips, outdoor play and more. Sign up for the days of your choice; hours are 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day at Greenwood Children's Center. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.
VACATION OPEN SWIM TIMES
Participants ages 10 and older (younger participants welcome with parent supervision) can come and swim at the heated indoor pool. Changing rooms and showers available. Lifeguard on duty. The LHS pool will be open Feb. 16 and 18 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The fee is $7.50 per person or free with indoor season pass per day.
For ages 7 - 11. Brad Miller will be offering soccer clinics for the kids at Greenwood Children's Center. Miller is the Director of Next Level Adventures and coach of the LHS Boys Soccer Team. Clinic will meet on Feb. 15 and 17 from 9 a.m. - noon at Greenwood Children's Center. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.
"JERSERY BOYS" IN PROVIDENCE
Direct from Broadway, the Tony Award winning "Jersey Boys" is coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center on May 13. Coach bus transportation will leave Greenwood Children's Center at 10 a.m. for the 2 p.m. show. Orchestra seats have been reserved. Lunch will be included at Calabria Ristorante in Millbury before the show. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.
Aric Bieganek and the Royal Order of Chords and Keys will appear in concert at the Community Music School of Springfield on Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. The talented and somewhat zany group is certain to delight audiences of all ages, but especially children. The program will benefit the preschool which opened in Sept. 2008 and serves 3 - 5 year olds. Tickets are $6 per person, of any age, and early ticket sales are recommended as seating is limited. For more info contact the school at 732-8428.
SMOOTH LATIN JAZZ EVENING
Joe Velez and Creacion will present an evening of smooth Latin jazz as part of the "Bravo! Concert Series" celebrating the new Performance Hall at the Community Music School of Springfield. The music will begin at 7 p.m. on Jan. 21 and tickets are $15 per person, $7.50 for children 12 and under. A series ticket is also for sale for all five Thurs. evening concerts at $50. To purchase tickets, call 732-8428. Tickets will also be available at the door. Use the entrance at 127 State St.
ADULT IRISH NIGHT
Tickets are now on sale for a March 6 adult Irish Night sponsored by the Family Life Commission of Holy Cross Church, Plumtree Road. Scheduled from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m., featuring the band Irish Parish, and a menu which will feature corned beef sandwiches and desserts. This is a BYOB event; coffee will be provided. Cost is $8 per person. Seating is limited. Call Kathy at 783-4445 for tickets or to reserve tables of eight. Payment required to confirm reservation.
Holy Cross Church, located on Plumtree Road, offers a Youth Mass at 6 p.m. every Sunday. Featuring contemporary music and a youth choir, this service is geared toward younger parishioners, but all are welcome.
CVS will be offering the H1N1 vaccine at their Tower Square location on Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22 from noon - 2 p.m. There is a $15 fee. Bring your insurance card to see if your cost is covered.
Gina Daniele presents bus trips to Foxwoods Casino on March 7 and Niagara Falls for casino gaming and shopping on May 15 and 16 no passport required. For more info, call Gina at 732-8941. All trips depart from Mom & Rico's, 899 Main St.
The Wilbraham Children's Museum welcomes children birth - pre-kindergarten. Organized 90 min. playgroups available Mon. - Fri. Public hours are Tues., 9:30 - 11 a.m. Museum available to rent for birthday parties. Beautiful playground open to the public. For more info visit www.wilbrahamchildrensmuseum.org.
ST. CECILIA'S WOMEN'S CLUB PARTY
St. Cecilia's Women's Club will host their annual card party on Jan. 28 at noon in the St. Cecilia's Parish Hall, 42 Main St. For a $6 donation, come enjoy an afternoon with friends and play your favorite games or just join us for a delicious lunch. For reservations call Mary Phillips at 596-3445 or Shirley Fusco at 596-3053.
Jan. 24, 11 a.m., at Wilbraham Community Garden. The Friends of Recreation and the Wilbraham Community Garden will be hosting their first Sleigh Rally. Horses of all sizes and their drivers will be competing for the coveted blue ribbon in a series of classes. Entries will be from all over New England. Horse drawn sleigh rides for a nominal fee, food and beverages available. The Community Garden is located at 700 Monson Rd. For more info call Melissa Graves at 596-2800 ext 204.