Town Events, July 21 - July 28
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You're invited to an Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast to support EL Youth Football on Aug. 9 from 8 - 10 a.m. at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1349 Boston Rd., Spfld. For tickets, call Corinne at 271-1046 or send your check payable to MELFA, c/o Corinne Tranghese, 12 Town View Cir., E. Long.
MUSIC FOR LITTLE PEOPLE
The Summer Program for the month of August for those age 0 - 7. Classes will be available Aug. 5 - 18, Tues. at 5 p.m. for infants, 6 p.m. for mixed ages. Wed. classes will be at 10 and 11 a.m. for mixed ages. Thurs. classes will be at 9:30 a.m. for preschool and 10:30 a.m. for mixed ages. All classes will be at the Little Red School House on School Street. A scholarship will be available to an EL family. For more info, visit www.bonnielight.com or call the Studio at 782-3308. Class space is limited, so make your reservations early.
AMERICAN FITNESS WORKSHOP
Workshops will be offered at Century Fitness Health Club on Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Practical and written exam to be administered. AFAA manual is recommended. For price and more info, contact Debbie at 525-8800. Yoga teaching training workshop will be offered for $129, and you will receive a free manual as well as skill training and fundamentals.
On Aug. 5 there will be a bus trip from St. Luke's Greek Orthodox for Tanglewood on Parade leaving at 4:30 p.m. Cost includes lawn seating, the bus and a boxed lunch. Bring your own beverage and seating. Call the church for reservations 524-4551.
ASTRONOMY WALK SERIES
Take a walk through the universe in Easthampton on Aug. 3 from 7:30 - 10 p.m. Leader: Chris Lyons, amateur astronomer (e-mail: Programs@Glass-Visions.biz). Meeting place: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Main Building. Program runs inside and/or outside, so weather does not cancel. For more info visit www.naturalist-club.org.
WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP NETWORK
On Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m., at the Women's Fund, Eastworks Bldg, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. Guest speaker: Shirley Edgerton, founder of the Women of Color Giving Circle of the Berkshires. A $5 donation covers social hour costs (wine and nibbles). Learn about the "Power of the Purse." RSVP by Sept. 12 to email@example.com.
Computer Basics for Beginners eight hours (two hours twice a week for two weeks). Learn the vocabulary of computers, how to use the mouse and basic word processing. All classes meet at the SeniorNet Computer Learning Center at the Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St., Spfld. Free parking is available. For more info, call the SeniorNet Center at 732-1336 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY PICNIC AND BARBEQUE
The Western Mass. Republicans will host its Annual Family Picnic & Barbeque on Aug. 15 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the W. Springfield Elk Pavilion, 429 Morgan Rd. Statewide and regional Republican candidates for the Nov. 2008 ballot and various party activists past, present and future will be recognized during the event. There will also be opportunities for table sponsorships. A catered dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Complimentary soft drinks, coffee and desserts. Cost is $20 per person, senior citizens $15, children 12 and under free. Cash bar and entertainment. For more info, contact Kevin Jourdain at 538-5519.
SUMMER HOURS AT LUPA ZOO
Lupa Zoo is now open Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. from 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. until Labor Day weekend. Come see over 100 different species of animals. Lupa Zoo is easily accessible off Exits 6 and 7 of the Mass Pike at 62 Nash Hill Rd., Ludlow. For more info, call 583-8370 or 589-9883. We are available on the web at www.lupazoo.org.
FRISBEE CHAMPION VISIT
On July 22 at 2:30 p.m. Todd Brodeur, Frisbee Champion, will be at Hampden Free Public Library, 625 Main St. Join us for the fun and amazing art of Frisbee throwing! Todd is an award-winning athlete whose interactive program will thrill children and adults of all ages. Free. For more info, call 566-3047.
INFANT & TODDLER STORYTIME
On July 23 at 11 a.m. enjoy infant and toddler storytime at Hampden Free Public Library, 625 Main St. Songs, movement and stories in a friendly environment. Ages 0 36 months. Free. For more info, call 566-3047.
On July 24 at 3 p.m. enjoy children's storytime at Hampden Free Public Library, 625 Main St. Listen to stories from our collection in a friendly, relaxed setting. All books read may be counted toward Summer Reading totals. Ages 3 - 8. Free. For more info, call 566-3047.
ED THE MAGICIAN
On July 29 at 2:30 p.m. Ed the Magician will be at Hampden Free Public Library, 625 Main St. Join us for an afternoon of amazing magic! Ed Popielarczyk will entertain the audience with his unique brand of interactive tricks. Brand new magic kits will also be raffled off to a few lucky participants. All ages. Free. For more info, call 566-3047.
The VFW District 7 will host its annual picnic on Aug. 10 at the Hampden VFW Post 9397. Grounds open at 11 a.m. with hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch; dinner will begin at 4 p.m. with steak, chicken or hamburger/hot dog options. All tickets include lunch and dinner. For tickets, call Pat at 534-7584, Julie at 562-3803, Bill at 283-2736 or Dave at 566-3583. Deadline for tickets is Aug. 5.
RAINFOREST ANIMALS VISIT STORRS
Come face-to-face with live animals from the Connecticut Children's Museum on July 29 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Storrs Library. Learn why some of these amazing animals are nearly extinct and others are not. There will be several jungle creatures to see and our Children's Museum expert will clear up some misconceptions about scaly animals during this one-hour program. Call 565-4182 or visit the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at the Storrs Library one week in advance of the program to get your tickets.
PRE-TEEN TEAM TENNIS
Ages 12 - 14. Lessons will include warming-up and cooling down, fitness development, hitting drills which stress individual strokes and moving combinations and match play. "Report cards" will also be used for this age group, to keep parents informed. Game strategy and anticipatory thinking will be introduced. Participants will be divided into beginning, intermediate and advanced groups. Location: Blinn Courts, from 10 - 11:30 a.m., Monday - Friday. Visit www.lprd.net for more info.
TEENS TEAM TENNIS
Ages 14 - 18. These lessons, exclusively for teens, promote skill acquisition and development. Participants are divided by ability level. Drills and match play daily, plus instruction on tennis strokes; serving and game strategies comprise this offering. All participants must furnish their own racket. Location: Blinn Courts, from 12:30 - 2 p.m., Monday - Friday. Visit www.lprd.net for more info.
ADULT TENNIS, ALL LEVELS
Ages 18 and up. Drills will focus on areas that the group needs to work on most. Match play will follow drills daily. Participants will be grouped according to skill level. Location: Blinn Courts, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday. Visit www.lprd.net for more info.
MANAGING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
The Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., will present "Managing High Blood Pressure" at the next Living Well Chat Group meeting on Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. There will be time for questions and answers. Following the presentation by a CVS pharmacist, there will be free individual medication consultations by appointment. Sign up at the office or call 565-4150 for the talk and/or a time slot for an individual consult. The individual medication consultations are part of the CVS "Pack Your Bag" program, so bring your bag of medications with you!
LINE DANCING WITH LYNN
A really fun way to get all the benefits of low impact cardiovascular exercise. It also helps with your balance and coordination along with improving your memory. All that for $4 a lesson pay as you go. Lynn's new class begins at the Adult Center on Sept. 29 at 9 a.m.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP
On the first Monday of each month a support group for caregivers and those coping with Parkinson's will meet at the Jewish Community Center at 1160 Dickinson St. at 4 p.m. No registration is required. If you have questions, call Joyce at 323-4274 or Bobbie Levin at 739-4715.
ROTARY CLUB LUNCHEON
Kristin Brennan, director of Gardening the Community, will address the Springfield Rotary Club's luncheon meeting on July 25. Brennan will discuss organic gardening, alternative transportation and building community in Springfield. The Springfield Rotary Club meets every Friday at 12:15 p.m. in the Mass Mutual Room at the Basketball Hall of Fame. The luncheon with Brennan is $17 per person and is open to the public. For more info contact Springfield Club president Jim Russell at 567-0700 or visit www.springfieldmarotary.org.
Simply Beadiful, located at 1916 1/2 Wilbraham Rd., Spfld, is hosting a special clinic featuring leather cording and a free demo on ways to use and finish leather cording. They also offer different free clinics each month featuring quick ways to make beads or jewelry. Call 782-0288.
The workshop is scheduled for Aug. 2. End your summer at this intensive training opportunity for all levels. We celebrate one of the greatest jazz dancers with special classes. We have Frank Hatchett and some of his previous dancers joining us to create a day of intense fun and concentrated learning. Take one class or dance all day long. For more info, call 250-5051, 732-8923 or 575-2200. Registration is required.
WILD MOSAIC ANIMALS
The Wilbraham Public Library will host "Wild Mosaic Animals," a craft program, on July 25 from 10 - 11 a.m. Children will design wild animals in the ancient form of mosaic. Designs will be made by sketching an animal design and gluing colored paper to it. The program is open to children 8 - 11. To register, stop by the library's children's dept. or call Heidi Kane at 596-6141.