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Town Events, July 27 - Aug. 3

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Join us for live music with John Mariano on July 31 at 2:30 p.m. at Redstone Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Benton Drive. RSVP to Tina Ferri, Activity Director, at 224-3280.

Sleep in on Sunday mornings in August and then join us in worship at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 215 Somers Rd. For the five Sundays in August, morning services have been moved to the evening and will offer a casual attitude with ice cream treats and fellowship to follow. A summer devotional guide, "In the Company of Stones," invites everyone to experience spiritual renewal wherever they go this summer by stopping often, watching closely, listening carefully. For more info, call the church office 525-7416 or visit www.elumc.org.

The Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., is hosting a bingo party on July 30 from 1 - 3 p.m. Cost is $8, which includes up to five bingo cards, refreshments and prizes. Register early as seating is limited. Payment required at time of registration. Call the senior center at 525-5436.

The Pleasant View Senior will present an informational discussion on stroke prevention on Aug. 12 at 12:30 p.m. Leah Santello, a Health Service coordinator from Life Line Screening, will discuss risk factors for a stroke, as well as Life Line's non-invasive screening methods available to detect potential problems which could lead to stroke. Call the Senior Center to register at 525-5436.

Identity theft is a growing, serious crime committed against anyone no matter their age, sex, race, lifestyle or career status. Webster Bank will be at the Pleasant View Senior Center on Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. for a free educational identity theft presentation. The presenter will show you how to deter, detect and defend yourself from becoming a victim. Call the Senior Center to register at 525-5436.

Commodities will be distributed to East Longmeadow residents on Aug. 19 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. If you have not already done so, come fill out paperwork in the office and pick up your ticket. No commodities will be given without a ticket, and paperwork must be completed prior to Aug. 19!

The Pleasant View Senior is looking to expand its programs and volunteer opportunities. If you have an interest in volunteering, whether for an occasional hour or two as needed or on a regular basis, or if you have an interest in leading a group or sharing a talent or conducting a class for a nominal fee, call Sandy at 525-5436. Suggestions include easy hiking, arts and crafts, scrapbooking, chess, Wii games and Zumba exercise classes.

The Council on Aging has a limited supply of farmers' market coupons to be distributed to low-income East Longmeadow seniors on a first come, first served basis. You must verify eligibility for the coupons with at least one of the following programs: Food Stamps, SSI, Section 8 Housing, Energy Assistance, Medicaid or Commodities Food Assistance. Call Janice to set up a time to get your coupons at 525-5424.

As a reminder to those residents of East Longmeadow who have yet to respond to demand notices and certified letters requesting payment or payment arrangements before potential water shutoff on July 28, the Clerk's office at the Town Hall will be open until 6 p.m. on July 27 for payments or the setting up of payment plans. If you have questions, contact the clerk's office at 525-5400 ext. 1000.

July 29 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Stop & Shop on corner of Cooley and Allen. All food donated will be given to the Open Pantry in Springfield. If you cannot attend you can also drop food off through the month at Bluebird Estates, 1 Apple Blossom Lane, East Longmeadow. Help us help those in need. Call Bluebird Estates at 525-8600 for more info.

There will be a meeting of the Longmeadow School Committee Financial Sub-Committee on July 22 at 4:30 p.m. in School Committee room, 127 Grassy Gutter Rd.

The next meeting of the Cable Advisory Committee is on July 29 at 7 p.m. in the School Committee meeting room at Longmeadow High School.

Individual computer help is being offered by a recent high school graduate at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., on Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Appropriate for the beginner or those with experience and questions. Call 565-4150 for an appointment.

Weekly programs for youngsters of all ages are being offered this summer at the Storrs Library. Children who joined Starship Adventure @ Your Library will have a great time this week. They are invited to pick up their free tickets to Interskate 91 for a roller skating party. We will announce our grand prize winners at the party on Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. A bonus packet of discount coupons and a reading certificate will available from Aug. 3 - 21 for summer reading participants. Readers will also receive a free book when their reading log is returned. Our final weekly raffle will be on Aug. 7 at 2:30 p.m.

Foot care is available at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., on the third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Services are provided by nurses from Pedi-Care for a fee of $28. Home visits are also an option. Call 565-4150 for more info or to schedule an appointment.

A great to exercise your mind! Come to the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. to play trivia. It is lots of fun in an informal group setting, with no pressure to know all the answers. Call 565-4150 for more info.

Wendy Wong, experienced in the Chinese art of TuiNa, will be offering chair massages at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., on Aug. 13 and 27 from 1 - 3 p.m. $15 for 15 mins. or $25 for 30 min. Book an appointment by calling 565-4150.

Bay Path College will host an info session at its Longmeadow Campus, 588 Longmeadow St., on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. in Helliwell Conference Room, Breck Fitness Center. The info session is free and open to men and women who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree. To register, contact the Longmeadow campus at 565-1332 or graduate@baypath.edu.

Visit www.LPRD.net for info and registration for a variety of Parks and Rec. programs.

Gina Daniele presents a trip on Sept. 12 for the St. Gennaro Feast or shopping in NYC, a trip on Sept. 13 to see the Yankees take on the Orioles in their new stadium in the Bronx, and a trip on Sept. 19 and 20 to see Niagara Falls, visit a casino and do some shopping. For more info on these trips, call 732-8941.

Trinity Church will host a Habitat for Humanity Vacation Bible School from Aug. 3 - 7 from 9 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. There will a special family night on Friday from 5 - 8 p.m. Ages are 4 - 12. To register call the church office at 737-5311. This program is free.

Natural Allergy Elimination is a technique developed in the 1980s to assist the body in reducing or eliminating its reaction to allergens. Better Life Whole Foods, 1500 Allen St., is sponsoring Ralph Gustafson, chiropractor, to speak on Aug. 8 at noon. He will use a computerized/allergy/ sensitivity/intolerance evaluation to identify allergens. There are 600 items in the database. Testing is 80 percent successful. Once the allergen is identified he will "reprogram" the body using acupressure technique until that allergy is gone. Call 783-9424 ext. 2 to register.

Kevin J. Noonan, Executive Director of Open Pantry Community Services, is celebrating his 20th anniversary with the anti-poverty agency this month, and has announced he is stepping down from his post to pursue other challenges. A farewell gathering for him will take place July 29 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Bishop Marshall Center on Elliott Street. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Nitya is offering a free gentle yoga class at the Integrative Health Center, 1502 Allen St., on Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. Nitya recently joined the Integrative Health Group. This is a chance to meet the instructor and sample a yoga class. He will be offering a schedule of different yoga classes for various levels of difficulty. Call 783-9424 ext. 2 at Better Life Whole Foods to register.

The Atheneum Society of Wilbraham announces its "Wedding Days and Bouquets" open house, taking place Aug. 2 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Old Meeting House, 450 Main St. On display will be wedding dresses from 1895 to the present; also contributing to the exhibit are Quinn's Fine Jewelry and Wilbraham Flowers.

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