Town Events, July 28 - Aug. 4
|From The Reminder|
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 525-4551.
New Group! An opportunity to make new friends and learn that you are not alone in the challenges that come with being a single or divorced mom. Join us to add your voice to the conversation. Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m. at the East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 598-8598.
MUSIC FOR LITTLE PEOPLE
The Summer Program for the month of August for those age 0 - 7. Classes will be available Aug. 5 - 28, 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. Thursday 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.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Faith Tabernacle Church (15 Kibbe Road, East Longmeadow) announces its Vacation Bible School. The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything-A VeggieTales VBS will set sail on August 4-8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kids from age three though fifth grade are invited for a fun-filled week exploring what it means to be a true hero. For further info, contact 525-8802 or visit us on the Web: www.faithtab-elma.com.
The East Long. Rec. Dept reminds parents of the deadline to register for "Fall Intown Soccer" is Aug. 8 by 4 p.m. Those who are ENTERING "K" thru 8th grade are eligible to register. Fee is $50 (N.R. pay add. $15). Rgistrations after the 8th will be placed on "Waiting List" along with a $10 late fee. Come into the Rec. Dept., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. to register.
H.S. INTOWN SOCCER
The East Long. Rec. Dept. announces a new program for the Fall: "H.S. COED Intown Soccer" in Wilbraham League. Those entering grades 9-12 are eligible to play shirt/socks included in $50 fee. For more info and deadline to register, call 525-5437.
The East Long. Rec. Dept. still has openings in its "Fall Field Hockey" program in the 3rd/4th - $45 & 5th/6th - $65 grade level 7th/8th grade is full. For more info go to ELyouthfieldhockey.com.
The East Long. Rec. Dept. still has openings in its "Jr. Tennis Program", which runs from 9 a.m - noon, Monday -Friday at the high school. The fee is $85 per week ($75 after 1st registration). Those who are age 6-18 are eligible to register. Weeks left for this season are July 28, Aug. 4 and Aug. 11. Openings are available, also, in the "Pee Wee Program", which runs 9-10 a.m., Monday-Friday at the high school. The fee is $45/week. Those who are age 3.5-6 are eligible to register. Weeks left are July 28 and Aug. 4. (N.R. pay add. $15 fee).
The East Long. Rec. Dept still has openings in its "Activity Centers" at the Pine Knoll Recreation Area. Those in Grades K-8th are eligible to attend this Monday-Friday program from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. (extended day is, also, available at additional fee). Fee is $100 for one week or $190 for two consecutive weeks (N.R. pay add. $15 per week).
The East Long. Rec. Dept has openings left in its "3-2-1 BLAST OFF" and "SECRET AGENT LAB" programs for the weeks of Aug. 11 and 18. Explore rockets and see what it is like to live in outer space and take home your own rocket. Or develop your "special agent" and "detective skills". Fees are $160 (N.R. add. $15).
The East Long. Rec. Dept has openings in its "Youth Golf program" for the week of Aug. 18. The fee is $97 (N.R. pay add. $15). Those in grades 1-4 attend from 2-3p.m. and those in grades 4-8 from 3-4 p.m. This is a great program at Fenway Golf with Bob Lake who is a PGA Head Professional.
DRIVER MATURE SAFETY PROGRAM
On Aug. 14 and 15, the Pleasant View Senior Center will host the AARP Mature Driver Safety Program. The course runs two days, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., includes a lunch break. Cost is $10, and includes a workbook and video. You must attend both classes to get a certificate of completion. Sign up in the Senior Center office and pick up a brochure with more details. Course size limited to 30. Please be advised there is no written test to pass, nor will this course have any effect on your driver's license.
A TASTE OF REDSTONE
Be treated to a heart smart and healthy meal at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., prepared by the chef at Redstone Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. Call 525-5436 to reserve your spot. Free of charge.
MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP
The Morning Glory Walkers are sponsoring a trip to Mohegan Sun on Sept. 9. Tickets are $23, and include bus, driver's tip, $10 lunch voucher, $10 gambling voucher, and Geronimo game to play on the ride. The bus departs the Pleasant View Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m. For tickets and info, call Jennie Wood, at 525-2821. Park in back of the building.
The SeniorNet Computer Learning Center at the Springfield Jewish Community Center is offering a new session workshop on Cyber Security and Troubleshooting. The 8-hour workshop will be presented in four 2-hour sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 18, 20, 25 and 27, 1 to 3 p.m. Fee is $25. All classes will be held at the SeniorNet Computer Center, Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St. Springfield. To register, or for further information, please call the SeniorNet Center at 732-1336.
WATER EXERCISE PROGRAM
A low impact aerobics class that all doctors agree helps build cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility. Classes at beautiful Glenmeadow Pool with a relaxing dip in the hot tub awaiting you. Sponsored by Longmeadow Adult Center, classes are from Thursday, Aug. 7 Sept. 11 at 11 am. $36 for 6 classes. Must register at 565-4150.
There is still time to join the Wild Reads Adult Summer Reading program at the Storrs Library. Call the Reference Desk at 565-4181 or go to www.longmeadow.org/library for details. The Program runs through Aug. 8.
MOUNTAIN PARK LECTURE
Aug. 13,History of Mountain Park lecture by Jay Ducharme will take place at Storrs
Library from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Call Reference Desk at 565-4181 to register.
AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING
July 24, 7 p.m., Police Station Community Room.
BUBBLE GUM CONTEST AT STORRS We're celebrating with a bang as the summer comes to a close with a BUBBLE GUM CONTEST in the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at the Storrs Library on Aug. 11, from 3:30 to 4 p.m. for kids of all ages. Who can blow the biggest bubble? Bubble gum will be provided to everyone who participates and prizes will be awarded.
LAST GOLF SESSION
Take advantage of this wonderful sport with lessons for novices or those wishing to brush up on their skills. Wednesdays, Aug. 6 - Sept. 10 at 10 am. Fenway Golf Range, corner of Porter Rd. and Allen St. East Longmeadow. Fee remains at $84 for 6 lessons. Must register at 565-4150.
WATER EXERCISE PROGRAM
A low impact aerobics class that all doctors agree helps build cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility. Classes at beautiful Glenmeadow Pool with a relaxing dip in the hot tub awaiting you. Sponsored by Longmeadow Adult Center, classes are from Aug. 7 - Sept. 11 at 11 am. $36 for 6 classes. Must register at 565-4150.
LONGMEADOW RED HAT EVENT
On Sept. 10 at noon, we will meet at the new Onyx Fusion Bar and Restaurant located at 1150 West Columbus Ave. in Springfield in the building that formerly housed the Basket Ball Hall of Fame. We're all anxious to see the newest local fine dining establishment. Refer questions to Jane Dziekonski at 567-9520. Please register at 565-4150.
TAI CHI RETURNS
Tai Chi is still the fastest growing fitness and health maintenance activity in the U.S. Sept. 12 - Nov. 14 at 8:40 a.m. at the Longmeadow Adult Center in the gym. $55 for 10 classes. Must call 565-4150 to register.
HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMITTEE MEETING
7:30 p.m, Aug. 5, Community Room, Longmeadow Fire station.
SARATOGA BUS TRIP
Take a 26-seater VIP bus to America's most famous horse track! Bus, buffet and beverage included. Bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 24. There will also be a trip to St. Gennaro Feast or Shopping on Sept. 13 to New York City. Bus leaves at 7:30 a.m. Call Gina Daniele at 732-8941 for more info.
WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Sacred Heart Travel/Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St., Springfield invites you to joins them for Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights Dec. 12-15. Trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, hotel accommodations, baggage handing (one bag per person), two full American breakfasts at hotel and one breakfast at Minolta Tower, one dinner at Table Rock House and one dinner at Skylon Tower, dinner and show at Oh Canada Eh! dinner theater. Payment in full is due Sept. 30; passport required. Call Jim and Caroline McAleer at 734-3676.
WILL ROGERS FOLLIES
St. Mary's Church, 840 Page Blvd., East Springfield is sponsoring a trip to the Mac-Haydn Theater in Chatham, NY to see the "Will Rogers Follies" on Aug. 10. The motorcoach leaves the church parking lot at 10 a.m. and returns at approximately 6 p.m. A stop will be made at the Prime Outlets in Lee, Mass., for some shopping and lunch in their food court. $49 per person. Cost includes the bus, the driver's gratuity, and ticket to the matinee. Only 10 seats left. Call Sylvia at 594-2757.
A motorcoach trip to NYC is scheduled for Oct. 19. $40 per person. Cost includes the bus and driver's gratuity. Call Sylvia to make your reservation at 594-2757.
FASHIONS OF YESTERYEAR
The Atheneum Society of Wilbraham open house "Fashions of Yesteryear and Vintage Cars" (weather permitting): 1927 Pierce Arrow, 1924 Rolls Royce, 1931 Model A Ford, at The Old Meeting House, 450 Main St., Aug. 3 from 2-4 p.m.
The Wilbraham Parks & Rec is running a trip on Aug. 30 to see the Los Angeles Galaxy vs. New England Revolution. Game is at 7:30 p.m. $56 per person. Bus leaves MRHS at 3:30 p.m. Visit wilbraham-ma.gov/rec or call 596-2816.
Wilbraham Parks and Rec is offering a summer softball clinic for girls 7-14. Aug. 11-15, 5-6:30 p.m., with Rob Baroni MRHS varsity softball coach. Cost: $80/$90. Visit wilbraham-ma.gov/rec or call 596-2816.
REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
July 29, 7 p.m., Minnechaug Regional High School, Superintendent's Conference Room, 621 Main St.