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Town Events, July 7 - July 14

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EAST LONGMEADOW
NEW GROUP FOR MOMS
A discussion circle for single and divorced moms is forming. It will be 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 for an informational session with light refreshments on July 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the E.L. Public Library, 60 Center Square. For more info, contact momshampdencounty@gmail.com or 598-8598.

CRAFTERS WANTED
The First Congregational Church at the rotary is now in the final stages of accepting applications to their Christmas Collection Craft Fair. The fair will take place Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. With over 700 in attendance last year, crafters can be assured that their products will receive maximum exposure. The deadline for submission of applications is Sept. 1. To obtain your application, visit www.fccuccel.org or call Sandy at 525-7511.

CRAFTERS WANTED
For a craft fair at the Senior Center, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tables provided with entry fee. Interested? Phone Valley Radio Reading Service at 747-7337 or e-mail stwray@msn.com for application.

LUNCH & LEARN PROGRAM
The Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., will welcome Nancy Wasco from the Post Office on July 16 at 11:30 a.m., who will speak about mail forwarding, mail service rates and other services the Post Office offers residents. Bring a lunch or make a reservation a day in advance for our congregate meal.

SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Join us for BINGO at our annual Ice Cream Social on July 17 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Luncheon is spaghetti w/meatballs, zucchini, garlic bread and Jello. Call 525-5436 at least one day in advance for noon lunch reservations.

MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS NEEDED
Would you be willing to commit a few hours a week to make a difference in a senior's day? We are in need of drivers to assist with our Meals on Wheels program, either on a regular basis or on a fill-in basis, specifically on Mondays and/or Tuesdays. Although this is considered a volunteer position, drivers are paid a daily stipend and will need to pass a background check. Stop by the Senior Center office from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to learn more about the position and to pick up the paperwork.

PINE KNOLL ACTIVITY CENTERS
The E.L. Rec. Dept.'s Pine Knoll Activity Centers still have room in this great summer program in newly renovated facilities! Those ages 4 - 5 through grade 8 (finished in June) are eligible. For more info, call 525-5437 or come into Rec. Dept., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. to register.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
FATHER RALPH DIORIO
Father Ralph DiOrio will conduct a service of Evangelization, Prayer and Healing at Notre Dame Church, 447 Main St., Southbridge, on July 20 at 1 p.m. Call (508) 791-0610 for more info.

CALL FOR CLOTHING PICK-UP
Big Brothers Big Sisters will be sending trucks throughout Hampden County for a free pick-up of donated used clothing and shoes in good condition. Items will be resold to Savers thrift stores or recycled as a fundraiser to support mentoring programs in the community. To find out when trucks will be in neighborhoods for pick-ups, call 732-7111.

DOW JONES RETIREES TRIP
The Dow Jones Retirees group has scheduled a three-day trip which includes two musicals, a visit to Hershey World and an Amish tour to Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 3 - 5. The two shows are the musical "In the Beginning" at the Millennium Theatre and "Wonderful Town" at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. Most meals in included. For more info and pricing contact Carol at (860) 668-5822 or a_garcia@cox.net. All are welcome.

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP
On the first Monday of each month, a support group for caregivers and those coping with Parkinson's disease will meet at the Jewish Community Center at 1160 Dickinson St., Springfield, at 4 p.m. No registration is required. If you have questions, call Joyce at 323-4274 or Bobbie Levin at 739-4715.

GRANBY HIGH reunion
On Aug. 8, the classes of '67 - '70 will gather for their respective class reunions at Adelfia's banquet facilities on Route 202, South Hadley. Social hour featuring an international cheese board and cash bar followed by a buffet dinner. On Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., the four classes will host the first-ever Alumni Day Picnic at Dufresne Recreation Area, Rte. 202, in Granby, where all Granby High alumni, from the year 1964 through current graduates, are invited. There is no cost for admission or parking. Guests can bring their own food or they may purchase hot food at the concession. For more info call Donna McKay, class of '67 at 533-4262; Paul Robitaille, class of '68 at 427-9613; Russ Boudreau, class of '69 at 538-9342; Joe Furnia, class of '70 at 467-7420.

HAMPDEN
AGING EYES
Join us at the Hampden Senior Center, 104 Allen St., on July 18 at 12:15 p.m. as we welcome Richard Godfrey, patient liaison at Schepens Eye Research Institute. Godfrey was diagnosed with macular degeneration in 1985 and was declared legally blind in 1988. He will provide info on eye diseases, research, physician referrals and the many issues associated with living with low vision. Sign up in advance for this important semiar.

SIDEWALK ART
July 8: Sidewalk Art at Hampden Public Library, 625 Main St., 2:30 p.m. Join us as we decorate with chalk and imagination! Adult supervision required. Free. Ages 2 - 10. [Rain date: July 10, 2:30 p.m.] For info, call 566-3047.

STORYTIME
July 9: Infant and Toddler Storytime at Hampden Public Library, 625 Main St., 11 a.m. Books, songs and movement in a relaxed setting. Free. Ages newborn - 36 months. For info, call 566-3047.

MAKE A TEDDY BEAR
July 10: "Make a No-Sew Stuffed Bear" at Hampden Public Library, 625 Main St., 4 p.m. Participants will learn how to make a cute stuffed bear to take home, without sewing! Free. Ages 6 and up. Registration required. For info, call 566-3047.

LONGMEADOW
LONGMEADOW TRAVEL
On July 9 we will have the pleasure of seeing the hilarious and heartwarming musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Created and developed by Barrington Stage Co. in Pittsfield, it moved to Broadway where it garnered six Tony Award nominations, ultimately winning two. It recently celebrated 1,000 performances on Broadway and is celebrating by returning to the BSC. Departs 10:30 a.m. Call 565-4150 for more info.

LAST CHANCE SUMMER GOLF
PGA Golf Pro Bob Lake will conduct his last session of the summer of six classes at Fenway Golf Range, corner of Porter Road and Allen Street in East Longmeadow on Wednesdays through Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. Both new players and those brushing up on their skills are welcome. He can accommodate all ages and levels. Must register at 565-4150. May join classes at any time.

NORWAY WITH INGER
Inger Bolduc is serving as our guide as she takes us on a travelogue to her native country of Norway on July 16 at 12:30 p.m. She still visits there often and will share her perspective, experiences and a brief video with us. Join her for a Norwegian lunch at 11:30 a.m. Inger would love to see old friends and make many new ones. Let us know if you are attending. Call 565-4150 .

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
July 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fire Meeting Room and Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fire Meeting Room.

BIRDS OF PREY AT STORRS LIBRARY
Wingmasters, a special birds of prey program, will visit the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at the Storrs Library on July 7 from 11 - 11:45 a.m. Wingmasters is a partnership of two dedicated people to increase public understanding and appreciation of North American birds of prey. This educational program is free to the public but tickets are needed. Call 565-4182 to reserve or visit the Discovery Room.


SPRINGFIELD
CAR SHOW FUNDRAISER
The Knights of Columbus Council 160 will host a car show on July 7 from 5 - 9 p.m. The show is taking place to raise funds for the Natal Intensive Care Unit at Bay State Hospital. There will also be a Red Cross Blood Mobile on site from 2 - 7 p.m. The car show will take place at the Knights of Columbus, 2071 Page Blvd., Indian Orchard, and will display many cars and motorcycles of interest. If you would like more info about showcasing a car or about attending this event, call 222-3915.

JCC SPONSORS TRIP TO THE RED SOX
Having a difficult time purchasing Red Sox tickets? The Springfield JCC Adult Life Dept. is sponsoring a trip to see the Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels, July 28. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Cost includes tickets for Fenway's right field, section 87, roundtrip transportation and driver gratuity. To register, call 739-4715 or stop by the JCC, 1160 Dickinson St.

CAN AND BOTTLE DRIVE
Can and bottle drive to help send kids to camp July 12, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, 1597 Allen St.

WILBRAHAM
OPEN HOUSE
The Atheneum Society of Wilbraham open house will feature "Fashions of Yesteryear" at the Old Meetinghouse, 450 Main St., on July 13 from 2 - 4 p.m.

BOSTON RED SOX TRIP
On Aug. 2, see the Boston Red Sox take on the Oakland A's at Fenway Park. Registration is now open at the Wilbraham Parks & Rec. office.

FENWAY GOLF CAMP
Wilbraham Parks & Rec. is offering four sessions of golf camp at Fenway golf in E. Long. for kids ages 7 - 14. Week one begins July 7. Camp runs 9 a.m. - noon with staff supervising fun at the mini golf, driving range and pitch and putt. For more info visit wilbraham-ma.gov/rec or call 596-2816.


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