Town Events June 21 - June 28
|From The Reminder|
BBQ STEAK DINNER
June 24 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post #293, 3 Legion Court. Menu: BBQ sirloin steak, baked potato w/sour cream, corn on the cob, garden salad, roll, butter, carrot cake and brownies. Soda and coffee provided. Cost: $12/person. Drinks can be bought at bar at extra cost. For more info call Chris at 592-0596.
The E. Long. Rec. Dept. will offer swimming lessons June 25 July 26 in nine-day sessions. Child must be five years old at start of lessons. Levels 1 thru 5 use American Red Cross program; run from 8:45 a.m.-12:55p.m. Fees depend upon level. Register in office 8 a.m.-4 p.m, Mon.-Fri. Questions: 525-5437.
SUMMER YOUTH BASEBALL
The E. Long. Rec. Dept's. program is in July, week nights, only, with 8-11 games. Open to players who have completed grades 1-6 No tryouts. This is a recreational league. Fee: $55. Register in office Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
YOUTH GOLF LESSONS
Offered by E. Long. Rec. Dept. in conjunction with the Bob Lake Golf Learning Center at Fenway Golf for those finishing grades 1- 8 in June. Sessions : June 28th and July 16, 2 p.m. for 1-4 grade; 3 p.m. for grades 4-8. Fee: $97/112 non-resident. Register in office 8 a.m.-4 p.m, Mon.-Fri. Questions: 525-5437.
MAD SCIENCE PROGRAMS
The E. Long. Rec. Dept. will offer "Eureka" Aug. 16-20; Jr. scientist fun lab Aug. 23-27 and secret agent lab/ CSI Aug. 23-27. Fees'$150/165 non-resident. Info: www.eastlongmeadowma.gov.
YOUTH FIELD HOCKEY
Fall program through E. Long. Rec. Dept. for students entering grades 3-8. Fees vary. Deadline to register: July 30 by 4 p.m. Registrations after July 30 placed on a "Wait List" and charged $10 late fee. Questions: 525-5437.
The E. Long. Rec. Dept. is registering students in grades 3-8 for the fall suburban football program. Fee;$95. Non-resident player who is E.L. METCO student for two years; residency requirement waived; notify office. Deadline: July 16. Practices begin Aug. 2. Register in office Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m-4 p.m.
Registrations open in The E. Long. Rec. Dept. for those ages 5.5 - 17 years. Fee: $85/$100 non-resident. Sessions begin June 28,run through Aug. 20 at high school. Register in office 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
RACQUET ROOKIES PROGRAM
Tennis program for ages 3.5 -5 through the E. Long. Rec. Dept. Begins June 28, runs through Aug. 20 Mon.-Fri., 9-10 a.m. Fee; $45/$60 non-resident. Register in office 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
INTERGENERATIONAL BIBLE SCHOOL
July 19 - 22, 5:3- 8 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church ~ 181 Elm St. Light supper, music, Bible study, crafts. Open to 4 year olds to adults. cost: Under 12/$10; over 12/$14. Register: Connie at 525-1290. Deadline: June 30.
BEAT THE HEAT
Learn simple and effective things to minimize discomfort and maximize enjoyment of the summer months June 30 at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Presented by Connie Tague, MBA, R.N. Call 525-5436 to register.
MANICURES FOR SENIORS
Melissa from Melissa's Traveling Salon will be at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. June 25. 20 min. appointments between 8:30and 11:30 a.m. Cost: $10. Call 525-5436.
The bocce courts are open at the Pleasant View Senior Center. Bring your own bocce set or sign out ours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. $10 refundable deposit required for overnight or weekend use. Leagues forming soon; leave name and number in the Senior Center office. Call 525-5436 for more information.
CONVOY FOR KIDS
Fourteenth annual Convoy for Kids to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield July 18. Assembly 8 a.m. at First Avenue, Chicopee (junction of I-291 and the Mass. Pike). Motorcycles and trucks are welcome. Ride to Crossroads Sports Bar, Palmer. Registration, info: Donna or Dawn Basile,583-5796 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KEEP OUR PARKS CLEAN
When enjoying the public parks, tennis courts and town facilities, please discard water bottles and other trash responsibly. Longmeadow has a group of volunteers who pledge time and talent to improving our parks and facilities. Please pitch in to keep our town looking beautiful.
SUMMER CAMP UPDATE!
Longmeadow Parks and Recreation will not offer camp Aug. 30-Sept. 3 as previously advertised due to Longmeadow Public Schools start of the school year on Sept. 1.
Specialty camps include lacrosse, field hockey, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, theatre, dance, cheerleading, adventure camps and more. Also, register for traditional day camps, including L.I.T. and C.I.T. levels. Register online at www.lprd.net, or visit office at Community House Mon. - Fri, 8 a.m. -5 p.m., with health forms and payment.
SWIMMING AND TENNIS
Visit www.lprd.net or the Parks & Rec office for full listing summer swim and tennis offerings. Lessons run in two-week sessions for ages 3.5 through adult. Swim lessons include discount for 2010 Outdoor Pool Pass holders.
TENNIS COURT USE
When tennis courts are not being used for organized Parks & Rec play, they are open and free to all Longmeadow residents. Private tennis instructors must have a paid permit to use the courts for lessons. Call Mary at 565-4166 to arrange for permit, prior to lesson.
FALL SOCCER ASSOCIATION
Runs September through November for players in grades Kindergarten - through eight. Practices are at coach's discretion usually weekdays or Saturdays. Games are Sundays. Optional travel teams play weeknights and weekends. Uniforms provided. Sign-up at Community House. Visit www.longmeadowsoccer.com for updated information and fees.
SUBURBAN YOUTH FOOTBALL
Co-ed program for players entering third -eighth grade. Participants grouped by grade, age, skill, and experience levels with weight restrictions for certain positions. All coaches are NYSCA certified! Early August, weeknight practices 6-8 p.m. at LHS. Visit www.longmeadowfootball.org for additional information.
RED SOX VS. CLEVELAND INDIANS
Aug. 2 at Fenway Park. Game time is 7:05pm. Seats located in First Base Grandstand, Section 15, Row 14 and Right Field Box 94. Price includes coach bus, game ticket and box lunch. Bus leaves Greenwood Children's Center at 4 p.m.; arrives back approx. 12:30 a.m. Visit www.lprd.net for info .
NEWPORT MANSIONS TRIP
June 26, Visit the Breakers and the Marble House. Trip includes lunch at the Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown, RI. and time for shopping in downtown Newport. Bus departs Greenwood Center at 7:30 a.m.; return at 7:30 p.m. The fee is $70 per person. Visit www.lprd.net for additional information and registration.
STATUE OF LIBERTY/ELLIS ISLAND
Oct. 2 trip includes transportation and entry into the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Bus departs Greenwood Center at 6 a.m; returns at 8p.m. Visit www.lprd.net for additional information and registration.
THOMAS E. LANNON SCHOONER
Sixty-five-foot schooner sails from her dock in Gloucester, Mass. Trip is Aug. 21. Bus will depart Greenwood Center at 7:30 a.m. and return 7:30 p.m. Visit www.lprd.net for additional information and registration.
TENNIS COURT CLEANUP
June 26, resident-led project to clean up fence lines at the Bylnn tennis courts next to the High School from 9 a.m. to noon. Anyone interested in the rose bush, bring a shovel to dig it up. Bring gloves, trimmers, rakes and brush cutters. Call Bill Morey 567-9151 to sign up.
CHICKEN BBQ/STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
June 27 at Grace Union Church, Mountain Road and Chapel Street. Inside or outside seating and take-out available from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Open pit BBQ chicken halves, home-made potato salad and cole slaw, fresh strawberries with short cake and real whipped cream. Adults/$12; Children 12 and under $6. Reservations: 596-3936.
DOG LICENSE RENEWALS
Town Clerk Beverly J. Litchfield reminds those residents that have not yet licensed their dog(s) for the current year that they only have until June 30 to do so.. After that date, owners will have to pay an additional $10 per dog license. For info call 596-2800, ext. 200.
REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Will meet June 22 at 7 p.m. at Minnechaug Regional High School, 621 Main St., in the Superintendent's Conference Room.