Town Events, June 29 - July 6
|From The Reminder|
RAIL & SAIL
The E.L. Council on Aging is sponsoring a two-day trip to the Adirondack Mountains and Vermont White Mountains on Aug. 18 - 19. Taking reservations now call Sandy at the Senior Center for details at 525-5436.
CLASSES BEGINNING EARLY JULY
The E.L. Rec. Dept. announces the following exercise classes will begin in early July: Yoga (July 7, 7 - 8 p.m.,Tues. only); Strength Training (June 30, 5 - 6 p.m., Tues./Thurs.). Call 525-5437 for more info or go to www.eastlongmeadowma.gov.
FIELD HOCKEY DEADLINE
The E.L. Rec. Dept. announces the deadline to register for field hockey is July 2 by 4 p.m. at the Rec. Dept. Office. Those entering grades 3 - 8 in the fall are eligible to play. Fees vary according to grade. For more info, call 525-5437 for go to www.eastlongmeadowma.gov.
SUBURBAN FOOTBALL DEADLINE
The E.L Rec. Dept. announces the deadline to register for suburban football for E.L. residents is July 17 by 4 p.m. Those entering grades 3 - 8 are eligible to play. Fees vary according to grade. For more info, call 525-5437 or go to www.eastlongmeadowma.gov.
SUMMER SPORTS CLINICS
The E.L. Rec. Dept. announces the following summer sports clinics: Baseball Backyard All Stars, Baseball Clinic and Sports Taster; Soccer Clinics Premier, H.S. & Rec. Clinic; Basketball Clinics three clinics plus Girls Dream Big Basketball with Kara Wolter from UConn; and Football Clinic; tennis lessons available too! For more info, call 525-5437 or go to www.eastlongmeadowma.gov.
The E.L. Rec. Dept. summer swim lessons will begin on July 6 and July 20, both sessions for two weeks. Child must be 5 yrs. old to begin. Come into Office to view levels available and register, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
PINE KNOLL RECREATION AREA
The E.L. Rec. Dept. offers family memberships to use the facilities at Pine Knoll. Picnic tables, grills, tennis court, sand volleyball, fields for baseball and soccer and use of the pool or just a relaxing day! Great area for family gatherings and two lodges for rental use or social gatherings. Come enjoy our revamped grounds you will find great improvements for your enjoyability. Fees vary. Call 525-5437 for more info or come into the Office Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to register
SUMMER STAGE CAMP
Summer stage camp for all E.L. students entering grades 3 - 5. Spend the day with Mapleshade teachers doing fun but curriculum related theatrical activities. Special performance for parents at the end of each week! Camp meets at St. Mark's Church. Sessions run July 13 - 17, July 27 - 31 and Aug. 3 - 7. E-mail email@example.com to sign up.
A pancake breakfast will take place before the parade on July 4 at the First Congregational Church, "the church on the rotary," 8 - 10:30 a.m. Adults, $5; children 12 and under, $2. Advanced tickets, call 525-4121; tickets also sold at door; take-outs available.
The Book Club will meet June 30 at the Pleasant View Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. This month's reading is "Dog On It" by Spencer Quinn. The selected book for summer reading is "World Without End" by Ken Follett, to be discussed on Sept. 29 when the Book Club resumes its monthly meetings.
SENIOR CENTER HOLIDAY CLOSING
The Pleasant View Senior Center will be closed on July 3 in recognition of the Fourth of July holiday. No Meals on Wheels will be delivered.
CHORUS DIRECTOR NEEDED
The Pleasant View Senior Center has an opening for a Chorus Director to lead the Senior Chorus beginning in the fall a monthly stipend is paid. Call the Senior Center at 525-5436.
POSSIBILITIES IN SIGHT
On July 16, a Low Vision Specialist will be at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., to discuss common eye conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetes, and the effects they have on daily living. There will be a demo of low-tech and high-tech solutions to the everyday challenges of living with low vision. Call 525-5436 to register.
St. Mary's Church, 840 Page Blvd., East Springfield, is sponsoring a bus trip to Boston on July 19. Bus leaves St. Mary's at 10 a.m. and returns approx. 6:30 p.m. Drop off point is Quincy Market. You will have until 4:30 p.m. to sightsee, shop, lunch, visit a museum, etc. Cost includes bus and driver's gratuity. Call Sylvia to make your reservation at 594-2757.
NEW YORK CITY TRIP
A bus trip to NYC is happening on Sept. 13. Bus leaves St. Mary's, 840 Page Blvd., East Springfield, at 7 a.m. and returns approx. 8:30 p.m. Call Sylvia to make your reservation at 594-2757.
ADULT SUMMER READING
Hampden Public Library is pleased to once again offer Summer Reading for Adults. Just read a library book and when you return it, rate the book 1 - 5 stars, 5 being the best. We will display these ratings throughout the adult section. It is a great way for others to select something they might not otherwise read. We will wrap up the summer with a Happy Hour on Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m. Come in and sign up. Call 566-3047 for more info.
INFORMATION SESSION FOR WOMEN
Bay Path College will host an Information Session about its One-Day-A-Week Saturday College for adult women on July 7 at 6 p.m. in Helliwell Conference Room, Breck Fitness Center at 588 Longmeadow St. The info session will include a free financial aid workshop to assist prospective students with the financial aid process. The event is free and open to women who are interested in completing their undergraduate college degree. To register, call 565-1273 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins and friends are welcome.
Gentle exercise is a video exercise program at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd. The classes meet at 10:30 a.m. every Tues. and Thurs. All are welcome to try out these exercises for flexibility, strength building, endurance, coordination and balance. No fee. For more info, call 565-4150.
A group of knitters would be happy to have others join them at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. The group is willing to teach beginners. Call 565-4150 for more info.
PREMIERE BRASS QUINTET CLASSICAL AND BIG BAND
Bay Path Concert Series. July 7; sponsored by Berkshire Bank. Enjoy classical and light popular music as the history of brass musical instruments come alive through performance, lecture and show and tell. The concert reviews the history of brass instruments such as the trumpet, trombone, French horn and tuba with performance demos on the following historic instruments: Keyed Bugle 1820, Ophicleide 1835, rotary valve Eb cornets 1860, Eb rotary valve tuba 1870, Two Valve Cornpone 1850, two valve French horn 1830.
CHICAGO PUSH POLKA
Bay Path Concert Series, July 21; sponsored by Hampden Bank. Chicago Push, since their inception, have continually received awards from various radio stations across the country, booster clubs, promoters within the field, and organizations such as the International Polka Assoc., United States Polka Assoc. and the United Polka Assoc. Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push, noted for their unique arrangements and innovative musical techniques, have mentored many aspiring bands and musicians.
"A RAY OF ELVIS" TRIBUTE
Bay Path Concert Series, Aug. 4; sponsored by PeoplesBank. Ray Guillemette Jr. is one of today's premier Elvis tribute artists. Let this nine-time, international first place Elvis Presley impersonator rock your world with his striking look, outstanding vocal range and unabashed excitement. Ray delivers with the style and energy that was Elvis. Put on your blue suede shoes for a night of dancing to the songs Elvis made infamous of the '50s - '70s.
GREENWOOD & REYNOLDS POOLS
Both pools are now open to the public.
REYNOLDS POOL UPDATE
The toddler pool at Reynolds Pool (at Bliss Park) will be closed this season due to mechanical issues. Feel free to use the main pool at Reynolds, the main pool at Greenwood or the new Splash Pad at Greenwood.
The Longmeadow Adult Center's Book Club, the Greenwood Readers, will continue to meet through the summer on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. The selection for July 7 is "The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Everyone is welcome to join our informal, fun group. Call 565-4150 for more info.
SUMMER COOL THEATRE CAMP
Grades 5 - 9. This camp will incorporate acting, mime, theatre games, stage combat, movement, voice and a final performance. Theatre Camp allows children to express themselves in many ways and helps with their self-esteem, socialization and teamwork skills. Session runs June 29 - July 10 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Community House. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.
Play table tennis at the Longmeadow Adult Center in air-conditioned comfort! Join us on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at 231 Maple Rd. Beginners or experienced players welcome. Call 565-4150 for more info.
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. Lots of fun in an informal group setting, no pressure. Call 565-4150 for more info.
SENIOR TENNIS LESSONS
The Park & Rec. Dept. has made it possible to offer tennis lessons again for seniors. They will supply the staff and equipment if needed on Mondays and Thursdays, July 6 - Aug. 13 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. We will meet at Greenwood Courts at 8:30. Call 565-4150 for more info.
CAMP REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN
Get your child's health and immunization forms completed by your pediatrician ASAP, because you do not want them to miss out on some of these camps this summer: lacrosse, field hockey, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, theater, dance, cheerleading, adventure camps and more! Register online at www.LPRD.net or visit us in our office at the Community House, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., with health forms and payment (MC, Visa, AmEx, check or cash) in hand. Limited evening hours are available upon request with Tracy at 565-4160. Do not forget our Web site and office can also accept Summer Enrichment program registrations as well. These do not require health and immunization forms.
Gina Daniele presents...tickets to the July 4 Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox 1:05 p.m. game. Tickets only are available no bus! On Aug. 23, a 26-seat VIP bus will travel to Saratoga Race Track. Trip includes bus, buffet and beverage. For more info on these trips, call 732-8941.
BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE
The Springfield Lady Titans U14 girls fastpitch softball team has earned a berth to the Girls U14 National Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Cary, N.C., to represent Springfield and surrounding communities. To help defray travel expenses for the girls the Titans will host a tag sale along with a bottle and can drive on July 11 at Beaulieu and Sons Home Improvement at 217 Grattan St., Chicopee. All donations greatly appreciated. Will pick up large quantities call 783-4438.
BUS TRIP TO KITTERY, MAINE
Join St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 45 Buckingham St. for a bus trip to Kittery, Maine, on July 18. Buses leave Big Y Boston Road parking lot at 8 a.m. and return approx. 8 p.m. Call Vera at 209-6866 for more info.
JULY 4 CLOSINGS
The Wilbraham Town Office Building, Senior Center, Wilbraham Public Access and the Rec. Dept. Office will be closed on July 3 in observance of Independence Day. The Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Center will be open on July 3, but closed on July 4. The Wilbraham Public Library will be closed on both July 3 and 4.
On June 30, learn about Fair Housing for Seniors. Reps from the Gardens, Orchard Valley, Providence Place, Falcon Knoll, Keystone Woods/Commons, Bluebird Estates and other area housing for older adults. At the Wilbraham Senior Center, Post Office Park, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Call 596-8379 to register.