Town Events June 7- June 14
| From The Reminder |
EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE
The E.L. Local Emergency Planning Committee will be meeting on June 9 at 7 p.m. at the E.L. Fire Dept., 150 Somers Rd.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Will play Bingo June 10 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., following a lunch of baked pollock, parsley potato, peas & carrots and pineapple. Call 525-5436 for reservations.
MANICURES FOR SENIORS
Melissa from Melissa's Traveling Salon will be giving manicures June 11 and 25 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. 20 min. appts. between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Cost: $10. Call 525-5436 for an appt.
MURDER MYSTERY LUNCHEON
At the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., on June 16 at 11:30 a.m. $3 luncheon featuring roast pork w/stuffing, mashed potato, butternut squash and sherbet. Come early to enjoy appetizers and punch before program begins. Call to register at 525-5436.
The Book Club meets the last Tues. of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. The book for June is "Women of the Silk" by Gail Tsukiyama. The Book Club is free and open to new members at any time.
The Pleasant View Senior Center and UNICO are co-sponsoring an opening day tournament at the Pleasant View Bocce Courts on June 12 beginning at 10 a.m. Teams of two are forming now ($25 per team). Everyone is invited for hamburgers, hot dogs and fun! Call 525-5436 to register your team.
SUMMER SWIM LESSONS
The E.L. Rec. Dept. will offer summer swim lessons June 25, July 12 and 26. Each session is nine days. Must be 5 years old at start of lessons. Levels 1 - 5: 8:45 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Uses American Red Cross program. Fees vary depending upon level. Register at office 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. Questions, call 525-5437.
AEROBICS PROGRAM CORRECTION
The E.L. Rec. Dept.'s women's aerobics Tues./Thurs. classes w/Mary Ellen have begun and will be at 5:30 p.m. only, through June 24. Regular schedule resumes in September.
SUMMER/FALL PROGRAM BROCHURE
If E.L. residents missed the brochure in the May 31 edition of The Reminder come to the office weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., or go online at www.eastlongmeadowma.gov, highlight Recreation Department to our front page and look for Summer/Fall 2010 Brochure. Questions, call 525-5437.
PIONEER VALLEY TRYOUT INFO
The E.L. Rec. Dept./Soccer Assoc. fall tryout times for June 19 at Birchland Park are as follow: girls U/9 & U/10, 8 - 9:30 a.m. Boys U/9 & U/10, 2 - 3:15 p.m.; U/11 & U/12, 10 - 11:30 a.m.; U/11 & U/12, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.; U/13 & U/14, noon - 1:30 p.m.; U/13 & U/14, 5 - 6:15 p.m. Must be registered prior to tryout. Come into office Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to register.
SENIOR CENTER OPEN HOUSE
June 11 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. See the new fitness room, pool room and bocce courts! The Nintendo Wii will be available to use. Buffet luncheon ($2) at noon, featuring tossed salad, baked chicken wings, Swedish meatballs, oven roasted potatoes, and mixed vegetables. Call ahead for reservations at 525-5436.
MY ACHING HANDS
On June 9 at 1 p.m., Carolyn Salven, M.Ed., OTR/L, hand specialist from Performance Rehabilitation, will be at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., to discuss arthritic hands.
June 13 at the American Legion Post #293, 3 Legion Court, at 1 p.m., old American flags will be properly disposed of in a ceremony to celebrate Flag Day. All are welcome to participate in the ceremony.
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.
An old fashioned strawberry supper will take place June 19 at 5:30 p.m. at First Church in Ludlow, 859 Center St. Menu: ham with raisin sauce, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, green beans and homemade strawberry shortcake. Reservations: call Etta at 583-2913 or Judy at 583-8102.
BAYSTATE WEST SUBVETS
The Baystate West Chapter of Subvets Inc. will be hosting their regular meeting June 20 beginning at 2 p.m. at the WWII Club on Conz Street in Northampton. There will be reports on the submarine visit to New London, Conn., and also the sub school. All interested parties are invited to attend. For info call 525-5989.
HAMPDEN COUNTY RADIO ASSOC.
Will be demonstrating amateur radio to the public as the club participates in the American Radio Relay League's annual emergency communication exercise known as Field Day at Dufresne Park in Granby on June 26 and 27. The public is cordially invited to come and see ham radio's new emergency communications capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC license. For more info go to the club Web site at www.HCRA.org or call 525-3717.
In support of the Western Mass. Food Bank Valley ComputerWorks and Ink & Toner Solutions will host a food drive through June 30 to benefit the local community! Discount and matching financial contributions are being offered for donated items! Three convenient drop off sites; check www.valleycomputerworks.com. and www.inksolutionsma.com for locations and store hours.
VETERANS SUPPORT SERVICES
So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they've earned. There's so much to know...and so many changes from one year to the next. That's why the non-profit DAV offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be located at the following locations to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. Like all DAV services, this is free to all veterans and members of their families: June 16 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the DAV Chapter Home, American Legion Post #275, 41 Robbins Rd., Chicopee. For more info contact NSO Mason J. Sullivan at (617) 303-5675.
A steak roast will take place at the Federated Community Church, 590 Main St., on June 19 at 6 p.m. Menu to include baked potato, salad, vegetable, strawberry shortcake and beverages. Call for reservations at 566-3711.
ST. MARY's CHURCH SUMMER CAMP
Summer Camp will be June 28 - July 2 at St. Mary's from 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for children entering grades K - 5. Cost: $25/camper with a $50 maximum per family. For registration info contact St. Mary's parish office at 566-8843.
BOARD OF ASSESSORS MEETING
The Board of Assessors will host a meeting on June 9 at 8:30 a.m. in the Police Station Meeting Room.
HISTORIC DISTRICT MEETING
The Longmeadow Historic District Commission will meet on June 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the fire station.
ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP
Newly forming group will meet at the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., June 24 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Join Debbi Hirshfield, volunteer for the National Arthritis Foundation, in creating this new and much needed support group. All are welcome. Call 565-4150 to register.
READING RADIO SCRIPTS
At the Adult Center, June 17, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Informal group plans to meet monthly to read vintage radio scripts from "Dragnet," "Blondie," "Fibber McGee" and "Molly and Lux" Radio Theater. Come have fun! Call 565-4150 so we can have enough copies of the script for that day.
Screening of "Everybody's Fine" at the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., June 18, at 12:30 p.m. Free. In it, a widower (Robert DeNiro) sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children (Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell). De Niro won the Hollywood Film Award for Best Actor.
At the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., June 22, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. John O'Connor from the Springfield Museums will speak about collecting info for your own family tree. For beginners and experienced researchers. No charge.
At the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., on June 23 at 10 a.m. Attend the ceremonial ribbon-cutting and then be among the first to use the new bocce court!
At the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., June 24 at 11:30 a.m. for anyone born in June. Birthday cake supplied by our friends at Glenmeadow. Free lunch for those with June birthdays, $3 for all others. Call 565-4150 to register.
LAST CHANCE FOR GOLF LESSONS
Session will run June 30 - Aug. 4, 10 - 11 a.m .at Fenway Golf. Bob Lake offers final series of classes for beginners and those with a weakness in their game. Friendly, personalized instruction. Call 565-4150 or stop by the Adult Center to register.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERTS
The Williams Middle School and Glenbrook Middle School concert ensembles have announced their remaining spring performances. The Glenbrook Sixth Grade concert will be June 8; the Williams Seventh and Eighth Grade concert will be June 9; and the Glenbrook Seventh and Eighth Grade concert will be June 10. All concerts start at 7 p.m. at their respective schools.
Max's Tavern at the Basketball Hall of Fame is hosting Martini Magic to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield on June 10 from 6 - 9 p.m. Tickets are $65 and are limited. For reservations call Max's Tavern at 746-MAXX or visit www.maxtavern.com. Ticket includes designer selection of martinis, exquisite hors d'oeuvres, carving stations, raffles and a live jazz ensemble. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield.
GLICKMAN SCHOOL TAG SALE
Glickman Elementary School is hosting a tag sale June 12 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the school's parking lot at 120 Ashland Ave., to help the school's technology fund purchase TVs and DVD players for the classrooms. Rain date is June 13.
The Strong, Unified, Real and Empowered (SURE) Women Conference is June 11 - 12 at the MassMutual Center. Featured guests/speakers include national award winning gospel artists Marvin Sapp and Vicki Yohe; national best-selling author Michelle McKinney Hammond; empowerment speakers Elysia Rodriguez, news anchor/reporter for WWLP-22/NBC; Rev. Dr. Regina Shearer, executive pastor of Zion Church Ministries Inc; Dr. Sarah Perez-McAdoo , OB/GYN, Asst. Prof. Tufts University School of Medicine; and Kathy Tobin, former anchor/reporter for ABC 40/FOX 6 and Director of Development at the Friends of the Homeless. To register and/or learn more, visit www.surewomenministries.com/conference.
WARD 6 OFFICE HOURS
On June 12 constituents in Ward 6 can sit down with City Councilor Keith Wright to discuss neighborhood and city-wide issues. Wright will be available from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Library. He invites constituents to discuss the competing bills regarding civilian supervision of the police dept., next fiscal year's budget and any other concerns. For more info contact Wright at 363-1643 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOME ESSENTIALS COURSE
What is in your first aid kit? Did you know that aromatic plants that produce essential oils have therapeutic properties? Come learn how to use essential oils for everyday health and prevention. Essential Oils of True Lavender, Red Mandarin, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Globulus will be covered and provided at the class. The class is taught by Monica Gagnon RN, Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner. Class will take place June 22 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Better Life Whole Foods, 1500 Allen St. Call 783-9424 for more info.
COLONIAL ACRES WATER PROJECT
The water project will begin within the next two weeks. The contractor will be moving equipment to the site in a staging area to prepare for temporary water services. Temporary water services will be connected throughout the month of June. The Water Dept. will post further updates as received. Any questions regarding construction can be directed to Stantech Consulting Services at 584-4776. General questions can be directed to the Water Department at 596-2800 ext. 208.
Town Clerk Beverly Litchfield wants to inform dog owners who have not licensed their dog(s) for 2010 that they will be late as of July 1. Litchfield asks dog owners to purchase their 2010 license before July 1 to avoid any late fees. A $10 late fee will be added to all licenses on July 1. If you have any questions on the procedure, rabies vaccination info or cost, call 596-2800 ext. 200.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
The Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Committee will host their next meeting on June 8. A reception honoring district retirees and student reps will take place at 6 p.m., with the meeting to follow at 7 p.m. in the Minnechaug Regional High School Media Center, 621 Main St.
FATHER'S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
The Wilbraham Chapter of Lions International is sponsoring a Father's Day Pancake breakfast June 20 from 8 - 11:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia Parish Center, 42 Main St. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, orange and apple juice, coffee and tea. Raffle with Red Sox and Yankees tickets. Proceeds used to fund scholarships and aid eye research.