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Town Events, May 24 - May 31

From The ReminderEAST LONGMEADOW
TRIP TO THIMBLE ISLANDS
The St. Michael's Young at Heart Club is sponsoring a trip to the Thimble Islands on July 21. Cost includes bus, lunch at the Chowder Pot III and a boat cruise through the islands. A $10 deposit (non-refundable) is required. The deadline is June 25. For more info and/or reservations, call Anita Black at 525-3614.

SENIOR HEALTHY LIVING SEMINAR
Senior Healthy Living Seminar Mind, Body and Spirit, May 26, 3 p.m., at Bluebird Estates, 1 Apple Blossom Lane. RSVP at 525-8600.

AMERICAN LEGION DINNER
The American Legion will host a dinner dedicated in memory of Edward Kopek Sr. (1951-2010) on May 27 from 6 - 7 p.m. at 3 Legion Ct. Menu: stuffed pork chop, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables, garden salad, rolls and butter, soda and coffee with cookies and brownies for dessert. Other drinks available at bar at extra cost. Cost: $10.50 per person. For more info call Chris at 592-0596 or the Legion after 4 p.m. at 525-2058.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST
ITAM Vets annual pancake breakfast June 6 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the club hall, 213 Vineland Ave. Donation is $4. For tickets call Bob Gentile at 525-4926; Joe Fimognari at 525-6030; Dick Fattini at 525-3299; Felix Dimichele at 525-3218; or the club hall at 739-8862.

SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
The E.L. Senior Friendship Club will play bingo May 27 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., following a noon luncheon of meatloaf, scalloped potato, honey glazed carrots and rice pudding. Call 525-5436 for reservations.

SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is taking registrations for Pine Knoll summer program running June 28 - Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for children ages 4 - grade 8. Early drop-off and late pick-up offered for additional fee. Call the office at 525-5437 for more info or come in weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to register.

PIONEER VALLEY FALL SOCCER
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is taking registrations for the Pioneer Valley Fall soccer program. Those born Aug. 1, 1996 - Aug. 1, 2001 are eligible to try out. Final registration is June 16 by 4 p.m. (after that date, late fee applies). Try outs will be June 19 at Birchland Park Middle School participant must be registered. For times, call 525-5437 weekdays, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. or refer to flyer.

PINE KNOLL FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is accepting applications for family and individual memberships at Pine Knoll Recreation Area. Facilities open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Mon. - Fri., 11 a.m. - 7p.m. Sat./Sun. Pool area supervision required for children under 16. Hours subject to change. Come into the office weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Questions? Call 525-5437.

REC. DEPT. SUMMER PROGRAMS
The Rec. Dept. is offering the following summer programs: youth and adult tennis, summer youth baseball (grades 1 - 6 in June); U/18 Pioneer Valley Summer soccer league (grades 8 - 11 in June); youth golf lessons (grades 1 - 8 in June); sports clinics in baseball, soccer, basketball, field hockey; Mad Science for ages 4 - 12; Inspire Works enrichment Sat. programs (fall grades 1 - 7); bowling (grades 1 - 8). For more info, call 525-5437 or come into office to register weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

LONGMEADOW
ATWOOD ART SHOW
Harriet Atwood of Longmeadow is having a solo art show of paintings at the Kent Memorial Library's Pluney Gallery, Suffield, Conn. Reception: June 3 from 6 - 8 p.m. The paintings will hang in the gallery from June 1 - 28 and can also be seen during library hours. The Kent Memorial Library is at the corner of Main Street and Bridge Street, Suffield (Routes 75 and 513). Parking is behind the library, off Bridge Street.

NORDIC WALKING CLASSES
At the Adult Center Tues., June 1 - 22, 10 - 11 a.m. Learn the basic use of Nordic Walking Poles and enjoy the many health benefits that Nordic walking offers. Equipment provided by the instructor for use during class. Wear suitable clothing and comfortable footwear. There is a fee. Register by calling 565-4150 or stopping by the Center, 231 Maple Rd.

BOOK CLUB
Meets at the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., June 1 at 1 p.m. Selection to be discussed is "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson. For the July 6 meeting, the book will be "The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by James Ford. New members are welcome!

VETERANS' GROUP
Meets at the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., June 2 from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Speaker is Victor Nunez, Outreach Coordinator for the Dept. of Veterans' Services. All area veterans are invited. Make a lunch reservation at least 24 hours in advance by calling 565-4150.

ALL THAT JAZZ
At the Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., June 2 from 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Both Longmeadow middle school jazz ensembles will perform under the able direction of Dan Albert.

RED SOX VS. INDIANS
Enjoy the Boston Red Sox against the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 2 at Fenway Park. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Seats are 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 Center at 4 p.m. and returns approx. 12:30 a.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info and registration.

SPRINGTIME IN NEW YORK CITY
What better way to celebrate the good weather than to spend a day enjoying the streets of New York City. You plan your day. Stops will be along 5th Ave. beginning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through Canal Street in lower Manhattan. Parks & Rec. staff will be along to supervise and provide info. Trip will be on May 29. Bus will depart from Greenwood Center at 7 a.m. and return at 9 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and info.

CHARLES RIVERBOAT CRUISE
Sit back and enjoy a narrated cruise on the Charles River. Tour historic Boston Harbor see the site of the Old North Church, USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument and more. Following the tour, we will visit the Cheesecake Factory for a special lunch. Afterward, there is time for some shopping or siteseeing at Quincy Market. Trip will be on June 5. Bus will depart from Greenwood Center at 7:30 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info and registration.

SPRINGFIELD
OPEN PANTRY FOOD DRIVE
King Ward Coach Lines is conducting a food drive for the Open Pantry of Springfield. For each non-perishable item presented, King Ward is offering $5 off their daily service to Mohegan Sun Casino. The food drive is currently running through the month of May and may be extended to the end of June. For more info contact Dennis King, President, King Ward Coach Lines, at dennis@kingward.com.

ANTI-BULLYING FUNDRAISER
The students of "Bullying Hurts Everyone," a community research project at Springfield College's School of Human Services, will sponsor a Bowl-a-Thon to implement anti-bullying programs in our schools. This event will take place June 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Shaker Bowl, 168 Shaker Rd., East Longmeadow. For info or to pre-register by June 4 call Cindy at 885-1835 or e-mail stepup626@aol.com. All proceeds will be donated to the Yubbie Foundation for Bully Prevention. Everyone is welcome.

TASTE OF DUGGAN AND MORE
Duggan Middle School will host their 10th annual "Taste of Duggan and More" on June 5 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Community and health services will be available to the public as well as a blood mobile. The Zonta Club of Springfield will be on hand to offer assistance this year as well. Other hightlights will include pony and train rides, face painting, clowns, a food court and an array of other booths as well.

"ITALIANO PER RAGAZZI"
The Italian Cultural Center, 56 Margaret St., will sponsor "Italiano per Ragazzi," a four-week course for children ages 6 - 12, on Sat. from June 5 - 26. The class will meet from 9 - 10 a.m. and will be free of charge. Early registration is suggested as class size will be limited. For more info, call the center at 784-1492.

FOXWOODS BUS TRIP
Gina Daniele presents a bus trip to Foxwoods Casino on June 6. Bus leaves from Mom & Rico's, 899 Main St. For more info call 732-8941.

WILBRAHAM
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
The Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Committee will meet on May 25 at 7 p.m. in the Minnechaug Regional High School Superintendent's Conference Room, 621 Main St.

SPRING FLING BREAKFAST
Sixth grade students at Stony Hill School will host a Spring Fling Breakfast for all Wilbraham seniors on May 26 at 9 a.m. Call the Senior Center at 596-8379 to sign up.

ATHENEUM QUILT SHOW
The Atheneum Society of Wilbraham will host its fifth annual Quilt Show on June 6 from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Old Meeting House, 450 Main St. See quilts and other crafts made by local artists as well as a weaving demo by Jo Miner; floral arrangements will be available for purchase too. For more info call 596-4097.


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