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Town Events Nov. 2 - Nov. 9

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EAST LONGMEADOW
CHRISTMAS COLECTION CRAFT FAIR
The First Congregational Church at the rotary is hosting its annual Christmas Collection Craft Fair on Nov. 7 from 8:30 a.m - 3 p.m. There will be nearly 50 juried crafters as well as gift baskets, Chinese auction, gift gallery, international shop, potpourri shop, bake sale, jewelry shop and plant room. Lunch will be served; parking on site and shuttle parking is free. For directions or questions, call 525-4121.

CLASS OF '94 REUNION
The ELHS class of 1994's 15th reunion will take place Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at Salvatore's Restaurant, 1333 Boston Rd., Springfield. Cost is $20 per person. For more info join the ELHS Class of 94 group on Facebook or e-mail elclassof94@hotmail.com. RSVP as soon as possible.

VETERANS LUNCHEON
We will honor area veterans at a special luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 10 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. No charge for veterans, non-veterans are $3. Call 525-5436 for reservations; seating is limited.

FRIENDS OF RECREATION
The E.L. Rec. Dept. announces an organizational kickoff meeting for Friends of Recreation on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Individuals interested in supporting and protecting recreation and facilities are encouraged to attend. For more info call the Office at 525-5437.

VENDORS/CRAFTERS WANTED
Mapleshade School's annual holiday vendor/craft night, sponsored by the PTO, will take place Nov. 19 from 5 - 9 p.m. Table fee is $30. Contact Michele at 525-9510 or mattffeh@aol.com by Nov. 6.

THE MYTHS OF AGING
Do you have to become cranky and creaky? What should we really expect as we age? Jewish Geriatric Services will discuss these myths and more at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. Call 525-5436 to register.

TAG SALE
The E.L. Senior Friendship Club will be hosting their annual tag sale on Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. Begin bringing items to the Senior Center the week of Nov. 9. No furniture, computers or large appliances.

NEW MONTHLY EVENTS
Beginning Nov. 6 from 8 - 9 a.m., Capuano Care will offer free blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol screening at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., the first Fri. of the month. No appts. necessary. Beginning Nov. 9, Performance Rehabilitation will be offering stretching exercises every second Mon. at 8 a.m.

YOUTH WRESTLING
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is sponsoring a youth wrestling program for those presently in grades 1 - 8 introducing them to the basic wrestling skills and conditioning exercises. T-shirts and headgear provided. Classes meet on Tues./Thurs. evenings from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at ELHS from Nov. 24 - Feb. 11. Come into the Office Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to register. Any questions, call 525-5437.

HOLIDAY CRAFT & VENDOR BAZAAR
On Nov. 7 a holiday craft and vendor bazaar will take place at the Masonic Hall, 43 Chestnut St., from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Many items and handmade gifts from local artisans and craftsman and vendors from your favorite direct sales companies. The bazaar is sponsored by Corona Chapter-No. 205, Order of Eastern Star. There will also be a bake sale and Chinese auction!

PLAYGROUPS CHILDREN UNDER SIX
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is partnering with Attain Sports Performance to offer a movement based program on Tues./Thurs. 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. or 10:35 - 11 a.m. for children ages 1 - 3 and 3 - 5 years. Sessions begin Nov. 10; open enrollment through Dec. 3. Contact Rec. Dept. for more info at 525-5437.

WRESTLING FOR 7TH/8TH GRADES
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is sponsoring a pre-season conditioning program for those presently in grades 7 and 8 on Mon./Wed. 6 - 7:30 p.m. or Tues./Fri. 3 - 4:30 p.m. (two session/week are encouraged). Runs Nov. 2 - 23 at ELHS in the small gym. Open only to E.L. students. Register on site or in the Office, 8 a.m. - 4p.m., Mon. - Fri.

CHILD/PARENT PLAY GROUPS
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is partnering with Community Partnership for Children to offer a parenting support/playgroup for the parets of infants and children - pre-kindergarten. Fri., 9:30 - 11 a.m. at St. Luke's, 400 Prospect St. Drop-in or pre-register; $2/session. Contact the Rec. Dept. for more info at 525-5437.

"INSPIRE WORKS" PROGRAMS
The E.L. Rec. Dept. is sponsoring four Sat. of new, creative enrichment programming for those in grades 2 - 5: Future Engineers, Nov. 21, 1 - 3 p.m.; Simply Sculpting, Nov. 28, 1 - 3 p.m.; Slime & Polymers, Dec. 5, 1 - 3 p.m.; and Cooking Wizards, Dec. 12, 1 - 3 p.m. Call the Office at 525-5437 for program content. All classes take place at the Rec. Dept.

CARE ALTERNATIVES
Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. A history and description of complementary therapies such as massage, Reiki, aromatherapy and guided imagery. Call 525-5436 to register.

SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
The E.L. Senior Friendship Club will hear the 4 Fiddle Band play at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., on Nov. 5 following noon luncheon. Menu: chicken parmesan, spaghetti w/sauce, Italian blend vegetables, vanilla pudding w/fruit sauce. Call 525-5436 at least one day in advance for reservations.

BOOK CLUB
The Book Club meets the last Tues. of each month at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 N. Main St., at 10:30 a.m. The selected reading for Nov. 24 is "True Believer" by Nicholas Sparks.

CELEBRITY CHEF SERIES
What's Cooking, Kids? welcomes Chef Jonathan Reeser of The Federal in Agawam to create four autumnal recipes. Creative cookies will be here to show us some techniques behind decorating the perfect sugar cookie. Nov. 9, 7 - 10 p.m. Call or stop by to reserve your spot as classes will be limited to 30 people. Located at 41 Maple St.; 224-1208.

HAMPDEN
MEAT PIE SUPPER & CONCERT
Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Federated Community Church, 590 Main St. Menu: meat pie, salad, squash, peas, rolls, dessert. Tickets: adults, $12; children, $6. Free concert at 6:30 p.m. by the Senior Harmonicats. Call 566-3711 for reservations.

VETERANS DAY RECEPTION
Join the Hampden Senior Center on Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. for a reception honoring local veterans. Sign up at the front desk or call 566-5588 to reserve a seat. Refreshments will be served.

LONGMEADOW
GIRL SCOUT VENDOR FAIR
The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Mass are sponsoring a huge fund raiser for an upcoming educational trip to Switzerland during July, 2010. We have gathered all in one place your favorite Vendors...Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Usborne Books, PartyLite candles, Mia Bella candles, Silpada jewelry, Lia Sophia jewelry, Creative Memories, jockey, and others too numerous to mention.for your shopping pleasure!! There will also be great raffle prizes donated by our Vendors.plus a brand new American Girl Doll, quilts, and gift certificates and gift baskets donated by local troops and businesses. There will be something for everyone on your gift list! This great event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7, at First Church, 763 Longmeadow St, Longmeadow, from 9 AM 3 PM. Besides these great vendors and raffles, there will be free coffee and hot chocolate, a bake sale, and other items for sale.the ever popular Longmeadowopoly games, the 2010 Entertainment Books for both Worcester and the Springfield/Western Mass areas, "Boo boo" bunnies, and 100 piece jig saw puzzles of Camp Bonnie Brae in the Berkshires. Come one, come all, bring your friends and family; and get your Holiday Shopping done early!! Please call Laurie Hatch, Longmeadow Unit Manager, at 567-7420, Laurhatch@aol.com, with any questions.


AU PAIR CARE
Local families are invited to join AuPairCare on Nov. 7 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Storrs Library's Meeting Room to learn more about their local au pair childcare program. Come meet Area Director Michelle Longey and some au pairs currently living in our area. To attend, contact Michelle at 363-2465 or michelleapc@comcast.net by Nov. 2 to register. For further info on AuPairCare, visit www.aupaircare.com.

THE DISABILITY SIMULATION
P.L.A.C.E. presents "The Disability Simulation" by Linden Hill School Staff on Nov. 4 from 7 - 9 p.m. in the School Committee Room at LHS, 127 Grassy Gutter Rd. This hands-on workshop designed to increase awareness of the difficulties and frustrations dyslexics and language learning disabled individuals encounter daily. Free and open to the public. RSVP to ensure adequate space and handouts: mkfoard@comcast.net.

LIVING WELL CHAT GROUP
On Nov. 13 at 10 a.m., the Adult Center's Living Well program is "Celebrating the Holidays in the Midst of Change," presented by Leslie Smith Frank, PA-C (Physician's Asst., Board Certified). Learn how mindful awareness can help you meet the challenges and joys of the holidays in healthy way. A healthy snack will be served. Pre-register at 565-4150.

RCMH "CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR"
Christmas isn't truly here until you have a chance to visit Radio City Music Hall and see the "Christmas Spectacular." Seats are located in the Orchestra/First Mezzanine section for the 2 p.m. show. There is time following the show to enjoy the sites and sounds of the holiday season in New York. Trip will be on Dec. 10. Bus will depart from Greenwood Center at 7 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration or additional info.

PHANTOM OF THE COUNTRY OPERA
The Bay Path College Performing Arts Dept. presents "Phantom of the Country Opera" in Mills Theatre, Carr Hall, 588 Longmeadow St. Preview Nov. 6 at 8 p.m.; tickets $14 for general public/$10 seniors. Additional performances Nov. 7, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 for reserved seating. Call the Bay Path College Box Office at 565-1307.

BLOOD SUGAR SCREENING
Nov. 9, 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. The Adult Center will have blood sugar testing on the second Mon. of the month in November, December and January. Fast for 10 - 12 hours before the test. Donation of $1 is requested for testing supplies. Call 565-4150 for more info.

"THE HEALING POWER OF HUMOR"
Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. Doug Foresta, psychologist, social worker and student of the theater, will give a fun presentation focusing on the benefits of adding humor and playfulness as coping skills and stress reducers. Learn to laugh your stress away at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd. Register at 565-4150.

AMERICAN GIRL WORKSHOP
Ages 5 and up. Calling all American Girl fans! Learn about Rebecca Rubin, the newest American Girl doll who lived in New York City in 1914 and loves the theatre. Participants will make and decorate a Victorian purse, dress up in Victorian clothes and drink tea. American Girl clothes, books and accessories will be for sale at discounted prices. Workshop meets on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. - noon at Greenwood Community Room. Visit www.LPRD.net for registration and more info.

RECYCLING & YARD WASTE CENTER
The Recycling and Yard Waste Center will be open only on Sat. from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. during November and December and 9 a.m. - noon from January - March. Residents may bring their leaves to the town's leaf drop off site on West Road everyday of the week from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Dec. 12, weather permitting. A 2009 Recycling Center sticker is required in order to use the leaf drop-off and the Recycling Center. For more info, call the DPW at 567-3400.

DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEETING
The Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee monthly meeting will be on Nov. 4 at 7:15 p.m. at Greenwood Center, 231 Maple Rd. Guest speakers will be State Rep. Brian Ashe with an update on Beacon Hill, campaign staff and supporters of the Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate; come learn about the candidates running in the Dec. 8 primary to succeed Ted Kennedy. Everyone is welcome. For info, e-mail longmeadow democrats@gmail.com or call 567-9303.

ANNUAL ELECTION DAY ZITI DINNER
The Knights of Columbus will host their annual Election Day Ziti Dinner on Nov. 3 at St. Mary's Academy, Bliss Road. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 - 12, free under 5. Entire family cost is $5. Join us as we celebrate our right to vote from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Menu: salad, meatballs, and ziti, dessert and drinks! All are welcome!

WILBRAHAM
TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE
The Wilbraham Town Clerk's Office will be closing for lunch at noon and re-opening at 1 p.m. through Nov. 17. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Any questions, call 596-2800 ext. 200.

GARDEN CLUB MEETS AT GARDENS
President Gloria Russell will preside over the Nov. 5 meeting of the Wilbraham Garden Club at their new location, the Gardens of Wilbraham, 2301 Boston Rd. Meeting will begin at noon with a light lunch followed by Master Gardener Jacqueline Clark, owner of Garden Designs, who will giving a lecture on "Putting Your Garden to Rest," on how to properly winterize a garden.


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