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HOLIDAY COFFEE HOUSE
Holiday Coffee House Dec. 12, 3 p.m., at East Longmeadow United Methodist Church, 215 Somers Rd. featuring Matt Chandler and a talented list of local musicians. Reception with refreshments, a bake sale to raise funds for the music program and World Mission. Guests are also invited to bring a donation for the Open Pantry.
CHRISTMAS TREE SALE
The Suburban Springfield Exchange Club will host their 25th Annual Christmas Tree Sale at Heritage Park North Parking Lot on Route 83 Dec. 4, 5 and Dec. 11, 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. All proceeds benefit club's child abuse prevention programs in the area. Questions, contact Denni or Steve at 783-2446. Sale will proceed no matter the weather.
Join the action of a complimentary workout in your neighborhood - Birchland Middle School Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., starting Dec 8. These workouts are designed to get you moving with healthy fun. FREE. Sign up: email@example.com or call rec dept 525-5437.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Will host "What's Cooking Kids" Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m. Noon luncheon will be spaghetti and meatballs w/marinara sauce, Italian blend vegetables, and vanilla pudding. Please call 525-5436 at least a day in advance for reservations.
COA CHRISTMAS PARTY
On Dec. 14 the Council on Aging will sponsor a $3 Christmas luncheon with entertainment by "Yours Truly," and special dessert provided by Heritage Woods Assisted Living. Appetizers will begin the festivities at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be stuffed chicken breast, baked potato and broccoli. Call 525-5436 for reservations.
MANICURES FOR SENIORS
Manicures and facial waxing by appointment at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. with Carol Marnelakis, certified esthetician and licensed manicurist. Dates are Dec. 9 and 23. Call 525-5436 for appointments and pricing.
CANDY MAKING CLASS
Deb Boronski will host a candy making class Dec. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Make a pound or more of holiday chocolate to bring home. $10 includes molds, candy, and packaging for the finished product. Register early in the Senior Center office, class size limited.
Six-weekly sessions taught by certified chair yoga instructor, Lyn Hopkins beginning Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Call 525-5436 for info.
With Sandy Merrill on Dec. 6 at 9:30 a.m. Cost for instruction is $3, supplies are extra. Open to adults of all ages.
ARTHRITIS EXERCISE CLASSES
New class starts Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $12 for six classes and includes workbook. Call Lissa Fontaine, R.N. for information, 525-5436, ext. 1407.
At the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a walk-in basis. East Long-meadow seniors and residents with serious health issues are eligible to receive the vaccine; those allergic to eggs should not take the vaccine. $2 donation.
"BALANCE AND YOU'' SERIES
Three-part series presented by Ross Davis, MSPT, MBA at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Begins Dec.6 at 10 a.m. All sessions are interactive. Call 525-5436 to register.
HOLIDAY HEALTHY EATING
Presented by Eleanor Davio, R.N. at the Pleasant View Senior Center Dec. 8 at 12:30 p.m. Call 525-5436 to register.
TOWN TREE LIGHTING
Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. marks the annual arrival of Santa Claus at the Rotary. Sponsored by East Longmeadow's Lions Club, the Fire Department, and the First Congregational Church, event will include music by the High School Band, a live Nativity and ceremonial lighting of the tree. Children will be able to visit with Santa at the church and enjoy refreshments with their families.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Holiday Open House at the Keep Homestead Museum from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 5; 35 Ely Rd., Monson. The annual event will feature the house decorated for the season, delicious refreshments and a holiday sing-a-long with Patricia Knight at the piano. This event is free of charge, although donations are accepted. For more info call 267-4137, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web at www.keephomesteadmuseum.org. The Keep Homestead Museum will be closed for the winter, starting Dec. 8. Trails are open daily before dusk for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing; maps available in parking lot.
SKI AND SKATE SALE
Ski and Skate Sale Dec. 4 at Smith Vocational High School, next to Cooley Dickinson Hospital, with bake sale. The Northampton Lions 50th Annual Ski and Skate Sale will be bigger and better this year with easy access and parking from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your winter sports equipment to the school cafeteria Dec. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. to be sold on consignment or donated. Proceeds from this fundraiser will include a $1,000 scholarship to a student in the Health Technology Department at Smith Voke.
TRADING POST "SALE DAY"
First Baptist Church of Agawam will host Trading Post "Sale Day" Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Donated items: 50 percent off; all other items 20 percent off. Cost: $4 bag sale from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. For info call 786-7300.
AUDITIONS FOR "SEUSSICAL"
The Performing Arts Department of Bay Path College will host auditions for Seussical Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. in Mills Theatre, Carr Hall on the Longmeadow Campus, 588 Long-meadow St. Actors, singers and dancers age 16 and over are needed for roles and should be prepared to sing, move and scene read. The production will run Feb. 25, 26, 27 and March 4, 5, and 6, 2011. For more information about upcoming events at Bay Path College, visit www.baypath.edu .
"FINANCIAL REFORMS, WALL STREET"
An Update from Washington with former SEC Chief Economist James Overdahl, Dec, 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel, Northampton.Presented by the Rotary club of Northampton. Jim is presently Vice President at NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com), a global economics consulting firm serving clients from over 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Reservations (seating is limited): email@example.com.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Dec. 4th 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Federated Church, 590 Main St. Breakfast with Santa 8 to 10 a.m., Story hour with Mrs. Claus all day, children's crafts, lunch served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
NEWPORT PLAYHOUSE TRIP
March 23, 201 bus trip to the Newport Playhouse and Cabaret to see "Norman, is that You?". Departs Hampden Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. Includes bus, lunch, main show, cabaret show, taxes and tips. $78/pp; a $40/pp deposit by Jan. 15, 2011; balance due by Feb. 23. Seating as full payments are received. Call Bobbi at 413-566-8271.
TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN
Boy Scout Troop 171 will be assisting the Marines with collections for their Toys for Tots drive Dec. 4 and 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 486 Main St. Meet Santa at noon on Dec. 4. Toys may also be put in drop box at Hampden Hardware.
BAY PATH COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE
At its Longmeadow Campus, 588 Longmeadow St., Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Young women attending high school or considering college transfer are invited to attend and learn more about Bay Path's academic programs, opportunities in the performing arts, student organizations, athletics, and more. Those interested in the college's Honors Program or competitive, NCAA Division III sports invited to presentations at 10 a.m. To register call 565 1331, ext. 1331, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAY PATH WINTERFEST
The Performing Arts Department of Bay Path College will present Winterfest, an annual performance celebrating the winter solstice and the holidays, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Mills Theatre, Carr Hall. For more info., call Bay Path College Student Information Desk at 565-1307.
RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS
For ages 4 to 18, taught by experienced lifeguards. Levels may be combined depending on enrollment. Children should be comfortable in the water and toilet-trained. Lessons offered at the LHS Indoor Pool Saturdays, Jan. 15 thru March 12, Level 1 from 2:30 to 3p.m.; Level 2 from 3:15 to 4 p.m. $65 for pool pass holders; $85 non-pass holders. Visit www.LPRD.net for info., registration.
INFANT, TODDLER MUSIC CLASSES
for newborns through 3 years of age. Jon O'Neill leads a fun filled program for parents and children combining songs with dance and musical instruments in this 6-week program. Classes meet in after school room at Greenwood Children's Center. Infants newborns through 15 months of age, Jan 4 to Feb 8 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Toddlers for 15months to age 3, Jan 4 through Feb 8 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Fee is $65 per child. Visit www.LPRD.netfor info.,registration.
CHANUKAH DINNER FOR ADULTS
At LYA (Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy) featuring Mentalist Ted St. Jamesin a live performance,"Thinking Your Thoughts... Live!" sponsored by JLI (Jewish Learning Institute) and Chabad of Greater Springfield on Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at LYA, 1148 Converse St. Tickets are $25 per person. Info or reservations, call Rabbi Yakov Wolff at 567-8665 ext. 19 or email RabbiWolff@ChabadSpringfield.org.
CELL PHONES AVAILABLE
The Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Road, is distributing cell phones to seniors on Dec. 14 by appointment only. The phones, which are free of charge to seniors, can only be used to dial 911 in an emergency. To make an appointment to receive a phone and instruction in its use, call 565-4150.
TASTE BOOK SALES
The Taste Book is a discount dining and activity book that features $10 discounts at fine dining restaurants, along with hundreds of special coupon offers at casual eateries, retailers and attractions. The Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd., is selling the Western Massachusetts edition for $20. Call 565-4150 for more information.
Longmeadow Adult Center Van has scheduled a trip to the Big Y and Longmeadow Shops Dec. 10 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. $2.00 round-trip. The van will also make a trip to the Enfield Mall on Dec. 3 from 10 am to 1 pm. $3.00 round-trip Call 565-4150 for a reservation or more information.
Meets Dec. 7 at 12:30 p.m. at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Rd.The book for December is "The Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages" by Vanitha Sankaran. In January, the group will be discussing "The Various Flavors of Coffee" by Anthony Capella. New members are always welcome.
RED HAT LUNCHEON
Dec. 8 at 12:30 p.m. All members of the Longmeadow Red Hat Society should wear their purple and red finery to Storrowton Tavern in West Springfield. There will be a $5 gift exchange at the luncheon. Call 565-4150 for reservations.
ART SHOW AND SALE
Dec. 10th - From 1 to 4: p.m. at Genesis House - Building A, 832 Converse St. Light refreshments served.
GLENMEADOW HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. in the Great Hall, 24 Tabor Crossing, White Elephant area, lottery tree raffle, bake sale, and Chinese Auction. Event is coordinated by Glenmeadow resident volunteers.
Holiday Bazaar at Grayson House Assisted Living, 942 Grayson Dr., Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured items will be arts and crafts, homemade chocolates, baked goods, raffle and good as new items. All proceeds to benefit the resident activity fund. For more info call Pat Gelinas, Life Enrichment Director, at 426-9868, ext. 113.
HOLIDAY CRAFT/VENDOR FAIR
Holiday craft/vendor fair at Dryden Memorial School, 190 Surrey Rd., Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the auditorium. Bake sale, Chinese auction. Santa will be there from noon to 2 p.m. Have pictures taken for a small fee. Vendors include: Sew What, Caricatures by Patrick, Tupperware, handmade ornaments, wreaths, hair accessories, quilted bags, crochet and knitted items, Eye Candy Photography, Miche bags, Mary Kay, fleece blankets and hats, kettle corn, Tastefully Simple, Avon, Pampered Chef. Snack bar open in cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by Dryden Memorial PTO.
At Frederick Harris School, 58 Hartford Terrace, Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Raffle, crafters, vendors, bake sale and musical entertainment. All are welcome!
HOLY CROSS CHRISTMAS FAIR
Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the gym at Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Rd. Ovre 35 vendors and crafters and snack bar. Free admission. Plenty of parking.
SPFLD. PARTNERS FUNDRAISERS
Springfield Partners for Community Action will hold a raffle at its fundraiser on Dec. 8, from 4 to 10 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse Restaurant, Allen & Cooley Plaza. Supporters who present vouchers to the restaurant on Dec. 8 will have 10 percent of their purchases donated to Springfield Partners for Community Action. Vouchers can also be applied to take-out orders that evening. To print a voucher, please visit www.springfieldpartnersinc.com .
WOMEN'S CLUB HOLIDAY CONCERTS
The Wilbraham Women's Club Choral Group will present their holiday program at United Church on Dec. 1 at 1 p.m., after an ecumenical service and brunch. Ruth Carlson will conduct the chorus with Joyce Muldrew at the piano. On Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. the group will sing at Keystone Woods on 936 Grayson Drive in Springfield.
FESTIVAL OF CAROLS
On Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. the St. Cecilia choirs invite the public to join them for a presentation of Christmas music. The festival will take place at St. Cecilia's Church, 42 Main St. Admission is free and all are welcome.
ANTHENEUM "FESTIVAL OF TREES"
On Dec. 5 at the Old Meeting House from 1 to 5 p.m., a display of Christmas trees decorated by local organizations including The Village Store, Five Star Gardens, The Old Meeting House, Wilbraham Art League, Wilbraham Flowers, Wilbraham Agricultural Commission, Wilbraham Public Library Teens, accompanied by mulled cider, baked goodies and plenty of Christmas spirit. In addition, a special tree as a tribute to Jesse Rice.
LETTERS FROM SANTA
The Wilbraham Jr. Women's Club is sponsoring a program where your child can receive a personalized "Letter From Santa." Please download the form at www.wilbrahamjuniorwomens.org by clicking on 'Santa's Workshop'. Send the completed form with a $4 per letter donation, payable to the Wilbraham Junior Women's Club by Dec.1. Proceeds will provide Christmas gifts to needy families and support local programs.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at Minnechaug Regional High School in the Superintendent's Conference Room. topic: review of financing options for the Minnechaug Regional High School Building Project. Next meeting will be Dec.14 at 7 p.m.
WOODLAND DELL CEMETARY ASSOC.
Will meet on Dec. 6 at the United Church.
AUDITIONS FOR "CAMELOT"
The Wilbraham United Players will host auditions for their spring musical, Camelot, Dec. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. by appointment only. call 330-8576 or email email@example.com for appointment. Prepare a short musical selection from a classic broadway literature; candidates may be asked to read from script or do a brief dance combination in groups. Accompanist provided. Info: www.wilbrahamunitedplayers.com .
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