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Town Events Nov. 8-15

From The Reminder

EAST LONGMEADOW
SENIOR SPA SERVICES
Carol Marnelakis, certified esthetician and licensed manicurist, is accepting appointments for manicures and facial waxing on, Nov. 18 at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Call 525-5436 for appointments and cost information.

COLLETTE VACATIONS SPRING TRIP
Learn details and highlights of our upcoming eight- day trip in April 2011 to America's Music Cities Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. Call 525-5436 to register.

CANDY MAKING CLASS
Deb Boronski will host a Thanksgiving-themed class Nov. 16 from 3 to 5:30 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, class size limited.

BOOK CLUB
The Book Club meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Pleasant View Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. The reading for November is, "Sarah's Key," by Tatiana de Rosnay. New members welcome.

VETERAN'S LUNCHEON
Our annual luncheon at the Pleasant View Senior Center honoring all veterans will be Nov. 9 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Veterans are free, non-veterans are $3. Menu is chicken Cordon Bleu, mashed potato, mixed vegetables, and a special dessert provided by Glenmeadow. Vocalist Kate Mitchell will perform. Please call 525-5436 to sign up, as seating is limited.

COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTION
For East Longmeadow residents, Nov. 17 from 1 to 3p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Sign up in the Senior Center office if you have not already done so. Please do not sign up on the day of distribution, and no commodities will be given without a ticket or before 1p.m.

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE CLASSES
Will be continuing at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Call Lissa Fontaine, R.N. for information and questions, 525-5436, ext. 1407.

MITTEN TREE
Beginning in mid-November we will be collecting knitted hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to decorate our Mitten Tree at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. All items will be donated to local shelters.

FINANCIAL SEMINAR
John Dee, president of Wealth Preservation Group will present, "The Greatest Dangers Retirees Face," Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Register by calling 525-5436.

FLU CLINIC
At Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on walk-in basis for East Longmeadow seniors and residents with serious health issues. Those allergic to eggs should not take the vaccine. $2 donation.

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
The Pleasant View Senior Center will be closed on Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day, and on Nov. 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving. No Meals on Wheels will be delivered on these dates.

NEW YORK CITY BUS TRIP
Nov.14, bus departs East Longmeadow at 7:30a.m. Bagels, donuts, coffee and juice included. Day is yours in the Big Apple! If you choose to take in a show, you need to purchase your own tickets or visit the TKTS booth at Times Square for discounted, available, day of the show tickets. Bus departs New York City at 6:45 p.m. Cost: $36/person. Info: Sharon Gagnon, 525-9262.

CLASS OF '90 "UNOFFICIAL" REUNION
East Longmeadow High School Class of 1990 members are invited to an "unofficial" 20 yYear reunion Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at Oynx Fusion Bar & Restaurant, 1150 West Columbus Ave. All participants are responsible for their own food and drink costs. Please RSVP by Nov. 22 by emailing Sandra Marsian at s_marsian@yahoo.com so OYNX can have a count. We hope many ELHS 1990 graduates will join us!

STRATEGIES FOR UNCERTAIN TIMES
Financial advisor Gary Gray will review outlooks for the market and proactive steps to help capture today's investment opportunities Nov. 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square. Admission is free, but seats are limited. Call 452-0124 to reserve a place. Light refreshments served.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
The Women's League for the Arts invite you to celebrate the season at our annual Gifts and Glamour Holiday Luncheon Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at The Colony Club. For ticket info call 596-9878.

EQUINE AFFAIRE
North America's premiere equine expo, the Equine Affaire, will take place Nov. 11 - 14 at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield. Nov. 11 - 13: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 14: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $14/day or $48 for four days for adults; $8/day or $28 for four days for kids age seven to 10. For more info, visit www.equineaffaire.com.

HCC ART EXHIBIT
The Holyoke Community College's Taber Art Gallery, 303 Homestead Ave., presents Spineless Splendor Invertebrate Field Studies by Noah Charney and Charley Eiseman through Nov. 18. The Taber Art Galley is open to the public and is located through the HCC Campus Library lobby in the Donahue Building. Gallery hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during regular school sessions.

TOBACCO VALLEY ARTISTS
Tobacco Valley Artists will hold its monthly meeting on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Somers Senior Center, 19 Battle St., Somers, Conn. Watercolor landscape demonstration by artist Diane Gorrick, who teaches for the Glastonbury Art Guild. Public is welcome.

VEGAN POTLUCK
On Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the Carniglia Senior Center, 41 Oak Street, Windsor Locks, Conn., Northern Connecticut Vegetarians will host a potluck and seminar featuring Frank and Mary Hoffman, talking about nutrition, environment, and spiritual aspects of life. Attendees should bring a healthy vegan dish, a card with its recipe and the attendee's name. Vegan denotes no animal ingredients zero dairy, honey, eggs, meat, or fish. Also bring plate, cup, and utensils.Donation of $8/adult; children are free. Free parking across from center. Info: see www.northctveg.org or call Harry at (860) 623-8082 or email veggyharry@aol.com.

TIP-OFF LUNCHEON
Tickets still available for the Nov. 19, 12:30 p.m. Center Court luncheon that kicksoff the three-day Tip Off classic festivities. Tickets are $40; available aat Basketball Hall of Fame by calling Jason Fiddler at 781-1939 or emailing him at jfiddler@hoophall.com. Luncheon will feature awards presented by The Rotary Club of Springfield and the Basketball Hall of Fame to Dan Roulier, a native of Springfield and the national honoree, Hall of Fame member Bob Lanier.

FREE CAR WASH FOR VETERANS
Offered on Nov. 11 by Magic Minit Car Wash, Enfield, Conn., 570 Enfield Street Rt 5, about a mile from the Longmeadow line. www.magicminit.com/ for info.

ACTIVE SINGLES HIKE
Active Singles hike Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. (arrive at 9 a.m.) at Ragged Mt. in New Britain. Take 84 East or West and get off at exit 35. Follow this to Route 72 and get off at Corbin Avenue. Turn right end of ramp and go two miles on Route 372. Turn onto Route 71A South and follow it 1.5 miles. Turn right onto West Lane, hike is five blocks down on the right. No kids or dogs. Hiking in four skill levels for two hours each. Buffet lunch follows. Call Charlie at 203-271-2125 (home) or 860-489-9611 (cell) to RSVP.


HAMPDEN
INFANT & TODDLER STORYTIME
Wednesdays at 11 am, Hampden Public Library, 625 Main St. for ages newborn to age 3. Free. Songs, games, movement and basic storytelling in a supportive environment. Approximate duration is 15 to 20 minutes. Siblings and day care providers welcome. Registration is not required. For more information, call Hampden Library at 566-3047 or email Christina Fairman at cfairman@-cwmars.org

LONGMEADOW
BROADWAY'S "LION KING"
Trip to Providence Performing Arts Center Feb. 20. Bus will depart from Greenwood Center at 10 a.m.. and return at 7:30 p m. Seats are located in Orchestra for the 1p.m.. afternoon matinee.There will be a dinner stop on the way home that is not included in the fee of $105 per person. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional information and registration.

DISCOUNTED FALCONS TICKETS
The Longmeadow Parks & Recreation Department is offering discounted $11 tickets for Springfield Falcons home games at the MassMutual Center. Longmeadow Parks & Recreation department will receive $1 from each ticket sold. Ticket vouchers may be purchased at the Parks & Recreation office via cash, check or credit card and exchanged at the MassMutual Center box office for any home game. November home games are: Nov. 10 vs. Portland, 7 p.m.; Nov. 1 vs. Bridgeport, 7 p.m.; Nov. 19 vs. Hartford, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 24 vs. Manchester, 7 p.m.; Nov. 27 vs. Norfolk, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 28 vs. Wilkes-Barre, 3 p.m.

GREENWOOD CENTER PRESCHOOL
Has infant openings for 2011. Limited enrollment for full and part time. Contact Audra at 565-4163 or amanewich-@longmeadow.org for tour. Visit www.LPRD.net for program details and virtual classroom tour.

MUSIC FOR INFANTS, PRESCHOOLERS
Instructor Jon O'Neill combines songs with dance and musical instruments for children of all ages. Classes meet Tuesday mornings in the After School Room at Greenwood Children's Center. Infant classes for newborns through 15 months of age meet 10 to 10:30 a.m. Toddler classes for ages 15 months to 3 years meet 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. All classes meet Nov. 9 to Dec. 14; fee is $65 per child. Visit www.LPRD.net for info. and registration.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE ROCKETTES
Trip to Providence Performing Arts Center
Nov. 26. Bus will depart from Greenwood Center at 9a.m. and will return at 5 p.m. The fee is $115 per person. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional information and registration.

TEEN CENTER
Youths in grades six to eight and their same aged guests are welcome to come and enjoy a "supervised evening out" on Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Greenwood Center. Admission: $7/person. Dancing and games with DJ Jon O'Neill Students must sign in prior to entry; school dress codes strictly followed. Teen Center is run and staffed by area college students. Parent information packets are available on site at each Teen Center event. Call Cristina Judd at 565-4163 with questions. Teen Center dates are Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and 17.

LIBERTY BLANKET RAFFLE
Fiber-artist, Melinda Cropsey led many workshops this summer to create a magnificent blanket to benefit the Richard Salter Storrs Library. 'The Liberty Blanket' is being offered as a silent auction item. View the blanket and bid on it at Storrs Library from now through Dec. 4. for more info about the Friends group or the 'Liberty Blanket', email co-presidents Beryl Salinger Schmitt, yipsister-@comcast.net or Karen Jordan, .

VAN AROUND TOWN SERVICE
Seniors may take the Adult Center van to the Longmeadow Shops Nov.12. Pick-up will be about 10:30 a.m. and returnhome about 12:30 p.m.. Cost is $2. Van ride to Enfield Mall Dec. 3. Pick up at 10 a.m. and return home at 1 p.m. $3. Call 565-4150 to reserve a spot.

ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP
Meets Nov. 18 at 12:30 p.m. with Debi Hirshfield, volunteer with the National Arthritis Foundation. This month's discussion will offer tips on how to relax during the holidays and get your joints in shape. Pre-registration is not required.

"LIVING WELL" DIABETIC UPDATE
Will meet Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Longmeadow Adult Center. In observance of "National Diabetes Awareness Month", Maryanne Sopelak, certified diabetic educator at Mercy Hospital will be our speaker. Please register at 565-4150.

FUEL ASSISTANCE
If you applied for and received fuel assistance last year, you should have received a renewal application in the mail. It should be completed and mailed back with income verification to the Valley Opportunity Council in Holyoke as soon as possible. If you need help, call Linda at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 565-4150. Household sizes and maximum gross income guidelines are: Household of one - $30,751; two- $40,213; three - $49,675; four $59,137.

HARLEM WIZARDS AT LHS
Glenbrook and Williams Middle Schools are hosting the Harlem Wizards (similar to Globetrotters) on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Longmeadow High School gym. They will be playing variou faculty and staff from all six public schools, including the two middle school principals and three elementary school principals. Tickets are $10 at the door.

ADULT CENTER DONATIONS NEEDED
The Longmeadow Adult Center is in need of wheelchairs, wheeled walkers, and shower chairs, all in good condition, for our Medical Equipment Loan Closet. We would welcome a donation if you have any of these items that you are no longer using. Call 565-4150 with any questions.

BACK TO THE '80S"
Longmeadow High School Senior Class will present it class play, "Back to the '80s the totally Awesome Musical" Nov. 18 to 20 in the High School auditorium. Curtain times are 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 and 19 and 1 p.m. on Nov. 20. Tickets, available from any LHS senior, are $12/adults, $10 /senior citizens and $8/ chldren under 10. Tickets will also be available at the door.


SPRINGFIELD
MALL WALKERS CLUB
The Mall Walkers Club at Eastfield Mall will hold a free health presentation on Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. at the food court. Gina Welch, LMT of the Craniosacral and Massage Center Inc. will discuss "Arthritis-Aches+Pain=Massage." Free blood pressure screening is provided by Chicopee VNA. Free raffle to win a $20 Ninety Nine Restaurant gift card or two Rave Motion Pictures movie cards. Coffee will be served. For more info, contact Carolyn at 543-8000, ext. 11.

VENDORS AND CRAFT FAIR
Fair will be inside at the Unitarian Universality Society Meeting House, 245 Porter Lake Dr. Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission fee: $1 to $2. The fair is a fundraiser; the more you buy, the more you'll be supporting the church's many non-profit ministries. For more info call the UU office at 736-2324 weekday mornings or coordinator Carl at 348-1431.

DANE KANE AND FRIENDS
Dane Kane and Friends present a benefit concert with MC Dave Madsen from Channel 40 sponsored by Ahlem Temple No. 84 Daughters of the Nile and WGGB TV-Channel 40 Nov. 13 at Melha Shrine Center, 133 Longhill St., Springfield. Cost: $20 per person. Social hour 6 p.m.; performance 7 p.m. Beverages available; bring snacks. Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting Holly Joy Pearson. Checks should be made payable to Ahlem Temple No. 84, DoN. Tickets also at the door. For more info contact Pearson at 896-1266 or by email at hjpearson54@yahoo.com. Twenty-five percent of the net proceeds will go directly to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield.

CRAFT FAIR
Craft fair and attic treasures on Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Melha Shrine Center, 133 Longhill St. There will be new jewelry, Grandma's Kitchen (home baked), plants, accessories, used jewelry, attic treasures (tag sale), handmade items, a 50/50 drawing, basket raffle at $1 per ticket or six for $5. Winners drawn at the Dane Kane Show that evening. Lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by Ahlem Temple No. 84, Daughters of the Nile. We work for the kids at Shriners Hospital.

GIRLS BASKETBALL SIGN UPS
Registration for girls in grades seven and eight is ongoing to play CYO basketball this winter for Bethesda Lutheran Church. Deadline is Nov 10. Contact Scott at 262-7381, 301-0943 or by e-mail at allforkidsaa@gmail.com for more info.

FUEL ASSISTANCE
The Springfield Department of Elder Affairs and The New England Farm Workers' Council are available to help individuals with Fuel Assistance applications by appointment on Nov. 23 at Greenleaf Community Center, 1187 ? Parker St. Call 750-2873 to make your appointment now, or if you need more information.

PASTA, COMEDY AND READINGS
At the First Spiritualist Church, 33 Bliss St., Nov. 13. Pasta and meatball dinner served 4:45 to 6 p.m., comedy show from 6:30 to 7 p.m., "John Edwards"-style gallery readings from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets $15/person for entire evening; $10 for readings only. Info: Denise St. Pierre, 238-5344. Reservations accepted.

2010 MS. MA. SR. AMERICA PAGEANT
The 2010 Ms. Massachusetts Senior America pageant wil take place Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at Kiley Middle School. Tickets ae $12/person. Competing will be: Constance M. Motroni of Agawam, Gayle Nudura of Longmeadow, Betty Davis of Springfield, Sara Freeman of Springfield, Vera O'Connor of Springfield, Bobbie Glass of Sheffield and Kyle Ralston of Windsor, Mass. Winner will represent Massachusetts in the 2011 Ms. Senior America pageant.

WILBRAHAMVETERAN'S DAY OPEN HOUSE
Veteran's Day Open House hosted by Atheneum Society of Wilbraham at the Old Meeting House, 450 Main St. Nov. 11 from noon to 2 p.m.

SELF DEFENSE FOR WOMEN
Wilbraham Police Dept. will offer a R. A. D. class for women ages 13 and up for five weeks beginning dec. 1 at the Scantic Valley YMCA from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Call the Y at 596-2749 to register; class size limited to 20. Cost is $5, payable to YMCA. Info: Oficers paradis, Cygan or Nason at Wilb PD, 596-3837.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR
The fabulous holiday bazaar Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by the Gardens of Wilbraham, an active adult community, 2301 Boston Rd. Over 20 crafters; pastry and coffee available; lunch by Harry Setian and David Miles. Proceeds to benefit the Wilbraham Senior Center Building Fund. Any questions, call Ann Marie at 599-4803.

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION
Veterans Day Celebration a day early at Wilbraham Senior Center Nov. 10. A luncheon with patriotic entertainment provided by Ritchie Mitnik, will begin at 11:30 a.m. Richard Prochnow, town of Wilbraham Veteran's Agent will also be in attendance. Wear your jacket or hat. Lunch will be free to all veterans; $1.75 donation for all others. Call the Senior Center at 596-8379 to sign up for this special event.

YOUNG PLAYGROUPS AVAILABLE
Organized 90 minute playgroups at Wilbraham Children's Museum for children birth to pre-kindergarten M on to Fri. Public hours Tues. 9:30 to 11 a.m., Sat. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Museum available to rent for birthday parties. Playground open to the public. Info: www.wilbrahamchildrensmuseum.org or 596-2472 .

WOMEN'S EVENING FELLOWSHP
Of the Wilbraham United Church will meet Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Mary Reardon Johnson, director of the YWCA. Open to the public. The church is located at 500 Main St. Call 596-2511, ext. 100, if you have questions.

SPECIAL ED. PARENT ADVISORY MTG.
Nov. 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Thornton Burgess School, 85 Wilbraham Rd. Presenter: Dianne White, Ed.D., School Psychologist,Tom Orszulak, C.A.G.S., School Psychologist, Kira Henninger, Ph.D., School Psychologist. Topic: Your Child's Early Literacy Development: "There's No Place Like Home" Fun Activities to Help Your Child Learn to Read.www.wilbrahamchildrensmuseum.org or 596-2472 .

WOMEN'S EVENING FELLOWSHP
Of the Wilbraham United Church will meet Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Mary Reardon Johnson, director of the YWCA. Open to the public. The church is located at 500 Main St. Call 596-2511, ext. 100, if you have questions.

SPECIAL ED. PARENT ADVISORY MTG.
Nov. 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Thornton Burgess School, 85 Wilbraham Rd. Presenter: Dianne White, Ed.D., School Psychologist,Tom Orszulak, C.A.G.S., School Psychologist, Kira Henninger, Ph.D., School Psychologist. Topic: Your Child's Early Literacy Development: "There's No Place Like Home" Fun Activities to Help Your Child Learn to Read.


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