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Town Events Oct. 25 - Nov. 1

From The Reminder

EAST LONGMEADOW
ZITI DINNER
Fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 275. Oct. 29 at St. Paul's Luthern Church, 181 Elm St. Seatings at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Adults $8, children under 12 $5. Menu: ziti with sauce, salad, bread and butter, dessert, soda, coffee, tea. For tickets call Lynn Booth at 525-3026 or Greg Moreau at 783-6677. Tickets also available at door.

SIRLOIN STEAK DINNER
Oct. 28 at American Legion, 3 Legion court. Menu: grilled sirloin steak, baked potato w/sour cream, green beans, garden salad, rolls and butter, carrot cake, soda, coffee and tea. Other drinks available at bar for extra cost. Serving 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets: $12/person. Info: Chris at 592-0596 or Legion Post after 4 p.m., 525-2058.

ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS
Four-week program at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Elm Street, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. ZUMBA is a fun dance fitness class, geared toward all ability levels. Cost: $20 for four sessions. Pre-registration via email required: phillipsgirls3@yahoo.com(Kelly Phillips).

WINTER BASKETBALL
Deadline to register for in-town basketball is Nov 5. Evaluations Nov 6 at Birchland Middle School. Times: 10:30 a.m. for girls in seventh/eighth grade; 11:30 a.m. for boys in seventh/eighth grade; 12:30 p.m. for girls in third/fourth grade; 1:30 p.m. for boys in third/fourth grade; 2:30 p.m. for girls in fifth/sixth grade; 3:30 p.m. for boys in fifth/sixth grade Must be registered. Register on line at eastlongmeadowma.gov or come into the Rec. Dept., Mon. to Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MIDDLE, HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING
Pre-season conditioning program for seventh/eighth graders Mon. and Wed., 6 to 7:30 p.m. or Tues. and Fri. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1 to 22 at high school in the Small gym. Enrollment for East Longmeadow students only. Register on site or in the Rec. Dept., Mon. to Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee is $30.

YOUTH WRESTLING
For those in first through eighth grade, introducing them to the basic wrestling skills and conditioning exercises. T-shirts and headgear provided. Fee is $55. Classes are Tues. and Thurs. from 6 to 7:30 p.m at high school small gym Nov. 23 to Feb. 1. Register online at eastlongmeadowma.gov or in Rec. Dept., Mon. to Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Questions, call 525-5437.

SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Will play Halloween BINGO on Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. Noon luncheon will be seafood platter, French fries, cole slaw and pineapple. Pumpkin pie door prize for best hat and best costume! Call 525-5436 at least one day in advance for reservations.

NURSING STUDENT VISIT
On Oct. 27, Elms College nursing students will be giving a presentation on "Osteoporosis: causes, prevention, and treatment" at 1 p.m. in the Wellness Center at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St.

MINI-HEALTH FAIR
Nursing students from UMASS will be presenting a mini-Health Fair on Nov. 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. They will be giving a brief talk and then be available for questions following lunch.

CHAIR MASSAGE
At the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. with Jason Morin, L.M.T. of The Body Mechanic. Massages are 15 minutes at $15, beginning at 9 a.m. Call 525-5436 to book an appointment for Nov. 2.

SPA SERVICES FOR SENIORS
At the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., beginning in November. Carol Marnelakis, certified esthetician and licensed manicurist will be available Nov. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to noon to answer any questions regarding the services she will be providing and set up appointments for Nov. 18. Call 525-5436 to register for Nov. 4.

MODEL CARS, TRUCK INSTRUCTION
Joe Mascaro has been building model cars and trucks 1/24 scale for over 50 years and would like to share his talent and expertise with others. Call the Senior Center for more information, 525-5436.

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.

GARDEN CLUB
Will meet Oct. 28 at noon at the First Congregational Church. Guest speaker Ellen R. Savulis from the Springfield Science Museum will talk on prehistoric horticulture in New England, with an update on paleoethnobotany and archaeology in the Connecticut River Valley. Public welcome. Info: call Nancy Heath at 525-6206.

BOOMER CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GRP
For those who are taking care of their parents and feel overwhelmed, a support group meets the last Wednesday of month at Bluebird Estates. Next meeting is Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. For info or to RSVP call 525-8600.

GREATER SPRINGFIELD
LAUGHING BROOK HIKE
Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon in Hampden. Leaders: Dietrich Schlobohm -788-4125 and Kevin Kopchynski. Meet at Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary parking lot on Main Street. We will hike part of the new self-guided nature trail and the East Brook Trail. Wear supportive shoes and pack a lunch or snack.

AUTUMN HARVEST BALL
Western Mass Square and Round Dance will sponsor our third annual Autumn Harvest Ball Square Dance Nov. 7 at the East Longmeadow Senior Center, 328 North Main St. in East Longmeadow from 2 to 5 p.m. Featured caller is Bruce McCue; cuer is Phil Gatchell. Advance tickets are $7; at the door tickets will be $8. For tickets contact Gloria Vivier, 467-3352.

LA SALETTE HOLIDAY BUS TRIP
Dec. 3 trip to La Salette Shrine for Christmas light display and dinner at the Wright Farm Restaurant in Harrisville, RI. Dinner at 4 p.m. then to La Salette Shrine. Depart from Immaculate Heart of Mary Church parking lot, Granby, on RT. 202 at 2 p.m.; return at 11 p.m. Cost is $45, includes the bus, dinner, driver gratuity. Trolley is available at La Salette for $3. For tickets call Gloria at 467-3352.

FRENCH MEAT PIE SALE
St. Elizabeth's Parish, Hubbard St. Ludlow, hosts it's annual French meat pie sale in the Pastoral Center thru Nov. 4. Individual size pies sell for $3 Please call the Pastoral Center at 547-0239.

HALLOWEEN DINNER DANCE
Vietnam Veterans of America, Western Mass. Chapter One-Eleven, will sponsor a "Halloween Oldies" dance on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 7 p.m. until ?? at the Knights of Columbus, Council 69, 460 Granby Rd., in Chicopee (across from the Elks). Costumes not mandatory, but prizes will be given for best costumes. DJ "Cruizin With the Kuz" will provide the music. Donations are $10 pp and tickets will be available at the door. Open to the public. Bring your own munchies; cash bar will be available. All proceeds benefit Chapter One-Eleven programs.

HAMPDEN
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
The Hampden special town Meeting will take place on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Thorton Burgess Middle School. The warrant for the meeting is available online at www.hampden.org.

TODDLER HALLOWEEN PARTY
Children birth to age three are invited to Hampden Public Library Oct. 27at 11 a.m. for the annual Halloween party and mini-parade through the Hampden Town House. Costumes, if they wish. Photos with parental/guardian approval and treats. Siblings up to age six welcome. Registration is not required. For more info contact the library at 566-3047.

INFANT & TODDLER STORYTIME
For newborns to age 3 meets Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at Hampden Public Library. Free. Optional play and social time after 15 to 20 minute program. Siblings, day care providers are welcome. This is an ongoing program. For more information, call 566-3047 or email Christina Fairman at cfairman@cwmars.org.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Begins Nov. 3 at Hampden Public Library at 1:30 p.m. for ages 3 to 5. Free. Siblings, day care providers welcome. Approximate duration is half an hour. This an ongoing program. For more information, call Hampden Library at 566-3047 or email Christina Fairman at cfairman@cwmars.org.

LONGMEADOW
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. The next home game is Oct. 30 vs. Hartford at 7 p.m.

MOBY DICK! THE MUSICAL
Bay Path College Performing Arts Department presents Moby Dick! The Musical. Preview performance will be Nov. 5 at 8 p.m., with tickets at $14 for the general public and $10 for seniors. Tickets are $15 for additional performances; Nov. 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m.; matin es Nov. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. All performances in Mills Theatre, 588 Longmeadow St. Box office opens Oct. 27; to purchase tickets call 565-1307.

STORYTIME CLASSES AT STORRS
A five-week series of children's classes will begin the week of Nov. 1 at t Storrs Library, 693 Longmeadow St. On Oct. 25, beginning at 10 a.m., the Philip Michael Lauro II, Discovery Room will accept walk-in registrations for a new series of children's early literacy classes for children who are between the ages of 18 months and 6 years. Phone registrations accepted after 11 a.m. for all programs. Call 565-4182 for more information.

STORY STRETCHERS
An after school Story Stretcher workshop will take place on Tuesdays at 3:20 p.m. for children 5 to 8 years of age. Includes a group reading, snack, game and craft activity. Story Stretchers will begin on Nov. 2 and continue until Dec. 7.

PARENT & TOT PROGRAMS
Two parent and tot beginning literacy classes for children between the ages of 24 and 36 months of age will take place Wednesdays at 10 and 11 a.m. from Nov. 3 to Dec. 8. Program consists of finger plays, music, stories and a craft. Each child must be accompanied by their parent or caregiver with no younger siblings attending.

STORYTIME AT STORRS LIBRARY
There will also be two separate storytimes Thursday morning at 10 a.m. and Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. for children 3 to 5 years of age. Classes begin Nov. 4 and continue until Dec. 16. Sessions are limited to 20 children each.

BOOKS & BABIES
Storrs Library invites parents and their babies between the ages of 18 and 24 months to a five-week series of programs for younger children. Begins Nov. 5 and continues through Dec. 17. The Meadows Lodge of Masons donated all materials for this program.

JEWELRY MAKING AND REPAIR
Begins Nov. 1 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center, Maple Street. Join Sandy Merrill on the first or third Monday of any month for an afternoon of jewelry making. $3 per session, plus the cost of materials.

BOOK CLUB
Meets Nov. 2 at 12:30 p.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center, Maple Street. The book for November is "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. In December, the group will be discussing "The Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages" by Vanitha Sankaran. New members are always welcome.

COMPUTER E-MAIL AND INTERNET
Class runs Nov. 3 to Dec. 15; no class Nov. 24, from 10 to11:30 a.m. at Longmeadow Adult Center. Ed Edler's six-week course will cover the basic functions of e-mail using Microsoft Outlook Express and the basics of exploring the World Wide Web. $18. Register 565-4150.

VETERAN'S GROUP
Meets Nov. 3 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at the Longmeadow Adult Center. Guest speaker is Daniel Hamre from the American Legion. All area veterans are invited. In honor of Veterans Day, veterans may have a free lunch before this meeting. Please make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance by calling 565-4150.

READING RADIO SCRIPTS
Meets Nov. 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Longmeadow Adult Center, Maple Street.
The script this month is a Thanksgiving episode of "The Great Gildersleeve." Join the group for an hour of laughter and relaxation. Everyone is welcome.

MARK OPPENHEIMER AT STORRS
Oppenheimer will be the featured author Nov.14 at 10:30 a.m. at a special library event, co-sponsored by the Springfield Jewish Community Center as part of the Springfield Jewish Book Festival. Oppenheimer writes a regular column on religion for the New York Times and is a frequent guest speaker on NPR. He teaches English and political science at Yale. His most recent book is "Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate." Free and open to the public. Refreshments. Call 565-4181 to register.

MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVER
The Longmeadow Adult Center needs Meals on Wheels drivers to deliver the noon meal. Training is provided for a specific route and you choose the days that are convenient for you. Route consists of approximately 20 homes and requires about two hours to complete, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information please contact Ellen Gold at 565-4150.

MOMS CLUB
The fastest growing support group for at-home mothers, (a nonprofit corporation and a 501 (C) (3) publicly-supported charity) will host it's next general meeting on Oct. 25, 10 a.m. Please contact us at MomsClubof-Longmeadow@yahoo.com for details about our meeting location, etc. Children are welcome at our activities and meetings. We hope to meet you soon!

SPRINGFIELD
ANNUAL BAZAAR/CRAFT SALE
The Springfield Hobby Club will host their annual Bazaar/Craft Sale on Nov. 4 and 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 309 Chestnut St. There will be a snack bar, bake sale, jewelry and white elephant tables and members' tables. The downstairs Thrift Shop will hold a fill-a-bag for $5 during the same hours.

BOWLING TOURNAMENT
Join us at the 20th annual Greater Springfield USBC Women's Bowling Association's Family Weekend Tournament to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts at AMF Airway Lanes, 1387 Liberty St., Springfield. Ten pin or candlepin/or both, adult with child/adult with adult/child with child; ages three and up. Designed for fun, not skill. Clowns, door prizes, music, refreshments, raffles. Four age divisions trophies for winners. Entry fee: $7.50 per person. Nov. 27 and 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday); 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Sunday); entries close 3 p.m. For more info or to make a donation, call Diane at GS USBC WBA office at 592-1244 or Jeff at AMF Airway Lanes at 733-7865.

EXPLORING THE FEDERAL DEFICIT
The D'Amour Library Athenaeum Series at Western New England College will host a lecture by Jeff Schrenzel, professor of social work and chair of the department of social work, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. in room 319 of D'Amour Library. Schrenzel will discuss "Our Federal Deficit: How Did We Get Here and What Do We Do?" Free and open to the public. The Athenaeum Series is designed to provide a forum for communication, conversation and discussion of scientific, literary, and other topics. The program is sponsored by the Western New England College Department of Social Work and D'Amour Library.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Texas Roadhouse at the Allen & Cooley Plaza will host an American Red Cross bloodmobile Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free appetizer and will be entered to win a gift certificate. All blood types needed, especially type O negative and B negative. Walk-ins welcome, but appointment encouraged. Call 1-800-922-4376 or go to www.redcrossblood.org . Positive ID required.

Caring for Our Loved Ones
Jewish Family Service hosts a free panel discussion about caregiving, based upon author Gail Sheehy's book, "Passages in Caregiving" Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St. Pre-registration is recommended; e-mail, contact JewishLife@jfswm.org; or call 737-2601. The event is a collaboration with Temple Beth El, Sinai Temple, Jewish Geriatric Services and Jewish Family Service.

BUONICONTI AT ROTARY OCT. 29
State Sen. Stephen J. Buoniconti, Democratic candidate for Hampden district attorney, will address the Springfield Rotary Club's luncheon meeting on Oct. 29 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mass Mutual Room at The Basketball Hall of Fame, West Columbus Avenue. Tickets are $15 per person. Event is open to the public. Info: contact Springfield Club Membership Chair Mike Healy at 267-1217 or visit Rotary Web site at www.springfieldmarotary.org.

VENDORS WANTED
Tower Square is looking for vendors to help spice up the annual Holiday Arts, Crafts and Speciality Gifts Fair Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Citywalk Cafes. If you are interested in participating as a vendor, contact the CBRE/Tower Square management office at 733-2171, ext. 101 or e-mail . The fee to participate is $40 for one table; $45 for two tables. Tower Square retains the right to select a variety of vendors. Not all vendors will be chosen.

WILBRAHAM

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 .

DISCOUNTED FALCON TICKETS
The Wilbraham Parks & Rec. Dept. is offering discounted $11 vouchers for all ages for Springfield Falcons Hockey home games. $1 from each ticket sold will come back to the Wilbraham Parks & Rec office. Visit www.falconsahl.com for a complete schedule and stop by the WPRD office tor ticket vouchers for the 2010-2011 season.

'LET'S GOGH ART' FOR KIDS
Innovative instructors from Let's Gogh Art partner with the Parks & Rec. to offer classes for students in kindergarten through grade seven on Mondays at 5:45 p.m. beginning Nov. 1 at Wilbraham Middle School. For more info and to register, visit www.wilbraham-ma.gov/rec . Space is limited.

WOODLAND DELL CEMETERY ASSOC.
Annual meeting on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the friendship room of the Wilbraham United Church. All lot owners welcome.

WOMEN'S EVENING FELLOWSHIP
The Women's Evening Fellowship of the Wilbraham United Church will meet on Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Guest speaker will be Valerie Morton, owner of Quilts and Treasures. Guests welcome. Church located at 500 Main St. Call 596-2511, Ext. 100, with questions.


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