Town Events, Oct. 6 - Oct. 13
|From The Reminder|
NEW CLASSROOM GRAND OPENING
The East Longmeadow School Committee is inviting the public to the grand opening of the last set of new classrooms at Meadow Brook Elementary on Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m., with the ribbon cutting taking place at 7 p.m.
The Western New England Bead League (WNEBL) announces its next meeting on Oct. 19 from 5 - 7 p.m. "Gearing up for the Holidays" is our theme and members and guests will see many new ideas for jewelry and decorating. Entries to the WNEBL Challenge will be judged throughout the meeting. WNEBL welcomes members to this meeting at no charge and guests are welcome to attend for $5. This event will take place at Colorful Creations Bead Company, 37 Harkness Ave. For more info call 525-2229 or visit www.colorfulcreationsbeadcompany.com.
Attention parents of E.L. Bronco baseball players: due to inclement weather of Sept. 27, fall baseball evaluations have been rescheduled for all. Bronco "A" and "B" evaluations will now take place on Oct. 11 from 3 - 5 p.m. at Heritage Park.
FALCONS HOCKEY TICKETS
The E.L. Rec. Dept. announces it has discounted tickets for the regular Falcon hockey season. Price is $11. Come into the Rec. Dept. weekdays to purchase.
Parents of E.L. athletes don't forget to register your child for winter basketball. Deadline for intown is Oct. 10. Grades 1 - 12 eligible (no "K" program). Come into the Rec. Dept. weekdays.
E.L. REC. DEPT. REMINDER
The following programs begin: Ballrooms dance classes on Oct. 6 from 7 - 8 p.m. for eight weeks, working on the waltz and cha-cha, room available; wrestling program, Tues./Thurs., Nov. 25 - Feb. 12, 6 - 8 p.m., for youth in grades 1 - 8, room available; Marlins competitive swim, Mon. - Thurs., Oct. 6 - February, for ages 6 - 18, room available. For more info, stop by the Rec. Dept. weekdays.
Come find out what your community access TV is really all about and how you can get involved on a personal level. Director Don Maki will be at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., on Oct. 10 from 9 - 10 a.m. to speak about how residents can participate with their cable access television station. Don will also be taking sign-ups for a free five-week workshop taking place on Friday mornings from 9 - 11 a.m., beginning Oct. 17 at his ELCAT studio at the high school.
Harvest supper Oct. 25 at First Church in Ludlow, 859 Center St., Ludlow. Sittings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Menu: roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, green beans, rolls and butter, homemade pies and beverage. Adults $10; children 12 and under, $5. For reservations call Kerry at 583-5256 or Dave at 547-2771.
THE ROCKIN ROBIN
Dave Mindell,"The Rocki'n Robin' will perform a concert at the Gazebo at the Ludlow Green on Sunday Oct 12th from 6 to 8pm. Audiences all over New England have enjoyed his exiting show which is free to the public and won't end untill everyone is singing and dancing like birds.
POLISH HERITAGE MONTH
The Polish Pulaski Club announced that on Oct. 12 at noon the club will host its annual ceremony at Pulaski Park in the center of Easthampton to commemorate Pulaski Day. There will be a wreath laying ceremony. John W. Scibak and Mayor Michael Tautznik will address the gathering. By invitation of Benjamin Franklin in 1777, General Casmir Pulaski came to the colonies and was then made 1st General Cavalry Officer by George Washington. Shortly after, he organized the independent Pulaski Legion. General Pulaski, known as the American father of Cavalry, died Oct. 11, 1790. The public is invited to attend.
FALL RUMMAGE/BAKE SALE
Fall rummage/bake sale Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at First Church in Ludlow, 859 Center St., Ludlow. Good used clothing, household items, baked goods.
PIONEER VALLEY STAMP CLUB
The Pioneer Valley Stamp Club will meet on Oct. 14 and 28 at the First United Church of Christ on Route 5 (corner of Longmeadow and Williams Streets). Activities for the evening include a mini-auction and a short meeting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a shop and swap. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Visitors, collectors and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Visit us at www.pioneervalleystampclub.org. Call Bev at (860) 623-6975 or Dave at 783-2809 for further info.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE FINANCIAL SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING
There will be a meeting of the Longmeadow School Committee Financial Sub-Committee on Oct. 16. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. in school's Central Office School Committee Room, 127 Grassy Gutter Rd.
RULES COMMITTEE MEETING
There will be a Rules Committee Meeting Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Fire Station Community Room.
DADS AND DONUTS
Are you Looking for a great activity for kids and their dads? The Youth Service Dept. at the Storrs Library will host Dads & Donuts, a special Saturday activity on Oct. 18. Everyone is invited for an hour of coffee, juice, donuts and crafts. This program for dads and kids will take place from 10 - 11 a.m. Register in advance by calling 565-4182 or visiting the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room at the Storrs Library.
REGISTER TO VOTE
The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 4 election is Oct. 15. The Town Clerk's office will be open until 8 p.m. that day. Any questions or to verify registration, call the Town Clerk at 565-4103.
MATERNAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
The first meeting of the 2008/09 year will feature Linda Lehman, owner of Three Sisters Gourmet Chocolate of 2341 Boston Rd., Wilbraham. Lehman will speak about "The History of Chocolate" and present samples, exhibit items for sale and answer questions from members and guests. Following the presentation a fall tea will take place. The public is invited as we kick off the 173rd year that Longmeadow Maternal Association has served our community. The meeting will be Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Longmeadow Community House.
NEW FITNESS PROGRAM
Do you want more energy, better balance, more flexibility and strength? Sponsored by Longmeadow Adult Center, Performance Rehab on 80 Denslow Rd. has a spacious multi-use facility that allows exercise throughout the year in a safe and comfortable setting. Classes incorporate stretching, work on balance, strength building and walking intervals designed for seniors. You may drop in at will on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at $3 a session. More info at 565-4150.
HALLOWEEN HUSTLE 5K
Center School's Halloween Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. on the Green across from Center School. Crazy Kids races at 9:30 a.m. Costumes encouraged but not required. Register in advance; $12 prior to Oct. 15 sent to Center School PTO, Attn: Halloween Hustle, 837 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow, MA 01106. $15 thereafter.
ADVENTURES IN WRITING
A new creative writing class welcomes all levels of writers. Not an academic class, but an opportunity to develop and sharpen a personal writing style. You may choose whatever inspires you fiction and non, plays, poetry, essays or memoirs. Class is from Oct. 8 - Nov. 12 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Longmeadow Adult Center. A writer-friendly class. Call 565-4150 for more info.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
The Longmeadow Adult Center will host an AARP sponsored two-day refresher Driving Course on Oct. 14 and 16 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. It is designed to create an awareness of the physical changes that we experience as we age and how we can compensate for these changes. There is no fear of failing or threat to your license. Attendance required on both days. An eight hour course with $10 fee for materials. Register at 565-4150.
On Oct. 11 from 11 - 11:45 a.m. kids in kindergarten to grade two are invited to Building Buddies, a new book group, at the Storrs Library. The program consists of a story and discussion, a snack and a Lego or Duplo activity. Children will design, build and display a Lego structure relating to the book that is read. You may register by visiting the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room or by calling 565-4182.
SENIOR MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Fun pick up games for men ages 50+. Players call their own violations. Approx. 15 men show each Wednesday night. A great way to stay fit. Volleyball meets on Mondays, Oct. 6 - June 1 from 7:45 - 9:15 p.m. at the Greenwood Center. Visit www.LPRD.net for more info or registration.
Fuel assistance applications are now available. Eligibility is based on gross yearly income. Family size (# of people in the household) one, $20,800; two, $28,000; three, $35,200. For more info or to make an appt. for help with the process of applying, call Linda Collina at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 565-4150.
BOYS BASKETBALL CLINIC
Grades 3 - 8. LHS Boys Varsity Coach Tim Allen and his varsity asst. coaches offer this concentrated, pre-season two-day clinic. Focus will be on basketball skill fundamentals, contests and games. Proceeds from the clinic will benefit the Boys Basketball Booster Club. Each player receives a T-shirt and basketball. Clinic will be on Oct. 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. - noon at the LHS gym. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.
GIRLS BASKETBALL CLINIC
Grades 3 - 8. LHS Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls will be assisting with instruction. Focus will be on basketball fundamentals, contests and games. Proceeds from the clinic will benefit the Girls Basketball Booster Club. Each player receives a T-shirt and basketball. Coaching staff will be announced. Clinic will take place Oct. 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. - noon at the LHS gym. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.
RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS
Ages 4 - 18. All levels taught by our experienced lifeguards. Class levels may be combined depending on enrollment. Children should be comfortable in the water and toilet-trained. Instruction will focus on stroke development, endurance and water safety. Lessons take place at the LHS pool. Session dates are Oct. 18 - Nov. 22, Level 1 beginners from 2:30 - 3 p.m. and Level 2+ from 3:15 - 4 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info.
"BOO AT THE ZOO"
A long tradition of family fun, magic shows, pumpkin carving, spooky stories and music, singing hayrides, costumed parades and all the creepy critters at the Bronx Zoo make for one spooktacular event! Wear some comfortable shoes, pack your camera and children and enjoy an afternoon at the Bronx Zoo. Fee includes admission and additional attractions. Trip will be on Oct. 19. The bus will depart from Greenwood Center at 6:30 a.m. and return at 8 p.m. Visit www.LPRD.net for additional info and registration.
Gina Daniele presents the following upcoming bus trips: On Nov. 2, take a trip to Mohegan Sun Casino; bus leaves Mom & Rico's, 899 Main St., at 7:30 a.m. On Dec. 6, enjoy Christmas shopping in New York City and see the lights! Bus leaves Mom & Rico's at 7:30 a.m. For more info, contact Gina at 732-8941.
SPRINGFIELD WOMEN'S CLUB
The Springfield Women's Club will host its first meeting of the year on Oct. 15 at Reeds Landing, 807 Wilbraham Rd. The luncheon will begin at 10:15 a.m. with "The Food Dude," radio personality John Walters, who will share ideas on what we eat. Our talented chef will prepare a tasty treat on the spot. In addition Walters will share his views on the best places in the area to dine out. The program will be followed by a short business meeting and lunch in the dining room. The luncheon is $15 with reservations made by calling Carol at 733-2950 before Oct. 9. The program and luncheon are open to the public.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 45 Buckingham St., will have a Gospel Concert at the church on Oct. 26. The concert is a fundraiser for replacement of the present heating system. Time: 5 p.m. Cost: $10 per person. There will be several local artists that include, the featured artist will be Evenus Thompson. Other artists will be elder Willie Naylor, Pastor Derrick Sams, Beverly Watkins-Jenkins, Center Stage Dance Group and others. The public is invited. For more info, call the church office at 736-8567 or Vera at 783-9824.
TUESDAY MORNING MUSIC CONCERT
Tuesday Morning Music Concerts will present their gala program on Oct. 7 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Artists on the program include Lisa Woods, mezzo-soprano, and Joel Martin, piano. This is the 107th season of the Tuesday Morning Music Club. Individual concerts are $10; membership for all 12 season concerts is $30. All are welcome to join. There will be a reception following the program.
SHREK THE MUSICAL
The beloved ogre comes to Broadway. The Wilb. Parks & Rec. Dept. has secured tickets for a matinee on Jan. 17. Tickets on sale now; cost includes transportation and show. Makes a great holiday gift. Limited seats. Register at the WPRD or call 596-2816 for more info.
The Wilb. Rec. Dept. is accepting basketball registration for grades 3 - 8 through Oct. 10. Visit wilbraham-ma.gov/rec for details.
The Wilbraham Women's Club October meeting will take place Oct. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Cecilia Parish Center. It will serve a hot luncheon provided by the board, and will be honoring all past presidents of the club. For entertainment, the Wilbraham Women's Choral Group will present musical treats for the enjoyment of all. The choral group is celebrating its 70th year of musical achievement. Prospective new members to the Women's Club are invited to attend the luncheon and meeting. For more info, call Marlene Jobson, membership chair, at 596-8905.