Town Events, Aug. 18 - Aug. 25
|From The Reminder|
The First Congregational Church at the rotary in East Longmeadow is now in the final stages of accepting applications to their Christmas Collection Craft Fair. This year the fair will take place on Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. With over 700 in attendance last year, crafters can be assured that their products will receive maximum exposure. The deadline for submission of applications is Sept. 1. To obtain your application, visit www.fccuccel.org or call Sandy at 525-7511.
The E.L. Rec. Dept. announces a car wash for our youth field hockey program will take place on Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Rec. Dept., 328 N. Main St. Come help support the teams! Rain date is Sept. 13.
FIELD HOCKEY CLINIC FOR PARENTS
The E.L. Rec. Dept.'s youth field hockey program will conduct a clinic for any parent interested in learning more about field hockey or possibly coaching in the program. ELHS field hockey coach will be instructing the clinic at the high school on Aug. 27 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. For more info on field hockey, go to www.ELyouthfieldhockey.com.
Watch for the E.L. Rec. Dept.'s Fall/Winter Flyer in the Reminder the end of August or beginning of September, advertising our upcoming programs.
HAVE A PIANO TO DONATE OR SELL?
The Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., is in urgent need of a piano in good condition for the Senior Chorus rehearsals and performances and other upcoming programs. Call Dottie Bensley at 525-6190 if you have one to sell or donate.
FRIENDSHIP CLUB SUMMER REUNION
The Friendship Club will have a summer reunion luncheon and play BINGO at Pleasant View Senior Center at 328 North Main St. on Aug. 21 at noon. The menu is shepherd's pie, green beans and pudding. Call to make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance at 525-5436.
Commodities will be distributed on Aug. 20 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. To qualify, you must be an East Longmeadow resident of any age, and you must demonstrate need by showing documentation of your participation in any of the following programs: Welfare, AFDC, Food Stamps, Fuel Assistance, WIC, SSI, Medicaid, Veteran's Aid, Head Start, or sign a statement showing your Gross Yearly Income falls at or below certain amounts. You must sign up at the Senior Center and will be given a ticket which you will keep for the year. No commodities will be given without a ticket.
QUILTING COMES TO PLEASANT VIEW
The Quilting Club will resume beginning Sept. 5 at the Pleasant View Senior Center. The group meets from 1 - 3 p.m. and encourages new members to join. Bring a project you have started or begin one with them, the first project being a table runner.
Every Thursday, Holistic Life Institute hosts a free health seminar. On Aug. 21 at 7 p.m., there will be a talk on nutrition, the importance of cleansing the body of toxins and the importance quality drinking water. Holistic Life Institute is located at 280 N. Main St.
Develop your psychic abilities with the guidance of internationally known psychic Ceil Lewonchuk. You have the ability, now learn how to tap into the universal conciousness. Ceil will be offering eight classes for beginners and include meditation, dream interpretation, telepathy, psychometry, dowsing, healing and more. Classes will take place on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 10. Each class is experiential so you can try your new found techniques at home. For more info, call Ceil at 739-2866.
ALZHEIMER'S BENEFIT DANCE
The Arbors at Chicopee presents the second annual "Night To Remember" on Sept. 12 from 6 p.m. - midnight at the Days Inn on Memorial Drive in Chicopee. Tickets are $20 each and include buffet dinner, DJ and dancing. There will also be several great raffles. Any questions, call Sondra at 593-0088 ext. 104.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE BENEFIT
Shaun Drugan and Salon BLUE are hosting a back to school cut-a-thon on Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 470 Westfield St., W. Springfield. All haircuts are $12. For more info, call 732-0096.
FINE ARTS SHOW
The 6th Annual Fine Art Show sponsored by Tobacco Valley Artists Assoc. still has space available for artists wishing to exhibit their artwork for display or sale. The outdoor show will take place on Sept. 20 from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the grounds of King House Museum, 232 S. Main St., Suffield, CT (rain date is Oct. 4). A 10x10 space is available for $15 for T.V.A.A. members, $20 for non-members. Artists may share a space for $10. Additional info and applications are available by calling Claire Ledoux at (860) 668-6786. Application deadline is Sept. 10.
SENIORNET SEPTEMBER OFFERINGS
The SeniorNet Computer Center at the Springfield Jewish Community Center offers a variety of computer courses for adults. Courses are offered every month. Classes begin the week of Sept. 1. There are openings in most courses. Call 732-1336 for info on available spots in September for Computer Basics, Introduction to Computers, E-mail Workshop, Internet & Google and also for info regarding other courses.
SOMERS CRAFT FAIR
A Somers day of arts and crafts returns on Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Town Hall, 600 Main St., Somers, CT. Free admission, free parking, family fun and kids activities, local artists and American crafters, food and free demos, plus over 50 vendors featuring unique wares, gifts, jewelry and home d cor! Food donations welcome for Somers Food Pantry. Craft fair sponsored by IMAGES4U and Somers ShoppeKeepers.
PATHWORK LECTURES DISCUSSION GROUP
Sept. 7 meeting from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Valley. This is a regular monthly study group discussing the lectures of Eva Pierrakos, founder of Pathwork. A different lecture is discussed at each meeting. There is no charge for the group. Call 298-8182 or 303-1698 for more info.
RULES COMMITTEE MEETING
The Rules Committee will meet on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Fire Station Community Room.
Financial SubCommittee MEETING
There will be a meeting of the Longmeadow School Committee Financial Sub-Committee on Aug. 22. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. in the school's central office, School Committee Room, 127 Grassy Gutter Rd.
On Sept. 13 from 11 - 11:45 a.m. kids in kindergarten to second grade are invited to Building Buddies, a special interactive book group, at the Storrs Library. The program consists of a story and discussion, a snack and a Lego activity. Children will design, build, and display a Lego structure relating to the book that is read. Problem solving and creativity will be in play as the Building Buddies book group enjoys this 45-minute get together. Register by visiting the Philip Michael Lauro II Discovery Room or by calling 565-4182.
STATE PRIMARY VOTING
The State Primary will take place Sept. 16 at the Community House, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. The last day to register to vote or change party affiliation is Aug. 27. The Registrar of Voters will host voter registration sessions that day from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Town Clerk's office, 20 Williams St. Any questions, call the Town Clerk at 565-4103.
GREENWOOD EXTENDED DAY & EARLY RISERS REGISTRATION
Greenwood Extended Day has limited spaces available in its Early Risers, After School and Before & After Kindergarten Program. Contact Kelly Zieba at 565-4163 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour and complete the registration packet. Visit www.lprd.net for further info on the School Age Programs. The registration deadline for the start of school is Aug. 22.
Greenwood Children's Center has limited availability in the preschool 3's classroom. Space is filling up quickly for our full and part time programs! Call Audra for details at 565-4163.
The new fall edition of "Experiences," Longmeadow Parks & Rec. Dept.'s program brochure, will be available online at www.LPRD.net and at the Community House beginning on or around the week of Aug. 18. Residents: your children will be sent home with a copy of the brochure the first week of school. Get a jump on your favorite programs ahead of time: early bird online registration for most programs began Aug. 8 at www.LPRD.net. Remember to check the paper weekly for additional offerings not included in the brochure.
Have you ever wanted to know more about growing your family through adoption? Everything you want to know about domestic and international adoption services. No fees, no forms, just lots of answers. Worldwide, there are more children waiting for families than there are families looking for children. Meetings take place from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The next meeting will be Aug. 21 at 475 Rear Sumner Ave. (behind Goodwill) in Springfield. Please RSVP to Alda Balbino at 746-2027 or a.balbino@AdoptionLinkNow.org.
TECH. HIGH CLASS REUNION
Springfield Technical High School will be having a 56th reunion for the class of 1952 on Sept. 6. For info, call Tom Cocchi at 785-1775, Bob Hutchins at 567-0517 or Lottie Federici at 782-3804 by Aug. 18.
ANNUAL CHICKEN BARBEQUE
The Sisto Lombardi Post #64 Italian War Veterans will host their annual chicken barbeque on Aug. 31 on post grounds at 213 Vineland Ave. in East Longmeadow from noon - 3 p.m. Tickets may be obtained at post quarters during the week from 4 - 6 p.m. or from any member. Rain date is Sept. 1.
SPEED DATING FOR SINGLES
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Sacred Heart Church on Chestnut Street in Springfield will be hosting its annual Oktoberfest on Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind the church. This year's festival will again feature German music with the Black Sheep German Band performing throughout the day. There will be children's games, teenage activities, an apple pie baking contest, bingo, Chinese and grocery wheel raffles as well as a grand raffle that has 12 winners with prizes that range from $100 to $1,000. There will be the popular cash raffle with the grand prize of $20,000 with only 500 tickets to be sold. American and German food and drink will b e available. For more info or to purchase raffle tickets, contact the rectory at 732-3721.
The Our Lady of Grace Society of Springfield will be hosting its Third Annual Procession at the Mt. Carmel Church grounds on William Street in Springfield on Sept. 7 beginning at 11:30 a.m. An Italian style marching band will lead a procession around the church grounds. The statue of Our Lady of Grace will be carried by the members of the society during the procession in the manner customarily observed in Italy. A Mass in the church will be offered at 1 p.m. followed by food, refreshments and Italian music by DJ Rocco. All are welcome.
The High School of Commerce's class of '56 will host a reunion lunch on Oct. 1. Anyone interested can call Ginny at 525-3592 or Roz at 525-7759.
ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
The Italian Cultural Center is sponsoring Italian language classes for beginners 1, 2 and intermediate levels starting Sept. 23 at 56 Margaret St. Parking in Mt. Carmel Church and School parking lot. Classes are eight weeks, 6 - 8 p.m. Registration fee includes textbook. For more info, call the ICC at 732-6569 and leave a message.
HOT JAM JAZZ TRIP
On Sept. 9, see the Hot Jam Jazz Show and visit Foxwoods. Board the motor coach at 7:30 a.m. to Foxwoods Casino where you will enjoy a free buffet, $20 Keno and wampum bucks during the five hour stay. Then off to the Hot Jam Jazz show at the Holiday Inn. You will be treated to bountiful hors d'ouvores at your table, coffee and tea, and a cash bar with drink specials. Expect to arrive home by 6:30 p.m. Contact Betty at 896-8801 if interested.
AQUA TURF CLUB TRIP
On Oct. 20, depart at 9 a.m. for the Aqua Turf Club in Connecticut. There, you will have a luncheon followed by the musical show "Running Wild in the '20s." There is no walking required for this trip. Contact Betty at 896-8801 if interested.
On Aug. 21, Reeds Landing Retirement Community, 807 Wilbraham Rd., will host a presentation by Paul Leary from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. He will speak about senior driving. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Call to make reservations at 782-1800.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
The next HWRSD School Committee meeting is scheduled to take place on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Minnechaug Regional High School.