Town Events Sept. 13 - Sept. 20
|From the Reminder|
HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
East Longmeadow High School will host its first semester open house on Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Parents will meet in the auditorium, then visit their child's classes at 10-minute intervals during the evening. Teachers will provide parents with an overview of their courses and state goals for the semester.
BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE
To support WTM Youth Hockey Bantam B team will take place at Pediatric Dental Associates, 52 North Main St.,from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 25. Call 525-0063 if you prefer us to pick up.
Applications are now being accepted for the Crafty Apple Fair on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 215 Somers Rd. Call the church office at525-7416 or visit www.elumc.org .
SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER
At American Legion Post #293, 3 Legion Court, Sept. 23, from 6 to 7 p.m. Menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, toasted garlic bread, sheet cake, brownies, soda, coffee, tea. Additional drinks available at bar for extra cost. Tickets $8.50/person. Questions, call Chris at 592-0596 or post after 4 p.m. at 525-2058.
The Nov. 6 Christmas Collection Craft Fair at First Congregational Church at the rotary has all inside spaces filled; but is looking for vendors interested in an outside space. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For application, visit www.fccuccel.org or call Sandy at 413-525-7511.
ELHS 50th BIRTHDAY PARTY
Committee will meet Sept. 20 in the East Longmeadow High School cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.
MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS
The Pleasant View Senior Center has an urgent need for drivers, permanent and substitute, to deliver Meals on Wheels to housebound elders in East Longmeadow. Two hours one day a week is all that is required. Stipend is paid. Contact Sandy or Stephanie at 525-5436. Drivers will need to pass a background check.
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATIONS
Attorney Dave Carlson will offer free legal consultations at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning Sept. 21. Half-hour appointments from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 525-5436.
MAKE YOUR OWN JEWELRY
Sandy Merrill will resume jewelry classes the first Monday of each month at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. at 9:30 a.m. Cost of instruction is $3 and supplies are extra.
ART CLASS FOR ADULTS
Local artist Jeff Kern is teaching basic drawing, design and basic techniques at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Evening classes on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Morning classes on Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15.
SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Will feature entertainers Larry Ruhl and Ellen Lovina at their "Welcome Back" party on Sept. 16 at 12:30 p.m., sponsored by PeoplesBank. Noon lunch will be roast turkey w/stuffing, mashed potato w/gravy, butternut squash, chocolate pudding. $3 lunch. Call 525-5436 at least one day in advance for reservations.
MANICURES FOR SENIORS
Melissa from Melissa's Traveling Salon will be giving manicures the second and fourth Fridays at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. 20 min. appointments between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Cost is $10. Call 525-5436 for an appt.
TAP DANCE FOR ADULT BEGINNERS
Diane Shields is starting a new session at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St., at 6:15 p.m. beginning Sept. 14. Cost is $35 for six weeks, $30 for seniors. Call Diane for more information, 413-218-2375.
ZUMBA CLASSES RESUME
At the Pleasant View Senior Center at 4p.m. beginning Sept. 13. Four-week sessions at $4 per class. Sign up at the first class, pay instructor.
50's SOCK HOP
The COA and East Village Place will be co-sponsoring a special luncheon with a 50's sock hop theme at the Pleasant View Senior Center Sept. 15 starting at 11:30. Appetizers, entertainment, popcorn and cotton candy and for dessert, root beer floats! Wear your best 50's costume or "crazy" socks -- prizes awarded. Call 525-5436 to reserve your luncheon of Cheeseburger w/lettuce & tomato, steak fries, cole slaw and fresh fruit.
Meets Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View Senior Center. The readings for summer/September meeting are, "House Rules," by Jodi Picoult and "Cutting for Stone," by Abraham Verghese. All welcome.
VETERANS COFFEE HOUR
Veterans' representative George Herrick will resume monthly meetings Sept 21at the Pleasant View Senior Center, 328 North Main St. Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month, all area veterans are welcome and encouraged to attend.
WIDOW, WIDOWERS GROUP
Meets once a week in Chicopee. For more info please call: Helen at 533-4660 or Don, at 436-7332.
SAFE BOATING COURSE
The Springfield Power Squadron, a division of the United States Power Squadrons, will offer a free "Basic Safe Boating Course," beginning Sept. 15 in the cafeteria of the Wilbraham Middle School, 466 Stony Hill Rd. from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost of $50 for the book and tools. Those who pass this course are qualified to obtain a Connecticut boating and/or PWC license or to boat in New Hampshire. Course runs for seven weeks. For more info or to register, call P/C Warren E. Newhouse at 596-3044.
Foxwoods trip sponsored by the University of the Third Age, at Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, Conn. Sept. 28. Cost is $17, which includes a $10 coupon and a $5 Keno ticket. Trip leaves Asnuntuck Community College at 8:15 a.m. and returns about 5:30 p.m. For more info call Molly DiSalvo at 860-668-5541. Make checks payable to: U.T.A. Club, 45 Bridge St., Apt. 223, Suffield, CT 06078.
SUFFIELD FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
Suffield Fine Arts Festival sponsored by the Tobacco Valley Artists Association will be Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the King House Museum, 232 South Man St., Suffield, Conn. Rain date: Oct. 2. Festival includes music, refreshments, painting on site.
ROAST PORK DINNER
The ladies' Glee Club and men's Singing Section of the Springfield Turnverein, 176 Garden St., Feeding Hills invite everyone on Sept. 17 for their roast pork dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Menu includes: roast pork, potatoes, vegetable, dessert and coffee or tea. Tickets are $8. Reservations: call the club at 786-0924 or Wilma Gillan at 786-4671. Deadline is Sept. 15.
GOLFING FOR A CURE
Relay for Life Golf Tournament Sept. 26 at Pine Grove Golf Club, Northampton. Four person scramble with 11 a.m. shotgun start. Registration from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. No coolers allowed on course. Golf, $80 per person, $300 per team; hole sponsors, $75; cart sponsor, $50; golf without dinner is $55; dinner without golf is $25; 50/50 drawing. All proceeds go to support the American Cancer Society. Golf, cart, munchies at the turn and steak dinner after included in registration fee. For more info call Ken or Terry Adams at 774-9844.
QUABBIN VALLEY TWIRLERS
Dance in Ludlow Sept. 19 at the Union Church of Christ, 51 Center St. starting at 7 p.m. Also in Belchertown at the American Legion behind the Police station on RT., 202 on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.Singles, couples and Families are invited to try two classes for free. For more information call Gloria or Fran Vivier at 467-3352.
BIG H EVENTS AT FEDERATED CHURCH
The Federated Community church, 590 Main. St. will host a blueberry pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m. on Sept. 18, Tickets $4 adults, $2 children; will offer fish chowder and lobster rolls Sept. 18 and 119 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Host a chicken barbeque sept. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m., tickets $12, reservations 566-3711; bake sale Sept. 18 and 19 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; offer homemade blueberry pie with ice cream Sept. 18 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; sponsor a free concert in the sanctuary Sept. 18 at 3:30 p.m. and a free jazz concert on the church lawn at 2:30 p.m. There will also be a craft fair.
OLD CEMETERY TOUR
Meet on Chapin Road at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 (rain date: Sept. 28). Half-hour tour for grades four and younger; one hour tour for grades five through adults. Younger children may stay for the second half. Join local historian Connie Witt as we explore the lives and historical significance of those buried in the old town cemetery. Reservations are not required. Info: 566-3047 or www.hampden-library.org
HISTORY OF THE SESSIONS FAMILY
At the library at 6:45 p.m. on Sept.14, guest lecture by Dr. Jonathan Beagle, Assistant Professor of History at Western New England College offers a glimpse of what it meant to be American during the American Revolution,as seen through the experiences of one representative Hampden family Questions and discussion periods will follow. Part of the "More Perfect Union" events.Info: 566-3047 or www.hampden-library.org
At the Longmeadow Adult Center, Sept. 23 at 11:30 a.m. Special luncheon celebrates the birthdays of anyone born in September. Cake supplied by our friends at Glenmeadow. Free for those with September birthdays; $3 for all others. Call 565-4150 to register.
At the Longmeadow Adult Center Sept. 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. Beginners and experienced researchers welcome. We will use computers to help you research. Everyone welcome. Free.
JOURNEY TO JAZZ
Resumes at the Longmeadow Adult Center Sept. 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. with the music of a very hot new Jazz trumpeter, Cindy Bradley, on her debut album, "Bloom." Bradley captivated the audience when she played this summer in Court Square at Springfield's very successful Hoop Jazz Festival. Free.
FRIDAY YOGA SPECIAL
At the Longmeadow Adult Center on Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. Designed for people looking for "just a little bit more yoga" or a "pre-weekend lift." Chair or mat. $21 for all three classes. Call 565-4150 to register.
ANNUAL CHALLENGE WALK
Takes place Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. The traditional Longmeadow vs. East Longmeadow Challenge Walk needs an enthusiastic crew from Longmeadow. Three mile and a one mile walk to the East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center on Dwight Road, sponsor of the event. Teams leave from St. Andrews Church (three mile) or Talbots (one mile). Post-walk brunch and prizes.
Trip to Barrington Stage, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Still a few tickets left! Lunch at the Cork 'n Hearth on Laurel Lake in Lee included. Cost is $74, ($69 for those over 60 and students). To reserve, call 565-4150.
Trip on Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Package includes a $15 food coupon or the free buffet plus $5 free bets. Cost is only $25. To reserve, call 565-4150.
MOMS CLUB MEETING
On Sept. 27. If you are an are interested in learning more about us, and what we have to offer you; your children; and our surrounding communities, contact us at LongmeadowMomsClub@yahoogroups.com for meeting details.
911 CELL PHONES
Are available for seniors at the Longmeadow Adult Center. These phones are for emergency use only they are limited to calling 911. Appointments will be Sept. 21, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16. Special thanks to Millicent Sacks and Jean McCorry for coordinating this important program. For info or to schedule an appointment, call 565-4150.
ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP
Meets Sept. 23 at12:30 p.m. at the
Longmeadow Adult Center.Join Debbie Hirshfield, trained volunteer for the National Arthritis Foundation.Topic of the month "Pick A Joint. Any Joint. " Join "The Meddowe Walkers" Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m. at the Enfield Mall Target entrance.
HARVEST DINNER DANCE
At the American Legion on 379 Oak St.,Oct. 2 from 6 -10 p.m. Dinner of roast pork with cranberry-apple stuffing, roasted potatoes, home-made macaroni and cheese, fresh green beans and apple crisp at 6 p.m. followed by dancing to music from the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70's from 7to 10 p.m. with DJ Tommy Tunes. $20 per person. For tickets, more info. call Bryan at 525-8053. All clergy are free. Sponsored by the K of C Council #63.
CLASSICAL CLASS OF 1970
Will be celebrate its 40th class reunion Oct. 2 at The Munich House, Chicopee, at 6:30 p.m and Oct. 3 with brunch at Classical High School. If you have not received invitation call Cleo Warden: 596-6411; begin_of_the_skype_highlighting413-596-6411 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or visit http://ClassicalHigh70.com for more information.
OLSH FLEA MARKET
Spaces are available at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Flea Market Oct. 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Parish Center, Rosewell St. Lower level will feature used items, second hand jewelry, used books; the parking lot will host a flea market. Info: call 782-8041.
Springfield Storytellers will meet on Sept. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghosue, 245 Porter Lake Drive. Sessions open to all. Free. Story telling takes place every third Friday of the month. For info, directions, call Doug at 733-9815.
HUNGRY HILL LUNCHEON
The Hungry Hill Center will have a luncheon on Sept. 28 at noon. Cost: $2; reservations required one week in advance. Special presentation offering info on the health care reform and how it will affect your coverage and cost, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, RSVP 733-9411.
BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC
Chicopee Visiting Nurses Association will offer free blood pressure readings Sept. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. Foot care service by Pedi-care nurses is on Sept. 23 by appt. Fee for service. Appointments by calling the Hungry Hill Center.
HUNGRY HILL COUNCIL MEETING
Hungry Hill Neighborhood Council meeting Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Info regarding a variance required to build a single family home on Bevier Street available. Representatives from the Springfield Police Dept. and Mayor Sarno's quality of life liaison are at this meeting to hear residents' concerns, etc. Refreshments are served.
Kidz Sunday, featuring a children's service, games, and food Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church, 80 Arvilla St. Info: 525-9472 or www.mynewlifefellowship.com.
JIM BOUDREAU BENEFIT
Benefit for Jim Boudreau Sept. 25 from noon-5 p.m., rain or shine, at Elks Lodge #61, 440 Tiffany St. Includes a car/motorcycle show, live bands and DJ, bounce house, raffle prizes, pig roast and hamburgers and hot dogs. Donation: adults, $20; kids six to 12, $5; under five free. Contact Dino at 427-2008 or Billy at 525-1710.
POT ROAST DINNER
Saint Barnabas and All Saints Church, 41 Oakland St. at the Forest Park light, will hold a pot roast dinner on Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Adults: $10; children five to 12, $5; children under five, free. For reservations call the church at 732-2981 and leave a message with number of people, or call 567-7762.
FALL JEWELRY CLASSES
With Sandy Merrill begin Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Greenleaf Community Center. Cost is $3. Next classes are Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20. To register or for more information please call Kerri at 750-2873.
Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, Plumtree Road. Youth choir provides contemporary music. All welcome.
16 ACRES CIVIC ASSOCIATION
Monthly meeting Sept. 21 at Greenleaf community Center. Crimwatch and community policing meeting at 6 p.m.; Association meeting begins at 7 p.m. Featured speakers: representatives from the city's finance board.
YOUNG PLAYGROUPS AVAILABLE
Wilbraham Children's Museum welcomes children birth to pre-kindergarten. Organized 90 minute playgroups available Mon. to Fri. Museum open Sat. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Museum available to rent for birthday parties. Beautiful playground open to the public. To inquire - www.wilbrahamchildrensmuseum.org or 596-2472.
JOYCE ROBINSON MEMORIAL WALK
Join us for the Joyce Robinson Memorial Pancreatic Research Walk. Registration for the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Mile Tree Elementary School at 621 Main St. with the walk following at 10 a.m. The walk consists of three separate routes walkers can chose from a one-mile walk, a three-mile walk and a five-mile walk. All three routes start from Mile Tree and head toward the center of town. Those wishing to sign up for the walk or sponsor a walker may do so by going to www.lustgarten.org, clicking on the "Get Involved" tab, then selecting the Wilbraham walk from the list.
MEET THE CANDIDATES FORUM
Forum sponsored by Friends of Wilbraham Seniors Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. at Gardens of Wilbraham, 2301 Boston Rd. Come hear from the two candidates vying for the position of Selectmen, David Barry and Robert Boilard. Van available to those who have no transportation. Call 596-8379 to let us know you are planning on attending or to arrange for a ride. Light refreshments.