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Grape Belt Seniors

Aerobics and weights with Catherine on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m.

Board meeting Oct. 16. October luncheon is Oct. 23. Bring a dish to pass.

All trips, extended as well as day trips, are open to the public; members and non-members. Fliers for upcoming trips for 2017 and 2018 are available at the Center.

There are four remaining Day Trips for 2017:

Vineyard Express: Sunday, Oct. 15. Be behind Big Lots by 9:15 a.m.

Customer Appreciation: Monday, Nov. 6. $30 free slots, free buffet. Be behind Big Lots at 8:15 a.m. Bring a photo I.D.! “It Was a Wonderful Life:” Saturday, Dec. 9. Performance of “It Was a Wonderful Life” at Forest Lawn chapel. Lunch at Chef’s. Holiday Poinsettia Show at Botanical Gardens. Be behind Big Lots by 9 a.m. Cost is $98. Payment due by Nov. 1.

The Temptations Holiday Show: Seneca Niagara Casino. Tuesday, Dec. 12. $20, free slots. Free buffet and show. Cost is $68. Payment due by Nov. 1. Be behind Big Lots by 8 a.m. Bring photo ID.

Plans are being made for a trip to Boston to see the New York Yankees — Boston Red Sox game as well as to tour the city. This will take place during the first week of August, 2018. If interested, call Judy Marino as soon as possible for information and to sign up. A $250 deposit is required by Nov. 15.

Also, for 2018, a trip to see The Phantom of the Opera at Shea’s Theater on May 6.

Extended trips for 2017- 2018:

David Wendt will be at the Center on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m., to discuss the following trips:

The Nova Scotia & Maritimes of Canada:eight days and seven nights with visits to many interesting sights. Sept. 12 to 19, 2018.

Historic Philadelphia and Lancaster County. June 19 to 21, 2018. Includes guided sightseeing tour of Philadelphia, Sight & Sound Millennium Theater’s “Jesus” followed by dinner at Miller’s Smorgasbord, Valley Forge National Historical Park, and more.

For information and to sign up for any of the extended trips, call Marianne Serio at 672-5274. For more information and to sign up for any day trips, call Judy Marino at 672-5778.

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Happy Friday the 13th!

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of Oct. 15 to 21

Sunday: Pickle Ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., Collins Town Park or L.K. Painter Center.

Monday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center Gym.

Tuesday: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center Gym. Small fee.

Wednesday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center Gym; Quilting with Florence at 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room; Games and Crafts with Pat at 1 p.m., Painter Center Rose Room; Senior Bowling at 1 p.m. at K&L Lanes in Gowanda. Small fee.

Thursday: Beginning Yoga at 9 a.m., Painter Center Gym.

Friday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center Gym.

**It’s that time of year again! The Collins 50 Plus Seniors will be teaming up with Love INC, and other local organizations to “ring the bell” and collect donations for The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign at Shop N Save in Gowanda between Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve. If interested in helping, call 532-2006 ext. 21 and pick out a time slot. The Collins 50 Plus Seniors will be collecting donations on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All donations raised stay in this local area. Help for this worthwhile cause is appreciated.

**The next AARP Defensive Driving Class will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the L.K. Painter Community Center in Collins. To reserve a seat, call 532-2006 ext. 21 and leave a message with name, phone number, and if planning to have the lunch. The fee for the class is $20 for AARP members/$25 for non-members. Make the check or money order out to: “AARP” and mail to: Town of Collins, Box 420, Collins, NY 14034. The fee for the lunch is $3 and will be collected on the morning of the class upon check-in. Class size is limited, so call early !

Mayville Senior Citizens

About 40 Seniors met at the VFW on Oct. 5. After a delicious lunch, Bonnie Johnson began the meeting. Dianne Goodrich asked for a moment of silence in memory of Ruth Patterson and Maxine Francis. Then two funny stories and a poem followed by all saying the Our Father. The secretary and treasurer reports were read. Goodwill Chairperson Mary Carlson listed October birthdays and anniversaries. She also sent several cards. Tour Director Jeff Wagner noted that monies for the Christmas Dinner Theatre Trip to Erie need to be paid by Nov. 2. The kitchen committee was thanked! Jeff and Sandy Wagner, Janet Loomis and Bonnie Johnson were thanked for providing pizza!

Two new members, Betty Carvella and Diane Strain, were welcomed! Guest Kay Callender was also welcomed! Door prizes were won by Donna Cummings, George Cook, Jane Young, Bev White, Nancy Peters and Rex Wilson.

Members were asked to make their reservations for the Harvest Dinner, Saturday, Nov. 4 at noon at the VFW. The cost is $5 for members $10 non-members. Call Bonnie at 451-4037 or Edna at 789-2316 before Oct. 20.

We were privileged to have Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace as a guest speaker. He gave an informative talk to the group regarding a number of scams targeting the elderly.

Our next meeting is scheduled at noon on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Mayville VFW. We will be entertained by Mr. Ian Liedke from Buffalo. Liedke is a jazz pianist, composer and recent graduate from SUNY Fredonia. He plays a large variety of songs, old and new, that you’ll be sure to enjoy! Come join us!