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Dunkirk Senior Center Board

Day trips:

Thursday, May 10: Jack’s Cleveland Casino trip, includes $25 free slot play and 20 percent off buffet. Price $37 per member. Tickets still available.

Tuesday, June 26: Seneca Allegany Casino matinee Frankie Valli tribute show, includes $25 slot bonus and free buffet. Price: $75 per person. Tickets still available.

Monday, June 11: del Lago customer appreciation trip, includes $25 slot bonus and free buffet. $36 per person. Sign-up begins Monday, April 9.

Monday, July 30: del Lago customer appreciation trip, includes $25 slot bonus and free buffet. $36 per person. Sign-up begins Monday, May 7.

Wednesday, July 18: Lockport Canal Cruise, includes a trip to Becker Farms. $97 per person. Sign-up begins Monday, May 14.

Monday, Sept. 17: del Lago customer appreciation trip, includes $25 slot bonus and free buffet. Sign-up date to be announced.

Thursday, Sept. 27: Fall mystery trip. Lunch at Sprague’s, choce of three entrees. Two to three stops and sightseeing. $70 per person. Sign-up date to be announced.

Extended trips:

Aug. 12 and 13: Thousands Islands. $365 per person. Sign-up begins Monday, April 2.

Sept. 9 through 13: Atlantic City. $430 per person. Sign-up begins Monday, April 2.

Stop by the Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, for fliers for either trip. With questions, call the Center at 366-7530.

United Senior Citizens

Josephine Wierczynski’s March birthday was inadvertently omitted from the previous United Senior Citizens press release.

The next United Senior Citizens luncheon/meeting will be Monday, April 9 at noon. Payment of $10 should be sent to: Evonne Hennebery at P.O. Box 706, Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048 before April 5. Write the check to: United Senior Citizens. The menu is: punch, stuffed shells, fresh tossed salad with homemade dressing, fresh vegetable medley and garlic bread. Dessert will be carrot cake. The gluten free option will be grilled chicken with ice cream for dessert.

Grape Belt Seniors

Aerobics and weights with Catherine Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. If class is cancelled due to bad weather, Catherine will have it announced on WDOE; and will post it on her Facebook page and Grape Belt Seniors Facebook page. NO class on Good Friday – March 30. There will be class on Monday, April 2.

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

Trips planned for 2018 thus far include:

Boston, Massachusetts: Includes Red Sox vs. Yankees game. Aug. 2 to 5. Final payment due June 15.

The Phantom of the Opera: May 6. $152.

Forest Lawn Trolley & History: Wednesday, May 30. This is a new listing! $118.

Note re: all casino trips: one must bring a valid photo ID (passport or driver’s license) in order to receive casino incentive! Those with a Seneca Social card should bring it with them.

Oh, What a Night! “Musical tribute to Frankie Valli & Four Seasons”: June 26. Seneca Niagara Casino. $75 per person.

Mamma Mia!: Dancing Dream tribute group plays tribute to “Mamma Mia” and the music of ABBA. Oct. 30. $75. Trip cut off date is Sept. 15.

Seneca Allegany Customer Appreciation Day: June 27. $31 per person.

delLAGO Casino with stop at Sauder’s Amish Store: July 9. $32 per person.

A Dam Good Trip: Aug. 22. $81 per person. Payment due July 5.

The Drifters White Christmas: Dec. 11. $75 per person. Trip cut off date is Nov. 5.

Shaw Festival Niagara-on-the-Lake: Nov. 18. Lunch at Pillar and Post. 2 p.m. matinee show of “A

“Christmas Carol” at Royal George Theatre. Call by March 24 if interested in this trip. $152 per person, due Oct. 10.

Thousand Islands, Riveredge Resort, Alexandria Bay, New York: July 15 to 16. Seats are still available. Call by March 24 if interested in this trip.

Extended trips for 2018:

The Nova Scotia & Maritimes of Canada: Sept. 12 to 19. Proof of citizenship is required.

Historic Philadelphia and Lancaster Count:. June 19 to 21.

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.

Find Grape Belt Seniors on Facebook. Happy Passover! Happy Easter!

Silver Creek Seniors

The March 27 meeting opened and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung. After Chaplain Dorothty Miniri offered blessings of thanks and gratitude, everyone enjoyed a spring-like array of fun food. Ed Lemiszko delivered and contributed tasty pizza from Little Caesar’s, and there was more than enough for take-home containers. Thank you, Ed! Side orders of tossed salad, Greek pasta salad and desserts completed the April Fool/Easter menu. Thanks to all the volunteers.

What is an April fool? Webster tells us that it is one who is sportively imposed upon on the first day of April. But did you know, that in early use, “fool” was a less contemptuous term than at present; and during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was even used as a term of endearment! How sweet is that? It’s as sweet as our memory songs: “Easter Parade” and “April Showers.”

On April 1, we will celebrate Easter — an annual church festival commemorating Christ’s resurrection. Happy blessed Easter to each and every one.

The 50/50 winners were Sue Borowski, Ellyn Sutehall and Mary Ann Seibert. Door prizes were won by Ed Newman, Enabell Mirando and Eleanor Lemiszko. An Easter potted flower plant, donated by Mary Congdon, was won by Miniri. Lorrie Newman and Mirando brought spring pussy willows for everyone to plant them when the ground is not frozen. Jan Snyder called bingo and the winners were Joe Ark, Joan Suski, Shirley Sikorski (thrice), Miniri (twice), Lorraine Bailey, Eleanor Lemiszko, Jean McDaneld, Borowski and Lorrie Newman.

At the April 3 meeting at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center on Route 5 in Silver Creek, specialty sandwiches will be served as we celebrate Dyngus Day.

Brocton Portland Seniors

Brocton Portland Seniors met March 27, with 44 members and four guests. President Linda Riley led the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by Dan West giving a prayer of thanks. Dan West introduced his Dad, Harry West, a lifelong resident of Brocton. New members Nancy Munson and Ruth Durogi were welcomed. Committee members Beulah Williams, Dorothy Reading, Carm Johnson and Tom DeJoe had the tables all set up, with handmade Easter baskets for each member, and 12 candle centerpieces. Lunch was served, followed by Lucy Hurley leading the group with her beautiful voice and piano. Don Reinhoudt, world-class weight lifter, shared his remarkable life story in film presentation, pamphlets and ended in an autograph session. He supports our area, especially working and helping kids.

The secretary’s minutes and the treasurer’s report were read and approved. The Congregational Church in Portland is holding a chicken and biscuit dinner on April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. Birthdays celebrated for March were Don Reinhoudt, Patty Ploetz, and Jane Perkins.

Contact Margaret Jagoda, 792-7385, to reserve a seat to the Salamanca Casino on April 17 for $30. The bus leaves Brocton Legion at 9 a.m. with a return time at 4:30 p.m., and includes $30 play and free buffet. Robin Carr has an Amish trip on May 1, which will leave Brocton at 10 a.m. by car for the Amish noon meal of two meats, stuffing, vegetables and pies. Homemade bread can be purchased. Troyer Farm will be the first place to visit, then on to the Amish home. The event will be $20, with the club to pay the driver cost.

The Brocton American Legion will host a meat raffle the evening of April 28.

A sign-up sheet for the 43rd anniversary catered luncheon on April 24 was passed. The entree choices are chicken or meatloaf. Pat Cook and George Cook will be the program for this event. Call Rita Stonefoot at 792-4565 to sign up by April 16. The committee for the April 24 meeting is Jean Jaquith, Mary Carey and Ruth Neal. Members are to bring their own personal table service.

Mayville Senior Citizens

Last meeting was held March 15 when we enjoyed a delicious meal and wonderful entertainment provided by Doc Hamels and Will Russell. A great selection of Irish songs accompanied by various string instruments was enjoyed by all attending. The last song, “Danny Boy,” brought tears to our eyes!

Bonnie Johnson, president began the meeting. Dianne Johnson read “What A Day I’ve Had,” a story about seniors and a poem entitled “House Up On The Hill” followed by the Lord’s Prayer. The Secretary and Treasurer reports were read. Tour Director Janet Loomis, 761-6687, announced there are seats available for the Chinese Lantern Festival in Syracuse, on May 30. Please call her or Jeff Wagner, 753-7676, to make your reservation as soon as possible. Full payment is due by April 19.

Thanks were given to the kitchen committee that included Louise Richir, Dolly Gilbert, Bonnie Johnson and Bill Tornstrom. Loomis announced that Brookdale was hosting AARP Driver Safety Courses monthly. Please call 665-2414 for more information or to register.

Door prizes were won by Gwen Thorp, Nancy Peters, Pat Cook and Barb Witherow.

Bill Tornstrom, program chairman, announced our special guest speaker for our next meeting will be Mr. Burl Swanson from the Dewittville Fire Department. He has an excellent presentation on ice rescues on Chautauqua Lake. Please come to enjoy lunch together and then share those experiences with Mr. Swanson on April 5 at noon at the Mayville VFW.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of April 1 to 7

Sunday: Center is closed–Happy Easter !

Monday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Tuesday: No Active Senior Aerobics today!

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

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

Friday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym; Movie Day at 1 p.m. at the Collins Library. This month’s film stars Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, and Kate Hudson. Fresh popcorn will be served.

** Join the group for “Crafts Day with Suzie” on Tuesday, April 17 at 1 p.m. at the L.K. Painter Center in the Community Room to make an “Eye of God” woven cross. All materials are included for a price of $10. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 to sign up.

** Join the 50 Plus Seniors on Tuesday, June 5 for the “Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruise Day Trip.” Historic narrated cruise, lunch canal-side, a stop at Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, with travel by comfortable coach bus, all for $87. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 to sign up or for more information.