COLLINS - Motor coach for 50-Plus Seniors trip Sunday, July 29 to Presque Isle Casino and the Carol Burnett Show at The Station Dinner Theater in Erie, Pa., will depart at 10:30 a.m. from the front parking lot of L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins. (It was incorrectly listed as 11 a.m. in last week's article -10:30 a.m. is the correct departure time). Participants are reminded to bring their Presque Isle Players Card if they have one along with a Driver's License or Passport in order to receive the $10 incentive.
Wednesday will find quilters in the Collins Public Library Community Room and crafters in the Senior Room at the Center. Quilting with Florence starts at 10:30 a.m. and goes until 2:30 p.m. For more information call Florence Reynolds at 532-3075. Open Crafts with Pat Tucker begins at 1 p.m. at the Center. Parking in the front parking lot is requested as the Youth Center is in operation and often times the gymnasium is in full swing during the two-hour craft period.
Showtime's movie for the month of August is "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris and Stephen Fry. The show starts this Friday at 1 p.m. in the Collins Library's Community Room.
Holmes discovers there is a new criminal mastermind at work, Professor James Moriarty, and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective.
Holmes' investigation into Moriarty's plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany and finally Switzerland.
Showtime is co-sponsored by the 50-Plus Seniors and the Collins Public Library and is held the first Friday of each month however, this year there will not be a movie in September due to a conflict with the library's annual Book Sale to be held Sept. 13, 14 and 15 in the Community Room.
Anyone working in or has worked in any aspect of the education field should take note of the offer to them by AARP for a $5 price for the Defensive Driving Course that will be held Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the L. K. Painter Community Center. The six-hour course normally costs $17 for AARP members or $19 for non members.
Pre-registration is required and can only be made by calling Joan Byrne, senior program coordinator, at 532-2507. Participants are required to send a $5 check payable to AARP within five days of registration. The morning of the class, a simple questionnaire coupon has to be filled out. The Aug. 28 Driving Course also is open to anyone at the regular price.
Those who remember with great fondness the singing of the Lennon Sisters on the Lawrence Welk TV show will welcome the news that a new generation of the Lennon Sisters is coming to Western New York for one night only at the historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda. The distinctive harmonies of the Lennon Sisters continue as sisters Kathy, Janet and Mimi carry on the family tradition on Oct. 4 at a 7:30 p.m. performance at the Riviera Theatre. Price is $44 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia, $47 for all others. A refundable $20 deposit is due with reservations with balance to be paid by Sept. 12. Early reservations are needed to determine if there is sufficient interest as a deposit is due with booking of the tickets. For more information or to make reservations, call 532-2507.
The Aug. 22 motor coach trip to Seneca Niagara Casino is filled but standbys will be accepted. Arrangements are being finalized for a final fall trip to the casino and will be announced in next week's OBSERVER.
Thanks are extended to the many 50-Plus Seniors who donated baked goods for the Friends of the Collins Library bake sale held during Legislator John Mills's recent annual hot dog and sausage roast. It is greatly appreciated as all proceeds benefit the Collins Library.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Barb Barberich led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America." A reading entitled "Happiness" was given by Chaplain Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Marian Genovese with a second by Betty Erich. The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Carol Kozlowski. It was accepted as read by Jean Szot.
Attendance prizes were won by Hemink, Stella Michalak and Betty Korzeniewski.
Helper of the day was Michalak and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for Aug. 1 is Jane Steffan and Betsy Standera.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - Sheridan Happy Seniors met Friday at noon for a hot dog roast picnic with 40 present. After the picnic, the group had a meeting with President Ellyn Sutehall asking the members to say the pledge to the flag and sing "God Bless America" and the Happy Senior song. A prayer was offered by Arlene Miller.
Milt Griewisch is home after being hospitalized and Sandy Pagans is in the hospital. Carolyn Wood is at home doing well after having hip surgery.
Gertie Syper's son Calvin Saletta from North Carolina was a guest, and Sutehall's niece Judy Diefenback was a guest and joined the club.
Roll call was given by Mabel Warner. Secretary Clara Griffin presented her minutes of July 6 and Treasurer Angie Logan gave her report. Both were accepted.
The Riles and Woolley drawing was won by Sue Townsend and the 50/50 raffle was won by Pat Smith and Syper.
Joanne Martin reminded members about the mystery bus trip on Monday, Aug. 13. The cost is $70. The bus will leave St. Bosco Hall at 9 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be chicken or roast beef.
On Aug. 10, the Chautauqua County Picnic is at Midway Park.
The food committee for Aug. 3 is Cecelia Petrella, Barb Tower, Ann Spencer and John Reardon.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met on Tuesday at the Route 5 Senior Center with 27 members present. President Ed Newman called the meeting to order with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." A prayer entitled "Peace" was given by Chaplain Irene Conny.
Minutes were read by Secretary Clara Griffin and were accepted.
Dorothy Miniri is back after having surgery. Conrad Pawlak is in room 221 at the County Home. Dot Jones is in Gowanda Nursing Home hoping to go to St. Columban's.
Joanne Martin reminded members about the three-stop mystery trip on Monday, Aug. 13 leaving St. Bosco Hall at 9:15 a.m. The cost is $70 per person. Return time is 4:30 p.m.
Lorie Newman read some cute stories.
Prizes were won by Bud Anger and Jane Park. The 50/50 drawing was won by Miniri, Iva McClenathan and Martin.
Shirley Sikorski donated some green beans for Bingo prizes. Joan Suski called Bingo.
Food committee for July 31 is Anger and Carlton Mohart.
The annual corn roast will be Aug. 21 at noon.
Grape Belt Seniors plan trip
There are still some seats available on the USA Bus trip to Elma and East Aurora planned by the Grape Belt Seniors for Aug. 7. The air-conditioned bus leaves from Big Lots at 8:30 a.m. with stops at a store in Elma where all the merchandise is made in the U.S. After a buffet lunch the bus continues on to Vidlers, one of the few remaining five and dime stores in the country. There will be some time for browsing in town or just relaxing in scenic East Aurora. Call Judy at 672-5778 to reserve a spot.