COLLINS - The 50-Plus Seniors have been offered an opportunity to join the Let's Travel Club of Cattaraugus for what looks to be a very interesting summer trip scheduled for Thursday, July 25, starting with a Buffalo Grain Elevator Tour. A guide will talk about the waterfront, grain elevator, Old First Ward and more. Following a tour of the Grain Elevator, the group will have lunch at Templeton Landing and proceed to board the Miss Buffalo 11 for a narrated cruise while traveling through three bodies of water.
Anna Mallaber, tour director, has graciously invited those of our group who are interested in learning more about the Buffalo waterfront to join the Let's Travel Group on this summer day trip. The cost is $86 per person with a $20 deposit to be paid when making reservations, but no later than May 3. Deposits are refundable in the unlikely event the trip is canceled due to insufficient numbers. Balances are due no later than June 26.
Flyers and a sign up sheet will be available in the Senior Room of the L. K. Painter Community Center during program hours. Reservations can also be made by calling Joan Byrne at 532-2507. As space will be limited, early reservations are recommended.
The spring season of 50-Plus Senior Bowling ends this Wednesday with its annual Bowling Banquet and final bowling session at K & L Lanes in Gowanda. The banquet starts at noon with bowling to follow. The cost for the banquet is $11 per person. For more information, call K & L Lanes at 532-9791. Senior Bowling will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Charles Rinaldi, Gowanda Central School District superintendent, is a guest at Friday's noon pot-luck luncheon in the Senior Room. He will give a brief presentation on how the annual budget in May will impact taxes and the district's educational program. Bring a dish to pass. Table service and beverages will be furnished. Sequence board game will follow.
Other senior activities for the week are as follows:
Monday - Indoor Walking and Exercises led by Pat Tucker, 9 a.m., gymnasium. This three-part program is also held on Wednesday and Friday. Informal Euchre Game, 1 p.m., Senior Room. Both beginners and experienced players are welcome.
Tuesday - Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gymnasium, followed by Tai Chi at 11 a.m.
Wednesday - Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Community Room of Collins Public Library. For more information call Florence Reynolds at 532-3075. Senior Bowling Banquet, noon, followed by final spring bowling session, K & L Lanes, Gowanda. Cost for banquet is $11 and bowling is $1.75 a game or three games for $5. Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m., Senior Room. Bring an unfinished craft, learn a new craft or just socialize with friends.
Thursday - Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., Gymnasium.
Friday - Indoor Walking and Exercise, 9 a.m., gym. Pot Luck Lunch, noon, Senior Room.
Sunday, April 14 - Bus for trip to SUNY Fredonia to see "Diary of Anne Frank" leaves at 1 p.m. from Center's front parking lot. Soup supper to follow at center upon return.
A reminder to all Pinochle and Euchre players: The 50-Plus Seniors' next card party will be held on Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Cost is $5. Also, the next AARP Defensive Driving Course at the Center is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7. At present this is the final class scheduled for spring and summer seasons. Pre-registration is required and can only be made by calling 532-2507.
There are no membership fees for 50-Plus Senior programs and most activities are free unless otherwise noted. Winter appears to be clinging to WNY so in the event of inclement weather, check TV Channels 2 and 4 for closures.
Grape Belt Seniors
The Grape Belt Seniors are excited about a new civic project initiative that was started this month. Jane Russo will be coordinating the collection of coupons to send to service men and women. Coupons for food items and toiletries can be used at their PX stores. Only cut coupons will be accepted.
The next pot-luck luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m. Michelle Gelsimino, luncheon speaker, will share valuable information with the group about the value of acupuncture in pain management. Interested community members are welcome.
There are still a few seats available on the bus to Seneca Niagara Casino on Wednesday, April 24. The cost is only $25 with $20 in slots and $5 for food given to each participant. Payment is due by April 10. Call Judy at 672-5778 to make a reservation.
Come join this friendly group on Wednesday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m. for a relaxing get- together while working on individual projects. They meet the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Stella Michalak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
A reading entitled "A New Beginning" was given by Loretta Hemink. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Barb Barberich with a second by Dorothy Sarzyniak.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski. It was accepted as read by Sandy Tapasto with a second by Pat Kozlowski.
Attendance prizes were won by Carrie Gawronski, Ronnie Ginley and Nancy Woloszyn.
The helper of the day was Irene Christopher. Others assisted.
The kitchen committee for April 10 will be Irene Christopher and Mary Dworak.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Jean Szot and Woloszyn.
Secretary Hemink was welcomed back. "Happy Birthday" was sung to Sophia Kubasik and Julian Niedbalski. They were wished many more.
Mt. Carmel Seniors
SILVER CREEK - The Mt. Carmel Seniors Club meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 3 was canceled due to unavailability of the meeting facility. The next meeting will feature a pizza party, and is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 at 12:30 p.m. New members are welcome to attend.
The committee for the pizza party is: Dorothy Miniri, Ann Snyder, Mary Ann Siebert and Joan Suski.
FORESTVILLE - The Forestville Pioneer Social Club met on April 1 with Ruth Kuehn presiding. Enebel Mirando led the Pledge of Allegiance and the opening prayer was given by Dorothy Merrill. The poem "Daily Thoughts and Daily Needs" followed. Roll call was answered by 21 members.
The secretary's report was read by Peg Heiden and a motion to accept was made by Jane Penhollow and Gertie Syper.
Angie Logan gave the treasurer's report and a motion to accept was made by Arlene Miller and Betty Kuzora.
"Happy Birthday" was sung for the April birthdays of Toni Arcara, Grace Hall and Marge Youngberg.
Sunshine Gal Heiden sent "get well" cards in March to Syper and Carol McEntarfer.
The lunch tickets were won by Vicky Stelmack and Jayme Clark. Both of the 50/50 drawings were won by Hall. The Riles and Woolley prize was won by Peg Brown.
Members were reminded to bring refreshments for the United Senior Council meeting on Thursday, April 11 at the Forestville Municipal building at 10 a.m.
It was voted that an award would be given to a Forestville High School graduate with the third highest grade average.
A letter was read from the Office for the Aging about workshop programs to be held at the Nutrition Sites.
The refreshment committee for the May 6 meeting is Miller, Richard Mosher and Donna Nobles.
A motion to adjourn was made by Syper and Miller.
Share and Care Board of Directors
The Share and Care Board of Directors meeting was held on April 1.
A warm welcome was extended to Jeanine Smith who joined the board.
The Spring Fling will be held April 27 at the Beaver Club. A social hour with hors d'oeuvres will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The buffet dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Admission is $7 per person for members whose dues are paid. For reservations call Phyllis Laurito at 679-1060 or Rose Cerrie at 679-4386, or mail to Share and Care Seniors, PO Box 446, Fredonia NY 14063.
The Spring Fling committee is Charles Mancuso, raffles; Russ Trump and Carolyn LoGuidice, Bingo; admissions, Margaret Larson, Sue Walsh and Betty Klawon. Fundraising in the future will be organized by Barbara Bertner.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - The Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday on Route 5 at the Senior Center with 26 members in attendance. President Ed Newman called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America." Chaplain Irene Conny presented a prayer called "New Hope."
Lorrie Newman presented her monthly treasurer's report which was accepted. It was announced that one member was in Rome, Italy with her daughters and another is on vacation in Virginia Beach with her daughter.
The Hole Parker drawing was won by Conny. Bingo was called.
On April 9 at 1 p.m., the group will have a salad bar luncheon. Salads will be provided by the members who signed up to do so. On April 15 at 1 p.m., the Silver Creek principal will speak to the group. On May 18 the Silver Creek-Hanover Garden Club will hold a garden fair in the town park and gazebo.