Senior News Briefs

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of March 31 to April 6

Sunday, March 31: Pickle Ball at 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Monday, April 1: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Tuesday, April 2: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee.

Wednesday, April 3: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym; Quilting with Florence at 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room; Games & Crafts with Pat at 1 p.m., Painter Center Yellow Room; Senior Bowling at 1 p.m. at K&L Lanes in Gowanda, small fee.

Thursday, April 4: Yoga with Donna at 11 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee.

Friday, April 5: Exercises with Pat at 10 a,m,, Painter Center gym; Movie Day at 1 p.m. at the Collins Library.- This month’s film is a bio/comedy/drama starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Popcorn will be served.

** Join the Collins 50 Plus Seniors on Friday, Dec. 20, for the “Holiday Pops Show” at Kleinhans Music Hall. This show is a sell-out every year! We start with coffee and doughnuts after we arrive, enjoy the wonderful pops show, then lunch at Pearl Street Grill. Travel by coach bus. Package price of $110. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 to sign up or for more details. This show is limited to 35, so sign up early.

Collins Center Seniors News

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be April 22 at the Gowanda American Legion with a pot luck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting.

A FEW SEATS AVAILABLE for “MURDER AT LOST MEMORIES MANOR” on Tuesday, April 3. This is a new “Who Done It” set in a lively retirement community. We will travel to downtown Buffalo’s newly restored 115-year-old landmark The Barrel Factory for a delicious buffet luncheon before the performance. We will stop at the Distillery and Tasting Room to sample some of the finest craft spirits in New York State.

SEATS AVAILABLE “OCEAN CITY” May 17-23 We will spend 2 nights in Annapolis with a city tour, visits to Fort McHenry, the US Naval Academy, experience an Annapolis Harbor Cruise and more. We will spend 3 nights in Ocean City, Maryland with oceanfront rooms and enjoy Eco-Cruise aboard “The Explorer” around Assawoman Bay, have a guided tour of Assateague Island’s famous “Home of the Wild Ponies” and LOTS more. Our last night will be in Lancaster. This trip is packed full of lots of interesting sights and experiences and beautiful hotel accommodations.

June 11 we are going to Yorkshire Hall for a hilarious show “DON’T BLAME THE CHEF” …for making you laugh out loud, that is! Yes, it is utter gourmet-hem as Old Italian Master Chef Luigi Mancheezi seeks to share his love of cooking with the world. Our first stop will be at Kutters Cheese and following the show we will stop at Northwoods Alpacas. Yorkshire Hall is always a unique, silly and fun experience.

Tuesday, June 18 we will head to the Seneca Niagara Casino for “BROADWAY TONIGHT LIVE! – MUSICAL REVUE.” This Broadway tribute will take you through Broadway’s greatest hits filling the stage with beautiful customs, dramatic singing, exciting choreography and dynamic music and dancing. They will be performing hits from shows such as “A Chorus Line,” “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” “West Side Story” just to name a few. Cost includes seats for the show $20 in casino play and a free lunch buffet. Depart 8:15 a.m. return 4:45 p.m..

“NY CRAFT & SAMPLING TOUR” Tuesday, July 9. We are heading to fun Western New York counties to enjoy some of the greatest pairings, food, fun, tastings and more. Our first stop is East Hill Creamery, seated in a lovely Chalet to sample varieties of cheeses. Following a tour and tasting at Deer Run Winery, we will enjoy a buffet lunch catered by the Red Osier Restaurant. Several other stops are included.

SEATS AVAILABLE: THOUSAND ISLANDS Aug. 18-21. We will enjoy a wine tasting at the 1000 Islands Winery, a fabulous “Two Nation Lunch Cruises,” Tours of Boldt Castle and the (possibly haunted) Singer Castle with a tour of the Antique Boat Museum and much more. This trip will be fun and relaxing.

For additional information, visit our web site at www.knowhowtours.com/collinscenter or contact Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586. Make checks payable to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034.

Forestville Pioneer Social Club

Forestville Pioneer Social Club will meet on Monday, April 1 at 11:30 for lunch and at 12:30 for a meeting at the Municipal building on Chestnut street.

Grape Belt Senior News

Aerobics and Weights with Catherine on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. In the event that Catherine cancels aerobics and weights, she will post it on the Grape Belt Seniors Facebook page, on her own Facebook page, WDOE and Chautauqua Today. 2019 dues are now being collected at the Center.

All trips, extended as well as day trips, are open to the public; members and non-members. Fliers for upcoming trips for 2019 are available at the Center.

Trips planned for 2019 FIRST PAID – FIRST RESERVED!

May 13: DelLago Casino. Get $25 slot dollars and free lunch buffet. $32 per person. Pay by Feb. 10.

May 24: BPO “An American Salute.” Includes lunch at Pearl Street Grill. Sign up today. Pay by Feb. 10.

June 3: Murder at Lost Memories Manor. $97 per person. Interactive murder mystery at downtown Buffalo’s newly restored 115 year old landmark The Barrel Factory. Includes buffet luncheon. Check out Lakeward Spirits craft distillery, Pressure Drop Brewing craft brewery, Bar Cultivar, Distillery and Tasting room, and more. A “sweet” mystery stop will be made on the way home. Pay by May 1.

June 9: 1:10 p.m. Yankees and Cleveland Indians game. All you can eat buffet until 7th inning. Club seating!

This trip is full and finalized. May sign up in case there are cancellations.

June 26: Customer Appreciation. Seneca Niagara. Pay $30. Get $30 in slots and free buffet. Pay by May 26.

July 20: Great Wellsville Balloon Rally. $55 per person. See 35 Hot Air Balloons take flight from Island Park, making a delightful rainbow of color that floats over the Wellsville area. Enjoy the entertainment, food and vendors at the Main Street Festival.

July 26: Customer Appreciation. Seneca Niagara. Pay $30. Get $30 in slots and free buffet.

Aug. 21: Belhurst Castle. Built in the 1880’s overlooking Seneca Lake. $115 per person. Visit Three Brother Estate Winery. Enjoy 5 free tastings at three wineries and a microbrewery. Buffet lunch at Belhurst Castle. Belhurst Winery for 5 tastings. A stop at Muranda cheese factory before departing for home.

Sept. 4: Grove City Shopping and Oh, So Much More. $73 per person. Includes stop at Campbell Pottery in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania. Shopping at Grove City Outlet Mall. Includes lunch at Hoss’s Restaurant. Over 140 Brand Named Outlets. Final stop is Wendell August Forge featuring handcrafted metal giftware.

October: “Witches Brew” the Musical – Bradford, Pennsylvania. $106 per person. First stop is Zippo/Case Museum. Next, enjoy a sit down lunch at Beefeaters Restaurant, followed by the Broadway style show, “Witches Brew, the Musical” featuring Enchante Cabaret. After the show, visit the Main Street Mercantile and the Tin Ceiling Gift Shop.

Casino trips with shows:

Oct. 8: Musical Tribute to Beautiful and Carole King. Fun-filled, all male Carole King Tribute. Family friendly comedy. Custom musical arrangements. A cast from NYC. $78 per person for show, $20 free slot play, and buffet lunch. Seneca Niagara Casino.

Nov. 5: The Rat Pack. Tribute to Dean, Frank, and Sammy. Seneca Allegany. $78 per person for show, $20 free slot play, and buffet lunch.

Dec. 10: The Lettermen Hits and Holiday Show. Seneca Niagara. $78 per person for show, $20 free slot play, and buffet lunch.

Extended trips for 2019:

David Wendt will be at the Center on Monday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m. for the pre-departure meeting for New York City. He will also discuss the trip to Europe.

Mid-Atlantic Rail Adventure: April 24 to 27. Final payment is due immediately. Trip includes motor coach transportation to Pittsburgh and a river cruise on the Gateway Clipper. Rail transportation to Washington, D.C. aboard Amtrak’s full-service Capitol Limited. Monuments and memorials. Baltimore – Inner Harbor. National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Arlington National Cemetery. Return trip by motor coach departing from Baltimore. David Wendt will be at the Center on April 1 at 10:30 a.m. for the pre-departure meeting for Mid-Atlantic. He will also present on the NYC and Bavarian tours.

New York, New York on July 4: July 3 to 6. Includes Hyde Park – F.D. Roosevelt’s home, West Point Military Academy, Hudson River/NYC Harbor Cruise – view Macy’s fireworks from the Capt. J.P. II. Two-night stay at Edison Hotel in the Times Square area. Shopping. Tour of NYC. Broadway musical. Travel is by motor coach. Seats are still available. Final payment is due April 1.

Bavarian Europe: Sept. 10 to 20. Includes air fare to and from Austria. Then tour Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Northern Italy. Highlights include Milan, Matterhorn, Lucerne, Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Danube River, Vienna and more. Fliers re: this trip are now available. Seats are still available

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. Active members are eligible to join the FB group.

Silver Creek Seniors

The March 26 meeting opened on a cold, sunny spring day. President Ed Newman warmly welcomed back Sally Shevlin. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with meaning. President Newman offered thanks for this special day of sunshine, for the benevolent guidance of our Lord, and the blessings He brings to us.

Our cheerful chirpy group musically honored March and April birthday celebrators with that congratulatory song of love – “Happy Birthday.” And, Nothin’ Says Lovin’ like a special birthday cake baked in the oven with lovin’ hands. Thank you, Marilyn Flint, for baking that luscious marbled birthday cake covered with creamy frosting and served with vanilla and double chocolate ice cream. It was every kid’s dream, and we are still kids at heart.

At the comedy corner, Lorrie Newman delivered the gift of laughter to everyone on this day of celebration. It turns out that mirth has a number of healthful effects. Laughter stimulates the production of hormones which may in turn, trigger the release of endorphins that foster a sense of well-being. Wow! Who knew? Thank you, Lorrie!

Helen Burt reminded everyone to mark their calendars on April 15, an excellent day for a relaxed Seneca Allegany Casino trip to Salamanca. Please call Helen at 467-4681. Don Burghardt then spoke in regard to computer scams and the danger of our likeliness to be affected by them. We seniors must be alert, aware and informed. We thank Don for this important message.

A reminder was offered to attend Sheridan native Donald Cotton’s concerts featuring the Young Men’s Ensemble from the Children’s Chorus of Washington, DC. The first will be held on Friday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center, 10836 Temple Road, Dunkirk. On Friday evening at 7 p.m., a concert at the First United Presbyterian Church, 35 Park St., Silver Creek, will feature members of Cotton’s Young Men’s Ensemble, current Silver Creek Select Chorus and The Chautauqua Youth Chorus, which was founded by Cotton’s music teacher, Nancy Krestic. The concerts are in honor of his teachers.

50/50 winners were Ernie Hilliker, Mary Congdon and Bob Sutehall. Door prizes were won by Ed Newman, Flint and Lorraine Bailey. President Newman called mind-sharpening bingo. Winners were Burt, Mary Ann Seibert, Enabell Mirando, Jan Snyder, Shirley Sikorski, Lorrie Newman (twice) and Dorothy Miniri.

At the next 1 p.m. meeting at the Silver Creek Senior Center on April 2, sandwiches will be served thanks to volunteers.

Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens

Happy spring to all!

The Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens will have their first meeting of the year on April 8 at the Cassadaga American Legion, 228 Maple Ave.

A potluck luncheon will be at noon. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service. Coffee and water will be provided.

New members are welcome. Any questions, call 595-2490. Entertainment will be bingo.

United Senior Citizens

The United Senior Citizens are seeking luncheon reservations. The nomination of officers will soon be taking place and members are encouraged to participate as growth is anticipated. The lunch menu for the April 8 meeting will be ham, sweet potatoes, tossed salad, zucchini and lemon meringue pie for dessert. The $10 check per lunch is to be made out to United Senior Citizens and sent to Evonne Hennebery, PO Box 706, Dunkirk, New York 14048 by April 1 – No Foolin! United Senior Citizens warmly invite those senior citizens in the community to join the organization to greet, meet and eat the second Monday of the month excluding January and February. Yearly dues are $5 and can be sent to Hennebery (as well as the lunch reservation).

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