Senior Briefs

Sheridan Happy Seniors

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of April 28 – May 4:

Sunday, April 28: Pickle Ball, 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Monday, April 29: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Wednesday, May 1: Day trip to Erie, PA to see the “Four Old Broads” show. The bus leaves the front parking lot of the L.K. Painter Center(2355 Main St., Collins) at 10:15 a.m. and will return by 5:30 p.m. Quilting with Florence,10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room.

Thursday, May 2: Yoga with Donna, 11 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee.

Friday, May 3: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Movie Day at the Collins Library, 1 p.m. This month’s film is a bio/drama starring Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth. Popcorn will be served.

Join the Collins 50 Plus Seniors on Friday, December 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 a delicious lunch at Pearl St. 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.

The next AARP Defensive Driving Class will be held on Tuesday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the L.K. Painter Community Center in Collins. To sign up call 532-2006 ext.21 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and if you would like to have the lunch. The fee for the class is $20 for AARP members / $25 for non-members. Make your check or money order (no cash) out to “AARP” and bring it with you when you check in on the day of the class.The fee for the lunch is $3 and will be collected when you check in on the morning of the class. Class begins at 9 a.m. sharp. Please check in by 8:30 a.m. and bring your check, your AARP member card(if a member), your driver’s license and a pen.

Scheduled trips for the Collins Center Seniors

SEATS AVAILABLE FOR “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.

SEATS AVAILABLE. June 11, we are going to Yorkshire Hall for a Hilarious show “DON’T BLAME THE CHEF” Yes it is utter gourmet-ham as Old Italian Chef Luigi Mancheezi seeks to share his love of cooking with the world. Our first stop is Kotter’s Cheese and following the show we will stop at Northwoods Alpacas. Yorkshire Hall is always a unique, silly and fun experience. Payment is due

SEATS AVAILABLE. 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. Payment is due

“NY CRAFT & SAMPLING TOUR” Tuesday, July 9,we are heading to fun Western New York counties to enjoy some of the greatest parings, 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.

July 25, “CUSTOMER APPRECIATION at the SENECA NIAGARA CASINO” Receive $30 play and a free lunch buffet.

Aug. 14, “MYSTERY TOUR” NO casino, NO Proof of Citizenship, Hilarity at its best. Entertaining, Great lunch, Full of Saints & Sinners, Taste the “specialty” of the area. It’s a MYSTERY.

A FEW SEATS AVAILABLE THOUSAND ISLANDS Aug. 18 to 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 the 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

Dunkirk Senior Center News

Attention all seniors: On Wednesday, May 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Dunkirk Chief of Police David Ortolano will speak about scans, theft and fraud. The presentation is open to any senior.

The Senior Center will hold a “Mom and Pop” barbecued chicken dinner by Weidner’s on Saturday, May 18. The menu includes a barbecued half chicken, buttered spuds, roll and butter, coleslaw, beverage and dessert for $10 per person. Eat in or take-out dining options are available. Music will be provided by the Kokomo Time Band. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Sign-up has begun.

Big Bingo will continue through September, with sessions scheduled May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11 (the second Wednesday of each month). The cost is $5 per person. Doors open at 3 and there is a free “light lunch.”

Tai Chi has been extended an extra four weeks through the month of June.

Travel updates for 2019:

NEW TRIP: Buffalo Creek Casino on Thursday, May 23. $40 casino bonus. No food. Member price: $30. Sign-up has begun. Seats are available.

The May 28 Seneca Matinee Show to see the Beach Boys Tribute has been cancelled. Refunds will be issued starting Tuesday, April 30.

The Monday, June 10 trip to see an Elvis Presley Tribute Show has been cancelled and money has been refunded.

Tuesday, June 25, a customer appreciation casino trip is planned for the Seneca Niagara Casino. The cost is $30 per member and includes $30 casino bonus and free buffet. This trip is sold out, with a waiting list only.

Tuesday, July 23, a customer appreciation casino trip is planned for the Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca. The cost is $30 per member and includes $30 casino bonus and free buffet. Sign-up will begin Monday, May 13.

The trip from Sunday, Aug. 25 through Thursday, Aug. 29 to Atlantic City has been closed. No furhter bookings will be taken. Upcoming: Presque Isle Casino and horse racing trips are being planned for June and July. Details TBA. Also there will be a 22 seat mini trip to Jamestown to visit the Lucy Museum. Watch for fliers.

Watch the OBSERVER on Friday’s Senior page for details of upcoming trips as they are finalized.

2019 membership dues ($5) are past due. The year runs Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. You must have an active membership to participate in programs.

The office, located at 45 Cliffstar Court, is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday all day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center’s phone number is 366-7530.

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.

The May luncheon is on Wednesday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m. Those attending are asked to sign up at the Centerbring 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 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. Leaving at 7 a.m. from behind Big Lots. Remember to bring photo ID!

May 24: BPO “An American Salute.” Includes lunch at Pearl Street Grill. Sign up today. Leaves at 8 a.m. from behind Big Lots — please be there at least 10 minutes before 8 a.m. departure time.

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:

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.

Mayville Seniors news

Mayville Seniors members gathered together for visiting and friendship before the meeting on April 18. When lunch was announced, Janet called everyone together and Dianne Goodrich gave grace for the meal. Mayville Seniors purchased Beef-on-Weck sandwiches to celebrate Easter and the members supplied different dishes to go along with the sandwiches.

After lunch Dianne told a couple of jokes and recited a poem called Each Spring. Bonnie Johnson gave the secretary’s report and Edna Brown followed with the treasurer’s report. Jeff Wagner talked about the senior council and about different trips coming up. Bill Tornstrom said the next guest speaker on May 2 would be Ms. Jeanne Wiebenga from Chautauqua. She will talk about her recent visit to Antarctica, her cruises and places she has visited. Janet said they are still looking for a new coffee machine. She reminded everyone payment for the trip to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, Sprague’s for lunch and Cuba Cheese is due at the next meeting. Member cost is $79 and non-member cost is $83.

She then introduced two new members, Judy Ottaway and Ed Davis. Door prizes were won by Edna Brown, Kathy Sukalac and Dianne Goodrich. After the meeting our guest speaker was Mr. Brent Isaacson from the FBI. He talked about many cases and responsibilities he has worked with. Cases have included child pornography, drugs, bank robberies and the countries safety. We came away with a better understanding of their duties as an FBI Agent. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 2. All people age 55 and older are welcome to attend. Bring a dish to pass and your place setting.

Silver Creek Seniors

President Ed Newman opened the April 23 meeting on a day of showers that promised May flowers. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Blewss American was sung with belief. Chaplain Dorothy Miniri offered prayers and blessings that reach out to our families and to us as we give thanks for the food that we are about to receive. The pizza luncheon was delivered by Ellie’s Deli, while volunteers provided fresh fruit, cookies and Polish placek(cake) with poppy seed filling.

Today is the day we celebrate Dyngus Day. We learned that the first known Polish writings on Dyngus dated back to the Middle Ages. It was the universal custom among the common masses as well as the distinguished, for the boys to soak the girls with water on Easter Monday. On Tuesday, and every day thereafter, until the time of Pentecost, the girls doused the boys. The girls may have been shrieking and screaming, but in their hearts, they were glad, because they knew that she who hadn’t gotten wet would not be married that year. This information is courtesy of Sophie Hodorowicz Knab, author of “Polish Customs, Traditions, and Folklore.” We continued the Polish theme singing our memory song, “Melody of Love,” that begins with “moja droga ja cie kocham.” Translation: My dear, I love you (and we do).

50/50 winners were Eleanor Lemiszko, Miniri and Mary Ann Seibert. Door prizes were won by Mary Congdon, Lorrie Newman and Jan Snyder. President Newman called bingo and the winners were Lemiszko, Ellyn Sutehall, Shirley Sikorski, Lorrie Newman, Snyder and Seibert.

At the next 1 p.m meeting on April 30 at the Senior Center, bring your own brown bag lunch, reminiscent of our lunch box days as kids in school. The meeting closed with the singing of “Young at Heart.”

Share & Care Seniors spring party

On Wednesday, May 15, Share & Care Seniors will be hosting their Spring Party at the Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St., Fredonia. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for pinochle players. A buffet luncheon will be served at 12:30 and includes baked chicken quarters, roasted potatoes, tossed salad, bread/butter, green beans, ice cream sundaes and a beverage for $8. Bingo will follow.

Paid reservations only must be made by Friday, May 10. Send checks to Share & Care Seniors, P.O. Box 446, Fredonia, NY 14063. For more information, call 679-4386 or 679-1060.

Sheridan Happy Seniors

The meeting on April 12 was an awesome Easter celebration. The day started with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the blessing given by Angie Logan. Everyone joined in singing the Sheridan “Happy Seniors” song which started the Easter celebration plus all members received a chocolate Easter Bunny.

The pot luck luncheon was fantastic !! There was so much food. Thanks to everyone for sharing your cooking skills to make the Easter celebration a success.

New members and guest attending were : Helen Burt, Robert Burt, Rose Cerrie, Marge Church, Max Church, Judy Hahn and Dee Ogden.

Congratulations to Jean McDaneld for winning the Riles & Woolley drawing.

The bingo winners were: Cerrie, Marge Church, Shirley Sikorski, Janice Polisoto, McDaneld, Ellyn Sutehall, Enabell Mirando, Debbie Piglowski, and Eleanor Lemiszko. Sikorski called bingo.

Share & Care Seniors are having a buffet dinner on Wednesday, May 15 starting at 11:30. This will be at the Beaver Club in Fredonia. Admission is $8 per persons. For more information call: Rose Cerrie at 679 – 4386.

The topic of the future location of the monthly meetings was discussed. Sutehall made a motion to change the meetings’ location and Mirando seconded the motion. There was a unanimous vote to have future meetings at the Silver Creek Seniors Center. The first meeting at the Silver Creek Seniors Center will be on Friday, June 14.

Next months meeting will be at Native Pride on Friday, May 10 at noon. This will be a Mother’s Day luncheon. Hope to see everyone !!

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