Senior News Briefs

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of May 5 to May 11

Sunday, May 5: Pickle Ball at 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Monday, May 6: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Wednesday, May 8: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., L.K. 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 Rose Room.

Thursday, May 9: Yoga with Donna at 11 a.m., Painter Center gym. Small fee.

Friday, May 10: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym; Potluck Lunch at noon, Painter Center Yellow Room. Bring a dish to pass – come on out and join your friends! The Barnstormers will perform after lunch.

** 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 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 pm. 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 – check-in by 8:30 a.m. Bring your check, your AARP member card (if a member), your drivers license, and a pen.

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 further 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 centering 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. Leaves at 8 a.m. from behind Big Lots. 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. Pay by June 24.

July 26: Customer Appreciation. Seneca Niagara. Pay $30. Get $30 in slots and free buffet. Pay by June 24.

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. Pay by June 24.

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.

Silver Creek Seniors

The April 30 meeting opened on the last day of a crisp, brisk month. President Ed Newman extended a warm welcome to new members Ruth and Earl Sheeler of Silver Creek, and a likened welcome back to Betty Moores. The Pledge Of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with determination. Chaplain Dorothy Miniri invoked blessings for divine inspiration in our lives and thanks for all that is given through His love. The brown bag luncheon brought back smiles of childhood lunchbox memories at the old Babcock Elementary and kindergarten school in Silver Creek to Ed Newman and Jan Snyder. The building is no longer there, but remains strong in the minds of the young at heart.

The comedy corner clearly created comical cackles of laughter presented by Pauline Flitt and Lorrie Newman (laugh and the world laughs with you).

On this last day of April, we are going on a virtual trip, a “Sentimental Journey.” And as we travel through life, and give each other the gift of time, we create those memorable “Moments to Remember.”

50/50 winners were Harry Suski, Shirley Sikorski and Snyder. Door prizes were won by Mary Ann Seibert, Jean McDaneld and Enabell Mirando. Ed Newman called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Mary Congdon (twice), Carm Tampio, McDaneld, Lorrie Newman, Judy Hahn, Earl Sheeler, Snyder, Ellyn Sutehall (twice) and Mirando.

At the 1 p.m. May 7 meeting in the Silver Creek Senior Center, we will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican food provided by volunteers and on that day we shall break the pinata.

United Seniors

United Senior Citizens will meet Monday, May 13 at 12 p.m. at the Fredonia Beaver Club. Lunch will be roast beef, red smashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad and carrot cake. Send $10 check made out to United Senior Citizens to Evonne Hennebery, PO Box 706, Dunkirk, NY 14048.

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