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Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of July 14-20:

Sunday, July 14: Pickle Ball, 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Wednesday, July 17: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Games & Crafts with Pat, 1 p.m., Painter Center Rose Room.

Please use the front entrance to the L.K. Painter Center for all Wednesday 50 Plus Senior Activities, as Youth Rec. will be using the gym Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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, Sept. 24 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. Bring your check, your AARP member card(if a member), your driver’s license and a pen.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of July 14-20:

Sunday, July 14: Pickle Ball, 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Wednesday, July 17: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Games & Crafts with Pat, 1 p.m., Painter Center Rose Room.

Please use the front entrance to the L.K. Painter Center for all Wednesday 50 Plus Senior Activities, as Youth Rec. will be using the gym Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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, Sept. 24 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. Bring your check, your AARP member card(if a member), your driver’s license and a pen.

Dunkirk Senior Center News

There will be an ice cream social and beverages on Thursday, Aug. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. for $1 per member. There will also be raffles. The event is for members only. Sign-up will begin the first week of July.

Tai Chi is cancelled for July and August. The painting class is also cancelled for July and August, and will resume in September.

Travel updates for 2019:

A Presque Isle Casino trip has a few remaining seats but the cut-off date is today, Jiune 28. It is booked for Sunday, July 14, leaving at 1 p.m., returning between 9 and 9:30 p.m. Included will be the horse races from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Price per member is $35, which includes $35 for slots. There is no food bonus.

The Turning Stone-del Lago trip will be Sunday, Oct. 6 and Monday, Oct. 7. The price is $240 per person. Details will be available on the flier. Sign-ups will begin Monday, July 1.

There are two upcoming Customer Appreciation trips:

Tuesday, Nov. 12 to Seneca Niagara Falls Casino. The price per person is $30. There will be $30 slots and a free buffet. The sign-up will begin Monday, Sept. 9.

Thursday, Dec. 12 to Seneca Allegany Casino. The price per person is $30 and includes $30 slots and a free buffet. Sign-up begins Monday, Oct. 7.

An Amish Middlefield,Ohio brown-bag tour is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24. The price is $89 per person. It includes five stops: the Swiss Cheese House, Farmers’ Market, Mary Yoder Bakery, Nauvoo Market and an Amish wedding dinner. It leaves at 8 a.m. and returns 8 or 9 p.m. There is lots of walking involved. Sign-up will begin in July.

Two mini-bus trips are being negotiated (capacity 24). First come, first serve. The one for Thursday, Aug. 22 to Polka Buzz is full. The second is for Wednesday, Sept. 18. We’re going to a musical dinner matinee at Celoron Harbor Hotel. The price is $52, which includes lunch and a show. Details are available at the Center. There are only a few seats available. Sign up now.

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.

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 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Trips planned for 2019 FIRST PAID – FIRST RESERVED!

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. Be behind Big Lots at 10:30 a.m.

July 26: Customer Appreciation. Seneca Niagara. Pay $30. Get $30 in slots and free buffet. Be behind Big Lots at 10:30 a.m.

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. Be behind Big Lots at 7:50 a.m.

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. Pay by July 31.

October 29: “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. Payment due by Sept. 16.

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:

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. Those who have paid 2019 dues are eligible to join the FB group.

Silver Creek Seniors

The July 9 meeting was called to order on a sunny day with a gentle wind. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with dedication. Pauline Flitt invoked thanks for the beautiful day, the blessings of food prepared and the friendship shared by all, whether with us or away. The fun of a bring-your-own bag lunch is checking the contents of each others’ artistic sandwich and salad creations, just as we did as kids in school when our moms surprised us, usually with the favored pb and jelly sandwiches. Lorrie Newman commanded the comedy corner with a short story that brought on lengthy laughs.

“The best way to experience the world as a magical, wondrous place is to spend time with kids,” as stated by a Dr. Gottlieb. Since we at the Silver Creek Senior Center are kids at heart, we experience this every Tuesday. Today, our memory songs are dedicated to kids of all ages. “The Toytown Jamboree” is the place to be, and later our plan is to go for a virtual kiddie cruise “On the Good Ship Lollipop.” Dr. Gottlieb goes on to say, “children have a kind of spirituality, a kind of awe at the world, a sense of the godliness of the world that we have literally forgotten. It would behoove us to become their students.”

50/50 winners were Joan Suski, Lorraine Bailey and Judy Hahn. Door prizes were won by Mary Congdon, Flitt, Mary Wode and Harry Suski. President Ed Newman called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Mary Ann Seibert, Wode, Ruth Sheeler, Bailey, Hahn, Eleanor Lemiszko and Earl Sheeler.

At the 1 p.m. meeting on July 16 at the Senior Center Club, a summer favorite, hot dogs will be served with side dishes provided by our generous volunteers.

Sinclairville Senior Citizens

It was a hot and sunny day in July, when the members of the Sinclairville Senior Citizens gathered at the Diman and LouAnn Smith ranch picnic grounds for the summer picnic. Hamburgers and hot dogs were cooked by Diman Smith, and LouAnn Smith finished the process. All those attending brought dishes of food to add to the meal, including salads, beans, vegetables and a large variety of desserts. There was an ample amount of food, and all enjoyed the meal on picnic tables decorated for the patriotic season.

Smith opened the gathering with the Lord”s Prayer and blessing prior to the meal, and John Sipos led all in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mrs. Smith, who serves as the secretary, read the minutes of the previous meeting, and treasurer Charles Sylvester read the financial report. Music was provided by the sound system of Ray Wood. Mrs. Smith read the list of those having a birthday and an anniversary this month. The birthday and anniversary songs were then sung.

Following the meal, and business meeting, Smith gave an overview of the picnic grounds describing the many uses in the past, including family gatherings and weddings. Hanging high on the peak of the picnic shelter was a bent wheel from an Ultra-light plane that took a year to build, and flown over the grounds and crashed in 30 seconds, said Smith. Humorous stories were told by Jaymi Clark, Jim Odell and Sipos. President June Whipple and member Dianne MineKime told stories of how they were notified by their families that they would become great-grandmothers. Clever stories said Mrs. Whipple.

Meeting prizes were awarded by President Whipple. Recipients included Fran Odell, Sipos, Mrs. Smith, President Whipple, Carol Hetrick, Bob Minekime, Ann Hellman, Russell Delahoy, Lori Polizzi, Ms. Clark, and Donna Feldman. The next gathering will be at the Sinclairville Firehall dining room on Tuesday Aug. 13 at noon. All those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table service. There will be a guest speaker. Table decorations will be provided by Ms. Clark. New members are always welcome.

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