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Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for the week of Nov. 10 to 16

Sunday, Nov. 10: Pickle Ball at 6 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Monday, Nov. 11: Exercises w/Pat at 10 a.m., LKP Center gym.

Tuesday, Nov. 12: Active Senior Aerobics w/ Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. Small fee.

Wednesday, Nov. 13: Exercises w/ Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym; Quilting with Florence at 10:30, Collins Library Community Room; Games & Crafts w/ Pat at 1p.m., Painter Center Rose Room; Senior Bowling at 1 p.m., at K&L Lanes in Gowanda. Small fee.

Friday, Nov. 15: Exercises w/Pat at 10 a.m., LKP Center gym; Community Service at 1 p.m., Painter Center Rose Room. Come out and help making gifts for local nursing home residents.

** Join the Collins 50 Plus Seniors on Friday, Dec. 20 for the “Holiday Pops Show” at Kleinhans Music Hall. We start the day with coffee and doughnuts, enjoy the wonderful pops show, then a delicious 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. A few seats are still available. Make checks out to: “Town of Collins” and send to: Town of Collins, Box 420, Collins, NY 14034. Checks must be received by Nov. 13.

** The next AARP Defensive Driving Class will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26 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. The fee for the lunch is $3.

** Bring to the class: your check made out to “AARP” for the class fee – cash is not accepted; the lunch fee of $3 (if you are signed up for lunch); your drivers license; your AARP card (if a member); a pen.

Check in by 8:30 a.m. Class begins at 9 a.m. sharp.

** IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN ! The Collins 50 Plus Seniors will be working along with Love INC to collect donations for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive at Shop N Save in Gowanda. If you would like to participate, call 532-2006 ext. 21. Money collected stays in this local area and is used to buy food and water to give out during times of emergencies or natural disasters. Please help and donate your time and man the Red Kettle!

Silver Creek Seniors

The Nov. 5 meeting opened on Election Day 2019. President Newman warmly welcomed new member Jan Tarrant of Sunset Bay. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with emotion. President Newman invoked the blessing, giving thanks for the food prepared by friends who bless and inspire us with loving hearts and giving ways, and remembering those who could not be with us this day. The nutritious lunch of soups served were meals in a bowl – such as broccoli cheddar, potato and ham, vegetable bean, vegetable beef, chili and stuffed pepper, along with crackers, bread, croutons and cheese toppings. The sweet course offered apple pecan pie, an array of cookies and mini donuts. What’s not to love?

The Comedy Corner again rejuvenated us with humorous stories of relationships, normalcy and sanity, as told by Lorrie Newman and Don Burghardt, as we seniors continue to laugh our way to longevity.

It has been said that life is messy – so when you embrace life, don’t be surprised if you find a few stains on your t-shirt. This just means that life hugs you back, because you are an “Embraceable You,” and never forget that life is beautiful and life is ” All the Things You Are.”

50/50 winners were Betty Moores, Gene Chesbro and Burghardt. Door prizes were won by Shirley Sikorski, Lorraine Bailey and Cathy Hebb. President Newman called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Jan Snyder (twice), Lorrie Newman (thrice), Moores, Enabell Mirando, Jean McDaneld (twice) and Claudia Markham.

At the next 1 p.m. meeting on Nov. 12 at the clubhouse, pizza will be served. The meeting ended with the singing of “Young at Heart” and several members stayed to play the game of Mexican Train.

Collins Center Seniors

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors is Nov. 25 at the Gowanda American Legion with a potluck lunch at noon followed by nominations for officers. Dues are $5 per year for each member and are due by Dec. 31 to remain a member.

Join the Collins Center Seniors for a FREE Travel Seminar Nov. 25 at 1:30 at the Gowanda American Legion. Travel the scenic route on a Luxury Motor Coach where travel is “fun” with “miles of smiles.” Travel professionals will present highlights for four terrific tours. #1 “Fireworks in New York on July 4. July 3-6 with stops at West Point, FDR Home, NYC sights, Hudson River Cruise and more. #2 “Rhode Island Adventure” July 13-16 with visits to Mansions, beautiful beaches and bluffs, Historic Lighthouses and more. #3 “America’s Wild West” Sept. 8-16. This unforgettable adventure includes Badlands National Park, Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, a Mississippi River Cruise, four-night stay in Sturgis and much more. #4 “Christmas at the Biltmore” Nov. 16-20. Enjoy a day at the Biltmore Estate, America’s largest home with 250 rooms and decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, miles of garlands and thousands of ornaments. A guided city tour of Asheville is included and much more. Light refreshments will be served. NOTE: Non-members are welcome, RSVP no later than November 18th. so, we can expect you. Call Irene 532-4268 or Bridget 532-9586.

Dec. 2, we will enjoy “A Sinatra Christmas – My Way” at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. We have 2 motor coaches so arrive early for depart at 10 a.m.

Dec. 10, a limited number of seats are available for “GINGERBREAD & CULINARY HOLIDAY.” We will visit Niagara Falls Culinary School for a guided tour and their annual Gingerbread Wonderland event. We will enjoy a unique dining experience at the Famous Como Restaurant, Niagara Falls. Next a visit to Our Lady 0f Fatima Shrine for the Festival of lights event with 75 displays to be viewed. The Basilica itself is gorgeously illuminated on the outside and inside lit by candlelight to reveal a Nativity Scene behind the altar.

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.

Grape Belt Seniors

Aerobics and Weights with Catherine on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m.

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!

Casino trips with shows:

Dec. 10: The Lettermen Hits and Holiday Show. Seneca Niagara. $78 per person for show, $20 free slot play, and buffet lunch. Pay by Nov. 4.

Extended trips for 2020

Flyers are available for Holland MI Tulip Festival, May 4-7, 2020; Treasures of Quebec by rail, July 27-31, 2020 and for Pacific Northwest, Sept. 8-15, 2020.

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 Facebook group.

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