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Grape Belt Seniors

Aerobics and Weights with Catherine on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. Any cancellation of class will be posted on Catherine’s Facebook page, GrapeBelt Seniors Facebook page, and announced on WDOE.

All trips, extended as well as day trips, are open to the public; members and non-members. Fliers for upcoming 2020 trips are available at the Center on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Trips are First Paid – First Reserved!

Flyers are available for 2020 Day Trips:

April 17: “Memories” – tribute to Barbara Streisand. $99.

May 6: Niagara Casino Slot Tournament. $25. Includes $15 slot play and $15 food.

June 17: Yankees at Pittsburgh with Gateway6 Clipper Cruise on the Three River. $135.

July 7: Niagara Casino Customer Appreciation. $30. Includes $30 slot play and free lunch buffet.

July 15: Day in Cleveland. Luncheon cruise, West Side Market, Botanical Gardens, and Mitchell Ice Cream. $121.

Aug. 30: Yankees in Cleveland. Trip is full but can go on Wait List for cancellations. Depart 9 a.m. Home 8 p.m. $167.

Sept. 28: Corning Museum, with lunch, museum tour, and make our own glass pumpkin. $129.

Oct. 14: Musical comedy at Station Dinner Theater. “Golden Senior Moments.” First stop at Fuhrman’s General Store and Cider Mill. Last stop at Connie’s Ice Cream.

Nov. 3: Niagara Casino Customer Appreciation. $30.

Dec. 15: Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Lunch at Prince of Wales. “A Christmas Carol” at Royal George Theatre. Time for downtown. Proof of citizenship required. $163.

Extended trips for 2020: Flyer is available for Treasures of Quebec by rail. Another bus has been added for this trip to Quebec. Bus #1 travels July 27 to July 31, 2020. Bus #2 travels July 29 to Aug. 2, 2020. Flyer is available for the Pacific Northwest trip Sept. 14 to Sept. 21, 2020. For May 20 to May 22, 2020 there will be a trip to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which will include seeing Queen Esther at the Sight and Sound Theater, plus more! Stay tuned for more information on that trip.

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.

David Wendt will be at the Center on Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m. to do the trip presentations for 2020.

Find Grape Belt Seniors on Facebook. It is a closed group. Those who have paid their 2020 dues are eligible to join.

Silver Creek Seniors

The Jan. 7 meeting opened on the first Tuesday of the New Year. President Ed Newman welcomed back Richard Carlson and noted how good it was to see our lively group together again after a two week hiatus. Chaplain Pauline Flitt invoked the blessings, giving thanks for the food about to be served and for God-given opportunities to begin anew. Our favorite comfort food was delivered by Ellie’s Deli and there was an abundance of sweet treats to celebrate and to ring in the New Year.

In loving memory of the late Charlie Brennan, the Sunset Bay carousel facsimile, which is housed at our Senior Center, was running until closing. God Bless you, Charlie, for your gifted creativity in participating in constructing the amazing replica of the never-forgotten carousel, once located in Sunsey Bay – a family park operated by the Burghardt family from 1937 to 1974. Charlie, you will live forever in the memories you created for children and grown-ups alike.

The Comedy Corner was spot-on, tickling a place on our ulnar nerve, (better known as the funny bone), with even funnier stories. Thanks to Flitt, Jen Zlotnick and Jan Snyder for helping start the New Year right and light with laughter.

The New Year is here, bringing a message of good cheer and claiming that “There’s Going to be a Great Day” every day, for the reason that in 2020, we vow to “Accentuate the Positive and Eliminate the Negative” in life. If this prediction proves untrue, we can still “Dream,” can’t we? And we shall never give up hope.

50/50 winners were Gene Chesbro, Joan Suski and Bob Sutehall.

President Newman called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Ellyn Sutehall, Chesbro, Flitt, Eleanor Lemiszko, Carm Tampio, Lorrie Newman and Jean McDaneld.

At the next 1 p.m. meeting on Jan. 14 at the Silver Creek Senior Center it’s BBYOBBL Day (Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch).

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for Jan. 12-18:

Sunday, Jan.12: Pickle Ball, 6 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Monday, Jan. 13: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym.

Tuesday, Jan. 14: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim, 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee.

Wednesday, Jan. 15: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room. Bowling, 1 p.m., K&L Lanes in Gowanda, small fee.

Thursday, Jan. 16: Yoga, 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Friday, Jan. 17, Percussion & Exercise with Kim, 9 a.m., small fee. Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym.

In case of inclement weather check Channel 2 News or Channel 7 News for L.K. Painter Center / 50 Plus Senior Closings.

The next AARP Defensive Driving Class will be held on Tuesday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the L.K. Painter Community Center in Collins. To reserve a spot, 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 driver’s license.

¯ Your AARP card (if a member)

¯ A pen.

Please check in by 8:30 a.m. The class begins at 9 a.m. sharp.

Dunkirk Senior Center

Our Super Bowl sign-up is in progress.

All programs are back in effect as of Jan. 1.

The delLago trip on Sunday, Jan. 19 is full.

There is still an opportunity to sign up for the last 6 openings for the late-booked trip to Buffalo Creek on Jan. 29. The price per trip is $25 per member. It provides $15 casino bonus and $15 food credit. All reservations and monies must be to D&F by Jan. 15.

Also, a small mini bus trip to Niagara Falls outlets is scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 20 with early lunch at Pegasus in Hamburg. The price is $15, with lunch and transportation included. The capacity is 22. There are 4 seats left.

Other upcoming trips include a Seneca Niagara Casino customer appreciation trip on Tuesday, March 24 with sign-up beginning open Jan. 13 and Easter Shopping/Broadway Market in the Square trip on Tuesday, April 7 with sign-up beginning Feb. 10. Details can be found in the January/February newsletter, available in the Senior Center office for members.

Membership renewal ($5 per year), dues for 2020 are now being accepted. Any present member turning 85 years of age by Jan. 31, 2020 will have dues waived and get an Honorary card. New members must be at least 50 years of age. In order to attend or participate in Center activities beginning Jan. 1, 2020, your dues must be paid. Office hours are 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 p.m. The office is located at 45 Cliffstar Court. The Center’s phone number is 366-7530.

Collins Center Seniors

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Monday, Jan. 27 at the Gowanda American Legion with a potluck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting and nominations for officers.

Some of the trips scheduled for 2020 are: March 16: “St. Patrick’s Day Show” at the Seneca Niagara Casino; March 24: “Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn;” April 17: “Memories,” a tribute to Barbara Streisand at the Rivera Theatre. Also, in April: “Buffalo History and Murals Tour. May 4: Terry Buchwald as “Elvis” at delLago Casino; May 22: “Patriotic Stars and Stripes” at Kleinhans Music Hall. We are also hosting FOUR amazing overnight trips. #1″Fireworks in New York on July 4th” July 3 through 6. #2 “Rhode Island Adventure” July 13 through 16. #3 “America’s Wild West” Sept. 8 through 16. #4 “Christmas at the Biltmore” Nov. 16 through 20.

For additional information visit our web site @ 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.


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