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Collins Center Seniors

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Monday, Feb. 24 at the Gowanda American Legion with a potluck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting and nominations for officers.

A few seats are available on March 16: “St. Patrick’s Day Show” at the Seneca Niagara Casino in the Bears Den. Cost is $59 and includes the show, $20 free play and a free lunch buffet. A few seats are available on coach #2 and non-members are welcome. Payment is due Feb. 12.

March 24: “Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn.” Enjoy maple syrup time at its best. Our first stop is Cuba Cheese, next we head to Angelica for a pancake lunch with lots of fresh maple syrup and spend the afternoon in the Village of Angelica Shops.

April 8: “Buffalo Art & More Art.” Our first stop will be the Buffalo History Museum, followed by lunch at Larkin Center’s Restaurant and a guided tour past Buffalo’s Public Art Trail featuring murals throughout the city.

April 17: “Memories,” a tribute to Barbra Streisand at the Rivera Theatre. Enjoy Streisand’s hits from “The Way We Were” and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore.”

May 4: Terry Buchwald as “Elvis at del Lago Casino” in the Vine Event Center. Cost is $69 and includes show tickets, $25 free play and a free lunch buffet.

May 22: “Patriotic Stars and Stripes” at Kleinhans Music Hall. Enjoy coffee and donuts before the Internationally renowned USO SHOW TROUPE spectacular.

Non-members are welcome on April 8: “Buffalo Art & More Art.” Our first stop will be the Buffalo History Museum, followed by lunch at Larkin Center’s Restaurant and a guided tour past Buffalo’s Public Art Trail featuring murals throughout the city.

April 17: “Memories,” a tribute to Barbra Streisand at the Rivera Theatre. Enjoy Streisand’s hits from “The Way We Were” and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore.”

May 4: Terry Buchwald as “Elvis at del Lago Casino” in the Vine Event Center. Cost is $69 and includes show tickets, $25 free play and a free lunch buffet.

May 22: “Patriotic Stars and Stripes” at Kleinhans Music Hall. Enjoy coffee and donuts before the Internationally renowned USO SHOW TROUPE spectacular.

April 8: “Buffalo Art & More Art.” Our first stop will be the Buffalo History Museum, followed by lunch at Larkin Center’s Restaurant and a guided tour past Buffalo’s Public Art Trail featuring murals throughout the city.

April 17: “Memories,” a tribute to Barbra Streisand at the Rivera Theatre. Enjoy Streisand’s hits from “The Way We Were” and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore.”

May 4: Terry Buchwald as “Elvis at del Lago Casino” in the Vine Event Center. Cost is $69 and includes show tickets, $25 free play and a free lunch buffet.

May 22: “Patriotic Stars and Stripes” at Kleinhans Music Hall. Enjoy coffee and donuts before the Internationally renowned USO SHOW TROUPE spectacular.

Non-members are welcome on FOUR amazing overnight trips that we are hosting.

#1 “Fireworks in New York on July 4th.” July 3 through 6. #2 “Rhode Island Adventure” July 13 to 16. #3 “America’s Wild West” Sept. 8 to 16. #4 “Christmas at the Biltmore” Nov. 16 through 20.

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. Any cancellation of class will be posted on Catherine’s FB page, GrapeBelt Seniors FB page, and announced on WDOE.

The Valentine Luncheon for members is at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Sign up to attend at the Center. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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. Bus #2 travels July 29 to Aug. 2. Flyer is available for the Pacific Northwest trip Sept. 14 to Sept. 21. For May 20 to May 22, there will be a trip to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which will include seeing Queen Esther at the Sight and Sound Theater, plus more! Flyer is available for this 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.

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 Feb. 4 meeting was called to order on the first Tuesday of the month. Vice president Joan Suski led the Pledge of Allegiance and “God Bless America” was sung with dedication. Chaplain Pauline Flitt invoked the blessing, giving thanks for the food prepared and for the healing power of prayer. The table was filled to the brim with delicious tossed salads, gourmet goulash, and delightful desserts of cupcakes, cookies and lemon cream bars, thanks to generous volunteers.

The Comedy Corner duo starring Flitt and Suski caused a comedic effect that brought on a lasting humorous impact. In other words, they were really funny. For example: “My husband told me he wanted to be cremated, so I made an appointment for next Wednesday.”

It’s been said that people who work together and play together form a strong bond of “Friendship.” Our memory songs will remind you that although you’ve been “Working on the Railroad” all the live-long day, you can still keep in touch with childhood “Playmates.” That will make the bond even stronger. We salute the cause for children of all ages to work at forming caring relationships that will become even more important in their golden years.

50/50 winners were Jan Snyder, Jen Zlotnick and Judy Hahn. Door prizes were won by Gene Chesbro, Suski and Snyder. Vice president Suski called bingo and the winners were Richard Carlson, Snyder, Jean McDaneld, Lorrie Newman (twice), Flitt and Ernie Hilliker.

At the next 1 p.m. Feb. 11 meeting at the Silver Creek Senior Center, St. Valentine’s Day will be celebrated. Volunteers will prepare and serve sandwiches, sides and sweets for the sweets.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors

Activities for Feb. 9-15

Sunday, Feb. 9: Pickle Ball, 6 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

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

Tuesday, Feb. 11: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim, 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee.

Wednesday, Feb. 12: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room. Bowling, 1p.m. at K&L Lanes in Gowanda, small fee.

Thursday, Feb. 13: Yoga, 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Friday, Feb. 14: Percussion and Exercise with Kim, 9 a.m., small fee. Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Potluck Lunch, noon, L.K. Painter Center Yellow Room. Come out and join us: Bring a dish to pass!

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. Class begins at 9 a.m. sharp.

Westfield Senior Citizens

A Christmas luncheon was held at the YWCA at noon on Dec. 12. We welcomed our 26 members and one guest, including a few who had missed previous meetings.

Shirley Kolpien opened the meeting after lunch with a couple jokes.

Members recited the “Pledge of Allegiance.”

Rev. Ron Sumption’s devotions were taken from the book “Santa’s Favorite Story.”

The treasurer’s and secretary’s reports were read and accepted.

Sunshine chairman Dolores Kaufman noted Dunkirk birthdays for Darla Augur, Betty Wilson and Bill Bausum. Julie Holland and Mary Cogliano will be celebrating birthdays in January. Get well cards were sent to Lolita Ramos and Pat Sciarrino. Kolpien will be the 2020 Sunshine chairman and was also appointed assistant to club President Pat Sciarrino.

Violet Jasinski will continue to help with set-up for meetings.

Kolpien led the installation of officers.

Holland and Brenda Young will help set up programs for 2020. Members made a few suggestions.

YWCA Director Stephanie Stevens will inform up about programs at the “Y” in February.

Members are asked to bring a valentine in February.

Judy Sumption won $12 in the 50/50 and donated it back to the club. The door prize was won by her husband Ron.

A sing-along, led by Pauline Emilson and her friend Linda Phillips, Fredonia State Emeritus School of Music, accompanied us as we sang Christmas songs.

Gifts were exchanged and passed out to the right, left, right, left, etc., etc. Lots of laughs!

Our meeting was ended with our “Serenity Prayer” and wishes of “Merry Christmas” and “Happy, Happy New Year!”

Our next meeting will be on Feb. 13 at noon. Please bring a dish-to-pass and personal table service.

Dunkirk Senior Center

There is an upcoming Easter Shopping/Broadway Market trip 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. New members must be at least 50 years of age. In order to attend or participate in Center activities, 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.

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