Saturday, 25 May 2019

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Activities for the week of Feb. 24 – March 2

Monday, Feb. 25: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim, 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee.

Wednesday, Feb. 27: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room. Games & Crafts with Pat, 1 p.m., Painter Center Yellow Room. Senior Bowling, 1 p.m. at K&L Lanes in Gowanda, small fee.

Thursday, Feb. 28: Yoga with Donna, 11 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee.

Friday, March 1: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Percussion & Exercises with Kim, 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee. Movie Day, 1 p.m. at the Collins Library. This month’s feature, “First Man,” is a bio/drama starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. Popcorn will be served.

*In case of bad weather check out Channel 2 WGRZ and Channel 7 WKBW for closings listed under 50 Plus Seniors.

Seats are still available for the Station Theatre comedy show “Four Old Broads” on Wednesday, May 1. Flyers are available at the Collins Town Hall lobby or the L.K. Painter Center. We will be travelling by comfortable coach bus, dinner, and show all for $89. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 for more details and to sign up.

The next AARP Defensive Driving Class will be held on Tuesday, March 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. 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.

Just announced! 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 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 to get a good seat.

Collins Center Seniors News

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Monday, Feb. 25 at the Gowanda American Legion with a potluck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting.

Payment is due on Feb. 25 for “Vicki Lawrence & Mama” at the Riviera Theater on April 14.

“Murder at Lost Memories Manor” on Tuesday, April 30 is a new “Who Done it” set in a lively retirement community. We will travel to downtown Buffalo’s newly restored 115-year-old landmark The Barrel Factory for a delicious buffet luncheon before the performance. We will stop at the Distillery and Tasting Room to sample some of the finest craft spirits in New York State.

On Monday, May 13 we are going to del Lago Casino for a customer appreciation day. Cost is $32, and we receive $25 in play and a free lunch buffet. Depart at 7:30 a.m., return 7:30 p.m.

Seats available: “Ocean City” May 17-23, 2019. We will spend two nights in Annapolis with a city tour, visits to Fort McHenry, the US Naval Academy, experience an Annapolis Harbor Cruise and more. We will spend three nights in Ocean City, Maryland with oceanfront rooms and enjoy Eco-Cruise aboard “The Explorer” around Assawoman Bay, have a guided tour of Assateague Island’s famous “Home of the Wild Ponies” and more. Our last night will be in Lancaster. This trip is packed full of lots of interesting sights and experiences and beautiful hotel accommodations.

Seats available: On Friday, May 24, we begin the day with coffee and donuts at Kleinhans Music Hall. Then enjoy the performance “An All-American Salute” and celebrate American history through 200+ years of music. Experience our heritage from the Civil War forward, saluting our troops throughout the ages. We will enjoy a delicious lunch buffet at Curly’s Restaurant following the performance. Payment is due.

NEW: On June 11 we are going to Yorkshire Hall for a hilarious show “Don’t Blame the Chef” …for making you laugh out loud, that is! Yes, it is utter gourmet-hem as Old Italian Master Chef Luigi Mancheezi seeks to share his love of cooking with the world. Our first stop will be at Kutters Cheese and following the show we will stop at Northwoods Alpacas.

On Tuesday, June 18, we will head to the Seneca Niagara Casino for “Broadway Tonight Life! – Musical Revue”. This Broadway tribute will take you through Broadway’s greatest hits filling the stage with beautiful costumes, dramatic singing, exciting choreography and dynamic music and dancing. They will be performing hits from shows such as A Chorus Line, Cabaret, Chicago and West Side Story just to name a few. Cost includes seats for the show, $20 in casino play and a free lunch buffet. Depart 8:15 a.m., return 4:45 p.m.

Thousand Islands: Aug. 18-21. We will enjoy a wine tasting at the 1000 Islands Winery, a fabulous “Two Nation Lunch Cruises,” Tours of Boldt Castle and the (possibly haunted) Singer Castle with a tour of the Antique Boat Museum and more. NOTE: This trip is joint with Know How Tours and will fill fast.

For additional information visit our web site at 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.

Dunkirk Senior Center News

Big Bingo will resume March through June, on March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12 (the second Wednesday of each month). The cost is $5 per person. Doors open at 3 and there is a free “light lunch.”

On Thursday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m., there is an informational program by MaryAnn Spanos, Director of the Office for the Aging. The topic is a discussion of dementia. The program is open to all seniors.

Travel updates for 2019:

Monday, March 11 is a trip to del Lago Casino. This trip is sold out. There is a waiting list only.

Wednesday, April 17 will be the annual Easter shopping trip to the Broadway Market. The cost is $45 per person. Lunch will be at Chef’s Restaurant, with the menu choice to be made at the time of sign-up. Sign-up has begun. A few seats are available and a waiting list will be established.

Tuesday, May 28 will be a Sounds of Summer Matinee Show at the Seneca Allegany Casino. The cost is $73 per person and includes $20 casino bonus and a free lunch buffet. Sign-up begins Monday, March 11 at 9 a.m.

Monday, June 10, a trip is scheduled to see an Elvis Presley Tribute Show starring Terry Buchwald at the Depew Polish Falcons. The $58 per person price includes a buffet, the 11:30 a.m. show and a stop at Antoinette’s Sweets on the way home. Sign-up begins Monday, March 4 at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, June 25, a customer appreciation casino trip is planned for the Seneca Niagara Casino. The cost is $30 per person and includes $30 casino bonus and free lunch buffet. Sign up will begin Monday, April 15.

Tuesday, July 23, a second customer appreciation casino trip is planned for the Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca. The cost is $30 per person and includes $30 casino bonus and a free lunch buffet. Sign up will begin Monday, May 13.

From Sunday, Aug. 25 through Thursday, Aug. 29, the 5 day, 4 night extended trip to Atlantic City at the Hard Rock Cafe Casino has been confirmed. The price is $550 per person double occupancy (and $34 for optional insurance) and includes $60 casino bonus and $80 in food. There is an optional side trip to Smithville for no charge. The single occupancy price is $820 per person and $45 for optional insurance. Sign up begins Friday, March 1, with $275 and insurance due at the time of sign up. The balance is due on Friday, June 28. Call the center at 366-7530 for information.

2019 membership dues ($5) are past due. The year runs Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. You must have an active membership to participate in all 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.

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. The March luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Center. Th