Community Calendar

Lake Shore Senior Citizens

Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7. President Stella Michalak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.”

A reading entitled “Companion” was given by Loretta Hemink.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Jean Houser, with a second by Sarah Azeez.

Th treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski. It was accepted as read by Sophia Kubasik, with a second by Azeez.

Attendance prizes were won by Irene Christopher, Pat Kozlowski, and Ronnie Ginley.

The helpers of the day were Irene Christopher and others who assisted.

The next kitchen committee will be Marian Genovese and Houser.

There is no meeting on Wednesday, May 14 because of big bingo.

On May 21, the group’s Mother’s Day dinner is scheduled at the Dom Polski Club at 5 p.m. There will be no meeting that day. Any member who is attending has to call Kubasik for reservations. They are to call 366-3629 if they haven’t already signed up.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Dorothy Kornacki with a second by Carrie Gawronski.

The next meeting is Wednesday, May 28.

Forestville Pioneer Social club

The Forestville Pioneer Social club met on May 5 with Ruth Kuehn presiding. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Gertie Syper. Norma Steward gave the opening prayer. Kuehn read the Pledge of Allegiance interpreted by Red Skelton. Roll call was answered by 25 members.

The secretary’s report was read by Peg Heiden and accepted on a motion by Jane Penhollow and Syper.

The treasurer’s report was given by Marlene Bradigan and accepted on a motion by Norris Nobles and Janice Polisoto.

Winners of the lunch tickets were Vicky Stelmack and Bradigan. The 50/50 winners were Enebel Mirando and Grace Hall. Polisoto won the Riles & Woolley award.

“Happy Birthday” was sung for the May birthdays of Marge Best, Judy Hahn, Norris Nobles, and Norma Youngberg.

A “Mothers Day Wish” was read by Kuehn and “What would you tell your mother if you could” was read by Arlene Miller.

The refreshment committee for the June 2 meeting includes Dorothy Merrill, Miller, and Donna Nobles.

A motion to adjourn was made by Syper.

Grape Belt Seniors

The Grape Belt Seniors are getting ready for warmer weather by staying in shape. Exercise class continues to be well attended on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 am. Coffee hour follows at 10 a.m. when members share news, desserts, raffle tickets, plants and more.

David Wendt, from Wendt Touring will be at the Center at 10:30 on Monday, May 19 to present the detailed itinerary for the June trip to New York City and to give information about the trip to Cape Cod in the fall. Stop by for a cup of coffee and dessert and pick up fliers about all the trips being offered through GBS.

The next potluck luncheon will be on Wednesday, May 21 at 11:30 a.m. The luncheons always have a wonderful selection of delicious homemade foods and the atmosphere is always warm and friendly.

Jane Russo is collecting dues for the coming year. Membership is a bargain – $1 for Pomfret residents and $5 for other township residents. GBS welcomes the participation of all area seniors.

A summer picnic at Russell Joy Park is being planned for July. Keep reading the Senior News in the OBSERVER for details.

Sinclairville Senior Citizens

The Sinclairville Senior Citizens will meet on Tuesday at noon at the Sinclairville Firehall dining room for a luncheon and program. Those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to pass to add to the meal, and their own table service. The entertainment will be Rainbow the Clown following the meal. New members and guests are always welcome.

50-Plus Seniors

As Summer draws nearer, regular 50-Plus Senior activities will soon come to an end and Youth Recreation will begin its summer six-week program. Two regular senior activities will continue through much of the summer. On Wednesdays: Quilting with Florence will continue to meet in the Collins Public Library Community Room from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from June through August. This could be subject to change should The Friends of Collins Library hold its annual Book and Bake Sale at an earlier date rather than its normal time in September. Pat Tucker will also continue to hold weekly open crafts and informal euchre game Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the Senior Room.

Monthly movies, co-sponsored by the 50-Plus Seniors and the Collins Public Library, will continue to be held at 1 p.m. in the library’s community room on the first Fridays during the summer season. For the present, Pickle Ball will continue at 1 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Activities for the coming week are:

Sunday: Pickle Ball is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the Center gymnasium.

Monday: Indoor walking and exercises are held at 9 a.m in the gymnasium. This is a three part exercise led by Pat Tucker.

Tuesday: Gentle arthritis exercises are at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium. The final Tuesday lunch until fall is noon in Senior Room #2, The menu is baked beans, hot dog, potato chips and dessert for a cost of $2.50. Pre-registration is required no later than Monday noon by calling 532-2507 or utilizing the sign up sheet in the Senior Room. Sequence board game will follow lunch.

Wednesday: Indoor walking and exercises are 9 a.m. in the gymnasium. Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., is held in the Collins Public Library Community Room. For more information call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Open crafts and informal euchre game are scheduled for 1 p.m. in theSenior Room.

Thursday: Final session of gentle arthritis exercises is 10 a.m. in the gymnasium. Pickle Ball is held 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Friday: The final indoor walking and exercises will be 9 a.m. in the gymnasium. A game afternoon begins 1 p.m. in the Senior Room.

Sunday, May 18 is the final Card Party beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. The $5 cost includes cash table prizes, dessert and beverages. A get together for those going on the June trip to Gettysburg, Pa and to see “Moses” will be held May 30 at 1 p.m. in the Senior Room.

A few seats are still available for the June 3 AARP Defensive Driving Course. Pre-registration is required and must be made by calling 532-2507. Cost is $20 for those with AARP Membership Cards and $25 for all others. This is the final AARP Driving Course until fall. Class begins at 9 a.m. in the Center’s Community Room.

Collins Center Seniors News

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be May 19t at the Gowanda American Legion with a pot luck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting.

The motor coach for “Gooseneck Bird Sanctuary” will depart from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street in Gowanda at 9:15 am on May 14.

Seats are available for the June 5. “Mystery Tour” Step back into the past, see sights of the present from above and learn about the future. This trip is jam packed with interesting sites. Nonmembers are welcome.

Nonmembers are welcome for our June 8-10 trip to Kentucky for “The Thrills of Louisville” to enjoy a backstretch breakfast tour at Churchill Downs, to visit the Kentucky Derby Museum and the Louisville Sluggers Museum, to spend an evening aboard the Bell of Louisville for fine dining and dancing with big band music and entertainment and to visit the Jim Beam distillery before heading home.

Seneca Niagara Casino trips will be June 17 and July 15.

On July 9 a group will travel to “Sonnenberg Gardens” in Canandaigua to tour the 40-room mansion built in 1887 and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Lunch will be at the Holland House where fine food has been served since 1808. The day will end with a wine tasting.

July 23 “A Day in the Park” is planned at Darien Lake. This includes lunch at Maria Spaghetti House, two shows, refreshments, time at the Lakefront Boardwalk, rides, bingo and an Ice Cream Social at Perry’s Ice Cream. There is something for everyone in this trip. Nonmembers are welcome.

On August 5 a group will head to Watkins Glen to enjoy lunch at the Seneca Lake Harbor Station with the breathtaking view of the water and majestic landscapes surrounding it. Following lunch, an hour-long narrated cruise scenic cruise aboard the Vintage Vessel “Stroller IV” will allow passengers to discover the beauty and charm of Seneca Lake, a tradition since 1908. A stop for dessert and coffee will take place before heading home.

Mackinac Island and Frankenmuth are the destinations Sept. 14-18. This tour includes: Luxury Niagara Scenic Motor Coach transportation, four nights accommodations, three dinners, four breakfasts, tour and dinner at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate, tour of Charlevoix famous mushroom houses, Jack Pine Lumberjack Show, Ferry ride to Mackinac Island with 90 minute tour aboard horsedrawn Carriages and lunch at the Grand Hotel, a guided tour of Frankenmuth, a Bavarian pretzel rolling workshop, visits to River Place in Frankenmuth for shopping and a stop at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland.

Forl information, 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.