COLLINS - Showtime returns to its regular day and place this Friday when "Letters to Juliet" is shown at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of Collins Public Library. Co-sponsored by 50 Plus Seniors and the Library, last month's movie had to be moved to the Senior Room of L. K. Painter Community Center due to a conflict with scheduling. The film stars Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Gael Garcia Bernal and Gary Winick. It is set in Verona, Italy where Romeo and Juliet first met and revolves around a young girl who discovers a letter that changes her life.
Quilting with Florence will not be held this Tuesday as the Library will be closed on Election Day. Quilting will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. in the library's Community Room. For information, call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075.
Activities for the week are as follows: Monday - Indoor Walking and Exercise, led by Pat Tucker, 9 a.m., gymnasium; Tai Chi led by Bobbie Leisner and Elaine McGuire, 1 p.m., gym, with warm up exercises starting at 12:30 p.m.; Informal Euchre Game, 2 p.m., Senior Room.
Tuesday - Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gymnasium. Wednesday - Indoor Walking and Exercise. 9 a.m. gym, Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m. Senior Room, Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., K & L Lanes, Gowanda. Cost is $1.50 per game or three games for $4. Thursday - Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gym. Friday - Indoor Walking and Exercises, 9 a.m.
The final day for reservations and payment for the holiday show, "Christmas on Broadway" is Nov. 10. The concert is at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 in King Concert Hall at SUNY Fredonia and features music from Broadway shows and classic films songs by professional performers, Raymond Saar, Diane Ketchie, Valerie Perri and Scott Harlan. Transportation is by school bus with departure time 7 p.m. from the front lot of L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins.
Cost is $25 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia and $27 for all others. Checks payable to Town of Collins must be received by Nov. 10 at Collins Town Hall, Attention Trips, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
Reservations are also available for "Sound of Music" on Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m. in Marvel Theatre, SUNY Fredonia. It will be followed by a soup supper at the center. Cost is $25.50 for residents of the three towns and $27.50 for all others. A $15 deposit is due with reservations. Final day to sign up is Jan. 5. Balances are due by March 3, 2011.
To make reservations for all 50-Plus Senior trips call Joan Byrne, 532-2507. You may also sign up in the Senior Room during regular programming hours.
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour.
BROCTON - The Brocton-Portland Seniors met at the Brocton American Legion Monday for a tureen luncheon. There were 38 members present with one new member, Bob Jagoda. Vice President Pat Zanghi opened the event with a Pledge of Allegiance and dedicated the meeting and luncheon to veterans. Alberta Blakely read a cute story at the beginning of the gathering. She also gave the opening prayer.
Zanghi asked for a moment of silence for the sick and deceased members, especially for Harriet Norris, Mary Weisscott and servicemen.
The luncheon consisted of a large variety of foods. Zanghi opened the business meeting with the reports of officers. The secretary's report was read by Kate Cranston and the treasurer's report by Zanghi.
Birthdays for October include Dan Carr and Erika Abram. Margaret and Bob Jagoda celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary in October.
Mary Presto sent a get-well card to Phyllis Buvoltz and sympathy cards to Charles Reading for his sister and Mary Musso for her sister-in-law.
The 50/50 winners were Katherine Albrecht, Ethel Hutt, Joe Gotto and Harold Buvoltz.
Attendance prize winners were Erma Colt and Mary Presto.
Rick Cranston made little pumpkins out of paper with a number on it for each member. If your number was called, you got to pick out a cassette. There were 20 winners. Table decorations were made by Beulah Williams.
The next meeting will be held at the Nickle Plate Restaurant Nov. 29 at noon for turkey and trimmings dinner. There will be a bake sale and Chinese auction at the meeting. Monetary donations will be accepted in place of baked goods or auction items. For reservations for the dinner, call Rita Stonefoot at 792-4565 by Nov. 22. The fee is $5 for members and $10 for guests.
Dunkirk Federated Seniors
The Dunkirk Federated Seniors met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Tuesday. President Loretta Hemink led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing "God Bless America." A reading entitled "Conversion" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Irene Christopher with a second by Jennie Prechtl. The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Marion Genovese with a second by Betty Korzeniewski.
Attendance prizes were won by first, Wierczynski; second, Shirley Palmatier; and third, Christopher.
Helper of the day was Korzeniewski and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for Nov. 2 is Jean Kubera.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to Mackowiak and Kubera.
Mayville Senior Citizens
MAYVILLE - Sixty members of the Mayville Senior Citizens met in the Mayville VFW for lunch on Oct. 21. The lunch committee was Louise Richer, Don Wilson, Joyce Ayres, Dolly Gilbert and Eleanor Cornelius. Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the food and Mary Carlson called the numbers for the tables.
After a meal, President Fran Miller introduced nine new members: Edward Short, Ed Mifsud, Jim and Cathy Hutton, Carol Mercy, Bill and Sally Fahey and George and Sandra Wilback. They were made welcome by the club.
Miller led the group in the flag salute and Goodrich read several short tales, "How to Get Off a Jury", "The New Alphabet" and "The Sharing Couple," and led the group in prayer.
Program chair Claudia Wittenbrook introduced District Attorney David Foley who discussed the duties of his office. They handled 7,000-plus cases last year in spite of the employee cutbacks. Their office works closely with all police departments in the county to insure civil rights are preserved. He also explained plea bargaining and why it was done. Foley answered several questions from the seniors.
Miller then conducted the short business meeting. Secretary Izetta Ayling and Treasurer Edna Brown gave their reports. Goodwill chair Mary Carlson stated she had sent several well wishes to ailing members. Trip co-chairs Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey advised the payment in full for Cambridge Springs is due at the Nov. 13 meeting. The deposit for Alaska next August is due now. All checks should be payable to the Mayville Senior Citizens.
Wanda Gustafson, nominating committee chair, announced the slate of offices to be considered: President Joyce Ayers, First Vice President Fran Miller, Second Vice President Wanda Gustafson, Treasurer Edna Brown, Assistant Treasurer Bonnie Johnson, Secretary Izetta Ayling and Assistant Sandi Wagner. The election will be at the Nov. 13 meeting.
Due to the holidays, there will be only one meeting in November and December. They both are by reservation as they are catered. The Harvest Dinner will be on Saturday, Nov. 13. A full turkey dinner will be done by the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Dewittville. Reservations are due be Nov. 1. All members are asked to bring a donation for the Mayville Food Pantry (money or non perishable items) The only December meeting will be catered by the Mayville VFW Auxiliary and it will be on Thursday, Dec. 2. Members are asked to make reservations for that dinner as well. A collection will be taken to give to a needy family in the area.
Door prizes, donated by Pauline Miller, were won by Cathy Hutton and Carol Brewer.
The group was reminded that 2011 dues are due in January.
Mt. Carmel Social Club
SILVER CREEK - President Carm Tampio called the meeting to order with the pledge to the flag. Father Dan gave a blessing for the harvest dinner and all enjoyed the entree of spiral ham, squash, salads, assorted vegetable dish, salad, bread and rolls and many desserts. Tampio thanked the officers as hostesses and the many other helpers who always are willing to help.
After the luncheon, the meeting was called to order. Minutes were read by Thelma Hilliker. Marie Sack gave the treasurer's report and Nina Botticello gave the financial secretary's report. All were approved as read.
The nominating committee of Jeannette Mula, Jean McDaneld and Mary Congdon presented the list of candidates as follows: President Carm Tampio, First Vice President Dorothy Miniri, Second Vice President Josie Crino, Secretary Thelma Hilliker, Treasurer Marie Sack, Financial Secretary Nina Botticello, and Chaplain Carm Morabito. There were no nominations from the floor. The slate of officers were accepted by the members. The installation dinner will be held on Nov. 3 at the Colony at 12:30 p.m. Those who have not signed up should call Marie Sack at 934-3547.
A Chinese auction will be held on Dec. 1 so save your new or gently-used items for this event.
The members sang "Happy Birthday" to Ed Domenico who celebrated his 90th.
Les Samuelson and Joe Ark held the 50/50 drawing. Guests are welcome to the club and membership is always open.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday on Route 5 with 21 present. President Ed Newman opened our session with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Chaplain Irene Conny presented a prayers "A conversation with God."
Minutes were read by Clara Griffin and accepted as read by Irene Conny.
Weekly drawings won by Ernie Hilliker, Mary Ann Siebert and Milt Griewisch. The Nov. 2 food committee is Mary Ann Seibert and Dorothy Jones. The Nov. 9 food committee is Iva McClenathan and Griffin.
Halloween costumes were judged. Winners were: scariest, Conny as Frankstein's bride; funniest, Joyce Snyder as Miss Piggy; and most original, Bob Kittell as a baby.
Krestic read some stories and Ernie Hilliker called Bingo.
Halloween donuts and cider and coffee were enjoyed.
Westfield Senior Citizens
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Senior Citizens met Oct. 14 at the YWCA. Twenty-eight members and two guests enjoyed a pot-luck dinner.
President Shirley Kolpien called the meeting to order and welcomed guests Frank Wheeler and Audrey Wilkinson.
Art Kinney read as devotions "God in the Seasons."
Birthday greetings were sent to Dorothy Near, Margaret Gindling, Judy Cash and Al Vestrand. The Wakeleys were remembered on their anniversary and a get-well card was sent to Esther Bernges.
The 50/50 was won by Audrey Wilkinson and the door prize by Carol Young.
Art Kinney reported on the Senior Council meeting. He told about a Facebook site on which he tells facts about Jamestown.
Shirley Kolpien appointed a nominating committee composed of Chris Vestrand, Art Kinney, Sally Merwin and Mamie Criscione. They will report the slate of officers at the November meeting and installation will be in December.
Following the meeting a Chinese auction was held as a fundraiser.
The next meeting will be at noon, Nov. 11, at the YWCA. It will be a pot-luck dinner, desserts furnished by Pat Everts, Carol Young, Margaret Gingling, Darla Augur, and Trudy Stafford. The kitchen committee will be the ever-popular Jill Keating. To help the Union Relief, members should bring hats, mittens, etc., to the meeting.