COLLINS - With horse racing's top three races coming up, it is appropriate that this week's movie at Collins Public Library is "Secretariat," a long shot stallion who set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.
Co-sponsored by the 50-Plus Seniors and the library, the free showing begins at 1 p.m. Friday in the library's Community Room and tells the tale of the spectacular journey of an incredible horse and the story of his unlikely owner, a housewife, who risked everything to make him a champion. The film stars Diane Lane and John Malkovich.
Friday also marks the date that participants on the May 9-11 motor coach trip to The Thousand Islands need to get their final payment of $122 to the Collins Town Hall. Checks payable to Town of Collins are to be mailed to Collins Town Hall, attention Joan Byrne, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034. If paying in person, enclose check in an envelope marked Senior Trip. Note that payment must be received at the Town Hall by April 1, not mailed.
In addition to the 50-Plus Seniors' regularly scheduled activities, the group will take a trip to SUNY Fredonia to see the 1 p.m. show of "The Sound of Music" on Sunday, April 3; bus leaves at 1 p.m. from front parking lot.
There are two vacancies left for April 26 AARP Driving Course. Anyone registered for the April course who has not yet paid is reminded that money must be received at the Collins Town Hall no later than April 5. Cost is $12 for anyone with a valid AARP Membership Card and $14 without. Payment must be made by check or money order made payable to AARP. Cash cannot be accepted. Lunch will be available if ordered when making reservations. The $2.50 cost will be collected the day of the course.
Reservations also are now being taken for the final one day spring AARP Driving Class on May 24 and can be made by calling 532-2507. Have AARP membership card available when calling.
Reservations for the Sept. 18-22 motor coach trip to Wildwood, N. J., may also be made by calling 532-2507 or on a sign up sheet available in the senior room during regular programming hours. Flyers are also available.
Mayville Senior Citizens
MAYVILLE - President Joyce Ayers greeted 44 members of the Mayville Senior Citizens on March 17 in the Mayville VFW dining room. The kitchen committee were Louise Richer, Nancy Navarro, Bonnie Johnson, Eleanor Cornelius and Mary Carlson.
Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked for a moment of silence in memory of member Art Thomas and asked a blessing for the meal.
After enjoying a large variety of casseroles, salads and desserts the meeting was called to order by Ayers. Goodrich read several cute stories and "An Irish Blessing" and led the group in prayer. After the flag salute, Izetta Ayling read the minutes and correspondences and Treasurer Edna Brown gave her report. Chaplain Mary Carlson reported that she had sent several sympathy cards.
Trip co-chairs Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey reported on the recent trip to the Casino and advised the group that the balance of the Alaska trip would be due the end of April and that if anyone who had signed up for the Riverside Theater Trip could not go to notify them as there is a waiting list for that trip.
Dianne Goodrich invited everyone to the Bicentennial Celebration of Chautauqua County on April 9 in Celebration Hall (the old MCS building on Academy St. in Mayville).
Ruth Stacy donated a bird feeder to raffle. The lottery drawing was won by Rita Lescynski and the door prize was won by Bonnie Johnson.
Ayers introduced Barb and Carl Witherow who entertained with their music along with Leo Gladis on the guitar. They sang old favorites, some polkas, ballads and, of course, Irish songs. Christine Kroll joined the trio for the last number. The entertainment was enjoyed by all.
The next meeting of the Mayville Seniors will be on April 7. Ham will be furnished. The members are asked to bring dishes to complement the ham and their own table service. The meeting will be at noon in the VFW dining room. Bingo will be played after the meal.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - Sheridan Happy Seniors met Friday at the Sheridan V.F.W. with 42 attending to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Arlene Miller announced the recent passing of member Robert Boyland and had a moment of silent prayer for his family, after which she gave a blessing for all before the group enjoyed a corned beef and cabbage meal.
President Ellyn Sutehall led an Irish trivia questionnaire including questions such as, "What city had the first St. Patrick's Day Parade?" (Boston). Several prizes were presented to members with the correct answers. The 50/50 was won by several members.
The Riles and Woolley drawing was won by Josephine Wilkosz.
Pat Smith won the big candy jar with assorted candies guessing near the correct number of candies.
Small decorative plants were won by several people with the correct number on their favors.
April 1 will be the next meeting at 1 p.m. at St. Bosco Hall. It is also the date for members who want to take the bus to Broadway Market in Buffalo.