COLLINS - The 50-Plus Senior Program starts off the first full week of March with the following regular weekly activities: Monday-Indoor Walking and Exercise led by Pat Tucker, 9 a.m., gymnasium. Those who have been meaning to get started on a regular exercise regime but haven't quite been able to get started might want to try this three-part program that begins at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Monday afternoon an informal Euchre Game goes on in the center's senior room. Beginners and experienced players are invited to attend at 1 p.m. in the senior room.
Tuesday morning Gentle Arthritis Exercises is held at 10 a.m. in the gym. These chair based exercises is designed to assist those suffering from arthritis obtain an easy way to limber up. The program is held Tuesday and Thursday.
Wednesday is a very active day for seniors with programs scheduled for the L. K. Painter Community Center, Collins Public Library and K & L Lanes in Gowanda. Open Crafts with Pat Tucker is held in the senior room at 1 p.m. These clever ladies come up with some very interesting crafts. Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m., Quilting with Florence is held in the Collins Library's Community Room. For more information on this pastime, call Florence Reynolds at 532-3075. Also in the afternoon, Senior Bowling takes over K & L Lanes at 1 p.m. for non league play. Cost is $1.75 per game or 3 games for $5. You do not have to be an expert to join in this afternoon's fun.
On Friday, the monthly Pot Luck Luncheon begins at noon in the senior room. Bring a dish to pass. Beverages and table service provided. Seniors are also reminded to turn their clocks ahead an hour Saturday night as Daylight Saving Time returns on Sunday, March 11.
The March 28 limousine coach trip to Timberlodge Restaurant at Arrowhead Golf Club in Akron is filled and payment of $36 and $37 is due no later than March 14 at Collins Town Hall. Checks are to be made payable to Town of Collins and sent to Collins Town Hall, attention Joan Byrne, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
There are vacancies for "The Carol Burnett Show," a variety musical comedy show on Sunday, July 29 at the Station Dinner Theatre in Erie, Pa. First stop will be the Presque Isle Casino for approximately a two-hour stay before heading to the theater for the show and dinner. Incentive is $10 in free slot play.
Estimated return home time is 7:30 p.m. Cost is $76 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia. A $25 deposit is due with reservations. Balance is May 30. Reservations may be made by calling 532-2507. Sign up sheet and flyers are available in the senior room during program hours.
Those looking for a day at the ball park it is time to sign up for the Thursday Aug. 16 afternoon game when the Buffalo Bisons meet the Leigh Valley Iron Pigs at Coca Cola Field in Buffalo. Cost is $23 for the three towns and $24 for all others. Price includes admission, hot dog, soda and school bus transportation. Bus will leave at 11:30 a.m. from the Center's front parking lot. Call 532-2507 for reservations. Flyers for all trips are available in the senior room.
There are still a few openings for the June 6-8 motor trip to Lancaster, Pa., to see "Jonah" at the Millennium Theatre. Call 532-2507 for more information. Cost is $285 for double occupancy with a $50 deposit due with reservations. A second payment of $125 must be received by March 15 with balance of $110 to be paid by April 30.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met on Wednesday at the Dunkirk Senior Center. President Barbara Barberich led the members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the singing of "God Bless America." A reading entitled "God Knows and Understands" was read by Carol Kozlowski, acting chaplain.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read. A motion to accept was made by Sandra Tapasto, seconded by Dorothy Sarzyniak. The treasurer's report was read. A motion to accept was made by Jean Kubera, seconded by Jane Steffan.
The attendance prizes were won by Ronnie Ginley, Sophia Urbanik and Jeanette Niedbalski.
The president reminded the group about the new Bingo games to be held on March 1 and March 15. Helpers will be Irene Christopher, Delphine Woloszyn and Nancy Crandall. She also noted there were only a few seats left for the March 11 Gala and encouraged members to sign up. Dates for future bus trips have been tentatively set for April 17, May 15 and June 12. The president also reminded the members to sign up for the STAR program by May 1.
After the meeting, refreshments were served by Kaus and Albertine Jakubowicz. Helpers of the day were Stella Michalak, Christopher and Pat Kozlowski.
The refreshment committee for the March 7 meeting is Carol Kozlowski and Pat Kozlowski.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - The Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday with 24 members present on Route 5. President Ed Newman called the meeting to order with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Chaplain Irene Conny read a prayer entitled "Today."
Minutes of Feb. 21 were read by the secretary and accepted as presented. She also read a poem, "If only I could."
Several members won cash prizes from numbers drawn. Marv Smith called Bingo. Dessert was served by the Hillikers. Dorothy Miniri is home from the hospital but needs prayers. A short movie of Red Skelton and Walter Brennan was enjoyed.
The food committee for Tuesday, March 6 at 1 p.m. will be the Smiths. The club is invited to play Bingo March 20 at 1:15 p.m. at St. Columban's.