COLLINS - Joan Byrne, 50-Plus Seniors program coordinator, received word from the representative for the Lennon Sisters that some clarification is needed regarding their upcoming performance. Both former and newer members of the Lennon Sisters will be appearing at the Riviera Theatre on Oct. 4. Two of the Lennon Sisters, Janet and Kathy, still perform: and there is a younger sister, Mimi who has been part of the group for the past 14 years. Dianne and Peggy have retired but Janet and Kathy, original members, still perform and tour and will be here in October.
"I obviously misunderstood the wording from the flyer received from the Riviera Theatre, but appreciate being corrected and hope that this will bring out not only members of an older generation but also from a new generation to this great show," Byrne said.
Deadline for the $20 refundable deposit and reservations has been extended to Aug. 20. Trip will be canceled if insufficient interest by that date. Cost is $44 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia and $47 for all others. Transportation is by school bus and will leave at 6 p.m. from the front parking lot of L. K Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins. To make reservations, call 532-2507.
Time is running out for persons in the education field to sign up for the $5 price being offered for the AARP Defensive Driving Course being held Aug. 28 at the center. This price is open to anyone who is presently employed or is retired from any position in area schools. Pre-registration is required and can only be made by calling 532-2507. The course also is open to anyone else at the regular price of $17 for those with AARP Membership cards and $19 for non members. The final AARP Driving Course for the year will be held Nov. 13.
Vacancies are also available for the Nov. 1 trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino. For more information or to make reservations, call 532-2507.
Quilting with Florence will be held Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Collins Public Library. For information, call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075.
Open Crafts with Pat Tucker also will be held Wednesday starting at 1 p.m. in the Senior Room of the center. Come learn a new craft, bring an unfinished craft or just come and chat with friends.
Dunkirk Senior Citizen Board of Directors
The Dunkirk Senior Citizen Board of Directors met recently at the center. President Barbara Bajdas led the members in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Bajdas reported that Senior Aide Grace Perez de la Garza has resigned because of gaining full-time employment elsewhere and noted that she will be missed by the members and the staff. Delphine Woloszyn reported that the Craft Committee headed by Joan Zielinski will be working on Halloween favors.
Carol Kozlowski announced that the ice cream social will be held on Aug. 15 beginning at 6 p.m. A special addition will be a piece of pizza provided by Independent Health. The September Gala is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9. The menu will include appetizers, punch, broccoli and cheese soup, ham and scalloped potato, three-bean salad, roll, butter and dessert. Reservations for both events may be made at the center Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Stella Michalak reported an increasing membership.
Nancy Crandall reported that pinochle is going well on Monday afternoons and noted that new players are always welcome.
Woloszyn reported that exercise classes are held five days a week and participation is near full.
Bajdas noted that the Seneca Niagara Casino Bus Trip on Sept. 11 is sold out. Reservations are still being accepted for the Oct. 16 trip to the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Canada. The cost is $20 for members and $23 for non-members. Departure time is 9 a.m. Return time is approximately 5 p.m. The cost is $20 per person for members or $23 per person for non members. The trip will include $20 free play, $5 food voucher, two $5 cash prizes on the bus, other prizes and raffles. There is a requirement to go to Canada. Participants must have a valid passport, a valid passport card, an enhanced drivers license or an enhanced ID card. Pre-paid reservations can be made at the Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday.
The directors are reviewing their bylaws and will bring any changes to next month's meeting. It was decided to change the monthly meetings to the second Thursday of each month at 9 a.m.
Events for November and December were discussed. Bajdas will confirm all trips before opening registration. All trips will be announced in the OBSERVER and Senior Citizen Action News.
Zumba Gold classes will resume in September. Dates and times to be announced. Representatives from Independent Health will be at the center on Fridays in October and November to discuss individual policies. Blue Cross and Blue Shield representatives will be at the center in September.
Kozlowski noted that electric clippers and a leaf blowing machine were purchased for use at the center. Bajdas reported that everything was in order for the Atlantic City Trip to be held Aug. 28 to 30.
The directors will meet at the center on Friday at 9 a.m. to join other members who will be attending the County Senior Citizen Picnic which is being held at Midway.
Members were reminded that the Food Bank of WNY is sponsoring a Cruise-In Car Show at the Cross Roads in Westfield on Aug. 18.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Barb Barberich led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America." A reading entitled "Beauty in All" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Charlene Hallmark with a second by Sandy Tapasto. The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Carol Kozlowski. It was accepted as read by Pat Kaus with a second by Jean Kubera.
Attendance prizes were won by Kozlowski, Hemink and Betty Erick.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and other who assisted.
The kitchen committee for Sept. 5 is Beatrica Tilley and Sophia Urbanik.
There will be no meetings on Aug. 15 due to the ice cream social, on Aug. 22 due to the club picnic and on Aug. 29 due to the Atlantic City weekend.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - Sheridan Happy Seniors met recently at St. Bosco Hall with 36 present. President Ellyn Sutehall called the meeting, asking Mabel Warner to give a prayer. Then all said the pledge to the flag and sang "God Bless America" and the "Happy Senior" song.
Roll call was given by Mabel Warner. The treasurer's report was presented by Angie Logan, and the secretary's report was presented by Clara Griffin. Both were accepted.
Milt "Lefty" Griewisch is still at Lake Shore Nursing Home.
Val and Joyce Pietrkewicz returned and brought a guest.
A donation will be sent to the Sheridan Fire Department in honor of Dean Warner.
A "thank you" note will be sent to the Hamlet Farms for some home-grown muskmelons for the members.
A grill was given to the club by Delores Trewiler.
The Riles and Woolley drawing was won by Shirley Sikorski. Gertie Syper told some stories. Number drawings were won by John Reardon and Burdella Warner.
There are still openings for the mystery bus trip on Monday, Aug. 13. Call Joanne Martin at 934-3458 for more information.
The Chautauqua County Senior Picnic is on Aug. 10 at Midway Park in Mayville.
President Sutehall invited everyone to lunch at 11:45 a.m. at St. Columban's. Six members planned to go.
The food committee for Aug. 17 is Pat Smith, Ruth and Ted Stebbins and Ellyn and Bob Sutehall.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday at 1 p.m. on Route 5 at their clubhouse with 27 members. President Ed Newman called the meeting to order with all joining in the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America," followed by a prayer given by Chaplain Irene Conny. Newman announced that Milt Griewisch will soon be going to stay at his daughter-in-law's, and Newman attended a nice open house party for Dorothy Jones at her home.
Minutes were read by Clara Griffin. The financial report was given by Treasurer Lorrie Newman and petty cash report was given by Mary Ann Siebert. All passed.
The Hole Parker drawing was won by Shirley Sikorski. Weekly prizes were won by Carlton Mohart and Harry Sushi. 50/50 prizes were accepted by Dorothy Miniri, Lorrie Newman and Corkie Patton.
Lorrie Newman presented a few jokes.
On Aug. 14 at noon, the club will hold its annual corn roast. Corn was given by Joyce Snyder.
Bingo was called by Marv Smith.
Sandwiches and brownies were served by Conny and Seibert.
Westfield Senior Citizens
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Senior Citizens met recently at Mayville Park for a brown-bag supper. At 5 p.m. the group had a scenic, informative tour on the Chautauqua Belle. The weather was perfect and the boat trip around Chautauqua Lake was enjoyed by all.
There was no August meeting. The September meeting is the 54th anniversary celebration with a roast chicken dinner, catered by Calarco's. This will be held at the YWCA at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13. The cost is $5 per person. A reservation must be made and the $5 paid by Sept. 1. This can be done by contacting Shirley Kolpien at 326-3576 or Dolores Kaufman at 326-2828.
Cassadaga, Stockton and Lily Dale Senior Citizens to meet
The August meeting of the Cassadaga, Stockton and Lily Dale Senior Citizens will be held Monday at the American Legion in Cassadaga at noon. Those attending are asked to bring a meatless dish to pass and their own table service. This meeting will be the annual chicken barbecue. To sign up for the luncheon, call Florine Christy at 595-2490.
Club cancels cards for Friday
Share and Care Seniors' Birdie's Flock card club will not meet on Friday due to the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging senior picnic.