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Events For Seniors

All events take place at a community’s senior center unless otherwise noted.

Note: All Senior Centers are closed on Nov. 12 for Veteran’s Day.

Amherst

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Mon.-Fri.: 11:45, lunch; Nov. 13: 8:30, function well; 9-4, massage; 9:30, blood pressure clinic, yoga; 10, Singer Financial Seminar; 10, SALT Council at Police Department; 10:45, line dancing; 12:30, mah jongg; 1, Scrabble, cosmology; 1-2, Folk dancing; 2:30, osteo exercise; 3-4:30, ear irrigation; 4-5:15, level 1 yoga mat; Nov. 14: 8:30, osteo exercise; 9:30; free bread program; 10-11, Edward Jones Financial Seminar; 10, Fall Prevention series; 10-11:30, Artist’s Way; 11, gentle fitness; 12, bridge; 12:30, arthritis exercise; 2-4, New Options; Nov. 15: 8:30, function well exercise; 9, painting; 9-12, acupuncture; 9:30, yoga; 1, Memoir writing; 1:30, health services; 2:30, osteo exercise;4-5:15, yoga; Nov. 16: 9, craft club, cribbage; 9:40-12:40, foot care and ear irrigation; 9:45, ballroom dancing; 10-12, memory screening; 11, gentle fitness; 12:30-2, arthritis exercise; 1, Mexican Train; 2, Musical Showcase; 2-3:30, beginning bridge; 2-5, The Traveling Tooth Fairy

Belchertown

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Mon.-Fri.: 11:45, lunch. Reservation required, $2; Nov. 13: 9, crafts; 9:30, pitch; 10, computers, osteo exercise, Chordials; 10, AARP Safe Drivers Class, sign up required; 12:30, bingo; Nov. 14: 9, quilting; 9:30, flex and tone; 10, Eddie C., bridge; 10:30, osteo exercise; 12:30, movie; Nov. 15: 9, computers; 9:30, pitch, oil painting; 10, computers, osteo exercise, Old Timers; 10:30, Massachusetts Equipment distribution; 10:30, Veteran’s agent; 12:30, bingo; 1:30, tai chi; Nov. 16: trip to Walmart; 9:30, yoga, pitch, knitting; 1, Nickel Nickel

Chesterfield

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Nov. 13: 9, walk the mile square; 10-11, chair yoga; 1, SHINE representative; Nov. 14: 1-4, mah jongg

Easthampton

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Nov. 13: 12, trip to Mrs. Mitchell’s Kitchen; 12:30, Caregiver Support Group; 1-3, bingo; 6-8, ballroom dancing; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., fitness center; Nov. 14: Footcare by appointment; 9:30 and 1, van to Big Y; 10:30, osteo class; 8 a.m.-4 p.m., fitness center; Nov. 15: 9-12 & 4-6, SHINE Counseling by appointment; 11-1, Friend’s Cafe; 12:30 & 5:30, movie; 6, Organizing Paperwork Seminar; 6:45, tai chi; 8 a.m.-8 p.m., fitness center; Nov. 16: 9, Friend’s meeting; 9, tai chi; 9, Active Adults Hike; 10 a.m., van to Big E’s Supermarket; 1, quilting

Goshen

ONGOING ACTIVITIES: Second Tuesday every month: noon, Senior Luncheon. For information, call Rose at 268-9444. Nov. 13: noon, Thanksgiving Luncheon, call to rsvp.

Granby

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Monday through Friday: noon, luncheon; Nov. 13: 9, turkey basket assembly; 10, writers’ group; 12:30, quilting group; Nov. 14: 9:15, SALT Committee; 11:15, presentation; Nov. 15: 10, osteo exercise; 1:30, line dancing; SHINE counseling by appointment; Nov. 16: 9, cribbage group

Hadley

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Nov. 13: 9:30, osteo exercise; 12:30, games; Nov. 14: 8-12, nurse hours; 9:15, yoga; 12:30-3, mah jongg; Nov. 15: 9:30, osteo exercise; 10, shopping; 12:30, Mexican train dominos; 12:30, Spanish class; Nov. 16: 10, Movement and Sculpt; 1-2, Strength in Numbers

Hatfield

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Nov. 13: 10:45-11:45, tai chi; 12:45, van to Big Y or Stop & Shop; Nov. 14: 1-3, bingo; Nov. 16: 12:45, van to Big Y or Stop & Shop

Northampton

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Nov. 13: 9, walking group, intro to computers; 9:30, Cup of Conversation; 10, memory screening; 11:30, pizza with the mayor; 12, scat/Michigan rummy; 12:30, sewing workshop; 1, duplicate bridge, intermediate computers; 6, SHINE appointments; Nov. 14: 8:20, dynamic fitness; 9, intro to computers; 9:30 & 10:30, low-impact exercise; 10, photography class; 12:30, bowling at Canal Lanes; 1, The Dr. Is In; 1, cribbage, intermediate computers, timeless tunes; 1:30, Scrabble; 2, play reading group; 2:45, yoga; 7, group sing; Nov. 15: 8:30, SHINE appointments; 9, walking group; 9, Face Book workshop; 10, Senior Wellness Day; 10, The Wisdom Project; 10:15, gentle chair yoga; 12:30, beginner tap; 1, mah jongg, TRIAD; 1:30, intermediate tap, bingo; 2, Veteran’s Services; Nov. 16: 9:30 & 10:30, low-impact exercise; 12:30, bowling, SHINE appointments; 1, senior gay men drop-in; 1:30, contract bridge; 2:30 & 3:30, computer tutor; 2:45, yoga

Southampton

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Nov. 13: 9, osteo exercise; Nov. 14: 10, mah jongg; 1, bingo; Nov. 15: 10, computer class; 10, crafts; 1, Wii games

South County

(Deerfield, Sunderland, Whately)

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Nov. 14: 9:15, weighty issues; 10, exercise; noon, lunch; Nov. 16: 9:30, bingo, martial arts; 10:30, osteo exercise; noon, lunch; 1, Social Hour

South Hadley

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Mon. - Fri.: 11:45-12:15, lunch. Nov. 13: 9-12, SHINE by appointment; 1, bingo, needlecraft; 1, Friend’s annual meeting2, Get Going; Nov. 14: 8, HIP; 10, travel club; 1, mah jongg, pitch; 1, diabetes group; Nov. 15: 10, travel club, Alzheimer’s Support Group; 1, scrabble, quilting, Golden Agers; Nov. 16: 9:30, grocery shopping; 10, coffee and conversation; 11:30, Rep. John Scibak; 1, knitting, bridge, cribbage, cards

Williamsburg

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Nov. 12: 10:30-11:30, Line dancing; 11-1, Veterans agent; 12:30-2:30, Cooking class; Nov. 13: 9-1:30, puzzles; 11:30, congregate meals; 12:15, Movie; 6-8, Adult Creativity Class;; Nov. 14: 9:30-10:30, osteo exercise; 11:30, congregate meals; Nov. 15: 9:30-10:30, easy tai chi, free; 10:30-11:30, intermediate tai chi, small charge; 11:30, congregate meals; 12:30, cards; crafts & games hour, 1-2, yoga (small fee).

MUSICAL SHOWCASE

— The Amherst Senior Center will host mezzo-sopranos Lisa Woods and Carol Wrobleski, accompanied by Jerry Noble on piano on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. For information, call 259-3060.

MEMORY CHECK

— The Northampton Senior Center is offering free memory screenings on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Screenings are confidential, copies are available for health care professionals. Walk-ins are welcome or call 587-1228 to schedule a screening.

— Trips with the Amherst Senior Travel Club:

• Nov. 5-14: Reflections of Italy

• Dec. 6: Bright Nights and supper at Salem Cross Inn

• Jan. 12, 2013: New Britain Museum of Art and lunch

• May 18-20, 2013: National Parks of America

• Sept. 9-17, 2013: Canadian Rockies by Train

For information, call 259-3060. Trips are open to the general public.

— Trips with the Belchertown Senior Travel Club:

• Dec. 5: Luncheon at Putney Inn, Kringle Candle Company; $74

For information, call 323-0420. Trips are open to the general public.

— Trips with the Friends Travel Club:

• Nov. 14: Luncheon at Putney Inn, Kringle Candle Company, Honora Winery; $76

• Dec. 5: Victorian Christmas

• April 6-14, 2013: Nine-day Springtime Tulip River Cruise, Amsterdam, Holland. Sign up now.

For information, call 527-6151, ext. 17.

— Trips with the Hadley Senior Travel Club:

• Nov. 14: Fitchburg Art Museum, lunch at Ninety-Nine Restaurant; $15, van/museum

• Jan. 6-18, 2013: Southern Caribbean Cruise; starting at $1,349

• May 18-31, 2013: Mediterranean and Greek Isle Cruise; starting at $3,379

For information about day trips, call 586-4023; overnight trips, call 586-3772.

— Trips with the Northampton Senior Travel Club:

• Dec. 2: New York City; $39

For information, call 587-1228.

— Trips with the South Hadley Senior Travel Club:

• Nov. 13: Foxwoods Casino; $21. Call 534-3598

• Dec. 11: Radio City Christmas Spectacular; $142. Call 533-7724

For information, call 538-5042.

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