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Coming Up at area Senior Centers


90th BIRTHDAYS — A celebration honoring all Belchertown residents 90 years and older will be held Sept. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Each celebrant can bring one guest free of charge. Call the center at 323-0420.

ZENTANGLE — Easy to learn method of creating images from repetitive patterns (a lot like doodling), using a series of simple steps. The fee for the first class is $2, which includes one art pencil, one archival ink pen and one archival die-cut tile. Subsequent classes are free. Additional tiles will be available at 50 cents each. Classes are Sept. 5 and 26 at 10 a.m.; call the center to register.

LEAF CASTINGS — A class about making leaf castings, which can add a natural and organic decorative element to yards and gardens, will be held Sept. 11 at 6 p.m.; deadline to sign up is Sept. 6. Castings are created using an artificial stone material made of several aggregates and mixed with Portland cement. Good candidates for leaf castings are elephant ear and hosta, among others.


TAI CHI — Linda Peck will offer a free tai chi demonstration for seniors on Aug. 27 at 10 a.m.

FEEL GOOD BINGO — Takes place Aug. 28 at 1 p.m.

SEWING — Registration deadline for the sewing workshop is Aug. 30.

COMPANIONS — The Senior Companion Program is accepting applications; no fee. For more information call 587-1226.

TRIPS AND TRAVEL: The following activities are planned:

Sept. 19: The Big E; cost for seniors with NCOA Scan Cards is $5, or $8 without. Includes transportation, entrance and driver gratuity. Departs from the Elks in Florence at 9 a.m.

Oct. 6: Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough, N.H.; $93, includes roundtrip motor coach transportation, foliage cruise on Squam Lake, lunch, tour. Payment deadline is Sept. 6.

Oct. 10: “Jersey Boys,” Palace Theatre, Waterbury, Conn., 1 p.m. matinee. $25 deposit, $123 total cost.

For more information about trips and travel, call 587-1228.

Email notices for this column to newsroom@gazettenet.com; please put the word “seniors” in the subject line.

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