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Events For Seniors

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

Amherst

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Mon.-Fri.: 11:45, lunch; Dec. 10: 8:30, function well, osteo exercise; 9:30, drawing; 11, gentle fitness; 12:30 arthritis exercise, bridge; 1, Mexican train; 1:30, health services; 2-3:30, beginning bridge; 3-4, tai chi; Dec. 11: 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; 11, travel club; 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; 4, trip to Bright Nights; Dec. 12: 8:30, osteo exercise; 9:30; free bread program; 10-11, Edward Jones Seminar; 10-11:30, Artist’s Way; 11, gentle fitness; 12, bridge; 12:30, arthritis exercise; 2-4, New Options; Dec. 13: 8:30, function well exercise; 9, painting; 9-12, acupuncture; 9:30, yoga; 1, Memoir writing; 1:30, Ed Smith Legal Seminar; 1:30, health services; 2-4, brown bag; 2:30, osteo exercise; Dec. 14: 9, craft club, cribbage; 9:40-12:40, foot care and ear irrigation; 9:45, ballroom dancing; 10-12, memory discussion and screening by appointment; 11, gentle fitness; 12:30-2, arthritis exercise; 1, Mexican Train; 1:30-2:30, Help with Cell Phones; 2-5, The Traveling Tooth Fairy; 3-4, How to Use Skype

Belchertown

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Mon.-Fri.: 11:45, lunch. Reservation required, $2; Dec. 10: 10, osteo exercise; 10:30, Home MPG; 11:30, bridge; 11:45, yoga; 12, blood pressure check; 12:30 Wii bowling; 12:30, hand and foot; 2, flex and tone; Dec. 11: 9, crafts, foot care, computers; 9:30, pitch; 10, osteo exercise, chordials; 10:45, Activities meeting; 12:30, bingo; Dec. 12: 9, quilting; 9:30, flex and tone; 10, Eddie C., bridge; 10:30, osteo exercise; 12:30, movie; Dec. 13: 9, computers; 9:30, pitch, oil painting; 10, osteo exercise; 10; Holiday Crafts with Susan; 12:30, bingo; 1:30, tai chi; Dec. 14: 9:30, yoga, pitch, knitting; 10, brown bag; 10:30, Nurse Amador; 1, Nickel Nickel; 1:30, Zumba Gold

Easthampton

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Dec. 10: 9:30, van trip to Ingleside Mall; 1, Bingo; 1:30, mah jongg; 8 a.m.-4 p.m., fitness center; Dec. 11: 12:30, Caregiver Support Group; 1, bingo; 6-8, ballroom dancing; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., fitness center; Dec. 12: Footcare by appointment; 9:30 and 1, van to Big Y; 10:30, osteo class; 1-4, travel club; 1, Silver Serenader Practice; 8 a.m.-4 p.m., fitness center; Dec. 13: 9-12, SHINE Counseling by appointment; 11-1, Friend’s Cafe; 12:30 & 5:30, movie; 12:30, Curmudgen Society; 12:30, van trip to Walmart; 2:30, book reader share; 4-6, SHINE appointments; 6:45, tai chi; 8 a.m.-8 p.m., fitness center; Dec. 14: 9, tai chi; 11, Holiday Party; 10 a.m., van to Big E’s Supermarket; 1, quilting

Hadley

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Dec. 10: 10, writing workshop; Dec. 11: 9:30, osteo exercise; 12:30, games; Dec. 12: 8-12, nurse hours; 9:15, yoga; 12:30-3, mah jongg; Dec. 13: 9:30, osteo exercise; 10, shopping; 10, TRIAD/SALT Council; 12:30, Mexican train dominoes; 12:30, Spanish class; 1, Caribbean Cruise meeting; Dec. 14: 10, Movement and Sculpt

Northampton

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Dec. 10: 8:20, dynamic fitness; 9:30, low-impact exercise; 10, creative writing; 10:30, low-impact exercise; 11, computer tutor; 12:15, Massage and Bodyworks Clinic; 12:30, bowling at Canal Lanes; 1, needle workshop; Dec. 11: 9, walking group; 9:30, Cup of Conversation; 11:30, Pizza with the Mayor; 12, scat/Michigan rummy; 12:30, sewing workshop; 1, duplicate bridge; 5, Committee on Disabilities meeting; Dec. 12: 8:20, dynamic fitness; 9:30 & 10:30, low-impact exercise; 12:30, bowling at Canal Lanes; 1, The Dr. Is In; 1, cribbage, timeless tunes; 1:30, Scrabble; 2:45, yoga; Dec. 13: 9, walking group; 10, The Wisdom Project; 10, brown bag; 10:15, gentle chair yoga; 11:30, beginner tap; 1, mah jongg; 1, Readers & Thinkers; 1:30, board meeting; 1:30, intermediate tap, bingo; Dec. 14: 8:20, dynamic fitness; 9, intro to computers; 9:30 & 10:30, low-impact exercise; 12:30, bowling, SHINE appointments; 1, senior gay men drop-in, intermediate computers, bridge; 2:30 & 3:30, computer tutor; 2:45, yoga; Dec. 15: 8, Pancake Breakfast with Santa; 2, Hadley Children’s Chorus Concert

South Hadley

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Mon.-Fri.: 11:45-12:15, lunch. Dec. 10: 10, music appreciation; 11:30, tai chi; 1, poker, pinochle, canasta, mah jongg; 4:30, trip to Bright Nights; Dec. 11: 9-12, SHINE by appointment; 10, beginning exercise; 1, bingo, movie, needlecraft; Dec. 12: 8:30, HIP; 10, travel club; 10:30, osteo exercise; 1, mah jongg, pitch, Choralites; 1, Diabetic Support Group; Dec. 13: 10, travel club, beginning exercise; 11:30, Veteran’s Holiday Luncheon at Johnny’s; 12:30-2, blood pressure screening; 1, scrabble, quilting, Golden Agers; Dec. 14: 9:30, grocery shopping; 9:30, coffee and conversation; 10:30, osteo exercise; 11:30, Electrical Safety; 1, knitting, bridge, cribbage, cards

Westhampton

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Dec. 10: 8, exercise group, Town Hall; Dec. 11: 1, cards and games, Westhampton Woods; Dec. 12: 8, exercise group, Town Hall; Dec. 14: 8, exercise group, Town Hall;

Williamsburg

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Dec. 10: 9:30-10:30, line dancing; 11-1, veterans agent; 12:30-2:30, cooking class; Dec. 11: 9-1:30, puzzles; 11:30, congregate meals; Dec. 12: 9:30-10:30, osteo exercise; 11:30, congregate meals; Dec. 13: 9:30-10:30, easy tai chi, free; 10:30-11:30, intermediate tai chi, small charge; 11:30, congregate meals; 12:30, cards; 1-2, yoga

Easthampton

HOLIDAY PARTY: The Easthampton Enrichment Center will hold its Holiday Party on Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. The luncheon will be prime rib with music by the Silver Serenaders. $10 tickets are on sale at the Enrichment Center and must be purchased in advance. Partygoers can bring in a pair of new adult-sized socks to receive a free raffle ticket toward a wine gift basket. For information and transportation availability, call 527-6151.

Northampton

PANCAKES WITH SANTA: The Senior Center, at 67 Conz St., will hold a Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 16 from 8 to 11 a.m. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets purchased at the door are $10 for adults and $6 for children. For information, call 587-1228.

CHILDREN’S CHORUS CONCERT: The South Hadley Children’s Chorus will hold a concert at the Northampton Senior Center on Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. The concert is free and open to all.

— Trips with the Amherst Senior Travel Club:

• Dec. 11: Bright Nights and supper at Salem Cross Inn

• Jan. 19, 2013: New Britain Museum of Art and lunch

• Feb. 23, 2013: Supper at Red Rose, Pops with the Hartford Symphony

• March 8, 2013: Mohegan Sun Casino

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

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

— Trips with the Friends Travel Club:

• 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:

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

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

— Trips with the Northampton Senior Travel Club:

• Dec. 12: Foxwoods Casino; $24

For information, call 587-1228.

— Trips with the South Hadley Senior Travel Club:

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

• Feb. 5, 2013: Mohegan Sun Casino; $22. Call 536-8567

• March 5, 2013: Tony Kenny’s IrisFor information, call 538-5042.

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