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EASTHAMPTON COA & ENRICHMENT CENTER —

MOVIES — “The English Patient” will be shown Sept. 4 at 1 p.m.; “Guilt Trip,” Sept. 5, 12:30 p.m.; “The Call,” Sept. 12, 12:30 p.m.; “A Place at the Table,” a documentary, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.

MEDICARE — Seminar to plan for Medicare takes place Sept. 9, 11 a.m.

HEALTH INSURANCE — Appointments available for health insurance counseling, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.

PICNIC — At Mount Tom Reservation, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m.

SUPPORT GROUP — Caregivers support group meets Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.

CURMUDGEONS — The Easthampton Curmudgeon and Procrastination Society meets Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m.

HEALTH INSURANCE — Appointments available for health insurance counseling Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.

HEARING — Appointments available Sept. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.

READING — Valley writer Janice Beetle will read from her first book, “Divine Renovations: A Carpenter, His Soul Mate and Their Journey of Love and Loss” on Sept. 12 at 2:30 p.m.

The book is a memoir about Beetle and her late husband, Ed Godleski, who died in September 2010, four months after being diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. In addition to writing about a love that transcends death, Beetle says her mission in publishing the book is to help those coping with grief. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Beetle at beetlepress@charter.net or at 374-6239 or visit janicebeetle.wordpress.com.

HIKE AND BIKE — For active adults, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m.

VAN TRIP — Breakfast at Cracker Barrel, Sept. 16 at 8:15 a.m.

ESTATE PLANNING — A seminar on estate planning, vital records and organization takes place Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.

NORTHAMPTON SENIOR CENTER —

NEW HOURS — Beginning Sept. 4, the center will be open Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The game room, bistro and the Fitness Center will be open; various programs and activities will take place.

TAP — Three levels of tap classes are offered at the center for seniors 55-59 and over 60. Auditions for evening beginner class placement will be held Sept. 5 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. You must have your own tap shoes. Preregistration required; call 587-1228.

GROUP SING — Northampton Group Sing will be held Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Free, open to those 50 and over.

OPEN HOUSE — All invited to an open house at the center on Sept. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. This will be an opportunity to visit the center, view the monthly art exhibit, learn about programs and activities, and meet the staff.

MEMORY AND AGING — A program on memory and aging will be offered Sept. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m., as part of a project with the Psychology Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A follow-up session with screenings will be Sept. 27.

Presentation will cover memory changes that are normal for aging, symptoms of impairment, information about screenings, and tips for maintaining healthy memory.

SOUTH HADLEY SENIOR CENTER —

2ND ANNUAL PENNY’S PRIDE MEMORY MOTORCYCLE RIDE, Barbecue,and Pig Roast will start from Ebenezer’s, 60 Bridge St., on Sept. 7, with money raised donated to the Council on Aging. Donation is $20 for riders, $10 passengers. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 575-2590.

RED HAT SOCIETY — Gatherings resume Sept. 9, 1 p.m.

BEGINNING EXERCISE — Class takes place Sept. 10, 10 a.m.

BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON — Celebration takes place Sept. 10; reservations required.

ANNIVERSARY PARTY — Takes place Sept. 18, for ages 55 and over. Reservations required; four guests welcome.

TRIPS:

Sept. 20: Essex Steam Train and Riverboat; three-course lunch. Cost is $84. Contact Dave Bellefeuille at 533-7724 for more information and reservations.

Oct. 29: Williams Inn Germanfest, Williamstown; music and lunch. Cost is $82. More information, contact Howie Walsh at 593-6286.

Feb. 8-17, 2004: 9-Day Carribbean Cruise; Norwegian Gem, stops in San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas And Samana. Contact Barbara Laramee at 536-8567 or 335-8786 for more information. Cost depends on cabin category.

Email notices for this column to newsroom@gazettenet.com, with the word “seniors” in the subject line.

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