What’s up for 55-plus this week

  • Nicole Soucy of Holyoke, looks through CD's at the Northampton Senior Center.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Following is a sampling of activities at area senior centers. Complete lists of their activities are on their individual websites.

The centers will be closed on Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day.

Amherst Senior

Bangs Community Center

70 Boltwood Walk


NAME THAT TUNE — Sing-along with Steve is usually held first and third Mondays, year-round from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Nov. 20, Americana sing-along.

BELOVED FOOT CARE — with Oni, Tuesday, 9-11 a.m., and Wednesday, 2-4 p.m.

WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS SUPPORT GROUPTuesday and Nov. 28, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For those who have lost a spouse or a partner in the last year. Group facilitators will be licensed clinical social worker Michele Chmura and volunteer Larry Birkholz. For questions or to register, please call Michele Chmura at 259-3038.

FOLK DANCINGTuesdays, 1 to 2 p.m. Instructor Eva Goldwater teaches all dances. Exercise your mind as well as your body with a gentle, weight-bearing activity. If you can walk, you can do these dances. Newcomers can join at any time, and there is no fee.


Contact Nancy Pagano at 259-3114 for further information.

STEAMING TENDER — in Palmer, Thursday. Departs at 4:30 p.m. and returns between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Transportation is free; you pay for your own food.


60 State St. 323-0420

THANKSGIVING FEASTThursday, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy time with others, music by DJ Kevin Bell, and holiday food. Please contact Katy at 323-0420 ext. 501 or kmartin@belchertown.org to reserve your space.

MOVIENov. 22, “Going in Style” with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.

HOLIDAY SURVIVAL — workshop, Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m. Professional organizer Becky Martin will share strategies and solutions for surviving the holidays with ease. Leave with an action plan and gift just for attending.

OFFICERS VISIT — Belchertown Police Department officers visit on the first Thursday of each month at 11:20 a.m. to review the newest crimes, scams and concerns. Join in and stay for lunch (don’t forget to sign up).

Travel Tuesday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 323-0420 ext. 513.


19 Union St.


DANCE YOUR YOGAMondays, 9:30 a.m. Register as soon as possible for this popular program. $5 per class, pre-payable at the receptionist desk.

HANDCRAFT GROUP Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. For those who knit, crochet, embroider, bead, weave, paper craft, spin, felt or cross stitch.

MOBILE FOOD BANK — Visits Millside Park, 2 Ferry St., on the first and third Thursday of every month from 1-2 p.m. Open to all. Please bring your own bags.

VAN TRIPS — Costs shown are for transportation only.

Big Y shopping, every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., $3.

Big E’s Foodland, every Friday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Walmart in Ware and lunch, Monday, 8:30 a.m. $8.

Willamsburg Snack Shack, Wednesday, 10 a.m. $6.

Stop and Shop, Northampton, followed by Kentucky Fried Chicken or tacos, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. $4.


10 West State St.


FLU SHOT CLINICNov. 30, 12:30 p.m.

VETERANS AGENTFriday, 9 a.m. to noon.

FOOD PANTRY — The senior center food pantry is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

State Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose — Office hours at the council on aging on the second Monday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon.


46 Middle St.


HOLIDAY DINNER PARTYDec. 5, 5:30 p.m. Catered buffet, music by the Hopkins Jazz Band, caroling by Girl Scouts, who will also help with serving and clearing. Tickets are $16 and are available at the office.

VETERANS INFO — A veterans service agent is available Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, or you may call 587-1299.

FRIENDS’ FUNDRAISER — Buy a $25 Texas Roadhouse gift card at the Council on Aging office and The Friends get 10 percent of all sales.

SHOPPING TRIPThursdays, 9 a.m. to noon, for seniors who no longer drive. Available to go to Hadley grocery stores and the mall. $4 round trip. Call by Tuesday to reserve your seat.

Motor Coach Day Trips

Christmas at the Newport Mansions, Dec. 10, $115. Includes lunch at the Pier on Newport’s waterfront.


67 Conz St.


NOVEMBER MOVIE — “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” Based on a couple in Nazi-occupied Poland who use their positions at the Warsaw Zoo to shepherd Jews out of the country. Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m.

HOLIDAY CRAFT FESTIVALNov. 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission and parking. Local crafters, artists and vendors, book sale, collectibles and gift shop annex. Special drawings, fresh baked items, coffee shop and lunch in Mary’s Bistro. Open to the public.

FOOT CARE — The registered nurses from FootCare by Nurses will be offering foot care on the first Friday of the month, from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

An initial visit is $60 and will take 45 minutes. To make an appointment, call the senior center at 587-1228.

TRIPS — Coordinator Francine Frenier is available Monday afternoons from noon to 4 p.m. Call for more information.

Westchester Theater, New York, April 26 for “Sister Act,” a musical comedy. A full luncheon is included. Cost is $125 with a $10 discount if paid in full by March 15.


45 Dayton St.


Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; reservations must be made by 1 p.m. previous day. In-town transportation available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment. MONDAY: teriyaki chicken; TUESDAY: roast pork with gravy; WEDNESDAY: roast turkey with gravy; THURSDAY: beef stroganoff; Friday, salmon fillets.

MOVIESMonday, “St. Elmo’s Fire” with Demi Moore.

THANKSGIVING LUNCHEONWednesday, 11:45 a.m. 50/50 raffle and rocking horse raffle. For reservations call 538-5042.

HOLIDAY CARD MAKINGTuesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m. All materials provided. Space is limited.

MAH-JONGG — Learn to play Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.

WATERCOLOR CLASSESThursdays at 10 a.m. Watercolor artist and teacher Tina Addison can help you develop a love of painting in a fun atmosphere. $4 per class. Drop-ins and beginners welcome.

MEMORIES CAFE — Will meet the second Tuesday of each month, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Experienced facilitators, support, activities, lending library for caregivers, coffee and snack. Participants may stay for lunch. Call 538-5042 to inquire.


210 College Highway


HEALTH FAIRWednesday, 10 a.m. to noon. A variety of health care providers will show case the products and services they offer. Vendors include the Council on Aging, police, fire, blood pressure clinic, home care agencies and housing options.

HEALTHY BONES and BALANCETuesdays, 9 a.m. and Thursdays, 11 a.m.

Bingo — Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

Computer Class — Thursdays at 10 a.m. Sign up in advance.


HOLYOKE MALL — Shopping and lunch, Monday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $3.

APPLEBEE’S and a waltz through Walmart, both in Westfield, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $3


3 South Road


TRIVIA NIGHTMonday, 6:30 p.m. Compete with your friends and neighbors. Questions will be about local history, Westhampton and other categories. Come with a team or join one when you get here for an evening of fun.

WALKING GROUP & HIKES — Walkers meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. at the parking lot in the center of town. Walk as much or as little as you like around our local area, led by local folks. You can reach Chuck at 527-6765 for information about any hikes.

BOARD & CARD GAMESTuesdays, 1:30 p.m. at Westhampton Woods. A great chance to socialize.

COFFEE & SOCIAL TIME Wednesdays, 10 a.m. at the library.