What’s up for 55-plus this week

  • Kevin Becker, a volunteer at the Snow Farm Seconds Sale, helps Ann Conlin, of Tewksbury Ma. , make a glass blown ornament. The sale continues on next weekend as well.

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

Friday, November 17, 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 Thursday for Thanksgiving.

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. Monday, Americana sing-along.

WALK and CHAT — A weekly social activity, is held Mondays in Hadley. Meets at 9:30 a.m. On beautiful days (sunny and less than 85 degrees) at the entrance to the Norwottuck Bike Trail behind Panera/Whole Foods. If it is rainy or hot, meets at the Hampshire Mall Target entrance.

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. 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. Newcomers can join at any time, and there is no fee.


BOSTON SYMPHONY CONCERTDec. 1. Leaves 8 a.m., returns 6 to 6:30 p.m. $122 includes motorcoach, ticket, gratuity. Contact Nancy if you have purchased your own ticket.

DAY ON YOUR OWN IN NYCDec.13. Leaves 7 a.m., returns 11 to 11:30 p.m. $80 includes motorcoach and gratuity. The bus will leave the city at 6 p.m. from the Met.

Contact Nancy Pagano at 259-3114 for further information.


60 State St.


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

HOLIDAY SURVIVAL — workshop, Monday, 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.

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.

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


10 West State St.


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

COA HOLIDAY DINNERDec. 8, noon, $3 per person at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Please call to make a reservation by Dec. 4.

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. This can be a gift or for your own use. In effect now through Nov. 29. Cards will be delivered every two weeks.

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.

Highland Valley Elder Services


Meals provided for the following community dining sites on weekdays:

Amherst, Bangs Community Center, 259-3164, 70 Boltwood Walk; Hadley, Hadley Community Senior Center, 586-1910, 46 Middle St.; Hatfield, Hatfield Senior Center, 247-9003, 59 Main St.; Northampton, Walter Salvo House, 584-6784, 81 Conz St.; Williamsburg, Williamsburg Senior Center, 268-8407, 141 Main St., Haydenville (meals served only Tuesday through Thursday.)


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. Monday, 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.

STATE REP — Diana M. Szynal of State Rep. Peter Kocot’s staff will be available at 10 a.m. Dec. 19.

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. Follow up appointments are typically every 8 weeks at $45 per session. 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.

Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills of South Dakota, May 25 to June 4. Cost is $950 with double occupancy. Roommates are available. There is a $25 discount if paid in full by Feb. 1, 2018. $100 reserves your seat.


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: barbecued chicken; TUESDAY: beef tips with sauce; WEDNESDAY: broccoli and cheese quiche; THURSDAY: closed; Friday, macaroni and cheese.

MOVIESMonday, “Dead Poet’s Society” with Robin Williams.

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. A welcoming place for people with memory loss to spend time with family or a friend. Experienced facilitators, support, activities, lending library for caregivers, coffee and snack. Participants may stay for lunch. Call 538-5042 to inquire.


210 College Highway


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.


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


3 South Road


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.