Coming up: Events for 55-plus

  • Bill Dion arranges Pansies at Smiarowski's Farm Stand in Hadley Wednesday afternoon.

Friday, April 13, 2018

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

The centers are closed Monday in observance of Patriots Day.

Amherst Senior

Bangs Community Center

70 Boltwood Walk


MUSICAL SHOWCASE — “Swinging on a Star” with Roger Tincknell, Friday, 2 p.m. “Country Rebels and Icons” with Eric Weld and Donna Lee, May 18, 2 p.m.

BETTER BALANCE Stay on your feet seminar, April 19, 10-11 a.m. This talk examines who is at risk for falls, causes, and prevention and safety tips.

CREATIVE CRAFTS — Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Friday, origami birds, hearts, flowers; April 27, button jewelry. $1 donation for materials. If you have questions, please call Laurene at 345-8754.

NOT JUST ANY LINE DANCING Tuesdays, 10:45-11:45 a.m., with Anastasia Christie. $5 per class, payable to the instructor. Beginners can start at any class; no advance registration necessary.

SENIOR CRAFT WORKSHOPSFridays, 9-11 a.m. Crafters work on projects of their own choosing. Instruction (upon request) and refreshments. Donated items are sold to raise funds for center programs. Contact Parvin Niroomand, craft club director, at 218-5093. Many free craft supplies are available.

WALK and CHAT — A weekly social activity, held Mondays in Hadley. Meets at 9:30 a.m. when the weather is good at the entrance to the Norwottuck Bike Trail behind Panera/Whole Foods. If it is rainy, meets at the Hampshire Mall Target entrance.

FOLK DANCINGTuesdays, 1-2 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. No fee.

Bus trips

Mark Twain & Harriet Beecher Stowe Homes in Hartford, Connecticut, and lunch at Hofbrauhaus German Restaurant in West Springfield, April 21. Departs 8 a.m., returns 3 p.m. $68 includes tours of two historical homes, motorcoach, gratuity. You order and pay for your own lunch.

BRONX ZOO in New York, May 11. Departs 8 a.m., returns 10 p.m. $110 includes admission, motorcoach, gratuity.


60 State St.


CRAFT SUPPLY SALE — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 17 to April 20. Looking for yarn, knitting needles, laces? Stop by and see what they have to offer.

SPRING FLING WORKSHOP — with organizing professional Becky Martin, April 24, 10 a.m.

MOVIEApril 25, 12:30 p.m., “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC – Estela from Judy’s Angels Care will be here April 25 from 9-10 a.m. in our wellness room for free blood pressure checks.

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

TuesdayCountry Jamboree with the music of Pasty Cline, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Tammy Wynette. Reagle Music Theatre, Waltham. $48.


19 Union St.


COFFEE STATION — Self-serve coffee, teas, and cocoa available, 50 cents per cup. You may bring your own lunch to eat in the cafe area.

DAFFODIL LUNCHEONApril 25, noon. Join us for a lunch of quiche, salad, rolls and daffodil yellow cake. Daffodil to take home. $5, please register by Thursday.

BINGO Tuesdays from 12:45-3 p.m. Please arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. to purchase your cards. 50 cents per person per week.

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.

Outlook Farms, April 23, departs 10 a.m. Van cost $5.

Goshen Council
on Aging

40 Main St.


OUTINGFRIDAY, 10:30 a.m. Flynt Center of Early American Life at Historic Deerfield, followed by lunch. Departs 10:30 a.m. Call Evelyn: 268-3316.

FOOT CARE CLINICApril 24, 9 a.m. $30 at the Town Hall, and $40 for an in-home visit. Call Liz Loven at 268-7122 to make an appointment.

VINTAGE COUNTRY — Old Country Road performs April 22, 2 p.m. at the Town Hall. Takes folks back to the golden years of country music. Free and open to the public, all ages welcome. Refreshments provided by the Goshen COA.


10 West State St.


SPAGHETTI SUPPER — Sponsored by The Friends of Granby’s Elderly. Thursday, 4:30 -6:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. $8 per person, $9 take out, and 1/2 price for. kids under 10. Purchase tickets in advance at the senior center.

TRAVEL LOG — Travel the world without ever having to leave your seat. Traveling to Israel Thursday, 12:45 p.m.

APRIL MOVIE — “Wonder,” April 26, 1 p.m. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

DINING OUT W/KIMApril 25, 11 a.m. Bob’s Country Kitchen in Lanesboro. Van ride is $5; lunch cost is on your own.

FOOT CAREThursday, call for an appointment.

BALLROOM DANCING — Lessons on Fridays at 1 p.m. Instructor: Emily Foxtrot. Class will be $5 per person; singles and couples welcome. For more information call 467-3239.

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.


EATING WELL CLASS — celebrate earth day with healthy salads, April 24, 12:30 pm. Class limited to 10 people, please reserve your tickets. $4 ingredients charge.

BIRTHDAY ICE CREAM SOCIAL, April 27, 2 p.m. If you celebrate your birthday this month or would like to celebrate with others, you are invited to our party. Live Entertainment. Bring a friend.

WINE TASTING – and tunes, Friday, 6-8 p.m. A fundraiser for Friends of the Hadley Council on Aging. Tickets available at the COA office: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

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.

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.


ARTIST OF MONTH — John Riley. “Capturing the Flow: From Nebulae to Jellyfish,” is a collection of bold, dynamic paintings on display at the senior center this month.

MOVIE MONDAYApril 23, 1:30 p.m., “Molly’s Game.”

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

Chicopee’s Polish Center of Discovery & Learning, Friday. A unique museum filled with 10 rooms of Polish history, emigration and culture. $36 includes bus transportation, admission, and driver gratuity. Enjoy a German-fare lunch on your own at the Munich House in Chicopee prior to the museum stop. Sign up early; seats are limited.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, June 26 to 28. Two shows, “Jesus” at Sight & Sound Theater and “The Wizard of Oz” at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. $434 with double occupancy. Pay in installments or pay in full by April 5 and receive a $25 discount. $50 deposit.


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.

TUESDAY: sweet and sour chicken; WEDNESDAY: burger bar; THURSDAY: veal patty with gravy; FRIDAY: chicken sandwich

MOVIETuesday, 12:45, “The Pink Panther.”

CREATE WITH THE CARLE — Art classes for adults, free to South Hadley residents. April 25 to June 13, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Enrollment limited to 15. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a range of techniques for creating collage materials and collage. Call 559-6307 to reserve your place.

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 — Meets second Tuesdayof each month, 10-11:30 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 BALANCE Tuesdays, 9 a.m. and Thursdays, 11 a.m.

LUNCH BUNCH — Soup social or pizza, every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

MAH-JONGG and Mexican train dominoes, Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

BINGOWednesdays, 1 p.m.


3 South Road


BOARD & CARD GAMESTuesdays, 1:30 p.m. at Westhampton Woods.

SPRING CHAIR YOGA — A 10-week series at the library, Wednesdays at 8 a.m.

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.

COFFEE & SOCIAL TIMEWednesdays, 10 a.m. at the library.