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  • Recently, Hopkins Academy eleventh grader and Girl Scout Felicia Fil of Hadley hosted a prom for local senior citizens as part of her pursuit of a Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. “I think it was important that the Seniors see that younger generations want to give back to them for all of their hard work they have done throughout their lifetimes,” Fil said. More than 100 attendees — dressed to the nines — came to the event, including (from left) Cindy Ames, Beth Cook and Barbara Kellogg. Tom Pitta

Published: 12/3/2018 11:35:43 AM

Complete lists of senior center activities are on their individual websites.

Amherst Senior

Bangs Community Center

70 Boltwood Walk


MEDICAL MARIJUANA – seminar, Dec. 13, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

HOLIDAY PARTYDec. 14, 2 to 4 p.m. Featuring a concert with Donna Lee and Eric Weld. Yummy refreshments. Please RSVP to 259-3060

FOOT CARE – Piper Sagan, RN staffs monthly clinics the second Tuesday of each month from 9 to 4 p.m. Call to schedule; $30.

SENIOR CENTER GAMES – dominos, Mondays and Fridays, 12:30 to 3 p.m. mahjongg, Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Scrabble, Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Bridge, Wednesdays, noon to 4 p.m. Chess, Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m. – beginners and advanced players welcome. Cribbage, Fridays, 9 to noon. 

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES – at the Salem Cross Inn, Dec. 9. Trip departs at 2:30 p.m. and returns at 7 p.m. $68 covers van, admission, holiday dinner. 


60 State St.


MOVIE OF THE MONTH – Dec. 19, 12:30 p.m. “Finding Your Feet.” Popcorn, 50¢ per bag.

COOKIE SALE – Stop in the community room at 1 p.m. on or after Dec. 19, for homemade treats.

HEALTHY HABITS – conversation, camaraderie and accountability regarding healthier food choices. Meets Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. 

WALMART SHOPPING – Have the senior center van pick you up from home to shop at Walmart or Big Y in Ware. Door to door service for only $3 round trip. Call Kim for info and  to sign up.



19 Union St.


STUDENT CHESS CLUB – is a group of students who want to learn chess. If you are willing to volunteer time from 3:30 to 5 every second and forth Monday, call the center.

TAI CHI IN THE MORNING – with Len Burlingame; Fridays, 9 to 10 a.m. Free to Easthampton residents 55 plus.

CRIBBAGETuesdays, 1 p.m. Open group, boards provided.

TRAVEL CLUB  – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The following shows at the Log Cabin Restaurant in Holyoke are self drive: Dec. 6, “Blue Christmas” with Elvis, $49. Dec.12, ”Rockin Around the Christmas Tree” with Elvis, $49. Dec. 13, Newport Playhouse for “Double Wide Texas Christmas,” $90.

Goshen Council
on Aging

40 Main St. 268-3316

CHRISTMAS CAROL SING – at Goshen Congregational Church, 45 Main St., Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. 

MUSCLE STRENGTHENING CLASSES – in the town hall. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Joan Griswold gets us to use our muscles and keep our bodies strong. No charge, but a small donation would be helpful. Open to all seniors. 

DRAWING CLASS – Boo Cherau will be offering a six session weekly drawing class starting Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Chesterfield Community Center. If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact the COA at 296-4467 or by Dec. 10.


10 West State St.


CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION – Dec. 20 at 11:45 a.m. Join us for a Christmas party, with lunch and dessert served by Granby Police Officers. Please call 467-3239 by Dec. 13th to RSVP.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS – Dec. 6 and Dec. 20, 11:30 a.m. Walk ins welcome

WREATH MAKING – with Kim, Dec. 5 at 1:00 p.m. All supplies provided, beginner-level crafting

BALLROOM DANCING – with instructor Emily Fox, every Friday. 1 to 2 p.m. $5 per person, singles and couples welcome.

QUILTING GROUP — Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Skills range from beginner to advanced, members are always willing to lend a helping hand if you are in a bind. Bring in your projects and come join this great group of ladies.

FOOD PANTRY – Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

VETERAN’S AGENT – John Mitchell will have office hours at the senior center  Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m., and by appointment. 


46 Middle St.


MOVIE MATINEE – Dec. 5 at 12:15 p.m. Reserve lunch in advance and stay for a movie. Popcorn will be provided.

AFTER 2 TEA – Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Come and have a taste of holiday traditions from around the world. Registration required.

BILLIARDS CHALLENGE: Pete Shoenberger will donate $10 to the Senior Center for every person that plays 8-Ball with him on Thursdays at 12:30, until Dec. 20.


Dec.10, White Christmas. Aqua Turf Club,  Plantsville, Connecticut. Includes lunch. $99. Music of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Call Jane at 586-3772.

Nov. 29, Bright Nights  at Forest Park in Springfield. Van departs at 4:30 p.m. $15, limit 12 people


67 Conz St.


TREATS CLASS – Dec. 13, 5 to 7 p.m. Learn how to make quick treats to have ready when family and friends drop by. Treats to include candied nuts, chocolate-dipped peppermint shortbread cookies, and eggnog pound cake. $30.

DEWEY THE THERAPY DOG – Fridays at 12:30 in the lobby.

LUNCH IN THE BISTRO   Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. $3 for seniors.

WALKING GROUP – Enjoy walks in the area around the Northampton Senior Center,  Tuesdays at 10 a.m.  Free with a scan card.

BENEFITS COUNSELINGFridays, noon to 4 p.m. By appointment; call 586-2000 to schedule.

White Christmas Big Band. Show and luncheon at Aqua Turf, Plantsville, Connecticut, Dec. 10. Rob Zappulla and his 13-piece big band will perform holiday favorites. $102.

April 27 to May 5MEMPHIS, home of the blues , and TUNICA, casino capital of the south. Cost is $798 per dbl.  There is a $25 discount if paid in full by Jan. 15, 2019.


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: roast turkey with gravy TUESDAY: broccoli quiche; WEDNESDAY: stuffed shells with sauce; THURSDAY: hot dogs; FRIDAY: grilled ham and cheese

MOVIE – Tuesday at 1 p.m., “Holiday Inn.”

WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS –  Wednesday: Holiday card making. $2. Dec. 19: Holiday movie, cookies and eggnog.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE – ​​​​​​​Thursday, 11:15 A.M. come listen to the South Hadley Middle School Choir.

GIFT MAKING – Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. join Nancy to make a bag of sweet and savory cashews to keep or give as a gift. Space is limited. Sign up beginning Dec. 1 in office.


210 College Highway


BINGO LOVERS – come play with us every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

WALKING CLUB –  Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. One mile loop. Great group. Get a free neon green tee shirt.

MGM SPRINGFIELD – Trip to the casino, Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. First 14 people.


3 South Road 527-2404

HOT CHOCOLATE BAR – Dec. 17, 6 to 7:45 p.m. Take a break during the busy holiday season and warm up at the hot chocolate bar at the Westhampton Library.

DECEMBER LUNCHEON–  Dec. 6, noon at the church will be a special luncheon planned by the food committee. It will feature sliced ham, mashed potato and winter squash, followed with entertainment by the Dan Kane singers.

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

MONTHLY BREAKFASTS – Third Friday of the month, Unit F at Westhampton Woods from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Coffee, tea, cocoa and homemade quick breads.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB — Third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Free with a scan card.

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