Weekly Feature

2011-06-01 / Lifestyles

Bee Senior News

The Clarence Senior Center is located at 4600 Thompson Road. For information on any programs, call 633-5138.

“The mission of Clarence Senior Citizens Inc. is to provide social, recreational, educational and nutritional programs, as well as opportunities for volunteerism, to persons in the community who are age 55 and older.”

Every Week

Monday: So-sewers, 9 a.m.; Stretch & Tone, 9 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; chess, 9:30 a.m.; woodworking, 9:30 a.m.; tap dancing, 10:15 a.m.; lyrical jazz, 11:30 a.m.; euchre, 1 p.m.; billiards, noon; poker, 1 p.m.; Wii bowling, 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday: Men’s bridge, 9 a.m.; women’s bridge, 9:15 a.m.; blood pressure screening, 10 a.m. to noon; resistance training, 11:30 a.m.; billiards, noon; poker, 1 p.m.; intermediate bridge, 1 p.m.

Wednesday: So-sewers, 9 a.m.; beginner line dancing, 9 a.m.; euchre, 9 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; woodworking, 9:30 a.m.; line dancing, 9:30 a.m.; computer support, 10 a.m. to noon; billiards, noon; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; canasta, 1 p.m.; watercolor painting, 1 p.m.; poker, 1 p.m.; bocche, 5 p.m.; billiards, pinochle, woodworking and Wii bowling, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday: Zumba, 9 a.m.; beginner bridge lessons, 10 a.m.; canasta, 10 a.m.; tai chi, 11:30 a.m.; billiards, noon; duplicate bridge, 12:30 p.m.; poker, 1 p.m.; bingo, 1:15 p.m.; shuffleboard, 1:15 p.m.

Friday: Intermediate bridge, 9 a.m.; senior outreach program, 9:30 to 11 a.m.; resistance training, 11:30 a.m.; billiards, noon; pinochle, 1 p.m.; poker, 1 p.m.; dominoes, 1 p.m.

Center Lunch Menu

Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. daily for a suggested donation of $2.50.

Wednesday, June 1: Beef stroganoff, Harvard beets, orange juice, oat brand square, rainbow sherbet

Thursday, June 2: Stuffed green pepper, mashed potatoes, broccoli, chef salad, spice cake

Friday, June 3: Hamburger with cheese, stewed tomatoes, mixed vegetables, coleslaw, apple pie

Monday, June 6: Barbecue shredded pork, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, fresh banana, or the alternative meal, julienne salad

Tuesday, June 7: Roasted turkey with gravy, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, molded cranberry salad, apple streusel cake

Wednesday, June 8: Meatballs with pasta, French bean medley, chef salad, blended juice, marble pudding

Computer Support

Volunteers are available in the CSC library to assist center members with computer use according to the following schedule: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays. Volunteers are experienced with computers and can offer assistance with email, Internet searches, software questions and general computer use.

Classic Movie

1:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 — “National Velvet” (1944), starring Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney, will be shown.

Don’t be Afraid to Write and Publish

1:30 p.m. Friday, June 3 — Have you ever wondered what it would be like to write a poem, an article, a short story or even a book, and then see it published with your name on it? Join Marge McMillen, CSC member and author of three books, to learn more about writing. Sign up in the office.

Flea Market & Baked Goods Sale

8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4 — Call the Center at 633-5138 for information.

Book Group

1:30 p.m. Monday, June 6 — June’s book selection is “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. All are invited to join our discussion.

University Express:

Positive Psychology

1:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, & Tuesday, June 7 — This two-session course, based on the most popular class at Harvard University, focuses on the psychological aspects of a fulfilling and flourishing life. The instructor will be Tim Maggio, licensed psychotherapist. Sign up in the office.


10 a.m. Tuesday, June 7 — Scrabble is both a social game and a mental exercise. Whether you have played before or would like to learn, join CSC member Paula Wrobel as she facilitates the game. Sign up in the office.

Computer Club

10 a.m. Tuesday, June 7 — Before breaking for July and August, the Computer Club will have a question and answer session, as well as discuss topics for its fall sessions. If possible, submit questions to Susan in the office by Monday, June 6. All Center members are welcome to attend.

Volunteer Meeting

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 7 — Debbie Santiago, program coordinator, will discuss upcoming volunteer opportunities in the Center and in the community. All are welcome.

Learn to Play Bocce

1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 — Join CSC members Larry and Janet Vito to learn to play bocce ball, a game closely resembling bowling, on the CSC bocce courts. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14. Sign up in the office.

University Express:

Navigating the Healthcare System

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 — Learn about new trends in patient care and how to be an “informed consumer.” The instructor will be registered nurse Maria K. Borawski. Sign up in the office.

Make Your Own Greeting Cards

1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9 — Instructor Diane Carr will assist participants in making two greeting cards with rubber stamps. The fee of $5 includes instruction and materials. Sign up and pay in the office by Tuesday, June 7.

Happy Hour

6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9 — Non-alcoholic beverages and light refreshments will be served, with entertainment provided by the Bedrock Boys. Cost is $2. Van service is available Call the office to sign-up.

CSC Travelers Meeting

10 a.m. Friday, June 10 — All members interested in travel are invited to attend the meeting to discuss upcoming travel plans.

Bird Feeding,

Nesting & Identification

1:30 p.m. Friday, June 10 — Garner Light will share his expertise and appreciation for nature and wildlife, particularly birds. Light has assisted in developing nature-based programs for Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in association with the Buffalo Audubon Society. Sign up in the office.


June 13 — “The Fabulous Fifties,” featuring the Latshaw Pops Orchestra at The Riviera Theater, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 13. The cost is $32 per person. Sign up in the office.

July 17 — “Hairspray” will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at The Palace Theater. The cost is $13 per person. Sign up in the office.


Hudson Valley River Cruise

Sunday, July 3, to Tuesday, July 5 — This trip will feature a visit to the FDR Home & Museum and a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, as well as a cruise from West Point to New York City aboard Captain JP’s Cruise Ship. The trip will also include Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks in New York City’s Harbor, a bus tour of New York City, featuring Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Times Square and Ground Zero, and other activities. The cost is $499 per person for a double, $479 per person for a triple and $599 per person for a single. Sign up in the office with a $50 deposit.

The Outer Banks

Thursday, Sept. 8, to Tuesday, Sept. 13 — This trip includes a visit to Kitty Hawk and the Wright Brothers’ National Memorial, a full day of touring on Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visits to Roanoke Island, including the Elizabethan Gardens, and Virginia Beach, plus the Cape Henry Lighthouse and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. The cost is $799 per person for a double or $929 for a single. Sign up in the office with a $100 deposit.

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