Weekly Feature

2010-08-18 / Lifestyles

Senior News

The following events will take place at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 for more information or to register.

The Sugar and Jazz Orchestra will perform a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18. Hot dogs and beverages will be on sale beginning at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Open to the community. Reservations required.

New Member Orientation at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19.

Book Lovers Club at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19. The group will discuss “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls.

Crystal Beach slide show at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19. Presented by Erno Rossi, author of “Crystal Beach: The Good Old Days.”

Wii Bowling at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20.

Independent Health presentation from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 23.

Summer garden tips at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24. Presented by master gardener Ron Nowak.

Wii Bowling at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Women’s Tenni s ,< / p.m. Tuesdays at Village Glen. Call 688-4568.

Men’s Tennis, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Miller Tennis. Call 691-5825.

League bowling, 1 p.m. Thursdays at Tonawanda Lanes. Call Al Haven at 833-5268.

Senior Tennis League registration is open for recreational co-ed doubles tennis at the Village Glen tennis club. A 15-week session will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 8. A 12-week session will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Fridays beginning Oct. 1. For details, call 873-9800.

Walkers Group meets at 9:50 a.m. Thursdays in the waiting lounge for an hour-long walk.

Gift Shop and Audubon Cafe are open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.

Bon Appetit Senior Center cookbook is on sale for $5 at the volunteer desk.

Wheelchair van service will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and is available to Amherst residents 55 and older.

Instructors wanted: Send a brief outline of the proposed class to Phyllis Holmes, Amherst Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, or call 636-3055, ext. 3109.

Gallery Display for August features artist Mimi Swados, a member of the Niagara Watercolor Society and the Buffalo Niagara Art Association. The exhibit can be viewed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Table tennis/ping-pong, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays in Activity Room A and from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Activity Room B.

Health insurance information Thursdays by appointment.

Men’s pool, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

Blood pressure screenings, 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Amherst Senior Center Camera Club seeks new members. Beginning in September, it will meet at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month and at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month. The club offers comments by photography professionals. For information, contact Moragh Stroud at 633-9388 or Bob Briggs at 688-5073.

Dominoes Club, 1 p.m. Mondays.

Quilting Club on Mondays in Classroom 4, immediately after lunch.

Needlework Club, 9:30 a.m. Mondays in Classroom 1.

Amherst Tune-Ups, 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays.

Canasta Club, 12:30 p.m. Mondays in the card room.

Knitting Club, 9 a.m. Tuesdays in the waiting lounge.

Mahjongg Club, 1 p.m. Tuesdays in the card room.

Woodcarving Class, 9 a.m. Tuesdays in the art room.

Chess Matches, 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Classroom 2.

Euchre Club, 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays in the card room.

Men’s Social Club, 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

Pinochle members, 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays in the card room.

Amherst Senior Singers, 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 632-3929.

Bingo, 1 p.m. Thursdays in the craft room.

Duplicate Bridge, 9 a.m. Thursdays in the card room.

Stained Glass Group, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursdays in the art room.

Scrabble Club, 12:30 p.m. Thursdays in the card room.

Cribbage, 1 p.m. Thursdays in the card room.

Music combo, noon Fridays in the music room.

Amherst Recorder Consort, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays in the music room.

Bridge Club, 1 p.m. Fridays. Drama Club, 1 p.m. Fridays in the music room.

Lunch Menu

The cost of lunch is $2.50 for Erie County residents age 60 and older. Reservations are necessary 24 hours in advance. Call 636-3059.

Thursday, Aug. 19 — Grilled chicken breast and penne pasta with herbed sauce, cauliflower and green beans, chef salad with dressing, vanilla ice cream

Friday, Aug. 20 — Polish sausage with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, tropical fruit cup

Monday, Aug. 23 — Cheeseburger, oven roasted potatoes, corn, marinated tomato and cucumber salad, watermelon

Tuesday, Aug. 24 — veal parmesan over spaghetti with tomato sauce, broccoli with red peppers, chef salad with dressing, Lorna Doones

Wednesday, Aug. 25— chicken drumsticks, mashed potatoes, harvard beets, rolls, fruit compote

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