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Posted on: May 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of May 16, 2016

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of May 16, 2016

The Craft Fair and Bake Sale last week was a great success. Even though it was a rainy day, many people came for pancakes and shopping. The Craft Sale, Bake Sale, Basket Raffle, and Quilt Raffle made $3361 to support Senior Center programs. Thanks to all of our hard-working volunteers who worked with Program Coordinator Nancy Darrah to make it a spectacular day!

On the first Wednesday of every month, Parkway Pavilion provides a birthday cake for all Community Café lunch participants to celebrate the birthdays during that month. Parkway Pavilion would also like to provide a small gift to those who have a birthday in that month. Please sign up in the Dining Room if you have a June birthday.

October Kitchen is a new option in meal delivery. Sign up to hear about this service and taste a meal on Wednesday, May 18 at 1 p.m. Registration is required.

If you are a line dancer, you do not want to miss the Line Dance Jamboree on Thursday, May 19 at 1 p.m. Dance to some familiar tunes and learn some new steps. A grinder is included. Buy your tickets in advance so we have a count. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person.

Jimmy Mazz is back in town with his Las Vegas Legends Show. On Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m. Jimmy will take us on a musical journey through some of his favorite songs by a wide variety of performers. Jimmy has quite a following so you may want to pick up your tickets early. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person and includes dessert and coffee.

Meals-on-Wheels is looking for a few more volunteers. If you have some time to help with this important program, stop and pick up an application at the front desk.

Spend the day in the Berkshires of Massachusetts on Friday, July 8, 2016. Join us as we explore some of the “Berkshire’s Hidden Gems”. Our first stop will be at the Berkshire Botanical Garden. These public gardens are both functional and ornamental and are among the oldest in the United States. A great meal and relaxation will be enjoyed at Michael’s Restaurant. We’ll also tour Chesterwood, which is the country home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French who is the foremost sculptor of public monuments. Some of his works include: Minute Man, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial. Cost: $99 per person. Reservations are being taken at the Senior Center Front Desk.

We’re off to Long Island Sound for a two-hour Lights & Sights Cruise. View lighthouses, a fort, a castle and so much more on this relaxing and educational cruise. The trip sign-up date is Friday, May 20, 2016, at 10 am, in the Enfield Senior Center Dining Room. This trip will fill fast so come early to sign up.


• October Kitchen – Wednesday, May 18 at 1 p.m.
• Social Security Questions and Answers – Wednesday, May 25 at 1 p.m.

Trip flyers are available on our website at or can be picked up at the Senior Center.

Day Trips
Day trips are available for sale on or after the trip sign-up date.
• Captain JP II Cruise on the Hudson River & NY State Museum, June 8, 2016. Cost: $99 per person.
• Berkshire’s Hidden Gems, July 8, 2016. Cost: $99 per person.
• Long Island Sound Lighthouse Cruise, July 21, 2016. Cost: $103 per person. Trip sign-up date is May 20, 2016, 10 am.
• Texas Tenors at Foxwoods, August 3, 2016. Cost: $90 per person. Trip sign-up date is June 3, 2016, 10 am.
• Exploring Boston & Whale Watch, August 18, 2016. Cost: $135 per person. Trip sign-up date is June 10, 2016, 10 am.
• Discover Woodstock Vermont/Billings Farm Museum, September 6, 2016. Cost: $139 per person. Trip sign-up date is July 15, 2016, 10 am.
• “CT Rail & Sail”, Essex Steam Train, Becky Thatcher Riverboat, Lyman Orchards, September 23, 2016. Cost: $107 per person. Trip sign-up date is July 22, 2016, 10 am.

Multi-Day Adventures
Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.
• Rhine & Mosel Rivers Cruise, September 10 – 20, 2016. Cost: $4899 pp/double/Haydn deck.
• Hawaii Cruise Tour, January 11 – 21, 2017. Cost: $4799 pp/double/inside cabin.
• Tropical Costa Rica, March 20 – 28, 2017. Cost: $2649 pp/double.
• The Wonders of Italy, April 25 – May 5, 2017. Cost $4899 pp/double.
• Alaska Land & Cruise, June 11 – 23, 2017. Cost: $4599 pp/double/plus taxes.

Meal reservations can be made by calling 860-763-7428. I can be reached at, as well. We look forward to hearing from you.

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