Altamont and Hilltown residents 55 years and older are welcomed to the regular Tuesday luncheons held by the Altamont Seniors, starting at 11:30 a.m., at the St. Lucy/Bernadette Parish Center on Grand Street in the village.

You can bring any friends who are younger or older for the entertainment and lunch. Please call Winne Klenotiz at 518-861-5161 no later than Sunday evening prior to the scheduled event for a reservation.  Bus transportation will be provided only for seniors living in Altamont.

These are upcoming events:

— May 1: Lunch will be at the Home Front Cafe. Please call Winne Klenotiz at 518-861-5161 no later than the Sunday evening before the lunch;

— May 8: Third-graders from Altamont Elementary School will entertain our seniors; and

— May 15: Pat Lightbody will help us make “Sun Sculptures” with beautiful polished stones; all are invited.

Please join us for conversation, games, crafts and scheduled entertainment.

— Photo from John Murphy

Song in blue: Kerry Thompson, from the Albany County Sheriff's Office, entertains Altamont Seniors on Feb. 27.

Altamont and Hilltown residents age 55 and over are welcome to the regular Tuesday luncheons starting at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Lucy/Bernadette Parish Center on Grand Street in Altamont.

Please call Winne Klenotiz at 518-861-5161 no later than Sunday evening prior to the scheduled event for reservation. Bus transportation will be provided only for seniors living in Altamont.

On Feb. 27, Edward Frank and his friend Kerry Thompson, from the Albany County Sheriff's Office, provided “Music by Kerry.”

Future luncheon events include:

— March 6: Altamont Elementary School third-grade students will join us;

— March 13: The Knox Traditional Strings has been invited to play. We will have  string instruments playing for our seniors;

— March 20: Pat Lightbody will be doing a craft, “Sun Catchers from Natural Cut Stones.” Please sign up as we have a limited amount of cut stones for this craft; and

— March 27: We are looking forward to Altamont’s local clergy who will be speaking to us during Holy Week.

Please join us for conversation, games, crafts, and scheduled entertainment.

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Altamont and Hilltown residents who are 55 and over are welcome to attend the regular Tuesday luncheons held by the Altamont Seniors, starting at 11:30 a.m., at the St. Lucy/Bernadette Parish Center on Grand Street in Altamont.

You can bring any friends who are younger or older for the entertainment and lunch. Please call Winne Klenotiz at (518) 861-5161 no later than Sunday evening prior to the scheduled event for a reservation.  Bus transportation will be provided only for seniors living in Altamont.  

On Feb. 13, Pat Lightbody and Charlotte Fuss will be showing us how to make silk flowers. Please bring a pair of pantyhose that can be used for this craft.

On Feb. 27, Edward Frank and his friend Kerry Thompson, from the Albany County Sheriff's Office, will provide “Music by Kerry.”

The Knox Traditional Strings has been invited to play in March — date confirmation will be provided.

Please join us for conversation, games, crafts, and scheduled entertainment.

Location:

All are invited on Tuesday to the following luncheons in Altamont located at St. Lucy/Bernedette parish center, Grand St. in Altamont at 11:30 a.m. Please call Winne Klenotiz at 861-5161 no later than Sunday evening prior to the scheduled event. Bus transportation will be provided for seniors living in Altamont.

Events for October and November:

— Tuesday, Oct. 25: at 1:15 p.m. Joe Burke our Altamont librarian will talk on the two current book clubs that are  held at the Altamont library. Susan St Amour will talk about her career as a musician. Then. we will hear her play “Amazing Grace”, “Ashokan Farewell” and a tune from Pretty Women on her viola;

—  Tuesday, Nov. 1: the Altamont Seniors will be holding an auction. We will have many wonderful items, that will be presented. For those who wish to participate it will be $1 for five tickets;

— Tuesday, Nov. 15: Ed Frank will provide music and sing; and

—  Tuesday, Nov. 22: Anne Marie Farro will bring the third grade classes over to visit and entertain us.

We welcome everyone 60 and over to our regular Tuesday luncheons starting at 11:30 a.m. Join us for conversation, games, and scheduled entertainment.   

All are invited to the following luncheons in Altamont located at St. Lucy / St. Bernadette Parish Center on Grand Street in Altamont at 11:30 a.m.  Please call Winne Klenotiz at (518) 861-5161 no later than Sunday evening prior to the scheduled event.  

On Oct. 4, we will be having lunch at the Home Front Café at 11:30 a.m. Bus transportation will be provided for seniors living in Altamont.

On Oct. 25,  we will have three events. Walgreens will be providing flu shots for Altamont Seniors at 11:30 a.m. at the parish center.

Joe Burke, our Altamont librarian, will talk on the two current book clubs that are held at the Altamont Free Library. This will take place at 1:15 p.m.

Susan St. Amour will talk about her career as a musician. Then she will play the following tunes on the viola: “Amazing Grace,” “Ashokan Farewell,” and a tune from Pretty Women.

We welcome everyone 60 and over to our regular Tuesday luncheons starting at 11:30 a.m.  Join us for conversation, games, and scheduled entertainment.  

All are invited to the Altamont Seniors Luncheons in Altamont at St. Lucy's Parish Center on Grand Street at 11:30 a.m.  Please call Winne Klenotiz at 861-5161 no later than Sunday evening prior to these scheduled events:

— Aug. 30: Laura Shore and Everett Rau, co-authors of  "Stand Tall Against the Odds" about Everett's 97 years in Altamont will join us for lunch. The cost of lunch is $5;

— Sept. 13: Gary March will speak to us about Guilderland Center Long Term Care and Rehabilitation that is now under new management. Seniors will be invited to ride on the Senior Bus to view the facility and take a tour;

— Sept. 20: Joe Burke, director at  the Altamont Free Library, will talk about recent bestsellers, or older titles.

Upcoming trip

On Sept. 8, the seniors will take a day trip by bus to Gavin's Irish Country Inn in East Durham. We’ll leave the parish center at 8:30 a.m.. We will have a paint workshop where we will each paint a martini glass while enjoying Irish tea and scones.  We’ll lunch at noon on steak, shrimp, and clams and then listen to live Irish music from 1:30 to 3:30. Afterward, we’ll tour the new Irish tea shop, and we’ll arrive home at 5 p.m.

The cost is $45 for residents and $55 for non-residents, which is not refundable.  To make a reservation, please make your check payable to “Village of Altamont.”  You may bring your payment to the regular Tuesday luncheon; mail it to the Altamont Seniors, Post Office Box 227, Altamont, NY 12009; or drop it off at the village office.  Call Kathy Adams at 861-6258 if you have any questions.

We welcome everyone 60 and over to our regular Tuesday luncheons, which start at 11:30 a.m.  Join us for conversation, games, and scheduled entertainment.

 

All are invited to the Altamont Seniors Luncheons in Altamont at St. Lucy's Parish Center on Grand Street in the village at 11:30 a.m.  Please call Winne Klenotiz at(518)  861-5161 no later than Sunday evening prior to these scheduled events:

— Aug. 30: Laura Shore and Everett Rau, co-authors of  "Stand Tall Against the Odds" about Everett's 97 years in Altamont will join us for lunch. The cost of lunch is $5;

— Sept. 13: Gary March will speak to us about Guilderland Center Long Term Care and Rehabilitation that is now under new management. Seniors will be invited to ride on the Senior Bus to view the facility and take a tour;

— Sept. 20: Joe Burke, director at  the Altamont Free Library, will talk about recent bestsellers, or older titles.

Upcoming trip

On Sept. 8, the seniors will take a day trip by bus to Gavin's Irish Country Inn in East Durham. We’ll leave the parish center at 8:30 a.m.. We will have a paint workshop where we will each paint a martini glass while enjoying Irish tea and scones.  We’ll lunch at noon on steak, shrimp, and clams and then listen to live Irish music from 1:30 to 3:30. Afterward, we’ll tour the new Irish tea shop, and we’ll arrive home at 5 p.m.

The cost is $45 for residents and $55 for non-residents, which is not refundable.  To make a reservation, please make your check payable to the “Village of Altamont.”  You may bring your payment to the regular Tuesday luncheon; mail it to the Altamont Seniors, Post Office Box 227, Altamont, NY  12209; or drop it off at the village office.  Call Kathy Adams at (518) 861-6258 if you have any questions.

We welcome everyone 60 and over to our regular Tuesday luncheons, which start at 11:30 a.m.  Join us for conversation, games, and scheduled entertainment.

Location:

All are invited to the following luncheons with special guests in Altamont located at St. Lucy's Parish Center on Grand Street in the village at 11:30 a.m.  Please call Winne Klenotiz at (518) 861-5161 no later than Sunday evening prior to these scheduled events:  

— July 12: We will be scheduling Wanda from Wallgreens – bring a list of your medications to learn how they interact. The cost of lunch is $5;

— July 19: Katie Veiga will sing some old favorites to us and she will join us for lunch. The cost of lunch is $5;

— July 20: Our Hudson River Cruise trip leaves from St. Lucy's Parish Center at 9 a.m. For residents of Altamont, the cost is $45; for non-residents, the cost is $55. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

— Aug. 10: A Slice of Brooklyn bus tour leaves from St. Lucy's Parish Center at 7 a.m. For residents of Altamont, the cost is $55; for non-residents, the cost is $65. A guided bus tour of Coney Island and Brooklyn includes pizza and a soft drink.

Fun Senior Day Bus Trips are non-refundable. To make a reservation, please make a check payable to the “Village of Altamont.”  Bring payment to the regular Tuesday luncheon; mail it to the Altamont Seniors, Post Office Box 227, Altamont, NY  12209; or drop it off at the village office. Call Kathy Adams at (518) 861-6258 if you have any questions or just prior to dropping off your payment at the village office.

We welcome everyone 60 and over to our regular Tuesday luncheons, starting at 11:30 a.m. Join us for conversation, games, and scheduled entertainment.  

 

On Tuesday, June 24, the Altamont Elementary School third-graders performed their final musical program at the Altamont Seniors’ Center. We have had the rare opportunity this year to witness the children’s growth in many ways, including their musical abilities.

We will surely miss their visits as they move on up to fourth grade.

Following the musical program, we all enjoyed an ice-cream dessert.

The children shared their plans for this summer. The seniors shared their memories of summers when they were elementary-school students. What fun.

We thank their teachers for arranging the visits, bringing us much joy. We also thank them and Stewart’s for providing the ice cream and toppings for the make-your-own-sundae dessert.

The Altamont Seniors are now looking forward to a day trip to Raquette Lake, on Thursday, July 24.

The Enterprise — Jordan J. Michael

A 1950s hand jive gets new life as Altamont Elementary third-graders perform Tuesday for the Altamont Seniors. “Most of you were alive,” music teacher Annemarie Farrell told the group. “I know you used to jive.”

The Enterprise — Jordan J. Michael

Grand finale: Altamont Elementary school third-graders, including Keara Higgins, at left, sing for the last time this school year to the Altamont Seniors at their Tuesday luncheon. The children frequently visit the group of elders, which meets at the parish center across the street from their school.

What a fun time was had by all the Altamont Seniors on Tuesday, June 24. We met for lunch as usual at St. Lucy's Parish Center. Thirty-two enthusiastic, friendly folks, looking forward to a few hours of mingling with friends, were on hand.

Lunch was good, but the best part was to come, a surprise dessert, suggested by the Altamont Elementary School third-graders (and their teachers). The students were presenting their final program for this school year, a program that showed us how they have grown from the fall of 2013 to summer of 2014.

We've heard them sing, play instruments, join us in games, and converse with us. Tuesday, they sang patriotic songs, some of which we could sing along with them! Fun time.

Following the program, we — students and seniors alike — were treated to a grand dessert of ice cream sundaes, with multiple choices for toppings: chocolate, strawberry, butterscotch, marshmallow, and candy sprinkles.

This wonderful assortment of toppings for the ice cream plus everything needed with which to serve it — cups, spoons, scoops for dishing it out, napkins — was all generously provided by our own neighborhood Stewart’s.

Thought everyone should hear about our fun afternoon, in our wonderful Altamont community, where everyone is family!

Thank you, Stewart’s; thank you, third-graders; thank you, teachers; and thank you, Altamont Elementary School for making these programs available to us.

Have a safe an enjoyable summer, one and all.

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