Come join us. Spring is just around the corner and we have planned a fun-filled spring and into the summer.

Please spread the word to any senior in the town of New Scotland who is 62 or older. Have some fun and adventure; there is something for everyone.

To sign up, call me, Susan Kidder, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six  people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must pre-pay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Scheduled programs and meetings

Every Tuesday and Thursday, there is a free Osteobusters class at 10 a.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at 12:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Transportation

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a donation is suggested of $5 each way for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town. If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions.

Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you.  Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedence over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service. The program is run at the discretion of the senior outreach liaison and the program committee.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled. Money for events will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Saturday, March 4, for a breakfast of pancakes, waffles, sausage, syrup, and orange juice for $6 at Stone House Farm, leaving the area at 8:30 a.m.;

— Wednesday, March 8,  New Baltimore’s St. Patrick’s Day for lunch of corned beef and cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish Soda Bread, ice cream and cookies. Cost is on a donation basis. Hilary Schrauf and George Ward will play traditional Irish music.

— Thursday, March 9, Rensselaer senior center for lunch of roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, carrots, and fruit cocktail with a suggested donation of $3.                   

— Tuesday, March 14, Rensselaer senior center for lunch of roast pork with gravy, roasted red potatoes, carrots, and warm sliced apples with cinnamon. A suggested donation of $3.

— Wednesday, March 15, senior citizens congregate meal (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the community center at 12:30 p.m., and stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Thursday, March 16, Saratoga County Historical Museum. The cost is a Free will donation, lunch at Lakeside Farm, with the cost on the senior. Leaving the area at 9:30 a.m.;

— Wednesday, March 22, Brunswick Historical Society Old School House. The cost is a free will donation followed by lunch at Prospector’s Restaurant in Schaghticoke with the cost on the senior;

— Thursday, March 23, Westerlo Reformed Church for lunch at noon, the menu to be announced with a suggested donation of $5;

— Friday, March 24, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. for $2. Hot dogs before the game cost $1.50 and there are prizes;

— Saturday, March 25,  Peaceful Valley brunch at 1 p.m. with Larry. We will leave the area at 9:30 a.m.  The menu includes pancakes, French toast, real maple syrup, eggs, ham, sausage, home fries, sausage gravy, juice, coffee or tea;

— Monday, March 27,  Mid Way Café lunch with the cost on the senior. It is cash only;

— Tuesday, March 28, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. The suggested bus donation is $5 each way;  

— Friday, March 31, Movie at the Spectrum. Any movie between 3:15 and 4 p.m. Dinner to be announced with cost on the senior;  

— Tuesday, April 4,  Rensselaer senior center for lunch with the menu to be announced and a suggested donation of $3.50. The entertainment is “A Tribute to Conway Twittie”;

— Wednesday, April 5, Senior Citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m.  Refreshments will be served and stay to play cards and games afterwards;

— Tuesday, April 11, Schenectady County Historical Museum with admission of $5.  There is a World War II exhibit followed by lunch at the Puzzles Café. The restaurant is staffed by special needs workers and the cost is on the senior;

— Wednesday, April 12,  New Baltimore Church luncheon with a menu of veggie lasagna, tossed salad, Italian bread, ice cream and cookies. Cost is on a donation basis with The Delaires a “A Spring Concert”;

— Thursday, April 13,  Bavarian Manor Country Inn for a prime rib dinner with special soup or salad, dessert and coffee for a cost of $18.50 or order off menu. The cost is on the senior. We are leaving the area at 4:15 p.m.;

— Wednesday, April 19, Installation of Officers at the Maple Inn on the Lake at 12:30 p.m. The menu is a choice of meal  a turkey dinner with all the fixin’s or fish fry and French fried potatoes. These entrees  include one trip to soup and salad,  a third entree of half-a-turkey or ham sandwich and continual soup and salad bar. The beverage and tip are included. Cost to members is $10 and  non-members is  $15. You  must sign up and pay Susan Kidder by April 3;

— Friday, April 21, Movie at the Spectrum. Any movie between 3:15 and 4 p.m. Dinner to be announced with cost on the senior;

— Saturday, April 22, Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Blueberry or plain pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more. Breakfast is on a donation basis;

— Tuesday, April 23, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. The suggested bus donation is $5 each way;

— Friday, April 28, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. for $2. Hot dogs before the game cost $1.50 and there are prizes;

— Saturday, April 29, join us for the Washington County Fiber Tour. The first stop is an Alpacas farm and shop and the next stop is the award-winning cashmere goats raised by the Anglican/Episcopalian Sisters of St. Mary at their convent. Lastly we stop at to see fiber and award-winning breeding sheep stock that our county is becoming known for. Come into the yarn barn and shop for locally-produced yarns, roving, and coated Merino, Romney and Cormo fleeces. There are also Adirondack watercolor paintings and prints, and other artisan goods.

It also features shearing, handson-skirting and fiber demonstrations. A full day with a  lunch stop at Prospectors Restaurant with the cost on the senior, walking shoes are needed.  

— Wednesday, May 3, Senior Citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m.  Refreshments will be served and stay to play cards and games afterwards;

— Thursday, May 4, a trip to the Senate House for a tour costing $3. We will have a light breakfast at Hartman’s Kaffee Haus in Round Top noted for its great homemade Danish. Then the tour in Kingston of the Senate House and onto lunch at Hoffmann House Tavern built in 1679 and restored in 1977. This is a long day not for the timid but plenty of rest stops along the way

— Wednesday, May 10,  to the New Baltimore Church for a luncheon of oven barbecue chicken, potato salad, three bean salad and rhubarb cake. The cost is on a donation basis with Dick Brooks “More on Our Elementary School Experiences”;

— Thursday, May 10, Rensselaer senior center for lunch to be announced with a suggested donation of $3.50. The entertainment is  “To All Mother’s with Love” with Donny Elvis;

— Wednesday, May 14, senior citizens congregate meal (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the community center at 12:30 p.m., and stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Tuesday, May 23, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. The suggested bus donation is $5 each way;

— Friday, May 26, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. for $2. Hot dogs before the game cost $1.50 and there are prizes;

— Saturday, May 27, trip to Woodstock-New Paltz for the art and craft fair (Memorial Day Weekend) one of the largest variety and art and crafts, with musicians, New York state wines and handcrafts. We leave the area at 8:45 a.m. The admission is $8. We will  leave the fairgrounds at 3 p.m. Food is available there and there is an amount of walking

Location:

Please spread the word to seniors in the town of New Scotland 62 and older. We do have such a wonderful time on all the trips with friendship and laughter. There is help for and from all involved.

We get the most convenient parking, reservations, and prices for our tickets and meals. We go to out-of-the way places that some have never experienced and we have days of adventures that we wish more seniors would take advantage of. There is no other town, county, or city that offers so many new and interesting experiences.

Come and  join us. To sign up, call me, Susan Kidder, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We can pick you up at home if you can’t drive to one of our many pick up sites.

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six  people on the bus locally and minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must pre-pay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Scheduled programs

Every Tuesday and Thursday, there is a free Osteobuster’s class at 10 a.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem.

Every first and third Wednesday, the senior citizens meet at the community center for a potluck lunch at noon followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Transportation

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a donation of $5 each way is suggested for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town. If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

Town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in the town of New Scotland only to appointments Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for  medical appointments.

Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you. Dialysis and chemo appointments take precedence over all other appointments. This is a curb to curb service. The program is run at the discretion of the Senior Outreach Liaison and the program committee.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled.  Money for events will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Saturday, Feb. 4, a trip for breakfast to the Stone House Farm, for  pancakes, waffles, sausages, coffee, syrup, and orange juice. The cost is $6 and leaving the area at 8:30 a.m.;

— Tuesday, Feb. 7,  the Friendship Café for lunch of meatloaf with tomato gravy, roasted potatoes, cauliflower, and pound cake with strawberries and whipped topping. Suggested donation of $3;

— Friday, Feb. 10, Rensselaer Senior Center for lunch of barbecue chicken breast, sweet potatoes, spinach, cornbread and peaches with a $3 donation;

— Monday, Feb. 13,  Watervliet senior center for lunch of chicken with peach sauce, broccoli, roasted red potatoes,and  tapioca pudding. Suggested donation is $3, with a stop at Ocean State Job Lot and The Dollar Tree on the way home;

— Wednesday, Feb. 15, senior citizens congregate meal, a catered lunch at the community center at 12:30 p.m., and stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Friday, Feb 17, a movie at the Spectrum. See any movie between 3:15 and 4 p.m. with dinner to be announced, with cost on the senior;

— Monday, Feb. 20, Rensselaer Senior Center for lunch of liver fiesta with bacon, garlic mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, and cookies with a $3 donation;

— Friday, Feb. 23, Rensselaer Senior Center for lunch of baked ham, sweet potatoes, spinach, grape juice, and oranges with a $3 donation;

— Friday, Feb. 24, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. for $2. There are hot dogs before the game for $1.50 and prizes;

— Saturday, Feb. 25,  Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Blueberry or plain pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more. Breakfast is on a donation basis;

— Tuesday, Feb. 28, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. The suggested bus donation is $5 each way;

— Wednesday, March 1, senior citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m. with  refreshments served. Stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Saturday, March 4, a trip for breakfast to the Stone House Farm, for  pancakes, waffles, sausages, coffee, syrup, and orange juice. The cost is $6 and leaving the area at 8:30 a.m.;

— Thursday, March 9, Rensselaer Senior Center for lunch of roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, carrots, and fruit cocktail with a $3 donation;

— Tuesday, March 14, Rensselaer Senior Center for lunch of roast pork with gravy, roasted red potatoes, carrots, and warm sliced apples with cinnamon with a $3 donation;

— Wednesday, March 15, senior citizens congregate meal. Bring a dish to share and a plate and place service at the community center at 12:30 p.m. Stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Friday, March 24, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. for $2. There are hot dogs before the game for $1.50 and prizes;

— Saturday, March 25, Peaceful Valley brunch at 11 a.m. with Larry. The cost is  $12. We are leaving the area at 9:30 The menu is pancakes, French toast, real maple syrup, eggs, ham, sausage, home fries, sausage gravy, juice, coffee or tea;

— Tuesday, March 28, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. The suggested bus donation is $5 each way;

— Friday, March 31, a movie at the Spectrum. See any movie between 3:15 and 4 p.m. with dinner to be announced, with cost on the senior;

Location:

Happy Holidays to you and yours. Come join us on a winter outing to avoid cabin fever and have some fun. We have a lot of wonderful events planned for the New Scotland Seniors. Please share this list with any senior in the town who is 62 and older; they are welcome to ride along with us.

To sign up, call me, Susan Kidder, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six people on the bus locally and a minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must pre-pay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Scheduled programs and meetings

Every Tuesday and Thursday, there is a free Osteobusters class at 10 a.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem.

The first and third Wednesday of every month, the New Scotland Seniors meet at the community center at 12:30 p.m. for a potluck lunch followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Transportation

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders. No fee is charged; a donation is suggested of $5 each way for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town. If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride. Amounts are only suggestions.

Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you. Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedence over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service. The program is run at the discretion of the senior outreach liaison and the program committee.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled.  Money for events will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Tuesday, Dec. 13, Larry’s Lights in Washington Park and all around the Hood for holiday lights Leaving area at 5 p.m. The cost is $5 each for admission ticket with a stop at Peaches & Cream for dessert at the end of the ride;

— Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. is a free concert by the Band of Colonie honoring the memory of founding director, Henry Carr. The program includes: The Sinfonians, Danny Boy, Robinson's Grand Entry, The Walking Frog, United States Air Force March, Festival Fanfare for Christmas, Good Swing Wenceslas, White Christmas, and The Eighth Candle;

— Thursday, Dec. 15, Shaker Christmas Craft Fair with over 75 Artisans Free admission. Lunch at Cici’s Pizza, salads, soups and more;

— Friday, Dec. 16,  Rensselaer senior center for a Christmas special lunch with Santa Lucia. Menu to be announced with a suggested donation of $3.50;

— Saturday, Dec. 17, Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Blueberry or plain pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more. Breakfast is on a donation basis;

— Tuesday, Dec. 20, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. The suggested bus donation is $5 each way;

— Wednesday, Dec. 21, Senior citizen's Christmas party at the Township Tavern above Altamont, sign up and chose your menu, and submit payment (members $10 and  guests $19.95) is required upon sign up.  Buffet and meat choice is chicken or beef;

— Friday, Dec. 30, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. for $2. Hot dogs before the game cost $1.50 and there are prizes;

2017 Happy New Year! Health and Happiness to you and yours.

—Wednesday, Jan. 4,  Senior Citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m.  Refreshments will be served and stay to play cards and games afterwards;

— Friday, Jan. 6, Movie at the Spectrum. Any movie between 3:15 and 4 p.m. Dinner at Track 32 in Feura Bush with cost on the senior;

— Thursday, Jan. 12, VIA Aquarium in Rotterdam admission is $14 with lunch at the Brass Rail Café with the cost on senior; leaving area at 9:15 a.m.;

— Wednesday, Jan. 18, senior citizens congregate meal (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the community center at 12:30 p.m., and stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Thursday, Jan. 19, Watervliet senior center for lunch of beef stew, peas, carrots, potatoes, and fruit cocktail.. Suggested donation is $3.50, with a stop at Schuyler Bakery on the way home;

— Monday, Jan. 23, to the Mid Way Café for lunch. Cash only cost on the senior;

— Tuesday, Jan. 24,  Pick and paint your own pottery project . The cost ranges from $10. to $30, so come in from the cold and have some fun Lunch to be decided after you finish your creative project;  

— Thursday, Jan. 26,  Dinner at the Bavarian Manor Country Restaurant. Menu includes  prime rib dinner for $18.50 with soup or salad, dessert and coffee;

— Friday, Jan. 27, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. for $2. Hot dogs before the game cost $1.50 and there are prizes;

— Saturday, Jan. 28, Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Blueberry or plain pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more. Breakfast is on a donation basis;

— Tuesday, Jan. 31, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. The suggested bus donation is $5 each way;

— Wednesday, Feb. 1, Senior Citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m.  Refreshments will be served and stay to play cards and games afterwards;

— Friday, Feb. 24, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. for $2. Hot dogs before the game cost $1.50 and there are prizes;

— Tuesday, Feb. 28, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. The suggested bus donation is $5 each way;

— Friday, March 24, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. for $2. Hot dogs before the game cost $1.50 and there are prizes;

— Tuesday, March 28, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. The suggested bus donation is $5 each way;

— Tuesday, April 25, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. The suggested bus donation is $5 each way; and

— Friday, April 28, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. for $2. Hot dogs before the game cost $1.50 and there are prizes.

Come join us on an adventure, make a new friend, or just join old friends.  Any 62 or older who is a resident of the town of New Scotland is welcome to get on the bus and come have fun, or call and make an appointment for a ride to a medical appointment.

To sign up, call me, at(518) 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six people on the bus locally and a minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must pre-pay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Scheduled programs and meetings

Every Tuesday and Thursday, there is a free Osteobuster’s class at 10 a.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem.

Every first and third Wednesday, the senior citizens meet at the community center for a potluck lunch at noon followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Transportation

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you.  Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedent over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service.

The program is run at the discretion of the senior outreach liaison and the program committee.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders.  No fee is charged; a donation of $5 each way is suggested for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town. If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride.  Amounts are only suggestions.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled.  Money for events will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Friday, Nov. 11, with a 4:30 p.m. seating: South Bethlehem Chicken and Biscuit Dinner, mashed potatoes, beans, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, beverage and dessert for $11;

— Tuesday, Nov. 15, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. The suggested bus donation is $5 each way;

— Wednesday, Nov. 16, senior citizens congregate meal (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the community center at 12:30 p.m., and stay and play cards and games afterwards.

— Thursday, Nov. 7, Watervliet senior center for lunch of beef stew, peas, carrots, potatoes, and fruit cocktail.. Suggested donation is $3.50, with a stop at Schuyler Bakery on the way home;

—Friday, Nov. 18, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. for $2. Hot dogs before the game cost $1.50 and there are prizes;

— Saturday, Nov 19,  South Bethlehem Church craft fair with venders, thrift shop, and lunch available. The cost is on senior; leaving the area at 9:45 a.m.

— Saturday, Nov. 26,  Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Blueberry or plain pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more. Breakfast is on a donation basi

— Thursday, Dec. 1, Rensselaer Senior Center for lunch the menu to be announced. The entertainment is “Blue Christmas” with Donny Elvis. Suggested donation of $3.50;

— Friday, Dec. 2, Movie at the Spectrum. Any movie between 3:15 and 4 p.m. Dinner to be decided with the cost on the senior;

— Thursday, Dec. 8, Come ride the bus with Susan to Wits End to get into the holiday spirit, stop at the Dolce & Biscotti Bakery for some goodies and have lunch at the Half Moon Diner. The  cost is on the senior. Leaving the area at 9:30 a.m.;

— Friday, Dec. 16, Rensselaer Senior Center for a special lunch, menu to be announced with Santa Lucia. Suggested donation $3.50:

— Tuesday, Dec. 20, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win a grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. The suggested bus donation is $5 each way;

— Wednesday, Dec. 21, Senior citizen's Christmas party at the Normanside Country Club. Sign up and food choice to follow and is required; and

—Friday, Dec. 30, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. for $2. Hot dogs before the game cost $1.50 and there are prizes.

We have a lot of wonderful events planned for the New Scotland Seniors. Please share this list with any senior in the town who is 62 and older; they are welcome to ride along with us.

To sign up, call me, at 439-9038; leave a message and I will call back to confirm. We have 14 seats, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If possible, two buses will be used with a minimum of six people on the bus locally and a minimum of eight for out-of-town trips.

Participants must pre-pay for all events with checks made out to the specified venue with the event name and date filled in on the memo line.

When trips become filled, they are no longer listed. Those who signed up will be called with time and place of pick-up a day or so before.

Scheduled programs and meetings

Every Tuesday and Thursday, there is a free Osteobuster’s class at 10 a.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem.

Every first and third Wednesday, the senior citizens meet at the community center for a potluck lunch at noon followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m.

Transportation

The town of New Scotland has two cars to take seniors living in New Scotland only to medical appointments, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please give as much notice as possible so we can schedule and find a volunteer to drive you.  Dialysis and chemotherapy appointments take precedent over all other appointments. This is a curb-to-curb service.

The program is run at the discretion of the senior outreach liaison and the program committee.

This program runs with volunteer drivers and money donations from riders.  No fee is charged; a donation of $5 each way is suggested for out-of-town trips and a few dollars each way within town. If you don’t have the means, you will never be denied a ride.  Amounts are only suggestions.

Please call 439-9038 if you would like to volunteer to drive either or both vehicles.

If schools are closed because of inclement weather, all trips are cancelled.  Money for events will be refunded if possible.

Up-to-date information on Yellow Bus trips can also be found at www.townofnewscotland.com.

Upcoming trips

Join us for these excursions:

— Wednesday, Oct. 19, senior citizens congregate meal, a catered lunch, at the community center at 12:30 p.m., and stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Friday, Oct. 21, a one-hour  tour of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox Mass. Cost is $16 per person. Lunch at Michael’s restaurant in Stockbridge, we order off the menu. There is a stop at the Asian Art Megastore on the way home. Cost is on the senior;

— Saturday, Oct. 22,  Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Blueberry or plain pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more. Breakfast is on a donation basis;

— Tuesday, Oct. 25, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. Suggested bus donation of $5 each way;

— Wednesday, Oct. 26, Watervliet senior center for lunch of spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, Italian vegetable, pound cake and strawberries. Suggested donation is $3.50,  with a stop at Schuyler Bakery on the way home;

— Thursday, Oct. 27, Westerlo Reformed Church for lunch of ranch chicken, salad and  dessert. Suggested donation is $5;

— Friday, Oct. 28,  Rensselaer Senior Center for lunch of baked meatloaf, onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and orange Jell-O with tangerines. Suggested donation of $3.50;

— Friday, Oct. 28, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. cost is $2 with prizes. Hot dogs are available before the game for $1.50.

— Wednesday, Nov. 2 ,  senior citizens business meeting at the community center at 1 p.m. with  refreshments served. Stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Thursday, Nov. 3, Watervliet senior center for lunch of roast turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, carrots, fruit cocktail. Suggested donation is $3.50,  with a stop at Schuyler Bakery on the way home;

—Saturday, Nov. 5 Thompson’s Lake Church Fall Festival, with crafts and vendors, bake sale, and lunch available. Leaving the area at 10 a.m.

— Thursday, Nov. 10, Get on the bus with me and do our annual consignment thrift shop tour. This

— Friday, Nov. 11, South Bethlehem chicken and biscuit dinner, mashed potatoes, beans, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, beverage, and dessert for a cost of $11. There is a 4:30 p.m. seating.  

— Tuesday, Nov. 15, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. Suggested bus donation of $5 each way;

— Wednesday, Nov. 16, senior citizens congregate meal (bring a dish to share and a plate and place service) at the community center at 12:30 p.m., and stay and play cards and games afterwards;

— Thursday, Nov. 17, Watervliet senior center for lunch of beef stew, peas, carrots, potatoes, and fruit cocktail. Suggested donation is $3.50,  with a stop at Schuyler Bakery on the way home;

— Friday, Nov. 18, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. cost is $2 with prizes. Hot dogs are available before the game for $1.50;

— Saturday, Nov. 19, South Bethlehem Church craft fair, with vendors, thrift shop, and lunch available with the cost on senior. Leaving the area at 9:45 a.m.;

— Saturday, Nov. 26,  Berne Lutheran Church pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Blueberry or plain pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more. Breakfast is on a donation basis;

— Thursday, Dec. 1, Rensselaer Senior Center for lunch and entertainment by Donny Elvis, “Blue Christmas. The menu to be announced with a suggested donation of $3.50;

— Friday, Dec. 16, Rensselaer Senior Center special Christmas lunch with Santa Lucia. The menu to be announced with a suggested donation of $3.50;

— Tuesday, Dec. 20, Saratoga Casino “Club 55 Day” buffet lunch $5.95 and chances to win grand prize for the day with Club 55 card. We depart around 9:30 a.m. and leave the casino around 3:15 p.m. Suggested bus donation of $5 each way;

— Wednesday, Dec. 21, Senior citizen's Christmas party; and

— Friday, Dec. 30, Bingo at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. cost is $2 with prizes. Hot dogs are available before the game for $1.50.

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