Christ the King 50+ Club
The mission of the 50+ Club is to foster friendships with other people in the parish community in various activities that provide satisfying social, spiritual and cultural experiences for those “over 50” in the greater Mashpee area.
The 50+club welcomes new members. To become a member click “registration form” to print. Fill in and mail to the address included. If you have any questions or comments, please go to “contact us”, all submissions go directly to the parish office. or phone Sharon and Paul Ross 508-392-9384.
Monday, June 19, 2017: Boston
Tall Ships Narrated sightseeing Cruise, Lunch at Maggiano’s Restaurant
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Essex River, Massachusetts North Shore
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50+ Club NEWS and REVIEWS…
May 8-9 2017: Hudson River Valley
Members of Christ the King Parish 50+ Club traveled to the scenic Hudson River Valley May 8th and 9th.
The first day included a visit to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mansion and grounds and a visit to Eleanor Roosevelt’s cottage, Val-Kill. These sites included information about FDR’s upbringing as well as learning the history and stories surrounding the buildings.
Following a delicious Italian dinner at the “Trattoria Locanda” Restaurant in Fishkill New York, the group spent a restful night at the hotel and was ready for day two of their adventure!
The motor coach took the scenic route to West Point for a scheduled tour of the United States Military Academy. A native West Point tour guide pointed out and discussed the historic sites including the cemetery where many famous West Point graduates are buried. Luncheon that day was at the West Point Officer’s Club which featured a delicious buffet.
Our visit to the area concluded with a narrated cruise along the Hudson River, itself a storehouse of historic events.
“Wonderful,”” Informative” and “Scenic” were some of the comments heard at the conclusion of the trip.
April 4, 2017 ~ Brian Kelly
Inclement weather certainly didn’t prevent a successful afternoon for the members of Christ the King Parish 50 Plus Club. Over 90 attendees enjoyed Cape Cod singer/guitarist Brian Kelly at the parish hall in Mashpee. His repertoire of Americana music was appreciated by all. Following the concert, door prizes were awarded and refreshment enjoyed by everyone!
February 26, 2017: Newport Playhouse
Newport, R.I. was the destination for members of Christ the King Parish 50+ club on February 26th. The travelers were treated to a narrated bus tour of the area and they decided the mansions were impressive. Newport Playhouse was the next stop and the buffet lunch was plentiful and delicious. The play they viewed was titled “Romantic Comedy “and was enjoyed by all. Laughter was loud and clear when, before heading home, the members were treated to a cabaret by the performers. A very successful outing!
March 11, 2017: St. Patrick’s Dinner
Members of Christ the King Parish 50+ Club, the Catholic women’s Club and the Knights of Columbus co-sponsored the annual St. Patrick’s Dinner held on Saturday, March 11th. Over 160 guests enjoyed the delicious Corned Beef Dinner catered by “Eat your Heart Out” Caterers. “The Familiars” – Manny and Linda Dias – entertained with their Irish Pub renditions. “The Wearing of the Green” was very much in evidence as everyone dressed in the color of the day!
January 3, 2017: John Salerno Concert
Attendees of the 50+ Club were thrilled with the performance of John Salerno, a long time, popular local entertainer, at the Christ the King Parish Hall. John is an accomplished pianist and vocalist who more than met the expectations of the 110 Club members and guests that were present. John’s lively accordion music was a highlight of the afternoon. Refreshments and door prizes concluded the event
Christmas Luncheon Monday, December 5, 2016:
The 50+ Club celebrated its annual Christmas Party at the Seacrest Resort in Falmouth. Guests enjoyed the festive decorations and sweeping ocean views, overlooking Old Silver Beach. The full course luncheon with choice of entrée was delicious. Following the meal, the entertainment was provided by Jennifer Mello, an outstanding vocalist, who circulated among the table guests with musical renditions that delighted all.
November 1, 2016: Katie Lynch Coglin
Beautiful music in the air was appreciated by all at the recent 50+ Club concert by Katie Lynch Koglin, Harpist & Vocalist at Christ the King Parish Hall. Katie’s performance included renditions from opera, Rogers and Hammerstein and the Beatles. Over 125 Members and guests attended the event, which was followed by refreshments and door prizes.
Vermont and New Hampshire – October 3 and 4 2016
On Oct. 3rd, Christ the King Parish 50+ Club members traveled on an overnight trip to Vermont and New Hampshire. First stop was a visit to the Yankee Candle store in Deerfield followed by a delicious lunch at Chandler’s Restaurant. Next stop was Jacksonville, Vermont and the fabulous Honora Vineyards, for wine tasting where the colorful scenic view was enjoyed. The group then proceeded to their overnight stay at the Indian Head Resort, in Lincoln, N. H., for dinner and entertainment.
On day two, the group boarded the bus for the “Turkey Train” in Meredith, N.H. and were served a delicious turkey lunch “with all the fixins”, aboard a scenic railroad dining car. The beautiful water views of Lake Winnipesaukee were appreciated by all.
Before leaving New Hampshire, a stop at a local farm stand, and a visit to the Kellerhaus Candy and Ice Cream establishment thrilled all. Arriving back in Mashpee, members agreed it was quite an experience!
Julie and Denya – September 13, 2016
On September 13th, the Club presented veteran musicians Julie Wanamaker and Denya Levine. Over 150 members attended the event in the parish hall. The duo performed songs of the sea and worldwide music adventures, accompanied by guitar, ukule, Irish drum and fiddle, to the delight of all.
The event opened the new 2016/17 Club year. Refreshments and door prizes concluded the delightful afternoon.
“Singing in the Rain” ~ August 25, 2016
Sunny skies delighted the members of the 50+ Club as they travelled north to Danvers, MA. The first stop on their itinerary was at the Danversport Yacht Club where everyone enjoyed a delicious meal. This was followed by a visit to the North Shore Music Theatre for a performance of “Singing in the Rain”. The show was lively and very entertaining and yes, it really did rain on the stage!
Portsmouth and the Isles of Shoals ~ July 20, 2016
It was a blue sky day for 49 members of the 50+ Club, for a lovely trip to Portsmouth N.H. The narrow streets were a challenge for the large bus, but the driver was able to squeeze through to give members wonderful views of historic homes and public buildings. A delicious lunch was enjoyed at the British Beer Club, followed by a very scenic 3 hour cruise to the Isle of Shoals. All passengers returned home very satisfied from their visit to the Granite State.
Bar Harbor Main and Acadia National Park ~
May 23rd to May 25th
Maine, the “Pine Tree State”, was the destination of Christ the King 50+ Club members in May. First stop was a lovely luncheon at Cooks restaurant on Bailey Island. Bar Harbor and the Acadia Inn was the perfect location for overnight accommodations. After a good night’s rest, the group had a local tour of Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island. Although it was somewhat foggy when they arrived at Arcadia National Park, everyone enjoyed the visit to Cadillac Mountain and Seal Cove. Of course, a trip to the Maine coast would not be complete without a delicious lobster dinner which was enjoyed by all!
Celebrate America ~ June 14, 2016
“Red white and Blue” were the colors for the day as 175 members and guests of Christ the King Parish Fifty Plus Club gathered in Mashpee, on June 14th to celebrate the great American Holidays of Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day. The Acappella Men’s chorus, “The Cape Cod Surftones” provided music for the audience’s listening pleasure. Refreshments and door prizes followed the presentation.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration ~ March 12, 2016
During the month of March the the 50+ Club joins with the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Women’s Club to sponsor the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Saturday night, March 12, the Parish Hall became a bit of Ireland as a large crowd enjoyed a delicious and traditional Irish feast catered by Eat Your Heart Out Caterers and were entertained by David Polansky. It was a great time for all who attended!
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GARDENER MUSEUM TRIP ~ FEBRUARY 3, 2016
Promptly at 8:30 AM, our FOX bus left the parking lot on the trip to Boston and the stop at the MUSEUM.
On arrival, we had a few moments to get the lay of the land and divide into 4 groups for our tour of the Museum. What a wonderful place. The guides were very knowledgeable, and patient to answer any and all questions about the Gardeners, and how a woman in the late 1800’s could take on a momentous undertaking and guide the erection of such a wonderful edifice.
One area of great interest was the two rooms where the 13 pieces of art, valued at many millions of dollars had been stolen on March 19, 1900. Each piece of art had been taken, but the empty frames still hang where the art once was a reward of $100,000.00 is being offered for the information leading to the return of the art work.
After the tour, we boarded the bus for a short trip to the Venezia Restaurant in Dorchester facing out towards Boston Harbor, a beautiful setting and great food.
After the feast, we again boarded the bus for a nice ride home to Cape Cod.
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2016 -2017 Executive Board Members
Co-Presidents – Sharon and Paul Ross
Co-Vice Presidents – Charles and Agnes Hopewood
Recording Secretary – Eleanor Howard
Corresponding Secretary – Janet Lewis
Acting Treasurer – Sharon Ross
Advisors – Joan and Peter Levesque
Hospitality – Carol DeVincent
Membership – Peter and Joan Levesque
Communications – Dick Fraser
Program Committee: Pat Siff and Gene Garvey