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 Agnes and Charles Hopewood 410-278-4879
Wednesday, February 7, 2018:
John F. Kennedy Library and Museum – Boston Click for poster
50+ Club NEWS and REVIEWS…
Tuesday, January 9, 2018: Jack and Oriana Concert
The 50 Plus Club greeted the New Year when more than 100 attendees braved the recent cold to enjoy a concert by “Jack and Oriana” (Jack Leyden and Oriana Camish). The event was held at Christ the King parish hall in Mashpee and the members and guests attending enjoyed the mix of familiar songs. Following the presentation, refreshments were served and door prizes awarded.
Monday, December 4, 2017 – Holiday Luncheon
Members and guests of Christ the King Parish 50+ Club enjoyed a holiday luncheon at the Coonamessett Inn in Falmouth. The inn was decorated for the holiday and all present got into the spirit of the season. Guests enjoyed a delicious meal and were entertained by Liz Saunders who circulated among the tables during her performance. The twelve “volunteers” who assisted Liz during the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” were very good sports and performed their parts with enthusiasm!
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – DC3 Band
It was a full house at Christ the King Parish Hall when the “DC3 Band” entertained members and guests of the 50+ club at a recent meeting. The group consists of Malcolm Granger (piano), Don Cross (drums and vocals) and Rich Hill (bass guitar). The trio played songs from the 1950’s to the present time and all were very enthusiastic about the performance.
Wednesday, October 4th to Friday, October 6th Montreal, Canada
Montreal was the destination of Christ the King Parish 50+ Club fall trip. After a leisurely ride though New Hampshire and Vermont, the members enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Vieux-Port Steakhouse in “Old Montreal” before heading to their hotel. Sightseeing with a local tour guide included stops at Notre Dame Cathedral, Mont Royal, St. Joseph’s Oratory, the United States Pavilion at the site of the 1967 World’s Fair and many other attractions. The travelers were treated to spectacular foliage as they retraced their route home. No drive through the area would be complete without a stop at Ben and Jerrys where everyone enjoyed a cool tasty treat.
September 12, 2017: Stephen Kurkjian
Stephen Kurkjian, retired Boston Globe Spotlight Reporter and Editor, entertained members and guests of Christ the King Parish 50+ club at their first meeting of the new club year. Kurkjian is a two time Pulitizer Prize winner who researched and wrote “Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters who pulled off the World’s Greatest Art Heist”. He discussed the investigative reporting that he did when writing his book. The presentation was informative, humorous and his audience was enthralled.
August 9, 2017 – Newport, Rhode Island
It was a blue sky day for the members of the 50+ Club attending a recent lighthouse cruise on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. First off, a delicious full course lunch of Lobster or prime rib was served at Captain Jack’s that more than filled the diners’ appetites. Then it was off to board a high speed catamaran for the tour, which was enjoyed by all. Members were busy taking photos of the lighthouses, the yachts and each other. A favorite for many was the waterfront in Newport, with its elegant mansions and yachts. All agreed it was a wonderful trip
July 12, 2017 – Massachusetts North Shore
The Massachusetts North Shore was the destination in July for members of Christ the King Parish 50+ Club. First on the agenda was the waterfront Gloucester House Restaurant where a delicious luncheon was enjoyed by all. Scenic water cruises are eagerly anticipated and the narrated tour of the Essex River did not disappoint the members. The final destination was Rockport where shopping, scenic views and, of course, ice cream were among the highlights of the day’s journey. Fair weather was the rule for the day, and the thunderstorms which had been predicted, did not arrive until everyone was safely on the bus for the ride home.
June 19, 2017 Tall Ships, Boston
Fifty-six members of the 50 plus Club of Christ the King Parish had a nautical thrill recently at the “Tall Ships” extravaganza in Boston Harbor. Upon arriving they boarded the sightseeing boat “Provincetown II” for a floating tour of the international sailing ships. Armed with their cameras, the Cape Codders delighted themselves with their pictures of the fleet and of themselves of course.
Following the cruise, it was off to a full course lunch at Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant in Park Square. Diners were more than full with the excellent offerings, much to the delight of all.
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!
2017 -2018 Executive Board Members
Co-Presidents – Charles and Agnes Hopewood
Co-Vice Presidents – To Be Determined
Recording Secretary – Jan Bernier
Corresponding Secretary – Janet Lewis
Treasurer – Trisha Butkevich
Advisors – Sharon and Paul Ross
Hospitality – Tracy Coffey
Membership – Peter and Joan Levesque
Communications – Dick and Peg Fraser
Program Committee: To Be Determined