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. For additional information please phone 508-392-9384, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Paul & Sharon Ross,
May 23 thru May 25 ~ Bar,Harbor, Acadia park, Lobster lunch, click for flyer and reservation
50+ Club NEWS and REVIEWS…
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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The group left the parking lot at CTK right at 7:00 AM. The super comfortable Fox Tours motor coach transported one and all to the Wright WWII War Museum, where we revisited our youth looking at Jeeps, Ration Books, and hundreds of other memorabilia from the WWII ERA. After an hour of looking and enjoying memories of those bygone days, we were treated to a lovely luncheon at the “Wolfeboro Inn and Restaurant”. Then, on to the narrated cruise on our delightful boat and cruise around Lake Winnipesaukee, and all the breath taking scenery and vistas surrounding the lake.
All too soon it seemed, the cruise was over, and we climbed aboard or coach and our ride home. During the trip, we were entertained by a great movie about “Secretariat” and his triples crown win.
Another nice ride home with another load of great memories to savor. click to view photo’s.
The July Rail-and-Sail event came near disaster when we were told that the train with our gourmet lunches aboard was stalled five miles up the track and wasn’t likely to move. So plan “B” was initiated. The tour bus took us up the line to the disabled train where we were served an elegant lunch. After lunch we moved into an even more elegant rail car and were treated to a leisurely ride along Narragansett bay while we enjoyed our dessert. Our bus then whisked us from the train to the boat dock where we had the cruise boat “Amazing Grace” all to ourselves. We were treated to the spectacle of new and old America’s Cup yachts, yachts and mansions of the rich and famous, the gentrified Newport waterfront and the Jamestown bridge. Tall-tales and detailed descriptions of the sights were provided by the continuous patter of our guide. Everyone agreed it was a great trip.
June is supposed to be summer in spite of the 45 degree temperatures on Cape Cod. In keeping with the calendar the 50+ club celebrated the arrival of summer with a lobster luncheon. Yummie lobster rolls, beverages, chips and desserts were served to 76 hungry 50+ club members. Equally yummie chicken salad rolls were available for non-lobster-lovers.
We were entertained by the Ex_iles, a steel band with a Caribbean flavor. The Ex_iles Calypso reminded us of the days of Harry Belafonte, Bob Marley and Bobby McFerren.
After everyone was stuffed a drawing was held. Lucky winners went home with wine, restaurant gift certificates and lottery tickets.
DAY ONE of the adventure was spent on the bus, ending with a “Manager’s Welcome Dinner” at the hotel in Richmond.
DAY TWO we traveled South from Richmond arriving in Colonial Williamsburg late in the morning. Our visit began in the visitor center where we enjoyed the orientation film, “Story of a Patriot.” Then we went on to explore the city of George Washington and Patrick Henry. We met tradespeople, shop keepers, and others who “experienced” these revolutionary times.
DAY THREE in Williamsburg our guides presented the Governor’s Palace, home of His Majesty’s Government, where the Crown’s business took place in the 18th century. There were plenty of period restaurants for an historical lunch setting. Then, on to Jamestown to learn about the hardships faced by the early settlers. The welcome center provided a museum quality review of life in the 17th century. The reconstructed Indian village and fort came complete with natives who were happy to share with us their way of life. Finally, an elegant period table was set for our supper at Christina Campbell’s Tavern.
DAY FOUR we turned North and traveled to Historic Philadelphia. A very knowledgeable docent guided us on a tour including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross house, Ben Franklin’s house and Elfret’s Alley. The group posed for pictures at the statue honoring Rocky in front of the Museum of Art. .
DAY FIVE was a relaxing bus journey back to CTK – Home sweet home.
2015 -2016 Executive Board Members
Co-Presidents – Sharon and Paul Ross 508-392-9384
Co-Vice Presidents – Charles and Agnes Hopewood
Recording Secretary – Janet Lewis
Corresponding Secretary – Kay Thissell
Treasurer – Jane Mullenhour
Advisors – Joan and Peter Levesque
Hospitality – Carol DeVincent
Membership – Elizabeth Thompson
Communications – Jim Livingston
Program Committee: Rick and Joan Hoffman