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
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 1:00 PM Christ the King Parish Hall DC3 Band.
Don Cross on vocals and drums, Malcolm Granger
on piano and Rich Hill on the bass guitar Click for poster
50+ Club NEWS and REVIEWS…
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!
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.
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: Pat Siff and Gene Garvey