Community Life/Social ~ Fostering Fellowship
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 410-287-4879
February 26, 2020, Newport Playhouse 39 steps Leave 9 am home 5-6 pm
Calendar of Events
March 3, 2020, Parish Hall 1:00 – 3:00 PM
April 26, 2020, overnight trip to Gettysburg Pa
May 16, 2020, Big Band dinner and dance
June 2, 2020, Parish Hall 1:00 – 3:00 PM
July open this will be a day trip
August open this will be a day trip
September 1, 2020, Parish Hall 1:00 – 3:00 PM
October open this will be an overnight trip
November 3, 2020, in house event
December 7, 2020, Christmas Luncheon.
January 7, 2020 – Gordon Michaels Concert
Members of Christ the King Parish enjoyed a wonderful concert in the church hall performed by Gordon Michaels. His rich baritone voice filled the hall to the delight of the audience. Songs such as “My Girl”, “Stand by Me” and “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” were very familiar to the attendees. Michaels encouraged audience participation in several songs for example “L-O-V-E”, “Under the Boardwalk” and “Autumn Colored Sky”. His final song, “Bring Him Home” from the musical, “Les Miserables”, earned Michaels a standing ovation. Refreshments followed the presentation and door prizes were awarded
December 2, 2019 – Annual Christmas Party at the Coonamessett Inn
Christmas spirit was very evident when members and guests of the Christ the King Parish Fifty Plus Club gathered recently at the festive Coonamassett Inn in Falmouth. The meal was delicious and the duo “Jack and Oriana” provided the entertainment with a mixture of Christmas music and old favorites. No holiday celebration would be complete without the song “Twelve Days of Christmas”, and twelve attendees participated – much to the enjoyment of the audience!
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Click to view the 2019 video rendition of “A Partridge in a Pear Tree”
November 5, 2019 – Dave Andrews “Funny Musician”
Wearing his signature hat, Dave Andrews brought laughter to over 150 members and guests of Christ the King Parish 50 Plus Club. His impressions and one-liners were interspersed with songs that he accompanied with his guitar. His audience really appreciated Dave’s impressions of Tom Jones singing “Ring of Fire” and “New York, New York” in the style and sound of Frank Sinatra. Following the performance, refreshments were served and door prizes awarded.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – Concert – Pianist Sergei Novikov
Sergei Novikov entertained recently at Christ the King Parish Hall at a concert sponsored by the parish 50+ Club. Sergei is an accomplished pianist who entertained a mixture of classical, jazz and music for Broadway shows. His arrangement of “Phantom of the Opera” was well received. A standing ovation followed his performance.
50+ Club NEWS and REVIEWS…
50 Plus Club- Island Queen Trip- September 17th
Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Plymouth, MA Harbor Cruise, and Luncheon.
When members arrived in Plymouth, they enjoyed a sightseeing tour that included a visit to Plymouth Rock, a view of the venerable Mayflower II, the Pilgrim Monument and Plymouth’s 9/11 Memorial, a most moving and memorable sight. Following a full course luncheon, the group boarded the Pilgrim Belle, a true paddle wheeler with no propeller propulsion. During the narrated 75 minute cruise, the captain pointed out many sights of interest, including lighthouses and Plymouth’s spectacular beaches. Participants declared it was a perfect trip on a perfect summer day!
Saturday, May 18, 2019 “Remembering the Fifties” Dinner, Dancing and Entertainment
Christ the King Parish 50+ Club and Catholic women’s Club joined together to host a fabulous evening. “Remembering the Fifties” was the theme of the dinner dance and many of the 150 attendees dressed as they did during that era. Roche Brothers delivered a delicious Italian Buffet. The Dave Burbank Orchestra provided the appropriate music which enticed many onto the dance floor. Non dancers thoroughly enjoyed listening to the familiar tunes. All agreed that the fifties were “the good old days!”
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Concert: George Lyons impersonator
It was a full house at Christ the King Parish Hall in Mashpee recently, as the 50 plus Club presented Impersonator George Lyons in Concert. His renditions of favorite songs by top singing artists from the sixties to the eighties such as Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Neil Diamond, were well received by all in attendance. Favorite renditions included “Forever in Blue Jeans”, “Sweet Caroline” and “That’s Amore”. Following the presentation, door prizes were awarded and refreshments served.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
The 50+ Club, the Catholic Women’s Club and the Knights of Columbus co-sponsored the annual dinner to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. A complete Corned beef dinner was served by Chef Roland’s Catering with turkey as an option for those who preferred. Entertainment was by the Irish Folk Band “Below the Gaff” whose members played lively tunes. To view all the photos from the evening go to St. Patrick’s Day.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
A full bus of 50+ Club members headed to Boston to visit the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Members appreciated the high definition, large-screen projections, interactive displays, re-mastered films and original artifacts from the life and times of JFK that brought to life President Kennedy’s 1000 days in office. Following the museum tour, the group enjoyed a buffet luncheon at the Common Market Restaurant.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Concert: Dave Burbank Orchestra
The Winter Blues were chased away quickly when the 50 Plus Club presented the Dave Burbank Orchestra recently to over 140 attendees at Christ the King Parish Hall. The many songs played were familiar to the audience and some members enjoyed dancing. Following the concert, refreshments were served with door prizes awarded.
Monday, December 3, 2018: 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 the “Daddy-O” band that played a mixture of Christmas music and favorite “Oldies”.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018: Bart Weisman Jazz Group
It was a capacity crowd recently that filled Christ the King Parish Hall in Mashpee for Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group concert sponsored by the 50+ Club. The trio featured Bart Weisman on drums, Steve Hambleton on guitar and Rich Hill on bass. The group performed a Smooth Blend of Jazz, Latin and Pop and each tune were introduced with explanation and history of the song. Following the presentation door prizes were awarded and members and guests lingered to enjoy the coffee and desserts.
Monday, October 8th to Wednesday, October 10th Niagara Falls and Erie Canal
The 50+ Club of Christ the King Parish recently enjoyed a 3 day trip to Niagara Falls and the Erie Canal. Members enjoyed a boat ride that brought them very close to the falls where they could appreciate the grandeur of this attraction. Dinner at the Skylon Revolving Restaurant gave everyone an opportunity to observe the falls from above. The group also had a narrated cruise on the Erie Canal and learned how the lock system is used to transport merchandise and passengers. The weather was perfect with warm temperatures and sunny skies that highlighted the fall foliage; a trip to remember!
Tuesday, September 11, 2018: John Salerno Concert
It was a capacity crowd recently that filled Christ the King Parish Hall in Mashpee for the local entertainer, pianist, and vocalist John Salerno. Members were entertained with John’s piano performance, his wonderful voice and his anecdotal commentary. Following the presentation door prizes were awarded and members and guests lingered to enjoy the coffee and desserts.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 “Spirit of Boston” Cruise
Boston was the destination for the members of Christ the King Parish 50 Plus Club when they embarked on a luncheon cruise in Boston Harbor. The “Spirit of Boston” provided a delicious buffet with choices to please all passengers. As the ship sailed, the narrator recounted detailed information of the Boston skyline and the historical landmarks seen. Before heading home, a visit to the North End provided participants with a chance to shop or enjoy a refreshing drink.
Monday, July 23rd to Wednesday, July 25th New York Finger Lakes:
The 50+ Club of Christ the King Parish recently enjoyed a 3 day trip to New York’s Finger Lakes region and 47 members enjoyed the lakes, waterfalls, farms, and vineyards. On a boat cruise on Seneca Lake, everyone appreciated the views of cliffs and the third highest waterfall in New York. Two museums visited were the Corning Museum of Glass and the Glen Curtis Aviation Museum. No trip to the area would be complete without wine tasting and Fox Run Vineyard was just the place. A stop at a Mennonite Farm stand gave all a chance to talk with the family and purchase fresh vegetables and pastry. The final stop was luncheon and a cooking demonstration at the New York Wine & Culinary Center.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018: “Cape Cod Surftones” Concert
Over 150 members of the 50+ Club and guests gathered at Christ the King Parish Hall for a concert by the “Cape Cod Surftones”. This very popular men’s group delighted the audience with their repertoire, singing the songs America loves in good close harmony.
Following the concert, “Surftone” members mingled with the audience to enjoy the refreshments and conversation.
2019 -2020 Executive Board Members
Co-Presidents – Charles and Agnes Hopewood
Co-Vice Presidents – Bob and Diane LaFrenaye
Recording Secretary – Grace Gleason
Corresponding Secretary – Janet Lewis
Treasurer – Trisha Butkevich
Advisors – Sharon and Paul Ross
Hospitality – Carol Tierney
Membership – Peter and Joan Levesque
Communications – Frank and Kaye Woodward
Program Committee: To Be Determined