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Christ the King 50+ Club
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 call or email Peter Levesque, (617)281-8550, email@example.com or Joan Levesque, (617)827-9658, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas at the Coonamessett ~ Monday, December 8, 2014 at Noon
$30.00 Member, $35.00 Guest ~ click for poster , click for flyer
Jackson Gillman, Songsmith, Comic, Mime and Storyteller ~ Tuesday January 6, 2015 at 1:00 in the Parish Hall~ click for poster
Newport Playhouse and Cabaret ~ February date to be determined ~ click for poster
St Patrick’s Day Celebration ~ Saturday, March 14, 2015 click for poster
Tag Team ~ Tuesday April 7, 2015 at 1:00 in the Parish Hall ~ click for poster
50+ Club NEWS and REVIEWS...
ELVIS AT CHRIST THE KING
November 4, 2014
On November 4th Elvis came to Christ the King Parish Hall in Mashpee, MA. He was really Vic Solo a super good impersonator from Taunton, MA. "Elvis" put on an hour and a half of great songs with all the gyrations appropriately beating out the songs and music made famous by Elvis. There was much stomping of feet from one and all.
Vic has been an Elvis Impersonator for over 20 years, and has honed his craft well.
It was not only entertaining, but educational as Vic told about Elvis, and his various styles as he started each set of songs.
It was really a tough act to follow. We are sure we will get to see Elvis here again.
October 1st, 2nd Fall Foliage Train Ride in NH
Our group boarded the bus early on Oct. 1, and left for New Hampshire promptly at 8:00 AM. After a few hours of travel, we made our first stop at "The Merrimac Premium Outlets". A few hours of buying and strolling, and we took off for the next stop for lunch at the ""Common Man Restaurant". Then on to our final destination at "The Common Man Inn and Spa" in Plymouth, N.H. A great meal was served, and then plenty of time to stretch our legs and rest up for our next day's activities. Breakfast in the Common Man Restaurant, and a short ride to the picturesque "Gondola Ride" to the top of Loon Mountain. Wonderful vistas at all angles. Then off to another Common Man Restaurant, and a marvelous lunch. Well rested, we went for a cruise on "Squam Lake" and a visit to the cottage used in the movie "On Golden Pond". Our guide has been on Squam Lake since before the movie was made, and had intimate knowledge of how the movie was made, and the history of the many islands that dot the lake----a wonderful and enlightening cruise. Then off to a very scenic ride on the "Hobo Railroad". More great scenery from every window. All good things must come to an end, and so did our day with a pleasant and relaxing ride back to Mashpee. Click to view photo's
METEOROLOGIST TIM KELLEY AT SEPT. 3,2014 HRIST THE KING PARISH HALL
On Wednesday afternoon, Sept 3, 2014, Meteorologist Tim Kelley from the New England Cable News in Newton, MA spoke to the 50+ Club about:"The Prevailing Weather Patterns Here on Cape Cod, and Why Our Weather is so Interesting, and so very Difficult to get the Forecast Right."
Tim spoke to our largest group ever, and spoke for over 1 1/2 hours and then answered questions and had some one on ones with some more people. A Super, wonderful and very informative afternoon.
Everyone left feeling well informed about our "crazy Cape Cod Weather".
GLOUCESTER LOBSTER CRUISE AUGUST 8, 2014
Leaving the parking lot at CTK at 8:00 AM , the very comfortable motor coach quickly transported one and all to Salem, MA and the National Parks Visitor Center where everyone learned about Salem's maritime history and the Salem Witch Trials. Then, off to Gloucester to board the "Beaufort Princess" for the two and one half hour cruise around Gloucester Harbor and its environs. During the cruise there was the Jazz Trio playing live music for the enjoyment of one and all, and to help savor the "New England Clambake" provided by the ships great chefs and crew. Then, off to Rockport and a few hours of shopping and sightseeing.
After that, a pleasant ride back to Mashpee with another magnificent trip to put in our memory bags. Click PHOTO'S to view the album from this event.
ESSEX VALLEY STEAM TRAIN AND CONNECTICUT RIVERBOAT JULY 9, 2014
The group left the parking lot at CTK a little after 7:30 AM. The super comfortable motor coach transported one and all to the Mall in Essex, CT. After a few hours of bargain hunting, we were treated to a lovely luncheon at the “Got Fish Restaurant". Then, on to the Essex Steam Train, and to the grand old days of the railroad train, and to its destination at the "Connecticut Riverboat". Once on board we experienced a lazy cruise on the Connecticut River and the return to the days when that was the only mode of travel in that area.
We returned to the train and another pleasant ride thru the countryside and to the waiting coach.
A nice ride home with another bunch of great memories to savor.
Christ the King's 50+ Club Enjoy Another Successful Lobster Luncheon ~ June 3, 2014
Another good crowd for the annual 50 +Club’s Lobster Luncheon showed up on June 3, 2014 at Christ the King Parish Hall. Luncheon was served at 1:00PM. Music was provided by “The X Isles” headed by John Sippell and his steel band. The music was a wonderful collection of songs from Trinidad and the islands The lobster rolls were again provided by the “Eat Your Heart Out Caterers of Falmouth” with their usual overflowing, and very delicious helpings of lobster filled rolls. It was another great afternoon filled with great music from the islands, and marvelous lobster rolls from our nearby waters.
Ottawa, Canada Trip – May 12-15th
Wonderful, just wonderful! Those words spoken by the 50+ Club attendees, summed up the 4 day, 3 night trip to Ottawa, Canada’s capital. Accommodations for the visit were at the lovely Lord Elgin, in the heart of the city, close to the impressive Parliament building complex and numerous other historical treasures.
Guided tours included Capital highlights, Embassy Row, residences of the Prime Minister and Governor General and an impressive visit to the Canadian Museum of Civilization. All enjoyed the visit to the Royal Mounted Police training facility, complete with riders and horses on their parade field and subsequent tour of the stables. The big hit for the day was observing the full bloom of Ottawa’s 1 million plus tulips all over this cosmopolitan city.
The 3rd Day was a busy one, with a continuing tour of Capital highlights. Members especially enjoyed a scenic cruise on the Rideau Canal, which winds through the Capital, flanked by stately residences and stunning fields of tulips. A final stop for the day was at the Canadian War Museum, which featured Canada’s military involvement in wars during its history. Evening dinner, served overlooking the Rideau Canal, capped the trip and after a final night in this wonderful city, it was time to bid adieu, head south and cross the bridge to our Cape Cod homes.
In April, Michael Connelly addressed
the 50+ club members in the church hall. Michael is the author of
several books that take more than the usual philosophical look at
sports. In his talk, Michael focused on the Boston Marathon. Until he
decided to run the marathon Michael was a sometimes jogger - not a
runner. A year after he and his mid-life buddies decided that it was
about time to run as “bandits” in Boston he completed his only marathon
run. Michael entertained club members with history and first-hand
stories from the world’s most famous road race. But he pointed out that
the moral of his personal story is that if you want to do something,
get your act together. You can DO IT.
APRIL 1014 – MICHAEL CONNELLY
We all left with CAN DO attitude heightened by a sugar rush from the goodies tables.
MARCH 2014 – SAINT PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION
The Celebration of Saint Patrick’s day was hosted by the Catholic Women’s Club, The Knights of Columbus and our own 50+ Club. Saint Pats decorations on the walls and tables transformed the church hall into a festive banquet venue. Lots of corned-beef and cabbage was consumed. No one left hungry.
Music was by Jack Wyatt. Jack also lead us in several traditional Irish songs. What members lacked in tone and finesse was made up for with joyful enthusiasm.
FEBRUARY 2014 – NEWPORT
In February club members were treated to a trip to the Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant in Newport RI.
The trip included a sightseeing tour of Old Newport, a great buffet luncheon, a theater presentation of the play “Angel on my Shoulder”, and finally, a cabaret show. Weary but happy travelers returned home after a long but exciting day.
JANUARY 2014 – ANTHONY AMORE
Club members got together in the parish hall to listen to Anthony Amore describe the intricacies of art theft and, in particular, the heist from the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum. Mr. Amore is presently the Director of Security at the Gardner. He quick to assure us that he was NOT, at the time of the theft, involved with the Museum. Mr. Amore is also the author of the book “Stealing Rembrants” which tracks famous art heists worldwide. Stories of the ineptitude of some thieves roused lots of laughs on an otherwise serious subject. We all know now how NOT to steal art.
Although 15 years have past since the theft at the Gardner Mr. Amore is confident that the art will someday be recovered.
DECEMBER 2013 - CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
Club members shared Christmas luncheon at the Coonamessett Inn. Delicious food was accompanied by the music of Peter Kosttopoulos. Peter played keyboards and, thru the magic of electronics, played saxophone along with an invisible keyboard player.
I recommend the shrimp topped with crab meat and a chardonnay butter sauce.
SONG & COMEDY BY LARRY LEE LEWIS
On Nov. 5, 2013 at 1:00pm in the parish hall members and guests of the parish 50+ Club were entertained by the very talented Larry Lee Lewis.
He played a multitude of "Oldies" we all knew on the grand piano in the parish hall.
Interspersed with his music was a bright and cheerful banter on the music being played as well as some very witty one liners.
The hour went by all too fast, and all were greatly entertained.
The usual refreshments were served after the music, Prepared by the very competent kitchen staff. All left still singing many of the songs he played.
Again, a great time was had by one and all.
Maine trip for 50+ Club
Beautiful weather was granted to over 50 travelers recently from the 50+ Club of Christ the King Parish of Mashpee, on a 2 day fall trip to the Ogunquit area of Maine. Attendees were rewarded with superb picture perfect views of the rocky coastline as they lunched and walked the ever popular Marginal Way. After checking into their oceanfront accommodations, they were off to a delicious dinner at the Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, known for its location in the midst of a nature preserve.
Following dinner, the group attended the musical presentation “The Buddy Holly Story” at the Ogunquit playhouse, with rave reviews by all in attendance. On the 2nd day following breakfast, a tour was made of other local attractions including Nubble Lighthouse and shopping at the York Village shops. For lunch, members were rewarded by a delightful multi-course lobster lunch at Foster’s Downeast Clambake which included entertainment that was enjoyed by all at.
Before departing for the Cape, Stonewall Kitchens was visited for purchases of additional mementos from a great trip to the Pine Tree State of Maine.
“Trooper” Entertains the 50+ Club
Trooper Dan Clark and his wife, soprano Mary Colarusso presented yet another stirring performance on September 3rd for the 50+ Club of Christ the King Parish, with about 175 attending. A mixed array of songs from Broadway to Americana in general was received well by all.
Following the entertainment, tickets for the door prizes were drawn and refreshments were served.
2012 -2013 Executive Board Members
Co-Presidents – Peter and Joan Levesque 617-281-8550
Hospitality – Carol DeVincent
Program Committee: Rick and Joan Hoffman