Second radio drama program to be held
LAKE DELAWARE — At the Our Place program at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, the second round of “Adventures in Radio Drama” will be featured. Audience members will choose roles for a dramatic mini-scripted radio play.
Characters, a narrator and sound effects artists will be needed. The first Our Place radio play was produced on Aug. 7.
Our Place is a free weekly enrichment and activity program for seniors at the St. James Church on state Route 28 near Bovina.
Homemade soup is served at noon and refreshments are available throughout the afternoon.
Call 607-746-7739 for more information.
Birthday and bingo on tap for seniors
MOUNT UPTON — The Mount Upton Senior Citizens will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Rockdale Rod and Gun Club.
The birthday of Sandy Palmer will also be celebrated and bingo will be played.
Course for drivers to be in Norwich
NORWICH — The United Church of Christ at 11 W. Main St. in Norwich will host the AARP Driver Safety course on Sept. 10 and 11. The course will be from 9 a.m to noon each day. Participants must attend both days.
Anyone with a New York driver’s license that completes the course may earn a deduction on their automobile insurance for a three year period, or have points removed from their driver’s license. If a family owns more than one vehicle, a second person must take the course to qualify for the second vehicle discount.
The fee is $20 for AARP members (with proof of membership) or $25, payable to AARP on Sept. 10. Paying by check is preferred.
Participants should bring their NY driver’s license, AARP card and a pen to class.
Call the Area Agency on Aging office at 607-337-1770 to register.
Overnight journey set in late March
ONEONTA — Susquehanna Valley Seniors will present “Spring in Lancaster” featuring “Queen Esther” on Wednesday and Thursday, March 25 and 26.
Passengers will leave the Hale Transportation office in Oneonta at 6 a.m. Any passengers in Sidney and Binghamton may board as well.
Upon arrival in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the group will partake of a smorgasbord lunch at Miller’s.
The Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre’s performance of “Queen Esther” a Bible story from the Old Testament set at the time of the Persian Empire, will be presented from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
After check in at the Best Western Eden Resort, passengers will dine at their leisure at the hotel restaurant with included meal money.
After a breakfast buffet on Thursday, passengers will travel to Kitchen Kettle Village for 90 minutes of shopping. The next stop will be the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre for a lunch buffet and matinee performance of “Grumpy Old Men” based on the 1993 movie of the same name about two aging men who have differing views on life.
The bus will depart Pennsylvania at about 3:15 p.m., make one fast food rest stop and arrive in Oneonta at 8 p.m.
The cost of the trip will be $360 per person per double occupancy; $318 for a triple; $308 for a quad; or $390 for a single. Payment is due by Feb. 4. Checks should be made payable to SVSC and mailed to Linda Martinez at 131 Dorr Edison Road, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Call Martinez at 607-434-1054 for more information and to request a brochure for the trip.
Seniors invited to tribute show
Area seniors are invited to join the Tri-County Seniors on a bus trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in West Hampton, New Jersey, on Saturday, Oct. 19, for lunch and a rock ‘n’ roll tribute show featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Elvis Presley.
Passengers will be served a lunch entree they select from a menu. An all-you-can-eat dessert buffet with more than 50 choices will be featured.
The bus will leave Sidney at 7:30 a.m. and return about 7 p.m. There will also be a 7 a.m. pickup at Hale Transportation garage in Oneonta, returning at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $140 per person.
Call Carol at 607-563-8065 for more information and to book the trip. Deadline for reservations and payment is Friday, Sept. 13.
Seniors need help with transportation
DELHI — The Delaware County Office for the Aging is seeking community members to help transport local seniors to and from non-emergency medical appointments. Mileage will be reimbursed. Anyone interested is asked to call 607-832-5750 for more information.
Volunteer drivers needed by agency
The Otsego County Office for the Aging, in partnership with GetThere, a regional transportation coordination service is looking for volunteers to drive seniors to their medical appointments. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and volunteers can accept transports that work with their schedules. Gas cards may also be distributed.
Those interested in volunteering are asked to call the Office for the Aging at 607-547-4232 or 607-432-9041.
Medical equipment may be borrowed
WRIGHT — The Schoharie Valley Lions Club will loan medical equipment, including hospital beds, walkers, commodes and crutches to those in need. The club also accepts donations of medical equipment. Call 518-872-0802 or 518-296-8076 about donating or borrowing equipment and for more information.