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
Wednesday, August 22, 2018: “Spirit of Boston” Cruise
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Concert – John Salerno click for flyer
Tuesday October 8 to Wednesday October 10: Niagara Falls and Eerie Canal
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50+ Club NEWS and REVIEWS…
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.
Wednesday, Nay 9, 2018 “Chocolate and Wine Tour”
A “Chocolate and Wine Tour” in New Hampshire was the destination for the members of Christ the King 50 Plus Club. Chocolate was first on the itinerary with a visit to Sanborn Fine Candies in Hampton and many took the opportunity to purchase gifts for loved ones. The luncheon stop was just over the border in Kittery, Maine and Warren’s Lobster House Restaurant. Flagg Hill Winery and Distillery in Lee N.H. was the final stop and participants had the opportunity to taste (and purchase) different wines and spirits that are produced on site. The warm, sunny weather was ideal for a 50 Plus Club spring outing.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018: “Daddy-O” Concert
There was a “Standing -O” for the “Daddy-O” Band, as music filled the hall of Christ the King Parish. The event was attended by over 125 members and guests. The audience was delighted with the familiar smooth music of the fifties and sixties….music that kept toes tapping and hands clapping! Following the presentation, refreshments were served and door prizes awarded.
Saturday, March 17, 2018: St. Patrick’s Dinner
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 “Eat Your Heart Out Catering”. The entertainment was provided by “The Familiars” (Manny and Linda Dias) who performed a blend of folk, fiddle country, Irish and popular music. To view photo’s from the evening go to: St. Patrick’s Day
Tuesday, January 9, 2018: Jack and Oriana Concert
The 50 Plus Club greeted the New Year when more than 100 attendees braved the recent cold to enjoy a concert by “Jack and Oriana” (Jack Leyden and Oriana Camish). The event was held at Christ the King parish hall in Mashpee and the members and guests attending enjoyed the mix of familiar songs. Following the presentation, refreshments were served and door prizes awarded.
Monday, December 4, 2017 – 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 Liz Saunders who circulated among the tables during her performance. The twelve “volunteers” who assisted Liz during the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” were very good sports and performed their parts with enthusiasm!
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – DC3 Band
It was a full house at Christ the King Parish Hall when the “DC3 Band” entertained members and guests of the 50+ club at a recent meeting. The group consists of Malcolm Granger (piano), Don Cross (drums and vocals) and Rich Hill (bass guitar). The trio played songs from the 1950’s to the present time and all were very enthusiastic about the performance.
Wednesday, October 4th to Friday, October 6th Montreal, Canada
Montreal was the destination of Christ the King Parish 50+ Club fall trip. After a leisurely ride though New Hampshire and Vermont, the members enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Vieux-Port Steakhouse in “Old Montreal” before heading to their hotel. Sightseeing with a local tour guide included stops at Notre Dame Cathedral, Mont Royal, St. Joseph’s Oratory, the United States Pavilion at the site of the 1967 World’s Fair and many other attractions. The travelers were treated to spectacular foliage as they retraced their route home. No drive through the area would be complete without a stop at Ben and Jerrys where everyone enjoyed a cool tasty treat.
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
2017 -2018 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 – Dick and Peg Fraser
Program Committee: To Be Determined