We are running full tilt into that time of year when the opportunities for any number of activities become somewhat overwhelming. As we plow through the listing of upcoming events, we always wonder if it would be humanly possible to take in everything. We suspect, although we have never taken the time to confirm our thinking, that if one didn’t run out of energy, one would probably encounter any number of scheduling conflicts. Nonetheless we always enjoy reading about what we could do if we were so inclined.
We have been asked to note two such activities which are on deck for next week. On Friday, Nov. 22, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., there will be a Brooks Barbeque Chicken Dinner and Pie Sale at Christ Episcopal Church to benefit the church’s Global Mission Outreach. The dinner will be held in the Parish House, located at 69 Fair St., Cooperstown and will feature Brooks chicken as well as coleslaw, baked potato, baked beans, roll, dessert and beverage. The cost for the meal is $10.00. Take-out meals will also be available. For more information about the dinner, please contact the church office at 607-547-9555.
And on Saturday Nov. 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. the First Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown will hold a Harvest Festival Bazaar. The bazaar will feature a number of handmade items including baby quilts, wall hanging, table toppers and placemats as well as a selection of Christmas items. It will be a great opportunity to buy some special gifts for Christmas giving. The sale will be held in the church’s Congregational Lounge which is located behind the Presbyterian Church House on Church Street.
In the midst of all the upcoming holiday activity, we also note that this is also the time frame for the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period which will end on Dec. 7. This is the opportunity for those seniors on Medicare to assess their supplemental Medicare insurance and Medicare Part D Prescription insurance. It is also the time for those with Medicare Advantage to take a look at those programs. Each year the plans and costs, as well as the prescriptions covered, may change. And it is important to make certain that insurance coverage for 2014 will meet one’s needs. Those seniors whose insurance is covered with retiree or other such plans will not need to do anything unless those plans are being changed for 2014.