The Senior Center will undergo renovations in March to accommodate a new transit position as well as address facility modifications identified in the ADA Transition Plan.
The project is scheduled to begin March 11 and will be completed in late spring. The spaces being renovated include the administrative offices, customer service, fitness room, and library/computer lab. Additional areas of the facility will be impacted, as the staff work area will be relocated to the ballroom and some space will be used for storage.
Approximately half of the 200 programs and activities have been cancelled with the other half moved to other spaces. Staff is in the process of notifying participants via phone, email, posting flyers around the building and information will be included on the senior center home page. The senior center will remain open for the duration of construction.
About the Center
Cary Senior Center, located in Fred G. Bond Metro Park, provides opportunities for ages 55+ to Create Active Retirement Years! Enjoy a variety of fitness classes, recreation activities, arts, volunteer opportunities, clubs and many other events. You'll also find a wealth of information about, and referrals to, resources for seniors. The center is available to rent for your private event. It's within walking distance of Bond Park Community Center and your link to many greenways throughout the park and town.
Programs & Classes
Transportation is included unless the event is marked with the word 'Meetup.' In the brochure, these gatherings are noted with a car symbol.
What are Meetups?
CSC's trip guide will welcome participants and distribute nametags before the event begins at the Meetup site. Registration is required. Drive yourself, carpool with friends, or use GoCary's door-to-door service. Transportation is not included.
Happy Birthday, Elvis! (ages 50+)
Award-winning tribute artist Stephen Freeman and the “Tribute to Elvis” show band perform an evening filled with your favorite hip-shaking hits! The talented musicians and singers are committed to re-creating the sound and feel from Elvis's original studio and live recordings. Celebrate the music of our generation at the Barn Dinner Theater. Transportation, performance, buffet, coffee, tea, gratuity, and taxes included; additional purchases on your own. Light walking over mostly indoor surfaces.
Fees: $73(R) $94(N) (per person)
120922 Sat Jan 12 3:30–10:30 p.m.
Sanford Lunch and Laughter
Enjoy lunch at Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House and explore the quaint town of Sanford. Then enjoy ‘A Second Helping’ with the comical Church Basement Ladies. From the elderly matriarch to the young mom-to-be, the women find strength in each other as they face the joys and upheavals from below the House of God! "You'll laugh until your sidedish hurts" with their hilarious, down-to-earth charm. Transportation and ticket included; lunch and purchases on your own. Light walking over indoor and irregular surfaces.
Fees: $52(R) $68(N) (per person)
119507 Thu Jan 24 10:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
NC Symphony's Friday Favorites
Conductor Grant Llewellyn orchestrates the timeless appeal of Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces. Following the performance, we’ll dine at Tupelo Honey for a non-classical Southern lunch. Transportation and concert ticket included; other purchases on your own. Light walking with some steps.
Fees: $43(R) $56(N) (per person)
119510 Fri Feb 1 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Mamma Mia! (ages 50+)
Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium is hosting the ultimate feel-good show! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! The storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. With nonstop laughs and explosive dance numbers, you’ll be singing along to hits including “Dancing Queen,” and “Take a Chance on Me.” Transportation and ticket included; other purchase on your own. Minimal walking over mostly paved surfaces.
Fees: $80(R) $104(N) (per person)
119516 Tue Feb 12 6:30–11 p.m.
Selma Antique Wine Train (ages 50+) Meetup
All aboard Amtrak for travel to Selma’s Historic Union Depot. We’ll journey Uptown for Lunch and Antique shopping along Raiford, Railroad, and Anderson streets. Then we’re off to Hinnant Family Vineyards for a tour and tasting. We return to the Cary Depot after discovering Southern charm Johnston-County style. Transportation, lunch, and wine tasting included; other purchases on your own. Moderate walking over indoor and irregular surfaces.
Meetup Location: Cary Depot
Fees: $65(R) $84(N) (per person)
119683 Sat Feb 16 9:15 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
We’re bound for Smithfield, NC, to learn about American beauty Ava Gardner. After a tour of the museum, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of important places in Ava's life, including her birthplace, the Teacherage where she grew up, and her gravesite. There will be time to explore the downtown area and dine at one of several restaurants (at your expense). After lunch we’ll travel to DeWayne’s for a little afternoon shopping. Transportation, museum, and tour included; lunch and purchases on your own. Light walking over indoor and irregular surfaces.
Fees: $33(R) $40(N) (per person)
119684 Tue Feb 26 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Boeing Lands in Sanford
With an assortment of restaurants in Sanford, you’re free to dine at the restaurant of your choice (map and options provided) and explore the shops before arriving at the Temple Theatre. Be prepared to laugh as you’re introduced to wily bachelor Bernard who lives in Paris and is engaged to three stewardesses. Bernard’s life gets bumpy when a faster Boeing jet disrupts his careful planning. All ladies are in Paris and Robert forgets which lies he tells whom. Comedy and catastrophe ensue. Transportation and ticket included; lunch and purchases on your own. Light walking over indoor and irregular surfaces.
Fees: $52(R) $68(N) (per person)
119685 Fri Mar 1 10:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Wastewater and Mineral Springs
Discover how the Town of Cary treats millions of gallons of wastewater every day and returns it safely to the environment. After lunch at The Mason Jar, we'll explore Fuquay-Varina Museum and learn about the mineral springs for which Fuquay was named. After our two-towns tour, we'll return to Cary. Transportation and tours included; lunch and purchases on your own. Moderate walking over mostly paved surfaces; some stairs.
Fees:$27(R) $35(N) (per person)
121966 Tue Mar 12 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Village of Pinehurst
Discover the village that grew to be a golf mecca as Kathy Spangler shares local history and anecdotes on our walking tour around the green. Enjoy the fine art of high tea at Lady Bedford’s Tea Room then explore village shops on your own. Transportation, tour, and tea included; purchases on your own. Moderate walking over irregular surfaces.
Fees: $65(R) $84(N) (per person)
119686 Wed Mar 20 10 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
The King and I (ages 50+)
Two worlds collide in this breathtaking and exquisite musical! Set in 1860s Bangkok, 'The King and I' is the story of the relationship between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the King, hires to teach his many wives and children. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a score that features beloved classics "Getting To Know You", "I Whistle a Happy Tune", "Hello Young Lovers", and "Shall We Dance". Transportation and ticket included; other purchase on your own. Minimal walking over mostly paved surfaces. Show will be at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium.
Fees: $80(R) $104(N) (per person)
119687 Sun Mar 24 6:30–11 p.m.
All aboard for an entertaining and informative cruise on Jordan Lake. Captain Don will provide historic, scientific, and environmental perspectives on the vital role the lake plays in our region. Enjoy his well-researched presentation while relaxing on the lake. Lunch at Pittsboro Roadhouse and General Store follows the cruise. Transportation and cruise included; lunch and purchases on your own. Light walking includes some steps and uneven surfaces.
Fees: $35(R) $45(N) (per person)
119504 Thu Apr 4 9 a.m.–2:15 p.m.
119505 Tue Apr 9 9 a.m.–2:15 p.m.
119506 Wed Apr 24 9 a.m.–2:15 p.m.
Town Creek Indian Discovery
Journey to the NC State Historic site presenting the Missippian culture more than 500 years ago. Wade Carmichael will introduce the story of the original Tar Heels and their culture prior to European contact. After touring the site, we'll enjoy lunch at a local favorite before returning to Cary. Transportation and educational component included; lunch and purchases on your own. Extensive walking over outdoor paths and inclines.
Fees: $45(R) $57(N) (per person)
120923 Fri Apr 12 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
A Day at the Zoo
Let’s explore Africa and North America and talk to the animals along the way! After brunch at Everything Under the Bun, we’ll venture alongside animal habitats to witness the wonders of wildlife. Transportation and zoo admission included; brunch and purchases on your own. Extensive hilly walking over paved paths.
Fees: $50(R) $65(N) (per person)
119688 Tue Apr 30 8:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline
From small town Virginia, to the bright lights of Carnegie Hall, Patsy Cline’s legend is a monument to ambition, grace, and talent. This moving tribute to a dazzling star lost at the peak of her career features classics like Walkin’ After Midnight, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy. Experience the magic of an unforgettable woman and her memorable voice at the Barn Dinner Theater. Transportation, performance, buffet, coffee, tea, gratuity, and taxes included; additional purchases on your own. Light walking over mostly indoor surfaces.
Fees: $90(R) $117(N) (per person)
119689 Tue May 14 10:45 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Flowers and Folly in Kernersville
We’ll visit the fanciful house built by Jules Korner and tour the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden. Transportation and tours are included; lunch and purchases on your own. Moderate walking over irregular surfaces. The house is NOT suitable for all audiences.
Fees: $55(R) $70(N) (per person)
119690 Thu May 23 8:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Is there a North Carolina site you've always wanted to visit? How about a U.S. site that's on your bucket list? I'm looking for travel destination; day and overnight trip suggestions are welcome. Share your thoughts and let's go places!
With the Town of Cary securing a vehicle for use by CSC, we'll be able to schedule trips which may not be advertised in one of the program guides. If your schedule is flexible, you may want to join the Short-Notice Trip List. The trips will have a three- to six-week lead time instead of the usual three- to four-month notice and registration period.
Email your trip suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate if you'd like your contact information added to the Short-Notice Trip List, too.
03/08/2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
03/09/2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CANCELLED: Annual Health Fair
03/14/2019 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CANCELLED: Line Dance Gone Green
03/15/2019 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Spring English Tea
04/12/2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Senior Citizens Luncheon
05/01/2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM