About the Center
Cary Senior Center, located within 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 for you 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
New this Season: 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.
Join your friends for the ultimate dining and movie experience. Meet at CinéBistro to enjoy a tasty three-course meal and a summer blockbuster. Meetup includes movie ticket, three-course meal, and gratuity. Beverages and other purchases on your own. Time is approximate and will be finalized when movie schedule is released. Minimal walking with some steps. Participants will meet at Cinebistro.
Location: CinéBistro at Waverly Place,
525 New Waverly Pl., Cary, NC 27518
Fees: $49(R) $63(N) (per person)
115052 Tue Aug 7 3:15-6:15 p.m.
End of Summer Produce Trip
Savor the flavors of muscadine grapes, figs, and pears while welcoming early fall produce at the NC Farmer's Market. Enjoy cooler weather and a leisurely lunch at State Farmers Market Restaurant (on your own). The transportation being used is a 15-passenger van, it is not wheelchair accessible and you will need to be physically able to get in and out of this vehicle.
Fees: $10(R) $13(N) (per person)
117997 Tue Sep 4 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
All aboard for an entertaining and informative ride on Jordan Lake. Captain Don will provide historic, scientific, and environmental perspectives on the vital role the lake plays in our region. Enjoy lunch at Pittsboro Roadhouse and General Store (on your own) before returning to CSC. Water provided. Light walking includes some steps and uneven surfaces. Transportation being used is a 15-passenger van, it is not wheelchair accessible and you will need to be physically able to get in and out of this vehicle.
Fees: $35(R) $45(N) (per person)
117998 Wed Sep 26 9 a.m.–2:15 p.m.
117999 Fri Oct 5 9 a.m.–2:15 p.m.
118000 Thu Oct 11 9 a.m.–2:15 p.m.
Not Your Mama's Fruitcake
We're off to taste North Carolina treasures at Southern Supreme. After touring the factory's kitchens we'll sample a plethora of products and begin shopping for holiday treats. After lunch at Best Food Cafeteria in Siler City, we'll return to Cary Senior Center. Lunch and purchases on your own, light indoor walking, stairs, and some uneven, unpaved surfaces.
Fees: $27(R) $35(N) (per person)
118007 Wed Oct 3 10 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
The Wall that Heals
Venture to Wake Forest to see a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. You can create a 'name rubbing' of a friend or loved one who made the ultimate sacrifice during the turbulent period. A mobile Education Center includes stories of the more than 58,000 men and women honored on The Wall. Following lunch (on your own), you can explore downtown Wake Forest before returning to CSC. Lunch and purchases on your own. Moderate walking with steps and irregular surfaces.
Fees: $27(R) $35(N) (per person)
118001 Thu Oct 18 9 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
Art and Fused-Glass
Stimulate your creativity with a guided tour of 21c Museum and enjoy lunch (on your own) in Durham before venturing to the glass studio of Christal Cerrone. Learn how to cut, arrange, and apply colorful glass pieces to create a one-of-a-kind serving plate, candy dish, wall vase, or condiment bowl set. Trip includes transportation and workshop; lunch and purchases on your own. Light walking with steps and irregular surfaces. The transportation being used is a 15-passenger van, it is not wheelchair accessible and you will need to be physically able to get in and out of this vehicle.
Fees: $64(R) $83(N) (per person)
118002 Tue Oct 23 9 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
NC and WW1
NC Museum of History's premiere exhibition highlights the struggles of local soldiers as they faced the living conditions and destruction on the battlefields of France and Belgium. After a guided tour of the exhibit, we'll enjoy a canteen lunch included at the Museum. Light walking over mostly indoor surfaces. The transportation being used is a 15-passenger van, it is not wheelchair accessible and you will need to be physically able to get in and out of this vehicle.
Fees: $29(R) $38(N) (per person)
118009 Tue Nov 6 9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Christmas at the Angus Barn
Experience the holiday season at the renowned restaurant. Dinner (on your own) amidst the glittering lights and over-the-top decorations. Stop by the Country Store and grab an apple on your way out the door! Light walking over mostly indoor surfaces. The transportation being used is a 15-passenger van, it is not wheelchair accessible and you will need to be physically able to get in and out of this vehicle.
Fees: $17(R) $22(N) (per person)
118010 Tue Dec 4 4-8 p.m.
It's a Wonderful Life (ages 50+)
After lunch at Mrs. Lacy's Magnolia House, venture to the Sandford's Temple Theater where the beloved holiday classic comes to captivating life. As a live 1940's radio broadcast, listen to an ensemble of characters share the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
Fees: $55(R) $67(N) (per person)
118008 Sun Dec 9 10:45-4:45 p.m.
Explore Morgan Imports' considerable supply of novelty items for last-minute surprises that will delight everyone on your list. Enjoy lunch at one of several eateries in Brightleaf Square and venture into other retailers before returning to Cary Senior Center. Light walking over mostly indoor surfaces; some steps. The transportation being used is a 15-passenger van, it is not wheelchair accessible and you will need to be physically able to get in and out of this vehicle.
Fees: $9(R) $12(N) (per person)
118011 Wed Dec 12 10 a.m.–2:30 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.
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