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.
Delve into the 21st-century technologies at NCSU’s Hunt Library. See how the library is a space where “ideas can be contemplated, built, and brought to life, all under one roof.” Explore Talley Student Union, stock up on Wolfpack gear, and dine at one of several restaurants. Save room for Howling Cow ice cream. Trip includes transportation and tour. Food and purchases on your own. Extensive walking over varying surfaces.
Fees: $28(R) $37(N) (per person)
115045 Tue Jun 12 9:15 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
The Umstead Experience (Meetup)
Awaken your senses with an afternoon at The Umstead, Cary’s preeminent hotel. Following a guided tour of the site’s carefully curated art collection, we’ll enjoy a delectable afternoon tea amid the tender chords of a harpist. Trip includes art tour, high tea, and gratuity. Other purchases on your own. Minimal walking. Participants will meet at hotel.
Location: The Umstead Hotel & Spa,
100 Woodland Pond Drive
Fees: $58(R) $76(N) (per person)
115050 Thu Jun 21 12:30–3:30 p.m.
115049 Wed Jul 18 12:30–3:30 p.m.
115046 Thu Aug 16 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Are You Ready for Football?
Go behind-the-scenes of NCSU’s Murphy Center and learn how student athletes train for football season. See state-of-the-art equipment and visit the “Hall of Champions.” Work up an appetite then travel over to Backyard Bistro for lunch. Stop at Nothing Bundt Cakes for an evening treat. Transportation, tour, and bundtlet included. Lunch and other purchases on your own. Extensive walking over mostly interior surfaces.
Fees: $29(R) $38(N) (per person)
115047 Fri Jun 29 9:15 a.m.–2:15 p.m.
Showtime @ Crossroads (MeetUp)
Join your friends for an afternoon at the movies and enjoy an early dinner. Gather at Crossroads Cinemas to watch the latest blockbuster and then travel to Ruby Tuesday's for dinner or dessert. Meetup includes movie ticket and $5 toward your meal; other purchases
on your own. Time is approximate and will be finalized when movie schedule is released. Minimal walking with some steps.
Location: Crossroads Cinema, 501 Caitboo Avenue, Cary
Fees: $16(R) $21(N) (per person)
115051 Thu Jul 12 12:30-5:15 p.m.
Lavender Lunch and Learn
Explore the 60-acre farm and discover how Karen and Robert McDonald manage 4,000 lavender plants comprised of nine varieties. Enjoy lavender-infused foods in a buffet lunch. Harvest your own bundle of lavender. Shop for lavender products and artisan wares. Trip includes transportation, lavender workshop, and lunch. Lavender bunches and other purchases on your own. Extensive walking over irregular terrain and steps in varied environments. Dress for the weather. NOTE: The farm is unable to accommodate special diets.
Fees: $57(R) $74(N) (per person)
115160 Tue Jul 24 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Off the Beaten Path
Learn the history of Saxapahaw, a village redefining itself. Witness the adaptive reuse of mill buildings. Relax along the Haw River with lunch from a farm-to-table General Store. Tour Haw River Mushrooms Farm; hear the health benefits and cooking options for their mushrooms. Inoculate pre-cut oak logs with shitake, blue oyster, and lion's mane plug spawn. Trip includes transportation, tours, mushroom workshop, and two inoculated logs. Lunch, additional logs, and other purchases on your own. Extensive walking over irregular terrain and steps in varied environments.
Fees: $99(R) $128(N) per person
115048 Thu Aug 2 8:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Join your friends for the ultimate dining and movie experience. Meet at CinéBistro`Movies with Taste' to enjoy a tasty three-course meal and a summer blockbuster. Meetup includes movie ticket, 3-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.