Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina

Senior Programs

The Fuquay-Varina Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department understands the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. That is why we are proud to present numerous opportunities to local seniors to meet new people, visit new places, and get some exercise.


Senior Art—Self Portrait
(Ages 55 & Over) We will be going over the basic placement for a realistic portrait. We will then practice creating our own. We will use watercolor, pastels, and pencils to do this. Come for a fun social gathering with friends!
Date: Wednesday, July 16
Time: 11:00—12:00pm
Fee: FREE, Pre-registration required.
Location: Crafts Room        
Instructor: Christine Myatt
 
Senior Art—Wind Blown
(Ages 55 & Over) In this hour we will practice this cool technique of making trees. We will use acrylic paint, and straws to make these beautiful pictures. Come and blow some time with friends!  
Date: Wednesday, August 13
Time: 2:00—3:00pm
Fee: FREE, Pre-registration required.
Location: Crafts Room        
Instructor: Christine Myatt
 
Wii Bowling
(Ages 55 & Over) Bowl using the Nintendo Wii. Full instruction on how to use the system will be provided. Date:  1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
Time: 2:00—3:30pm
Fee:  FREE

Game Day
(Ages 55 & Over) Play Mahjong, Hand & Foot and other games at the Community Center. Free coffee!
Date:  Wednesdays & Saturdays
Time: 1:00 pm
Fee:  FREE
Location: Jimmy Johnson Room

Beading & Crafting
(Ages 55 & Over) Meeting group for beginners and pros. Other crafts welcome besides beading! Come share your talents and ideas with others.
Dates:  Meets Every Wednesday
Time: 9:30 am—noon
Fee:  FREE
Location: Crafts Room

Bingo
(Ages 55 & Over) Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month for Bingo. Cash prizes awarded!  
Time: 1:00pm
Fee: $1 per card. Cards are used for all games
Location: Jimmy Johnson Room
 
Field Day and Picnic
(Ages 55 & Over) Enjoy the heat of the summer by playing a few games of cornhole, toss a few Frisbees, hanging out with friends, and enjoying some good food. Be sure to call ahead, or log on, and register.
Date: Thursday, July 31st
Time: 12:00pm
Fee: FREE, Pre-registration required.
Location: South Park Picnic Shelter

Senior Nature Walks
(Ages 55 & Over) Join us for Move-It Mondays where the first Monday of the month we will take a hike. Bring your camera or journal, good walking shoes and water.
Date: Mondays, May 5, June 2, July 7 and August 4.
Time: 10:00am
Fee: FREE
Location: Carroll Howard Johnson Park
 
Senior Trips
(Ages 55 & Over)  Fees include transportation and admission costs. Participants are expected to bring extra money for lunch. Vehicles are not handicapped accessible. Please be sure to travel only on days when you have no other scheduled events. Meeting location is Lobby of Community Center.
 
Duplin Winery
Located in beautiful Rose Hill, Duplin Winery offers free daily tours of our state-of-the-art production facility and vineyard as well as free tastings of our award winning wines.  Since 1970 this family run winery has been growing Muscadine grapes to make their signature wines. We will also be eating at their restaurant The Bistro.
Date: Thursday, June 26
Time: 11:00am
Fee: $10
Min: 5  Max: 12
Restaurant: The Bistro

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, with one of the largest planetariums in the United States, is located on the north end of the campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Morehead's building and grounds, complete with a 68-foot-tall fulldome planetarium, exhibits and classrooms, reflecting telescope and observation decks, portrait gallery, rose gardens and massive sundial were built for students of all ages with all interests.
Date: Friday, July 11
Time: 11:00am
Fee: $10
Min: 5  Max: 12
Restaurant: Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

Seagrove Pottery Tour
Come discover one of the finest sources of decorative pottery on the East Coast and the largest community of potters with the longest continual history of pottery making in the United States. We will visit the North Carolina Pottery Center and Seagrove Pottery where Seagrove pottery is showcased and others such as Native American pieces are on permanent display.
Date: Thursday, August 21
Time: 10:30am
Fee: $5
Min: 5  Max: 12
Restaurant: Westmoore Family Restaurant