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.


(Ages 55 & Over) Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month for Bingo. Cash prizes awarded!  
Time: 1:00—2:30pm
Fee: $1 per card. Cards are used for all games
Location: Jimmy Johnson Room
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
Location: Large Conference 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: 9:30am—noon
Fee:  FREE
Location: Crafts Room
Game Day
(Ages 55 & Over) Play Hand & Foot and other card games at the Community Center. Free coffee!
Date:  Wednesdays & Saturdays
Time: 1:00pm
Fee:  FREE
Location: Jimmy Johnson Room
Senior Bridge
(Ages 55 & Over) Learn and play bridge at the Community Center. Free coffee provided.
Date:  Thursdays
Time: 1:30—4:30pm
Fee:  FREE
(Ages 55 & Over) Learn and play mahjong at the Community Center. 
Date:  Fridays
Time: 1:30—4:30pm
Fee:  FREE
Senior Art— Print Making
(Ages 55 & Over) This will be a Mono typing Print art. We will be painting on a smooth surface and then transferring it to paper. This is a very fun and expressive class. The possibilities are endless!   
Date: Wednesday,  September 10
Time: 2:00—3:00pm      Fee: FREE, Pre-registration required.
Location: Crafts Room Instructor: Christina Myatt
Senior Art—Step By Step Watercolors
(Ages 55 & Over) Have you always wanted to try your hand at watercolors? In this class we will all be creating a masterpiece by following directions. It will be a fun class!
Date: Wednesday, October 15
Time: 11:00—12:00pm  Fee: FREE, Pre-registration required.
Senior Art— Following Along with Artist Bob Ross 
(Ages 55 & Over) This class will be talking about he tools Bob Ross uses. We will also try to follow along the best we can to his instruction during one of his videos. 
Date: Wednesday, November 19
Time: 2:00—3:00pm       Fee: FREE, Pre-registration required.
Senior Art— Quotation Fun
(Ages 55 & Over) We will make a gift for someone we love. It will include a quote of your choice that you would like to share with them. We will use a small canvas, paint, mod podge, craft paper, sparkles, glitter, stamps, newspaper, etc.
Date: Wednesday, December 10
Time: 2:00—3:00pm      Fee: FREE, Pre-registration required.
Senior Line Dancing
(Ages 55 & Over)  Join us for fun and fitness. Learn to line dance in a relaxed atmosphere. No partner required. Great for beginners and those wanting to review their steps and line dancing terminology. New dances taught weekly.  
Session I: Tuesdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7 
Session II: Tuesdays, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 4, 18, & 25
Session III: Tuesdays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 
Time: 3:00—4:00pm Session III: 3:00—4:15pm
Fee: $15
Min: 10 Max: 30
Instructor: Teresa Von Cannon
Location: Jimmy Johnson Room
Monthly Birthday Celebrations!
(Ages 55 & Over)  The second Monday of every month from September—December we will be celebrating birthdays with free cake and ice cream! Be sure to pre-register so we know how many to prepare for.
Dates: Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, & Dec. 8
Time: 2:00pm
Fee: FREE, Pre-registration required.
Location: Jimmy Johnson Room
Draft Line Brewery Meet-up
(Ages 55 & Over) We will visit Fuquay-Varina's newly opened brewery, Draft Line Brewery, to eat dinner and listen to live music.  Please meet at the brewery and pre-register to know who’s coming. Invite your friends!
Date: Friday, September 19 & Thursday, October 16
Time: 6:00pm, Live Music at 7:00pm
Fee: FREE, Participants must buy own food and drink
Location: Meet at  341 Broad St. Suite 151
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
(Ages 55 & Over) A fun evening to enjoy a show and dinner, all while getting to play “detective” right here in Fuquay!  You are welcome to sit back and enjoy the show or take on a role as an extra. Please meet at Stars Theater and purchase discounted tickets at the Community Center.
Date: Friday, November 7
Time: 6:00pm for cheese & crackers, 6:30pm show time
Fee: $15 Location: Meet at  123 E. Vance St. Fuquay-Varina
Christmas Tacky Sweater Party
(Ages 55 & Over) Join us in your tackiest Christmas sweater for free catered dinner and fun! We’re also going to do a cookie exchange so bring your favorite Christmas cookies to share. Please pre-register so we know how many to prepare for.
Date: Tuesday, December 23
Tine: 5:00pm
Fee: FREE Location: Jimmy Johnson Room
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. 
Carolina Tiger Rescue
Carolina Tiger Rescue is a nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild. The tour will take us on guided half-mile walk to meet some of the world's most endangered species. The tour will last approximately 1.5—2 hours & will require moderate walking on unpaved surfaces. 
Date: Thursday, September 25
Time: 9:00am
Fee: $20 Min: 5 Max: 31
Restaurant: S & T Soda Shoppe
NC State Fair
While seniors ages 55 and over get in free every day of the Fair, on Senior Day, they can also enjoy a free Bojangles breakfast and entertainment at the Senior Citizen Fun Festival. Be prepared ! Also please bring your own money for lunch and other festival items.
Date: Tuesday, October  21
Time: 8:30am 
Fee: $5 Min: 5  Max: 31
Southern Season
Southern Season is the premier destination for specialty food and gifts since its creation in 1975. We will shop and peruse their unique offerings and then stay to eat at their Weathervane Restaurant for lunch.
Date: Friday, November 14
Time: 10:00am
Fee: $5 Min: 5  Max: 24 
Restaurant: Weathervane at Southern Season
Christmas at Oak View Farm & 
Crabtree Valley Mall Shopping
Get in the holidays spirit at Historic Oak View at this annual winter event! Christmas at Oak View Farm: How they Celebrated from 1850 to 1950 examines the Christmas customs and traditions that are common today and learns how they changed throughout five different historical time-periods. We will learn this and other fun facts during this hour-long tour. During our tour, we'll also participate in fun games and activities to round out our field trip to Oak View. Be prepared for a lot of walking and possible stairs. Afterwards we will ride to Crabtree Valley Mall to eat and holiday shop for a few hours.
Date: Friday, December 12
Time: 9:00am
Fee: $5 Min: 5 Max: 31
The Sanders Family Christmas at 
Temple Theater
This nostalgic musical comedy follows the saga of Smoke on the Mountain, one of the most loved musicals the Temple has ever presented. With hilarious touching stories and 25 Southern Gospel Christmas favorites to light up your holiday, you’ll have a rousing and heartwarming time with this Christmas gospel sing-along. 
Date: Thursday, December 18
Time: 11:45am
Fee: $20 Min: 5  Max: 24
(Ages 17—Up) Pickleball has come to Fuquay! Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and Ping Pong. It may be a silly name, but it’s a serious sport! It’s fast paced and easy to learn, great exercise and lots of fun! Wonderful for seniors! It is America’s fastest growing sport. 
Demonstration Clinic for Beginners
Dates: Friday, September  26
Time: 9:30am—11:30am
Instructor: Luis Vazquez
Location: Community Center Gym
Open Gym Play Times
Mondays and Wednesday 9:30am—11:30am
Open gym is free and please bring your own equipment if you have it.
*Please check our monthly open gym calendar for discrepancies or changes on our website www.fvparks.org under open gym calendar or  at the Community Center