Posts Tagged ‘raleigh’

Battle of the Cattle


Helen Seebold is seen pictured with her art, part of Cow Parade NC, named Night-N-Day (aka Nadia). Night-N-Day will be auctioned to benefit UNC Children’s Hospital on February 2nd. The “Battle for the Cattle” tickets are on sale now and the auction will be held at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Progress Energy Center in Downtown Raleigh. You can purchase your ticket now through a link on the website featured here.

Seebold is an established artist in Cary, NC. Her studio, Little Flower Art, holds work that has been shown all over from New York to Connecticut to our own Raleigh, NC. Check out her exhibit 101 Masks at 108 Morris Street in Durham, NC.

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Warm Up Your Voices!

Things to do in Cary by the Cary Concierge…Shape Note Singing                                                                                tagged: , , ,

Things to do in Cary by the Cary Concierge…Shape Note Singing

Posted by  in Adult Event, Cary NC, Music, Performing Arts, Seniors

Every fourth Sunday at the Glenaire Retirement Community, PineCone and the Triangle Shape-Note Singers sponsor an event called Shape Note Singing.  This Sunday, July 22nd from 2 pm to 4 pm you are invited to come out and sign with them.  Beginners are welcome and music will be provided for you.  For more information visit their website by clicking here.

Location: 4000 Glenaire Circle

Phone: (919) 781-3596



Missed A Computer Class?

In the first half of 2012, we featured many different classes and events being held at the Cary Senior Center. Some included basic technology courses for seniors to get caught up in the fast-paced world of computers. In case any of our viewers missed these classes, there is still hope! A Computer Club for seniors 55 and over meets at 1:30 PM on the second Saturday of each month (July 14th, this coming weekend) to discuss various aspects of using a computer, software, and general interest for members. Speakers may be outside guests or members of the club that give presentations on new topics. Topics covered include Windows, Apple/Macintosh and Linux operating systems.

The club meets at the Cary Senior Center, located at 120 Maury O’Dell Place, Cary NC. The phone number is (919) 469-4081, if more information is required.

National Doughnut Day!

doughnut via veganyumyumAs many people were surprised to find out, the first Friday of June (which is today!) is National Doughnut Day. Treat yourself to a free or discounted doughnut meal at various locations in the area. For example, if you stop by participating Krispy Kreme locations, you can get a free doughnut- no charge, any kind you want! Other locations such as Dunkin’ Donuts are offering specials when a drink or specific meal is purchased. So go ahead, enjoy a day and enjoy a free doughnut. Happy June!

The nearest doughnut/breakfast locations are as follows:

Krispy Kreme
549 North Person Street
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 833-3682 (call to see if they are participating in the free offer)

Dunkin’ Donuts
2740 NC Hwy 55 #100
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 303-4334

Dunkin’ Donuts
3511 Kildaire Farm Rd,
Cary, NC 27518
(919) 367-9949

Dunkin’ Donuts
800 Perry Rd,
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 303-5800

Dunkin’ Donuts
3750 Davis Dr,
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 469-4788

Dunkin’ Donuts
2316 Hillsborough St,
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 838-5277

For a full list of locations, please click here.

Senior Yard Sale!

Yard SaleIt’s that time of year again- the weather is getting nice, we’re shedding our old sweaters, and yes, we’re all anxious to prepare for some yard sales! Folks are gathering up their things, so why don’t you? The Cary Senior Center is hosting an annual Yard Sale on June 16th, 2012. The time is 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. All gently-used items will be accepted from anyone. Thousands of unique items from vintage to brand-new at prices you’ll love. Seniors are invited to volunteer to help set up in addition to donating items. All proceeds will go to the Cary Senior Center and senior clubs that participate in this event.

Donations will be collected on June 14th and 15th, times TBA. For more information, please call (919) 469-4081.

Enjoy a Picnic with Morningside of Raleigh

Come out on May 18th for a fun picnic experience while educating yourself about senior living in Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh is located ten minutes east of Cary. Morningside of Raleigh is hosting a picnic and encourages seniors to come out for food and fun entertainment. The picnic will begin at 11:30 AM on site.

Morningside Assisted Living is located at 801 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607. For more information about the picnic, call (919) 828-5557, or visit

Morningside Assisted Living is a 24-Hours personal care facility with licensed nurses on staff seven days a week.

Vaccintions for Seniors

Vaccines are not just something that you have to get for your children, but they are also very important for Seniors.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has three different vaccines that they recommend Seniors should have done.  If you do not have one of these, then I suggest you plan accordingly.

1. Influenza Vaccine: The flu is not as dangerous for young people as it is for the elderly. Since the flu virus is able to change rapidly, do not assume that last year’s shot is going to protect you this flu season.  Everyone over 6 months of age should get the vaccination, according to the CDC. They also mention that it is extremely important for individuals over fifty to get the vaccination.

2. Shingles Vaccine: Shingles comes from the same virus which causes children to get chickenpox.  The symptom is a painful skin rash.  The CDC recommends that anyone over the age of 60 should be vaccinated.  Unlike the influenza vaccine, this one last a lifetime and reduces the likelihood of becoming infected by over 50%.

3. Pneumococcal Vaccine: Just like with Shingles, this vaccine lasts a lifetime.  If you have not already gotten it and are over the age of 65, then it is strongly recommended that you get this taken care of as soon as possible.  Pneumococcus is the bacterium that causes pneumonia.

Annual Holiday Celebration (55+) in Cary, NC

Things to do in Cary by the Cary Concierge…Annual Holiday Celebration (55+)

Posted by  in Cary NCEventsFoodFree Eventsholiday activitiesSeniors

It is that time of year again for the Annual Holiday Celebration!   There will be refreshments, entertainment, tree-trimming, and the homemade cookie exchange.  If you are looking to partake in the cookie exchange, please bring a dozen to share and a dozen to exchange.  Have an afternoon to yourself for some Holiday cheer!  Make sure you register to go by December 2nd.  The get together is on December 9th from 1:30 pm to 3 pm at the Cary Senior Center.

Location: 120 Maury Odell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081

Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Things to do in Cary by the Cary Concierge…Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Posted by  in ArtCary NCCRAFT FAIREventsFamily ActivitiesFree Eventsholiday activities

Where else are you going to find unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts to present to your friends with this Christmas Season?  Only at the Cary Senior Center Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair.  Admission is completely free.  Over 40 of our neighbors aged 50+ have made some really special gifts that they will be selling at this event.  You can find everything from jewelry to stained glass to wooden bowls, quilts, and so much more!  Cary Teen Council will be offering refreshments as you shop.  Come out November 19th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm to see the selection.

Location: 120 Maury O’Dell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081