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									Adult Leisure Programs                                                                            September- October 2009

Upcoming Special Events                                                             Trips for September/October 2009
Senior Adult 3rd Annual 10-Week Walking Program                            Seafood Festival- Morehead City, NC Oct. 3
Come to our free health fair. See how easy it is to step up to better      This festival includes beach, seafood, entertainment, arts &
health by joining Raleigh Parks & Rec. Senior/Adult Program,
                                                                           crafts vendors, ship tours and more
Resources for Seniors, Garner Senior Center, AARP and the National
Recreation and Park Assoc. for a FREE 10-Week Walking Program.
                                                                           National Parks of the West                         Oct. 9-15
Sign up with a walking group in your area, make new friends and have       Spectacular scenery of Utah and Arizona, including
fun while becoming healthy. At these kick-off sessions you will receive    Canyonlands National Park and other western sites
your pedometer. Pre-registration is required, and can be done now by
calling Carmen at 807-8525
                                                                           West Jefferson, NC                                 Oct. 28
Laurel Hills Community Center                                              Fall foliage, the Churches of the Frescoes and lunch at Shatley
Wednesday, Sept. 2       9:30-1:30pm (Drop in)                             Springs Inn make this one you don’t want to miss!

Eastern Wake Senior Center 323 Lake Dr., Wendell
Thursday, Sept. 3       10:00-11:30am
                                                                           Mystery Trip                                       Nov. 10
                                                                           Any guesses on where we are going? Always lots of fun and
Northern Wake Senior Center 235 E. Holding Ave. Wake Forest                adventure on this outing!
Friday, Sept. 4         10:00-11:30am
                                                                           Tennessee/Dollywood                                Nov. 18-20
Reading                                                                    Enjoy holiday shopping and the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains
                                                                           during this fall getaway.
Read & Go
This program reads non-fiction, fiction and sports books by NC authors     Meadow, NC                                         Dec. 4
or books based in NC. We get together to discuss the book and then         Dinner at the Meadow Village Restaurant and the community
go on a trip to the areas in the book. For a book list, discussion dates
                                                                           light decorations will get you in the holiday spirit!
and trip information contact Carmen at 807-8525, or on our web site Club fee: $0

         Sept. 15 2:00-3:00pm Jaycee Park Module                           Trip flyers and credit card forms are located on our
         Discussion with the author Kevin Duffus                           website at
 “The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate” AND “The Lost Light: The
Mystery of the Missing Cape Hatteras Fresnel Lens” Join us to hear
his account of the research he did and how he found the Fresnel Lens
after being lost for 150 years. Think you know who Blackbeard is?          ***Pre-registration is required for all programs & can be done
Come hear what his research has discovered.
                                                                           1 of 3 ways:
We’ll take a trip to the Outer Banks, Little Washington & Bath,                1.    At any Raleigh Parks and Recreation Community Center
following along with the books. The trip is currently scheduled for            2.    On-line with Rec-Link at
Oct. 22, 23 & 24. You don’t have to read the books to enjoy the                3.    Contact Carmen at 807-8525 or
discussion or trip. Read & Go Club members get first priority on trips.    
Sign up today!

                                                                                                    RALEIGH PARKS AND RECREATION
                                                       Senior Adult Program l 2401 Wade Ave. l Raleigh, NC 27607 I (919) 831-6851
                                                                  Recreation Program Director: Steve White
                                                      Recreation Program Manager: Carmen Rayfield
Adult Leisure Programs                                                                              September- October 2009
                                                                           Exercise and Wellness continued
Exercise and Wellness
                                                                           Yoga for Seniors
Raleigh Walking Groups                                                     Gentle Yoga is a series of functional moves used in a typical day:
Walking is a great and easy way to improve your health and wonderful       balancing, putting things on a shelf (mock moves no lifting), wrist and
social activity. Free! Contact Carmen Rayfield at 807-8525 for more        hand movements, raising your body safely from the floor, along with
information and to locate a group near you.                                relaxation techniques. Class Fee: $10 per month
                                                                           Pullen Community Center               Thursdays        3:00-3:45pm
Biltmore Hills Community Center
Monday – Friday 9:00am to Noon
                                                                           Senior Chair Yoga
Chavis Community Center                                                    This gentle beginning class for older adults includes: stretches, simple
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 9:00am                                     balancing poses & breath awareness. All poses can use the support of
                                                                           a chair. Class fee: $15 per month
Lake Lynn Greenway                                                         Jaycee Park                 Tuesdays           9:00-10:00am
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:00am                                        Brier Creek                 Thursdays          10:00-11:00am

Laurel Hills Community Center
Fridays 9:30-10:30am                                                       Social
Lions Walking Group
Thursdays 11:00 -12:00am                                                   Adventure Club S.O.A.R.
                                                                           Looking for a group of active older adults to go on adventure trips with,
Optimist Community Center                                                  well look no further. This group will do things like: hiking, white water
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:30am                                        rafting, canoeing, camping, exotic travels and much more. Contact
                                                                           Carmen Rayfield at 807-8525 for more information on upcoming trips
                                                                           or check out our website Club Fee: $0
Senior Fitness
Low impact exercises for seniors. Strengthen your muscles and
improve your movement for a healthier lifestyle.                           Pictures and Poems
                                                                           Come join me, a fellow adventurer, as we explore both drawing and
Lake Lynn Community Center                                                 poetry writing to make unique greeting cards or works of art. This will
Tuesdays, Thursdays    9:00-9:45pm               Fee $15 per month         be an easy-going, non-judgmental club designed to allow each
                                                                           participant to express themselves with pen, pencil, colored pencil,
Pullen Community Center                                                    watercolor markers and words. Class Fee for materials: $16
Tuesdays, Thursdays     2:00-2:45pm              Fee $15 per month         Pullen Community Center             Sept 14-Nov 2      M 2:00-3:00 pm

Jaycee Community Center                                                    Voice Over
Mondays, Thursdays      9:00-9:45am              Fee $15 per month         Age 18 yrs. and up. Voice-overs are hot today! You don't have to be
                                                                           an actor to get voice-over work, but it certainly doesn't hurt! In this
Millbrook Exchange Park                                                    class you'll learn about an exciting new way to get around the
Tuesdays, Thursdays     9:30-10:15am             Fee $15 per month         competition and actually turn voice-overs into a thriving full or part-time
Tuesdays, Thursdays     10:30-11:15am            Fee $15 per month         business! You'll step up to the microphone to do some practice
                                                                           recording, and hear the results Class Fee: $35
Parkview Manor 911 N. Blount Street
                                                                           Pullen Community Center          Sept 22        Tues 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mondays 11:00-11:30am, Thursdays 2:00-2:30pm               Free

Tucker Street                                                              Chinese for Beginners
Mondays, Wednesdays          11:00-11:30am       Free                      Students will learn alphabet, basic greetings, numbers, dates, days
                                                                           and more. Class fee: $50
Silver Strength & Stretch                                                  Pullen Community Center         Oct 3-Nov 7       Sat 10:00-11:30am
This class is designed for total body stretching & flexibility training,
including some floor exercises. Class fee: $15 per month                   French for Beginners
Laurel Hills Community Center Wed, Fri         10:45am -11:30am            Age 18yrs and up. This course is designed for those who are complete
                                                                           beginners and wish to study for a short period of time and learn
Seniors In Motion                                                          enough practical language to be able to communicate in simple
Age 18yrs and up. This class includes stretching and flexibility           situations when going abroad. Class Fee: $50
movements, as well as low impact cardio exercise, strength training        Jaycee Community Center        Oct 24-Nov 28         Sat 10:00-11:30am
with light weights and other toning elements. Class fee: $30 per month
Laurel Hills Community Center        M, W, F           9:30-10:30am        Coin Club
                                                                           Enjoy collecting coins? Join the Coin Club and meet others who share
Kripalu Yoga for Seniors                                                   the same interest. Fees are $1 per meeting.
This chair class is designed for seniors and others with varying degrees   Pullen Community Center Sept 10-Dec 10 Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm
of mobility. You will learn gentle stretching and breathing techniques.
Class Fee: $70
Sertoma Arts Center          Sept 15-Nov 17 Tues         2:00-3:00pm
Adult Leisure Programs                                                                             September- October 2009

Cards and Games                                                         Sports and Fitness
Billiards                                                               Fun Golfers
Come play pool in a quiet, family environment. A                        Enjoy the fun and fellowship with fellow senior golfers on the links!
$5 deposit and ID are required.                                         League features monthly tournaments, local outings, trips to Pinehurst,
Pullen Community Center                                                 mountains and the coast, and more. Call 831-6851 for more details.
Monday-Saturday during normal operating hours                           Registration forms can be found on our website
Senior Mah Jongg Beginners
Age 50yrs and up. Mah Jongg is a tile game that can be traced back      Horseshoes
to the end of the last century. Recently a growing number of people     Practice your horseshoe skills with other seniors. Equipment is provided.
are realizing the intellectual challenge Mah Jongg poses and the        Weather permitting.
beauty and excitement of the game itself. Class fee: $0                 Athens Drive High School             Tuesdays, Saturdays 9:00 am
Lake Lynn Community Center Sept 17             Th 10:00am-12:00pm
Senior Mah Jongg Intermediate                                           Practice and play shuffleboard with other seniors. Equipment is provided.
Age 50yrs and up. These intermediate workshops are for those            Weather permitting.
individuals that have been through the Senior Mah Jongg Beginners       Athens Drive High School            Tuesdays, Saturdays 9:00 am
workshop or have played the game in the past and need a refresher
course. Class fee: $0
Lake Lynn Community Center Oct 15-Nov 5 Th 10:00am-12:00pm
                                                                        Table Tennis
                                                                        Join in the fun and competition of playing table tennis. All levels welcome
                                                                        and encouraged to play. USATT affiliated tournament held through the
Bingo                                                                   year.
Enjoy fun and festive bingo at several sites throughout Raleigh. Cost   Brier Creek Community Center         Fridays 6:30-9:45pm           cost $4
is $1 for sets of 3 cards, 50 cents for single cards
                                                                        Lake Lynn Community Center           Tuesdays 6:00pm             Free
Green Road Community Center         Tuesdays       9:30am-12:00pm                                            Saturdays 9:00-11:00am      Free

Millbrook Exchange                  Fridays        9:30am-11:30am       Optimist Community Center            Saturdays 9:15am-12:15pm Free

Pullen Community Center             2nd & 4th Wed     2:00-4:00pm       Tennis Free Play
                                                                        Free organized play for adult 55+ tennis players. Held throughout the
Stonehenge Apartments              1st & 3rd Thurs 10:00-12:00pm        year, this is a drop-in mixer with all levels of play.
7303 Hihenge Court                                                      Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center          Mon, Thurs 9:00am-12:00pm
Carriage House Apartments           Mondays           1:30-2:30pm
116 St. Mary’s Street                                                   Dance and Music
Glenwood Towers Apartments          1st & 3rd Wed     1:30-2:30pm
509 Glenwood Avenue                                                     Ballroom Dance – Friday
                                                                            Dance the night away with your favorite ballroom dances every Friday
Parkview Manor Apartments           Mondays           3:00-4:00pm           night. Live band will play once a month. Admission fee.
911 N. Blount Street                                                        Pullen Community Center              Fridays 7:00-9:00pm
                                                                                                      RALEIGH PARKS AND RECREATION
Self Help                                                                     l 2401 Wade Ave. l Raleigh, NC 27607
                                                     Senior Adult Program Ballroom Dance – Wednesday ClubI (919) 831-6851
                                                                            Program the music of different
                                                                 Recreation Dance to Director: Steve White
                                                                                                                bands every
                                                    Recreation Program Manager: Carmen Rayfield  
                                                                            Wednesday evening. Admission fee.
Credit Management and Repair                                                Pullen Community Center
                                                                                                                 Wednesdays 8:00-10:30pm
Learn how important it is to establish, build, and maintain great
credit. You will obtain all copies of your credit report. Discover the      Dance – Carousel Club
information contained in these reports and how to read them, the            Learn how to waltz, cha-cha, rumba, tango, samba, and two step. Each
process and tools needed to dispute them and gain knowledge of              dance step is cued (announced) so the whole group dances in
other credit repair techniques. Class Fee: $25                              sequence. Join us for a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Partners are
Pullen Community Center Sept 29, Oct 27 Tuesday 6:30-9:00pm                 required. Club Dues.
                                                                            Pullen Community Center
Budgeting                                                                   Level I           Saturdays          11:00am-12:30pm
The Foundation of Personal Financial Success Assess your                    Level II          Saturdays          12:30-2:30pm
financial situation and set goals. Create a spending plan to include
both monthly and periodic expenses. Gain financial wisdom on how            Belly Dance
to save and reduce or eliminate debt. Class Fee: $25                        Age 16 yrs. and up. Learn Belly Rolls, Hip Rolls & Circles, Snake
Pullen Community Center Sept 22, Oct 20 Tuesday 6:30-9:00pm                 Arms, and Shimmies. Belly Dance develops: flexibility, firming up,
                                                                            fitness, energy and self esteem. Class Fee: $40
                                                                            Pullen Community Center              Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm
Adult Leisure Programs                                                                       September- October 2009

The Golden Years Clubs                  Fully Committed                  Lilacs Club                          Sir Walter
are composed of persons 55 and          Golden Eagles Club               Wake Chapel Baptist Ch               Council Activities Club
                                        Fully Committed Baptist Ch       4509 Bland Road                      Sir Walter Apartments
better. Anyone meeting the age          1115 Lake Wheeler Rd.            William Langston 828-6777            400 Fayetteville St. Mall
requirements may join. Interested       Betty Allen 829-9140                                                  832-1300
persons are invited to join one of                                       Lions Park Club
the clubs located throughout            Glenwood Towers Club             Lions Park Community Ctr             Smiling Age Club
                                        Glenwood Towers Apts             516 Dennis Avenue                    Biltmore Hills Community Ctr
Raleigh. Clubs meet weekly or           509 Glenwood Avenue              Virginia Pearce 231-8376             2615 Fitzgerald Drive
twice monthly. Activities vary from     Elsie Hasse 829-8081                                                  Kenny Lyons 831-6895
club to club and may include: day                                        Lords and Ladies Club
trips, cards and games, luncheons,      Go-Getters Club                  Pullen Arts Center                   Sparkling Seniors Club
speakers, special events and            Stonehenge Apts. Club House      105 Pullen Road                      SW Adult Day Health Ctr
                                        7303 Hihenge Court               Christine Cummings 831-6640          2034 New Bern Ave.
crafts. For information on a specific   Lauren Llewellyn 783-0558                                             Rose Simmons 231-2245
club, contact the Club Leader                                            Mt. Peace Senior Club
indicated for each group.               Golden Circle Club               Mt. Peace Baptist Church             Tabernacle 55+ Club
                                        Lions Park Community Ctr         1601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.   Tabernacle Baptist Ch
                                        516 Dennis Avenue                Marguerite Brailsford 834-8838       8304 Leesville Road
Best Is Yet To Be                       Helen Sanders 250-0058                                                Peggy Holland 872-2508
Powell Drive Neighborhood Ctr                                            OCBC Twilighters
740 Powell Drive                        Golden Eagles Club               Oak City Baptist Church             Thirty-Niners Club
Mary Lou Franklin 846-0492              Top Greene Neighborhood Ctr 608 Method Road                          First Baptist Church
                                                                                            RALEIGH PARKS99 N. Salisbury Street
                                        401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. James Simuel 247-6888                AND RECREATION
Brier Creek Senior Club                 Carletta Moore 250-2730                                              Mary Alice Seals 832-4485
                                            Senior Adult Program l 2401 Wade Ave. l Raleigh, NC 27607 I (919) 831-6851
10810 Globe Road                                                         Parkview Manor Senior Club
                                                        Recreation Program Director: Steve White
Linda Palumbo 420-2340                  Grand Age Club                   Parkview Manor Apartments           Touch of Love
                                           Recreation Program Manager: Carmen Rayfield 
                                        Hayes Barton United Meth. Ch 911 N. Blount Street                    St. Matthew Baptist Ch
Caraleigh Club                          2209 Fairview Road               Mary Gibbs 831-6045                 5410 Louisburg Road
Caraleigh Community Ctr                 Margie Lucas 467-0572                                                Callie Parker 870-8065
118 Summit Avenue                                                        Pearls & Jewels Club
Mary Lou Franklin 846-0492              Green Road Book Club             Elders Peak Apartments              Towers Friendship Club
                                        Green Road Community Ctr         2917 Creech Road                    Capital Towers Apts.
Carolina Pines Club                     4201 Green Road                  Ponnie Jones 828-2322               4812 Six Forks Road
St. Barnabus Church                     Emily Gardner 872-4140                                               Susan Carroll 772-0533
1420 Carolina Pines Ave.                                                 Prime Timers Club
Tonya McNeil 831-6435                   Hedingham Hi-Milers Club         Hillyer Memorial Christian Ch       Trinity JOY Club
                                        Willow Oak Club House            718 Hillsborough Street             Trinity United Meth. Ch
Catholic Golden Age                     4401 Willow Oak Dr.              Call 831-6851 for info.             824-B Bloodworth Street
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Ch         Bob Carper 231-6038                                                  Mary Rust 845-9626
2718 Overbrook Drive                                                     Pullen Park Club
Ed Chauvaux 217-9580                    Jaycee Park Club                 Pullen Park Community Ctr           Wakefield Plantation Sr.
                                        Jaycee Park Community Ctr        408 Ashe Avenue                     The Gardens at Wakefield
Christian Faith Seniors                 2405 Wade Avenue                 Anita Spencer 831-6052              12800 Spruce Tree Way
Christian Faith Baptist Ch              Doris Wilkins 510-9932                                               Melinda Hall 562-5580
511 Hilltop Drive                                                        Quail Hollow Club
Mae Sanders 329-7822                    Joy Club                         Eastgate Neighborhood Ctr           Wakefield Villagers Club
                                        North Raleigh United Meth. Ch 4200 Quail Hollow Drive                Villages of Wakefield Clubh.
Fellowship Club                         8501 Honeycutt Road              Betty Odham 954-1974                12650 New Falls of Neuse
West Raleigh Presbyterian Ch            Marge Kalcinski 846-063                                              Margaret King 556-9541
27 Horne Street                                                          Quest Fellowship Senior Club
Laura Miller 851-7042                   Keenagers Club                   Raleigh Baptist Assoc. Bldg.        Watts Chapel Club
                                        White Memorial Presby Ch         4105 Poole Road                     Watts Chapel Baptist Ch
Fifty-Five Plus Club                    1704 Oberlin Road                Betty Atkinson 833-7273             3703 Tryon Road
Millbrook Exchange Community Ctr        Tracey Walston 834-3424                                              Gloria Glenn 834-4469
1905 Spring Forest Road                                                  Roberts Park Seniors Club
Nikki Speer 872-4156                    Lake Lynn Seniors                Roberts Park Community Ctr          Worthdale Walkers Club
                                        Lake Lynn Community Center       1300 East Martin Street             Worthdale Community Ctr
First Cosmopolitan Senior Club          7921 Ray Road                    Sherri Hartsfield 831-6830          1001 Cooper Road
First Cosmopolitan Baptist Ch           Lauren Llewellyn 783-0558                                            Carletta Lawson 250-2730
1515 Crosslink Road                                                      St. Francis Club
Gene McCabe 266-1222                    Laurel Hills Bridge Club         St. Francis of Assisi Parish        Young at Heart Club
                                        Laurel Hills Community Ctr       11401 Leesville Rd.                 Whitaker Mill Senior Ctr
Friendship Club                         3808 Edwards Mill Road           Kathy Meierer 847-0705              401 E. Whitaker Mill Road
Walnut Terrace Community Ctr            Cindy Williams 420-2383                                              Carolyn Mitchell 852-0515
111 W. Lee Street
Ethel Evans 831-6155

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