Springmoor is

a fun-filled calendar

  • May 21
    10:30 am
    Visual Journaling: Op Art

    Try your hand at some Op art with markers! New students are always welcome and sketchbooks are provided. Gretchen Phillips will be our instructor for this colorful class.

    North Village, Meraki Arts Studio

    Reservations are requested by Thursday, May 17 at 9am

  • May 22
    9:00 am
    North Carolina Zoo

    Let’s go walk with the animals, talk with the animals, run and….well, you get the idea.  Spring is a wonderful time to go to the zoo.

    It’s the nation’s largest walk-through, natural habitat zoo. Situated in central North Carolina near the scenic Uwharrie Mountains are 5 miles of walkways meandering through 500 acres of carefully recreated habitats of various African and North American animal species. Explore the Watani Grasslands with the elephants and rhinos. The Acacia Station resembles the savannas of Kenya. The Forest Aviary has hundreds of exotic, brilliantly colored birds. The Sonar Desert is filled with creepy-crawly creatures. And the Rocky Coast is filled with seals, sea lions and polar bears.

    This is a day where you can roam the zoo at your leisure. Wear your comfortable shoes to enjoy the park. There are a number of places to eat lunch – sandwiches, burgers, ice cream and other snacks are available. Snack carts are on the walking paths.

    Reservations are requested by Thursday, May 17 at 9am

     

  • May 22
    7:15 pm
    Springmoor Presents…Dr. Elliot Engel

    Blackbeard Pirate Enemy Number One

    Engel, with an infectious enthusiasm and radiant wit, is celebrated for creating imaginative and delightful presentations, providing new insights into the backgrounds, lives, and accomplishments of many of the great masters of literature, culture, and fine arts.

    Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Engel now lives in Raleigh, where he has taught at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Duke University.

    Although pirates have fascinated the world for centuries, no pirate has ever achieved the notoriety of Blackbeard. Dr. Engel’s program sifts facts from fiction in order to reveal a man far more complex and fascinating than the rather cardboard villain of his current, inaccurate reputation.

    North Village Auditorium

  • May 23
    3:00 pm
    Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

    Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour showcases 20 authentic historic objects along with detailed replicas and photographs of almost 100 other artifacts and exhibits. Together, these evocative items tell the story of America, its people, and its diverse cultures in 24 lavishly illustrated half-hour lectures.

    Your guide is the distinguished scholar, administrator, and bestselling author, Dr. Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian. Among his many responsibilities, Dr. Kurin oversees most of the Smithsonian’s national museums, libraries, and archives, making him the curator of the country’s greatest treasures—and the ideal host for this remarkable survey.

    Dr. Richard Kurin is the Smithsonian’s Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture. In this position, he oversees most of the Smithsonian’s national museums, libraries, and archives, as well as several of its research and outreach programs. Dr. Kurin holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Philosophy from the University at Buffalo—The State University of New York. He earned both his M.A. and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago.

    Lectures 7  and 8 –The First Americans – Then and Now and Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Wagons

    Lectures 9 and 10 – Communications – From Telegraph to Television and Immigrant Dreams & Immigrant Struggles (Wednesday, May 30 at 3:00)

    South Village, University Theatre

  • May 24
    10:30 am
    Felt Succulents

    If you’ve ever wished you had room for a garden, this is a fun way to bring a little one indoors! Make one for yourself, bring a friend and do one together, or make one for a grandchild. Artist, Gretchen Phillips joins us for this fabric class.

    North Village, Meraki Arts Studio

    Reservations are requested by Tuesday, May 22 at 9am

  • May 25
    9:30 am
    Norton Home Garden Tour

    Our May Master Gardener event will be a tour & picnic lunch at the home garden of Pam Norton.

    Pam’s grandmother was an avid gardener and Pam’s love of gardening began when she sold her grandmother’s house in Dunn, NC and Pam was determined to move every perennial from her yard! Pam still has irises, peonies, roses and other plants from her garden that she has moved around for 20 years. 

    When she and her husband built a house on five acres in 1995 her gardening interest expanded from essentially roses and other ornamentals to vegetable gardening, blueberries, fig and other fruit trees as well as grape vines. 

    The area was mostly wooded with a view of Falls Lake and the Nortons have removed over 150 trees to allow more room for gardening. The Norton home is located north of Springmoor off of Creedmoor Road.

    Reservations are requested by Monday, May 21 at 9am

  • May 28
    2:30 pm
    Memorial Day Celebrations

    Join us in the Garden Room Grille for a Memorial Day Celebration. Bring a neighbor and enjoy the refreshments.

    North Village

  • May 29
    1:30 pm
    Charles Aycock House Tour with dinner at Chef & The Farmer

    Charles B. Aycock was born into a rural home  in Wayne County in 1859. Interested in politics from his youth, Aycock began to practice law and move up in the Democratic Party after graduating from the University of North Carolina. In 1900, he was elected governor and dedicated himself to improving public education in North Carolina. By the time he left office four years later, one school had been built for each day the governor was in office. Today a typical schoolhouse of the period stands on the site.

    After our tour, we will have dinner at Vivian Howard’s Chef & The Farmer restaurant which serves New American fare in an upscale, urban-rustic spot. The restaurant, located in Kinston, NC  has come to be known for thoughtful, creative cooking rooted in this region’s ingredients and traditions.

    We will do an second trip to both the Aycock House and Chef & The Farmer on Tuesday, June 12.

    Reservations are requested by Friday, May 25 at 9am. Seating is limited.

  • May 30
    9:00 am
    National Senior Health and Fitness Day

    National Senior Health & Fitness Day, an annual event celebrating its 25-year anniversary this year, will be observed by more than 1,000 local organizations with more than 100,000 older adults participating across the United States.

    Please join the Health & Fitness Team for a day of celebration, movement, and education. A detailed schedule will be coming to your mailboxes.

    North and South Village

  • May 30
    4:30 pm
    Appy Hour

    Have you joined us for Appy Hour on Wednesdays? If not, bring a neighbor and enjoy the delicious appetizers provided by our dining room chef. The conversation is always lively and the laughs are contagious!

    North Village Springs and South Village Willow Springs