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  • Nov 26
    1:00 pm
    Carolina Ballet presents Handel's Messiah

    Whether you are seeing it for the first time or have witnessed its glory in seasons past, you will be swept away by the majesty and spirituality of Artistic Director Robert Weiss’ choreography for this incredible production. A joyous celebration with live musicians to Handel’s magnificent score makes this Messiah an experience to be cherished by the whole family this Thanksgiving.

    In 1741, George Frideric Handel completed work on his legendary composition, Messiah. Originally presented as an Easter celebration, Handel’s magnificent oratorio has become more closely associated with the Christmas holiday, due in large part to the soaring majesty of its choruses. Artistic Director Robert Weiss’ choreography for this incredible production is accompanied by live music, featuring the North Carolina Master Chorale under the baton of Al Sturgis. The ballet visualizes the sublime oratorio in a unique blending of song and dance.

    Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

    Reservations for ticket-holders are requested by Wednesday, November 22 at 9am              

  • Nov 28
    4:45 pm
    Wine and Cheese Social

    You are invited!

    Please join us for wine and cheese before dinner. Our quarterly gathering will be in the South Village Terrace Room and the North Village Garden Grille.

    Bring a neighbor and enjoy catching up with everyone. There are sure to be many Thanksgiving travel stories. Cheers!

     

  • Nov 29
    7:15 pm
    Springmoor Presents…Dr. Elliot Engel

    Defining Dr. Samuel Johnson & his Glorious Dictionary

    Dr. 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. He has  received North Carolina’s Adult Education Award, North Carolina State’s Alumni Professorship, and the Victorian Society’s Award of Merit. Most recently, for his thirty years of academic work and service in promoting Charles Dickens, he was nominated and inducted into the Royal Society of Arts in England.

    North Village Auditorium

  • Nov 30
    9:00 am
    Mt. Olive Pickle Company Tour

    It all started in the mid-1920s with Shikrey Baddour, a Lebanese immigrant from nearby Goldsboro, who saw opportunity in the wasted cucumber crops of area farmers. Baddour came up with the idea of buying the cucumbers, putting them in a brining tank and selling the brined cucumbers, or brine stock, to other pickle firms. Baddour enlisted the aid of George Moore, a sailor from Wilmington who had worked in a Castle Hayne pickle plant. The plan didn’t work the way they had envisioned, however: they had no buyers for their product.

    By January 1926, a new plan was put into place through the efforts of a group of local business people who formally established the Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc. to pack and sell its own pickles. Thirty-seven original shareholders put forward the capital to get the company started in what all viewed as a “community proposition.”

    Mt. Olive, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2016, is the #1 pickle brand in the U.S. Its facilities have grown from that first acre to 150, with just over 1 million square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. The company has a tank yard with about 1,100 fiberglass tanks with storage capacity for over 40 million pounds of cucumbers.

    After our tour, we will have lunch down the street at Ribeyes Steakhouse in Mt. Olive, NC.

    This tour has been rescheduled from our October calendar. Reservations were taken for this trip last month. 

  • Nov 30
    7:15 pm
    Springmoor Presents…The Raleigh Ringers

    The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers has been dazzling concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for handbells.

    Under the direction of David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers has released five CDs, and a DVD of a holiday concert titled One Winter Evening at Meymandi. This same concert was also broadcast on more than 250 public television stations in 44 states. The group has performed in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and France during its tours, and plays two dates each year at a major venue in Raleigh.

    North Village Auditorium

  • Dec 1
    11:30 am
    Out to Lunch – la Madeleine County French Cafe

    Take a break from ordinary lunch breaks. Join your neighbors for a cup of Tomato Basil Soupe and a Chicken Caeser Salade, or linger over a hearty bowl of Chicken Pesto Pasta. The bakery offers an escape to the French countryside. It isn’t too far away with their handcrafted, signature pâtisseries and vienoisserie. Indulge in the light layers of puff pastry, strawberries, and vanilla pastry cream of a freshly made Strawberry Napoleon. Or keep it simple with a warm-from-the-oven all-butter croissant and a café latte.

    Plantation Point Center, Raleigh

    Reservations are requested by Wednesday, November 29 at 9am

  • Dec 2
    1:45 pm
    Raleigh Moravian Candle Tea

    Enjoy Musical Performances, Candle-Making, Heritage Demonstrations, Handmade Crafts, and of course, Moravian Sugar Cake and Cookies. Join us for this wonderful event at the Raleigh Moravian Church on Ridge Road.

    Reservations are requested by Thursday, November 30 at 9am

  • Dec 2
    2:30 pm
    Fused Glass Workshop

    Artist and instructor, Linda Martin, joins us in the Meraki Arts Studio to make fused glass wave bowls.

    If you haven’t tried your hand at fused glass, we invite you to come by the studio and take a peek at all of the new items Linda has been showing us how to make. She brings out the creativity in all of us.

    Reservations are requested by Thursday, November 30 at 9am

  • Dec 4
    9:30 am
    Christmas at Oak View Farm

    We will tour the Plank Kitchen and Main House at Oak View Farm. Decorations interpreting five different time period in the history of the house will be on display – the Antebellum Era, Civil War Era, Victorian Era, Great Depression and World War II. This program explores how historic events impacted holiday customs, traditions and decorations through the years.

    Oak View was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in April 1991, giving even more momentum to the project. The Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division took over operation at Oak View in 1995, making it the first historic site in the Wake County park system. The Farm History Center was completed in 1997 and serves as a visitors center and interpretive space where patrons can learn about North Carolina’s agricultural development from colonial times to the present.

    Reservations are requested by Thursday, November 30 at 9am

  • Dec 4
    10:30 am
    Nutcrackers and Hot Cocoa

    Kick off the Christmas Season by painting a nutcracker while sipping hot cocoa and listening to Christmas music. Nutcrackers will be displayed at Springmoor and returned to their makers after Christmas. Artist Gretchen Phillips will join us for this holiday class.

    Meraki Arts Studio, North Village

    Reservations are requested by Thursday, November 30 at 9am