The month of May at Springmoor includes a train trip on the Piedmont, an exercise and fitness event and a Durham Bulls baseball game. Mark your calendars for the Duplin Winery Tour and the Rodin Exhibit at Methodist University plus a tour and lunch at the newly remodeled RDU International Airport.
There are theatre, ballet and symphony trips scheduled too. Or if you prefer the restaurant scene, we are planning Out to Lunch and Dinner events for Raleigh’s newest restaurants. There is a party to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and a luncheon to include a Fashion Show. The events calendar has activities for everyone’s style – if you prefer to explore the area, shop, exercise, dine or be entertained at the theatre – it’s time to mark your calendar!
At the Station
David Robinson, a NC Department of Transportation Railroad Consultant and Springmoor Resident is our host on the Piedmont Train trip to Burlington. We will tour the Railroad Station and see the Whistlestop exhibit. The history of this station dates back to 1856. The present Amtrak station was originally the site of a large locomotive repair shop. During the Civil War, troops left the station by rail for the Battle of Manassas. This marked the first time in American history that military personnel were transported by rail into combat. Our day will also include a boxed lunch and time for many questions with our very own train consultant. David has entertained and educated us before and the sell-out crowd for this trip indicates it will be a great day on the rail!
At the Ballpark
An All-American pastime– a night at the ballpark! The Durham Bulls – Buffalo Bison baseball game is on the schedule for this month. Richard Settle, our Executive Liaison will also join the Springmoor group for a night at the DBAP. Join Wool E. Bull and your neighbors for a fun night of the Bull’s seven-game homestand. A few fastballs, curve balls, popcorn, cotton candy and peanuts will all make for a perfect evening to welcome in summer’s favorite pastime.
In the Gardens
The JC Raulston Arboretum and The Duplin Winery tours are on the calendar too. The Wake County Master Gardener’s will be our host for an educational walk through the NC State University gardens. The nationally acclaimed arboretum is home to one of the largest and most diverse collections of Southeastern plants. You will be awed by the many colors and varieties in their southern landscape collections. Towards the end of the month, Springmoor travels to Rose Hill and the Duplin Winery, to discover a hidden gem with rustic charm and southern hospitality. The three generations of family history is sure to be entertaining as they share their stories from 1970 when Muscadine grapes were considered the “wonder crop” to the present day award winning 1.4 million gallon wine production facility. These two days should certainly be on your calendar this month!
At the Theatre
Prefer an evening at the theatre? There are two Broadway shows at the Durham Performing Arts Center, two North Carolina Symphony concerts, a ballet performance with The Carolina Ballet and a stage show at The Raleigh Little Theatre this month. The theatre calendar is packed full with entertainment for those who enjoy the arts. Our transportation service will drop you at the door. There will be no parking worries or traffic to worry about when you let Springmoor do the driving.
On the Greens
After the food and entertainment, how about a little exercise? Our Wellness Center staff will host a celebration for the 23rd Annual Senior National Health and Fitness Day with special exercise classes and events. We invite you to try something new this month – tai chi, water volleyball, yoga, or Drumming for Life. Prefer to be outside? Our team has marked the calendar for a spring walk on one of the Capital Area Greenway System trails. A winding boardwalk through wetlands, historical signs, and agricultural fields along the Neuse River Trail will certainly keep you motivated and moving. Putting on the Green and Croquet are offered every week too. The competition is fun and the camaraderie can’t be beat!
Our calendar of events is packed with options for everyone’s taste and style. There is exercise, wine tastings, theatre, a Cinco de Mayo celebration, a night at the ballpark and a fashion show luncheon. You will need a large calendar to keep your days and nights organized at Springmoor. Welcome to the month of May! Enjoy!