The Cary Park District’s Kraus Senior Center, 441 W. Main Street, offers a wide variety of low-cost programs, events and trips for seniors. Senior Center hours are 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. For more information about the events and programs at the Senior Center call 847-639-8118. All programs take place at the Senior Center unless otherwise noted. View the November/December Senior Center Newsletter
Gurnee Mills Shopping Trip
Tackle some holiday shopping or just enjoy a day browsing in nearly 200 stores at Gurnee Mills. Stores include clothing, jewelry, books, shoes, gifts, candles and much more. Dine on your own or meet up with others for a self-pay lunch at one of the many unique dining options with every price available. This trip is held on Thursday, November 7 from 9:00 am–3:00 pm. Transportation departs from the Community Center, 255 Briargate Road. Cost is $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents. Registration deadline is October 31.
Thanksgiving Potluck & Bingo Event
Partake in the feast! Bring a side salad or side dish to share and enjoy roast turkey prepared by Senior Center volunteers. Bingo with prizes will follow. This event is held on Friday, November 22, from 11:00 am-1:30 pm at the Community Center, 255 Briargate Road. This is a free event but registration is required by November 15.
Souper Duper Friday
Join us for a FREE bowl of soup and a slice of bread on the second Friday of the month. Soup is served at 11:00 am on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Our next Souper Duper Friday will be Friday, November 8.
Lunch Out Group
Enjoy an afternoon of food and fellowship as the “Lunch Out Group” travels to The Snuggery in McHenry on Tuesday, November 19. Transportation departs from the Community Center, 255 Briargate Road, at 11:15 am and returns at approximately 2:00 pm. Meals are off the menu and self-pay. Transportation fee is $5 for residents and $6 for non-residents. Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 12.
Fall Wreath Making
Decorate for the season with your own handmade creation! Join us as we create beautiful wreaths to display at your home or to give as gifts. Class is held Tuesday, November 5, from 9:30-10:30 am. Cost is $18 for residents and $20 for non-residents. Registration is required.
Thursday, November 14 from 10:00 – 11:00 am
The group meets the second Thursday of each month. This month the group will be discussing “The Secret Life of Bees,” by Sue Monk Kidd.
Thursday evenings – November 7, 14, and 21 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Meets on the second Thursday, November 14, at 11:00 am
Cary Canaries Glee Club
Tuesdays – November 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10:00 – 11:00 am
Everyone is welcome to participate as this program is designed for fun and socializing.
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10-11:00 am
Friday, November 15, from 10:00 – 11:00 am
Come join the Craft Club and spread some cheer by creating cards for soldiers deployed overseas and also to create small gifts for Memory Café participants that meet monthly at the Kraus Senior Center.
Crimson and Plum Divas
Monthly outings and activities arranged by club members. Contact the Senior Center for additional details.
Meets first and third Thursday of each month – November 7 and 21 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
No experience is necessary; learn as you go. Bring a snack.
Lunch Bunch Crew
Share your wisdom over lunch with Juniors and Seniors from Cary-Grove High School’s Athletic, Music, Academic and Service groups. Students join you for lunch at the Senior Center and enjoy your company. Held Tuesday, November 12, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
Mah Jongg Club
Tuesdays – November 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 11:45 am
Wednesday, November 20, from 10:00 – 11:00 am. This free program offers support to those with memory concerns and their caregivers. Activities and refreshments are provided.
Thursdays – November 7, 14, and 21 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pay to Play Bingo
Friday, November 8 and 15, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost is $2 for each packet of BINGO cards. All money collected is distributed as prizes that day.
Blood Pressure Checks
Friday, November 1 from 9:00 – 11:00 am
Receive a FREE blood pressure check provided by a registered nurse. No appointment necessary.