Activities and Events-Triangle
Triangle-September Special Events
LGBTQ+ Dinner and a Movie
Tuesday, September 5, 5:30-8 PM
Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill
Join Orange County Department on Aging’s LGBTQ+ SRT as we bring back our monthly dinner and movie series with a new twist! We will embrace our opportunities to share good films, great company, and delicious potlucks.
September’s featured film is The Big Gay Musical. Starring in the Off-Broadway musical comedy, Adam & Steve - Just the way God made'em, aspiring actors Paul and Eddie find their complicated lives mirroring their onstage characters. Though rousing musical numbers that feature scantily clad tap-dancing angels, a clever retelling of Genesis, creepy televangelists, and a camp that attempts tot turn gay kids straight, eveyone realizes that life gets better once they accept who they really are: Just the way God made'em!
Co-hosted by Carolina Aging Alliance and Project EngAGE LGBTQ+ Senior Resource Team
Contact method is required upon registration. Don’t forget to register with the Seymour Center at 919-968-2070. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm.
Potluck Registration Link: www.orangecountync.gov/LGBTQSeptPotluck
MEET & GREET at Whisky Kitchen
Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
201 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Let’s say goodbye to summer and get ready for fall by getting together for a late afternoon friendly social gathering for singles, couples, and groups at Whisky Kitchen located in downtown Raleigh at 201 W Martin St., Raleigh, NC 27601. This event provides an opportunity to make new friends and connections or just enjoy spending time with current friends. This Meetup event is for Carolina Aging- Triangle and Gay Socialites of Raleigh participants plus any other interested guests you might wish to invite.
Whisky Kitchen is a hip venue featuring inventive Southern fare, whiskey & craft cocktails, plus a nice outdoor patio area. You are welcome to drop by anytime during the scheduled gathering and stay as long as you wish. For those wishing to stay for dinner at 6:00 pm, there is a variety of menu options. The manager at Whisky Kitchen asked me to get back with him to give him the number planning to stay for dinner so he can reserve an area to accommodate us sitting together. If you plan to attend and anticipate staying for dinner, please respond back on Meetup or email me no later than September 18 at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating you will stay for dinner.
September 23, 10 AM - 4 PM
Duke East Campus, Durham, NC
This year’s theme for Pride is “GIVE THEM THEIR FLOWERS" -- as the subtitle describes, we offer honor and gratitude for the courage and leadership of our trans communities, particularly our Black and brown trans women and non-binary folks. Our events this year will provide opportunities for us to center and celebrate members of the LGBTQ+ community who boldly certify our public standards for human dignity, all while facing physical violence, hateful legislation, and other harmful experiences. We intend to commemorate our ancestors who sowed past seeds that still bear fruit today and to pay tribute to the people who help us be our best selves now, embodying our highest values and greatest visions for a more whole, safe, and liberated Durham, North Carolina.
Join Carolina Aging Alliance for a day-long celebration! We will have our tent set up to welcome you.
The event starts at 10:30 AM with the Pride Parade, then moves onto the Festival starting at Noon at Duke East Campus. Finishing up the day with concert from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at CCB Plaza.
LGBTQ+ Art Exhibit - Reception
Friday, September 29, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Creative Aging Network-NC
2400 Summit Avenue, Greensboro
Come on out and enjoy some of the best our community has to offer. In partnership with Carolina Aging Alliance, Creative Aging Network-NC is hosting the 2nd Annual LGBTQ+ Art Show from September 5th to 30th, 2023.
A Closing Reception will be held on Friday, September 29th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at CAN-NC. Sponsored by AARP – Triad, Griswold Homecare-Greensboro, and Health Team Advantage, free and open to the public.
Esperanza 2023 - Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
Saturday, September 30 from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM / Alamance Arts - 213 South Main Street, Graham
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM / 100 Block of West Elm Street, Graham
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage, a free event in Graham, North Carolina, with live music, cultural dances, food, crafts, fun, and games for the kids as well as vendors and community resources.
Greensboro Pride Festival
Sunday, October 1 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
South Elm Street, Greensboro
Join us for our annual Greensboro Pride Festival. We'll take over South Elm Street in downtown Greensboro for a day filled with fun, food, and all the Pride you can imagine!
For more information: https://greensboropride.org/event/greensboro-pride-festival/
Triangle-Recurring Activities in September
Wednesday and Sunday Morning Walk 'n Talk
Sunday, September 3 ,10, 17, 24 and Wednesday, September 6, 13, 20, 27
Lake Lynn Park, Raleigh. 7921 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
In September we will walk at Lake Lynn Park, Raleigh. GPS address is 7921 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC 27613.
We will meet near the entrance to the trail at 10:00 AM. Coffee will be at the NoRa Cafe, 12333 Strickland Road, (in the Food Lion Shopping Plaza). We typically get to coffee about 11:15 AM. As we get into the warmer months, please remember to wear sun protection and bring water to stay hydrated.
September dates are Sunday, September 3 ,10, 17, 24 and Wednesday, September 6, 13, 20, 27.
If we have inclement weather or extremely hot weather (Heat Index above 90 during our walk period), we will walk indoors at Crabtree Valley Mall. The Meetup for the day will be amended if the venue changes to Crabtree Mall. We will meet at 10:00 in the Food Court near McDonald's. Post-walk coffee will be New World Café, 4112 Pleasant Valley Road.
Make sure you check a weather app prior to leaving home so you know where to go. Since we will be walking indoors, you may want to consider wearing a facemask. Regardless of our walking location, bring water to stay hydrated.
If you have questions or need more info, text Todd at 919-272-8669.
Thursday Morning Drop-ins on Zoom
Thursday, September 7, 14, 21, and 28, 10 - 11:30 AM
Everyone is invited to join us for our virtual Thursday Morning Drop-in program. You will receive the Zoom link when you register on Meetup at Carolina Aging Alliance.
Coffee and Conversation - Durham
Friday, September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Southpoint Mall Second Floor Food Court, 6910 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713
Every Friday, September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 we will be meeting in the food court on the second floor of Southpoint Mall, 6910 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, 10-11:30 AM.
You might want to stop to get your coffee/other beverage on the first floor at Starbucks. If you’re trying to find us, look for the rainbow flags.
See old friends and make new friends, this gathering is open to all! If your time allows, please plan to continue the conversation during lunch in the food court.
This group is being hosted by Neal Lochrie.
Caregiver Support Group
Sundays, September 3 and 17, 5 - 6 PM
Meets on Zoom on the first and third Sundays, September 3 and 17, 5 - 6 PM. Meetings are open to anyone who is a personal or professional caregiver. All sessions will be self-led without a facilitator.
You may register on Meetup at Carolina Aging-Triangle to receive the Zoom link or by email at email@example.com.
Women’s Group Mondays on Zoom and In-person
Mondays, September 4 and 18, at 10 AM on Zoom
Mondays, September 11 and 25, in Person
Zoom and In-person
Join the Women’s Group for a Zoom drop-in on the first and third and fifth Mondays, September 4 and 18, at 10 AM. You will receive the Zoom link when you register on Meetup at Carolina Aging-Triangle.
On the second Monday, September 11, the Women’s Group will meet for a lunch social in the back room of theIHOP at 1301 Kildaire Farm Rd in Cary, 11 AM-12:30 PM.
On the fourth Monday, September 25, the drop-in will be in person at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, at 10 AM (see Meetup for parking and directions).
Krafty Burgers and Brews Karaoke
Thursday, September 7, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
1177 Timber Drive East, Garner, NC
Join hosts Chris Schwertman and Roslyn Minor at Krafty Burgers and Brews in White Oak Crossing for Karaoke. We meet the first Thursday of every month. Krafty's is a popular local sports bar that is a diverse, friendly, safe and welcoming space with a mixture of different ages. Come hang out with us for an evening of good conversation, fun, and music. We meet at 7:30 to secure a table, socialize, and get a bite to eat. Karaoke starts at 8:30 p.m.
Coffee and Conversation - Raleigh
Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19, and 26
4 North Blount Street, Raleigh
Every Tuesday, September 5, 12, 19, and 26 we will be opening the doors of 4 North Blount St, Raleigh, for In-person Coffee and Conversation from 10-11:30 AM. Come by for a beverage, light refreshments, and great conversation. See old friends and make new friends. This gathering is open to all. Some weeks will feature open conversation chosen by those present; other weeks we will have planned discussion topics. If your time allows, please plan to join some of the crowd for lunch at a restaurant nearby.
Note: Parking may be available in the lot, but do not park in any of the spaces reserved for ALS. Free parking is also available on New Bern Avenue immediately south of the building as well as Blount Street north of the building. Parking on Blount Street south of the building is metered parking.
A Walk on the West Side (of the Triangle)
September 5, 10:30 AM
Planning ahead, October 3, 10:30 AM
Occoneechee Speedway, 320 Elizabeth Brady Road, Hillsborough, NC
This walk takes place on the first Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM at Occoneechee Speedway, 320 Elizabeth Brady Rd, Hillsborough, across from the Vietri Pottery warehouse.
Lunch is at a downtown Hillsborough location at 11:45 AM.
For all walks and coffee/lunches please be fully vaccinated and boosted.
If you are lost, running late or in need of other information, please feel free to call or text Todd at 919-272-8669.