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Carolina Meadows forms its own vibrant community in the heart of one of the Southeast’s most exciting regions. Designed with a belief that social interactions greatly increase the potential for wellness, our 170-acre campus environment greatly enriches residents’ lives by providing a host of opportunities for interaction with one another–and with the community beyond–for socializing and for building friendships that last a lifetime. The campus is drawn together by a resident-driven agenda and a commitment to excellence that everyone shares.


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6:30 pm: Green Cocktail Party
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Dessert, drinks, and music

Contact Michelle with any questions: [1] or call (919)370-7197


8:55-9:40 am; Heart Smart
Feb 23 @ 8:55 am – 9:40 am

This is an advanced level water aerobics class and includes a warm up, aerobic drills, stretching and range of motion exercises. Located in the pool.(Maximum participant capacity is 25 persons)

10-10:25 am Dancercize
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:25 am

This class inlcudes a low imapct aerobic routine followed by work on the ball and stretching.

10:00 am: Poetry (Game Room)
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am: Unity Group (Lecture Hall)
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

John Sylvester will present ‘China: What Impels the Leadership.’ He will discuss what lies underneath China’s behavior and what the prospects are for conflict between China and the U.S.

In his 27 years with the US Foreign Service, Mr. Sylvester served in a variety of positions including Consul at the American Consulate in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan; Chief of the Internal Political Affairs Unit in the U.S. Embassy in Saigon; Consul General in Okinawa, Japan; and, in Washington, as Deputy Director of the Office of Research and Analysis on East Asia. During this time, he spent a year as a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Upon retirement from the State Department, he became the first Director of the North Carolina Japan Center at North Carolina State University, retiring for the second time in 1997.

10:00-10:45 am: Aqua Fitness
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

This is a beginner to moderate level water aerobics class that includes a warm up, aerobic drills, stretching and range of motion exercises. Located in the swimming pool.

10:30-11:00 am Strength Training
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

This class uses free weights ( 1lb and up) and resistance bands to help maintain and increase muscular strength.

11:30 am-12:30 pm Level 2 Yoga
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Level II Yoga is for students who are already experienced in yoga, and are comfortable lying down on the floor.  Located in the Exercise Studio. For sanitation purposes we reccomend bringing your own mat.

1:15 pm: Baptist Worship Service (Fairways Gallery)
Feb 23 @ 1:15 pm – 1:15 pm
2:00 pm: A Grand Time for Singing presents ‘From Opera to Broadway’ (Auditorium)
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The group has been entertaining audiences in the Triangle since 1999.  The program is unique in that it gives you an opportunity to hear opera arias and ensembles, as well as Broadway show tunes and art songs, Gilbert and Sullivan, movie music and popular music.  It will include such things as the “I Dreamed a Dream” by Schonberg, “Button Up Your Overcoat” from The Best Things in Life are Free,  “All the Things You Are” by Hammerstein and Kern, “More” by Ortolani and “Benedictus” by Mozart.

We serve as ‘docents’ much like an art ‘docent’ does with a painting.  We do this by introducing you to some of the musical forms that are sung, giving you synopses related to what is being sung and translating important foreign phrases from whatever language into English.  We also familiarize you with what is going on in the opera scene or Broadway show to increase your enjoyment of opera and show tunes.

Jack DeBruyn (Bass) and Carol Springfield (Soprano) have been soloists with the NC Master Chorale.  Joan Ontjes (Mezzo Soprano) has had extensive acting and singing training and experience.  Jim Fields (Tenor) has many musical skills including singing as well as playing the saxophone and clarinet. Robert Spaziano has excellent skills as a pianist to round out the group.  Together, both the opera and the show tunes run the gamut of emotions to give you a memorable experience.