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Cary Park District's Kraus Senior Center offering low-cost programs, events, trips

The Cary Park District’s Kraus Senior Center, 441 W. Main St., offers a variety of low-cost programs, events and trips for seniors. Hours for the center are from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

For information, call 847-639-8118. All programs take place at the center unless otherwise noted.

• McHenry Resale Shopping – The group will stop at numerous resale, thrift and unique shops in downtown McHenry, and then stop for a self-pay lunch at the Windhill Pancake Parlor. The trip will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 31 and cost $10 for residents and $11 for nonresidents. The registration deadline is May 24, and refunds will not be issued after the deadline.

• “Hamilton’s Woman” Tea Party – This living history program will introduce you to Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Elizabeth, and her charming and lively sisters. Actress and scholar Leslie Goddard will bring these characters to life. A sandwich and salad luncheon will be served, with tea and sweet treats to follow. The tea party is scheduled from
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 17 at the Cary Park District Community Center. The cost is $10 for residents and $11 for nonresidents. The registration deadline is May 10.

• Lunch Out Group – Enjoy an afternoon of food and fellowship as the “Lunch Out Group” travels to Buddy Z’s in McHenry on May 21. Transportation departs from the Park District Community Center at 11:15 a.m. and is slated to return about
2:30 p.m. Meals are off the menu and self-pay. The transportation fee is $5 for residents and $6 for nonresidents. The registration deadline is May 14, and refunds will not be issued after the deadline.

• Athletico Presentation – “Aging Like a Fine Wine” – Join a group from 10 to 11 a.m. May 10 for a discussion designed to bust some of the common myths of aging, how to improve performance in day-to-day activities and live your best life. This presentation is free, but participants are asked to sign up in advance to attend.

• AARP Driver Safety Presentation – “We Need to Talk” – Join a group from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 23 for a discussion on the leading problems seniors have while driving. This presentation is free, but attendees are asked to sign up in advance.

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