Events

Main Center: 406 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham NC 27701

All classes and programs are offered free of charge to Durham County residents 55+. 


For new participants, please schedule a tour to become a member.

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Improv Theater Show
Friday, May 10th
10:30am – 11:00am | Theater
 
Presented by See Saw Projects, in collaboration with other local improv artists, this show will bring shared stories to life. See Saw will teach an improv class at DCSL in May, and this will be a great way to check out what improv is all about! 
 
This in-person event will be livestreamed on DCSL’s Facebook page: facebook.com/DurhamSeniors
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Aging with Pride: LGBTQ+ Social Group

May 10th & 31st (Second and Last Fridays)
2:15pm-3:15pm | DCSL Classroom
Social group for LGBTQ+ older adults. Interested in receiving updates on DCSL’s Aging with Pride programs? Contact Noah Penny: npenny@dcslnc.org | (919) 688-8247 ext. 114  
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Decluttering
Monday, May 13th
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Volunteer Room
 
Join this workshop to learn some tips & tricks to help motivate you to clear your space & your mind. Presented by Certified Senior Housing Professional, Tracy Drakeford-Pierce. Call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register.
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Mother’s Day Luncheon
Monday, May 13th
2:00pm – 4:00pm | Activities Room
 
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a fancy hat and join us for a light afternoon lunch. Please call 919-688-8247 ext 110 to register.
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Stroke Awareness Month
Presentation by Duke Neurology
Tuesday, May 14th
10:00am – 11:00am | Theater
 
Medical professionals from a variety of disciplines at Duke Neurology will provide education on signs and symptoms of stroke and the types of therapy available to stroke survivors. Call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register.
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Painting with Police
Wednesday, May 15th
12:30pm – 3:00pm | Art Studio
 
Socialize and paint with Durham Police Officers. A painting teacher will lead an afternoon workshop designed for all levels. Supplies will be provided. Call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register. Limited to 10 participants.
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Durham Volunteer Speaker Series
Thursday, May 16th
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | 406 Café
 
Retired Senior Volunteer Program and Threshold Singers. Build community with volunteers from other organizations and learn about volunteer opportunities around Durham. Sponsored by OLLI. In partnership with Americorp RSVP. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 919-688-8247 ext 110 to register.
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Improv and Storytelling Theater Class
Six weeks: Fridays | May 17th – June 21st | 1:30pm – 3:00pm | Classroom
Final performance on Friday, June 28th | 10:30am – 11:15am
 
Learn the fundamentals of short form storytelling and improvisation. Work with the group to bring your stories to life. Build theater and storytelling skills by sharpening your listening, group collaboration, public speaking, and social connection. And, you’ll have fun!
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Duke Postdoctoral Research Presentation
Friday, May 17th
10:00 am – 11:00 am | Theater
 
The Duke Postdoctoral Association will offer interactive presentations on research on diverse topics including AI and environmental issues. Please call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register. 
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Senior Legal Advisor Presentation
Monday, May 20th
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Classroom
 
Q&A on topics including medicaid, medicare, senior housing, terminology, probate, wills & trusts, and more. Certified Senior Advisor and lawyer, Rick Messemer will share more information about issues legal issues of interest to Seniors. Call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register.
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Museum of Durham History Presentation

Monday, May 20th
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Volunteer Room
Staff from the Museum of Durham History will share stories and explorations of topics from Durham History. Please call 919-688-8247 ext 110 to register.
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Monthly Member Check-In
Tuesday, May 21st
12:30 PM | Lower Commons
 
Stay connected with center updates from DCSL staff. Please share your thoughts and give us feedback on how we are doing. No registration is necessary.
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Monthly Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, May 22nd
12:30 PM | Lower Commons.
 
Join us to celebrate DCSL participants born in April! Please call to register: 919-688-8247 ext. 110.
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Memorial Day Celebration
Friday, May 24th
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Lower Commons/ Rigsbee Lawn (weather permitting)
 
Let’s celebrate with a DCSL grill out, lawn games, good music, and good friends. Located on the DCSL Lawn. Call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register by May 22nd.