Friends & Neighbors Activities
The Friends and Neighbors "over 60" group meets the third Tuesday of each month during the school year. We enjoy the fellowship of our group, welcoming new friends, hearing good speakers, sharing fun activities, having lunch together, and supporting local food ministries. See our meeting schedule on this site for upcoming activities.
On a recent trip we enjoyed touring the Field of Honor in Kernersville. We were pleased to honor several veterans who were among our group. We also visited the Farmers' Market near Sandy Ridge and enjoyed seeing the spring plants and flowers.
Earlier trips include Bear Creek where we searched for Christmas goodies, an Amtrak train ride to Raleigh where we enjoyed the NC State Fair. Earlier activities include a trip to Mt. Airy to visit the Andy Griffith Museum as well as some of Andy's other special places.
We enjoyed sharing lunch at several local restaurants and had some wonderful, sensitive programs. The Celebration Bell Ringers of Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro provided a wonderful Christmas program that made us want to sing, and Pat Wade had us all tapping our toes as she played big band music on our baby grand piano. A former USO performer, she shared a mixture of music and her strong faith with us. Sarah Daffron, a former Ms. N. C. Senior America made us smile and get up and move with her professional clogging skills. We traveled to Jamestown and learned how Mendenhall Plantation represents the legacy of a small community of Quakers who actively opposed slavery, promoted education for all, and strived to live a life of peace and simplicity. Another fun trip included a hayride tour of Bowman Dairy's Homeland Creamery in Liberty where we enjoyed hearing about life on the farm. We developed an appreciation for the consistent work of the Bowman family to produce and deliver their first-rate milk products including their delicious ice cream!
Following are some photos of our activities.