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  • Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Trips and Activities
  • The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte Travel Adventures
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Centers
  • Historical Sites to Visit in Charlotte-Mecklenburg
  • Levine Senior Center in Matthews
  • Davidson Parks and Recreation
  • Town of Huntersville

 

Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Trips and Activities 

 

Get Going Guide for Seniors



MeckSeniors Day Trips
Travel across the state for exciting day trips!

Ages 55 and older
For more information contact email, call 704-432-4580

Register online - click on Eparks; Call 311 (704-336-7600) or the number listed for that program or come to the location where the program is offered.

 

South Carolina State Museum

November 19, 2014;  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Visit South Carolina's State Museum in Columbia, SC.  This collection features hundreds of items from the state history to the great Egyptian Empires.  Take a look at the brand new Planetarium and watch a 4-D movie in the large life like stadium seating auditorium.  This museum has it all.  Lunch is on your own.  Call 704-336-8105 or email MeckSeniors@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov for departure times from the Mallard Creek Rec Center and Marion Diehl Rec Center.
Fees:  $55

 

Park and Rec Programs and Activities
Registration is required for many programs whether or not there is a fee.  Call or go to the location where the program is offered.  If there is a fee, phone registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only. 

 

Albemarle Road Recreation Center

5027 N. Idlewild Road
704-567-1941

  

-Senior Recreation Club - Free

Meets first Tuesday of each month
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Want to experience some great programs plus make new friends?  Meetings include educational programs, mini field trips, brunch and guest speakers.

  

-See Charlotte 
We offer trips and tours that vary from season to season year-round…Shopping, sporting events, festivals, museums, historic, and winery type day tours are just some of the many trips offered.  Additional fees may apply. Call for details. 
Cost $5  Lunch is on your own.

  

-Beach Body Fit - Free
Mondays, Ongoing
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Come enjoy a program that is designed to target every muscle group of the body through a mixture of cardio based, martial arts and cross fit classes.
Registration is required.  For more information contact Julienne Perez at 702-508-1506.

  

-Power Walking - Free
Tuesdays and Thursdays Ongoing
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Participants will enjoy intense power walking while socializing, toning and strengthening your body.

 

-Computers:  Senior Computer Class - Free

Wednesdays Ongoing
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Learn to use a computer, access the Internet and connect to family and friends through e-mail in a low-pressure environment.  Class offerings include Computer Fundamentals, Intermediate Computer Skills, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to Microsoft Office, E-Mail and Computer Security.

 

-Arts:  Oil Painting - Free
Thursdays Ongoing 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
A self-paced oil painting social activity for all levels.

  

-A.B.L.E. all Bodies Like Exercise - Free
Wednesdays and Fridays Ongoing
Self-paced chair exercise class for low impact exercise, stretching and conditioning.

  

Arbor Glen Outreach Center
1520 Clanton Road
Charlotte, NC
704-432-1533

  

-Super Senior Advocates - Free
First Wednesday of each month
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Enjoy a morning of fun and fellowship with other seniors.

 

Berewick Recreation Center

5910 Dixie River Road
Charlotte, NC  28278
704-432-4934

 

 

Bette Rae Thomas
2921 Tuckaseegee Road
704-393-7333

  

-Bid Whist Club - Free
Ongoing Monday - Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Senior Citizens enjoy an afternoon of Bid Whist.  Learn the basic fundamentals of the game from experienced Bid Whist players and engage in all the social activities associated with playing the game.

 

-Congregate Meals

Monday - Friday
Provides dine in meals for Mecklenburg County residents 60 years of age and older who are looking for fun, fellowship and a healthy, delicious hot lunch.
Pre-registration is required for participation in the meal program. 
For more information, contact the Senior Citizens Nutrition Program Information Line at 704-336-3144.

 

 

Elon Recreation Center
1104 Ardrey Kell Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-540-2426

 

-Yoga:  Active Adult Yoga - Free
Ongoing Tuesday and Friday
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Will help to increase strength, flexibility and balance while relieving soreness, stiffness and reducing stress.  Participants must easily be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted.  For more information, contact Ann Mason at 704-542-8952.
Ages 55 and older

 

-Active Adults Playing Cards

Wednesdays Ongoing
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Participate in various card games ranging from Bridge to pinochle.  Program focus on fellowship and socialization of participants.
Cost:  $5 Annual Membership

 

 

Hickory Grove Recreation Center
6709 Pence Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
704-432-4811


 

Ivory Baker Recreation Center
1920 Stroud Park Court
Charlotte, NC 28206
704-432-4580

 

-Club:  District 8 Senior Rockers - Free
Third Friday of the month

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Provides seniors with leadership, leisure and social activities.

 
Mallard Creek Recreation Center
2530 Johnston-Oehler Road NE
704-548-8234

-Congregate Meals
Monday - Friday
Provides dine in meals for Mecklenburg County residents 60 years of age and older who are looking for fun, fellowship and a healthy, delicious hot lunch.
Pre-registration is required for participation in the meal program. 
For more information, contact the Senior Citizens Nutrition Program Information Line at 704-336-3144.

-Light & Lively
Ongoing Mondays, Wednesday and Friday
9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Designed to maintain cardiovascular fitness, improve strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and activities of daily life.
Ages 55 and up
Cost:  $2

-Social:  Bridge - Free
Ongoing Mondays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesdays 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fridays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Social interaction for Charlotte area seniors. All are welcome to come and enjoy themselves in a quiet, yet competitive atmosphere that promotes the card game known as Bridge. 
Ages 18 and older

Marion Diehl Recreation Center
2219 Tyvola Road
704-432-0237

Martin Luther King School Recreation Site
500 Bilmark Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28213
704-432-2924

Methodist Home Recreation Center
3200 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte NC 28215
704-432-6455

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center
750 Beal Street
704-365-1265

Revolution Park Sports Academy
1225 Remount Road
Charlotte, NC 28208
704-432-4963

-Senior Card Club
Tuesdays Ongoing
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Play cards once a week in a social atmosphere.  Participants will use problem-solving skills, while increasing social interaction with others.
Cost:  $1

Southview Recreation Center
1720 Vilma Street
704-392-7452

-Congregate Meals
Monday - Friday
Provides dine in meals for Mecklenburg County residents 60 years of age and older who are looking for fun, fellowship and a healthy, delicious hot lunch.
Pre-registration is required for participation in the meal program. 
For more information, contact the Senior Citizens Nutrition Program Information Line at 704-336-3144.

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center
943 W. Sugar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28213
704-336-7655

-Young at Heart Senior Club
First and third Thursday of each month starting at 11:00 a.m.

Travel to see various events:  plays, craft shows, health fairs, concerts and workshops.

 

Tom Sykes Recreation Center
1501 Euclid Ave.
704-432-4803

-Basketball:  Senior Women's League
Ongoing, Mondays, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Join this women's league, specifically for those 55 and better, in advance for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Games.  Coaches and volunteers are needed.  For more information contact Betty Davis at 704-588-1264 or Jean Grayson at 704-545-7880.
Cost:  $1/day

-Clogging
Carolina Classic Cloggers
Ongoing Mondays, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Firehouse Cloggers
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Ever wanted to learn to clog, join one of the many groups in the area that offers this timeless dance style.
Cost:  $31/year

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center
4820 Tuckaseegee Road
704-399-4492

-Inspirational Walking - Free
Ongoing, Monday and Tuesday
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Walk around the gym while listening to gospel music.
Ages 55 and older

Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center
440 Tuckaseegee Road
704-432-6775

-Aerobics: N'Chair Aerobics
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Ongoing
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Take your seat.  These exercises can increase your strength, balance and vitality all while sitting down.

-Cheerleaders:  Silver Fox - Free
Ongoing Fridays
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Senior Cheerleading is alive and running full speed ahead as they represent Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games throughout North Carolina.

West Charlotte Recreation Center
2400 Kendall Drive
704-393-1560

-Senior Fitness - Free
Wednesdays Ongoing
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Fridays Ongoing
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Join participants in improving overall health and wellness with chair exercise and stretching.

-Rhythm & Grooves - Free
Fridays Ongoing
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Got a passion for line and cultural dancing?  Come out and move your feet and dance to the beat.

William R. Davie 
4635 Pineville-Matthews Road
704-554-0402

Wingate School Recreation Site
12235 Winget Road
Charlotte, NC  28278
704-504-5433

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Shepherd's Center of Charlotte Trips

 

TRIPS
Depart from Trinity Presbyterian Church
3115 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Call for more information or to register 704-365-1995
Parking: All trips depart from Trinity Presbyterian Church. Travelers are welcome to park in the Church parking lot for the duration of each trip.
 
"On the Go" - Fourth Ward Walking Tour
September 23, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join our small group of travelers as we tour historical Fourth Ward in uptown Charlotte.  Lunch will be at Alexander Michael's in Fourth Ward.  Tour is limited to 10 people.
Fee: $10 Administrative fee plus your lunch expense. 
  
 
"On the Go" - Foundation of the Carolinas Glass Tour
October 14, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Come along with a small group of travelers to tour the glass exhibition at the Foundation of the Carolinas.  Group is limited to 10 people.  Lunch will be in uptown Charlotte after the tour.
Fee: $10 Administrative fee plus your lunch expense.
 
West Jefferson, NC
October 22, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Nestled within the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in West Jefferson, a historical small town established in 1915.  For many decades West Jefferson was served by the NW Railroad, better known as the "Virginia Creeper".  Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, West Jefferson gives visitors a sense of history as well as a mix of modern culture.  Enjoy visiting Ashe County Cheese where 20 varieties of original cheese are produced.  Just outside of West Jefferson are the Fresco paintings by world famous artist Benjamin Long.  These life size Fresco paintings of St. Mary's Episcopal Church are exquisite and will surely take your breath away.  We'll stop to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch at Glendale Springs Inn.  In the afternoon we'll cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway to view the beautiful fall foliage of the NC Mountains. 
Fee: $65 Booster/$75 Standard
 
Norman Rockwell "Behind the Camera"
November 18, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Norman Rockwell is one of the most famous and beloved American illustrators for his depictions of everyday life created with humor, skill and emotion.  However, it is little known that he staged photographs to make his popular covers of the Saturday Evening Post.  This landmark exhibition includes 50 photographs that show the careful process Rockwell used to make his art, as well as over 16 original paintings and drawings.  Selecting props and locations, choosing and directing his models, he carefully orchestrated each element of his design for the camera before beginning to paint.  This exhibition takes viewers "behind the scenes" in the creative process of one of America's great masters.  Your day includes a delicious lunch at the Blue Marlin Restaurant in Columbia.  Bring a friend to enjoy this special exhibition at the Columbia Museum of Art.
Fee: $70 booster/$75 Standard    
 
"On the Go" - Mint Museum Tour of Panama Canal Exhibit
December 10, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join our small group of travelers to enjoy a special tour of the Panama Canal Exhibit at the Mint Museum. 
Fee: $10 Administrative fee plus Exhibit fee
 
"On the Go" - Great American Trailer Park Christmas
December 28, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Our "On the Go" group has reserved space for this hilarious production at the ACT Theater.  RSVP by December 15.
Fee: $25 ticket fee plus $10 Administrative fee
 
 

 

 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Centers

 

 

Senior Center @ Tyvola
2225 Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC   28210
704-522-6222 - Call to register for classes

Activities and Clubs

 
Photo Club - Free
First Wednesday of the month
12 p.m.
New participants are always welcome.  There will be a DVD series of lectures from the contributing photographer, Joel Sartore, from National Geographic magazine that will instruct you on the Fundamentals of Photography.
 
Man Cave Breakfast - Free
Call to request to be added to the waiting list
 
Breakfast Beauties - Free
Call to request to be added to the waiting list.
 
Senior Citizen Nutrition Program
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
If you are interested in joining them for lunch and fellowship, please call 704-817-5463 for important enrollment information.
 
Golden Exercise and Wellness - Free
Hour long exercise classes help you jump start your week and keep you motivated to maintain your exercise regimen.  Plan to work out for 45 minutes and then engage in a mini wellness education lecture.  Light refreshments will be served each week.  Call to register.
 

Gentle Yoga
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
$23/month with card, $35/month without card.  Try it out - 1st class $5.

Tai Chi
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m.
$38/month with Annual Discount Card; $57/month without card.  Try it out - first class $5.

Line Dancing with Louise
Mondays and Wednesdays
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Join in the fun as you burn calories.
Donations appreciated.

Jazzercise
Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings
9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Pair moderate aerobics with exercises designed to improve your strength, balance and flexibility.
$30/month with annual discount card
$45/month without annual discount card

Deafolinas
This support group for the hearing impaired is led by Peggy Broaks

Visually Impaired Persons Support Group
Led by Jane Genten, A Social Worker for the Blind.

Computer Lab
Open Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Library
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Check out and/or donate books

Freestyle Arts & Crafts
Every Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
We supply the space, you supply the talent.  IF you have any unfinished artwork or craft pieces, or would like to start something new, do not hesitate to come and join the bunch.

Happy Hookers Crochet Club
Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The group is looking for new crochet group participants.  Projects include making items to help make scarves and hats for Sickle Cell Anemia children ages 3 - 18 years as well as items to sell at the Senior Center.  Yarn will be provided.

Mah Jong Classes
Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
An ancient Chinese game imported from China to America in the late 1920s.  A family-friendly intelligence game which promotes psycho-social skills.  Learn how to play.  Call to register.

Cards
Spades 
Mondays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Free with Annual Discount Card!

Canasta 
Tuesdays and Fridays 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Free with Annual Discount Card!

Beginner's Bridge Instruction
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:00 a.m.

Bridge Groups
There are at least 8 bridge groups that meet at Tyvola. Please call the Center to get the contact name and number for the group you are interested in.
Free with Annual Discount Card!

Puzzles
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Check out our puzzle collection located in the library.

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Shamrock Senior Center 
3925 Willard Farrow Drive
Charlotte, NC
704-531-6900
 
Let's Talk about Current Events
Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.
After lunch let's mingle, socialize and meet new friends.

 

Crochet Classes

Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon while learning how to crochet.  Please call for information on materials needed 704-531-6900.

 

Monthly Events and Services

Shredder Services - FREE
Monday - Thursday - 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Please call for an appointment - 704-531-6900.

Notary Services - FREE
Please call for appointment - 704-531-6900.

Snap Site (Share Network Access Point)
Job Search Program
Mondays and Wednesdays
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Fridays
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

SHIIP Counselor
Answers to your health insurance questions.  Please call 704-531-6900 for an appointment.

Legal Services for the Elderly
A program of Legal Services of Southern Piedmont.  Provides advice, information and document preparation.  Please call 704-376-1600.

Charlotte School of Law
Elder Law Clinic - Free
service
Assistance with:

  • Health care planning and decision making
  • Protection from abuse, neglect & exploitation
  • Will drafting, advance directives and durable powers of attorney
  • Custody, guardianship & other non-criminal matters

For more information please call 704-971-8399.

Café at Shamrock
Join us for our daily lunch program.  Call the Senior Center and talk to Ms. Caroline Carver, Site Coordinator 704-531-6900 ext. 202.  Registrations are Mondays & Fridays at 12:30 p.m.  All customers must be 60 or better and a resident of Mecklenburg County to qualify.

Aerobic Exercise
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Class has upbeat and energetic music that combines stretching, muscle strengthening and cardio-vascular endurance into a fun and exciting exercise program.
$20 discount card holder (Monthly)
$25 non-discount card holder (Monthly)

Tai Chi Classes
Wednesdays
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Tai Chi practiced by elders can relieve pain associated with osteoporosis, arthritis and a variety of other chronic pain conditions.  It can also reduce stress, making the exercises a safer alternative than medications to treat anxiety, especially for elders sensitive to anti-anxiety medications.
Cost:  $5 per class paid directly to instructor.
Please call for registration at 704-531-6900.

Tia-Chi Arthritis Classes
Monday, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Help achieve physical balance by strengthening muscles and improving coordination.  Can relieve pain associated with osteoporosis, arthritis and a variety of other chronic pain conditions.

BOWLING - TENNIS?- Free
Join us for a game and bring your friends.  Our Wii machine is available at the front desk.

BRIDGE Club
Fridays, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
If you and three of your friends want to play bridge come on over to Shamrock Senior Center and enjoy the afternoon playing a good game of bridge!  Enjoy an afternoon of fun with friendly people.

Gabby Readers - Free
Book Club
Mondays 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Like to Read?  Bring your suggestions and a friend.  Refreshments provided.

Shamrock Walking Club - Free
Mondays - Wednesdays - Fridays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Walk around the beautiful Aldersgate grounds.  Bring your walking shoes and a friend.

Diabetes Support Group - Free
Meets every second Friday of the month
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
please call for sign-up at 704-531-6900.

 

Latin Group Activities

Latin Group - Free
Meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Come and enjoy group activities with a diverse group of Latin American Seniors.  Weekly presentations, educational workshops, games and more.  Everyone is welcome to join.

Aerobicos Con Debra
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
This class has upbeat and energetic music.  It combines stretching, muscle strengthening and cardio-vascular endurance.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - Spanish Program
Every other Wednesday
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
The Library brings to the Latin group a journey of cultural activities.  The participants get an opportunity to travel through books, art and music.  Offering cultural exposure to those individuals seeking a cultural experience in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

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North Mecklenburg Senior Center
The Solid Rock Christian Church
16601 Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

Open Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Call 704-875-1270 for information and to register for all programs, craft classes and trips.

The Center is open all day for coffee and conversation, card playing, table games, puzzles. Although most of our programs are free, please call to pre-register so that we know you are coming.
Classes with fees will NOT be pro-rated due to participant absence.

Please pre-register at 704-875-1270 for the events so we know how much food to have on hand and how many chairs to put out!  Thanks.   However, if you don't pre-register, you are still welcome to join us for the free events.

First Monday of the Month Birthday Bash - Free to all
10:30 a.m. - Entertainment

11:30 a.m. - Birthday Bash Pot Luck Lunch.  Everyone invited.  Bring a dish to share for the pot-luck luncheon.  Those with the birthday of the month will be honored.  Please pre-register 704-875-1270.
 
Out to Lunch Bunch
3rd Monday Monthly
Please call 704-875-1270 for more information.
 
Wii Bowling Team
Thursdays, 9 a.m.
Here is a chance for you to get some exercise, improve your hand-eye coordination and experience some health competition all the while having a good time.  There is a small fee to join this league which will be used for prizes and an end of season event.  This fun group will also be challenging the Wii bowling teams at other older adult facilities in the area.
 
Stretch Exercise Class
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.
Focusing on stretching and flexibility.  Strength will be included using different pieces of equipment.  There will be floor work with adaptions for those who prefer to stay in a chair.  Mats will be provided, but please bring a towel to use on the mat.
Fees:  $16/month with Annual Discount Card and $32/month without Annual Discount Card
 
Tai Chi Arthritis 
Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at The Hut at Mt Zion United Methodist Church. Certified Instructor Mike Gentile will teach you the moves in slow and gentle manner.  The benefits of Tai Chi include increased balance, strength, and coordination.
Fees: $30.00/month or $25.00/month annual discount card holder.
 
Easy Does It Strength Training Class
Mondays and Wednesdays
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Keep your bones and your muscles strong using hand weights and exercise tubes.  Improve your flexibility, blood pressure, range of motion, bone density and posture.
Fees:  $32/month.  $16/month with discount card.
 
Line Dance Class
Tuesdays, 9 am.
Cost:  $16/month $8 with annual discount card
 
Book Club - Free
Third Friday Monthly at 1:00 p.m.
Please call the center at 704-875-1270 for the next book to be discussed.
 
Knit/Crochet Club - Free
Mondays at 1 p.m. and Tuesdays, at 10:00 a.m.
The group makes prayer shawls, lab robes and baby hats to be donated to local charities.  All levels of experience welcome.  Instruction available.  Please bring your own needles and materials if you have them.  Come and enjoy others who love this craft.
 
Bingo
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
2 card limit, donation $2 per person to help with purchasing prizes.
 
Bid Whist
Tuesdays - 10:00 am - 12:00 p.m. Fee:  $2/ day  Free with discount card
 
Hand and Foot Card Game
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
This card game, based on Canasta, is easy to learn and very addictive.
Fee:  $2/day  Free with discount card
 
Pinochle
Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Fee:  $2/day  Free with discount card
 
Mexican Train
First and third Thursdays at 11 a.m. 
Bring your own lunch
Fee:  $2/ day  Free with discount card

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Historical Sites to Visit in Charlotte-Mecklenburg

 

 

Discovering Charlotte's Historic & Hidden Landmark Treasures

Alexandriana
9921 Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28269
704-896-9808
Site of the signing of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence

Dowd House
2216 Monument Avenue
Charlotte, NC   28208
704-398-2260
Site of World War I training camp

Historic Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-875-2312
Plantation of James Latta, cica 1800
website 

Independence Park
300 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC
704-336-2884
Oldest park in Mecklenburg County

James K. Polk State Historical Site
12031 Lancaster Highway
Pineville, NC   28134
704-889-7145
Open Tuesday - Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
McGill Rose Garden
940 North Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 333-6497 for tour reservations
Hours:  Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
April - September Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mother’s Day 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The McGill Rose Garden is a living work of art, nestled in an intimate urban setting that links First Ward’s Garden District and NoDa, North Davidson’s Historic Arts District.
This eclectic garden also provides educational programs on roses, gardens, gardening, art and culture.
Although this beautiful public garden offers free admission, donations are requested to tour. Additional financial support from individual, corporate and civic donations is greatly encouraged.
We also offer tours for $2.00 per person ($20.00 minimum).

Things to see at our Garden
  • Over 1,000 roses, plants and herbs
  • Sculptures and garden art
  • International Working Herb Garden
  • Meditation Garden for Hospice
  • Giving Garden
  • Garden Shoppe & Gallery

Nectar - a consignment of arrangements and fresh flowers (available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday only)

McIntyre
4125 McIntyre Avenue
Charlotte, NC   28216
704-875-1391
The McIntyre Historic Site was the setting of a Revolutionary War skirmish and 19th-century gold mining. Enjoy a picnic and take a walk on the 1/3-mile nature trail.  

Rosedale Plantation
3427 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
704-335-0325 phone
Historic Rosedale Plantation is one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture in North Carolina. Constructed about 1815, it promotes the heritage of the southern Piedmont through the preservation, exhibition and interpretation of the decorative arts and lifestyle of the 19th century Catawba River Valley region. The eight-acre grounds include restored formal gardens.
Hours
Guided Tours Thursday - Sunday
1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Grounds open during business and tour hours. Visitors advised to call ahead.
Admission
Guided Tours:  $5.00 for adults
$4.00 for students & seniors
Under 8 free when accompanied by parent or guardian
$4.00 adult with groups of 10 or more - group reservation required

Rural Hill Centre of Scottish Heritage
4431 Neck Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-875-3113
website 
Today, this 265 acre historic farm boasts some of the last remaining rural vistas in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Rural Hill is open daily to the public and offers a variety of activities such as guided tours, educational programs for student groups, walking trails, and even hayrides with a prior reservation.
Hours:  Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, closed
Closed: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, December 20-January 2, Christmas Day
Admission:  Adults $5.00
Seniors (60 & Over) & Military $4.00
 
St. Mary's Chapel
1129 East Third Street
Charlotte, NC  
704-333-1235

The Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Home Site
3500 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
704-568-1774
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Seniors:  $5.00
 
Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary
248 Ridgewood Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-331-0664 phone

Garden Tour FREE!

Garden Open for self-guided tours
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Suggested donation of $5 per adult non-member.

Wing Haven has been a special part of Charlotte since its creation by Elizabeth and Edwin Clarkson in 1927. The gardens, enclosed on all sides by brick walls, encompass almost three acres in the heart of Charlotte and include lovely vistas, formal gardens, and woodland areas. Throughout, the emphasis is on plantings for birds and other wildlife - providing cover, nesting sites, food, and water. Plaques and statuary, integrated into the garden walls and paths, reflect the spirit and beauty of Wing Haven and its creators.
 

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Levine Senior Center in Matthews

 

1050 DeVore Lane
Highway 51 and Northeast Parkway
Matthews, North Carolina 28105
704-846-4654
 
 
What's Happening at the Center
Members and Guests Welcome!
 
 
Activities, Classes Programs and All Sorts of Good Stuff
 
Billiards
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Bingo
Friday 10 am. - 12 p.m.
 
Book Club
4th Monday 
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Book for June - 'Wait Til Next Year'
 
Social Bridge 
Tuesdays, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
 
Bridge - Intermediate
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
Bridge - Advanced
Thursday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Busy Hands (arts & crafts)
Wednesdays
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
 
Canasta/Hand-Foot
Mondays, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Cheerleading Practice
Mondays, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Class will resume in August
 
Coffee Klatch
Mondays, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
 
Computer Help
Mondays 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Line Dance Club
Fridays, 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Mah Jongg
Thursdays, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Pinochle
Wednesdays, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Poker
Friday, 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Red Hats Club
1st Tuesday of the month
Offsite - Golden Corral
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
 
Rummy
Wednesdays, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Scrabble
Thursdays, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Wii Sports
Monday 9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Programs Open to the Community
 
Happy Times Club
Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Annual dues $20
 
Oil & Acrylic Painting
Tuesdays
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Classes will resume in August
 
Excel Basics
Thursdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
For 2 weeks
 
SUPPORT GROUPS - Free open to the community
Bereavement Support
2nd  & 4th Monday
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
2nd  & 4th Friday
10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Blinded Veterans Support Group
2nd Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Caregiver Support Group
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 
Diabetes Support Group
1st Monday of each month
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 
Novant Health Seminar
1st Wednesday
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
 
Stroke Survivors Support Group
1st Thursday of each month
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
 
TOPS, "Take off Pounds Sensibly"
every Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Community Room
Annual dues $27
 
Health & Wellness Classes ~ available to SilverSneakers participants 
 
Hula Performers Practice
Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Classes will resume in August
 
Western Line Dance - Beginners
Mondays, 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
Line Dance Practice
Monday, 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
 
Line Dance - High Beginner
Mondays, 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Intermediate Ballroom
Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 
Beginner Ballroom
Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
 
SilverSneakers Classic
Tuesdays and Fridays
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Cost:  $35 Partner $50 Other

SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit
Tuesdays and Fridays
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost:  $40 Partner $55 Other
 
SilverSneakers Yoga
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Cost $20 Partner, $35 Other
 
Yoga
Mondays and/or Fridays
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Cost:  6 sessions - $50 partner $65 Other
12 sessions - $85 Partner $100 Other
 
Pilates
Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Cost:  $33 Partner $48 Other
 
Water Classes are available to partners
 

 

Davidson Parks & Recreation

  

865 South Street

Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-3349

Register for programs online at website or call the office at 704-892-3349.

Davidson Village Inn Pedicab
Catch a ride on the Davidson Village Inn Pedicab! Look for the bright green Pedicab and take an enjoyable ride through beautiful historic downtown Davidson.
 
Trips
 
Earl Scruggs Museum
Explore Earl Scruggs' innovative career and the community that gave it shape while celebrating how he crossed musical boundaries and defined the voice of the banjo to the world.  Engaging hands-on exhibit of Luthier's Craft and rich programming provide a unique experience.  The trip will conclude with lunch in uptown Shelby.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 - resident/$36 - non-resident
 
Old Salem Christmas by Candlelight Tour
Join a costumed guide as you visit two of Old Salem's historic buildings to take part in an interactive evening experience learning about Christmases past in the Town of Salem.  Dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes.  We will stop en route and have an early dinner. 
Friday, December 5, 2014
3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $35 - resident/$42 - non-resident
 
 
Activities
Davidson Senior Scholars Program - Free
Town of Davidson Parks & Recreation Office
865 South Street
Davidson, NC 28036
The Davidson Senior Scholars was formed to provide programs that stimulate continual intellectual and cultural growth. The general format of the meetings is that of lecture followed by question and answer. The speakers are experts in their fields and may include Davidson college professors, local physicians, and business professionals. Programs are free.  The second Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; however, dates may be changed due to speaker availability.
 
Senior Social Hour
Come and spend your Wednesday morning in a relaxing and social environment!  Meet old and new friends.  Table tennis, coffee, games, newspapers and pastries provided.  No fee or registration required.  Just show up!  Starts around 9:00 a.m. 
 
Tai Chi for Life with Joe Higgins
This eight-week Tai Chi class emphasizes Yang style, the most popular, most practiced Tai Chi form world-wide.  Tai Chi uses agile steps and gentle, flowing movements to provide healthy exercise.  This class is suitable for beginners, and those wishing to renew their practice. 
Wednesdays, September 17 - October 29
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Resident fee:  $48.00
Non-resident fee:  $58.00
 
Silver Sneakers Strength
A strength class that is fun and safe.  Activities will include standing, seated and floor moves using resistance tools, body weight and free weights.  This class will help increase bone density, metabolism, improve joint function, and provide significant functional benefits for everyday living.  FREE if insurance plan covers this program.
Thursday, September 25 - October 30
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 - resident/ $36 - non-resident
 

Hands-On Cooking
Wooden Stone Gallery
445 South Main Street
Davidson, NC
Whether you are a beginner or professional, you will enjoy cooking with local chefs at The Wood Stone.  Each month the class will focus on a unique menu and include a glass of wine for pairing.  Contact The Wooden Stone for more details, 704-892-1449.   
 

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Town of Huntersville Parks & Recreation

 

 

 
Administration Office
103 Gilead Rd., 3rd Floor
Huntersville, NC   28070
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 2879
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-766-2220
Register for events or trips online or at the Administration Office from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
TRIPS
Register online or at the administrative offices 
The Barn Dinner Theatre
Tuesday, November 11, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy dinner and a show at The Barn Dinner Theatre.  "Always a Bridesmaid" is the featured show.  For information regarding meal choices please visit the website.  We will depart at 11:00 a.m. and return to Town Center afterwards.
Fees: Resident $50 and Non-resident $55
 
Charlotte Premium Outlets
Thursday, December 11, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Get your holiday shopping done with Huntersville Parks and Recreation.  We will explore the new Charlotte Premium Outlets.  Depart Town Center parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and we will leave the shopping center at 2:00 p.m. 
Fees: Resident - $5 and Non-resident - $8
 
Activities
Senior Adult Basketball Open Gym - Free
Wednesday nights at Huntersville Elementary
This program is for men and women ages 50+, players of all levels and skills.  This is a time to get out and play a good game of basketball, socialize with others and most of all have fun.
 
Senior Badminton - Free
Waymer Community Center
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
September 2, 2014 - November 2, 2014
December 2, 2014 - February 26, 2015
For seniors in the community to have fun, socialize and exercise in a friendly game of Badminton.  All players must fill out a waiver/registration form to participate.
 
Lunchtime Basketball
Waymer Community Center
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
September 2, 2014 - November 18, 2014
December 2, 2014 - February 24, 2014
Break away from your stressful busy day and test your skills in a friendly fun pick-up game of basketball at the Waymer Community Center during your lunch break.
 
Senior Bridge
Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center
Ongoing event - Friday, 9:30 a.m.
Games is for experienced players and you must have a partner.
 
Senior Open Gym
Huntersville Elementary School
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
November 19, 2014 - March 11, 2015
Open for men & women ages 50+.  Full court or half court games will take place depending on attendance each night. 
 
Card Making and More
Ongoing on Wednesday 
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Classes are for men and women of all ages who enjoy crafting.  Card Making and More will teach you how to create beautiful hand crafted greeting cards with personal instruction, guidance and inspiration.  You'll have access to all the latest card making tools, embellishments and supplies.   The joy of giving and receiving handmade greeting cards is priceless. This class will inspire you to create cards for all the various seasons and special occasions in our lives. Finally, enjoy sharing your creations with friends and family. Come join the fun and discover your creativity.   
Instructor: Brandy Cox
Location:   Huntersville Arts and Cultural Center
Class Fee:  $13.00 per Student
Class Length:  ongoing
Registration:  Please call 704-806-7200


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