ADULT PROGRAMS & DAY TRIPS
ZUMBA LATINA - Free Program, no registration required.
The City of Kannapolis and Zumba want YOU! Let's get healthy and moving together! Enter the world of international rhythms. You'll enjoy an hour of fun with music, basic rhythms and steps like the salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, and many more.
Location: Village Park (700 West C Street; Kannapolis, NC 28081)
Time: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM
Fridays 10:00-11:00 AM
WRITERS BLOCK PARTY - Free Event, no registration required.
Join the Friends of Kannapolis Library and
Kannapolis City at the Laureate Center on Saturday, August 4 from 12 – 4pm as
they celebrate local authors. This event is an opportunity for authors to
showcase their work, discuss and sell their books and connect with other
authors and the community. Browse the tables, talk with authors and find
your next book! Each author will be on a panel during the event
discussing different writing topics. At 1:00pm, authors will be
discussing issues with self-publishing. At 2:00pm, authors will be discussing
social media and marketing. Our last panel will be at 3:00pm and authors
will be offering writing tips and tricks.
The authors who will be present at this event
are Crystal Brown, Susan Roddey, Bradly Williams, Melissa McArthur, Leann
Rettell, Patrick Dugan, Tia Capers, John Hartness, Jordon Greene, Alexandra
Christian, Tally Johnson, Alberto Perez, Yesenia Hernandez, Jason Gilbert,
James Nettles, and Nicole Givens Kurtz.
Join us as for fun event that will showcase a
variety of local authors and genres. Discover your new favorite author!
The panels discussions are
1:00 pm panel discussion: self-publishing:
2:00 pm panel discussion: social media and
3:00 pm panel discussion: writing tips for
The City of Kannapolis will once again be
hosting the Toast of Kannapolis wine & craft brew tasting event on
Saturday, September 22 from 2pm – 6pm in the Laureate Center at Kannapolis City
Hall. As many as eight vineyards/Wineries and three breweries will be
sharing a selection of their beverages. Tickets will be for sale in advance and
at the door*.
Admission includes a souvenir wine glass or
beer flight glass, hors d’oeuvres, music, door prizes, and local wine, craft
beer and arts and crafts for purchase.
Ticket can be purchased on-line or in
person at the Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department - 3rd floor at City
Where: City Hall - Laureate Center (401
Cost: $25.00 per ticket
EARLY BIRD (purchased PRIOR to August 10): $20
The Parks and Recreation Department occasionally offers trip opportunities for adults.
Trips are for adults 18 and older unless otherwise noted. Trips sometimes have potential to last longer and/or end earlier than expected. Many trips may have a lot of walking so please wear comfortable shoes. To be added to our mailing list, please call Jill Foster at 704-920-4343, or j
Blandwood Mansion & Tanger Bicentennial Garden - (REGISTER)
Tuesday, August 7th
Blandwood is one of America's great historic homes. The earliest portions of the home were completed in the late 1700's.
The tour of the mansion will include the original farmhouse and its additions as well as two reconstructed dependencies.
After lunch, we will stop by Tanger Bicentennial Garden for a leisurely stroll through the garden to see unique sculptures, an old mill, a rock garden, and more.
Registration and fees due by: July 24th. Cost: $15/person Kannapolis Resident, $20/person Non Resident
Leave Village Park 9:00 am, return approximately 5:00 pm.Lunch IS NOT included!
Historic Bethania & Bethabara Park - (REGISTER)
Wednesday, August 29th
We will take a guided tour of Historic Bethania's visitor center and buildings which include a restored Moravian Farmstead home and the Wolff-Moser House.
We will have lunch at Muddy Creek Café & have free time to visit the Mill & Village Shoppes before heading to Historic Bethabara Park for a tour of the grounds that mark the first Moravian Settlement in NC.
Registration and fees due by: August 6th.Cost: $20/person Kannapolis Resident, $25/person Non Resident
Leave Village Park 8:30 am, return approximately 4:30 pm.Lunch IS included!
Asheville Trolley Tour - (REGISTER)
Wednesday, September 12th
We will first stop for lunch on our way into Asheville for the day.
After lunch, we will visit the Asheville Visitor's Center to board an open air trolley that will take us on an exclusive guided tour of town.
The private guided tour will include history & sightseeing of the Montford historic district, the edgy River Arts district, downtown, & more!
Registration and fees due by: August 8th.Cost: $30/person Kannapolis Resident, $35/person Non Resident
Leave Village Park 8:30 am, return approximately 5:30 pm.Lunch IS NOT included!
Now You See It... Now You Don't Mystery Theater (PURCHASE TICKETS HERE)
Mark your calendars for an exciting Mystery Theater performance on November 9th at the Laureate Center!
The crowd was hushed as the museum proprietor got ready to unveil the prized display of the evening, the Stomach of the Ocean Diamond, only to find it had been stolen while the crowd mingled in ignorant bliss.
Now it is up to you, your guests, and the detective to find the thief and restore the diamond to its rightful place to get the unveiling back on track!
Who is the carat caper, and who will solve the crime to make this night of mystery the night of beauty it was intended to be?
Tonight will be an evening of high fashion and suspenseful mystery, with one thrilling conclusion.
Doors will open at 5:30pm. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served from 5:30-6:30pm. The show will begin at 6:30pm.
The show will last approximately 2 hours.Be ready to join in on the show, as some of the audience will be selected to participate!
Tickets are $18/person in advance, $25/person day of. Tickets will be available at the door ($25), as long as the show is not sold out ahead of time.
The show is family friendly (PG) and recommended for children ages 5+
Other local resources for youth sports and recreational programs include: