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Discover Fun in Kannapolis this weekend with several events for the entire family to enjoy.

Friday, April 21: – The City of Kannapolis & the Kannapolis Intimidators are teaming up for Get Healthy Night! The initiative is part of the City’s focus on Discover Healthy Living in Kannapolis. The City and the Intimidators are working together to encourage fun and healthy exercise. If you complete 10 pushups or 20 jumping jacks, you will receive a $5.00 coupon to use on healthy concessions at the ballgame.

Healthy concessions offered include yogurt, fruit, veggie burgers and turkey wraps. Throughout the ballgame there will be fun games, facts, and prizes given away as you compete in various exercise events. Hope to see you at the ballgame!

Saturday, April 22: 9 a.m.: Start the day by running/walking in the Strides for Strokes 5K. This is event is part of the Run Kannapolis Series. Register at

10 a.m. – Noon: Shred Event – Kannapolis residents can bring up to five boxes of items to be shredded free of charge.

10am-noon: Join us at Village Park to build a wooden sailboat! Building model kits is a hobby kids of all ages can enjoy. It's fun, creative and constructive! Children will assemble a wooden model kit, paint it and take home a finished product. All materials will be supplied. Cost is $5 per participant. Call Parks and Recreation for more information at 704-920-4343.

7 p.m.: Stories Under the Stars – Elementary school kids bring your parents and enjoy a free performance by Steve Langley and the Soap Box Circus at the Cabarrus County Library - Kannapolis Branch.

Sunday, April 23 – Dwayne Jordan Trio Jazz Concert - The City is “jazzing” up Sunday afternoons with a new four-week jazz series. From 1-3 p.m., each Sunday beginning April 23 through May 14, jazz music will fill the air for everyone to enjoy. Concerts are free and in Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St. Food will be available for sale on site.

Dwayne Jordan is a drummer, arranger and composer from Charlotte. As a child he was heavily influenced by gospel, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, which developed his listening, giving him a natural ability to play the drums. He has shared the stage with Grammy award winning producer 9th Wonder and Grammy nominated jazz percussionist Joe Chambers, as well as opened up for artists such as Maceo Parker and several others.