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Social Activities & Trips listed below
  • 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 


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

Ages 55 and older
For more information contact email, call 980-314-1000

Register online - click on Eparks or the number listed for that program or come to the location where the program is offered.   Activities may be limited due to covid-19.  Call for more information. 


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
Arbor Glen Outreach Center
1520 Clanton Road
Charlotte, NC

Berewick Recreation Center

5910 Dixie River Road
Charlotte, NC  28278
Bette Rae Thomas
2921 Tuckaseegee Road
Elon Recreation Center
1104 Ardrey Kell Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
Hickory Grove Recreation Center
6709 Pence Road
Charlotte, NC 28215

Ivory Baker Recreation Center
1920 Stroud Park Court
Charlotte, NC 28206

Mallard Creek Recreation Center
2530 Johnston-Oehler Road NE

Marion Diehl Recreation Center
2219 Tyvola Road

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center
750 Beal Street

Revolution Park Sports Academy
1225 Remount Road
Charlotte, NC 28208

Southview Recreation Center
1720 Vilma Street

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center
943 W. Sugar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28213

Tom Sykes Recreation Center
1501 Euclid Ave.

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center
4820 Tuckaseegee Road

Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center
440 Tuckaseegee Road

West Charlotte Recreation Center
2400 Kendall Drive

Wingate School Recreation Site
12235 Winget Road
Charlotte, NC  28278

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Mecklenburg County Park and Rec Senior Centers

Tyvola Senior Center
2225 Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC   28210
980-314-1320 - Call to register for classes

Activities are currently limited due to covid-19.  Call for more information. 

Activities and Clubs

Senior Shooters Photo Club
First Wednesday of the month
1 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
Men Only - Join us for fellowship and light refreshments the first Thursday of each month. 
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 980-314-1326 for important enrollment information.

Gentle Yoga
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
$25/month with card, $30/month without card. Yoga combines breathing and relaxation techniques in combination with gentle stretches to help relieve stress and sore muscles. 

Line Dancing with Louise
Mondays and Wednesdays
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Join in the fun as you burn calories.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
This class combines stretching and cardiovascular endurance into a fun and exciting low-impact exercise program.  $40/month. 

Craft Therapy
Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
You don't have to be an artist to create fun and useful items.  Projects you create are extensions of yourself, your thoughts, your personality, and are practice in many professions as therapeutic activity.  Crafting supports and encourages physical, mental, social and emotion well-being. 

Crochet Club
Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m. -  12 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.

Mondays 10 a.m. - 12 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 multiple 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!


Shamrock Senior Center 
3200 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC
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

Monthly Events and Services

Shredder Services - FREE
Monday - Thursday - 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Please call for an appointment - 980-314-1123

Notary Services - FREE
Please call for appointment - 980-314-1123.

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.
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

SHIIP Counselor
Answers to your health insurance questions.  Please call 980-314-1123 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
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 704-531-9153.  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
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 980-314-1123.

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.

Join us for a game and bring your friends.  Our Wii machine is available at the front desk.

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 980-314-1123.


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.


North Mecklenburg Senior Center
102 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC 28078


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

Call 980-314-1127 for information and to register for all programs, craft classes and trips.


Birthday Brunch
Enjoy good company, entertainment and a healthy treat while celebrating this month's birthdays!  Registration Required. 

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 and Flex Exercise Class
Mondays 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m..
If you're looking to try basic yoga and Pilates, this is for you!  Expect to gain strength and flexibility, tone muscles, and improve balance. 
Beginner Tai Chi
Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
This Tai Chi class is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. 
Book Club - Free
Third Friday Monthly at 1:00 p.m.
Please call the center at 980-314-1127  for the next book to be discussed.
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
Come enjoy a friendly afternoon at BINGO.  Make new friends and socialize. 
Bid Whist
Tuesdays - 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Bid Whist is a partnership trick-taking variant of the classic card game whist.  Come and socialize and play cards. 
Hand and Foot Card Game
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Get a group together and come and play cards or otehr games.  Hand and Foot is a North American game related to canasta.

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Historical Sites to Visit in Charlotte-Mecklenburg



Discovering Charlotte's Historic & Hidden Landmark Treasures

9921 Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28269
Site of the signing of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence

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

Historic Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
Plantation of James Latta, cica 1800

Independence Park
300 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC
Oldest park in Mecklenburg County

James K. Polk State Historical Site
12031 Lancaster Highway
Pineville, NC   28134
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)

4125 McIntyre Avenue
Charlotte, NC   28216
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.
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.
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
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  

The Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Home Site
3500 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
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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Davidson Parks & Recreation


865 South Street

Davidson, NC 28036

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.
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 third Wednesday of each month starting at 1:00 p.m.; however, dates may be changed due to speaker availability.

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Town of Huntersville Parks & Recreation


Administration Office
105 Gilead Rd., 3rd Floor
Huntersville, NC   28078
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 2879
Huntersville, NC 28070
Activities may be limited due to covid-19.  Call for more inforamtion. 
Register for events or trips online or at the Administration Office from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Senior Badminton - Free
Torrence Creek Elementary
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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.
Senior Pickleball
Torrence Creek Elementary
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This free program will provide an exciting new way for seniors to stay active in a fun and social atmosphere.  We encourage you to bring your paddle, but we will have some on hand for beginners.  Balls will be provided! 
Senior Bridge
Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center
Ongoing event - Friday, 9:30 a.m.
Games is for experienced players and you must have a partner.


Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



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