News Notes & Happenings


The Charlotte Metro Hockey Association invites boys and girls ages four to nine years old to the Extreme Ice Center Saturday, November 3 from 1:30-3 pm for a Try Hockey for Free clinic to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun and safe environment. To register for one of the 500 plus Try Hockey for Free opportunities, visit or contact Brandy Mills at marketing@xicenter .com.


On Saturday, October 20, the Military Family LifeStyle Charitable Foundation is hosting the 3rd Annual Honor the Warriors Bike Ride at the park on Fairview in Mint Hill, 8850 Fairview Road. The ride will benefit soldiers and their families, and will include barbecue and music. There are three routes for riders, at 15, 34, and 66 miles. The entry fee is $30.00 per rider for early registration and $35.00 on race day, and start times for the races are 8, 9:30, and 10:30 am.


The Mint Hill American Legion Baseball Team will host a golf tournament Monday, October 29, at 9 am at Olde Sycamore. The cost is $400 per team with the $100 hole sponsors. For more information, call Steve Baucom at 704-507-1526 or Bryan Bunn at 704-264-9273. Register online at


Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James, who is run- ning for reelection to represent district 6 will be the guest speaker at the October 23 meeting of the Mint Hill Lions Club. The Mint Hill Lions meet the second and fourth Tuesday evenings at Jimmies Restaurant. Meeting begins at 7 pm, space will be limited. Those who plan to attend, email the Lions Club at minthilllions@gmail .com.


The annual Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce meeting will be October 25, from 11:30 am to 1 pm at Pine Lake Country Club. The keynote speaker will be Colonel Quincy Collins, USAF, Retired. RSVP required, $20 at the door. Email sandymint


The Mint Hill American Legion Baseball Team program is hosting a fall Baseball camp October 27 and 28 from 9 am until 3 pm at Butler High School. The cost of the camp is $40 per player per day. Contact Steve Baucom at 704-507- 1526 or Bryan Bunn at 704- 264-9273 for more informa- tion. To register online, go to


The Mint Hill American Le- gion Baseball Team is posting a golf tournament Monday, October 29 at 9 am at Olde Sycamore. The cost is $400 per team with the $100 hole sponsors. Contact Steve Baucom at 704-507- 1526 or Bryan Bunn at 704- 264-9273 for more information. To register online, go to


Stallings United Methodist Church will have a barbecue Friday, October 19 for lunch and dinner from 10 am until 8 pm. The barbecue will be eat in or carry out. For $8 the choices are a BBQ plate (chicken or pork, slaw, roll, beans, dessert, and drink), three BBQ sandwiches, or bulk BBQ weighing approximately one pound. For more information, call 704-821-8820.


The Central North Carolina Chapter of the National Lyme Disease Association holds support group meetings the second Saturday of each month from 1-4 pm at Queens Grant High School, 10323 Idlewild Road, Matthews N.C. 28105. Anyone with experience with Lyme or who would like to learn more about the disease is invited to attend.


The Independence High School class of 1967 class reunion will be October 20 at Jimmie’s Restaurant. Social hour is from 6-7 pm, followed by dinner. For more information, contact Regena Brown at

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