Family fun around town

Thursday, April 11

The Town of Matthews will host The Great Easter Egg Expedition April 5-21. Several thousand multi-colored Easter eggs will be hidden in Stumptown, Squirrel Lake, Windsor and Sardis parks, as well as along the Greenway. Participants may keep the eggs they find. Find one of the 12 golden eggs, bring it to the Matthews Community Center, and receive one of the Expedition’s grand prizes.

The Queen Charlotte Spring Fair will be held at the Route 29 Pavilion in Concord March 28-April 14. Hours are: Monday-Thursday 4-10 p.m., Friday 4-11 p.m., Saturday 12-11 p.m., and Sunday 12-10 p.m. Ticket prices are: adults $10, children ages 5-12 $5, children 4 and under free. Cash only is accepted at the gate. For more information, visit www.queencharlottefair.com.

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:

Family Story Time will be held at 11:15 a.m.

Dia 2019: Beautiful Bugs will be held at 4 p.m. The program is for children in K-5th grades. Children will learn about bugs, participate in a bug scavenger hunt and create a bug craft. Registration is required.



One-on-one math tutoring sessions with a teen volunteer will be available at 4 p.m. Registration is required.

Friday, April 12

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Stumptown Park in downtown Matthews for “Food Truck Friday.” The event is held on second and fourth Fridays, April through September, from 5-9 pm. The event features food and dessert trucks, music and bounce houses. Tonight’s concert will feature The Catalinas. Check out “Matthews Food Truck Fridays” on Facebook for up-to-date information for each event.

Lunch with the Easter Bunny will be held at the Matthews Community Center at 11 a.m. Children will eat lunch, do a craft and take photos with the Easter Bunny. The event is for children ages 2-5. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased online at matthewsfun.com or in person at the Matthews Community Center. For more information, call 704-321-7275.

The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will present “Pete the Cat” April 12-May 5 at the McColl Family Theatre. The show is recommended for ages 4 and older. Visit www.ctcharlotte.org for show times and ticket information.

Matthews Playhouse School of Theatre will present “The Music Man Jr.” April 12-13. Showtimes are April 12 at 7:30 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for students and seniors. Visit www.matthewsplayhouse.com for tickets or more information.

Saturday, April 13

Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Matthews Community Center to take pictures with children and families.

Matthews Playhouse School of Theatre will present “Stuart Little” April 13-14. Showtimes are April 13 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for students and seniors. Visit www.matthewsplayhouse.com for tickets or more information.

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:

One-on-one math tutoring sessions with a teen volunteer will be available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Registration is required.

Family Story Time will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Community Service Saturday will be held at 2 p.m. Teens can participate in projects to help the library and other organizations in the community. Registration is required.

The Chess Club will meet at 3 p.m.

Monday, April 15

Families with babies and toddlers can visit the Mint Hill Library at 9:30 a.m. for Family Story Time: 0-2. The program will include stories, songs and movement.

Tuesday, April 16

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:

Baby Story Time for babies birth through 17 months will be held at 10:15 a.m.

Tiny Tots Story Time for toddlers ages 18 to 23 months will be held at 11:15 a.m.

Wednesday, April 17

Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows:

Two Time Story Time for toddlers age 24 to 36 months will be held at 10:15 a.m.

Preschool Story Time for children age 3 to 5 will be held at 11:15 a.m.

Bring the whole family to enjoy a puppet show at 6:30 p.m.