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Thursday, April 25

The Charlotte Knights will take on Toledo at 7:04 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

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

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

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

Bring the whole family in their pjs for Pajama Story Time at 6:30 p.m.



Friday, April 26

The Charlotte Knights will take on Indianapolis at 7:04 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Stick around after the game for a post-game fireworks show. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

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.

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 Chicago Rewired. Check out “Matthews Food Truck Fridays” on Facebook for up-to-date information for each event.

Saturday, April 27

Chess Club will meet at 3 p.m. at the Mint Hill Library.

The Charlotte Knights will take on Indianapolis at 7:04 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Earth Day on the Greenway with Kids in Nature Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Four Mile Creek Greenway behind Matthews Community Center. The event is presented by Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK). Activities include eco-friendly exhibits and vendors, rain barrels from Coca Cola, HAWK-cycling (egg cartons, corks, pull tabs, etc.), E-cycling by Goodwill Industries, document shredding (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.), free NWF tree seedlings, hikes, scavenger hunts, kids crafts, fairy houses, and music. For more info, visit HAWKNCWF.org.

Reed Gold Mine in Midland will host a Carolina Gold Rush Event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 1850s mining era will be highlighted through living history demonstrations of surface and underground mining, hands-on mining activities and general demonstrations. The cost of the event is $5 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-12. Panning for gold is an additional charge of $3.21 per pan.

Sunday, April 28

The Charlotte Knights will take on Indianapolis at 2:05 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Kids can run the bases after the game. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Monday, April 29

The Charlotte Knights will take on Gwinnett at 7:04 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Fans can purchase hot dogs for $1. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

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

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

Reading Buddies for children ages 5 through 11 will be available at 4:00, 4:30, 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. Children will read one-on-one with a teen volunteer for 30 minutes. Registration is required.

Tuesday, April 30

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Charleston at 7 p.m. Fans will enjoy Baseball Bingo during the game. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Charlotte Knights will take on Gwinnett at 7:04 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Atlanta Braves star Andruw Jones will meet fans and sign autographs when gates open at 6 p.m. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

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.

Reading Buddies for children ages 5 through 11 will be available at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. Children will read one-on-one with a teen volunteer for 30 minutes. Registration is required.

Wednesday, May 1

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Charleston at 10:35 a.m. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Charlotte Knights will take on Gwinnett at 11:05 a.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

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.

Reading Buddies for children ages 5 through 11 will be available at 4:00, 4:30 and 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. Children will read one-on-one with a teen volunteer for 30 minutes. Registration is required.