Family fun around town

Thursday, August 15

Family Story Time will be held at the Mint Hill Library at 11:15 a.m.

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Lexington at 7 p.m. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Charlotte Knights will take on Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at 7:04 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Legendary boxing champion Christy Martin will sign pre-game autographs and throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Fans will also enjoy $1 sodas during the game. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Friday, August 16

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Lexington at 7 p.m. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.



The Charlotte Knights will take on Columbus at 1:05 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Fans will enjoy Super Splash Day. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Saturday, August 17

Sea Life Charlotte-Concord will host Teacher Appreciation Week August 10-17. Teachers are invited to enjoy free admission to the aquarium with a valid education ID. Additional guests are $10 each. Visit www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord for more information.

A Back to School Pep Rally will be held at Veterans Memorial Park in Mint Hill from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Kick off the school year with Independence High School faculty, staff, boosters, marching band, athletes and families. The evening will include bounce houses, face painting, corn hole, giant Jenga, food and more. All activities are free.

The Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash will be held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Gates open at 4 p.m. and opening ceremonies begin at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 13 and under. Visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com for tickets or more information.

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Lexington at 7 p.m. Fans will enjoy Boll Weevils Throwback Night. Stick around after the game for a post-game fireworks show. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Charlotte Knights will play a doubleheader against Columbus at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. The first game will begin at 5:05 p.m. Stick around after the games for a post-game fireworks show. 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 9:30 a.m.

Children can strengthen reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog during the Paws to Read program at 10:30 a.m.

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

Sunday, August 18

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Lexington at 5 p.m. Kids will have the opportunity to run the bases after the game. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Charlotte Knights will take on Columbus at 5:05 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Kids will have the opportunity to run the bases after the game. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Monday, August 19

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 August 20

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, August 21

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.