Family fun around town

Thursday, September 26

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

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

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

Bring the kids in their PJs for Pajama Story Time at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 27



Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Stumptown Park in downtown Matthews for the final “Food Truck Friday” of the 2019 season. The event is held on second and fourth Fridays, April through September, from 5-9 p.m. The event features food and dessert trucks, music, and bounce houses. Tonight’s concert will feature Band of Oz. Check out “Matthews Food Truck Fridays” on Facebook for up-to-date information for each event.

Saturday, September 28

The 85th annual Stanly County Fair will be held Tuesday, September 24 through Saturday, September 28 at the Stanly County Fairgrounds in Albemarle. Fair hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Saturday, animal shows begin at 9 a.m. and the midway opens at 12 p.m. For more information, visit www.stanlyfair.com.

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. and 10 a.m. Registration is required.

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

Teens are invited to participate in Community Service Saturday at 2 p.m. Participants will work on projects to help the library and other community organizations. Registration is required.

Chess Club will meet at 3 p.m.

Monday, September 30

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.

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

Reading Buddies for children ages 5 through 11 will be available at 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. Children will read one-on-one with a library volunteer for 30 minutes. Registration is required. Registration is limited to one 30-minute session per week.

Tuesday, October 1

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.

The American Girl Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. This month’s topic will be Felicity. Registration is required.

One-on-one math tutoring sessions with a teen volunteer will be available at 6 p.m. Registration is required.

Reading Buddies for children ages 5 through 11 will be available at 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. Children will read one-on-one with a library volunteer for 30 minutes. Registration is required. Registration is limited to one 30-minute session per week.

Wednesday, October 2

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 and 4:30 p.m. Children will read one-on-one with a library volunteer for 30 minutes. Registration is required. Registration is limited to one 30-minute session per week.