Family fun around town

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Thursday, October 10

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.

Friday, October 11

The Charlotte Checkers will take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 7 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Tonight’s game is the Checkers’ home opener for the 2019-2020 season. There will be a Calder Cup mini banner giveaway during the game. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.



Saturday, October 12

Kids in Nature Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Squirrel Lake Park in Matthews. The event is present by HAWK (Habitat and Wildlife Keepers), the Town of Matthews, and NCWF’s Great Outdoors University. The event will feature fishing, a scavenger hunt, nature walks, STEM activities, animal explorations, nature crafts, and more.

Riverbend Farm in Midland will be open for pumpkin picking and family fun October 1-31. Visitors will enjoy wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, a barn with animals, a farm themed playground, tractors to climb on, and more. Hours are Monday-Friday 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $5.50 per person and pumpkins are $0.40 per pound. Visit www.riverbendfarm.net for more information.

The Lazy 5 Ranch Fall Festival will be held October 5-27. Lazy 5 Ranch is located in Mooresville. The festival will feature a pumpkin slingshot, giant corn box, straw castle, pumpkin patch, and more. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 pm. to 6 p.m. Admission to the ranch is $11 for adults and $8 for children. Admission including a wagon ride to feed the animals is $16 for adults and $11 for children. For more information, visit lazy5ranch.com.

The Carolina Renaissance Festival will be held on Saturdays and Sundays October 5 through November 24. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The festival is located at 15445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. Attendees will enjoy entertainment, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting, and more. Visit www.carolina.renfestinfo.com for more information.

The Charlotte Checkers will take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 6 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket 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. 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 11 a.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.

Tuesday, October 15

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.

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 16

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Detroit Pistons at 7 p.m. at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Visit www.nba.com/hornets 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 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.