Family fun around town

Thursday, November 7

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.

Story Garden: Homeschool edition will be held at 1 p.m. Children will enjoy stories and hands-on gardening activities. Registration is required.

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.

Tickets are currently on sale for the Nutcracker Ballet, Sugar Plum Party, and Breakfast with Santa events at the Matthews Community Center. The Nutcracker Ballet is presented by Matthews Ballet and Dance. Performances will be held on the following dates: November 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., December 1 at 3 p.m., December 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and December 8 at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. A Sugar Plum Party will be held immediately after the 3 p.m. performances on December 1 and 8. Sugar Plum Party tickets are $5. Breakfast with Santa is scheduled for December 14 and 21 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The event is for children ages 2-8. Tickets are $10 per person. Tickets for these events may be purchased at the Matthews Community Center or online at matthewsnc.gov. For more information, call 704-321-7275.



The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Boston Celtics at 8 p.m. at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Friday, November 8

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Springfield at 7 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Save 40 percent on groups of four tickets when purchasing online with the family night discount. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Saturday, November 9

EpicFest will be held at ImaginOn in Charlotte from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EpicFest is a free literary festival that connects families with authors, illustrators, and books. The Family Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring appearances by award-winning authors and illustrators, activities that encourage a love of reading and learning, and musical performances by Eric Litwin. A YA author panel for teens and fans of young adult literature will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.cmlibrary.org.

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the New Orleans Pelicans at 7 p.m. at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

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

The Carolina Renaissance Festival will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from 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.

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.

Chess Club will meet at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12

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, November 13

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Memphis Grizzlies 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.

Rookie Science will be held at 4 p.m. Children will discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. Registration is required.