Family fun around town

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Thursday, December 12

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, December 13

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Syracuse at 7:00 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.



Children’s Theater of Charlotte will present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical from November 29 through December 29 at McColl Family Theater. The show is approximately 70 minutes in length and is recommended for all ages. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ctcharlotte.org.

Holiday on Ice, Charlotte’s outdoor ice skating rink, is open for the 2019 season. Bring your own skates for $12 or admission plus skate rental is $16. The skating rink is located at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza at 400 East Martin Luther King Blvd, Charlotte. Visit holidayonicecharlotte.com for a schedule and more information.

Saturday, December 14

Tickets are currently on sale for Breakfast with Santa at the Matthews Community Center. Breakfast with Santa is scheduled for December 14 and 21 at 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The event is for children ages 2-8. Tickets are $10 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Matthews Community Center or online at matthewsnc.gov. For more information, call 704-321-7275.

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Syracuse at 6:00 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Fans will enjoy Star Wars Night and can take photos with Star Wars characters throughout the game. 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.

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 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. Registration is required.

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

STEAM 101: Gingerbread Challenge for children ages 8 to 15 will be held at 11 a.m. Registration is required.

Chess Club will meet at 3:00 p.m.

Monday, December 16

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.

Children will enjoy stories, songs and activities in both English and Spanish during the Stories in 2 Languages: Spanish program at 10:15 a.m.

Tuesday, December 17

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Sacramento Kings at 7:00 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 Hartford at 7:00 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:

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, December 18

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Hartford at 7:00 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Fans will receive a free ticket to the next Wednesday game if the Checkers win. Visit gocheckers.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.