Family fun around town

Thursday, January 16

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

Family Story Time 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.

Saturday, January 18

The 2020 Atrium Health Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade will begin at 10 a.m. in Charlotte. Beginning at 9th Street, the parade will march down Tryon Street to end at Stonewall Street.



The Charlotte Checkers will take on Toronto at 6 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Donate a checkers board game to receive a free ticket to a future game. Visit gocheckers.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.

Teens are invited to participate in Community Service Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Participants will work on projects to help the library and other community organizations. Registration is required.

Sunday, January 19

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Toronto at 1 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Save 40 percent when purchasing at least four tickets online with the family night discount. Bring a new or gently used coat to donate to WSOC Steve’s Coats for Kids and receive a free ticket to a future Checkers game. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Monday, January 20

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Orlando Magic at 5 p.m. at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Tuesday, January 21

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, January 22

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.