Family fun around town

Thursday, March 5

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Denver Nuggets 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:

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.

Board Game Club: Homeschool edition will be held at 2 p.m.

Reading Buddies for children ages 5 through 11 will be available at 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6 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, March 6

Ticket sales begin today at 9 a.m. for Lunch with the Easter Bunny. The event will be held Friday, April 3 at Matthews Community Center. Children will eat lunch, make a craft, and have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. The event is for children ages 2 to 5. Tickets are $7 per person and can be purchased online at matthewsfun.com or at the Matthews Community Center. For more information, call 704-321-7275.

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Utica at 7 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. The first 1,000 fans will receive aviator sunglasses as part of Beach Night presented by World Travel Mates. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Saturday, March 7

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Houston Rockets at 5 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 Utica at 7 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.

Little Aviators: Space Travel will be held at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to learn about space travel and explore with the Carolinas Aviation Museum. Registration is required.

Children can strengthen reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog during the Paws to Read program at 10:30 a.m.

Chess Club will meet at 3 p.m.

Monday, March 9

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 4 p.m. 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.

An Evening Chess Club for all ages will be held at 5:30 p.m. Participants can learn chess basics and test skills in one-on-one or group chess games. Registration is required.

Tuesday, March 10

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Cleveland at 7 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, March 11

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Cleveland at 7 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.

Reading Buddies for children ages 5 through 11 will be available at 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 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.