Family fun around town

Thursday, March 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.

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.

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 13

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

The Charlotte Spring Fair will be held March 13-29 at 6558 Bruton Smith Boulevard, Concord. The event will feature midway rides, games, fair food, a petting zoo, and live entertainment. Admission prices are: $10 (ages 12+); $5 (ages 5-11); free for children 4 and under. Early bird tickets and unlimited ride wristbands can be purchased online at a discounted rate. Fair hours are: 4-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4-11 p.m. Friday; 1-11 p.m. Saturday; 1-10 p.m. Sunday. Onsite parking is $5 (cash only). For more information, including daily admission and ride specials, visit southernexpo.com/the-charlotte-fair/.

Saturday, March 14

For a full day of St. Patrick’s Day festivities, head to uptown Charlotte for the twenty-fourth annual Charlotte Goes Green Festival and Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The festival will be located on S. Tryon Street between Third Street and Stonewall Street and will be open from 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The festival features Irish music and dancing, vendors, food, and children’s activities. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at N. Tryon Street and Ninth Street, march south to Third Street, turn left on Third Street and march to Caldwell. For more information, visit www.charlottestpatsday.com/.

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Providence 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 2 p.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.

Sunday, March 15

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Providence at 1 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Save 40 percent when purchasing at least four tickets online with the Ultimate Family Day discount. Fans can also purchase post-game skate access to take the ice with the players after the game. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Monday, March 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.

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.

Tuesday, March 17

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 18

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.

Bring the whole family for a Puppet Show program at 6:30 p.m.