Family fun around town

Thursday, August 23

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

Family Story Time will be held at 11:15 a.m.

Friday, August 24

The Independence High School football team will play a home game against Hopewell (Huntersville, NC) at 7 p.m.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Stumptown Park in downtown Matthews for “Food Truck Friday.” The event is held on second and fourth Fridays, April through September, from 5-9 pm. The event features food and dessert trucks, music and bounce houses. Tonight’s concert will feature the Coconut Groove Band. Check out “Matthews Food Truck Fridays” on Facebook for up-to-date information for each event.



Saturday, August 25

The Charlotte Knights will take on Gwinnett at 1:05 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. The Knights will also take on Gwinnett at 7:04 p.m. During the game, fans can register to be selected to participate in a special dice game promotion that could win them $50,000. Also, stick around after the game for a post-game fireworks show. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.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.

The Chess Club will meet at 3 p.m.

Sunday, August 26

Join American Girl® for an afternoon at Discovery Place Science in Charlotte. Attendees will enjoy lunch at the Bistro at the Charlotte American Girl store in SouthPark Mall before driving to Discovery Place Science for a class inspired by Luciana, the Girl of the Year 2018. Girls will participate in experiments and art activities, such as designing a rocket or spaceship. Afterward, enjoy a treat of space ice cream. Transportation is not included. The event will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. The cost of the event is $45 per person. For more information, call the Charlotte American Girl Store reservations team at 877-247-5223 or visit online at www.americangirl.com.

The Charlotte Knights will take on Gwinnett at 5:05 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Fans can meet famous wrestlers such as The Boogie Woogie Man, The Barbarian, Manny Fernandez and legendary referee Tommy Young as the Knights raise money for the Crockett Foundation. PWX Wrestling will bring the “Battle at the Ballpark” after the game. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Magnus will be in action in the main event. Kids will also have the opportunity to run the bases after the game. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Monday, August 27

The Charlotte Knights will take on Gwinnett at 7:04 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Bring your dog to the game for Bark in the Ballpark. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Asheville at 7:05 p.m. Your Belly Buster Monday game ticket includes all you can eat hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos and popcorn. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

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, August 28

The Charlotte Knights will take on Durham at 7:04 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. The first 1,000 fans will receive a Paul Schadt bobblehead. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Asheville at 7:05 p.m. Fans will enjoy Baseball Bingo during the game. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.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, August 29

The Charlotte Knights will take on Durham at 7:04 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Meet former Atlanta Braves starting pitcher and 1991 NLCS MVP Steve Avery at BB&T Ballpark as part of the 2018 Harris Teeter & Old Spice Celeb Series. Visit www.bbtballparkcharlotte.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Asheville at 7:05 p.m. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.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.