Family fun around town

Thursday, August 30

The Kannapolis Intimidators will take on Asheville at 7:05 p.m. Visit intimidatorsbaseball.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Charlotte Knights will take on Durham at 7:04 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. 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 11:15 a.m.

Bring the whole family in their pjs to enjoy Pajama Story Time at 6:30 p.m.



Friday, August 31

The Independence High School football team will play a home game against Olympic at 7 p.m.

The Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival will be held Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3. The festival will kick off Friday night with $15 all-you-can-ride wristbands, shag dancing, live entertainment and more. Friday festival hours are 6-10 p.m.

Saturday, September 1

The Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival will be held Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3. The parade will begin Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. The Arts and Crafts Pavilion opens at 9 a.m. There will be carnival rides, live entertainment, festival food and children’s entertainment and activities throughout the day. Saturday main festival hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Kid’s Connection hours are 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Arts and Crafts hours are 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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.

The Chess Club will meet at 3 p.m.

Sunday, September 2

The Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival will be held Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3. Sunday at Matthews Alive will feature arts and crafts, carnival rides, live entertainment, festival food and children’s entertainment and activities throughout the day. Sunday main festival hours are 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kid’s Connection hours are 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Arts and Crafts hours are 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Monday, September 3

Labor Day

The Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival will be held Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3. Monday at Matthews Alive will feature arts and crafts, carnival rides, live entertainment, festival food and children’s entertainment and activities throughout the day. Monday main festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kid’s Connection hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arts and Crafts hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, September 4

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.

The American Girl Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Registration is required.

Wednesday, September 5

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.