Family fun around town

Thursday, November 1

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder 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 11:15 a.m.

Reading Buddies for children ages 5 through 11 will be available at 5 and 5:30 p.m. Children will read one-on-one with a teen volunteer for 30 minutes. Registration is required.

Friday, November 2



The Charlotte Checkers will take on Providence at 7 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Purchase online to receive a Dia de los Muertos shirt and ticket for $25. Also, bring in four or more canned food items for the Loaves and Fishes canned food drive to receive a free ticket to the Sunday, November 25 game. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Town of Matthews holiday event tickets go on sale Friday, November 2 at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in person, by phone 704-321-7275 or online. The Nutcracker will be performed November 24, 25, December 1 and 2. Tickets are $7 for ages 13 and up and $5 for ages 12 and under. The Sugar Plum Tea Party will immediately follow the 3 p.m. matinee performances of The Nutcracker on November 25 and December 2. Tickets are $5 per person. Breakfast with Santa will be held December 8 and 15. Tickets are $7 per person. Visit www.matthewsnc.gov for more information.

Saturday, November 3

EpicFest will be held at ImaginOn in Charlotte from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EpicFest is a free literary festival that connects families with authors, illustrators and books. The Family Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring appearances by award-winning authors and illustrators, group art, early learning stations, gaming, family snacks, music mixing with a DJ, book giveaways, signings and a musical performance by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. A YA author panel for teens and fans of young adult literature will be held from 4-6:30 p.m.  For more information including a schedule of events, visit www.cmlibrary.org/epicfest2018.

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 Checkers will take on Providence at 7 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Today is Slap Shot Saturday. Stick around after the game to take a shot on the ice. Members of the military can purchase discounted tickets (call 704-342-4423) for Military Appreciation Night and the team will wear special military warm-up jerseys that will be available for auction near the end of the season. Also, bring in four or more canned food items for the Loaves and Fishes canned food drive to receive a free ticket to the Sunday, November 25 game. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Pawsitively Matthews will be held at Stumptown Park in Matthews from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature over 50 pet-friendly vendors, Dare Devil Dogs Frisbee Shows, “Mutt Strut” Best Trick Contest, Matthews Police Department K9 Unit demonstration and adoptable dog parades. The Coconut Groove Band will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.matthewsnc.gov for more information.

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

Family Story Time will be held at 9:30 a.m.

One-on-one math tutoring sessions with a teen volunteer will be available at 10 a.m. Registration is required.

The Chess Club will meet at 3 p.m.

Monday, November 5

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.

Reading Buddies for children ages 5 through 11 will be available at 6 and 6:30 p.m. Children will read one-on-one with a teen volunteer for 30 minutes. Registration is required.

Tuesday, November 6

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Atlanta Hawks 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:

Baby Story Time for babies birth through 17 months will be held at 10:15 a.m.

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

Reading Buddies for children ages 5 through 11 will be available at 5 and 5:30 p.m. Children will read one-on-one with a teen volunteer for 30 minutes. Registration is required.

Wednesday, November 7

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 6 and 6:30 p.m. Children will read one-on-one with a teen volunteer for 30 minutes. Registration is required.