Matthews-Mint Hill Calendar: Aug. 10



‘Fire and water’ exhibit opens, 7 to 9 p.m.  
The nonprofit Mint Hill Arts will host a free reception for its juried exhibit, “Fire and Water Do Mix.”
The show will feature two categories: “Water” and “Fire.” The water category will include artwork using watercolor techniques and media, and all work submitted in the fire category must be “created by fire,” including ceramics, fused or melted glass, forged, welded, soldered or cast metal.
Refreshments will be available.
11205 Lawyers Road, suite A, Mint Hill
For more information, call 980-226-5532



‘Murder, Mystery and Mayhem,’ 1 p.m.
The Mint Hill Library will host author David Aaron Moore for a discussion titled “Charlotte: Murder, Mystery and Mayhem.” Join Moore as he digs deep into the closet of Charlotte’s dark history, exploring the various crimes and atrocities documented in his book.
6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill
For more information or to register, call 704-416-5200.



Blood drive, 1:30 to 6 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Matthews will host a blood drive for the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Donors must weigh at least 120 pounds.
185 S. Trade St., Matthews



Blood drive, 1 to 4 p.m.
The Matthews Chamber of Commerce will host a blood drive for the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas in honor of member Dennis Toler. Donors must weigh at least 120 pounds.
210 Matthews Station St., Matthews



Free car seat checks, installation, 8 to 11:30 a.m.
The Mint Hill Police Department and Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department will install and check child car seats during a clinic at the fire department.
Mint Hill offers the free service on the third Thursday of every month at the fire department. No appointment is necessary. Bring your child, if possible.
8313 Fairview Road, Mint Hill
For more information call Sgt. Brian Beck at 704-545-1085.

Sycamore Commons concert series, 6 to 9 p.m.
Matthews’ Sycamore Commons shopping center continues its annual free, live music concert series this week with country blues group the Mike Strauss Band. The fifth annual Summer Concert Series occurs Thursdays in the courtyard. Sycamore Commons is located off Matthews Township Parkway between U.S. 74 and Northeast Parkway.
For more information, call Randy at 704-724-2801 or email

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