The Blair Road Marketplace features lots of vendors with a variety of goods to sell. There will also be a bake sale with lots of delicious cakes, pies and cookies. Proceeds go to local missions.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 9135 Blair Road, Mint Hill
The Matthews Heritage Museum partners with Brakeman’s Coffee and Supply to host a free activity for children to make a ring catcher. Those who present a Brakeman’s receipt will receive a dollar off entrance for their entire party to the museum, across the street. Visit www.matthewsheritagemuseum.org for details.
10 a.m. to noon; 225 N. Trade St., Matthews
Matthews Library hosts “College 101: ACT Practice Exam with the Princeton Review.” High school sophomores, juniors and seniors can prepare for college and kick off their ACT prep with a free practice exam. Registration is required at www.princ
10:30 a.m.; 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews
Charlotte City Ballet Company presents “Prelude to the Holidays” at Matthews Fullwood Theater. The first act displays pieces showcasing the versatility of the dancers. The second act contains pieces from “The Nutcracker.” Tickets cost $12. Buy them at www.charlottecityballet.org
1 and 4 p.m.; 100 W. McDowell St., Matthews
VFW Post 4059 will hold a ceremonial American flag retirement burning, while John Ellis will explain the history of the flag. Also, Mayor Ted Biggers will dedicate the fire pit built through an Eagle Scout project.
2 p.m.; 11341 Bain School Road, Mint Hill
Come during the week of Nov. 13-17 for the Wild West Book Fair at Philadelphia Presbyterian Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten. The book fair is open during the week but the congregation and visitors are welcome to shop on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to noon. For more information call the preschool office at 704-545-3439 X122.
8:30 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 1:30 p.m.; 11501 Bain School Road, Mint Hill
Matthews Internal Medicine & The Med Spa holds a ribbon cutting with the Matthews Chamber of Commerce. Call 704-246-3936 or visit www.matthewsmd.com for details.
434 N. Trade St., Matthews
Matthews Library hosts “Genealogy on the Internet for Teens,” empowering those ages 13 to 18 with the skills to begin researching their family history. The presenter will cover library tools and resources. Registration is required. Call 704-416-5000 or visit www.cmlibrary.org for details.
4:30 p.m.; 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews
Charlotte Rescue Mission is hosting a food box drive to provide all the ingredients needed for a family to enjoy Thanksgiving at home.
Pack a food box in a plastic tote with a lid (16” x 13” x 12”) or a bankers box with a lid (16.25” x 12.5” x 10.5”) to help with stacking.
Boxes should includes green beans, whole kernel corn, cut sweet yams, cranberry sauce, stove-top stuffing, turkey or brown gravy (mix), spice cake mix, pumpkin – not pie filling (15oz can), baking pan for cake (9×13) and one copy each of “Recipe for Pumpkin Cake” and Charlotte Rescue Mission services, which will be provided once you have responded to the email address below.
Email Thanksgiving@Char lotteRescueMission.org with the number of boxes you or your group plans to bring.
Drop off 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17-18; 907 W. 1st St., Charlotte
Matthews Library hosts Satellite Studio I, giving people of all ages the opportunity to explore new technologies, create video and audio content. Events are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Learning will be facilitated by teen interns. Registration is required. Call 704-416-5000 or visit www.cmlibrary.org for details.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 230 Matthews Station St, Matthews
Mint Hill Arts incorporates artwork from its second annual Plein Art Paint Out at its November exhibit, dubbed “Celebrate North Carolina.” The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays through Nov. 29. Visit www.minthillarts.org for details.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 11205 Lawyers Road, Mint Hill
Mint Hill Arts showcases the wildlife photography of Romie Mizell at its Fourth Quarter Exhibit at the Mint Hill Town Hall Gallery. Mizell, past president of Mint Hill Arts, has shown his photography frequently at its monthly shows. The gallery is open to weekdays through January at the Mint Hill Town Hall gallery.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane, Mint Hill