Victorian Christmas Teas: The telephone reservation line opens at midnight Saturday, Oct. 1, for the Matthews Woman’s Club Service League’s annual Victorian Christmas Teas scheduled for Dec. 1-4 at the historic Reid House in Matthews. The house will be decorated in Victorian Christmas splendor with each tea including carolers, a harpist, historic re-enactors, sweet and savory treats and more. Tickets are $30 each and reservations are available by phone only by calling 704-849-5063. For information visit www.matthewswomen.org.
Shred event: A free community shred event will be held 9 .am.-noon Oct. 1 at Town Hall, 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane. Residents may bring up to five standard size “bank boxes” per vehicle. Questions? Call 704- 545-9726.
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AT&T Fiber Optic Installations: AT&T has begun installing fiber optic telecommunication lines throughout town to bring high-speed internet service to residents at an unknown later date. AT&T has contracted with Ansco & Associates LLC to manage the installation of new fiber optic infrastructure; Ansco & Associates has sub-contracted the construction work to private contractors. You may see both Ansco and private contractor vehicles driving in neighborhoods where construction is underway. This work is not related to Google Fiber; the town does not know if or when Google Fiber is coming this way.
Residents with questions about the AT&T work should call AT&T representative Ian Shepherd at 704-247-0924.
Oktoberfest: Traditional German food, beer and music, family fun. Free parking and admission. Canned goods donations will be accepted for local food pantries. 3-7 p.m. Oct. 1. Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. 803-324-8877.
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