Spaces are open in several age groups for coed youth soccer and co-ed youth flag football at 521 Recreation Center on Ardrey Kell Road.
In soccer, openings remain in the 6-and-under, 8-and-under, 10-and-under and 12-and-under age groups. In flag football, there are openings in 8-and-under, 10-and-under, and 12-and-under. Cost for either sport is $55 per person. Practice is usually once a week, with games on Saturday mornings.
Details: chris.hunter@meck lenburgcountync.gov, call 704-540-2426 or go to Eparks at www.parkandrec.com.
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The Matthews HELP Center's 4th Annual Customer Appreciation Day Sale is Wednesday.
Its Back Porch Treasures Thrift Shop offers bargains on gently used clothing, housewares, toys, books, antiques and collectibles. During the sale, almost everything is 50 percent off or further discounted.
It's at 119 N. Ames St. in downtown Matthews. Details: 704-847-8383.
Planning for Mint Hill Madness, Sept. 26-28, is under way, and organizers are accepting applications for arts and craft vendors, and volunteers. Details: www.minthillchamberof commerce.org or 704-573-8282.
The Pineville Town Council's monthly meeting will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., at the Pineville Hut Meeting Facility. On the agenda: a golf cart ordinance that would regulate the use of golf carts/utility vehicles on public roads. Details: 704-889-2291.
Steele Creek Elementary is having an open house Aug. 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Barnes and Noble-Arboretum's regular book group for beginning readers, called “Magic Tree House Mondays,” meets Monday at 10 a.m. The group is for readers ages 5-8.
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