The Golf Club at Ballantyne Resort reopens Thursday after extensive renovation and the addition of a golf pavilion. Enhancements include the rebuilding, expanding and laser leveling of all 18 tee boxes, expansion of several greens, revamping of all bunkers and significant design changes to holes 2, 3, 8 and 12. The pavilion will provide food service and accommodate up to 140 people.
The town hosts a drop-in meeting on the McKee Road improvement project from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Matthews Community Center, 100 E. McDowell St.
The town takes part in ASC's Cultural Free For All with Discover Mint Hill Saturday. Special activities and programs will be held at the Mint Hill Branch Library, Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, Mint Hill Scottish Society, Mint Hill Arts and Children's World Museum. Details: www.discoverminthill.com.
The sixth annual Kiwanis of Pineville-South Mecklenburg golf tournament will be at noon Sept. 29 at Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Lane. Cost is $100 per person. Proceeds go to community programs, including the Key Club at South Mecklenburg High School, Terrific Kids at Sterling Elementary, Nations Ford Elementary and Pineville Elementary and Elon Homes for Children. Details: www.bnrglobal.com/golf.
Two groundbreakings from last week:
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation broke ground on its baseball/softball field at Thomas McAllister Winget Park, 12025 Winget Road. The $1 million project includes a restroom building and parking area and is being paid for through park bonds previously approved by voters.
Carolinas HealthCare System broke ground for Steele Creek Medical Plaza at 14424 Steele Creek Road. It will feature a free-standing emergency facility and several medical practices. The emergency facility will offer 24-hour, 7-days-a-week services.
There are two vacancies on the Southwest Parks District Advisory Council. If you are interested in learning more about the council or would like an application, call 704-529-1827.
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