Women’s Club: The first meeting of the 2015-2016 club year will be 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Mint Hill Town Hall ,4430 Mint Hill Village Lane. Chico’s, 7808 Rea Road that highlights the latest fall fashions and accessories. Five club members will model two outfits each.
. Following the fashion show in the Assembly Room, light refreshments will be served in the Flex Room.
Women in Mint Hill and surrounding areas are welcome to attend. If interested in attending, please call Carol Hull, president, at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Matthews Alive: The four-day, family friendly, Labor Day festival runs Sept. 2-5 in downtown. The festival kicks off 6 p.m. Friday with a $15 all-you-can-ride armband night. The Fantastic Shakers take to the Stumptown Park stage at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday’s parade, billed as the largest Labor Day parade on the East coast, begins at 10:30 a.m. traveling down Trade Street, led by Grand Marshall Dennis Green, the town’s recently retired Fire and EMS Chief. Chicago and Heart tribute bands play Saturday night with headliner Joe Diffie taking the stage on Sunday. In addition to the other activities, Monday features the Matthews Chamber Auto Show around Matthews Town Hall.
More than 150,000 visitors are expected to attend at least one of the four days to enjoy rides, games, arts and crafts for sale, festival food, kids activities and live entertainment. More than 2,000 volunteers representing 30 area nonprofits will be working the festival. After all bills are paid, proceeds will be distributed to those groups. To date, Matthews Alive has given back over $1.3 million to the community.
For information and festival schedule visit www.matthewsalive.org.
Phillips house: The Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission is holding a Community Meeting on 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Matthews Town Hall, to gather thoughts and ideas about the future uses of the historic Phillips house and property located at 131 W. Charles St.
The Phillips family moved into their new home in February 1925 when Margaret Phillips was a young girl. In 2015, Phillips, the last surviving member of the family, sold the property to the Historic Landmarks Commission asking that they designate it a local historic landmark, ensuring that the house and barn would never be destroyed. Phillips died in January 2016 at 101 years of age.
Local Matthews historian, Paula Lester, says it’s important for the community to attend and give their input.
“For over ninety years, the Craftsman-style bungalow and the Morris Barn have been seen and admired by many Matthews citizens and visitors. Familiar sites become fixtures in our life and are often taken for granted. Changes will occur on this property. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard,” said Lester.
Charlotte Area Transit System and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are seeking public participation for the future station area plan for the Charlotte Gateway Station.
Three vision concepts are being considered. Public input will help to identify and refine a single preferred vision for the Charlotte Gateway Station area. Participants are encouraged to take the following online survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CharlotteGateway.
For information about the Charlotte Gateway Station, visit www.ridetransit.org.
Call for artists
Due date Sept. 9: The Caldwell Arts Council is seeking submissions for a new logo design. Artists may submit up to three designs for review. Each submission must contain the proposed logo design in two file formats: A vector graphic file in either .ai (Adobe Illustrator) or .eps (Encapsulated Postscript) format, and a high resolution (300 dpi) photo file in .jpg format
Submissions need to be received by 5 p.m. Sept. 9; $500 will be awarded to the winning submission. Submit your work via email, in zip files if necessary, to executive director Adrienne Roellgen, Adrienne@CaldwellArts.com.