Matthews Alive! Festival:
Live music, food, crafts, games and parade. 12 p.m. Aug. 31; 10 a.m. Sept. 1. www.matthewsalive.org. Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-847-4411. www.mat thewsnc.com
Matthews Auto & Motorcycle Classic:
Hundreds of cars and motorcycles will be displayed; awards will be given. Live music. Raffle benefiting the Matthews Police Department. 9 a.m. Matthews Station Street, Matthews. 704-847-3649. www.matthewscham ber.com
For 2-year-olds. 11 a.m. Matthews Branch Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-847-6691. www.plcmc.org
Teen Event-Games To Get You Moving:
Get moving with Wii. 5:30 p.m. Matthews Branch Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-847-6691. www.plcmc.org
Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK) Meeting:
Discuss bats, their role in the ecosystem and the threats that they face. 7 p.m. Free. 704-814-0877. www.hab itatsteward,org. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St. E., Matthews.
Open Swing Dancing Party. No partner required. 8 p.m. $5. 704-293-4862. www.lovinlindy.com. Crews Road Recreation Center, 1201 Crews Road, Matthews. 704-708-4432.
Kiwanis of Pineville-South Meck:
7:30 a.m. 704-333-6699. www.bnrglo bal.com. Light Rail Restaurant, 8045 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-643-2121.
Storytime with a special craft designed for your 2- to 3-year-old. 10 a.m. Matthews Branch Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-847-6691. www.plcmc.org
Ikebana International Chapter #49:
Come join us to learn Ikebana, the art of flower arranging in the Japanese style! "Learn the Basics Workshop", containers, equipment, and conditioning of plant material. Make a floral arrangement. Flowers will be provided. Call for details on what to bring and fee for workshop. 9:30 a.m. 704-543-5573. SouthPark Christian Church, 6650 Park South Drive, Charlotte. 704-554-1066. www.south parkchristian.org
For children under 3. 9:30 a.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 3327 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-341-9365.
Golfers in Transition:
Public networking event for under- or unemployed people.10:30 a.m. 704-543-1879. Charlotte Golf Links, 11500 Providence Rd., Charlotte. 704-846-7990.
Matthews Board Of Adjustment Meeting:
12 p.m. Matthews Town Center, 230 Matthews Station Street, Matthews. 704-847-6691. matthewsnc.com
Kiwanis Club Of Matthews Meeting:
12 p.m. Township Grille, 10400 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-847-2480.
Mecklenburg South Rotary Club:
7:30 a.m. Free. 704-293-4844. Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Lane, Charlotte. 704-542-8150.
For preschoolers and their families. 11 a.m. Matthews Branch Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-847-6691. www.plcmc.org
11:15 a.m. Free. www.josephbeth.com. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 4345 Barclay Downs Drive (SouthPark Mall), Charlotte. 704-602-9800.
Ballantyne Rotary Club:
12:30 p.m. 704-846-6512. www.bal lantynerotaryclub.org. City Tavern, 7828 Rea Rd., Charlotte. 704-543-9231.
Children's Cooking Class:
For ages 5-12. Proceeds will benefit Kid's Cafe, a part of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Call 704-926-1201 for reservations. 4:30 p.m. $5 per child. Earth Fare, 12235 N. Community House Road, Charlotte.
Blakeney Summer Concert Series On The Village Green:
7 p.m. Free. www.shopblakeney.com. Blakeney Village Green, Ardrey Kell and Rea Road, Charlotte.
Mint Hill Lions Club 5K Run:
8 a.m. $25 Aug. 8-Sept. 2 $30 Day of Race. Bain Elementary School, 11524 Bain School Rd., Charlotte.
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators:
Please bring eight to 10 copies of five double-spaced pages of a project you are working on for critique purposes. Illustrators are welcome to bring projects. Newcomers welcome. 9 a.m. Free. 704-366-4076. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 4345 Barclay Downs Drive (SouthPark Mall), Charlotte. 704-602-9800.
CMPD Pet Adoption:
10 a.m. 704-336-7600. SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte.
Dad Story Time:
For ages 5-9. 10 a.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 3327 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-341-9365.
Crafts at Lakeshore Learning:
Kids age 3 and up will have fun making a craft. 11 a.m. Free. Lakeshore Learning, 10005 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-849-2370. www.lakeshore learning.com
Neighborhood Block Party:
All are welcome to our Neighborhood Block Party! Activities are free, including moon bounce, pony rides (1-3), games! Chili dogs, drinks and desserts also are free. 12 p.m. Free. www.sharonumc.org. Sharon United Methodist Church, 4411 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-366-9166.
"Stir, Laugh, Repeat" Book Signing:
Stir, Laugh, Repeat" was originally written for the offspring of Baby Boomers, but is being used by all ages. 1 p.m. www.marthaskitch enkorner.com. Borders | Charlotte, 3900 Colony Road, Charlotte. 704-365-6261. www.borders.com