The 521 Recreation Center is sponsoring its fourth annual “Haunted Forest” Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. It features $5 hayrides, (children under 4 are free), carnival games and refreshments. The park is at 11401 Ardrey Kell Road. Details: 704-540-2426.
Matthews Fire and EMS officials want to remind residents that home addresses should be prominently displayed to make locating the scene of emergencies easier. Reflective address markers that attach to mailboxes can be purchased from the department for $15. Details: 704-847-4468.
The next Matthews Town Meeting will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall. It was moved from its normal Monday schedule so the Matthews Board of Commissioners could attend the Centennial Conference of the League of Municipalities.
The annual scarecrow contest will take place at Mint Hill Town Hall beginning Oct. 24. Details: www.minthill.com or 704-545-6231.
The October Town Council meeting has been changed to Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Hut Meeting Facility, 413 Johnston Drive.
Pineville Parks and Recreation Department presents the annual Fall Festival on Friday 6-10 p.m. and Saturday10 a.m.-10 p.m., at Pineville Lake Park, 1000 Johnston Drive. It features rides, games, arts and crafts, food, live music and more. Details: 704-889-2400.
Crescent Resources is sponsoring “Tax-Free Home Tour” in eight Charlotte-area communities, including the Sanctuary, on Oct. 24-26. Buyers who purchase a featured home have the property taxes deducted from the selling price. Details: www.crescentevent.com/hometour.
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