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Library exhibits: Two new exhibits are on display in the lobby of Matthews Library, 232 Matthews Station St.

One display case is devoted to the history of Boy Scouts with a special emphasis on Troop 39 from Matthews United Methodist Church. That troop is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The other case holds items from Matthews' past, in the display "Matthews Has Its Own Story to Tell." The lobby is open during regular town hall and library business hours.

Heritage Museum: Organizers are collecting photographs and artifacts from Matthews' past for the future Heritage Museum of Matthews.

Organizers hope to open in the restored Massey Clark house on Trade Street. If you have items or pictures you would like to loan or donate, contact Jill Pleimann at 704-847-4411 or Paula Lester at 704-847-7610.

Mint Hill

Veterans dinner: The Mint Hill Masonic Lodge, at 10224 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill, will play host to Rockin' for the Vets oldies dinner show for the benefit of the N.C. State Korean War Veterans Memorial being built in Mint Hill.

The show will be held on Aug. 20, with dinner hour 5-6 p.m., and the show starting at 6 p.m.

There will be a chicken and dumpling dinner included in the $20 ticket. The show will include music from the 50s, 60s and 70s, sung by local entertainers.

There will be a silent auction for a Dennis the Menace drawing by Marcus Hamilton, a signed football from the Carolina Panthers, and a Cracker Barrel rocking chair. All proceeds of this show will go to the KWVA to help them finish the building of the memorial.

Reservations appreciated. Call 704-545-6618.

Union County

Poster display: The Monroe Library is hosting a poster display of the August 1961 Civil Rights demonstrations in Monroe.

The display is in the Griffin Room Alcove as well as the two display cases with related information.