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Open house/mixer: In an effort to reach out to the Latin business community, the Matthews Chamber is hosting a Latin American Open House/Mixer from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at El Quincho Restaurant, 131 E. John St. in Matthews. The evening will include appetizers, cash bar, door prizes and networking. Chamber members and Spanish-speaking business people are invited. Free. Visit or call 704-847-3649.

Code enforcement officer: Carlo McKoy has joined the town as a part-time code enforcement officer. He will work with citizens and business owners during the day, evening and on weekends when necessary. Carlo is a native of North Carolina and has a degree in accounting from N.C. Central University. He earned a master's in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a certified public accountant.

Performance set: Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts will present "The Miracle Worker," Oct. 14-23, at Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St. The play is the true story of Helen Keller, an Alabama girl struck blind and deaf as a baby, and teacher Annie Sullivan. The Oct. 20 performance features sign-language interpreters and a talkback with the actors. Special seating for the hearing impaired can be reserved by calling the box office. Tickets are $10-$15, available online at, or call 704-846-8343.

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Bus routes: The Charlotte Area Transit System has adjusted several bus routes. The changes include:

43 Ballantyne: New Saturday service will operate 8:56 a.m.-9:20 p.m., providing a connection to employment opportunities and access to retail establishments at Ballantyne Commons and Ballantyne Village.

57 Archdale/SouthPark: The weekday service will operate one additional late night inbound and outbound trip between Forest Point Circle and the LYNX Archdale Station.

61X Arboretum Express: Morning trips will be extended to serve the Valerie C. Woodard Center.