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Victorian Teas: The Matthews Woman's Club is taking reservations for its Victorian Teas, to be held various times Dec. 1-4. Teas are at the historic Reid House, 134 West John St., Matthews. The house will be decorated for an old-fashioned Christmas, and visitors will experience Victorian carolers, a harpist and much more while enjoying an assortment of sweet and savory treats and sandwiches handmade by club members. There also will be a boutique offering unique Christmas and tea mementos. Details: Reservations accepted only by phone: 704-849-5063. Cost: $25 per person.

Geek Fest: The 2011 Geek Festival will be Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Central Piedmont Community College Levine Campus and will feature the latest innovations, software and career opportunities the technology industry has to offer. The greater Charlotte community is encouraged to participate in this free event. The campus is at 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews.

Veterans Remember: A helicopter and other military vehicles and artifacts will be on display as part of "Veterans Remember" event Oct. 25 at Matthews town green in front of the town hall/library, 230 Matthews Station St.

The event is a lead-in to the Matthews Historical Foundation's October community meeting. Beginning 5 p.m., visitors can view the helicopter and other items and enjoy chili, courtesy of Willow Grove Retirement Community. Starting 7 p.m. inside the library, published author and World War II fighter pilot Tom Easterling will speak. Details: or call 704-846-6693.


Community celebration: The Wells Fargo Community Celebration, with free arts and cultural experiences, will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29. Explore and enjoy the city's diverse arts, science and history offerings.

Free admission available to many uptown cultural facilities including: Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts, Discovery Place (limited admission), Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, Levine Museum of the New South, Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, McColl Center for Visual Art and The Light Factory.