Morning Minute: November 9, 2018

News About Town: Sunday, November 11, the mayor and Matthews Board of Commissioners will join members of Matthews American Legion Post 235 for a special Veterans Day Ceremony. Starting at 11:00 a.m. at Stumptown Park, at noon the ceremony will move to at Old Matthews Cemetery (Pleasant Hill Drive) to honor and remember WWI soldiers, including Private Grady B. Hooks who was killed on the last day of WWI, November 11, 1918, and is buried in the cemetery.

News Around Town: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir celebrated Diwali and New Year Annakut yesterday with vegetarian food, cultural programs, and traditional entertainment. Special Diwali celebrations are organized for children and youths to preserve the true spiritual importance of the festival. Throughout the celebrations, Hindu devotees ask Bhagwan (God) for enlightenment, ethical economic prosperity, and success in careers, among other rituals and traditions.

One Fun Thing: Machu Picchu Restaurant has a night of Venezuelan fun planned with bagpipes and stand-up comedy. Venezuelan Comedians Wilmer Ramirez and Honorius Torrealba will keep you laughing Saturday, November 10. Tickets available through Eventbrite.