Morning Minute: Thursday, February 28, 2019

News About Town:  Tomorrow (Friday, March 1) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. is the last Crews Family Fun Night until the fall. We won't say they saved the best for last but... LASER TAG!! One part friendly competition, one part adrenaline, you’ll get some serious fun time in without worrying about muddy shoes. Park and Rec will also have food to keep your belly from giving your hiding spot away. Did we mention it’s free? #bestnightever


News Around Town: The North Carolina Youth Rugby Union will descend upon Matthews this weekend (March 2 and 3) for the 16th Annual Carolina Ruggerfest. Ruggerfest, the largest youth rugby tournament on the East Coast has approximately 1,500 athletes, ranging in age from 7 to 18 years, who will be taking to the fields of the Matthews Sportsplex. An additional 2,500 parents, coaches, and crew will be accompanying the teams, so if you notice a few extra thousand people in town, it’s #kindofabigdeal.

One Good Thing: Grab your tickets to the HELP Fest early, while they still have early bird pricing. If you get them before March 15, tickets are $45 (ages 18 and up), $15 (ages 8 – 17), and children 7 and under free. This year the annual spring festival is Saturday, April 27, from 5 til 9 p.m. at the HELP Center. There will be live music, an array of local restaurants, a silent auction and more. The family-friendly event benefits services provided by the HELP Center throughout the community. #lovethyneighbor