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Cox Mill high School
Fundraiser: Cox Mill Band is hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast 7:30-10 a.m. Feb. 12 at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at Applebee's the morning of the breakfast. 8078 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.
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Cultural exchange visit: Eleven students and a teacher from Tianli International School in Luzhou, China, are visiting Cannon School to experience a range of local culture during a two-week stay. The visitors are paired with Cannon School students whose families act as hosts for the trip. The visit is part of a sister school relationship that began in 2004.
Open house: Feb. 26 for families seeking to explore educational opportunities at Cannon. 1 p.m. Taylor Hall. Interested families may register to attend at www.cannonschool.org/openhouse.
Central Cabarrus High School
Twitter page: Check out Central's Twitter page for events, announcements and general information. www.twitter.com/centralcabarrus.
Hickory Ridge High School
Donation drive: The Beta Club at Hickory Ridge is asking families for a donation of their gently used women's, men's and children's prescription glasses, bifocals and non-prescription sunglasses. The club will take them to Lens Crafters, where their associates will clean, repair and deliver them to those in need in their Global Clinics. Glasses can be dropped off in the front office. For more information about the program visit www.onesight.org.
Fashion show benefit: The Health Occupations Students of America Club will sponsor a pre-prom fashion show 2:45 p.m. Feb. 11. Vendors will be located in the Commons area before the show. $1 admission, and all proceeds benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Team member of the month: Lisa Kirbay was chosen as Hickory Ridge's team member of the month.