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11/16/2008 12:00 AM

11/14/2008 8:44 PM

West Charlotte

Goodwill Industries, 2122 Freedom Drive, will host free financial counseling sessions and workshops Friday. Seminars titled “Understanding Debt and Savings” will be at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m.

From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., experts will lead 15-minute one-on-one sessions with participants.

To sign up, visit www.goodwillsp.org/events or call 704-916-1684.

Myers Park

Alexander Graham Middle School, 1800 Runnymede Lane, will have Parents' Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school's media center. Parents are invited to come for an overview of the school and learn about opportunities for academic and personal growth. Details: 980-343-5810.

Uptown

Charlotte's first Fatherhood Town Hall will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. Sixty Mecklenburg County children will be honored for winning an essay contest on the theme “What My Father Means to Me.” About 1,600 children participated. Details: www.fathers.com.

University City

The NorthEast Coalition will host a discussion on mixed-income housing at 3 p.m. Sunday at the University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Boulevard. Tom Hanchett of The Levine Museum of the New South will be the guest speaker. Details: 704-596-8288.

West Charlotte

The Northwest School of the Arts, 1415 Beatties Ford Road, will have informational open house sessions Monday and Wednesday. The CMS magnet is seeking middle and high school students who have ability in theater, visual arts, music and dance.

Open-house sessions and tours will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 5-7 p.m. Auditions begin in January. Details: http://pages.cms.k12.nc.us/ northwest/.

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