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Hough High, Hopewell High
Staff basketball game: The Hopewell and Hough men's basketball teams will be sponsoring the basketball game between the Hough staff and the Hopewell staff at 7 p.m. Oct. 27. The game will be played at Hough High School, Bailey Road, Cornelius. $5 admission.
Haunted Palace: The haunted house at the Palace Theater in Cornelius will give $1 to the school for every ticket sold to a student who shows an ID or Hopewell supporter who tells the cashier that he is from Hopewell. Open until Halloween. Details: www.thehauntedpalace.org.
Open house: For families exploring educational opportunities for students in grades junior kindergarten-12. 1 p.m. Nov. 6. 704-721-7199. Taylor Hall at Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. www.cannonschool.org.
Open house: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. McKinney Academy, 412 Armour St., Davidson. 704-895-9664. Additional open houses: 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9; 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11; 6:30 p.m. Feb 17; 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 17. Details: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Covenant Academy
Coffee chat: Coffee Chat 8:45-10 a.m. Oct. 29. Parents are invited to join administrators for a light breakfast and school update.