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Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center
5K and Fun Run: The May7 event begins with a 1-mile Fun Run for families at 8:30 a.m. and a 5K through historic Davidson at 9a.m. The race is part of the 2011 Davidson Town Day. There will also be a competition to see which local school has the most participants. Proceeds benefit the Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center. Pre-register online at www.queencitytiming.com, or on May 6 at Sabi Bistro 5-8 p.m. Register on race day at the Davidson Town Green. Details: 704-892-1228.
Grace Covenant Academy
End of grade testing: Begins May2.
Muffins with Moms: With Pre-K starts at 8:45 a.m. May4.
Open house: 9:30-10:30 a.m. May 9. Prospective families are invited to attend a presentation and tour. RSVP requested: www.gracecovenantacademy.org or 704-892-5601.
Field Trip: First grade trip to Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens on May 10.
Second Grade Field Trip: May 12 to Asheboro Zoo.
One World fundraiser: Seventh-grader Ben Wyatt of Davidson raised $1,400 for One World, which provides clean water to villages in Tanzania. Wyatt created the project and with these funds three wells will be built. Wyatt's goat to raise $4,000 will build 10 wells. Details: snipr.com/27slhq.
Jam Festival: Families from the area are invited to an art and jazz festival 5 p.m. April 29. The annual Arts Jam offers activities and musical performances. The festival will take place on Cannon's campus at 5801 Poplar tent Road. The event is free and open to the public.
Grant: Cannon School received a $74,049 grant from the Cannon Foundation, which will go toward the installation of flooring in one of the school's gyms. The flooring will replace the current blue, rubberized flooring over the summer.
Screenings: 9:30-11 a.m. May 4 at Community School of Davidson, 565 Griffith St. Davidson. 6:30 p.m. May 25 at Mt. Island Charter School, 14516 Lucia River Highway, Mt. Holly. Please pre-register for the Mountain Island screening at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details about the film: www.groundproductions.com/playagain.
St. Mark Catholic School
Art show results: Best in Show 2-D, "Still Life Study in Pastels," Emma Stump, chalk pastels, seventh grade. Second place 2-D, "Spring Bliss," Michaella Wu, colored pencil, seventh grade. Third place 2-D, "The River that Flows," Catherine Strickland, water color, seventh grade. Best in Show 3-D, "Wire Rocker," Bridgette Perrott, sculpture, eighth grade. Second place 3-D, "Mask," Adaire Smithwick, sculpture, eighth grade. Third place 3-D, "Circa," Amor Camatcho, sculpture, eighth grade. Honorable mention ribbons were also given to Bridget Corradi, Sophia Chirico, Dani Grouse, Danielle Morlando, Sarah Murphy, Davis Bandi, Nicolas Principi, Emily Mayernik, Jayna Saltrick, Viktor Nguyen, Taylor Seeling, Tyson Parker, Hannah Yelanich and Sydney Zarsadias.
William A. Hough High
College admissions discussion: 6:30-8 p.m. April 28 in the Auditorium. Parents and students are invited to a panel discussion that will include admission representatives from UNC Charlotte, Davidson College, Central Piedmont Community College and the University of Alabama. Topics include admission process, applications and the characteristics of a qualified applicant.
Volunteer Appreciation Brunch: 8-10 a.m. April 27 in the Principal's Conference Room.
TCBY Night: Support Cornelius Elementary at TCBY in Birkdale Village 4-9p.m. May 2. A percentage of sales will go to the school.
Career day: May 27 for fourth- and fifth-grader. Parents who want to participate should email Ann Wayland for details at email@example.com.
Math Fair winners: Third-grader Ariana Conway placed first at the North Carolina Regional Math Fair. First-grader Ananya Jain placed third.