Country Day School
Goodwill drive: On Dec. 8-9, students at Country Day School in junior kindergarten through fourth grade donated items to Goodwill's third annual Holiday Donation Drive. The students donated 764 items, including clothing, books and toys. The donations amounted to $21,000, which will go toward the Goodwill's retail stores and job training and employment programs. Details: Lelia King at 704-916-1667.
Financial aid night: Ardrey Kell High School will hold a financial aid night for seniors and their parents from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 6 in the media center at the school, 10220 Ardrey Kell Road. There will be a representative from Davidson College to answer questions about FAFSA, scholarships and related issues. Details: 980-343-0860.
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Chamber meeting: The next meeting of the Chamber of Commerce for the Ballantyne chapter will be held at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6 at the Ballantyne Hotel & Resort, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Members and non-members are invited to attend. $20 for members, $45 for non-members. Details: 704-378-1300.
Ballantyne Corporate Park
Toy drive: The Ballantyne Corporate Park held the Toys for Tweens drive Dec. 9-10 for children ages 10-14. The 439 donated toys went to the nonprofit Toys for Tots. The toys will be distributed to less-fortunate children in Mecklenburg County.