24-Hour Garage Sale: There will be a 24-Hour Garage Sale 6 a.m. April 16 to 6 a.m. April 17 at 5309 Stallworth Drive. A portion of the proceeds will go to 24 Hours of Booty, a nonprofit that runs the national 24-hour road cycling charity event. Hosted by the 24 Hours of Booty Bank of America team, the garage sale is open to the public and will feature free gifts and various buy-one-get-one-free specials between midnight and 6 a.m. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent webinar: Polo Ridge Elementary will host a webinar, presented by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, 4-5 p.m. April 6 at the school at 11830 Tom Short Road. Andy Baxter, director of the Center for Human Capital Strategies, will discuss the new model of standards used to measure teacher effectiveness. Reservations are required. Email email@example.com.
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Open house: Bright Blessings will hold an open house 1-5 p.m. April 10 at the nonprofit's new location, 608-A Matthews-Mint Hill Road. The free event will include arts and crafts, games, a bounce house, face painting, Mad Science experiments, contests and prizes. Those who donate a box of pencils, a bag of lollipops or cash will be entered into a raffle. All donations will go to Bright Blessings, which serves homeless children and their families in Charlotte. Details: www.brightblessingsusa.org.