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Harris Road Middle

Instruments needed: Band director Scott Mills is seeking donations of band wind instruments such as flutes, clarinets, trumpets and trombones. Drop them off at the school, 1251 Patriot Plantation Blvd., Concord. Details: or 704-782-2002.

Pfeiffer University

Homecoming 2010: Free concert by well-known American beach band the Catalinas will be held 6-8 p.m. on the front lawn of the Misenheimer campus during Pfeiffer University's 125th Anniversary event. Homecoming will be held Sept. 24-26.

Cannon School

School Readiness: Parents of preschool-age children will learn the ages and stages of child development and help determine the best education program for their children. Child development expert Cheryl Wolfe will speak 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 16 in the sanctuary of Davidson United Methodist Preschool, 233 S. Main St., Davidson.

Jay M. Robinson High

Spirit Awards finalists: The deadline for voting in Windstream's Classroom Connections program hadsbeen extended to Sept. 7. The Spirit Award is a $5,000 donation . Jay M. Robinson High among the top 30 finalists. To vote: