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Admissions open houses
Cannon School: 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.
Davidson Day School: Open house at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 the Davidson Day auditorium. Questions? Call the admissions office at 704-237-5200 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Davidson Day School is at 750 Jetton St., Davidson, just off I-77 Exit 30.
Step team: Concord High School's Lambda Beta Epsilon (Lead by Example) step team recently opened for the world-renowned group Step Afrika, which travels the globe performing and displaying the art of stepping. The performance was held at Dana Auditorium on the campus of Queens University. Lambda Beta Epsilon members also focus on leadership, academic achievement, teamwork and community service.
Walk for Hope: The fourth annual Rosemary Walk for Hope is scheduled at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 27. Cost is $5 a person to walk or $3 a person to walk as a group. T-shirts designed by Caswell Turner will be on sale for $10. The walk raises money to fight cancer. Register here: bit.ly/concordwalk.
Hickory Ridge High
Eating for the school: Every first Thursday of every month is CiCi's Pizza night. Ten percent of sales benefit the school. Also, today is the first Sonic Drive-In night for the school, with 20 percent of the proceeds benefiting the school.
Craft Show: Hickory Ridge's second craft bazaar is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 13. The math honor society, Mu Alpha Theta, is hosting the show to raise money for the club and the school. The show will be inside the school. Those interested in securing a booth for the show need to complete a registration form and return it to Lindsay Kay Gryziec by Nov. 10. To get the form, visit the school's website at www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/hrhs/.
Jay M. Robinson High
Community yard sale: Band boosters plan a community yard sale from 7-11:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at the school. Gates open to vendors at 6 a.m., and parking spaces will be sold for $20 for four spaces. Vendors do not have to reserve a spot ahead of time. All funds from the sale of spaces go to the bands of J.M. Robinson. Questions? E-mail email@example.com.
Harold E. Winkler Middle
Principal named: Gregory Liddle has been named principal of Harold E. Winkler Middle School, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2011. Currently, Liddle is principal of Carl A. Furr Elementary School, a position he has held since 2007. Liddle joined Cabarrus County Schools in 1999 as a sixth-grade teacher at Concord Middle School. In 2002, he was named assistant principal at Cox Mill Elementary School, a position he held until 2007 when he was named principal of Furr when it opened. Before joining Cabarrus County Schools, Liddle worked in Palm Coast, Fla., at Indian Trails K-8 School, where he taught third and fourth grades. Liddle received a master's degree in school administration from UNC Charlotte and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Purdue University. Liddle will begin his new role as principal of Harold E. Winkler Middle School in January. The school system currently is conducting a search for Liddle's replacement at Carl A. Furr Elementary School.
Covenant Classical School, Concord
Backyard Barbecue: 3-8 p.m. Oct. 23. Meet and greet local politicians and enjoy barbecue plates from Varsity Bar-B-Q. Silent and live auctions featuring local auctioneer Giles Moss. Fun for kids will include pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, bounce houses, hot dogs, ice cream, and a big bake sale. Details: 704-792-1854 or www.covenantclassical.org.
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Nurse Aide I Training Program: Classes are 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 2-Dec. 9 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Upon completion, participants are prepared to take the state approved written examination and demonstration of competency skills to be placed on the North Carolina NAI Registry. Enrollment in the Nurse Aide I Training Program is limited to 20 students. To apply, the continuing education registration form available online at www.cabarruscollege.edu should be completed. Tuition for the Nurse Aide I training program is $411. Books cost approximately $60. Details: 704-403-3207.