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Cannon School

Admission open house: For families seeking to explore educational opportunities in junior kindergarten through 12th grade. Tour the campus, speak one-on-one with parents and students about the school's academic, arts and athletics offerings, including a new varsity football program, and learn more about the admissions process. 1 p.m. Jan. 8. Free. 704-721-7199. Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-786-8171.

Performance Learning Center

Fundraiser: The PTSO of the Cabarrus County Schools Performance Learning Center has partnered with On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina to raise money for the school. Tell your server you are there to support the PLC PTSO. and 10 percent of your tab will be donated to the PTSO on specific days. Dates are Jan. 11; Feb. 8; March 8; April 12 and May 10. On the Border, 8001 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-9029.

Covenant Classical School

Open House: Covenant Classic will have open house 9:30 a.m. Jan. 14. Prospective families and students are welcome to tour classrooms, meet teachers, view the curriculum and learn more about an education that is biblically based and classically taught. Covenant Classical School, 3200 Patrick Henry Drive, Concord.

Cabarrus County Schools

Makeup day: The makeup day for Cabarrus County Schools will be Jan. 20. School was canceled Dec. 16 due to severe weather.

Hickory Ridge Middle School

Spelling bee: Adam Ritchie won the school-wide spelling bee competition.

Mt. Pleasant Middle School

Shakespeare: Mount Pleasant Middle School Stagecrafters present Shakesperience, 7 p.m. Jan. 6-7 at the school's auditorium. Tickets are $3.