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Myers Park

Myers Park High School, 2400 Colony Road, will give campus tours followed by a question-and-answer session from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The tour begins in the school's art gallery.

The school also will hold an open house for prospective parents in the auditorium at 6 p.m. Nov. 18. Details: www.mphs-ptsa.org; 980-343-5800.

University City

Who says there's nothing for a girl to do during a teacher workday?

Girl's Night Lock-up III, a sleepover for girls ages 11-15, sponsored by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, begins at 8 tonight at Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston-Oehler Road.

The event continues until 5 p.m. Monday.

Skating, games, culinary arts activities and more are planned as a part of the Healthy Living and Fitness theme.

Register for $20 at www.parkand rec.com. Click on Epark and enter Course Barcode 37320.

Details: Dial 311.

Southwest Mecklenburg

E.E. Waddell teacher Tamica Stubbs often has bugs in her high school biology classroom, and she has received an award for the way she includes them in her lessons.

The Entomological Society of America has awarded Stubbs the President's Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Secondary Education.

The award recognizes educators who use nontraditional methods to teach about insects.

North Charlotte

Turning Point Academy plans a Fall Festival from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 2300 W. Sugar Creek Road.

A yard sale, carwash and health fair are among the planned activities. Local businesses will offer refreshments.

Booths for the yard sale are available for $15. Contact Amy Prior, 980-343-5231, or amy.prior@cms.k12.nc.us.

Mecklenburg County

Terra Lingua is looking for Mecklenburg County residents willing to host international exchange students for the spring semester 2009.

Host families will be responsible for providing two meals a day and a place to sleep and study. The students are English speakers ages 15-18 from Germany, Italy, France, Brazil, Colombia and China. Details: 704-684-0424 or www.terralinguausa.org.

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