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Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Touchdown Club: The Charlotte Touchdown Club has donated $57,200 to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to support middle school athletics. Funding cuts for the 2010-2011 school year forced the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education to eliminate funds for middle school sports from the budget, for a cost savings of $1,266,354. To still offer sports to middle school students, the district has adopted a participation-fee model for middle and high school student-athletes. Middle school student-athletes will pay $50 per sport and high school student-athletes will pay $100 per sport. The district is also increasing ticket prices for high school athletic events by $1.

Lake Norman Teen Council

Service and fun: Lake Norman Teen Council, for North Mecklenburg teens in middle school and high school, offers volunteer opportunities, social interaction, programming, teamwork, and leadership skills. Teens serve the community and create programming for their peers in a fun, safe, and structured environment with advice and guidance from their adult advisers. Meets monthly, 6-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St.

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,

Upper School Back-to-School Night: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 1.

Pfeiffer University

"Employment practices for our churches": As part of its ongoing efforts to offer resources to local church leaders, both clergy and lay, Pfeiffer University will sponsor a daylong session that will provide useful employment practices and information to help congregations deliver an effective ministry. Led by the Rev. Joy T. Melton, chief resource officer of the United Methodist Property and Casualty Trust, the session will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 30 on the university's Charlotte campus, 4701 Park Road. $30 per person and includes lunch. RSVP by Sept. 27. To register or for more information: Kathleen Kilbourne 704- 945-7315 or The program is hosted in conjunction with the Christian Educators Fellowship of the Western N.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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.