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Hopewell High School

Hopewell for a Cure: The Hopewell High School Athletics Department will host its annual Hopewell for a Cure event starting at 4 p.m. Jan. 31 at Hopewell High School, 11530 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. The event will feature junior varsity and varsity men's and women's basketball games. Food concessions will be for available. The Athletics Department will sell T-shirts and accept donations to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation and its mission to find a cure for breast cancer. Hopewell basketball coaches will wear tennis shoes to promote the Coaches vs. Cancer project. Details: Jamie Billings, 980-343-5988.

Cannon School

New Corporate Partnership Program: Cannon School recently launched a corporate partnership program that allows businesses to market their services while supporting the school's educational programs. The school seeks businesses to advertise in athletic and arts event programs, the yearbook, on banners and on the school's website for the 2012-13 school year, beginning in August. Participants will also be recognized in school email newsletters and during Cannon Sports Programming Network webcasts of school sporting events. Proceeds support Cannon School's education programs. Details: Contact Todd Hartung, thartung@cannonschool.org or 704-721-7178 by April 15 or visit www.cannonschool.org/partnership.

College Admissions Discussion: Cannon School will present a college admissions panel discussion for parents of Charlotte-area high school students at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in Taylor Hall on the school's campus, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Barbara Polk, from UNC Chapel Hill, and Dawn Calhoun, from Wake Forest University, will present an overview of admission trends and discuss the factors that make college admissions competitive and how colleges evaluate applicants. The event is free and open to the public.

Francis Bradley Middle School

Restaurant Spirit Day: Bradley Middle School Spirit Day is Jan. 26 at the Salsarita's Restaurant location at 14230 Reese Blvd. W., Huntersville. Customers who mention Bradley Middle School during lunch or dinner at Salsarita's that day can donate 20 percent of the amount of their bills back to the school. Details: www.salsaritas.com or Bradley Middle School, 980-343-5750.

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser: Bradley Middle School is holding a Hip-Hop-A-Thon event 1-4 p.m. Feb. 25 at KadiFit, 19725 Oak St., Unit 6, Cornelius. The event is a fundraiser for the Habitat for Humanity Middle School Build and will feature a disc jockey, hip-hop dance instructors, dancing, refreshments and art show and more. Tickets are $5 per person. Proceeds go to joint effort of Baily, Bradley and J.M. Alexander Middle schools to raise $65,000 to build a Habitat for Humanity house in the Huntersville area. Details: Bradley Middle School 980-343-5750 or Tammy Cox at tcox@ourtownshabitat.org or 704-896-8957 ext. 103.

Phoenix Montessori Academy

Open House: Open house events will be held for families interested in enrolling for the next school year at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16 and 6:30 p.m. March 5 at Phoenix Montessori Academy, 17609 Old Statesville Road, Cornelius. RSVP at www.phoenixmontessori.org. Details: 704-892-7536 .

Long Creek Elementary

Men's Week at the Creek: This week, Long Creek Elementary's Men Engaged for Academic Success group is hosting events for fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and stepfathers of Long Creek students at the school, 9213 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. Activities include:

Accelerated Reading, Jan. 25: Read a book with your student during school hours then take an Accelerated Reading test

Family Game Night, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26: Math games for all ages.

Come to Class Day, 8-9 a.m. Jan. 27: Come to class with your child. Men can eat lunch any day with their child for $2.05, cash only.

To volunteer, visit www.cmsvolunteers.com. Details: 980-343-6095

Huntersville Elementary

Restaurant Fundraiser: A percentage of the total sales between 5 and 9 p.m. Jan. 25 at Zoe's Kitchen Restaurant in Birkdale Shopping Center, 16735 Cranlyn Road, Huntersville, will benefit Huntersville Elementary. Details: 980-343-3835 or www.zoeskitchen.com.

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