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Investing in Excellence Fundraiser: The Cornelius Elementary PTO will host the inaugural Investing in Excellence Fundraiser, 7-10 p.m. Sept. 13 at Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Tickets are $25 each. The event will include heavy appetizers, a silent auction and more. Proceeds will benefit Cornelius Elementary’s students and staff. The event is open to all. Tickets are available from PTO members. Details: www.corneliuspto.org.
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PTSA Book Fair: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 6, Barnes & Noble, Birkdale Village, 8725 Townley Road, Huntersville. Required Reading List books will be available. Students who shop that day can receive a reward pass for one homework assignment from participating teacher. No purchase is necessary to receive a homework pass. Flyers will be sent home with students and will be available in an upcoming Hough Howler newsletter.
Golf tournament: Husky Athletic Club’s Third Annual Golf Classic will be held starting at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at NorthStone Country Club, 15801 Northstone Drive, Huntersville. Check-in begins at noon. A meet-the-coaches reception and dinner buffet will be held at 6 p.m. following the golf tournament. Participation in the tournament is not required to attend the dinner. Tickets for the dinner are $30 each. Details: www.cmsathleticzone.com/page/show/363445-hough
Orchestra honor: Cannon School junior Dom Pelucio of Cornelius, son of Deanne and Marc Pelucio, was recently chosen as a member of the National Association for Music Education’s 2014 All-National Honor Symphony Orchestra. Pelucio will join more than 600 high school students from across the U.S. to perform at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 29. The musicians will prepare music and perform under conductors: Mark Camphouse, Gerard Schwarz, Edith Copley and Robert Baca. The All-National Honors Ensembles consist of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus and jazz ensemble and are organized by members of the National Association for Music Education. Eligible students qualified for their state-level honor ensemble programs and competed against top students for a spot in the national honor ensembles.