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Compiled by Gina Smith

Cornelius Elementary

Mind Benders Club: Cornelius Elementary students in grades 3-5 can sign up to attend the Mind Benders Club 7:30-8:15 a.m. every other Tuesday in the Media Center. Students may attend as many sessions as they like. Registration is required. Each club meeting is limited to 20 students. The club allows students to play board games and use iPad apps that involve critical thinking skills. Register:

Croft Community School

Fall Festival: Croft Community School will hold a Fall Festival 1-6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the school. The event will feature games; face painting; food by Bobbee O’s BBQ, 360 Bistro, Marco’s Pizza, Kona Ice and more; Get the Teacher Out of Jail; a magician; a balloon artist; fire trucks; basket raffles; a book fair; a bakery walk and more. The festival is open to the public. Credit cards and debit cards will be accepted for games and raffle tickets, but only cash will be accepted for food. Those who bring nonperishable food items in for the Angels of Croft Food Pantry will receive a free popcorn.

Grand Oak Elementary

Internet safety workshop: The Grand Oak School Leadership Team will offer parents a presentation by a Huntersville Police Department detective on Internet and technology safety 6-7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the gymnasium.

Hough High

Freshman Academy rewards: In October, Hough High’s Freshman Academy started a monthly rewards program. Each month, the group will recognize 21 freshmen with a pizza party and drawings for prizes. Sponsorships are needed along with donations of prize items such as movie tickets and gift cards. All donors will receive recognition on Hough’s Freshman Academy website. The Freshman Academy is designed to help students with the transition from middle school to high school and to create a sense of unity and belonging among freshmen. Details: Contact Richard Goins at 704-996-1235 or

Fall play: Students will present a comedic interpretation of the Sherlock Holmes story “The Hound of the Baskervilles” at 7 p.m. Nov. 6, 7 and 8 and 3 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Hough High auditorium, 12420 Bailey Road, Cornelius. The play is appropriate for ages 10 and older. General admission tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Reserved seating is $12 with limited availability. Tickets:

Pancake breakfast: The Hough High Band Boosters will host its inaugural pancake breakfast fundraiser 8-10:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at Applebees, 137 Norman Station Blvd., Mooresville.

North Meck High

Finishing Touch Salon: The Cosmetology Department’s Finishing Touch Salon is now open at in D Hall at North Mecklenburg High. The program is open to students, teachers and the public 11:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Students may not visit during school hours.

Cannon School

Open house: Cannon School will host an admission open house at 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at its campus at 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. The event is for families exploring educational opportunities for students in junior kindergarten through grade 12. Visiting families will be able to tour the campus, learn more about the admission process and visit with teachers, students and school leaders. Registration is required. Details and registration: