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Compiled by Gina Smith

Davidson Elementary

Dine Out for Davidson Elementary: 5-8 p.m. Feb. 6, Moe’s Southwest Grille, 16933 Kaufinger St., Huntersville

Grand Oak Elementary

All Pro Dads Breakfast: 7-8 a.m. Feb. 6

Unity 5K and Fun Run: Grand Oak Elementary and Torrence Creek Elementary are partnering to host the third annual Unity 5K and Fun Run on March 28 at Bradley Middle School. Registration is open and sponsorships are available. Proceeds will be given directly to the Exceptional Children’s department at Torrence Creek and Grand Oak elementary schools to use for educational supplies. Participants who register by March 1 will receive a race T-shirt. For details and to register, visit www.queencitytiming.com/search/event.aspx?id=30973.

Torrence Creek Elementary

Amazon Smile: Torrence Creek Elementary recently became registered with Amazon Smile as a charitable organization. When Amazon customers choose Torrence Creek as their charitable organization when buying items through Amazon, the school will receive a percentage of the sale. To become automatically linked to the Torrence Creek PTA on Amazon Smile, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-2485769.

Bailey Middle

School tour nights: Cornelius and J.V. Washam elementary school families are invited to attend the home basketball games against James Martin Middle School 5-7 p.m. Feb. 5. The Cornelius Elementary Choir and Recorder Ensemble will perform at halftime of the first game at 5:30 p.m., and the J.V. Washam Jump Rope Team will perform between the boys and girls games at 6 p.m. The Bailey PTSA will provide school tours during the game and the school store will be open.

Cannon School

Webcast concert series: The Jazz Program at Cannon School is hosting a new monthly webcast concert series in Cannon School’s new Performing Arts Center. The performances will be streamed live from the stages of Lincoln Center in New York City and shown on a giant screen. Each month’s concert will center on a theme and feature a different group of musicians. Cannon School Director of Jazz Brad Davis will preface each show with a 30-minute discussion on the history and context of the music that will follow. The events are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Upcoming shows are as follows:

6:30 p.m. Feb. 20: Sherman Irby’s Journey through Swing.

7:30 p.m. March 27: Paquito D’Rivera presents “Around the Americas.”

7:30 p.m. April 24: John Scofield and Taj Mahal celebrate Muddy Waters.

7:30 p.m. May 15: Wayne Shorter with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

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