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The South Mecklenburg High School marching band hosts a fresh fruit sale fundraiser from Wednesday to Nov. 5.

Florida Indian River Groves will ship fruit directly to the school. Visit to order. The fruit should be ready for pickup at South Meck on Dec. 6.

Anami Montessori School hosts an open house 1-3 p.m. today for families of students ages 3-12.

Details: The school is at 2901 Archdale Drive in Charlotte.

Trinity Episcopal School hosts an admissions open house for Spanish-speaking families of prospective students in kindergarten-eighth grade at 10 a.m. Oct. 8, in the Dickson Dining Hall (750 E. Ninth St.).

A Spanish-speaking translator will be available to assist attendees. Details: Linda Ibsen at 704-358-8101, ext. 237, or

Charlotte Christian School hosts admissions open houses for parents of prospective students in junior kindergarten and kindergarten (9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16 and Oct. 28), first- through fifth-graders 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22, and rising middle and upper-school students 3 p.m. Nov. 8.

After a presentation, families may meet teachers, tour the campus and visit classrooms. Make a reservation by calling 704-366-5657, ext. 6503.

Charlotte Christian School's theater department hosts three plays to kick off its 2008-09 season.

The upper school's 45-minute productions of “As You Like It” and “So Help Me, God” will run back-to-back Oct. 9 and Oct. 11. The middle school's production of “A Christmas Carol” runs Oct. 23 and 25. Saturday shows start at 2 p.m.; others begin at 7 p.m. Reserved floor seats are $10, general admission $7 at

Friends School of Charlotte hosts admissions open houses 7 p.m. Thursday, 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 11, 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 9:30-11 a.m. Dec. 5.

Details: head of school David Kern at 704-567-9445 or

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools hosts community meetings on boundary options for seven new schools:

Belmeade Road middle : 6-8 p.m. Monday at Whitewater Academy (1340 Belmeade Drive) and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at West Mecklenburg High (7400 Tuckaseegee Road). Belmeade is expected to affect Coulwood, Sedgefield, Wilson and Kennedy middle schools. It should open 2009-10.

Dixie River Road, Youngblood Road/Steele Creek Road and York Road/Fez Club Road elementaries: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Wylie Elementary (13620 Erwin Road) and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at West Mecklenburg High (7400 Tuckaseegee Road).

Dixie River Road and Youngblood Road/Steele Creek Road are expected to open in 2009-10. York Road/Fez Club Road is expected to open in 2010-11. Dixie River Road is expected to affect Berryhill and Steele Creek elementaries. The other new schools would affect Lake Wylie and Winget Park elementaries.

The school board is expected to hear a presentation on boundary recommendations Oct. 14 at the Government Center (600 E. 4th St.) and approve recommendations at its Nov. 12 meeting at the Government Center.

Compiled by staff writer Ryan Basen