Bryant Farms Road
College admissions help: Independent college advisor and nationally syndicated columnist Lee Bierer, who is based in Charlotte and whose column runs in the Observer, will discuss strategies for the college admissions process 5:30 p.m. April 3 at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church, 8601 Bryant Farms Road. Free and open to the public. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shoe drive: From April 14-30, customers who donate a gently used pair of men's or women's shoes to Paul Simon Co., 1027 Providence Road, or The Village at SouthPark, 4300 Sharon Road, will get $35 off a new pair of Allen Edmonds shoes. Donated shoes will go to Jacob's Ladder, a local nonprofit that offers job-readiness services to the unemployed to help break the cycle of unemployment. Details: 704-332-5822, ext. 223.
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"Make a Mosaic": The Master's Academy Classical Club will lead an afternoon of creative crafts, including mosaics, for children in elementary school (ages 5 to 11)4-4:45 p.m. April 5 at the Matthews Library, 232 Matthews Station St. No registration required. Details: 704-416-5000.