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60th anniversary celebration: Charlotte Christian is celebrating its fifth annual Tailgate & Donate event in conjunction with the school's 60th anniversary 4:30-9 p.m. April 29 on campus. The event is sponsored by the Parent Teacher Fellowship and benefits the Harvest Center, which has been serving Charlotte's homeless since 1992. Event schedule: 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., inflatable fun, games for kids, and food vendors; 4:30 p.m., JV baseball game; 5 p.m., varsity softball game; 6-7 p.m., firetruck visit and safety lesson for kids; 7 p.m., 60th Anniversary Recognition and varsity baseball game.
Middle Ages Day: Sixth-graders donned period costumes and brought history to life at the annual Middle Ages Day. For more than 10 years, history teacher Jean Fogle and the team of sixth-grade teachers at Charlotte Christian have joined together for an interdisciplinary hands-on learning experience of the Middle Ages in Western Europe.
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ADHD: Come to an Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder workshop from 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 5, led by local clinical therapist Diana Mendelsohn, to hear all about ADD/ADHD and the ways to cope. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Charlotte Country Day
Special Olympics: Charlotte Country Day celebrates its 28th consecutive year of partnering with Mecklenburg County Special Olympics to host the spring games on the school's Cannon Campus. Classes are suspended for two days while all students assist in staging the event. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 27 and 28, there will be athletic events at the school, 1440 Carmel Road.
Graduation: The 2011 graduation date is noon June 13 at Bojangles' Coliseum.
Spanish Summer Immersion course: The school's Spanish Summer Immersion course will run 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 20-July 22 at a cost of $975 per student. This is the second year for the unique program that gives students who have finished Spanish III an intense language and cultural experience. Contact Jay Barron at email@example.com.
German scholarships: German Language and Culture Foundation founder Kurt Waldthausen recently presented a check for $24,000 to 12 UNC Charlotte students in the form of Summer 2011 Study Abroad Scholarships for German majors. The selected students are: Adam Cloer, Christopher Kientz, Leah Smith, Margaret Sloop, Christine Wilkie, Christina Furr, Hugh Goforth, Emma Biggs, Natasha Dixon, Teara Jennings, Erik Griffen and Richard Clark. For information, visit www.germanfoundation.com.