High tea: The Venus Chapter of Charlotte of the Daughters of Penelope will hold its 16th annual Queen of Hearts High Tea and celebration of fashion Feb.18 to benefit The Breast Cancer Fund at the Levine Cancer Center.
The event will take place 2-5 p.m. at Carmel Country Club, 4735 Carmel Road. There will be guest speakers from the Levine Cancer Institute and the Daughters of Penelope's Grand President and a testimonial from a breast cancer survivor.
Tickets are $35; tables of eight or nine are available at $280-$315. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, contact Dianne Leventis at 704-366-8284 or Eleni Livas Bingham at elbingham @aol .com .
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College financial aid: College financial aid officers and other volunteers will be available to help high school students complete their free application for Federal Student Aid forms Feb 18, "FAFSA Day."
The program is open to students who plan to attend college in the 2012-13 academic year. Representatives will be at 17 Charlotte locations. Visit bit.ly/xKb8R0 to register for a time and location.
Education discussion: Mayor Jim Taylor and Mint Hill Mayor Ted Biggers are hosting a Conversation on Education from 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 6 at Matthews Town Hall, 232 Matthews Station St. Newly elected Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board District 6 member Amelia Stinson-Wesley is scheduled to attend, and other school officials have been invited. The public is invited to meet Stinson-Wesley and talk about education in Matthews and Mint Hill. Details: Annette Privette Keller, 704-847-4411.
Charity Bash: Vendors are needed for the 2012 Spring Charity Bash 7 p.m.-midnight March 9 at Pineville Hut, 413 Johnston Road.
The event will benefit the Salvation Army Center of Hope and Redeemers Recovery Ranch. Marty Sanders of the Salvation Army and Sylvia Helms of Redeemers Recovery Ranch will speak.
The Center of Hope provides daily stability and a permanent way out of homelessness. Details: jbeando @pnconnections .org .