Free concert: At the last free Thursday-evening concert in the April series at the lake at University Place, on April 24, the Coconut Groove Band will play a broad range of styles. Free admission and parking. The series is sponsored by the Shoppes at University Place. Details: shoppesatuniversityplace.com.
Neighborhood grant: The deadline is April 25 to apply for Keep Charlotte Beautiful grants for beautification projects up to $5,000 in Charlotte neighborhoods. Any neighborhood, homeowner association, nonprofit or school in Charlotte is eligible. One grant up to $5,000 is be awarded each year. Any beautification project that will make a long-lasting or permanent impact on a neighborhood is eligible. Applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details: http://bit.ly/1j42qnB.
SAT prep course: McCullough’s Active Mentoring Services of Concord offers a five-week course for home-schooled eighth- through 12th-graders on Thursdays, April 24-May 22, at Garden Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2324 Sam Wilson Road, Charlotte. The course will cover vocabulary development, reading comprehension and effective writing and math, as well as scholarships, mentors, leadership skills, home-school community networking, study skills, tutoring and more. Cost is $100. The nonprofit service is led by Norman McCullough, a certified adjunct at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Details: 704-787-8242 or NormanMcCullough1@aol.com.