The student-assignment lottery opens today, January 9, and will run until 10 pm on February 9. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools families can go online to apply for magnet programs and for seats in non-magnet schools with space available. Continue reading
On January 24, Trendy Tots will be sponsoring a birthday party for Birthday Blessings. Birthday Blessings is a non profit charity that goes into battered women’s shelters and throws birthday parties for the children who are living there. This is the only birthday party that many of the kids will ever have. Continue reading
Thirty-three athletes from Guilford, Mecklenburg, Union and Wake counties will compete in figure skating and speed skating at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail on January 9 and 10. The 2009 SONC Winter Games ice skating event will officially kick-off with the Opening Ceremonies Friday, January 9 at 6 pm at the Extreme Ice Center. The Games will be held Saturday, January 10 from 9 am to noon. They will be followed by the presentation of awards.
Special Olympics North Carolina Mecklenburg County athletes David Wilches and Caitlyn Belk will be competing in figure skating. These two athletes are members of Special Olympics Team USA and will be competing in the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho Feb. 7-13, 2009.
All competition events are free and open to the public.
Mint Hill Arts opens the new year with their January newsletter. One class we think that would be fun to take is Carlos Alvarez Cotera’s drawing class. From the newsletter:
Registration for the Spring Class schedule is open. Classes for adults and children 3 & up
include drawing, pastel, acrylic, oil, watercolor, clay, beading, and printmaking.
[singlepic=189,320,240,,right]Butler is fourth in the Southwestern 4-A Wachovia Cup standings and Independence is eight for the fall. Myers Park holds the top spot in the league thanks to conference championships in women’s tennis, men’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country. Providence is in second in the conference after runner-up finishes in women’s tennis and women’s cross country. Conference Standings: Myers Park 48, Providence 40, Ardrey Kell 36, Butler 33.5, Weddington 33, South Mecklenburg 26, East Mecklenburg 15, Independence 13.5. Continue reading
The beginning of the new year marks the final days for North Carolina National Guard and Reserve members and their families to nominate supportive employers for the 2009 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. With 69 nominations from North Carolina already submitted, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, continues to encourage nominations of employers who have gone above and beyond in their support of military employees. Nominations will be accepted at www.FreedomAward.mil through January 19, 2009. The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Continue reading