Education briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 10, 2016

Charlotte museum hosts Homeschool Day

The Charlotte Museum of History will host a “Backcountry Environment Homeschool Day” on Nov. 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature information about mapmaking, waterways, famous naturalists and recycling. Tickets are $10 per person or $20 per family. The event will be held at the museum, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte. Register at

Boston Butt sale

North Hills Christian School is selling Boston butts for Thanksgiving. A 6-pound Boston butt is $35, and orders of five or more will be delivered. The deadline to order is Nov. 16. Contact Fred Bowers at or 704-202-3487, or David McDowell at to order. Pick-up will be Monday, Nov. 21 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at North Hills Christian School, 2970 West Innes Street.

Cannon School to perform plays

The Cannon School Theater Company will perform two shows in the Cannon Performing Arts Center tonight, Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The company on Nov. 5 received five acting awards at the North Carolina Theater Conference High School Play Festival for their performances of “The Children’s Hour” and “Italian American Reconciliation,” the two plays featured in this week’s performance.

Fifteen plays from area schools were presented. Andrea Moore ‘18, of Charlotte, Sara Serulneck ‘17, of Charlotte and Harris Wellborn ’17 of Mooresville took home three of the 10 available Excellence in Acting awards. Clint Harris ’19 of Charlotte earned one of the two Outstanding Achievement in Acting awards. The entire cast of “The Children’s Hour” earned one of the two Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble Acting awards.

Tickets will be sold at the door and are $10 for the general public. These show are recommended for ages 12 and older.

Ralph Ketner Christmas Tree Lighting

A Christmas tree lighting and decoration ceremony will be held at Catawba College on Nov. 16 in honor of Ralph Ketner. The student-organized event aims to honor Ketner’s legacy at Catawba by decorating a tree he left to the school. The event will take place in the Ketner Hall Atrium on Catawba’s campus from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  

All members of the Catawba College Community are invited. This includes all students, faculty, and staff, both past and present. This is also open to the public.