Student earns scholarship
Maxwell Wlodarczak has earned the N.C. Marvin Collins Planning Award from the Department of Geography and Planning at Appalachian State University. A native of Raleigh, Wlodarczak is a senior planning major with a minor in sustainable development. He founded the organization Appalachian State Students for New Urbanism, and serves on the Boone Planning Commission.
School open house
• Thales Academy in Wake Forest will host an open house for pre-K through fifth-grade from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. The Pre-K open house will be at 3115 Heritage Trade Drive; the K-1 open house will be at 3121 Heritage Trade Drive; and the grade 2-5 open house will be at 3106 Heritage Trade Drive. For details, go to
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• Thales Academy in Raleigh will host an open house for K-5 students from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, and 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 8151 Town Drive, Raleigh. For details, go toThalesAcademy.org
Food action plan
A Hope Charter Elementary School action group, in cooperation with Household of Faith Ministries and Raleigh Mennonite Church, will organize and assemble food donations for school families Nov. 7. The group is continuing to accept food and monetary donations. For more information or to volunteer, email MJohnson@HopeCharterSchool.org.