Free loose leaf collection is over, but residents can still have loose leaves collected at the curb for a $75 fee on weekdays Feb. 7-25. To participate, call 704-920-5555. Collections will be scheduled first come, first served. The city will schedule only as many collections as one loose leaf collection crew can provide during the three weeks. Otherwise, residents must bag yard waste (including leaves) in untied, clear plastic or biodegradable paper bags.
Loren Spivack, author of "The New Democrat," a political parody of the Obama administration, will be the keynote speaker at the North Mecklenburg Republican Women's dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at NorthStone Club, 15801 NorthStone Drive. Cost is $20. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Calling all talent to the Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg County's annual Pancake Breakfast and Lake Norman Talent Show 7-11 a.m. March 5 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 19920 Bethel Church Road. Tickets are $10 and support local charities. Interested talent call Patrick Mizzell at 704-999-1864.
Davidson Parks and Recreation will offer yoga for all levels 5:30-6:45 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 27. Register at www.ci.davidson.nc.us or call 704-892-3349.
Register by Wednesday for Community Housing Development Corp. of Mooresville/South Iredell's Home Buyer Education Seminar 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Community College, 219 N. Academy St. 704-799-7641 ext. 20.
Statesville Mayor Pro Tem Michael Johnson has been named vice chairman of the Centralina Council of Governments, lead intergovernmental organization for the Charlotte region. It serves as a conduit for grants, a staff resource for members and a forum for local governments to address problems and needs.
The town board's planning retreat will be at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 225 Morgan St. The public is invited.
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire & Rescue has received a $77,686 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to buy several new sets of turnout gear, replacing worn-out gear.
A Zumba dance/exercise program is being offered by Rehobeth United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Mondays starting this week at the Connor Recreation Center, 4015 McGee Point Road, Terrell. Wear old sneakers and comfortable exercise clothing; bring bottle of water and a towel. Led by a certified Zumba instructor, the class is $4 per one-hour session (cash please). 828-478-9290.