Learn Irish dance: The Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dancing will demonstrate and teach a variety of Irish dance steps 6-7:30 p.m. March 3 at the South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Road. Registration ends noon March 3. To register: 704-416-6600.
Flapjack fundraiser: First in Families will host a flapjack fundraiser, which includes a short stack of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee, 8-10 a.m. Feb. 26 at Applebee's, 9616 East Independence Blvd. All proceeds benefit the organization, which provides for people with disabilities and their families in Mecklenburg County. Cost is $7. Details: 704-545-7726.
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Town gets award: The Town of Matthews recently received the "Excellence in Service to Citizens" award from the Centralina Council of Governments for its response to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's budget crisis in spring 2010. When it was clear the Matthews branch likely would have to close, the town board offered to forgo the $204,000 in rent the library system pays the town and recruited and trained volunteers so the branch could stay open five days a week.