Special needs children: Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte, a nonprofit agency providing comprehensive integrated social services for members of the greater Charlotte community, will hold its first support group for families of children with special needs Feb. 27.
The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. in the Weinberg Senior Center at the Levine Jewish Community Center. Child care is not available. Details: info @jfscharlotte .org or 704-364-6594.
Putting and swinging: Dana Rader of Ballantyne's Dana Rader Golf School will make an appearance at the Southern Spring Home & Garden Show on March 3. The show is taking place at The Park Expo and Conference Center through March 4. Rader will be at the Ballantyne Wealth Management exhibit demonstrating tips on swinging and putting, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Electric car chargers: Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne has two new electric-car chargers available for guests. The chargers also happen to be manufactured by SPX, a tenant in Ballantyne Corporate Park.
Wendy's to reopen: The Wendy's in Matthews will be open for business this fall. The restaurant, at the corner of Matthews-Mint Hill Road and U.S. 74 since 1984, burned last September. The store's owner, Carolina Restaurant Group, recently settled with the insurance company and, last week, demolished the burned-out structure.
Honored: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Matthews branch hosted its second annual Winter Celebration to honor volunteers Feb. 12. Feiwen Walker and Peggy Dixon received the Ed Maag Volunteer of the Year Award for their dedication for 2011.
Talent show: The Levine Senior Center, 1050 DeVore Lane, will host a "So You THINK You Have Talent" contest from 2-5 p.m. March 3. Advance tickets are $5, purchased at the center, and $7 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Levine Senior Center. Details: Barbara Cody at 704-905-7609.