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Ballantyne

Meditation class: The Art of Living Foundation will hold a seminar on meditation 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at Earth Fare, 12235 North Community House Road. The seminar will cover topics such as using meditation as a key life tool and learning laws that govern the mind. Participants must be 21 or older. The event is free but participants must RSVP at 704-248-2647.

South Charlotte

Christmas tree sale: The annual Ron Robinson Christmas Tree sale will take place Dec. 3 at 1 p.m., Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. and Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. at the St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 6800 Sardis Road. Proceeds will support the church's youth program. The sale is in memory of Ron Robinson, a dedicated church member who was active with the youth group.

Pineville

Trash pickup: Residents of Pineville will get an extra day of recycling pickup on Nov. 26. After that, recycling pickup will remain on its normal bi-weekly schedule. Signature waste will not operate Nov. 25, Dec. 24 or Dec. 31.

Blakeney

$10K for middle school sports: The Big South Conference raised $10,000 for middle school athletic programs in Mecklenburg and Union counties at its Big South 5K Road Race on Oct. 23 at Blakeney Shopping Center. Forty-six middle schools were designated beneficiaries for a percentage of the registration fees. Additional proceeds will benefit all middle schools in the two counties.

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