Quail Corners: Charlotte City Council voted 10-2 last week to allow the developer Crosland to build a drive-through restaurant at Quail Corners shopping center. Crosland had tried to build a drive-through restaurant at the center three times previously, but residents of nearby neighborhoods worried it would bring traffic and crime and change the character of the center. The developer lobbied the city again last fall, saying revenue from the restaurant would help pay for a planned remodeling of the center. Crosland plans to spend $6 million remodeling the center, including building an outdoor plaza. More on this story at newsofsouthcharlotte.com.
Farmers market: The Meeting Street Market at Cedar Walk opened May 3 at 11038 Cedar Walk Lane. It will run 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays, May through November. The market features locally grown produce, baked goods, meat, specialty products and crafts. Details: www.meetingstreetmarket.com.
Fundraiser: The annual Mah-Jongg competition and Game Day event to raise money for United Family Services' Shelter for Battered Women is 12:30-4:30 p.m. May 14 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 9015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. It will feature: auctions, Mah-Jongg, Bridge, Canasta, Poker and board games. Attendees should bring their own Mah-Jongg sets or games and a full group to play. Lunch is provided. Reservations required: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Day results: Ballantyne Corporate Park held its second annual Earth Day event April 21 at the park at 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. At this year's event, 309 participants brought approximately 16,500 pounds of paper to be shredded and recycled. eCycle Secure also recycled more than 5,000 pounds of electronics.
eCybermission: Three teams from Providence Day School won the eCybermission Southeast Regional Competition and will go on to compete in the national competition in Washington, D.C., on June 20-25. The eCybermission competition challenges students in grades six through nine to propose solutions to a real problem in the community using science, math and technology. Details: Jennifer Howe, 704-887-6001.
Concerts and movies: The summer concert and movie series will begin 7-10 p.m. May 7 at Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., with "Toy Story 3." Children's crafts will be available before the film. The series will run Fridays in May through August. Details: www.matthewsnc.com.