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Pineville

Town gets historic recognition: Pineville's commercial district, which includes 310-333 Main St. and 105-109 Dover St., was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places. Over the next few weeks, Mayor George Fowler and the individual business owners will be receiving official certificates from the national organization.

Randolph Road

Gardening program: Charlotte Garden Club is hosting a "Trees: Selection and Care" program 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Road. Refreshments start at 7 p.m. Free. Open to the public. Details: www.charlottegardenclub.org; 704-846-8979.

Ballantyne

Patriot Golf Day: The Golf Club at Ballantyne is collecting donations Sept. 2-5 for Folds of Honor, an organization providing post-secondary education for children and spouses of military men and women killed or disabled while serving. A $5 donation gets a complimentary bucket of range balls; $30 gets a complimentary weekday round of golf for Monday-Thursday (excluding holidays); $40 donations get a complimentary weekend round of golf Friday-Sunday and holidays; a $50 donation gets a complimentary range card. Tee times: 704-248-4383.

Matthews

Computer course: Registration is now open for the "Internet Basics for Job Hunters" class 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 21 in the computer lab of the Matthews Library, 230 Matthews Street Station. Class will cover how to get from place to place online, with special emphasis on job hunting. It's a preliminary class if you plan to attend the class on completing online job applications. Spaces are limited. To register: www.cmlibrary.org/programs or 704-416-5000.

Ballantyne

Run to fight cancer: The fourth annual Isabella Santos Foundation 5K for Kids Cancer will be 8 a.m. Sept. 24 in Ballantyne Corporate Park. The 5K will include a fun run for kids. Proceeds benefit the Isabella Santos Foundation. To register: www.active.com/running/charlotte-nc/race-for-kids-cancer-5k-2011 or www.isabellasantosfoundation.com.

Ballantyne

Big South 5K: The Big South Conference will sponsor its second annual 5K Road Race 8 a.m. Oct. 8 at Blakeney Shopping Center. The event is a fundraiser for middle school athletics. Last year, $10,000 was raised for middle school athletics in Mecklenburg and Union counties. Online registration: www.BigSouth5K.com. The entry fee is $20 for runners registered by Sept. 30 and $25 after Sept. 30. Runners can also sign up on race day starting at 7 a.m. Event features a finish line party.

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