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Festival fundraiser: The annual AdamFest Pediatric Cancer Fundraiser is 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 17 at Ballantyne Corporate Park (off John J. Delaney Drive and Brixham Hall Drive). The event, which raises money for the Levine Children's Hospital Developmental Therapeutics program, offers carnival rides, games, inflatables, a Sir Purr appearance, music and food. It's sponsored by the Adam Faulk Tanksley Foundation, a nonprofit that helps children and families affected by pediatric cancer. The foundation is named for Adam Tanksley, who was 3 years old when diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and had a 20 percent survival rate. Thanks to a clinical trial at Levine Children's Hospital, he's now cancer-free in first grade. Cost is $5. Get tickets at the event or at .

Providence Road

Intro to computers: The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte, 3115 Providence Road, is hosting "Introduction to Computers" classes Sept. 20-Oct. 13.

The class will cover Microsoft Windows XP, word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, email and more. The morning session is 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Thursday, and the afternoon class is 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. No classes Thanksgiving week. Cost is $50. Details and registration: 704-365-1995;


Supply drive: The town and branch library are sponsoring a food drive for Matthews HELP Center. Needed items include: quart-sized resealable bags, juices, pudding cups, cereal, dried beans, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, cornmeal, instant grits, rice, toilet paper, paper towels, razors, sanitary pads, tampons and bar soap. For a full list of items: Donation boxes will be in the front and back of the building.