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Ballantyne

Run and help: The 9th Annual Shamrock 4 Miler, which will benefit Levine Children's Hospital, is scheduled for 8 a.m. March 17 at Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road. The four-mile run is open to runners of all ages and abilities. Details at www. shop stone crest .com .

Matthews

Free music: The Matthews Concert Band will present a free concert 7:30 p.m. March 8 at Matthews Community Center Theater, 100 McDowell St.; 704-846-8343. Includes music commentary by Ken Conrad.

Computer help: Do you have computer questions or need a little help with a project? Stop by the Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., on the third Saturday of every month between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for assistance. Support for Mac OS and Windows users, including: Microsoft Office, Internet use, digital photography and movies, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, software for backing-up, Quicken, networking, general how-to advice and more. Call 704-321-7275 for information.

Mint Hill

Hanging Moss Trail: Residents in Mint Hill's Ashe Plantation may be getting much-needed road relief. For years, residents have asked that roads in their neighborhood be maintained by the town, but many were in such bad shape that the town refused until they were brought up to town standards.

Some of the streets are under Mint Hill's jurisdiction and some belong to the state; the town recently discovered that about a half-mile of Hanging Moss Trail isn't anyone's responsibility.

Mint Hill Town Manager Brian Welch has proposed to the N.C. Department of Transportation that the town pay for repairs to the "phantom" portion of Hanging Moss Trail and that the state pay for their portions of the street to bring it to Mint Hill standards. Then the town can assume maintenance for all roads in the subdivision. The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners gave Welch approval to negotiate an agreement.

Free health screenings: The Levine Senior Center, 1050 DeVore Lane, in partnership with Presbyterian Hospital Matthews, will offer free health screenings, exercise demonstrations and classes 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 9 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 10. Tours will be available. Details: 704-846-4654.

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