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Gardening classes: Register now for "Grow Your Own Food for the Spring Season," a class at Central Piedmont Community College's Cato Campus.

The class will meet Wednesdays, March 21-May 2. The first meeting will be at the Cato Campus, 8120 Grier Road. Others will be at Reedy Creek Community Garden, 2900 Rocky River Road.

The fee is $95. Register at http://schedule .cpcc.edu/myschedule /show_sections/1706/ .

University City

Marketing competition: Mallard Creek High School's DECA chapter earned its fifth consecutive Gold Level Chapter of Distinction Award, DECA's the highest state-level recognition, at the state DECA Career Development Conference in Greensboro March 1-3.

The team won the Quiz Bowl, and 14 students qualified for international competition. Student Will Henriques was elected state DECA president.

Community meeting: The NorthEast Coalition of Neighborhoods meets 2-4 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd. For information, write to nec.charlotte@gmail.com.

On Campus

French film festival: J. Murrey Atkins Library is bringing The Tournées Festival to UNCC March 17-24. The free, public festival will feature works by first-time film directors and well-known cinema figures. Events will be at the main campus and UNCC Center City.

For the schedule, film descriptions and other details, visit filmfest.uncc.edu online or contact Shelly Theriault, 704-687-3746.

Write to us: Send news and announcements at least two weeks in advance of an event to Karen Sullivan, ksullivan@charlotteobserver.com. Include your daytime phone number with your announcement.

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