In this image taken on March 26, 2012, a plate of pancakes with blueberries and granola mixed in the batter is displayed in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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HERE: Pancake breakfast at Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA

Meet other volunteers and share the joys of helping your neighbors. Start the day with coffee, pancakes, fruit and juice on Feb. 7 from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA, 1030 E. Liberty Lane. Additional volunteers would be appreciated.

NEAR: Gateway to Gold Paralympics talent identification day

The goal of this event is to help discover physically disabled and visually impaired athletes who could compete for Team USA in the Paralympic sports of cycling, biathlon, rowing and swimming. As a part of the clinic, prospective athletes will be tested on a variety of skills that can help determine their aptitude for Paralympic sports at 9 a.m. on Feb. 8 at SpoFit, 5031 E. Washington St., Phoenix.

Registration information: or (602) 386-4566. Participation is free and no prior experience is required.

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