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Community Supported Agriculture will be discussed at a meeting sponsored by the Great Salt Lake Resource Conservation and Development Council Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m., on the lower level of the Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South.

Community-supported agriculture is a partnership where members pay a fee to help with a farm's operating expenses. In return, they get a portion of the farm's produce throughout the growing season (263-3204 or greatsaltlakercd.org).

Wasatch Community Gardens is compiling a cookbook of favorite heirloom and other vegetable recipes. The key ingredient needs to be a locally grown vegetable (wasatchgardens.org).

IHOP is celebrating National Pancake Day on Tuesday. From 7 a.m.-10 p.m., IHOP will give away free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes. In return, customers are invited to donate to the Children's Miracle Network program at Primary Children's Medical Center (ihop.com).

The Nauvoo Cafe opened last week on the lobby level of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building at 15 E. South Temple. The fast-casual restaurant is open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Rolls, fruit and muffins are offered for breakfast. Hot carved, made-to-order sandwiches, as well as soups, salads, pot pies and desserts, are offered for lunch.

Olive Garden is adding two new Alfredo dishes — Crab Alfredo Venezia and Steak & Portobello Mushroom Alfredo — to its menu through April 8 (olivegarden.com).

Bambara, 202 S. Main, is celebrating Mardi Gras with a three-course dinner special for $28 through Tuesday. Crawfish etouffee, shrimp bisque, gumbo and Bourbon Street bread pudding are some of dishes, which will change nightly.

One dollar from each of the specials sold will benefit Share Our Strength's relief efforts in New Orleans. Creole-inspired dishes will also be offered for the restaurant's daily Blue Plate Lunch Special, for $11 (363-5454 or bambara-slc.com).

The Mandarin, 348 E. 900 North, Bountiful, is celebrating its 29th annual Chinese New Year Monday through March 3, beginning at 5 p.m. Parties of four or more can order a special eight-course dinner for $22 per person. The traditional Lion Dance will be performed at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21.

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