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Tuesday, Jul. 01, 2014

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Compiled by Erica Batten

St. John Neumann Catholic

SonFest 2014 carnival: More than 6,000 people attended the annual SonFest on June 13-14. The cast of “Drex and Maney Mornings” on WNKS-FM (“KISS” 95.1) made a special appearance to kick off the event. Children enjoyed Thomas the Train, Paratrooper, the Way Out Swing and other rides. Bands included Relentless Flood, Waiting Hill, and Bought by Blood. The event closed with a fireworks show sponsored by Keffer Automotive. A portion of the proceeds from SonFest benefit the Agape Dental Ministry. www.4sjnc.org.

Calvary Church

Concert: Go Fish will present a free family concert 7 p.m. July 18. www.calvarychurch.com/gofishconcert.

Sports outreach program: The church’s popular CHAMP program offers soccer, flag football and T-ball, with emphasis on sportsmanship and Christian character development as well as athletic skills. Registration ends Aug. 9. Practices begin the week of Aug. 25. Fall season runs through Nov. 8. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.champsportsinfo.com.

All Things Possible Ministries

Auditions: Looking for Christian vocalists July 19 for 2014 Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase in Fort Mill, S.C. The top 10 will perform at a grand finale; the winner will perform on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. www.atpmin.org.

Temple Israel

Cantor and friends: “Patriotic Songs by Jews.” 2-4 p.m. July 6. 4901 Providence Road. www.templeisraelnc.org.

All Saints Lutheran

Vacation Bible school: Children age 4 through fifth grade are invited to “Painting a Promise,” sharing the good news of Jesus. Light fellowship supper, lessons, crafts and activities. 6-8 p.m. July 14-17. 17030 Lancaster Highway. www.allsaintslutheran.org.

Sharon United Methodist

Sermon series: “Summer Reads” series will explore what it means to be human as depicted in popular fiction, classics and the Bible. 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. The sermon for July 6 is “Lord of the Flies.” 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.

Christ Lutheran

Summer camp: Music, art and drama days for rising third through sixth grades, $150. 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. July 21-25. 4519 Providence Road. www.christelca.org.

Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington

Outdoor worship service: Join us for our monthly outdoor worship. Bring lawn chairs. 8:30 a.m. July 6.

Vacation Bible school: “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides.” 6:15-8:30 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington. Register at www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/hl/soj/gpgs/Home.aspx.

St. John’s Episcopal

Job hunters’ group: Expert speakers provide job search tips, résumé reviews, interview coaching and networking opportunities. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. 1623 Carmel Road. www.saintjohns-charlotte.org.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 6 at Blair Road United Methodist, 9135 Blair Road, Mint Hill. www.cbcc.us.

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