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Auditions: The Choral Academy is now auditioning children and youth ages 7-20 to participate in three age-based choirs. If you have children who love to sing and would like to develop their musical talents in a disciplined choir program, call for an audition time. All youth in Cabarrus and the surrounding counties are welcome. New singers will be accepted through the month of January. For more information and to set up an audition, call 704-786-7477. The church is at 950 Bradley St., Concord.
Roberta United Methodist
Fundraiser: All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, hot chocolate, tea. $5 per person. Proceeds support youth activities. 4-7 p.m. Jan. 16. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.
Hot dog sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.
Biscuit bakeoff: Join us for a country breakfast and vote for the best biscuit. $5. Proceeds go to talent offering. 9 a.m. Jan. 16. 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. RSVP: 704-788-1180.
New women's ministry: The Girlfriends and Goodies kickoff event will be held 7-9 p.m. Jan. 22. Bring a friend and a goodie to share. 3101 Davidson Hwy., Concord. RSVP: 704-788-6315.
Trinity United Church of Christ
Job club: Coffee, refreshments, networking, Wi-Fi. Bring your resume! Free and open to the public. 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays. 38 Church St. N.E., Concord. 704-782-1024; www.trinityuccconcord.org.
Epworth United Methodist
Informal service: An alternative service, known as Jacob's Well, with praise team, contemporary Christian music and group discussion, meets in the fellowship hall. 9:30 a.m. Sundays. 1030 Burrage Road N.E., Concord. 704-786-6183.
Greater Mount Calvary Church
Worship event: Eddie Brown Jr. and the Cabarrus County Music and Arts Seminar will host "Praize Riot 2010 Part IV" featuring the Belfonte Presbyterian Church Mass Choir, Devine Praise, the Rev. Joseph David III & Prophetic Praise, Union Baptist Adult Mimes, Precious Pearls Praise Dancers and many more. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16. 500 Celia St., Kannapolis. 704-713-2155.
New Beginning Church of God
Gospel fest: Performances by Gospel Traveliers of the Carolinas, New Voices of Faith of Mocksville, Anointed Voices of Salisbury, more. 3:00 p.m. Jan. 17. 1124 Thomas Ave., Kannapolis. 704-938-2088.