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Independence Hill Baptist
Fundraiser: Barbecue dinner, 5 p.m. Feb. 27. Adults, $8; children, $5. Children 3 and under eat free with an adult. Improv comedy show, 7 p.m. $5. 10220 Eastfield Road, Huntersville. www.independencehill.org; 704-596-2124.
First Baptist, Huntersville
Blood drive: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 27. 119 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6581.
Chili cook-off: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 27. Tickets to be a taster are $5 for adults, $4 for teens and $3 for children 5-12. Proceeds go to Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen. 704-875-6892.
Gospel concert: The St. James Male Chorus will perform gospel favorites. The senior high youth group will serve supper following the concert. Donations will help fund Mexico mission trip. 6 p.m. Feb. 28. 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2291.
Huntersville United Methodist
Thirsty Thursdays: Join us for refreshments, live music and fellowship as we contemplate the meaning of Lent. All ages welcome. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through March 25. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1156.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Alternative Lenten worship: Services will incorporate contemporary music and media with familiar prayers and creeds. The services are family-friendly, but childcare will be available for preschool-age children. 5 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 20-March 27. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
Salem United Methodist
Photo workshop: Learn basic techniques and confidence needed to accomplish common photo-editing tasks. Photo-editing software and other helpful resources included. $25. Pre-registration required. 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 27. 378 N. Pilot Knob Road, Denver. 704-516-9379.
Holy Spirit Catholic
Fish fry dinners: The church will hold a fish fry at 5 p.m. each Friday during Lent. 537 N.C. 16 N., Denver. 704-483-6448.