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Statesville Christian Women's Club
Luncheon: "Finishing Touches" with speaker Tempe Brown, dulcimer music by Mary Dunn, more. $10. 11 a.m. March 15 at Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St., Statesville. Reservations by March 10: 704-546-7972.
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Discovering Journey lunch: Learn about the church, meet the staff and other members. 12:30 p.m. March 14. 15711 Brookway Drive, Huntersville. Sign up at www.thejourneyonline.com.
Huntersville United Methodist
Fundraiser: Italian buffet and auction to benefit the building fund. Childcare available. $20 per person or $30 per couple. 6 p.m. March 13.
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.
Beth Shalom of Lake Norman
Services: Gladstein Fellow Corey Helfand will conduct services at 6:15 p.m. March 5. Catered dinner to follow, $12 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Reservations required for dinner only. Shabbat services and interfaith educational sermon with separate children's activities, 9:30 a.m. March 6. Services followed by oneg. Free; RSVP if you plan to stay for lunch. Services held at St. Alban's Episcopal, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson.
Annual Purim party: Karaoke, food and beverages and socializing. Costumes welcomed. 8 p.m. March 6. Directions provided upon RSVP. www.bslkn.org.
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 through March 27. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
Mount Zion United Methodist
Concert: Huntersville Brass will perform at 6 p.m. March 6. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.
First Baptist Church
Senior citizens' group: Come for interesting programs, fellowship and travel opportunities. The Jolly Travelers meet at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-896-5623.
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.
Haiti project: The Rotary Clubs of Catawba and Lincoln counties are collecting funds to send 200,000 meals to Haiti through Stop Hunger Now (www.stophungernow.org). Area churches are asked to pledge funds or volunteer at the packaging event on March 27 at First United Methodist in Conover. To participate or schedule a presentation on the project at your church, contact Tony Bunton at 828-465-1708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.