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Independence Hill Baptist
Halloween Alternative: 5:30 - 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Free hot dog dinner, children's games, moon bounce, slide, cake walk. Trunk for Treats afterward. Free. Independence Hill Baptist Church, 10220 Eastfield Road, Huntersville. 704-596-2124. www.independencehill.org.
Webb's Chapel United Methodist
Fish Fry and Candidates Forum: Hosted by the church and the East Lincoln Betterment Association 11:30 a.m. Oct. 29. $8 take out or dine in; $5 child under 10. Plate includes: fried flounder, homemade slaw, hush puppies and homemade fries. Deliveries available. 4640 Webbs Chapel Chapel Road, Denver. 704-483-9434.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Organ Concerts: Henry Lebedinsky will perform as part of the Organ at Davidson series. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. 102 N. Main St., Davidson. For additional information, please contact Director of Music Jane Cain at 704-892-5641.
Health Care Seminars: Nicole Bryan will provide information on powers of attorney, caretaker contracts, survivors' benefits, more. Upcoming programs on health care and hospice, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 7 and memorial services, Nov. 14. Reservations required.
Special program: "The Chinese Cosmos of Heaven, Earth and Humanity." 9:45-10:45 a.m. Oct. 31.Dr. Hun Lye, assistant professor of religion at Davidson College, will lead this program presenting an overview of the Chinese cosmos as it is understood, experienced and lived in by most Chinese from the 15th century on. The class will meet in the Congregation House. 704-892-5641.
Salem United Methodist, Denver
Fall Bazaar: Homemade crafts, holiday items, and desserts. Breakfast and lunch will be served. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 30. 378 N. Pilot Knob Road, Denver. 704-483-5055; www.SalemUnitedMethodist.com.
New Beginnings Moravian, Huntersville
Presentation: "Final Directives" will address critical legal and healthcare decisions. 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 3. 201 Seagle St., Huntersville. Register by Oct. 29 at 704-992-2003.
Annual Christmas In the Country: 3-9 p.m. Nov. 5 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 6. Homemade dinner and dessert 5-7 p.m. Nov. 5. The Huntersville Brass Quintet will perform during dinner. Live auction 7 p.m. Friday; also silent auction. Raffles, handmade crafts, decorations, gifts and baked goods. Ramah Presbyterian Church, 14401 Ramah Church Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6683. www.ramahchurch.org.
First Baptist, Cornelius
Senior Citizens' Group: 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.
Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Annual barbecue: 11 a.m. until food runs out on Nov. 6. 19600 Zion St. 704-893-8566.
Craft and Gift Show: Save the date, Nov. 19-20.
Fall study group: Seven-week study using the book "A Case for Faith" by Lee Strobel. 7 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 15. Facilitated by the Rev. Jill Smith. RSVP: 704-892-8566.
Collection drive: Collecting new hats, socks, gloves and backpacks for the Urban Ministry Center. Place in box in upstairs hallway of the Christian Education Building near room 208.
Daytime group study: "Daniel: Pursuing Integrity" 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays through Nov. 17.
Women's group: Women of the church and community are welcome for fellowship and devotion at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Acropolis restaurant. Details: Elizabeth Coker, 704-892-8263 or email@example.com.
Men's Group: Men of all ages are welcome to attend a Community Men's Prayer Breakfast held 7-8 a.m. each Wednesday at the Cookhouse Restaurant, 20936 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius. It is led on alternate weeks by the ministerial staffs of Mount Zion UMC and Bethel Presbyterian Church.
Journey Church, Huntersville
KidStreet Sox in Box: K-5th graders can demonstrate the church's October virtue of initiative - seeing what needs to be done and doing it - by bringing a new pair of socks (adult tube and crew) in a shoebox to church. Socks are needed at Urban Ministries, Charlotte. Shoeboxes will be used for Operation Christmas Child next month. Details: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 15664 Northcross Drive
Daraja Children's Choir: Daraja Children's Choir will perform at both services on Oct. 31. Daraja means "bridge" in Swahili, and these 24 orphaned children have journeyed from Kenya to share a taste of African worship and praise.
Assurance United Methodist, Huntersville
Annual Fish Fry: All-you-can-eat flounder, shrimp, hushpuppies, fries, slaw. $11. Children under 6 eat free. Drive through and carry out available. Proceeds go to missions. 4-8 p.m. Oct. 30. 9700 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville. 704-391-9567; www.assuranceumc.org.
Mooresville/Lake Norman Christian Mission
Service Day: The community is invited to Make a Difference Day. Fun fair to fill the mission's food pantry, with free hot dog lunch, live music, and kids' activities, noon-3 p.m. Oct. 30. Please bring at least one bag of food. Other service projects at the mission will be available 9 a.m.-noon. 266 N. Broad St., Mooresville. 704-928-5390; www.hope4ever.org.
Beth Shalom of Lake Norman
Hebrew Chai School: Begins Oct. 28 6:30-8 p.m. This program intends to provide a social experience for Jewish teenagers combined with cultural, historical, ethical, political and arts-oriented elements and surprises. Once a month, directly after the normal religious school. Details: Sherry Eckert at email@example.com. www.bslkn.org.
Lake Norman Community Bible Study
Registrations for 2010-2011 class: The Book of Acts is the topic this year. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Zion Street, Cornelius. Open to women with various levels of Bible knowledge and homeschooled children through elementary and middle school. Register early; children slots fill-up fast. Details: Meg Samuels, 704-799-4460 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration fee $25.www.lakenormancbs.org
Rocky Mount United Methodist, Mooresville
Family Event: Trunk or treat, free hot dogs and drinks. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30. 1739 Perth Road, Mooresville. 704-528-5525.
Centre Presbyterian, Mooresville
Fall Festival: Wear family-friendly costumes, enjoy hay rides, cake walk, hot dog and s'more roast, decorate pumpkins, more. 4 p.m. Oct. 30. 129 Centre Church Road, Mooresville. 704-664-3160; www.thecentrechurch.org.