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Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Concert: The Cornelius Concert Series presents the Lake Norman Big Band with guest Mark Graham on saxophone. $5. 7-9 p.m. Feb. 25. 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.
Assurance United Methodist, Huntersville
Fat Tuesday Dinner: All-you-can-eat pancakes, grits and sausage. Eat in or carry out. $8; children under 6 free. 4-8 p.m. March 8. 9700 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville. 704-391-9567.
First Baptist, Huntersville
Concert: The Wingate University Singers perform at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23. 119 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. www.fbc-h.org.
Independence Hill Baptist, Huntersville
Bible Studies: "Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God" and "Creation Health." 6:15-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 10220 Eastfield Road, Huntersville. www.independencehill.org.
Lake Forest Church, Huntersville
Retreat: "Drawing Near" prepares you for Lent with worship and small-group sessions. $20 includes breakfast and a copy of "Small Surrenders: A Lenten Journey." 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. March 5. 8519 Gilead Road, Huntersville. www.lakeforest.org.