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Choral hymn festival: Paul Leddington Wright will direct the combined choirs of Sardis Presbyterian, Sardis Baptist, St. Stephen United Methodist, St. Martin's Episcopal and St. John's Episcopal with music for choirs, brass quintet and congregation. Free. 4 p.m. Jan. 29. 6100 Sardis Road. 704-366-1854.
St. Michael's Anglican
Italian night: Dinner, 5 p.m. Feb. 5. Cake walk, 6 p.m. $10 per person or $25 for a family of four. Space limited. 2211 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews. Reservations: 704-537-7777.
Myers Park United Methodist
Revival series: The Next Step will offer information on how best to act on a commitment to God. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 6. Part of "Revival2011," a series of programs across various media platforms designed to stir people to make a more serious commitment to God. Learn about other gatherings and communication platforms at www.mpumc.org. The church is at 1501 Queens Road.
Beginners' yoga classes: Improve posture and flexibility, increase strength, reduce stress. All ability levels welcome. $10 per class. Advance registration required. 4:35 and 6 p.m. Mondays and 4:30 and 6 p.m. Tuesdays starting Feb. 7. 704-535-2831.
Seminar series: "Peace, War, & Religion in a Post-9/11 World." Speakers include Mark Washburn, Evelyn Hanneman and LeDayne Polaski. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 2. Children's and youth programs at 6:15 p.m. Dinner at 5:45 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road. www.sardisbaptistcharlotte.org.
The Episcopal High School Of Charlotte
Meeting: Interest meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Christ Episcopal, 1412 Providence Road. www.charlotteepiscopalhs.org.
Temple Beth El
Comparative religion series: "Sex, Women and Religion." 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through March 1. Dr. Kathryn Johnson of UNC Charlotte will present the Islamic perspective on Feb. 1. 5101 Providence Road. www.beth-el.com.
St. John's Episcopal
Job hunters' group: Expert speakers provide job search tips, résumé reviews, interview coaching and networking opportunities. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 1623 Carmel Road. www.saintjohns-charlotte.org.
Shepherd's Center East
Valentine tea: Traditional English fare, music and door prizes. $25 per person. 3:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at St. Stephen United Methodist, 6800 Sardis Road. Reservations by Feb. 3: 704-338-1511.
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian
Job seekers' group: Career coach Gwen Ferguson presents "The Job Search A-to-Z." Child care available by reservation. 7 p.m. Jan. 31. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. www.smpchome.org.
Pineville United Methodist
Kindermusik classes: Music and movement for children ages 0-7 and parents. $110. 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 18-March 29.
Women's Bible study: "Experiencing God" explores the will of God for our lives and how it is revealed. $16 covers cost of book. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays through April 7 and 5-7 p.m. Sundays through April 10. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. www.pinevilleumc.org.