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St. Margaret's Episcopal, Waxhaw
Attic sale: Furniture, household goods, toys, lots more. 8 a.m.-noon May 14. 8515 Rea Road, Waxhaw. www.saintmargarets.net.
Waxhaw United Methodist
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Yard sale: Methodist Men to serve coffee and biscuits. Proceeds go to Fixing It for Christ mission work. 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14. 200 McDonald St., Waxhaw. www.waxhawumc.com.
St. Peter's Episcopal
Concert: The Boys Choir, Girls Choir, Town Choirs and MasterSingers of The Choir School at St. Peter's present their annual spring concert. $10 adults; $5 children under 12. 7:30 p.m. May 13 and 14. 115 W. 7th St. 704-749-6146; www.thechoirschool.org.
Vocal talent auditions: Fourth annual "Exalt!" Christian vocal talent show scheduled for Aug. 5 at Central Piedmon Community College's Halton Theater. Registration due May 15. www.MotivationsMinistries.org.
Grief support group: Dr. Beth Brearley-Parker to facilitate. 10 a.m. Wednesdays starting May 11. 5201 Sharon Road. Information and registration at 704-553-0869.
Pleasant Hill Baptist
Auditions: Actors, musicians, other volunteers needed for play, "Church Folk: Playing Church" for Women's Day program in July. All ages welcome. 517 Baldwin Ave. To schedule an audition, call Minister Delores Perry-Pearson, 704-537-4209.
Shiloh Institutional Baptist
Women's Day: "Growing Where God has Planted You." Sunday Hat brunch 11 a.m. May 14. Worship service with guest speaker Tracey McDonald 10:45 a.m. May 15. 2400 Greenland Ave. 704-393-2065.
Congregation Ohr Hatorah
Class: Rohr Jewish Learning Institute presents "Oasis in Time: The Gift of Shabbat in a 24/7 World." $85 per person or $150 per couple. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 11 a.m. Wednesdays. 6619 Sardis Road. Information and registration at www.myjli.com or 704-366-3984.
Prayer service: Celebrate lives of people with Down syndrome, other disabilities. Evening includes art and music performances by people with disabilities. Dessert reception afterward. 7 p.m. May 13, South Charlotte Banquet Center, 9009 Bryant Farms Road. 704-243-2737.
Community youth night: Gymnasium and youth hut, studies, games, food, fun. All are welcome. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays. 9115 Newell Baptist Church Road. 704-596-0184.
St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran
Fundraiser: Annual attic and bake sale. Proceeds go toward buying Christmas gifts for foster children. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14. 4013 Shamrock Drive. www.stelc.org.
Shepherd's Center South
Book club: Peggy LeCount to lead discussion of Jamie Ford's "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet." Please read the selection before the meeting. 10-11:30 a.m. May 10, The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive. Club meets second Tuesday of each month. 704-541-0100; www.shepherdscentersouth.org.
First Baptist - West
Caregivers workshop: "Strength to Strength Part II," dedicated to care, information, affirmation, support for caregivers. Breakfast; three
workshop sessions. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14. Details: the Rev. Brian Sanders, 704-372-1075. First Baptist - West,
1801 Oaklawn Ave.
St. John's Missionary Baptist, Gastonia
Rainbow tea: Sponsored by deaconess ministry. 5 p.m. May 21. $10 donation requested. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. Tickets available at 704-864-6222.
St. Stephens AME Zion, Gastonia
Service: Celebrates 131st anniversary of the church. 10 a.m. May 15. 201 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. 704-861-2004.
Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord
Country breakfast: All-you-can-eat eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, hot cakes, homemade biscuits, beverages. $5; $4 for children and senior adults. Donations accepted. 7-10 a.m. May 14. 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846; www.mtolivetumc-concordnc.org.
Rehobeth United Methodist, Terrell
Youth fundraiser: Port-a-pit chicken plates include half-chicken, baked beans, slaw, roll, dessert. Takeout only. $8. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 14. 9297 Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell. Tickets available at church office or 828-478-2518.
First Presbyterian, Concord
Concerts: First Presbyterian sanctuary choir and Piedmont Choral Society to present John Rutter's "Requiem." 7 p.m. May 13 and 3 p.m. May 15, Forest Hill United Methodist, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Reception after each concert. Groups also will present "Requiem" for 11 a.m. service at First Presbyterian May 15. 70 Union St. N., Concord. 704-788-2100.
Jewish Council of Lake Norman
Lecture: Zak Yitro Halamish and Andrey Ron present "Life as an Israeli Lone Soldier." 7 p.m. May 12, Fair View United Methodist, 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. 704-944-6757.
Episcopal Church of St. Peter By-the-Lake
Concert: Alexander Community Concert Series presents flutist Jessica Sherer. Reception afterward. $15 for adults; $10 for students and senior adults; children under 12 free. 3 p.m. May 8. 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. 704-489-6249.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Theology on Tap: Drs. Doug Ottati and Matt Samson lead discussion on issues of theology. 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Summit Coffee and Tea, 128 S. Main St., Davidson.
Program: Three of the church's young adults share their experiences of a year of service in Northern Ireland, Nashville, Tenn., and El Paso, Texas. Dinner served. 5 p.m. May 15, congregation house. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
Beth Shalom of Lake Norman
Open house: Learn about our religious school. Meet Education Director Sid Krupkin, faculty members, involved parents. 4:30-6:15 p.m. May 12, St. Alban's Episcopal, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. www.bslkn.org.
Grace Crossing, Harrisburg
Yard and bake sale: 8 a.m.-noon May 14. Rain date May 21. 5738 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-536-9193.