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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.
Pineville United Methodist
Exercise classes: Chair yoga, 10-11 a.m. Mondays. Free. Floor yoga, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Mondays. $3 per session. Exercise, 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $3 per session. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022; www.pinevilleumc.org.
Kids' sports: Registration is now open for CHAMP soccer, flag football, t-ball, and coach-pitch baseball. Emphasis on Christian character and skills development. Practices begin Feb. 28. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.champsportsinfo.com.
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.
Temple Beth El
Comparative Religion Series: "Sex, Women and Religion." 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through March 1. Rabbi Dr. Barbara Thiede of UNC Charlotte will present the Jewish perspective on Feb. 8. 5101 Providence Road. www.beth-el.com.
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. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831.
Pineville Church ff the Nazarene
Support group: GriefShare helps people dealing with the loss of a loved one. 13-week seminar begins at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 2. Free; study materials available for a small fee. 8614 Pineville-Matthews Road, Pineville. 704-542-3618.
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.
Harrison United Methodist
Study: "Connecting the Dots" examines how chronic stress, unmet needs and unresolved relationship issues often lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms and disease. Learn how key biblical principles can help you live a more abundant, healthier life. $10. Six-week study meets 7-9 p.m. Thursdays starting Feb. 3. 704-541-3463.
Christ Our Shepherd Ministries
Open house: Tour facility and see what the children learn in our Christian child care. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. 226 W. John St., Matthews. www.cosministries.org.