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Cheryl Simone to speak about freedom and bliss

Cheryl Simone, author of “Midnights with the Mystic: A Little Guide to Freedom and Bliss,” will speak 6 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson & Wales University Hance Auditorium, 801 W. Trade St.

She will have a book signing 7 p.m. Wednesday at Park Road Books, 139 Park Road.

Gospel singer Jaye will record Newton concert

National touring and recording artist Sally Jaye will record Oct. 18 before a live audience at Old St. Paul's Church, Old St. Paul's Church Road, Newton.

The candlelight performance will begin at 8 p.m. with two 45-minute sets. Texas songwriter Brian Wright and North Carolina's Jay Brown, Ben McPherron and Nate Leath will join Jaye.

Jaye will perform a collection of gospel songs hand-picked from her musical roots and influences growing up in the South.

Photographer David Rose will document the recording session. He has worked alongside Annie Leibowitz, and his photographs have appeared in National Geographic, Vogue and Vanity Fair.

The first 150 people to RSVP will be admitted to the recording session.


Islamic Center shares Ramadan at open house

The Islamic Center of Charlotte-South, 559 N. Polk St., Pineville, will hold a “Sharing Ramadan” open house at sunset, about 7:20 p.m. Saturday.

Guests will share the iftaar meal, discuss Ramadan and fasting, and participate in a short question and answer discussion about Islamic issues.

The iftaar meal breaks the month-long fast during Ramadan.

Details: Jibril Hough, 704-258-0304.

Young adults can learn about St. Ignatius

St. Peter Catholic Church, 507 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, will present “Choosing Your Path: An Ignatian Retreat for Young Adults” 9:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 27 in the church's Biss Hall.

Adults 18-40 are invited to learn how the life of a 16th-century saint has relevance for young adults facing a variety of changes and choices in the 21st-century world. Mass will be celebrated at the close of the retreat.

The event is free and parking is free in The Green parking garage next to the church.

To register, e-mail


Sharon Methodist honors music ministries

Sharon United Methodist Church, 4411 Sharon Road, Charlotte, will celebrate the church's music ministries during the 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. worship services Sept. 21.

“Glorifying God through Music” will be the theme. All of the church choirs and instrumentalists will participate in the services, and the message will be presented in song.

Details:; 704-366-9166, ext. 16.

Pumpkins coming to Wesley Methodist

Wesley United Methodist Church, 3715 Rea Road, will sell pumpkins Oct. 4-30 at its yearly Pumpkin Patch. The pumpkins will be on the northwest corner of the church property. Proceeds will be used to support mission outreach projects.

Details: 704-542-1122;

Walls Memorial AME Zion dinner, revival

Walls Memorial AME Zion Church, 2722 Bancroft St., Charlotte, will have dinner and revival services Friday and Saturday. Dinner will be 5:30-6:15 p.m. followed by revival services at 6:30 p.m.

Friends and Family Day will be 10 a.m. next Sunday. Details: 704-375-5361;

Homestead Methodist's craft sale, auction

Homestead United Methodist Church, 6729 Old Mount Holly Road, Charlotte, will hold its fifth annual Craft Sale and Auction 8 a.m. Saturday. A handmade quilt made in the continuous cross design will be auctioned off at 1 p.m. There will be a drawing at 2 p.m. for the winner of a second quilt. The country store will sell baked goods including cakes and pies along with canned fruits and vegetables and preserves.

Compiled by Staff Writer Melanie Bass.