Bluegrass Saturdays: Barbecue and bake sale, craft items, music on lawn. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 14 and 21. A Deeper Shade of Blue to perform Aug. 14. 21209 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-5577.
Lake Norman Jewish Congregation
Shabbat services: Rabbi Michael Shields to lead Friday Shabbat services. All welcome. Children's services begin 6:40 p.m. Aug. 13, followed by main service 7 p.m., concluding with Oneg. Services at Fairview United Methodist, 1430 Mecklenburg Hwy., Mooresville. 704-987-9980; www.lakenormanjc.org.
St. Martin Lutheran, Concord
Vacation Bible school: "Veggie Tales" theme. Age 3 through fifth grade. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 9-13. Party and program 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 14. 5469 N.C. 200 S., Concord. 704-782-4040.
Poplar Tent Presbyterian, Concord
Blood drive: Coordinated by Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 15, fellowship building. 6841 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-786-1603.
Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Drama workshop: "Break-a-Leg Drama Fun-Shop" explores voice, presentation skills, improvisation, more. Open to all ages sixth grade and up. Registration limited. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 13. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org. 704-892-8566.
Lake Norman Community Bible Study
Fall classes: Registration open for study on the Book of Acts. Open to all Lake Norman area women. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays starting Sept. 7 at Mount Zion United Methodist in Cornelius. Children's program also available for infants through home-schooled middle school. Register at 704-799-4460 or www.lakenormancbs.org.
The Choral Academy, Concord
Auditions: The Choral Academy is scheduling auditions/vocal placement interviews for children and youth ages 7-20 to participate in three age-based choirs. No preparation necessary. All youth in Cabarrus and surrounding counties welcome. New singers accepted through September. The academy meets at Calvary Lutheran, 950 Bradley St., Concord. Details: Gary Shive, 704-786-7447. www.choralacademy.org.