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Cabarrus Christian Women's Connection

Brunch: Mary Jane Battista will share how "An Impossible Relationship Became Possible." Music by Kathleen Blackwell-Plank and Becky Bahn. $13.25 inclusive. 9:30 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Cabarrus Country Club, 3247 Weddington Road, Concord. Reservations: 704-782-3287.

Concord ARP

Guest Speakers: Haiti missionaries Patrick and Barbara Latiallade, who were crippled in the Haiti earthquake, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24. 177 Union St. N., Concord.

Kimball Lutheran, Kannapolis

Trunk or Treat: The community is invited for games, crafts, and other activities. Free hot dogs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 3-5 p.m. Oct. 23. 101 Vance St., Kannapolis. 704-933-4101.

McGill Baptist, Concord

Fall Festival: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30. 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-788-1180;

Prosperity Presbyterian Church

Fall festival: Wear your favorite costume. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29 in the church gym. Learn about Reformation Day. Hayrides, puppet show, games, face painting, crafts, hot dogs, snacks, drinks, prizes, cake walks, candy. Details: 704-875-1182. 5533 Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte.

New Beginnings Moravian

Final Directives Presentation: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Discussion of end-of-life issues. To register: 704-992-2003 by Oct. 29. , 201 Seagle St., Huntersville.

Harrisburg Baptist

Youth Group Barbeque Fundraiser: Noon-8 p.m. Nov. 5. Plates $7.50 includes barbeque, slaw, bake beans and bun. 1 pound of barbeque $7.50. Barbeque sauce, 16 ounces, for $4.95. Desserts and drinks extra. 6525 Morehead Road, Harrisburg.

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist

Blood drive: A Community Blood Center of the Carolinas' blood drive 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 24. 1250 N. College St., Mount Pleasant. Minimum weight requirement for blood donors is 120 pounds.

Central United Methodist

Blood drive: A Community Blood Center of the Carolinas' blood drive 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Oct. 24. 30 Union St. N., Concord. Minimum weight requirement for blood donors is 120 pounds.

Crossroads, Concord

Divorce Support Groups: DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids meet 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays. 220 George W. Liles Pkwy., Concord. 704-795-0423.

Roberta United Methodist

Annual Trunk or Treat: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 24 Dress in costumes, but no scary ones please. Come and enjoy games, arts and crafts and other fun activities. Everyone is encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact the church office: 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.

Mt. Olivet United Methodist

Country Breakfast: All-you-can-eat breakfast to include eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, hot cakes and biscuits. 7-10 a.m. Nov. 6. $5 adults; $4 seniors and children. 301 Mount Olivet Road., Concord. 704-782-8846.

Piedmont Choral Society

Service of hymns: The 40-voice Piedmont Choral Society will present a service of well-known, traditional, beloved hymns and anthems 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Favorite, older hymns and the stories behind them will be featured. The public can participate by sending in hymn suggestions. Call 704-788-2000 or email with your favorite hymn request and your contact information. Attendees are also asked to bring non-perishable food items on the concert date to be given to the Cooperative Christian Ministry to help feed the hungry.

Advent Lutheran Church

Fall Festival and BBQ: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 30. Carnival games for children and trunk or treat. Pork barbecue prepared by the Lutheran Men; eat-in or take-out. Benefits Adventure Preschool and youth summer mission trips. Raffle of backyard children's playhouse to benefit Habitat for Humanity. 8840 University City Blvd., Charlotte, across from the UNC Charlotte tennis courts. Details: Toni Hagerman, 704-549-1555 or