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Concord First Assembly

Grand opening: The Crisis Distribution Center celebrates its recent expansion with an open house. Concord Mayor Scott Padgett and the church staff and board will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new 7,500-square-foot facility will serve 200 clients per day. 3 p.m. Aug. 7. Suite 110-G at The Village, 280 Concord Parkway,

Crossroads Church, Concord

Mission marketplace: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays.

Support groups: Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids. Biblical approach to healing. 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays starting Aug. 22. 220 George W. Liles Parkway,

Forest Hill United Methodist, Concord

Spaghetti supper: All-you-can-eat spaghetti with homemade meat sauce, salad, bread, drink. $6 per person; $3 for age 10 and younger. Desserts $1 each. Takeout available. 5-7 p.m. Aug. 3. 265 Union St. N., Concord. 704-782-1109;

Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale: Eat in or take out. Delivery for orders of $10 or more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846.

The Village Church, Concord

Cinema on the Lawn: "Kung Fu Panda." Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free refreshments. 8 p.m. Aug. 5. 9280 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-701-0995;

Family Of Faith Lutheran, Concord

Acoustic music jam: All pickers and singers welcome. 9:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 6. 240 Pitts School Road N.W., Concord. 704-782-0671 .

Harrisburg United Methodist

Coupon class: Learn how to save up to 75 percent on groceries with coupon queen Michelle Barnette. $10. 9-11 a.m. Aug. 13. 4560 N.C. 49 S., Harrisburg.

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 is necessary. All youth in Cabarrus and the surrounding counties are welcome. Rehearsals begin on Sept. 6 and new singers will be accepted through the end of the month. The academy meets at Calvary Lutheran, 950 Bradley St., Concord. For more information, contact Gary Shive at 704-786-7447.

Concord Christian Church

Youth event: Homeroom Hope. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13. 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord.

Lake Norman Community Bible Study

Fall Classes: Registration now open for study on Deuteronomy and Hebrews. Open to women in the Lake Norman area. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays starting Sept. 6 at Mount Zion United Methodist in Cornelius. Children's program also available for infants through middle school.


Family Group: Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship whose purpose is to help families and friends of those who have a problem with alcohol. "Starting Over" group meets 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays at Lake Norman Lutheran, 1445 N.C. 16 N., Denver and 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Bethel Methodist, 7284 Campground Road, Denver. 704-489-8657.