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The Village Church, Concord

Cinema on the Lawn: "The Blind Side." Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free refreshments. 8 p.m. Aug. 19. 9280 Davidson Hwy., Concord. 704-701-0995;

Harrisburg UMC

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.

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 Pkwy., Concord.

Concord Christian Church

Youth Event: Homeroom Hope, a supply giveaway that includes health awareness, haircuts and dental exams for family that need extra help with the expense of the starting of school. The church's goal is to collect 800 backpacks and fill them with crayons, dry erase markers, pens, glue sticks, highlighters and notebooks. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13. Details: Contact Eric Pruitt, student minister, 704-788-6315, extension 223, or by email at 3101 Davidson Hwy., Concord.

Mount Olivet UMC

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 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 Sept. 6 and new singers will be accepted through the end of the month. The academy meets at Calvary Lutheran, 950 Bradley St., Concord. Details: Gary Shive at 704-786-7447.

Trinity Lutheran, Concord

Car Show: "Cruise In for Kids." Proceeds benefit the Hosanna Christian Preschool. 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 24. 3747 Trinity Church Road, Concord.

Friendship United Methodist, Concord

Vacation Bible School: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 15-19. 4695 Mt. Pleasant Road S., Concord. 704-786-3335.

Lake Forest Church

New Church Campus: The church will begin services in Davidson with live teaching by Michael Flake. Sermon series will be identical to Huntersville campus. 9:30 a.m. Aug. 21 at Davidson Elementary School, 635 South St., Davidson.

Cornelius Presbyterian

Bluegrass Festival: Free admission. Barbecue plates, $8 for adults and $5 for children. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 13, 20 and 27. A Deeper Shade of Blue performs Aug. 13. 21209 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-5577;

Davidson College Presbyterian

Workshop: "Confessing the Beatitudes" for Presbyterian Women leaders and others. Bring Bibles. $5. 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 20. Register at 704-892-5641.

Solid Rock Christian Church

Back to school blast: Free food, games, music, haircuts/braiding, snow cones, arts and crafts, free school supplies. 2 p.m. Aug. 13. Free. Solid Rock Christian Church, 16601 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-947-8848.