Friendship United Methodist, Concord
Vacation Bible school: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 15-19. 4695 Mount Pleasant Road S., Concord. 704-786-3335.
The Village Church, Concord
Cinema on the lawn: "The Blind Side." Bring lawn chair or blanket. Free refreshments. 8 p.m. Aug. 19. 9280 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-701-0995; www.thevillagechurch.us.
Assurance United Methodist, Huntersville
Musical event: Christian recording artist Paul Saik to perform 4 p.m. Aug. 14. Love offering taken. 9700 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville. www.assuranceumc.org.
Christ Community Church, Huntersville
Newcomers' class: Based on Susan Miller's book "After the Boxes are Unpacked." Make friends, work through emotions that accompany moving, meet other newcomers. All women invited. Child care provided. 9:45-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 13. $20 includes materials. 16301 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. Register at www.growinguniversity.com.
Bluegrass festival: Free admission. Barbecue plates $8 adults, $5 children. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 20 and 27. Darin and Brooke Aldridge perform Aug. 20. 21209 Catawba Ave. 704-892-5577; www.corneliuspcusa.org.
Asbury United Methodist, Huntersville
Homecoming: Featured speaker Rick Fite. Bring covered dish to share at lunch after service. 10:45 a.m. Aug. 21. 11724 Asbury Chapel Road, Huntersville. www.asburyumc-huntersville.com.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Workshop: "Confessing the Beatitudes" for Presbyterian Women leaders and others. Led by Drs. David Kaylor and Linda Steber. Bring Bibles. $5. 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 20. Register at 704-892-5641.