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Pitts Baptist Church

First Day Prayer: Prayer for our children (all ages and stages) and schools (all types), on the first day of school Aug. 25. Drop in to pray 6:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Corporate Hour of Prayer, noon-1 p.m. Pitts Baptist Church, 140 Pitts School Road N.W., Concord. 704-786-1953.

Rocky River Church, Concord

Women's Bible Study: "Real Women, Real Faith." 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 7 and 21, Oct. 5 and 19, and Nov. 2 and 16. 5323 Roberta Road, Concord.

Roberta United Methodist, Concord

Hot Dog Lunch: Hot dogs, corn dogs and homemade desserts, $1.25 each. Takeout available. Delivery for orders of 10 or more. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug 20. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.

Crossroads Church, Concord

Blood Drive: 3-7 p.m. Aug. 22.

Church Picnic: The church celebrates its 16th anniversary with a picnic and water games on the front lawn. Suggested donation: $5 per person or $10 per family. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Aug. 21. 220 George W. Liles Pkwy., Concord.

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 Highway, Concord. 704-701-0995;

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 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 singers will be accepted through the end of the month. The academy meets at Calvary Lutheran, 950 Bradley St., Concord. For information, contact Gary Shive at 704-786-7447.

Cornelius Presbyterian

Bluegrass Festival: Free admission. Barbecue plates, $8 for adults and $5 for children. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 20 and 27. Darin and Brooke Aldridge perform Aug. 20. 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.

Huntersville UMC

Wonderful Wednesdays: Meal and small groups for all ages. 6- 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 31. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville.

Beth Shalom Of Lake Norman

New Rabbi: Gladstein Fellow Adam Baldachin will serve as rabbi for the next two years. Baldachin studied Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary and has visited Jewish communities throughout the world. As a Gladstein Fellow, Baldachin serves as the rabbinic intern at the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel in Riverdale under the mentorship of Rabbi Barry Dov Katz.

Christ Community Church, Huntersville

Newcomers' Class: All women in the community are invited. Childcare provided. 9:45-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 13. $20 includes materials. 16301 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. Register at