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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. www.rockyriverchurch.com.

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. www.xroadschurch.us.

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; www.thevillagechurch.us.

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. www.choralacademy.org.

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; www.corneliuspcusa.org.

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. www.humconline.org.

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. www.bslkn.org.

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 www.growinguniversity.com.

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