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Pitts Baptist, Concord

First Day Prayer: Prayer for children and schools on the first day of school. Drop in to pray, 6:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 25. Corporate hour of prayer, noon-1 p.m. 140 Pitts School Road N.W., Concord. 704-786-1953.

Crossroads Church, Concord

Adult class fair: Learn about fall classes; meet teachers and Journey Group leaders. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 28.

Divorce support group: Children's and adults' sessions. 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 12.

Grief share: Support group for those grieving the death of a loved one. 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 13. $15. 220 George W. Liles Parkway, Concord. www.xroadschurch.us.

The Choral Academy, Concord

Auditions: The Choral Academy is scheduling auditions/vocal placement interviews for children and youths age 7-20 to participate in three age-based choirs. No preparation is necessary. All youths 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. in Concord. For information, contact Gary Shive at 704-786-7447. www.choralacademy.org.

Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord

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

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.

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. www.trinitylutheranconcord.org.

Metrolina Church, Concord

Grand Opening: Pastor Dean Burris and the congregation invite community to worship. The grand opening service will be held 11 a.m. Aug. 28 at Harris Road Middle School, 1251 Patriot Plantation Blvd., Concord. www.metrolinachurch.org.

First Baptist, Huntersville

World Hunger Day: Yard sale, barbecue, silent auction, bake sale, craft sale, entertainment and more. All funds used to fight hunger locally and internationally. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 24. Items now being accepted for yard sale, auction, bake sale and craft sale. 119 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6581.

Assurance United Methodist, Huntersville

Men's small group: "Quest for Authentic Manhood." Weekly meetings with Biblical teaching and interaction. Informational meetings at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 and noon Sept. 4. Weekly meetings held 6 p.m. Tuesdays or 7 p.m. Wednesdays. $25 includes materials and snacks. 9700 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville. Register: 704-941-1638.

Huntersville United Methodist

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.

Cornelius Presbyterian

Bluegrass festival: Free admission. Barbecue plates, $8 for adults and $5 for children. Davidson Express performs 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 27. 21209 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-5577;www.corneliuspcusa.org.

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