Faith News

University City United Methodist

Musical: "Americans Answer the Call: A Musical Celebration." Special presentations by the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, the National Guard, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Free. A love offering will be accepted. Child care for ages 0-5 by reservation. 4 p.m. Sept. 11. 3835 West W.T. Harris Blvd.

Jewish Council of Lake Norman

Festival: Third annual Shalom Lake Norman Festival includes entertainment for adults and children. Performers include the Baal Shem Tones and Batsheva. Noon-4 p.m. Sept. 18, Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Blood drive: "Muslims for Life" national campaign to collect 10,000 units of blood and to honor the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Free gift for every donor. 1 p.m. Sept. 11, First Baptist Church of Huntersville, 119 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

Beth Shalom of Lake Norman

Religious school orientation: 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Religious school meets at St. Alban's Episcopal, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson.

All Saints' Episcopal, Concord

Olde Countrie Faire: Day-long auction, flea market, raffle, silent auction, bargains on used clothing, books, jewelry. Food, kids' activities, live entertainment by Too Much Sylvia. Free admission. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 10. 525 Lake Concord Road, Concord.

Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord

Country breakfast: Eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, homemade biscuits, more. Adults $5; children and senior adults $4. Donations accepted. 7-10 a.m. Sept. 10. 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846.