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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 on Jan. 10 and new singers will be accepted through the end of the month. The academy meets at Calvary Lutheran, 950 Bradley St., Concord. For more information, contact Gary Shive at 704-786-7447. www.choralacademy.org.

Concord Christian

Women's book club: The women's ministry meets monthly for fellowship, dessert, and discussion. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at a member's home. www.concordchristianchurch.org.

Forest Hill United Methodist, Concord

Free clothing distribution: All sizes. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays in the Ministry Center, 251 N. Union St., Concord. Bag sale, $5 per bag, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 7.

Spaghetti supper: All-you-can-eat spaghetti with homemade meat sauce, salad, bread, drink. $6 per person; $3 for age 10 and younger. Desserts $1 each. Takeout available. 5-7 p.m. Jan. 4. 265 Union St. N., Concord. 704-782-1109; www.foresthillumc.org.

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 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846.

Crossroads Church, Concord

Taste of Crossroads: Newcomers can learn more about church membership, history and vision. Lunch provided. Child care by reservation. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 8. 220 George W. Liles Parkway, Concord. www.xroadschurch.us.

Epworth United Methodist, Concord

Support group: Meeting for families, caregivers, professionals or anyone affected by autism and Asperger's Syndrome. 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 12. 1030 Burrage Road N.E., Concord. www.epworthumc.com.

Mt. Zion UMC, Cornelius

Financial Peace University: Dave Ramsey's DVD series teaches God's way of handling money. 13 weeks. Fee for materials. Child care by reservation. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 11. 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius. Preview video and registration available at www.mtzionumc.net.

Lake Norman Baptist, Huntersville

Ladies' Bible Study: Beth Moore's "James: Mercy Triumphs." Open to all women of the Lake Norman community. Free child care available. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 10. 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. Register at the first meeting or at www.lakenormanbaptist.com.

Huntersville UMC

Study Series: Small groups and sermons based on John Baker's "Life's Healing Choices." Series begins Jan. 22. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.huntersvilleumc.org .

Centre Presbyterian, Mooresville

Book Club: Discussion of "Vienna Prelude" by Bodie Thoene. 10 a.m. Jan. 27. Lunch follows. 129 Centre Church Road, Mooresville. www.thecentrechurch.org.

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