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Crossroads Church, Concord

Blood drive: For each donation, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will donate six pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank. Walk-ins welcome. 3-7 p.m. Jan. 23. Register at 704-467-1179 or

Community life night: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Classes begin Jan. 18. 220 George W. Liles Parkway, Concord. Course catalog and registration available at

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. 704-782-1109;

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.

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 at704-786-7447.

St. Martin Lutheran, Concord

Zumba classes: Certified instructor. Free. 7 p.m. each first and third Thursday. 5469 N.C. 200 S., Concord. 704-782-4040.

Concord First Assembly

Worship series: Join us as we begin a new theme for 2012, "Known by Love." 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. 150 Warren C. Coleman Blvd., Concord.

Roberta United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog lunch: Hot dogs and homemade desserts, $1.25 each. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 21. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.