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Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius

Concert: Squire Parsons In Concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 20 in the sanctuary. 9920 Bethel Church Road. 704-896-3103.

Grace Covenant Academy, Cornelius

Elementary School Orientation: 6 p.m. Aug. 19; first day of school Aug. 23.

Pre-K Orientation: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 20; first day of school Aug.. 25.

Attraction Guide Coupon Books are for sale: Buy one for the remainder of this year for $10 or buy one for next year for $20. Contact Susan Glenn at 704-892-5601 or stop by the school at 17301 Statesville Road, Cornelius. for more information about what coupons are in the book.

Cornelius Presbyterian

Bluegrass Saturdays: Barbecue and bake sale, craft items, and music on the church lawn. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 14 and 21. A Deeper Shade of Blue will perform on Aug. 14. 21209 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-5577.

Jewish Council Of Lake Norman

Jewish Festival: The second annual Shalom Lake Norman festival. Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 29 at Ramsey Creek Park, Cornelius. Music, dancing, food and entertainment; children's games and activities.

Holy Trinity Anglican, Huntersville

Summer Worship Schedule: Through Sept. 5. Holy Communion begins 10 a.m. at the Huntersville Arts and Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-576-3279.

Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius

Break-a-Leg Drama Fun-shop: Daylong workshop exploring acting and improvisation. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 13. Registration limited. E-mail

Men's Group: Men of all ages are welcome to attend a Community Men's Prayer Breakfast held 7-8 a.m. each Wednesday at the Cookhouse Restaurant, 20936 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius. It is led on alternate weeks by the ministerial staffs of Mt. Zion UMC and Bethel Presbyterian Church.

Lake Norman Community Bible Study

Fall Classes: Registration now open for study on the book of Acts. Open to all women in the Lake Norman area. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays starting Sept. 7 at Mt. Zion United Methodist in Cornelius. Children's program also available for infants through homeschooled middle school. Register at 704-799-4460 or

New Faith Community Of Lake Norman

Small Groups: A five-week study based on Brian McLaren's book, "A Generous Orthodoxy" will meet 11 a.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Mondays. "Living the Questions" will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Held at Davidson United Methodist, 233 S. Main St., Davidson.