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Webb's Chapel United Methodist

Fish Fry and Candidates Forum: Hosted by the church and the East Lincoln Betterment Association 11:30 a.m. Oct.29. $8 take out or dine in; $5 child under 10. Plate includes: fried flounder, homemade slaw, hush puppies and homemade fries. Deliveries available. 4640 Webbs Chapel Chapel Road, Denver. 704-483-9434.

Huntersville United Methodist

10th Annual Fall Crafts Festival: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 23 with craft vendors, a silent auction, bake sale, lunch food and drinks, children's games and bounce houses. Vendor space is $30 for a 6-foot or 8-foot table. 14005 Stumptown Rd., Huntersville. 704-875-1156. www.huntersvilleumc.org.

St. Mark Catholic, Huntersville

Fall Festival: Children's games and crafts, silent auction, bingo, concessions. Proceeds support middle school youth group service projects. 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 22. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.stmarknc.org.

New Beginnings Moravian, Huntersville

Presentation: "Final Directives" will address critical legal and healthcare decisions you and your family must make. 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 3. 201 Seagle St., Huntersville. Register by Oct. 29 at 704-992-2003.

First Baptist, Cornelius

Senior Citizens' Group: Programs, fellowship, and travel opportunities. The Jolly Travelers meet at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-896-5623.

Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius

Annual BBQ: 11 a.m. until food runs out Nov. 6. 19600 Zion St. 704-893-8566.

Craft and Gift Show: Save the date, Nov. 19-20.

Fall study group: Seven-week study using the book "A Case for Faith" by Lee Strobel. 7 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 15. Facilitated by the Rev. Jill Smith. RSVP: 704-892-8566.

Collection drive: Collecting new hats, socks, gloves and backpacks for the Urban Ministry Center. Place in box in upstairs hallway of the Christian Education Building near room 208.

Daytime group study: "Daniel: Pursuing Integrity" 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays through Nov. 17.

Women's group: Women of the church and community are welcome for fellowship and devotion at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Acropolis restaurant. Details: Elizabeth Coker, 704-892-8263 or elizabeth_coker@bellsouth.net.

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 Mount Zion UMC and Bethel Presbyterian Church.

Assurance United Methodist, Huntersville

Annual Fish Fry: All-you-can-eat flounder, shrimp, hushpuppies, fries, slaw. $11. Children under 6 eat free. Drive through and carry out available. Proceeds go to missions. 4-8 p.m. Oct. 30. 9700 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville. 704-391-9567; www.assuranceumc.org.

Inclusion Community, Davidson

New Faith Community: All are welcome. This is a community that welcomes questions, thrives on conversation, and celebrates God's presence, as expressed through Jesus, in our diversity. 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Our Town Cinemas in Davidson. www.inclusioncommunity.org.

Life Fellowship, Davidson

Saturday Evening Service: Message, contemporary worship music, and question-and-answer session. Children's ministry will also meet. Fellowship to follow service. 6:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Community School of Davidson, 565 Griffith St., Davidson. www.lifecharlotte.com.

Life Fellowship, Huntersville

Women's Fellowship: Cammie Howard will present "Busyness, A Thief to Being Filled to Overflow" on how busy lives can steal joy and distract from pursuing a real relationship with God. 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Community School of Davidson, 565 Griffith St., Davidson. www.lifecharlotte.com.

Davidson College Presbyterian

Health Care Seminars: Nicole Bryan will provide information on powers of attorney, caretaker contracts, survivors' benefits, more. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 24. Upcoming programs on health care and hospice, Nov. 7 and memorial services, Nov. 14. Reservations required.

Special program: "The Chinese Cosmos of Heaven, Earth and Humanity." 9:45-10:45 a.m. Oct. 24, 31.Dr. Hun Lye, assistant professor of religion at Davidson College, will lead this program presenting an overview of the Chinese cosmos as it is understood, experienced and lived in by most Chinese from the 15th century on. The class will meet in the Congregation House. 704-892-5641.

Organ Concerts: Henry Lebedinsky will perform as part of the Organ at Davidson series. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. 102 N. Main St., Davidson. For additional information, please contact Director of Music Jane Cain at 704-892-5641.

Prosperity Presbyterian Church

Fall festival: Wear your favorite costume. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29. Learn about the significance of Reformation Day. Hayrides, a puppet show, lots of games, face painting, crafts, hot dogs, snacks, drinks, prizes, cake walks, parents, candy. Activities will take place in the church gym. Details: 704-875-1182. 5533 Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte.

Beth Shalom of Lake Norman

Hebrew Chai School: Begins Oct. 28 6:30-8 p.m. This program intends to provide a social experience for Jewish teenagers combined with cultural, historical, ethical, political and arts-oriented elements and surprises. Once a month, directly after the normal religious school. Details: Sherry Eckert at sherry@bslkn.org. www.bslkn.org.

Introduction To Judaism Course: Two-year course taught by Rabbi Corey Helfand; Hebrew will be taught by ritual director Kara Tanenbaum. To enroll: bslkn.org (payments/donations page. Details: rabbicorey@bslkn.org or kara@bslkn.org.

Empowerment For Living Family

Sunday Morning Worship Service: 8 a.m. worship, dance and the word of God. Comfort Inn & Suites, 19521 Liverpool Pkwy., Cornelius.

Centre Presbyterian, Mooresville

Fall Festival: Wear family-friendly costumes, enjoy hay rides, cake walk, hot dog and s'more roast, decorate pumpkins, more. 4 p.m. Oct. 30. 129 Centre Church Road, Mooresville. 704-664-3160; www.thecentrechurch.org.

Mooresville Christian Women's Club

Luncheon: Fall fundraiser with auction and bazaar. Speaker Jen McGeehan will speak on "Diamond in the Rough." 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Reservations: 704-799-0035. www.mooresvillechristianwc.com.

Rehobeth United Methodist, Terrell

Fall Festival: Games and prizes, inflatables, trunk-or-treat, more. Come dressed in your favorite costume. 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 30. 4054 McGee Point Road, Terrell. 828-478- 2518; www.rehobethumc.org.

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