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Compiled by Erica Batten
Family Group: Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship whose purpose is to help families and friends of those who have a problem with alcohol. "Starting Over" group meets 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays at Lake Norman Lutheran, 1445 N.C. 16 N., Denver and 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Bethel Methodist, 7284 Campground Road, Denver. 704-489-8657.
Bethel Presbyterian, Cornelius
Grief Support Group: GriefShare is a 13-week seminar and support group for those grieving the death of a loved one. $16 for book; scholarships available. 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays starting Feb. 4. 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. Register at 704-892-1098. www.griefshare.org.
Episcopal Church of St. Peter By-the-Lake, Denver
Alexander Community Concert: Edgar Cruz, master of classical, flamenco, and popular guitar music, will present a guitar extravaganza. Adults, $15; seniors and students, $10; children under 12, free. 2 p.m. Feb. 5. Reception follows concert. 704-489-6249.
Exercise Seminar: Physical therapist Connie Andrews will present posture and back exercises, more. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Free. 7 p.m. Feb. 9. 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. 704-483-3460.
First Baptist, Cornelius
Senior Citizens' Group: Interesting programs, fellowship, and travel opportunities. We welcome new people to join us. The Jolly Travelers meet at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For information, contact Kathy Bowman: 704-896-5623.
Lake Forest Church, Huntersville
Sermon Series: "Hope in a House of Blues" addresses hurt, hate, and hope and healing with a blues-based musical backdrop. Blues guitarist Larry McCray will perform on Feb. 5. 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m. Sundays. 8519 Gilead Road. www.lakeforest.org.
Lake Norman Baptist, Huntersville
Preschool Registration: Classes for ages two through four; new transitional kindergarten class for five-year-olds. Registration opens Feb. 1. 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. www.LakeNormanBaptist.com.
St. Alban's Episcopal, Davidson
Concert: Pianist Ethan Uslan performs a program of music from the jazz age followed by a live accompaniment to the silent film "Sherlock, Jr." 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5. 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. www.saintalbans-davidson.org.
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
Chairman announced: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center has named Pastor Dan Freeman as its pastoral advisory council chairman. The pastoral council is comprised of local pastors and volunteer chaplains. Freeman has volunteered at the hospital since 1988. www.LNRMC.com.
Mooresville Christian Women's Club
Luncheon: "Be My Valentine" with speaker Lavanda Moore. Spouses invited. $11 per person. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Reservations by Feb. 10. www.mooresvillechristianwc.com.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Blood Drive: Donate in memory of Steve Sgouros. Bring photo identification. 2-6:30 p.m. Feb. 6. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.