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Davidson UMC

Marriage seminar: "Marriage 101" with Dr. John Rowe. Child care available by reservation. 7-9 p.m. March 1, 8, and 15.

Men's finance seminar: Financial planning and tax issues important to men. Couples welcome. $15. 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 25.

Divorce Recovery Program: The Counseling Center presents education on topics of divorce and therapeutic small-group discussion. $50. Divorce Care for Kids sessions will be held simultaneously. Child care available. 6:30-8 p.m. March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. 233 S. Main St., Davidson. Register by Feb. 24 at 704-892-6135(CQ).

Mt. Zion UMC

Ash Wednesday services: 7-7:20 a.m. Feb. 22 service is designed for people going to work. There will prayers, scripture and the imposition of ashes on the forehead. Also 7-7:45 p.m. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. 704-892-8566.

Concert: 2-3:30 p.m. March 4 in the sanctuary. Yoon-Sun Song, a pianist. Open to the community. Free-will offering will be taken.

Golf Tournament for Missions: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28 at the Fox Den Country Club. Cost is $75 for adults and $65 for youth (18 and under). Cost goes up by $15/golfer after April 15. Contact Matt Sherrill with questions: 704-892-7825 or

Davidson Friends

Groundbreaking ceremony: On Feb. 12, the Davidson Quaker community held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new meetinghouse at 625 South St., Davidson.

This groundbreaking is an important milestone in Davidson Quakers' journey towards establishing a permanent home. In 1989, six people with ties to Davidson College, including three professors, began meeting for unprogrammed Quaker worship in the Carolina Inn on Main Street. After outgrowing the space available in that location, Davidson Friends worshiped at Calvary Presbyterian. In 2007, the Quakers acquired the property on South Street. The new meetinghouse will include a renovation of an existing building and will add 2,300 square feet of space, allowing Friends for the first time to hold their weekly worship services at this location. The Meetinghouse was designed by Paul B. Clark and will be built by Meridian DesignBuild and T/A England Custom Builders.