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Huntersville United Methodist
Fall community extravaganza: Everyone is invited to the 14th annual event featuring live music, local vendors, barbecue, car show, silent and live auctions, bake sale, more. Children’s activities include face painting, bounce house, and games for a small fee. The event’s first car show will have awards for top five cars, Best Ford, Best Chevrolet, People’s Choice, more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25. Barbecue will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Barbecue tickets are $9. Proceeds go to missions. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.humconline.org.
Meadowlake Presbyterian, Huntersville
Vendors wanted: Holiday bazaar and craft sale to benefit the preschool’s playground fund. Local artists and businesses welcome. $40 per table. Bazaar is 4-8 p.m. Nov. 14 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15. 6501 Gilead Road, Huntersville. http://meadowlakechurch.com/preschool/holiday-bazaar.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman
Service: Lynn Henderson will explore the appeal of Earth-based religions in “Respect for the Interdependent Web of All Existence.” Nursery available. Children age 4 and up go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. 11 a.m. Oct. 26.
Children’s music class: Age 4 and up. 9:45-10:15 a.m. Sundays through Nov. 9.
Youth craft time: 10:15 a.m. Sundays. Youth meet monthly on Sunday afternoons for an activity or service project. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. www.uulakenorman.org.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Sunday school class: The Covenant class offers “A Cursory Introduction to Tolkien.” W. Glenn Kirkconnell will discuss the religious implications of J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings. 9:45 a.m. Sundays. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
Guest speaker: Former Associate U. S. Attorney General Webb Hubbell will speak on our criminal justice system, the inhumanity of solitary confinement, and other issues, including his prison ministry. Hosted by the Jubilee class, which is studying the prison system this month. 9:45 a.m. Oct. 26 in the congregation house.
Halloween event: Annual trunk-or-treat and costume parade, hot dog dinner, ice cream truck, hay rides, bounce houses, video game truck, more. Everyone invited. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26. 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. 704-892-0546.
Community in Christ Lutheran, Denver
New campus: The Cornelius church is starting a campus, and you are invited to join us for a Reformation Day worship service, our first service in Denver. The Rev. Travis Norton will preach and preside at communion. 5-5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the meeting room of AcuCare Clinic, 388 N.C. 16 N., Denver. Fellowship over dinner at Safari Miles restaurant following the service. www.CommunityinChrist.net.
Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Christmas show: Vendor applications are being accepted for bazaar to be held Nov. 21-22. 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius. Register at www.mtzchristmas.net.
The Episcopal Church of St. Peter By-the-Lake, Denver
Concert: The East Tennessee State University Bluegrass Band will perform high-energy bluegrass and country music. The concert is part of the Alexander Community Concert Series. Adults, $15; seniors and students, $10; children under 12, free. 3 p.m. Nov. 2. Reception follows. Season subscriptions available. 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. Information and reservations: 704-489-6249.