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Myers Park United Methodist

Multimedia program: The Rev. James Howell will speak at 7 p.m. Jan. 23. 1501 Queens Road. The presentation is part of "Revival2011," a series of programs across various media platforms designed to stir people to make a more serious commitment to God. Learn about other gatherings and communication platforms at

St. John's Episcopal

Job hunters' group: Expert speakers provide job search tips, résumé reviews, interview coaching, and networking opportunities. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 1623 Carmel Road.

Calvary Church

Support groups: Groups include DivorceCare, DivorceCare for Kids, GriefShare, Boundaries, Caregivers, more. Open to the community. Limited enrollment; early registration recommended. Winter sessions begin 6:45 p.m. Jan. 17. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at

Shepherd's Center South

Computer classes: "Introduction to Computers." $50. 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Jan. 13-March 3. "Desktop Darkroom: Digital Photography and Editing." $30. 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 1 and 8. 7245 City View Drive. 704-541-0100.

Classes for seniors: The winter session of "Adventures in Learning" meets 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 19-Feb. 23. $30 in advance; $32 at the door. Lunch available for $6 in advance or $7 at the door. Classes meet at St. Stephen United Methodist, 6800 Sardis Road. Registration at

Temple Beth El

Comparative religion series: "Sex, Women and Religion." 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 22. Rabbi Dr. Barbara Thiede will offer the Jewish perspective on Jan. 18. 5101 Providence Road.

Sardis Baptist

Seminar series: "Peace, War, & Religion in a Post-9/11 World." Speakers include Mark Washburn, Evelyn Hanneman and LeDayne Polaski. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 2. Children's and youth programs at 6:15 p.m. Dinner at 5:45 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road.

Sharon United Methodist

Barbecue: Boy Scout Troop 355 will prepare barbecue for pick up 4-8 p.m. Jan. 21 and 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 22. $10 per pound. The United Methodist Men will serve barbecue plates for $9 each, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 21. Baked goods available. Live bluegrass music, 6-8 p.m. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166.

Charlotte Christian Chamber of Commerce

Luncheon: Coaches' panel. 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Jan. 13 at Maggiano's Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Register at

Shepherd's Center of Charlotte

Seminar: Estate planning attorney Sabrina Winters presents a seminar on free living trusts. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at Trinity Presbyterian, 3115 Providence Road. 704-365-1995;