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St. Peter's Catholic

Gay retreat: Ignatian retreat for gay men and women, supportive friends. Explore topics such as finding focus through prayer, finding yourself in prayer, developing an intimate relationship with God. 8:30 a.m.-noon May 21, Biss Hall. 507 S. Tryon St. Register at 704-332-2901 or

Central United Methodist

Workshop: "Souls of Our Teachers" demonstrates how community can support quality public education in a time of budget cutbacks. 9:30-11 a.m. May 21. Register by May 18.

Concert: Southern gospel group The Chosen Quartet. 7 p.m. May 21. Spaghetti supper 5-6:30 p.m. $10 includes supper and program. Proceeds go to community missions. 6030 Albemarle Road. 704-536-9157.

Pleasant Hill Baptist

Auditions: Actors, musicians, other volunteers needed for the play "Church Folk: Playing Church," for the Women's Day program in July. All ages welcome. 517 Baldwin Ave. To schedule an audition, call Minister Delores Perry-Pearson, 704-537-4209.

Friendship Missionary Baptist

Foreclosure prevention workshop: Experts from FHA, N.C. Finance Agency, United Family Services, more. Free. 9 a.m.-noon May 19. 3400 Beatties Ford Road. Register at

Myers Park Presbyterian

Film: "Race to Nowhere" challenges assumptions of how best to prepare our youth for the future. Discussion with expert panel. $10. 5-7:30 p.m. May 15.

Blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 22. 2501 Oxford Place.

St. Gabriel Catholic

Concert: Cameron Carpenter to play dedication concert for the new Rodgers custom organ. 7:30 p.m. May 16. 3016 Providence Road.

Wesley United Methodist

Korean cultural festival: Family Sunday for families who have adopted children from South Korea. Worship service to bless adoptive families. After worship, cultural festival to include art, music, food, games, more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 22. 3715 Rea Road. 704-542-1122;

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian

Support group: DivorceCare, 13-week seminar and support group for those separated or divorced. 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays starting May 23. $15; scholarships available. Child care available by reservation. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. 704-544-0404;

First Presbyterian, Monroe

Concert: Composer, conductor, pianist Daniel Thomas Davis and internationally recognized vocalist Jacqueline Horner to present "Song Journeys" with world prémière of a new arrangement of "Shenandoah." Free admission. 5 p.m. May 21. 302 E. Windsor St., Monroe.

Temple Kol Ami, Fort Mill

Welcome: Unity Presbyterian has invited the Temple Kol Ami congregation to use its historic sanctuary. Temple Kol Ami is an unaffiliated, traditional congregation. Shabbat services start at new location May 20. 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill.

Epiphany Lutheran, Rock Hill

Talent show: "Feast of Fools" dinner and talent show to support youth mission trip. $7 per person; $25 maximum per family. 5:30 p.m. May 15. 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. 803-324-8877;

Good Samaritan United Methodist, Lake Wylie

Pet fair: Pet shows, pet games, pet blessings, door prizes, vendors, pet adoptions. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21. 5220 Crowder's Cove Lane, Lake Wylie.