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Temple Beth El

Lecture: The seventh Schloss summer lecture features Dr. Alexa Royden and Dr. Rafi Danziger on "The Revolutions and Evolution of the Middle East and Their Impact on Israel." Shabbat summer services will be held at 6 p.m. July 29, followed by dinner and the lecture. Dinner reservations required. $10. 5101 Providence Road. 704-749-3070 ;

St. John's Episcopal

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

St. John Neumann Catholic

Family game night: Friendly competition, prizes and fun. Pizza, snacks, desserts and drinks available for purchase. 6 p.m. July 30. 8451 Idlewild Road.

Providence Presbyterian

Writers' workshop: Karen Ackerson will lead a workshop on revising for publication. $75. Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 6. 10140 Providence Church Lane. Register at

Shepherd's Center Of Charlotte

Lunch and learn: "Senior Living Made Simple" with Tracy Swarthout. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28 at Carmel Place, 5512 Carmel Road. Reservations: 704-365-1995;

Charlotte Community Bible Study

Women's Bible study: Registration is now open for fall New Testament study, "The Gospel of Luke." CBS is a nondenominational worldwide program. 9:15-11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road. Register at

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian

Blood drive: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 30. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. 704-544-0404;

Matthews Presbyterian

Book discussion: "A Home on the Field" by Paul Cuadros. Please read the selection prior to meetings. Dr. Cesar Carhuachin, coordinator for Latino Ministries of Charlotte Presbytery, and the Rev. Rafael Hernandez, pastor of Spanish Mission of Indian Trail, will join the Rev. Emily Owen of the church in leading the discussion. 7 p.m. Aug. 1 and 8 in room 206. 207 W. John St., Matthews. 704-847-4094;

First Baptist, Matthews

Women's fitness classes: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. $3 per class. 185 S. Trade St., Matthews.