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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 ; www.beth-el.com/RSVP.
St. John's Episcopal
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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. www.saintjohns-charlotte.org.
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. www.4sjnc.org.
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 www.twwoa.org.
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; www.shepherdscharlotte.org.
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 www.charlottecbs.org.
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian
Blood drive: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 30. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. 704-544-0404; www.smpchome.org.
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; www.matthewspresbyterian.org.
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. www.CrossPointSports.org.