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Philadelphia Presbyterian, Mint Hill

Book club: Meetings will resume this fall with a discussion of Pearl Buck's "The Good Earth." 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Dilworth Coffee House, 3565 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Matthews.

Sharon United Methodist

Small group ministry: Journey Groups begin in September. Christian Parenting, men's group, Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace University," Young Singles, more. 4411 Sharon Road. Information and registration at

Pineville United Methodist

Golf tournament: Eighth annual Scott Rea Memorial Tournament. Captain's choice. $60 per person. Lunch included. Proceeds support community outreach programs. 8 a.m. Sept. 19 at Renaissance Park Golf Course.

English classes: Learn the basics of the English language and improve speaking and writing skills. 6-8 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 12 and 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 13. $40. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. Register at 704-889-2022.

Sardis Presbyterian

Consignment sale: Clothing and gear for infants, children, teens and maternity. Proceeds benefit Sardis Weekday School. Early-bird admission, $2. 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 24. Half-price sale, 12:30-2:30 p.m. 6100 Sardis Road.

Charlotte Christian Chamber of Commerce

Seminar: Pastor Paul Glenn presents "Disaster Preparedness II: How to Live Between Paranoia and Passivity." Limited seating. $29. 1-5 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Ballantyne Hotel.

Luncheon: Speaker Stick Williams, president of Duke Energy Foundation. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 20 at Maggiano's Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Register at

Providence Presbyterian

Writers' workshop: Memoir writing with Anne Clinard Barnhill, author of "At Home in the Land of Oz." $75. Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 17. 10140 Providence Church Lane. Register at

Shepherd's Center South

Adventures in Learning: Fall classes for seniors. History, coupon clipping, crafts, cooking and more. $30 in advance; $32 at the door or $7 per day. Lunch, $6. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 21-Oct. 26 at St. Stephen United Methodist, 6800 Sardis Road. Separate computer classes also available. Register at 704-541-0100 or

Matthews Presbyterian

Presentation: Bentley Hall of the Presbyterian Samaritan Counseling Center presents "Spiritual and Emotional Growth: Can You Have One Without the Other?" 6 p.m. Sept. 18. Covered-dish dinner at 5:30 p.m. Child care available. 207 W. John St., Matthews. 704-847-4094.

St. John Neumann Catholic

Documentary: "The Human Experience." 6 p.m. Sept. 17. 8451 Idlewild Road.

St. Stephen United Methodist

Adult programs: CONNECT offers opportunities for study, meditation. Child care provided up to fifth grade. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 6800 Sardis Road.

Pineville Church Of the Nazarene

Support group: GriefShare is a 13-week series for those who have lost a loved one. $10. 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 14. Register at 704-542-3618.

Workshop: Squares of Love Quilt Fellowship makes lap quilts for nursing homes, shut-ins, newborns and those with terminal illnesses. Join us to learn more about this ministry. 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 17. 8614 Pineville-Matthews Road.

Calvary Church

Health workshops: "Understanding Alzheimer's" and "Managing Diabetes." Free. 7 p.m. Sept. 15. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at