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Matthews United Methodist
Tailgate party: Kickoff event for "Get in the Game!" worship series. Hamburgers and hot dogs, games. Wear your favorite team colors. 5 p.m. Oct. 15. Film "Facing the Giants" begins at 6:45 p.m. Ticket required; available at the church. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-847-6261.
Blood drive: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 16. 207 W. John St., Matthews. www.matthewspresbyterian.org.
Crown Point Covenant Church
Barbecue: Combo plates, sandwiches and barbecue by the pound available. Deliveries for orders of 10 or more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15. 3528 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews. 704-609-9192.
Wesley United Methodist
Bingo: Fun, refreshments, prizes. Free. No children or pets. 10 a.m. Oct. 27. 3715 Rea Road. www.wesleyumccharlotte.com.
Shepherd's Center of Charlotte
Flu shot clinic: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 17 during Adventures in Learning session at Pritchard Memorial Baptist, 1117 South Blvd. Please bring Medicare Part B cards. www.shepherdscharlotte.org.
St. John Neumann Catholic
Retreat: Fr. Michael Gaitley will lead a retreat based on his book "Consoling the Heart of Jesus." $40 includes lunch and dinner. Registration is open to the public. Nov. 4-6. 8451 Idlewild Road. www.4sjnc.org.
Light of Christ United Methodist
Feeding Frenzy Wednesday: Weekly meal followed by adult, children and youth Bible studies. Reservations required for meal. $7 per adult; $5 per child. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Backpack program: Children on free or reduced lunch programs at Ballantyne Elementary are provided with food for the weekend. 9212 Bryant Farms Road. www.locumc.org.