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Myers Park United Methodist
Program: The Rev. James Howell will discuss how and why we talk to God, whether prayer works, what we pray for and more. There will be time for questions and for people to share their prayers. Director of Music Jimmy Jones will contribute special music. 7 p.m. Nov. 8. 1501 Queens Road. www.mpumc.org.
St. Gabriel Catholic
Military appreciation mass: Active-duty military, veterans and their families from our interfaith community are invited. The USAR 108th Training Command will provide a color guard. Uniforms encouraged. 10:45 a.m. Nov. 6. 3016 Providence Road. www.stgabrielchurch.org.
Shepherd's Center South
Book club: Discussion of Ann Patchett's "Bel Canto." Please read the selection prior to the meeting. 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month. 704-541-0100,www.shepherdscentersouth.org. Lubavitch Educational Center
Class: "Fascinating Facts: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Judaism." $90. 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays or 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 6619 Sardis Road. www.myjli.com.
St. Stephen United Methodist
Fall craft festival: More than 50 vendors. Holiday gifts, bake sale, door prizes, barbecue. Free admission. Proceeds benefit missions. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 5. 6800 Sardis Road. www.ststephenumc.net.
Living Saviour Lutheran
Craft bazaar: Handmade items, gifts, bake sale, raffle. The church youth will sell hot dog lunches. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 5. 6817 Carmel Road. www.livingsaviourlc.org.
The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte
Technology fair: Learn about e-readers and gain hands-on experience from exhibitor samples. 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 3 at Southminster Retirement Community, 8919 Park Road. www.shepherdscharlotte.org.
St. John's Episcopal
Job hunters' group: Experts provide job search tips, résumé reviews, interview coaching, more. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 1623 Carmel Road. www.saintjohns-charlotte.org.