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Sharon United Methodist

Bible study: Duke Divinity School Professor Emeritus Dr. James Efird will lead a study on Paul's letter to the Romans. $15. Child care available on request. 7-9 p.m. March 2 and 8:30 a.m.-noon March 3. Continental breakfast at 8 a.m. March 3. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166;

First Baptist, Indian Trail

Real Evangelism Conference: Guest preachers Bailey Smith, David Jeremiah, Junior Hill, Bob Pitman, Bill Stafford, many more. Musical guests the Mike Speck Trio, Greater Vision, the Triumphant Quartet and the Freedom Singers. March 7-9.

Concert: The Hoppers perform 6 p.m. March 11. Free. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005;

The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte

Lunch and learn: "Caregiver Resources and Support: Where to Turn." 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 6 at Summit Place of SouthPark, 2101 Runnymede Lane.

St. John Neumann Catholic

Lenten series: The Adult Education Ministry will host a four-week series called "The Power of Small Choices." Free. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Feb. 29. 8451 Idlewild Road. Register at

Congregation Ohr HaTorah

Purim program: "Purim in the Wild West." Evening program, 6:45 p.m. March 7. Day celebration with kosher western barbecue, 6 p.m. March 8. 6619 Sardis Road. Reservations:

Myers Park Presbyterian

Forum: "Ask the Doctor" features a primary-care physician, cardiologist and other specialists. Focus on heart health. 6:30 p.m. March 1. 2501 Oxford Place. Reservations: 704-384-2273.

Avondale Presbyterian

Learn: "Why do Catholics do That?" and film class on "Leap of Faith" and "Letters to God." 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 29, March 7 and March 14. Free. Child care provided. Meal at 6 p.m. $6.50. 2821 Park Road.