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University Church of Christ

Vacation Bible school: "Believe It or Not ... It's in the Bible." Toddlers through adults welcome. Free. 7-8:40 p.m. June 13-17. 9920 Newell-Hickory Grove Road. 704-599-0529.

Charlotte Friends Meeting

Discussion: Christina Cowger of N.C. Stop Torture Now and Edie Garwood of Amnesty International plan to lead discussion on action to end U.S.-sanctioned torture of political prisoners. Program includes film. 7 p.m. June 11. 570 W. Rocky River Road.

First United Methodist

Vacation Bible school: "Hometown Nazareth." Learn what it was like to raise God's own son. Bible-time games, fun songs, crafts, more. Preschool through seventh grade. Light dinner provided. $30 per child; $40 for two children. Limited space. 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 22-July 13. 501 N. Tryon St. Register at 704-333-9081 or

Davidson College Presbyterian

Theology on tap: Drs. Doug Ottati and Matt Samson lead discussion on issues of theology. 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Summit Coffee and Tea, 128 S. Main St., Davidson.

Discussion group: Book-club-style science and faith group to discuss chapter 4 of John Haught's "Science and Religion: From Conflict to Conversation." 7-8:30 p.m. June 12, parlor. 100 N. Main St., Davidson.

Assurance United Methodist, Huntersville

Grief support group: Make sense of complex thoughts and feelings. Group will use Alan Wolfelt's "Understanding Your Grief." Open to all. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays starting June 9. 9700 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville. Register with Karen Gray:

Huntersville United Methodist

Musical: Youth choir Testify to perform "Prodigal," based on music of Christian rock band Casting Crowns. Free. 7 p.m. June 5.

Vacation Bible school: "PandaMania" for ages 3 through rising sixth-graders. 6:15-8:30 p.m. June 13-16. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. Register at .