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St. John Neumann Catholic

Son Fest 2011: Fun family festival featuring games, rides, ethnic and traditional foods, petting zoo, pony rides, music, entertainment, family bingo with prizes, arts and crafts and silent auction. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 18. 8451 Idlewild Road. www.4sjnc.org/sonfest2011.

C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian

Graduate service: Dr. Paula Faulkner of A & T State University will be the guest speaker at a service honoring high school, college and graduate school graduates. Theme: "Striving for Excellence." Reception follows. 1 p.m. June 18. 1421 Statesville Ave. 704-332-9137.

Trinity Presbyterian

Recital: Organist Jane Arant will present a recital at 7 p.m. June 19. This free program is in the American Guild of Organists' Summer Recital Series; the public is invited. 3115 Providence Road. 704-366-3554; www.trinitypreschurch.org.

Exodus Foundation

Volunteer orientation: Learn how to mentor people who have criminal records. 6-7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Mt. Carmel Baptist, 7237 Tuckaseegee Road and 10-11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at St. Paul Baptist, 1401 Allen St.

Career networking: Group for people with criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every fourth Saturday at St. Paul Baptist. www.exodusfoundation.org.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Vacation Bible school: "Treasure Hunting with Jesus Through the Gospel of Matthew." Bible study, arts and crafts, music, more. Ages 4 and up. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 27-July 1. 1048 E. Morehead St. 704-332-2845.

Davidson College Presbyterian

Guest speaker: Rabbi Barbara Thiede of Temple Or Olam in Concord will present "From Wordplay to Metaphor: Language and Mystery in the Hebrew Bible" during the Sunday school hour. 9:45 a.m. June 19. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org .

The Village Church, Concord

Cinema on the Lawn: "Wall-E." Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free refreshments. 8 p.m. June 22. 9280 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-701-0995 (CQ); www.thevillagechurch.us.

Crossroads Church, Concord

Women's Bible study: Book of Ruth. 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 22 and 29; July 13 and 20. 220 George W. Liles Parkway, Concord.

Worship arts camp: Preschool through sixth grade. Free. 5-8 p.m. July 25-29 at the Kannapolis campus. Register at www.xroadschurch.us.

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