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Sugaw Creek Presbyterian
Workshops: "Rekindling the Lost Arts" meets monthly for activities such as bread making, quilting, needlepoint, gardening, canning, knitting. Open to women 15 and older. 3-5 p.m. first Saturday of each month. 101 W. Sugar Creek Road. 704-596-4466.
Women's conference: Beth Moore presents "Living Proof Live" with worship leader Travis Cottrell. $65 general admission. 7-9:30 p.m. July 22 and 8:30 a.m.- noon July 23, Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. Register at www.lifeway.com/livingproof.
Hickory Grove Presbyterian
Independence Day celebration: Parade, children's games, contests, disc jockey, raffle, food stands, Miss Hickory Grove contest. 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. July 4. 5735 East W.T. Harris Blvd. 704-537-0710.
New Zion Missionary Baptist
Vacation Bible school: "Shake It Up Café." Toddlers through adults. 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 11-15. 217 W. Todd Lane. 704-399-4915.
Shiloh Institutional Baptist
Pageant: Little Miss and Master Pageant for ages 1 month to 5 years. All invited. Fellowship afterward. 3 p.m. July 9.
Vacation Bible school: "Faithbook: Connect, Confirm, Witness." All ages welcome. 6-8 p.m. July 11- 15.
Central United Methodist
Vacation Bible school: "Shake It Up Café." Age 4 through fifth grade. 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. July 16. 6030 Albemarle Road. Register at 704-536-9157.
Weeping Willow AME Zion
Gospel fest: Proceeds will benefit Friends of Troy R. Gaston organization. 6 p.m. July 9. 2220 Milton Road. Details: Lottie Glover: 704-596-2087.
Kilgo United Methodist
Independence Day celebration: Waterslides noon-4 p.m. July 4. Performances by Open Door Studio youth ensemble, Plaza Family Band, Kilgo ensemble, 4 p.m. Proceeds from food sales go to Ecuador mission trip. 2121 Belvedere Ave.
VIP night: Visit Pastor Mike at Rita's Italian Ice, 1308-A The Plaza. 7-9 p.m. July 6. Part of proceeds go to Ecuador mission trip.
Sermon series: "Faith on the Big Screen." View films on Fridays, then attend service 10 a.m. Sundays. Sermon: "Parenting: Who Threw Out the Manual?" 10 a.m. July 3. 2121 Belvedere Ave. www.kilgoumc.com.
Blood drive: Snacks and drinks provided. Noon-5 p.m. July 10. 9424 Harrisburg Road. 704-537-5506; www.robinsonpresby.net.
"Exalt!" talent show: Top 15 Christian singers perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 5, Halton Theatre, Central Piedmont Community College. $20-$25. Group discounts available. Part of proceeds to help those with catastrophic medical bills. www.MotivationsMinistries.org.
St. Mark's Lutheran
Vacation Bible school: Learn about world religions. Local speakers discuss Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, more. Free. 6:30 p.m. July 10-14. Light supper 5:30 p.m. Adults $5; children free. 1001 Queens Road. Register at 704-375-9185.