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Community fall festival: Wholesome fun, food, cake walk, games. 5-8:30 p.m. Oct. 29. 9115 Newell Baptist Church Road. 704-596-0184.
Fall festival: Barbecue, moon bounces, carnival games, trunk-or-treat. Everyone welcome. 4-7 p.m. Oct. 29. 8840 University City Blvd. 704-549-1555.
Temple Beth El and St. Peter Catholic
Interfaith dialogue: "How We Approach the Bible." Please bring a beverage and a snack to share. All are welcome. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 29. 507 S. Tryon St. RSVP: 704-362-2724 or 704-365-3313.
Concert: "Evening of Hope and Inspiration," featuring gospel artists The Martins. Proceeds will benefit the Jeanne White Food Pantry. Reserved seating, $15-20. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the McGlohon Theatre. Tickets: www.carolinatix.org.
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Inspirational lecture: Evan Mehlenbacher presents "Living in Abundance." 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J. M. Keynes Drive. www.cscharlotte.com.
Concert: "Love Comes to Life" tour featuring Big Daddy Weave. Free; ticket required. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2. 333 Jeremiah Blvd. Print tickets at www.northsidecharlotte.com.
Temple Beth El
Classes: Temple Beth El University meets Nov. 2, 9 and 16. Rabbi Chanoch Oppenheim will teach "Jewish Thought Part I: Maimonides," 7-9 p.m. Electives "Jewish Prayer in the Age of Social Media," 7-8 p.m. and "The Jewish Book Club: The Red Tent," 8-9 p.m. $18 per hour for members and $26 per hour for nonmembers. www.beth-el.com/RSVP.
Central Church Life Care Center
Seminar: "Triumphant Over Fear and Worry" with Drs. Beverly and Tom Rodgers. Light refreshments served. 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 5. 5500 Randolph Road. Register at www.centralchurchofgod.org/lifecare.
Hickory Grove United Methodist
Fundraiser: Craft sale, bake sale, and silent auction. Breakfast and lunch items available for purchase. Live music by praise band Therapy and youth choir Voices of Truth. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 5. 6401 Hickory Grove Road. 704-537-4686.
St. Alban's Episcopal, Davidson
Concert: The Music at St. Alban's concert series presents Duo Pleyel playing music for piano and cello by Chopin and Faure. $15 general admission. 3 p.m. Nov. 6. 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. www.saintalbans-davidson.org.
Cox Mill High Bible Teaching Association
Chicken barbecue: Plates include half chicken, slaw, baked beans, and roll. $8. Proceeds provide funds for Bible classes. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5 at Odell Baptist, 6320 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-788-6700.
St. James Catholic, Concord
Fundraiser: Women's Guild to host book sale, raffle and bake sale. Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 4; 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Nov. 5; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 6. 139 Manor Ave. www.SaintJamesCatholic.com.
Poplar Tent Presbyterian, Concord
Annual barbecue: Barbecue plates, sandwiches, Brunswick stew, desserts. 10 a.m. Nov. 3. 6841 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. www.poplartentpresbyterianchurch.org.
Providence Baptist, Harrisburg
Pumpkin ball festival: Games, trunk-or-treat, bouncers, hot dogs and drinks. Free. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. 5315 N.C. 49 S., Harrisburg. 704-455-2813.