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Temple Beth El

Comparative Religion Series: "One God? Yours or Mine... A Provocative Look at the Concept of God." Community religious and education leaders will offer their perspectives and respond to questions. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 21. Rabbi Judy Schindler of Temple Beth El will provide a welcome and overview of the series on Jan. 10. 5101 Providence Road. 704-366-1948;

Hickory Grove Baptist

Concert: Christian recording artist Janet Paschal will perform at a special ladies' night dinner concert sponsored by Motor Racing Outreach. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17. 2350 Odell School Road. 704-455-3828;

Unity of Charlotte

Prosperity Program: Learn how to experience deeper spiritual awareness, job satisfaction, financial security and better health. 7 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 11.

Bingo Night: Cash prizes and gift certificates. Proceeds go to the building fund. 7 p.m. Jan. 14. 401 E. Arrowood Road. 704-523-0062;

Charlotte Community Bible Study

Women's Class: Book of Luke study resumes in January. New members welcome. 9:15 a.m. Thursdays at Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road.

The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte

Lunch and Learn: "Estate Planning Secrets of the Rich." 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Crescent Heights, 240 Branchview Drive, Concord.

Mt. Olivet United Methodist, Concord

Country Breakfast: All-you-can-eat eggs, bacon, biscuits, much more. $5 for adults; $4 for children and seniors. Donations accepted. 7-10 a.m. Jan. 14. 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846.

The Choral Academy, Concord

Auditions: The Choral Academy is scheduling auditions/vocal placement interviews for children and youth ages 7-20 to participate in three age-based choirs.

No preparation is necessary. All youth in Cabarrus and the surrounding counties are welcome. Rehearsals begin on Jan. 10 and new singers will be accepted through the end of the month. The academy meets at Calvary Lutheran, 950 Bradley St., Concord. For more information, contact Gary Shive at704-786-7447.