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Forest Hill Church

Fundraiser: Hosts of 107.9 The Link's Sunday morning show "The Satisfied Life," along with guests Colleen Odegaard, Brigida Mack and many others, will present "Women Exposed: Mating, Motherhood and All the Madness." $20. All proceeds from the show and silent auction will go to Forest Hill's Burundi Team. $20. 5 p.m. March 25 at The Comedy Zone. Tickets available at Details at

Myers Park Baptist

Marriage equality event: The Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America and the Alliance of Baptists will sponsor an event to help participants advocate against a constitutional amendment defining marriage. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 25. 1900 Queens Road.

Myers Park Presbyterian

Health classes: Specialists from the Presbyterian Cardiovascular Institute will lead a year-long series. The first class, "Heart Healthy Living," will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the outreach center, 1073 Providence Road. Free.

Lunchtime series: Learn to practice holistic wellness in everyday life. Year-long series begins with a class on creating a personalized health plan. $10. 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23 in the outreach center. Registration and more information available at

St. Gabriel Catholic

Special mass: The church's disABILITY Ministry will host a Developmental/Intellectual disABILITIES Awareness Mass. Guests of honor will provide music and liturgical dance, share scripture readings, and serve as greeters. 5 p.m. Feb. 25. 3016 Providence Road. 704-364-6964.

St. Paul United Methodist

Bible study: Young adults meet for dinner and study led by Pastor Thomas. Child care provided. 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Lenten prayer group: 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays. 2830 Dorchester Place.

Ash Wednesday service: Pancake supper 6 p.m. Feb. 22. Worship 7 p.m. 2830 Dorchester Place.

Sharon United Methodist

Bible study: Duke Divinity School Professor Emeritus Dr. James Efird will lead a study on Paul's letter to the Romans. $15. Child care available on request. 7-9 p.m. March 2 and 8:30 a.m.-noon March 3. Continental breakfast 8 a.m. March 3. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166;

Harrison United Methodist, Pineville

Consignment sale: Consignor registration open. Kids' spring and summer clothing, maternity clothing, toys, furniture, more. Free admission. 6-8 p.m. March 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 2. Half-price sale, 8 a.m.-noon March 3. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville.