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• Yard sale. Lebanon Community Church on Alabama 99 will hold their annual yard sale, chicken stew and bake sale from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
• Community outreach. A free coat giveaway will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Mark P.B. Church, 740 Sanderfer Road in Athens. Contact: 256-233-1700.
• Quarterly singing. Oakland Church of Christ at 18111 Townsend Ford Road in Athens will hold their quarterly gospel singing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Public invited. Contact: Jeff May 256-233-8775.
• Gospel meeting. A gospel meeting will be held Sunday through Tuesday, Nov. 4-6, at Sardis Springs Church of Christ on Mooresville Road at Alabama 251. Sunday schedule is Bible class, 9:45 a.m., worship, 10:30 and evening service at 3:30. Monday and Tuesday services are at 7 p.m. Greg Chandler will speak on the book of Ecclesiastes.
• Outdoor Community Musical. Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church Music Ministry will host an Outdoor Community Musical and blood drive from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, on the grounds of the church at 380 Indian Creek Road. Several groups, choirs, soloists and praise dance ministries will perform. Contacts: Antone Jones 256-837-2335, ext. 22 and Carla Parker 256-852-6283.
• Family & Friends Day. The public is invited to attend Family & Friends Day on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Westside Church of Christ, 25704 Smithfield Road in Elkmont. Morning worship, 10 a.m., with Dewayne Tapscott, minister at Southwest & Piney Grove Church of Christ; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; lunch, 12:30 p.m.; afternoon worship, 2:30 p.m., with Tim Smith of the Inner City Church of Christ in Huntsville.