– Port-a-Pit chicken dinners 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. Sponsored by scholarship committee. 1/2 chicken, beans, slaw, roll, dessert, $8. Delivery of orders of 10 or more. 704-633-5057.
– Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church Men’s Ministry Retreat Nov. 6 and 7. Theme: The Samson Syndrome. Friday at 7 p.m.: worship service with the Rev. Gwathney Leak of Stokesdale Church of God. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $10, includes breakfast and lunch. Worship and roundtable discussion. Open to all men. Dress is casual.
– Harvest Festival at China Grove Church of God, beginning 8 a.m., Nov. 7, breakfast, crafts, bake sale; silent auction 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; live auction 5 p.m.; barbecue pork or chicken dinner, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fellowship Hall, 413 N. Franklin St., China Grove.
– Health, Wealth, RejuvinationSpa Day at The Blessing of God Ministry, 510 S. Main St. begins 10 a.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Evangelistic Ministry. 704-267-1335.
– Outdoor hot dog roast at First Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis, 201 Vance St., 4-6 p.m. Saturday. Activities for families and children, hot dog roast over open fire, movie, informal worship service., pumpkin decorating, face “tattoos,” treasure hunt, hay ride, games. Bring lawn chair and roasting stick. Music and skit by Kidz Khoir. 704-938-4623. www.firstpresb.org.
– Soldiers’ Memorial AME Zion Church”Table Top Themes and Talent Hour” 4 p.m. Saturday taking place at primitive Baptist Convention, 515 Miller St., East Spencer. Salads, h’or doevres. desserts. beverages. $5 donation. Tickets available by contacting Mary White, 704-636-4594 or Ruth Neely-Williams, 704-855-9830.