Chili cook-off competition
The men’s ministry at Sunrise United Methodist Church will host its third annual chili cook-off competition from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at 5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs. Entry fee is $20. Participants should make enough chili to feed 12-15 people and provide a collection jar at their station for donations. Proceeds will benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. For details, visit www.hsfoodcupboard.org.
Holland Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will sponsor a musical program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at 360 Burgess Road, Apex. Musical guests will include the Rev. Johnny Holloway & The Gospel Jubilees of Raleigh, The Gospel Tones of Apex and The Golden Stars of Goldston. For more information, call 919-362-7831.
‘How to Help the Poor’ seminar
As part of the Church in the Woods workshop series, a seminar titled “How to Help the Poor” will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Bob Barker Building, 134 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. The seminar will be taught by Alice McGee. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, visit www.churchinthewoods.net/workshop.htm.
Barbecue, chicken and fish sale
Holland Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will sell plates of barbecue, chicken and fish from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, at 360 Burgess Road, Apex. Eat-in, take-out and local delivery are available. Plates cost $7; sandwiches cost $3. To order, call 919-362-7831.
Saint Francis United Methodist Church will present a concert titled “French Confections: A Millennium of Really Sweet Music in About an Hour” at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at 2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. Organist Scott Baker and guests will present a concert of Gallic music spanning 1,000 years. A free-will collection will be taken to benefit Stop Hunger Now. For information, call 919-362-4107 or visit www.saintfrancisumc.org.
Life Action, a ministry dedicated to living and teaching practical, daily applications from God’s word, will host a four-day Thirst Conference at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, March 10; and at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, through Wednesday, March 13, at First Baptist Church of Cary, 218 S. Academy St. For information, call 919-467-6356 or visit www.caryfbc.org/thirst.
Spring Fling event
Hope Chapel Church will host a Spring Fling event from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at 6175 Old Jenks Road, Apex. There will be free rides, food, an egg hunt, entertainment and games. For information, call 919-303-4673 or visit www.springflingapex.com.
Westwood Baptist Church will begin its spring session of GriefShare on April 9 at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. The group will meet every Tuesday through June 25 and also on June 27. Childcare will be provided with advance notice. To sign up, call 919-469-9393 or visit www.westwoodbc.org.
White Plains United Methodist Church will host its 2013 Women’s Retreat on Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at the Laurel Ridge Retreat Center in the N.C. mountains. This year’s retreat topic is “Seeds of Faith.” Registration covers two nights of double-occupancy lodging, meals Friday evening through Sunday lunch and all retreat materials. To register, call 919-467-9394.
Holly Springs United Methodist Church hosts “There is a Solution” Alcoholics Anonymous group meetings from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 108 Avent Ferry Road.
AWANA for children in kindergarten through fifth-grade meets at 6:45 p.m. every Wednesday at North Cary Baptist Church, 505 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. For details, call 919-469-8023.
Celebrate Recovery for Women
Celebrate Recovery for Women meets at 6 p.m. every Friday at North Cary Baptist Church, 505 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. The group helps women with hurting, hang ups and habits. For details, call 919-469-8023.