The Young at Heart group of First Presbyterian Church of South Charleston will present Jefferson Davis as its main speaker at the 1 p.m. March 3 meeting. Jefferson Davis will be portrayed by John Halstead. Davis is amongst the least understood of the Confederate leaders and is frequently vilified. This is a free, family friendly event. Free parking is available in the rear of the church, located at the corner of B-Street and Second Avenue in South Charleston. Bring a friend. For questions, call 304-746-0929 or 304-744-2333.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 520 Kanawha Blvd., has a nonreligious discussion group that meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. The meeting is an open forum, inviting all to participate on matters of history, public policy, health care and more. The topic this Sunday will be about fast tracking the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement quite realistically called NAFTA on steroids. It will, in fact, boost corporate power and once again put ordinary Americans and our government under the corporate thumb. The CWA (Communication Workers of America) has been the most active group resisting this. For more information, contact Hedda Haning at 304-344-0472.
First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, will present Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History, at 4 p.m. Sunday in Room 201 of the activities building. Dr. Tyson, recorded on DVD, will share his expertise on science and religion, including knowledge of what we know and what we do not yet know about the vast universe through astronomy and cosmology. He challenges us to ask questions about how our ignorance and knowledge relates to faith in God as creator. The program is free. Call Bob Newman at 304-345-0225 for information.
First lady Renea Crozier and the Women of Abundant Life, 1534 Washington St. E., will host a Relationship Series on Breaking Ungodly Soul Ties at 7 p.m. Friday at the church. The event is free and is for women who need deliverance from past or present toxic relationships. For more information, call the church at 304-342-0058.
The All Nations Revival Center with Pastor Frederick Hightower will offer the Marriage and Singles Conference 2104 at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Center, located at 325 Academy Drive, Institute. Speaker will be Pastor Jeff Haygood of Columbus, Ohio. There will be two sessions March 1 with Pastor Bobby Thomas at 10:30 a.m. and at noon. For more information, call 304-768-7000.
The Youth Department of New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene in Pinch will sponsor a gospel sing/spaghetti dinner/silent auction on Friday. Dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. and the cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Gospel music will begin at 6:30 p.m. The church is located across from Pinch Elementary.
King of Glory International Ministries will sponsor a Black History Program and A Taste of Soul Food at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, located at 302 Delaware Ave. For more information, call 304-720-5994.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Chorus will perform a free evening of music at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cross Lanes United Methodist Church.
The Believers will be singing at 7 p.m. today during a gospel sing at Fisher Memorial Church located 1/2 mile on Dudden Fork Road, off the Interstate 77 Goldtown Exit. They will also sing at 6:15 p.m. Sunday along with soloist Jim Edens at Kellys Creek Community Church on Kellys Creek Road, Sissonville.
Randy Wood will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Left Fork Baptist Church in Alkol.
Pilgrim Home Missionary Baptist Church has canceled its concert that was scheduled for 5 p.m. Feb. 22 at the church.
Danny Moore will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.