FRIENDS OF THE CARPENTER CONCERT FUNDRAISER begins at 6:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St. Misty Mamas and Fadin’ by 9 will perform. Tickets for all ages, $10, are available at The Friendship Center, 1600 W. 20th St.; 2nd Chance Thrift Store, 3414 N.E. 53rd St.; Divine Consign, 904 Main St.; Beacock Music and Education Center, 1420 S.E. 163rd Ave., and at the door. * http://www.stjohnlc.com, 360-573-1461.
HILLCREST NAZARENE CHURCH, 14410 N.W. 21st Ave., will feature William Harness in concert at 6:30 p.m. * Jerry Bottemiller, 360-606-8335.
CIRCLE FOR PRESENCE, class and meditation practice, meets at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at First Congregational Church, 1220 N.E. 68th St. This is a free drop-in class; donations accepted. * 360-693-1476.
MARRIAGE SEMINAR: “Laugh your Way to a Better Marriage” will be 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 9 and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Memorial Lutheran Church, 2700 E. 28th St. The video seminar is from Laugh your Way America and presents the best of Pastor Mark Gungor’s live seminars. Cost is $35 per couple or $18 single. Appropriate for high school students and older. * 360-334-0465 or 360-695-7501.
THE FIRST RESURRECTION MEETING will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Community A.M.E. Zion Church, 3605 E. 13th St. The Resurrection Substance Abuse Program was created in 1993 at Allen Temple C.M.E. out of the need to address the epidemic of drug abuse in the community at large. Resurrection’s motto is “Staying Clean Is Not Enough.” * Reginald Steen, 360-773-2098.
OPEN HOUSE MINISTRIES will have a free community block party and barbecue, 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15, at 900 W. 12th St. The family shelter is partnering with the Rotary Club of Greater Clark County and other organizations to raise awareness of homelessness. The Neverclaim band will play from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by Beat Frequency at 6 to 7 p.m. Open House Ministries is a 107-bed, privately funded, faith-based shelter for homeless families in the community. * Lucy, 360-737-0300.
WOMEN’S CONNECTION, meets at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 16 and 9:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Liberty Bible Church of the Nazarene, 12401 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. Diane Moore, host of Christian radio program “Parent Talk” will speak. Adult tickets are $35 and ages 11-18 are $25. Two meals are included in ticket price. * 360-574-9302.