Official launches for “Life Happens” are 7 to 9 p.m., March 27 at Community of Hope AME Church, Iverson Mall Shopping Center, Temple Hills, Md. and 3 p.m., March 29 at The Palisades at Arundal Preserve, 7694 Dorchester Boulevard in Hanover, Md.

Edited by the Rev. Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper and Pam Love, “Life Happens” tells the trials, triumphs and truths of 12 amazing finishers who shared their stories to encourage others. They will talk about what they call the “science of finishing” at each of these events. Tickets are available on More information is available on Rev. Draper’s Facebook page.