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The Thistledown Tinkers will present traditional Celtic holiday music Dec. 8 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson

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Compiled by Erica Batten

St. Alban’s Episcopal

Concert: The Thistledown Tinkers will present traditional Celtic holiday music. 3 p.m. Dec. 8. Adults, $15; seniors and students, $10; children under 12, free. Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception follows. 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Community nativity festival: More than 400 nativity scenes from around the world, local performers, decorations, more. Children will have the opportunity to dress in nativity costumes to re-enact the holy night and make crafts. Free. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 5-7. 7036 McIlwaine Road, Huntersville. www.nativityfestival.com.

Davidson College Presbyterian

Alternative worship: Monthly services will rotate among various styles, including Compline and Taize. A Taize service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Regular rotation will begin Jan. 7.

Young adult gatherings: Single and married adults between ages 20 and 40 are invited for fellowship, conversation and prayer. 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.

New Hope Baptist

Special guest: Southern gospel singer Squire Parsons will perform. The public is invited. 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8. 532 N. Little Egypt Road, Denver. 704-483-8610.

Bethel Presbyterian, Cornelius

Blood drive: Red Cross drive in honor of Matt Sellers, a church member, retired firefighter and cancer survivor. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 9. 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. To schedule an appointment, contact Beth Moss at bmoss@bethel-pc.org.

Mt. Zion UMC

Service: The Genesis Youth Hand Bells, Cherubs, Jubilate and Chorister children’s choirs will present a service of lessons and carols. 3 p.m. Dec. 8.

Hospice service: “Light Up a Life” memorial service for those who have lost a loved one. Special music and readings, lighting of remembrance tree. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.

Davidson Friends Meeting

Needlecraft group: Hearts and Hands invites those who like to knit, crochet, and quilt to make shawls and other charity needlecrafts projects. No experience necessary. 7:30 p.m. each first and third Thursday. 625 South St., Davidson. 704-895-8404; http://davidson.quaker.org.

Al-Anon

Family group: Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship whose purpose is to help families and friends of those who have a problem with alcohol. “Starting Over” group meets 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Bethel Methodist, 7284 Campground Road, Denver. “Just for Today” group meets 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays at Lake Norman Lutheran, 1445 N.C. 16 N., Denver. 828-478-2063.

First Baptist

Senior citizens’ group: Interesting programs, fellowship, and travel opportunities. We welcome new people to join us. Meetings at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. For information, call Margaret Smith at 704-875-9306.

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