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Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

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Miracle on 34th Street: Davidson Community Players will present the Christmas classic, “Miracle on 34th Street” at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Dec. 12-14 and Dec. 19-21; 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and Dec. 22; and 2 p.m. Dec. 8, Dec. 15 and Dec. 21-22.

Based on the classic film, the play features a single mother and her daughter who wonder if a department store Santa might be the real Mr. Claus. Davidson Community Players, now in its 48th season, was the 2011 winner of the North Carolina Theatre Conference Community Theatre of the Year Award.

Tickets are $20 adults, $18 seniors and $12 students. Tickets are available at the box office at 704-892-7953 or at www.DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org.

Civics 101: Applications for Civics 101, a free course on the operations of Davidson town government, will be accepted through Dec. 31.

The free nine-week course runs 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 6 at Town Hall. It is open to residents of Davidson and the town’s extraterritorial jurisdiction who are 18 and older.

Participants will learn about town operations, tour the fire and police departments, explore town history with Davidson College archivist Jan Blodgett and take part in a question-and-answer session with the new board of commissioners.

Applications are available at www.townofdavidson.org/Civics101 and at Town Hall. Details: Christina Shaul, 704-940-9602, cshaul@townofdavidson.org.

Huntersville Christmas: Huntersville Christmas returns to downtown 4-8 p.m. Dec. 14. The magical winter wonderland will include a visit with Santa and his elves, stories with Mrs. Claus, a letter writing station to Santa and a magic show.

A variety of live entertainment and roaming carolers also will be featured. Craft vendors will be located in Main & Maxwell Park for holiday shopping.

Patrons are invited to donate canned goods for the Angels & Sparrows soup kitchen, books for the CHEC community book drive and unwrapped toys to the Huntersville Police Department.

New this year is an ice rink open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 13, 4-8 p.m. Dec. 14 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15.

Details: www.huntersville.org.

Winter break fun: Children in kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to join Huntersville Parks & Recreation for Winter Break activities Dec. 23-Jan. 3.

Activities include making gifts at Meg Art, a visit to the Senior Center, Pajama and Movie Day, snow-making and ice skating.

Cost is $15 per day for currently enrolled afterschool families, $25 for new residents and $30 for new nonresidents. Registration deadline is Dec. 16.

For more information, visit www.huntersville.org or call 704-766-2220.

Stroke support group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center hosts a Stroke Support Group 1:30-3 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St. in Mooresville.

Beginning in January, the support group will meet at the War Memorial Building, 220 N. Maple St. in Mooresville.

The free program open to everyone provides education and support to stroke victims and their families. For information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or mitzie.mccurdy@hma.com.

Singles group: The New Beginnings Single Club of Lake Norman, a social group of singles over 50, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Captain’s Galley restaurant in Mooresville.

Visitors are welcome. For details, call 704-528-3864.

Imaging accreditation renewed: The Imaging Department of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center recently earned renewed accreditation for its two digital mammography units through January 2017.

The Women’s Imaging Center is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

Surgical weight loss seminar: The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman will host an “Understanding Surgical Weight Loss” seminar at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the center in the Medical Pavilion at Lake Norman, 131 Medical Park Road, Suite 303 in Mooresville.

Medical director Ryan Heider will explain the procedures and processes from initial consultation to post-op nutritional counseling. A question-and-answer session will follow.

To register for the free seminar, call 888-995-6762 or visit www.lnrmcsurgicalweightloss.com. Compiled by Leigh Pressley

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