Celebrate Twelfth Night with carols around the bonfire, toasts and colonial games. Learn about the history of Twelfth Night and enjoy a candlelight tour. The celebration is 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at The Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive. Cost: $8 for members; $10 for nonmembers; $5 for ages six to 12; and free for six and under. To register call 704-568-1774.
Learn how to organize personal and household items to maximize efficiency with Geralin Thomas, professional organizer; 2-3 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Beatties Ford Road Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road. Free. To register: 704-416-3000.
Plaza Midwood history
Join historian Tom Hanchett for an exploration of Plaza Midwood - from its streetcar suburb founding, to its nadir as “Plasma Midwood,” to its rebirth today; 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 11 at Plaza Midwood Library, 1623 Central Ave. Free. Call 704-416-6200 to register.
Free museum admission
Enjoy free admission to the Schiele museum 4-8 p.m. Jan. 12, 1500 East Garrison Blvd. in Gastonia. Enjoy exhibits and programs and see an 18th Century-style tape loom in action. Details: 704-866-6900.
Local photographer talk
Charlotte photographer Daniel Coston will discuss his work as part of his exhibit at the Charlotte Museum of History, 6-9 p.m. Jan. 15 at 3500 Shamrock Drive. Coston will speak about legends like Johnny Cash and the Avett Brothers, along with hundreds of the biggest names in music whom he's photographed. Event includes live music and light refreshments. Free.
A Jan. 2 calendar contained wrong information. The Green Living Series will be offered Tuesdays throughout January from 11-11:50 a.m. at the Tyvola Senior Center at 2225 Tyvola Road. The series is free Jan. 12 and 19 and $5 for the Jan. 26 class which includes a field trip to the recycling center from 9 a.m.-noon. Transportation provided. To register: 704-588-5224.
Courtney McLaughlin, correspondent