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Fundraiser: Let us do the cooking this holiday season! Hickory-smoked hams, 17-21 pounds, available for $45 each. Orders must be placed by Dec. 6; pick up by noon Dec. 19. 401 Pitts School Road S.W., Concord. 704-782-6824.
Children's Christmas program: 6 p.m. Dec. 20. 1069 Central Drive, Concord. 704-782-0565; www.parkwoodbaptist.com.
Pine Grove Baptist
Christmas cantata: 6 p.m. Dec. 6. 100 Pine Grove Church Road, Concord. 704-455-9186; www.pinegrovebaptistchurch.net.
Temple Or Olam
Shabbat service: 7-9 p.m. Dec. 11. Meets at McGill Baptist, 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. www.or-olam.org.
Hanukkah party: Singalong in four languages, Israeli dancing, ceremonious candle lighting and a beautiful havdalah ceremony. Please join us for an afternoon of celebration, song, and joy! Bring your own menorah and Hanukkah candles. Members and college students admitted free. Nonmembers are asked to contribute $18 each or $36 for families to defray food and rental costs. 3-5:30 p.m. Dec. 19. RSVP: 704-720-7577 by Dec. 12.
Variety show: "Carolina Christmas Spectacular" features music, dance, comedy, live orchestra and multimedia. Dinner theater, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4-5, 11-12. Theater production only, 7 p.m. Dec. 13. 220 George W. Liles Pkwy. N.W., Concord. 704-795-0423; www.xroadschurch.us.
Christmas dinner theater: "A Down Home Christmas." Music and fun for the whole family. 7 p.m. Dec. 10-12. $10. Free matinee, 3 p.m. Dec. 13. 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-788-1180; www.mcgillbaptist.org.
Concert: The Choral Academy, featuring three children's choirs, will present "The Christmas Choral Festival." Free and open to all. 11 a.m. Dec. 12. 950 Bradley St., Concord. 704-786-7447.
Christmas program: "Journey Through Bethlehem." Come walk the streets of Bethlehem as they might have been 2000 years ago. Outdoor walking tours begin at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3-6. Last tour leaves at 8:30 p.m. 5315 N.C. 49 S., Harrisburg. www.pbcharrisburg.org; 704-455-2813.
Town of Harrisburg
Tree-lighting program: Area churches will provide a live nativity, music and entertainment for Harrisburg's annual tree-lighting program. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Harrisburg Town Center. 704-455-5614.