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McGill Baptist Church
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.
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.
Saint James Lutheran
Concerts: The Piedmont Choral Society will perform selections from Handel's "Messiah," the Christmas cantata "The Incarnation" by K. Lee Scott, more. Free-will offering will be collected. 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 3 p.m. Dec. 13. 104 S. Union St., Concord. 704-786-1063.
Christmas cantata: 6 p.m. Dec. 13. 401 Pitts School Road S.W., Concord. 704-782-6824; www.cornerstonepcusa.org.
Saint James the Greater Catholic
Movie night: "The Nativity Story" focuses on the period of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. Family event; the film is rated PG. No food allowed in the church. 7 p.m. Dec.15. 139 Manor Ave. S.W., Concord. 704-720-0600; www.saintjamescatholic.com.
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, skit, ceremonious candle lighting and a beautiful havdalah ceremony. 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.
Concert: The children's Christmas choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13. 3101 Davidson Hwy., Concord. 704-788-6315.
Branchview Church of God
Choir musical: 6 p.m. Dec. 13. 246 Branchview Drive N.E., Concord. 704-786-7725; www.bfcog.net.
New Hope Worship Center
Children's Christmas production: "The First Leon." 6 p.m. Dec. 13. 452 Brookwood Ave. N.E., Concord. 704-786-0155; www.newhopewc.org.
Young Memorial Baptist
Christmas drama: 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 8 p.m. Dec. 13. 2635 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-782-8946; www.ymbc.org.
Poplar Grove Baptist
Christmas concert: The Bradleys will perform at 6 p.m. Dec. 13. 3476 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-782-0078; www.poplargrovebaptist.com.
Variety show: "Carolina Christmas Spectacular" features music, dance, comedy, live orchestra and multimedia. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 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 cantata: Adult choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13. 6900 Hickory Ridge Road, Harrisburg. 704-455-5812; www.covenantchurchofharrisburg.org.
Harrisburg United Methodist
Christmas play: "Have You any Room for Us?" 5 p.m. Dec. 13. 4560 N.C. 49 S., Harrisburg. 704-455-2311.
Christmas cantata: 6 p.m. Dec. 13. 2007 Stallings Road, Harrisburg. 704-455-9312; www.graceharrisburg.org.