The Piedmont Choral Society will give a free concert 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. next Sunday at St. James Lutheran Church, 104 Union St. S., Concord. Details: 704-786-1063, ext. 3.
Harris Farms will offer sleigh rides and photos with Santa. Visitors can also see calves, goats and Mrs. Claus. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 20. $10 for a hayride; $5 for a photo. Harris Farms, 1643 Pembrook Road. 704-782-4847 or www.theharrisfarm.com.
Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, will celebrate Christmas in 19th-century style noon-4 p.m. Wednesday . Admission to "A Homeschool Christmas" is $5 per person, 4 and younger, free.
Visit Santa with your children 4 and younger and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa at the town's free "Cocoa with Santa," 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave.
Also, jewelry by six metalsmiths, as well as an exhibit of paintings, drawings, clay and glass, will be displayed through Dec. 31 at Christa Faut Gallery, 19818 North Cove Road. 704-892-5312 or www.christafautgallery.com.
Davidson College's 17th annual Alternative Gift Fair will be 2-4 p.m. today in the Brown Atrium of the Alvarez College Union. Buyers can make donations to humanitarian and environmental aid organizations in honor of friends or relatives.
Beth Shalom of Lake Norman will host a free Hanukkah celebration at the Mooresville Town Square retail center, Brawley School and Williamson roads, noon-3 p.m. next Sunday. The celebration will include singing, music, free food, coffee, hot chocolate and water, and Hanukkah crafts including children's art projects.
First Federal Savings Bank has been named Lincoln County United Way Pacesetter of the Year for raising about $15,000 toward the agency's 2009-10 campaign.
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