The Piedmont Choral Society will give a free concert 3 p.m. today at St. James Lutheran Church, 104 Union St. South. Selections from Handel's "Messiah" and the Christmas cantata "The Incarnation" by K. Lee Scott, among other works, will be performed. A freewill offering will be taken.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will host an H1N1 vaccination clinic noon-4 p.m.. Tuesday at the south campus student center, 1531 Trinity Church Road, just off N.C. 73 and Interstate 85 at Exit 55, Kannapolis. People without proof of health insurance will be charged $15. Details: 704-638-0025.
Latta Plantation Equestrian Center, 6201 Sample Road, offers horse-drawn carriage rides to a farm where participants can buy Christmas trees 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Dec. 24. Rides $5, or free with the purchase of a tree, which costs $20 to $80. Ages 6 and younger ride free. 704-992-1550.
The town is one of 20 N.C. municipalities to reach the advanced level of the Green Challenge, a program of the N.C. League of Municipalities recognizing towns' and cities' efforts to protect the environment, save energy and preserve natural resources.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., will have a traditional Christmas pageant with the youth and children's choir at 5 p.m. next Sunday. Donations of nonperishable food items will be taken. 704-892-5641; www.dcpc.org.
Serenity House, a nonprofit end-of-life care home at 110 Centre Church Road, is conducting a fundraising drive. Details: 704-664-2004 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; www.carolinacomfortcoali tion.org .
The Jingle Bell Run, with a 5K and a mile fun run, is 9 a.m. Saturday in Lincolnton. 704-716-4595; jenny.drennen@ymcacharlotte .org
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