Don't miss these upcoming events close to home.
1 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Reservations due Tuesday for Old Courthouse Theatre's "Murder on the Oriental Rug." Dinner, dancing, silent auction, champagne. $75.
When: 8 p.m. Dec. 31
Where: Speedway Club, Lowe's Motor Speedway.
2 Take the Santa Train
The last Santa Train is tonight at Kannapolis' Village Park; $2 for a visit with Santa, children's activities, train ride, view of 100 decorated trees, more.
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Village Park, Kannapolis.
3 Ditch the Holiday Stress
New Relaxation Class starts Monday. Relaxation techniques, deep breathing exercises, more. $23.
When: 6-6:45 p.m. Mondays, Dec. 28-Feb. 1
Where: Academy Recreation Center, 147 Academy Ave. N.W., Concord.
4 Winter Fever Train Rides
Cure kids' after-holiday boredom with special rides on a train pulled by a real locomotive.
When: 11 a.m., 1, 2, 3 p.m. Saturday, Tuesday and next Wednesday; 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer.