Monday is the deadline for civic, church, school and business groups to enter stationary floats in the new "A Kannapolis Christmas" festival Dec. 4 at Village Park. Details: 704-920-4343; kannapolischristmas.com.
Build a gingerbread house for fun or enter your creation in a gingerbread house contest when the city and Sweet Pickle Bakery and Delicatessen, 930 Floyd St., hold a gingerbread house workshop for all ages 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Register for the workshop by Tuesday by calling Kannapolis Parks & Recreation at 704-920-4343.
The Historic Hugh Torance House and Store will host an open house 2-5 p.m. today at 8231 Gilead Road, two miles west of Interstate 77 Exit23. Details: 704-875-3271; www.torancehouseandstore.org.
Visit Lake Norman will host the 20th annual Lake Norman Fall Classic soccer tournament Saturday and next Sunday at Richard Barry Memorial Park. www.visitlakenorman.org.
Cornelius Lemley Fire and Rescue will host a Cornelius Fireboat Christening Party 3-6 p.m. today at Peninsula Yacht Club, 18501 Harbor Light Blvd. The boat name will be revealed and free snacks and beverages will be available.
The Buddy System of Davidson College and Kappa Sigma Fraternity will host a free a cappella concert 5-6 p.m. Saturday at the college's Duke Family Performance Hall. Reserve tickets at email@example.com. Donations will be accepted at the door for scholarships for local children with special needs to attend therapeutic programs and camps.
Mooresville Public Library's public computers will be unavailable Monday through Wednesday as software is upgraded.
Author George Kundahl will sign copies of his book, "The Bravest of the Brave: The Correspondence of (Confederate Maj. Gen.) Stephen Dodson Ramseur" 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. Details: 704-748-9090; www.lincolncountyhistory.com.
Duke Energy's McGuire Nuclear Station workers donated and delivered hundreds of school supplies to Rock Springs Elementary School in Denver this month to replenish supplies that began to dwindle several weeks into the school year.