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Joyce Wynes Gallery Showing:
Paintings by Wynes, which are available for purchase, will be displayed. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Jan. 31. Artworks on Main, 165 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-894-9323. www.joycewynes.com.
Lake Norman Art League 2009 Exhibit and Sale:
Works and items for sale to be displayed. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday through Jan.8. Free. Lake Norman Art League Gallery, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-620-4450. www.lknart.org.
Tours of Historic Rosedale:
Plantation to host tours. 1:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Dec. 26. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. $5 for adults; $4 for seniors and children. Historic Rosedale, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-335-0325. www.historicrosedale.org.
Beginner Oil Painting Classes:
Local artist Paul Hastings to teach oil painting techniques. No experience necessary. 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, ongoing. 6 p.m. $30 per session. Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Community Nativity Festival:
Festival to feature more than 225 nativity scenes, music and caroling. Visitors can participate in a live, outdoor nativity. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 3-4 and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 5. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7032 McIlwaine Road, Huntersville. www.nativityfestival.wordpress.com. "It's a Wonderful Life":
The Davidson Community Players will perform drama adapted from Frank Capra's film. 8 p.m. Thursdays - Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 3 - 20. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Small Works Collaborative Art Show:
Green Rice Artists to display work through Dec. 20. Free. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Walk Thru Bethlehem:
Free outdoor event sponsored by 10 multi-denominational churches will take visitors through the city of Bethlehem in search of a place to stay. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4 and Dec. 11; 2-9 p.m. Dec. 5 and Dec. 12. Free. Camp Wesley, 3090 Deal Road, Mooresville. 704-763-4700. www.WalkThruBethlehem.org.
Ellis to perform 8 p.m. Dec. 4-5. $12. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Tour of the plantation by candlelight. Visitors will see dancing, meet James and Jane Latta, learn how slaves celebrated the holiday and more. 6 p.m. $6; free for ages 5 and younger. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.
One Love Fest: Unity of Art & Music:
Event to feature music, art and food. Part of the proceed will go to the Toys for Tots and domestic violence victims. 8 p.m. $15. The Art House, 3103 Cullman, Charlotte. www.thearthouse.biz.
North Mecklenburg Republican Women Meeting:
Group to host Hal Weatherman, chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick, who will discuss homeland security and terrorism. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. Reservations required. $20. Northstone Country Club, 15801 Northstone Drive, Huntersville. 704-560-0582. www.meckgop.com.
Home school Christmas:
Event in which participants can tour of the plantation house, see a Christmas meal prepared in the kitchen, learn about how slaves celebrated the holidayand more. 12 p.m. $5; free for ages 4 and younger. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.
American Red Cross Blood Drive:
2:30 p.m. The Point Lake and Golf Club, 120 Meeting House Square, Mooresville. 704-663-4653.
Cocoa with Santa:
Free event for children ages 4 and younger with crafts, cocoa, cookies and pictures with Santa. 9-11 a.m. Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-603, ext. 160. www.corneliuspr.org.
Gingerbread House Creations:
Event in which participants can decorate a gingerbread house. 4 p.m. Dec. 10 and Dec. 17; 2 p.m. Dec. 12 and Dec. 19. $45. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.com.
Botanical Gardens Christmas Lights:
Trip to include dinner and a visit to Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens' holiday lights. 4 p.m. $30. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.com.
DaisyDee's Christmas Art and Craft Show:
Fifth annual show to feature local artisans selling goods such as homemade jams and handmade jewelry. 10 a.m. Cross Country Campground, 6254 Highway 150 E., Denver. 828-308-6616. www.DaisyDeeShows.com.
Jamming, Jingling and Jumping:
Holiday event with music and games for special needs children ages 5-16. Music therapist Anna-Catherine Fowler will lead the music session from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Registration required by Dec. 4. 10 a.m. $10. The Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Unit 1, Cornelius. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.com.
A Huntersville Christmas:
Event to feature pony rides, magic shows, entertainment, horse and carriage rides, a bonfire, storytelling, rides, games, children's crafts, a visit from Santa and more. 5 p.m. Free. Huntersville Arts and Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-766-2220. www.huntersville.org.
Duo to perform. 9 p.m. $22. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
The Beggar Boys: A Celtic Christmas:
Annual holiday event to feature Kate Minogue and the Beggar Boys, Celtic stories, Irish step dancers and more. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Mooresville Soup Kitchen. 3 p.m. $15; $10 for students and seniors; free for ages 12 and younger. St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. 704-941-0650. www.saintalbans-davidson.org.
Cornelius Concert Series:
The Mount Zion United Methodist Church Hand Bells, Chancel Choir and orchestra will perform "The Word Became Flesh" by Dan and Heidi Goeller. 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Free. Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. 704-892-8566. www.mtzionumc.net.
Trip to Tanglewood Festival of Lights:
Dinner and trip to visit he Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park. 4 p.m. $20. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.com.
"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown":
Davidson Community Players musical to benefit the Davidson-Cornelius Day Care Center. 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Free. Donations will be accepted for the Davidson-Cornelius Day Care Center. Armour Street Theater, 307 Armour St., Davidson.