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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.
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.
Small Works Collaborative Art Show:
Green Rice Artists to display work through Dec. 29. Free. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Event in which participants can tour of the plantation house, see a Christmas meal prepared in the kitchen, learn about how slaves celebrated the holiday, make ornaments and more. 12 p.m. $5; free for ages 4 and younger. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.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 Garden 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.
BoomBox to perform. 9:30 p.m. $10. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Walk Thru Bethlehem:
Free interactive 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. 126 p.m. Dec. 4; 4 p.m. Dec. 5; 6 p.m. Dec. 11; 4 p.m. Dec. 12 (Web site says it begins at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 & 12). Free. Camp Wesley, 3090 Deal Road, Mooresville. 704-763-4700. www.WalkThruBethlehem.org
Scythian Free Music Night:
Scythian to perform. 9 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Monthly event to feature artists' work displayed at Artworks on Main, Cotton Ketchie's Landmark Galleries, Four Corners Framing and Gallery and the Mooresville Artist Guild. 6-9 p.m. Downtown Mooresville. 704-664-2414.
One Love Fest: Unity of Art & Music:
Unity celebration to feature art, music and food. Part of the proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots and domestic violence victims. $10-$15. 8 p.m. The Art House, 3103 Cullman Ave., Charlotte. www.thearthouse.biz.
Duo to perform. 9 p.m. $22. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
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.
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.
The Beggar Boys: A Celtic Christmas:
Annual holiday event to feature a performance by Kate Minogue and the Beggar Boys, Celtic stories, carols, 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.
Trip to Tanglewood Park 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.
Chinqua Penn Plantation at Christmas:
Trip to see Christmas decorations at the plantation, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 9:30 a.m. $40. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson.
Lake Norman Green Drinks:
Monthly gathering for people interested in sustainability, including green business practices and organic food. Meets every third Thursday. 5:30 p.m. North Harbor Club, 100 N. Harbor Place, Davidson. 704-258-2567. www.greendrinks.org.
American Red Cross Blood Drive:
11:30 a.m. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-660-4000.
Josh Phillips Folk Festival & Laura Reed:
Josh Phillips Folk Festival and Laura Reed to perform. 9:30 p.m. $10. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Holiday LEGO Workshop:
Event in which participants can create Santa's workshop, LEGO Gingerbread Men, Holiday LEGO trains and more! 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. $50. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. www.LegoCamps.com.Ö
Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show:
Show to feature peads, professional designers and more. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Dec. 19-20. $5 on Saturday; $4 on Sunday; free for ages 12 and younger. Metrolina Expo Trade Center, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 888-729-6904. www.beadshows.com.Ö
"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown":
Davidson Community Players to perform 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.
Group to discuss Pat J. Schulz's "Making Sweet Lemonade" to benefit The Empowerment Project, a nonprofit dedicated to building self-esteem in women and girls. 2 p.m. Borders Books and Music, Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte.
Sons of Bill Free Music Night:
Sons of Bill to perform. 9 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.