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Lake Norman Art League 2009 Exhibit and Sale:
Small Works Exhibit and Sale displayed 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Jan.8, except Dec. 25.. Free. Lake Norman Art League Gallery, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-620-4450. www.lknart.org.
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Small Works Collaborative Art Show:
More than 50 Green Rice artists collaborating in show of small gift-priced original works of varying subject matter and medium. 11 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon Saturdays-Sundays through Jan. 14, except closed Dec. 24-26, Jan. 5 and all Mondays. Free. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Beginner to Intermediate Drawing Classes:
Learn how to translate three-dimensional objects onto two-dimensional surfaces. Twice weekly two-hour sessions. To enroll e-mail Holt McLean at email@example.com. 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Dec. 23-Feb. 10, except no class Dec. 25. $150 per month. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Tours of Historic Rosedale:
Trained docents conduct tours for drop-in visitors at Historic Rosedale Plantation, 4,600-square-foot home built in 1815 on 911-acre plantation. 1:30 p.m. Dec. 26 and 27. $5 for adults; $4 for senior adults and children ages 4 and up. Historic Rosedale, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-335-0325. www.historicrosedale.org.
Lecture series hosted by Davidson College. Curtis Evans, assistant professor of history of Christianity at the University of Chicago Divinity School, to deliver a different lecture each evening on the theme "Black and White Christians in the Racial Struggle." Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union, 209 Ridge Road, Davidson. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26 and Dec. 27. Free. 704-894-2321.
Lead singer/guitarist Bobby Houck, bassist Hank Futch, drummer Greg Walker play roots rock, country-rock and Southern rock. South 85 opens. 9 p.m. Dec. 26. $15-$3. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Telepath And Dubconscious:
Improvisational music by Telepath and Dubconscious. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 28. $12-$2. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Davisson Brothers Band & The Piedmont Boys:
The Davisson Brothers Band blends country, Southern rock and bluegrass. The Piedmont Boys open. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 30. $10-$2. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Keller Williams And 'the Added Bonus':
Keller Williams and the Added Bonus perform first Nocturnal Negative New Years Nomadic Notion Run. Grassy disco jazz funk. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31. $30-$3.50. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Rural Hill's Annual First Footin':
Celebrate the New Year with the tradition of walking the property borders for luck in the coming year. The 2- to 3-mile stroll includes stories of history and folklore. Wear good walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the season. Guests encouraged to bring an item for "Stone Soup" performance and luncheon. 11 a.m. Jan. 1. Free. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net.