Theft prevention: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department asks residents to take caution when doing holiday shopping from the Internet and catalogs because many packages are delivered while recipients are at work, making them attractive targets for thieves. CMPD asks residents to consider having items delivered to your workplace or asking relatives or friends who work from home if the items can be delivered to them. Residents who live in an apartment complex should ask management if packages could be delivered to the main office.
Live nativity: Sixth-grade students at Charlotte Christian, 7301 Sardis Road, will perform the 15th annual live nativity, complete with animals. 7:45-8:15 a.m. Dec. 15-16.
Gingerbread house contest winners: In the adult category: first place, Sylvia Serdula; second place, Kate Krajewski. In the child category: first place, Maria and Sarah Wood; second place, Joe Krajewski; third place, a tie between Jessica Adams and Claudia Alferd. In the group category: first place, Darryl, Kristin and Olivia Parker; second place, Janean Flowe and family; third place, Jackie Krajewski and family.
Free caregiving: Nonprofit adult day car center The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive, is offering free four-hour visits for seniors in the area with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or other chronic conditions, so caretakers can take care of holiday shopping and errands. One free visit per family. Details: 704-909-2070, www.theivey.com.