Mint spotlight tour
Join the Mint Museum’s curator for a spotlight tour exploring themes in the “New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason” exhibit noon to 12:20 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S Tryon St. Free for Mint Museum members; regular admission price for nonmembers.
Get in the holiday spirit with jazzy renditions of seasonal classics Dec. 4 at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. Two shows; 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Cost: $8 for museum members; $14 for nonmembers. For tickets: 704-353-9200.
Research the family tree
“Genealogy Research: Finding Your Ancestors” 2:30-4 p.m. Dec. 5 at Mountain Island Library’s Community Room, 4420 Hoyt Galvin Way. Enjoy a presentation by Marilyn Jones, president of the Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society, on DNA testing and land mapping. Free.
Join the Davidson community for the annual Lessons & Carols Christmas Vespers service featuring music from the Davidson College Chorale and Brass Ensemble. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St. in Davidson. Free; 704-894-2848.
Senior care awareness
Charlotte’s Executive Care is hosting a senior care awareness event 3-6 p.m. Dec. 8 as part of the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting at 10226 Couloak Drive, Suite 210. Attendees will learn about planning for the home care needs of their aging loved ones.
Get up and get active while learning about nature during this 90-minute hike through McDowell Nature Preserve 2-3:30 p.m. Dec. 8. This hike begins at the preserve located at 15222 York Road. To register: 704-588-5224.
Learn about credit repair
“Finances 50+ : Debt Reduction and Credit Repair” 10:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 8 at Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Drive. Learn how to make objective assessments, set goals and establish good financial habits. To register: 704-416-4800.