Health & Family

Learn about dementia, birding and more

Music and museum

“Music and Museum: A Skylark Christmas” Dec. 8 at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. Two shows; noon and 6 p.m. Tickets: $8 for museum members; $12 for nonmembers.

Dementia help

“Understanding Dementia” 10:45 a.m. till noon Dec. 10 at Hickory Grove Library’s Community Room, 5935 Hickory Grove Road. Join Scott TenBroeck from Elder Care Options and learn about the forms of dementia and methods to care for and communicate with loved ones diagnosed with the disease. To register: 704-416-4400.

Birding basics

Visit Latta Plantation Nature Center from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 13 and learn birding basics and collect data that will help in bird conservation efforts. The nature center is located at 6211 Sample Road in Huntersville. To register: 704-875-1391.

Downton Abbey

“Learn, Connect, Play: Downton Abbey Tea & Trivia,” 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Mountain Island Library’s Community Room, 4420 Hoyt Galvin Way. Join us for tea and trivia and review the first five seasons. To register: 704-416-5600.

Adult Art Club

Crafting can be relaxing and therapeutic, especially when done in a nature center. The Artsy Adult’s Club will meet 10 a.m. till noon Dec. 15 at the McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road. This is an adult only class. Cost is $3. To register:704-588-5224.