Read and discuss: The "Let's Talk About It Reading & Discussion Series" on "Explorations of Faith in Literature" will meet 10 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Concord main library, 27 Union St. N. Roxanne Newton will lead a discussion of Anne Lamont's "Traveling Mercies." Registration is required: 704-920-2050.
CVB moves office: The Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau planned to celebrate the grand opening of its new office Oct. 11. The office is at 10099 Weddington Road, Concord, near Great Wolf Lodge. Details: 704-782-4340.
Christmas is coming: Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Department is seeking area vendors, choirs, bands, dance groups, nonprofit groups and others for its second annual holiday festival, "A Kannapolis Christmas," scheduled for 2-9:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Village Park. Application deadline is Nov. 11. Details: 704-920-4343 or www.kannapolischristmas.com.
Celebrate local food: A "Friends of the Market Harvest Gala" will be 5-8 p.m. Oct. 20 in Kannapolis' Cannon Village. Buy tickets at www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com/harvest_gala. The event will include live music, an auction, an iron chef competition, wine and craft beer. The Piedmont Farmers Market will unveil its new indoor farmers market from 3 to 5 p.m. before the gala. To donate an item for auction, email Keila Sneillings at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is sponsored by Piedmont Farmers Market, the Cabarrus County Food Policy Council and the North Carolina Research Campus.