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A new group exhibition, "Handle with Care," and the annual "Shop Seagrove" show and sale are on display through Dec. 21 at The Galleries in downtown Concord.

"Handle with Care" features glass art paired with paintings and photographs that reflect the fragile nature of the medium. "Shop Seagrove" showcases clay works by eight of the famed N.C. town's most prominent potteries.

The Galleries are at 65 Union St. S., Concord, in Cabarrus County's historic courthouse. They're open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (except Veterans Day). Details: 704-920-2787 or www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

British-born actor Jeremy Webb will play all 30 roles in a fresh retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. It's part of the Cabarrus Arts Council's "On Stage at the Davis" series of professional performances. Tickets are $32, available online at www.cabarrusartscouncil.org and at the theater box office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays in person or by phone at 704-920-2753.

Read, learn and play during National Gaming Day 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Kannapolis branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library. There will be special gaming programs and events to celebrate the popularity and educational value of video and board games. Details: 704-920-1180 or www.cabarruscounty.us/library.

Kannapolis

The Kannapolis Fire Department's "Fill the Boot" campaign raised more than $19,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Department personnel spent weekends in September and October at local shopping centers and other public places, raising awareness and donations for their annual campaign.

Vendors, choirs, bands, and dance and nonprofit groups have until Nov. 11 to register for the city's second annual holiday festival, "A Kannapolis Christmas," scheduled for 2-9:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Village Park. Details and application forms: 704-920-4343; www.kannapolischristmas.com.

Scott Verner

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