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One of the largest holiday light shows in the United States, featuring more than 600 LED light displays boasting 3 million lights. 6 p.m. through Dec. 29. Single car passes are $20 and group rates are available. Tickets: www.charlottemotorspeedway.com, at the gate or 1-800-455-FANS. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord.
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6:30 p.m. Queen City Ringers presents "Ring We Now of Christmas," a free handbell concert. Westford United Methodist Church, 273 Highway 49 S., Concord. 704-782-1423. www.westfordumc.com.
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Microsoft Word Class
5 p.m. introductory class that will demonstrate the basics and applications of word processing. Spaces are limited; to register and for information call 704-920-2054. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.
Hot Dog Sale:
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Heavenly Hot Dog Sales, 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846. www.mtolivetumc-concordnc.org.
Birds of Winter:
The ranger is going to take you on a quick hike to find some of these birds in the park. Advance registration is required by Dec. 15 at www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. 10 a.m. $2. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603.
Nature Walk at North Cabarrus Park. Free. A guided nature walk through our trails. 10 a.m. Meet in front of the office/restrooms at North Cabarrus Park. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603. www.cabarruscounty.us.
"Live Like Christmas," a short collection of our personal Christmas memories in media and song. Nursery provided. 6:30 p.m. Free. Harrisburg Presbyterian Church, 4815 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. 704-455-5800. www.harrisburgpc.org.
Old Courthouse Theatre Presents "A Broadway Christmas Musical":
5 p.m. introductory class that will demonstrate the basics and applications of creating presentations. Spaces are limited; to register and for information, call 704.920.2054. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.
BOSS Archery is running Beginning Archery days at our 20 lane/20 yard indoor archery range for everyone. Bring your bows, old and new. 6 p.m. Dec. 19, 26; Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. www.bossproshops.com. BOSS Archery, 4501 Raceway Drive S.W., Concord. 704-784-4365.
Teen Book Club:
The Concord Teen Book Club will meet 5:30 p.m. to discuss Rick Riordan's "The Red Pyramid." Registration is required: Call Kris, 704-920-2053. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library.
Opera Holiday Encore:
Julie Taymor directs Mozart's masterpiece, "The Magic Flute." Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine conducts. From 2006. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.
"Barber-Scotia College: In the Beginning, Faith," a special exhibit exploring the history of Concord's celebrated African-American college, will be on display through Dec. 22. Featured are photographs, rare books, memorabilia, yearbooks. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Concord Museum, 11 Union St. South Suite 104, Concord. 704-782-3688. www.historiccabarrus.net.