These events are being held during the holiday season:
Holiday Food Drive: The Cornelius/Lake Norman Lions Club is conducting the drive to benefit the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. Nonperishable, canned and dry food items, baby diapers, formulas and other accessories are being collected until Thursday at.
Ace Hardware & Garden Center, 20510 N. Main St., Cornelius.
Allen Tate Realtors, 19460 Old Jetton Road, Cornelius.
The Charlotte Observer's Lake Norman office, 20916 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius, in Shops on the Green.
Piedmont Bank, 19525 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.
Trains for a Cure: Holiday train display, 7-10 nightly through Dec. 30, closed Dec. 24-25, in the garage of John and Kathy Montalbano's home, 20133 Beard St., Cornelius. Free admission. Donations accepted for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the national foundation that funds research for breast cancer. www.trainsforacure.org.
Gingerbread House Making and Other Tasty Fun: 9-11 a.m. Wednesday for ages 5-8 at The Sanctuary, 108 N. Main St., Davidson. Sponsored by Davidson Park and Recreation.
Christmas in Davidson 2011 ornament: $10, available at The Village Store and The Wooden Stone in downtown Davidson. Created from blown glass in various colors by Vermont-based studio Hot Glass Works, the ornament features the Davidson United Methodist Chapel. Proceeds benefit the Davidson Housing Coalition.
The MAGicalGift Shop: Mooresville Artist Guild's Holiday Members Show, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays until Thursday. Handcrafted gifts by local artists. 704-663-6661.