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First Baptist

Senior Citizens' Group: Interesting programs, fellowship and travel opportunities. We welcome new people to join us. The Jolly Travelers meet at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-896-5623 .

Mt. Zion United Methodist

Concert: "Come Ye Faithful" featuring the chancel choir, hand bell ensemble, children's choir and chamber orchestra. Free; an offering will be taken. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 19. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. .

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Community Nativity Festival: The community is invited to view more than 250 nativity sets from around the world, revel in the sounds of Christmas music and dress in costume to re-enact the Holy Night. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 2-3, and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 4. Free. Seniors' cookie and cocoa social, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 2. Free. Interfaith luncheon for clergy, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 3. Free. RSVP for cookie social and luncheon only: . 7032 McIlwaine Road, Huntersville. .

Lake Forest Church

Christmas Store: The church will provide assistance for at-risk families who want to purchase affordable new toys for their children. Information and volunteer opportunities: .Blue Christmas Service: Pastor Mike Moses and musician Caleb Hill will lead a service of encouragement and reflection for those experiencing loss or life challenges. 7 p.m. Dec. 9. 8519 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 704-948-3232

North Mecklenburg Community Chorus

Christmas Concert: "Night of Miracles." 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Huntersville Presbyterian, 201 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1471 ; .

Independence Hill Baptist, Huntersville

Christmas Worship: The Christmas choir and instrumental ensemble present "Our King has Come" at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 12, and at 4 p.m. Dec. 11. 10220 Eastfield Road, Huntersville. .

Beth Shalom Lake Norman

Hanukkah Party: Bounce houses, face painting, music, magician, crafts, food, more. Free. Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 5 at St. Alban's Episcopal, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. .

Huntersville United Methodist

Christmas Concert: Sacred music and traditional holiday favorites presented by the chancel choir, the children's choir, the Selah dance team, the Union Chorale and guest performers. Santa will appear for a Christmas carol sing-along. 3 p.m. Dec. 4. Free; please reserve table. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1156 .

Statesville Christian Women's Club

Luncheon: "'Tis the Season" with speaker Anne Curry on "Mama Said There Would be Days Like This." Music by Josh and Carolyn Freeland. $10. 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St., Statesville. Reservations by Dec. 8: 704-546-7972 .

Huntersville Presbyterian

Children's Christmas Program: "The Present is the Future." Light supper follows program. 5 p.m. Dec. 5. 201 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. .

Northcross Church, Cornelius

Book Reading: "Imagining Heaven: An Anthology of Personal Visions of Heaven." The reading offers an occasion to be with others who appreciate the power of the Christmas season. Free. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 4. 11020-H Bailey Road, Cornelius. 704-987-8000 ; .

First Baptist

Ladies' Event: Local author and recording artist Tara Reeves presents "Seeking Your Christmas Center Peace." 7 p.m. Dec. 7. 119 N. Old Statesville Road. 704-875-6581 .

Davidson College Presbyterian

Sunday School Series: "Spirituality and the Arts" with guest performances. Barbara Bates Smith presents a dramatic adaptation of Lee Smith's "Christmas Letters" at 9:45 a.m. Dec. 5. Series continues Dec. 12. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. .

Cornelius Presbyterian

Yard Sale: Proceeds support community outreach programs. 7-11 a.m. Dec. 4. 21209 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-5577;