Bake sale for cancer: The fourth annual Cookies for Kids' Cancer Bake Sale will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3 and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4 at Blackhawk Hardware in Park Road Shopping Center.
Sponsored by Frenzel Properties, the event will raise money to fund research for pediatric cancer. The real estate firm donates money, volunteers and bakes to support the fundraiser. To learn more about Cookies for Cancer, visit www.cookiesforkidscancer.org.
Village Christmas Shoppe: The Mint Hill Historical Society presents The Village Christmas Shoppe in the historic Surface Hill Assay Office at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, 7601 Matthews Mint Hill Road.
The shop will be open 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and noon-9 p.m. Dec. 7-10.
Features include Christmas items, collectibles and handmade gifts. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society. For more information, visit www.minthillhistory.com or call 704-573-0726.
A Christmas Carol: The Friends of the Ethel K. Smith Library at Wingate University will host Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," read by members of Waxhaw's Storefront Theatre. The reading will be 7 p.m. Dec. 16 in the library on campus.
Melvin Faris, Judy Simpson Cook and David Michael will present this tale of Scrooge discovering the true meaning of Christmas. Reservations are required. General admission is $10 per person. Contact Christy Inge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-233-8091.
Bluegrass: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver will perform traditional bluegrass at the Batte Center's McGee Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2.
One of the top mandolin players in bluegrass music since the early days of his career in the 1960s, Lawson incorporated traditional gospel quartet singing into his music after forming his own band, Quicksilver, and honed his unique bluegrass-gospel sound. Lawson is winner of The National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship and has 14 International Bluegrass Music Awards.
Tickets are $25 and on sale via the Batte Center box office, www.battecenter.org, and the CarolinaTix phone room and website. For a complete schedule of events, ticket prices, call 704-233-8300.