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Myers Park Presbyterian

Blood drive: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 4. 2501 Oxford Place. 704-927-1259.

Providence United Methodist

Christmas concert: The chancel choir, accompanied by members of the Charlotte Symphony, will present Mendelssohn's "Magnificat" and Buxtehude's "Rejoice, Beloved Christians." Free. 7 p.m. Dec. 4. 2810 Providence Road. 704-366-2823.

St. Matthew Catholic

Santa's craft shop: More than 100 craft vendors, raffles, kids' area, food, more. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.

All Saints Anglican

Guest preacher: Jerry Kramer, who was awarded by Harvard Business School for his relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina, will speak at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 4. The church meets at Charlotte Catholic High School, 7702 Pineville-Matthews Road.

St. John Neumann Catholic

Advent program: The adult education team will host Susan Brady as she presents "The Three Conversations that Changed the World." Topics include Adam and Eve in the garden, Moses and the burning bush, and the Samaritan woman at the well. 7:45-8:45 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and 14. 8451 Idlewild Road. 704-535-4197.

St. Ann Catholic

Mass: The church will offer a Missa Cantata, a sung Latin high Mass, for the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Worship aids available. 7 p.m. Dec. 7. 3635 Park Road.

St. Andrew's United Methodist

Concert: Elishah will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Free. 1900 Emerywood Drive.