"Scrooge!": Charlotte Christian Theatre Company and Crossway Community Church will perform "Scrooge!" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the church, 6400 Prosperity Church Road, in Charlotte's University City area. Admission is free; a love offering will be accepted. Refreshments will be served.
Holiday open house: Reedy Creek Nature Center's annual celebration for all ages will include nature hikes, green gift ideas, crafts, fireside stories, a scavenger hunt and light refreshments. It starts at 11 a.m. Dec. 10. Admission is free. The center is at 2900 Rocky River Road. Details: 704-598-8857.
Preschool openings: Piedmont Progressive Preschool, modeled after the Open Door program, has space available in its 2-year-olds class for the current 2011-12 school year. Parents should call the school at 704-510-1022 to schedule a tour.
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The school's website, www.progressivepreschool.org, has information about the school and its philosophy.
The preschool is at 9704 Mallard Creek Road (across from Mallard Creek Elementary) in the Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church building.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
5K fundraiser: The road race will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord, benefiting the Charlotte chapter of Speedway Children's Charities and the Hendrick Marrow Program. There will also be a 1.5-mile track walk and a Kid's Dash. Details/registration: www.charlotte.speedwaycharities.org. 704-455-3267.