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‘Tis the season for celebrations

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From staff reports
If you missed Monday’s tree lighting at the speedway, there are still plenty of chances to get in the holiday spirit.

Here are a few:
• The Town of Harrisburg Tree Lighting will be held Friday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. A Disney-type movie will be show beginning about 5:15 p.m.

• Stroll through the town of Bethlehem and visit village characters as they work and live in the time of the birth of Jesus Christ during the Bethlehem Village at Providence Baptist Church Dec. 11-14. The village is open from 6:30-9 p.m.  (with the last tour beginning at 8:30). Providence Baptist Church. N.C. 49 in Harrisburg. Call 704-455-2813 for more details.

• Harrisburg United Methodist Church will host a live interactive play for the entire family from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Journeys depart every 15 minutes. The church is located at 4560 N.C. 49 South. Admission is free. For more information, call 704-455-2311. 

• The public is invited to “A Christmas Festival of Choral Music,” presented by The Choral Academy. The festival is scheduled to be held Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6:45 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley Street, Concord. Admission is free. Conductor Gary L. Shive will lead the academy with accompaniment from Lynnette P. Novobilski. For information, contact Gary L. Shive at 704-786-7447.

Out of town
Theatre Charlotte will present its second annual production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 4-7 at 7 p.m., with additional performances on Dec. 6 and 7 at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are on sale through Carolina Tix, at http://www.carolinatix.org or 704-372-1000.  Adult tickets are $20, seniors $15 and students and children are $10. For more information, visit http://www.theatrecharlotte.org.

Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site hosts its annual A Golden Christmas Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This year’s event features a unique look at how Christmas was celebrated in the North Carolina backcountry in the early 19th century. The Christmas Celebration is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call 704-721-4653, or e-mail [email protected]

The public is invited to “A Christmas Festival of Choral Music,” presented by The Choral Academy. The festival is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 16, beginning at 6:45 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley Street, Concord. Admission is free. Conductor Gary L. Shive will lead the academy with accompaniment from Lynnette P. Novobilski. For information, contact Gary L. Shive at 704-786-7447.


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