Town Crier week of Nov. 28
• Kannapolis City Council 6 p.m. at the train station, 201 S. Main St.
• Salisbury-Rowan Board of Education, 5 p.m., 110 S. Long St., East Spencer.
• Rowan County Planning Board, 7 p.m., 130 W. Innes St.
• The Kneeling Gardeners, 7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church at 416 East First St., Kannapolis for a program on holiday ideas. 704/933-1127.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30
• Non-perishable food collection ends Nov. 30, OneMain Financial, 519C W. Jake Alexander Blvd., to benefit the women[0xb9]s shelter. 704-633-2689.
THURSDAY, Dec. 1
• Chamber of Commerce Women in Business networking, 5-6:30 p.m., Gateway Building, 204 E. Innes St. RSVP 704-633-4221.
• AARP local chapter meeting, noon, holiday theme potluck lunch followed by regular meeting at 1 p.m. Presentation: James Cook, Chaplain at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. The local AARP chapter offers community service, education, advocacy, leadership, fellowship for seniors 50+. Dues $3/year, do not have to be retired. 704-216-7714.
• Free clothing distribution every Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Forest Hill United Methodist Church, basement of The Ministry Center, 251 N. Union St., Concord.
• Eureka Lodge #45 meets, 7 p.m., 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. 704-636-3267 or 7040-798-2032.
FRIDAY, Dec. 2
• firstARTS presents fridays@first, Advent series, noon, Bill and Nancy Stanback Rehearsal Hall, First United Methodist Church of Salisbury, 217 S. Church St., 704-636-3121, www.fumcsalisbury.org
• The Arc Festival of Trees, F 7-9 p.m., also Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St., free. The Trolley Barn will be filled with decorated, lighted Christmas trees, Christmas music, entertainment, raffles, hot cocoa. Proceeds support mission of the Arc to improve quality of life and people with developmental disabilities. 704-637-1521.
•Community Band’s tenth Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center at A. L. Brown High School, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Free. Christmas favorites plus the tradition of inviting the children from the audience to ring sleigh bells. Former members of the band are asked to contact the director to be included in special recognition. 704-425-3508, www.primetimeband.org
• Gallery talk, book signing, opening reception,4-8 p.m., features exhibiting artists Ed Byers, Dale Steele and author Michele Woods. Free. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. 704-636-1882.
• Charlotte Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker, tonight, Saturday and Sunday, adult tickets start at $25, Dale Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, 980-322-5522.
SATURDAY, Dec. 3
• Hometown Christmas Parade, 2 p.m., downtown Mocksville. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Mocksville as a Main Street community.
• Choral Academy’s ‘The Christmas Choral Festival,’ 11 a.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley St., Concord.Free. Features three children’s choirs made up of youth ranging in age from 7-18 years. Director Gary Shive, accompanist Lynnette Novobilski. 704-786-7447.
• The Arc Festival of Trees continues, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St.
SUNDAY, Dec. 4
• The Arc Festival of Trees continues, 1-5 p.m., F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St.