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Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 3 p.m., 130 W. Innes St.
Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, 3:30 p.m., Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church St., SE, Concord.
Landis Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 312 S. Main St., Landis.
Cleveland Town Board of Commissioners, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 302 E. Main St.
East Spencer Board of Aldermen, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, 105 S. Long St., East Spencer.
Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Municipal Building, 143 N. Salisbury Ave., Granite Quarry.
TUESDAY, Dec. 6
Salisbury City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall, 217 S. Main St. (Shown on Access16 Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays 9 a.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m.)
China Grove Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 308 E. Centerview St., China Grove.
Rowan County Veteran Council, 6:30 p.m., for location call Homer 704-636-5688 or Hercules 704-798-2032.
THURSDAY, Dec. 8
Number 6 weave room Christmas party and reunion of Fieldcrest Cannon, 11:30 a.m., Golden Corral in Concord. 704-932-0189.
Spencer Candlelight Tour of Homes, 6-9 p.m., six Spencer homes decked out in Christmas finery. Tickets $10 at Debbie Barnhart Jewelers, Spencer Home Supply, Green Goat Gallery, Rowan County Visitor’s Bureau.
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.
FRIDAY, Dec. 9
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
Faithful Friends barbecue fundraiser deadline today. Boston butts, turkey breasts, whole chickens ordered and paid for today, pickup Dec. 22. 704-232-0266, 704-267-1705
Operation Bluegrass Christmas, music 6-10 p.m., admission by donation at the door or wrapped gift for Christmas Families. Children’s ages: boys 7, 4, 2 months, girls 18 months, 2 years. E.H. Montgomery General Store Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill.com, www.facebook.com/pages/Historic-Gold-Hill-North-Carolina/163269537038650 . 704-267-9439.
Concert Choir celebrates 35 years, 7:30 p.m., Handelís Messiah accompanied by full 25-member chamber orchestra, conductor Dean Orbison, free. St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., 704-433-8015.
Choir collaboration 100 voices strong, 7 p.m., Handelís Messiah by Piedmont Choral Society and sanctuary choirs of Concordís First Presbyterian Church and Central United Methodist Church. First Baptist Church, 200 Branchview Drive, Concord, free. 704-699-6053, kayy2000@gmail.com
SATURDAY, Dec. 10
Breakfast with Santa, 11:30 a.m., Breakfast, Santa workshops, story time with Santa, crafts, puzzles, games and letters to Santa. $6 kids 12 and under, $8 adults. Sponsored by Holiday Caravan, at the Rowan County Rescue Squad, 1140 Julian Road. Info, tickets 704-636-5335, santa@holidaycaravanparade.com
[0x1d]Santa train rides at N.C. Transportation Museum, $12/ person, advance tickets www.nctrans.org, rides every 45 minutes starting at 10 a.m.
Spencer Masonic Lodge Christmas open house, 1-4 p.m., children welcome, free balloons, candy, ice cream, special visit by someone special at 2 p.m. 114 Fourth St., Spencer.
74th annual Kannapolis Christmas Parade, starts at 6 p.m. at intersection of Dale Earnhardt Boulevard and Main Street.
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Societyís ěThe Wonder of Christmasî ó Concert, 7 p.m., free community concert followed by a reception. Bring new unwrapped toy to be donated to Rowan County Department of Social Services. Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 South Church St.
Downtown Mocksville horse and buggy rides, 6:30-8 p.m., tickets $7, children 5 and under free. www.historicdowntownmocksville.com
SUNDAY, Dec. 11
[0x1d]Santa train rides at N.C. Transportation Museum, $12/ person, advance tickets www.nctrans.org, rides every 45 minutes starting at 10 a.m.
Glory of Christmas concert, massed ecumenical choir drawn from area churches, soloists Teresa Moore-Mitchell, Rebecca Stinson, Phyllis Partee, Dr. Grant Harrison. 4 p.m., St. Lukeís Episcopal Church, 131 W. Council St.
St. Johnís Menís Chorus Christmas Concert, 4 p.m., directed by Rosemary C. Kinard, featured small ensembles, soloists, handbell choir, offering goes to Rowan Helping Ministries. 200 W. Innes St.
Choir collaboration 100 voices strong, 3 p.m., repeat performance, Handelís Messiah by The Piedmont Choral Society. First Baptist Church, 200 Branchview Drive, Concord.

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