Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Lake Wylie Public Library. For ages 3-5 with caregiver. No registration required.
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Overeaters Anonymous, 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, River Hills Community Church, Room 116, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, Lake Wylie. piedmontintergroup.org
Christmas at St. Mary’s, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Historic St. Mary’s Chapel, 1129 E. Third St., Charlotte. Charlotte’s early music ensemble Carolina Pro Musica presents medieval and Renaissance music with readings. Bob Sweeten narrates. Hear the story of the birth of Jesus from the anticipation through the visit of the wise men and more. Tickets: $16 regular admission, $8 for students and seniors. 704-334-3468; carolinapromusica.org
“Scrooge!,” through Dec. 22, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte at ImaginOn. A musical retelling of the classic Charles Dickens story. Tickets: 704-973-2828; ctcharlotte.org
“The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical,” through Dec. 28, Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte. Book by Betsy Kelso, music and lyrics by David Nehls. While preparing for a holiday decorating contest, a new Scrooge-like resident begins to wreak havoc on the festivities. Tickets: 704-342-2251; charlotte.org/the-great-american-trailer-park-christmas-musical
Vernon Grant’s Winter Frolic exhibit, through Dec. 28, Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Renowned illustrator and creator of Kellogg’s Snap! Crackle! Pop!, Grant built his reputation on his signature gnomes, jolly Santas and his whimsical approach to illustration. Along with Grant’s favorite subject, Santa Claus, this year’s exhibit features skiers, snowmen and winter scenes. Select Grant figurines produced by Department 56 and Character Collectibles from the collection of Linda Williams are on exhibit. 803-328-2787, yorkcountyarts.org
Holidays at the Garden
Holidays at the Garden, through Dec. 31, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 500,000 lights accent natural displays. In the Visitor Pavilion is a 16-foot orchid tree stands, and a coffee bar with cocoa, lattes and espressos. Children can visit Santa daily. Nightly entertainment is presented by Southern Park Music School. See model trains, take a carriage ride, and visit Lost Hollow with entertainers, marshmallow toasting, popcorn and more. Admission: $12 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, and $6 children 4-12. 704-825-4490; DSBG.org
Sparkle in the New Year’s Eve, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 31, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The elegant evening of sparkling wine tasting includes light savory appetizers and commemorative flute. Cost: $35 per person. Reservations required by Dec. 22. 704-825-4490, DSBG.org
Country Couples Dance Classes, start Jan. 8, The Journey Family Life Center, 5415 S.C. 557, Lake Wylie. Beginners: 7:30-8:15 p.m. Intermediate: 8:15 to 9 p.m. Cost; $30 per person for six-week session. Couples preferred, but singles welcome. 803-831-1076
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” 7 p.m. Jan. 8. This world premiere is a funny re-telling of the Hans Christian Anderson story. The vain and selfish emperor is duped by a mother and her son, who convince him they can make him a unique suit of clothes that is not only beautiful but magical – it can only be seen by those who are smart and worthy. Will the Emperor “see” through their plan or get the fate he deserves? The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Resident Touring Company (formerly known as the Tarradiddle Players) has performed for more than a million children in schools, at community centers, in towns big and small across the Southeast. Cast members include Leslie Ann Giles, Tanya McClellan, Scott A. Miller and Stephen Seay. Tickets: $5. 803-222-8018; clover.k12.sc.us/csd
Dr. Lori Hicks: “The Music of My Voice,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Soprano Hicks, on the music faculty at Claflin University in Orangeburg, brings the experience of the African-American through art songs, poetry and spirituals. Advance tickets: $25, or $20 for arts council members; $30 at the door. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org