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Bethesda Holds Live Nativity
Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen will hold its annual live Nativity Sunday, Dec. 17, from 6 to 7:30 p..m. on the front lawn of the church.
Under the direction of Pam McElreath, the events surrounding the birth of Christ will be re-enacted by church members. Animals from Party Animals of Hideaway Farm will add to the presentation.
There will be Christmas music as well as refreshments.
"The entire community is invited to come," says a spokesman.
The Union Pines High School (UPHS) choral and orchestra department will present a program of holiday music Monday, Dec. 18.
The UPHS art department will present an art show beginning at 6:15 p.m., with music being presented by members of the various music groups.
Students in Janie Taylor's class will present a program of carols and play hand chimes.
The Fine Arts Department will collect canned goods and non-perishable items as admittance into the concert. These items will be distributed locally to people in need.
The public is invited to the concert, and admission is free; however, people are encouraged to bring canned food items.
Santa Claus will be at the Southern Pines Civic Club Saturday, Dec. 16, following the 11 a.m. Southern Pines Christmas Parade.
There will be favors, refreshments and the opportunity for the kids to talk with Santa.
The historic clubhouse is located at the corner of E. Pennsylvania Avenue and Ashe Street, across from the tennis courts.
"Parents, bring your camera," says a spokesman.
The paintings and stories behind the children's geography book, "Woody and Maggie Walk Across America," will be discussed by author Bernie Harberts and illustrator Danila Devins at Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave, Southern Pines, Sunday, Dec. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.
There is no charge for admission.
Light refreshments will be served, and a print signed by Harberts and Devins will be given to a lucky guest.
For information, call the Arts Council at 692-4356.
The Community Congregational Church of Southern Pines presents "Living Madonnas" on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., in the sanctuary of the church, located at 141 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines.
Madonna masterpieces will be recreated and brought to life in a unique and inspirational Christmas program of art and music.
Refreshments will be served following the program. Admission is free.
First Baptist Church of Aberdeen will perform a Christmas drama and cantata Sunday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at the church, which is located at 700 Sandhills Blvd. across from Aberdeen Elementary School.
The combination youth/adult production includes a 50-voice choir and a large cast in a story about one of the Wise Men's search for the true meaning of Christmas.
For more information, call 944-1421.
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