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Friday, December 15

The Leonard Bearstein animatronic symphony orchestra will perform Monday, November 27 through Thursday, December 28. The orchestra is located in Founders Hall, in the Bank of America Corporate Center in Charlotte. Performances are free to attend. A schedule of performance dates and times can be found on the Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra Facebook page.



Preschool Story Time will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Oakboro Library.

The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical” November 24 to December 23. Visit www.ctcharlotte.org for show times and ticket information.

Matthews Playhouse will present “It’s A Wonderful Life” December 1 to 17. Ticket prices are $13 for adults and $11 for students and seniors. Visit matthewsplayhouse.com for show times and ticket information.

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Miami Heat at 7 p.m. at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Saturday, December 16

Celebrate Star Wars 40th anniversary with the Charlotte Checkers. The Checkers will take on Laval at 6 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. Fans will have a chance to meet their favorite characters before and during the game on the concourse. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 7 p.m. at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Sunday, December 17

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Laval at 1 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. The Checkers will offer a Family Night discount of $45 (40 percent) on groups of four tickets purchased online. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Monday, December 18

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the New York Knicks at 7 p.m. at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Wednesday, December 20

Children’s Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. at the Albemarle Main Library.

A balloon twisting workshop for children ages 5-10 will be held at the Oakboro Library at 2 p.m.

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Hershey at 7 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. For Winning Wednesday, fans will receive a free ticket to the next Wednesday game if the Checkers win. For Teacher Appreciation Night, the Checkers will also offer discounted tickets for school teachers and staff. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Toronto Raptors at 7 p.m. at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Thursday, December 21

The Charlotte Checkers will take on Hershey at 7 p.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte. The Checkers will celebrate Carolina Football Night benefiting the Cam Newton Foundation. Players will wear specialty jerseys that the NFL quarterback helped design. The jerseys will be auctioned immediately following the game. Visit gocheckers.com for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Friday, December 22

Preschool Story Time will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Oakboro Library.

Saturday, December 23

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 7 p.m. at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

Monday, December 25

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 27

Children’s Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. at the Albemarle Main Library.

The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Boston Celtics at 7 p.m. at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. The first 7,500 fans will receive a Kemba Walker bobblehead. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for a schedule, promotions and ticket information.

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