Trimming Through Time
Preservation Chapel Hills annual exhibition on the history of tree decoration in the United States will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday, Dec. 17, to Friday, Dec. 20, at the Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary St. Anna Offerdahl, a UNC student, curated this exhibition during her fall internship with Preservation Chapel Hill. preservationchapelhill.org.
Pet food drive
The Orange County Animal Services Department will collect donations of canned pet food until Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Animal Services Center, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill. co.orange.nc.us/animalservices.
Gift wrap station
The Orange County Public Library hosts a gift-wrapping station at 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough.
The Not-A-Holiday Party for teens will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. Teens will fold origami, roll sushi and sing karaoke.
A Christmas Carol
Allan Gurganus and Michael Malone will perform A Christmas Carol at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, and Saturday, Dec. 21, at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 210 St. Marys Road, Hillsborough. Tickets cost $15 at the Burwell School Historic Site, the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough, the Hillsborough Wine Company, Purple Crow Bookstore and St. Matthews Episcopal Church. Proceeds benefit the Burwell School Historic Site and St. Matthews Episcopal Church. 919-732-7451.
The Nutcracker on ice
Local skaters will perform The Nutcracker on ice at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, and noon Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Orange County Sportsplex, 101 Meadowlands Drive. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7 for kids and seniors. 919-644-0339, oc-sportsplex.com.
Skate with Santa
Santa will visit the Orange County Sportsplex from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at 101 Meadowlands Drive. 919-644-0339, oc-sportsplex.com.
Christmas Eve worship services at University Presbyterian Church
University Presbyterian Church invites the community to Christmas Eve worship services at 4, 7 and 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 209 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. There will be bell-ringing at the worship service for families at 4, a traditional service with music by the Youth Choir at 7 and a candlelight and communion service with Chancel Choir music at 11. upcch.org.
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