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Food and Clothing Drive for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Project:Re3 in Kernersville has adopted 100 families at the reservation and is collecting new/gently used coats and jeans of all sizes and non-perishable foods. Project:Re3 has a family that will be making the 25-hour drive to deliver all items the week of Christmas, leaving on Dec. 18. All donations must be in to Project:Re3 by Dec. 13. To set up a drop off, send an email to Projectre3@gmail.com. The church is located at 1474 Kerner Rd.

Kernersville Christmas Spectacular will be held at Triad Baptist Church from December 4-6 at 7 p.m. nightly in the church worship center and will feature a new musical/drama for the holidays called, “Heirlooms,” written and directed by Triad’s Creative Communication Director Jeremy Chandler. The event is free. The church is located at 1175 S. Main Street.

Pictures with Santa at Linville Forest Church of Christ on Saturday, December 5 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Come sit on Santa’s lap, tell him what you want for Christmas and receive a free 5X7 matted photo. They will also be serving homemade Christmas cookies and hot chocolate. The church is located at 450 Linville Road.

GriefShare’s: Surviving the Holidays will be held on Saturday, December 5. It is an encouraging two-hour seminar to help people make a plan to minimize the anticipated pain and suffering one may experience during the holidays.
The seminar includes a DVD (using grief experts as well as people testimonies of people experiencing similar losses to your own) and interactive group discussion to explore creative and helpful ideas to make the holiday season less painful.
The cost is $5, which includes a 45 page ”Survival Guide/Devotional” booklet that will help organizers plan ahead, in addition to other handouts.
The seminar, sponsored by Oaklawn and Glenn View Baptist churches, will be held at Oaklawn Baptist, located at 3500 Kernersville Rd. Registration is at 12:30 p.m., followed by the seminar from 1 – 3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Call 336-788-2569 to pre-register. For more information, visit www.griefshare.org/holidays.

The Sounds of Christmas Christmas programs at Kernersville Wesleyan Church will be held on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.
During the two nights, the church’s children’s, youth and adult choirs will present “The Sounds of Christmas.” The church is located at 930 N. Main St.

Breakfast with Santa
Free pancake breakfast with Santa for infants through 12-year-olds on Saturday, Dec. 5 to First Christian Church, located at 1130 N. Main St., from 9 – 11 a.m. Bring your own camera to capture your child’s visit with Santa. Pre-register by emailing info@fccministries.com or calling 336-996-7388.

‘The Night Before Christmas’ Puppet Show at Körner’s Folly from 10-11 a.m. on Saturdays, December 5 & 12. Hear the Folly’s spin on the 1820s poem. The puppet show will be followed by a visit from Santa. Parents should bring a camera. $5/person. For more information, visit www.kornersfolly.org or call 336-996-7922.

Christmas Around the World Enjoy shopping in Downtown Kernersville from 1 – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Merchants will be decorated as different countries from around the world and will explain how those countries celebrate the holiday. Get your passport stamped (merchants will have passports) and turn them in at the Kernersville Museum to enter a drawing for a gift card from the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce. The Kernersville Museum is located at 127 W. Mountain Street. For more information, call 336-993-4521.

Ladies Advent Service by Candlelight will be held at Fountain of Life Lutheran Church on Sunday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. The church is located at 323 Hopkins Rd.

Frosty 5K Run/Walk will be held at Fourth of July Park, located at 702 W. Mountain St., on December 6 beginning at 2 p.m. To register or for more information, visit www.kernersvillefrosty5k.com.

Kernersville Rotary Club Pancake Supper will be held on December 6 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Kernersville Elementary School (end of the parade route). All-you-can eat pancakes and sausage. $5/person.
Preschool Christmas Program will be held at Fountain of Life Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7:00 p.m. The church is located at 323 Hopkins Rd.

Drop N Shop The Homeless Ministry of First Christian Church (FCC) is hosting “Drop N Shop.” Drop your children off at FCC, located at 1130 North Main St., after 9 a.m. on Dec. 12. Go shopping or whatever you need to do. The church will entertain them until 2 p.m. with the movie “Christmas Classic,” activities in the gym, and a snack. Bring a bagged lunch for them. Registration forms due Nov. 29. All donations benefit FCC Homeless Ministry. For more information, contact Robin Young at youngdiaye@yahoo.com.

Christmas by Candlelight Tours at Korner’s Folly on Saturdays, December 12 & 19 from 6-9 p.m. The family-friendly Victorian Christmas event features self-guided tours of the house decorated in the evening hours. Meander through all 22 decorated rooms at your own pace. Volunteers from Kernersville Little Theatre will be on site in period costumes, greeting and caroling. Tours last 45 minutes-1 hour. Tour admission is adults $10, children (6-18) $6; under 6 free. For more information, visit www.kornersfolly.org or call 336-996-7922.

Kernersville Christmas Parade will be held on December 6 at 2:30 p.m. The parade will begin at Hwy 66 and East Mountain Street and end at Kernersville Elementary School, 512 W. Mountain Street. For more information and the parade route, visit the Chamber’s website at www.kernersvillenc.com or call 336-993-4521.

Christmas Concert for The Kerner Chorale will be held on Saturday, December 12 at 3 p.m. at Kernersville Moravian Church. The concert will feature the Christmas Music of British composer John Rutter. The chorus will be accompanied by a 16-piece orchestra and organ.
To purchase tickets, visit www.thekernerchorale.org or call 336-904-1255.

Christmas Cantata, Love Feast and Candle Light Service will be held at Crews United Methodist Church on December 13 at 5 p.m. The church is located at 4150 Reidsville Rd.

Children’s Ministry Christmas Program will be held at Fountain of Life Lutheran Church on Sunday, December 13 at 9:50 a.m. The church is located at 323 Hopkins Rd.

Bariatric Solutions Surgical Seminar will be held in the cafeteria at Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center, located at 1750 Kernersville Medical Parkway, on December 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. Join James Dasher, MD and Thomas Walsh, MD for a free seminar to learn about surgical weight loss options and find a solution that’s right for you. Call 336-564-4950 to register. You can register up until the day of the seminar.

NewSong Very Merry Christmas Concert will be held at Triad Baptist Church on Friday, December 18. NewSong, Building 429, Plumb, and newcomers to the Christian music scene, Reno, will be performing their hits and holiday favorites, too. Tickets are available in the church office (cash or check only) or online by going to www.itickets.com and searching for “Kernersville” at the top of the page. Then click on NewSong’s Very Merry Christmas Tour. More information about doors opening and ticket prices will be available at a later date.

Christmas Eve Eve Candlelight Service at First Christian Church on Wednesday, December 23 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Christmas Eve Service will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church on December 24 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 360 Hopkins Road.

Christmas Eve Service (worship and candlelight service) at Project:Re3 community church, located at 1474 Kerner Road, on December 24 at 11:45 p.m. The church is located at 1130 N. Main St.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at Fountain of Life Lutheran Church on Thursday, Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 323 Hopkins Rd.

Christmas Eve Services at Main Street United Methodist Church on December 24 at 4 (youth led), 7 (traditional) & 10 (traditional). The church is located at 306 S. Main St.

Adventures in Parenting
Informative conversations will be hosted by Triad Baptist Christian Academy. Fellowship with other parents and gain insight from a Christian world-view.
Main topic nights: “Underground Rebellion: Dealing with the quiet child revolt” on Tuesday, January 12; “Trends in Social Media” on Tuesday, March 8; and “Bullying” on Tuesday, May 10. The events are free. For more information, visit www.tbcanow.org.

Wine Fundraiser for The Kerner Chorale will be held on Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, featuring a mini-concert by the Chorale, a silent and live auction, and wine. For more information, visit www.thekernerchorale.org or call 336-904-1255.

Community Concert
The final concert of the season for The Kerner Chorale will take place on Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church. The Chorale will be joined by the Glenn High School Concert Choir of 50 voices in a performance of Rutter’s beloved Requiem with chamber orchestra. The Chorale will sing other sacred pieces by Rutter, including “This is the Day,” composed for the Royal Wedding of William and Kate and other favorites like, “For the Beauty of the Earth” and “O Clap Your Hands.”
To purchase tickets, visit www.thekernerchorale.org or call 336-904-1255.

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