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A Christmas Carol DEC. 1-31 Theatre in the Park’s annual performance

of “A Christmas Carol” will be streamed virtually this year due to COVID-19. Ira David Wood III’s musical comedy adaptation of the Dickens classic has been performed since 1974; though the format may be different this year, “the meaning is still the same,” as the Lamplighter in the production says.

Dream Big JAN . 18

Literacy nonprofit Book Harvest honors Martin Luther King Jr. during this 10th annual celebration of books and children at Durham Central Park. The drive-through experience will include safe greetings from beloved children’s book characters, and families and community members can donate books and as well as receive bags with books to take home. For the first time ever, the organization presents a live Dream Big Telecast, which will offer entertaining and inspiring messages.

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Hayti Legacy Kwanzaa DEC. 26

Kick off your Kwanzaa celebration with the Hayti Heritage Center. The virtual family event will celebrate African descendants and their culture, history and contributions alongside performances, workshops and a marketplace.

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EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; CHECK WITH ORGANIZERS PRIOR TO ATTENDING Compiled by Laney Dalton

Mitzvah Day DEC. 25

Join Jewish for Good’s 15th annual Mitzvah Day of service. Participate in a socially distanced outdoor activity, pick up supplies for virtual service projects or discover inspiration for "mitzvot" (good deeds) you can do year-round.