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BALLANTYNE | wire NEWS CUES Harrison UMC Hosts Salon Aids Families with Christmas Events Harrison United Methodist Church in Pineville will stage its live nativity scene in the sanctuary from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 8 and 9. Also on Dec. 9, the church will hold its annual Christmas cantata, "The Messiah," at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Christmas Eve services will be at 4 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., with a children's Christmas program at 5:30 p.m. All services are free and open to the public. Details: CHS Opens Children's Urgent Care Carolinas HealthCare System's Children's Urgent Care has opened a site in Blakeney and is now serving patients seven days a week from noon to midnight at 6025 Blakeney Park Drive. No appointment is necessary. Board-certified pediatricians Anna Seal and Carisa Sutherland are on staff full time. The new facility is managed in affiliation with CHS's Levine Children's Hospital, which has received national recognition for excellence in pediatric care. Details: 704-667-4080. EnJOY! The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Hot Chocolate & Toddies Savor hot chocolate, toddies and live entertainment on the Veranda Friday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. during December. Cost is $5 for hot chocolate and $8 with liqueur. Holiday Afternoon Tea Throughout December, Holiday Afternoon Tea is served Wednesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (except Christmas Day), with live entertainment in the main lobby. Cost is $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 5-12 and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (plus tax and gratuity). A 14 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE champagne tea is available for $39 per person. Reservations required at 704-248-4100. Ho, Ho, Ho! Brunch Santa Claus is coming for brunch on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be entertainment, including a surprise visit from the Grinch. Bring cameras for photos. Cost is $39 for adults, $19 for ages 5-12 and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations required at 704-248-4100 or Christmas Brunch The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge holds its annual festive Rockin' for a Cause Dec. 9 Streetwise Music Instruction, located in the Ballantyne Arts Center, will host its Holiday Rock Shop concert on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square in Charlotte. "Rockin' in a Winter Wonderland," which features pop, country and rock music as well as dance, raises money for the Rock School Scholarship Fund (, which provides instruments and rock school tuition to underprivileged students. Details: holiday brunch with live music on Christmas Day from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $59 per person, $29 for children ages 5-12 and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (tax and gratuity extra). Private dining rooms are available. Reservations required at 704-248-4100, or visit www. New Year's Eve The New Year's Eve Dinner Package features an elegant room, prix fixe dinner package for up to $85 per person in Gallery Restaurant, valet parking, Internet access and a 4 p.m. late checkout. Pricing starts at $379 plus tax for two. Reservations: 1-800-325-3589. Gingerbread Lane An enchanting collection WINTER 2012-2013 Free Haircuts Owner Maria Rex of Mystique Makeover Salon, located in Ballantyne Corners, provided free haircuts to the families of the children battling cancer at the Ronald McDonald House on Oct. 15. This is the second time that professionals from Mystique have offered their services free to the charity. The salon will offer the service again before Christmas, and asks that licensed stylists interested in joining them, call Maria at 704-733-9657. of gingerbread houses is on display 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Thursday, Dec. 13 through Christmas Day. Attendees may vote on their favorite house, with $1 minimum donation per vote. All proceeds benefit Levine Children's Hospital.

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