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Gallery crawl
MOORESVILLE ó The January Downtown Mooresville Gallery Crawl will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday.  
The Depot Fine Arts Gallery, 103 W. Center Ave., will the feature Barbara Earnshaw in the front gallery, Cathy Sigmon’s new work “Joy to the World” in the brick gallery and Sylvia Spong’s pastels in the third gallery. Original art is displayed and available for purchase at Depot Fine Arts Gallery, The Garden Party, “Cotton” Ketchie’s Landmark Galleries, Tropical Connections, Four Corners Gallery and Framing, Old World Arts, Ye Olde Mantel, Soirée, Mooresville Café and Grill and The Prickly Pear. 
There is no charge for this event. Many downtown shops and restaurants will also remain open for the Gallery Crawl. The Classic Car Cruise-In will be on Main and Broad Streets 4-8 p.m.
For more information, visit www.mooresvilleartistguild. com.
Youth theatre
Auditions for Piedmont Players’ upcoming youth production “As You Like It” will be held 4 p.m. Jan. 7-8 on the third floor of the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.
Young people are asked to be prepared to read from script.
For more information, call 704-633-5471.
23-19 to perform
Local teen band 23-19 will be appearing live at the Feelin’ Lucky Tavern Friday, beginning at 10 p.m.
The band, comprised of Rowan musicians Jonny Clifton, Luke Current and Tyler Mistretta, has been recently picked up by Imagine Music Group of Charlotte, a promotions group.
The tavern is located at 132 South Main St. in Mooresville. There is a $5 cover charge.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/theoffical 2319band.com.
Museum closed
The Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St., is closed temporarily.
The 1819 Federal townhouse will reopen in April.
For more information, call 704-633-5946. Homeschool programs
CHARLOTTE ó The Charlotte Museum of History offers the following homeschool programs in January:
Stitch and Loom ó 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 7. Come see how cloth was made in Charlotte more than 200 years ago. Includes craft activities, from sewing and spinning, to fabric dyeing and a weaving demonstration. The cost is $7 per child for non-members, $5 per child for CMH family-level and above members.
Solving the Rock House Mysteries: Slavery ó 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 28. Become a history detective and delve into Charlotte’s past. How could a young nation, built on freedom and equality, continue to hold a people in bondage? They will examine slavery in Colonial America, and the impact of slavery on the development of Charlotte. The cost is $7 for non-members, free for CMH family-level and above members.
Both programs are for ages 7 and above. Reservations are required. These are drop-off events.
For more information or to make a reservation call 704-568-1774 or visit www.charlotte museum.org.
CATS returns
CHARLOTTE ó “Cats’ is coming to Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., for eight performances, Jan. 8-13.
Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, “Cats” won seven 1983 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Lighting and Best Costumes. In October 1991 “Cats” became the longest continuously touring show in American theatre history.”Cats” runs Jan. 8-13 with performances at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range in price from $20-$59. (Gold Circle Seats are also available for $70-$75.)On Tuesday, “Kids’ Night on Broadway,” kids’ tickets are free with purchase of a full-priced adult ticket.
On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. during “Teachers’ Lounge” teachers may meet other educators at a special pre-show party with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks and save $15 on mezzanine and balcony seats to that evening’s show.
Visit Blumenthal Center.org/ teachers lounge for more details.
Advance student rush: $20 student tickets are available for advance purchase online at Charlottelive.org. Limit of two tickets per student ID. ID must be shown at Will Call to pick up tickets.
Tickets are available now at the performing arts center box office in Founders Hall, via the internet at BlumenthalCenter. org or by phone at 704-372-1000.
Music camp auditions
BOONE ó Representatives form Cannon Music Camp of Appalachian State University will be holding scholarship auditions for the 2008 camp session 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 12, in the bandrooms of South Point High School in Belmont and East Mecklenberg High School in Charlotte.
Cannon Music Camp, now in its 40th year, offers musical instruction and college preparatory work in performance, music theory, and jazz improvisation.
In addition, the camp offers recreational experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
The camp dates are June 28-July 26.
For additional information, call Dr. Stephen M. Hopkins, camp director at 828-262-4091 or go to www.cannon.appstate.edu.
Hearthside Tour
WINSTON-SALEM ó The public is invited to warm up with the Hearthside Tour at Reynolda House Museum of American Art. This special tour of the historic house will be offered 4 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 13 and 27.
In this behind-the-scenes tour, visitors will discover 10 fireplaces as they investigate all four floors of the house. In addition, they will locate the original coal chute and other areas typically closed to the public, such as the kitchens, laundry and mechanical rooms, the squash court, and areas below the swimming pool.
Admission is $15, $10 for members and students.
For information, call 336-758-5150 or visit www. reynoldahouse.org.

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