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Arts and entertainment briefs

Youth theatre
Space is still available in the Piedmont Players’ drama camp for high school age students to be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 14-18 at the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.
The camps for elementary and middle school students are filled. Students in these camps will give performances at 5:30 p.m. on the week of their camp, as follows: July 11: elementary school drama; Aug. 8: middle school drama; Aug. 11-15: elementary school musical theatre.
High schoolers will present their end of camp program on July 18.
The instructors are Debbie Hubbard and Craig Kolkebeck.
For more information, call 704-633-5471.
Claymation
The Claymation iToon Studio has added more summer sessions and lowered the cost of participation.
The sessions are led by Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ art teacher Jackie Black at 433 Eastwood Drive. Students age 8-12 learn the basics of building clay characters, explore stop-motion animation, create and share original stories, and use computer technology to film an original short movie.
The remaining sessions are as follows:
Session 3: July 13-18, 10 a.m.-noon (ages 8-10), 2-4 p.m. (ages 10-12);
Session 4: July 21-25, 10 a.m.-noon (ages 10-12), 2-4 p.m. (ages 8-10);
Session 5: July 28-Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-noon (ages 8-10), 2-4 p.m. (ages 10-12);
Session 6: Aug. 4-8, 10 a.m.-noon (ages 10-12), 2-4 p.m. (ages 8-10).
The cost is $45 plus $10 registration fee.
For more information, call 704 630-6695.
Laser Spirit
“Laser Spirit” will be shown at Horizons Unlimited’s Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium on Saturday, July 19, at 5 p.m.
Celebrate the USA with patriotic music and laser light images. Artists include Lee Greenwood, Aaron Copeland, The Beatles, Kansas and others. It is a program geared toward the entire family.
Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $2 for everyone over 3 years of age. Guests should park and enter in the back of the building accessible from Lilly Avenue.
For information, contact Rowan-Salisbury School System/Horizons Unlimited at 704-639-3004 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Miss Spencer-Rowan
SPENCER ó The Spencer Jaycees are seeking contestants for the Miss Spencer-Rowan Pageant.
Miss Spencer-Rowan contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 26 and a resident of Rowan County. All contestants will be judged on essay, interview and poise/personality.
The winner will receive a $300 college scholarship and serve as Miss Holiday Caravan in the Salisbury Christmas Parade. Applications must be postmarked by Aug. 8.
The pageant will be held Aug. 23 at the annual Spencer Jaycees Street Dance. Applications are available by contacting Alicia Bean at 704-637-5577.
Theatre season
CONCORD ó The Old Courthouse Theatre will be celebrating its 33rd season with the following lineup of plays:
– “Smoke On The Mountain: The Homecoming,” July 31- Aug.17 (precast), directed by Will Baysinger;
– “Walking Across Egypt”-Adapted by Reid Leonard from the novel by Clyde Edgerton, Sept. 25-Oct. 5, (auditions 7 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5), directed by Phil Taylor;
– “1940’s Radio Hour,” Dec. 4-14, (auditions 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7), directed by Scott Slusarick;
– “Sound Of Music” Feb. 12-March 1, (auditions 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16); directed by Hal Houston;
– “Run For Your Wife,” April 30-May 10, (auditions 7 p.m. March 9 and 10) directed by Debbie Hubbard.
Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring St., N.W., in Concord.
For more information, call 704-788-2405.

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