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Unwind During the Post-Holidays Weekend

Go to a local theater show this weekend, or find a new hobby for the new year.

The holidays are over. Christmas trees are put away or composted (right?) and decorations are packed up neatly and stored out in the garage. Before us is a new year filled with new possibilities and opportunites. Do something you've never done before, or find a hobby you've thought about learning or doing but just never got around to.

We have a couple ideas for weekend activities if "be crafty" or "take in a theater show" are on your list. But even if you're a craft expert or a regular theater-goer, our weekend picks still can serve you well.

Craft Your Way Through the Winter Months

On Saturday, will hold an open house where you can meet craft instructors and check out their classes and the projects done in each. Ask questions and learn what skills each class teaches.

If you decide to sign up for any classes at the open house event, you'll get 50 percent off most of the classes, meaning you could try sewing 101 and jewelry making 101 and oil painting and... well, you get the idea.

The open house is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Applaud Your Local Student Thespians

Go out and watch Apple Valley's very own young actors as they bring us back to the 18th century. This weekend, theater students will portray the rivalry between composers Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on stage in their production of "."

The fictional story tells of Salieri's alleged extreme jealousy over Mozart's talent and career, which he is determined to ruin. The two always competed with each other, so it's said that Salieri's anger led him to sabatoge Mozart's career whenever he could.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Apple Valley High School.

General tickets are $9. Seniors are $7 and students are $5. You can buy tickets at the door up to one hour before the performance.

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