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Week Ahead: Los Gatos Rotary Crabfest Tickets on Sale, Art Exhibits

Service club's major fundraiser of the year is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at St. Mary's Church in Los Gatos.

Week Ahead: Los Gatos Rotary Crabfest Tickets on Sale, Art Exhibits
Editor's note: "Week Ahead" is published Monday morning giving Los Gatos Patch readers essential information at a glance—places to go and things to do in town and the surrounding area. For other activities and events this week, check our calendar by clicking here. If you know of any other happenings this week, please add them in the comments' section below. Thank you.

SOUTH BAY TEEN IDOL VIDEO AUDITIONS

Produced by the Addison Penzak Jewish Community CenterSouth Bay Teen Idol is an "American Idol" style competition that crowns the best teenage singer in Santa Clara County. Teenage vocalists in 8th-12th grades are eligible to compete. Based on auditions, judges select 20 singers to advance to the semifinals competition in February, at which time 10 singers are chosen to advance to the finals in March. Contestants can choose either a video or a live audition. Live auditions are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 on a first-come, first-served basis at the JCC, 14855 Oka Road. Line begins forming at 9:30 a.m. Audition fee is $20, payable in cash at the time of the audition. Details: Please visit the  South Bay Teen Idol auditions web page.


LOS GATOS SARATOGA RECREATION 55-PLUS PROGRAM CLASS 'SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?'

Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation's 55-Plus program offers a life planning class at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Adult Recreation Center, 208 E. Main St. The class will be taught by Brian Schwatka and its cost is $42. If you're a homeowner and you're considering a move, there are many decisions that you will need to make. "Should you stay or should you go?" will teach how to make the best decisions for the future. Topics covered include in-home care, reverse mortgages, trusts, wills, taxes, financial and estate planning, repairing and upgrading your home, aging in place, real estate 101, downsizing and moving, estate sales, pros and cons of senior communities and more. To register please click here.

LOS GATOS ROTARY CLUB CRABFEST AND AUCTION

The Rotary Club of Los Gatos invites the community to attend its annual Crabfest and Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at St. Mary's Church, 219 Bean Ave. in Los Gatos. Tickets are $50 per person, $20 for youth 12 and under and include all-you-can eat fresh cold crab, Billy's Boston clam chowder, farmers' market salad, garlic bread, pasta and coffee and dessert. Proceeds benefit St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Los Gatos, which helps the homeless, Los Gatos High School student activities, Boy Scout Troop 2 and the Rotary Club of Los Gatos Charities Foundation. The event is still looking for sponsors. If you're interested in supporting this great cause, please click here. To buy your ticket, please click here.

AMERICAN BOHEMIA: THE CATS ESTATE IN LOS GATOS

The History Museum of Los Gatos at Forbes Mill, 75 Church St., presents  "American Bohemia: The Cats Estate in Los Gatos"  noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Exhibit highlights include the showing of home movies of  famous American writer and lawyer C.E.S. Wood and poet and suffragist Sara Bard Field and their families at the Cats Estate, 17525 Santa Cruz Highway. Details: 408-395-7375

ART IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS NEW EXHIBIT

The Town of Los Gatos and the  Museums of Los Gatos have partnered on a new exhibit showcasing renowned Bay Area artists' works of part of the program through Jan. 30, 2014. The program, which has been going on for 13 years, normally presents four exhibits in the chambers, 110 E. Main St., with an evening artist reception being held for each show. The first exhibit features more than 50 artists currently appearing in the Los Gatos Museums Gallery. Details: 408-354-6834.

BACKWARD IS FORWARD EXHIBIT AT LOS GATOS ART MUSEUM

The Museums of Los Gatos presents Backward is Forward: Layer and Impact in Printmaking exhibit through Jan. 12, 2014 at the Art Museum of Los Gatos, 4 Tait Ave. The show features prints by Enrique Chagoya, Hung Liu, Sam Francis, David Gilhooly, Gregory Edwards, Michael Mazur, Frank Lobdell, Andrew Romanoff, Inez Storer, Nathan Oliveira, Erik Bakke, Joan Miro, Marguerite Saegesser, Ruth Wall, Kathy Aoki, Vicky M. Chen, Tom Killion, Jessica Dunne, and Robin McCloskey. Artists have been using printmaking processes for centuries to create thought-provoking works of art; however the details of the medium are often a mystery to viewers. Details: 408-395-7386.


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