Youth swimming lessons: The University City YMCA offers swimming lessons for children ages 6 months to 12 years. According to the Y's website, the program uses fun methods to help kids overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop skills that last a lifetime. Parent/child lessons are for ages 6 to 36 months; preschool lessons for ages 3 to 5 years; and youth lessons are for ages 6 to 12.
Weekday sessions meet either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 9 or 10. Friday-Saturday sessions meet either Friday or Saturday mornings.
To register your child, visit member services at the University City YMCA, 8100 Old Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte,; 704-716-6700. For more information about swim lessons, call Aquatics Director Ame Guy, 704-716-6725.
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Chamber Music Festival: Featured works will be Bach's "Goldberg Variations" and Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2 at a concert of chamber music at 8 p.m. Jan. 20, presented by the UNC Charlotte Department of Music. The concert will be in Robinson Hall's Belk Theater, on the campus off N.C. 49. Tickets are $9 for the public and $7 for senior adults. For tickets visit http://unccbox
Light show: Nancy Harris and David and Gay Caughell won Harriburg's Holiday Home Decorating Contest. Theresa Waldref got honorable mention.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Carolina Christmas Light Show: Last chance to see the show is tonight. Starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $20 per car, minivan or SUV. Group discounts available. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.