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Arts and entertainment briefs

DAVIDSON ó Artist John Morehead, known for his “junk art” comprised of recycled objects will have his work featured Friday at the Davidson location of the Wooden Stone Gallery, 445 S. Main St., in conjunction with the annual Davidson Gallery Crawl.
Morehead will also display art and talk about creating sculptures from recycled materials in the Concord-Cabarrus Earth Day Celebration in Frank Liske Park Saturday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Children’s festival
WINSTON-SALEMó The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem will produce the first annual Children’s Festival April 17-18 that will feature live drama and music for young children.
The Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem will present “The Jungle Book” at the Arts Council Theatre, the Tarradiddle Players will present “Animal Tales” at the Children’s Museum at 390 S. Liberty St., and the award-winning children’s musician Billy Jonas will perform on Saturday, April 18 at First Presbyterian auditorium on Marshall Street in downtown Winston-Salem.The Friday shows will have limited seating. The Saturday performances will be at 10 am and 11:30 a.m. in all of the venues except “The Jungle Book.” Tickets are $8 per person/per show.
Call 336-723-9111 ext. 211 to purchase tickets now or visit www.childrensmuseumofws.org for more information.
“The Jungle Book” tickets will be sold through Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem by calling 336-725-4531.
Organ recital
Organist Kristin Farmer will present a recital at 3 p.m. this Sunday in the sanctuary of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. as part of the church’s organ recital series.
The program will include works spanning four centuries, including compositions by Sweelinck, Bruhns and Elgar.
Farmer has performed throughout the United States and has served as dean of several American Guild of Organists chapters and president of the Organ Historical Society, receiving their Distinguished Service award in 2002. She recently retired from St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem after 19 years of service.
She works with the organ building firm of John Allen Farmer in Winston-Salem as the company’s gilding expert and faux painter.
For more information about the program, call 704-636-3431.
Mother’s Day portraits
SPENCER ó In anticipation of Mother’s Day, May 10, the Green Goat Gallery is offering private portrait sittings with Charlotte photographer Sharon Augustyniak on April 24-25.
Augustyniak is well known for her black-and-white children’s and family portraits. She encourages intergenerational participation in photo shoots and the inclusion of beloved pets. Augustyniak provides a trunk-full of vintage accessories and other treasures to encourage a sense of playfulness for her subjects. Examples of her photography can be seen online at www.saugustgallery.com.
For this special event, the artist is offering a half-price sitting fee of $75, a portion of which will be donated to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Sittings last up to one hour and are by appointment only. To reserve a time or for more information, call The Green Goat Gallery at 704-639-0606 or send email to greengoatgallery@bellsouth.net.
Augustyniak is also participating in a joint photography exhibit at the Green Goat on May 9 called “Mother: Four Views.” Other photographers are Sean Meyers, Carol Allen, and Seth Holtzman.
The Green Goat Gallery is located at 516 S. Salisbury Ave. in Spencer. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
‘Simply Showtunes’
The Amadeus Youth Chorus will present “Simply Showtunes” featuring Broadway songs for young voices, presented in chorister style with piano accompaniment.
There will be two performances, both at 7 p.m., on April 24 and 25, on the second floor of Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.
The group is comprised of 30 singers, age 8-18. This past semester they have used showtunes as a vehicle for music instruction. The program will highlight songs from shows that feature children, such as “Oliver,” “Annie” and “Sound of Music” and young people, including “Godspell,” and “Rent.”
Admission to the show is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, call Dr. Phillip Burgess at 704-633-3221.
Confederate prison
The 12th annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium, sponsored by the Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, will be held April 24-26 in Salisbury at Catawba College and other locations.
The keynote speaker at this year’s Friday banquet will be Mrs. Larry Hines of Raleigh, descendant of Dr. Braxton Craven, first commandant of the prison. Scheduled lecturers on Saturday include Dr. Gary Freeze of Catawba College’s history department.Memorial services open to the public will be conducted on Sunday morning for the Confederate soldiers buried at the Old Lutheran Cemetery at 10 a.m. and for the Union POWs interred at the Salisbury National Cemetery at 11 a.m. An afternoon tour of the prison site will be available for symposium registrants.
Registration is $75. Checks should be made payable to Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, UDC and mailed to PO Box 5093, Salisbury, NC 28147-0088.
For additional information contact Sue Curtis, symposium chairman, at 704-637-6411 or southpaws@salisbury.net.
Brahms Requiem
MISENHEIMER ó On Sunday, April 26 at 4 p.m., the Pfeiffer University Symphonic Choir will present the Brahms Requiem in memory of choir alumnus Wade Donahue, a 2007 music department graduate whose life was claimed in an automobile accident last September. The event is free and open to the public.
Director Steve Harrill is inviting choir alumni to participate. Those interested are asked to attend a rehearsal from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. April 25. Please bring a copy of the Brahms Requiem, Schirmer preferable, and a black folder.
For more details, contact Harrill at steve.harrill@pfeiffer.edu or 704-463-3147.
Juneteenth parade
Applications are being taken for the Juneteenth parade for June 27 in Downtown Salisbury. Line-up is at 8 a.m. on Liberty Street, behind the court house. There is no entry fee.
The Juneteenth celebration will be held 9 a.m.-7 p.m. that day in Kelsey Scott Park.
To register for the parade contact Sherry Hawthorne, 704-267-3871.

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