People & Places Sunday, May 20
R. Wayne Wrights to speak on The Nature of Nature
Tuesday, May 22, from 6-7 p.m. at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty St.
Award-winning nature photographer R. Wayne Wrights will speak about his current exhibition and his career in photography, at Waterworks on Tuesday evening. The public is invited to this free event. Reservations are requested at 704-636-1882. Light refreshments, beer and wine will be served.
Wayne explains that nature photography refers to a wide range of images taken outdoors, devoted to showcasing the world in its natural form. From wildlife and insects, to landscapes and plants, “You can’t take pictures of nature without being out in it….Nature offers an infinity of views.”
R. Wayne Wrights’ solo exhibition is part of the larger The Language of Nature Spring Exhibition which runs through May 25. All galleries will be open on Tuesday evening.
The next Rowan Redbuds Garden Club meeting will be May 24 at 1 p.m. in the Stanback Room at the Rowan Public Library, 201 West Fisher St. The program will be the annual pass-along plant swap. Members are encouraged to bring nice, desirable plants to swap with each other. Guests are welcome and also may bring a plant to swap.
J.C. Price American Legion Post 107 annual Memorial Week Celebration
Save the dates: May 25-June 2: Celebrating the 99th American Legion Anniversary.
May 28: Memorial services at 10 a.m. for departed veterans.
May 28-29: Gospel fest at 6:30 led by emcees Roland Carter and Homer Robertson.
May 30: Memorial Day Open House.
May 31-June 2: Vendors and rides on the midway plus dances with a deejay.
All events are held at Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. No alcoholic beverages. For more information, call Daniel Haddock at 704-637-6231.
‘Disney Magic, An Animated Choral Experience’
The Salisbury Symphony Chorale and Music Director David Hagy will present “Disney Magic, An Animated Choral Experience” at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. on Saturday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m.
John Stafford, Director of Music Ministries at First Presbyterian Church Salisbury, will be the guest conductor.
The program will feature a collection of popular Disney film hits from movies like “The Lion King,” “Cinderella,” “101 Dalmations,” “Toy Story” and “Pocohantas.”
The first half will feature the choir a cappella while on the second half they will be joined by a jazz trio.
Tickets will be available at www.salisburysymphony.org or at the door. Tickets: adults: $15; 18 and under $5.
For more information call the Salisbury Symphony office at 704-216-1513.
Old Salem Boys’ School features new hands-on exhibitions
WINSTON-SALEM — On May 12, Old Salem Museums & Gardens opened the Boys’ School, located at 3 Academy Street, as its newest exhibition building. Originally constructed in 1794, the Boys’ School has been restored to include two floors of interactive, self-directed, and immersive experiences that focus on the education of boys and girls in early Salem.
ducation was of paramount importance to the Moravians. In fact, Moravian Bishop John Amos Comenius (1592–1670), an early proponent of equal education for boys and girls, became known as the “Father of Modern Education.” The new programming at the Boys’ School is inspired both by Comenius’ teachings and the original school lessons and activities described in the diaries of Peter Wolle, headmaster in the Boys’ School from 1814–1817.
In many of their communities, the Moravians established “Cabinets of Curiosities”—rooms or cabinets where natural history artifacts from their global missions were displayed, and Salem was no exception. Modern-day visitors will get to explore a several rooms and a large “Cabinet of Curiosities” in the Boys’ School.
The nuseums of Old Salem Museums & Gardens — the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem — are located at 600 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. For more information call 336-721-7300 or visit oldsalem.org.