McKenzie News Service Announces April 2014 Events

The current newsletter contains events from festivals & fairs, performing arts, general events, food & wine/culinary, arts, culture, music and museum exhibits.

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South Hadley, MA (PRWEB) April 25, 2014

California, Santa Rosa
AMERICAN PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS A CONCERT OF "TURKISH DELIGHTS," APRIL 26-27
The American Philharmonic Sonoma County will present the final concerts of its 15th anniversary season with performances on April 26 and 27 of “Turkish Delights.” The performances feature violinist Yova Milanova in her West Coast premiere. From a family of distinguished Bulgarian musicians, she has performed with leading orchestras throughout the world.
apsonoma.org, 800-838-3006

California, Vista
41ST ANNUAL SAN DIEGO SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES, VISTA, CALIFORNIA
The 41st Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans will be held on June 28 & 29, 2014 at the Brengle Terrance Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA. Entertainment will feature Wicked Tinkers, Highland Way, Men of Worth, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas.
sdhighlandgames.org, 760-726-3691

Connecticut, Hartford
HARTFORD BLOOMS 20TH ANNIVERSARY GARDEN TOUR
The event takes place June 21-29, 2014. It is a nine-day showcase of Hartford’s spectacular gardens and historic architecture. Daily self-guided tours include public and private gardens. The opening weekend will feature tours of the world-famous Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, known for its two and one-half acre garden featuring more than 800 varieties of roses.
HartfordBlooms.org, 860-296-6128

Florida, Tampa
34TH ANNUAL TAMPA-HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY STORYTELLING FESTIVAL, APRIL 26TH
What do pirates, a monkey, storybook characters, food trucks, strolling entertainers, music, and live professional storytellers have in common? The 34th Annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival, held on April 26th at the Hillsborough High School, 5000 N Central Ave., Tampa, FL. tampastory.org, 813-931-2166

Florida, Miami
GRIT - A MULTIMEDIA DANCE EVENT WITH KAREN PETERSON DANCERS, MAY 15 TO 16
Grit, performed by Karen Peterson and Dancers, is a multimedia dance work choreographed by Karen Peterson and Katrina Weaver and created in collaboration with video artist Dinorah de Jesus Rodriquez. karenpetersondancers.org, 305-298-5879

Florida, Miami
TAKE A RIDE ON A HISTORIC TRAIN FOR NATIONAL TRAIN DAY AT THE GOLD COAST RAILROAD MUSEUM
The Gold Coast Railroad, home of Miami’s First National Historic Landmark, The "Ferdinand Magellan," will be offering train rides celebrating the 7th annual National Train Day on Saturday, May 10th. National Train Day is a holiday started by Amtrak in 2008 as a method to spread information to the general public about the advantages of rail travel and the history of trains in the United States. gcrm.org, (305) 253-0063.

Illinois, Chicago
CHICAGO MASTER SINGERS CONCERT, AMBASSADORS OF PEACE, FEATURES TOUR REPERTOIRE
The spring 2014 concerts of Chicago Master Singers, under the direction of Alan Heatherington, will bring sacred masterpieces of Austrian, Croatian, Slovenian and American composers to Chicago area audiences on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m. The chorus will also perform this a cappella repertoire on its European tour this summer.
chicagomastersingers.org, 800-595-4849

Indiana, Indianapolis
59TH ANNUAL TALBOT STREET ART FAIR, INDIANAPOLIS, IN, JUNE 14 TO 15
The 59th annual Talbot Street Art Fair will be June 14-15, 2014 from 10am-6pm, Saturday, and 10am – 5pm, Sunday. With 270 prominent artists from throughout the nation, as well as throughout Indiana, this fair promises to be a winner with art lovers. Admission is free.
talbotstreet.org, 317-745-6479.

Missouri, Kirkwood
NATIONAL TOURING ACT, SWING ST. LOUIS, PRESENTS THE PREMIER OF REMEMBERING JUDY GARLAND
St. Louis invites you to celebrate its 250th birthday with a Vaudeville-style show saluting Meet Me In St. Louis film star, Judy Garland. Entertainers and vintage enthusiasts, Emily and Lacy Miller, will bring Judy's hits and tributes to the stage in vivid color with their signature harmonies, tap dancing, and retro costuming. SwingStLouis.com, 636-751-2357

New Jersey, Verona
29TH ANNUAL FINE ART AND CRAFTS AT VERONA PARK, MAY 17-18
Experience Essex County’s Verona Park transformed into a gallery of fine art and fine craft on May 17-18 from 10-5, rain or shine. The 29th Annual Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park show will feature more than 140 exhibitors' creations in fine art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, glass, clothing, specialty food vendors and much more.
rosesquared.com.

New Jersey, Lyndhurst
JC’S BIG SWAP BONANZA FLEA MARKET FUNDRAISING EVENT
The Big Swap Bonanza is coming to back to Lyndhurst, NJ on May 18, 2014. The Big Swap Bonanza is a unique garage and tag sale event. Area residents are offered selling space at the reduced fee of $35.00 for the day. Instead of running a sale at their homes they can bring their goods and items to this sale.
201.998.1144, jcpromotions.info

New Jersey, Lyndhurst
JC VINTAGE MARKETPLACE TO FEATURE ANTIQUES, VINTAGE & COLLECTIBLE SHOW
The JC Vintage Marketplace, held June 8th, will feature 50+ exhibitors selling antiques, vintage and collectibles. There will be an appraiser available on site to assess your valuables. Visitors can enjoy the live entertainment and a wide variety of gourmet foods being served by many New York food trucks.
jcpromotions.info, 201.998.1144

New York, New York
LIGHT OPERA OF NEW YORK PRESENTS VICTOR HERBERT’S ORANGE BLOSSOMS
Light Opera of New York presents Victor Herbert’s rarely performed gem Orange Blossoms on April 25 & 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Peter Norton Symphony Space. See what shocked and titillated Broadway on opening night in 1922.
lightoperaofnewyork.org/OrangeBlossoms lightoperaofnewyork.org

New York, New York
CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION: 100 YEARS OF PIANO MUSIC FROM MEXICO
North/South Consonance continues its 34th consecutive season of free-admission concerts on Monday evening May 5th when Max Lifchitz celebrates the Cinco de Mayo Holiday performing a recital devoted entirely to the piano music of composers from México
northsouthmusic.org

North Carolina, Union Grove
FIDDLER'S GROVE OLE TIME FIDDLER'S AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
On May 23-25, 2014, the fourth generation of Van Hoy descendants will open the gate for the 90th iteration of that acclaimed musical institution: a weekend of competition, performances by invited musicians, workshops, jamming, and the renewal of years-long friendships. This is the oldest fiddler's contest in North America.
fiddlersgrove.com, 704-682-1350

North Carolina, Roxboro
WILLOW OAK BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL, APRIL 24 -26, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
This three day, family friendly, Willow Oak Bluegrass Music Festival is held April 24 -26. The park is all-inclusive and offers campsites ranging from tent camping to hookups for RV’s. Many people come for the entire week, while some come just for the day, and share their love of bluegrass music.
WillowOakPark.com

Ohio, Twinsburg
TWINS DAYS FESTIVAL HOSTS THE WORLD'S LARGEST ANNUAL GATHERING OF TWINS
The 2014 Twins Days Festival will be held August 2nd and 3rd in Twinsburg, Ohio. This annual international event is recorded as the “Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World” by the Guinness Book of World Records. The theme of this 39th festival will be “Twinstock – Groovy in Twinsburg” celebrating the late 60’s and early 70’s time period. Twinsburg plays host to thousands of twins from all over the world. The Festival is open to all multiples — identical, fraternal, young and old, twins, triplets, quads — and their families. Non-twins are also welcome.
twinsdays.org, 330-425-3652

Oregon, Portland
Discover Beautiful, Functional Art at Nation's Largest Ceramic Showcase, Portland,
The Oregon Potters Association presents the 32nd Annual Ceramic Showcase, May 2nd-4th, the nation’s largest sale and show of ceramics. Art lovers, Mother’s Day shoppers and foodies all will find something to treasure at this one-of-a-kind, free three-day event.
ceramicshowcase.com

Pennsylvania, Bellefonte
BELLEFONTE ART MUSEUM PRESENTS THE ART OF ADORNMENT: JEWELRY AND ADORNMENT CREATED BY PEOPLE OF TRADITIONAL CULTURES
The Art of Adornment is an exhibit at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County of over 300 pieces of jewelry and adornment created by people of traditional cultures from Africa, Asia and the Americas. The exhibit is divided into 13 geocultural regions showing samples from those areas and is designed to take the viewer on a cultural tour of exotic beauty and powerful design. The exhibit runs through May 25, 2014.
bellefontemuseum.org, 814- 355-4280

Rhode Island, Newport
BARCLAY BUTERA, INTERIOR DESIGNER OF TODAY SHOW AND HGTV FAME, CELEBRITY GUEST AT NEIGHBORHOODS OF NEWPORT HOUSE TOUR
Interior designer and author Barclay Butera will visit Newport as honored guest of St. Michael's Country Day School's 14th Newport House Tour on April 27, signing copies of his latest book, Barclay Butera: Getaways and Retreats. This year tour includes seven architecturally distinguished residences.
newporthousetour.com.

Tennessee, Collierville
20TH CENTURY CLUB'S 39TH ANNUAL FAIR ON THE SQUARE
The thirty-ninth annual Collierville Fair on the Square will be held May 3-4, 2014, in the Collierville, Tennessee, Town Square. The charming town square is the backdrop for approximately 170 vendors who set up their tents in the park to sell hand-made items.
colliervillefaironthesquare1950.org

Tennessee, Fayetteville
49TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN WEEKEND OF ARTS & CRAFT SHOW
The 49th Annual Southern Weekend of Arts & Craft Show will be held June 20th - 21st at the Stone Bridge Park, in Fayetteville, TN. There will be over 90 artist and crafters displaying their art at the show, and local non-profit organizations promoting their services.
sowkndofart.com, 931-625-7609

Texas, Round Top
ROUND TOP MUSIC FESTIVAL COMING TO ROUND TOP, TEXAS
The Round Top Festival Institute presents the Round Top Music Festival on June 7th to July 12th in Round Top, Texa. Founded 44 years ago by concert pianist James Dick, the Round Top Festival Institute annually selects 95 students who study with master faculty and perform in the Texas Festival Orchestra.
festivalhill.org

Vermont, Norwich
A T. REX NAMED SUE IS COMING TO VERMONT'S MONTSHIRE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
The most iconic dinosaur that ever lived is on its way to the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont. The exhibit, A T. Rex Named Sue, scheduled to open May 17th and run through September 7th, 2014, features a cast of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.
montshire.org/exhibits/featured-exhibitions/a-t.-rex-named-sue, 802-649-2200

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