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May 2014 Press Releases


 

Arizona

Meetings Quest Relaunch Coincides With U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week, Mesa, May 6-7

Mesa, Arizona (May 1, 2014) - Arizona Travel Rally Day on May 6 will serve as the opening celebration for Meetings Quest, the nation’s longest-running series of educational and networking events for association and corporate meeting planners. Meetings Quest will be relaunched in Mesa, Arizona, May 6–7. Hosted by Visit Mesa, Meetings Quest was scheduled to coincide with the U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week. “We believe that a strong travel industry benefits all sectors of the economy and we’re delighted ...

 


 

California, Fremont, May 31, 2014

Music at the Mission presents The Irresistible Charm of Europe's Musical Capital, Vienna, Fremont, CA, May 31

Ending its season with a bang, Music at the Mission presents its final concert of the season, Vienna. on Saturday, May 31st at 8:00 pm at the historic Old Mission San Jose Church in Fremont, CA, 43300 Mission Blvd. Celebrating the staggering influences and far reaching musical traditions of which Austria’s iconic city Vienna has been witness to, Music at the Mission will feature Bay Area chamber musicians, violinist, Karen Shinozaki; violist, Chad Kaltinger; cellist, Michael Graham; and pianist, Aileen Chanco in a tour de force program of works by Brahms, Mozart and Schoenberg ...

 


 

California

19th Annual Clayton Art & Wine Festival, Downtown Clayton, May 3rd & May 4th

Clayton, California (January 20, 2014) -  Celebrate the 19th annual Clayton Art and Wine Festival being held on Saturday, May 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Stroll along historic Main Street enjoying luxury varietals from California’s wineries and popular premium brewed beers. Browse among over 125 fine artisans and unique craft exhibits. Youngsters will love Kiddieland with lots of games and fun.   Listen to non-stop live entertainment while you enjoy a wide selection of tempting dishes ...

 


 

California

Emmy-Winning Sopranos Actor Joe Pantoliano to Keynote for Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto

Palo Alto, California (April 7, 2014) - Joe Pantoliano, award-winning actor, best-selling author, and mental health activist, will be the keynote speaker at the 11th Annual Circle of Support Breakfast benefiting Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley. Pantoliano will share his personal experience with mental health issues and insights from his campaign to reduce the stigma around brain related disorders. The event will take place on May 8, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real,  Palo Alto, CA. Event proceeds will benefit the work of Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley ...

 


 

Connecticut, Old Greenwich, Event Date: May 31st

Gateway Classical Music Society 10th Anniversary Tour, Old Greenwich, CT, May 31st

Experience the intimacy and heightened emotionality of a Gateway Orchestra performance of masterworks, unique to Gateway, in celebration of its tenth anniversary. On Saturday, May 31st at 8:00 p.m., presented will be Italian national Davide de Ascaniis, one of Gateway's outstanding violin soloists. The performance will be at The First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT. Great Works of Art Up ...

 


 

Florida

Grit - a multimedia dance event with Karen Peterson Dancers, May 15 to 16, Miami

Miami, Florida (April 14, 2014) - 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. The performances will take place on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 8 PM and Friday, May 16, 2015 at 8 PM at the Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida. Through the use of movement, sound and video projection the physical, social and emotional connotations of ...

 


 

Florida

Key Largo's Bayside Grille Hosts 2nd Annual Bayside Bluesfest

Key Largo, Florida (January 14, 2014) - Bayside Grille and Sunset Bar in Key Largo will be hosting an elite group of international Blues stars at the 2nd Annual Bayside Bluesfest, through June, 2014. Admittance is always free, as is the Most Photographed Sunset in Key Largo. Bayside Grille owner Robert DiGiorgio says, "We are thrilled to welcome such great international artists to Key Largo again this year. Last year’s, event along with the Downtown Key Largo Songfest has put Key Largo on the international music scene.  Key Largo has never seen a lineup of Blues stars like this. Last year, the event drew enthusiastic crowds from all over, and Robert DiGiorgio, owner of Bayside Grille ...

 


 

Florida
A Tradition Celebrates its 27th Anniversary - Moms Are Free at Butterfly World, May 9-11, Coconut Creek, FL

Coconut Creek, Florida (April 22, 2014) - From 1988 to 2014, Mother's Day Weekend has been and is the weekend at Butterfly World. During their very first year of operation, all moms were admitted free on Mother's Day, and it instantly became a cherished tradition. Over time the celebration grew from one day to the weekend, to what it is now, a three, full day event. This year, all moms get free admission Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11, 2014, 9 am - 5 pm.   Butterfly World opened in 1988 ...


 

Florida

20th Annual South Florida Boat Show Returns to Miami Beach Convention center, May 30- June 1

Miami Beach, Florida (April 7, 2014) - The 20th Annual South Florida Boat Show returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Drive) May 30-June1, 2014. The show features hundreds of power boats up to 40' including center consoles, walk-arounds, cruisers, personal water craft and accessories. Insurance and financing are on site and trades accepted. Show hours are Friday 12pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm and Sunday 11am-6pm. Admission is $8.00 and kids are free. Park at the 17th street garage for $1.00 per hour in preferred parking in  ...

 


 

Florida, Oldsmar, Event Date: May 23, 24 and 25

Tampa Bay Area’s Signature Memorial Day Weekend Event, Oldsmar Freedom Fest, May 23-25

For the sixth consecutive year the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce is doing its part by hosting Oldsmar Freedom Fest (www.oldsmarfreedomfest.com) on May 23, 24 and 25. The three day event will take place on State Street in Oldsmar, FL. The event will feature live music from start to finish, plenty of food, arts and craft vendors and fun activities for the kids. Hours will be 5 to 10 pm on Friday May 23, 12 to 10 pm on Saturday May 24 and concluding Sunday May 25 between the ...

 


 

Florida

Take a ride on a historic train for National Train Day at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Miami, May 10, 2014

Miami, Florida (April 14, 2014) - The Gold Coast Railroad Museum (12450 SW 152 St.), 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. Train enthusiasts  ...

 


 

Georgia

2nd Annual Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival, Lincolnton, Georgia, May 1-3, 2014

Lincolnton, Georgia (March 31, 2014)  – Promoters Adams Bluegrass, LLC, announce that the 2nd Annual Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival will be held May 1-3, 2014 at Elijah Clark State Park, 2959 McCormick Highway (Highway 378), Lincolnton, GA. Performers include Remington Ryde, The James King Band, The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, The Spinney Brothers, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Jeff and Sherri Easter, Punches Family, Clinton Gregory Bluegrass Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage (7 time Female Vocalist of the ...

 


 

Hawaii

Film Lovers & Filmmakers Celebrate at the Big Island Film Festival at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai'i, May 22 to 26

Kohala Coast, Hawaii (April 7, 2014) - The Big Island Film Festival (BIFF) rolls out May 22-26, 2014 at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai'i." Meet celebrity guests Jackson Rathbone of the “Twilight” series and Portia Doubleday from Oscar-winning film “Her” and “Carrie.” Kick back with Hawaii’s own Willie K in concert. Learn insider techniques from Hollywood screenwriters. Relax in a beach chair and enjoy movies under the stars, mai tai in hand ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Dates: May 16th, May 17th , May 18th, May 23rd, and May 24th

Chicago's Protégé Philharmonic offering auditions for high school and advanced junior high school musicians to experience professional level orchestra training

The Protégé Philharmonic is offering an exciting opportunity for high school and advanced junior high school musicians to experience professional level orchestra training in an intimate, challenging and supportive learning environment. Members of The Protégé Philharmonic rehearse and perform the finest orchestral literature creating a lifelong appreciation and love of music. Protégé can take you wherever you want to go. This year’s graduating seniors were accepted into prestigious ...

 


 

Illinois, Chicago, Event Dates: May 25th, May 31st, and June 1st

Chicago's Classical Symphony Orchestra offering auditions for college, graduate and young adult musicians for the 2014 Summer Season

The Classical Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, IL, has announced the auditions for the tuition-free 2014 Summer Season. Celebrating its 35th Season of high quality music education, training, and performance for young music students in the Chicago area, The Classical Symphony Orchestra offers a fabulous opportunity for talented college, graduate and young adult musicians to learn and perform valuable orchestra repertoire over the summer.  The orchestra has been designated a Citizen Musician of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and is a vibrant part of Chicago's ...

 


 

Illinois

Riverside Arts Weekend Returns to Riverside, IL, May 17 and 18

Riverside, Illinois (April 23, 2014) - The Riverside Arts Weekend will take place May 17th and 18th in Riverside, IL. This is the 7th year for this dynamic weekend of visual and performing arts. More than 70 juried artists from across the United States present their high-quality artworks including painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, wood, fiber, jewelry and mixed media.   Performing artists entertain with jazz, blues, international sounds and a bit of rock ...

 


 

Illinois, Deerfield, Event Date: May 13th

Deerfield, IL Welcomes Summer with 12th Annual Fine Arts Festival; 150 Artists Will Show Their Talents May 31 & June 1

The Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts kicks off its 12th annual juried weekend of art, music, food and fun with 150 registered artists Saturday and Sunday May 31 & June 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Park Ave., north of Deerfield Road and west of Waukegan Road. Artists representing media such as painting, wood, photography, jewelry, fiber, sculpture, mixed media and ceramics hail from 28 states, some as far away as New Mexico and Canada. The featured artist is Debra Dembowski, a mixed media artist and Wisconsin native ...

 


 

Illinois

Explore the Arts in Downtown Effingham, IL: Artisan Fair, May 9 to 10

Effingham, Illinois (April 28, 2014) - Each year, downtown Effingham is transformed into an artist’s Mecca as artists from all over the region set up shop on the lawn of the Historic Court House Museum and surrounding downtown area in Effingham. The 9th Annual Effingham Artisan Fair kicks off Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10th. Visit Friday night and join the Effingham community for the “Arts & Hearts” celebration. This year, the fair is expanding to include an “Artist Soft Opening,” where over 20 artists will display their art for the community one day early ...

 


 

Illinois

Experience the Riverside Bazaar- Shopping, Food and Fun in Moline, Illinois

Moline, Illinois (February 14, 2014) - Riverside United Methodist Church is hosting an outdoor Riverside Bazaar on Saturday, May 10th, 2014, from 8am-4pm at 2420 41st Street, Moline, Illinois. Funds raised from the bazaar will benefit Riverside Church's Children and Youth Ministries. Admission to the bazaar is free for guests of all ages.   There will be over 120 vendors, both indoor and out, featuring live wood carving demos, handmade crafts, art, candles, antiques, collectibles, skin care, purses, scarves, jewelry, cleaning products and much more. Pork ...

 


 

Indiana

46th Dogwood Festival, Orleans, Indiana, April 30th through May 3rd

Orleans, Indiana (April 1, 2014) - The Orleans Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 46th Dogwood Festival from April 30 through May 3, 2014 at the Historic Congress Square, Downtown Orleans. Enjoy carnival rides, games, children’s activities, arts & crafts fair, everyone’s favorite hometown parade, food, live entertainment, viewing of the dogwoods and more. Admission is free.   The event is recognized as one of Midwest Living Magazine's "Top Five Flowering Festivals" (Apr 2012).   The dogwood tree is the trademark of Orleans (the Dogwood Capital of Indiana), as ...

 


 

Iowa, West Des Moines, May 18th

Historic Valley Junction hosts Spring Art Market, West Des Moines, Iowa, May 18th

Historic Valley Junction will hold its 25th annual Spring Art Market on Sunday, May 18th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. One hundred Iowa and regional artists and craftspeople will have their booths located on 5th Street in West Des Moines, in the heart of Historic Valley Junction.   A wide variety of items will be available at this juried art show, including: paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, furniture, clothing, stained glass, fiber and much more ...

 


 

Iowa, West Des Moines, May 24th & 25th

Historic Valley Junction Presents Smokin' in the Junction BBQ Contest, West Des Moines, Iowa, May 24th & 25th

The 6th Annual Smokin’ in the Junction BBQ Contest will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 24th & 25th, on 5th Street in West Des Moines, in the heart of Historic Valley Junction. Enjoy hot BBQ, great food, live music, food vendors, kids activities, inflatables, beverage garden and two days full of fun. This event will be held from Noon – 10:00 pm on Saturday, and from Noon – 9:00 pm on Sunday.   Saturday, May 24, entertainment includes: Rob Lumbard & Matt Woods (Noon-2), Malcom Wells (2:30-5:00) ...

 


 

Iowa, West Des Moines, May 3rd

Celebration Cinco de Mayo in Historic Valley Junction, Saturday, May 3rd, West Des Moines,

Travel south of the border as the Historic Valley Junction Foundation presents its 10th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival on Saturday, May 3, 2014, Noon to 10:00 pm. Located in the 200 & 300 Blocks of 5th Street in Historic Valley Junction, West Des Moines, IA, visitors will enjoy Mexican foods, artwork, live music, dancing and family activities.   Scheduled entertainment includes dancers Los Jovenes Embajadores. Live music will be performed by Mariachi Zapata, Mariachi Tigres de Valle and The Tony Valdez Large Band. Celebrating the Mexican heritage  ...

 


 

Kansas

Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce (KS) hosting their yearly Minne-K Day Celebration, Saturday, May 3rd

Minneapolis, Kansas - The rural town of Minneapolis KS, located 20 miles north of Salina, is having their yearly Minne-K Day Celebration on Saturday May 3rd. Held downtown and coordinated by Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce members, Minne-K Day features over two dozen events, plus a growing number of arts & crafts and food vendors. See www.minneapoliskansas.org for more details. Event highlights include an antique tractor parade, kid's games and activities, contests, and  ...

 


 

Massachusetts

Northampton's Paradise City Arts Festival is "Springtime in Paradise" on Memorial Day Weekend

Northampton, Massachusetts - May 2, 2014 - The award-winning Paradise City Arts Festival opens to the public at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, Massachusetts on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24, 25 & 26 - all indoors and under tents. One of the most spectacular fairs of fine crafts, painting and sculpture in the country, this fair was named the “#1 Arts Festival in America” in 2008.   Meet over 260 extraordinary artists and master craft makers traveling from every corner of the country to show off original works in ceramics, painting, decorative fiber, art glass, furniture, jewelry ...

 


 

Massachusetts

Nicholas Nicholson, Authority on Russian fine and decorative arts to speak at the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, MA

Clinton, Massachusetts (March 18, 2014) - Nicholas Nicholson, authority on Russian fine art (18th C. – 1918) Russian decorative arts, Russian imperial ephemera and Russian furniture, is the guest speaker at the members’ and press opening of the upcoming exhibition, The Tsars’ Cabinet, on loan from the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary. His lecture is entitled Jewels of the Romanovs. The event is held March 27, 6pm, 2014 at the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton  ...

 


 

Massachusetts

The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs at the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Massachusetts

Clinton, Massachusetts (February 28, 2014) - The Museum of Russian Icons hosts The Tsars’ Cabinet, highlighting two hundred years of Russian decorative arts under the Romanovs, from the time of Peter the Great in the early 18th century to Nicholas II in the early 20th century. Many of the 230 plus objects in the exhibition were designed for public or private use of the tsars or other Romanovs. Others illustrate the styles that were prominent during their reigns. Developed from the Kathleen ...

 


 

Missouri, Kansas City, Event Date: May 24th to 25th

Nation’s Largest Family Music Fest rocks into Crown Center Square, Kansas City, May 24th & 25th

The power of music, dance, smiles and laughs will be on display this weekend at the nation’s largest family music fest as the 7th annual Jiggle Jam returns to Crown Center for Memorial Day Weekend. Laurie Berkner and Disney’s Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve and the Choo Choo Dance Crew headline the two-day festival, happening Saturday, May 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in downtown Kansas City. Jiggle Jam brings generations and communities together to experience live music and educational activities in a fun  ...

 


 

Missouri

Arcadia Valley Spring Mountain Music Festival returns on May 16th -18th, Ironton, MO

Ironton, Missouri (May 2, 2014) - This year’s Spring Mountain Music Festival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 16, 17 and 18 on the grounds of the historic Iron County Courthouse in Ironton, MO. This year’s festival will feature not only three days of bluegrass, country and gospel music, but also clogging and square dancing. The event is free.   With the spring festival will come the traditional 5K Walk-Run starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. In addition to music, vendors and crafters, they will have a wide variety of wares and food for purchase. There’ll be an area set up for  ...

 


 

New Jersey

29th Annual Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park, May 17-18, Verona, NJ

Verona, New Jersey (April 14, 2014) - 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 (542 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona) will over feature over 140 veteran as well as new exhibitors to Rose Squared Productions, Inc., including fine art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, glass, clothing and much more.   In clay, the show welcomes new exhibitor Terry Simijis of Cranston, RI who, inspired by the art of ancient civilizations ...

 


 

New Jersey

JC’s Big Swap Bonanza Flea Market Fundraising Event, Lyndhurst NJ, May 18 and October 12, 2014

Lyndhurst, New Jersey (April 15, 2014) - The Big Swap Bonanza is coming to back to Lyndhurst, NJ on May 18, 2014. It will be a special section at the regular Flea Market and Collectible Show. It is a fundraiser for the Lyndhurst High School Band and the Lyndhurst High School Band.   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. They will get three parking spaces where they can set up their own  ...

 


 

New Jersey

New Jersey's Tuckerton Seaport Announces New and Exciting Events for 2014

Tuckerton, New Jersey (March 17, 2014) - Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum announces exciting new plans for the 2014 season. Despite damage from Super Storm Sandy, most of their buildings are now restored and open to the public as well as the mini golf course, playground, boardwalk, and nature trail. As part of the NJ 350 celebration the lighting of Tucker’s Lighthouse kicked off the New Year. A fresh new look demands fresh new special events and festivals. Many favorites are returning as well but with a new twist to better the public’s enjoyment.

 


 

New Jersey

Gloucester County Craftsmen & Home Show, May 10th, Mullica Hill , NJ

Mullica Hill, New Jersey (April 1, 2014) - The Gloucester County Craftsmen & Home Show will be held at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds (275 Bridgeton Pike, Rt. 77, Mullica Hill, NJ) on May 10th, from 9am to 3pm (rain date May 11th, 2014). This one day Mother’s Day weekend event is designed for everything inside and outside the home. Stroll through aisles of handmade crafts from over 100 craftsmen, enjoy home style cooking, live music and picnic style dining ...

 


 

New Jersey

Princeton's Nassau Inn Offers Family Events, May 11 - June 3

Princeton, New Jersey (April 30, 2014) - This spring the Nassau Inn will be celebrating families on Mother’s Day in the Yankee Doodle Tap Room as well as graduation parties in several private dining areas.   The Tap Room will have their Annual Mother’s Day Buffet from 12pm-8pm. It will feature a carving station, seasonal entrées, omelets, salads, and dessert presentations.   “We are hoping for beautiful weather, so we can have the patio open,” said Food and Beverage Director Jim Byrnes. “If you make reservations you may request to sit outside and we will honor it on a ...

 


 

New York

Edward and Elane Altman Honored with Lincoln Center Concert, May 28

New York, New York (April 28, 2014) - On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) will present the first annual "Edward and Elaine Altman Concert" at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, NYC. The ISO Symphony, Concert Orchestra, and Symphonic Band will perform.   This concert has been designated in honor of the Altmans to recognize their extraordinary contributions over the years and the exceptional leadership of Edward Altman as past Board President and Chairman of the ISO Symphony ...

 


 

New York, Pelham, May 18th

New York's Pelham Chamber of Commerce hosts Village’s first “Fabulous Finds on the Green,” May 18th

The Pelham Chamber of Commerce will host its first outdoor “Fabulous Finds on the Green” on Sunday, May 18th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm in the park opposite Rockwells, the popular Village restaurant located at 105 Wolfs Lane. Rain date is Sunday, June 22. The event will feature high-end antiques, one-of-a-kind collectibles, and a variety of flea market treasures. “There will be something for everyone,” says Chamber President Sandy Waibel, “from antique art and jewelry to glassware, linens, furniture, vintage clothing, accessories, and much more ...

 


 

New York

Cinco de Mayo Celebration: 100 Years of Piano Music from Mexico, May 5th, New York City

New York, New York (April 15, 2014) - 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.   The event will start at 8 PM and will take place at the intimate and acoustically superior auditorium of Christ & St. Stephen’s Church (120 West 69th St. between Broadway & Columbus Ave.) on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The auditorium is ADA accessible. Admission is free ...

 


 

New York

Gateway Classical Music Society - 10th Anniversary Year Orchestra Tour

New York, New York (May 1, 2014) - Experience the intimacy and heightened emotionality of a Gateway Orchestra performance of masterworks, unique to Gateway, in celebration of its tenth anniversary year with a tour of regional neighborhood venues.   Presented will be Italian national Davide de Ascaniis, one of Gateway's outstanding violin soloists. Gateway gives opportunities for experience and exposure to outstanding instrumental and vocal soloists from all over the world. The Gateway Orchestra's performances of masterworks have been described in reviews and letters ...

 


 

New York, New York

Gateway Classical Music Society - 10th Anniversary New York City Performances

Experience the intimacy and heightened emotionality of a Gateway Orchestra performance of masterworks, unique to Gateway Classical Music Society, in celebration of its 2014 tenth anniversary year. Great Works of Art Up Close and Personal will feature Beethoven-Eroica Symphony No. 3, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and more.   Presented will be Italian national Davide de Ascaniis, one of Gateway's outstanding violin soloists. Gateway gives opportunities for experience and exposure to outstanding instrumental and vocal soloists from all over the world ...

 


 

North Carolina, Cary, Event Date: May 17, 2014 

North Carolina Opera in the Pines, May 17th at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary, NC

North Carolina Opera presents “Opera in the Pines” at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC on Sat. May 17 at 7 p.m. Maestro Timothy Myers conducts the North Carolina Opera Orchestra and vocal soloists Hailey Clark, Kate Farrar, Noah Stewart, and Ted Federle in a concert of Broadway and opera favorites. "Noah," tenor Noah Stewart’s 2012 debut recording on Decca Records, topped the U.K. classical charts for seven weeks. Opera in the Pines features several selections from the recording, including “Without a Song,” an American pop standard  ...

 


 

North Carolina

Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Festival, Union Grove, NC

Union Grove, North Carolina (April 11, 2014) - In 1924, H.P. Van Hoy, a schoolteacher and fiddler, thought of an innovative way to raise money for Union Grove School; he would hold a fiddler's convention. The convention became a tradition, carried on in recent years by Harper A. Van Hoy, H. P. Van Hoy's son. 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 ...

 


 

North Carolina

Spring Craft Fair Presented by the Coastal Carolina Artists and Crafters Guild, Jacksonville, NC, May 3, 2014

Jacksonville, North Carolina (October 7, 2013) - On Saturday, May 3, 2014 the Coastal Carolina Artist and Crafters Guild presents the Spring Craft Fair in Jacksonville, NC. The Spring Craft Fair will be held inside the American Legion Building located at 146 Broadhurst Road, Jacksonville, NC. Hours are 9am to 4pm. The Holiday Craft Fair showcases the amazing talent of artist and crafters near and far. Shoppers will find unique handmade items and support small business owners ...

 


 

Ohio

Shale-abration Celebrates Natural Resources in the Utica Shale Region, Old Washington, Ohio

Old Washington, Ohio (April 7, 2014) - The Friends and Family Fest Shale-abration! is a day long, community event to celebrate our natural resources and offers attendees the opportunity to become familiar with the oil and gas industry. On May 10, 2014 from 9 am to 7 pm the Guernsey County Fairgrounds (335 Old National Road, Old Washington, Ohio) will be full of educational exhibits and interactive activities for all ages to learn about our natural resources (rain date May 11th) ...

 


 

Oregon
Discover Beautiful, Functional Art at Nation's Largest Ceramic Showcase, Portland, May 2nd-4th

Portland, Oregon (April 10, 2014) - The Oregon Potters Association (OPA) presents the 32nd Annual Ceramic Showcase, 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.   More than 200 artists from Oregon and Southwest Washington will show and sell spectacular vessels, serving pieces, wall art and other items for the home, garden and office. Browse the  ...

 


 

Pennsylvania

Bellefonte Art Museum presents the Art of Adornment: jewelry and adornment created by people of traditional cultures, Bellefonte, PA

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (April 15, 2014) - 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. Although many different styles are included in the show, they represent only a fraction of the over 5000 tribal, ethnic and indigenous groups in our ...

 


 

Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, May 31, 2014

VALOR Clinic Foundation to Help with Combat Stress, Fernwood Resort Golf Course, Bushkill, PA, May 31

Can you imagine the stress of combat? Since the events of 9/11 millions of American service men and women have endured the stress of combat. As many as 1 in 5 have trouble readjusting to peace following combat. Often referred to as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD and occasionally PTS, combat stress has been around since the birth of war centuries ago. The life challenges faced by Veterans suffering the effects of PTSD are alarming. Suicide rates of 22 a day, homelessness, divorce and unemployment ...

 


 

Pennsylvania

Great Lakes Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival, Erie, PA, May 24th & 25th

Erie, Pennsylvania (March 18, 2014) - Up to ninety vendors and more than 7,000 attendees are expected to take part in the Great Lakes Sea Glass Festival hosted by Relish Jewelers in Erie, Pa.   Slated for Memorial Day weekend 2014, (May 24 and 25) the festival will be held in the Great Hall of Erie’s 29,000 square foot Bayfront Convention Center (1 Sassafras Pier, Erie).   “Last year’s festival was a huge success, and this year we expect more of the same”, said Terri Reed, co-owner of Relish. It’s going to be a supercharged event and we encourage everyone to ...

 


 

Rhode Island

The Art of Fashion - Doris Duke's sense of style on display in the 2014 Rough Point annual exhibit, Newport, RI

Newport, Rhode Island (March 19, 2014) - With a great eye for classic cut and design and a bold attitude toward fashion, Doris Duke was a designer’s ideal client. Miss Duke - heiress, philanthropist and art collector - carefully created a fashion collection comprised of both couture and off-the-rack items from a variety of designers. During No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke, the annual exhibit at Rough Point, Miss Duke’s Newport home, visitors are invited to explore a portion of Miss Duke’s clothing collection ranging from the understated to the show-stopping.   Doris Duke had an ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, University Park

University Park's Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel Celebrates Twenty Years of Innovation

For 20 years The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel has hosted politicians, celebrities, and internationally known experts in fields as diverse as astrostatistics and Autism, as well as weddings and Mother’s Day celebrations. On May 7, the hotel begins commemorating or observing its own anniversary, celebrating 20 years as an integral part of the University and State College community.   Built in 1994 as the Penn State Scanticon International, the hotel was designed to serve as an anchor for Innovation Park ...

 


 

Tennessee

20th Century Club's 39th Annual Fair on the Square, Collierville, Tennessee

Collierville, Tennessee (April 9, 2014) - The thirty-ninth annual Collierville Fair on the Square will be held May 3-4, 2014, in the Collierville, Tennessee, Town Square. The hours are May 3, 10-6, May 4, Noon to 5. Admission is free to visitors. First held in 1976 as a part of the United States Bicentennial celebrations, the fair is an eagerly awaited family festival sponsored by the Collierville Twentieth Century Club. The charming town square is the backdrop for approximately 170 vendors who set up their tents in the park to sell hand-made items such as children's clothing and toys  ...

 


 

Tennessee

Groundbreaking Slavery Exhibit Opens at Tennessee State Museum

Nashville, TN (December 9, 2013) - A groundbreaking exhibit about the slaves and slaveholders who worked and resided at a distinctive plantation in Tennessee will open next year at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.  The exhibit, Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, looks at the lives of both the enslaved African Americans and their white owners on the 13,000 acre plantation in Robertson County, Tennessee. The exhibition, which is free to the public, will open Feb. 11 and close Aug. 31, 2014.  Through first and third person accounts, the exhibit will reconstruct the lives of several enslaved people, giving them names, faces, and the details of what ...

 


 

Spain

Spain Taste Culinary Tour Company offers Unique Cooking Holiday in Catalonia, Spain

Catalonia, Spain (September 3, 2013) - Luxury accommodation, top chefs, great food, fabulous guides, delicious wine and great company all based in the beautiful location of Catalonia, Spain. If you love food and you want to experience the real cuisine of the Spanish then you should visit Spain Taste. Spain Taste is offering a special 10% discount for their Barcelona & Girona tour for May 19th to 24th 2014.   Here is a company that specializes in tours to show you the area ...

 


 

Utah

Amazing Earthfest, Kanab, Utah

Kanab, Utah - Connect with nature at Southern Utah’s spring festival of learning, discovery, arts and adventure; a premier 7-day celebration exploring land and life in the intermountain West, May 11-17, 2014.. Choose from over 50 free events amidst some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. Experience the outdoor exhilaration of guided backcountry trips, indoor performance arts, and life altering learning opportunities. Make spectacular Southern Utah your destination this ...

 


 

Vermont, West Halifax, Event Date: May 24th & 25th

Chocolate Lovers Heading to the Annual Vermont Chocolate Festival, West Halifax, VT, Memorial Day Weekend

The Annual Vermont Chocolate Festival is being held again this year during the Memorial Day weekend, May 24th & 25th – noon to 5 pm both days at Honora Winery’s Vineyard in West Halifax, Vermont (1778 Collins Road). Enjoy the amazing views of Southern Vermont from the Vineyards of Honora Winery, sample the sweet sensations offered by the region’s signature chocolatiers who have perfected the art of creating and crafting fine chocolate. Take a moment to appreciate the work of the fine artisans and enjoy a repast from one of their fine food purveyors, all while sipping wine created at the boutique  ...

 


 

Vermont

A T. Rex Named Sue is Coming to Vermont's Montshire Museum of Science May 17

Norwich, Vermont (April 14, 2014) - 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. At 42-feet long, 3,500 pounds, and 12-feet tall at the hips, this fully articulated cast skeleton is the keystone piece of this traveling exhibition which also includes replicated dinosaur fossils, video footage, free-standing interactive exhibits and colorful graphics. ...

 


 

Vermont

Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce announces the Vermont Fiddlehead Festival, May 23, to May 26

Wilmington, Vermont (April 28, 2014) - The Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce announced the details for the upcoming Vermont Fiddlehead Festival to be held May 23, through May 26, 2014. The producers of the Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival are excited to bring this new event to Southern Vermont on Memorial Day weekend Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25th. The main event will be held under a tent in West Dover, VT (183 Vermont Rte. 100), on Saturday, May 24, offering Vermont merchandise of all types. The holiday weekend has always been a favorite ...

 


 

Virginia

44th Annual Arts Festival Benefits Special Children's Charity, May 10 - 11, Portsmouth, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia (April 7, 2014) - The 44th Annual Gosport Arts Festival will take place Mother’s Day Weekend, May 10 and 11, 2014, in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia. Featuring 115 artists from around the nation, the outdoor festival will be held along tree-lined High Street from the Ferry Landing at Water Street to the center of town. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Festival activities and parking are free all weekend. The event benefits Edmarc Hospice for Children. The Gosport Arts Festival features fine arts and crafts including drawing ...

 



Washington

Two North Puget Sound Chefs Decide Eight is Enough!

Anacortes, Washington (March 19, 2014) - Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive eight-course dining experience offered to eight guests at a time, only eight times this year at Potluck Kitchen Studio, located in historic downtown Anacortes (910 11th Street Unit A). It's a big city menu, at a small town price, and without ferry travel or congested traffic.   Each 8-for-8 Pop-up Dinner is a unique "culinary odyssey" consisting of eight courses and three wine pairings which aren't revealed until guests are seated. Dinners take place in the private dining room at Potluck Kitchen Studio ...

 


 

Wisconsin

Holy Hill Art Farm Presents Their Spring Barn Boutique Art & Craft Show, May 30-31, Hubertus, Wisconsin

Hubertus, Wisconsin (April 23, 2014) - The Holy Hill Art Farm presents their Spring Barn Boutique, May 30-31, 9pm-5pm in Hubertus, Wisconsin. Enjoy a dazzling display of treasures filling the barn and gardens. The show features a selected blend of fine art, crafts, vintage & antiques, all incorporated by their design team to create this unique boutique experience. On display will be paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, pottery, glass, wood, metal, garden items, jewelry ...

 


 

Wisconsin

Dairyfest - A 33-year old Community Tradition in Marshfield, Wisconsin, May 30 & 31

Marshfield, Wisconsin (April 28, 2014) - For the past 33 years, Dairyfest in Marshfield, Wisconsin has become a tradition the community looks forward to being a part of. Presented the weekend after Memorial Day, this year’s festival will take place on May 30 & 31, 513 East 17th Street, Marshfield, WI.   Dairyfest kicks off on Friday, May 30th, with the Mayor’s Breakfast being served to over 2,100 people. The menu consists of a scrambled egg omelet; filled with cheese, ham, mushrooms and onions, and is complimented with squeaky fresh cheese curds, assorted muffins  ...