Volunteer chamber orchestra seeks members
A local volunteer chamber orchestra is looking for string instrument non-professional musicians. The group practices at Meredith College School of Music on Wednesday evenings. For more information, go to www.taconc.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New painters at ArtSource gallery
ArtSource has welcomed new painters Karen Meredith & Diana Barnes. Meredith is a self-directed artist who emphasizes mood by celebrating color and light. Her works are primarily in oil and are painted “en plein air.” Barnes, an acrylic artist, approaches her subject matter in a quirky, playful manner. She says it is the act rather than the art that consumes her. For more information about these and other artists, visit www.artsource-raleigh.com.
Music of the Carolinas: Ironing Board Sam
A free concert to include originals, classic blues and R&B songs is set for 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.
Turn memories into memoirs
Mandy Locke, N&O journalist and writing coach, will present Your Life Your Story: Tackling the Memoir, a blend of exercises and tips on writing about one’s life at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh.
Scandinavian music, dance at library
The Nordic Players will perform Scandinavian folk music and dance from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6710.
‘Jack Tales’ by traveling storytellers
“Jack Tales” by Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! traveling troupe is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh
Triangle String Band at library
The Triangle String Band will perform – playing acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and a washtub bass – at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information or to register, call 919-870-4000.
Art, photo contest at Yates Mill
Historic Yates Mill County Park is accepting artwork for the 7th annual Mill As Muse exhibit. Contest themes will focus on Yates Mill, park flora and fauna and people doing park activities. All entries are due before 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. Winners will be announced at the Feb. 9 exhibit reception. For more information, call 919-856-6675.
‘Jack Tales: Appalachian Adventures’
“Jack Tales: Appalachian Adventures,” with Storytellers to Go! of the Raleigh Little Theatre, is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Enjoy stories about Jack as he meets the Northwest Wind, plays cat and mouse and outwits dangerous robbers.
Music of the Carolinas: Jeff Warner
Jeff Warner, who grew up listening to the songs and stories of rural America, will perform from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.
Call for authors of children’s literature
The Piedmont Laureate program has reopened its call for applications from authors of children’s literature for 2013. Authors must be residents of Alamance, Durham, Orange or Wake counties. The range of literature has been expanded to target children of all ages, up to 18. The deadline to apply is Jan. 11.
The 2013 Piedmont Laureate will be selected by a committee appointed by the sponsoring agencies. The laureate will receive a stipend of $6,500 and serve from March to the end of 2013. Activities will include presenting readings and workshops, encouraging creative writing, and promoting literature at public events.