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Calendar of Events F a l l /Wi n t e r 2 0 1 1 OC TOB E R


1 Saturday SATURDAY SEMINAR: SOUTHERN FACES: PORTRAITURE IN THE EARLY SOUTH Spend a day at MESDA explor- ing how early southerners chose to represent themselves on canvas, paper, and ivory. Speakers include Carolyn J. Weekley, Juli Grainger Curator, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Johanna Brown, Director of Collections, Curator of Moravian Decorative Arts; Old Salem Museums & Gardens; Sally Gant,


Director of Education and Special Programs, MESDA; and Elle Shushan, Elle Shushan: Fine Portrait Miniatures, Philadelphia. 10 am–4:30 pm. Horton Museum Center. $65/$55 Friends of MESDA (includes all sessions, seminar materials, and lunch). Pre-registration required, call 336-721-7360 or email MESDAPrograms@oldsalem.org. Visit www.mesda.org for more information.


1 Saturday


GARDEN WORKSHOP: PLANT MAINTENANCE Katie Cardille of New Garden Landscaping and Nursery will discuss pruning, mulching, and other necessary fall gardening activities. 10 am. Single Brothers’ Workshop. FREE. Pre-registration required, call 336-721-7384.


5 Wednesday


SCIENCE ALIVE IN OLD SALEM Join us for a fun-filled day of science in Salem! The Moravians of Salem had an advanced understanding of science and technology: agriculture, astronomy, botany, surveying, architecture, and manufacturing. Science was a tool, used to solve the problems of everyday life. Let your students experience science with their own hands. $9 per student. Pre-registration is required by calling 800-441-5305. Visit www. oldsalem.org/science-alive-in-old- salem for more information.


Summer/Fall 2011 14 Friday


PUPPET SHOW: FARMER KATER AND THE APPLE TREE See October 7


15 Saturday


HARVEST DAY: PIGS AND PIPPINS Join Old Salem’s traditional fall festival as we celebrate two classic German food favorites: pork and apples. The day will be filled with historic demonstrations, hands-on activities, food tastings, pup- pet shows, and storytelling throughout the Historic District. Included with an All-in-One ticket. Visit www.oldsalem. org/harvest-day for more information.


15 Saturday


STORYTELLER AND BOOK SIGNING Cynthia Moore Brown, co-founder of the North Carolina Storytelling Guild will perform traditional ghost stories and other local folklore followed by a


7 Friday


PUPPET SHOW: FARMER KATER AND THE APPLE TREE Growing apples is not an easy task for Farmer Kater until he meets a famous American hero. 10:30 am, 11 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1 pm. Heirloom Puppet Theater in the Horton Museum Center. Included in an All-in-One ticket or $2 per person.


12 Wednesday


PUPPET SHOW: FARMER KATER AND THE APPLE TREE See October 7


13 Thursday


NEW BENEFACTORS EVENT: HISTORY ON THE RUN Join the New Benefactors of Old Salem for a one or three-mile fun run in and around Old Salem filled with party stops. This fun route is runner, walker, stroller, and dog friendly—so bring your whole crew. Produced in collaboration with Fleet- Feet of Winston Salem. 6–9 pm. Free to the public. For more information call Wilson Pace at 336-721-7328.


booksigning of her recently released Folktales and Ghost Stories of North Carolina’s Piedmont. FREE. Time and location to be determined. Call 336- 499-7957 or visit www.oldsalem.org/ storyteller-and-book-launch for the most up-to-date information.


19 Wednesday


PUPPET SHOW: FARMER KATER AND THE APPLE TREE See October 7


20 Thursday


GARDEN WORKSHOP: SPRING FLOWERING BULBS Fall is the time to plant bulbs for gorgeous spring color. Taught by Craig Mauney, Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Agent. Heirloom bulbs available for purchase. Noon. Horton Museum Center. FREE. Bring your lunch; coffee and iced tea provided. Pre-registration required, call 336-721-7384.


21 Friday


PUPPET SHOW: FARMER KATER AND THE APPLE TREE See October 7


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EXHIBIT: “OUR SPRITED ANCESTORS: THE DECORATIVE ART OF DRINK” From imported Madeira at mahogany tables to local whisky sipped from stoneware jugs, antebellum south- erners drank to their health in the company of family, friends, and strangers. This exhibit explores the furniture, silver, and ceramics that helped to enliven the days and nights of the early American South. Wilson Douglas, Jr. Gallery, MESDA. FREE. See page 23 for more information.


26 Wednesday


SCIENCE ALIVE IN OLD SALEM See September 28


28 Friday


PUPPET SHOW: FARMER KATER AND THE APPLE TREE See October 7 Calendar continues on page 32


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