Lots to do this weekend

April 19, 2013 

There are plenty of things to do this weekend, but for those of you who are more into the arts, here are several things you might want to do.

First, at the Columbus Museum, Let There Be Art! continues. Go to the musseum, 1251 Wynnton Road, and look at a huge art and sale show of work by local, regional, national and international artists. The art show will run through April 25.

Saturday, you can meet James Farmer, a Southern author, gardener, floral and interior designer, cook and garden-to-table lifestyle expert. Our own Jamie Keating will kick off the morning with a free cooking demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Farmer will speak at 11 a.m. That's $60; $50 for museum members. At 1 p.m. Farmer's workshop is $110; $100 for museum members. Tommy Johnson of Grow Landscaping will holda free workshop at 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, you can take advantage of a Southern Picnic from noon-3 p.m. You can either take your own picnic or buy one for $22 ($8 for children ages4-12). Either way, bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit in the Bradley Olmstead Garden.

There will be bluegrass music, arts and crafts, a magic show and scavenger hunt for children.

Admission is free to get into the museum.

Call 706-7448-2562.

The National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, 1002 Victory Drive, holds a "History Now!" program Saturday.

It starts at 7:45 a.m. with a cannon firing near Woodruff Park.

"A Sailor's Life" explores what life is like onboard a ship during the Civil War. This program will begin at 10 a.m. on the 1000 block of Broadway on the Uptown Columbus Stage.

Everything moves back to Port Columbus at 11 a.m. as naval weapons are demonstrated on the Water Witch dock.

The Knights of Pendrago will reenact knights on horseback at noon on the museum grounds.

The programs continue inside the museum between 1-3 p.m.

At 4 p.m., the final program will be a preview of "Good Ol' Boys," a musical about the "bad ol' days" of Phenix City, written by Libba Beauchamp with music by Liliya Ugay. Beauchamp is a Columbus State University theater major and Ugay is a CSU music major.

Tickets are $$7.50, $6.50 for active military and seniors; $6 for students.

Call 706-327-9798.

How often can you see a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer?

Wayne Peterson, who won the award in 1992, will be in Columbus this weekend.

The CSU Percussion Ensemble will perform in a free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Legacy Hall, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway.

Joining the percussionists are the CSU Singers, Columbus Brass and faculty members saxophonists Amy Griffiths and clarinetist Lisa Oberlander.

Call 706-649-7225.

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