Did you read “The Girl with the Pearl Earring?” I really loved that fictional account of the girl in one of Johannes Vermeer’s most famous paintings. This sounds fun too:

The Marcus Jewish Community Center will host a two-part class and day trip to the High Museum of Art to get upclose and personal with the story and the painting.

Join the discussion of Vermeer’s work and the exhibit on Thursday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to noon at Zaban Park.

Then, the field trip to the museum to see the 35 works on exhibit at the High Museum will be Tuesday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Opening this week, “The Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis” will be on exhibit through September.

Cost of the series is $20 for MJCCA member and $30 for non-members, with additional discounts for High Museum members. Fees do not include transporation.

Registration is required via 678-812-4064.

Artsy Scholarships from Tim Redovian Fund. After auditions of talented young performers, Dunwoody’s Tim Redovian Memorial Fund has awarded its 2013 scholarships including two winners from Dunwoody. Each winner receives funding to attend summer training in their chosen area of the performing arts.

The 2013 winners include Anna Hughes, 17, of Dunwoody who will study at the Joffrey Summer Intensive at Joffrey School of Ballet in New York, and Bronte Upshaw, 17, of Dunwoody, who will study at the CAP21 Pre-College Summer Intensive in New York.

Other winners include students who will study dance, guitar, acting, orchestra, ballet, voice and more throughouth the country this summer.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, winners of the TRMF scholarship will showcase their talents at the annual TRMF benefit concert at Dunwoody Baptist Church.

The Tim Redovian Memorial Fund was established in memory of Tim Redovian, a gifted young performer from Dunwoody who lost his life in 1996 to a rare respiratory illness. The foundation provides funding and scholarship awards to talented high school performing arts students, individually or through organizations, who want to develop to their full potential through continued studies. To date, more than $265,000 has been awarded to deserving young performers.

For more information about the 501(c)(3) organization, visit timredovian.org.

Get your patriot on. The perfect way to get in the spirit of the July 4 holiday: A Salute to America concert and picnic.

Dunwoody United Meth-odist Church will host the annual event on Sunday, June 30 at 4 p.m. with a community-wide picnic following the concert.


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