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Children Admitted Free For Live Chess Game At Maryhill

Listen to music, play with life performers during Sunday event

Maryhill Museum' summer series, First Sundays: Art Fun Days, will continue on Sunday, June 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. with a chess game played with live performers as chess pieces complemented by Renaissance music.

The program is open to all ages and children under 17 are free with one paid adult.

At 1 p.m., visitors will be able to enjoy the music of De Organographia in the Museum's Queen Marie Gallery. This duo music group, Gayle and Philip Neuman, perform songs and instrumental pieces from the Renaissance on copies of period instruments.

Bring your entire family for an afternoon of fun activity and exploration, said Courtney Spousta, curator of education. The Greenwood Players bring Elizabethan England alive through song, dance, costuming, and theatre. It'll be a great day for families to visit Maryhill.

The Greenwood Players, a non-profit theater company, consists of actors, dancers, and musicians who research their historic characters and costumes. The clothing they wear is a real expression both of the character they play and their own personality, said Spousta. As well as a representation of actual clothing of the times.

The Greenwood Players will perform outside on the Museum's lawn at 2 p.m.

"They really bring Elizabethan England alive," said Spousta.

The First Sunday: Art Fun Days at Maryhill are held on the first Sunday of the month, through August, and include arts programs for families and adults of all ages. There are art making projects in the Eye See Resource Room and programs related to the museum's 2004 exhibitions.

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