Event celebrates WMed’s first decade
Stulberg Competition to be held virtually For the 46th year, talented young string musicians will compete in the Stulberg International String Competition for monetary awards and opportunities to perform with symphony orchestras. But for the second year, due to Covid-19, the competition will be conducted online instead of in person at its usual location at Western Michigan University’s Dalton Center Recital Hall. Beginning at noon May 22, the competition judges will view submitted digital videos from the 12 semifinalists and decide the winners of this prestigious competition. Audience members at home will be able to see and hear all 12 of these young artists compete and hear the winner announced. On May 23, the public will be able to observe master classes. To view this livestreamed event, visit stulberg.org for details.
is good medicine: The WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine will celebrate its first 10 years and the retirement of its founding dean, Hal B. Jenson, in a live virtual gala starting at 3:30 p.m. May 27. The event will feature special guests, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, TV host Tom Bergeron and Grammy Award-winning artists Paula Abdul and Ne-Yo. The event, hosted by Kalamazoo philanthropists William D. Johnston, Ronda E. Stryker and William and Barbara Parfet, will also feature speeches by internationally recognized medical professionals as well as Kalamazoo business, civic and philanthropic leaders. To join the virtual event, register at med.wmich. edu/WMedLive2021. No tickets are being sold, but donations are being accepted at registration.
Rally features vintage travel trailers If you are a Tin Can Tourist or just dream of being one, you can check out restored and retro vintage campers at the Vintage Travel Trailer Rally from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. May 15 at the Gilmore Car Museum. Those with retro trailers that are 25 years or older are invited to display them and camp overnight on the main show fields at the museum. (On-site camping for those with modern trailers and RVs will also be available in a separate area on the Gilmore grounds.) In addition, vendors specializing in vintage campers will be part of the rally. The rally coincides with the outdoor Corks & Crafts Wine and Beer Festival, which will also be held on the museum grounds and will feature wine and beer sampling, food and live music. To register or purchase tickets for these events or for more information, visit gilmorecarmuseum.org. w w w.encorekalamazoo.com | 7