The Conservatory of Piano will hold a series of recitals at the historic King Arts Complex, 867 Mount Vernon Ave., in June.

The Conservatory of Piano will hold a series of recitals at the historic King Arts Complex, 867 Mount Vernon Ave., in June.

Nearly 600 students will participate in the recitals, which are free and open to the public. A formal reception follows each recital.

Local students scheduled to perform include Westerville residents Sara Berky, Jack Chmielewski, Jamie Chmielewski, Alexis Cunningham, Emma Feder, Chewy Gordon, Jenna Gossett, Joseph Hatfield Jr., Alexander Kennedy, Destiny Muncie, Chloe Muncy

Jaimee Neal, Caitlyn O'Bryan, Megan O'Bryan, Sarah Odum, Paige Portale, Brandon Shaw, Joshua Shaw, Joshua South and Albert Wittkopp. Visit

Curtain Players will present the central Ohio premiere of Theresa Rebeck's "Mauritius," Friday, May 28, at the Curtain Players' theater, 5691 Harlem Road. The director is April Olt of Bexley.

The play concerns two half-sisters, played by Marla Williams and Natalie Jensen, both of Westerville, who inherit a book of rare stamps. Rival collectors each attempt to stake their claim to the discovery.

An audience "talkback" will follow the Sunday, June 6, matinee performance. Patrons are invited to stay after the show to discuss the play with the cast and the director.

Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, May 28-29, June 4-5 and 11-12; and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, June 6 and 13.

Tickets are $14 general admission; $12 seniors and students. Visit or call (614) 360-1000.

Children and teenagers are invited to enter the 37th annual Westerville Area Chamber Music & Arts Festival, set for Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11, at Heritage Park and Everal Barn, 60 N. Cleveland Ave.

Students will be judged by age categories: ages 3-5, Budding Artists; ages 6-8, group one; ages 9-11, group two; ages 12-14, group three; and ages 15-18, group four.

Ribbons will be awarded to Best of Show and first, second and third places, as well as honorable mention for ages 6 to 18.

People's Choice awards, chosen by visitors to the youth exhibits area of the Everal Barn, will be presented in each age group.

People's Choice and Best of Show awards will be announced at the festival's Sunday awards ceremony.

Exhibition categories are oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor, charcoal, tempera painting, pastels, pencil drawing, colored pencil drawing, pen and ink drawing, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, weaving, calligraphy, color photography and black and white photography.

An entry fee of $5 per artwork will be charged. Each entrant may submit up to five items.

Application forms are available from school and community art teachers, the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce office, the chamber's website, the Westerville Public Library and the Westerville Community Center. The deadline for art to be submitted is Monday, June 28.

Parents interested in volunteering with the youth exhibit area should call (614) 882-8917.