Friday, March 22, 2013
The Middlesex County 4-H is holding a scrapbooking weekend fundraiser to delight the most hardcore fan of the hobby.
Scrapbooking enthusiasts, this is the weekend you've been waiting for. The Middlesex County 4-H’s “Crop-Til-You-Drop” Scrapbooking Weekend will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, and it's going to be scrapbooking heaven for those who love the art. Come crop for a few hours on Friday night, leave and return on Saturday to ‘Crop Til You Drop’! Your work from Friday night will be waiting for you Saturday morning when you walk in the door. Sign up to bring a dish to share and save $5 off on Saturday. Sessions and costs are: This event will take place at the 4-H Log Cabin, 645 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ and will benefit the Middlesex County 4-H Association. Register and pre-pay by Friday, March 29th. Group tables will be …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
They're all driveable, right in New Jersey, and open this weekend for the entire family.
If your kids are bored with the 'same old, same old' activities, try something new this weekend. Here are museums you've probably never heard of, but they have interesting stuff abounding to keep everyone busy and interested. Saturday, March 16 - Gloucester County Harrison Township Historical Society 'Going, Going, Gone... Features Vanishing Landmarks' Weekends, 1-4pm (Till 7pm on Second Saturdays) March 16 - May 19, 2013 (Closed Easter & Mother's Day) Old Town Hall 62 South Main Street, Mullica Hill Join the Harrison Township Historical Society for its spring exhibition, "Going, Going, Gone...Lost Landmarks of Harrison Township." Starting on March 16, the society will display various photographs and artifacts of lost, or soon to be lost…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Songstress Carrie Jackson delivers cool jazz Friday at the Barron Arts Center at a free concert.
If you think you don't like jazz, you haven't heard Carrie Jackson. The singer will be turning up the heat at the Barron Arts Center Friday night with her Jazzin' All Stars. The concert, which kicks off the BAC's Divas of Jersey Jazz series, begins at 7:30 pm. Carrie Jackson & Jazzin' All Star Ensemble perform the music of "Duke" Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, Loerner and Lowe, Rodgers and Hart, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, and tunes from the Great American Song Book. Jackson herself follows her jazz mentors who form a Who's Who of American jazz singers: Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Carmen McRae. Seats are bound to fill for this exceptional artist. …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Performances by singer Jewel and a spring dance concert at Mason Gross top upcoming entertainment in New Brunswick
Looking to be entertained this weekend? New Brunswick is the place to be. Grammy Award-winning songstress Jewel is among the top artists appearing in New Brunswick venues this weekend. She'll be in concert at the State Theatre. You may also want to take in wind and jazz concerts, being held at Mason Gross Performing Arts Center. Here's what's up this weekend: Friday, March 8 Jewel Greatest Hits Tour State Theatre 8 pm Tickets: $35 - $75 732-246-7469 See acclaimed American singer-songwriter-poet, Jewel on her GREATEST HITS Tour! Performing solo-acoustic on this tour, Jewel’s hits include “Who Will Save Your Soul,” “You Were Meant For Me,” “Foolish Games,” “Hands,” “Standing Still,” “Break Me,” “Intuition,” “Stronger Woman,” and “Satisfied…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The former teen heartthrob has won the praise of critics for his travel writing.
Best known for his days with the 'Brat Pack,' actor Andrew McCarthy has continued his creative journey, literally. An award-winning travel writer, McCarthy, who was born and raised in Westfield until the age of 15, penned his critically-acclaimed memoir The Longest Way Home in 2012. Taking a day off from directing a new film, the editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler returns to his roots—or close to them—when he appears as the guest of the Friends of the Metuchen Library Sunday, March 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. A fundraiser, proceeds from McCarthy’s appearance will go toward improvements to the Metuchen Library’s children's room and public meeting room. “We are delighted that New Jersey native Andrew McCarthy has agreed to come to …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Make plans to attend the fifth dance exposition on March 3.
The 5th Annual Woodbridge International Dance Festival will be returning to the township this year. The event will be held on Sunday, March 3, at 1 pm at Woodbridge Middle School on Barron Avenue. The festival features dancers of all persuasions, including flamenco, mexican, salsa, belly dancing, ballroom dancing, and much more. Admission is $5 for those age 12 and over. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Proceeds benefit the Woodbridge Committee for the Arts. For more information, call 732-662-9353, or visit dressingroomboutique.biz. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tickets are available for the 'Goddess of Folk's' performance, set for this Saturday in Rahway
Tickets are still available for folk singer Tracy Grammer, who will be performing this Saturday, February 23, at 8 pm at The Loft. The price of admission is $20 and can be purchased at the Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) in Rahway, of which The Loft is a smaller, more intimate performing venue. Tickets can also be purchased online. Grammer is known as a sensitive, creative song interpreter, with warm vocals, a girl-next-door stage presence, pristine finger style guitar, and, for the past ten years, an unshakeable dedication to celebrating the legacy of her late partner, songwriter Dave Carter. Her quick wit and writer's eye also make her a powerful story teller, and it's often the case that at the end of the night, audiences …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Teens, here's your chance to try out and be the next Woodbridge Idol winner! Auditions are Feb. 25 and 26.
Do you have a hidden talent you're dying to let out? The Woodbridge Idol contest could be your chance. Auditions are being held on Monday, February 25, at the Woodbridge Community Center and on Tuesday, Feburary 26, at the Evergreen Center in Colonia. There will be two sessions on each day and at each location: at 3:30 pm or 6:30 pm. Auditions are open to teens from 14 to 18 years of age. Contestants are asked to sing the National Anthem and a one- to two-minute song of their choice a capella. The competition itself will be held on April 26. For more information, visit their Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
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