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2019 Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition & Sale

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - August 24 @ 5:00 pm
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-2345 The Center for Contemporary Art 2019 Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition & Sale includes 108 pieces in all mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage, photography, ceramics, mixed media and more. The Center’s faculty members and judges Helen Marie Farrant, Wendy Hallstrom and Wes Sherman awarded the Sally Bush Memorial Award – Best of Show ($250); Ceramics Award of Excellence ($250); two Awards of Excellence ($100 each); and three Honorable Mentions. On view now through August 24. For more information visit our website. Pictured: Laurie Pettine’s “Figment” winner of the Sally Bush Memorial Award – Best of Show. Gallery Hours Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays and major holidays The galleries are open during regular hours of operation and on evenings and weekends when classes and workshops are in session. Please call (908) 234-2345 with any questions.

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Paintings by Renee Post on Display at Bernardsville Library in July

July 2 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm
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Free

Paintings by Renee Post on Display at Bernardsville Library in July Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present "Adventures,” paintings by Renee Post, in exhibition in the Community Room during the month of July. The show will be on view from July 2 to July 30, 2019. Ms. Post, a graphic designer and retired teacher, lives in Whitehouse Station. She paints both with brushes and pallet knives, and sometimes squeezes the paint directly out of the tube onto the canvas. “To me, art is an adventure,” she says, “I experiment and explore with brushstrokes, color, texture and lighting. The exploration is always moving forward. Starting with a figure or perhaps a shape or lines, my approach to painting is expressive. Feelings, empathy, and humanity drive me to respond to the flow and viscosity of the paint. The conveyance of a feeling, a belief or questioning of the same, is paramount to my creative process. Looking at art is a dialogue between the painting and the viewer. For me, it is exciting and risk-taking, like an exploration of a different shore.” Ms. Post has been painting for 43 years. Twenty-one years ago, she began a rewarding career teaching high school students Learn More ...

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SUMMER THEATER CAMP @ The Brook Arts Center

July 15 @ 9:00 am - July 26 @ 3:00 pm
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$299.00

Our summer program is designed to provide a fun creative experience for students entering grades 1st - 7th in the Fall of 2019, who are interested in exploring the wonders of theater! We offer a full day program, weekdays July 15 -26 from 9am - 3pm. Our dedicated and experienced counselors and director have designed a fun program which will develop self-confidence, self-expression, creativity and teach students to work as a team. The program is a great way to try something new and make new friends! Week One: Let’s Imagine: Campers will explore their imaginations and creativity through theater games, pantomime, role playing, and improvisation. Acting Basics: Campers will discover their talents using skits and short plays. Sessions will focus on stage movement, directions, voice, technique and auditioning. Week Two: Showcase: Lets’ Put on a Show! Our second week will be dedicated to rehearsing Camp Brook’s showcase production on the historic Brook Theater stage, on 7/26 @ 7:30pm. Cost per Camper $349.00. Early Bird Special 299.00 (EARLY code exp. 5/01) Discount offered for family registration. (promo code FAMILY) For a registration form visit us @ www.brookarts.org Email us @ brookartscenternj@gmail.com or 732-469-7700

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Summer Youth Theater Camp at the Brook!

July 15 @ 9:00 am - July 26 @ 3:00 pm
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$299.00

Our summer program is designed to provide a fun creative experience for students entering 1st - 7th grade in the Fall of 2019, who are interested in exploring the wonders of theater! We offer a full day program, weekdays July 15 -26 from 9am - 3pm. Camp includes a showcase production on the historic Brook Theater Stage on Friday 7/26. Our dedicated and experienced counselors and director have designed a fun program which will develop self-confidence, self-expression, creativity and teach students to work as a team. The program is a great way to try something new and make new friends! Cost per Camper $349.00. Early Bird Special 299.00 (exp. 6/01) Discount offered for family registration. (promo code FAMILY) For a registration form visit us @ www.brookarts.org Email us @ brookartscenternj@gmail.com or 732-469-7700

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9:00 am

NJ Audubon: Photography Instructors’ Summer Exhibition at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Closed Mondays
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Free

NJ Audubon: Photography Instructors’ Summer Exhibition at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery David DesRochers and Phil Witt, long-time instructors for the Sherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary’s digital photography workshop series, have been photographing the natural world for decades. Their enthusiasm for both nature and photography is evident in their images — ranging from landscapes to wildlife captured from locations around the world. They, along with this year’s workshop assistants, Cathy DesRochers, Becky Witt, and Jack & Ellen Moskowitz, will have a show of their nature-oriented images in the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery between May 31, 2019 and August 26, 2019. There will be an Opening Reception for the exhibition on Sunday, June 2, 2019 between 1pm and 3pm where members of the public can meet the artists. When Friday, May 31, 2019 through Monday, August 26, 2019 Gallery Hours Tuesday through Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm Closed: Mondays Where The Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ, 07924 Cost Free

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2:30 pm

Rockin’ Rocket Ride

July 17 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

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$10.00

Rockin’ Rocket Ride Put on your space suit and blast-off into outer space to visit the Moon, Sun, and planets. A lively experience for young people with selected music from “Journey Into Space” by Jane Murphy. (ages 3-8) Reservations recommended.

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3:30 pm

Storybooks in Space

July 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

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$10.00

Storybooks in Space Enjoy story time in the Planetarium as youngsters and their families learn about the stars and planets. There is no extra charge for stuffed animal friends. (ages 4-8) Reservations recommended.

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6:00 pm

Make Your Own Graphic Novel

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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SCLSNJ’s Somerville Library branch, located at 35 West End Avenue in Somerville Join illustrator and author Barbara DiLorenzo, for a hands-on instruction on creating your own graphic novel, from start to finish. All materials will be provided. (entering grades 7-12)

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7:00 pm

50 Years Since the Moon Landing

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough Engineer and filmmaker Sam Russell will speak on the events in the 1960’s that lead to Neil Armstrong’s historic first step onto the moon’s surface.

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Living By Design Rather Than Default: Workshop at Bernardsville Library

July 17 @ 7:00 pm
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Free

On Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 pm, Board certified coach Diane Penola will present a program at Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, called “Living by Design Rather Than Default.” It’s an interactive workshop focusing on creating strategies which promote positive change in one’s life. “Be a coach, not a critic,” says Ms. Penola. She will cover topics such as improving self-image as a function of conquering the internal dialogue; composing affirmations that neutralize negative thoughts and encourage new behavior patterns; and using playful visual images to aid in building new habits. She will also provide guidance in the development of personal goals, and attendees will go home with tools to enhance daily living. Ms. Penola is an experienced life coach with a commitment to helping people make positive change leading them to the future that they design, embracing their dreams and developing their strengths, and creating new habits. She has provided services to private clients and presented programs in a number of New Jersey public libraries. There is no charge to attend the program; advance registration is requested at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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7:05 pm

Somerset Patriots vs. York Revolution Baseball Game

July 17 @ 7:05 pm - 10:05 pm
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$10 – $26

- The Somerset Patriots will welcome SpongeBob SquarePants to the ballpark to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the premier of the legendary children's show. - The team has partnered with the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter to host a special awareness night to honor SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg, who passed away from ALS this past November. - Fundraising from the event will benefit the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter's work to fight Lou Gehrig's Disease. - It's a Senior Wednesday at TD Bank Ballpark. All fans 55+ will receive $5.00 Upper Box Tickets at the Box Office for this game.

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