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Dion Hitchings, Artist of the Month: Portraits on Recycled Trash

August 1 - August 31
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Gallery on Main's "Artist of the Month" series continues with an exhibition of mixed-media work by Milford, New Jersey-based artist Dion Hitchings, on view August 1 through 31. Admission is free, and the artist’s works are available for purchase. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, August 6, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Says Hitchings of his Portraits on Recycled Trash series, “Within my artwork I have found my own ‘unique world’ which has no rules or boundaries. My inspirations are varied and vast, everything from dreams and Indians, nuns and demons, the Jerry Springer Show and chickens to sins and celebrities. My world, and therefore my art, is guaranteed to be colorful, self-revealing, emotional, childlike and an ‘eye full’ to all who view it.” Hitchings creates sophisticated works with various children's art supplies including, crayons, magic markers, highlighters and colored pens. He explains, “Using consumer boxes, discarded furniture and ‘trash’ instead of traditional drawing surfaces has enabled me to break down pre-existing print, images, and textures while allowing the type and pictures from the recycled object to become organically part of the portrait.” He continues, “During the creative process, I discovered the need to deconstruct then reconstruct the

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2022 Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition & Sale

June 17 @ 9:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm
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Free

The Center for Contemporary Art 2022 Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition & Sale includes 91 pieces in all mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage, photography, ceramics, mixed media and more. For more information visit our website. Pictured: “Boxed In” by Deborah Kozart Ludtke Gallery Hours Monday – 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. The Center for Contemporary Art 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 Phone: (908) 234-2345 Fax: (908) 275-8828 Email: info@ccabedminster.org

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10:00 am

Somerset County’s 4-H Fair

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 12, 2022

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August 10, 11, 12  10am-10 pm  * 4-H Fairgrounds at North Branch Park  *  355 Milltown Road, Bridgewater Many things have changed in Somerset County over 70 years, but the volunteer Somerset County 4-H Association continues to provide the Somerset County 4-H Fair.  This tradition includes Free Family Fun! There are no entry or parking fees, no midway or carnival rides.  The 4-H Association and over 250 other volunteers, work together to give 4-H’ers a showcase for their accomplishments and visitors a unique, wholesome experience. They do this with support from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners and the Somerset County Park Commission, local businesses and individual sponsors, 4-H is a year round youth development program that teaches leadership, community service, and public speaking as well as project related skills such as animal science, STEM, healthy living and artistic achievement.  Even as agriculture declines in NJ, 4-H’ers continue to raise and show horses, beef and dairy cows, sheep, goats, alpaca, poultry, pigs, dogs and rabbits. They are all on display in the show rings at the Somerset County 4-H Fair.  To include members of other interests, there are robotics, performance and creative arts, entomology and herpetology, Go-Karts, model trains, model planes,

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6:00 pm

Cruise Nights in Bound Brook

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 13, 2022

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Curb Appeal Car Club's Cruise Nights in Downtown Bound Brook are back! Classic cars of all decades will cruise their way into Bound Brook every Thursday from 6pm-9pm. Stop by, pick out your favorite every Thursday- you never know what cool cars will show up! Event location: NJ Transit Parking Lot at Main Street & Mountain Ave.

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6:30 pm

Plant & Sip @ Spotted Leaf Plant Company

August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 13, 2022

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Grab a drank, grab your friends, and come build some live terrariums with us! You'll get all of the materials needed to build your terrarium: large glass bowl, sand, rocks, moss, charcoal, soil, 3 plants, and decor. Our instructors will guide you through a step-by-step class, where you'll plant 3 plants (baby houseplants, succulents + cacti) of your choosing inside your terrarium at the end. Our PLANT + SIP greenhouse classes are BYOB! Glasses provided. Feel free to bring your own beverage/ coffee / dry beverage. "Plant + sip" classes are catered towards adults 21+. Individuals under 21 are welcome (along with age appropriate drinks/ mocktails) however any minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Come plant + sip with us! *FOR GROUP TICKETS (reservations of 2 guests or more)*: we highly recommend purchasing the class tickets all together under one reservation, to ensure that you will all be seated together and that you will all get seats to the class.

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8:30 pm

Starlit Cinema

August 11 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 11, 2022

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Free

Downtown Somerville is excited to announce that the Starlit Cinema outdoor movie series will be returning for the 2022 summer season! Join us on Thursdays in July August (July 7th -August 11) on Division Street for an outdoor movie experience in the heart of Downtown Somerville. Tired of wasting your money on summer blockbusters that turn out to be flops and spending $10 on flat soda? Picture this instead: a night out with a guaranteed-awesome movie on a giant screen with a state-of-the-art sound system, surrounded by friends, family, fresh air, and the best food in New Jersey. Oh, and the show is free. Crazy, right? All shows start at approximately 8:30 PM on Division Street. 2022 Starlit Cinema Schedule 7/7 - Encanto 7/14 - Back To The Future 7/21 - Cruella 7/28 - Spider-Man: No Way Home 8/4 - Jumanji 8/11 - Footloose 8/18 & 8/25 have been reserved for rain dates.

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