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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 12 @ 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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4:00 pm

Sunflower Maze @ Snyder’s Farm

August 12 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 26, 2022

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Opening day for the sunflower maze is Friday August 12th Hours: 4pm to 8pm Hours after August 12th will be: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 4pm to 8pm Weekends: 8am to 3pm Please note days in red that we will have different hours PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday AUG.13th the Sunflower maze hours are 8am to 2 pm, and the last car at 1pm, due to a private event. *The roadside stand will still be open* AUG.20th we are having a food truck festival, if you wish to enter the food truck festival the entry fee is $5 Come join us for a relaxing stroll through the sunflowers and grab some fun pics in our photo op areas along the way. The U-Pick flower and tomato field will be open for you to pick your own beautiful summer bouquets and tasty tomatoes. Ask about our homemade ice cream and stop by our roadside stand to pick up some freshly picked veggies on the way home (roadside stand closes at 6pm during the week & 4pm on weekends) Saturday the 13th Playa Bowls will be joining us for the day and Sunday the 14th Playa bowls & Sweet Concessions will be here with food options. Sunflower maze –

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4:30 pm

Watchung PTO Food Truck Fridays

August 12 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Friday, repeating until October 21, 2022

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Free

WATCHUNG PTO’S FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY RETURNS FOR ITS THIRD SEASON Food Truck Fridays, a weekly family-friendly outdoor food truck gathering and fundraiser, will return for its third season. Every Friday from 4:30-7:30 PM, a rotation of food trucks will vend directly to the community. The weekly event will run through Friday October 21, 2022. For further information on vendors, truck schedule, and the Watchung PTO, visit watchungpto.com (https://www.watchungpto.com/Whg/custompage.cfm?cpid=5935)

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6:00 pm

Cruise Nights in Downtown Somerville

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 2, 2022

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Friday Night Cruise Nights will be returning to Downtown Somerville for the 2022 summer season! For more than 30 years, Downtown Somerville has hosted the largest cruise night on the East coast. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, the coolest classic cars around line up along Main Street for you to check out as you stroll. Don't miss out on the annual tradition!

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7:00 pm

Planetarium Experiences at RVCC

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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7pm    Accidental Astronauts - ages 4-10 8pm    Mars 1001 - ages 8-adult 9pm    Summer Lights Laser Concert - 10-adult Accidental Astronauts, Fridays, August 5, August 12, 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 24, 2:30 pm Robo-kids Cy, Annie, and their dog, Armstrong, get a lot more than they expected from their class field trip in an impromptu adventure. Travel along exploring the Sun, Earth and Moon, with a witty starship computer as navigator and guide. Race along on the surface of the Moon! Collect an asteroid sample in low gravity! Survive a solar storm! Find new appreciation for the unique beauty of Earth. Journey along with the Accidental Astronauts in this epic dome theater adventure. (Recommended for ages 4-10) Mars One Thousand One, Fridays, August 12, 19, 26, 8:00 p.m. Someday soon, the first humans will leave for Mars. They may be someone you know. Like the astronauts of the Space Age, they’ll be blasting off to the unknown. MARS One Thousand One is the story of one possible mission that carries a multi-national crew to the Red Planet. Space reporter Miles O’Brien guides you through the first human mission to Mars — a daring 1001-day mission to fly an international crew

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