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Lacey Library August 2017 Calendar of Events

8/1 – 8/31

Meeting Room Art–Lacey SAIL Teens

One-on-One Computer Instruction–Assistance with computers, library resources, eReaders and tablets. Available by appointment only. Please call 609-693-8566.

8/1, 8/15, 2 pm, Tuesdays

Chair Yoga for Seniors–A gentle yoga practice for adults with limited mobility. Taught by Nancy Bonta Voitko, certified yoga instructor. Please register Continue reading Lacey Library August 2017 Calendar of Events

OceanFirst Summer Jazz Series Continues on August 8!

The South Jersey Jazz Society is proud to announce the 3rd in a four part series sponsored in part by OceanFirst Bank.
This 4 part series tries in some small way to capture the music that made the Club Harlem in Atlantic City a very special part of the jazz history of this area.
On August 8th at Clancy’s by the Bay, the Giacomo Gates with John Di Martino on piano and Ed Howard on bass will make a very special and rare appearance here in South Jersey.
In a recent article in “Jazz Times”, Christopher Loudon writes, “There are two contenders for coolest, sharpest male vocalist around…and Giacomo Gates is one. Gates now 67, waited until his 40″s to pursue music full time, but quickly emerged as a deeply insightful vocal acrobat, preternaturally skilled in scat and vocals, and a first rate storyteller.”
John di Martino, Composer, Arranger, Pianist, has recorded many CD’s for Venus Records with his “Romantic Jazz Trio” Noted for his versatility, John has performed and recorded with such notables as Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Joe Lovano, David “Fat Head” Newman, Pat Martino, Paquito D’Rivera and Houston Person.
Ed Howard, currently resides in New York City and is a highly sought after bassist. Ed has also had a long-standing tenure with the Roy Haynes Quartet. Since joining Mr. Haynes in 1982, Ed has had the opportunity to tour extensively and record three CD’s with this grand master of the drums. Ed also sights Clifford Jordan as a major influence in his musical development.
This one set performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Those who would like to order food should be seated by 6:30 p.m.

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Alex & the Kaleidoscope to perform at the Ocean County Library

Emmy award-nominated children’s band Alex & the Kaleidoscope will perform at several branches of the Ocean County Library on Aug 3 and Aug 14.

Alex & the Kaleidoscope’s singalong melodies and inspirational lyrics engage children emotionally and physically. Audiences clap, sing, dance, and improvise with the band, creating community and connection. Continue reading Alex & the Kaleidoscope to perform at the Ocean County Library

Romero Britto Brings Exhibit to South Jersey for First Time

Ocean Galleries is delighted to welcome world-renowned pop artist, Romero Britto, for his first ever exhibition in Stone Harbor, NJ.  “Romero Britto – Brilliant World of Color” will include an impressive collection of artwork and sculptures on display at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor/609.368.7777) beginning Friday, August 4 through Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Continue reading Romero Britto Brings Exhibit to South Jersey for First Time

9th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam

Fun waves.  Cold clams.  Good vibes.

The 9th Annual Jetty Coquina Jam, an all-female surf contest and beach festival is set to take over the 70th Street in Brant Beach, New Jersey on Sunday, July 30.

This marks the 7th year that Jetty will be donating to David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation, which takes all profits from the event and donates to female cancer patients in need. The Coquina Jam has raised in excess of $45,000 and we’re looking forward to exceeding our donation in years past! This day is all about females, family, and fun in the sun!

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Jersey Shore Comic Book Show

The Jersey Shore Comic Book Show will be returning to the Toms River Elks Lodge, 600 Washington Street, Toms River, on Sunday August 20 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Come on out and join us for a day of kid friendly, great family fun.

We will feature the “Artist Lounge” with more than 20 artiest, writers, and creators of comics and independent books.  Guest include Joe del Beato (G.I. Joe), /bob Petrecca (Batman), Mackenzie Rose Hawk, Tom Schoendorn, Danny Kelly, Ted Riddle, Isaiah Puga, Jeremiah Kleckner.  Also on hand will be more than 36 vendors offering up everything from golden age to modern, anime, graphic novels, non-sport cards, toys, crafts, collectibles and so much more! Continue reading Jersey Shore Comic Book Show

Plein Air Painting with Joseph Sweeney

 TWO DAY WORKSHOP: August 1 & 3
This workshop explores LBI and the surrounding area, with plenty of time to check out the beach and local restaurants. Instruction includes tips for painting efficiently outdoors by choosing a prime location, capturing the weather, and setting up a seascape pallet. Instruction includes demonstrations and lectures on painting surfaces, materials, mediums, compositional drawing and color studies.
Most media are welcomed including oil, acrylic, and pastel. A supply list will be available.
LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
Fee: $65/two day workshop or $385/summer session (all 12 classes)

Toms River Native Brings The Bard to Huddy Park This Summer

The Toms River Shakespeare Festival takes its inaugural steps this summer to a custom built stage at Huddy Park, in Downtown Toms River. Founder & Producing Artistic Director, Lori Garrabrant, selected The Tempest because of it’s title event – the large storm conjured by the main character – a storm similar to one faced by Toms River and surrounding areas in 2012.

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