5 Things in South Brunswick this Weekend
Well actually 8 things, but there's a lot to do in South Brunswick this weekend for the whole family.
Laura Hull (MAC Award Nominee/Best Jazz Vocalist) will present a program of jazz standards, American popular songs, and obscure gems at South Brunswick Art Commission’s Jazz Café. Laura’s latest CD, "Supper Club," is a collection of songs from the golden age of supper clubs and recorded live at a Montclair, New Jersey supper club. This CD is a follow-up to her previous CD, "Take Me Home," an exquisite collection of old favorites made new again. "Hullabaloo," her debut CD of original music, garnered several songwriting awards and is heard around the world.
The Rockingham Crew will meet at the gate to Rockingham on Laurel Avenue, and collect trash around Rockingham and along Laurel Avenue in Franklin Township. Participants can expect the usual bounty of bottles, cans, cups, plastic bags, snack wrappers, balloons, cigarette butts, CDs, and Styrofoam containers. Past years' cleanups have also yielded a bucket seat from a car, a filing cabinet, a Home News newspaper machine, a work tray containing hardened cement and tiles, and the torso of a life-size blow-up doll. Vie for the opportunity to snag this year's most unusual discarded object! Boots, hats, and long pants are recommended attire. KGA has a half dozen very good "trash grabbers" to help wrest litter caught in brambles-- first come have first crack at these trusty tools. We also provide garbage bags, safety vests, and gloves.
The Cook Crew will meet at the Cook Natural Area parking lot at the juncture of Heathcote Road, Ridge Road and Division Street, and will collect trash in the Cook Natural Area and parts of our greenbelt that adjoin Ridge Road, Division Street, and Mapleton Road in South Brunswick Township.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Drawing begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission tickets are $15 person, which includes one sheet of level one tickets, coffee, tea and dessert.Additional Value Pack tickets can be purchased for $30 and include two sheets of level one tickets, one sheet of level two tickets and one sheet of level three tickets, plus one grand prize ticket. Some of the great prizes include: Flat Screen TV, Free mild for a year, Amusement Park tickets, Disney passes, Sports tickets, and much more. Adults only - No one under 18 admitted.
Annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast. Adult tickets are $8, children 12 and under cost $4. Be sure to visit our Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale. Tickets available at the door.
SBAA presents, in conjunction with Major League Baseball and Aquafina, MLB Pitch Hit and Run. This competition is open to all South Brunswick residents age 7-14. The event offers a boys' baseball and a girls' softball competition. Winners will move on to compete in Sectional competition (location to be determined), and possibly compete at a major league ballpark and at the 2012 Major League All Star game. For more information, or to preregister, e-mail email@example.com.
Two days of free professional and amateur entertainment representing the diversity in the community at the South Brunswick Public Library, 1-4 p.m. on April 14 and 1:30-4:30 p.m. on April 15. Bring the whole family to see a variety of cultural performances from around the world.
Priscilla Orr, author of "Jugglers & Tides," and the forthcoming Losing the Horizon from Hannacroix Creek Books, is a recipient of fellowships from New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Yaddo, is a Dodge poet and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is an Associate Professor or English, and lives with her spirited Norwich terrier, Crosby, in Hamburg. Marcia Pelletiere is a poet, musician, and multimedia artist. She has just released her first poetry collection, "Miracle with Roasted Hens" (Spit, Bite Press), which can be ordered from her website, www.marciapelletiere.com. She is a founding member of the a cappella group The Accidentals, and co-founder of Two Cahoots, a multimedia arts collaborative. Her CD "Little Noises" was featured in "Billboard Magazine" and includes Marcia’s poems set to music by more than 25 diverse musicians. Her poems have been published in journals including "Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner," "The Southern Poetry Review," "Alaska Quarterly Review," and "Painted Bride Quarterly." She has taught creative writing at several schools and arts organizations in New York City. Free admission, food pantry donation accepted. Followed by open readings by audience members.