Dover Little Theatre Presents Death of a Salesman

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Dover Little Theatre, 69 Elliott Street in Dover NJ will present Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

The show centers around the last days of Willie Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how success and happiness have missed him. Through a series of tragic revelations of the life he has lived, it is discovered how his quest for the American Dream blinded him to the people who loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound, classic dramas of the American Theatre and taught in schools throughout the country.

Directed by Claire Bochenek, the cast includes the following:

Willy Loman – Bob Scarpone
Linda Loman – Kate Daly
Biff Loman… -Michael Reddin
Happy Loman – Michael Jay
Charlie – Frank Bläuer
Howard – Nick DiDomenico
Bernard – Anthony Miceli
Ben – George Fear
Stanley – Ted Nykun, Jr
The Woman – Caitlin Jurewicz, Alison Devereaux (March 14th)

The show runs March 13, 2015 – March 28, 2015. Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Dates: March 13, 2015 – March 28, 2015
Address: 69 Elliott Street, Dover , New Jersey
Cost: $17. Get tickets HERE
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About the Dover Little Theatre

Many people are unaware of an intimate little theatre nestled in the hills of Dover called, of all things, The Dover Little Theatre. We are always shocked when folks walk in for the first time stating that they are long-time residents of Dover or surrounding towns and never heard of us! Well, truth be told, in most cases, we’ve been here longer than they have been. We’ve just been waiting for them… The theatre itself seats 100 people, allowing audiences one of the most intimate theatre experiences in Morris County. DLT produces four mainstage productions per season, utilizing the talents of local actors, actresses, producers, directors and many other volunteers.

DLT was established in 1933 through the efforts of a dedicated group of theatre enthusiasts who sought to establish a “home” for theatrical arts and artists. The first season (1933/34) included three plays, one of which was “Lady Windermere’s Fan” (pictured). Since then, over 300 successive plays have been produced!

Address: 69 Elliott Street, Dover , New Jersey
Phone: 212 868 4444
Website: http://www.doverlittletheatre.org/

Coming Home Rescue Will Hold Adoption Events For Homeless Dogs in March 2015

Press Release:

Coming Home Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue organization, will host adoption events for homeless dogs on weekends in March 2015. The rescue group regularly hosts events on weekends at various locations in Morris, Passaic and Essex counties. Interested adopters that can’t make it out to an event, can contact Coming Home Rescue to schedule a meet and greet by calling 1-888-405-7221 to select a day and time. For more information about the organization and available dogs looking to be adopted, visit www.cominghomerescue.org.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 11am-3pm   Gina
Petco
150 Route 10
East Hanover, NJ
973-515-9500

Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 11am-3pm
Petco
275 Route 10
Succasunna, NJ 07876 Blake
973-598-8559

Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 11am-3pm
Mike’s Feed Farm
90 Hamburg Turnpike
Riverdale, NJ
973-839-7747

Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 11am-3pm
PetSmart Brynn
367 Mount Hope Ave
Rockaway, NJ
973-361-7970

 

About Coming Home Rescue:

Coming Home Rescue is a volunteer based, 501(c)3 organization focused on helping homeless animals in shelters throughout New Jersey.

It is estimated that approximately 38,000 animals were euthanized in the state of New Jersey last year alone. Coming Home Rescue is dedicated to reducing that number by rescuing and re-homeing as many dogs from these shelters as possible.

We have saved over 750 dogs since starting in 2009.

Events to Check Out This Weekend – Feb 27 – March 1st, 2015

Girls Night Out – Feb 27

Want to escape for a night from the stress at home and work!? Grab your favorite ladies and join us for a Girls Night Out at Lago Restaurant, Lounge & Banquet Hall! There will be live entertainment, vendors and four exclusive fashion shows! Diane & Co. will be displaying high-end women’s evening wear fashions followed by Cocktail dresses! Studio One Lingerie will be showcasing sexy women’s lingerie and the event will end with an exclusive Mens exotic underwear preview! The dance floor will be open all night! Engaged? Invite your whole bridal party! Vendors will be offering their products at exclusive Girls Night Out discounts so bring your wallets! Shop, dance, eat, drink and be fashionable all night long at Girls Night Out! And don’t forget, “What happens at Girls Night, stays at Girls Night,” and your secrets are safe with us!

Date: Friday, February 27th, 2015; 7pm to 10pm
Address: Lago; 230 Washington Pl., North Brunswick
Cost:$25, covers two beverages and hors d’oeuvres
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ShamROCK and Roll - Feb 28

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Hometown Heroes is hosting the Shamrock and Roll, coming up on Saturday, February 28th at the Toms River Elks Lodge. It’s an Irish themed event with traditional Irish Fare, unlimited beer feat. selections from Rinn Duin Brewing, a kilt contest where the winner wins a custom kilt from American Highlander Tuxedoes & Kilts, music from Whiskey on Thursday, Birmingham Six, and Shamrock & Thistle Pipes and Drums, plus a whiskey tasting.

Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2015; 6pm to 10pm
Address: Toms River Elks Lodge; 600 Washington Street, Toms River
Cost: $50, purchase tickets Here!
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A Wing and a Prayer aka Wingfest - Feb 28

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Chicken Wing connoisseurs will gather in Hoboken to determine which local establishment can lay claim to the title, “Best Chicken Wings in Hoboken.” The Third Annual “A Wing and a Prayer” chicken wing cook-off, hosted by the St. Francis Helpers, will be held on Saturday, February 28, at the Hoboken Elks Lodge (1005 Washington St.). Tickets to “A Wing and a Prayer” are $40 per person and include all-you-can-eat wings, sides, beer and wine – and the ability to cast your vote for “Best Chicken Wings in Hoboken!” Various raffles will also be held.

Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2015; 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Address: Hoboken Elks Lodge; 1005 Washington St, Hoboken
Cost: $40, Buy Tickets Here
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Jazz in the Vineyards – Feb 28

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Live music by The Geno White Trio – Geno White is a Cape May favorite who offers a whole other side to the harmonic workings of the blues. Some will call it Jazz-blues but it turns full circle into a lovely sensual and smooth instrumental music experience. Geno is a regular at the Cape May Jazz Festivals, he has toured nationally and has won two ASCAP awards for his Music from Inside the Lighthouse. Join us under the heated tents for a full day of Jazz, wine tastings,wine by the glass or bottle, heated sangria, vineyard tours, and local vendors. Our monthly events are always free admission and rain or shine.

Date: February 28th, 2015; 12 to 5pm
Address: Natali Vineyards, 221 North Delsea Drive, Cape May Courthouse
Cost: Free admission
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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Breakfast – Feb 28

Fans of Dr. Seuss can put on their Bar-ba-loot suits, stick a Wocket in their pockets, hop on pop and make a stop at Liberty Hall Museum for a super good time at our Dr. Seuss Birthday Breakfast! Kids will enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, make their very own Dr. Seuss hat, and even take their picture with silly props and The Cat in the Hat!

Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2015; 10am to Noon
Address: Liberty Hall Museum; 1003 Morris Ave., Union, NJ
Cost: $30/adults; $25/children. Call 908-527-0400 to reserve
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Winter Warm Up & Family Expo – Feb 28

Free Pop Up style event coming to St Mary’s Parish Center Manahawkin featuring outdoor gaming garden, cinema style screenings of Landfall, demos and merchant marketplace for every one to enjoy from 10 am – 2 pm. Starting with outdoor gaming trailers and National Guard Call of Duty Virtual exhibit, winter warming seating areas, disc golf lessons and demos and Davids Generation Team serving up hot chocolate and treats. Inside Home Depot will have children workshops featuring birdhouses and other take home projects, local businesses will feature winter deals and spring previews at the Marketplace and Lighthouse International Film Society and Jetty will be screening their acclaimed film Landfall. Gourmet food specialties will be for sale . There is no charge for the public to attend or take part in any of the Winter Warm Up activities.

Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2015; 10a to 2pm
Address: St. Mary’s Center; McKinely Ave. & Bishop Ln., Manahawkin
Cost: Free
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Sugar Maple Celebration – Feb 28 & March 1

Join us in celebrating the Sugar Maple and (quite literally) all it brings to the table! Learn how to tap a tree and enjoy the process of maple sugaring with Duke Farms Executive Director Michael Catania. Participate in activities and nature hikes focused on wildlife, tree identification, best forestry practices, and climate change as it relates to the Sugar Maple and our native forests. Share the taste of New Jersey maple syrup, visit a live sawmill demonstration, and don’t miss your chance to try the maple syrup specialty items that will be served all day in our café!

Dates: February 28th & March 1st, 2015
Address: Duke Farms; 1112 Dukes Pkwy. W., Hillsborough, NJ
Cost: Free
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Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show – Feb 28 – Mar 1


The Show features 50+ Tables of Trains for Sale and 150+ Exhibitors from Across the Country

Dates: February 28th – March 1st, 2015
Address: NJ Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison NJ, 08837
Cost: $8 Adults, 12 and under FREE
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6th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Homebrewing Contest – Mar 1

Bring your taste buds and best beer-drinking buds to Our Lady of Grace Gym located at 422 Willow Avenue on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 from 2-6pm for a competition that will make you sweat! This year’s proceeds will go to In Jesus’ Name Charities food pantry. Enjoy live music by Gravy Train, unlimited chili and beer samples and a heated competition! Sponsored by Rockefeller Group, 902 Brewing, hMAG, Ben & Jerry’s, and Hoboken Grace!

Date: Sunday, March 1st, 2015; 2pm to 6pm
Address: 422 Willow Avenue, Hoboken
Cost: $40, get tickets HERE
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Maple Sugaring Fest – March 1

Join us Sunday, March 1st from 1 – 4 pm for our Maple Sugaring Fest. Learn the basic steps to making maple syrup, from tapping a tree to cooking the sap. Enjoy homemade flapjacks, refreshments, and other fun activities for the whole family.

Date: Sunday, March 1st; 1pm to 4pm
Address: Reeves-Reed Arboretum; 165 Hobart Ave., Summit
Cost: $10/person or $25 max/family; free for members

Join Hometown Heroes for ShamROCK and ROLL this Saturday, February 28th

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Hometown Heroes is hosting the Shamrock and Roll, coming up on Saturday, February 28th at the Toms River Elks Lodge. It’s an Irish themed event with traditional Irish Fare, unlimited beer feat. selections from Rinn Duin Brewing, a kilt contest where the winner wins a custom kilt from American Highlander Tuxedoes & Kilts, music from Whiskey on Thursday, Birmingham Six, and Shamrock & Thistle Pipes and Drums, plus a whiskey tasting.

Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2015; 6pm to 10pm
Address: Toms River Elks Lodge; 600 Washington Street, Toms River
Cost: $50, purchase tickets Here!

About Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes’ main purpose is to foster an environment of goodwill, generosity, and encouragement by supporting local communities when unexpected needs arise during a crisis without discrimination towards an individual’s ethnicity, gender, and age. The organization provides an opportunity for all of us to give back to the community through professional assistance, financial assistance, and advocacy. Hometown Heroes helps those in need, often with little or no time, to find a solution to a problem that at the time appears overwhelming.

Hometown Heroes has provided assistance with:

– Hurricane Relief
– Homelessness
– Domestic violence
– Drug abuse
– Disability
– Providing food and heat for the elderly
– Assistance for new mothers with nowhere to turn
– Joint fundraisers with local and national nonprofits

You Can Be A Hero Too!

Whether you are a professional offering services for members of our community or an individual who wants to volunteer to help, they are looking for you!

Simply go to their website www.usahometownheroes.org and fill out the contact form or send them a message via their Facebook page.

New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show @ Arts Guild New Jersey – Begins March 22

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It’s happening! In one month and one day, I will be curating the first New Jersey Isn’t Boring art exhibit! The exhibit will be held from March 22nd – April 16th, 2015! It is FREE to attend! The event features over 30 NJ artists whose art work all represent New Jersey. If you can make it, that would be amazing! There will be food and beverages provided.

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 22nd, 2015; 1pm to 4pm
Dates: Sun, March 22 – Thurs, April 16, 2015
Times: Monday – Thurs 10am to 4pm; Fri 10am to 2pm, Sat & Sun 1pm to 4pm
Address: Arts Guild NJ, 1670 Irving St, Rahway
Cost: FREE

RSVP to the Opening Reception HERE (not required, but it’s nice to have a head count)

Official Press Release:

Arts Guild New Jersey is pleased to present New Jersey Isn’t Boring, curated by Cyd Katz-Seidel creator of NewJerseyIsntBoring.com. The exhibit will feature the artwork of the over thirty New Jersey artists who were selected through an open juried competition. The exhibition, which opens on March 22 and runs through April 16, 2015 will have a free, public reception on Sunday, March 22, 1-4 PM, at Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065. Gallery Hours are Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm, Fri: 10am to 2pm, Sat & Sun: 1-4pm or by appointment for groups of 10 or more. The exhibition is wheelchair accessible.

“If there is one thing that all New Jersey residents know to be true it’s that people who live in it love it, and outsiders have a bad impression of it. Years of terrible reality television shows have tarnished the reputation of the great, Garden State. It’s time for people to get back to appreciating a state that is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, great food, eclectic culture and so much more. New Jersey is becoming a stereotype and it’s time for things to change.” – Cyd Katz –Seidel, Curator.

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“Bruce Buns 1.1″ by Chris Ernst

The intention of the exhibit is to provoke a new audience to take a new look at New Jersey. All artists exhibiting work are residents of New Jersey and their art work reflects different aspects of New Jersey including its beaches, landmarks, food, history, pop culture and more.

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“Pork Rollin'” by Jodi Walker

Featured artists for this exhibit are: Marina Ahun, Ron Brown, Robert Cashion, Chiara Chandoha, Denise Croft, Lauren Curtis, Richard Earl, Chris Ernst, Alex Flannery, Colleen Gahrmann, Corey Hudson, Mariya Kovalyov, Medha Kulkarni, Brian Lav, Zig Mantell, Diane Metz, Maria Mijares, Scott Modrzynski, Tina Morrison, Nancy Ori, Frank Parisi, June Ponte, Charlene Rieger-Velli, Howard Marc Steiman, Carol Taylor-Kearney, Erica Vojnich, Alan Walker, Jodi Walker, Claudia Waters, Grace Zambelli, and Michael Zambelli.

Trenton Makes, The World Takes

“Trenton Makes, The World Takes” by Marina Ahun

To learn more about the artists and the curator, visit www.newjerseyisntboring.com.

For more information about this program and exhibit opportunities at Arts Guild New Jersey visit www.agnj.org and join our mailing list or contact us at: info@agnj.org or by phone at (732) 381-7511.

About Arts Guild New Jersey:

Arts Guild New Jersey is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

Arts Guild New Jersey presents a yearly program of fine art exhibitions as well as three semesters of multi-week art classes for adults, teens and children, one-day workshops for adults, summer art workshops for kids and teens, and a variety of secondary art and cultural events, such as lectures and seminars.

The Art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey artists. We feature a wide range of mediums (painting, prints, photography, mixed media collage, construction/assemblage, sculpture, etc.) and a broad range of styles from photo realism to complete abstractions. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in the contemporary art of New Jersey’s arts community.

It is the mission of Arts Guild New Jersey to present high level arts programs for the benefit of residents in Central and Northern New Jersey. We promote a broad range of the arts and the value of the arts for all people. Since 1999, the Guild has provided an increasing range of art events, activities and programs for a multi-county audience.


Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Contact: (732) 381-7511 or info @agnj.org
Website: www.agnj.org
Like them on Facebook Arts Guild New Jersey and Follow on Twitter @ArtsGuildNJ

To find out more about the downtown Rahway Arts District
Website: www.artsrahway.com
Facebook: Rahway Arts District
Twitter: @Rahwayarts

Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society Comedy Fundraiser – March 1, 2015

Join Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society and the North Brunswick Humane Association for a night of laughter and fun, raising money for the animals! The Stress Factory Comedy Club in New Brunswick, NJ will entertain us with dinner and their acclaimed comedians on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Doors open at 5pm for a buffet dinner followed by the show at 7pm.

Don’t miss out on this super fun(ny) event! Get your tickets here or email info@karmacatzendog.org

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015
Address: Stress Factory Comedy Club; 90 Church St, New Brunswick
Cost: 40.00 per person

About Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society

The Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society was formed in March 2010 by sisters Christie and Michelle Arlotta. They had dreamed of starting an organization for many years as they volunteered with other animal rescue groups. The organization currently manages the adoption center at the North Brunswick PetSmart and has animals in several local foster homes. Adoption Hours: every Saturday & Sunday at the North Brunswick PetSmart on Rt. 1 South from 11 am until 330 pm. Find on Facebook & Twitter.

About North Brunswick Humane Association

The North Brunswick Humane Association is a volunteer 501(C)(3) non-profit Association serving the Brunswick area with the purpose of educating and guiding our community in the humane treatment of animals. Through education we hope to raise awareness and stop the cruel, senseless and inhumane treatment of animals. Find on Facebook.

Events to Check Out this Weekend – Feb 20 – 22, 2015

Dreamation – Feb 19-22

4 days of non-stop gaming!

Dates: February 19th – 22nd, 2015
Address: Hyatt Morristown; 3 Speedwell Ave, Morristown
Cost: Get tickets HERE
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New Jersey Winter Wine Festival – Feb 20

Taste the night away and enjoy an amazing array of 150+ wines selected by the Wine Library! Enjoy full-bodied and rich reds, crisp whites, many specialty wines — great wines for mid-winter!Join us from 7-10pm, hang out and meet up with other wine lovers while enjoying live jazz  Our 3rd Annual Winter Wine Festival promises to be yet another great night of wine and merriment to remember.

Date: Friday, February 20th, 2015; 7-10pm
Address: Hilton Short Hills Hotel; 41 John F Kennedy Pkwy, Short Hills, NJ
Cost: Buy Tickets HERE
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United States Super 8 Film and Digital Video Festival – Feb 20 -22

View the winning films and digital videos of the International U.S. Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival, selected by a jury of filmmakers, Rutgers University students, and media professionals. The festival – now in its 27th year – will feature finalist works by independent filmmakers from the United States and around the world. A different program of films and videos will be offered each night. Prize winners will be announced on the closing night of the festival, in a competition for prizes, along with the Audience Favorite Prize

Dates: February 20th – 22nd, 2015
Address: Voorhees Hall #105, Rutgers University; 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick
Cost: $10 GA, $9 Students and Seniors; $8 Film Co-op Friends
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Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire X - Feb 20 – 22

The Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire is an alternative, indoor Renaissance Faire unbounded by normalcy. Wicked Faire X’s theme is “A Game Of Scones”. It incorporates and welcomes those from all manner of points in space and time — Klingons and cavemen, werewolves and Steampunks, magicians and time travelers . . . and, of course, Faire folk of all sorts. There’s more. Our event is also 16+, and there are areas of our event which are adult in nature — though that’s only one aspect of the event. This also means the faire need not avoid adult subjects in art, games or entertainment – though it need not be those things exclusively.

Dates: February 20th – 22nd, 2015
Address: The Hyatt Regency Princeton; 102 Carnegie Center Princeton, NJ
Cost: $40+. Get tickets HERE
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The Big Brew Beer Festival in Morristown – Feb 21

The Big Brew Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2014 at The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ. This event features 200+ Craft Beers, 10 Casks in VIP and great food from 4 area restaurants including Morris Tap & Grill and Nicole’s Ten. UNLIMITED TASTINGS! This is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados and beer lovers to meet, hang out, discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives.

Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: GA $60,  VIP $85 at door, $10 DD

$10 off with the code NJISNTBORING

You can also get more information on their Facebook and Twitter @BigBrewBeerFest

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Polar Bear Plunge – Feb 21

Face the freezing cold ocean and take the plunge. Registration is from 9:00 AM to 12:30 pm. The plunge takes place at 1 pm in the ocean in front of the Aztec Ocean Resort.

Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Address: Aztec Ocean Resort; 901 Boardwalk Ave., Seaside Heights
Cost: Free to attend, $125 to participate.
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UWC Live Professional Wrestling – Feb 21

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The New Egypt Elks Lodge announces they will host their first of three scheduled Pro Wrestling events on Saturday January 24, 2015 at the lodge, located at 105 Lakewood Road in New Egypt. Well known and loved family community group, United Wrestling Coalition will provide the evenings entertainment. UWC has been running family friendly pro wrestling events for nearly 19 years and has helped countless charitable organizations such as Toys for Tots, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Youth sporting groups, firehouses and individuals with handicaps, to name just a few. On Saturday February 21, 2015 the doors will open at 6:30 PM. Fans will have a chance to meet some of the wrestlers, as well as get something to eat, prior to the 7:00 PM Belltime.

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Address: New Egypt Elks Lodge, 105 Lakewood Rd, New Egypt
Cost: $10
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MS Hoboken Bar Crawl - Feb 21

We will be taking on the streets of Hoboken for our very first MS Bar Crawl! Each participant will receive a variety of discounted drink specials throughout the day as well as a special MS Bar Crawl giveaway. The proceeds from this event will benefit the more than 10,000 individuals living with MS in the New Jersey Metro area. Join us as we come together to celebrate our connections, our success and our desire for a world free of MS!

Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2015; Begins at 12:30pm
Address: Wicked Wolf Hoboken; 129 Sinatra Dr., Hoboken
Cost: Pre-Registration: $35, Day of Registration: $40, $20 non-drinkers
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Wine and Cheese Tasting - Feb 21 & 22

An introduction to fine imported and domestic cheeses and how to pair them with wine. Sample selections of cheeses made locally as well as imported. Pair the cheeses with the perfect wine, add a loaf of bread and you have the Holy Trinity of food!

Dates: February 21st – February 22nd, 2015
Address: Villa Milagro Vineyards; 33 CR-627, Phillipsburg, NJ
Cost: $10
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Asbury Park Beer Fest - Feb 21 & 22

The Asbury Park Beerfest, presented by 95.9 FM WRAT Radio and the Asbury Park Boardwalk, is sure to be a beer lovers paradise, featuring “craft” beers from all over the world as well as ciders and iconic retro beers. Participants can also enter beer sports, such as “Masskrugstemmen” (a beer-stein-holding contest) and 95.9 FM WRAT Radio will be also have on-air talent present and will be broadcasting live for an exceptionally good time. Great beer, great food and so much more.

Dates: Saturday, Feb. 21 (12 – 4pm and 6 -10 p.m.) & Sunday, Feb. 22 (12 – 4pm), 2015
Address:Convention Hall; 300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ
Cost:$37.50 in advance, $42 at the door, $10 for designated drivers. Get Tickets HERE
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Laurita Ice Sculpture Festival - Feb 21 & 22

A family-friendly, winter wonderland event for all ages highlighted by ice sculptures, classic winter activities, upbeat entertainment and a variety of themed food and beverages!! Sculpture displays by World-Famous, Guinness Book Of World Records Holder Ed Jarrett, will include a Fire & Ice truck where you can sit in the driver’s seat, a fire-breathing dragon luge, a “Warm Hug” field of Snowmen, an ice sculpting demo stage and a frosty photo booth!! Enjoy our award winning wines, legendary sangria, spiked hot chocolate, hot apple wine ciders and a beautiful lighting ceremony at dusk!! Oh…and FIREWORKS Saturday Night!!! Don’t miss this unique, annual event!! Watch our estate winery transform into a vineyard ski lodge for this special weekend!!

Dates: February 20th & 21st, 2015
Address: Laurita Winery; 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ
Cost: General Admission $6
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3rd Annual Chili Cook Off St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser – Feb 22

There will be two contests, the “Professional” Cook Off (commercial) and the “Amateur” Cook Off (residents). Once the chili lovers have tasted all chili, they will vote for their favorite and drop their ballot in the ballot box. The results will be tallied and the winners will be announced! Prizes will be awarded to the winners. In addition to the People’s Choice, there will be an independent panel of 5 judges.

There is a $10 entry fee and you are required to pre-register and make a minimum of 3 lbs of chili. Visit the website for more information or call. Tickets are $25 and include snacks, chili tasting, beer and two ballots. All proceeds will benefit the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Date: Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
Address: Windansea Restaurant; 56 Shrewsbury Ave., Highlands
Cost: $10 entry fee; Tickets are $25
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Blues A Palooza – Feb 22

Blues A Palooza is a fundraiser for the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation. Each year we bring together several excellent Blues players for a great day of music. This year the line up is the Mimi Nowak Project, David Fields Blues Band, Slim Chance and headliner Rob Paparozzi. Show starts at 2pm till 6 pm. $20 at the Door, $15 with advanced Reservations.

Date: Sunday, February 22nd, 2015; 2pm to 6pm
Address: Tim McCloone’s Supper Club; 1200 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park
Cost: $20, $15 in advance. Call 732-933-1984 for advance tickets

Coming Home Rescue is Collecting Items for Their Second Annual Tricky Tray Event

Press Release:

Coming Home Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue organization, is looking for support from the community to help make their second Tricky Tray fundraiser a success. The event will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Ramada Inn, 130 Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ. The dog rescue group is currently collecting gift certificates, donations of services from businesses and unwanted Christmas gifts to help raise money to save more animals.

The group is looking for new items to include in the baskets: DVDs, children’s items, kitchen accessories, home décor, electronics, household items, jewelry, tickets to events and shows and much more. In addition, monetary donations and gift cards are graciously accepted to help purchase additional items for themed baskets.

Individuals or local businesses looking to donate new items or services, should contact the rescue group at info@cominghomerescue.org or 1-888-405-7221 to schedule a pick-up.

To learn more about Coming Home Rescue, see upcoming adoption dates and view all dogs available for adoption, visit www.cominghomerescue.org.

About Coming Home Rescue:

Coming Home Rescue is a volunteer based, 501(c)3 organization focused on helping homeless animals in shelters throughout New Jersey.

It is estimated that approximately 38,000 animals were euthanized in the state of New Jersey last year alone. Coming Home Rescue is dedicated to reducing that number by rescuing and re-homeing as many dogs from these shelters as possible.

We have saved over 750 dogs since starting in 2009.

UWC Live Professional Wrestling – Saturday, February 21st in New Egypt

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Official Press Release:

The New Egypt Elks Lodge announces they will host their first of three scheduled Pro Wrestling events on Saturday February 21, 2015 at the lodge, located at 105 Lakewood Road in New Egypt.

Well known and loved family community group, United Wrestling Coalition will provide the evenings entertainment. UWC has been running family friendly pro wrestling events for nearly 19 years and has helped countless charitable organizations such as Toys for Tots, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Youth sporting groups, firehouses and individuals with handicaps, to name just a few.

On Saturday February 21st, 2015 the doors will open at 6:30 PM. Fans will have a chance to meet some of the wrestlers, as well as get something to eat, prior to the 7:00 PM Belltime.

At 7:00 PM Master of Ceremony Dave Kerstetter will open the show and begin announcing each of the seven action packed matches slated for the evenings entertainment.

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Fans will be enthralled as wrestlers make their way to the ring, slapping hands and posing for photos with the fans!

After four matches, the action will break for Intermission. Members of the New Egypt Elks Lodge will be cooking up a storm – offering delicious yet affordable food and snacks! The wrestlers will congregate around the ring. Some will have merchandise to sell. All will sign autographs for the fans! Then after the scheduled 15 minute break, the action will steam ahead with three more matches, culminating with the UWC’s Main Event!!

UWC Promoter Lois Thomas is no stranger to these parts. She graduated Allentown High School in 1984 and has resided in Burlington County with her husband Dave for the past 26 years. Lois has been likened to “The Mrs Brady of Pro Wrestling” for her insistence on providing family entertainment, free from profanity and lewdness. When asked, Ms Thomas explained “these wrestlers are professionally trained and highly skilled. Many of them have been wrestling for fifteen years or better. We simply know they can rely on their talent and ability to entertain – they don’t need to resort to cursing or the use of weapons, and in our pro wrestling organization – we simply won’t allow that anyway!”

Tickets to the event are just $10, with children under the age of 3 admitted free. Tickets are only sold at the door, which opens at 6:30 PM. UWC celebrates birthdays with reserved seats and a special UWC Birthday Card when scheduled prior to the night of the event.

Tentative dates for monthly events have been penciled in for the remainder of 2015, pending fan interest and turn out.

For more information, call 609-792-9328 or go to Facebook.com/UWCFanCave. You can also check out real.newjersey@facebook.com or follow UWC on Twitter @UWCFAMILY

Events to Check Out This Weekend – Feb 13th – 15th, 2015

Chocolate Walk & Carriage Rides – Feb 13

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What is a chocolate walk? Participating businesses open their doors to a free evening of fun and chocolate treats! It could be as simple as a piece of chocolate or as delicious as a chocolate tini! Print your passport and visit the shops and galleries – when done you turn in your signed passport and entered into drawing for $50 in Bordentown Bucks!

Carriage Rides – enjoy a stroll through our charming city on a horse drawn carriage sponsored by: Bucks County Carriages. Make your reservation contact Rebecca. $20 per adult & $10 children 10 and under. Questions contact Rebecca’s Vintage Boutique & Consignment Shop 609-298-9422

Date: Friday, February 13th, 2015; starts at 5pm
Address: Downtown Bordentown; 224 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown
Cost: Free, Carriage Rides $20 adult/$10 child
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Valentine’s Day Sleigh Rides – Feb 14

Whether you are a courting or married couple, you’re invited to take a horse drawn sleigh ride on Valentine’s Day at Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville. For families and groups, there will be horse-drawn wagon rides. The romantic rides through the countryside are free and offered on a first come, first served basis. After the ride, you can visit the recently restored farmhouse, filled with period antiques. There will be house tours and live music inside. Outside, there will be hot cocoa and a fire. Valentine’s Day goodies will be for sale at the Visitor’s Center. The hours for the event are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015. In the case of inclement weather, be sure and call the farm to make sure that the event is taking place. The farm is located at 17 Valley Road in Lambertville. For more information, call 609-737-3299

Date: February 14th, 2015; 11am to 3pm
Address: Howell Living Farm;  17 Valley Road, Lambertville
Cost: Free
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GSWGA’s Wine and Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend - 14 & 15

Join New Jersey wineries from Sussex to Cape May, and everywhere in between across New Jersey for two weekends of your favorite pairing- wine and chocolate! Each winery will have its own features for the trail weekend, but most will have something CHOCOLATE related to enjoy! You’ll find special wine tastings and new releases, pairings, entertainment, specials and sales. Be sure to grab something special for your squeeze. Held over two weekends, rain, snow, or shine. Check with each winery for hours. The events calendar will have each wineries listing as well.

Dates: February 7th & 8th, 4th & 15th, 2015
*At Participating Vineyards
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Tuckerton Seaport’s Valentines Day/President Weekend - Feb 14 -16

General admission. Cocoa Cup Miniature Golf Tournament; adventure woods rides. Family Chocolate Class (reservations required – $10 members, $15 non-members); Victorian Tea (registrations suggested – $20). Visit website or call for more information.

Dates: February 14th – 16th, 2015
Address: Tuckerton Seaport; 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton
Cost: Free GA, pay per event
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Alba Winery’s Wine and Chocolate Weekend – Feb 14 &15

Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember by spending it with someone special at Alba Vineyard. Treat your valentine to samples of award winning wines paired with exquisite chocolates, artisan cheeses, and wonderful culinary treats! We will feature small bites prepared by our preferred caterers. Each caterer will offer samples of their amazing food specialties to pair with our wines. Master Chocolatier, Diane Pinder, owner of Donna & Company, will join us. Diane will offer samples of her unique artisan chocolates to pair with Alba’s dessert wines. A collection of assorted truffles and other chocolate treats will be available for sale. Joining us for the first time this year is Fourchette of Clinton, NJ. You will be able to sample and purchase their artisan cheeses. The tasting experience is $20 per person (21 and older). Reservations are not required.

Dates: February 14th – 15th, 2015; 11am to 5pm
Address: Alba Vineyards; 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford, NJ
Cost: $20 for Wine and Food Tasting
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Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour - Feb 14 & 15

Take this spine-tingling, 45-minute evening trolley ride through the streets of Cape May with a guide who relates the paranormal findings of Ghost Writer Craig McManus. Time: Saturday, 7:30 pm & 8:30 pm and Sunday, 7 pm & 8 pm. $12 for adults, $7 for children (ages 3-12). Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit http://www.capemaymac.org.

Dates: February 14th & 15th, 2015
Address: 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Cost: $12 for adults, $7 for children
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Valentine’s Day Weekend at Sharrott Winery – Feb 14 & 15

Love is in the air at Sharrott Winery! Treat your Valentine to a special seated wine tasting and food pairing in our candlelit Barrel Room, transformed just for this romantic holiday. This year we have partnered with Kitchen 19 right here in Hammonton, New Jersey, to bring you a truly unique wine experience. Enjoy 5 courses, served small-plate style, expertly paired with Sharrott’s award-winning wines. A one-of-a-kind, very romantic experience!

Space is limited. Seatings are available at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15. Reservations and advance tickets are required. Call the winery today to reserve your seating, 609-567-WINE (9463).

Dates: February 14th & 15th, 2015
Address: Sharrott Winery; 370 S Egg Harbor Rd, Hammonton
Cost: $20 per person; $16 for Wine Club Members
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Cream Ridge Winery’s Wine and Cheesecake Weekend - Feb 14 & 15

We will be celebrating the joys of wine and cheesecake on February 14th and 15th – Live Music, Wine Tasting, New Wine Releases, Special Cheesecake Pairings, Cheesecake treats and more! Entry free, $5 tasting for up to 10 wine tastes.

11-6pm Saturday, February 7th – Music 1:30-4:30pm
11-5pm Sunday February 8th – Music 1pm-4pm

Dates: February 14th & 15th, 2015
Address: Cream Ridge Winery; 145 Route 539, Cream Ridge, NJ
Cost: $5 for Tasting
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Belleview Winery’s Wine and Chocolate Weekend – Feb 14 & 15

If there really is a true language of love, it is most certainly forged in wine and chocolate. Celebrate St. Valentine and all his delights with a weekend of local wine! As part of the Garden State Wine Grower’s Association Valentine’s Wine Trail Weekend, Bellview will be hosting its Wine and Chocolate weekend. So come out, enjoy some wine, eat some delicious chocolate, and indulge in all that New Jersey wine has to offer.

Dates: February 14 & 15, 2015; 11am to 5pm
Address: Belleview Winery; 150 Atlantic Street, Landisville, NJ
Cost: Admission for this event is free and wine tasting is $5 per person
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The Baker’s Dozen Opening Reception – Feb 15

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Arts Guild New Jersey is pleased to present a juried exhibition featuring all thirteen artists who were selected for the 2015 Baker’s Dozen Competition

Date: Sunday, February 15th, 2015; 1pm to 4pm
Address: Arts Guild NJ; 1670 Irving St, Rahway
Cost: Free