Casano Center to hold annual Irish Luncheon on March 7

ROSELLE PARK — The Casano Community Center of Roselle Park will be holding their annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon, sponsored by the Roselle Park Community Center Association, on Saturday, March 7 from noon to 3 p.m. Lunch — consisting of the traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage — will be served at 12:30 p.m. There will be live music throughout the afternoon […]

Dreamcatcher’s Summer Theatre Conservatory begins enrollment

SUMMIT — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theater in residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will hold its Summer Theatre Conservatory for students aged 10 to 17 from July 6 through July 31. Students in this varied program will take classes in subjects like acting, improv, clowning, stage combat, voice, and dance and will have the […]

Trailside to present Stone Tool Making program on March 8

MOUNTAINSIDE — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Department of Parks and Recreation are inviting the public to a free program about Stone Tool Making on Sunday, March 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Trailside Nature and Science Center. The featured presenter, Jim Silk, a lithic specialist, will lecture and demonstrate […]

International concert and dinner to be held at Willow Grove Church in Scotch Plains on March 21 will benefit local food banks and disaster victims

SCOTCH PLAINS — At the 9th Annual International Dinner and Concert at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains,  people can enjoy international cuisine and listen to vocal and instrumental music from China while providing food and help for neighbors in need. This annual event will be held on Saturday, March 21, from 5 p.m. to […]

Mystic Vision Players of Linden becomes first UCACT grant recipient

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of Chosen has announced its first Union County Advancing Community Theater grant program award recipient, Mystic Vision Players of Linden. The grant has been awarded for their March, 2015 production of Dreamgirls.   “We are proud to see UCACT off to such a great start, and happy to give such […]

Arts Guild New Jersey receives contribution from RSI Bank

RAHWAY – Arts Guild New Jersey has received a contribution in the amount of $3,500 from RSI Bank, Rahway’s oldest savings institution. The grant will fund Arts Guild New Jersey visual arts exhibitions programs. “These funds from RSI Bank will enable Arts Guild New Jersey to continue our important work in the presentation of quality Fine […]

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre in Summit running Improv for Business class for adults beginning Feb. 26

SUMMIT — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theater in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will offer an Improv for Business class for adults one afternoon each month at MONDO, with the first class beginning on Feb. 26.  Artistic Director Laura Ekstrand from Livingston will teach this 4-session class, running Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, March […]

Dreamcatcher presents the New Jersey premiere of The Most Deserving from Feb. 12 to March 1

SUMMIT — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theater in Residence at Oakes Center in Summit, is producing the New Jersey premiere of Catherine Trieschmann’s The Most Deserving. This comedy recently played Off-Broadway at The Women’s Project, after having made its debut at the Denver New Play Summit. The Most Deserving plays Feb. 12 through March 1, with […]

 “Kicking and Swearing Festival of 1-Acts” features 18 new plays at UCPAC from Feb. 2 to 8

RAHWAY —  Winter storm alerts got you down? Lace up your culture boots and jump into a fresh pile of original theater Feb. 2 to 8 at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway as Fearless Productions presents the inaugural “Kicking & Swearing Festival of 1-Acts.” The festival features a total of 18 new 10-minute plays by writers from […]