Everyone is invited--ages 9 to 99! On Saturday December 13, from 1 PM until 3 PM, there will be an Open Game Day in the Metuchen Public Library (480 Middlesex Avenue) to experience a fun, new strategy game of words---COMPOUND IT ALL! You can even meet the creators of the game, Kim and Danny Adlerman of Metuchen!
COMPOUND IT ALL! is simple to learn, difficult to master! It's a compound word building game that will expand your vocabulary, your critical thinking skills, and even your math skills. There are 3 challenging levels of play. For more information, write KLiss@Lmxac.org. Stop by the Library to play the game! No purchase necessary, but games will be available for purchase.
On Tuesday December 29, 2014 at 1 PM, a FREE Introduction to Fencing class will be offered to Metuchen residents in grades 6-12 at the Metuchen Public Library, 480 Middlesex Avenue. The 1.5 hour workshop includes demonstrations, floor exercises, and an introduction to the equipment, weapons and rules of the sport. The program is hands-on; participants should wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and sneakers. Registration is required and opens on December 1; space is limited. Write KLiss@Lmxac.org" id="chat_icon">KLiss@Lmxac.org with name, grade and phone number to sign up. The class is taught by coaches from a local fencing school, and it is paid for by the Friends of the Metuchen Library.
Metuchen Author-Illustrator team Kim and Danny Adlerman are proud to present COMPOUND IT ALL!, the new compound word building game, published by Lee & Low in New York City. This unique card game has an accessible platform of play, which was based on Rummy, and inspired by the couple's previous book, How Much Wood Could A Woodchuck Chuck? (Kids at Our House, 2007).
Several years in the making, Kim says, "This game literally came to me in a dream. Not everyone is lucky enough to have such a wonderful and powerful dream actually come true, but it shows that with perseverance, patience, and dedication, all things are possible. It was a labor of love, and well worth it!"
Fans of the Adlerman's previous works, which includes ten books and three CDs, will be pleased to see this new entry, and especially happy that as a game intended for ages nine and up, it offers something for everyone. Says Danny, "Compound It All! was designed to be appropriate for all skill levels, and one never outgrows it regardless of their age or of how advanced they become. It's a great game for classrooms, at home, or for adult night out. If you like word games, you'll love Compound It All!"
There are select outlets where copies of Compound it All! are available; in particular, the Adlermans prefer independent bookstores, specialty shops, and those venues where they will be appearing. Currently, the $29.95 game is available at Leeandlow.com, and at two local outlets, To Be Continued on Main Street in Metuchen, and Over the Moon Toys in on Raritan Avenue in Highland Park; all three are offering a pre-publication discount of 25%. If ordered through Lee and Low, use coupon code COMPOUND for discount and free shipping. It is also available at Amazon for a small discount.
For more information, check out and like or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The game has been previewed and endorsed by children, parents, principals, literacy consultants, students, and teachers of all age groups across the country.
For the past three years on the first Saturday night in December, the Borough Improvement League in Metuchen has hosted "Eat, Drink, and Buy Art," an arts event designed to match local talent with holiday shoppers in an elegant, festive atmosphere. When planning for year's event, Chairpersons Amy Brooks and Judy Weinberg shared their dream for it to inhabit a storefront on Main Street as a "pop up art gallery." With the assistance and support of many, this dream has come true and this year the event will be held on Saturday, December 6th from 6pm-10 pm at 457B Main Street in Metuchen. The space is being generously donated by the DePasquales, owners of the newly opened 9Round Fitness Center located immediately next door to this as-of-yet unoccupied space. Twelve artist and artisans will be featured this year, and their diverse works promise to make the event appealing to a wide audience:
® Beryl Koblin of Beja Knits creates knitted and woven pieces for everyday use in your home.
® Chelsea Villegas is a mixed-media artist who uses a combination of drawing, collage, oil paint, and wax to express her varied interests ranging from the human form, to elements from the natural world.
® David LaMorte is a mixed media artist from Metuchen, New Jersey who creates his art from new and found paper.
® Easton Davy creates music inspired artworks based on Jazz and Blues and exhibits frequently in New York and The Netherlands.
® Janice Fried is a mixed media artist living in Metuchen.
® Jerabek Pottery provides finely designed and crafted pieces for everyday use (all functional pieces are dishwasher, microwave, and food safe).
® Judy Weinberg Photography creates colorful fine art photography featuring abstract, natural, uniquely composed, and altered images.
® Mark Harris Photography is fine art photography of the human form.
® Little Owl Soap is dedicated to the blend of science and art that is hand-crafted soapmaking, by combining creativity with the scientific knowledge of the last 150 years to craft small batches of gentle, pure, and natural soaps from vegan oils and butters; essential oils; and clays, botanicals, herbs, and spices.
® Amy Brooks is a glass artist who works from her studio, Paradise Custom Glass in Metuchen, and specializes in custom stained glass windows and unique, one-of-a-kind gifts.
® Roman Stefaniw's works in acrylics, spray paint, and paint markers to create fine art pieces influenced by his architecture studies as well as his passions for music and trains.
® Stephanie Yu-Falkenstein's Sew Bespoke and Co. creates quality handmade accessories and home goods that blend contemporary style with functionality.
Everyone is welcome to come, browse, meet the artists and artisans, and support the arts
Concert-goers are asked to bring a "gently used" or even new coat to be donated to Jersey Cares, which will distribute them to New Jersey residents in need of some winter warmth.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music will start at 8 p.m. Old Franklin Schoolhouse, Metuchen's original one-room school dating back to 1800, is located at 491 Middlesex Avenue. It's a brief walk to the Metuchen train station and some of Central Jersey's best restaurants.
Neve Shalom Goods & Services Auction
Saturday, December 6th at 7:30 pm
Table seating, light dairy snacks, soft drinks!
Exciting new items, faster paced live auction, tricky tray, raffles, fun giveaways!
Admission price: $7 per person if you purchase tickets by November 30th, $10 at the door.
250 Grove Avenue
Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Dec 17 Raritan Ringers Handbell Choir, 7pm. Admission free with food donation
Dec 14 Lessons and Carols, 10 am. Senior Choir and Schola Cantorum
Dec 19 The Thirteen "Joyeux Noel" 7.30pm. Ticket $20,$10 students
Dec 31 Jazz Vespers 6pm Dec 31
Brandon Arias (Daddy, Mr. Scary, Mr. Woo, Mrs. Gutzman) studies theatre performance at Kean University and is very excited to make his debut at the Forum Theater. A dance and voice instructor , Brandon would love to thank his family & friends for their support. Recent produc- tions: All Shook Up (Dennis), Little Women (Laurie), West Side Story (Snowboy, Action u/ s), Macbeth( Donalbain), Spring Awakening (Otto)
Tyler Barnick (Herb, Chenille) is excited to be making his debut at the Forum. Tyler has been
seen as The Cat in the Hat (Seussical), Harold Hill (The Music Man ), Rooster (Annie) John The Baptist/Judas (Godspell), Sir Lancelot (Spamalot) Hero (A Funny Thing...the Forum), and Prince Charming (Cinderella). Recent shows: Sunset Boulevard and The Little Mermaid, Jr. at Plays in the Park, and off-Broadway in Sweet Charity as Oscar. Tyler enjoys writing, singing, acting, & working out. He is a Theater Major at Middlesex County College. Tyler would like to thank Moggie, Vicki, & Peter, his fellow cast members of Junie B Jones, his family, Jeanette for helping with music and Michelle Massa.
Samantha Cook (Junie B. Jones) studied vocal music education at Oklahoma State Univer- sity, where she was an active member of Delta Delta Delta and a member of The Brightest Band in all the Land's Color Guard. Samantha recently worked as a member of the Cruise Staff on The Disney Fantasy for Disney Cruise Lines. Other credits: Joseph (Ensemble--Plays-in-the -Park), and while at Metuchen High School, Samantha was seen in Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), Urinetown (Hope Caldwell), Footloose (Rusty) and HAIR (ens.). Samantha lives in Metuchen and works at The Community Nursery School as an Assistant Teacher for the 2-3 year-olds & Music Teacher for all of the classes. She also babysits for "just about every child
Shannon Garahan (Lucille, Grace, Jose) Shannon is thrilled to be making her debut at the
Forum Theatre. Past credits : Grease (Rizzo), High School Musical (Sharpay), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeny), Spamalot (Ensemble), and Bye Bye Birdie (Dance Captain/Helen) and A Chorus Line at Surflight Theatre (Tricia). Shannon trained at Center Stage Dance & Theatre School where she is a dance and acrobatics instructor. She would like to thank her family for their constant love and support.
Jason Jackson (Lennie, Sheldon, Camille) Recently performed as "Poe" in AlphaNYC's pro- duction of Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe in October. Recent credits: The Exoner- ated, and Steve Martin's adaptation of The Underpants, both performed at Middlesex County College. This Is Jason's first performance at the Forum Theatre. Jason began his onstage ca- reer in 2005 at Middlesex County College where he earned his AFA in Theatre. An artist and video editor , Jason's work can be seen at facebook.com/jacksonartistry and youtube.com/ thatsjustjjackson.
Lyra Koncsol (Bobbi Jean Piper) is a 7th grader at Hillsborough Middle School in Hillsbor- ough, NJ. Productions: Mt Saint Mary's Academy: The King and I, Annie, Wizard of Oz; Somer- set Valley Playhouse: The King and I, Joseph and ...Dreamcoat, A Christmas Carol, Treasure Island; Raritan Valley Community College: Six Characters in Search of an Author; The Villagers: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Snow White, Crystal and the Christmas Snowman; The Brook: Joseph and...Dreamcoat. McCarter Theatre: A Christmas Carol. Hillsborough HS: Jane Eyre. I would like to thank everyone who helped me fulfill my dreams of performing. Christa DiLalo Petti (May, Mother) is thrilled to perform for the first time at the Forum as her first grade self. Favorite roles: Charity (Anything Goes, NJACT Perry Award nominee) & Andie Lee (42nd Street). Other past productions: Kiss Me Kate, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Spamalot, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She currently trains at the Metuchen Dance Centre. Many thanks to Peter, Vicki, Coco Nathaniel & Moggie, and all the love in the world to this incredibly talented and wildly fun cast!