Annual Beats of the Borough Band Competition at MHS Sunday Sept 25

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The Pride of Metuchen Marching Band will host the Second  "Beats in the Borough" Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 1 to 4pm.  Over six high-profile high School Marching Bands from around the Garden State will perform at Metuchen High School, 400 Grove Avenue, Metuchen. This is an annual Tournament of Bands Outdoor Competition hosted by the MHS Marching Band. A wide array of concessions will accompany the remarkable music and outstanding competition. Thrill to the thunderous beats of The Pride of Metuchen and other bands including J.P. Stevens, Perth Amboy,and Weehawken and the whimsical choreography of their accompanying Color Guards as the audience cheers the high-quality entertainment of the field shows.  Over 300 students will participate in the program. Admission is $10,  $7 for senior citizens and students under 18, $5 for children 5-12  and under 5 are free.

TOB, Tournament of Bands, is one of the largest competitive band organizations in

the United States.  The Metuchen High School Marching Band under the direction of

John Messenger is composed of 85 dedicated music students who perform every

weekend throughout the fall. The highlight of the 2015 season saw The Pride of Metuchen win the Tournament of Bands Group 3A Atlantic Coast Championships on October 31st in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. They achieved a score of  94.01 against bands from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The Pride of Metuchen also received awards for high music, high visual, best drum line and best color guard. The band is now allowed to compete in the open, or expert, class this coming season. 

The competition is hosted with dedicated assistance by the Metuchen High School

Music Parents Organization and benefits the Metuchen music program, an award-winning district-wide curriculum that gives all students a change to learn a musical instrument and work together in a variety of ensembles and orchestras from third through twelfth grade. For further information, please contact Jana Siciliano, Publicity Chair for Beats in the Borough 2016.

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TONIGHT! Public Info Session on Bicycle & Ped Plan

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Arts Weekend in Metuchen Sept 24-25 (Dance rescheduled to Sunday)

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Scouts Selling Popcorn This Fall in Metuchen

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It's Popcorn Time Again - A delicious way to support Scouting!  Boy Scout Troop 17 of Metuchen-Edison will be selling Campmasters popcorn this year at 2 locations for your shopping convenience.  Seventy percent (70%) of all sales benefit local scouting.

 

On Sunday September 25th look for our booth 8:00am-2:00pm at the Edison Farmer's Market located at 925 Amboy Avenue, Edison, NJ.  On Saturday  October 8th look for our boot6h 9:00am-2:00pm at the Metuchen Farmer's Market located in the Senior Center parking lot (corner of New and Center Streets in Metuchen, NJ).

 

Want to send a treat to our Military Service Members?  A donation of $30 to $50 will have popcorn on the4 way to military bases in the U.S. and across the globe.

 

The Boy Scouts of America is a nationally recognized youth organization offering educational programs that instill values, develop social and leadership skills, and promotes physical fitness and environmental awareness.  For more information visit our website at www.njtroop17.org.

Welcome to Troop 17 This website is intended to serve as an informative guide for both new Scouts and their parents, as well as for current members of our Troop.

September Is Library Card Sign-up Month

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Did you know what Metuchen Public Library Card can do for you? 
Anyone who lives in and pays property taxes in the Borough of Metuchen is eligible to receive a Metuchen Public Library Card, free of charge, with full privileges to library materials, resources, and programs. The library card will be updated every three years. 
 
Your library card can...................
  • Allows you to check out a variety of library materials, renew items, place holds through library's online catalog.
  • Allows you to register STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs for Metuchen Makery, such as Makery Camp, Math Club, 3D Printing & Design, Robotics, and Coderdojo computer programming, etc.
  • Allows you to sign up for free museum passes, currently the Intrepid, Guggenheim and Morris Museums, compliments of the Friends of the Metuchen Library.
  • Allows you to access online databases and download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and other e-resources 24/7 from the comfort of your home, such as Hoopla (movies, music, television and audiobooks),Universal Class (online educational courses), Zinio (digital magazines), Consumer Reports and more.
  • Allows you to learn a language online through Mango Language and Rosetta Stone.
  • Gives you access to InfoBase Learning, which has a variety of online learning tools such as the kid's almanac, online history, online science and more.
  • Gives you access to Learning Express Library for practice tests, skill building courses for elementary students to adult learners.
 
All of these services are available to Metuchen residents free of charge. Come in and visit the Metuchen Library and sign up for a library card today!
 
For information, please call Metuchen Public Library at 732-632-8526, or email us: metuchenlibrary@lmxac.org
                                                                                                     
 
 

New Fall Classes at Preschool of Rock

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Call for Artists at Transformations Gallery in Metuchen

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RAPTURE FOR A SEASON

To be performed at Tommy's Pond in Metuchen

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3:00 p.m. 

The Metuchen Arts Council is pleased to present DanceSpora, Trenton's dynamic professional contemporary dance company, on Saturday, September 25th, performing their original dance entitled Rapture For A Season.

Rapture For A Season is an enthralling new work choreographed by DanceSpora co-director Heidi Cruz-Austin created to be performed outdoors in a natural setting.  Rapture for a Season was originally commissioned by the D&R Greenway Land Trust and present at the Greenway in 2012, with the support of The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. DanceSpora is a professional contemporary dance company based in Trenton, NJ. It was formed in 2008 by artistic directors, Pennsylvania Ballet alum Heidi Cruz-Austin and accomplished Hip Hop dancer David Austin. 

 Over the last 7 years, the company has captivated audiences at major festivals, special events, and their own bi-annual weekend concerts with their spirited brand of contemporary dance. Led by Heidi's inextricably dynamic choreography, our company's artistic range is wide and nimbly embraces a bevy of contemporary and traditional aesthetics. 

In addition to local performances, DanceSpora has been invited to perform at many prestigious festivals and events including: Jacob's Pillow Festival in Massachusetts, NYC10 Festival (NY), Koresh" Come Together" Festival in Phila, PA, The Outlet Dance Festival at the Grounds For Sculpture (NJ), and the Independence Seaport Museum's Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River exhibit opening (Phila, PA).have captivated audiences at major festivals, special events, and our own bi-annual concerts with our spirited brand of contemporary dance.

Now, in our fifth season as resident dance company for the Passage Theatre of Trenton, NJ they are poised to spring board to even greater acclaim. True to their name, the word "Spora" means spore and is indicative of our commitment to the growth of our artists and to the creation of works that inspire and take root in the hearts of our audiences.

The free performance of Rapture For A Season begins at 3:00 p.m. at Tommy's Pond located on Lake Avenue in Metuchen.  The public in invited to bring lawn chairs and refreshments and enjoy.  In case of rain, the performance will move to September 25th.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission with assistance through a grant provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Dept. of State.  For more information call Nancy Goldberg in the Metuchen Arts & Recreation Office at (732) 632-8502 or visit www.metuchenarts.com

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