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A Tour of Notable Homes, presented by the Friends of NJ Festival Orchestra, will be held Saturday May 7th from 10am-3pm. Distinguished homes representing a range of architectural influences and design sensibilities generously open their doors to benefit the NJ Festival Orchestra. Included in the self-guided tour are musical interludes, plant sale, refreshments, upscale raffles and - back by popular demand - a classic luxury automobile stationed at each location plus a "Drive Tesla for a Day" raffle. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 on tour day. Purchase tickets online at www.njfestivalorchestra.org. Tickets are also available at Baron's Drugs and The Town Bookstore in Westfield.
Juxtapose Gallery will host an opening reception and book signing for American Landscape Painter Gary Heise on April 29th from 6-9pm. Heise's ink and watercolor pieces combine both Eastern and Western techniques. Live music by guitarist John Whitlock and refreshments will be served. Show hangs until May 27.
58 Elm St., 908.232.3278. www.juxtaposegallery.com
The Town Book Store will be hosting a Meet the Author event for Scotch Plains – Fanwood High School teacher, Gwyn English Nielson on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 PM. From Footlights to Flashlights is her collection of character-building plays for teenagers. The anthology includes ten chapters, each including a play focusing on a specific theme related to a challenge that adolescents often experience in today's society. Topics include morality, identity, peer pressure, love, inequity, manners, miscommunication, sexism, grief, and tolerance.
Her other published works include Torey the Turkey Goes Skiing, Serendipity and the Dream Catcher, and Teaching Love Life. At present, she teaches English, acting, and public speaking at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and performs as a vocalist for private audiences.
If you are unable to attend this event, feel free to call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535 to reserve an autographed copy of any of her books.
From April 26 to April 30, 2016, the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library will be holding its annual used book, dvd and cd sale. The book sale financially supports the Library and activities such as the Children's Programs and the Museum Guest Passes.
The Friends are seeking volunteer workers, donors and customers. In addition to the sale dates, the Friends seek volunteers during the donation and sorting period from Thursday April 21 to Tuesday April 26, and to box the unsold books after the sale ends at 1pm on Saturday April 30.Continue reading
Union, Essex & Somerset Counties house a number of talented youth ready to let their creative ideas loose onto the world. Gallery U in Westfield, NJ, is looking to facilitate this process by offering local high school students a unique opportunity to showcase their talents through the exhibition Student Life: Artwork By Union, Essex & Somerset County High School Students.
This special exhibition will be comprised of artwork of various mediums and styles by high school students in Union, Essex and Somerset Counties. 50% of the proceeds for artwork sold will paid to the student artist and 50% will be donated to the art department of the high school the artist represents. Student Life will be on exhibit through June 6, 2016.Continue reading
Shop Smart, Do Good: A Fundraising Shopping Event hosted by Lord & Taylor in support of local non-profit organizations will take place Saturday, April 2. Purchse a $5 ticket to receive a 15% off savings pass (including cosmetics and fragrances) and two 25% off coupons which can be used on regular priced or sale items. All ticket proceeds will go to participating non-profit organizations, such as Westfield Historical Society, who receive tickets to sell in advance. Organizations keep 100% of proceeds from ticket sales, while customers receive exclusive savings and a fun-filled day of shopping and events. In 2015, participating organizations raised over $527,000! Tickets are also sold at the door, so stop in to shop with discounts for a cause. 609 North Ave. W., 908.233.6600.
Gallery U in Westfield, NJ, is pleased to celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month by highlighting the power of words and the connection to visual arts. Ekphrasis: Art & Words consist of an exhibition of art and poetry— side-by-side — that includes local artists and poets inspiring one another. Existing poetry was collected by invited poets and artwork was curated from artists throughout New Jersey. Artists and poets were given the opportunity to choose one of the selected poems or pieces of art that spoke to them and to create a new piece of art—be it a visual art or poem—based on the original inspiration. The challenge will be in determining which came first, the poem or the art.Continue reading