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Chester Theater Group Features Comedy

Batter up! Rounding Third opens at Chester Theater Group next weekend! April 24 – May 9 Chester Theatre Group, by Richard Dresser, directed by Jeff Knapp, featuring Nick Leone -Matt Meier. The hilarious, tumultuous journey of two Little League coaches through an entire season, from their first tentative meeting to the climactic championship game. The audience is the stand-in for the team, so the coaches speak directly to the audience about competition, character, punctuality, and the importance of wearing the right equipment. Tickets are $20;  Senior citizens 65+ and students under 18: $18. For more information, call 908-879-7304; email www.chestertheatregroup.org.  
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Washington Library Offers Adult Programs

Washington Library Offers Adult Programs Washington Twp. Public Library in Long Valley has scheduled the following events for April. Wed., April 22, at 7 p.m., How to Borrow & Download FREE Library eBooks from our NEW 3M Cloud Service. Learn how to borrow free ebooks and audiobooks from the library’s new 3M Cloud Library – our new source for borrowing downloadable ebooks and audiobooks! In the MAIN 3M Cloud Library, members can borrow and download eBooks and audiobooks; read on multiple devices – the 3M Cloud Library automatically syncs books (and where the reader left off reading) to all devices
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Chester Camera Offers Book Publishing Course

Chester Camera Offers Book Publishing Course Chester Camera, which boasts an in-store classroom, is offering an Introduction To Book Publishing course in May. The three-week class highlights traditional adult and children’s book publishing as well as self- publishing. Topics include: writing, editing, submitting a proposal, illustration, design, printing and marketing. Each student will receive personal attention and homework assignments. The course instructor is local author, Loren Spiotta-DiMare of Tewksbury. Specializing in animal subjects, for both adults and children, Spiotta-DiMare has been involved with the publishing industry for more than 30 years. She writes adult pert reference, picture and chapter books.
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Friends Of Library Sets Book Sale

Friends Of Library Sets Book Sale Time for spring cleaning? Here’s a chance to turn in unwanted books into someone else’s treasures. The Friends of the Washington Township Public Library in Long Valley is collecting books and other media to sell at its annual book sale, set for May 14, 15 and 16. A preview, exclusively for members of Friends of WTPL, will be held on Wed., May 13. Books, both fiction and non-fiction, for adults, young adults and children are sought. Also accepted are CDs and DVDs, and video and computer games in good condition. Text books, Readers’ Digest Condensed Books, VHS
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Bootcamp Set To Improve Fitness Level

Bootcamp Set To Improve Fitness Level Washington Township Recreation plans to host a Bootcamp with Jacqui which is designed to help participants build, strengthen and improve their fitness level.  Each person’s goal is different. By performing a variety of group intervals including but not limited to weight training, running, dynamic multi joint movements, core strengthening and stretching, everyone will achieve increased strength and better cardiovascular efficiency.  As a group, we achieve camaraderie, social support, and best of all a loss in body fat! So join me for a little push beyond your comfort zone. Bootcamp with Jacqui is scheduled for Monday’s, May
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Local Boys Scouts Clean Up Park

Local Boys Scouts Clean Up Park Boy Scout members of Long Valley’s Troop 236 participated in a service project at Liberty State Park on Sat., March 21, in anticipation of the upcoming Liberty Jamboree. Although the original plan was to spread mulch, Mother Nature blanketed the area with a spring snow on Friday so the Scouts trimmed ornamental grasses and scrubs throughout the park instead. The Liberty Jamboree is an overnight Scouting event set for Oct. 2-4 at Liberty Island, the first overnight Scouting event at the park in more than a decade. It promises to be an epic event
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Explore Art At First Ever NJ Ceramic Studio Tour

Explore Art At First Ever NJ Ceramic Studio Tour More than 40 artists, many with regional and national prominence, will participate in a first ever, self-guided tour of NJ Ceramic Studios, Sat., May 2 and Sun., May 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free event allows the public to enter the normally private work spaces of professional potters who live and work in NJ. The tour will appeal to those who like pottery and appreciate hand-crafted, locally made art. Families and visitors of all ages are welcome, and most studios will feature demonstrations during the weekend. Participants will
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Chester Church Rings In Free Concert For Anniversary

Chester Church Rings In Free Concert For Anniversary The First Congregational Church in Chester is celebrating its 275th Anniversary 1740- 2015. On Sat., April 25, at 7 p.m., an organ concert is planned featuring its beautifully decorated Tracker Pipe Organ (Opus 128) built by J.H. and C.S. Odell Organ Company and installed in our Sanctuary in 1873. The hand pumped bellows were removed in 1935, and now the organ is winded by an electric blower. In 2004 during its renovation it was revealed that the original color scheme of the pipes was altered. The pipes have been restored to their original design, and 22-carat
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Celebrate Spring With Plant Sale And Earth Day

Celebrate Spring With Plant Sale And Earth Day Come enhance your garden with spectacular plant treasures and help celebrate Earth Day at the same time at the Spring Plant Sale and Earth Day Celebration at Somerset County Park Commission’s Leonard J. Buck Garden. This annual event, co-sponsored by the Watnong Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society, is scheduled for Sat., April 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sun., April  26, noon to 5 p.m., at the garden in Far Hills. Buck Garden staff and volunteers from the Watnong Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society, the
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Book Sale In Chester

Book Sale In Chester Friends of the Chester Library Book Sale is set for Sat., April 25, 
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Chester Library.
For more information, call the library at (908) 879-7612 or check www.chesterlib.org.
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