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Tribute To Legendary Actors

Centenary Stage Company presents the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in “Then Came Each Actor,” a celebration of and tribute to the legendary actors and actresses of the great classical stage tradition — Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving, Julia Marlowe, Edwin Booth, Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, Paul Robeson, Morris Carnovsky and Phoebe Brand — whose work and lives on and off the stage have inspired Kim and Occhiogrosso for over four decades. The two-character program combines performance of signature scenes with recollections and memoirs of these famous actors along with other memorable tales from their lives. 
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Interactive Series At Centenary

Centenary Stage Company’s Family Fun Series returns on Sat., April 11, at 2 p.m. in the Sitnik Theater with Clueless.  This fun, interactive detective romp will have everyone laughing and wondering who the real murderer is.  Join the familiar characters including Mrs. Beige, Miss Crimson and Professor Peach as they come together on the 10th anniversary of the death of millionaire J. Pennyworth Boddy. After learning a stash of gold is hidden somewhere in the room and that a killer is lurking among them, the group try to outwit each other with the help of the audience in a hilarious
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Pasta Dinner & Auction

  Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown will again be sending youth and adults to repair homes in Central Appalachia.  They will be sponsoring the Annual Spring Live & Silent Auction – Pasta Dinner Fundraiser on Sat., April 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are available at $10.  This event will be held in Starr Hall and the Rotunda of Trinity.  To receive your tickets please contact the church at 908 852-3020.
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Bowl and Comedy Fundraiser

Centenary College’s Event Administration class is working with actor and comedian Joe Piscopo for a bowl-a-thon and comedy night fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of New Jersey on April 19, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.. The class will manage a Bowl-A-thon at Oakwood Lanes  in Washington.  The cost is $10 per person for groups of four or more.  Early registration cost is $12 and $15 at the door per person. This opportunity is a great way to engage children in the fundraising fun!                              
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Creative Writing Speaker Series

Attending the first event of the Creative Writing Speaker Series at Centenary College for the Spring 2015 semester is Charles Rice-Gonzalez, fiction writer and author of Chulito. The Reading and Writing Workshop is set for Wed., April 1, in the Front Parlours of the Edward W. Seay Administration Building. Funding for this event was made possible in part by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Open to the community, the event will begin at 5 p.m. with a reading of some of Rice-Gonzalez’s work, including Chulito, a coming-out, coming of age love story of a sexy, tough hip-hop loving, young
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Scholarships Offered

Village Family Clinic Offering Two Scholarships Dr. James Fedich and Village Family Clinic in Allamuchy Township are offering two scholarships this spring to high school seniors aspiring to get into the health field. The scholarships are available to any high school senior from Northwest New Jersey. Applicants are asked to submit a summary of any community and/or student activities that they have been involved in, why they are choosing the health care field, and what their ultimate career goal is. Current high school, contact information, and one school reference must be included. “We are excited to offer this opportunity to two
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Mrs. Allamuchy Vies To Be Mrs. New Jersey America 2015

Mrs. Allamuchy Vies To Be Mrs. New Jersey America 2015 Bernadette Johansson has garnered the title of Mrs. Allamuchy 2015 and will go on to compete at the Mrs. New Jersey Pageant in May, where she will join married women from across NJ to promote her personal platform, fundraise for charities, and compete for awards and the title for Mrs. America. Bernadette is representing Allamuchy in Warren County, where she is happily married to her husband, Carl, and is a resident of Panther Valley.  An advocate for organ donation, Bernadette is the Founder and CEO of The Donor Network, a
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Community Band Calling For Musicians

The Hackettstown Community Band is seeking instrumental musicians for its concert and parade bands. The band has been in existence since 1947 and serves the community needs in the Warren, Morris and Sussex County areas. The band is open to any instrumental musician with reasonable proficiency in reading concert or marching band music. There are no auditions or fees for joining the band. Members of the band come from all walks of life and enjoy performing in community events, senior citizen residences and holiday parades. For more information, visit www.hackettstownband.org. The band rehearses at the Hackettstown Community Center from 7:30
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Used Clothing Drive

Used Clothing Drive Project Graduation 2015 Spring Used Clothing Collection is set for Sat., May 2, 9a .m. to 1 p.m. at the WMCHS Gravel Lot. Wanted is used clothing, shoes, clothing accessories, and household items, such as towels, bedding, and curtains. Items should be clean and in plastic bags. Do not leave items at any other time as we will not have any way to take care of them or have them removed if you do. Items that cannot be collected include VCR tapes, CDs, books, oversized play sets or outdoor play sets, car seats, workout/exercise equipment.
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Messiah in the Passover Demonstration

  Messian in the Passover, a vivid and exciting demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover, is set for Thur., April 2, 6 p.m., at The Drakestown United Methodist Church, Hackettstown.   Missiah in the Passover will be conducted by Chosen People Ministries, an over one hundred-year-old mission that was founded in 1894 by Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian rabbi who came to believe that Jesus is the Messiah promised in the Hebrew Scriptures. From humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, Chosen People Ministries has grown into a worldwide ministry to “the Jew first and to the Gentile.”
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