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Country Cool Music Festival at SCCC

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Nikki Briar & Due South • FREE! • Thursday, June 29 • 6:30 – 9:00 pm • SCCC Connor Green

Free Summer Concerts at SCCC

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Summer is just around the corner and so is the start of Sussex County Community College’s (SCCC) free family concert series, Thursdays on the Green.  This summer’s concert series kicks off with a bang as SCCC teams up with the Town of Newton for the first show on June 29.

  • June 29 – Nikki Briar, and her Sweet Briar Band: The “Garden State Cowgirl”, Nikki Briar, and her Sweet Briar Band, will take the stage for the first music event of the series, beginning an array of diverse music and fun for all ages for several weeks. Opening up for Briar is the band Due South. Briar was named the East Coast’s hardest working female country artist in 2011, sliding herself into the hearts of fans, and she hasn’t let up! She records and performs in Nashville, TN, and up and down the coast and has shown people that a Jersey Girl can rock the country music scene as good as any southern gal. She’s appeared at all the major music venues, including The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, and often opens up for national country acts.

The summer concert series, held rain or shine, continues in July, with concerts on July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, and August 3.

All performances are held on the Connor Green, or in the Lakeland Bank Pavilion at SCCC.  Gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.  Refreshments are available for purchase.  Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the show.  Themes for each night include not only Country but Broadway, Jazz, Beatles, 70’s and 80’s Rock, and Folk.

  • July 6 – Drama Greek Studios: This Night of Broadway will feature group numbers as well as solo performances. The entire evening will be emceed with background information provided on each song selection in a style that harkens back to the days of Cousin Brucie.
  • July 13 – Florian Schantz Jazz Combo: The group, formed in 2012 by 9-year old Florian Schantz, has been jazzing through the tristate area.  Their success has brought them all the way to Germany.
  • July 20 – Fab Forward: Fab Forward is not your typical Beatles Tribute band; instead they pay tribute to the hits of Beatles’ members when they became solo artists. In 2016, they were the winners of the 2016 New York Metro Area Fest for Beatles Fans Battle of the Bands contest.
  • July 27 – Rock ‘n Roll Time Machine: Rock out to some 70’s and 80’s rock when Rock n’ Roll Time Machine comes to SCCC.
  • August 3 – Molly Venter & Goodnight Moonshine: The SCCC Summer Concert Series will wrap up with folk band, Molly Venter & Goodnight Moonshine. A collaboration between Venter and her husband Eben Parisrer, Goodnight Moonshine has shown many signs of success. Venter’s voice has been featured on FOX Television and Apple Computers as well as Warner Brothers films.

The “Thursdays on the Green” concert series has been made available in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Block Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council.

There is plenty of parking, including handicap parking. For more information on the Thursdays on the Green concert series, please visit sussex.edu/totg.

SCCC’s Skylander Sports Camps

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The Sussex County Community College Skylanders Sports Camp directors strive to create a team-building atmosphere while teaching and improving your child’s fundamental skills. Skylanders Sports Camps encourage good sportsmanship & recognize campers for their honest effort. Designed for children ages 8-14. Exceptions may be made depending on skill level. Day camps will break at approximately 11:30 daily for lunch. Campers have the option of bringing their lunch or purchasing their lunch in the cafeteria. Campers’ cell phones may be used during lunch break only.

For more information, please contact the SCCC Assistant Athletic Director, Mike Rath, at (973) 300-2751 or visit the camp website at sussex.edu/camps/.

26th Annual Fine Art Students’ Exhibition

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One of the most anticipated events at Sussex County Community College, the Annual Fine Art Student’s Exhibition, will be installed from May 5– June 16.  Presented in the Art Gallery in Building C, this year’s exhibit features approximately one hundred works created by current students who are either art majors or have taken courses in the Department of Fine Arts.  An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 5 from 6:00-8.30 p.m.

This juried exhibition will highlight works from Digital Media, Design, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics and Photography covering a wide range of topics, materials and methods. It is always well attended and has proven to be a wonderful evening. The exhibition offers students an opportunity to showcase their artworks and creative endeavors within a professional event. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend, and meet faculty, students, and the college community.

For some of the students, the exhibition is the culmination of their foundation work that serves as a launching point for careers within the Art and Design fields.

Refreshments will be served during the opening reception. A lively evening is guaranteed.

Summer Youth Programs at SCCC

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Skylands Professional Training, a partnership with Sussex and Warren County Community College, will be offerings a  Youth Enrichment Programs this summer. These programs provide an educational and stimulating alternative to traditional camp, combining learning with creative hands-on experiences. Lunch supervision is available for children staying for both a morning and afternoon session.  All programs run Monday through Thursday and are held on the SCCC campus.

A variety of programs are being offered for ages 7-14, including:

  • STEM Inventions with Little Bits (Ages 7-12) – STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  In this invention workshop, students enhance their skills with a great new system of discovery called Little-Bits.  Little-Bits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower users to invent anything, from a remote controlled car, to a smart home device. Students begin with several inventions and then will design and create their own.  This program runs August 7-10 from  9 a.m. – 12 pm and costs $109.
  • App Attack! Make Your First Game App (Ages 8-12) – Kids can customize their own game app using a specialized app and game development tool.  See first-hand how the world of app publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. This program runs August 7-10 from  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and costs $139.
  • Introduction to LEGO and Vex IQ Robotics (Ages 9-14) – Have fun building, designing, and programming robots with Lego Mindstorms & VEX IQ robotic systems. Build robot projects and creations that use working sensors and motors. This program runs August 7-10 from  12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and costs $109.
  • Code Breakers (Ages 12-14) – Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. This program runs August 7-10 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and costs $139.
  • Super Science STEM Challenges (Ages 7-12) – In this engineering camp, students will have fun integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics by building and designing a wide range of gadgets, inventive machines, towers, crazy contraptions, and more.  A host of other fun contests designed to bring out the engineer in you!  This program runs August 14-17 from  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and costs $109.
  • Minecraft© Designers (Ages 8-12) – Kids who love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design their own world will love this class! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures to import at home or share with friends. This program runs August 14-17 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and costs $139.   
  • Battle-Bot Build-A-Thon (Ages 7-12) – Campers will have fun building and creating using just their imagination. Campers will construct a complex Battle-Bot robot from a huge Robotix modular collection. Campers will learn engineering principles in a fun, hands-on atmosphere. All campers will take home a Hexbug Warrior. This program runs August 14-17 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and costs $109.
  • Minecraft© Modders (Ages 8-12) – Kids can use their favorite game to learn the basics of modding and the foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements to create a mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. This program runs August 14-17 from 12:30 pm – 3:30 p.m. and costs $139.
  • Make Your First Video Game! (Ages 8-12) –  Learn how to create a video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows kids the keys to designing their first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that will be explored. This program runs August 21-24 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and costs $139.
  • LEGO Star Wars & Motorized Machines (Ages 7-12) – LEGO enthusiasts, have fun building their favorite adventure from a Star Wars galaxy.  Campers will also build a wide assortment of non-Star Wars motorized LEGO Education machines and create their own projects that illustrate science concepts. This program runs August 21-24 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and costs $109.
  • Architecture and Engineering Challenges (Ages 7-12) – Campers will work to design and build towers, balsa bridges and a wide array of Lego and K’nex architecture projects.  Have fun building famous architectural designs from around the world along with building bridges, towers, and other structures using a variety of materials. This program runs August 21-24 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and costs $109.
  • Video Game Animation! (Ages 12-14) – Campers create and animate their own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a story line. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in a game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. This program runs August 21-24 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and costs $139.
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To register for these programs, please fill out the Registration Form at http://sussex.edu/ce/skylands/summer-youth-enrichment-programs/ For more information on the Summer Youth Enrichment Programs, please contact Dawn Smith at (973) 300-2316 or djsmith@sussex.edu.

Senior Life Center

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The Senior Life Center at SCCC is designed for individuals over 50 who are looking for intellectual stimulation, an opportunity to expand their horizons and who want to be part of a life-long learning community that is full of insight, cultural diversity and wisdom.