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Women Business Leaders Set to Network

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Area professional women can learn best practices for career advancement and network with women business leaders all while helping female students afford the cost of college during a Women’s Panel Discussion.
The event will take place on Wednesday, February 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the SCCC Performing Arts Center Atrium.

This event is sponsored by United Way of Northern New Jersey Women’s Leadership Council and Sussex County Community College.

Darren McManus ‘Transitions’ Opening Reception with Artist

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Darren McManus’ work “Transitions” will be on display in the SCCC Art Gallery from Friday, January 29 to Friday, March 4. There will be an opening reception on Friday, February 5 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  Darren will be presenting his work during the Opening Reception. The reception is free and open to the public.

Darren is a painter and full-time professor living and working in Lambertville, New Jersey. He received his B.F.A from the University of Hartford / Hartford Art School completing a double major in graphic design and experimental studio and spent his junior year studying at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland. McManus received his M.F.A. in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

For his visionary, often unconventionally shaped acrylic paintings, McManus has been awarded numerous grants and awards including: a perfect score from the jurors and the highest Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts; an Individual Artist Grant from the Puffin Foundation; a Fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fel­lowship in conjunction with The Millay Colony for the Arts; and most recently, a Full-time Faculty Research Grant from Raritan Valley Community College to develop a new body of work.

His paintings have been widely exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States and have twice been selected by the Boston based Open Studios Press for inclusions in their prestigious, juried publication New American Paintings.

SCCC’s CRU to host talent show

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Thursday, November 12, 2015,
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.,
Student Center Theater

Sussex County Community College’s CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) will host its 7th Annual Holiday Musical Talent Show. SCCC faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to participate and celebrate the reason for the season. Music should be Christ centered and can include traditional, rock, gospel or rap. Cake and coffee will be served. Admission is $1.00 with all proceeds donated to Samaritan’s Purse.

Interested talent should contact Professor Wade at: wwade@sussex.edu or visit: clubs.sussex.edu/cru/

Veteran’s Fish ‘n’ Chips Dinner

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Saturday, December 5
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Newton American Legion

Sussex County Community College’s Department of Veteran Services will be hosting a Fish & Chips Dinner by Tastefully British. Tickets may be purchased at SCCC’s Veteran’s Resource Center, Bursar’s Office or online, $15 for adults and $10 for children under 10. Please specify if you would like to substitute fish with chicken at the time of advance ticket purchase.

The event will also feature a cash bar, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and Basket of Cheer. All proceeds from fundraising efforts and admission will support SCCC’s student veterans.

Dream Interpretation

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Tuesday, November  17
10:50 am
Student Center Theater

Dr. Francesco Ancona, professor of English at Sussex County Community College, will explore how to decipher the meanings behind your dreams. The presentation is also open to the public at no charge.

“The presentation explains what Freud termed the ‘language’ of dreams to enable attendees to interpret their own dreams, as no one can do so better than the dreamers themselves – especially with a cup of coffee, glass of wine, and a good friend,” said Dr. Ancona.

The presentation will also include the process of keeping a dream diary and will include plenty of time for answering questions.

SCCC Presents Agatha Christie’s “A Murder Is Announced”

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Friday, November 20 at 7:30 pm;
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 pm;
Sunday, November 22 at 3 pm;
Performing Arts Center

Sussex County Community College will present A Murder is Announced, adapted by Leslie Darbon from a story by Agatha Christie.

The play opens with an announcement in the local paper that states the time and place of when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, and a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns.

A Murder is Announced is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Following the Sunday 11/22 performance there will be a reception in the Lobby for the Exhibit of the works by Artist Claudia Arbizu sponsored by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council

Rockabilly Night

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Headliner: Gashouse Gorillas

Thursday, July 14
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:00 pm
Admission: FREE

Gashouse Gorillas
Gas House Gorillas hail from New Jersey and wear leather caps and kilts with Rick Fink on lead vocals, Crusher Carmean on bass, Oscar Rodriguez on guitar and Eddie Everett on drums.
There’s is an interesting sound, a mix of jump blues, rock and roll, and even a pop punk edge.

Rick Fink on vocal – Fink found his calling when he formed the Gas House Gorillas. His song writing skills and boundless high energy performances blur the lines that separate Jump Blues, Rock,and vintage Rhythm & Blues, creating an experience that can only be had at a Gorillas’ show. He has had a major label deal (Sony Records), a management deal, and several independent releases to his credit.

Crusher Carmean on  bass – Named “Crusher” because of his penchant for turning a perfectly good instrument into kindling, Carmean is a thrill to watch. He finally had to build something that could withstand the kicking, spinning and tossing that his trademark aluminum bass endures on a nightly basis. Crusher has played with Sleepy LaBeef, the Razorbacks, the Rockats and was the founding member of the Crescent City Maulers.

Oscar Rodriguez on guitar – At the age of 24, Oscar  has been tearing up the fret board for nearly 9 years building a solid reputation locally as an amazingly versatile musician. He has studied with Gary Lucas (from Captain Beefheart) and shared the stage with famed saxophonist Greg Osby among others.

Eddie Everett on drums – Eddie is a killer drummer and been with the band for 5 years. In addition to his fine skills as a musician and has played venues all over the world performing with artists like Brian Setzer, Wanda Jackson, David Bromberg, Tommy Conwell and The Rockats.

 

 

 

This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Salute to Broadway Night

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Headliner: SCCC students & community performers

Thursday, July 2
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Health/Fitness Class beings at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

SCCC’s most talented students and accomplished members of the community will celebrate the American Broadway Musical, and some of its influences, featuring hits from the golden age through contemporary musicals popular today.

 

This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Doo Wop and Rock ‘n’ Roll Night

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Headliner: JERSEY SOUND
Opening: Desire

Thursday, July 7
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

Jersey Sound

Jersey Sound is one of the Tri-State area’s premier oldies band, known for its versatility and talented members. Jersey Sound is putting its own spin on the music industry by giving people a combination of music genres creating delectable sounds the ear can only imagine. These incredibly talented musicians and singers come from different musical backgrounds to form one of New Jersey’s most requested bands. They offer an eclectic blend of Oldies, Motown, R&B and Pop. With the very best vocalists and a killer rhythm section holding it all together, The “Jersey Sound” experience is one you will never forget!

Jersey Sound has performed at a number of Active Adult Communities in the Tri-State area. They have been a regular performer at the “Summer Concert Series” throughout the state of NJ. Some of the towns they have performed in are Manchester, Bradley Beach, Fort Lee, Bloomfield, Carteret, Berkeley Township and Secaucus.

Jersey Sound had the privilege of performing at Frankie Valli’s “Man of the Year” dinner in 2006, which was attended by over 600 guests. They also had the honor of performing at Jersey Boys own Tommy De Vito’s birthday party in July 2008 (founding member of the Four Seasons and Rock N Roll hall of fame member).

Desire

Desire is a professional vocal group specializing in the oldies from the 50’s and 60’s, with a strong group harmony sound. Several members of Desire have performed together for over 35 years as part of other oldies groups including The Paramounts, Memory and Harborside. In 1981, Desire recorded for AVE. D records with Memory.

Desire has opened for Jay Leno and has performed with many major acts such as The Harptones, The Duprees, The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Dubs, Arlene Smith of The Chantels, The Capris, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, The Earls and many others.

 

This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

60’s Music

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Ready Steady 60s

Thursday, July 21
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

Ready Steady 60s

‘Ready Steady 60s!’, a five-person band of veteran NY/NJ area musicians and singers, share a collective passion for the music of The Sixties. In addition to playing classics with amazing fidelity to the originals, Ready Steady 60s! gives a multimedia show that immerses the audience in the heady days of the 1960s.

“It was an era of incredible innovation and creativity in popular music and in our whole culture” says lead singer and founder Kevin Richards’. Along with the Beatles, all the bands of that period were some of of the biggest driving forces for change in all aspects of our lives. Those heavenly harmonies, the beats, and those fantastic songs sound just as fresh and vital today as when they were first created.

“We’re not the typical 60s tribute band in that we don’t try to exactly copy the look of any particular band or person of the ere,” says bassist Kerri Freda. “But we do try to evoke the spirit of the times in our dress, our overall manner, and above all in our playing and singing. We use the original instruments, drums and amps to recapture that classic 60s sound.“

‘Ready Steady 60s!’ is perfectly suited to performances at medium to large clubs, county fairs and festivals, 60s theme weddings, parties and corporate events, and school reunions. “We really enjoy playing for schools and charities in the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area“ keyboardist Steve Goodman noted.

 

This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by: