PINE SHORES ART ASSOCIATION –
GEORGE INNESS AND THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL
MANAHAWKIN – Kate Nearpass Ogden, PhD., and art history professor at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, will discuss George Inness and the Hudson River School on Monday, May 20th at 7 p.m. at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library.
The Hudson River School was a mid-19th century American art movement embodied by a group of landscape painters whose aesthetic vision was influenced by romanticism. Their paintings depict the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding area, including the Catskill, Adirondack, and the White Mountains.
The library will also host a reception at 6 p.m. honoring three Pine Shores Art Association artists: Harriet Fink, Lee Fricke, and Rosemary Glass, whose art will be on display at the library through June. The artist may be contacted directly regarding purchasing.
The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. Please register by calling the branch at (609) 597-3381, registering online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or in person. If you have any questions, call the library for specific information.
RUTGERS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, OCEAN COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: CONTAINER GARDENING
MANAHAWKIN – The Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Ocean County Master Gardeners will present “Container Gardening” Monday May 13th at 2:30 p.m. at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library.
Master Gardeners Ruby Cramer and Ted Behr will show you how to assemble this type of garden using all kinds of containers, hanging baskets, etc. They will also review the factors to consider for placement such as sunlight, container size, plant selection, and more.
Some of the advantages of this type of gardening are its versatility and mobility.
The Master Gardener team will be available to answer questions before and after the talk. Bring in your dying or diseased cuttings for diagnosis.
FIRST ANNUAL MASSIVE BOOK AND BAKE SALE
MANAHAWKIN – The Friends of the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will hold its first Massive Book and Bake Sale Thursday and Friday, May 23rd – 24th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You’ll find sweet deals on all kinds of books – something for everyone, as well as baked treats from the ovens of those who really know how to use one. Mmm-mm.
MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY
MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will show the feature film: “Skyfall” Saturday May 11th at 2 p.m.
James Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. While MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Rated PG-13.
The family movie “Wreck-It Ralph” will be shown Saturday May 25th at 2 p.m. A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Animated. Rated PG.