Marble Painting June 26, 2009 The kids got their creative juices rolling by painting with marbles at Beachwood’s Creation Station. They created wonderful pictures full of color and texture and none of us lost our marbles in the process.
Archive for June, 2009
Beachwood Welcomes The Amazing V!
On June 23, magician extraordinare The Amazing V performed his fantastical tricks at the Beachwood Branch. Everyone was delighted with the chance to help The Amazing V put on quite a show by saying the magic words. Some of the kids in the audience even got a chance to come up on stage and be an assitant for a few of his tricks. It was a fun morning filled with laughter and applause!
The upper Shores branch Of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave., Lavallette hosted its third annual “Battle of the Bands” Saturday June 13. Seven local bands vied for title and prizes. “Axis” was chosen the winner by the competitions judges. Other groups that participated included, Dear Night Sky, Stealth Nelson, The Ire Sounds, Alterations, Lost Intentions and Day After Yesterday.
The Soul Street Dance Company gave two performances June 3 and everyone who attended said they enjoyed the shows a lot! We had more than 65 people at Lakewood and 130 at Toms River. And the audiences were a great mix: teens, older adults and children joined in the dancing!
Between dance routines Soul Street taught the history of hip-hop music, social responsibility and an appreciation for the art form. They even involved people from the audience by teaching some dance moves and then performing those moves to the crowd.
The performances are part of the Neighbors Connecting series sponsored in part by a grant from the OceanFirst Foundation Arts and Cultural Grant.
The hyperactive group was tough to capture in photos, seemingly traveling at faster than the speed of light. Okay, that is an exxageration. But almost, as the photos will attest. Photos of the Lakewood performance can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/22036136@N07/sets/72157619160224337/
The Imperial Theater Arts Association of Whiting performed an abbreviated presentation of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library on Saturday, May 30th.
A cast of 30 gave the performance to an appreciative audience.