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About Town

Published on June 28, 2012 with No Comments

MIDDLETOWN

A family square dance will be held at Croydon Hall Senior Center, Leonardville Road, Leonardo, from 7:30 – 10 p.m. Friday, July 27. Couples and singles are welcome.

Admission is $3. Children under 18 are admitted free but must be accompanied by a parent. Refreshments will be provided. No dancing experience is needed. The caller will teach attendees all they need to know.

The dance is being sponsored by the Middletown Ramblers Square Dance Club.

For more information and directions, call Betty at 732-291-1188 or check the website at www.middletownramblers.org.

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Want to learn more about the Internet, ebooks, and computer programs? Are you doing research, and need help finding information? Readers can get in-depth help with the Middletown Township Public Library’s new “Book a Librarian” service.

Booking a librarian gives individuals a chance to meet one-on-one with a librarian and get personalized assistance and guidance. Based on patrons needs, the librarian can help them find good sources of information, tips and solutions. The library also offers face-to-face personal training with technology, including as iPads and eReaders.

Each appointment lasts up to an hour, and will be scheduled around the patron’s needs, as well as librarian expertise and availability. Additional appointments can be requested with a maximum of one appointment per month.

For more information, and to request an appointment, please visit mtpl.org/?q=bookalibrarian or call 732- 671-3700, Ext. 320.

The main branch of the Middletown Township Public Library is at 55 New Monmouth Road. It is open seven days a week; the library website and its databases are available 24/7. Funding for our public programs comes from the generous support of the Middletown Township Public Library Foundation, Inc.

RED BANK

A tribute concert to the greats of jazz by Mike Barris & Friends will be held 8:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Woman’s Club of Red Bank.

The group, comprised of Barris on rhythm guitar, vocalist Jennifer Jordan, Doug Clarke on lead guitar, and trumpeter Tom Bender will play its 13th “Reckless Steamy Nights” show at the Woman’s Club, located in the historic Anthony Reckless Estate at 164 Broad St.

As it has done faithfully at the venue twice a year since 2006, Barris & Friends will honor the accomplishments of Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, Bessie Smith and other stars of pre-World War II jazz and blues.

A donation of $10 is suggested, in support of scholarship programs sponsored by the Woman’s Club and the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation. The event is BYOB and includes free snacks.

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Children ages two-and-a-half to 15 have the opportunity to express themselves creatively and explore the fine arts through the YMCA’s Summer Arts Institutes at two new locations in Red Bank and Rumson.

Camps are held during the month of July at the Y’s Family Health and Wellness Center, 166 Maple Ave., and in Rumson at the Junior League of Monmouth County, 55 Center St.

The Summer Arts Institutes feature something for every young artist with activities ranging from fashion design and a day at the museum to drama and theatre and culinary arts. New this year is The Art of Dance, Exer-parties and Aviation.

“We’re so pleased to be able to provide this enriching program at two new locations,” said Stacey Lastella, vice president of Camping and Outreach at The Community YMCA. “Our camps are designed to help children learn, grow and discover the exciting world of fine arts.”

Specialty camp programs are available for four weeks starting on July 2 through July 27. All classes are held in a weeklong session, Monday through Friday, with three-day camps available in Red Bank.

Summer Arts Institutes are also available at the Y’s Child Achievement Center in Hazlet. For more information on the Y’s Arts Camps in Red Bank and Rumson and how to enroll, call 732-671-5505, Ext. 23 or 25 or visit TheCommunityYMCA.org/Arts.

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